Also: She's married...man I'd love to let her BS know that she bought my husband such an extravagant expression of betrayal.
At any rate, from everything I've been reading, it looks like we're in a good place to save our marriage. Neither of us have a "handbook" for this stuff, but from what I can tell, I am encouraged by the way he's handled himself since being caught.
He's done everything possible to stop contact with her. From blocking her number, blocking FB, deleting his email account. He burned the old pictures and negatives he had of her from 20 years ago, and I can't find any evidence of her on his phone or his computer.
I think he's gotten rid of everything. **THINK** being an important word here -- because, at the end of the day, all of this shizz is the result of LIES.
It's going to take a REALLY long time before I will believe everything that comes out of his mouth.
[This message edited by doggiediva at 3:49 PM, July 20th (Saturday)]
And frankly, her husband needs to know. Think of how shattered you are. Then think of him. He deserves to know the state of his marriage just as you do. You are not destroying him, punishing him, taking your revenge on him. You are compassionately, as a fellow traveler on the shit-road that you have been steered to, giving him the truth so that he can protect himself and his family.
D-Day, June 10, 2012
I know how crazy making all this can be. I took up swearing as my new hobby, along with throwing things. At least your WH is showing remorse and seems to be doing the right things for you to recover. It will still take a long time but not as long or painful as continued lies. I had an alcoholic WH incapable of remorse or honesty. The lies and secrets have been the most damaging thing. Your WH needs to know the lies and secrets are more likely to destroy your M than the A. "How to Help Your Spouse Heal After Your Affair" would be a very good book for you both to read.
Instead, my WH and OW told her H I was crazy, and they started putting $$$ secretly away for a year. Now they are together and we are all divorced.
I could not think straight at first, but almost every single person on here says that telling the other betrayed spouse WITHOUT ANY WARNING is the best way to keep your WS from going back in the fog.
Honestly, at this time, anything you decide to do will be attributed to the trauma of it all.
I wish I would have told WS family, friends, boss, and the Husband of OW. All of these people love my family and would have been able to get thru to my WS.... I also wish I would have loaded up all of his clothes and dumped it on her front lawn when her husband was home!!!
I can feel the rollercoaster starting. I can tell the wave we've been riding for the past 4 days is coming ashore, and there's going to be a bunch of washed up crap to deal with in the wake.
Take care of yourself!!!