Why not go through with her, and delete people together? She certainly can't blame you in the future for forgetting someone if she combed through the contacts with you. Just a thought.
Best of luck!
At least the current man "only" cyber-cheated.
"Love means never having to say you're sorry."
In other words, try very hard not to be defensive. Sometimes she's going to be completely unfair but that's what you signed up for when you had the A. Your actions caused her current emotions. If you want to fix this then hang in there. Reassure her. Love her. Give her complete access to Facebook and tell her everything you post--or just delete the thing. I never wanted to isolate my H and told him he could keep Facebook as long as he deleted certain friends but he chose to delete it anyway.
I was never much of a facebook user, for the longest time my wife was the one posting on my acct. She's always had the password, never been an issue in the past. It's possibly why I didn't give it the thought I should have, but the OW is blocked. The only thing I post now is about us. We have alot of people pulling for us and it helps take pressure off of her. This is of course after I ask her approval.
I am going to approach her about deleting and opening a new account. I don't want to just delete it as it would seem suspicious. I'll see how it goes.
When I wrote my first post I had stepped away and used it to cool off. After the kids a luggage were loaded back in the car (we were still traveling yesterday) she came up to me and gave me a big hug and said "you look grouchy". I told her I was mad at myself for what happened. She said "good you should be" and gave me a kiss.
Damn I love her, I'm so lucky
It's helpful to know its expected.
90% of fWW A was on FB, but I insisted fWW keep FB and got pissed that she deleted it at one point (but it reactivates VERY easily).
I used it as a "test" for her and her boundaries...to make sure she understood what was acceptable and what was not. IMO, deleting the account would be a cop-out. It took her six different tries to delete inappropriate friends, but she eventually got there.
Here's some hints if your BS wants you to keep FB (for whatever reason): unfriend opposite sex friends that are not family, ANY mutual friends with AP, ANY one that knew of affair or WOULD HAVE supported it if they did (this is HARD, try to look at it from BW perspective).
A word of warning. She may still find triggers in FB no matter who you unfriend or block. Don't give up, she's still figuring things out too.
I'd say you had a good opportunity that you almost nailed but it misfired. Just clean up your FB settings and try again. Maybe your BW wanted you to keep FB so you could gush over her publically.
I am going to approach her about deleting and opening a new account. I don't want to just delete it as it would seem suspicious.
It sounds like you made an honest mistake--FB can be kind of overwhelming, and it's easy to miss things. I'm glad you've addressed your defensiveness bc that's usually one of the killers for me right now--not that my WS missed something, but his reaction afterwards, if it's anything other than supportive.
FB is pretty triggery for me too bc I didn't realize until recently that LTA OW had been commenting on his photos for over a year. Photos of our kids, too. She even made a few pointed comments about his whereabouts that I totally missed in my obliviousness and trust. And when he sent her the NC email, she changed her FB name to one that corresponded with a terrible review she'd left on my book on another site, then blocked both of us before we could block her.
WS has offered to delete his account, but I'm not sure that's what I want. First of all, we'd have to back up a ton of family photos. Second of all, like someone else mentioned, he used FB to flirt with multiple women, including one EA only woman and an almost ONS woman (it fell through last second), so I feel better monitoring his activity and convos to make sure good boundaries stay in place. But I like the idea of maybe starting a new account with limiter members (I think he has close to 1000 friends now, though we did delete a bunch of women).
Just offering my perspective, in the hope that it offers some insight. It sounds like you are being very self-aware and doing a good job at addressing your feelings and acting in a supportive way to your BS. Best wishes to both of you.
Thanks for the support, the one thing this has made me realize is just because I'm above board on all levels I still need to be diligent. With so many other things at play that are out of my control there's no reason something like this should happen.