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User Topic: Just living in the moment, my new reality
♀ 43523
Member # 43523
Default  Posted: 6:18 PM, July 1st (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I'm happy to have made the leap from the JFO forum to the R forum. 8 weeks out and I decided last weem that I am willing to try and R with my WH. I knew that I had to slowly remove the blocks of anger that had formed a wall around me that were so high I couldn't even see the light. After weeks of dealing with the trauma of my H affair, I finally broke down and hugged him. He was stunned, like a shy schoolboy he didn't even know what to do, he was prepared to wait at least a year until I'd even hold his hand. "Omg, she's hugging me!!! Is this really happening?" We hugged for a good 20 minutes, I didn't want to let him go, the man that had been my life, whom I loved endlessly and yet betrayed me, I didn't want to let him go. We relished in the moment. That hug was that first brick to come down from that dark and gloomy wall that built up that until that moment seemed impenetrable. I felt a huge sense of relief. I was NOT angry and crazy and ranting and devastated, at least not during that hug. I was allowing myself to feel what I needed. Loved, wanted, missed, cherished. All the things he had made me feel in the past, I was allowing myself to feel. AND IT WAS AWESOME. I realized at that moment how much I still loved this broken man and that I still wanted a life with him. We had so much history, 28 years, 3 children, a home, a whole life together, and I wanted that to continue. I knew that I could be caught up in the misery and pain of the A, and that if I didn't open up and remove one small brick, that I would never get to see that small glimpse of light from behind my wall. Since then I have allowed myself to find happiness in small things. It has made all the difference in out R. Of course having a completely remorseful husband who is saying and doing all the right things is key to my acceptance and healing. But I had to make the conscious effort to open up and allow him the opportunity to help me heal. To date we have had many intimate moments thy were amazing, and although I thought I would have a difficult time engaging in sex again with him, I actually felt like I was erasing her!!!! I guess I felt a sense of reclaiming what was mine. R is work. INFIDELITY IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART. We both know there's a rough road ahead filled with happiness, sadness and uncertainties. But its a journey we are prepared to take together and that makes it worth the trip. I've learned to "Live in the moment" take each day for what it is. If I have a day when I'm feeling really good about us, I ENJOY IT, because I know there are days when I am feeling sad and broken. I am making a choice to work toward to future for us. I think once you make that decision, dealing with the feelings as they come is easier to endure when you know what your working towards. Just live in the moment, because thats all we have right now, this moment.

How did I end up here?
me 46
WH 48
married 21 years
together 30 years
3 children 18,16,9
OW-worthless POS
D-Day 5/8/2014

Posts: 325 | Registered: May 2014 | From: I'm pretty sure I'm in hell!
♀ 43221
Member # 43221
Default  Posted: 6:23 PM, July 1st (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Both feet in and forward!

3 adult children 1D 2S
LTA 2010-2012
D-day - 11-11-2012
status - reconciling and very hopeful

" I will not define myself by what went wrong yesterday when I can draw upon Life and Love right now." R.R

Posts: 2534 | Registered: Apr 2014 | From: sunny california
♀ 37735
Member # 37735
Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, July 1st (Tuesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I remember having a similar moment like it was yesterday. It was a very healing moment for both WH & I.
Am still on that darn rollercoaster though,(@ 3 years out, there are more good days than bad days now.)
Thank you for reminding me to live in the moment. That really does help.
An expression I first read on this site, which I love, is that I am driving with my eyes on the road. WH's A is in the rear view mirror, but I am looking at the road ahead.

Me: BW
Him: WH --Had 10 mo. EA/ PA with COW; Dday 5/2011
Married 28 years/Together 29 years/4 kids together
OW 20 years younger than us/divorced no kids
Trying to R; don't know what the final outcome will be

Posts: 2508 | Registered: Dec 2012
♀ 43523
Member # 43523
Default  Posted: 5:35 PM, July 2nd (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I know that darn rollercoaster too well!!! I'm a huge rollercoaster fan, however "Rolling emotional thunder" is not one I ever remember purchasing a ticket for!

How did I end up here?
me 46
WH 48
married 21 years
together 30 years
3 children 18,16,9
OW-worthless POS
D-Day 5/8/2014

Posts: 325 | Registered: May 2014 | From: I'm pretty sure I'm in hell!
♀ 43968
Member # 43968
Default  Posted: 9:53 PM, July 2nd (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Thanks for this post. At 4 weeks out, I am only halfway there. I can relate to the intimacy as a means of reclamation though. I couldn't believe how strongly I felt that. I think, in a way, that might get harder for me as time goes on and the work we are doing in MC gets further from the triage state. My world is so shattered, but small moments in the day and little promises kept help get me through to the next step. So far.

Him: 38, EA for 6 months, PA for 6 months w/co-worker (42)

Me: 38, professional, mom of 2 spectacular kids

Dday: June 7th, 2014 (the night before my birthday, brought on due to a threat from her husband to tell me all)

Posts: 3 | Registered: Jul 2014 | From: Midwest
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