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Yet these feelings need to be experienced before we can adjust and move past them. Can all problems be relsoved? Sorry to say this, but what you wrote sounds completely unintelligent. Morning wood of mahogany! I have been on and off in a relationship for over a year.
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Recently I got up the courage to go see my doctor after having this problem for 7 years, I had a blood test and physical examination and everything came back normal, in fact better than normal, all my hormone levels are good and my free testosterone wasn't just fine it was in the high range of normal! And left him there to see if he would break his neck to look at her or talk to her like he would normally do. His wife has recently moved her nephew into their home, and he has gotten a job working alongside my boyfriend, which we feel his wife has done deliberately to keep an eye on him. Keep yourself in check. With all this being said I really need to hear different points of views..
This happened to me recently. Met a guy through a genuine paid dating site. He sadi he would never treat me bady, hurt me or lie to me and said i was perfect for him in many ways. We had a couple of dates and he said he could fall for me in a big way. He was quite amourous but I put him off until a few dates later where I cooked dinner for him. Passion took over and we made love.
I felt safe with him knowing he had said he wouldnt lie to me and he told me I was amazing in bed. He satyed the night and was happy in the morning and we made love again. I made him breakfast but he had to leave early for work. Apart from one short text to say he got to work ok and me replying that I had had a wonderful night with him, he then went completely silent, just nothing!!
I decided not to text him again and give him space. Two days later I noticed he had logged back into the dating site but had not looked at my profile. I assumed as soon as he had made his promises of not lying to me or hurting me or treating me badly, he was on the hunt for the next person to bed. M advice to anyone who dates men, what ever age you are or however long you have known these men, hold off from getting into the sack with them.
If they are genuine they will wait for sex and even if things end following sex at a later date at least you will know a bit more about who you are getting involved with and will have put them through their paces. It had put me off dating sites for good. Most men are not evolved enough to not see the swathe of single women as some kind of feast that they can manipulate and use to their own ends. I literally went through the same thing he made me feel so special. I really thought he was the one.
But right after the first night I had sex with him he never replied after. It really does hurt. This article and a couple others that I have read on your site so far have helped me so much.
How about I just learned how to be happy while having somebody in my life? I suggest you be nicer to people who seek advice in the future Eric Charles…This young lady in my humble opinion has done nothing wrong whatsoever.. She sounds lovely and kind and thoughtful and here you are making her feel worse than she already feels…. The guy was a douche bag, end of!! My advice to this lovely lady is to move on quickly from this idiot!!!
No more phycho analysing.. When a guy withdraws after sex, its nothing to worry about. The question is did he performed well that you even want him back? If not why worry yourself about him? The truth of the matter is that not every man can satisfy a woman. I may be in the wrong spot but someone shall be honest with me. I met a guy at a young age and grew to just crush on him.
We moved a long distance from each other but every time I was in his town or he was in my town we would sleep together and it was like weekend when no one else mattered. We did this for years, and we wanted to be together but it was never good timing. Whether he or she was in a relationship we would still sleep together if we were in the area. We are bother in relationships and once again made it happen.
I have a strange love for him. We have been doing this on and off for 15 years. Hit the nail on the head. And this is coming from a woman. Sometimes you need to find out a way to spend your time that actually makes you happy a team at a local rec center or whatever is your cup of tea instead of literally wasting looking for problems in your relationship.
Happy people attract other people. Nina I am 35 yo girl dating the 40 yo successful doctor. We had great times, finally made love. I also refused to have sex with him. The next morning he became cold and distance and kicked me out from the apartment we rented, his PA told me that he needs to go to Singapore to attend a meeting and I better leave cause they want to finish some work before going to the airport. Before I left, I apologized directly to his PA about what happened when I was drunk and also apoloflgized to him for pushing him away when he tried to have sex with me while I was drunk.
Shortly after I go I sent him long messages to thank him for a memorable birthday and the effort he made to fly from San Fransisco to Jakarta to visit me, I also apologized for my attitude when I was drunk.
