The only thing that stopped my obsession of the A was leaving
I still cannot believe that is what ended my obsession with the A for good. I thought about it every single day because I was around the perpetrator. Since leaving I have been able to put it in the past. It doesn't hurt me or keep me up at night anymore. No more crazy triggers that bring me back to that place like when I was still with xWS. Knowing what I know now I would never entertain giving a person a second chance. At least I know myself well enough that my mind cannot let things go when I'm still around the person who committed the act. I'm not sure I would have gotten over it even if xWS had been remorseful. I could have saved myself a lot of years of pain and ruminating knowing what I know now about myself. I feel bad the M ended that my xWS hurts from it. Feel bad for my kids who suffered through it and struggle with life post D. I still hurt from shattered dreams of what could have been, but the A doesn't have any hold on me anymore. A's are so damaging more than anything I have ever experienced in my life.
10 comments posted: Thursday, October 20th, 2022
Crazy xWS and other fun stuff
I'm going to post this one in general. My xWS is one crazy in the head mofo and I can't wait for his karma to get him. He almost ruined my new beginning with my new bf. He saw my bf's car out front and then went home to grill our kids if I had a boyfriend. Like it's any of his business. My daughter never gives up info but my son did. My ex then threatens to do another drive by and come and confront my boyfriend luckily my daughter gave me the heads up so my boyfriend could move his car. I did see the ex drive by, but this caused a little bit of friction in my new relationship. This crap just never ends with a narcissist. I thought my bf was going to break up with me but luckily is still standing by my side and let me know that we will get through this together. I'm thinking of selling the house (it's in both my xWS name and mine) so that there are no more issues going forward. Having to share kids with this kind of a monster sure makes things difficult.
What else can I do? How do I get away from this monster for good? I can't get a restraining order because he hasn't threatened me. I do have him blocked on everything except email and boy did he email after that incident. Still trying to get me back which is just so WTF
20 comments posted: Friday, August 5th, 2022
In a Relationship and so Happy
I never thought I would feel this way again. The man I have been dating for the last 8 months asked me to be his full time GF and I couldn't be happier. He is nothing like my ex and is super emotional just like me and I hope that our love just continues to grow stronger. We have taken our time and it has been worth it. We like the same music and enjoy just sitting next to each other for hours on end. He even cooks breakfast for me lol. I am really really happy. I wish this for all of us who have been hurt and betrayed. This hope for love again has renewed me.
There is life after infidelity and it is awesome
19 comments posted: Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Xws wishing me Happy Anniversay
I just don't know how to feel about this. I have my Xws blocked but have email open for child emergencies and I got this email about how he wants to put his family back together, cannot imagine being with another person lol Happy Anniversary!
The day of our wedding anniversary has held no significance since D-Day. I have voiced this to him many times since D-Day and was usually met with frustration and anger from him. Since our Legal Separation has been finalized why would it hold any significance for me now?
I of course am not going to respond.
Even if he was a normal healthy person I'm not sure I would want to work on the M. That ship sailed long ago. There are no feelings, what I do feel for him is trepidation, anxiety, disgust, repulsion, and weird empathy for not wanting to hurt him. I do feel sorry for him but I don't want to be with him EVER.
No matter how many times I have explained this to him it doesn't register.
4 comments posted: Friday, June 17th, 2022
It has been 2 years since I left and he still manages to get under my skin
I must be an idiot... really. I block and I unblock just to block again story of my life post leaving the ex Narc.
The latest I unblocked due to having to discuss this years taxes. Well XWS proceeds to let me have it how now he finally sees that I'm a bitch and he blames me for EVERYTHING. The kid's issues since my leaving are because of me, our financial issues...me, everything me.
What is bad about this unwanted contact is it stays with me for like a week after it happens and I have to find my balance again. I just don't ever want to speak or hear from him again. How do I do this with future events if we both have to attend? This is such bullshit I am forever tied to this a-hole and it makes me crazy!
I have him blocked again until the next time he asks one of our kids for me to unblock him what a fucking childish situation this has become.
