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User Topic: Lost. Should I go on vacation with him?
♀ 40126
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Default  Posted: 9:45 PM, August 6th (Tuesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

So, I've known for like 8 months now. He isn't entirely remorseful but says now that I can go through his email. After he deletes everything. But to be fair I haven't looked because I've been attempting to sort myself out.

He wants to plan an anniversary trip (7 years) to New England. Should I go? A cabin in Vermont.

I can't imagine having sex with him. Trust is sex in my book.

I want to tell him that this is a dealbreaker, considering I was open to an open relationship and he still cheated. He cheated with a subordinate for years.

I should tell him it's over right? It's been a year -- I tried MC. We have a 3yo and I am SAHM. I'm done. Scared to pull the plug for some reason. Is it me? Why can't I pull the damn plug?

Now that she had nothing to lose, she was free. (Paulo Coelho)
me-- BW SAHM, 1 DS. Somewhere in land between R and S.

Posts: 9 | Registered: Jul 2013
♀ 36072
Member # 36072
Default  Posted: 10:20 AM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I went on an anniversary trip with WH 5 months after DDay. We went to NYC and left the kids with my parents. It was nice and there were no expectations of intimacy.

I really don't have any answers for you, but I noticed your post had fallen off the first page without any replies and I wanted to bump it up so someone wiser than me might be able to help you.

My last piece of kind to yourself. Don't beat yourself up for what you haven't done since DDay.

He really should be giving you access to his emails though (and not after he screens them).

Me: BS
D-Day: 7/7/12

Trust is like paper. Once it's crumpled it can never be perfect again.

Posts: 1470 | Registered: Jul 2012
solus sto
♀ 30989
Member # 30989
Default  Posted: 12:52 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I would not go on vacation with him. It sends a mixed message.

In your shoes, I'd be inclined to say, "The affair and your continued lack of <remorse, transparency, fill in the blank> tell me our marriage is over. I don't want to go on vacation with a man I gave my life to only to be betrayed. Unless you have big changes in the offing, I'm opting out. Of the trip and the marriage."

I think it VERY likely that an anniversary trip would be very, very triggery and painful. He's not been IN the marriage. How can he pretend there've been seven years worth celebrating?

BS-me, 55; WX-irrelevant
Divorced after an eternity
"So much for the past and present. The future is called 'perhaps,' which is the only possible thing to call the future. And the important thing is not to let that scare you." Tenn

Posts: 15256 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: midwest
♀ 39560
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Default  Posted: 1:22 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Though the devastation of infidelity is the same each couple's situation is unique.

It really is a personal judgement call.

I recently went away for long weekend with WSO. I was a bit hesitant but went anyway. Mine wasn't for an anniversary gift so it might be different for you.

I'm ultimately glad I went; we were able to relate in a different environment and in a bit more relaxed manner.

The greatest trip ever? No, but it was nice.
Mixed message? Yes, perhaps, but it seemed right for us and that's all I can consider.
Regrets? none

Me (BS): 47 him (Xws): 55
together 18 years
DDay1, DDay2, Dday 3: March - June 2013
Dday4 + June 2015 through January 2016
Status: done I called it quits 1-6-2016
The hardest part of letting go is realizing there wasn't much left to hold on to

Posts: 481 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Northeast
♀ 14003
Member # 14003
Default  Posted: 1:23 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

He isn't entirely remorseful

As long as this is the case, then I would not go.

A wise woman once said "fuck this shit" and she lived happily ever after.

If someone keeps stabbing you in the back, then quit handing them the knife.

Posts: 17158 | Registered: Mar 2007 | From: Houston
♀ 18429
Member # 18429
Default  Posted: 2:07 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

If you really want to tell him that it was a dealbreaker, then tell him to cancel the trip and use the money on a D attorney.