This is the first time I made mistake and for the whole 10 months during our Long distance I showed him I am no drama queen, I am strong, independent and have qualities he needs in a partner. I show him that I mean it when I said I want to give him space he needs. Do you think I still have a chance with him? I read the article and some of the posts there and I have a few things that came up to my mind.
First of not all women feel as privileged to compete for the attention of a nice guy. Some women are not as competitive on a beauty scale,but I believe every person has something special to offer another person.
If the guy she falls for uses her and trows her in the bin like a disposable napkin it can make every girl feel bad. He is looking for a diamond in the rough, for profound connection but if a man has sex with a woman knowing she is not that girl than he is absolutely not worth pursuing.
Man always seem to want sex first. What I noticed is that man and women are looking for a mutual benefit in the western world mostly economical or does she look pretty enough to walk next to me.
Very superficial and shallow. I try not to take it personal if a man dumps me after sex because I know I am loving, sexual, caring intelligent ,fun and exciting and have a great personality in the right type of relationships. I personally have been out with man who i know I can roll drunk on the street and he will take care of me! This is the real type of guys i am talking about , the others are not strong enough, confident enough and need extra reassurance, put conditions on love , where love and sex should be unconditional unrestricted and man have to be gentleman and not excuse themselves with her not being a good enough catch.
The thing is he told me he doesnt love me anymore, and I think its true because why should you say something cruel to someone who would give up everything for you. We had the most romantic lovestory ever and nobody can believe its over. He cant wait longer than 20 minutes and need to kiss me, he reach out to take my hand, he make all the moves. We also had sex together, often and after the sex he would be cold to me.
We fight, we see us,fight, everything is okay, we have sex and boom he would not contact me for 2 days. I would bomb him with messages how rude he is and he would answer short and cold, like he did it just because of sex. Now I told him we could be only friends, and that I dont want to sleep with him anymore. What I totally dont understand because we dont see us often and we dont talk much. I have no clue whats going on with him, he also told me he cant show me emotions because he has no emotions.
I would appreciate your help, does he only wanted sex from me and was cute because of that and now when he said he dont want to sleep with me anymore and that he needs space, he just dont want me anymore? He gave me the best feeling ever I just cant believe he is so cold and rude to me when I was the only thing he wanted and now.. Probably, learn how to spell correctly — communicate intelligently — and not sleep with a guy so soon — or not at all. Thank you for your words. Your articles have given me so e things to think about and bring into my life to create a more meaningful life for myself instead a guy.
A fling after a few drunken evening dates is one thing, we kind of all know what that means, though women often regret it they do understand nothing was invested or promised and they know to live and learn from that. Guilt can make us behave in crappy ways. Men with a conscience won;t indulge this by leading her along, but loads will. Please help me here.
I know I might be a high maintenance being a single mom with kids and not very financially stable. I am automatically disqualified to feel like a good catch but playing the give him space game is lame. I want to be myself. I wrote my opinion above, I think most man will screw a woman knowing she is not the one, yet lie to her. Never even kissed or held hands. Next day I made a comment projecting my trust issues. He pretty expressed how upset it made him and ignored my calls and some text.
Eventually we agreed to take a weeks break. I feel completely used. It feels horrible, to have had such a connection with him to then not have a normal conversation for days now. Is he being too hard on me? Or is he right for behaving this way. Let me break it down.. We met at a show exchanged social media we talked here and there it was nothing till one night we both started to flirt I gave him my number he texted me right away.. We texted for over a month all day and night flirted sexted or what not..
We tried to get together both of our schedule was hectic.. We talked about both of us not wanting anything just to have fun. So anyway we finally got together he grabbed me n kissed me n went home I texted him n said I had fun he said me too then we hang out again he came over I cooked he cleaned we watched movies made out then went to a hockey game we went back home we made out n we had sex..
We texted but he would give me one word answer.. He went one kept saying we should strictly be friends so after the I acted like we were friends he would ignore me.. What the hell happened?
