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Kingsj
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Default  Posted: 3:01 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

My D-day was three weeks ago today. I don't have to explain all the lies I've waded through.
I am completely unable to resist any advances from my wife. Even now, its pathetic really. So far, I have stayed away from situations in which HB might happen, but I need more mental ammo to help me see what the aftermath would be. Please, please help me!
How does HB effect our relationship at this point?


Me - BH 38
Her - WS 38
DDay 3SEP2013
2 DD (6,9); 1 DS (3)
Tried to R - No joy
Filed for D 3/2014
Hoping to finalize D before Christmas

Posts: 10 | Registered: Sep 2013 | From: Ohio
Skan
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Default  Posted: 3:40 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

Well, I think that it''s a natural thing, in many ways. On the plus side, its an attempt to re-claim your own, to mark your territory, to form new bonds. On the minus side, it can be an attempt to seduce the BS into rug-sweeping, to punish the WS by using them as a sex toy (and BSs can do this as well, I sure did for a while), and to not face reality. It can also be used as a means of pregnancy for all of the reasons above, so birth control should be primary on your mind.

For me, it was re-claiming of territory and frankly, a chance for me to indulge in sex without feeling any guilt at demanding what I wanted. There was a bit of showmanship too because no Ho was EVAH going to outdo me in the bedroom , but I completely enjoyed it.

Be prepared though. It very likely will, at some point, either drop off, or go away completely. Its not uncommon to HB wildly for a while and then completely not want anything to do with the WS as disgust/hurt/mind movies take over.

There''s the emotional component too. If you are frantically trying to bond with a WW who is frantically trying to rug-sweep, or who is cooly trying to take advantage of you and lead you around by manipulative sex, then you need to back away.


Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.

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Stillkicking
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Default  Posted: 3:46 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

Welcome king, first off need to ask you some questions.

Is your wife being truly remorseful? has the affair actually ended?
Is she being completely honest and transparent with you?
Has she been tested for std?

As for HB, if she is doing everything you need to feel safe there isn't any reason other than your own personal ones for you to avoid it, it can help to restore a bit of closeness and connection to each other. It can bring a certain release and distraction from what you have to deal with. Enjoy it while it last.


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cuppacoffee
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Default  Posted: 4:36 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

we got pregnant out of it.

however the flip side was I started equating sex with love so when he doesn't want to dtd I feel unloved. blah!


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Simple
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Default  Posted: 4:46 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

My FWH and I did HB as well. For about a month non-stop every day. All I can say is it was fun BUT be very careful. We both found out that we're doing this because of what Skan says and at the same time it's a way of denial, of running away from the actual problem. I used sex as a BS so I don't have to feel all that hurt and pain. I was lucky that my own FWS is the one that made me aware that this is what I was doing and that we should stop. At that time my FWS was serious in rebuilding the M and he knows just rug sweeping it is going to lead again to the next 11 years of A.

So be careful. Don't let HB become a distraction. Don't get pregnant during that too... specially if you're still not sure to R or D. Not good for the kids and a woman pregnant is not in her right emotional state sometimes. We were in R for a couple years and then I got pregnant and man there were suddenly triggers everywhere! It was all the damn hormones so be careful.


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ladies_first
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Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

How does HB effect our relationship at this point?

It depends what "meaning" *you* choose to associate with sex: love, sexual release, emotional attachment, reproduction, pleasure, reclaiming territory, demanding "equal to or better than" OM, bonding, etc. Often, it's more than one of those things, often simultaneously, which leads to confusion in some and heightened excitement in others.

I am completely unable to resist any advances from my wife.

Nah, you have successfully resisted sex for 3 weeks.

Only one question here: Does Kingsj feel SAFE having sex with WW?

And one caution: Just make sure WW does not have a STD before you have unprotected sex.


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Hopefulinva
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Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

HB was in our case very healing. I'm only 8 weeks out, but we have been more connected sexually than we have been in years.

I believe we are out of that phase as while it's still much more than just the sex it was before ONS, it's different than it was immediately after dday.

I think it's going to depend on the situation and couple, but in our case it has been very healing to reconnect on that intimate level.


BW: me 33
FWH: him 34
Married 15 years
2 DD 14, 10
ONS stranger from the bar 7/26/13
Dday 7/29/13
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Kingsj
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Default  Posted: 9:07 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

Let me try and give a little more about my situation.

