Topic: 180 questions
♀ New Member
Member # 39695
| Posted: 1:34 PM, June 29th (Saturday), 2013|
Any good suggestions on how to keep avoiding contact? Sometimes I just want to shoot over a quick text but I know it's a bad idea...I'm trying to move on, not move backwards.
Any good tips, strategies, advice? When I get that feeling I first come here to look for advice... This place and you all are all wonderful.
Me: BS 27
Him: WH 27
Together since 10/2006
Lacing up my nikes and running west!
Posts: 36 | Registered: Jun 2013
Member # 34262
| Posted: 1:40 PM, June 29th (Saturday), 2013|
There's a mantra I've seen here from others: Non contact = no new hurts.
I had trouble stopping cyberstalking the OW. But it was tearing me up. When I felt that way I'd find something to occupy my mind. A news article, magazine, kindle book, app game, play with my dog, call a friend. Just anything. Over time the compulsion lessened.
Good luck res wive.
[This message edited by purplejacket4 at 1:41 PM, June 29th (Saturday)]
Me: BS 45
Her: fWS 48 (same sex partner)
Together: 18 years now (both MDs)
OW: meh so what 40s PhD
DD1: 10/30/11EA; DD2: 11/10/11 Had ONS; TT until 12/26/11; broke NC 6/12; NC again 7/12; R-ish
Posts: 2261 | Registered: Dec 2011 | From: Great Southwest
Member # 36445
| Posted: 9:23 PM, June 29th (Saturday), 2013|
Don't contact unless it's kids and finances.
If you find yourself urged to make contact distract yourself go for a walk, eat something, do a crossword, go for a drive. Call a friend, clean the bathroom, vacuum the floor, Just do something else.
No contact means no new hurts.
"Loving someone should not mean losing you. Love empowers you. It shouldn't erase you. - Thelma Davis.
Posts: 1363 | Registered: Aug 2012 | From: Australia
Member # 15584
| Posted: 10:28 PM, June 29th (Saturday), 2013|
When you're tempted to make contact, find something else to do. it will get easier in time.
Failure is success if we learn from it.
Posts: 4212 | Registered: Aug 2007 | From: michigan
Member # 24924
| Posted: 11:29 PM, June 29th (Saturday), 2013|
Focus is the key. Focus on your new life, new interests or new activities that you would like to add to your life. Take steps to add them, even if it's just making plans. Even daydreaming about them will help. Look forward, not back, and focus on that.
Walk a Mile In My Shoes
Married 14 yrs. Now Separated & in NC
2 grown DD's - his from previous M
4 grown kids (2DS, 2DD) mine from previous M
Posts: 3020 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: Ohio
Member # 39636
| Posted: 5:21 AM, June 30th (Sunday), 2013|
I am new here too and am having the same issue. We are still living together as other arrangements are being made. Hopefully it will only be a few days longer.
Sometimes I can't seem to stop myself from talking to him. I have a hard time ignoring him but am trying my best-I hope it will be easier when we are apart.
One thing I did today was to unfriend him and his entire family from FB. I sent those closest to me a message letting them know that I could not have any reminders of him at this time(for my own sanity) no bad mouthing him, or woe is me stuff. Just a quick note-to the point. I needed to do that because I know I will want to look and check up on him, and now I can't.
Trying to save me from myself-so i know exactly how you feel. I hope it gets a little easier each day.
Me: BW 42
Him: WH 47
Married 9 years-together 18
Dday: 6/17/2013 EA/PA(EA 1yr/PA 6mos-OW out of state)
status: Starting R 7/22/13
Posts: 151 | Registered: Jun 2013
|Topic Posts: 6|