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cayc posted 6/15/2013 21:31 PM

It has come to my attention that my xWH is being invited to a party at my work that takes place in 2 weeks. It's our biggest event of the year, many visiting dignitaries, & my attendance is mandatory.

My security team has promised to intercept xWH if & when he arrives telling him he has to stay away from me & is not allowed to speak to me & that if he does, he will be removed from the event & reported to HQ.

I've been contemplating emailing xWH & telling him that I expect him not to come, & that all the principal officers are aware of who he is, what he's done, & that if he comes, security will be informing him that he is to stay away from me.

Is that stirring the pot? Am I increasing the chances he'll attend if I do this? Or will his pride cause him to avoid a location where all the VIPs know what a shit he is embarrass him enough to choose not to attend?

I've been going back & forth in my mind for days now trying to decide what the optimal choice is that will best protect me. What are your alls thoughts?

meaniemouse posted 6/15/2013 22:08 PM

I wouldn't say anything to your ex. It sounds like you have a lot of people that will have your back there--he is the one that will be outnumbered. Hopefully he has enough sense to stay away. If not, you're covered so I'd take the high road and not say anything to him about it at all.

better4me posted 6/15/2013 22:23 PM

I'd be concerned that warning him that security will tell him not to contact you at the party will be perceived by him as a "challenge". Will his ego be all about trying to show what a "great guy" he really is?

It sounds like you will be busy all night and will be surrounded by people who are on your side. Ask one of the people you can trust to stick close to your side throughout the party to be your support person. You have a strategy in place to manage things if it escalates, unless it escalates ignore his ass at the party. If he tries to start something, security will be there to shut it down.

I wouldn't warn him or ask him not to come. Crickets now. Crickets at the party.

SBB posted 6/16/2013 00:18 AM

I agree with the others. Do not speak to him. Don't open the door to communication.

Make him invisible cayc. It does take practice but you can do it.

cayc posted 6/16/2013 05:32 AM

It's so against my nature to "do nothing" but I realize that you all are right. Crickets is always the better course of action & besides, surely I'm strong enough by now to see him without fainting from terror. And too, maybe I'll get "lucky" and he'll make an ass out of himself & make it all worse for himself in the same moment. Lets hope so, I could use a dose of karma vis a vis him.

Amazonia posted 6/16/2013 08:09 AM

I know that security will be running interfereance, but do you have colleague-friends who will be at this event as well, who can not just keep him away from you, but keep an eye on you and how you're doing? Distractions, reassurances, etc.?

cayc posted 6/16/2013 08:52 AM

Yes I've got one close friend assigned to the same detail as me & ironically since my entire workplace knows the story & who he is, a lot of people will be paying attention to me.

I'm trying to be grateful for all the support I've got, but it still just chaps me that I D this asshole & can't seem to get rid of him. It be one thing if we had kids but we don't ... so shouldn't D plus move to another country mean get out of my life??? Sheesh.

Oh & another update: xWH finally figured out I wasn't going to respond to his constant emails about getting my box of stuff, so he mailed it to my office. And in it he included tools I gave him when we were just dating and of course he very helpfully included his return address on the package so now I know where he lives. Gah! Fucker.

persevere posted 6/16/2013 10:37 AM

It sounds like you have a good plan in place cayc - stay strong.

I see you're hitting your 1 year antiversary from D (I noticed because it's on my bday) - how are you feeling about that?

Amazonia posted 6/16/2013 10:46 AM

I vote you mark the box Return to Sender and mail that shit back.

cayc posted 6/16/2013 15:54 PM

You know it's funny, but I just now reached the point where I'm thrilled that I'm divorced & proud of myself for being so. I'll admit for being grateful for that feeling. I am however still really desirous of karma happening so I know I need to get to the point where I don't even think about that. In reality, I've never been one to attach meanings to days. For me it's actually physical locations that get tainted ... I think that's one reason why I don't want xWH at my work. I don't want it tainted by his presence or a memory of him yet again being a jerk.

Williesmom posted 6/16/2013 16:07 PM

But keep in mind cayc this: he's not your jerk anymore. He's just another random asshole.

Amazonia posted 6/17/2013 07:27 AM

He's just another random asshole.

Too true.

better4me posted 6/17/2013 08:30 AM

he's not your jerk anymore. He's just another random asshole.

cayc posted 6/17/2013 09:55 AM

Ha ha, well yes that's true too! Maybe that's what I should say to him if he does have the temerity to approach me

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