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sad34 posted 10/1/2013 10:58 AM

I know we all don't but I was just wondering because of the few people I've spoken to that were betrayed are a lot like me.
Excellent work ethic, would do anything for their family, friends and spouse. Highly organized almost OCD. Driven. Puts themselves last. Love language is the act of doing things like I mowed the lawn because I new u were tired etc.
Instead of my husband being thankful he always criticized my smallest flaws to make himself feel better, put me down to other people, would never help me and procrastinate everything. His love language was physical affection which I lack mainly because of the way he treated me. At the beginning our relationship I was affectionate. He never felt he was good enough for me so he didn't even try.
Just curious on the personality type of the bs and ws.

kansas1968 posted 10/1/2013 11:09 AM

Well, other than the work ethic, I am very unlike your profile. I am the procrastinator. Very un OCD, and my husband never really criticized me for anything. The personality type probably does determine how we handle this revelation though.

SisterMilkshake posted 10/1/2013 11:17 AM

I feel that many BS's tend to be the co-dependent type personality. I know I am/was. Trying very hard to break and change those co-dependent habits.

JanaGreen posted 10/1/2013 11:18 AM

I feel that many BS's tend to be the co-dependent type personality.

I think this is more accurate.

Jennifer99 posted 10/1/2013 11:40 AM

Sad - sounds just like me. But My H who isn't all that really thinks he is. His ego is astounding.

Painfuljourney posted 10/1/2013 11:44 AM

I am a little bit of a procrastinator. But I'm loyal and fierce when it comes to my family. I'm jealous, have low self worth and insecure at times.

I'd say I can be a perfectionist but when I'm not succeeding at that I am a procrastinator. I put myself last usually. My kids come first.

Whatdoido333 posted 10/1/2013 11:47 AM

I (BS) are similar to you. My WH is a procrastinator, complainer, critical, etc

tryinginmi posted 10/1/2013 12:28 PM

I would meet your criteria except for live languages. I am/was also codependent.

Ostrich80 posted 10/1/2013 13:03 PM

Co-dependant, definitely. Can't say no to anyone which means I always bite off more than I can chew. I'm not OCD. I'm not organized, I get overwhelmed easily,. I'm fiercely loyal, I always keep my promises no matter what, except to myself. Ws gets upset because he doesn't keep his word if it causes an imposition to him, he says..f**k it and I'm like, no I said I would do it, even if it takes me til 3am. This causes problems between us. I'm scattered and misplace things. He's the organized one and a creature of habit. My car keys could be anywhere, his are in the same spot.. He is very critical of my disorganization but if I only had to worry about myself, I could prob keep better track of my things. Im always juggling with 15 balls in the air. I avoid conflict and am a huge procrastinator with my own stuff.
I've been told by 2 IC that I have A.D.D.
Not sure if I do, I think I just would rather take care of other ppls things so I don't have to deal with my own. When there's an event, ppl tell me a false time, like an hour before because I will prob be late.

[This message edited by Ostrich80 at 1:06 PM, October 1st (Tuesday)]

pregnantandsad posted 10/1/2013 13:12 PM

You and I sound a lot alike. I am not super organized, but other than that, your description sounds a lot like me. Wh even told me that he never thought he was good enough for me. I still don't understand why he wanted to marry me if he thought that...

cl131716 posted 10/1/2013 13:16 PM

I think maybe because a lot of Bs are co-dependent. I realized recently I am in every shape and form. I also think both Ws and I are "love addicts". He has abandonment issues and seeks validation from various women (most of which are older). Discovering all this has helped me accept his infidelty a little more. We are both working on our seperate issues and our dysfunctional relationship. I'm glad he is on board or at least appears to be that way for now.

trumanshow posted 10/1/2013 14:49 PM

I'm super organized with a great work ethic. But I am def not an enabler or co-dependent

Eyeofthetiger posted 10/1/2013 14:54 PM

This is me to a T! Minus the H criticizing, he never did that.

Broken1Again posted 10/1/2013 15:23 PM

Dear goodness Painfuljourney, you just wrote my biography! Lol!!

What PainfulJourney wrote to a T! That's me!

honesttoafault posted 10/1/2013 16:27 PM

I agree with Sister Milkshake, I think many BS are or become codependent because of the pre dday A behavior of the WS.

Our specific personalities may differ, but many BS's who don't immediately kick the WS out do tend to become codependent in behaviors when they are desperately trying to save the M.

Sad in AZ posted 10/1/2013 18:25 PM

I'm a slob; I take procrastination to an artform; I treat myself very well; I'm not co-dependent.

I sincerely doubt there is a 'type' of BS or WS.

purplejacket4 posted 10/1/2013 18:36 PM

You and I are twins! And yes my FWS was like your husband except her love language was quality time which mostly consisted of her bitching to me about her day, life, etc for hours.

RidingHealingRd posted 10/2/2013 01:59 AM

-Very neat, but not OCD.
-Do not put myself last.
-Have a huge allegiance to family and friends.
-Somewhat organized.
-Would never tolerate my WH criticizing my flaws or putting me down. He would receive a tongue lashing for sure.
-Am pretty self assured.
-Often outspoken.

Same personality type? No.

Bluebird26 posted 10/2/2013 04:26 AM

Sad we are twins unfortunately.

overandone posted 10/2/2013 05:09 AM

I'm very similar to you sad34.

And H also similar to yours,except the put downs weren't there until towards the end of the affair. Mostly I felt he just didn't notice me or my life or how I was feeling.And yes, the love language was physical affection - not completely, to be fair, but definitely skewed that way. Although when I asked him about this, how I could have been wearing sackcloth and ashes and he wouldn't notice, he replied that he wasn't a great one for saying things out loud, he had always admired me and the work I did, both inside and outside the family.

That's changed completely now, he always compliments me on whatever I do, and it actually feels like he wants to know all the detail of what I do, who I meet, where I've been. Not in an interfering way, just interested. And I make sure I do the same to him. all part of reconnecting after years of drifting apart, and it feels great.

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