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Should I Stay With a Lying Husband?

We have been married for 35 years and I recently discovered (through receipt for M+S items) that he was in a different part of the country than what he told me he was and I was away on family business elsewhere. He lied in the text we exchanged. He lied in long conversations with me while apart. I had to force him to tell me, which he reluctantly did, that he went to see an ex girl friend that he says has mental health issues. He also admitted that he had seen her several times over the years and got her to come to London to see him several times. As I always felt that something else was going on, I feel I cannot trust him anymore because previously he had denied meeting other females and it was not true. What can I do to get him to talk about how much he has hurt me with his secretcy?

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