Since it was romantic? Did we play house? We did acted like we were couPle we were caressing each other leaning on him kissing my forehead.. What can I do? So did he get scared or anything.. Why do you always suggest girls to play it cool when guys are withdrawing? From a girls point of view, we become very attached and want to be held comforted assured after we have opened up emotionally to a guy. So it is natural for us to feel the insecurity when they withdraw. The thing is even we cannot control the anxiety of being left alone and act cool in front of them when u all want is to hug him and feel his warmth around you.
Nobody, man or woman, wants to bring people into their life who adds to their burden of living…. Actually, this is very true. Self love, self care.
Love that we seek from someone else should be within is us. People treat us the way we allow them. Thank you for good advice. I had a friend who was talking to this guy and at some point down the line he wanted to have sex with her. She told him that she would absolutely not have sex with him until they were in an exclusive relationship.
She still did other things like visit him at his house and watch movies with him. She would still sleep at his house sometimes. This went on for about a year she said. She kept demanding that she would not have sex with him until she was his girlfriend. So, one day after about a year he asked her to be his girlfriend. They had sex like the next day. She was called me crying and distraught. The next day he told her that he still wanted to be with her but not in a relationship.
He ended up stringing her a long for 3 years without ever actually getting back in an exclusive relationship. The sex was good and she really liked him so she stayed. He turned out to be the most disrespectful man ever and he was abusive as well. She had the idea that withholding sex would lead to him respecting her in the long run. She forgot to withhold all the other benefits that come with having a girlfriend.
Really help me to control my emotion indirectly.. Eric, does this apply to men in an affair, too? Do you think men in an affair with a woman automatically loses respect for the woman and withdraws? I ask this here in your blog because I find you as an honest, respectful, and realistic man blogger. He withdraws every time sex or just hanging out but keeps inviting me back…. I get so confused and feel like he regrets seeing me by the look on his face.
Let it be… give them space to be human… everyone including you and me needs to sort out their internal world… nobody can do it for someone else. It has nothing to do with you. Thank you for this. My situation is somewhat similar. While my husband and I were recently separated, I started chatting on fb who is recently divorced.
He cheated on his wife I know, red flag, right? He seemed to get very jealous and asked why my partners car was in my driveway, etc. I went over to his place one night and he did not make any moves but he was checking me out big time.
We were both waiting to see who would make the first move. He has asked me what I wanted from him and I told him just casual sex. Almost 2 weeks ago, we set a date to hook up and went to his place.
We didnt have a lot of time since I had to go and pick up my kids later that day. He jumped on me and we started making out and then brought me upstairs. He kept saying how this was a lot of pressure for him he had told me he sometimes had problems getting it up. We quickly got naked and he kept repeating it was too much pressure.
I asked him if I could do anything or if he wanted to stop. He kept saying how he warned me that this would happen and then turned me on my stomach and jerked off on my back.
After that, I started making out with him and kissed him goodbye and left. I later wrote him and he wrote back saying that often fantasies and reality is not the same thing. Were you not attracted to me? And that was it. He hasnt responded to my messages asking to see him again he hasnt even looked at them. I have a feeling that he is feeling guilt and humiliated.
What should I do? Not talk to him anymore? I am so sad and confused. Are you a lesbian? The third date mandatory sex screams not is alright with person giving advice. Yes we all fall into certain pitfalls, not everybody wants to cuddle after coupling, even with the perfect mate. No… you are just bad at reading and comprehenaion. Eric is making fun of the idea of mandatory sex on date 3 as one of the many stupid ideas from the book, The Rules.
My boyfriend is in Iraq he keeps asking me to send him something that will remind him of me and that smells like me. I have no idea what to send to him. Thank you for your honest advice. Truth hurts, but it is best. Eric, you helped me so much. Because of you my life changed for the better.
I am over 45 and back to dating. A lot of men only want sex and will treat the woman very nice for a few dates until they get sex and leave. How the woman acts, how pretty she is, what she has to offer has no bearing at all on the situation because the man already has his mind made up to play her for a fool and use hr for sex then dump her, pretty heartless.
