Anyway, last night I spoke to a good friend and I mentioned that I was thinking of contacting her just to say hello and wish her well, and to say that I needed to say NC with her at the time due to where my head was at.
Also, she is a great woman and I do feel really sorry for her as both her sons have now split with the mother of their children. I now none of this is her fault and I don't want her to think that I have ill feelings towards her. I've known this woman for 8 years and she has always been a beacon of support.
But. ex has just texting back asking why I want her number and not texted her number.
Should I reply to this? I'm tempted to ignore it and just message her on facebook instead as it's none of his business.
I think you might do better trying to get her number from someone else, mail her a post card or card, or something. But, I do think you should explain yourself, however, my WS family took his side, KNOWING he had the OW in my home.
Also, WS has probably told her all sorts of stuff about you and who knows if she is going to listen to you.
[This message edited by homewrecked2011 at 5:38 AM, August 21st (Wednesday)]
I am friends with her on fb so will just message her. I have no doubt that ex has told her all sorts of nasties about me to justify his behaviour.
I just want to wish her well really as she's had a shit time of things.
By the way, ex has just texted me her number saying be nice to her because its not her fault that he has been a dick.
Well he's been a bit more than a dick! And I know it's not her fault. WTF, he really does have very low opinion of me. What a loser.
I've replied that I would never stress her out, never have done and if she's stressed it's because of him.
D-Day, June 10, 2012
As expected he hasn't responded.
Back to crickets.
Contacting someone and saying that you need space and don't want to talk, IMO, sends mixed messages. You could always have space and not talk by...not contacting in the first place.
Make attempts to contact her if/when you are really ready to have her in your life again.
"What did you expect? I am a scorpion."
A few months ago after she texted me, I replied that I thought it would be best if we didn't contact each other as I found it really difficult getting my head around the fact that ex confessed everything to her yet, only TT'd to me when pushed into a corner. I did say to her that I had no ill feeling towards her and wished her well. She replied saying that she was sorry for what had happened and would respect my wishes.
Now that I am in a better place I would like to contact her to see how she is. I also want to reiterate to her that I do think she is important to me and that I needed my own space to digest what had happened. She has been like a mother to be during my relationship with ex. My own mother died before I met ex and she really filled a hole. I also wanted her to be at the birth of my daughter as I suspected I was having a girl and she was unable to have girls, only sons.
I also know that she is having a difficult time as her husband is due to have a serious operation. She is also suffering depression and has been for a few years now due to other reasons.
I guess I just want her to know that I will always be there for her. And, part of me thinks why should I let xWS get in the way of our friendship?
She might choose to ignore me as I can only guess that ex has said all sorts of nasty things about me.
I can only try.