Hi all!! Been reading here for a long time and could really use some advice.
Some background info I have been married to my wife for 4 years, we have 3 kids & currently living in Australia. If I had found this site 6 years ago dare i say i would not have any of the above as I would have left my partner back then. Sucks to say that!
So basically when we were going out she cheated on me a few times, even rubbed it in like i deserved it (she was a real man eater) & tbh it really felt like she stole something from me. I guess you could say my pride but it felt more like my manhood. From that point on it felt like i had something to prove to her. Anyway she ended up choosing me and yay back then i was just a young dumb kid was so happy she'd rather bang me woooohooo. WRONG! I lost my best friends and just gave up my social life to be with her. At the time i had no idea about the feelings i was going through & was not prepared for what i went through (took drugs which numbed very well).
When she fell pregnant it was an easy decision, marriage, family lets do it. But this is where i started to realise (obviously stopped taking drugs now) i was still deeply hurt by her actions. Id start to ask questions about her cheating and get the wrong answer back as i knew the truth which annoyed me (she was minimising to avoid the truth). At the end of the day though, in my head i thought wtf was i supposed to do i had got her pregnant & i needed to try to move on as she was dealing with pregnancy.
After the kids came (twins) we were busy obviously no time to talk about how i felt (wrong move). I pushed those feelings deeper, kept trying to use sex as a way to prove myself & then she got pregnant with the 3rd most cutest kids ever. Now things start to get messed up in my head. I know she is the best mum for my kids & thank god for this. It is also painfully obvious that she loves me and tries her best to show it. I just cant help but feel that in the past (before we got married) she has cheated with certain family members due to small comments and worst of all that GUT feeling. Oh boy I am absolutely certain that something happened & I have asked her many times but she denies. This makes me feel so messed up as my family is very tight and tbh sometimes it kind of feels like there is a rift between these certain people
(never said anything to them, unless she has)
So after the past cheating & these stupid gut feelings (could just be paranoid? but gee i doubt it im weird like that i love trusting the gut lol) i'll be sitting there with my family and for no reason at all ill look at her and no **** it feels like the devil in my head says to me "why the **** did you end up with this *****" and ill give her that sly look. The poor girl just looks at me with my 3 kids sitting on her with no idea what is going on. Worst is these days its more like rage underneath the i love you's etc and its eating me up. I told her once while i briefly talked about these feelings that if i could go back now, knowing how her cheating has effected me i would have told her to hit the road. She does not get involved with these convos they just happen, she says sorry (like i ***n asked for that) and goes back to acting like normal because if we are not with the kids we r too tired.
The worst part is i want her so bad, she still does everything for me, the sex life sucks due to kids but thats not why I am here....we do the affection thing heaps and im ready to roll everyday cause im pretty sure that whole "i need to prove myself" thing is still alive and well in my physche. I love the girl so much one sec and then want to give her a few light slams so she can have a taste of the pain in my heart & mind. The whole revenge affair thing does not appeal to me even though i am ready to bone any girl that looks half decent but i just want my wife. Would that even help me feel better? doubt it
My main question is has anyone been able to squash the rage which is buried in my heart, to stop treating the girl who has now devoted everything to me and my kids like a peace of crap everytime i seem to trigger?
Some other notes i have would be:
-Yes if we just opened up our communication we could probably get further then me typing on a forum, she seems hard to approach due to the toll our kids have on her.
-I probably will never know if she did screw around with fam members and having 3 kids doesnt give me the luxury of jst taking a guess and bouncing (if i knew for sure I would leave as it feels like I have a false perception of our marriage even without having proof)
-We are both 25, the cheating occurred in 07 with the suspected events happening the same year and possibly 08.
Sorry for the long post, this forum def seemed like the best to post on so fingers crossed someone out there has achieved a winning result in similar circumstances