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Hello All,

This past weekend has been one of decisions. I have decided to move on with my life. Robin is still very much decided that she no longer wants me as her H. It has been six months since discovery and she has not wavered in her choice. The reality is that this is her exit move. She ends relationships by cheating. I have gotten used to the idea of being single.

God and me had a long talk saturday night, actually I did the talking, I do know that he is accepting of my decision to stop waiting and move on with divorce proceedings. According to His word I am justified in divorceing my adultrous wife.

My reasons for this decision are as follows. I no longer have respect for her, she made some bad choices this past weekend that killed the last shred of respect I had. My love for her is almost nil. I am totally disgusted by her actions of shacking up with LRB in our home, in our bed. And lastly I have done everything right since D-day, and she still doesn't want to be married to me.

One thing I do know. I have survived her affair. I knew all along that this was one possible out come. I had hoped she would come around by now, obviosly that hasn't happened. There are many on this bulliten board that torment themselves wishing for thier wayward to return. At some point we have to face facts that it is over.

I know that God will bless me with a wonderful wife that can be the recipient of the new found Bill. I now know, because of this site how to be a Husband. It is too bad Robin doesn't want me.

I am sadened by the demise of my marriage, however the future is no longer bleak. In fact it is very bright.

All this being said I will continue to lurk, reply, and post. I am a survivor and want to continue to share my experience strength and hope.

I Love You All,

Bill

...We know not what the future holds,
But we rest in peace knowing WHO holds the future...

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Bill,
you sound great, and yes I know now too that it is time to move on with my life and I am a better person for finding this site and learning the things I have here.

You will be fine and yes one day God will bless you with a wife who loves you as much asy you love her. God bless you and your baby

Lesa

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lean not unto thine own understanding." -Proverbs 3:5
Take care and God Bless.

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Bill,

Big, big {{{{{{{{{{{{{{{Bill}}}}}}}}}}}}}}} buddy.

I am sorry for the demise in your marriage too. You sound like you are so possitive about what you are going to do and with what you have said I will not try and talk you out of it.

I am extremely happy and grateful that you will lurk, post and reply to all of us here. Your insight will be invaluable. Not to mention if you left I would just miss you! I know that is selfish. I do think you have a lot to offer here.

I think that if and when you find that woman to be your wife she is going to be one Lucky Duck and I am just a little bit jealous. Still wondering if we could do a small DNA transplant of your DNA to my hubby. LOL Just kidding. He is becoming the man I saw when I married him only better. We are going to make it I think.

Keep in touch and you know where to e-mail me too. Have you ever installed ICQ yet?

Talk to you soon.

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((((((((((((((((((((Bill))))))))))))))))))

Ok, so it ain't always easy to do the right thing... still I'm glad you have made your peace with this whole dern thing.

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Bill,

I am not going to try to talk you out of this you do what you have to do. Only you know what is right for you. BUt one thing kep in mind. You know my story. You know that my H left the end of July and didn't have any contact with his family till the last of Nov. he has visited his parents talked to out son and daughter and finally swa our grandsons. Now he is contacting me he started in Jan with phone calls once a week nothing was really said just discussed the house. Now he has written me telling me more of what is going on with him. You read my post. BIll, discover will be one year this Fri. He wouldn't give her up all summer then he lft me for her. WHat I am trying to say is takes a long time before they caneven begin to see what they have done. It takes a long time for even a glimmer of light to come through. I know it will take even more time. H and I have been married for 27 years only the last three or four were there problems. But still 27 years is along time a year or two is not. If you are really ready to give up on Robin-all your love for is gone then go ahead. But if there is any doubt any drop of love left then think about what the time you are giving up because you feel that 6 months is a long enough time to wait for her, remember you were ready to give her a lifetime.

No matter what you decide, you are in my prayers you and Abbey. {{{{{{{{HUGS}}}}}}}}

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My friend Bill,

You have my support and prayers. I hope that you will find the happiness that you deserve. I am forever indebt to you for your words of advice and encouraging words. I've also moved on as you know and it seems that I've gained peace of mind ever since. Once again, my prayers are continuous.

