Topic: Today is our 35th wedding anniversary
Member # 27871
| Posted: 7:08 AM, December 27th (Friday)|
And we are celebrating! He gave me 5 golden rings. I don't always wear my ring. ( my hangup) so he said "maybe you'll wear these ". 5 bangles! Mamma likes. But that is besides the point.
I realized I'm on my way to a normal me. I love my husband and he loves me. I'm taking my husband's hand and looking forward. Not back. I am receiving and giving love. I feel hope.
[This message edited by openedupmyeyes at 7:09 AM, December 27th (Friday)]
Him:53 FWH Trying to make me a believer?
:03-01-10: The day I learned the truth
Kids:Daughters 4 all grown and married.
Reconciliation is hard.
Really freakin' hard.
Posts: 759 | Registered: Mar 2010 | From: The Great State of Texas
Member # 38141
| Posted: 7:11 AM, December 27th (Friday)|
ME - Betrayed Spouse
Him - Wayward spouse
Not sure, but trying I guess.
Posts: 385 | Registered: Jan 2013
Member # 39803
| Posted: 8:39 AM, December 27th (Friday)|
I am receiving and giving love. I feel hope.
Tears on that one! So happy for you guys.
me - BS (45)
DDay - June 2013, A was 2+ months, EA/PA
In MC & Reconciling
"An affair is more akin to a mental illness than a relationship."
I edit, therefore I am.
Posts: 1360 | Registered: Jul 2013 | From: USA
Member # 41166
| Posted: 8:54 AM, December 27th (Friday)|
Beautiful and much needed post for those of us still struggling.
Thank you for sharing! And congrats!
Me: BW 41
Together 21 yrs, M 18, 2 kids
DDay: 12/11/12 ONS with CW
Used condom, got chlamydia anyway.
His betrayal of me was not because I didn't shine brightly enough, but because he chose to put on blinders.
Posts: 192 | Registered: Oct 2013
Member # 30024
| Posted: 9:42 AM, December 27th (Friday)|
Awesome! Happy for you both. Congratulations!
BW (me) 50ish FWH 50ish
Married 34 years, 3 children
d-day 3/10 LTA (4 yrs./fucking & flirting)
"Oh, why do my actions have consequences?" ~ Homer Simpson
"She knew my one weakness: That I'm weak!" ~ Homer Simpson
Posts: 8990 | Registered: Nov 2010 | From: The Great White North USA
Member # 31240
| Posted: 9:51 AM, December 27th (Friday)|
FBH (me) - 65+, FWW (her) - 65+, Married 45+, together almost 49 (as of January, 2014)
DDay - 12/2010
I share my own experience not because I'm a good model but because it's the only experience I know.
Posts: 8933 | Registered: Feb 2011 | From: Chicago area
Member # 24938
| Posted: 9:58 AM, December 27th (Friday)|
So nice to read this!
And congrats on your wedding anniversary!
I read in your profile about the threads that are knitted together to form your marriage.
That was how a minister described it to me also.
It was our 30th anniversary and I didn't know how to look at it....should I say that this was our first anniversary because we were reconciling after d-day and embarking on a 'new' marriage, or should I subtract the 5 yrs of the LTA and say that we were only married for 25 yrs?
And the minister replied that I should think of our marriage as a quilt with all the experiences good and bad woven through it.
The 5 toxic years were part of our history but the marriage as a whole was so much more.
I now see us and our marriage as survivors.
We held on because underneath it all there really was a strong bond of love.
So glad that you are feeling hopeful.
May 2014 be your year for happiness and peace!
Long term marriage
D-day- Jan. 2007
5 yr. LTA
Posts: 3139 | Registered: Jul 2009 | From: NJ
Member # 35812
| Posted: 12:58 PM, December 27th (Friday)|
Congratulations! I''m so very pleased for you!
Imagine a ship trying to set sail while towing an anchor. Cutting free is not a gift to the anchor. You must release that burden, not because the anchor is worthy, but because the ship is.
D-Day, June 10, 2012
Posts: 4128 | Registered: Jun 2012 | From: So California
Member # 27968
| Posted: 2:05 PM, December 27th (Friday)|
So happy for you both!
BS Me 61
WS Him 62
The future looks good....
Posts: 1592 | Registered: Mar 2010
Member # 30369
| Posted: 2:08 PM, December 27th (Friday)|
Posts: 4581 | Registered: Dec 2010
Member # 39836
| Posted: 2:09 PM, December 27th (Friday)|
A lovely post, congrats!
Entering R slowly and cautiously...
Posts: 394 | Registered: Jul 2013
Member # 40637
| Posted: 2:12 PM, December 27th (Friday)|
So happy for you. Thanks for the encouragement.
BS - 59; fWH - 58 (yes, I believe he is a fWH now!)
2 grown children, 1 grandchild; Married 36 years, he is my only
D-day 7/8/13; Married OW, PA 2009-2011(updated tt) sexting with same OW 2012-2013. Broke it off about a week before I found out. Ina
Posts: 84 | Registered: Sep 2013 | From: USA
|Getting to Happy|
Member # 35200
| Posted: 5:13 PM, December 27th (Friday)|
BS me DD's 26, 25' DS 23
dd1 1-1-10, dd2 Mothers Day 2011, dd3 3-12-12 Hawaii trip with ho-worker...
Never forget what is worth remembering or remember what is best forgotten.
Posts: 1138 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: La La Land
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