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iammine posted 6/15/2013 20:59 PM

A few questions...

I have not confronted an EA and possible PA.

Can you be set against R and be very certain about it? I just cannot see anything positive with continuing our relationship.

I know for a fact he would think him having an EA was silly. He would not participate in MC or IC and would get irate that I would tell him to stop his "friendship" with OW. He would blame my A for his EA. He would tell lies to family and friends to make him look like the victim and I'm ruining the relationship and messing up the kids.

So why should I even consider R if I know he will do the above actions?

I just want to have my own life with my children. I'm tired of hearing him yell and his controlling ways.

Can I be so sure without even confronting? I don't think he could say anything to change how I feel.

brkn_heartd posted 6/15/2013 21:16 PM

iammine,
For some this is a total deal breaker. Only you know that. It is perfectly fine to decide the actions are a deal breaker and walk away without R. I never thought I would consider R, but time and his actions changed that. It is a very individual and personal decision.

I know where my deal breaker is now. When you know where your deal breaker is at, it is easier to move forward....where ever it is.

Hugs to you.

SisterMilkshake posted 6/15/2013 21:22 PM

It sounds to me like you want to end your marriage. Why use the possible affair as an excuse? If you are not happy and your husband refuses to go to MC or IC, why even bother confronting about an affair?

Ashland13 posted 6/15/2013 21:25 PM

Yes, I agree with the deal breaker reply.

And I think it takes a really strong person to know what our thresholds (deal breakers)are.

sisoon posted 6/16/2013 13:08 PM

You do not know how your H would respond to a request to do MC or IC or D. You don't know how he would respond to being confronted.

Imagine that he agreed to MC & IC and showed complete remorse. What then?

If you'd still want to D if he's truly remorseful, that's a pretty solid indicator that either an A is a deal breaker or you want out of your M. If remorse would make R attractive, IMO you're not ready to decide.

Both D & R are OK choices. The only issue is to figure out which one is best for you.

LA44 posted 6/16/2013 13:22 PM

iammine: It sounds like you "know" a lot w/o even having to ask one question.

I thought I would leave my H if he ever had an A. Guess what? Still here. Because:

1) he has owned it from Day 1
2) there is NC
3) he speaks and acts with remorse - everyday.
4) everyday he proves his love and commitment to our marriage
5) I have owned my own bad behavior that created cracks in our marriage - I was unfriendly at best and acted with contempt at worst.

crazynot posted 6/16/2013 13:25 PM

Of course you can! Only you know... the one thing that everyone seems to agree on is that there is NO obligation on anyone to continue a relationship where there's been cheating.

iammine posted 6/16/2013 16:26 PM

I have been with him for 17 yrs and I've asked him to go to MC and IC and he laughs at me that he isn't crazy and is NOT going to a "head doctor" .

When we first got together I asked him to cool it with his party friends and 17 yrs later he throws it in my face that he had to give up his friends. He won't give up the OW

He doesn't show love and affection. But he will tell OW that she is beautiful and sexy.

I just don't think he would do the necessary steps to help our relationship.

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