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How long did it take you to know if you wanted to R?

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mixedintherut posted 8/23/2013 18:57 PM

I know the general rule is to not make any haste decisions. I am wondering how long it took you to decide to R? How long did it take your WS to decide to R?

frigidfire86 posted 8/23/2013 19:04 PM

It took me a few hours. I'm not one to give up without a fight. My stubbornness isn't always a good thing though. My H broke down a few hours after me, said he wanted to R. Yeah...still waiting for him to do the work required. I still have hope, not as much as I did right after D-Day, but it's still there.

[This message edited by frigidfire86 at 7:05 PM, August 23rd (Friday)]

Missymomma posted 8/23/2013 19:06 PM

I changed my mind many times but solidly for R 1 1/2 years out. I needed to see real change from him.

PrincessPeach06 posted 8/23/2013 19:11 PM

I knew right away I would fight when I saw the broken, sobbing man I loved in front of me. It took him two months to really really "get" it although he started the basic things right away (NC, transparancy).

learningtofeel posted 8/23/2013 19:17 PM

I said yes immediately to R and then after some TT decided to allow six months before making any big decisions.

We are in strong R now, but I still have moments when I wonder what will happen at the end of the six months.

I did some of the 180 after the TT and that was really helpful to ME. It also finished bringing him out of the fog, but I really did it for myself not him.

Someone posted on here once that you can decide not to decide for a while. That feels good.

Lostly88 posted 8/24/2013 12:32 PM

I knew that we hurt eachother but when we both broke down sobbing and told the turth all the secerts I knew we could make it but it was hard to to prove trust. Even to this day we have sum issues but its hasn't been a year I say follow ur heart if ur ready then start thinking differently cause if u think about the A all the time you just might not be ready and if that's soo give yourself time to heal n he loves you like he says he does he will understand. Good luck my hearts out to you (be strong)

sisoon posted 8/24/2013 14:58 PM

My W wanted to R from the start and started doing the right things very consistently.

I wanted to R from the beginning, but I didn't commit to R for 90 days and until I knew I could thrive on my own.

I found SI 2 months out and believed what I read about R being hard - I figured it would be easier to R if I knew I made a free choice from a position of some strength rather than choosing R to avoid being alone, etc.

ILINIA posted 8/24/2013 15:14 PM

We are waiting almost 4months before we attempt R. We are calling this time the processing & information gathering stage. For example, I am looking to have a post nup prior to R. We are also going to go to Retrovaille, which will kick off R.

Granted, that is our plan if all goes well.

rachelc posted 8/24/2013 15:19 PM

That is actually a great plan ilinia!!

I'm still thinking about it..,. Trying to heal so I can make a decision.

5674emt posted 8/24/2013 16:09 PM

I took me a week. I was so broken the first few days, I was not sure I was even going to survive. WH never gave up, he was remorsful, persistant, encouraging and present to hold and comfort me.(Weird how the one who caused the pain is the same one that can ease it, kind of like childbirth). 8 months in and I can see the good in trying. Even if we don't make it for the long haul, at least I know I tried.

musiclovingmom posted 8/24/2013 23:08 PM

Just a few hours. I got the message from OW, my H left the house. I pulled myself together enough to put my daughter to bed. Then I told him we needed to talk while the kids were sleeping. I didn't sleep much that night and I certainly didn't want to be touched, but I knew before I laid down that staying was the choice we both wanted. It's been a year and it has been very hard. It still is some days. But we are both still here and overall happy.

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