User Topic: It's over. It has to be.
Member # 24786
Default  Posted: 4:11 PM, February 7th (Friday)

I've just been screamed at by FWH after a minor argument. He screamed and accused me of lying and then escalated it.

I asked him to stop but he then started using that language:
"You've always, you've never!"

Then he said I'd always been a hateful bitch and I'd always been horrible. So I asked him to stop using that language as it reminded me of his A language.

He then called me a bitch and told me to get the fuck out!

I said I have nowhere to go; that I'd leave in the morning and he needed to stop escalating this.

He then starts saying he's asked me for the last 6 months to take notice of him and I'm asking what the hell he's going on about.

It escalated so I pretended I was recording it on my phone and he then starts gesturing at me " cut throat gesture" " all about the money gesture" " get out"

Then says in a very calculated and calm way (cos he thinks he's being recorded) how I've always been a bitch; how he's always been scared of me and how scared he's been since his A as I always have something to hang him with ( please not I have never brought up his A in an argument)

I've got nowhere to go but I do know that if I stay I'm an idiot aren't i?


Because I've just been gas lighted ......


So ashamed.
So deeply ashamed after all this time.

BS(Me) FWH(Him) DDay 05.09
A went underground. True R 02.10
I won't let another woman reap the benefit of enjoying the man my H has now become†

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Default  Posted: 4:17 PM, February 7th (Friday)


Take up your space (and do it well).

"That's the thing about pain, it demands to be felt."

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Default  Posted: 4:18 PM, February 7th (Friday)

I am so sorry

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom”
Anaïs Nin
Me: 45
Him: 47
Dday 8/2007
We have R'd

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Default  Posted: 4:20 PM, February 7th (Friday)


Do you have any close friends or relatives who you could go to right now?
I am so sorry he is treating you this way---you don't deserve this. Remember that it is not you, there is something wrong with him. You have tried the best you can.

Sending you strength.

together 25 yrs, married 24 yrs, 4 children;Rebuilding
D Day: 5/10/2011 PA
OW: WH's co-worker,divorced, no children, 20 yrs younger than I-----& she knew he was married, had met our kids, but that did not stop her from trying to destroy our family

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Default  Posted: 4:22 PM, February 7th (Friday)

You have nothing to be ashamed of.

Tell HIM to leave. I am so sorry ((mrsd))

Me: BS
Dday: June 2011
Working on R, one day at a time

The best way to find out if you can trust somebody is to trust them.”
― Ernest Hemingway

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Default  Posted: 4:30 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Oh, honey.

Just to validate you, what he did was totally unacceptable. I know you know that, but..ouch.

Take a deep breath and make a plan.

CAN you make him leave? Will he go?

Do you really have no place to go? Even a hotel for a few nights would be worthwhile to help you clear your head and give you some peace.

I'm sorry. I'm really, really sorry. But do stand up for yourself, and protect yourself.

Him WH
2 ddays in '07
"The cure for the pain, is the pain." -Rumi

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Default  Posted: 4:36 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Mrs.Doubtfire, this is so sad and he was so terribly cruel. YOU have nothing to be ashamed about.

Why doesn't he leave?

Just be safe.

Me: 44
He: 47 WH
Married: 15 years
D Day: December 2012
Affair: Fall 2009 - Dec. 2011
R is not linear

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Default  Posted: 4:37 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Mrsdoubtfire, I am so sorry! Can't he leave instead? You didn't cause this he did! Hugs to you, hon!

Me: BW (41)
Him: WH (41)
2 Daughters - 20 and 16
Married 19 years, together 24 years
DDay - 09/08/2013
NC - 10/10/13 Broken 10/11/13
I feel like we are both trying R but I am just so skeptical of everything!! Hell, I don't know much right

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Default  Posted: 4:44 PM, February 7th (Friday)


BS:ME DDay: 7/18/09 Last of TT 7/11/10
MOW's EA/PA all were my "friends" but one

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Default  Posted: 5:08 PM, February 7th (Friday)


I'm so sorry. Please take care of yourself and keep yourself safe.

Me: BS
D-Day: 7/7/12

Trust is like paper. Once it's crumpled it can never be perfect again.