These men should go pickup a woman at a bar or a hooker and leave the good girls who want a real lasting relationship alone. Its like pretending to buy a car and acting interested when all you want is to drive it once and you have no intentions on buying it at al and you lie to the saleman. Also tell me this, how would the man know about all the other wonderful traits this woman has that would endure her to him if he only goes on two dates that last 1 hour each?
Falling in love comes with trust and knowing a person for a minimum of 6 weeks, not 2 hours! My first husband we were friends for 6 weeks then fell in love…. Or a sex hookup site. It had happened to me before. My first love came back into my life asking me out and assuring me he was a gentlmen. We decided to leave the past behind. We were messaging for months. He even said he wanted go apologize for how he treated me in the past.
We went to dinner and we ran into a n x girl of his he assured me he didnt bring me to a place to make her jealous. We had sex, amazing sex, he acted like he was making love to me and insisted on being passionate…etc I even told him i dont know if it is a good idea and he said he aint into games.
Well when we woke he was very detached and on his cell the entire time. He ignored my text about having my favorite new bracelet at his house and when i posted on my facebook a statement about having clarity he hit like on it but he never answered my one text to his cell. A guy friend of mine says he played a game just to use me to make his x jealous and to get sex. I never had someone act like a gentlmen in privated messages for months and on a date, and be so passionate and aroused by sex with me then turn to ice a day later as if we just met.
We were childhood sweet hearts so this is shocking. What do you got to say about this case? Touch her because YOU want to. Kiss her because you want to. Go out to a bar because you want to. She might enjoy the sex but the attraction and respect she has for you will go down every time you do it.
Your integrity — Never sell out your honesty or core values for a woman. Your mission- Never break your mission for a woman. She needs to know that your mission is greater than her or your relationship.
An example of this: I told her I was writing and to call later on because I was on my mission. Download your FREE copy of Seduction Community Sucks now and get in-field videos, subscriber-only articles, and exclusive podcasts delivered directly to your inbox. Seduction Community Sucks is your page kick-start to becoming the kind of Man that makes women go weak at the knees. Get your FREE copy , as well as access to other subscriber-only articles, podcasts, and video footage, now.
Being selfish and always putting yourself first will make the woman feel unappreciated. This article is basically telling you in the most detailed way possible how to avoid being a beta male. Doing this faux alpha selfishness thing has never worked and will never work. This article contradicts itself. To some men, sitting on their ass, smoking, drinking and playing video games with their buddies IS their mission. I think one should find a greater mission for himself before even looking for a woman.
A little disinformation is still disinformation. Thanks for the detailed response mate. I used to be in the same bandwagon as you until I realised something very important:. Two unhappy people coming together and relying on each other to make the other one happy creates a demanding, needy, frustrating environment.
To independently happy and fulfilled people coming together creates a loving, caring, empowered environment. But being straight up selfish will not create attraction or sustain a failing relationship.
It is important to show respect to receive respect and be willing to show when lines have been crossed. But this is really the only way to get passed issues. As a girl, I completely agree with you. If I am not his priority, there is absolutely no need to reciprocate. This article is completely misleading. Was he also a priority in your life, or you just expect it from him? If you are his priority in life, that means that he lives only for you…does this sound normal to you?
Are you also living for him? If you want to do your own thing, do it. They want to be part of a partnership, they want a companion- not a toddler. That will trigger major fears in your relationship and she will make your life more miserable than you knew possible or leave you in a hot second or both. Important to make sure both parties are equally respectful of the other. I cannot agree with this article enough.
Being selfish with your needs makes you happy, healthy and stronger to support others. People who understand their needs first, understand the needs of others and can healthily respond to them — or walk away. Men who treat their partner badly abuse, neglect have the same problem as those who treat them overly nice — neither group is happy with themselves.
