I'm so angry and upset right now. I have been having a really good week or two - finally have days or parts of days where I feel like myself, and can concentrate on work, but last night my WSO and I got into a huge fight and I just can't get past it this morning.
I was asking him questions about the affair, and specifically whether he and OW1 had ever exchanged gifts. I'd asked this question before, and I always go the same answer: no gifts, just an exchange of Christmas cards in December of 2013.
Last night, when I asked the same question again I got a different answer - now he says they did exchange birthday and Christmas gifts in 2013. My SO told me he'd thrown out the Christmas gift that the OW had given him, but NOT the birthday gift. (It was a case for his glasses.) When I asked him why he'd kept it, he explained that he really liked it, and didn't want to get rid of it. He then asked me angrily if I wanted him to throw it away, and I said yes, I didn't think it was appropriate for him to keep gifts from the OW, particularly if was committed to reconciliation, which has been his position to date. He did not respond well, although he did throw out the gift, and I lost it.
I'm so upset - first, that he lied about whether gifts were exchanged, and second, that he chose to keep the Christmas gift because he "liked it", despite the fact he knew it would hurt me. It just reinforces the sense I already have that my feelings don't matter. That his feelings ALWAYS come first. That my feelings are less important than an inanimate object you can replace for $50 at any optical store.
Am I being totally unreasonable about this?