Book that helped me alot & update

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Book that helped me alot & update
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Wed, 06-10-2009 - 10:16pm

Just wanted to share a book that has helped me alot. It is a Christian book that I purchased at the Christian book store for $11. It's called "Hope After Betrayal". Its written by a Christian wife named Meg Wilson who was betrayed by her husband and while it mildly focuses on sex addiction in some parts which was her experience of betrayal, it still has been a tremendous help to me with learning how to deal with the anger and emotions, the bad thoughts that pop into your head constantly, self-esteem issues, understanding and controlling your reactions, and healing. While I still struggle daily, it has helped me alot to get myself out of that dark place the betrayal has held me in.

Update on my situation: dd#1 11/22/08, dd#2 3/13/09 Affair ended sometime in the end of April, OW still attempting contact, dh finally acting involved in our family again wholeheartedly and being open, saying and doing all the right things, no longer hiding phone and seems to inform me of her contact and let me listen to the voice mail she left last sat about how she knows he doesnt want to talk to her but she just thought she'd call. He even told me I could answer if she called again, that maybe that would stop her, that he cant stand her, she's ruining his life and he wants her out of it. Why she doesnt get a clue by now, I dont know, she knows he wronged her too (he took money from her, lied to her ALOT of course, promised her tons of undelivered things, stranded her at an airport 3 hours away with her kids after promising to pick her up); and I made sure she got a full dose of the truth which she wasnt interested in hearing in the least; including a brief look at our online family photos just for a reality check that yes, we do exist and we are real people; and she just doesnt seem to care. She just keeps coming back like the living dead. But I suppose some of thats dh's fault for not blocking her or laying down the law about her contact, which is going to be our next conversation, and if he has a problem with that, then obviously theres a reason. I feel like maybe he has closed the door alot, but afraid to completely sever it.

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Sun, 06-14-2009 - 6:00pm
They piss me off too! Amen to that LOL
I dunno I think your therapist is being real with you - I don't know about broken as in cannot be fixed - I would say these people who lie and manipulate the ones closest to them are definitely Messed Up and with some time they can come to their senses and walk their talk (my husband seems to be coming around years later though)
I don't know if it is all really worth it for the BS though even if they do come around... I do not feel very excited about who I am with anymore
Strength and Peace to you
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Wed, 06-10-2009 - 11:36pm

Had that conversation with him. He swears he has no problem telling her anymore contact is harassment, so looks like we are on the right track.

bornagain1, your therapist sounds jaded. I had a therapist like that once. I would never go back.

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Wed, 06-10-2009 - 10:31pm
Damn cheaters piss me off. My therapist told me to just leave my wife. She said that these people are 'broken' something inside of them is just wrong.
If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it!