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libertyrocks
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Default  Posted: 5:21 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

I need to get rid of the toxic man in my life, more importantly, the toxic father of my boys.

I keep thinking no one will want me. A divorced 35 year old with two little boys. Why am I so scared. Please help me understand.


Me-BW 36. STBXH-35,alcoholic, suspected NPD SA. 2 boys. M 6yrs T13.
DDay #1 Nov, 2012. 1 1/2 year false R & TT. 10 OW PA's 1LTA (all W lied to) 3 years.
S Nov, 2013 again Jan, 2014
Filed for D Feb, 2014.He will cheat again. But, It wont be on me.

Posts: 911 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: So Cal, baby. :)
justjim
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Default  Posted: 5:28 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Try to relax. You are much more "marketable" than you think.

I went through this already. I'm 57. I figured that my life as someone's partner was over.

Who'd want an old man whose wife screwed around on him?

Truth is, several ladies... nice ladies, have shown interest already.

This could turn out to be another adventure!

Don't keep drinking poison just because you're not sure the wine will be sweet.


Follow your BRAIN.
Your HEART is stupid as shit.

Posts: 294 | Registered: Oct 2013
gahurts
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Default  Posted: 5:34 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Libertyrocks,

I had the same thoughts. I'm 50. I certainly didn't want to start over again at 49 when it all went down. I knew I was going to be alone for the rest of my life. Well I dated a few women and have been dating GF for a year now and we are growing stronger together. Take the steps you need to do what you know in your heart is right. You can get through this and it does get better. None of us know what the future has in store for us. You just have to keep pushing through to get there.


"Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indominable will" - Mahatma Gandi

"Courage is being scared to death and saddling up anyway." - Aubrie


Posts: 3330 | Registered: Oct 2011 | From: Georgia
libertyrocks
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Default  Posted: 5:53 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Thanks guys. I just keep thinking who the heck's gonna want to take boys that aren't biologically theirs to the park, and dinner and birthday parties. Or, brush their teeth and hear them scream/fight/play/etc. I'm prepared to do this all on my own. I guess I have no other choice right now. Or, move in with my loving, supportive parents who have extra rooms...ugh.


Me-BW 36. STBXH-35,alcoholic, suspected NPD SA. 2 boys. M 6yrs T13.
DDay #1 Nov, 2012. 1 1/2 year false R & TT. 10 OW PA's 1LTA (all W lied to) 3 years.
S Nov, 2013 again Jan, 2014
Filed for D Feb, 2014.He will cheat again. But, It wont be on me.

Posts: 911 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: So Cal, baby. :)
kg201
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Default  Posted: 5:55 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Liberty, there are men out there, like myself, who are looking specifically for divorced or separated women with children. When I began on OLD (on-line dating) last fall those were the profiles I searched for because I wanted to find a woman who may have had similar experiences as mine. I wanted to find a woman who already had kids, and wasn't going to want more. I wanted to find a woman who had a sense of what it means to be married, and did not hold marriage up as a fantasy, rather than the mutual give and take that it is.

So don't be scared. Just on the little bit you wrote you would already have made it through my OLD screen. Good luck to you.


Me: BH, 39
Her: WW, 40
Together 18 years, married 15+
LTA 3.5 years, ongoing
Dday: 7/28/13
Divorcing, 3 children
---------------------------------
"There can be no friendship without confidence, and no confidence without integrity." -S

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mj052
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Default  Posted: 5:58 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Because change is frightening!! I'm also so fucking sad!! Even sadder for my two boys- they deserved so much better than a pathological liar and a serial cheat of a father!! It absolutely breaks my heart!!

I've been with my wh for 33 years- since I was 17 and he used to be my very best friend!! Now- he's my worst enemy but only pretends to want us!! And I'm scared to be on my own- but I'm more frightened to live with someone who has no problem betraying me and dis-respecting me!! So- my choice is obvious and so is yours!!

You deserve so much better!! And one day one lucky man will make you so incredibly happy- you'll forget the scumbag's name!!

