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User Topic: Schadenfreude
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Default  Posted: 9:38 AM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hate it when I read people's Facebook posts about their anniversaries. I get all annoyed and petty about it. Bleah.

Then I feel bad for feeling that way.

It's like reverse schadenfreude...freudenschad?

D-Day Spring 2008
3 years false R
Divorce Final 6/7/12

Posts: 689 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: California
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Default  Posted: 9:39 AM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I know what you mean! It seems like everyday there is a mushy post and wedding picture to go along with it....

Glad I am not the only one who feels this way!

Kids: DD7
DDay: 12/31/2013
Married 15 years

You can't rationalize irrational behavior.

Posts: 137 | Registered: Mar 2014 | From: North Carolina
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Default  Posted: 9:54 AM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Then I feel bad for feeling that way.
No need to feel bad about that reaction - your feelings are valid, Harriet. I remember feeling exactly the same way.

I'm to the point now where I am happy for the couple without connecting it in anyway to my experiences, but it took time for me to get there. I'm sure you will, too.

You can call me NIK

And never grow a wishbone, daughter, where your backbone ought to be.
― Sarah McMane

Posts: 37393 | Registered: Aug 2011
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Default  Posted: 11:08 AM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Have you ever seen posts of people complaining about their spouses? Facebook is where people put on a facade of how wonderful their lives are.

Married 26 years
DDay #1 2/2002
DDay #2 6/2012
Gave him his second chance and he blew it.
Divorce final: 9/9/2014

It's hard to see the road ahead if you're always looking in the rear view mirror.

Posts: 649 | Registered: May 2007 | From: California
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Default  Posted: 11:37 AM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

^^^what NIK said.

Comparing ourselves to others is a human trait, but it is also a very quick way to stinkyness (for lack of a better word). One of our goals as BSs is to disengage our lives from the X, and not worry so much about what they are experiencing. I think this is very similar to our relationships with other people as well. Our happiness does not depend on anyone else but ourselves.

Me: BH, 40
Her: Ms. Daisy
Together 18 years, married 15+
LTA 3.5 years, living together
Dday: 7/28/13
Ds17, DS12, DD12
Divorced! 2/24/2015
Apology. You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

Posts: 1155 | Registered: Aug 2013
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Default  Posted: 3:21 PM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Harriet, I completely understand this. Last week was my IL's 45th anniversary. I could hardly bare to look at the post. Especially since our 19th anniversary was Tuesday. So I posted Carrie Underwood's "Undo It" as my song of the day.

"Better not give in to it. It takes ten times as long to put yourself back together as it does to fall apart.
― Suzanne Collins, Mockingjay

Double Betrayal D-Day 7/26/2013
Divorced 11/18/2014

Posts: 3242 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Illinois, USA
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Default  Posted: 8:23 PM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Yeah. Happy couples are everywhere. I can't get away from them. It just makes me sad. I will never have a 50th wedding anniversary party. I will not be able to talk to my kids and grand kids about how to make a marriage last for a lifetime. I will not be able to just go to my kids' wedding and enjoy it because I will have to deal with WS being there.

I hope some day to be able to feel happy for someone in love again, instead of wondering how long it's going to be before their partner jerks the rug out from under them.

Me: BS 44; Him: WH 47 M - 22 Years
D-day: 7/2013; D filed 7/2014; Divorced 7-27-16
...the WS affair starts off in a dreamland where everything is all Golly, Wow! and Meant To Be! and Soul Mates drop from the trees to frolic in the mist. -devotedman

Posts: 5116 | Registered: Aug 2013
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Default  Posted: 9:20 PM, June 4th (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

That's why I don't go on Facebook anymore!! Can't stand it anymore.

Me (BS) 41 Him, SA, covert NDP
Married 8 years, 2 young kids

2014 Divorced!!

Posts: 158 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Canada
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