I paid for this. She has a great job. She put me through hell for 10 years before leaving. My question is she wants no contact with me at all. Why does she have so much hate toward me. While we were dating, his divorce proceedings began and things have become very ugly between and his ex-wife. We have stayed friends, but of course I want more! Having said that, I am keeping my distance and being very independent from him.
Should I distance myself further, cutting off communication and allowing him space to deal with an even worsening divorce? I met this guy by accident I was looking for a place to rent,he called me saying he has a 3 bedroom flat he is staying in at the moment.
I went to see the flat, we talked and we saw each other the second day in the same flat. I slept over as I was a bit drunk.. Not with him,in a separate bedroom. Then,we started talking on fb. He then, helped me move where I live now. We started seeing each other almost every day at my place the wife was still there along with his young children. He and his wife got a divorce on 9th of March we met in January …We did have a sexual relationship prior to his divorce and continued for a while after the divorce was finalized.
Recently we had a big fight over his behaviour,I said some mean things to him and then apologised. He is a warm, intelligent,fun, confident man. I really love him,but I think I screw everything up. It sounds like a case of bad timing. While this is a problem, it is complicated by a context that also excuses it. The married person is stuck between a spouse they potentially have to hurt, and a lover they are hurting unintentionally, but in many ways responsible for do so.
If they do finally divorce, they have a lot of work untangling a marriage, at the same time have to face addressing the mounting needs of the lovers, and the responsibilities of any hurts.
I guess, for a married person, having an affair presents many things: Big stuff, but should this outweigh your stuff? Push him though, and you risk him resenting you later, but making you wait, he either risks your resenting him, or just resentimg him more.
I have been casually dating a divorced man on and off for 9 months. He has custody of 2 children and seems to still be emotionally hurt over her walking out after 40 years. I really like him but sometimes there is no communication from him. Now recently seeing a therapist. I need advice should I continue as I am recently widowed of 2 years myself. Posting you testimony for them is potentially mocking or invalidating them and their experience. So, as yet another kind reminder, please ask your fellow temple member, or patients of Dr.
Blessing, or ekpentemple, to stop posting here. I was with my ex for 7 years, and married for less then one year. I met her when I was 16 and she was She was the only relationship I ever had. While we were married she met someone online and began having an online relationship. Sending explicit pictures and videos. He lives in England and we are from Texas. I found out and did not react well. She ended up wanting a divorce and I did everything I could to try and repair our marriage.
My last attempt was in Nov I recently found out that she is in a long distance relationship with the guy she cheated on me with. I dont want to be with her again. I couldnt trust her even if she did want to come back into my life.
I just miss her so damn much, I still think about her everyday. I do a lot, I casually date, work out, and get out of my comfort zone. I feel like I should be past this already. We have been separated 18 months and he immediately moved in with the woman he had been seeing on leaving the family home, and her children. However he is dragging his feet on the divorce, I have pushed forwards with the paperwork, the arrangements for our children, etc.
I would welcome your thoughts. I have been married two decades. An achiever myself, helped my partner with his every difficulty in career. His career has still not taken off. He has become resentful. Earning more than him. I have for long supported him both financially and emotionally. His struggle has killed our social life, distanced our friends. There is no intimacy. His own family has become fractured. I feel I would save myself if I distance myself from him. Should I separate of continue giving our marriage a chance that things may improve in future?
My wife and I have been separated now for almost a year we are going through a divorce now as we speak actually we have mediation May 3rd. I felt she was my soulmate, after I returned back home from Afghanistan we had a bump in the road but pulled through it. I asked her to marry me and she agreed I was so happy she said yes.
Well fast forward a few years we built a house away from all our family and found out we were having a little boy. Well this was wonderful news to receive but the week before she told me she pregnant her and I were about break up and go our separate ways. We constantly argued about everything bills, duties around the house, jobs, education, even family.
We tried counseling but she did not give it her all she just wanted to say nothing was wrong and we leave. Eventually the time came where I picked up every book about marriage and the struggles but my wife at the time told me I was wasting my time and that this is how we are babe we argue and then we make up and everything is fine.