Hope to chat with you soon!

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I am sorry that it has come to this for you, but I know that you have worked hard, and done everything you could. Protecting yourself and your child has to be the top priority for you now.
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Bill,

I am sorry for the grief that you must be experiencing now, even though you are at peace. It is like when somebody we love who has been very ill dies. We are at peace because they are no longer in pain but we also grieve at our loss.
This being said I am glad to hear of the peace that you have come to. I guess you have come to that place where you know that reconcilation is not possible but recovery is. God bless you and little Abbey through this. I am sending prayers and lots of good thoughts your way.
{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{{BILL}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}}

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Hey Bill,

well done my friend. You gave it your all, you know you did. And now you have made your conclusions.

Robin is one very silly lady, who I believe will realise one day what she has done, and what she has given up.

I would just like to say one thing to you, and it is said with love and friendship in mind. Never say "never" .

I have learnt that. YOu must do what you feel is right for you and your D, to protect both of you. But never say never.

I hope we will all be happy one day, with someone who loves and cherishes us the way we all should cherish our partners. If that is our spouse, great. If not, whoever it is, we will love them with all our hearts.

Please don't leave here. I have come to value your input, and your words. and your friendship. Besides, I want to know who the lucky lady will be !!!!!!!! Positive thinking here to help you along.......

prayers, and best wishes, along with the biggest hug

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Bill,

I for one, completely understand. Sometimes no matter what we do, it's not enough for our wayward spouses. But we better ourselves for any future relationships we might have.

You gave it your all, and you should be proud of you. I am!!

Don't leave the board. We've been thru a lot and will go thru a lot more and have knowledge to share with everyone.

We will survive!

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Bill,

First, I want you to understand that you have only been in Plan B for a very short time. Maybe too short of a period for Robin to fully comprehend what life would be like without the "new and improved" Bill as her H.

Second, I also want you to understand that I will probably right behind you soon. Not that way! With regard to our situations, silly rabbit. I may have screwed up 2 marriages but there is not way I will look at a guys hairy butt and say "This is Love"!

I picked up the tax paper work from the dental office on Friday. She stood 18" away from me and I felt nothing. Here was the woman that I married 5 years ago and lived with for 11, 5 foot 2, blonde hair nicely styled, blue eyed with just a hint of make up to enhance her features and I felt nothing.

A friend of mine asked me today how things were going with Val. Yes, the friend is a female, and XGF from 13 years ago. She is in another relationship and only asked because of concern. I told her of the happenings of Friday. She laughed and said sure Val forgot what the arrangements were. She wanted to see you. Trying to feel you out if you were still the saftey net if the relationship with Brian turns out to be a dud afterall.

This Monday was the 1st aniversary of me throwing Val out after discovery. I'm tired too. I have tried Plan A thru Z. Did get some results, but, now Tim doesn't care for her anymore.

Pal, we have learned so much here and become better people because of it.

I will get married again. You can bet your bottom dollar on that and I will have the BEST marriage ever.

Standing behind you [see above] in your decision.

Wishing us all the Best.
Maybe the next one is the BEST ONE !

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Bill,

Your strength is very evident. That's good, and will undoubtedly benefit you as you move forward. You know how I feel about what will eventually happen with Robin, and the opportunity that means for you and your D.
Yet, the decision must be and can only be yours. There is no right or wrong, it just is - as we decide things to be.

You'll live a glorious life, I can feel that, and am happy for you. Stay in touch my friend.

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Bill,

What can I say? My own divorce was filed today and barring no unforeseen circumstances, it should be final on 4/15. In GA, it is almost like a drive-thru divorce. Can you believe it...over on the 31st day after filing?!?!

I understand when you just get to that point....you just feel it in your heart. It is kinda silly...you feel the hope in your heart for such a long time...you really feel it. Then, one day you wake up and you don't feel it any more...you feel that it is over. It is a bittersweet feeling....knowing it is over is os sad, yet it can be liberating to have a conclusion to your worst living nightmare.