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Default  Posted: 5:10 PM, February 7th (Friday)

..his aggressive outburst appears to be a red flag for something else.. could he possibly be hiding something still and is acting out of control.. wanting to blame you for his feelings??

He then starts saying he's asked me for the last 6 months to take notice of him you know what he meant by this comment?

..what is his love language? he looking for compliments, validation, more activity in the bedroom??

..his anger could be about not being able to ask you for specific things, but he just doesn't know how to tell you.. his frustration coming out in anger.'s not to be tolerated in any case. How are his 'communication' skills lately??

..sorry you are being treated like the enemy here.. you deserve way better.

..also... if anyone should leave, it should be him.. tell him to go to a hotel and "COOL OFF" for a few days.


[This message edited by somanyyears at 6:53 PM, February 7th (Friday)]

trust no other human- love only your pets
She isn't and never was who I thought..I can't believe who I married and what she did to us.
Me 67
Her 63
Married 42 yrs (together 47)
18 yr LTA with bf

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Default  Posted: 5:11 PM, February 7th (Friday)

So sorry...tons of hugs to you! Please be safe. Please let us know you're safe. We care!!

Me BS mid-late 30s
Him WS knocking on 40 (lovemywife4ever)
blended family with lots of kiddos
together 5 years, married 8/13
D day 12/1/13
WH ONS had been 4/12
Getting ME back and moving to HAPPY - whatever that means
I want out!

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Default  Posted: 5:16 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Oh mrs. DF, you are in my thoughts. You do not deserve that behaviour. Please let us know how you are when you can.

Me: BS
Him: FWS
M: 15 years
4 lovely daughters
Working to rebuild.

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Alex CR
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Default  Posted: 5:18 PM, February 7th (Friday)

No shame belongs to's all his.

Please take good care of you first......and then throw HIS ASS out.....he's the one who started this mess, not you....


BS Me 61
WS Him 62
Married 33
Together 40
DD 11/16/09
The future looks good....

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Default  Posted: 7:45 PM, February 7th (Friday)

WTF???? I know you have put so much into this. Dear heavens, sending mojo and hugs 😢

Us: 50ish, madhatters, married 20 odd yrs
TT: May 2009 'til June
DDay for both: June 17, 2009
Me: 2x, same person, 1991
Him: 1.5 year PA (EA?) 2007-2009

Honey Badger don't care. - Randall

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Default  Posted: 7:59 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Honey you have nothing to be ashamed about. You're not an idiot for staying - never an idiot.

Can we start lining up teeny little ducks somehow? 180 180 180, and just take care of you.

(((Mrs. D)))

Cherish those who seek the truth but beware of those who find it. - François-Marie Arouet

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Default  Posted: 8:05 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Wishing you peace.

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Default  Posted: 8:07 PM, February 7th (Friday)

(((Mrs. D)))

I just read this thread, and it cut me to the bone. Wanted to offer you my support and virtual hugs.

Thinking of you this evening, and sending you strength. We're here for you.

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Default  Posted: 8:49 PM, February 7th (Friday)


And remember Murphy is right. Nothing is so bad that it can't get worse!!!

Posts: 1325 | Registered: Jun 2013 | From: Ontario, Canada
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Default  Posted: 9:59 PM, February 7th (Friday)

I too., had an incident tonight. We are Trying R, but if I ask him for anything, he suddenly reminds me that there was once when we went w/o sex for 7 months. When? where was I? Hello? Maybe I initiated and where was him?

I was called a (my last name) because that's what he does. Apparently us (last name)is more fucked up than his (last name).

Sleep in the spare room if you can. I can't wait until MC, because apparently WH only listenes to MC. So here we all go backing up a step.

Stand tall, kick his ass out if need be. You have been gaslighted. So was I, but I can at least reign him in by his stupid ways. At least he sees he was a (last name) and I wasn't drunk (which is what he gaslights me to be ) Stay in your house. Tomorrow, kick his ass out. You deserve to stay..he deserves to leave. Same with My WH. I'm gutted too. DON"T LEAVE.

" He paved paradise and put up a parking lot"
BS - me
WS- him
married 26 years, together since kids
D- Day Jan 4 2014
PMA- starting this moment
R - in MC. WH is in IC

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Default  Posted: 10:13 PM, February 7th (Friday)

(((hugs))) I''m so sorry. If he''s so unhappy, why doesn''t HE leave?

