Why does John regret that he had told Elizabeth about his affair with Abigail? What makes her suspicious about John's behaviour?

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John regrets spilling the beans about his affair with Abigail because it's created an uncomfortable atmosphere at home. Now that Elizabeth has found out about John's adultery, she's not prepared to let the matter drop and resorts to passive-aggressive behavior which John finds difficult to handle.

But then, John didn't need to confess anyway; Elizabeth already suspected that he was up to no good all along. For one thing,...

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