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User Topic: M to an EU (emotional unavailable) man
letitout
♀ 38288
Member # 38288
Default  Posted: 7:54 PM, June 25th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am married to an EU (emotional Unavailable) man which led to M problems which led to prostitutes, which led to me needing an emotional man in my life. But I don't have one!

He never comes up to kiss me, hold me, asks about my day, does things for me. Nothing. But when I initiate these things he doesn't pull back either, he accepts them and then will reciprocate. It just doesn't occur to him to do these things!

When I tell him what I need he will listen, but no action takes place. It is quite exasperating. I don't know if I can live like this anymore. I want to feel special and he doesn't make me feel that way. He doesn't even say I love you although I know he cares.

My IC say's he can't change much because that is who he is. I'm so depressed about that.

He is not a bad person. He gives me financial support, doesn't abuse me physically. We donít fight. He does everything I ask him to do. He just can't deal with emotions and has a hard time talking about them. I do have to say after the infidelity he has made an effort to share feelings. He even once or twice kissed me, and did ask me about my day. I told him how much that meant to me.

At one time I decided not to touch, hug, kiss, talk emotional, do little things for him, etc... and see if he noticed. I went four days of none of this before I broke down and did what I Always do, be the one who initiates these things. I feel so sad. I donít know what to do about it. Live with it or go?

I have to admit feeling a little jealous when reading what some of your SO does for you, the emails, notes, flowers, gifts, words of endearmentÖ I want that in my life now, but I keep thinking of that is who he is and I have to find my needs met in a different way, he is a different type of person.


BW 55, WH 64
2 years of prostitutes.

Posts: 283 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: California
SoVerySadNow
♀ 36711
Member # 36711
Default  Posted: 8:02 PM, June 25th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I know your pain very well. I'm married to one too. His therapist told him that he's lowest on the scale.
It's amazing to me that WH even made the effort to cheat- that's how uninvolved he is.


Me:BW
Him:WH
D-day(s),after years of TT and Gaslighting was Labor Day Weekend 2012, continuing for a week after. *Dammit! More TT 3/9/13
Really trending toward D- planning about it is my "happy place" now.

Posts: 1292 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Sunny Florida
MoreWould
♂ 37982
Member # 37982
Default  Posted: 8:09 PM, June 25th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

LetItOut

I'm married to an EU (or if not unavailable, distant) woman and I feel for you. But we did sucessfully R and are more or less happily married over 30 years later, at least to the degree that she is even capable of feeling happiness.

SI helped me a lot, but I also found myself getting jealous of what some others seemed to have, and a bit of a failure for putting up with an R where I did most of the heavy emotional lifting, and the process pretty far from the SI Ideal.

But, I came to realize that the process is just that, an Ideal, and so powerful that even half a loaf is pretty healthy meal. So I decided to stop feeling so bad about what I wasn't getting, and try to celebrate what I did. I guess I've always been a "Glass is half full" kind of guy anyway.

For others, this would have been a dealbreaker, I know that. Only you know for you, and maybe not yet, but don't let anybody tell you what to do. Listen to all the good advice, and take what works for you.


Me BH/WH, 63
Her WW/BW, 62
Her DDay Dec 1976 OMW at the door
My DDay, ~ 2years later, confessed ONS the next day
R via "Sweeping under the rug"
Still married, 40 yrs, mostly OK
2 kids, 24 & 20

Posts: 357 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: Colorado
Ostrich80
34827
Member # 34827
Default  Posted: 1:51 PM, June 26th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I am too. The times in my life when I really needed him, he just didn't have it. He was a total dick with my.pregnancies (horrible morning sickness 24/7), my sons dru addiction, couldn't fix him so just disown him, deaths in my family..not there for me. I'm not a needy person and I've grown accustomed to it. I always felt kinda sorry for him that he was the way he is. If he can't fix something sad or difficult, he turns to
anger. When my DD14 was having a biopsy for what dr thought was lymphoma, I grabbed him one night and screamed "I'm fucking scared to death, please say something, telll me she's gonna be ok". He actually broke down and bawled like a baby...then it was me comforting him...go figure


BS..me
WS..him
Been with him over half my life
4kid
DD1 10-01-09 DD2 02-12-12 discovered it never ended
OW..nothing special. Just your average skank
Status..#$%@????

Posts: 5238 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: midwest
Topic Posts: 4

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