No, my wife has not shown a lot of remorse. She is blaming me and claims I've been abusive in our relationship. So she did this to hurt me, to make me feel the pain she has felt. Well, I don't know what pain she felt, but she succeeded in hurting me.

I have good reasons to believe the A was a one night stand, but have not been able to verify that.

She is anything but transparent. Since this kicked off, she has changed her passwords to everything, separated my phone from our phone services, put a cypher lock on her cell, defriended and blocked me on FB, refused to attend MC, and refused to speak to me directly about what happened.

I am reeling. The magnitude of her response to being caught is the only thing that has helped me keep my distance. Some days she is a complete B and some she starts being sweet. I'm just confused, but under the right circumstances, I would be a pushover for HB.

I appreciate the comments b/c what I am seeing that is HB that is a mutual attempt at connection seems to be fairly healthy, but in my case, I believe it would be manipulative and "rug-sweeping" by my WW.

I'm so sad. Thanks for all the responses.


Me - BH 38
Her - WS 38
DDay 3SEP2013
2 DD (6,9); 1 DS (3)
Tried to R - No joy
Filed for D 3/2014
Hoping to finalize D before Christmas

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k94ever
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Default  Posted: 9:29 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

Hmmm....I would check with a lawyer to see if your state has the caveat that if you have sex with the WS, that in effect you are condoning the affair.

I'd check with a lawyer. And if she's un-repentant and un-remorseful I wouldn't be having sex with her.

k9


BS: 56
WS: 53
Betrayed: 23 years
Affairs: 14 (2 lasted 3 months. Rest were ONS)
WS died: 16 May 2011
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jrr111800
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Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

Ughhhh….you have bigger issues to worry about than HB. IMHO HB is not an option at the moment. As WH, I think your WW is at the moment not deserving of any affection. Regardless of what she think she was doing or her reason, she was wrong and still remains in the wrong. My BS and I HB’d for a good two weeks. However, I understood the complete magnitude of my F—K up. I am pretty sure she would have not touched me or even looked at me, shoot she might have even left me if I didn’t. Like others have said here there are a few reasons behind HB but unless she is willing to own her mistake you need to keep your distance. For what I read you need a lawyer stat. I am sorry this going on my friend. Stay Strong.


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BS-40
Married 13yrs
DD July 13,2013
6 month EA 2-ONS


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Default  Posted: 9:54 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

A big fucking let down after it is all done and said. HB only lasts so long before the fantasy of it all goes bye bye.

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SpiderGrl
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Default  Posted: 10:22 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

HB in our situation was kind of a pathetic attempt on my part to stake my claim or whatever. I am a tad embarrassed about it but it DID help with our connection until WH's fog lifted. And it made me feel better. Oh and we managed to get pregnant at the worst possible time of our marriage but he's excited and eventually I will come around. ... in short, from what you say, avoid it at ALL costs if she is that shut down.


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Him 37- WH 6 month EA pushing PA.
DDAY- 7/2/13
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Default  Posted: 10:32 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

So I would say in general it's good as i too wanted to prove I was much more than the OW could ever be.. i too was marking my territory plus he had rejected me years ago so i was taking advantage of it.
bBt demand she get tested for STDs and you get tested too if you were intimate already. We were many months into HB before my WH finally admitted he had a PA and unprotected..I can tell you that left a bad taste in my mouth.. No pun intended.. Anyway it killed the HB with the mind movies kickin. We are 18 post DDay and I am honestly no longer interested in sex. And I too needed sex to feel like he loved me.. It killed me knowing that he cheated and lied about so many things. I am just doing my duty now because I am afraid of the consequences of no sex.. So the good thing now is that you are trying to preserve your marriage and get it strong enough for the next step which is R. So yes I think it was worth it. Not sure my M is though.


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Together since 1993, Married 19 yrs
DDay 3/12,4/12,7/12 EA-PA OW - 25 single husband chasing bastard whore

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AussieMum
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Default  Posted: 11:33 PM, September 24th (Tuesday)

In my case, the HB lasted about 3 weeks and I feel sick just thinking about it now, as he was continuing his A. Of course I was clueless.

If your WW is showing no remorse or transparency, I would be keeping my distance.

