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I think this deserves its own thread since it seems to be a fairly common problem for MEN. About once a month a newcomer will show up here who has left his own home at the behest of a wayward wife in an active affair. She asks him to leave so she can have space" and "think about the marriage." The poor devastated soul usually believes that appeasing her will save his marriage. It is the EXACT OPPOSITE. She is asking him to move out so she can carry on her affair without his interference.

Moving out only serves to ENABLE the affair at the expense of his own marriage and children's security. The WW is now free to carry on her affair from the safety and comfort of her own home. It is not uncommon for her to actually INVITE the OM into the home and introduce him to the children.

She often has fantasies of replacing the BS with the OM. Of course, the BS is still paying the mortgage so he is, in effect, not only enabling the affair but FINANCING it. Otherwise known as the ContributeToYourOwnDemise Program.

Some reasons why moving out is dangerous:

1. It enables the affair

2. It is viewed as abandonment by many courts - and yes it is abandonment!

3. Separation INCREASES the risk of divorce and impedes chances of recovery [you can't recover if you aren't there!]

4. Many men, on this very forum, have had to get COURT ORDERS just to get back into their own homes

5. Children are exposed to affair partner, which is morally confusing and increases the risk they will be sexually molested/abused/killed

6. It is DEVASTATING to children! Your children need you now more than ever. You are ALL THEY HAVE since their mother's brain has been abducted by aliens.

In short, moving out is always a huge mistake unless it is to effect Plan B.

I am always baffled about why men will do this, because a woman wouldn't sacrifice her own home and her children because her husband was in an affair and wanted some "space." The only way I would leave is if my husband's pistol was BIGGER than mine! Even at that, I am a better shot than him, so that might not even do it. It might take a SWAT TEAM!

If your wayward wife asks you to move out so she can have "space," suggest she either go in the bathroom and shut the door or be a gentleman and clean out a corner in your garage for her. But, whatever you do, DON'T LEAVE YOUR HOME, GUYS!!

If you have fallen for this manipulation tactic and left your home, don't despair. The mistake is usually easily corrected by packing your bag and GOING HOME NOW. No warning, no nothing. Just get in the car and go home and move right back into your OWN BED. When you walk in simply say "HI HONEY, I AM HOME!!" and give her a smile and a peck on the cheek. If she objects tell her you live there and intend to stay. SMILE.

THIS ADVICE ALSO APPLIES TO FEMALE BETRAYED SPOUSES!


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MEDC found this excellent article:

Bad boyfriends often abuse children of partners

By DAVID CRARY , AP National Writer
Sunday, November 18, 2007
NEW YORK (AP) - An ever-increasing share of America's children grow up in homes without both biological parents, leaving them nearly 50 times as likely to die of child abuse, according to research.

In many cases, the alleged or convicted perpetrator is the boyfriend of the child's mother - men thrust into father-like roles which they tragically fail to embrace.

Many scholars and front-line caseworkers interviewed by The Associated Press see the abusive-boyfriend syndrome as part of a broader trend that deeply worries them, particularly as an ever-increasing share of America's children grow up in homes without both biological parents.

"This is the dark underbelly of cohabitation," said Brad Wilcox, a sociology professor at the University of Virginia. "Cohabitation has become quite common, and most people think, 'What's the harm?' The harm is we're increasing a pattern of relationships that's not good for children."

There are many other studies that, taken together, reinforce the concerns. Among the findings:

• Children living in households with unrelated adults are nearly 50 times as likely to die of inflicted injuries as children living with two biological parents, according to a study of Missouri abuse reports published in the journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2005.

• Children living in stepfamilies or with single parents are at higher risk of physical or sexual assault than children living with two biological or adoptive parents, according to several studies co-authored by David Finkelhor, director of the University of New Hampshire's Crimes Against Children Research Center.

• Girls whose parents divorce are at significantly higher risk of sexual assault, whether they live with their mother or their father, according to research by Robin Wilson, a family law professor at Washington and Lee University.

"All the emphasis on family autonomy and privacy shields the families from investigators, so we don't respond until it's too late," Wilson said. "I hate the fact that something dangerous for children doesn't get responded to because we're afraid of judging someone's lifestyle."

Census data leaves no doubt that family patterns have changed dramatically in recent decades as cohabitation and single-parenthood became common. Thirty years ago, nearly 80 percent of America's children lived with both parents. Now, only two-thirds of them do. Of all families with children, nearly 29 percent are now one-parent families, up from 17 percent in 1977.

The net result is a sharp increase in households with a potential for instability, and the likelihood that adults and children will reside in them who have no biological tie to each other.

comprehensive article in entirety at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/11/19/AR2007111900007.html


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Thanks MEDC!


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YESSS!!

Not only does moving out hand the affair to the WS on a silver platter but you, as the BS should not be displaced and inconvenienced because your spouse chose to stray!

It's important to stand your ground, to stay in YOUR home and keep your family intact. The kids shouldn't suffer by losing a parent and Plan A is far more effective if you are together.

