I have been causing a lot of arguments lately between us. My husband has been doing great lately. He has been talking to me more, not even about my A but about him and his feelings. He has been letting me into him lately. Sharing his thoughts and feelings. Something I thought that I fucked up and he would never do again. But he has been starting to. The only thing is is when he does, I get scared. I don't know why though. I get scared because he is letting me into him again. I fear that I will fuck up again. Not even in a cheating sense either. I have come too far to ever do that to myself or my husband again.
I have always been afraid of being happy. Something I have gotten used to since I was little was not being happy and there always being conflict. Always something wrong. So when my husband and I are happy, I feel the need to always make something out of nothing. There is just something that clicks in my head that says "Oh, things are going good? Things are happy? Not anymore." And I make a problem. I don't know how to stop this. But I need to and I want to because it is utterly destroying my marriage.
I want to get into IC again but I am not sure I will have the time. I start school in December. We got a book back in September about getting over fear and abandonment. I am not a big reader and am having a hard time getting through it. Also reading it is bringing on a lot of bad memories from childhood. But I am trying to get through it because I know it will probably help me and hopefully help my marriage.
Anyway I needed to get some stuff out and I figured this would be the best place to do it. Thanks for reading.
I wish I could offer you better support but just wanted to let you know I understand how you feel! !! Hopefully one of the wiser WS can help you out!!
Wishing you peace.
Me: fBH 46
Her: exWW 42
DDay: Nov 1, 2012
Divorced: September 17, 2013
If you broke your leg and had to have follow up care for it every week, would you do it? If your heart is broken, it needs care too.
My point here, gently, is that you can make time for things that are important to you. I hope you will see yourself as important enough to deserve time out of your week for IC. Your BH is with you, and trusting you enough to be vulnerable with you. Can you trust yourself enough to be vulnerable with yourself?
Please try to go to IC. You are worth it.
[This message edited by StrongerOne at 8:19 PM, November 10th (Sunday)]
Thanks for the thoughts. Really appreciated.
I think that is one thing I am not allowing myself to do, is for it to sink in. I am uncomfortable with these thoughts and feelings. And with those kinds of feelings, it makes me want to change and be better. I NEED to be better for not only my husband and children but myself.
it is scary
And that is something I am not completely sure on how to handle. I am working on it though.
When I was in IC she would often tell me the same thing. That is deserve to be happy. But honestly, I still don't feel like I deserve it myself. I am slowly getting to the point that I think I deserve it.
you made a mistake
In the beginning, I used to think of this as a mistake too. But when you actually think about it, it was a choice. Every WS here made a choice, not a mistake.
Try to enjoy the little moments.
I am trying. Thank you for the kind workds. They mean a lot.
I will look into this book. Thank you very much.
I am going to look into IC again. I am going to call tomorrow.
Thank you so much for your kind words. They are encouraging.
[This message edited by FR2012 at 7:51 PM, November 13th (Wednesday)]