7 comments posted: Tuesday, May 17th, 2022
Hardest part of divorcing the narc
Has been the smear campaign against me and a complete rewrite of history to the kids. I believe they are being alienated from me in a sinister manipulative way. One in which they cannot see and I can't really do anything to change their mind. I think it was this part that I feared in leaving and D'ing the most. Losing my kids to the manipulation. I really am heartbroken but have almost resigned myself to not care anymore about it because there isn't anything I can do about it. I had to leave for my sanity and I am being smeared that I broke up the family and won't communicate with the ex (we have been NC mostly because he cannot just keep it about the kids & finances). The kids actually feel sorry for him and recently my son said that I am the narcissist. I made a post on social media about narcissism and a few about the ex. I guess there were a couple of mutuals I either did not know I had but they told him and he told the kids about my post that I am "smearing the family name." That is my bad and I don't know why I posted on social media about it more like a cry for help I guess.
The part that is the most excruciating about this is it feels similar to other abuses I have suffered, being molested by my half-brother and my dad's family cutting me off because I spoke out. I was raped in high school and the perpetrator said I was a slut and smearing me to the whole school I had just moved to. When I was physically abused by an ex boyfriend and no one believed me except those who witnessed my bruising. I feel similar in my M that what happened to me didn't really happen and I am being smeared once again.
16 comments posted: Thursday, January 20th, 2022
Dating helping me heal
I never thought I would be here saying this, but I am absolutely LOVING dating. Each person has offered me a glimpse of how different and amazing people are. It also makes me realize just how scum my xWS is. My ex didn't treat me with half of some of the attention I have been getting. There is one person on my radar that I am hoping will be a good match, but I'm having fun. Life is good
5 comments posted: Thursday, November 4th, 2021
I thought my libido was broken
It's not had my first sexual experience since leaving my ex and it was really GOOD and nice
I'm still not looking for a relationship so I guess you can call it a "hook-up"
It is good to know I am not broken, everything is working just fine.
8 comments posted: Monday, October 4th, 2021
Weird Text from the Ex
The xWS sent a strange text yesterday basically patting himself on the back for not freaking out when I left him and for not just showing up at places I'm at unannounced He said he knew I had already been through that treatment before in my past (abusive ex boyfriend before I met xWS).
Then he went on to say that he realized that I gave up 1/2 my time with kids to get away from him and how that is weighing heavily on him
I'm not sure what I feel. I kind of feel creeped out from it. I'm unfortunately still dealing from trauma from an assault I experienced a few months ago during a robbery so him texting me this just sent me over the edge.
I will not respond as this is unnecessary contact from him but am keeping in my records of texts in case I need a restraining order.
12 comments posted: Monday, August 23rd, 2021
WS going to default on legal separation
I can't believe it. How stupid can he be? I know he will blame me for this too. That I forced him to default somehow
10 comments posted: Friday, July 9th, 2021
He got served today
My xWS got served today and of course I get the scathing text that I’m dragging things out. I’m still grieving this M ending and there just seems to be no relief in sight I miss my kids when I don’t have them, struggle financially and live day to day in this surreal situation. Living in infidelity was bad too. I hope really hope I feel better one day.
12 comments posted: Thursday, May 13th, 2021
Depression after D
Anyone else feel depressed about their situation? I guess I'm depressed that this is my life. Now I don't want my other life back either, but it just feels so surreal and not what I expected. It wasn't like I was happily married and we had some wonderful life that I miss. I miss that I never got to experience a great marriage and a good life with a partner. When I see older people who are still holding hands it just baffles me.
I have no desire to date or be in a relationship again. I don't even want to try. Is this just me still recovering from the trauma of what my M was? I try to go out and do things with friends, my kids or just exploring by myself but I will find myself back in this depressing state. I'm depressed my kids are older and about to be on their own which will leave me totally alone (for some reason this thought causes me extreme depression and anxiety).
