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We can put a link to the old thread in any news ones on the same subject, however, when the forum is archived, the old thread would be gone so the link wouldn't serve any purpose at that point.
Would it be possible to have a "Mad Hatters" thread? This topic gets very touchy when posted in the General section but I think it would be great to have an "I Can Relate" thread.
Long Term Emotional Affairs.
If your spouse had an EA lasting several years that is now out in the open, do you think its love and they will not stop, or could they really just be friends and abruptly stop the contact because the BS demanded that it stop?
I'm new here today and not sure if I'm posting in the right place or not ..
I'm a single dad of two wonderful children aged 6 and 10. Our second Christmas since our seperation is approaching and unfortunatly my ex will have our children this time...i guess it's her turn.
I just cannot imagine celibrating the holiday without my kids. I've been invited by family and friends to join them but I really don't feel like that is where I want to be. I just think sitting around with a bunch of people and not haveing my children with me would make me feel like such a loser and make me feel very sad. So my plan is to simply not celibrate the holiday this year...my Christmas will be next year when I can enjoy it. I will go skiing for the day and do my best to have a fun day and not think to much about what day it is.
Does this seem unreasonable or can anyone see where I'm comeing from here?
My D-day was over 6 weeks ago and there has still been no definitive NC letter. My WS is still dealing with how to present things to OW and seems to be catering to her needs (It's her birthday, New Years, Vacation, blah, blah, blah). He says he loves me and everything is going to be fine...He just needs to do it his way. I explained how painful delay is. He accuses me of pressuring him and starts to retreat. When I asked him what he was talking about in hushed tones to his friend who knows about OW while at a dinner party, he also got very defensive. I explained my need for transparency. He accepted somewhat regretfully. We are both in IC and MC. He has Appointment to figure out how to sort out his mess with his therapist this week. I am really feeling like he's just not feeling the remorse thing very much. Any thoughts out there?
there is a thread in here titled BS questions for WS... you can copy this question onto that thread
this is the thread
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Is there a thread somewhere about Spouses of Workaholics?
I just saw the NPD thread. Is there a BPD thread?
Free seminar in boston re BPD
If you live in or near Boston, it would be great to see you this Thursday at
McLean Hospital at the seminar I'm doing for the New England Personality
Disorder Association. Note: the seminar is FREE. Please introduce yourself
to me at the reception! Here's the original post.
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We need a new Spouses/Partners of Sex Addicts thread. We is full to the brim!
How about a thread about "Living Like Roommates".
I'm living that life. I'm wondering how many others are doing this also.
Its a way to live when no other decision is easy, acceptable and inexpensive.
My husband and I live like this because we truly like each other deeply. He won't apologize for his affair and I won't forgive and forget his affair so we are at a stalemate in our relationship.
Everything else we do is good. We have friends and family who look at us and think we are such a loving couple and some younger relatives want to be like us. Our children are thriving and wouldnt if we were separated.
He takes of things in and around the house that I can't or do not want to do and I do the same. We have our jobs in our relationship and things work out fine.
The only problem we have - he got himself emotionally involved with someone I know and I will never get past it.
I'm not in a position to get divorced. Not enough money saved, we let our daughter take our second car back to college with her so we only have one car and have to save up to get another one.
Our monthly bills are so co-mingled, it would be a major problem trying to separate bills for a break up. Its easier for us to put our money in the pot (bank) and just keep paying bills until their paid off.
Husband and I are league bowlers. We bowl three nights a week, have a lot of friends and responsibilities in our bowling world. This is the glue thats holding us together right now. We have a love for bowling - I never think about the affair doing that time. When D-Day came and we argued all day, that evening he suggested we go to the bowling alley to practice (to get the affair off our minds) and it worked for me. I felt better and more composed when we got home.
So "Living Like Roommates" works for me right now. My blood pressure has gone down and I'm not worrying about my future anymore. I'm taking one day at a time.
When its time for us to go our separate ways, I think we will equally know when its time.
i have just found this site and it is so wonderful. Some one here called me a madhatter and i had no idea what that meant. seems i am wearing two hats--the bs and the ws. are there any forums for this? is there anywhere to talk about this on this site?
I've been reading most of the posts and I'm hoping that I can get some advice.
It's been 3 weeks since I found out that the WS had a one time affair which resulted in a child. We are going to try and make things work but I'm not sure where this is going to end.
It's been a absolute roller coaster ride but the crying and anger has subsided.
For those of you that have been here, how do you handle the OC? Are you able to be part of their life should you and your WS decide to make a go of it? How do you tell your family and friends that this has happened?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
You are not the only feeling angry or pain. Just hold on and pray.
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