Today is P’s birthday. The addict in me wants to unblock him and make contact. My brain actually tries to come up with valid reasons and excuses! Thankfully, I know it is full of crap lol. And really, to what end? It would just do more harm to both of us, especially me. So instead of doing something I would absolutely regret, I am blogging about it.
I almost cannot believe it has been 6 months since we have seen one another. I saw him almost every single week, sometimes twice. He took me to Radio City Music Hall for a concert for my birthday last year and we went away for 3 days together for his last spring. We met 2 years ago this week. And while I still miss him so much it hurts sometimes, I do not miss the chaos and dysfunction that permeates his life. I do not miss the addictive way I craved his love.
I really thought he was someone who treasured my heart. Someone who would never abuse my trust and who cherished me. Ultimately, he couldn’t overcome all his fears and anxiety. The simple fact is that he could and did hurt me and himself. Nothing can change that and while I have forgiven him, I cannot forget the broken promises and how easily he was controlled and bullied into submission. Definitely not attractive in a person.
Now I don’t know what would’ve happened. Maybe I would’ve been miserable dealing with all his problems and issues. I guess we will never know. It wasn’t my choice but I have had to come to terms and accept it. We were always able to tackle any problem together, so I had faith. He taught me how much joy and fun life has to offer and he says I taught him how to love. That he never knew how much peace and happiness you could feel just sitting on a bench holding hands and watching the planes fly by. My heart is almost healed and I am taking it day by day.
I think the one element that has been bothering me is this. If he had any kind of loving, caring wife who genuinely cared about him and wanted to fix their marriage, I would be hurt but I would understand that decision. But that is NOT what he has nor what he will ever have. So so is not a very good person but she is a master at faking it as she has been doing it all her life. She is a frigid, fake narcissist who uses fear, threats, lies and intimidation to manipulate, bully and control. She lacks any real empathy and this will not change. This codependent, dysfunctional relationship obviously works for them and they are welcome to it. Not good enough to be happy but not terrible enough to leave. A kind of permanent purgatory.
For me, life is too short not to be happy.
I know now he is back to a sex life consisting solely of porn on his Kindle and his hand. I saw this cartoon and I could not help but think of him 😉