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Good afternoon. I am sorry to hear about what you are going through. When you are asking about recourse, do you mean from a legal standpoint and suing her?
What she did is immoral, hurtful and unethical. However, it is not illegal under the eyes of the law and it would not be something that would allow you to go after her civilly, for a cause of action. I completely understand that she hurt you and as a result, you are suffering from it but you would not be able to recover from her, if you tried to sue, as a result of her having an affair and/or lying to you about who she was living with and why she did not want you seeing her son. I understand that you need treatment as a result of this but the fact that the relationship did not work out and she did this, does not allow you to sue her. I know it is not what you were hoping to hear but I have an obligation to be upfront and honest with you. If the court allowed lawsuits when someone was hurt in a relationship and lied to and cheated on, the courts would be backed up beyond belief.
What State are you in?
Fraud is using deceit or dishonest means for the purpose of depriving another of money, property or a legal right. In this case, unless you can show she did this and obtained something from you and that was her intent, you will not be able to recover for the emotional effects her actions and decision had.
If you want to simply advise him of her actions, you certainly can. As long as you are not making any demands or threats and merely want to tell him what she has done, there is nothing wrong with telling the truth. Please let me know if you have any follow up questions or need any clarification on something which I stated above. Also, remember to rate my service at the top of this page, before exiting the site, so I can receive credit for my help. I hope you found it to be Excellent! Only rate my answer when you are 100% satisfied. If you feel the need to click either of the two lower ratings to the left, please stop and reply to me. I want to make sure your experience with the site was as pleasurable as possible and that you are satisfied with the help I provided.
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