After hearing that, I just broke down. I hadn't been thinking about divorce for a long while and had been interested in starting to plan a recommitment ceremony. I was so shocked and blindsided that thoughts of divorce were getting more frequent in his head. It felt so much like I had just discovered another affair that I went through a full blown panic attack/ flashback to my October DDay.
After watching me fall to pieces, he backpedals and says that he doesn't want a divorce, just that he had been thinking about it. And that he still loves me and wants to work on the marriage.
Now, I feel like we are back at square one. I feel so insecure, vulnerable, worthless. Like all the effort we have been putting into trying to hold our marriage together has been wasted. That he is getting tired of "playing house" and is ready to cut me loose. I had just been getting over my fear of this, something that has been with me since DDay, and now I see my fear coming to life. I am not sure if I keep fighting, since I feel in my heart like he has already given up and is just saying whatever I want to hear to keep me happy. Fuck, that sounds like affair behavior!! Is there another affair?! I am just so lost and hurt. I am falling apart.
Sorry if this makes no sense, I am not sure where to turn right now.
This is not really unusual so close to dday. It is such an extremely difficult time and the road is hard.
Otherwise, your r is going well?? Just an arguement last night? is it possibly opening a door for deeper committement??
What is the rough patch?
The rough patch is that there has been a breakdown in the delicate communication we have been rebuilding. He is afraid to share thoughts, feelings, fears with me and I am feeling that I don't have a right to my thoughts, feelings, needs, wants. We have both noticed a wall coming up between us, but neither of us have any idea what to do about it or where it is coming from.
Well, we didn't know where it was coming from until that admission last night. With your foot half out the door, how could you possible build any kind of emotional intimacy?
I guess I am really surprised because he has always declared 150% commitment to reconciliation.
Always remember your worth. Your value. And that he needs to be winning you back. He really has to reach outside himself to make the growth and changes he needs to make this successful.
Have you addressed communication strategies in MC? If you aren't in MC, can you? If not, there are some books you can read together to assist.
I know all this stuff hurts and is easier said than done but if you can, do the 180 to help you gain the strength to lay down what you need from him to stay in the M.
I sent you a PM..
PA that lasted approx. 2 weeks. OW was a younger but totally screwed up %#@%!