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Foxyfox posted 3/3/2014 20:51 PM

What do you do when the OW shows up at your door and her version and his version are completely different but her version has obvious holes in it and easy to prove lies and his version doesn't count for much since he's been lying for a year? Desperately want to reconcile but feeling like I can't see my way through this issue.

SadInNC posted 3/3/2014 21:20 PM

Hi. I'm sorry that I have no answers for you. I just want you to know that you have been heard. I feel your pain and IMO, I don't think that you should believe either one of them. They are BOTH liars and cheats. We are here for you. Keep posting and keep reading. Stay strong.

Tearsoflove posted 3/3/2014 21:46 PM

You have to come to terms with the fact that they are both going to lie and somewhere in between lies the truth. How important are the lies in the grand scheme of things?

In my case, he says they used condoms, she says they didn't. He says she wanted to have anal sex, she says she didn't. He says they continued contact via fake email for several months after Dday. She says they didn't.

So, what it boiled down to for me was how important the lies are in the grand scheme of things. I've already thought the worst. I figured they didn't use condoms. He swears they did. I came to terms with the likelihood that they didn't. I know they had sex in pretty much every way already. Does it really matter if it was or wasn't anal? No, not really. I know they were still in contact because he was still hiding his computer for some time after Dday and why would he lie about that? It would be nice if he never contacted her again but she's doing damage control with her own husband so I know my husband's version is probably true.

Deep down, you know your husband. You know when his actions match his words. Do you feel that he is really doing everything possible to be truthful from here on out? If so, then are little details enough to warrant further damage to your marriage. And, if not, are little details enough to save it. That's what it boiled down to for me.

Of course, the OW is going to remember things differently. She is going to read into every little thing and put her own spin on it. And remember that she likely has an agenda. If you can independently verify, great. But if not, weigh out the importance of the information in your mind and then compare to the actions and words from your husband. You'll have your answer about how to move through it from the combination of those things.

And tell the OW not to show up at your house again or you're calling the cops. You don't need that when you're trying to reconcile no matter what information she thinks she has.

[This message edited by Tearsoflove at 9:47 PM, March 3rd (Monday)]

Foxyfox posted 3/3/2014 22:38 PM

Thank you for posting a reply. You're right, in the bigger picture it probably doesn't matter about the details. I try to tell myself that it was an affair and affairs are messy hurtful awful things and full of lies and stories. Sigh. This sucks so much. I'm wanting to reconcile so badly but some days I feel like I'll never get there. It's only been 2 months since DDay so I've got a long road ahead of me.

Tearsoflove posted 3/4/2014 16:10 PM

You're right, in the bigger picture it probably doesn't matter about the details.

I wouldn't say that the details don't matter. I would say that you have to come to terms with the probability that you will never know them all. Once you reach that stage of acceptance, you can decide which ones are critical to you and which ones aren't. Once you decide how much you need and what is most important to you, it will allow you to focus on those areas and let go of the ones that aren't so critical.

And, remember, you know your husband. You know what he's like in a relationship and in bed. You know in your gut what matches his words and what doesn't. You don't know what kind of agenda the OW has.

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