Sending you strength- hugs and prayers!!!


Trust is a fragile thing- once its lost it's gone forever!!

Posts: 248 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: mj052
libertyrocks
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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Your words of encouragement have lifted my spirits everyone. Thank you. Damn right, change is scary!! I think I need a big push, not a nudge to get the ball rolling.

Yes, it would be cool if I could eventually find a guy who has similar situation...


Me-BW 36. STBXH-35,alcoholic, suspected NPD SA. 2 boys. M 6yrs T13.
DDay #1 Nov, 2012. 1 1/2 year false R & TT. 10 OW PA's 1LTA (all W lied to) 3 years.
S Nov, 2013 again Jan, 2014
Filed for D Feb, 2014.He will cheat again. But, It wont be on me.

Posts: 911 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: So Cal, baby. :)
Nature_Girl
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Default  Posted: 6:08 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Gently, this needs to be something you simply don't give ANY headspace to right now. You must not get distracted or make important life decisions by made-up pretend problems that don't even exist.

Deal with what's on your plate now. You have an abusive, alcoholic husband. You're repeating the cycle of abuse year after year, modeling dysfunction for your sons. They are gonna grow up to be just like their dad because that's all they know and you are showing them that it's okay to treat women that way. Deal with THAT. What are you going to do about THAT?


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

Posts: 9299 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
libertyrocks
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Default  Posted: 6:17 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Nature girl, I need your help, I don't know how to do this. How did you do it?? How did you leave?? Did you kick him out?? I'm not sure if I should just leave without him knowing, when lease is up in April or just kick him out asap!!! There's so much involved. I have to work 12 hour days and he drops the boys off at his moms when they wake up around 8am, then in afternoon, drops them off at my moms. I can't do this working 35 miles away from home. I leave the house at 6am and get home at 6pm to provide for them.

And, for the record, I'm thinking about dating in the future, Lord knows not now!!!! That wouldn't be healthy. I'm just stating my fears, that's all.

[This message edited by libertyrocks at 6:19 PM, February 13th (Thursday)]


Me-BW 36. STBXH-35,alcoholic, suspected NPD SA. 2 boys. M 6yrs T13.
DDay #1 Nov, 2012. 1 1/2 year false R & TT. 10 OW PA's 1LTA (all W lied to) 3 years.
S Nov, 2013 again Jan, 2014
Filed for D Feb, 2014.He will cheat again. But, It wont be on me.

Posts: 911 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: So Cal, baby. :)
h0peless
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Default  Posted: 6:26 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

I'm a man in your age group and children would not be a dealbreaker if I were to start a relationship with someone as long as they were willing to put up with my dogs.

Posts: 1571 | Registered: Sep 2012 | From: Arizona
PhoenixRising88
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Default  Posted: 6:28 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

Thanks guys. I just keep thinking who the heck's gonna want to take boys that aren't biologically theirs to the park, and dinner and birthday parties.

Liberty, let me share a story with you. My mom and dad divorced in 2000 after 30 years of marriage due to my father's multiple infidelities, among other things. My mom was 50 when this happened. And was convinced she'd be alone the rest of her life.

Fourteen years later, she's been happily remarried since 2002 to our stepdad, an AMAZING man we lovingly call "Poppy". My sister and I were grown and out on our own and having kids of our own when mom and dad split. When Mom met Poppy, that man inherited us all - two grown daughters and two grandbabies at that time under the age of two. And he, having never been around kids before, dived right in, changing subsequent grandbabies' diapers and playing with and feeding them, and being just an absolute rock for my sister and I, like he'd been doing it for years. And anytime someone asks him about his family he proudly says "I have two daughters and four amazing grandchildren". The word "step" never even occurs to him.

[This message edited by PhoenixRising88 at 6:48 PM, February 13th (Thursday)]


Me: BS (43)Him: EX, aka "The Dink"(50)
D-Day#1 12/22/11. D-Day#2 5/23/2013.

Divorce final 2/10/14.

Throw me to the wolves and I'll return leading the pack.