I'm sorry


Me 46
ExH 51
EA Jun-Aug 12 (OW1)FB flirting and then EA/PA with OW2 (Aug-Dec 12). New OW Jan 13, introduced her to the kids immediately.
Married 10 years, together 14yrs
2 kids (DS11 & DD7)
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Ostrich80
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Default  Posted: 3:49 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)

It was all an illusion, a false contentment, a feeling that things were going to be fine. Within a couple of weeks it slowly slipped into an awkward attempt to keep the hope going. I feel really stupid now because he was still in the A.
This was my experience but I'm sure there are more positive stories out there.

[This message edited by Ostrich80 at 3:51 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)]


BS..me
WS..him
Been with him over half my life
4kid
DD1 10-01-09 DD2 02-12-12 discovered it never ended
OW..nothing special. Just your average skank
Status..#$%@????

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thenon-goddess
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Default  Posted: 5:52 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)

For me it led to extreme anger. We hasn't really dealt with any of the A issues yet and so I was just left feeling further cheated and dirty almost. In my head, my WH got to go have his A and then come home and have a wife who was always willing/wanting to have sex. It felt unfair and seemed like I had just rewarded him for bad behavior. To this day the A has never really been dealt with (we are seperated), so that might not be your experience, depending on where your wife's head is at.


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Blobette
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Default  Posted: 6:25 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Well, it was all good for us. I honestly think it have nothing todo with your potential for R. As others have said, it can be a good thing, a way to reconnect, a way for us BSs to feel good in the midst of this misery. But in your case... Extreme measures are needed. She doesn't just sound unremorseful, she sounds like she's adamant about carrying on and may well be making plans. Read Allatsea in JFO or abanodad for worst case scenarios. (Sorry, AAS and Dad if you read this...)


BS (me): 50
WS: 50
Married: 26 yrs
Kids: 2
OW: Co-worker, 7 yr LTA
DD 8/1/2012, Working on R

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Default  Posted: 7:54 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)

For my WS I think he took it as a get out of jail card free. He took it as an instant I love you, you are forgiven. With him being PA now he didn't have to do anything. It is by far the one thing that I regret doing. Yes, It is fun, but it did not help in healing the marriage.

I think now that what would have woke him up was an out of the house experience, then he would have thought more about what he had done.

If I only knew then what I know now. I hadn't found SI at that time and all I could think of is what the hell am I doing.


He did not see what he had in me, what I saw in him I did not have!

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ladies_first
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Default  Posted: 8:20 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Since this kicked off, she has changed her passwords to everything, separated my phone from our phone services, put a cypher lock on her cell, defriended and blocked me on FB, refused to attend MC, and refused to speak to me directly about what happened.

Sorry, Kingsj. She's protecting her phone & commuication methods. Her actions don't "add up" to your theory of a One Night Stand.


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StillGoing
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Default  Posted: 8:54 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)

I appreciate the comments b/c what I am seeing that is HB that is a mutual attempt at connection seems to be fairly healthy, but in my case, I believe it would be manipulative and "rug-sweeping" by my WW.

Yep. That isn't HB. HB is two people fucking a whole lot to reconnect intimately. Sounds like your wife is fucking you a whole lot to keep you dazed and reeling.

In fact, if she is locking everything down and blaming you for everything I would wonder if she isn't setting you up somehow, especially if she is calling you abusive. It's understandable why it is difficult to resist a woman that you're married to and love, don't feel pathetic. You're supposed to be able to trust and want her. What she did was wrong and it's hard to fathom, and sex with her has been the normal and okay thing.

If you really want to put a stop to sex with her and she won't respect your boundaries - which she obviously does not - think about what she has done with the OM. Make her leave. File for divorce. Look into marital laws regarding fault divorce and sex and see if she is trying to manipulate you there. Talk to a lawyer ASAP.

Here is a link to the Tactical Primer by another poster - it has a lot of good info for folks new to this mess. Good luck, hang in there.

http://www.survivinginfidelity.com/forums.asp?tid=235051


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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, September 25th (Wednesday)

"Stillgoing" right on the money.

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2married2quit
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Default  Posted: 12:07 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Gotta say that in my mid 40's, I was re-introduced to sex through HB after DDAY. Actually, she was screwing my brains out during the A which was a great smoke screen if you ask me. Then after DDAY it was non-stop. I didn't know that amount of sex was possible, let alone from her. I didn't know I could perform that well actually.


