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What to do #2510532
11/24/14 06:03 PM
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Not sure were to start. Wife and I had about 4 fights that went a little to far. We have been married 1 year and 3 months and been together 3 years. there was bad words said and bad actions by both of us. I told her that day it would never happen again. Last fight being last jan. Wife left July 21. I did everything wrong that I could during that time. Begged, pleaded any and everything. Somehow we started talking again in September. She decided to come home but she left again after 3 weeks. Since then she has filed for divorce. Told me she found her happiness. She has told me she is not in love anymore. Not attracted anymore. That she wants me to go date and find someone else. I have done nc for a week then I screw up and beg, plead. I have admitted I was wrong. Was going to ic. I have read multiple books. Just not sure what to do anymore.


Me-30 w-24
Married 1 year 3 months. Together 3 years
Told me she wanted divorcee july 14 Left July 21
Filed for divorce November 3
seeing om October 2014
Re: What to do [Re: jb1515] #2510590
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Hi, welcome to the community. If you have not read Divorce Remedy, please do it ASAP. The principles of Divorce Busting are explained and you will better understand what is said here.

In the meantime, post several times to get off moderation. Give details and ask questions and you will get responses.

Here are some tips that may help you get started:


1.Do not pursue, reason, chase, beg, plead or implore! This turns the spouse completely off!

2. No frequent phone calls to spouse.......let him/her be the one to call you. Then don't try to hang on to your spouse through conversation.....instead, you say good-bye first.

3. Do not point out good points in marriage or try to get him/her to read marriage books, look at your M pictures, etc. Especially, do not get him/her to read the DB/DR book. That is for you only!

4. Do not follow your spouse around the house like a puppy dog trying to get his/her time and attention.

5. Do not encourage talk about the future. They don't want to think about a future with you at the moment, so stay clear of that subject.

6. Do not ask for help from family members or friends. Don't discuss private matters with them that would upset your spouse.

7. Do not ask for reassurances (That is showing neediness and being clingy.) Show self-respect and self confidence.

8. Do not buy gifts to make "brownie points". (Can't buy his/her love and affection.)

9. Do not schedule dates together at this point. (That is pursuing.) Save for later when the R is much better.

10. Do not spy on spouse by checking emails, phone bills, etc. (Not good for you and will make matters worse.)

11. Do not say "I Love You" (It is being "pushy" and trying to make your spouse say it back to you......he/she will despise you for it.)

12. Act "as if" you are moving on with your life with or without them and that you are going to be okay. Keep a good attitude.
13. Be cheerful, strong, outgoing and attractive at all times! In other words, be the best you can be and look the best you can look at all times. Even when wearing jeans and T-shirt, wear good cologne, b/c it does cause the spouse to take notice.

14. Don't sit around waiting on your spouse to see what kind of mood he/she is in or what he/she is going to do or say Ė get busy, think of things to do. Go to church, go out with friends, etc. in order to get a life for yourself without waiting on your wife/husband.....but it is okay to invite them, just don't act as if it will change your plans if they do or don't go.

15. When at home with your spouse, (if you usually start the conversation---then don't, wait for him/her) then, be rather scarce or with your words, but don't sound rude or too short like you are mad. If your spouse asks what's wrong....just say "nothing" and have a pleasant expression on your face. Keep it short and simple. Don't get into an argument! Stay polite and doní t act like you are pouting. Use poise and class. This does not mean to act like you arenít speaking, but donít be overly talkative.

16. If you are in the habit of asking your spouse his/her whereabouts, ASK THEM NOTHING!! No matter what time he/she comes home! You are giving them space and asking no questions! You enjoy your time with your kids, friends, etc. Remember, you are getting a life, also.

17. You need to make your partner think that you have had an awakening and, as far as you are concerned, you are going to move on with your life, with or without your spouse.

18. Do not be nasty, angry or even cold - just pull back and wait to see if spouse notices and, more important, realize what he/she will be missing. (But never ask him/her if he/she has noticed any changes!!) This is important! If you do, then you have blown it.

