Feelings for a Married Man
Reconnected with old friend (20+ years) and he kissed me at the end of the night. Friendly kiss.... but sparks flew and we both knew it. Nothing more happened, we were smart enough to say good night and part ways. Now he's getting a divorce - partly because of what happened with us.
I feel terrible guilt over this. In reality, his marriage was over years ago for a lot of reasons. I do love this man and it would be interesting to give it a try once his divorce is done and he has had time to heal.
The worst part is that while we have an amazing connection and our friendship is so "easy", his kids hate me. Their mom told them we had been having an affair for "years" which is a complete fabrication.
Should I walk away? Or give this friendship a chance to blossom into something potentially amazing?