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User Topic: This is our texting today. I am trying really hard to do 180...
barelygettingby
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Default  Posted: 5:24 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(Separation day +6. We have a small farm with 30 animals, and the agreement is that she will come over to take care of them when I go into the office; on telework days, I'll take care of them. We had agreed to see each other for dinner once a week. I decided last night that I didn't want to do that yet, but hadn't gotten a chance to cancel)

Her 8:20: Good morning.
Her: You seem very angry with me.

Me 9:19: Not angry, although I have every right to be. Just trying to figure out what I want, and giving you the space that you asked for.

Her: What happened?

Me: I think it's safe to say that I am working through the stages of grief over the loss of what we had.

Her 11:23: When should I come over? Are you teleworking? we should probably cancel our date I'll just cry.

Me: No need to come over today, I'm home and can take care of everything. Yeah, I agree we should cancel for tonight. Let's just plan to see each other on Saturday.

Her 2:44: Can I come see you and the guys?
Her 2:50: I miss you.
Her: I wanna come home
Her 3:24: Ok I understand.
Her: I'll write you a letter tonight and see you Saturday. I am so sorry.
Her: I love you so much!

Her 5:04: Am I never allowed to come home again?
Her: I don't know how to repent.
Her: You won't even speak to me?

Me 5:15 PM: I'm taking care of myself today. I can't help you figure out how to repent, you need to figure that out and then do it.

Her 5:19: Ok. I'll move out. I'm sorry. No point in couples counseling if it's all my fault.
Her 5:32: Guess I've lost everything.

Me: I will not let your threat to move out make me feel guilty. It was your decision to sleep with other people. No matter what issues we have - and I do take responsibility for my part of our issues - you made the choice time and again to forsake me and all that we have built. I believe I am willing to work toward reconciliation, and I want to believe that you do too, but I will not pretend that what you've done didn't crush me to the depths of my heart and soul. So if I am distant, it's because I have to find a way to regain my sense of self and learn to trust you again. It's not going to happen overnight.

Her 5:41: I'm human and make bad decisions. I was hurt and angry, felt rejected and unloved. I am also crushed. I left in an effort to not hurt you anymore, or stay and feel rejected and sad. Or trapped. I care about you and I want you to be happy. I feel unworthy of your love and trust. Punished, exiled. Stripped of my home and dignity. My animals, my family, my home. I have nothing.

Me: Do you want to stay married?
Her: Yes!

Her: I did not cheat to hurt you. I never wanted to hurt you. But I was sad and very lonely.

Me: I hear you, and I truly Apologize for my part in your feeling sad and lonely. But that in no way justifies what you did.

Me: If you want to show me that you are committed to making this work, then I need you to demonstrate that. No more contact with Matt, DJ, David, or anyone else that you have had a physical or emotional affair with. I dont say this to punish you or to control you. But if we're going to move forward, it has to be this way. I will not ever again be the doormat that you return home to. I need to know that I am the priority in your heart, as you have always been in mine.


Me (BS): 44
Her (WS): 45
Together 17+ years, legally married for 4 years
25 animals (no kids)
dday#1: 2005
dday#2: 11/8/13
dday#3: 1/17/14
Formal separation: 7/10/14

Posts: 14 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NoVA
Simple
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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I bumped up the 180 for you.

No advice here just hugs your way.


Love is a choice.

True love is harder to come by than soul mates. True love requires work.

Ignorance can be cured with knowledge. There is no cure for being an idiot.


Posts: 927 | Registered: Mar 2008
Chrysalis123
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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It seems to me she sure is blame shifting an awful lot, and I sure counted a lot of "I"'s.

Reread it and see how it is all about her, and what has happened to her.


Don’t get to the end of your life and find that you lived only the length of it; live the width of it as well. 

Posts: 2686 | Registered: Jan 2010
MartlArts
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Default  Posted: 6:10 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I think you're doing a very good job of articulating your feelings. Sending you strength.


excerpt from an awesome quote "Forgiveness - the finishing of old business that allows us to experience the present, free of contamination from the past."

Posts: 991 | Registered: Jul 2012
obliquestrat
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Default  Posted: 7:19 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Looks reasonable to me.


ME: BS 36 - HER: WS 33
TOGETHER: 2001 - MARRIED: 2008 - KIDS: 2 (3 and 1)
D-DAY: 1/6/2014 (accidentally discovered 3M EA which had developed into sexting, makeouts, tickets for biz trip to Disneyworld)
R, IC, MC, NC (coworker)

Posts: 109 | Registered: Jan 2014
barelygettingby
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Default  Posted: 7:44 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Update...