I still pray for you, Robin and Abbey each day, along with all my friends here. My prayers are for restorations of each marriage, and I also pray for the restoration of each of us back to a whole person again. We have each been scarred in our way by infidelity, and each of us needs healing and peace and happiness in our hearts and lives, again.

I will keep praying for you ...all 3 of you. Even though I am getting divorced, I still pray daily for Jim. He continues to need my prayers....maybe moreso now than ever. He really does need help, as does Robin, and even if they are not going to be married to us, I still pray that they get the help they need.

God bless, Bill.....Desiree

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Bill,
Sounds like you're on your way to a new and wonderous life. I don't think I'm to far behind you. Thanks for all your support in the past. We all wish you the best my friend.
Good luck and God bless,
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{{{{{{{{Bill}}}}}}}}}}}

My heart and prayers go out to you. I understand what it feels like to let go like you have. It was hard but do you feel a small sense of relief? Like the weight has been lifted from your shoulders?

You did a good Plan A and Plan B, and the results may have not been what you wanted, today, but a year from now, you may be in love with a wonderful woman that you will look back on all this and say, it was tough, but it was for the best.

Try to stay positive. Single life isn't all that bad, I am enjoying myself! I am available if you need to talk , just email me. Good luck and be strong!

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Bill,

I'm just about where you are. Ready to move on. H is still seeing OW despite our 2 month separation. He seems much happier without me than with me. I think it's time to face reality (for me) and move on. Best wishes to you...believe me I know how hard this decision is.

(((hugs)))

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Hi Bill - your situation reminded me of a favourite poem I wanted to share.


The Journey of Success:
When choosing the path to follow, I selected the road heading west.
It began in the Forest of Childhood, and ceased at the City of Success.
My bag was packed full of knowledge, but also some fears and some
weights.
My most precious cargo was a vision of entering the city's bright
gates.
I reached an impassable river, and feared that my dream had been lost.
But I found a sharp rock, cut down a tree, and created a bridge, which
I
crossed.
It started to rain, and I was so cold, I shivered and started to doubt.
But I made an umbrella out of some leaves and kept all the cold water
out.
The journey took longer than I had planned, I had no food, left in my
dish.
Rather than starve before reaching my dream, I taught myself how to
fish.
I grew awfully tired as I walked on and on, and I thought of the
weights in
my pack.
I tossed them aside, and I sped again. Fear was all that was holding me
back.
I could see the City of Success, just beyond a small grove of trees
At last, I thought, I have reached my goal! The whole world will envy
me!
I arrived at the city, but the gate was locked. The man at the door
frowned
and hissed,
"You have wasted your time. I cannot let you in. Your name is not on my
list."
I cried and I screamed and I kicked and I shook, I felt that my life
had
just ceased.
For the first time in ever, I turned my head, and for once in my life I
faced east.
I saw all the things, I had done on my way, all the obstacles, I had
overcome.
I could not enter the city, but that did not mean I hadn't won.
I had taught myself how to ford rivers, and how to stay dry in the
rain.
I had learned how to keep my heart open, even if it sometimes let in
pain.
I learned facing backwards, that life meant more than just survival!
My success was in my journey, not in my arrival!
~Nancy Hammel

May you find much success and happiness as you carry forward in your journey of life!

Cheers,
Lisa


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Lisa - thats a beautiful poem

Keridwen - where have you been??

Bill hang in there, just checking back in. Dana


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Bill,

Thoughts and prayers to you! I'm not too far away either. I think my H is getting things in order now to file. In Idaho it is only 25 days till it is final! Somebody needs to rethink that!

Anyway, strangely enough but my H's name is Bill so it seems weird writing to you. I won't hold it against you though. haha LOL

Talk to your pastor! That always puts my head into a better frame of mind. If it is time, it is time. And I'M SORRY for you!

Too bad our spouses don't know what they are going to be missing yet.

Prayers,
TB


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