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therun posted 11/20/2013 08:41 AM

Howdy everyone, its been a minute since I swung here to check in.

This was the first place I went to when I found out my ex wife cheated the first time.. and the second... and the third. When I tossed her out (figuretively) I hit the self destruction button.

Three years later, after failing out of college. Ignoring my PTSD from a long stay in Iraq. Finding out I couldn't drown the pain away with booze. The feeling of being alive was to short and never enough with cocaine. Accepting that the happiness I found with acid wasn't real. I tried to hang myself.

Fortunately I failed physics in college. My mass + acceleration from the drop > the strength of the branch. The thing landed on my head, the next day I went to a shrink meeting and when she saw the marks on my neck she called an ambulance.

A few months later, a stay in treatment plus a PTSD program and a new relationship and I feel great. The legal troubles should go away with time and I now have an amazing woman to hold my hand.

Deeply Scared posted 11/20/2013 09:19 AM

Thanks for the update...I'm really glad things are starting to fall into place for you

HFSSC posted 11/20/2013 09:55 AM

Wow. I am very glad you did not succeed in your efforts to destroy yourself. I have been there. I'm glad your counselor took you seriously and got help for you.

Life can be beautiful. You are absolutely worth it. Keep on living, man.

sisoon posted 11/20/2013 13:30 PM

^^^ This. I'm glad you're finding your strength and joy.

simplydevastated posted 11/20/2013 13:34 PM

Hey therun! Thanks for checking in. I'm sorry you feel down that spiral, but I'm glad that everything is finally on the up-and-up for you and that you found someone to walk alongside you.

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