Her 6:55: I cannot and will not agree to your demands. I've placed none on you. I have almost no support, I've been uprooted from my home and my animals and in a sense, my identity. This isn't just about you forgiving me. We need to work as a team or we won't work. I would like to bring the dogs here. And maybe paws. I've lost everything and I need them and I don't want them home alone during the day.

Me 8:40: Wow. That might be the most selfish thing I've ever heard you say. I thought we were a team, and then I found out that we really haven't been one for a long time. You haven't "been uprooted" and you haven't "lost everything" - you made the choice to stray, and you made the choice to leave. For the record, I am the wronged party here. I've lost my wife, my best friend, the person I trusted more than anyone else in the world, and I've lost myself.
I did not make a demand. I told you something that would help me believe you are invested in a future relationship with me. But even if you see it as a demand, don't you think I'm entitled to make one right now? Imagine you were me. Imagine you learned that the VERY FIRST thing I did after separating from you was to bring over the person I just cheated on you with to the place where I'm staying. Can you really not see how your continued relationships with these people leaves a huge wedge between us? I want you to have friends and support, but how can you consider this to be supportive when they're part of the reason why we're separated?
I need to stop talking for a while. You can pick up the dogs and Paws tomorrow while I'm at work. I'll see you for therapy on Saturday.

[This message edited by barelygettingby at 7:46 PM, January 29th (Wednesday)]


Me (BS): 44
Her (WS): 45
Together 17+ years, legally married for 4 years
25 animals (no kids)
dday#1: 2005
dday#2: 11/8/13
dday#3: 1/17/14
Formal separation: 7/10/14

Posts: 14 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NoVA
karmahappens
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Default  Posted: 7:48 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Stop answering her texts.

Finances and animals only.

She doesn't deserve the gift of R yet. She has a lot of soul searching to do.

detach, work on you, work through this mess.

Let her figure her shit out.

Date nights, not a part of the 180.

Every step you take in the 180 will make you stronger, let her see what life is really like without you. Let her start to look into her issues.

(((hugs)))


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Anaïs Nin
Me: 45
Him: 47
Dday 8/2007
We have R'd

Posts: 3822 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Massachusetts
karmahappens
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Default  Posted: 7:49 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

ok we cross posted

my new response

Her 6:55: I cannot and will not agree to your demands. I've placed none on you. I have almost no support, I've been uprooted from my home and my animals and in a sense, my identity. This isn't just about you forgiving me. We need to work as a team or we won't work. I would like to bring the dogs here. And maybe paws. I've lost everything and I need them and I don't want them home alone during the day.


fuck her

do not answer any more of these self-serving bullshit texts.

She has one hell of a nerve.


And therapy/mc is to heal a marriage. She needs to heal herself. I would not be attending MC with her...until she gets her head on straight.

[This message edited by karmahappens at 7:52 PM, January 29th (Wednesday)]


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Anaïs Nin
Me: 45
Him: 47
Dday 8/2007
We have R'd

Posts: 3822 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Massachusetts
barelygettingby
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Default  Posted: 8:20 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

fuck her

Haha - thank you for that!!!

new update:

Her 9:15: I understand you are angry, but I never thought you'd be so mean. Less than a week ago you said you would help me financially if we decided to split, and said you thought it was all your fault. Now you won't let me come over to my own house? You blame me for everything. How do you know the "First thing" I did? You are entitled to make demands and I'm not? We agreed on this separation, I did not leave you! Nor have I caused you to lose yourself.
I take full responsibility for my behavior, and I am truly sorry for hurting you. I want to work on our marriage, together.
And it's my house too. I'm trying to respect your space by asking to come over.
The first thing I did was cry, and I have not stopped since.

I will not be writing back to this...

When she first told me (dday #1&2 happened at the same time) I said I thought it was all my fault because (1) that's the kind of person I am, and (2) we have had issues for a long time related to my low (non-existent) libido. However, I have since realized that while our issues are in part my fault, her cheating is NOT my fault.

She left on Friday. We saw each other on Sunday (to take care of the animals) and she told me how she spent Saturday with the OP.

Why do I feel such a need to defend myself? Ugh. I need to go curl up with a good book. Thanks for your support!


Me (BS): 44
Her (WS): 45
Together 17+ years, legally married for 4 years
25 animals (no kids)
dday#1: 2005
dday#2: 11/8/13
dday#3: 1/17/14
Formal separation: 7/10/14

Posts: 14 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NoVA
karmahappens
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Default  Posted: 8:27 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Please don't respond.

Her self-righteous attitude is amazing.

Stay strong. If you can't read a book come here and read.


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Anaïs Nin
Me: 45
Him: 47
Dday 8/2007
We have R'd

Posts: 3822 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Massachusetts
Fireflies
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Default  Posted: 8:39 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You didn't make demands. You gave her choices. She can choose to continue contact with het APs or she can choose to go NC and hope you give her the gift of R. The choice is hers.