Posts: 426 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: North Texas
IrishLass518
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Default  Posted: 6:46 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

I saw myself the same way as you but 10 years older. So, I figured if I wasn't sure that I was good enough to attract any decent men, then I wasn't going to attract any decent men. It's all in the way you see yourself. I consciously chose to not date. I want to be the best me for me. I wanted to be able to be alone and totally confident in myself and my ability to be an individual. I really needed to break the co dependency so I don't attract men who NEED co dependent women.
I think that maybe someday I might find a nice guy again and then I really won't NEED to be with him, I'll get to be with him because I just WANT to.


Me: 45 BS Divorced
Him: 45 Married OW
DDay: 07/04/2008
Divorced: 06/15/2011
5 kids: IrishLass 27,IrishLad 25, IrishLass 22, IrishLad 21 and IrishLad 12
"You can't run from trouble..there ain't no place that far"

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SBB
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Default  Posted: 7:06 PM, February 13th (Thursday)

I was scared of the same thing. I was 36 on DD with a 4 year old and an 18m old. The future UNKNOWN was scary until I realised I should be more scared if the KNOWN future for me and my girls if I continued that toxic relationship.

Being aloe forever is nowhere near as scary as being cheated on and emotionally abuse for even a few more years.

I'm the same as kg, I won't date someone without kids because I don't want any more and I also need someone who has a big life, as I have a big life.

I won't be ready to date for quite a while yet. Because I'm still healing, because I'm still mourning, because my girls are still so little and because I need time to work out who I am and what I want before I can invite someone into my world.


Buzz- The word you are searching for is 'Space-Ranger.'
Woody- The word I'm searching for, I can't say, because there are Pre-school toys here.

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itainteasy
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Default  Posted: 9:06 AM, February 14th (Friday)

My dad left us (after cheating on my mother for a long, long time) when I was 5.


My mother remarried my stepfather, when I was 10, but he'd been in our lives since I was 7. He knew he was getting an instant family, and he didn't care. He loved us.

There are men like that out there. You will find one when you're really ready.


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ideservebetter45
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Default  Posted: 10:13 AM, February 14th (Friday)

Ok..I knew a woman who found out her ex was leaving her for the OW.She was pregnant,had a 2 year old,4year old and a six year old.She also had a STD (the gift that keeps on giving).She remarried an awesome man who took on her kids and loved them as his own.They also had 2 more children.Still married today and very happy.Keep your chin up! There are some good people out there and im sure your a great catch!!

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RealityStinks
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Default  Posted: 10:17 AM, February 14th (Friday)

As a soon-to-be 30 year old without kids, I can assure you that there are men out there that will be a father to your kids even though they are not biologically theirs. If I meet a woman with kids one day, I will not "hold that against her". Just be upfront and honest with them. If they run, you don't need them.

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libertyrocks
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Default  Posted: 11:19 AM, February 14th (Friday)

You all are so kind for sharing and I thank you. I now have the strength and confidence I needed to move forward. I kicked him out last night with my army backing me up. Thanks, Nature Girl.


Me-BW 36. STBXH-35,alcoholic, suspected NPD SA. 2 boys. M 6yrs T13.
DDay #1 Nov, 2012. 1 1/2 year false R & TT. 10 OW PA's 1LTA (all W lied to) 3 years.
S Nov, 2013 again Jan, 2014
Filed for D Feb, 2014.He will cheat again. But, It wont be on me.

Posts: 911 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: So Cal, baby. :)
StillLivin
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Default  Posted: 11:24 AM, February 14th (Friday)

I kicked him out last night with my army backing me up

Hallelujah! I'm sorry you are here. But I'm proud of you for taking action and standing up for yourself.

You are going to make it. Fear is normal, just don't let it paralyze you! There are much worse things than fear to fear!!!!!!


I don't need further confirmation of what a fuckwit he is. I already have plenty, thanks very much. -SBB
D: 7/2/2014

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Nature_Girl
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Default  Posted: 11:32 AM, February 14th (Friday)

We're all here for you!


