Instead I started a file on my computer of all the comments from SI that I wanted to say to her. It helped me channel that bad energy without breaking NC.
6 months is still fresh. It will get better. And you will feel that guilt and disappointment that people get after they sit down with a half gallon of ice cream or a whole bag of chips and finish them off. Totally not worth it at all.
Definitely don't contact her. Write her letters & post them on here---it is a way of releasing them into the universe. But OW will just get off on knowing how much power she has over you.
The whole A was one big ego boost for her---she got a MM to break his vows because she was just so desirable.
For his BW to contact her will be another ego boost. Don't give any of yourself to her.
They say on here that the best revenge is indifference.
But yes, it is definitely not worth it and I tell myself that every time. Lots of deep breathing!!!
I still live in same street as MOW (so the temptation for some kind of revenge was very strong for about a year) and I don't forgive her and I will hate her till the day I die BUT I do not waste my time or energy thinking about her anymore she isn't worth it.
At the end of the day it was FWH that betrayed me, he was the one who broke the vows he made to me he is the one who is doing all he can to try to fix this mess he made. Our R is what I need to put my efforts into, not thinking about MOW, she is irrelevant, always was!
I would give anything to have a spy on the inside of that building.
I believe that R would go much quicker if OW was no longer in our lives.
I don't know how you do it
(((shatter-ed))) living on the same street.
As Blake would say:
God be with us all.
can you imagine that meeting with her bosses?
anyway, at the end of the day, coming from someone who DID send the hate mail...it wasnt worth my time....in looking back. i told her off good...but the pain months later was still there. i came to realize that the guilty party was my husband and all the blame needed to fall on him.
takes a long time..but it is true...SI taught me that.
also....nc is the best. any contact just keeps it going.
nc will speak volumes...that the ow doesnt matter. and really, she doesnt.
She was very forthcoming with information as she had no idea that he was married and she apologized several times. I can only hope that my contacting her gave her a wake-up call and helped her face her own self-destructive behavior (online sex, phone/video sex and sexting with random people from online, including my WH for a year and a half).
I want to blame her and still call her a whore and a slut in my head, and a couple of times to WH, but I know that it was my WH that broke his marriage vows to me not her. And that he also lied to her about who he was.
I know her first name and the state in which she lives, but no other details. I've been struggling with wanting to know what she looks like (if she's prettier than me, thinner than me, etc) and have been trying to find her online, which I know I need to stop doing. So I guess right now that's where I'm at - not hating on her necessarily but more torturing myself with the fact that she even exists…I'm hoping this will lessen with time and healing as we're working on our R.
[This message edited by Doubts at 6:38 AM, October 29th (Tuesday)]
First of all, if NC has been maintained then I would say definitely DO NOT email her or call her. You won't feel any better and she really won't even care - she'll delete or trash it and she won't think about it. She might even show a friend and they'll have a good laugh.
However, if SHE has broken NC more than once, I WOULD contact her. That was my situation, she continued to break NC and so did my H. Out of anger one day I called her house (got a hold of her unlisted home phone number- love google). I told her she was nothing but a low-life trailer trash whore.
Did it change anything? Nope. My H worked with her and she cried to him the next day "How could you let your wife talk to me like that"
Before I go off on a tangent - I have just 2 things to say - if it helps in your healing - call her and say whatever you want to - just don't think you're going to get anywhere with her - she doesn't care about your feelings.
Also - go ahead and write that email and put it in your drafts - wait a few days and read it again - do you really want to send it? Probably not. I was always glad I never sent anything to her - but it did feel good knowing that I "might" and it felt good getting it all out.
Just want to leave you with one funny thing I did do- as I said OW was H's secretary - she knew not to answer the phone when I called - however, one day she did answer, I said to her "Oh, I'm sorry - did you have to get up off your knees to answer the phone"
Thank goodness they don't work together anymore. R is NOT possible as long as they have contact.
During the a she attacked me and was extremely condescending through texting to me. She initiated it not me. At the time I was not in the emotional state to respond.
I felt the need to respond to her but from a place of strength not anger or outright bashing.
My objective was to let her know that she did not ruin our marriage, that she did not have that much power. She had said to me, "you and I know that I am not the problem". I was not able to reply at the time. In my email I referred to this statement and said,"you are right you were not the problem, only a symptom and like and illness, once it is treated, the symptoms become irrelevant.
I wrote of my "understanding of her pain", her husband cheated on her with prostitutes and they divorced. My knowledge of her repeated A's with married men and how she was damaging herself.
I just felt that if I let this out I could let it go. All the things that I wish I had been strong enough to say at the time.
I also stressed how hard h was working now and how closer we were. Not because of her but in spite of her.
I guess the relief to me was to stand up for myself in a very controlled and rational way, not giving her my emotions but sharing with her my knowledge of her, her life and that I now knew as much about her as she knew about me. Also, sharing my knowledge about the damage one causes oneself, one's life and relationships when engaging in affairs. How it was demeaning to her in a very unemotional way.
I was very careful not to expose my pain to her, I would not want her to know that.
She often spoke of a "perfect life" with h. I wanted to show her that she would never achieve that through lies and deception.
It did make me feel better. I don't even know if she read it. I gave it to h to read first and he approved. He was actually impressed with my approach to this.
There was no venting or name calling, just the facts.
I even suggested that she start working through her unresolved issues from her husbands affairs.
I guess I wanted to show that her actions and cruelty towards me did not break me.
If she had never contacted me I don't think I would have ever sent this. I just had this never ending need to stand up for myself. The most important part was coming from a place of strength and calm and not from my pain and emotions.
I am sure many would advise against this but for me it provided relief. It is one part I was able to let go of.
I would now like to be known as Can!
dday October 21,2012
dday December 20, 2013
attempted R, it was all a lie
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My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.
It didn't help me. I did get a few jibes in which hurt her as she followed up with repeated vicious texts until I blocked her after a phone call witnessed by me when fwh ended it
I still fantasise about what I want to say or do to her. But it is only 6 weeks since dday. She was someone I knew and she hated me and her seduction of fwh was deliberate and calculated and her keeping him in was too.
But yes he broke the vows and he destroyed me. I know that but I still want harm to come to her. I would like indifference to her eventually because hatred is exhausting. Won't happen any time soon though
"We're not broken, just bent. We can learn to love again."
I am SOOOOOOO tired of obsessing about her! Yesterday I used another facebook account to check hers, and got to see a picture of her in her seriously awesome halloween costume looking absolutely gorgeous. My poor WH didn't stand a chance. He says that she disgusts him now but he also says that when I bash her it feels to him like I am bashing him. (I think because she boosted his self esteem as she is a hottie)
Anyway - I obsess a lot. Thoughts of emailing her. Tagging her house with nasty names. Telling her elderly mother. Etc...
I am not going to DO any of it, I just think about it - A LOT.