but, what i have realized is that no matter what he does...and i mean no matter what....i still hurt everyday. when he does something to show me he is remorseful....i am happy for a little while, but sooner or later on during the day, i will think about all he did. something will pop in my mind like...the dirty text i read between them....or how he gaslighted me for so long...or how put the blame on me when the whole time he was still cheating.
and it doesnt go away. i am in ic....i do the breathing exercises....we are in mc...i come to si for support....i try to stay busy...all of it...but nothing helps really...not for long.
what i have come to accept...and it came to me earlier this week....is that it will take time.....a long time. and that is the only thing that will ease the ache. and it is true. i am not on the floor crying all the time, unable to get out of bed...and all of that....i am past that....so i know i am healing....slowly.
there simply is no quick fix, no matter how much i wish there were. i am going through the process...and it is and will continue to be a long and painful one. i dont know anyone...and i mean anyone...who "got over this quick" and moved on to be happy. the "happy" ones have the scars from doing the real, painful work over a long period of time as they attempted to r. and they have all told me "no shortcuts." r sucks.
the only thing that keeps me on this path of healing is by my husband not fucking up again, and doing what he needs to do...and we all know what that means...and so does he.
for so long, i have been in shock, and fighting the fact that this has actually happend to me...this is my life. omg. but, now i am starting to really see, that it is what it is....and there is nothing i can do about it.
so, after dday1, a false r for 9 months, the discovery of ow2, a separation...and now perhaps an attempt at real r for the last 7 months...."i get it."
i hope i am a lot further along a year from now.
D-Day, June 10, 2012
you simply cannot rush this....he needs to keep doing this for a long time.....
i remember when i lost my first baby....i had a miscarriage at 12 weeks. omg...i was devastated.....it was the worst...went in for a check up and the ultrasound showed that the baby was dying....i didnt get out of bed for a week....and when i did, i was filled with so much grief...i honestly didnt think i would ever get over it....never. i had never cried so much in my life...and this was after a long period of infertility. but then as time went by...it got better...and i healed. what helped me was that i got pregnant a few months later with a healthy baby....and even just trying again to conceive helped me...it gave me some new hope.
with this...it is so much worse...sometimes i wish i could just "try again", you know...with a new husband...like we did for the new baby. that pain is long gone from that miscarriage as i now have a baby.
i am realizing that with time....hopefully this too shall pass...i dont know.
You are speaking so much truth and I feel your pain.
I'm not so far from D-Day myself (it was 3rd January this year) and my WH is doing oh so much to recover. We've recently started back up with MC and IC for him and it feels, even after only 2 sessions of each, that progress - though painful - is being made.
But, like you, I'm so painfully aware that it really will take that time. I have likened the pain to when my dad died of cancer when he was only 58. Trying to deal with that was horrendous and took such a long, long time to not feel that sharp intensity of pain every day. I have told my WH though that what he has done to us was worse than that and I do mean it.
I am so sorry for you that you lost your baby, I cannot imagine the pain. My WH have been trying for over 3 years to conceive and still nothing and in this respect time is not on our side (due to my age). I am also happy for you that you worked through that pain and have a wonderful new little person to give your love to.
I hate that we have to all go through this pain but feel blessed to have people here who 'know' it, who 'get it' and who 'hear it'.
sometimes i wish i could just "try again", you know...with a new husband
Hopefully you are. Hopefully all of this has changed him...for the better. That's the way I have tried to look at it. Its a new game with new rules, with new players, with new understanding, hopefully headed in a new direction.
"Knowing is half the battle"
Expecting progress not perfection
I am there too. In pain and cry everyday and I'm in IC and meds and it is still soooo hard. I don't even recognize myself. What this betrayal has done to me.
I get what you are saying about the pain dulling, but you could still feel it sometimes. Now I feel as if I am in mourning. My IC said I am still bouncing through all of the stages of grief and just to give it 'time'
Hope you have some peaceful days ahead