19. No matter what you are feeling TODAY, only show your spouse happiness and contentment. This can confuse some of them b/c it is not what they expected. Show your spouse someone he/she would want to be around all the time, somebody that can be attractive and fun to be with. That somebody is you! Don't overkill in your attempts to outshine another person your spouse may be having an A with (if there is OP in the picture) to the point of looking like your attempts are "fake" b/c your spouse will see through all of that.

20. All questions about marriage should be put on hold, until your spouse wants to talk about it (which may be a while) so this takes patient on your behalf.

21. Never lose your cool! Don't let your spouse trap you into a fight. Don't take her/his bait.....leave the room or the house for a while, if you have to, in order to avoid a fight.

22. Don't be overly enthusiastic, don't over-kill; in anything you do b/c it will come across as fake.

23. Do not argue about how your spouse feels about something (it only makes his/her feelings more negative.) Only they know how they feel!

24. Be patient......very, very patient. Give your spouse space and time. When you pull back, it will draw them towards you. It feels opposite of what you want to do, but it works!

25. Listen carefully to what your spouse is really saying to you. Look them in the eyes when they talk to you. Do not interrupt them when they are speaking and stop what you may be working on to look at them when they talk. This shows them that you really care about what they are saying.

26. Learn to back off, shut up and walk away when you want to speak out (or scream and yell).

27. Take care of yourself (exercise, sleep, laugh & focus on all the other parts of your life that are not in turmoil). This is for your health's sake.

28. Be strong and confident and learn to speak softly. Read self help books, inspirational books or listen to tapes. They are for you only.

29. Know that if you can do 180's, your smallest CONSISTENT actions will be noticed much more than any words you can say or write.

30. Do not be openly show that you are "desperate" or "needy" even when you are hurting more than ever and truly feel desperate and needy. This is a large turn-off for your spouse.

31. Do not focus on yourself when communicating with your spouse, instead, focus on them.

32. Do not believe any of what you hear and less than 50% of what you see. Your spouse will speak in absolute negatives because he/she is hurting and scared.

33. Do not give up no matter how dark it is or how bad you feel.

34. Do not ask your spouse if he/she has noticed your changes. Those changes are for you and for the rest of your life...with or without your spouse. If it is just to get your spouse back...they won't last and the same problems will return.

35. Do not send several TM's or emails throughout the day unless absolutely necessary.

36. It is best to stay away from the bar scenes where other problems easily arise.

37. Do not backslide from your hard earned changes


It is not about what you feel should work in your M. It is about doing the work that gets the right results. Do what works!
Re: What to do [Re: sandi2] #2510608
11/24/14 10:06 PM
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I have read both books. In the process of reading them again. We have a house together that we are trying to sell.. So the only time she contacts me is about the house. Do I need to contact her to just have a friendly chat or just leave her alone?

When she came back home in September, we were getting along great. Except she was texting several diff guys and I got jealous and said something. I later apologized after I realized they were just friends. Then a week later I looked on her phone bill and she had been talking to another guy, so I asked her about it. She admitted that they were talking and he had asked her out. I was very upset that she would not quit talking to him.. She is no longer talking to him now. But we have been separated again for a month. She has filed for divorce and has said that there is nothing I can do to stop it. She told me she found her happiness. That I needed to do the same and start dating someone.


Me-30 w-24
Married 1 year 3 months. Together 3 years
Told me she wanted divorcee july 14 Left July 21
Filed for divorce November 3
seeing om October 2014
Re: What to do [Re: jb1515] #2510612
11/24/14 10:16 PM
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Hi,

I am sorry for the situation you are in. The best advice I can give you is to speak with a Divorce Busting Coach today. There is much that can still be done! Divorce Busting coaches will give you the best guidance on how to save your marriage and get things moving in a more positive direction. Please call me to discuss our coaching program 303-444-7004.

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Re: What to do [Re: Cristy] #2510735
11/25/14 03:54 AM
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Wife was at gym tonight with om. I am completely devastated!! She told me that he made her so happy and treated her so good! Wth do I say to that..


