Learn how to explain your affair to the kids.
Gee whiz! You have messed up big time. You have cheated on your spouse. It is bad enough you have to deal with it and explain it to your spouse – to add insult to injury, you have to break it to your kids some way, somehow.
How? This is on you but I must say I almost feel sorry for you. By reading this article, you will learn how to tell your children you had an affair.
The First Way you can do it: You must be honest. It is important to tell them the whole story and answer all questions they have about your sin.
The Second Way you can do it: You must not give excuses. It would be stupid to make an attempt to justify what you did.
The Third Way you can do it: You should not do it in a scripted fashion. For example, you should not read your confession to them.
The Fourth Way you can do it: There should not be a delay. You must immediately break the news.
The Fifth Way you can do it: You must do it in a way that will help make you look more credible. One way you can do this is to make solid eye contact with your kids.
The Sixth Way you can do it: It is mandatory to apologize; however, you cannot be selective about it and apologize to your mate but not your kids and vice versa. In other words, you should apologize to all of them. In fact, you should try to apologize to everyone at the same time.
The Seventh Way you can do it: You should ask the children as well as your wife or husband for forgiveness. You should say, “What I have done is totally unacceptable and I am truly sorry. I have to live with what I have done to you forever and I hope you will forgive me.”
The Eighth Way you can do it: It is crucial for your apology to appear sincere. You must display true remorse on your face and in your voice. You should not be afraid to cry while apologizing.
The Ninth Way you can do it: You have to keep your cool. If your kids chide you or ask a question that makes you uncomfortable, you should not become defensive.
Use these ideas to tell your kids you had an affair!
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