So it lasted a good bit. Like 8 months. It would slow down, but the quality was still AMAZING. However, I look back and I feel stupid. The smoke screen kept me from realizing something was up and when DDAY came, the HB gave me a feeling that everything was going to be okay. Which was stupid cause sex does bond you, but there's lots of stuff to get through for REAL R.

Now, 1yr, 4 months later we try to have sex at least once a week. It has turned into bonding and to keep our spirits up. It's not the same. Sometimes I'm disgusted with her, sometimes I'm so stressed I don't enjoy it, sometimes she doesn't want it and feels sex brought all this hell upon us...etc. etc.

I can't tell you what to do, but I can share my experience.


BS - Me 43 WS - Her 41
DDAY - June 2012 (found the texts)
DDAY2 - Next Day (found out who) EA
TT- till 9/2012 (some PA)
Married 20yrs. 2kids
Status: in careful R. Sometimes spinning our wheels

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Default  Posted: 5:56 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Problem is that many times HB is going on even though the spouse may still be contacting the op. That really makes me vomit.

In my case h had (as many do) vowed never to contact the ow again. Several years later I found out that he was indeed calling her many times. His excuse was that he was making sure she sticking to their "if caught" story. Hey it worked didn't it? He got HB from me, and still got to talk to his little slut.


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crestfallen
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Default  Posted: 6:49 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Do NOT fall into her trap! Please go into any sex with your wife as just sex. If she is not going to be completely transparent, you cannot even begin to take the first steps to begin to trust her.

i know in my situation, we were HB and he was taking all of the OW calls and actually returned her requests for him to call her. If I could do it all over again, I would have kicked his sorry ass to the curb to give him a huge wake up call....you can't cake eat and keep screwing your wife over. Sorry, just my 2 cents!


BS-me-57
WH-57
Married 32 years
OW-Mr. Ed ish! Seriously!
DDAY- 2/21/09
TT until 1/10/10
Working on R and doing well!!

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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 8:03 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Wow. She has partially convinced you that you are to blame for her behavior.
She has chosen to betray hervvows and now makes you feel that sex is gonna fix it.
Dont do it. Go take care of your sexual needs on your own. See a lawyer and file. The only chance you have to save your marriGe is to lay it on the line. She is more than happy to blame you, and not own what she has done. This wilk not result in a happy R or M.


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

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Kingsj
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Default  Posted: 10:30 PM, September 25th (Wednesday)

Have I mentioned that you guys are freakin' awesome! I can't tell you how much I appreciate all the personal experiences.

Today was a "good" day. I was able to speak to my WW about some of the things on her mind. She is still not ready to own up to everything. She did however open up about a lot of other things I hope will lead us closer to R. We'll see.

Also, still standing strong and avoiding HB... At least until I see some sincere remorse and motivation from her to R.

She did promise me today she is not in contact with any other men, and I do believe her, but only time will really tell.

Again, thanks for all the great personal experiences (both good and bad) and advice.


Me - BH 38
Her - WS 38
DDay 3SEP2013
2 DD (6,9); 1 DS (3)
Tried to R - No joy
Filed for D 3/2014
Hoping to finalize D before Christmas

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solus sto
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Default  Posted: 7:42 AM, September 26th (Thursday)

Some people go through HB and others don't. If you're not, and are not inclined, it's certainly not something you need to force.

(I think you might be confusing re-establishing sexual intimacy with HB; HB involves a very strong impulse to have sex frequently and often more passionately than previously experienced--not a measured study of relative merits of the act.)

My husband and I had HB after an early infidelity, the extent of which I did not know.

For me, it seemed to lead to reconnection. What it really did was get him laid a LOT---something he promptly forgot, because in the re-telling, he'd now let you know how he was forced to his subsequent affairs by the lack of action he was getting at home. What did it get me? STDs from other women.

BUT, if a WS is remorseful and you are working toward R AND HB occurs organically (rather than is something you ponder and examine and consider the relative merits)--then I think it can be really positive.

If you're looking for "mental ammo" regarding what's in it for you---it might not be a naturally-occurring phenomenon in your case.

And that's fine--you'll find a way to rebuild sexual intimacy when the time is right.


