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User Topic: Hoovering- Don't Get Sucked Back In
gahurts
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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, February 16th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Is there any way that this thread can be added to the Healing Library? Or at least the two posts TIKY initially posted?

I've heard of Hoovering but this really hit home.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


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Harriet
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Default  Posted: 10:07 AM, February 16th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I needed this today.


D-Day Spring 2008
3 years false R
Divorce Final 6/7/12

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NaiveAgain
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Default  Posted: 7:19 AM, March 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm bumping this because I need to see this and let it sink in also. I was kind of wondering past few days if this is what is going on or not. I do think mine is sincere, but he is already getting tired of some of the new boundaries.


Original WS D-Day July 10, 2008. Kept lying, he is gone.
New WS (2 EA's, no PA) 12-3-13
If you don't like where you are, then change it. You are not a tree.

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UKgirl
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Default  Posted: 6:13 AM, May 20th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Bumping - this is the first time I've read this.
Excellent article!! Thanks TIKY.


D-Day: 30 July 2006 LTA: 5yrs
Me, BS, 57 y/o Him, WS, 58 y/o
MOW, pathetic ex-fiancee.
3 grown boys and one 19 y/o
I don't consider myself married anymore.
There are some words once spoken split the world in two. Before you say them and after.

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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 9:43 AM, May 27th (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

bump


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 9:26 AM, September 21st (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

bump again.


You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana


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TheEdge
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Default  Posted: 2:22 PM, September 21st (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Bump Bump Bump

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Don't want it... don't need itů Can't afford it!!!


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sadone29
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Default  Posted: 3:15 PM, September 22nd (Monday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

After the raging...now he's hoovering! I completely ignored it and went on discussing custody issues.

[This message edited by sadone29 at 3:29 PM, September 22nd (Monday)]


DDay Feb. 28, 2013
"I am pretty sure enforcing the boundary is the most important part of the boundary"- Jerry Seinfeld

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sadone29
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Default  Posted: 8:33 AM, September 23rd (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Wow, he's laying it on thick. Yesterday he bought the same food that I made for one of our first dates.
And the things out of his mouth:

"I love you. You're the best thing that every happened to me and it kills me that I've been the worst thing for you."

pulease.

I'm finding it difficult not to respond. I want to show my true feelings, but that would mean he'd be successful in pulling me in. I know he feeds off my negative emotions too. He's not doing this for me. I've asked him to keep any conversation to kids and finances. He's stepping over my boundaries. It's always about him.


DDay Feb. 28, 2013
"I am pretty sure enforcing the boundary is the most important part of the boundary"- Jerry Seinfeld

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TS68
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Default  Posted: 8:45 AM, September 23rd (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This showed up at the perfect time.

I am definitely being sucked back in. When he treats me well, sends little lovelies and brings me lattes, I feel guilty for not showing appreciation. But it is though he expects it! He wants me to act like "oh yes honey I forgot how wonderful you are. Let me take care of all your needs!! And forget all about the shit that has gone down!!"

When he behaves like this, I let my guard down and stop questioning. But as soon as I start using the VAR again, I realize nothing has really changed. He is still a lying manipulator.


Married 20 years

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sadone29
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Default  Posted: 9:46 AM, September 27th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Me too TS68.

I feel like I'm losing the battle. And it's not because I'm being swept off my feet. I'm being made to feel like I'm being completely unreasonable for having emotions (that I don't show in front of the kids), for having boundaries and for no longer acting submissive. He wants everything to be nice and pleasant. He wants to do things as a family even though I asked for a separation. He keeps doing 'nice' things and overstepping his boundaries. I'm expected to say thank you, I appreciate everything you do. His parents praise us for acting mature through all this. It's an image I have to maintain, apparently.

When I do give in and we talk about the relationship, he keeps asking "why are you attracted to men like me? Why do you do the things you do?" I blamed myself for all of our problems before DDay. Now I feel like he expects me to see myself as more damaged than I ever thought I was. I'm so tired of feeling like I'm a terrible person. Like I must have asked for all this.

I feel like he'll never let me go and I'll be stuck forever.

I know I won't be, it just gets so tiring constantly battling him for my own soul and freedom.

I'm so tired.

[This message edited by sadone29 at 9:47 AM, September 27th (Saturday)]


DDay Feb. 28, 2013
"I am pretty sure enforcing the boundary is the most important part of the boundary"- Jerry Seinfeld

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ThoughtIKnewYa
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Default  Posted: 5:51 PM, September 27th (Saturday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's an image I have to maintain, apparently.
Bingo!! It's nothing BUT an image- as JJ says down in I Can Relate (on the NPD thread), "There's no there, there." Work on refusing to speak to him about personal issues. It'll drive him nuts and he'll step up the hoovering, at first, but then he'll get bored of getting no reaction from you. I learned how to "flatline" my responses, so there's nothing to feed off of. In flatlining, you are reflecting back to the N the true nature of the N. They can't stand to look at THAT, so they'll look elsewhere.

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sadone29
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Default  Posted: 9:35 AM, September 28th (Sunday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

The interesting thing is that for years, he complained about how his parents were all about maintaining an image.

I definitely need to work on not speaking about personal issues. Stick to kids and money. I like the idea of flatlining my responses.


DDay Feb. 28, 2013
"I am pretty sure enforcing the boundary is the most important part of the boundary"- Jerry Seinfeld

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