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AceKnight posted 7/15/2013 07:24 AM

I am a male WS, I feel as though I get presented double edge sword when I get into a discussion about anything with my BS. It's like jump off the bridge or the firing squad?

20WrongsVs1 posted 7/15/2013 08:16 AM

Ace, welcome to SI. If you post here you will get good advice, and not all of it will be easy for you to hear at this point.

I'm hearing a lot of concern for yourself here, and not much for your BW. Speaking of swords and ran your sword through her heart. You put your M in front of a firing squad. Some BS's here say death would be preferable to being cheated on.

For starters, read this:

and this

and start reading most of these:

BaxtersBFF posted 7/15/2013 08:47 AM

Welcome to SI,

20wrongs has a point about what you chose to do to your BW when you cheated. It's the unavoidable truth of being a WS. We all did it to our spouses/SO's.

What specifically are you feeling pressure from? Is it the continual questoons? Is it that your BW doesn't believe you? Is it that the only privacy you have right nkw is in the bathroom?

In general, once a WS comes clean with the entire truth and provides complete transparency, things get easier. Sort of. Really, if you have these feelings, it implies that maybe the whole truth isn't out. I say that not because I don't believe that you haven't told the whole truth, only that we see it here often that the WS says "That's all there is." only to let out a little detail later on. It's called trickle truth (TT).

So, maybe start working through some of the details in this thread and see what happens.

Have you reae the healing library yet? There's a link in the upper left hand corner of the screen. Lots of good info in there.

Alyssamd24 posted 7/15/2013 13:06 PM


Welcome to the group. I am also a fairly new member and can tell you many of the older members will be able to offer you help an insight, even if it's hard to hear.

I don't think there is a difference if you are a male or female wayward spouse.

The fact is we are all wayward; our ages, races, social statuses, and genders don't matter. The reasons we have for what we did may differ from person to person.

But i am curious why you think it's a double edged sword?

AceKnight posted 7/15/2013 18:34 PM


Aubrie posted 7/15/2013 20:43 PM

Truth hurts. Telling out BS this stuff is brutal. But not telling them is the killer. A lot of us are guilty of glossing over details, leaving things out, or outright lying about events during the A. I've seen more than one BS here say, "It wasn't so much the actual act, it was all the lies during and after. They just keep lying."

Don't be the WS that is "protecting" your BS from "further hurts". If she asks, "How many times?" If it was 1 or 1,000, be completely honest. Yes, the truth hurts. But the lies hurt worse. And those are the killers.

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