My WH had an A with a divorced (no kids) coworker who he sat next to all day at work. You can read my story for more details.
On Dday, I asked him to leave (he moved in with a relative a couple of blocks away).
WH is near retirement age, & has a very specialized job---if he quit, it would be difficult to find a comparable job----if he could find one at all at his age in this economy. Having 4 kids ( 2 in college), I realized that whether we R or not, we could not afford a decrease in his income.
I asked him to transfer to a different building ( different location) but it would have meant a slight change in the nature of the job, & WH did not want to.
By 1-2 wks after DDay, he got himself transferred to a different part of the building. OW continued to contact ( text, phone, & visit him in his new location) for several months. WH kept lying & telling me that there was no contact, but on my few days off, I followed them at lunch time & caught them having lunch together. Since he would not stop contact, we were separated for 5 mos. I can't tell you how traumatic this was to me & our 4 kids.
It took my going to a lawyer, setting up an appt with a divorce mediator , & taking my wedding ring off & handing it to him, for him to finally stop all contact with her.
He says that now he avoids to the best of his ability seeing her in the building. How would I know if this is true, since I am not there. I will never trust him completely again.
Every morning when he leaves for work, I wonder if he is going to run into her today.
I think I made a big mistake by not insisting that he leave that building.
I am 100% convinced that we would be much further along in our R if OW was not still in our lives. I feel that it would make a big difference if she was just completely out of the picture.
Only you know if you completely trust your WW.
Believe me, you will always be wondering if she has run into OM.
[This message edited by mchercheur at 8:54 PM, October 27th (Sunday)]