Well that was not the case we often had nights where my wife and I would fight and of course my smart mouth would get me in trouble and get her pissed to the point she started getting violent. Hitting and punching me in the face. Many nights I slept in our spare room out of pure anger. I found out one month before my our sons bday she was leaving me it crushed me my family was gone just like that.
I tried everything to save our home and marriage but I failed and she told me a few months later that she never loved me because of the way she could treat me. So now I sit here more lost and scared then I ever have knowing I have to sign papers for the dissolution of our marriage. Hi Larry, My wife has decided that after 12 years of marriage and 2 kids that she no longer wants to be married. She said she needs to find who she really is.
I have been the sole provider for the family and she has always been a stay at home mom, with a few part time jobs here and there. We both grew up in Nebraska but recently moved to Texas, I think this was the downfall.
She is a very family oriented person with a rather large family not so much immediate family but tons of cousins, aunts and uncles. I was in complete shock when the conversation came up about separation, as I thought I lives had been drastically better in the last say…3 years. She plans to move back to nebraska for the summer with the kids and highly unlikely she will return.
I loved every bit of your story but I cant see much good coming from a divorce, I will seldom see my kids or my best friend wife. All our discussions about divorce have been quite friendly we even went as far as doing our own mediation on a notepad.
No one has filled for divorce and neither of us have spoke to a lawyer but decided to wait till the end of the summer. Im curious what are the chances that she would ever come back to me?
She has lost a lot of weight and looks amazing. I continue to ask her to do things together or as a family but she often refuses to. She wants space but is too much space just helping her forget about me? Hi Larry, I really enjoyed reading your article. I was happily married for almost 12 years and with my soon to be ex wife for a total of 17 years when I discovered an emotional affair back in August This set off a very bad year between the two of us where I found out about another affair in April At that point we decided to separate and I got my wife an apartment.
Shortly afterwards, she filed for divorce. I am now almost a year into separation and feel pretty good. I have gotten myself in shape, still go to counseling every other week, met a wonderful woman through a divorce support group after I dated a couple before her, and now just finally sold our marital home close in two weeks which is going to substantially reduce the financial stress on my end as I will be paying support to my wife.
The problem I have is this: I want to travel to see him with the kids to pay my respects, however she has turned her family against me pretty bad, which is surprising because she wanted out and had the affairs. She feels the divorce is still the best course of action, and I feel it is as well. I guess overall, I just want my friend back in my life, however she claims she can not be my friend at this point. We were great together for a long time so this all came as a major shock. Our communication is good, however it is strictly business for the most part as that is all she wants.
Is this jealously on her part or does she possibly want me back, or possibly not want me to be happier than her. I found your writings to be insightful. I have experienced many of the feelings, and actions, resulting from my wife leaving me. We have been together 11 yrs. When i met her I was finalizing a divorce from my first wife. My first wife and i had 3 children together.
She had 5 from her previous relationships. Now after working 2 jobs most of the time to support this combined family and pay child support for my 3.
Nothing has been easy. Currently we had only her youngest daughter and our son left in the home. She hasnt been happy for a long time. I cause her to get angry when i gamble or disagree with anyrhing ahe says. She refused to allow me to finish a thought or a comment without verbally screaming her side causing her daughter to frquently come and yell at me to stop. Often times i walked to a corner of the room and faced the wall with my hands visible. Worse she involves the kids by screaming and putting on a show to have them cling to her.
She left 3 times for short periods since we got married 2 yrs ago. I told her regardless of the reason if she left again i was done. She did a week later. She moved in with her older kids and i prepared to move out of the house. I started to recover from it and move on some. Meeting new people being positive and rising out of the hole she made me cljmb in. Now because she isnt doing as well she has started showing more willingness to work on us. But now im in the middle.
Happy with my new relationships but torn to save it. But after reading how quickly and naturally you began to move on once she left, I thought it sounded like you were doing quite well.
But apart from that, my situation is basically as you describe. I initially wanted to fix the marriage, when she dropped the bomb, with counseling and so on, but my wife had already left it mentally.