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

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Default  Posted: 10:20 PM, February 7th (Friday)

(((((MrsD)))) Oh, honey. I'm so sorry.

Are you safe?

You can call me NIK

"If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment."
- Carlos Santana

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Default  Posted: 10:26 PM, February 7th (Friday)

Please, please, please don't be ashamed.

Trusting and loving someone is nothing to be ashamed of.

Neither is trying to make your marriage work.

Anger would be better than shame. He should be ashamed of being such a terrible person.

I don't care what you have or have not done - his actions are reprehensible.

Posts: 109 | Registered: Nov 2013 | From: AL
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Default  Posted: 10:29 PM, February 7th (Friday)

If he wants it over, HE can leave. Don't you dare leave. If he continues to be aggressive and threatening, call the police, have him forcibly removed.

Shit just got real, get your bitch boots on.

You're not an idiot, you gave it your all. My guess? He's started another (or restarted) affair.

BS - Me
DDay 1 - Jul 11
DDay 2 - Jul 12
R Dec 12

Former 80s Icon wishful thinking

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Default  Posted: 10:38 PM, February 7th (Friday)

I am so sorry. Your WH was totally out-of-line.

"Oh, what a tangled web we weave when first we practice to deceive." - Sir Walter Scott

In my effort to be *concise*, I often come off as blunt and harsh. Sorry, don't mean to be offensive.

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Default  Posted: 10:49 PM, February 7th (Friday)

It sounds like he is imploding. I am so sorry he is failing you so epically.

(((Mrs. Doubtfire)))

Me: BS, 40's.

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Default  Posted: 2:50 AM, February 8th (Saturday)


Me: BH, Her: FWW - Long Term EA/PA
d-day: June 25, 2007
Married 30 years, Reconciled

Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.

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Member # 24786
Default  Posted: 3:36 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

Sorry. I've not yet had chance to read any replies. I'm just so..... Numb I guess. I shall read them all an respond as soon as I can get my bearings.

He's already done they crying and the apologising but from here all I can see is the bullshit !

I need to work out what the hell just happened; why it happened and where I go next and the find lone is who will be coming forwards with me in my future!

I'm strong guys. Just a little beat is all.

BS(Me) FWH(Him) DDay 05.09
A went underground. True R 02.10
I won't let another woman reap the benefit of enjoying the man my H has now become†

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Default  Posted: 5:37 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

(((((Mrs Doubtfire)))))

You're strong, but like the rest of us only human. Wishing you well, whichever route you take.

And please, please don't ever be ashamed. I would imagine it's HIS shame that's got you into this situation.

Peace and light to you.

Me 44 (BS) Him 52 (SAWH)
DDay (too many to mention), but 1st 06/2011

The truth hurts, but nowhere near as much as the lies
"Sounds harsh, but she's my wife and I'm supposed to be there when she's having sex" Sal1995

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Default  Posted: 6:30 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

Oh, MrsD.

This is all about him. IMO, there's something he needs to share with you, but he hasn't found the courage to do it yet. I hope he finds it quick.

And I hope you protect yourself.

You sure don't deserve this.


fBH (me) - 70 (22 in my head), fWW (plainsong) - 65+, Married 45+, together since 1965
DDay - 12/2010
Recovered, not yet fully R'ed
I share my own experience because it's the only experience I know, not because I'm a good model.

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Default  Posted: 7:58 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

Omg. Where the hell did this person come from??? Could he be having some sort of breakdown??

You have always stuck out in my mind as one of the most positive people on here. And you've often given your H accolades for his progress.

I just don't get it. How could this be happening???


D-Day 11/15/12
5 month PA
Married 20 years, 3 kids
All good is hard. All evil is easy. Dying, losing, cheating, and mediocrity is easy. Stay away from easy.
- Scott Alexander
It was the day I thought I'd never get through - Daughtry

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Default  Posted: 8:53 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

(((Mrs. Doubtfire)))

Entering R slowly and cautiously...

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Default  Posted: 8:55 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

OK - what an asshole. Sorry - but what an asshole.

Honey, grab a suitcase and fill it with his things. Put it next to the front door. Tell him if he does this again, the bag goes out, followed by him. Accept no less.


