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User Topic: Worry, vent...the good and bad...
♀ 35787
Member # 35787
Default  Posted: 7:39 AM, October 14th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I start my new job today. That's the great news. The sad news is it's not in the field I went to school for, so I am a little bummed. I am grateful, though, that working will bring me independence, the pay is really good. The freaking crazy shit is that I am all knots in my stomach. WH has been doing things that are hurtful to our recovery. And I haven't been brave enough to confront. So, while I am at work, I know that the thoughts of "what is he doing" will be flying threw my mind, and there's nothing I can do about it. I know, deep down, that I don't and can't (and really have no desire) to "control" what he does. I am angry because I can see where this is going to end up, and it's not in the favor of the marriage, or at least that is what I fear. I am stupid, in a sense, to have held on so long. I think I have done it because he was my means financially. Having a job will change that dynamic, and help me with what and how I handle things that I feel are disrespectful and hurtful. I am just a quagmire of different negative feelings today, even though I should be on cloud nine and proud of what I am about to embark on...Damn it.

Me: 37 and awesome
Him: 42 and not so awesome
OW1: 47 and desperate OW2: 34, freshly divorced, was once my friend OW3: is OW1 who took in WH during seperation.

Posts: 205 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: Michigan
♂ 36622
Member # 36622
Default  Posted: 9:33 AM, October 14th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congratulations on the new job. That is great that you are moving forward to stabilize yourself financially. I am sure there is fear but it will be such a relief having options.

Don't worry if it is not your field. New opportunities may come up in the future. I haven't worked in my field for 15 years and I am grateful almost every day.

BS 42
fWS 38 (SurprisinglyOkay)
A whole bunch of shit that got a lot worse before it got better.
"Knowing is half the battle"

Posts: 2859 | Registered: Aug 2012
♀ 21101
Member # 21101
Default  Posted: 10:59 AM, October 14th (Monday), 2013View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Congrats on the new job.
I am a believer that things happen for a reason, and this may be why you are in such turmoil. If this job allows you to be more independent financially, then perhaps you will be able to be more independent emotionally as well, and have the strength to call WH out on his behaviors, and know that you will be ok no matter his response.

I hope you find you enjoy the work, and feel strong enough to do what you need to to find happy again.

Him: FWS
Kids: 18 & 20
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
R'd in about 2 years. Old Vet now.

Posts: 13279 | Registered: Oct 2008 | From: St. Louis
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