For Brenda, forgiving J.L. for his actions was a long process, but she feels she has succeeded. "I need to forgive him in order to continue with my life," Brenda says.

J.L. tells Brenda how thankful he is for this second chance.

"[Thank you] for giving me a chance to stay in your life, to make sure that our children still love and respect me as a father," he says. "To all the men who hurt and still hurt all the women because of living this secret, double, ugly denial life, please understand that the fear keeps men doing what they do. ... To all the sisters, all the women—white, black, brown, green—understand that this is not your fault, that you should not take this as your fault."


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