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User Topic: Transparency / Obsessiveness
♀ 42270
Member # 42270
Default  Posted: 9:59 PM, February 5th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I feel like I am on constant alert, all I want to do when my WH is not by my side is check his email, phone, everything he has given me passwords and I have access to.

I'm only 2 months from DDay and I just experienced a second DDay, after I found him and the OW were still secretly exchanging chat messages. I want to R (thought we were) but how do I escape this crazy obsessive feeling?

Even when we're together and he's not out of town for work, I wake up in the middle of the night and feel the need to check his phone. I NEVER used to touch his stuff, I ALWAYS completely and fully trusted him... I'm such an idiot!!

Posts: 111 | Registered: Jan 2014
♀ 25001
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Default  Posted: 10:07 PM, February 5th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You're not an idiot, you're not crazy or obsessive. He lied and broke you're trust. You're doing what you need to do to feel feel safe.

Me - BS, 40 (I'm not old...I'm vintage)
Two Wonderful children - DS11, DD8
Getting my ducks in a row for divorce... finally (4+ D-Days too many - listed in profile.)

Posts: 6121 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: In the darkest depths of hell!
♀ 27148
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Default  Posted: 10:09 PM, February 5th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I disagree. You are not an idiot. You are a betrayed spouse that is now hyper-vigilant.....which is really common.

Once you feel secure it will stop.

Someone I once loved gave me/ a box full of darkness/ It took me years to understand/ That this, too, was a gift. - Mary Oliver

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♀ 40329
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Default  Posted: 10:35 PM, February 5th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Right now you can feel not crazy to want to check check check!

Eventually we all hope that our desire and need to double check and triple check everything will subside but, our WS has to give us a reason to not need to check.

BW (40)
WH (55)
Blended family, 6 kids, 1 dil & i gd
Dday 1 8/10/13 PA ONS CL whore
DDay 2 8/15/15 -TT 3 Other PA w/escorts from 2004-2013? Not sure on dates. Status - No Clue!! Calling D attorney for advice

Posts: 265 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: Southwest US
♀ 42270
Member # 42270
Default  Posted: 10:50 PM, February 5th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thank you for your responses, I really need this support right now and I am so thankful...!

I have to add that I've been hiding from my WH exactly how much snooping I am doing right now. I've always given him so much space and freedom, I worry that if he sees how obsessive I am he'll dislike the person I've become. I'm trying really hard to be a more fun, outgoing person around him when all I feel inside is dark and shattered.

I feel like I was starting to relax a tiny bit, until he reached out and opened the lines of communication with her again!

Posts: 111 | Registered: Jan 2014
♀ 41139
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Default  Posted: 8:03 AM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage


I could have written your post. I'm guessing we are on similar timeframes and 2 ddays (at least). I feel the same way. obsessive. I have cut back some, but I can't let it go. Not yet. And I HATE what I have become. I used to never care, I trusted him blindly.

I'm trying to relax a little, tell myself I can't control him, only me. Give him some rope to let his true colors come through, OR change them and prove it. That is where I am trying to be patient and it's so hard, I fail often, but I wake up everyday and try to say, "I can do this". In the end I have the control over me and what happens. In the end, he has more to lose.

so easy to type, so hard to live it.

BW (31)
WH (32)
Children (1yr) (1 due Mar '14)
DD#1 - 9/28/13 DD#2 11/24/13

Posts: 84 | Registered: Oct 2013
♀ 41222
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Default  Posted: 8:49 AM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You're back to square one if you have found they are still in touch, so I'm not surprised you are still looking.

I am still looking and I feel guilty. But every time WBF says I can look at anything anytime, I feel ok about doing it. I feel it will eventually bother him but I said every time I don't find something I feel better.

You have just found something! So you need to do that for your own sanity. He has lied on top of lies!

DD#1 - Oct 13

"Everyone says forgiveness is a lovely idea, until they have something to forgive" - CS Lewis

Posts: 797 | Registered: Nov 2013
♀ 41978
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Default  Posted: 10:57 AM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Like alifeforsaken I could've written this post. I had 2 days where I discovered they were in contact. I'm so much slower to believe now and am definitely hyper vigilant. I feel like I have OCD. If I'm not checking up on him I'm on here pouring over ever little post. I can't relax when he's not with me. I haven't finished a book since dday #1 and I use to be a voracious reader. I don't watch tv. I don't get put much. I'm making a promise to myself that next week I'm going to the gym again. I use to go 3-5 days a week while he was in the middle of the A. I hate doing anything I connect with that time. I need to start focusing the positive changes he's been making. He's far from perfect and still a little fogged in I think but his actions are loving and supportive. Pre-dday 3 his words said one thing and his actions another. Focus on getting out and let your mind engage in other things. Also turn down the volume and focus on his actions.

