REMEMBER TO BREATHE. Slow deep breaths. It's going to be OK. You are going to be OK. You really are.
You have the VAR, you will put it in her car tonight when she is asleep.
Remember, it's going to be OK.
You are doing great - so much better than I ever did.
Get a script for some xanax So when you feel overwhelmed like you do right now you can calm down.
This ^^^^^^, or Valium, for the times you're really feeling the anxiety bad. It helps, a lot, during the really rough anxiety times.
This isn't fair, i didn't do anything wrong....
It wouldn't be fair even if you had done wrong things.
Sample recovery plan, feedback welcome: http://www.survivinginfidelity.com/forums.asp?tid=539961
This will be over shortly as far as getting so e answers on where she stands. You will NOT get anything off her computer because I am sure someone as manipulative as her is covering her tracks, especially if she has noticed you doing the 180.
You are so close. Don't back down now. Your only chance of her respecting you again is to stand up to her and fight the fight and she may realize what she will lose because of her actions .
You cannot sweep this under rug or the sick feeling will never go away
I've stuck with it. All of my emotions are let loose in private.
[This message edited by deceivedguy at 11:23 PM, July 13th (Sunday)]
After I threw ex out I had to have three very difficult foot surgeries. I was unable to walk, had to stay off my feet for 6 weeks each surgery, then crutches for another 6 weeks, a boot for another couple of months. 3x. Major complications after each surgery. They each had to be done a year apart.
I was alone at this point, he left my house and went to hers…. My ex 'friend'. Husband of many years just vanished. I had a few friends who stepped in to help me after the first couple of days but I was on my own for months each time and it was rough. At several points I just felt that I could't find meaning to my life. What was the point of my life anymore? Relationships had always been so important to me, but without my central person I just felt like a rudderless ship.
I read at lot during that time. Viktor Frankl, Man's search for meaning was one of the books. Talk about suffering…Nazi concentration camps. I learned a thing or two reading that book that have stayed with me nearly every day since. I learned a friend of mine who came from communist Romania had read the book too, and one day she quoted a passage from it on FB. When I read the passage I replied, Viktor Frankl, to her surprise. How does one find meaning in the depths of despair. It certainly put my suffering into perspective. And gave me wisdom in how to handle it.
You will be OK. Just remember that.
I can't believe i feel like this again. The pain never completely went away, but now I'm back to feeling hopeless, and knots in stomach tighter than ever.
I don't really have any friends nearby, except a mutual friend of WW snd mine. I had considered telling them so i had someone local i could hang out with, but i don't know what a good protocol would be, in this situation. I might be putting them on the spot because they are friends with both of us. They are very cool, though.
i don't know, I can't think straight.
Thanks so much for the support.
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Now gentle 2x4. Stop crying, you have done too much of that and if you don't stop what she is doing you will cry yourself to sleep and have that not in your stomach every day when she walks out the door.
Go back to the store tomorrow morning and get the correct VAR
It's normal to have this kind of spike. If you just sit with it, it will fade. It will not last and you will feel stronger each time you stand your ground. Don't give in. You are not alone. It's going to be OK.
Get to the Dr. tomorrow and get a script for xanax asap.
Just sit down, breathe, focus on your breath and relax. It's going to be OK. You don't need to talk to them you can talk here. Important you keep your own counsel right now.
Sleep on the couch, give yourself space if you need to.
[This message edited by deceivedguy at 1:29 AM, July 14th (Monday)]
In addition to an mba I spent 6 months studying hypnotherapy. You can bring yourself down to sleep.
Here's what you do to help yourself sleep:
Get comfortable. Take some slow deep breaths in…then out. 3-4 of them.
next, as you slowly inhale, then exhale, count yourself down from 10 down to one, with the number on each exhale. So breathe in slowly, then slowly exhale count the number 10 on the exhale. Breathe in slowly, then slowly exhale count the number 9 on the exhale. Keep doing this til you get to the number 1. Notice you are more relaxed than when you started.
Then begin at 10 -1 again. If intrusive thoughts enter, just breathe them out of you slowly, and continue counting. Depending on the circumstances it might take several iterations before you drift into sleep. Don't give up, it will work.
You are in a fight for your marriage and your personal strength will be the determining factor as to whether you succeed or not. If your wife understands that you are really prepared to divorce, you've just about had it up to here with her contempt, and you have really reached the end of the road with her disrespect and blatant cheating, then she may very well back down. You would need to reach a method of accountability so you know what she is doing throughout the day; you might even insist she changes jobs.
Fundamentally you have to approach the showdown with ruthlessness; be prepared to risk all to win. When you threaten divorce, no tears, just a cold, implacable demand that she bends the knee or its all over and you will grind her cheating ass into the ground. Get fucking angry right now and convince yourself with a 100% certainty that you win this confrontation, by either dragging her to the divorce courts, or by her acquiescing in a submissive manner.
You can do this; the power lies with in you to take control of your marriage.
You obviously know your wife is lying because she wont even tell you the guy's name and that is very disrespectful in the least.
You wonder who else.
You need her to as they say, own her shit, in other words take real responsibility for what she has done. Right now she wants nothing more than to sweep this all under the carpet. And you know that cannot happen without the truth and complete transparency.
She asks you last night if she had done something wrong...She really doesn't see the huge magnitude of the wrong she has done and is doing.
I doubt she is having any kind of EA at this time, she is too nice to you. But a PA is possible if anything. PA and being nice to you is normal and it is called compartmentalization.
Once you learn what has and is going on, you can then confront her with complete proof, maybe then she will see.
I would imagine she already KNOWS what the hell is wrong with you. Amazing how she is ignoring the elephant in the room.