To be honest, when I thought more about this, if my FWH did this, I believe it would be a dealbreaker for me and I would be getting a divorce.
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[This message edited by SisterMilkshake at 9:24 AM, December 26th (Thursday)]
"Oh, why do my actions have consequences?" ~ Homer Simpson
"She knew my one weakness: That I'm weak!" ~ Homer Simpson
You know Karma, I have a problem.(< really, not being snarky) I like to give people a chance and not make assumptions, give them the benefit of the doubt. It has often bitten me in the ass.
Yeah, SMS, I hear you I would normally give chances too, except this scenario here really is one of my deal breakers.
My H knows: If there is ANY broken NC that I am not informed of then I will walk, period.
It may seem harsh, but you know what? If he had broken NC and didn't tell me then I would have to get into the whole "when else did he see her and I don't know" crap...kwim? For me this deal-breaker is really to save my sanity.
If broken NC happened and it was innocent on his part or explainable and he called me or came home and told me, ok, we live in a small town it could happen....but to not tell me and throw me into bat-shit -crazy world ..I couldn't do it again.
I wouldn't ever take your words as snarky SMS, I think you give great advice.
sorry for the t/j
[This message edited by karmahappens at 10:52 AM, December 26th (Thursday)]
I just found out that while he was visiting/staying with friends while on a work trip - that the other woman was also visiting them at the same time.
Sometimes things come up or just happen we are not prepared for. And maybe the OW just turned up and your WH was surprised.
Now IF he had come clean right away about that and told you. IF he had left so to not be around the OW. IF he had not stayed there.
The big problem I seen here is that WH did not tell you about this right away. He kept it a secret which you would discover later.
THAT is the big issue. The deal breaker. Not that he ran into OW. But that he kept it a secret.
Frankly if I were in your place I would be filling garbage bags with his stuff and putting them out on the curb.
Couple of questions:
1 - Why were these people still friends? Knowing that they had a hand in the destruction of your marriage, being with them should be off limits period.
2 - As soon as he found out that she was there he should of called you and just left entirely, not going back.
3 - before you assume how much the twins life will change, see an attorney and know your rights and what you are entitled to. Consult with someone - or several someones - that are familiar with military divorce.
4 - As for your kids seeing dad, if he's military his time with them will be limited to begin with. A divorce may not be that hard on them at this age. Is he regular military? Reserves/National Guard?
4 - Is he career military or does he intend to be? You need to make sure that you are not cut off financially from funds right now. You may need to get his CO involved.
5 - Is she military also? Again, if she is, you should contact his CO on this.
[This message edited by Mousse242 at 6:00 PM, December 27th (Friday)]
I did little things like got new tires on the car, 60,000 mile check-up, filled the tank, loaded the house with groceries, put away important documents (birth certificates, etc.). Copy bank statements, get a credit card in your own name, make sure the house is secure, get the furnace or A/C serviced, get a lot of light bulbs, toilet paper, paper towels, sanitary items, band-aids, tooth paste, tooth brushes.
You need to talk to an attorney and maybe open a P.O. Box to receive correspondence at. Find out what your state laws are on removing the children from the state. A lot of lawyers will give a free consultation. Write down questions to ask so you don't get stressed and forget.
Plan. Execute the plan. Review the plan.
Together 7 years
DDay: June 24, 2013