I wish there was a clapping hands icon so I could've put a few of them here, THANK YOU for your openness in sharing and your very encouraging words! But I'm not surprised, I witnessed how you "stood" by snowbetty a few nights ago trying to help her through a rough patch so I know you're one of the "good ones" out there and I pray that the good things you deserve will come your way as well.
I can definitely relate to being cheated on because my first husband and father of my 2 children cheated on me several times, including before we got married (which looking back I think was naive on my part because they say "once a cheater, always a cheater..."), and our marriage ended because of that, despite the fact that I was still willing to forgive him one more time.
Thanks to AF sometimes I feel like the world's fallen on me, at times like that I have called my best friend and sounded like I don't think I'm going to make it, but perhaps because she knows my "track record" she never gives up on me and despite her own challenges gives me a vote of confidence and that usually has done the trick. She and her husband are having some tough financial challenges right now and dealing with her teenage son is not all that easy either so this time I have not called her but I e-mailed her instead and I guess as a reminder to herself also she even quoted some scripture to me (but at the moment I didn't even want to hear about that particular Bible verse...). But the truth about me is that through countless difficult challenges during my adult life I've been able to bounce back from all of them and I trust this time will not be any different, I guess I just need a little time to 'pull myself together' and my usual optimism will win over. In fact, I already posted a want ad on Craiglist and I have a strong feeling that I'm going to get a good car soon, perhaps for less than what I have, I once got a car for free so I know all things are possible to those who believe".
I will definitely follow your advice from the last paragraphs, in fact I'm going to copy/paste them on My Yahoo page so that I can look at them often, so thanks my friend and God bless you!