If you'd told me two years ago what my life would be like and how happy I'd be, I never would have believed it. So glad I didn't follow through on my suicidal thoughts when I figured my life was over without XWH.
Looking forward to see what else the future has in store for me! There is hope, guys. Things get so much better.
Married: 11 years, no kids
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; but in setting our aim too low, and achieving our mark. -Michelangelo
I just realized I'm nearly halfway into year 6... and it gets sweeter by the minute.
In the grand scheme of things, I feel pretty lucky in that we didn't have kids and since he's NPD, I no longer exist to him. Plus, he had to move away to get a job. So, NC for well over a year and no fear of running into him anywhere.
Congrats on freeing yourself from that piece of shit and creating an amazing new life!!
Things get so much better.
I can only think it was Stockholm Syndrome.