I don't know what to do!!
I have been separated from my wife for 9 weeks now for lying. I didn't mean to hurt anybody, but because I lied, my wife wants nothing to do with me anymore.
My story: I have been married for 15 years and we were together for 17. We have 3 lovely kids. I lied to my wife and kids about having some inheritance to come. Although I did have some inheritance to come, I exaggerated as to how much, letting everyone believe that we were going to be set up for life. To be honest, I never imagined that my lies would do so much damage. I know I should have been honest from the start, but I believed that we would get enough to sort us out. On the strength of my inheritance, I started borrowing money from our friends, with every intention of paying it back When my inheritance came through. The problem is, because I exaggerated as to how much I was getting, the actual figure was no where near what I had expected to get. I know I should have been straight with everyone at the time, but I didn't want to upset any body. Well now, a couple of years later, I couldn't live with the lies no longer and I admitted to the wife that I lied. She went mad, and now we have separated. She is refusing to speak to me and I haven't seen or spoken to the wife or kids since the beginning of October. I don't know what to do. My friends don't talk to me and my family have turned there backs on me. Everyday is worse than the day before and I don't know how much more I can take. I am alone in this world with no one. I never intended to hurt anyone, but my lies have destroyed everyone and everything I ever loved. I made a silly mistake, and now I am paying the ultimate price and I don't know what to do. I have tried contacting my wife but she ignores all my attempts. What can I do?