Hows it goin? Hope this hleps.
How the Hell does anyone do THIS from a 'mobile'?:
This is my story, I'll try to keep it as short as possible.
My wife (28) and I (38) have been together for 7 years and we got married on the 3rd of jan 2010. She was and still is the only woman I want in the world. Things were great, we had the typical arguments but nothing was so bad that we didn't love eachother and told eachother almost everyday either by saying it or in a text message. We bought our first home in feb 2011. A 4 bedroom house to start a family. I have 2 kids already from another relationship and during the time we bought our house things were tricky there as there mom had met a new guy who stayed 300 miles away and wanted to relocate and I was fighting a court battle for them to remain closer because my kids didn't want to be that far from family and there dad. I need to touch on the relationship between my kids and my wife. She never really took a lot to do with my kids in the whole 7 years. She was never bad to them (once when she was drunk she shouted at one of them because my daughter was watching tv and my wife wanted peace) but she never totally got involved with them. I do know her father from the start had a problem with me having kids and he made a point of telling her how difficult it might be for her but she didn't really listen to him. During the court battle my wife didn't contribute any money or really any support at the time.
Anyway, during the court action things were tough money wise. Me paying lawyers and us buying a house made money tight but we still had enough. Her job was very steady and a good pay. I am a self employed musician and I make a good wage but it can be inconsistent.
The court battle started to mellow out around the march. 4 months later in july 2011 her father died while hill walking. He fell off a cliff. It was devastating for everyone. My wife really took a low, the doctor started to give her anti depressants to cope. During that time I tried to be there and offer support. The way I remember it was I tried to talk to her, be there, listen but it always ended up me doing something wrong or saying something that would end up with her flying off the handle at me and me being the bad one. A lot of this I just took as I put it down to grief. There were a few times I was punched or thumped on the chest in anger but I took it and didn't react. (I've found out the night before our wedding her dad and her went out for dinner, during dinner she asked him to contribute to the service. In the service it said "tradition in a wedding is a father handing over a daughter but now a days things are not like that. (Her dads name) do you accept (my wife's name) choice of husband" all he had to say in the script was "yes I do". Well I found out the night before he refused to contribute and say that. What a [email protected]
So, our marriage was difficult after her dads death. Intimacy was gone (not by me I always wanted to be close with her), sex was very low (not by me I always wanted her) all these things I could understand due to the circumstances. My wife could see things were difficult so she asked me to step back so she could deal with her grief so we could avoid conflict. I agreed reluctantly because I wanted to help but I did so. I always was around, offering her tea as she worked. Tried to talk to her and keep close but she wasn't really interested.
She decided about 6 weeks after her dads death she wanted a baby. I tried to get her to slow down since it was so close to her dads death. She stopped taking her pill. I knew this and one time we had sex I pulled out before I came and she said to me "for god sakes Kevin man up" god I was so close to smacking her in the teeth after that. But of course I didn't. Am not a violent person especially to women.
In November one of her friends was asking how she was getting on. I explained things were difficult at the moment. The next thing I knew the following week her friend told my wife I was thinking about divorcing her. I said no such thing. My wife called me in a panic asking if that's what I was going to do, I told her no I loved her and I never said anything like that. She sent me a text saying. Kevin I love you and need you. Tell me what I have to do to make you love me again. I told Her i do love you. Tried to make her secure.
So we get through Christmas and we went to Egypt on our anniversary. We spoke about having kids again and I said yes I wanted that but we should hold off until things were steady. She didn't like this. Anyway that was January. March we spoke about going to Cuba on 2013 anniversary.
On the 17th of April my wife wrote this.
Well. An awful lot has happened since then. I don't even know where to start.
So I'll start now-dispite things on the surface being better with Kevin, I've realised over the past few weeks that this isn't really a marriage - its more like flat mates ....
-we don't share a bed.
-we don't spend time together.
-we don't do anything.
-our lives are seperate.
-we don't have mutual friends.
-we don't have sex.
-his smoking annoys me.
- my drinking annoys him.
- we don't share anything.
- we have nothing in common.
I don't know what to do. This can't be the rest of out lives. I don't think he can be happy either. But how can I bring it up?
1 get defensive, attack and blame me.
2 accuse me of cheating.
3 refuse to accept it.
It's not fair. I think we both deserve to be happier. But I don't know how to fix things.
1 ignore it.
2 suggest counselling.
3 suggest separation.
We sat down to talk about our marriage problems (problems I knew we're there but I had to wait for her to want to talk about them, all of the things on that list I tried to talk to her about as they happened, over 2 years I tried to talk about stuff, she would just not want too). We sat down to talk about stuff. She got drunk and suggested I might be happier with someone else. I told her no. It's her I loved and wanted and I wanted things to be better than the last year which through unfortunate circumstances have effected our lives. Anyway she got drunk and nothing got sorted.
Here is a list of events that happened over the next few months.
14th April - my wife goes on a hen night.
17th April - she writes the above list in her journal,
20th April - am told the list,
27th April - we agree to talk and we both really want to try and fix things,
28th April - we sit down to talk. Lorna gets drunk.
28th may - Lorna mentions seriously divorce,
5th June - Lorna says its over can't try anymore or see a way to fix things.
9th june - Lorna heads off to rockness and pulls the hen night guy,
12th June - I ask Lorna to tell me if this is another guy. She says no,
17th June - find out about the guy she met on the hen night and rockness.
Since then I've been told all the classic lines "I love you but am not in love with you". All the blame has been put on me (but not at first, she was crying and said sorry for ruining our marriage). She's now rewriting history saying it was never right from the start. Basically she's really hitting me hard with classic infidelity quotes and blame. It's all my fault of course in her eyes.
That was 4 months ago. I still love her. I keep making excuses for her. I try and understand her grief and how that could be causing this. Am on the roller coaster. Am really messed up with it all.
Yous all seem pretty wise so I'd like to hear your thoughts.
She has no interest at all in reconciliation. She's happy now with her new guy she tells me. She denies this is an affair and says nothing psychical happened until she said she wanted a separation (now divorce). Of course by nothing psychical happening she means on my birthday at the rockness music festival 4 days after she said its over. And she thinks that's ok.
I think this is at the very least an EA into a PA. ever since meeting this guy she made a get out plan. Am so messed up right now. She hasn't been honest at all. Anything I know I've had to find out myself then once she's been caught she admits it. But it's not been the truth coming from her mouth.
Her affair is one thing. That can be dealt with (she doesn't wanna stop it though). It's the lies, deception, the hurt she's causing me. The way she BS me now, the way she blames me, the rewriting of history. It's killing me inside. Right now am so angry.
Give me the 2x4 treatment if yous think its best.
I've read divorce remedy, 5 love languages, no more mr nice guy and hold onto your nuts. There alright but I don't think things were that bad in my marriage. Infact I know we had a great life. It seems like the first hurdle we hit she jumped off the horse.
I guess the advice am looking for is how to make reconciliation happen if its possible. Am 100% committed to my wedding vows and am not gonna just throw it away. If there's a chance to fix this that's the direction I wanna go in.
To add also I moved out the marital home at the end of June and she's now selling our house.
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