Me = BS (Stay-at-home-mom)
Him = EX-d out (abusive troglodyte NPD SA)
3 tween-aged kids
Together 20 years
D-Day: Memorial Weekend 2011
2013 - I DIVORCED HIM, I'M FREE!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RBOJpIwF47Y

Posts: 9299 | Registered: Jun 2011 | From: USA
Artemisia
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Default  Posted: 11:33 AM, February 14th (Friday)

Amazing strength, Liberty. We're all rooting for you.

I agree with you. Stepping out alone on a new path has provided me with the most sustained fear I've ever felt.

Just to reiterate what other people said: I've learned and now know dating is totally out of the question for me right now, and generally not even in my mind. But like you, I hope one day down the road to date again, and it does add to my fears of the future.

Let me just say that I am 33 with no children. Considering that I really need a couple years to heal and work on myself before I even think about seriously partnering, I am facing the idea that I may not be able to have kids of my own. I truly would love to one day meet a man who already has kids, and be given the privilege of having them be a part of my family. I believe this is a non-issue for you, even though the fear feels so real.

Focus on you and your healing! We're here for you.


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StillLivin
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Default  Posted: 11:34 AM, February 14th (Friday)

Uh oh, N_G in the house! Now you KNOW it's on!!!!!!!

And the crowd is screaming and cheering! Woot woot!

Love that Zina BTW N_G! She kicks butt!


I don't need further confirmation of what a fuckwit he is. I already have plenty, thanks very much. -SBB
D: 7/2/2014

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sparklezombie
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Default  Posted: 11:38 AM, February 14th (Friday)

I went through this line of thought - should I stay for my child. The answer is no. It's not best to stay in a broken relationship.

I'm separated and not dating at this time, but I'm sure there are men out there who won't be scared off by the fact that I'm in my 30's and have a child.

My mother divorced when I was young and married my stepdad when I was 10. Their first date was us all going to the circus together. He accepted her and me and we've been a great family. Now, he's a doting grandpa who loves his granddaughter. The word "step" isn't a word in our family.


BS: Me
WH: Husband
One daughter - 22 months
Married 11.5 years
2.5 false R's.
Status: Divorcing.
You can't pick up a turd by the clean end. Time to flush the toilet.

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tushnurse
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Default  Posted: 11:44 AM, February 14th (Friday)

(((Lib)))

I am not going to blow sunshine up your you know what right now, so brace yourself.....

Gently, this needs to be something you simply don't give ANY headspace to right now. You must not get distracted or make important life decisions by made-up pretend problems that don't even exist.
Deal with what's on your plate now. You have an abusive, alcoholic husband. You're repeating the cycle of abuse year after year, modeling dysfunction for your sons. They are gonna grow up to be just like their dad because that's all they know and you are showing them that it's okay to treat women that way. Deal with THAT. What are you going to do about THAT?

Nature Nailed it with this statement.
YOU, are fretting about things that you are so far from at this point it's futile, wasted energy.

Now you threw him out. Next you absolutely HAVE to learn how to be happy with you. Quit worrying about having a man in your life. First off, you don't need a man, and after putting up with the one you haves nonsense it should be the furthest thing from your mind.

Learn to be happy with who you are, and strong with who you are. Until you can do this, and know you are capable of doing it without some male you are setting yourself up for a repeat of what you have already lived through.

When you love yourself, and stand independently, and have confidence, then you won't have to worry about finding a man. They will be knocking each over other to get to you. Nothing is a greater turn on for a good man than a brave, strong, happy, confident, fierce woman. She is the one the men worth having want. Learn to be that woman, and you will be happy, with or without some stupid man. You also will not put up with any disrespect or bullshit because you will know you can do it without a man.

((((Lib))))


Me: FBS
Him: FWS
Kids: 15 & 17
Married for 22 years now, was 16 at the time. .
D-Day Sept 26 2008
Fully R'd, and Happy Happy Happy

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GotPlayed
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Default  Posted: 11:52 AM, February 14th (Friday)

Congratulations, libertyrocks!

