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post #16 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-10-2017, 11:19 PM
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Tell your wife and divorce her you coward. The last part of your board name is not true.

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post #17 of 25 (permalink) Old 03-11-2017, 12:39 AM
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Woman here, 37 years married (first marriage for the both of us). A wife can tell when her husband is interested in another woman. Body language and facial expressions can tell what you are thinking. Your wife is not insecure, but she knows you are attracted to your affair partner.

Be a decent man. Tell your wife about what you did and divorce her. You say that you are not happy in your marriage. Set your wife free so that she can be happy alone or with someone else. Tell her about this woman so that her suspicions are validated. It's the least that you can do for your betrayal.
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The moment you chose to cheat was the moment you lost the authority to decide unanimously what the future of your relationship will be. In other words, you have no right to take the true reason for divorce off the table for her. She has every right to know the truth and leave you if she still chooses.

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It is never a good idea to tell your spouse about an affair. It cannot help things, only make them worse. I have never met a couple who stayed together after MC. The MC's have statistics but only track a couple for a year. That is how they claim a high success rate. I had a friend who was a MC and his wife divorced him. so I would never look to one to help me with a marital problem. It just seems like a speed bump on the path to a divorce. If you do not divorce soon I would be very surprised. Tell your wife about your affair to hasten the divorce if you like but do not think by telling her she will think you are so honest and a good man. She will not. She will feel betrayed and want revenge. Most people who have a fling or an affair are racked with guilt and to alleviate the guilt they tell their spouse. That is actually a selfish thing to do. It makes you feel better but rocks your spouse's world and trust. All of a sudden you dump something like that on your wife and change her world for the worse. As I said, if she is hesitant to give you a divorce, then play the affair card. That will make her change her mind real quick.
What planet are you from? "it's never a good idea to tell you spouse about your affair" Why? So you can be guilt free?

Your spouse has earned the right to honesty. Give it to her.
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If you want a divorce, divorce your wife, but be enough of a man to tell her the truth. The whole truth.

It is not normal, in my experience, for people who are married to have opposite sex friends of the nature where you would get together to chat. At least not people who care to stay married.

BTW, you knew you were up to no good when you met with this woman secretly. You both knew exactly what you were opening the door to. Good that you feel guilty but that you can admit you cheated on your wife in one breath and wonder if it's normal your wife was jealous of this woman in the next breath show that 1) You never respected your wife in the first place or you would have chilled this "friendship" the minute your wife expressed concern and 2) You need to think a lot harder about how you let/made this happened in the first place. If you want to stay married, I'd also read up on "Independent Behavior" on the same website I mentioned above. It sounds like you are of a mindset that you should be able to do whatever strikes you without considering how your spouse is affected. Independent Behavior
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Her lady instinct of an anticipated affair turned out to be 100% true. Save her from from thinking hard why you want to divorce her by telling her the truth behind your decision. It's time to swallow your pride and come clean to spew what is disturbing your conscience; the affair you dread to reveal to your wife.

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Hi. Im new to TAM and need some insight. I'm a father to 2 sons. My wife and I have been married for 20 years now. But it hasn't always been wedded bliss, since our marriage has hit a rocky spot for the past few months, We decided to try MC and so far it's going well - or so I thought.
Unfortunately I may be pursuing a divorce over my actions. I fell into my first affair last month but haven't told the wife yet.

I have a close female friend that I've known for 9 years. we use to be co-workers and always just platonic friends. She's even told me she would never ever have sex with me, I swore would never get sexual with but that night, after visiting my family members, she calls me up on my cell and we chat for about 10 minutes and we decided to try and meet up at a casual take out restaurant for a chat, a quick bite to eat. I didn't tell my wife about this that night, as her feelings towards my friend have been contentious. For the past few months she's been VERY jealous person. She claims she trusts me but yet tells me the reason for that is "she doesn't know her well" - that is why she feels insecure. (Ladies, is this common?) This woman has been invited over to our house a few times in the past, so she has met her.

It was around 8:30pm, Pretty soon as we were chatting, one thing led to another inside my truck and I ended up feeling the worst I have ever felt in my life. I am feeling VERY guilty and the only thing I can do now is file the D papers and NOT tell her the truth but instead just say I am not happy in the relationship in order to leave. I do not want to destroy her by telling her I made out with this girl and other things that night. This was the first time I ever touched her sexually. I drove home around 9:00. We live 20 miles away.
The next morning my friend text me saying "How was your evening last night?" " I told her it could have been better but you know". I haven't heard back from her since.
Is it the right thing to do, by filing and NOT revealing the affair?
You didn't tell your wife because you knew that what you were doing was wrong. You sound like a real catch who goes to MC then gets involved in an affair. I hope your wife finds out and dumps your ass, takes the kids and takes you for all you are worth. You are making excuses about your marriage etc because you want a bit on the side. Be a bloody man, tell your wife and get a divorce (though I doubt you will do that as you want your cake and eat it too). Your wife is right to not trust you, you are that kind of man.
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It is never a good idea to tell your spouse about an affair. It cannot help things, only make them worse. I have never met a couple who stayed together after MC. The MC's have statistics but only track a couple for a year. That is how they claim a high success rate. I had a friend who was a MC and his wife divorced him. so I would never look to one to help me with a marital problem. It just seems like a speed bump on the path to a divorce. If you do not divorce soon I would be very surprised. Tell your wife about your affair to hasten the divorce if you like but do not think by telling her she will think you are so honest and a good man. She will not. She will feel betrayed and want revenge. Most people who have a fling or an affair are racked with guilt and to alleviate the guilt they tell their spouse. That is actually a selfish thing to do. It makes you feel better but rocks your spouse's world and trust. All of a sudden you dump something like that on your wife and change her world for the worse. As I said, if she is hesitant to give you a divorce, then play the affair card. That will make her change her mind real quick.
Vinny, your lifestyle and approach to marriage isn't really mainstream so I would think that kind of advice is not really appropriate under the circumstances.
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Is your lie designed to make your wife feel better about herself, or is it designed to make you feel better about yourself?

Either way, it isn't going to work.

Be honest.


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Can you elaborate on this rocky patch you mention? What led you to go to MC?

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