Not that i know exactly how it was going to get fixed but given the consequences for everyone at least for me and the children i thought that it was the most rational and right thing to do.
One year later, we now have the children one week each and do some trips and holidays together, which is good in a way, to have things to do and spend time together with the children. I for one do not want to sit around looking at her and a new man on christmas and so on. And it is probably making the process longer for me to meet a new partner.
It just feel like it will take some time to get through this. Short term, i have accepted that i am f cked and take one week at a time. Doing what small things i can to follow the long term strategy. I have been separated from my wife for 4 months now. She has filed for divorce and we have 2 girls and jointly have a mortgage which I am contributing to. She thinks I have turned a corner and am a better person and even likes me but I screwed up recently by going into the family home without her knowing and now she has backed off again.
I am experiencing everything you mentioned in the article. I try and spend time with ber and the kids as I have nothing else to do.
My role was to be a husband and father and now I feel lost. My wife has the idea that we will co parent as separated but still rely on each other…sounds good in principle but feels like a prison sentence as I want to be intimate with a woman be it my wife, prefably, or someone new.
What can I do to make life more fulfilling and how can I reconcile if at all with a woman who only really wants me as a friend? You said it sounds good in principal. Maybe it is, and can be. Maybe branch out a bit—reach out to male or potentail male friends, or even go out to a movie alone.
Try to rely less on her. In other words, consider the concept of supply and demand—when supplies are less, the demand is more. Larry — I was dating a man for just shy of a year. I never expected it to last long, but we got along so well and had such great chemistry that it just effortlessly continued. Unfortunately, I fell in love with him. As Christmas neared, he seemed to be a bit depressed and worried more about how the split was affecting his 3 children.
He claimed to still want to continue our relationship, after I told him that we could end it or take a break if it was too much for him. I left him alone during the weeks leading up to Christmas and he never bothered reaching out. Again, I said if he wanted to end it, he needed to tell me. I never heard from him again. Why would he make me think he wanted to continue things just to end in such a cruel and immature way? Your writing is great and the information astounding, thank you so much!
I am on my 3rd year of going through my d-transformation, maybe if i had found you sooner i might be further along but oh well. I admit i have not read all of the above, but i will. I cook, have a cleaning service that makes 90 percent of the income, have split custody, love my sons immensely and oh wow ha ha,, do play in a garage band!
How do i change this? Is it just more time? I pay substantial alimony and child support this keeps me from adding any retirement to my future. Thank you so much, you write very well and i am relating so its already given me inspiration. Hey Larry, great article, and right on point. I was married 11 years and have 3 young children ages 8, 6, and 3.
My ex and I separated last June and the divorce should be final within weeks. It has been a roller coaster of emotions to say the least, but now my ex has the person she cheated on me with involved in my kids live. Pretty intense…the hits keep coming…any advice on how to cope with this?
Sorry for the delayed response. My advice, if any, is to pour your focus on your kids, building your own life, or career. With your kids though, do things that will have lasting impressions and create memories. This is also an opportunity to talk about things, and get them to know their father.
Whether or not this other guy is involved with the kids to any real degree, focusing on your kids, letting them get to know you better, may help you feel less threatened, concerned or even competitive if you do and lessen the roller coaster ride a bot for yourself. I caught my soon to be ex wife in an emotional affair with a serial home wrecker, last August, after several attempts to end it and seeking counseling separately, our 18 year marriage ended on April 14th this year.
My ex suffers from turning 50, being OCD dentist , a shopping addiction, and narcissistic behavior. She had become increasingly self centred and fixated on her physical appearance in the last couple of years. My 16 year old daughter pointed that out when we were looking at pictures of all the trips we had taken over the years the other night.
My ex has already run to the guy she had the affair with, acting like an 18 year old. I have filed for divorce, and my daughter has stated she is moving in with me, they had a major blowout over this guy. I want a clean break from the ex, I told her in no uncertain terms, make me cross a bridge, I blow it up. No reconciliation ever, no contact, my goal is total indifference to her. I will speak to her about the kids, 12 year old son also and their interests but I want a strict no contact rule personally.
