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My life turned into a movie..

 
 
Lossst
 
Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 01:41 am
Hi everyone, I don't know if this site is suppose to help people or if it's just a place to get things off your chest, but I'm sharing my story in hopes that someone will take the time to read this and to maybe find some kind of answer or.. something.

I'm 23 and I've been in a relationship for 5 years now so I been with my boyfriend since I was 18. About a year ago, I found myself becoming unhappy in the relationship and I couldn't figure out why... the relationship is 100% perfect! I put these feelings aside and just ignored them and thought to myself maybe I'm crazy and this will pass, maybe I'm just going through some weird emotions. Around February 2016 I recovered my diary and the feelings of uncertainty I expressed in my diary about the relationship was the feelings I still had today. So I thought about it, it felt like I was falling out of love with him, the sex had gotten routine, we tried every and anything to spice it up and it worked but the feeling was only temporary, it felt like I wasn't sexually attracted to him anymore. When we did have sex he was the main one to start it off. as funny as this sounds I also felt like I was having a midlife crisis at a young age. It felt like we were destined to be married by the age of 26 or 27, and that scared the crap out of me. It made me feel like I had 3 short years left to enjoy my 20's before becoming a wife forever... for the rest of my life! I'm not ready for that lifestyle at all. I never got to be wild throughout college at all, so I started to wonder if I was missing out on experimenting and getting it all out of my system.

Then I've done the most despicable thing I could ever do to a person.. I cheated on him... I felt so horrible I couldn't eat for a week straight, I felt numb, empty and unworthy of anything good in my life. I said to myself "Okay if I had gone this far to cheat on the man who loves me unconditionally then It's time I stop ignoring my feelings of uncertainty and tell him how I feel" I tried telling him how I felt. I told him I think we need to take a break because I been feeling unhappy and I'm not as into the the relationship as I once was. I couldn't tell him I cheated.... I thought about the reasons why I cheated and I came up with this... The other guy put excitement back in my life. I felt a reason to get all dolled up and pretty for the day. He made me feel sexy... I felt wanted... I found myself loving the attention. the other guy and I hung out again with a group of friends.. you know doing college student stuff drinking and having a good time on a Friday night... after everyone left I stayed.. and before I knew it were having sex again. After I went to my apt. I reminisced about the sex I had with him.. I remember it being amazing.. Oh my gosh it felt so good and... I'm sorry I'll spare the details. but I found myself becoming drawn to him. I didn't want to have a relationship with this guy and didn't want to leave my boyfriend for this guy. But I couldn't stay away... I wanted him sexually and he wanted me to, it was hard to say no the tension between us was too strong to ignore.. I feel like a shitty girlfriend... I AM a shitty girlfriend.

I tried to get my boyfriend to understand that I want a break from the relationship because trying to ignore my feelings that something is wrong with me only drove me to cheat. But he doesn't want to let go. He understands where I'm coming from but at the same time he doesn't! Ugh. I still couldn't tell him about my now affair. What's even more fucked up is that although I feel guilty I want to continue my affair. I have 1 year of college left and I been thinking "... well maybe if I just have my fun for this last year of college and act as if nothing has happened it'll be okay, I wont see him again.. He lives up north and I live in the south" But my sensible self is saying that obviously it's NOT OKAY..

I know, I know I'm a bad person, I don't deserve my wonderful boyfriend, I'm trash, I don't deserve anything good in life, I horrible, I'm a liar... I'm a cheater... I still can not believe I'm a cheater... I despised cheaters I had an extremely strong hate for cheaters, I judged the **** out of people who cheated... now look at me.. I'm a ******* cheater. I see why people say never judge anybody because you can be put in the same situation...
 
Genuine newbie
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 06:02 am
@Lossst,
Hi. Don't keep beating yourself up that's first point. You are still young and very much matured and connected to your inner voice. Heart and head always battle in love and generally the heart wins in the end. Listen to your head only makes you miserable and it sounds like your very much struggling from year one ! attraction and desire is something your'll never get fed of but it's the real love of a matured relationship that gives you the strength to know what's really important and content.
jespah
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 06:08 am
@Lossst,
This is not a movie. It's your real life. So let's not pretend it is, well, pretend.

I will say right now that dating for five years at your stage of life, unless you're engaged, is generally a lousy idea. We see these folks all the time, male and female, who sewed up their early dating lives with one person and then, ten or twenty or thirty years later, decide they'd missed out.

Time to put on the big girl panties as they say, and tell this guy that you want a break. Be prepared for him to protest. Tell him you both need a chance to see what else is out there.

Give it a timetable, say, six months.

During that six months, date whomever you wish, and that means have sex if you want to (please engage in safer sex practices). Do not see your boyfriend during that time. Keep communications to a minimum but they don't have to be utterly shut off.

Determine whether you really missed him, per se, or just the security of having a steady boyfriend. You may find it's the latter more than the former.

Oh, and be prepared for even the discussion to end things. He may want to skip the break and move on straight to breaking up. So be it, if that is what happens.
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 07:22 am
I believe Jespah nailed it.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 10:06 am
@edgarblythe,
Yes, those were wise words.
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chai2
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 10:11 am
@jespah,
jespah wrote:

This is not a movie. It's your real life. So let's not pretend it is, well, pretend.




But jes!

Life is so much more fun and dramatic when you have an audience!
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Lossst
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 10:18 am
@jespah,
Thank You I seriously appreciate your honesty!
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Lossst
 
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Reply Wed 22 Jun, 2016 10:26 am
@Genuine newbie,
Your comment means a lot to me and I thank you for understanding. I'm trying not to beat myself up so bad but it's a little hard. I'm trying my hardest to sort this whole mess out!
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