For the record, I perfectly understand your fear. But when I start looking I will also definitely be looking for a mom with kids first. And since I''m 42, I''ll be looking at the 30ish-42 age range. There will be someone out there for you for sure.

Because I''m also a dad with kids. And people with kids "get it". There''s a journey us parents have gone through that is very hard to get in while the car is already in motion. But if we were just in parallel cars, so to speak, it''s easier to love our new kids and respect each other''s love for them. Biological or not, that''s just some genes in a lab. Everything can click without it when there''s love.

This going on alone and taking charge is scary. It''s scary for all of us BSs, men and women, because we did not choose this. But taking charge of the situation is the only way we''re going to know we can stand up for ourselves.

It wasn''t my choice. I didn''t decide to start this process. But I damn well I''m going to play a big part in deciding how it ends. The only things I am sure of is freedom at the end, and the love of my kids. And what else do I need, really?

Courage is not the absence of fear. Is feeling the fear and going through it anyway.


Master of my Fate, Captain of my Soul.
BS 42, WW 41. 18y married
DD: 11/5/13
DS10 Autism, DD8
OM: Reformed wife-beater ex-con
D filed 1/14/14 by WW (never warn them, they'll get ahead)
Married a powder keg

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Abbondad
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Default  Posted: 12:02 PM, February 14th (Friday)

Liberty, there are men out there, like myself, who are looking specifically for divorced or separated women with children. When I began on OLD (on-line dating) last fall those were the profiles I searched for because I wanted to find a woman who may have had similar experiences as mine. I wanted to find a woman who already had kids, and wasn't going to want more. I wanted to find a woman who had a sense of what it means to be married, and did not hold marriage up as a fantasy, rather than the mutual give and take that it is.
So don't be scared. Just on the little bit you wrote you would already have made it through my OLD screen.

As a soon-to-be-divorced 47-year-old with two young children, I second this, Liberty, word-for-word. And there are many of us out there.

Under 35? No.
No kids? No.
Want more kids? No.
Knows how to love? Yes.
Knows how to be loved? Yes.
Understands the pain of infidelity? Even better. :-)


Divorced April Fool's Day 2014

Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.
-Dune


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sparkysable
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Default  Posted: 12:06 PM, February 14th (Friday)

I keep thinking no one will want me.
This should be the LEAST of your concerns right now.


D-day OW#1 2/2004; R for 6 years; D-day OW#2 5/2010

Marriages that start this way, stepping over the bodies of loved ones as the giddy couple walks down the aisle, are not likely to last.


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outside4me
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Default  Posted: 12:46 PM, February 14th (Friday)

I agree with kg201 and abbondad. There are men like us out there. Look at it like a beneficial filter that helps you weed out the superficial folks and find someone that is a better fit for you!

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SurelyNOT
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Default  Posted: 12:50 PM, February 14th (Friday)

Sending hope and strength your way. Don't be scared and don't focus on the negative aspects.
You have to be good to yourself, do something that you enjoy. In order for you to function as a good mother to your children you have to look after yourself. Get rid of the notion that you need a man in order to be happy - be happy that you are getting rid of the poor excuse of a husband that you did have.
This whole journey is scary and comes with NO instruction manual. Don't fret needlessly, you will survive and thrive.
((( HUGS )))

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sadtoo
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Default  Posted: 3:07 PM, February 14th (Friday)

LR,
It is scary. Really scary, and really hard. But you know what's worse? Staying and being completely miserable.

I went through it at 40 and thought, "Who's gonna want me? I'm OLD!!" Well, there is life after infidelity and life after divorce. It's been 12 years for me and I am HAPPILY remarried to a wonderful guy.

You'll be fine. But in order to get to the "happy" you have to take that first step. YOU CAN DOOOO IT!!!!!


It is what it is, not what we hope it can be.

