But, 8 WOMEN in 3 YEARS and a GIRLFRIEND???? I'm afraid I cannot get over this. I keep trying and trying. We're in IC/MC. I'm trying to heal myself and forgive him. But, I can't. All I think about are the years of my life that he robbed. The years he was fucking college girls while I provided for our family and he pimped me out to do it. He blew our money. I'm still devestated. Less shock, more acceptance. I need acceptance so bad.
I have a feeling, once I'm emotionally healthy, I'm not going to want him after all. He's fighting tooth and nail, is remorseful, attentive, etc. But, it's not enough.
What do you all think??
[This message edited by libertyrocks at 2:29 PM, June 24th (Monday)]
But ONLY you can decide.
Honey, I'm 3 years out. My WH had a 2-1/2 yr A with a co-worker. Also has a short A with his brothers wife before we met.
I truly thought I could forgive and give him another chance. But, I'm so unhappy, so unfulfilled, so detached. I found a wonderful IC and have done some fine tuning on myself and discovered I have been in the fog this whole time. See, the A was a dealbreaker and I didn't want to own that knowledge.
I've been with him for 18 years. Yes, I feel, too, that he has robbed me of some of my best years.
I am emotionally healthy now, I know what I want, what I do not want and what I deserve, so therefore, I am divorcing him. I think part of my decision was not only him having the A, but the length of time he stayed in the A and never once tried to get out of the A. That's what hurts...he stayed in it.
That was the biggest F***you to me and it screams at me every day. Not to mention, WH is the biggest trigger. Just seeing him.
Sounds like the A's are a dealbreaker, and that's OK.
I hope you are in IC. Without it, I would still be wallowing in the muck.
You brought up a bunch of different issues in your post so maybe you need to figure out exactly which part is causing you pain right now. It sounds like your H is trying but maybe he doesn't understand all of the ways that you are hurting. Maybe that's why you don't feel like it's enough?
is it the amount of OW, the fact that he lived a double life, lied to the OW and seems to have no respect for women in general? Is it the LTA? The fact that he doesn't appreciate what you sacrificed and did to provide for the family?
It is a lot to deal with and you can't possibly accept it all at one time. It sounds like you have made progress in accepting some of those things. And thats a good thing. Just take it slow and on your terms. You need to do it for you first-so you can move on it which ever direction you need to go.
Less shock, more acceptance. I need acceptance so bad
I have come to accept that my WH had an A and possible multiple A's (previous years). The part I cannot get past was the continued deception, continued broken NC, and having to find out about the A and everything about it on my own.
I know that it will take a miracle to get over it at this rate.
Sorry you are hurting too
is it the amount of OW, the fact that he lived a double life, lied to the OW and seems to have no respect for women in general?
For me it was all of the above....
Trying to decide whether or not to disconnect from a wayward who appears to be remorseful is the biggest mindfuck of them all IMO.
Sorry liberty, I know exactly what you're going through and it sounds like you are getting to what I call the WTF????!!!! Stage.
Yep, that really happened and yep, he really did do all that and what a fool he took me for.....
Big hugs. You will figure it out eventually, when you're ready.