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User Topic: This Scar on my Heart
IGaveItMyAll
♂ 38622
Member # 38622
Default  Posted: 12:01 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I wear this scar on my heart with pride. I am proud of myself for finding the strength within to give this relationship another shot when someone I care for tried to destroy it. I am proud of myself for making some very important personal changes for me. I am proud of myself for finally expressing my opinions without worrying what people will think. I am proud of myself for not avoiding confrontation anymore. I am proud of myself for setting my own boundaries and not being afraid to walk away if they aren't met. I am proud of myself for figuring out what I need to feel love and expressing to my spouse what I need her to do to make me feel it. I am proud that I have the strength to sort through these thought/feeling and get to the core of what is triggering them. I am proud of myself that I am able to comminicate my very dark feling to my W. I am proud of myself that I am working toward a better life. So I wear this scar with pride. It is still senistive to the touch but it will heal. I have learned ALOT about how strong I truly am. What are you proud of?


ME-BS 34
FWW-28
M 6 Yrs
DDAY- 8/20/12
R

Posts: 332 | Registered: Mar 2013
libertyrocks
♀ 38924
Member # 38924
Default  Posted: 12:25 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You are so awesome!! I'm so happy for your strength.


Me-BW 36. STBXH-35,Recovering Alcoholic, M6yrs T13. Boys 2 & 4 1/2.
DDay #1 Nov,2012. 1 1/2 year false R & TT. 10 OW PA's 1LTA (W lied to) 3 years.
S Nov, 2013 again Jan,2014
Filed for D Feb,2014.

Posts: 962 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: So Cal, baby. :)
IGaveItMyAll
♂ 38622
Member # 38622
Default  Posted: 12:26 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

libertyrocks - It felt good to write that list. What are you proud of yourself for?


ME-BS 34
FWW-28
M 6 Yrs
DDAY- 8/20/12
R

Posts: 332 | Registered: Mar 2013
BIZZYBEEZ
♀ 37645
Member # 37645
Default  Posted: 2:08 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Amazing post - just amazing!!!


BW (me) - 47
WH (him) - 39
DDay - 10/22/2012 (worst day of my life)

Learning to breathe again - one day at a time


Posts: 235 | Registered: Nov 2012
AFrayedKnot
♂ 36622
Member # 36622
Default  Posted: 2:13 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Amen Brother!!!!


BS 40
fWS 37 (SurprisinglyOkay)
DD DS
A whole bunch of shit that got a lot worse before it got better.
"Knowing is half the battle"

Posts: 2691 | Registered: Aug 2012
Hunter23
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Member # 37574
Default  Posted: 2:14 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

IGaveItMyAll,

What a great post! I teared up a little... I hope to get to where you are someday soon.


Me: BW, 38
Him:WH, 40
DDay: Nov 3, 2012
Hoping to recover...

Posts: 99 | Registered: Nov 2012
Garnet
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Member # 39070
Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

And you should be proud!! You sound like your in a good place !! Keep up the positive outlook


Garnet☀

Posts: 84 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: MA
IGaveItMyAll
♂ 38622
Member # 38622
Default  Posted: 2:47 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Everyone here should be proud of themselves. Wear that scar with honor. A good friend of mine told me I am weak for going back. I truly believe it takes a stronger person to stay. All of us are strong even though many days we feel weak. Look how far we all have come from the bottom. All of us are at different stages but, through this journey we will become a stronger person. A person that faced the most painful thing ever and didn't let it define us.


ME-BS 34
FWW-28
M 6 Yrs
DDAY- 8/20/12
R

Posts: 332 | Registered: Mar 2013
PippaPeach6
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Default  Posted: 2:51 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Wow! Powerful post. Thank you for sharing this! You should be proud - you are a very strong person.


Us: 50ish, madhatters, married 20 odd yrs
TT: May 2009 'til June
DDay for both: June 17, 2009
Me: 2x, same person, 1991
Him: 1.5 year PA (EA?) 2007-2009
Reconciled

Honey Badger don't care. - Randall


Posts: 386 | Registered: Nov 2012 | From: Flyover chic
lotusflower12
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Default  Posted: 8:47 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Amazing. Thank you for writing it down. I do feel stronger and more alive than ever. It came with a price, but I sometimes wonder if this is what it feels like coming back from war. Beaten down emotionally, yet proud of the work you did. I don't know. Your post has made my mind turn into a positive direction, which is nice for a change. It's too easy to swim in the s#*% if you know what I mean.
Thoughts are with all of you, my fellow warriors.


ME-BS 30s
HIM-WS 30s
1 child
Dday- 10/23/2012 : 2 month EA and PA (sex twice)
In R


Posts: 14 | Registered: Dec 2012
Caligirl9566
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Default  Posted: 10:58 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

WOW... What a wonderful and powerful post. I feel better after reading your post. I to will be there one day.

I'm proud of myself for staying and trying to keep my family together.

Cali


Me/BS 46
Him/WH 51
Married 17yrs
DD 2/12/2013
R but I just don't know

Posts: 29 | Registered: Mar 2013 | From: Florida
IGaveItMyAll
♂ 38622
Member # 38622
Default  Posted: 11:14 PM, April 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm proud of myself for staying and trying to keep my family together.
that's an AMAZING thing to be proud of. I look at my kids as well and am proud for sticking it out. Seeing them such a wreck when we were separated was heart breaking. You should be proud not only are you giving your WS another chance you are giving your kids another chance at having a family together (obviously that's not the only reason to stay but very rewarding)


ME-BS 34
FWW-28
M 6 Yrs
DDAY- 8/20/12
R

Posts: 332 | Registered: Mar 2013
bitterbetrayal
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Default  Posted: 7:01 AM, April 26th (Friday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

A beautiful post thank you.


ME.BS 55
Him.WS 55 and a priest!
D-DAY 12/07/09
D-DAY-2 14/08/09
MARRIED 25 YEARS ON 25/08/09
BEEN TOGETHER 28 YEARS
TWO CHILDREN 20 and 22.

Posts: 160 | Registered: Nov 2009 | From: UK
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