[This message edited by littlelacrimosa at 9:09 PM, November 18th (Tuesday)]
Getting married at 16-17 was not uncommon in my family or their religion.
Shortly after my 18th birthday I started really actively participating in our church. I was devoting 70hr a month to volunteer work.
A lot of people think I did it because I was itching to get out of the house, but I can honestly say I loved and do love my DH.
Look, I'm going to cut straight to the chase. Why do you hate yourself so much? Why do you allow other people to abuse you? Beating you to a pulp? Putting yourself in highly dangerous situations? Really? Don't get me wrong, I understand the fascination with the BDSM thing, but your actions were very reckless.
How was your relationship with your father?
A lot of people have said that we are young and could manage to get divorced and it wouldn't matter.
"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - J. Wayne
[This message edited by littlelacrimosa at 9:10 PM, November 18th (Tuesday)]
How do you plan on telling your H about all your other affairs?
It's good to have you with us
My tolerance for stupid shit is getting less and less.
Honestly, I don't feel like I have any problems though. Maybe I'm in denial about the whole thing and I'm secretly angry.
You'r bright and high-functioning, considering the shit you've been through. My sense is that you're saying you don't feel like you have any problems because you get through everyday life just fine. But you're not fine. You need to kick your addiction to dangerous sex, before it destroys your young family.
There's a book you need to read,
The Sexual Healing Journey
When I cheated, I felt like I was on drugs.
You were on drugs. Literally. People Iike us who are damaged get a rush of brain chemicals from illicit sex. It's just as if someone stuck a hypodermic needle into your vein. When was your last hit? How often do you think about it? Do you notice when you're feeling sad or low, that your craving for the drug is almost overwhelming?
[This message edited by littlelacrimosa at 9:11 PM, November 18th (Tuesday)]
So I guess it's the classic example of making something so taboo makes you desire it more. The BDSM is probably an extent of it.
It's a good thing that you told your H about everything. Are you doing everything to make amends? Are you deleting all your profiles on those sites?
Another thing I want to mention: don't be afraid of your sexual desires. If BDSM is something you want, then it should be known. It sounds like your H didn't know about it, so he probably feels he can't please you so you go to these websites. Once/if he's comfortable with sex with you again, I'd bring it up.
Something alarming to think of though....are you 100% sure that's his baby? A DNA test might be in order.
"A lesson is learned. Life is. Simply. There is no Death. There is no Before. There is no After. All is in Flux. Simply."
perhaps your origins has something to do with what sex you're interested in. Given that JW and most religions aren't sex-positive, it could have very well had a hand in forming your view on sex. Sex is dirty. It's sinful to have desires..
I'll never forget. About a month before my wedding, (I'm 18 at this point) Mother was like, "I want to get you a book that answers all your questions and gives you ideas and such." Too late, I already got one. Her reaction was Then she asked to see it to make sure there wasn't anything "bad" in it.
Sex is a big no-no but then when the "I do" is said, suddenly it's ok to have sex, within reason of course. You talk about fear. Uncertainty. And a warped sense of intimacy. Are we really supposed to have sex with our spouse and enjoy it? Is it a sin to enjoy it? What actions are "off limits"? What if we have questions? You don't talk about "those things" so aside from a doctor, who do you speak to? And heaven forbid you have to talk to your spouse about it. We never talked about sex. We were winging it and muddled thru. And honestly, it's still hard for me to open up sometimes. I hate that. I hate feeling guilty for communicating about such a special, intimate act with my husband.
Hysterical Bonding was the best thing that ever happened in our lives. We were both in a state of desperation and we laid it all out on the table.
I told my husband the very first time that I slept with someone else and after that he was aware that I was having affairs, he just didn't know the extent or how many. I haven't had an A since March. I'm only 3 months pregnant so the baby is definitely his.
As soon as I ended the last affair I deleted all profiles and our relationship has been very transparent. We use each others' facebooks, emails, phones. He never checks my things, we're just open with each other.
Aubrie, it's soooo funny that you say that because just the other day I was wondering why I am the one that doesn't want to have sex. It has nothing to do with holding back. I'm not irritated with him. And in a perfect world I would LIKE to have sex with him. I just find it to be so totally awkward. And then it's awkward after we're finished.
I know he doesn't feel that way and it's totally just my perception of things. I've always been like that with him. We're sexually compatible. I guess it's just because of the religion, I worry that I'll be judged if I say that I do or don't like something. If that makes any sense. And then I'm always afraid that I'll enjoy it too much, and that will make things even worse.
In my head, anyway.
For the longest time, I was really awkward with my boyfriend. But then after confessing everything, sex is enjoyable again. I still have guilt and shame over it, but it's getting better.
You have desires, just like everyone else. And it's okay to have those desires. How you go about to obtain it though is what you should be judged on.
Have you wrote a timeline of every single A? This can help avoid trickle truthing later for his sake.