When would he realize that it wasn't his infidelity I couldn't bear, but his cowardice? &&<3. exactly! I could get over him cheating, I can't get over his words: "you're crazy, just leave". He wouldn't come talk to me because he couldn't face me.
These are values that should be taught to our children before they reach their preteens and teen years. I always tried to instill these sort of ideas to my children. Also, that they needed to fulfill Their Own desires (college, car, living on their own) before falling madly, deeply, into relationships with people who are still trying to figure out who and what they want.