Just keep leaving these bread crumbs (actually, I think they're CAKE!), and I'll find my way too.
There is hope, there is life and there is a future beyond the devastation of infidelity. I would not have believed it had I not lived it myself.
I love that your children can give testimony to your journey and growth and healing. Bravo, IrishLass, bravo.
(and I loved this so much, I added it to the SI quote thread)
[This message edited by better4me at 12:12 PM, May 18th (Sunday)]
I was just thinking recently about the anniversary date - as it was also S date I see it as my the day my freedom started. I suspect if it wasn't also S date it would be a date significant to my healing because if I look to where I'd be if I was still in that M compared to where I am now - well, the thought actually makes me shudder.
I have a quiet chuckle about the irony of who exactly was set free on his destructive quest for freedom. Who knew? Once the wave of hurt, shock, grief and disbelief passed I found myself free of a cage I didn't even know I was in, one that had become my normal that I didn't even see it until it was gone.
I see it now - especially on the anniversary.
Here's to you, friend. For your wise words, camaraderie and support. Having you all in the trenches helped me see that there was a life to be had beyond all of that noise.
Freedom and Peace. Blessed peace. It is so underrated.
the single life that he so desperately wanted is the one he gave to me
I know, it is very ironic. I do enjoy the no tip toeing on eggshells. The ability to spend time with friends and family without someone moping about wanting to go. Being able to go to school and study without being made to feel guilty for not spending time with someone. I enjoy that I can make plans for myself and not worry if it will cause distress to anyone else. I didn't want nor ask for that freedom but I have found that I like it. I like having the remote control and being able to watch the shows that interest me.