We have shared custody, and we are unwinding our business relationship and personal relationship, it is tense but I think I will be fine. I have adopted an open book relationship with my kids, I have met a couple of women for coffee, I have told them about, they know I am not ready to date yet.
I am also still seeing my psychologist, and reaching out to friends again and my family has been great. I worry that the damage my ex is doing to my daughter is the lasting legacy of this divorce. To me she is acting like a teenager, running around town, dressing provocatively, arm in arm with this guy not weeks after leaving a marriage.
She is a professional and we live in a town of 40, I mean everything is getting back to my daughter and I. As for me it is putting me in a good light, I am the faithful husband who was jilted in this whole fiasco. It sounds like you are doing quite well with this. I appreciate too that her bahvior puts you in a good light. I would though consider your kids and, though as well, hating saying this, their relationship with their mother.
Maybe make some room for this down the line. You said you are talking with your ex, but only for the kids. I get this, but they might not. I guess, distance her all you want, but have a flexibility you can pull out should they need one.
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As you described it, I have found myself in unfamiliar terretory. I feel insecure, unsure, alone, etc. Maintaining an acceptable relationship with my wife has been almost impossible. One of the big issues my still wife and I have not been able to get past, is the perception she has that our marriage was nothing but a farce I put on in order to escape facing my reality and dealing with my homosexuality before we got married.
She feels used, understandably. She thinks thay my leaving the marriage was cowardly on my part and the best solution would have been to stay together and deal with my homosexuality together, like the married couple that we are. My question to you is how can I get through to that I loved her at one point in our relationship. She was the most important person in my life for a period of time, but she does not believe me and because she thinks I used her, she hates me and does everything she can to make my life miserable.
I do not understand how can someone would rather stay in a dysfunctional marriage rather than move on. She does not believe in therapy, so talking to her is very difficult. They rarely see this as a way of protecting herself, of not falling back into the relationship, of self preservation, but they take it as if it were a pronouncement of them, an erasing of the relationship.
I just wanted to say thank you for what can only be described as some of the best literature on the web.. I am now 5 months into my separation, and regardless of who initiated it, your article has been a real blessing to read I have now been through this 4 times already, and will keep referring back to it as the need arises. I am beginning to find that the initial shock is now almost gone, the loss will be there for sometime yet but it is manageable… But I have come through it, and learning new relationships with my children, and my wife.
Sometime we must go through these trials and in doing so learn about ourselves, I am seeing pockets of Joy with new friendships, yes even female friendship only nothing else.. I am learning what I like, and I am learning how to be happy in myself, all through my childhood years and early adult I was at war with myself…until I discovered peace, but it took some years for that peace to mature in me….
I am 18 months teetotal, and I am or have learnt to remove many plasters addictions from my life.. I am in a new relationship, actually its an old relationship, i discovered very simply my younger self… who was a little bit battered and bruised… Since then we have started to spend time together, he has got me to audition for a Christmas pantomime, which happens to be this Monday night….
But do I care about sleeping with my bear, not a jot!!! So in summing up I will overcome, I am not innocent in all of this, I have made mistakes, but one thing I will do is learn from them forget the past and move on into the future….
It has been a difficult situation for us both and for different reasons.
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We were best friends. Recently I got up the courage to go see my doctor after having this problem for 7 years, I had a blood test and physical examination and everything came back normal, in fact better than normal, all my hormone levels are good and my free testosterone wasn't just fine it was in the high range of normal!
You would not give a misbehaving 5 year old an ice cream cone every time the child acts poorly would you?
My question to you is how can I get through to that I loved her at one point in our relationship. While foruk were dating, his divorce proceedings began and things have become very ugly between and his ex-wife. Never ever ever equate sex and relationship in mens dating advice forum way. It is so damaging!! Like 5 minutes after he left he texted me.
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