This is the first story submitted by Longhorn__07. I didn't know what to expect. What I found was three or four stories that add up to one.
He does a superb job of showing the effect if a wife's deception on her husband. As the story goes on and little hints are dropped that show that not only was she cheating on him but several of their "friends" were aware of it, you grow to really hate this woman.
Then there is a new love. Everything that was missing with his wife it there. Except for one thing. In the middle of this story, our hero almost gets himself killed.
I hated Longhorn at the beginning of the final story. More than once I was ready to put the whole thing down. How could he do this to me? But something made me read. I just knew that things would turn around and the pay-back would be complete.
What turned around was me. The author did a superb job of turning my viewpoint 180 degrees from what it was. I still don't know how he did it. He took my emotions, my feelings, my core beliefs and played with them like a sculptor with a blob of clay. And that's skill.
Separate Lives is a roller coaster. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll probably hate. But you'll be glad you read it.