Facing the world after your husband has cheated may be one of the most difficult things you'll ever do in your life. There are so many connotations that other women have about a woman that has been cheated on. Top it off with all the whispers behind your back and it's just a little too much to take at a time when you feel as though your entire world is falling apart.

The thing you need to remember is that you aren't the one who cheated. Your husband made that choice. It was a choice that is harmful to you and may be harmful to your marriage but it should not become fodder for the local gossip mills if that is to be helped at all.

Sometimes word gets out, BUT you don't have to confirm, or deny, anything. You can take the high road and say nothing at all. Kill the smoke and douse the fire in one fell swoop.

The bottom line is that if you haven't told anyone that your husband cheated on you, there is no reason on earth to share that information. The fewer people who know what's going on, the less likely it will be that anyone will be whispering about it when you walk into a room.

So, how do you face the world after your husband has cheated?

You face them with your head held high - even if they've found out what's happened. Will you be judged by the women who know? Probably. It's the nature of the game. Every woman fears she will be the one it happens to next and tries to convince herself that you did something wrong and that she's not making the same mistakes you are.

It's not malicious on their part - at least not most of the time. It's simple human nature to try to find all the reasons something couldn't, wouldn't, or shouldn't happen to you.

The best thing to remember when you're working out things at home with your husband after he cheated is that this is something that is ultimately between you and your husband. This isn't about you facing your bridge club or the girls at work.

This is about your marriage and the family the two of you have built together. You are the only ones who can make it work and you are the only two who can tear it apart. Don't let fear of idle talk hold you back from being successful in your efforts to save your marriage after your husband cheated.

Published by Reed Cooper