DDay - Dec '07
Me - BS
Him - WS
Us - working on R - again
May 18, 2010 - I forgave him fully!
D-day 2 July 4, 2015, turns out he is a SAWH, status, working harder than ever before, trying to fix something we thought we already had. It's

Posts: 4467 | Registered: Feb 2008
♀ 28156
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Default  Posted: 2:33 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

We have always traveled. We have taken several trips since. DD. They have never been the same. I feel very disappointed in him. ANd it doesnt go away on a trip. And if he does anything questionable, it seems to be x10. Expectations, even tho you try not to have any, seem to magnify. I just got back 3 days ago. Still not so fun. Still had a fight. Still couldnt wait to get home. For us, traveling was a gift of love. Now, not so much. See my name? Now its part of the anger. I mentioned before, its like a measurement of what you should be but arent any more. Just kind of hits you. And you notice how happy people are around you. i stay busy and funcion well now, while at home. Traveling and those past happy memories are upsetting for me. As for him, he really expects it to be great. Just has no clue. Doesnt understand that the slate is never cleared.

a trigger yesterday

Posts: 2934 | Registered: Apr 2010 | From: athome
♀ 38674
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Default  Posted: 3:49 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

you got to follow your heart my husband cheated and we just recently went on a family trip it brought us closer .. like I said follow your heart

me 34
him 34
7 wonderful kids 14 yrs 10 yrs 7 yrs 6 yrs and 4 yrs 2yr ..and new baby
married 15years together for 12

my give a damn is busted

Posts: 265 | Registered: Mar 2013 | From: cold ohio
♀ 40055
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Default  Posted: 4:29 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's amazing how differently we all choose to respond. For me (not for you--I can't answer for you), I'd go. But if you haven't been intimate yet and can't imagine being intimate yet (or ever), then a remote cabin in Vermont might not be the best bet. What if it were a trip to the city? With plays and museums and shopping as diversions? You could find a park and stroll and chat if you need to be alone, but you wouldn't be forced to be alone.

Even though it's been 6 months for us since D-day, the trust hasn't had many opportunities to be repaired. One opportunity HAS arisen and he jumped on it, so I feel we're headed in the right direction. The jury's still out. He's sad and sorry that he hurt me, but entirely remorseful about the whole A? Nah. Not yet. He's closer than he was just a couple of months ago, though. I like the direction it's going as the fog lifts.

My conscious decision to choose R over D led me to also choose to show my WH--with words AND actions--how much I love him. In spite of all he's done to me, in spite of all the hurt, I felt like he needed to know that. I felt like that emptiness inside him is what made him vulnerable to the A. So, yes, my fWH and I have been regularly intimate. We'd have engaged in HB, I'm sure, but he was dealing with ED/impotence issues and wasn't feeling very connected to me, emotionally, on D-day (and before). As we've rebuilt our relationship, the ED has become a non-issue. That, almost more than words or other actions, has been a sign to me that he's vested again in our relationship.

So, yes, my trust in him is still scanty, but my love for him is enough to override it. For now. Eventually, I want more. I'm expecting more. It's a gamble, but it's worth the risk.

My eyes are wide open; still, my heart will be broken again if he succumbs to the allure of another A. But I'll have known I did everything possible to rebuild my M and will know there's no chance of R.

Perhaps you can set aside the trust issue for just a moment and see if you can envision a future with him, if you can see him fathering another child with you, if you DO love him. If yes, then decide what you're willing to do to enable that future together. If no, then you might have your answer.

I'm sorry you're here. I understand the fear and the pain. I wish you all the luck (and support) in the world.

[This message edited by RippedSoul at 4:30 PM, August 7th (Wednesday)]

BW: 52; SLAWH: 49; M: 25 yrs
DD#1--11/30/12 (prostitute 1)
DD#2--1/29/13 (WH confessed: P1, AP, escorts 1 & 2)
DD#3--9/13 (trolling MILF site)
DD#4--10/8/13 (EA with AP cont'd)
DD: 23; DD: 21; DS: 19; DS: 17
I've never NOT edited my posts.

Posts: 685 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: West
♀ 38072
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Default  Posted: 5:22 PM, August 7th (Wednesday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Personally, I would not go on an anniversary trip with an unremorseful WS. What is there to celebrate?

We had a trip to Europe planned for a month after Dday. My H still thought we should go, I was incredulous and I cancelled the trip immediately.

We did go on a trip over the first anti-versary. It was good overall but there were still some bad moments and I broke down crying one day. We love to travel, it was sad for both of us that this shared passion was tainted. It was probably about 2.5 years before I really enjoyed travelling with him again.

Me: BSO, 43 / Him: WSO, 42
Together since 2000
DDay: 11/08 A with COW
Reconciled, Married 12/11

Posts: 53 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: PacNW
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