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Stephen was married for a year before he cheated on his wife with a woman he met at their child's day-care center. He says that his wife's work schedule of 50 to 60 hours a week left him frustrated and feeling like a single parent. Stephen admits to having an emotional attachment to his mistress, but when she was going to tell his wife of their affair, Stephen decided to fess up to his wife and end the secret relationship.

"We were sitting on the bed and I said, 'I've got to tell you something, and you may not be ready for this,'" Stephen says. "…I've never known that I could hurt someone that much in less than a minute. To this day still, I remember that evening so clearly. I just never knew I could hurt someone that much. And it pained me because I'm looking, and I'm like, 'Wow. You love me that much?' I didn't see it. I didn't get it."
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FROM: Oprah and Seven Cheating Husbands
Published on May 05, 2005

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