- one life as the perfect guy, loved by his wife, adored by his children, admired by the world as a golden boy-man, beaming with promise and good looks, intelligence and charm.
- a second, secret life crammed with repeated rebellions tailored to shock and hurt the people who love them.
These men break the hearts of the people who love them... people who never truly grasp the reasons for the golden man's painful, often heinous, betrayal.
Harsh reality reveals that we never really knew these men, Megan. Reality reveals that they craved an audience who believed in their goodness, but these men are incapable of returning mature love. Or of truth.
Move on, Megan. For your sake, forgive Philip, release your pain, and move on. Chalk your romance up to a close-call and a cautionary lesson well-learned.
You don't realize it yet, but this is the best day of your young life. Trust me on this.
(Photo of fiances Philip Markoff and Megan McAllister in happier times.)