Fri 17 Jul, 2015 09:43 am
I was in a relationship with this man for 8 years. I loved him a lot. He is married and had his kid. When I got to know that he was about to have kid, I broke down since we had talked about having kids and maybe get married some day, if not get married atleast have kids. This seemed like the end of my dreams.
I was in lot of pain for months, I even told him that we should end it as going forward, he would be busy in his life and wont be able to give me much time, earlier also, he hardly used to give me time. But, he kept on saying that things havent changed and we could still be together. He wants to do the best for his kids, but our relationship can still be the same. I know him well, so I knew that going forward he would only get more involved at his home and wont give me any time. And I find it very hard to imagine how can I ever be ok with the fact that he had a child with someone else and he lives with them. I cried for months and decided to finally end it. I told him and we fought after they were born, we both said some very harsh things. I thought he also doesnt want to talk to me anymore, so I stopped communication with him.
But after few days, he contacted me. I couldnt stop thinking about him all the while, and couldnt control myself to talk to him. Finally, we started chatting once in a while. It was over a month since I had met him last, when I proposed to meet him because I miss him. I just couldnt get over him, knowing that there is only pain left for me in the relationship. I cant even talk to him about his kid, I become too emotional and cant bear to talk about it, it just breaks my heart even thinking about the situation. He doesnt seem to have any time for me, he is so busy in his life that even though he says he misses me, he seems happy. I dont even have the courage to talk to him about his current life at home. He very well knows about my emotional state. I had started feeling little normal when I wasnt talking to him much.
Again talking to him brings back the reality. When we made a plan to meet, he just seems so busy with things that it seems very difficult when we can finally meet. I miss him, want to see him. But, I know that the other things in his life will make it tougher for me. How long can I pretend that his family doenst exist, although they do. I dont know how to cope with so much pain, talking to him after so many days brought back the painful memories and I just couldnt control my tears after that.
I just feel that I wont be able to bear so much pain if I talk to him frequently. He says we will not talk about his kid. But I know that I wont be able to forget all that.
What do I do? I cant bear the pain. I feel sad talking to him because that brings back the painful truth. I feel sad when I dont as I miss him even then. WHen I talk to him, I control myself to not think about meeting him but finally I only ask him for it. When we are not able to meet, I realize that since he has other things in his life, he doesnt even give any priority to meet me. I dont feel at peace with either situation, what do I do?
You may have more control over your emotions than you give yourself credit for. Even though it's a bitter pill to swallow, you need to cut off all contact...now. That relationship was built on false expectations and fantasy.
Either he misled you, he misled himself AND you, or you misled yourself by expected something that wasn't possible. Once he and his wife had the child, it cemented their relationship.
There have been several opportunities for you to make a choice to get out of that relationship but for whatever reasons, you didn't take them. Now you have to for the sake of your own sanity and happiness.
Now, it's time in your life for you turn that page and form your life without him in it. Eventually, he will fade from your mind and heart. It is no easy task nor will it happen quickly...but you must do this for your own survival.
What happens in your life from this point fwd re your own happiness has to take priority. You don't want to admit it, but he did manipulate you at some point. Don't allow yourself to be further victimized.
Good luck. Don't compound the error with keeping in contact with him. Stop being the other woman and find a relationship ...eventually... where you are the ONLY woman in your romantic partner's life.
This post is very confusing as you know you've posted a considerably different take on this relationship. Why did you do this? This seems very odd behavior...to deceive people with 2 different versions.
Both are true. I didnt tell the whole details in the earlier post, thats because I was in a different emotional state each time
what do I do?
block all contact
move on with your own life
Stop being so emotional. Sounds like you don't have a lot of rational thought. Think: is this going to work out in my best interests? If the answer is No, then move on.