I canít tell him I think about divorce every day. That I wonder what it would be like to be in a relationship with another man. That if I see either OW one more time Iíll get on the next plane out of here. That 20 years of positive stuff will never outweigh all the lies, blameshifting and gaslighting. How do you forgive someone who abuses you that way? And then does it again.
The problem is me, not him. It rests solely on a choice I cannot seem to make. I canít jump off the ledge in any direction. I fight recovery, and all the things that I would have to do to get there: forgiveness, trust, personal fucking growth. Yet limbo has got to be the worst.
thanks for listening....
me (WW/BS): 48
4 kiddos in mid 20's
Me: I didn't sign up for this.
Him: you're already in this. All you can do is resign...
Could be the plain of lethal flatness.
Remember, I'm sure he likely struggles with the same thoughts at times too, which makes the situation doubly complicated.
FWIW, we did Retrouvaille 3 years ago in January. It was the best thing we did.
You're tired. To me, that means you need to rest. If you had a deadline, maybe you'd have to push on through, but in all probability you've got decades of life left. Resting now may actually speed up your recovery and R.
Let yourself be, rache. Take it easy and breathe for a while.
[This message edited by sisoon at 6:47 PM, October 22nd (Tuesday)]
Give yourself a break. It's ok to not jump right now. Don't push yourself off a ledge in either direction. With time you will find a ladder.
Something that helped me is the book Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay. Have you read it? I wouldn't say it gave me a clear answer, but it definitely gave me food for thought and made things clearer somehow. It's not a "heavy" read, very user-friendly. Just a thought.
But also, maybe you do need a break from it all. Maybe you need to just put all the Infidelity stuff on the back-burner for a while and give your mind and emotions a break. It is soooo draining!!
I have read that book. I may dig it out again!
I am going to IC on Friday after MC on Thursday and then maybe will take a break from IC. She is urging me to make a decision anyway.... and I need time away from that..
She is urging me to make a decision anyway.... and I need time away from that
I get it. If you decide to take a break, you'll be happy. And that's a decision, so your IC'll be happy, too....