Topic: Coming Out
Member # 43662
| Posted: 9:07 PM, August 11th (Monday), 2014|
Obviously the inner circle knows the truth. As betrayed curious to know what people tell not as close family, coworkers, neighbors, and people they know in community. I would assume you just have to say I'm getting divorced and most people will like oh bummer. If some pry do you say spouse had affair? I hate to take the blame as in irreconcilable difference but also my daughter lives in community don't want to throw mud on her mom. I am sure will be old news really quick not like we are Hollywood tabloid material but still when it's your world you think it's a big deal.
Any tips from experience.
Posts: 132 | Registered: Jun 2014
Member # 41843
| Posted: 9:25 PM, August 11th (Monday), 2014|
In my case our close family and friends have watched my life unravel and they all know the truth. Should someone outside the circle ask me what happened I always say "I didn't like his girlfriend". That answer provides the truth and usually stuns whoever is asking into silence
I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change...I am changing the things I cannot accept.
Posts: 126 | Registered: Dec 2013 | From: Northeastern US
Member # 44003
| Posted: 9:54 PM, August 11th (Monday), 2014|
Omg LoveHonorCherish!!! I am so stealing that answer!!!! Lol
2 DD: 18 & 5; 1 DS: 10
Divorced May 2015
'Everytime you get up and get back in the race, one more small piece of you starts to fall into place.' -
Posts: 539 | Registered: Jul 2014 | From: Hampton, VA
Member # 43252
| Posted: 10:57 PM, August 11th (Monday), 2014|
Lol at didn't like his girlfriend.
My friends and family know it was his affair. Acquaintance I simply say he left us back in march because he had another life he was living and didn't want "this" anymore. No one asks more. I too get worried because my kids are growing up in this town. But I did nothing wrong. Yet they don't need to k ow all details. If they find out, not a biggie thought.
Was just at kindergarten play date at their school. A few friends I haven't seen in a while I told them. Not details, but below he chose another life. It went over fine.
Dday March 11, 2014. Found out my husband of almost 10 years was having an affair, first emotional then physical for 6 months.
Posts: 2430 | Registered: Apr 2014
Member # 36697
| Posted: 11:27 PM, August 11th (Monday), 2014|
I didn't have anything to hide so I just told everyone what happened.
Posts: 2793 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Baja Arizona
Member # 38122
| Posted: 11:52 PM, August 11th (Monday), 2014|
Last week, I ran into a co-worker from ten years ago. We were talking back and forth about kids, jobs, stuff, when she said, "Oh, and how's The Princess?"
"She's a lying, cheating, slut."
Never sure how that's going to turn out. Sometimes people immediately express concern or rage. Other times, a hush falls over the crowd.
This time, it was rage. We had a nice little rant together!
Cheating louse: The Princess
Two sons: Now 13 and 16
DDay: Nov 15/2012
Separated Mar 2/2013 after 17 years married. Will we ever be divorced?
The best thing about hitting rock bottom is that everything after that looks fucking fabulous!
Posts: 3238 | Registered: Jan 2013 | From: Ontario, Canada
Member # 34373
| Posted: 12:50 AM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
I recently replied to an inquisitor regarding my marital status: "I had a great marriage until he came down with an incurable case of infidelity." She looked at me and said "Yeah, I had a husband with that disease too" We both laughed.
Me: 46 BS Divorced
Him: 45 Married OW
5 kids: IrishLass 27,IrishLad 25, IrishLass 23, IrishLad 21 and IrishLad 12
"You can't run from trouble..there ain't no place that far"
Posts: 1858 | Registered: Jan 2012 | From: WA
Member # 42581
| Posted: 2:10 AM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
|----that was funny
He choked me. What else is there to say.
Your standards aren't up for negotiation just because he can't meet them.
People change when staying the same becomes more painful than changing.
Posts: 5431 | Registered: Feb 2014 | From: United States
Member # 33129
| Posted: 8:31 AM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
I have also used "I didn't like his girlfriend" when asked.. It either shuts them up right quick, or they burst out laughing and I can too. :)
divorced the Dooosh 8/13
Dance like nobody is watching,
Text and email like it will be used in court someday...
Posts: 3870 | Registered: Aug 2011 | From: Happyville
Member # 3703
| Posted: 9:01 AM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
I told everyone, because he was starting the "our marriage was really bad for a long time" bullshit. I was not going to let him paint his little web of lies. I told the world and I don't regret it for a minute.
BW - 40
DD - 7 years old
D-day OW#1 2/2004;D-day OW#2 5/2010
Marriages that start this way, stepping over the bodies of loved ones as the giddy couple walks down the aisle, are not likely to last.
Posts: 5268 | Registered: Mar 2004 | From: NY
Member # 30198
| Posted: 9:01 AM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
my daughter lives in community don't want to throw mud on her mom
I have 3 young daughters and they are the reason I haven't told anyone about the cheating ex, I just leave it at "It just wasn't working out". I don't want my girls finding out and thinking that is an acceptable thing to do because their mother did it....
Now I have told other people with whom it would have less chance of getting back to my girls, and if I ever find out that the STBXWW is fooling around with another married man, all bets are off.
I would tell every person she knows, especially her married female friends (as a warning and service to them that stxww doesn't consider married men off limits for dating).
Just my 2 cents
BH-42 WW-40 DD-5 DD-9 DD-11
D-Day 09/27/2010 Wayward wife had a 10 month A with married DB co-worker Separated Oct. 2013
Posts: 719 | Registered: Nov 2010 | From: Canada
Member # 21896
| Posted: 10:32 AM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
I had a great marriage until he came down with an incurable case of infidelity
I love this!
Honestly, in the acquaintance circle, I don't say anything (because usually people don't ask) but, if someone does ask, I tell the truth - he was unfaithful, I divorced him. End of story. Most people don't want the gory details.
I will say, and I don't know if guys are like this too, but one mom asked at my boys preschool early on (when we were separated, headed to D and I was still very very angry) and I told her the whole story -- all the gory details. That got around so fast it made my head spin. I didn't really care, but I was *shocked* at the speed that news like that spread.
"On the other side of fear lies freedom"
Me - 36 BS
Him - doesn't matter
Posts: 1074 | Registered: Dec 2008
Member # 43539
| Posted: 11:51 AM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
Great post, WhereIsHome! I have the SAME question...
I'm going to use the "I didn't like his girlfriend" response, because it makes me laugh and is true! Thank you lovehonorcherish!
Me (BS) – 37
WS – 36
Dday – 5/25/14
Together since 2003, married 6 1/2 years
EA and PA with COW for at least 3 months WHILE I WAS PREGNANT (still don’t know the truth of the length of this affair or possibly others)
Posts: 52 | Registered: May 2014
Member # 31504
| Posted: 12:59 PM, August 12th (Tuesday), 2014|
I have used a quote from Princess Diana,
"There were three people in our marriage, it was a little too crowded for me!"
I have also just bluntly said that she betrayed and abandoned me. I get mixed reactions. It is never easy but I find the cold hard truth to be the best response.
As some other member often posts, this shit aint easy!
Me BH-45 @ Dday
Her WW-44 @ Dday
XWW Married OM 5/23/2011
It only hurts when I breathe.
Posts: 774 | Registered: Mar 2011 | From: Coeur d 'Alene, Idaho
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