Since the last time I posted-I have been reading a lot about NPD.... wow. What an eye opener. It's very obvious that his mom has hurt her children by her own narcissistic tendancies. She tried to have kids for several years and was unsuccessful. She had my husband and then started treating her own husband like dirt. Like his role was done. My husband became her support system, her emotional spouse. As soon as I moved out of the house, guess who came and moved in?
I am realizing that she did all of this because she is in competition with her sister about who has the more "successful kids". It is a sad reflection that she feels she needs to use them for her own personal gain. I knew that things were not right with his family... I should have known better. I'm not excusing his affair, but I do feel bad that he was never equipped with the tools to become a grown up. Mommy always fixed everything for him. She's doing it now.
As for me- I feel like by filing, I am truly holding him accountable for his actions, probably for the first time in his life. I will not allow him to sweep this under a rug and I intend on trying to make sure that no one else who gets involved with him goes through the same thing I've been through.
Just want to thank everyone for their support. I will survive this. I know that this moment could be fleeting.. but for the first time in the last two months of hell- I'm the one in control of the situation and it feels so GOOD.
Lacing up my nikes and running west!
WH says marriage is over: May 15, 2009.
EA#2 July 20, 2009. Legally sep: Aug 16, 2009. DIVORCED!!!! Signed Nov 23, final Dec 24, 2010, adultery listed.
You will survive, and thive, the further he receeds in your rear view mirror.
Keep posting as you move through the process.
Separated, divorcing, moving on.
I edit because I always make typos.
He always told me not to buy certain things, not to go get my nails done, too expensive, etc. Since I've moved my money over (and since I make a considerable more amount of money than he does) I have bought myself those "senseless" bose noise cancelling headphones. Metaphorically and literally the best purchase I have made in a long time.
I have bought myself those "senseless" bose noise cancelling headphones. Metaphorically and literally the best purchase I have made in a long time.
I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.
It feels so good to finally make a move that has him caught off guard. I will still have up and down days, but its almost like I have a reason to be thankful to get out while I can. No kids. I am really luckier than I think. I dodged a bullet... especially with his mom. There are some really scary articles on mother-son enmeshment.... I mean it literally describes their relationship down to his profession and her actions.
It's really sad... he will never be able to have a real relationship. Ever. He was never given the tools to be successful in life without her... which I'm sure she loves. Just sick. really really sick.