Topic: More drama
Member # 43824
| Posted: 8:39 AM, July 13th (Sunday), 2014|
Now OW's husband is sending my husband threatening emails & asked him to call to talk about A. There has been a ton of drama involving OW & her (separated) husband, much of it seemed like attention seeking behavior, so my WS & I chose to ignore it all. But now I'm not sure how to proceed...I'm tempted to call OW's husband myself & ask for privacy. I'm afraid he's going to try to confront my husband in person. What would you do?
Posts: 10 | Registered: Jun 2014
Member # 35322
| Posted: 9:12 AM, July 13th (Sunday), 2014|
I feel for you and am sorry you are here. But golly gee sounds like your husbands chickens are coming home to roost. Let him deal with it. He helped create this mess. Guess it totally escaped him that the betrayed husband of his mistress would be more than a little ticked off. Maybe he has reason to be afraid of the betrayed husband, so what, again, he should have thought about that before he cheated on YOU. As a former betrayed husband I was in a similar situation when the p.o.s OM wouldn't meet with me. Tell your good husband he s on his own on this one.
ME(BH)HER(WW)LTA AT WORK.DISCOVERED AUGUST 2010. TWO SONS.DIVORCED HER. "THE BEST PREDICTER OF FUTURE BEHAVIOR IS PAST BEHAVIOR"
Posts: 124 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: somewhere in texas
Member # 42092
| Posted: 9:19 AM, July 13th (Sunday), 2014|
You should look into filing a harassment complaint with the police and potentially getting a restraining order. Sadly these situations do sometimes turn violent so please take this seriously and protect yourself.
Sit. Feast on your life.
Posts: 4284 | Registered: Jan 2014 | From: NYC
Member # 42867
| Posted: 9:23 AM, July 13th (Sunday), 2014|
Be careful with this one.
My WW was confronted by OBW during a walk about a month ago. It escalated, and OBW could not control her fury and slapped WW.
Later I sent a warning to OBW that while no one understood her pain better than me, but that it was intolerable to hit my W.
Bottom line, he really isn't on his own, I think this meeting is a bad idea for both families.
[This message edited by Didact at 3:32 PM, July 13th (Sunday)]
No matter how painful, life either adapts or it dies.
BH (Me) 49
D-Day Mar 19, 2014
1 year passionate EA/PA, ended by me on d-day.
Attempting to R
Posts: 332 | Registered: Mar 2014 | From: PNW
Member # 43953
| Posted: 9:40 AM, July 13th (Sunday), 2014|
This is a tough situation and its difficult to know the correct way to proceed. On the one hand, I understand the BS's need for confrontation and his need to be heard, however, you don't want to send your WH and have him injured or killed.
Without knowing the contents of the e-mails or how threatening they are I would go with safety first. It doesn't sound like a good idea for your WH to meet in person. The situation could quickly escalate, especially if the BH is now separated from his WW and blames your WH for the separation. The other BS is most likely too volatile currently to see past his own anger and behave rationally. It may be too dangerous for you to reach out to him in person as well.
I also recognize the other BS's need understand how he wound up in his current situation, and it sounds as if his WW is not giving him any help in that regard. Maybe your WH could send an email? Although I'm not sure that's even a good idea. I think I would do what your currently doing and ignore it. I'm sure others will have better advice.
I would definitely save the emails incase you ever need to file a police report in the future if the situation escalated. Print them off and put them up somewhere.
BW 48 - Multiple d-days
Divorced 2012 after 19 yrs
6 smart, beautiful, amazing kids.
I have finally found my voice and it is good!
Posts: 150 | Registered: Jul 2014 | From: Australia
Member # 21377
| Posted: 10:32 PM, July 13th (Sunday), 2014|
My advice would be to tell your husband to deal with the OW's husband himself. Your WS is the one who made this mess - not you. He might get yelled at - well, he deserves it, don't you think? If there is the danger of physical violence, then your husband can call the cops and bear the shame of why this is happening.
You are a victim. Let him deal with the ugly stuff while you go and do something nice for yourself. That is my advice.
Posts: 1524 | Registered: Oct 2008
Member # 43139
| Posted: 3:36 PM, July 14th (Monday), 2014|
Your Husband had an affair with a married woman. There are consequences for doing that.
Sadly there is nothing you can really do about it until the OWH beats the crap out of your husband with a baseball bat.
Filing harassment charges wont stop him from doing what he is going to do.
If the OWH want's to talk to him then he should man up and do it.
Like the other poster said his chickens have come home to roost.
Posts: 449 | Registered: Apr 2014 | From: Texas
Member # 40392
| Posted: 4:48 PM, July 14th (Monday), 2014|
Being a betrayed man I say let your husband deal with the fall out. After all he did call down the thunder and there are consequences to messing with another's wife or husband. I don't blame the man for sending an email or two letting your husband know how the cow eats the cabbage. I'm not sure what the content was but I can only imagine. I sent texts after I confronted other man face to face.