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WH (Trac-fone), 52, PD
2 kids-DD25, DS18
multiple d-days
DIVORCING
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FeelingMN
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Default  Posted: 8:52 AM, September 26th (Thursday)

I would suggest that you be very careful about what you believe at this point. No matter how much she thinks you deserve her A, you didn't. There are better ways to make points than to destroy your trust. My advice is make her prove there is nothing else going on. Transparency to the max. As you describe it, she may have just gone underground.

As for HB. For me it was the only thread of contentment that was keeping me from doing something drastic. When the sexual side effect of the anti-depressants rendered HB impossible I crashed hard. Lowest low I've ever had. Be careful, IMHO HB is lipstick on a pig.


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fWW 37
DD(19), DS(17), DD(11) (Mine, hers, ours)
Together 14y, Married 12
DDay Aug 2010, 4 mos TT & gaslighting
ONS + EA after 15yr Class reunion out of state

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StillGoing
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Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, September 26th (Thursday)

Don't call it HB. Doing that puts it in a mental category that is acceptable behavior. Call it what it is - a mind fuck.

Don't believe anything she says until she gives you everything necessary for R, because she has established herself as a liar. Right now actions are more important than words. She has bulldozed your trust in her, giving that back to her without good reason is setting yourself up for more pain and abuse.

Really man, look into protecting yourself. Don't trust her until she gives you a mountain of reasons to start to.


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Default  Posted: 10:27 AM, September 26th (Thursday)

If she were being honest,then she wouldn't be locking down all of her accounts and her phone.

Until she owns her shit..stops blaming you..and tells you everything you want to know about the OM..you can not R with her.

It really bothers me that you know so little about her affair that you *think* it was a ONS. That tells me all you know is she cheated. The OM could be your buddy..a coworker..anyone.

Have you read the 180?

Until she becomes transparent,and "good" days you have are nicely wrapped packages..with a pile of shit inside.


BS(me)42
FWH 45
4 kids..21,20,11,10
M: June 2001
D-Day: 8/10/10
Status: Happily Reconciled.

..that feeling you get in your stomach, when you heart's broken. It's like all the butterflies just died.


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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 10:37 AM, September 26th (Thursday)

This may come across as a bit rough, because I tend not to sugar coat things, and well, I learned this lesson the hard way.

Please please please, do not believe her. She is unremorseful, and has had no real consequence from her actions. She has proven herself to be a liar, and well liars lie.
You will see here the phrase, "trust but verify". I say bullshit. Don't trust, verify EVERYTHING three different ways before you believe her.

The only she has done is tell you that she isn't in touch. I suggest you put on your detective hat, and start snooping about. Secret cell phones, email accounts that you are unaware of, all of that.
It sucks to be here, but assuming that she is doing the right thing now, is only setting yourself up for more hurt.

Please protect your heart.

((((and strength))))


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

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Kingsj
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Default  Posted: 11:54 AM, September 26th (Thursday)

Some great points have been made.

There is a lot here to consider. I definitely have strong urges to find out more. I have spoken to the OM directly. I told him my WS came clean and I needed to verify what had taken place so I could get some closure. I talked him into confirming what had happened. Of course, my WW had lied about the deed.

There is a lot more to the story... I will start a new thread on it.

I feel mentally much more prepared to see any physical advance for what it is. Especially until I determine the whole thing is done and over. Until then, thanks to all the examples and experiences, I think I can handle this situation.

Thank you all!


Me - BH 38
Her - WS 38
DDay 3SEP2013
2 DD (6,9); 1 DS (3)
Tried to R - No joy
Filed for D 3/2014
Hoping to finalize D before Christmas

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atsenaotie
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Default  Posted: 2:54 PM, September 26th (Thursday)

If you are looking for mental ammunition to resist, consider this is how she manipulates you. The sex is not an expression of love or remorse, it is to regain control over you, to manipulate your feelings. She knows that you view sex as an expression of love, so she will use that against you.

Also, no sex without protection until you have both been tested and cleared for STDs, and you are sure she is NC.

While your WW is blame-shifting, lying, and hiding the truth, you need to have distance and persp0ective to pick the paths best for you. Sex is contrary to distance and perspective.

If you do go for HB sex, work to keep it mechanical and physical, not emotional.

ETA: do not trust anything the OM or your WW say. Cheaters lie. Only trust actions and behaviors sustained over time.

[This message edited by atsenaotie at 2:56 PM, September 26th (Thursday)]


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