If you've ever sent a text message to the absolute wrong person, this story might resonate with you. Married mother of two and British police officer Gail Crocker killed herself after tapping out a sexy text message to her lover -- but sending it to
her husband by mistake. The message, which reportedly read, "Thank you for a wonderful evening. Only wish we could do this more often," was meant for Crocker's colleague, with whom she'd shared a one-night stand, but went to her husband of 30 years instead. The next day, Gail Crocker took an overdose of pills, wrote out two suicide notes, and ended it all.
While I don't think anyone condones cheating, it is
certainly not worth taking your life over. I can only imagine the gut-wrenching
guilt that Gail must have felt in order to go this far, to feel that there was
no way out, or that she would never be forgiven.
Gail and her husband had been married for 30 years, since they were
teenagers. That's no excusing stepping out; however, one night can't outweigh 30
years of love and loyalty. Her husband says:
She was my life. We had plans. Nothing was worth her taking her life. I'm
lost without her.
And now he will feel terrible that he didn't immediately offer forgiveness -- which he did not have to do. He had every right to be angry and think about things for awhile.