Uggh! Why did I pick up that stupid phone? He had emailed, called my work, my home and my cell. I was good and ignored, but he wouldn’t let it go until he spoke to me. Told me he has been miserable and is getting separated. He misses me and could we just meet for dinner? I laughed and said NO WAY! I said it twenty different ways over the next 2 days. But we did talk and laughed for about an hour. And that’s all it took for my addicted brain to get rehooked!!!
Then we spoke the next day and he told me he was really upset because his son who never cries, cried all night when he found out about the separation. He is scared to hurt the kids and now she wants to try (I guess the last 7 months were just practice?) because it upset her too.
I understand that this is extremely difficult and whatever he decides he feels he’s doing something wrong. If he stays, she will never be anything more than a really nice roommate. She hasn’t shown him love and affection in 20 years, she won’t start now. If he goes, he feels like he failed, broke up his family and hurt his kids for his own happiness. It’s a no win situation. And I want no part of it.
So the best thing I can do for myself and for him is to take myself out of the equation. Time is what he needs and time is what he shall get. I choose NOT to be in his life, now or in the future. I’ve thought about this long and hard. I needed to be really honest with myself.
I don’t want to be with him for a lot of reasons. I don’t trust him anymore and I don’t think I would ever be willing to take the chance necessary to make a successful relationship. How could I ever be happy with someone that continues to make such shitty choices? Most importantly, I would always feel like second choice to a frigid narcissist and that just wouldn’t make me happy. Life is way too short to put up with such bullshit lol.
It’s funny, all his health problems, anxiety disorder, quirky fussiness, etc. never diminished my love for him. But the fact that he could hurt me so much and be okay with himself? Like there’s something wrong with me for having been so shattered? That says a lot about a person. That kind of made me finally admit that he’s not the man I thought he was. He should stay with so so and pretend he’s happy for the rest of his life.
My choice is my H, who has never ever made me feel like second choice and who has never left me, even when things were rough.
Goodbye P and good luck. I don’t need to know how your story ends because I know it won’t be with me. For the first time in 7 months knowing that doesn’t hurt, it makes me happy.
I actually told him to go where the love is lol. For me that is a bright and happy future with my husband. I am finally at peace. He needs to find his own.