I am pregnant with my lover's child

Jul 16, 2012, 07:07 IST | Dear Diana

Dear Diana, I'm a 29-year-old woman who is having an affair with a younger guy who stays in the same building

We’ve been having a physical relationship for a while now. Since my husband rarely stays in the city due to his overseas commitments, I haven’t had much trouble in maintaining this extra-marital fling. I’m pregnant now and my husband thinks it is his child whereas I am sure that it belongs to my toy boy. I don’t know how to go about with this lie. My boyfriend doesn’t even care what my husband thinks as he doesn’t want to have the baby. Should I tell my husband the truth?
— Trishna

Illustration/ Satish Acharya

Dear Trishna,
You should if you want to avoid your child the hassles of a paternity test later on in life and face the embarrassment. You say you are not too clear! That’s a bit strange especially when your hubby spends a greater time abroad. And I must say your husband is a jerk and say it is his child if he is not around. Anyways if you have had your bit of fun with your toy boy and hubby at the same time, things might just get difficult. Your toy boy does not care as he is just having a fling with you. When it comes to marriage, he will find someone and settle down. What will you then do? Can you live with a lie all your life and keep your hubby in the dark? You threw caution to the wind and did not even care for safe sex, so now you might as well face the truth too. 

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