Five years ago I had an affair with a married Catholic woman. i was/am married too. i was the person who convinced her that it was alright to have the affair. I rationalized away her apprehensions and fears. I argued that we loved each other and god would forgive us, I pointed to the boredom or our respective marriages then as justification for what was happenning to us.
We carried on the affair for 4 years. Then in 08, the Good Sheperd came looking for his lost sheep and he found me. I ended the affair abruptly and i left her behind, broken hearted. I did not think about what would happen to her.
I went for a sorrowful confession. i have tried to lead a life He would want me to since.
That was a year ago. Three weeks ago we re-connected. she tells me she has a boyfriend. I asked her to return to Christ and she said she was not ready, and that she was too involved to break it off with the other man, that she does not think that its wrong for the same reasons i had convinced her earlier that our affair would not be wrong.
Its my fault that she strayed and i cannot get her back. My confessor told me to leave her alone, and that the Good Shepperd will ger her back himself. I cannot help feeling responsible and I am so troubled that I have caused someone to sin.
Please pray that the Lord leads her back to Him. Please pray for her marriage. Please pray for my peace of mind.