12 comments posted: Tuesday, May 11th, 2021
Ex is still blaming me 7 months later
It is unbelievable to me that my ExWS is STILL lashing out and blaming me for leaving the M. He is blaming me for his perception of how he is losing the kids (we have 50/50 plan so not sure how he is losing the kids). Says he has less control with them having 2 different households. Thinks that my leaving the M did more damage than anything he did to me. I just can't
Unfortunately I responded to this because I'm tired of being blamed for this and I'm also dealing with my mom being hospitalized for a mental breakdown and suicide ideation at the same time. The timing of his rant couldn't have been more perfect.
He also is driving the kids crazy telling them that they don't help out around the house (they do because they tell me all the chores he makes them do) and that they never come out of their rooms to spend time with him and why is he keeping his house if they don't want to come out of their rooms When the kids got to my place they said it felt so happy and peaceful.
Ex makes everyone around him miserable while blaming everyone around him except himself it is truly mind boggling.
21 comments posted: Tuesday, April 13th, 2021
His contact throwing me into depression
STBX has been contacting me once a week lately which I have given crickets to, but it leaves me depressed for a couple of days. Right now I'm struggling with this depression and it makes me angry at the same time that he contacts me.
His recent contact was "poor me this" and "poor me that" he NEVER asks how I am. He says now he is struggling with abandonment issues and that he has no one and is all alone. That he is really sad. I shouldn't feel bad for him but I do. I still have no desire to ever see him or talk to him again and that makes me hurt for him too that I feel this way.
I start to feel better about my life and then BOOM he contacts me and it just sucks all the life out of me again. It would be so much worse if I were living with him again so at least I have the physical separation from him. He is a miserable person whether he is with me or not and I'm tired of his contact. I want to text him to tell him to leave me alone that every time he does this it sets me back, but I know I can't he's not a normal person. He would relish that he gets to me and can make me miserable like him.
I feel like this will never end
7 comments posted: Monday, February 1st, 2021
Why do I even care
Why do I care if he becomes successful after this or if he finds someone younger and more beautiful? Why do I care if my daughter wants to live with him more than me? Why does this bother me so much that it keeps me up at night and makes me lose focus of my own life?
I don't want him back and I don't want to be back there. I want to move past this feeling. I know he won't ever magically become a good person. I know he'll treat the next woman with the same contempt he gave me. He will nitpick her to death (geeeze I hated that).
So why does it bother me if his life becomes better than when I left it? I need a lobotomy seriously
16 comments posted: Wednesday, January 20th, 2021
I’m not doing so good tonight. I guess I was hoping STBXs life would fall apart after I left but seems to be doing better while my life is falling apart. My son said his dad gives him $20 a week allowance while I struggle in an apartment now. He gets his mom’s big house, can afford to give the kids things I cannot and pretty soon he’ll probably find a nice attractive young woman and his perfect life will be complete.
I would never want to be back with him but I just feel like I get the raw end of the deal. I got a marriage of lies being cheated and psychologically abused, but he gets to move on nicely in life. I don’t know why but I also feel like I’m losing the kids to him too.
I’m starting to get suicidal thoughts again like what is the point of this life. He gets whatever he wants and is able to move on while I am so damaged and now struggling financially, getting older that I’m sure he is enjoying watching my downfall. Life has been cruel to me and I’m beginning to think there is no justice or happy ending.
10 comments posted: Monday, January 18th, 2021
I married a lie
This is more of a vent than anything... but I didn't think it was possible to hate someone so much. I literally despise my ex. I just found out over the weekend that he had said awful things about my son after he was born and that he never wanted a second child. He also said something shitty to my mom after my daughter was born but my mom didn't tell me until a few years ago. After my daughter was born he said (as he was holding her hours after birth)"This isn't for me."
If I would have known ANY of this I would have left immediately. It is sick and I don't understand it. Today he acts like father of the year and I know he loves them but I can't get past this. We had discussed having kids and he was on board and now I find out these things NOW!!!
I feel like I'm going to have a coronary. I'm so sick in the head I am now praying for his death. What an awful awful human he is and I wish I never laid eyes on him. I love my kids though. Glad I had them with this fucking monster. If only I had been told this after their birth I would have kicked him to the goddamn curb. Sick mofo!
