This is a true story. All characters are 100% real. The names have been changed to protect the innocent or in some cases to protect the guilty.
Hot Mess = Me
SEH = Someone Else’s Husband, public figure, well-known in the community and the man with whom I have been having an affair with for over a decade.
BFF = Friend who knows more about me than anyone else. She is the only one who knows about my affair with SEH. (Currently BFF & I do not have a relationship. Due to the nature of my current work I did not have the time to nurture our friendship and this hurts her. I have apologized and asked for forgiveness – she has chosen not to let me back in her life.)
Buddy = The severely mentally challenged man whom I have been spending every Wednesday with for the past 6 and half years.
KK = my late sister.
South Shore Friends or SSF = Friend, party animal, loud but would have my back no matter what.
Mini Me = closet thing to a daughter.
The Chief = The man, public figure, very well-known and going places.