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I have not read such story on any storycollections AT ALL!

Duna

I do not remember to read such story anywhere. A cheating wife the husband does reconciliation for sake of the kids. Some years later (5-10-15 years) he leaves his wife for another woman. I can not write because I can not write reconciliation story.

Replies:   Switch Blayde  Duna
Switch Blayde
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@Duna

That's not a story I would write, but there's so much information an author would need to write that story that wasn't provided. The main one is: Whose point of view?

The story would be totally different if told from the husband's POV vs. the wife's.

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Duna
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@Switch Blayde

I think both POVs would be interesting, but I think the husband's POV would be much more interesting first.I read many Reconciliation stories and I read such stories a lot where the wife cheated again and the story followed to divorce with BTB (The best is Longhorn_07 "Fool Me Once")or to a simple Consequence (The best is Itmgr2010 "Disco Nights") . However I did not read such stories where after Reconciliation the husband started a divorce without his wife's newer cheating after 5-10-15 years to the reconciliation and this happens as an unexpected event for everybody (kids, family, friends, etc.) mainly for the wife.

I think this as a delayed BTB (Burn the Bitch) or a simple consequence it depends on the author's style.

I think the genre is very difficult for authors, because two steps they have to write into one story.

1. They should write a reconciliation.

2. They should write an extramarital affair for the husband to a newer marriage after 5-10-15 years to the wife's original and forgiven cheating.

Neither steps would be difficult for me.

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tppm

@Switch Blayde

And different yet again if told from one of the kids' PoV.

tppm
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@Duna

It sounds to me like the best approach would be that the initial reconciliation "for the sake of the kids" would be no reconciliation at all, and once the kids are grown, there's no reason to continue the facade.

And, to bring it into my preference aria, the daughter helps the father while the son helps the mother while mother and father are barely on speaking, much less fucking, terms.

Replies:   Crumbly Writer
Duna
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This genre is a general collection of the plot types. It may be the husband thought the reconciliation to be serious and he changed his mind or the reconciliation was a provisory solution originaly. I think the best POV can be the husband's POV, but wife or kids are other possibilities.

Crumbly Writer

@tppm

It sounds to me like the best approach would be that the initial reconciliation "for the sake of the kids" would be no reconciliation at all, and once the kids are grown, there's no reason to continue the facade.

This story type may be too 'true to life' to work as a fictional story. The numbers of cases where this happens (IRL) are skyhigh, and the resolution really resolves nothing (they still hate each other).

When a couple agree to stay together, there's no telling whether they can abide by it, only that they'll try. But every single day, the cheating will gnaw at them, worrying their love like a dog gnaws a bone. That doesn't make for a very happy story.

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Duna

@Crumbly Writer

The story may be happy in the second part.........

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Duna

@Duna

More exactly the quintessence of this story the second part where the husband finds the next woman to live until the death......it may be newer kids, divorced single mom with step kids etc...The problem the author should write an extramarital affair to leave his earlier family for this woman!
To write extramarital affair to wives with family leave the authors could write easy but for a husband the authors stopped their imagine. Naturally I read a few, but it was background of the story as the husband had affair with his collegue, secretary etc and the main character was not the husband....

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Crumbly Writer

@Duna

More exactly the quintessence of this story the second part where the husband finds the next woman to live until the death......it may be newer kids, divorced single mom with step kids etc...The problem the author should write an extramarital affair to leave his earlier family for this woman!

The tricky part is that the first story, by definition, ends unhappily, and probably as a disappointment to the reader. Thus you'd probably do better portraying the entire first book in flashbacks, so you could maintain the traditional 'happy ending' (i.e. the main characters is NOT an angry jerk!).

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Duna

@Crumbly Writer

Yes. I do not like the sad lonely ex husband stories. In the first part a trust problem could be portrayed.

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Crumbly Writer

@Duna

Yes. I do not like the sad lonely ex husband stories. In the first part a trust problem could be portrayed.

Or, keeping things simple, simply start with the ex-husband realizing what he lost after his new life falls apart, the new girlfriend is gone (either died or left), and his kids are now all distant. He could either go back to the ex-wife, or strike out on his own again. That would mean no 'poor ex-husband' section, but rather another loss of equilibrium.

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Duna

@Crumbly Writer

New kids from the new wife.........

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Crumbly Writer

@Duna

New kids from the new wife.........

While that's a popular fictional device, step-parents are, generally, not afforded the same status as natural parents, regardless of how good a job they do. Often, when the kids grow up, the relationship between the step-kids and step-parent evaporates.

In my case, my ex and I took in 2 kids whose parents abandoned them, but because we 'weren't family', the family talked us down. We got the kids through college and into good careers, but the kids ended back with the natural parents and we were viewed as the 'bad medicine' they had to take.

The step-parent can make all the difference in the kids lifes, but they're still considered 'outsiders'.

Duna
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I thought of DNA relative new kids.......

tppm

Going back to the second part of my previous reply. The new other woman could be his daughter, who has been consoling him, eventually incestuously, since shortly after his return from the first other woman. And now that she's grown and he's left her mother again, they could move to a different town as husband and wife.

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Duna
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@tppm

I can see my story idea is ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT story ideas to write for authors. I did not think of incentouse second wife connection. The author should write an extramarital connection after 5-10-15 years later to the reconciliation and a second marriage with this woman.

Once more:

Either they will have common kids or the second wife had kids from her earlier marriage.

Why so difficult to write an extramarital affair for a husband and to write he left his (before 5-10-15 years) cheater wife for this woman? As I wrote I did not find this genre with husband's POV at all!

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Duna
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@Duna

I wrote 3 stories with such plot the husbands left their wives for new women after chatching their wives almost prompt. However they changed their mind in the betrayal's fresh experience! To write a 5-10-15 years later answer for the cheating is a difficult thing for the authors.

Crumbly Writer

@Duna

I can see my story idea is ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT story ideas to write for authors.

I didn't mean that the story is difficult to write, only that it's difficult putting a positive ending at the end of the first book (when the husband walks out). I was merely suggesting the story jump directly to the 2nd book with a summary or short discussion about what happened before. That avoids the awkward portions of the story.

tppm

Duna,

There is, of course, the standard answer to this kind of request, since whatever anyone else writes, it won't be exactly what you want, as each author will put his or her own spin on it, you could write it yourself.

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Duna

@tppm

I understand you. Naturally everybody writes according to his/her fantasy.

Crumbly Writer

@Duna

I understand you. Naturally everybody writes according to his/her fantasy.

Duna, I'm not sure you do. He didn't mean that each author has their own fantasies, but that each author has their own spin, or their own interpretation. Thus, if each of us here were to write the exact same story outline, we'd end up with vastly different stories.

That's why we often suggest that people write their own stories, because once we finish with it, it'll look nothing like the original idea. (That's also why you can't copyright story ideas, only the text within stories.)

Ernest Bywater

@Duna

It's more than that, each has their own different perspective of the item. Check these two short stories by Cazna that were in response to a story request, two very different stories that meet what was asked for.

http://storiesonline.net/s/52273/teachers-education

http://storiesonline.net/s/52272/teachers-pets

Duna

@Duna

I think the common minimum of my idea. A cheating wife, the husband catches her, after marriage crisis the husband does reconciliation for sake of the kids, they lives a ordinary life (the wife does not cheat again, because I met lot of stories with repeated cheating wives after reconciliation)for 5-10-15 years and the husband starts extramarital affair with divorce and he marries his lover.
The twist of the story is the husband's future behavioral after 5-10-15 years to the reconciliation.............
I did not meet this scenario at all.

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