EA(PA?) 10 months with COW
3 ddays-Sept '13, Oct '13, Dec '13
Attempting Reconciliation...time and actions will tell

Posts: 124 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: USA
♀ 42270
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Default  Posted: 3:50 PM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

(((alifeforesaken))) - You're right, we only have control over ourselves, not their actions. Maybe that's what has shaken me to the core. I used to feel so in control of our lives, and myself. Now I barely know who I see in the mirror, the whole identity I thought I had is gone. It's amazing how much I do not feel like myself, whoever that is now!

(((KatieG))) - Indeed, lies on top of lies. I feel back at square one for sure, and kicked in the gut.

(((shatteredapart))) - Same same same, I used to exercise daily, eat healthy, listen to music, read... now all I feel I can do is hover over the computer and check where he is on gps all day. Then I just want to sleep and forget about my life, and have no urge to get out of bed in the morning except to see who he's been communicating with since! So pathetic. I hate that he has done this, not only because of the betrayal and the lying and the putting me at risk for std's, but that he had NO sense of what this would do to ME when I found out. The only thing I can say about such selfishness and total disregard is that he has major SA issues, just never ever thought it would come to this level.

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♀ 41139
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Default  Posted: 6:04 PM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It really does consume you. Sometimes I stop and think, "what did I do with my time before I was obsessing over all this?" I have even caught myself absorbed in a show or movie and I think "whoa, I wasn't thinking of him and the A just then" and then I get instantly sad that I thought that.

I don't even want to go out or do things, even though I know it would be good for me. So many things are ruined for me. Music, I can make just about every song into something awful. A song that I think fits how I feel, I wonder if he hears it and would think of AP.

While I feel lost many times, I have to say this experience, though I wish it never happened and I wouldn't wish it on anyone, it has opened my eyes. I'm trying to use it as an opportunity to grow myself.

BW (31)
WH (32)
Children (1yr) (1 due Mar '14)
DD#1 - 9/28/13 DD#2 11/24/13

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♂ 40392
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Default  Posted: 8:04 PM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You are not crazy and you're not an idiot. You keep checking until your satisfied. At this point he no longer has any privacy. He forfeited that the moment he betrayed you. You have the right to be informed with all things that relate to your well being and happiness. I'm sending you the best internet hug I can.

Me: BH 32years old DDay 4-29-13
Her: WW 33 years old
“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword”

Posts: 648 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: Houston, Texas
♂ 42321
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Suspicious  Posted: 8:12 PM, February 6th (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You're not crazy at all!!!!! The ultimate trust has been broken and you have every right to check... That feeling will come and go. Until he keeps his word, do what you must!

I check our cell bill almost daily to see what's going on. My WS has totally killed my trust in her...
Stay Strong! And you are not crazy.

Me 41: BS
Her 29: WS
4 children between us
Together 6 yrs: Married 19 months
EA/PA 15 months
OP 51: married with 4 children, close in age to my wife.
D Day#1 3/13/13
D Day#2 9/28/13
NC Letter 2/17/14

Hardship is a pathway to peace...

Posts: 33 | Registered: Feb 2014 | From: West Coast
♀ 42270
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Default  Posted: 12:51 AM, February 7th (Friday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

You guys! Thanks for the support... it is so good to know I am not crazy or alone going through this...

Tonight I found myself yearning and dreaming of the time I was blissfully naive and unaware. I caught myself (while speaking to him over the phone) in that space again, and it felt so good - first time I've felt good in a while. Moments later, I snapped out of it with the thought of him with other women, and I hated myself for being in that very same moment, sucked into a facade. And I truly wonder if he will ever be that man I *thought* I married. How will I truly know when he can so easily lie??

I know the answer is probably time, and his actions... But I guess I can't really imagine feeling anything else but hyper-vigilance and anxiety right now.

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