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User Topic: Hrrm, that was odd ....
♀ 33523
Member # 33523
Default  Posted: 7:01 PM, July 11th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My DD was almost 4 years ago. D was final 4 months ago. Have gone thru most of the stages that I've read about here, not alot of the anger, tho.

Thru out this whole nightmare, still feel 'love' for XH. Not so much romantic love, more of an agape sort. (I'm outing my inner hippie here. )

The more time that passes, the more I finally GET that I'm better off w/o XH. This morning, I'm enjoying the sunrise and it occurs to me that I'm LUCKY to be free of him. Even though I'm scared and confused, it still beats where I was pre-DD.

I held out hope for M & XH for over 3 years. I wasted that time on a man who is damaged beyond fixing himself, yet I still loved. I cried over all of it, even last week still.

I guess the point of all of this is to encourage those of you who are earlier in the process. It really, really does get better.

I never thought I'd actually feel relief that I'm D'd from him.

Me: MH 40s
3/13: D'd

Fall 2015: happily in love with the RIGHT man
Everything is as it should be.

Posts: 881 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Vulcania
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Default  Posted: 7:07 PM, July 11th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I know exactly how u feel.....I just wanted u to know I get it

Don't be afraid to start over. Its a new chance to rebuild what you want! D-day 8-05-2011. Me/BW-41. Him/WH-41.

Posts: 33 | Registered: Jun 2013
♀ 28622
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Default  Posted: 7:14 PM, July 11th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yep. Not so odd I don't think.

Good for you.

But no anger?? wow. I don't know what that looks like. I embraced that angry stage.

Me: 45, independent, happy, despite parallel parenting with a lower muppet
FT "Stretch" (and Skew!) ;)
DS 14 DS 11
S 5/2010
D 12/2012

Posts: 6547 | Registered: May 2010 | From: a better place
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Default  Posted: 7:24 PM, July 11th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm glad you feel lucky to be free of him. I have that feeling too and I really, really like it.

Hmmmm...maybe I got your anger. At least it seemed to be my most visited stage of grief.

"Thou art the son and heir of a mongrel bitch." --King Lear

Posts: 4956 | Registered: Jan 2012
♀ 35229
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Default  Posted: 7:35 PM, July 11th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

it still beats where I was pre-DD.


I don't love him anymore - I DO still need to mourn. I think mourning can be confusing sometimes. We don't love who they have shown themselves to be but we can sometimes still love who we thought they were.

In my case I gaslighted myself for so long that it felt impossible to see him as he really is instead of who I hoped he was, who I wished him to be.

But its not impossible. Little by little I let stopped seeing what I wanted to see and started seeing what was really happening.

It sure ain't pretty.

Anger is a weird one for me - I don't feel angry at him for what he did anymore (I don't think??) but I do feel incredibly angry for what he is doing to my girls. I can't see myself ever NOT feeling angry about that.

What he did to me seems the lesser evil here IYKWIM?

I may have reached a point where I'd piss on him if he was on fire.... eventually!!

Posts: 5953 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Australia
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