Okay guess I should stop rambling. I haven't talked to anyone about this in a few weeks and I feel like today was The day that I just came undone.
Ive given him a list/details of all the 'events', laid it all out but what he wants is a feeking from me. He wants to understand the why.
This also has happened to me. I gave my BH a detailed list of all the events but I could not give him my reasons of why. I didn't even know myself. Only through IC I have come to realise why I could not answer this question of "why" for my BH. I was looking for "fatherly-like" attention from my APs because I was emotionally neglected when I was young. Also my ability to share my feelings with my BH was non existent and this was also connected to my neglect during my youth. I was protecting myself and this was a childhood defence mechanism that I had to come to realise and start to change in order to recover with my BH. I am only starting to change now and be more open about my feelings with BH now that I realise the reasons why I did it myself. A lot of the choices we make in life are ingrained in us from our childhoods. Perhaps you must look deeper into why you sought out an A instead of talking to your BH about your feelings. Are you in some kind of IC? I can only speak from my experience but maybe IC can be helpful for you too.
A good book to read is "The Drama of the Gifted Child" by Alice Miller. She writes about how to discover your lost feelings and repressed emotions. The book helped me tremendously.
Don't feel defeated but take it as a challenge to repair your relationship with your BH. You can be strong and with a lot of work and faith the 2 steps forward, 4 steps back will become less frequent. I wish you both the best.
Always try to look at his actions through his eyes. You have crushed him. He doesn't know if every moment with you was dishonest. He has no idea if you are being honest now, or just covering up. He's trying to protect himself from another bomb. For some BS, that means striking out at you verbally. For most BS, that means not believing or trusting the WS. The only way that gets better is by showing him, over and over again, that you are worth his trust.
Your BS is testing you with the ring and other stuff. He is trying to grab some control over the relationship, and some control over what you have done to him. These tests might seem silly or even mean spirited. They are probably the only things he can come up with right now as he is reeling from DDay. If you want him, you have to stick in there.
Try to think of why he is doing what he is. Keep working on your self. Little by little, he'll see.
You have to let him push away. that is a natural part of healing. if he pushes away and comes back, then that is great. but do not try and force him back. Again this is a control issue.
your BS said "he is changing his flight but what you do is up to you. but hasn't told you what he is changing it to." So what did you respond? Was it, "I am a victim here because you won't tell me what you are changing it to?" or "I have no desire to be away from you, whenever you want to go back to the US, I what to go with." a big difference in those statements. the first is "oh poor me, all about me" the second is "you matter, your time matters, how you feel matters"
the feelings you have put into your ring are a projection from inside you. so he has your ring. are you no longer married? the ring on your finger is a promise that he made to you. he is taking his promise back, because you broke it.
"If you don't eat the elephant in one bite, it might trample you while chewing"
ME: WH HER: BS (holesinmybucket)
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First, just read your post. The word "I" appears most often. Thus, one may reasonably conclude, as your BH may have, that in your head this is all about you. Read around here. Its supposed to be all about him, not you.
Second, you made a scene about your wedding ring. See first comment. A wedding ring is hardly the biggest issue you two are facing. Think about it. What is he telling you by reclaiming that symbol of love and fidelity? He doesn't think you deserve it now. Think he has reason to feel that way? If so, tell him you understand, and apologize for your fit. If you trusted him.....well he trusted you and got burned. Why do you think he pulled this on you...he wants some pain inflicted on you for breach of trust.
Third, what do his plans to leave Europe early tell you? Maybe you love being there, but for some reason he's perfectly willing to leave alone and leave you there. OM in Europe? Too much triggering for him in Europe? Perhaps from dashed hopes for R in Europe? You don't tell us what you think or even if you want to return with him. You recognize you're being tested, but the answer should be obvious if you have genuine remorse for your A. Or maybe he's made up his mind that D is in the future and is returning home to start that process. I don't know, of course, but there are many signs here that he is separating from you.
When did A occur and where? What was D Day? Were you caught or did you confess? Did you TT him at any time?
Finally, you admit to feeling sorry for yourself. Think he doesn't feel sorrier for himself? He trusted you and was repaid by an A. In his mind at least you had some fun, and you certainly had the choice to A or not. Whether you understand and can articulate the "why" or not. He had no fun, just pain, and had no choice in the matter.