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User Topic: First MC session, can I do this?
iwillNOT
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Default  Posted: 6:43 PM, October 16th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So my WH and I had our first session today. We have both been in IC for more than a month.

The closer we got to the appointment time, the more stressed I started to feel . I was a wreck on the hour long drive. The session was mostly information gathering, just laying out the bare bones of history and events, but I found myself so emotional and upset. At one point I noticed the MC glancing at my hands, they were shaking like crazy, I felt like all my insides were shaking too. It felt so scary, so vulnerable to be there.

I am disturbed about what this means, if anything. I mean, we have made it through 9 weeks without me killing WH in his sleep, we have been making good progress on our own and together, we both feel more than ready for MC - why is this so upsetting for me? After we got home I was totally exhausted and just wanted to sleep.

I mean, holy cats, if I am this much of a wreck after one session where we didn't even get into the meat of things, how will I survive a "real" session?

I thought this would be a good thing but now I am discouraged...

[This message edited by iwillNOT at 6:44 PM, October 16th (Wednesday)]


Me: BS, 43
Him: WH, 44
Together 21 years
Married 14 years
Kiddos 2,6,8,10
Dday#1 2004, 3 years after EA/PA co-worker MOW
Dday#2 8-6-13, 13 months EA/9months PA with co-worker MOW - caught not confessed
Rugsweep now, pay later. Ask me how I know.

Posts: 512 | Registered: Sep 2013 | From: Midwest
IGaveItMyAll
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Member # 38622
Default  Posted: 7:00 PM, October 16th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Its normal. I was a nervous wreck on my first MC session. My first MC session was a day after I caught my WW in her affair. She claims she was going to tell me at MC. So my first session was horrible. She didn't want to be there and was full blown in her affair. Your 2nd DDay was only 2 months ago. You probably are just having crazy anxiety. Don't be discouraged. You will be fine.


ME-BS 34
FWW-28
M 6 Yrs
DDAY- 8/20/12
R

Posts: 332 | Registered: Mar 2013
iwillNOT
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Default  Posted: 11:23 PM, October 16th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank you, IGaveItMyAll, I am trying to see it as maybe just the anxiety of the unknown. Truthfully I also think it might have a lot to do with the thought of really putting myself out there. I don't trust my husband and I am not fully committed to R, I feel like I am still watching him to make my choice on whether or not to try. I guess it is ambivalence and being scared.


Me: BS, 43
Him: WH, 44
Together 21 years
Married 14 years
Kiddos 2,6,8,10
Dday#1 2004, 3 years after EA/PA co-worker MOW
Dday#2 8-6-13, 13 months EA/9months PA with co-worker MOW - caught not confessed
Rugsweep now, pay later. Ask me how I know.

Posts: 512 | Registered: Sep 2013 | From: Midwest
Gr8Lady
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Default  Posted: 11:45 PM, October 16th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

3 Things to remember
You can do this
It is normal to have intense anxiety.
You have the murder fantasy (humor)


BS: Me (63yo)
FWH: HIM (65yo) serial infidelities over past 35 years
OW: Many, most recent 1/2 his age
DD: Multiple unconfirmed until 2012 when I presented evidence, plus LTA with his friends wife lasting 10 years. TT over past year
So done,

Posts: 618 | Registered: Jul 2012
iwillNOT
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Default  Posted: 11:49 PM, October 16th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Lol Gr8Lady, I will remember! A little humor never hurts


Me: BS, 43
Him: WH, 44
Together 21 years
Married 14 years
Kiddos 2,6,8,10
Dday#1 2004, 3 years after EA/PA co-worker MOW
Dday#2 8-6-13, 13 months EA/9months PA with co-worker MOW - caught not confessed
Rugsweep now, pay later. Ask me how I know.

Posts: 512 | Registered: Sep 2013 | From: Midwest
ItsaClimb
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Default  Posted: 12:37 AM, October 17th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

iwillNOT - you are not alone. I am a rather highly-strung person to begin with and I find going to MC quite gruelling. It's weird, initially I was always nervous, but now - depending on what we are talking about - I can be quite calm and relaxed and then 5 minutes later I am shaking, crying, sweating... falling to pieces right there!

I think the anxiety kicks in when the focus is on the things that really hurt me, that make me feel terribly vulnerable.

When I get really upset, I just remind myself, our MC has seen it ALL before. She is trained to deal with this stuff.

Hang in there, it will get better and you are not alone in this. {hugs}


BS 46
Together 29 yrs, M 25 years
2 daughters 24yo(married with a brand new little daughter) & 19yo
D-Day 18 Aug 2012
6mth EA lead to 4mth PA with CO-W. I found out 8 1/2 yrs later

Posts: 1023 | Registered: Oct 2012
iwillNOT
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Default  Posted: 2:44 PM, October 17th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

ItsAClimb, thank you. It's good to remember that my MC has seen it all before. No doubt she has seen much worse. And I realize that going to MC and working on my marriage will make me vulnerable, period. Not sure I could survive if there is another round of betrayal after this, if I have opened up and put myself out there in MC.


Me: BS, 43
Him: WH, 44
Together 21 years
Married 14 years
Kiddos 2,6,8,10
Dday#1 2004, 3 years after EA/PA co-worker MOW
Dday#2 8-6-13, 13 months EA/9months PA with co-worker MOW - caught not confessed
Rugsweep now, pay later. Ask me how I know.

Posts: 512 | Registered: Sep 2013 | From: Midwest
ItsaClimb
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Member # 37107
Default  Posted: 3:20 PM, October 17th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Not sure I could survive if there is another round of betrayal after this, if I have opened up and put myself out there in MC.
I feel the same way. For me to be so vulnerable, so publicly is huge. Huge, huge, huge.


BS 46
Together 29 yrs, M 25 years
2 daughters 24yo(married with a brand new little daughter) & 19yo
D-Day 18 Aug 2012
6mth EA lead to 4mth PA with CO-W. I found out 8 1/2 yrs later

Posts: 1023 | Registered: Oct 2012
mattg1958
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Default  Posted: 5:14 PM, October 17th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

For me, I usually feel better getting all the crap out in the open. To me, it's important to get emotions out as keeping them inside causes them to fester and grow. That's the same advise I give to those grieving after a death. Like they say in the car commercials, you mileage may vary.

Posts: 25 | Registered: Nov 2012 | From: Edison, NJ
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