The stones from my enemies, these wounds will mend
but I cannot survive the roses from my friends

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Default  Posted: 10:08 AM, February 8th (Saturday)

I'm sorry he's acting out.

D-day(s),after years of TT and Gaslighting was Labor Day Weekend 2012, continuing for a week after. *Dammit! More TT 3/9/13
Really trending toward D- planning about it is my "happy place" now.

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Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

I'm so sorry you're going through this. My WH has had a few of these moments since dday 1. They're explosive and scary. Take care of yourself. Don't leave. It's his issue. If anyone leaves it's him. I'm worried about you. Be safe. (((mrsdoubtfire)))

EA(PA?) 10 months with COW
3 ddays-Sept '13, Oct '13, Dec '13
Attempting Reconciliation...time and actions will tell

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Default  Posted: 3:09 PM, February 8th (Saturday)


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Default  Posted: 3:11 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

Please, no shame on you. Take care of yourself now.

Madhatters, M 31 yrs
Separated 5 mos in 07.His DDay,11/07.False R since 07. My DDay,7/5/13."Once you are real you can't become unreal again. It lasts for always.”
― Margery Williams, The Velveteen Rabbit

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Default  Posted: 3:43 PM, February 8th (Saturday)

You got this. You are a beautiful woman with an incredible strength of character. Look at what you have overcome with a good goal of keeping your family together. There is nothing to be ashamed of in giving someone a gift, regardless of how he chooses to value it.

Has the progress of your H as described un your profile reversed or just insufficient?

I am not a marriage counselor. I chose "MC Jack" because I like the Music City. I did know what MC stood for on this site. Duh.

Posts: 882 | Registered: Mar 2012 | From: Mountain West
Member # 24786
Default  Posted: 5:17 AM, February 9th (Sunday)

Hi guys.

I still have no idea why FWH reacted like he did and I am still scared and scarred by it!

We talked about it and he apologised and I said "Well guess what! Apology is words which equal Jack shit! You have put me right back in a M where I no longer feel safe! We, if we are to stay together, need help to get through!"

He said; "We have all the tools at our disposal to put this M right and we don't need any more ouside help to tell us what we already know!"

He says he has felt like an ''add on'' to the M for the last 6 months and feels like if he asks for my time all he hears is "Hang on a minute- I just need to text so and so" or "Give me a second- I just need to sort this out for DD" etc etc.


So.... you not only threw your dollies out of the pram but also almost managed to throw the wife out too ....and all because you aren't getting the attention you deserve? Get the fuck out of here boy!!

(Sorry- swearing just seems so appropriate right now).

The reason wy he will never leave is because THIS is the dream house he built from scratch with his savings so, despite it being in joint names, an supposedly being built for ME... in his mind it will always be HIS more than mine and he will never leave here!

So, where we are at the moment?

He thinks we are working on resolving this issue.

I am 'pretending' as I really have nowhere to go (parents live abroad and I am too proud to go sleep on a friends couch).

I am pretending until I know what I want to do.

I am genuinely stuck between wanting to work through whatever shit just blew up in my face and walking!

I know he has put in so much work to change who he used to be but, boy, I saw the old him the other day and that has just brought back all the scary shit he was doing during his A that I had let go of!

Trust me- someone on here asked if he had reignited things with his AP? There's no way she would take him back now--- particularly as he got my nickname tattoo'd on his arm

I knew that was the one thing that meant they could not and would not ever get back together as seeing my nickname would make her want to

Anyway- I am still alive and still wearing my bitch boots.

I just need to work out what the hell I should do.

I hate this feeling of having one foot in the M and now one foot out!

One thing is for sure though... IF that old H returns this bitch isn't going to fall down a second time!

I am slowly lining up my little duckies until I know what to do next.

My subtle 180 is to stay vigilant and detached whilst watching his every move to see whether this was a temporary glitch or to see whether this girl needs to ruuuun Forrest ruuuuun!!

Thank you for all the support and I accept every virtual hug you sent as I need them all right now.

Staying strong thanks to you.

ETA Typos

[This message edited by MrsDoubtfire at 5:19 AM, February 9th (Sunday)]

BS(Me) FWH(Him) DDay 05.09
A went underground. True R 02.10
I won't let another woman reap the benefit of enjoying the man my H has now become†

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