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niaveone posted 10/1/2013 13:05 PM

So WS has done everything, said everything, with a few bumps...he's been very transparent, happier. We both still have our bad days, but they have more to do with job schedules and FOO issues, I believe.

I really want to let go of this anxiety and go back to trusting him. I don't want to feel the need to verify everything, wonder if he's going to come through the door and just say "it's not working, I'm done" or even worse "I saw OW again, and I just miss her"...I have no proof, and no real reason to think this might happen...just a nagging anxiety always waiting for the other shoe to drop.

I'm just really sad and really tired and really mourning the nave life I had before all this. While I don't want the :marriage: we had before, I certainly crave the illusion of control and idea of marriage I had.

Just having a bad day, I guess and wanted to know if others felt this way 10 mths out of DDay?

jo2love posted 10/1/2013 14:19 PM


neverdidithink posted 10/1/2013 14:24 PM


I'm only a couple of months out yet find myselft in essentially the same place as you. He is doing all the right things. I believe his remorse is sincere. Yet that little voice is reminding me that he cheated before, he can cheat again. I want to let my guard down, but I'm terrified.

I know I can never go through this pain again. If he was ever to have another affair, it would mean divorce.

I have to trust him and trust myself right now but there are days the "what-ifs" make that hard.

I'm working hard to live for today and not borrow trouble that may never come, join me?

Fightingmad posted 10/1/2013 16:21 PM

I was doing well with it until now when first anniversary of dday is approaching. I think the trust is not something you decide but something that slowly (very slowly) will return. Until then do what you need to feel safe/secure.

Unfortunately for me I think I've stopped checking because I don't care. At least if he cheats again I know the answer, there will be no 3rd chance.

Jrazz posted 10/1/2013 16:28 PM

I absolutely felt that way.

Try to give yourself some space in terms of how you think you're supposed to feel and/or react.

It's not comfortable, but it IS ok to be uncertain or leery about things. One way or another, you will get past feeling this way.

Control truly is an illusion, and the more we embrace that the freer we feel. You just take care of you today.


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