Adam entered the living room and sat down with a glass of red wine, careful not to spill. He needed to have another talk with his wife. Things could get difficult. The wine helped him keep a level head.
“I’m glad you’re here. We have to talk.”
“Okay,” she said. “About?”
“Can you help me to understand why you did it? Why you hurt me like that?”
Clara was silent for a long while. Adam took a sip from the glass, remaining patient.
“I was hurting too. And confused. Please…forgive me.”
“It’s hard, Clara.”
“I know. But I don’t want to talk about it now.”
Adam stood up, paced around the room a few times, and sat back down.… Read the rest