Topic: help - ideas to get through the tough times?
Member # 40954
| Posted: 10:57 AM, April 28th (Monday), 2014|
I have had a rough couple days with constant thoughts about the A. It is putting me into a spiral of sadness. I am trying everything I have to pull myself out. Meditation, trying to control my thoughts, trying not to dwell and obsess, focusing on the good parts of my life, but I can't seem to get out.
Does anyone have any suggestions....things that work for you?
Me: 40 (BS)
LTA: 3 years
Posts: 58 | Registered: Oct 2013
Member # 43131
| Posted: 12:17 PM, April 28th (Monday), 2014|
Working out. Seeing friends. Buying myself something. Are you near a large body of water? I think seeing the ocean can soothe the soul.
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Posts: 300 | Registered: Apr 2014 | From: Philadelphia
Member # 41012
| Posted: 12:27 PM, April 28th (Monday), 2014|
I have been decluttering the house and organizing. I don't know why, but it is helping.
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Him - fWH 37
2 yr EA; 8 mo PA.
Posts: 86 | Registered: Oct 2013
Member # 35812
| Posted: 5:41 PM, April 28th (Monday), 2014|
Yeah, I found that making order out of chaos, even the chaos of housekeeping, was soothing.Working with my hands, keeping my body moving.
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Posts: 4915 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: So California
Member # 43041
| Posted: 5:56 PM, April 28th (Monday), 2014|
I know exactly how you feel! I'm a reader and dreamer by nature (dreamer part has not helped me out during the aftermath of the affair, I can tell you!) and I resisted reading for some time thinking that I wouldn't be able to concentrate, and sometime I do wander off the book and into my own thoughts, but overall, getting myself into a book has helped me a lot lately. I've started reading the Divergent series and just being able to escape reality for a while and live in someone else's shoes has helped me to have some mental rest. I've found it has also helped me to keep the barrier up when I'm not reading, as soon as my mind starts going to that place I try and switch to what the characters in my book are up to at the moment! Hope you find something! :-)
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DS: getting close to 1
Together 10 years, married 2.
DD1: 8th of Jan 2014
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Member # 43267
| Posted: 7:19 PM, April 28th (Monday), 2014|
There's only two things that work for me:
1. Spending a day with WS reconnecting
2. I asked him to write me a letter that I could look at every time I started to obsess. Sometimes reading that letter helps.
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Member # 30314
| Posted: 7:20 PM, April 28th (Monday), 2014|
Read my post in books about The Artists Way. Three pages of morning papers, everyday
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me (WW/BS): 48
4 kiddos in mid 20's
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Posts: 5242 | Registered: Dec 2010 | From: Midwest
Member # 41535
| Posted: 7:45 PM, April 29th (Tuesday), 2014|
Derailed1, the letter idea is brilliant! I'm going to ask WS for the same. Thank you!!!!
WS: 39--2 EAs
BS: 39--me, faithful
9 year relationship in R.
DDay #1: September 6, 2013 EA for 5 weeks August 2013.
DDay #2: January 2, 2014 EA for 6 weeks summer 2011.
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Posts: 693 | Registered: Dec 2013 | From: Midwest
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