Preloading

Why This Man Took Ownership of His Wife's Emotional Affair

Season 2 Episode 203
Aired on 05/26/2018 | CC tv-14
When his wife, Tanya, engaged in an emotional affair with an old classmate on social media, Don Barnett was devastated. Yet, in the midst of his pain, Don says, he had to do the most mature thing he's ever done in his life: take ownership for his role in the situation.

"I wasn't doing what I was supposed to be doing. I wasn't nurturing my wife. I wasn't taking care of her in a way that she needed to be taken care of, like, emotionally," Don says. "I thought just because, okay, I'm paying for everything in this house—your car note, your bills and your tuition—like, I should be good. You know, but she needed more than the financial piece that I was providing; she needed that emotional piece covered."

He sums up his epiphany so: "I 100 percent had to take ownership for what I didn't do as a man."

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