The Beginning of Something Else

On June 1, 2007 I found out my husband and partner of almost two decades had been unfaithful to me since before our marriage, and had been having intercourse with prostitutes for 3 1/2 years. This is what happened next.

Saturday, January 19, 2008

Getting to know...

Rae at Rae's Confessions has tagged me for a wonderfully thought provoking meme.

The elements of this meme are:

1. Post 5 links to 5 of your previously written posts. The posts have to relate to the 5 key words : family, friend, yourself, your love, anything you like.

2. Tag 5 other friends to do this meme. Try to tag at least 2 new acquaintances so that you get to know them each a little bit better.

I got tagged a couple days ago, and have been waiting until I could find time to pick out the perfect posts. But since perfection is the enemy of progress (and many other things as well!) I'm giving that up and I picked the posts this morning.
So here goes:

Family: This post is my experience of going to my sister-in-law's wedding about 3 months after discovering Husband's betrayal.

Friend: I thank my higher power for friends.

Myself: The ship called Spiritual Journey has left the port and, to my surprise after months out at sea I've realized that I'm a passenger. This post describes my life at the moment.

My Love: This post is a compilation of emails between me and husband just over a month after I found out about his secret life of lies and prostitutes.

Anything I like: In this post I talk about what I want from Husband. I like it because thinking so explicitly about what I want reflects the growth I've made - growth that has come at a price and growth that I'm proud of.

So that's the quick pick version of some of my posts about family, friends, my love, myself and anything else I like!

And I'm tagging:
The Junky's Wife
The Hurting Heart


Rae said...

Thank you ... for sharing yourself with me and the world. Your spiritual journey is inspirational. I guess in our own way all of us is searching for that place inside us that is God. For addicts, we make our "drugs" God for way too long ... but we are still searching for something to fill that God-shaped hole inside.

super lady said...

i try to catch up oftenwith you blog, you do a great job. I can't remember if you posted about this, but do you get tested regulary for std's and have exams etc? I only ask because my ex had drug addictions and sex addictions with prostitutes and had syphilis and now hiv, and i escaped only with hpv genital warts. I am sure you do, i just wanted to post because it never occured to me to get tested before i knew about the sex but knew about the drugs, and it doesnt come up a lot for me as a 40yr old woman with the same man for 17yrs! Maybe if someone else reads this they will get tested for safety too even if the case is for other addictions. THanks so much for continuing to share with us.