Me: BS
Him: WS
Go your way,
I'll take the long way 'round,
I'll find my own way down,
As I should.

Posts: 79 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: Grr Argh
Gipper
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Default  Posted: 8:40 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Please listen to Karma. At this point any communication by you is used by her to manipulate the situation. Don't ask me how I know this :) Be strong and lean on our friends here for support.

Posts: 718 | Registered: May 2011
PRNDL
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Default  Posted: 10:10 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

No advice from me. Hugs for you bro. Im so so sorry. My STBXW still guilts me. It hurts so bad. Im so sorry she had multiple OM's. Im not big on R because of my WWF. Moreover multiple partners are unforgivable. However, I wish you luck.


BH: 35 (me)
WS: 30 / OM: 30
Son: 11
Affair: 1.5 year long 2012
ONS with stranger Feb 2013
D-day #1 March 2013
D-day #2 April 2013
D-day #3 Sept 2013
Affair continued.
Limbo 7 months
Moved out - 180D - NC
Divorced
She recently ended it with OM

Posts: 191 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: Tampa Florida
PRNDL
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Default  Posted: 10:12 PM, January 29th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

How many partners did she have? How did u find out?


BH: 35 (me)
WS: 30 / OM: 30
Son: 11
Affair: 1.5 year long 2012
ONS with stranger Feb 2013
D-day #1 March 2013
D-day #2 April 2013
D-day #3 Sept 2013
Affair continued.
Limbo 7 months
Moved out - 180D - NC
Divorced
She recently ended it with OM

Posts: 191 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: Tampa Florida
Hurthalo
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Default  Posted: 1:37 AM, January 30th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Wait, you're being unreasonable while she spends a Saturday with another guy?! Did I read that right??


Forgive the unforgivable, or bear the unbearable.

Me BS (34) WW (29)
Married 2 years
2y old Daughter
D-Day 05 Nov 13


Posts: 138 | Registered: Dec 2013 | From: Australia
barelygettingby
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Default  Posted: 7:20 AM, January 30th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am so very sad today. Hurt, depressed, exhausted, bewildered, despondent. Yep, all those things.

Here's what I know:
OM1 - happened in 2005, several months long EA/PA, she told me 11/8/13
OW - happened in October 2013, one night drunken sex with long-time friend, she told me 11/8/13
OM2 - happened in January 2014, her first boyfriend who came back into her life recently, slept together twice that I know of, she told me 1/17/14

WS has suffered from anxiety and depression for all her life. She also has abandonment issues. I have had basically no sex drive since my hysterectomy in 2005. Serious issues, but I didn't know how serious! We started MC in November 2013, she told me about OM1 and OW the night before our first session. I probably could get past OM1 and OW (although she is still talking to OW), but to know that she slept with OM2 AFTER we started MC is just too much for me to deal with right now.

This sucks.


Me (BS): 44
Her (WS): 45
Together 17+ years, legally married for 4 years
25 animals (no kids)
dday#1: 2005
dday#2: 11/8/13
dday#3: 1/17/14
Formal separation: 7/10/14

Posts: 14 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NoVA
Merlin
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Default  Posted: 8:40 AM, January 30th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What you are doing does not resemble a 180 in the least.

If you like what you are going through, by all means continue.

If you don't, then implement and sustain a 180.


"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A bird will fall frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself." D. H. Lawrence

Her: WW/57 Me: BS/63 24yrs M
3 great kids, now 22, 20, 17 b,b,g
D-Day 8/14/08, D 1/13/11


Posts: 1164 | Registered: Nov 2010 | From: East Coast
karmahappens
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Default  Posted: 9:13 AM, January 30th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

WS has suffered from anxiety and depression for all her life. She also has abandonment issues.

We all have issues, pains, childhood hurts.

It does not give one the right to shit all over people who love you.

She needs to get help, IC and start owning her issues.

Until she does she won't begin to fix anything.

I am sorry you are hurting, it's a long, difficult, sometimes very lonely road.

Keep posting and talking, get some IC for you.


“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Anaïs Nin
Me: 45
Him: 47
Dday 8/2007
We have R'd

Posts: 3822 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Massachusetts
tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, January 30th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Wow what a self righteous manipulative narcissistic bitch.
Sorry that was a bit harsh, but seriously.
Perhaps you would have had a libido if she would have shown you some respect, and treated you with love and value.

Sorry but I honestly see her only continuing to cause you pain with her justifications. This is abuse, and you should not tolerate it.

180 180 180 180


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8595 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 10:30 AM, January 30th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

double post

[This message edited by tushnurse at 10:30 AM, January 30th (Thursday)]


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

Posts: 8595 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
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