When another woman takes your husband,
sometimes the best thing you can do for
yourself is to LET HER HAVE the worthless
bum.
OC born 2001
Divorced 2003
Remarried 2008 (New Guy)


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Brandon808
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Default  Posted: 6:31 PM, February 14th (Friday)

I just keep thinking who the heck''s gonna want to take boys that aren''t biologically theirs to the park, and dinner and birthday parties.
I was one of those guys. I became stepdad to an awesome little girl when I married my xww. I would still be there if she hadn''t done what she did.


xBH
D final 8/2012

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libertyrocks
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Default  Posted: 11:55 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)

Thank you again, everyone for sharing. I don't need a man!! I never said that. I pay my own bills, provide a roof and medical benefits for my boys, bought my own truck, "I" take care of us. I just thought it'd be nice down the road to have a cool guy to go to car shows with or go play in the dirt with some bikes or something. I have no intention of letting another man get close to my boys JUST YET and not for a long time. I've been in counseling for a year, I have a pretty confident outlook with my new life. I'm hardworking, healthy, easy going, and my boys are my main focus. And, I am happy with "me" extremely happy to finally do all the things I've always wanted to do. I've finally found out who I really am and what I'm made of. Like Ford, I'm BUILT TOUGH. :)

I LOVE the Zena princess warrior!!

[This message edited by libertyrocks at 11:57 AM, February 18th (Tuesday)]


Me-BW 36. STBXH-35,alcoholic, suspected NPD SA. 2 boys. M 6yrs T13.
DDay #1 Nov, 2012. 1 1/2 year false R & TT. 10 OW PA's 1LTA (all W lied to) 3 years.
S Nov, 2013 again Jan, 2014
Filed for D Feb, 2014.He will cheat again. But, It wont be on me.

Posts: 911 | Registered: Apr 2013 | From: So Cal, baby. :)
huskers
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Default  Posted: 12:21 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

I am scared too. He will be served tomorrow. He has someone to be with, his ho, I do not. But I have a wonderful family, kids, friends. But it is still scary. After 27 years I would not think I would be doing this.

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hummingbird8
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Default  Posted: 1:15 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

I am married to a man that took on me and four kids. Some of them teens. I didn't set out looking to get married again but I knew I loved most things about being married.

What I didn't do was settle. You will be fine on your own. And the more fine you are the more healed you are the healthy person you will attract for you and your boys.

It was scary, but I'm much happier now. Good luck.


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nowiknow23
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Default  Posted: 1:21 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

t/j

I am scared too. He will be served tomorrow. He has someone to be with, his ho, I do not.
Forget the ho, honey - you've got 40,000+ friends standing with you.

((((huskers))))

end t/j


You can call me NIK

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something.
- Plato


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Decimated
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Default  Posted: 3:41 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)

I'm so fucking scared

When I met my wife she had a young son. He was 2 years old. I fell in love with her and her son. I raised him as if he was my own. I even adopted him when he was 8 years old. He is now 20 years old and considers me his father. We had 2 more children together as well.

Don’t be in a hurry to find someone, you are still young. There are still decent, selfless guys out there who will step up and accept the responsibility for you and your sons. You need to recover from this first. You must be a whole person before you can think about being with someone else. 2nd marriages fail at a higher rate than first marriages…about 60%. You don’t want to rush anything. You will be choosing for your sons too.

Unfortunately, after 14 years of marriage my wife, now XWW started having an affair. Apparently everything I did for her meant nothing in the end. With no remorse or effort toward R so I realized I needed to divorce her. I was scared too…shitless, but staying with someone who could so easily cheat and lie, was even scarier.

I wish I was 35 like you but sadly, I am 50…with two kids still at home. I doubt that anyone will want me but I guess that’s the way it has to be for now. I do hope to meet someone in the future but I am not in a hurry. I need to fix the damaged me first. I need to get back all of the confidence, trust and self-esteem she took from me before I can think about involving someone else. I have read that you should wait at least 2 years after divorce before dating again. I can understand why.