It's really and truly a natural reaction to such news. We are all adults here and are responsible for our actions and how we deal with things. This type of shit can cause people to go temporarily insane. Let your husband be the one to call the cops and file a restraining order. After all it will make him look weak in the eyes of his affair partner if there is still a glimmer of hope that he'd actually fight for her which he won't since he'd be fighting for his life if it came down to it. I'd look at this situation as a benefit and so that your wayward husband gets to feel additional consequences.
I hate to sound like a sympathizer to the betrayed husband because I'm here to support you. Let him handle it. More than likely everything will simmer down.
Me: BH 32years old DDay 4-29-13
Her: WW 33 years old
“Yet each man kills the thing he loves
By each let this be heard
Some do it with a bitter look
Some with a flattering word
The coward does it with a kiss
The brave man with a sword”
Posts: 640 | Registered: Aug 2013 | From: Houston, Texas
Member # 38975
| Posted: 4:59 PM, July 14th (Monday), 2014|
Can you define "threatening"?
If someone threatens someone they don't usually request a phone call to talk?
The OBS is trying to find closure just like all of us. If you WH can offer insight or more importantly an apology (I know sorry doesn't cover this but he does owe him an apology in my book as does the OW to you) and reassurance it is over that might help the OBS.
Are you in IC or MC? What does your counselor say?
Has the OW contacted your H since DDay? With regard to privacy, the OBS wasn't granted respect or privacy for his marriage so that request may fall on deaf ears, IMO.
A call might end the drama but I would not meet in person. Emotions are tricky and 3+ years later I am not sure how I would handle seeing the OW.
Sorry your dealing with this but as others have said, there are consequences to an affair and this is one of them.
[This message edited by 1Faith at 5:01 PM, July 14th (Monday)]
"I can be changed by what happens to me. But I refuse to be reduced by it." - Maya Angelou
Posts: 1512 | Registered: Apr 2013
Member # 43726
| Posted: 5:05 PM, July 14th (Monday), 2014|
I also would counsel you not to cushion your husband's fall with your body. This is his consequence, and the the bmowh deserves the right to at least be able to speak his piece to your H. Perhaps they can meet at a public place, or near a police station if your H is very concerned. I think the reason you may have received threatening emails is because your H is ignoring betrayed mowh's need to have his say. Perhaps if your H gives this man his due, then each can part peaceably. Hiding from this doesn't help your H redeem himself.
BS, 55, Divorced
I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person would be me.
Posts: 95 | Registered: Jun 2014
Member # 44060
| Posted: 6:16 PM, July 14th (Monday), 2014|
Both Dday and the next two days, the OBH called my husband several times...and let's just say "revenge" was his main objective. My husband wisely handed me the phone during a very heated exchange (after asking if it was OK and given that making sure I new about the details of the A as one of the OBH's main objectives.) I was very much able to calm OBH down so that we could all make logical decisions and not react in ways that were going to make recovering from this horrible event impossible. For the next couple of weeks, OBH and I were in frequent communication...both for emotional support and comparing of notes to determine if we were both getting the truth from the WSs and that NC was being abided by. Because of this "friendship" formed between us, we were able to protect our children from being shocked by this and have promised each other that if the time comes that it must be made "public", that we would respect the other and let them know first so that the children could be prepared.
Eventually, everyone was calm enough for my WH to communicate via text and calls for my WH to apologize to OBH. They since have also been in communication several times confirming that NC is still in tack and even negotiating some "logistics" to assure that contact with OW is avoided if at all possible (schedules, etc.) WH had requested a face to face meeting with OBH, but OBH did not feel he was ready, which we COMPLETELY understood, but WH wanted to sincerely communicate his regret and apologize regardless.
I also have met with OW on one occasion. My WH had actually briefly introduced us months earlier, but for the most part I didn't know her from Adam and just wanted to see her face to face and have our first post DDay meeting be planned, and NOT a "run into her" at some point. I had no desire to be confrontational with her...while I know she was an active participant in my husband's fall, it was my WH that CHOSE his path...regardless of any encouragement she may have given. That was NOT an easy day, but I am glad I did it...it enabled me to have closure to at least one aspect of the A.
I do think it is important for everyone to be able to speak their peace. I hope that the emotions in your case will settle and that you will all be able to have this as well.
Me (BS)- 42
Him (WS)- 44
Married 21 years
3 beautiful daughters (18,16,14)
DDay- 4/23/14- 6 month EA turned PA just before DDay
Posts: 598 | Registered: Jul 2014
Member # 43949
| Posted: 9:03 PM, July 14th (Monday), 2014|
What a mess our WSs have pulled us into.
BW - 49
WH - 50
Married 30 years
Beautiful Son, Daughter and 2 Grandsons.
OW - multiple, just found out about ALL of them, Husband coming out of years of fog due to multiple childhood and military events.
Hopeful but cautious
Posts: 194 | Registered: Jul 2014 | From: Texas
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