Christmas wishes

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Registered: 11-26-2009
Christmas wishes
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Fri, 12-21-2012 - 1:46pm
Hi all, It's awful quiet round here, so I hope that means your all doing well and looking forward to Christmas - but sadly I doubt all of you are doing well, and the silence is due to the crappy board transition.... Christmas is a tough time for those out there still lingering in an A - I was hanging on by a thread last year and ruined my 3rd but luckily my last Christmas due to my self inflicted misery. Anyway, this Christmas I find myself in a completely different place than last year. It difference is quite remarkable, and I have started seeing my xAp everywhere - yep, he's in every sad middle aged men I see.... No offense to any middle aged man out there ;-) - I'm sure my xAp sees me everywhere - the desperate housewife looking for excitement !!! "Seeing" him everywhere certainly is a wake up call - I'm not in that bad place where I need that sort of attention... I'm in a good place and able to sort the good from the bad and understand right from wrong... Feels so good to know the difference, know the boundaries and the line I crossed is firmly back in place. I couldn't have made it here without really wanting it, and finding the power in change!! Adding the support of the dedicated people on this board I am in a much better place. So my Christmas wish is for these boards to come back from the dead in 2013! Merry Christmas all - I will be offline for a while - we are all off to my parents for Christmas :-) :-) Love WGO
Every recovery is a kind of rebirth
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Registered: 11-04-2012
Fri, 12-21-2012 - 3:25pm

Hey WGO!

The Board's certainly are quiet, and who at this point knows the reason(s) why.  

I'm on board with that wish of yours...that's for sure.

Glad to hear you are present this year for Christmas and in a good place...what a difference a year can make.

Have fun at your parent's place.

Merry Christmas!

((hugs))

Clarity

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Ending an Affair Support Board

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Registered: 05-08-2012
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 5:36am
I too echo your Christmas Wish WGO!! C'mon programmers we are all really losing patience now.... But back to topic! So pleased to hear your contentment and happiness WGO, it echos in every word you write. I too am happily in a great place, having cut those last silly tangled ties. I must write it all out sometime soon..... But right now it's all about the family, festive fun  Have a great Christmas WGO I know you will :)) To Clarity, posters and readers alike, I wish you all a contented and peaceful Christmas...... Happy Christmas Everyone! Much Love Sunny Soon Xxx
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Registered: 11-04-2012
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 3:16pm

Merry Christmas to you as well, Sunny.  

Glad to hear that you, too, are happily in a good place.

Could be time for a change? sunnydaysarehereagainitanditonlytookayearbutwhatthehey2 :)

((hugs))

Clarity

Community Leader,

Ending an Affair Support Board

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Registered: 12-18-2012
Sat, 12-22-2012 - 10:58pm
trying this again - can I say how much I hate the transition because it's killed more than one long winded frustration and vent. Ah well - it's been a long week and I find myself in a melancholy place with things. I have mixed feelings about the holiday this year - I've been trying to be in the spirit of things, even hosted a pinterest party tonight where we played a bunch of minute to win it games and tried some great nosh. It was fun and I realized in the last few days that since my first A I've been waiting for some great climactic moment where I had great clarity of happiness and since there hasn't been a lightning moment I continue on looking for some obvious thing, some specific event or feeling or something that I know I'm happy instead of recognizing that joy exists around me in small and simple ways. And because I've been looking past all these little things - I've been trying to define happiness by connecting to any relationship, but I think I've picked unavailable men because the jaded me wants an easy out if there is no lightning . I'm not sure what to do from here. Even tho I feel like this is a good breakthrough for me, I don't know what it is I need to do to avoid the stupid pit and habit formed behavior that leads me down the same path. I know the obvious answer is - don't do the same thing I always do. Way easier in theory. For example - I have a friend that I've gone to dinner with before, he is single (good), older than me, but is upfront that while he is interested in getting together - he wants no long-lasting relationship. I like him, he is funny, we have great chemistry, and a part of me wants to "play" since I'm not sure I want to date anyone seriously or not? I mean I guess in a way there is a part of me that wants something serious- I miss the companionship of being in a relationship - but my own damages from a failed marriage and other failed relationships make me skittish to want to try again. And I guess a part of me feels like maybe I shouldn't try - because maybe there is something too broken in me. so even in the midst of everything, I am trying to overcome the jaded me who feels like I should satisfy my physical desires with a new friend to fill the right now wants - and take a leap of faith based on this insight from this week. I am trying to avoid the same old same habits and behaviors. And I'm trying to consider the blessings and happy moments that I do have in my life - and even more, enjoy the time during this holiday with my family and friends. It is hard and a part of me is scared to death because this is all new territory for me. :( So my Christmas wish is really one of a new start - new paths, new appreciation, new faith.
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Sat, 12-29-2012 - 10:24am
WGO Merry Christmas! I am enjoying reading the progress that comes from adhering to NC. For myself ,that was the biggest concept to wrap my brain around when I first joined this board....but it is the only way to end the A You are doing amazing! Congratulations! Best, progression