How did I get here? How did my wife change overnight? She compares it to waking up from amnesia. She says her trauma-filled childhood made her wear a mask that was so convincing that even she didn't know she was pretending the whole time. Then one day she had a conversation with a guy online from junior high school and it unlocked everything. The 50 Shades of Gray thing they had going was just her way of working through the changes.
She says that she remembers how she used to adore me and hang on my every word. She acknowledges that I was the best and nicest guy she's ever known and that I didn't deserve any of this, but that she has no desire to be married. That was her old life and all of the nice church-girl image was the complete opposite of who she is. So now she's planning to get tattooed up, curses every other word and has been randomly meeting guys from some internet BDSM site.
I made a baby with this woman based on her character. We were together for seven years before our baby was born. That's a long time to weed out crazy. I ended up making the same mistake my family members did in having a kid with a broken home and a crazy mom to deal with. None of it makes any sense and I suppose it never will. I have no doubt that I'm making the right decision getting divorced. I just can't believe I'm in this situation. None of it seems real.
I don't have any good advice, but sending hugs and positivity your way, especially tomorrow.
And I disagree with your handle, nice guys don't finish last, just maybe more slowly while the universe finds someone worthy of you.
[This message edited by Iamhappytoday at 11:41 PM, September 10th (Tuesday)]
Confusion is normal. Swirling emotions are normal. Grief, relief, happiness, anger, tears... Whatever today brings for you, lean into it and allow yourself to feel it.
Sending you strength and comfort. (((((NG)))))
“The most difficult times for many of us are the ones we give ourselves.”
― Pema Chödrön
Our divorce was quick also. i was told to be prepared to feel everything and anything-they were right! i was all over the place.
Did you get custody?
Really? Maybe you should have talked to me? Mine turned in to an emotional-less monster almost overnight. No empathy whatsoever. Total blameshifting and her "I need to be happy" quotes.
We were together 2.5 years before we got engaged. Looking back I should have listened to my gut about a few things I was always concerned about. Now I see that these things stemmed from her childhood and FOO issues. They still continue today and I really think she's a very confused little girl still inside. You will get through this. You will feel different for a while. Sort of lost and uneasy. It just takes time for it to sink in and the emotions to pass. But they will.
"You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have." ~ Bob Marley
From the time I walked into the room until the time I left, the whole thing took less than five minutes. She didn't even show up. We have joint legal and physical custody. Moral fiber notwithstanding, there wasn't any evidence to justify sole custody. With the waiver of appeal, our divorce was final immediately, which just happened to be two days before what would have been our ten year anniversary.
It feels odd to not be married. I'm not even talking about her, but just the fact that I've been married the majority of my adult life. I guess it's time for something new. What, I have no idea.
Just wanted to post and offer support although I have no advice or wisdom to give. My divorce will almost be done and also 2 days before our would-be anniversary. The universe has a sick sense of humour sometimes... Be extra kind to yourself this week!
I know what you mean about it being weird not being married. I also married young so big chunk of my adult life was spent with stbxwh. Heck I grew up with him so he was part of most of my life...
We're still better off without them and you will find your new groove and flourish. Good luck and hang in there!