Re: Trying not to be a fool
C123 and Turnera I can't tell you how much you've both helped me. Since I've never posted on any site before, I didn't know what to expect. Although it sounds pretty ridiculous now, while I knew I wasn't happy, I didn't look at it the way that someone who is entirely removed from the situation can see it. The unwavering support and brutal honesty have spelled out for me in no uncertain terms what I've known all along: I really do need to make a change. I am committed to beginning to emotionally detach. I don't want to do something half-way. I will be on this forum asking for and giving advice for as long as it takes. My situation is slightly more complicated by the fact that I was laid off from my job permanently the week after I met the OW. I'm lucky because I have somewhere that I can go even if I don't have a job, but I would feel much better about having that security. I'm a mid-level manager and have a solid career background, so I hope that it won't take me too long to find a job. I'm concentrating on taking care of myself physically and emotionally. The kind words from strangers certainly give me strength. Thank you.