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Ever get better?

LilacLiquid posted 11/17/2019 04:49 AM

It's been 5 1/2 months since I learned the "whole truth". We are in counseling and working on reconciling. I'm at such a low point and find it so hard to believe anything WH says. Does that get easier as time goes by? Or will I spend the rest of my life with trust issues?

Want2BHappyAgain posted 11/17/2019 05:49 AM

It DOES get better and life will be worth living again...thisI can PROMISE you Dear Lady .

I cant...however...promise you that you wont have trust issues in the future. Your WHs actions will help you to see if he is worthy of being trusted again...or not. You have given him the gift of R...he can embrace that gift and change to become the husband you deserve. IF he chooses not to...you will be able to tell that HE is NOT the man who you will be able to trust.

We cant change anyone else... but we do have the power to change ourselves . While you are waiting and observing to see which path your WH is going to take...you can work on becoming stronger and more self reliant . This way... you will know what to do IF your WH decides to take a path that wont help you to heal. Knowledge is POWER Dear Lady....and once you KNOW what to do...your choice will become easier to make .

This is a marathon...not a sprint. It takes time to navigate through many issues... and there WILL be setbacks. But if yall have a GOAL to work toward... you will be able to tell if an issue is a setback...or a dealbreaker.

The consensus on here is that it takes 2-5 YEARS to get to a place of feeling healed. At 5 months out...your pain is still very raw... and trust is not able to be seen for the most part. But EVERY DAY you get to be one day further out of infidelity! Just take your time...take care of YOU...and soon you will start to see sunshine again .

Goldie78 posted 11/17/2019 06:01 AM

It does get better, slowly.

There are also setbacks and bad days, but you will have more and more good days in between.

I will always have trust issues. I was lied to for too many years, but that is a part of the stronger wiser me.

The1stWife posted 11/17/2019 17:36 PM

If he is consistent in his behavior and being honest, it will get better. It may be slow but this gs will improve.

Dorothy123 posted 11/17/2019 17:55 PM

I second that it does get better but slowly.

So sorry that you are struggling.

One day at a time.

Big hugs to you.

weddingbelle posted 11/18/2019 14:55 PM

You're right want2b, this is a marathon, not a sprint. Almost 3 years out and after 15 months of trickle truth, there's finally movement toward intimacy and vulnerability. I 180'd pretty hard for the the last few months and I swear it's working. All of a sudden in MC he's breaking down and, I feel, "getting it". Such a long time to spend at our age (60's), but hopefully it'll be worth it.

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