[This message edited by Decimated at 3:42 PM, February 18th (Tuesday)]


Decimated
Me -BH 48
Her-WW 40
D Day #1 9/09 (found out about friendship, she promised NC...she lied)
D day #2 1/11 (found out EA on going...she lied)
D day #3 4/11 (found out EA was a PA...still lying)
M 16 years, 3 kids
Divorced - 1/13

Posts: 106 | Registered: Mar 2011
Weatherly
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Member # 18222
Default  Posted: 7:55 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

I just keep thinking who the heck's gonna want to take boys that aren't biologically theirs to the park, and dinner and birthday parties. Or, brush their teeth and hear them scream/fight/play/etc.

The breaking point in my marriage was when I realized that my x was teaching the boys that our relationship was ok and normal. I was so scared. Who would want me? I had 2 boys, a crazy x, I was only 23, with a divorce, and my tubes tied, so, I wouldn't even ever have more with anyone. So, I decided I wouldn't worry about it and I'd do the best I could to be both parents.

I met a guy about 4.5 years ago. My boys were 6 and 4. We moved in together after a year of dating. We've been married for almost 2 years now. My H, Aussie adores the boys. He doesn't have any kids of his own.

He's been to the ER for a screaming 3 yr old, on Christmas Eve, for a horrible ear infection. He's helped clean puke off the wall, after the child on the top bunk couldn't make it down in time. He's coached football. He's had empty t-shirt drawers because little monsters stole his Halo shirts to sleep in. Last weekend, he stayed home with them, and their friends so i could take a newly single friend out for Valentine's Day. He's carried sleeping 10 yr olds in from the car, and shouted it was bedtime to the half dozen boys sleeping over, and laid in bed beside me smiling when we heard them whispering still 20 minutes later. He's tripped over his tools left in the yard, and taught them to use the snow blower, the power drill, and the lawn mower. He's held them on his lap or let them climb in bed with us when thunderstorms had them scared. He's afraid of water, and when we vacation on the beach, he'll go out as far as the kids will, because they asked him to. When the kids hear the garage door open, I can't beat them into his hugs, they win every time. You would never be able to prove they aren't his.

Please don't let that fear be what keeps you from a divorce. There are definitely amazing men out there who can be great fathers, even to kids that aren't "theirs". There are great guys out there, who can love the kids like they deserve, and can teach them to be the men they should be.


Me-29,Two boys, 10 and 8

It will all be ok in the end. If it's not ok, it's not the end

Happily remarried to a wonderful man (Aussie). I think I found the right guy and the right finger this time.


Posts: 4475 | Registered: Feb 2008 | From: Indiana
SBB
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Member # 35229
Default  Posted: 7:59 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

^^ that is beautiful. Any fool can father a child - it takes a
Man to be their dad in good times and in bad.


Buzz- The word you are searching for is 'Space-Ranger.'
Woody- The word I'm searching for, I can't say, because there are Pre-school toys here.

Posts: 5422 | Registered: Apr 2012 | From: Australia
AppleBlossom
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Member # 38541
Default  Posted: 9:31 PM, February 19th (Wednesday)

Hey, when I met my fiancé, I was forty two and breasfeeding a ten month old! I have two older children as well, and now the middle aged spread and wrinkles of any normal 48 year old.

Good men look at you, and who you are and what your heart is like.

Its going to be okay.


Posts: 154 | Registered: Feb 2013 | From: Australia
Lola2kids
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Member # 32789
Default  Posted: 8:50 AM, February 20th (Thursday)

Weatherly, that was so beautiful that I am in tears here. What a wonderful man you found!!!!

Here's hoping that there is an Aussie out there for you, Libertyrocks. (And maybe for me too? )

[This message edited by Lola2kids at 10:18 AM, February 20th (Thursday)]


BS: (Me) 47
Kids: twins DD(10)
WS: Him 49 (Together 12 years)
D-Day April 18, 2011, Him:out Sept. 11, 2011..moved June 27, 2014.
"They say that absence makes the heart grow fonder but I am growing more and more fond of his absence"

Posts: 1311 | Registered: Jul 2011 | From: Ontario, Canada
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