Today was another couples counseling session. Sometimes they are easy, other times they are difficult. Today was a challenge, but at the same time, I feel like I was heard. Both by our counselor and by my husband.
I have spent a decent amount of recent years “taking one for the team.” I didn’t want to cause disruption or anger or whatever, so I took it. And I didn’t argue back, or stand up for myself, or speak up. I just lived my life, unhappy, alone, lonely, insecure, feeling unloved. I didn’t ask for change, or appreciation, or validation. I just did what I should, as a mom and as a wife. Kept the house clean, food made, clothes clean, kids full of manners, responsibility, healthy, and educated, animals cared for and clean, etc, etc, etc…
Today, I expressed that. And I said many other things… My husband makes light of his relationship with his other (I haven’t settled on a name for this yet, AP, OW, whore…). He says he didn’t love her, he never planned on leaving me, he didn’t intentionally do any of the things. Which that last part, intentional, that is just complete bullshit!! (all of those are bullshit) He intentionally lied, created time, did things, didn’t do others, you ALL know what I mean.
I want to move forward. I want to leave plenty in the past, as we really haven’t had a good marriage for many, many years. Things are going as well as they really could be. But, it seems like there are so many things that need to be addressed and acknowledged for me to feel validated. I feel like I have been neglected and ignored for a very long time.
Anyway, I don’t know what this post is really about, other than to get some of this off my mind.
I hate this shit!!! I am not strong enough for this crap.
How do you forgive someone when you don’t feel like they are sorry?
I am a Christian. And, as a Christian, I am called to forgive. Whether the other person is sorry, or not. But, I don’t know how. I know that forgiveness is a gift I give myself and blah, blah, blah. How? How do people truly forgive their spouse for an affair? What if you don’t really feel like the offender is sorry, or regretful? What if you just really don’t think that they understand the impact that their actions had on you? What if they seem like they are sorry in the same way they would be sorry for stepping on your toe?
I feel like I have a virus, that is infecting every part of me. It’s making me sick, in all of my body, my mind, my heart, my soul. My mental health has taken such a hit it’s scary to me. My physical health is suffering. I have constant pain in my neck and shoulders that can only be attributed to stress. And my heart, is just broken…
I have no desire to forgive, but I feel like I am supposed to. Why should I forgive?
Anyone have any tips or ideas or care to share where they are at on this one?
Some days I feel so empty.
I want to write about how I’m feeling or what I’m thinking, and the words are just not there.
I want me back. I want to be able to remember things again. Words. When I’m trying to say things, and the words I want to use won’t come to me. Appointments. I have never been a person who uses my calendar on my phone to save events, but no, every single day I have something saved. Call this person, print this paper, pick the kids up from school. I still feel like I am in a fog. Things feel slightly lighter, but my world still feels extremely small.
I just want it all to go away. I just want it all to stop. I hate every second of this feeling.
When will it go away?