A friend of DH's always made me suspicious. She was friendly to me but she had NO boundaries. DH had surgery, and she camped out in his hospital room for days. The staff seemed to think SHE was the wife. Worse, he didn't make her leave. I wondered... but everything seemed okay.
I found a text message around Thanksgiving in which she called him "lover" and I confronted him. He called her and bitched her out, and then told me she'd meant to send it to the person next in her contact list. I didn't believe it... but could prove nothing.
Then, on the morning of Valentine's Day, something told me to search his phone while he was in the shower. I found messages from her that were the same as the previous one, calling him "lover" and talking about taking a shower together. I confronted him, and he got mad at me for snooping. Of course, trying to deflect. I sat through that and waited, and he finally admitted to it. Said they have never had sex... it was all text/phone. I am unsure if I believe that, but it's plausible as she lives 150 miles away, and DH has no car.
He said he wanted to work it out, called her that night when I was home, with her on speaker, and told her not to contact him again. However, based on what he said... it was fishy to me.
Then on March 7, I had the day off work. At 7:45 a.m. (when I'd ordinarily be gone to work) she called him!! He bitched her out and hung up on her. But I found it mighty interesting that she called at a time she knew I'd be gone to work.
Then this past Friday, something told me to search his wallet. While he was in the shower, I did. I found a sticky note with a phone number on it, AND a sticky note with an email address and password on it which was hernameNhisname@domain.com. Of course, I tried to get into the email account but the password didn't work. After the second try, it sent a password hint to her cell phone number.
I came home on Friday night, and confronted him. He said that it was old and had been in his wallet for quite some time and he'd forgotten about it. The phone number was his ex wife's number (we've had issues about her and he's not supposed to have ANY contact with her). SUPPOSEDLY that day that I found them, his friend showed up to pick him up and was cleaning out his wallet. DH decided to clean his out also, found the sticky notes, and threw them out and mentioned to his friend that I'd kill him if I ever found them.
I'm not sure what to believe. Since the email address sent a password hint to her, I'd be willing to bet she called him and he did some damage control by getting rid of the sticky notes. I think he's just going to get better at hiding his trail. Deleting call logs and text messages, and hiding things in other places.
He said he wants to work it out. He's willing to go to marriage counseling. But I don't know how sincere that is. I figure that if he really loved me, he wouldn't have done this in the first place.
I am going to make an appointment for our first session some time this week, for as soon as we can get in. I don't trust him, and this sort of thing has happened enough that I don't know if I ever CAN trust him again.
I alternate between being numb, wanting a hug from him, and being needy... or being furious at him AND at her (for pretending to be friendly to me to throw off suspicion).
Thanks for listening.