Re: Mixed signals and false starts
Golfpanther - scroll down to the thread started by MrPack. It's a long read and will take you some time. He was where you were. Watch his transformation. This can be you.
I've read some of MrPack's thread and it's definitely been helpful. Still have a good bit to work through on it, but it's been great to chart his and others' journeys on here and see the light at the end of the road.
Thanks for putting your story out, I am currently going through some of this and good to read that things get better even though they move slower than we want.
I am still living with my STBXW and hoping this is the lowest part of all this because I cannot see me going much lower.
Good luck with the future and keep us in the loop on the online dating, I have not been on a date with anyone other than my STBXW for over 12 years so not even sure how to date anymore.
I can completely and totally empathize with this. I was with my STBXW for 11 years, and she was all I ever wanted or thought of in a romantic way. My fear is that when I do meet someone I really click with I will not have the skills to actually make a move.
My new roommates threw me a welcome dinner tonight and while the food was great and overall it was a good time, it made me realize just how much my life has changed in the span of 7 months. As I sit here writing this, for the first time in a long time I have that anxious feeling that is very reminiscent of what I felt right after she left. I still really miss her and I think being around a bunch of other people was jarring and reminded me of all that went up in smoke.
Sigh, I really thought I was done having bad nights but I guess at least a few more are in store for me. There's been a ton of change for me these past few weeks so it's probably just now catching up with me.