My ex sent me a happy b-day text. I started to reply with an indifferent "thanks" and then all the anxiety, bitterness, and hurt came flooding back. I thought "too much pain" and deleted it. It has been almost 6 years. He is remarried and I am happily engaged. Should I reply, even with something as small as "thanks"? "If I listened earlier, I wouldn't be here. But that's just the trouble with me. I give myself very good advice, but I very seldom follow it."
Posts: 1232 | Registered: Jan 2011 | From: The Ohio
DeadMumWalking Member Member # 25341
Posted: 3:32 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)
Should I reply, even with something as small as "thanks"?
In a word - No. He's not your friend.
I'm sorry you are hurting/triggering from that.
But: happy birthday to you!!
Me (BS), Him (WH): early 50's
3 DS: teens!!! :)
M: 24 (19 1/2 at Dday), Together 29
Dday: Dec 2008
re-separated (in-house), for good (??) <-- should really remove these, shouldn't I...
Posts: 2555 | Registered: Aug 2009 | From: EU
SBB Member Member # 35229
Posted: 3:37 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)
What a jerk trying to sully your day like this. FTG.
There are no fish in this pond.
This pond has no water.
[This message edited by SBB at 3:38 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)]
Buzz- The word you are searching for is 'Space-Ranger.'
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pregnantandsad Member Member # 40141
Posted: 4:36 PM, December 10th (Tuesday)
He's not worth a reply.
Happy Birthday, enjoy your day!
M 7 years, together for 12
2 kids- DD4 and a newborn
D-Day 7/2013 he didn't want R and moved in with OW
Filing for D
Posts: 155 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: California