9 comments posted: Monday, January 11th, 2021
He contacted me again...
Thank god I have therapy today. I hate when he contacts me. I will not respond as it doesn't pertain to the kids rather his own emotions.
Just texted me "Don't think I'll ever get over losing you outta my life... just devastated every morning I wake up."
The empath in me feels sorry for him (why?! I wish I felt nothing). The other side of me remembers how badly he emotionally abused me and how many mornings I woke up feeling bulldozed. I still have mornings that I wake up feeling blah because it is surreal to be on my own after being with him 1/4 of my life.
I have nightmares every single night because of him. I just had one last night where we were back together and I kept saying I don't want to be back here. I never wanted to get back together again. So weird then his text this morning
My mind ruminates and now it is going to take probably this whole day to stop thinking about it. I hate this. I wish he would not contact me like this.
[This message edited by crazyblindsided at 1:15 PM, December 18th (Friday)]
14 comments posted: Friday, December 18th, 2020
Unwanted contact and information
Received unwanted contact from STBX the other day because he was inquiring about an address of one of HIS family members. I lost my address book and all my documents and my son's documents during my move and let him know (bad bad idea). My STBX then went on to berate me about it. Saying that if something happens with my son's information being compromised it's all on me and why would I take the kid's documents with me when I was the one who left and not the kids I had no other choice as I couldn't take living with his emotional abuse anymore. My kids' rooms are there that's why they didn't come with me and they see me 50% of the time but guess he had to rub it in
Also my daughter told me that he's been telling her about all the women he's been chatting up lately and asked her if she would be nice to them Just seems so unfair that he's already dating and I can't even contemplate dating. Now I have been having nightmares of him rubbing his dates in my face.
I am no contact with him except the kids so I have been good with boundaries there I just don't want to hear about any of his new love interests. Do I ask my daughter not to tell me? Ugh
[This message edited by crazyblindsided at 12:08 PM, December 10th (Thursday)]
14 comments posted: Thursday, December 10th, 2020
Fear coming to realization
My daughter keeps changing her mind about how long and how often she comes over to my place. Right now we have 50/50 but my daughter is 17 and is old enough to do what she wants.
Since I had to move to an apartment and could only afford a 2 bedroom, my son has his own room and me and her were supposed to share bed but she preferred sleeping on the couch (which originally I was going to do). Any ways she just told me today she doesn't know if she even wants to stay with me and it just ripped my heart out.
I feel like I'm being punished for leaving the M, for moving out, and feel abandoned by my daughter too.
I hate my XWS for this. I wish I never moved to his mom's house and was still in our home (which is currently being rented with lease until 2021). It would have been better if I was in a situation to kick him out. Instead I had to move out.
This is the worst part about S/D it is killing me.
8 comments posted: Wednesday, November 18th, 2020
I love my new beginning
This is my first post here and I just have to say how much I love my new beginning. It feels like a new beginning for me as I can feel the peace of mind every day. All of the toxicity from my M is washing away. This is my life now and I get to do anything I want without having to get approval or hear any criticism about it.
My animals even seem happier at my new place. No more walking on eggshells or having a dark cloud over my head. It is like heaven and I'm embracing it.
No more thoughts of the A, why he had an A. The AP's are the furthest thing from my mind.
I never thought this would be possible. I thought I was going to be plagued by my Ex's A forever. While I am plagued by the time spent and how I was able to put up with abuse for so long, I no longer obsess about it.
My new beginning was gaining a new life with new hopes and aspirations. I plan to make the most out of the rest of my life and I can look forward to it now.
14 comments posted: Tuesday, November 10th, 2020
Stbx sending scathing texts
He sent a bunch of angry texts blaming me for the way things ended, blaming me for ruining his birthdays, saying he's no longer to blame and that I am to blame. My PTSD can barely handle this. I broke down crying and shaking just from reading the texts. I said to leave me alone but he kept on and on with angry texts.
I wish he would leave me alone. At least I'm in my own place but it kind of shook me up tonight and don't want this keep happening.
25 comments posted: Sunday, October 25th, 2020