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User Topic: 6 months in...flash of clarity...
♀ 38263
Member # 38263
Cool  Posted: 6:43 PM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I've been in R for 6 months.

6 painful, long, "hardest work of my life" months.

WH is doing all the right things. Attending SA, counselors (mc and personal), medication, following all my boundaries/parameters to the letter.

I was still triggering ridiculously much. Planning elaborate revenge fantasies on the OW he acted out with most actively. I'm a bit of a research junkie, so I got every known relatives address, wrote a exposure letter with documentation (didn't send it, just have it)...honestly. This was how I filled my limited free time. Not very healthy.

I've really been doing my own work on me, too. Pampering myself, therapy, focusing on my goals. Revenge and OW obsession was just like a little fucked up hobby on the side.

Fast forward to last weekend.

I spent 24 hours in a trauma center due to a fall. On my head. By all rights I should be dead.

Yet, here I the grace of God.

A blown elbow and ankle, and a concussion. Every doctor said I had angels watching over me (I think I keep them busy right now)

I'm not going to waste any more of the precious time I've been given obsessing over whores from his past. He is in charge of his recovery. If he jacks it up, he's thrown away the best thing in his kids and ME.

I'm going to work on my marriage, hope for the best, be prepared for anything, love my kids, and work on me.

Life is short, and I'm done wasting it on them.


I choose to thrive. I choose to be happy.

That which doesn't kill me makes me stronger...but damn, aren't I strong enough yet???

Posts: 71 | Registered: Jan 2013
♀ 38437
Member # 38437
Default  Posted: 6:46 PM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If he jacks it up, he's thrown away the best thing in his kids and ME.


This is wise.

Glad you are ok, too.

Me: BW 51 at the time(didn't have a clue)
Him: FWH 54 at the time(extremely remorseful about his stupid midlife crisis)
Married 27 yrs at the time
DDAY 04/25/12
Working on R
PA Lasted 2 weeks. OW totally screwed up $@#%.

Posts: 264 | Registered: Feb 2013
♂ 39830
Member # 39830
Default  Posted: 6:50 PM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

BFFGone, I hear you, and I empathize.

I'm only 3 weeks out. Had our first MC session this morning. We've both committed 100% to making this work, and while we're in MC we've been asked not to entertain divorce as an outcome. Probably smart. Just yesterday I was inches from walking away forever.

I'm going to spend a ton of time on myself. Of course also focus on my babies. I'm going to do my best to be kind to my wife, who does seem deeply remorseful so far. Aside from the cheating, which is entirely her fault and she is owning it, we have a lot to work through, and I have to own a big piece of that.

We'll see how it goes. Hopeful.

Posts: 224 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Vancouver, Canada
♀ 12802
Member # 12802
Default  Posted: 7:15 PM, July 25th (Thursday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

This is wonderful clarity for you , and at 6 months out? You're going to be okay bffgone, no matter what.

Kids on the playground can be so cruel. “Get off the swings you’re like 50, and stop talking about Soundgarden, we don't even know what that is."

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