Husbands double life
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Hi Katie J,
I am incredibly sorry to hear about everything you have gone through. I understand your sadness, disappointment and conflicting feelings, even though, I have never been in a situation like yours. Still, I feel you and I hear you. I don't think any words could bring you consolation now. And I am not sure, if you would even expect them. Sometimes life takes on such an unexpected and dramatic turn that no words can bring any relief. I am not sure, if this is going to be of any help to you but I want you to know that you can talk to me any time you wish. Even just to simply vent all the frustration and pain so you don't feel alone. I am here for you, any time you need. Maybe this is not much. But maybe this is enough.
Words can’t express how sorry I am that you’re going through this. You may love your husband (I’m sure you do) and he may possess all of the qualities that you fell in love with him for but he is seriously lacking in the morality department. I couldn’t even treat someone who I didn’t love the way that he has treated you. I have been in a domestic violence relationship and showed my partner more respect than that and I really didnt like the person they were. And that’s the thing, their behaviour says everting about them and you behavior says everything about you. I could never treat my ex partner as badly as he treated me because I loved him and I don’t treat the people I love that way. The fact that your husband can do that, keep up that lie for so long and that level of deceit, shows there is something very wrong there. It may be that he was treated badly along the way and so always felt like he needed one foot out, or not to get close, I’m really not sure. And it really doesn’t matter I suppose because it doesn’t change anything. As human beings we are want to look for meaning in things, why did it happen, what did I do. But I suspect the problem was there long before you came along and will be there long after. But I can imagine how devastating it must be for you, particularly when he gave the illusion of a happy and devoted husband. I really hope you can find a way to trust again with time.
Welcome to the Beyond Blue forums and thank you for sharing your story. That all sounds very frightening and hard to deal with. I cannot believe someone would have the heart to do all that and lie about it for such a long time. It is extremely disheartening. I just wanted to say that you have been extremely strong throughout all of this, I am inspired by how brave you have been and especially to come out here and to reach out for support.
We are all here for you and to support you through this difficult time.
Stay safe and I am always here to chat.