First off, I'm happy if an Admin moves this to 'Just Found Out' now.
Sooooo she went out to the football last night with her work colleagues. Before she left, she messaged me, 'Hon, if you want to talk, I am happy to stay home and we can talk it over.' I then notice she proceeds to log into the app twice in the next hour. Yeah, imagine why I'm feeling doubtful. I smile to the in-lawws and keep my mouth shut, dying inside with panic. I won't lie - it felt like nails being driven into my heart. Anyway, she came home early and we went to bed. I still didn't talk. I took a sleeping pill and slept in until 9:30am.
The in-laws left soon after, and it was game on when they left.
Other half asked if I wanted to talk, and I said yes. We went into the bedroom, and laid it out.
1. I said I resented, and was absolutely livid, with the fact that this bomb had been dropped on me with her in-laws down, and me having no way of dealing with it in an appropriate way.
2. I asked for her phone, and asked for her to open the app.
This is where her face went ashen.
Her: '...OK well to let you know, I have been chatting to some people on there.'
Me: **Insert D-Day fight and flight mode bringing the hard beats 2013-style**
Me: 'Open it. Now.'
She's been private messaging with up to 6 people. All guys (married - apparently 'looking for another couple to potentially meet up with him and his wife'...yeah ok), all bar one who was a female. There's nothing in the conversations that is provocative, and there are no dick pics etc. It's all mostly 'how did you all get into this lifestyle?' type of convos, but still. She has sent them heads shots of her face. And one guy has asked for her phone number. And one suggested catching up for a drink. If I was honest, and if it all played out in reality, she's 2 weeks away from cheating proper....but let's just say that she is cheating regardless noting the above.
At this stage I'm f%#king livid.
The whole point, nay the very point, that this was to be a couples thing that we potentially (and I say potentially) explored together. There was NEVER talk that we would message people behind the other's back. I am now convinced, whether rightly or wrongly, that I have been played in regards to the MC. Even if that's not the case, that's what it feels like. It would explain the bomb. And she's smart enough to know that dropping this with the in-laws in town was not the time to do it. She's under time pressure evidently.
I went off. The kids heard/fathomed most of it. Now I don't know what to do. She said nothing was going to come of this, and that is was just an ego boost. Sadly, that was the excuse I got last time, and something DID come of it. I'm just so lost, I have been in tears all morning. I admit we have been emotionally distant, but part of that has been a defence for the past and the crazy events of the past 2 years. She doesn't think this reaction is a deal-breaker in comparison to other reactions, but I just can't reconcile it. To access the app and partake in personal (even if they aren't sexual) conversations with other people while having MC to apparently fix and health check the marriage, I feel shows me complete contempt for the marriage. To access the app and continue that while your husband is evidently in emotional truama is just beyond me.
But you all have felt this same feeling, as have I.
[This message edited by Hurthalo at 7:45 AM, Saturday, April 23rd]