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Phoenix9572 posted 9/1/2013 21:47 PM

This week has been so weird since I threw WH out on Tuesday. He has begun dismantaling our life together as if it was routine business. Very sad.
Tonight I boxed/bagged up all his remaining clothes and personal items. The hardest was boxing up his nightstand that had all the cards I had given to him over our 22 years together. Flipping through some, I found the cards I gave him from our 1st wedding anniversary. Hard to believe it has come to this.

So tonight I sit alone with our boys gone with him for their first "visit". The house is too quiet and too empty.

PurpleRose posted 9/1/2013 22:03 PM

((Phoenix)). It will get better.

Nature_Girl posted 9/1/2013 22:50 PM


Iamhappytoday posted 9/1/2013 23:05 PM

There aren't enough hugs I could give to help you.

I know how intensely this hurts. I once read a thought someone shared that expressed true support:

"I grieve with you"


And just keep breathing and hang in there. The ebb and flow of the pain is rough. Be good to yourself.

nowiknow23 posted 9/1/2013 23:58 PM


peridot posted 9/2/2013 00:33 AM


sleepless34 posted 9/2/2013 19:37 PM

Your destiny is not tied to his. This is his story, it doesn't have to be yours...not forever anyway.

I am in same boat. I am separted since 4 weeks ago and the stbx has my kids. I went out to lunch with a friend who let me talk it out. I reviewed the financials, took a break from being mommy all weekend. Waiting for them to come home soon and be all mommy-esque again. Feeling good today actually. This is starting to sink in. I will survive. It gets better. Get a massage. Enjoy your solitude.

So sorry. You have to deal with the pain, if you don't, it won't go away. You are innocent and you can sleep at night. He on the other hand is a huge arsehole.

FaithFool posted 9/2/2013 19:57 PM


It is very painful, we've all experienced it and it's terribly hard.

I found tuning in to a jazz station playing instrumentals to be soothing. Kept it on when I went out so I didn't have to come home to silence.

Hope you can treat yourself to a hot bath and some stupid TV or something tonight.

It will get better. It just takes time and a lot of tears.

Big hugs.

ThisHell posted 9/2/2013 21:01 PM

I am so sorry for your pain. I remember the first few weeks being, well, surreal. I will say...once I was able to remove his things and not look around at what was no longer there really helped me. The next step was slowly making things my own. Even just a new comforter on my bed and rearranging a few pieces of furniture helped as crazy as it seems. Its hard. It really is. But you will get through it and you will be stronger and healthier than ever.

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