There is NO reason to move out unless you have a serious reason for fear for your safety.

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Horray!!!

Thats's more like it!

BTW, too bad my NE Patiots beat the Dallas cowboys by 17 points.

Oh Well
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Mel...of equal importance..if NOT more so....NEVER, EVER, NEVER let a WS take your children from their home. Look at what Jame's is going through because he allowed this to happen. His kids are living with the OM! The kids and the BS stay in the home.

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Horray!!!

Thats's more like it!

BTW, too bad my NE Patiots beat the Dallas cowboys by 17 points.








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Jerry, You aren't leaving my friend. It was better the other thread was closed...and it ended on a great note too. This thread will be just as valuable and will hopefully exist without bickering.

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Great point, MEDC!


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SWAT TEAM!





LOL, Mel!

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I'm not sure if this is great advice, but it i shonest and it is what I did so I'll go for it. Delete it if necessary Justuss.

When my dear Squid was in her affair pomp and being just about as spiteful as possible to me and the kids she taunted me aout OM being their new daddy just as soon as his own relationship was terminated.

It was fog babble of course, but it did trigger a valid thought in me.

Now I was and remain in a more flexible situation than many folks here, but I'll post what I did anyway.

1. Protected my finances

I set up a secondary checking account in my name only and set up auto transgfers each month so that only EXACTLY enough money was left in the primary account to pay the bills. It was done silently so Squid wouldn;t have known about it until sh etried to withdraw cash after the bill payments were complete.

Squid had spent a lot of money on her affair and was planning to get a place with OM or travel with him, with my kids. I saw no reason to make that easy for her.

Also In the UK men, even BHs can be financially sodomised my the legal system and that wasn't going to happen without a fight on my watch.

2. Secure kids critical documents

I found and secured the kids :

Passports
Bank Books
Birth certificates
Medical cards
School records

This meant I couldn't lose the kids to a stealth attack, and they couldn't leave the country or start a new school. Also meant Squid couldn't steal their money. She already secured their college fund but I could stop her and OM accessing the rest.

3. now the controversial bit - secure a "plan B life".

I decided that I would die before OM ever lived in the same house as my kids. So I took some action.

I leveraged work contacts abroad and secured a job on demand in Dubai that would begin with a phone call. It was working for the same company as currently, on similar pay and terms.

There is no extradition agreement between the UK and Dubai so I could have gone wthere with the kids and Squid wouldn't do a thing about it.

This wasn't spite - I'd have negotiated a D settlement with Squid remotely if it came to that, but I would have not bought my kids back to the UK until I had a cast-in-stone custody agreement signed by all parties.

In fact I only recently stood down that job opportunity. What a friend I found there...goodness...

I dunno how legal or possible that is for you betrayed dads out there but it allowed me to plan A with more confidence. I would NOT have lost my kids.

I'll have to tell Squid what I planned one day, I haven't yet.

So men, in addition to not leaving your homes, try to secure an alternate life plan, that complicates waywards plans to get kids and half of everything.


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Great thread Mel.

I would like to add to Bob's vital list.

4. Define your personal and M boundaries.

5. Create your personal support group. Keep them informed as needed and put them on alert as needed well. This group can include one's children and even pets. Anything and anyone who can lend support. By anything, it could be songs, smells, pictures, etc. You'd be surprised where support can come from.

6. Go to the doctor and inform all doctor's, dentist, etc. as needed.

7. Inform the school, daycare, co-workers, neighbors, etc. as needed.

8. Look into separate and D options so when the babble is blown your way, you will know when NOT to panic.

9. Get a good MC familiar with MB concepts. Better yet, contact Steve or Jennifer @ MB.

10. Reassure your family (i.e. children) of your love and support. That you will never abandon them. That you need to remain as a team, a single unified force to combat the bad influence the other parent has allowed into the home. Ask they not be afraid to report when they feel scared or alone about events that unfold. Get the children into IC as needed.

11. Keep posting here and keep a journal in a safe place. One MBer used to forward her e-mails and journals to a safe 3rd party. Then she used to keep a printed copy with me for safe keeping. You decide what is safe.

Well, that's my list. It works for both BSH's and BSWs.

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Say Mel, would it be wise to post a link to the old thread on this one?

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I'm late for this discussion, but wanted to put in my 2 cents. I agree with the general advice here. But there are exceptions that should be mentioned. While safety is one good reason (cited above) for moving out, another is risk of liberty. Mrs WG was actively (and falsely) portraying me as abusive (to her and her child). As a stepfather with an adolescent DD, I was acutely sensitive to such allegations. Eventually (after a year of fighting for the M in the home) I moved out. I had to protect myself. It has had many of the negative consequences mentioned above (adverse finances, the A has continued, DD is brainwashed by WW). We are divorcing, and even had I stayed, the consequences would be about the same. I have been accused of abandonment, but it's easily countered with proof of the adultery and my documented financial support.

- WG


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