Everyday Romance - Romantic Story: The Secret Admirer

"My husband and I have been married for over 25 years. A few years ago I was down in the dumps because I felt we weren't connecting as much anymore. We spent most of our adult lives raising our three beautiful children and when they left home, my husband and I didn't remember how to talk to each other. Thus we spent most of our time together silently watching TV or reading. I cried a lot because I was sad that we weren't enjoying each other's company and because I didn't know how to bring it up.

One day I found an envelope stuck in my door. When I opened it there was an incredibly romantic letter from a 'secret admirer' who lived in the neighbourhood. He wrote that he saw me around all the time and found me very attractive and would like to get to know me better. I was flattered and amazed, but I was still married and I love and respect my husband. So I tucked the letter away and tried not to think about it.

A few days later I got another letter and this time my secret admirer asked me to meet him at a nearby coffee shop the next day. I ignored it again. My husband and I were still having problems but I just couldn't bring myself to secretly meet with another man, even though it was very flattering.

Then a few days after that I got ANOTHER letter! This one said that my admirer would 'drop by to say hello' one day when he saw me outside. I actually stopped gardening for a while so that he wouldn't do it! Finally I couldn't stand to stay cooped up indoors any longer and I started gardening again. While I was outside one day my husband came home early. I was so flustered! When I asked him why he was home, he said that he's 'seen me around' for years and finds me attractive, and he wants to get to know me better. My HUSBAND was my secret admirer! It was so romantic, and it broke the ice between us and now we have a fun & exciting marriage again."

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