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User Topic: The whisper campaign...
♂ 42648
Member # 42648
Default  Posted: 10:30 PM, July 2nd (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I hear it's not unusual, but how bad/crazy does it get?

I've been hearing a lot of nutty things my stbxww has been saying. Mostly that I'm abusive, neglectful, won't provide food for the family including my own children, that she has no idea why I filed (sad lol) etc. Thankfully most of the people are also either friends of mine or friends of good friends and I hear about it. I worry though about the people that don't know me at all, and would have no reason not to take my stbxww at her word.

I've been keeping quietly to myself pretty much, but I am starting to get concerned that being the nice guy won't do much for me.

I really hope evidence of this kind of stuff all adds up when the judge looks at custody, but I've no idea how that really weighs.

DDays- too many

Status - In D.

Posts: 95 | Registered: Mar 2014
♀ 40306
Member # 40306
Default  Posted: 11:06 PM, July 2nd (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It can get really bad.

Just make sure you document, document, document.

Why are you worried about what people you don't even know think of you? You've got bigger things to focus on than those folks.

No, being the nice guy isn't going to do much for you, but that doesn't mean launching a retaliatory smear campaign is the answer to that. It means being firm, setting boundaries, and working with your L to do what is best for you and your kids. Your WW isn't going to think any of that is "nice".

Too fucking bad.

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: 5601 | Registered: Aug 2013
♀ 40229
Member # 40229
Default  Posted: 11:28 PM, July 2nd (Wednesday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

What she said ^^^^^
They all do it. They being the unremorseful WSs.
Mine said I attacked him....I cried and collapsed. Don't know how that can be construed as an attack.
He told too many more to remember or list!
Just don't let it get to you.

"Bitch please a good man can't be stolen." ROFLMAO - SBB
D: 7/2/2014

Posts: 4396 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: AZ
♀ 32554
Member # 32554
Default  Posted: 1:26 AM, July 3rd (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It won't matter a whit. In fact, it isn't even going to be brought up. Not by you, that's for sure, because if you were to bring to the judge the fact that your STBX was saying stuff about you to other adults, you'll be lectured and have made a new enemy, The Judge.

My ex told a lot of people a lot of nonsense & lies about me, all in an attempt to alienate me from everyone everywhere. I have countered with my truth, told with conviction. I do not let lies stand unchallenged. On the other hand, I do not engage in an active campaign to seek out the lies & correct them. It's just as things come up, I speak the truth.

The only true problem his lies have caused are with the children, because to answer your question on how bad can it get, it gets bad when your STBX/X badmouths you to your children, lies about you to your children, and tries to turn your children against you. So if your STBX is letting it fly with grown-ups, I urge you to pay attention to what's happening with your kids.

Me = BS
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - DIVORCED!

Posts: 10722 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
Member # 39166
Default  Posted: 1:33 AM, July 3rd (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

It's awful. Now, when I hear an unremorseful WW has left for her AP and is claiming abuse, especially emotional abuse, I take it with a big pinch of salt and assume it's part of a smear campaign,unless I know otherwise.

But only those of us who have been through this know better.
According to The Arse I have been "so cruel" to him by:
- "nagging" him [translation: asked him to do what he said he would ].
- I made all the decisions [translation: he made all the decisions he wanted to make,especially about things he wanted to do, and REFUSED to make or be involved in any other decisions, always saying "it's up to you" and got angry if I kept pressing to know what he thought]
- Never letting him go out with his mates [translation: he went out MUCH more often than me and spent MUCH more money (I was always given a strict budget of 20, he could spend between 50-100). I hardly ever went out, not by choice, but because he wouldn't get a babysitter if it was just for me, he didn't like being at home while I was out & would do passive resistance the next couple of days to 'punish' me]
- We never had sex {translation: yes we did , more in fact, during his A!]

There's more, but you get the picture?

He's not exactly claiming emotional abuse, but he needed a 'reason' to cheat. It seems like many unremorseful spouses do the same, but some take it to the next level, and once you've said it, as a liar, you can hardly go back and admit the lie, can you?

Those who are truly your friends will know. And you will discover who they are. This is the painful bit. But you have no control over what others think of you, and trying to challenge your WW's poison, will only add to her words and make you appear bonkers.

Me: BW
Him: XWH
2 Children

Finally reached indifference & looking forward to my new beginning

Posts: 1629 | Registered: May 2013 | From: UK
♀ 40115
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Default  Posted: 8:21 AM, July 3rd (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

I believe that the truth always comes out eventually. If someone you know says, "XWW said that you x, y, z." Just calmly correct them. As for what strangers think, don't worry about it. You cannot control it. But Liars, lie. It's what they do. Eventually XWW will show her true colors, and even the strangers will doubt her words.

One day
I'm gonna forget your name,
And one sweet day,
you're gonna drown in my lost pain. - "Sweet Sacrifice" by Evanescence

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

Posts: 3391 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: Illinois, USA
♀ 30891
Member # 30891
Default  Posted: 9:11 AM, July 3rd (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

My xWH does this even today, nearly 4 yrs after DDay 5/6/whetever (cant keep track anymore)

I own my choice to leave relationship and explain it - even to the kids (girls 20 and 22) - as:
"I still don't like any of xWH girlfriends. I detemined I don't like being in 3 party relationship where I don't know the 3rd party."

No bad-mouthing xWH. No animosity or anger or judgement. Simply I CHOSE not to live that life anymore.

Needless tosay, generates a lot of guestions and WTF expressions!

Me: BW (44)
now xH (44)
20 yrs, 2 wonderful kids, and up to 5 - make it 6 DDays

Posts: 287 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: gilbert AZ
♀ 34823
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Default  Posted: 9:20 AM, July 3rd (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Monster comes up with all kinds of crazy stuff about me:
*** I attended a potluck dinner hosted by one of my classmates and took my 2 youngest --> Monster turned that into me taking them to a "college drinking party."

*** My oldest would take my credit card and go to the grocery store for me --> Monster's mom was saying that my oldest ran through his own savings because he had to buy groceries for his brothers.

*** I stay in a hotel because I'm out of town --> Monster says that I'm hooking up with someone on *his* dime.

It's all just ridiculous. I'm not too thrilled about all the twisty-truth he tells people, but whatevs. I just do my own thing and live life like I always have.

The only way that this stuff will come up in front of the judge is if she starts spouting her nonsense in the court filings. If you're concerned, you may want to start documenting how you spend your time with your kids and what you guys do. If you hear of a direct accusation -- such as not providing food for your kids -- you can make sure to keep all of your grocery receipts, etc, so that if the issue ever comes up you can provide proof that refutes her *story*.

I've found that trying to deal directly with misinformation -- such as trying to explain the *truth* to him -- only makes it worse.

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.

Posts: 9188 | Registered: Feb 2012 | From: Midwest
♂ 42648
Member # 42648
Default  Posted: 11:04 AM, July 3rd (Thursday), 2014View ProfileEdit MessagePrivate MessageHomepage

Oh it's not just whispers, some of the crazy stuff is showing up in her sworn statements, so this will get interesting.

DDays- too many

Status - In D.

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