Me-30 w-24
Married 1 year 3 months. Together 3 years
Told me she wanted divorcee july 14 Left July 21
Filed for divorce November 3
seeing om October 2014
Re: What to do [Re: jb1515] #2510836
11/25/14 03:26 PM
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Last night I did not sleep at all... I feel numb this morning.. Not sure what to do.


Me-30 w-24
Married 1 year 3 months. Together 3 years
Told me she wanted divorcee july 14 Left July 21
Filed for divorce November 3
seeing om October 2014
Re: What to do [Re: jb1515] #2510856
11/25/14 03:50 PM
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Hey jb1515. I'm sorry you're here with us. I'm also struggling in an awful marriage crisis. I can only say you have to get a hold of yourself... take care of yourself. If you fall apart you will push your W further away. She will want to run from you even faster if you keep approaching her as you sound miserable. She wants happiness now... not your misery.

Find a way to sleep. Read about GAL and then do it this week. I find volunteering helps. Find a way to volunteer on Thanksgiving and then just do it for yourself. Introduce yourself to new people. Have new conversations. Make new friends. Don't do any of this to show your wife. Do it for yourself to build your happiness and your self-esteem.. You must convince yourself you can be happy without your W. Then find I way to be happy everyday. Then, after you do this for a while, your W may notice and start asking you about it. Just say thanks and keep going. Act as if you are moving on from her without anger... just kindness and happiness. Right now she does not care about your best interests. You can't make her care. Just read the books and work on your own happiness.

As for mornings... I take ice cold showers. The discipline of staying calm and breathing for at least 60 seconds under ice cold water gives me the discipline to stay calm and centered when my W is trying to tear me to pieces. If your W feels great pity for you because of the pain she's causing you, this is the kiss of death to any attaction she could feel for you. She does not want to take care of anyone but herself right now. You have to be strong enough to take care of her for her to start looking your way.

This will be long and hard on you. You can do it. Keep posting about what you are doing to change yourself for the better. Pick something to do today... post it here... and then do it. Just one thing. Vets on here can then help you. You have to show you are working hard to help yourself to get the best help here.

You can do it.

Last edited by HPoirot; 11/25/14 03:59 PM.

Me: 44
W: 45
S: 11
Married: 15
Together: 18
BD: 9/29/2014
OM discovered: 10/16/2014
I left her behind: 12/14/2014
Re: What to do [Re: jb1515] #2511711
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Hi JB, how did you make it through Thanksgiving? You asked about calling her to chat. I think you need to keep it just business at this time.

Hope to hear from you soon.


It is not about what you feel should work in your M. It is about doing the work that gets the right results. Do what works!
Re: What to do [Re: sandi2] #2512596
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I actually went out of town for Thanksgiving. She text me and told me happy thanksgiving so I said it back. I got back to town yesterday, and she started in on me about the house. We are in the process of trying to sell. I'm still living there. She started attacking me about the house not being spotless. They house has never been spotless when she was there or since I been there. She said some very rude things to me. Also her and the om have made it facebook official. I'M not friends with her on fb but I was with him. We were friends.. Not anymore. Her step mother came over yesterday and vented to me because there not very happy with her. Not happy with the divorce, with the way she is acting and having a bf. Were not even divorced yet.

Wife told me yesterday that she could never be happy with me again. Even though I do a lot of things that make her happy. She says she remembers them things.


Me-30 w-24
Married 1 year 3 months. Together 3 years
Told me she wanted divorcee july 14 Left July 21
Filed for divorce November 3
seeing om October 2014
Re: What to do [Re: jb1515] #2513229
12/03/14 02:43 PM
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she called me yesterday to let me know she got into school program. Told her I was happy for her. Asked her some questions about school. Then I ended the conversation. She had a final this morning, I really wanted to text her and tell her good luck. But I did not. It's been 30 days since she has filed for divorce.


Me-30 w-24
Married 1 year 3 months. Together 3 years
Told me she wanted divorcee july 14 Left July 21
Filed for divorce November 3
seeing om October 2014
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