I found out about my H's LTA because the co-worker MOW broke down and told her husband. And her husband called me and told me.
MOW had been "protecting" my H (her AP) by not telling her BS about the affair up until then. When she told, it all hit the fan, so so speak.
She called my husband and told him she would be there for him (in the d-day aftermath). And he told her she had ruined his life and he never wanted to talk to her again.
Now, this is what I wonder Is the No-Contact sort of satisfying to my FWH, in that he is punishing MOW for telling about the LTA?
Don't get me wrong, I am thankful for NC and it was a requirement for our R. But still, I wonder if he is really "showing her". Of course, he thought no one would ever find out about their LTA.
Hope this makes sense. It's hard to explain. Just wonder if I'm weird for wondering this.
There are probably tales you haven't heard yet.
If your H is doing all of the 'right' things for you in R it could be that his NC reason started out as punishment to OW and then, when he got his head out of his bum, changed to 'because I want to for Lifechange'.
In the end I think it all still comes back to his actions toward you during R.
Affairs are extremely SELFISH acts. Your selfish husband didn't like the fact that his dirty little secret was spilled by his OW and it became ALL about protecting his OWN ass when it all hit the fan. In true selfish form, he was only thinking of saving himself which is pretty typical, actually.
Who knows if he gets satisfaction out of cutting her off at the knees because in the end, she had more of a moral conscience than he did. Something tells me he's one of those types that likes you a whole lot when you're playing by his rules, but the minute you deviate off them, you suddenly become useless to him. And when she opened her mouth, she became useless to him.
As to whether he actually ENJOYS shutting her down, I guess that would best be answered by him.
[This message edited by NeverAgain2013 at 8:53 AM, January 22nd (Wednesday)]
And he told her she had ruined his life and he never wanted to talk to her again.
If he considers NC a punishment for the OW then he doesn't understand the concept of NC. If that's the case is he punishing himself for his part in the A. This may be a good conversation to have with him if you are thinking about it. NC is to end the A and all contact between the two people. If he IS thinking about how much it's hurting his AP since she "betrayed him" by telling then he isn't truly NC. He is mentally still engaged with this woman in his head and NC should include mental NC as well. Just my 2 cents.
Forget about the dogshit. Forget about OW. Live your life.