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painfulpast posted 10/19/2013 15:27 PM

That's what my husband said to me today, out of nowhere. I was sitting on the bed watching a tv show. He came it and sat on the bench at the foot of the bed to put his shoes and socks on. I didn't even notice he was looking at me, and I heard "you make me happy."

It's moments like this that I'm so glad I stayed. I couldn't tell you 2 years ago why I stayed. Today I can - because he makes me happy too.

Skan posted 10/19/2013 15:29 PM

eachdayisvictory posted 10/19/2013 17:16 PM

Halleluiah. So good to hear. Real remorse is possible, and healing too.

Thanks for this.

HardenMyHeart posted 10/19/2013 18:31 PM

AFrayedKnot posted 10/19/2013 19:42 PM

jo2love posted 10/19/2013 19:48 PM

painfulpast posted 10/19/2013 20:19 PM

times 100! There is no one that can make me feel as happy as my H.

He has been, as many say, a different man since the A. It's a long, sordid story (aren't they all???) but he has changed so much. He is now everything I've ever dreamt of in a husband. I used to resent that fact too, wondering why I had to go through so much pain to get to this place. Now? Now I just appreciate the husband I have.

I could spend all my time looking backwards, but after nearly 3 years, it feels so good to live in the present.

To anyone just starting out - getting here can be so hard, so challenging. You may feel like giving up, and maybe that's the right answer for some. For those that stick it out, there could be a very happy marriage on the other side.

Some will say 'once a cheater, always a cheater'. That isn't true. Some really learn from their mistakes. They see what is really important to them, and begin to appreciate the life they have.

JustDesserts posted 10/19/2013 22:41 PM

I like reading threads like this. A lot!

cantaccept posted 10/20/2013 11:38 AM

Thank you for posting this.

All of us still struggling need to hear this. It helps to keep the hope alive.

It reminds us of what we are struggling for.

So happy that you both have achieved this.

toughernow posted 10/20/2013 12:02 PM

Thank you painfulpast.

This has given me renewed hope after a long and sleepless night.

mellie99 posted 10/22/2013 09:12 AM

Thank you for sharing this; posts like this give me hope and encouragement that maybe I'm doing the right thing...

sinsof thefather posted 10/22/2013 10:19 AM

What a nice post! Thank you.

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