I go to Ic every other week. I am working through the book Getting Past Your Breakup. I am at the point of inventorying the different aspects of the relationship and STBXH.
While I have not written the "bad" things about relationship and STBXH they are swirling in my mind. Hopefully this weekend I will work on it. I know it will be emotional.
With more clarity than I had 2 years ago, I was not unconditionally loved (I don't think my DS is either) and while I loved and supported STBXH(I was his biggest cheerleader I was never supported.
One of the very big ah ha moments was when I realized he never cared or worried about us. I wanted to get life insurance (I was SAHM with a home based business. He said no, that he was going to be dead and we didn't need it! DS was about 4. Said if I really wanted it, I would have to pay for it. I made about $200/month, he mad $10,000/month. Ok, I get the life insurance. Then after a few months STBXH wanted the funds (if he died) go to DS. Not to me. I remember we got in a big argument over it. I told him if he wanted $ going directly to Ds, he could get his own policy.
So has a I go over all the selfish crap I still get upset. I still don't understand why I get upset that we are divorcing. Why I feel like I am missing out on our expected life together.
Why do I still want to cry? If I go back to my childhood, while I was ok, so far I can remember that my feelings were not validated. I was loved, but no unconditionally.
Why when I really start to think about the selfish NPD do I still feel like I was thrown away.
Within 3.5 months of D-Day STBXW was engaged and living with OW#3, not even the one that was discovered on Dday. How do figure out why this is still causing me so much pain. On paper I should be thrilled I am away from him. Apparently my heart does not read. Where can I explore to really get to the root of the problem. It can't just be what is going on now, somewhere in my past is making this worse.
WS: Just a squished bug on the window of my life!
Divorcing, STBXH is engaged/living with OW#3
They have a choice: they can live in my new world, or they can die in their old one." — Daenerys Targaryen