Ask For Advice
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 13

Thread: He Cheated But Won't Let Go

  1. #1
    Whybother?
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Age
    40
    Posts
    32
    Gender
    Female

    He Cheated But Won't Let Go

    I don't get it.

    My ex and I broke up because he is currently seeking greener pastures with another woman he met while we were dating. This was six weeks ago. I let him have it and figured I'd not hear from him for at least a few months. He contacted me two weeks after that. I was elated and spoke to him and then went off on him again, I guess I wasn't healed. I felt like he was trying to force me to accept his apology and forget what had happened so we could be friendly again. Nope.

    Two weeks later, he contacted me again. He pursued me for about a week until I finally answered him. The conversation was light and somewhat pleasant but I know he's still seeing that other woman and I asked him what did he want. He missed me, etc. the whole nine yards and then I took it a step further - because honestly I just wanted answers to all the questions I had involving how this mess all started and why he lied to me throughout the whole thing rather than reveal.

    Surprisingly he opened up and answered my questions BUT says that this woman who he just met online was just a friend who turned into something more?!! the moment he and I broke up. I told him that he had been building a emotional bond with her ie a emotional affair since he met her. He claims that it was not his intention and to this day does not seem to get or understand even though I've told him how I felt about it all that it was a EA.

    Whatever. My trust was broken and if it quacks like a duck it's probably a duck so he can continue with her. What I don't get is WHY has he come back three times since our official break up trying to be friends or have what he says "peace' between us? Is it guilt? Am I his backup plan? Is it just plain old stupidity?

    And seriously everytime we've spoken, I usually end up delivering out some anger. Seems to be building up each contact. I don't hate him... I just really really really don't like him. We had a good friendship - maybe not the best relationship if he's with another woman, but we generally liked each other a lot. I guess maybe he thought he'd be able to keep the connection. Nope.

    So finally I told him that that would be our last conversation, I did not want to know him any longer and besides I needed to purge him from my life so that I could start moving forward and finding someone I want to be with. I always told him I am not usually friends with my exes, mainly out of respect for the new partner but in this case - out of respect for myself. He cheated! His just a friend who he had no intention other than friendship turned into a relationship. We will never be friends. He messed that possibility up.

    Here's the last thing. He seems to be having a horrible depressing time dealing with all of this - but I think well you made your bed you have to lie in it. He chose her. So why is he still trying to bother me?

  2. #2
    savignon
    Platinum Member savignon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Location
    USA
    Age
    41
    Posts
    6,094
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    4
    I vote for a combination of guilty and stupid. . He might be regretting his decision...I wouldn't have the stomach to even talk to him so I admire you a bit and am also glad you have the self respect to set up some boundaries and let him lie in the bed he made.

  3. #3
    waveseer
    Platinum Member waveseer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2008
    Posts
    11,826
    Thanked
    1
    Either he feels very guilty and/or he wants his cake and eat it too.

  4. #4
    anu1560
    Silver Member anu1560's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Happy-Happy Town
    Posts
    490
    His loss, your gain. You gained freedom from a guy who didn't deserve you. NC is best way out here. He sure messed it all up.

  5. #5
    Whybother?
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Age
    40
    Posts
    32
    Gender
    Female
    I gotta tell you guys I WAS giddy to hear from him. I've kept strict NC on my end, but he kept breaking it. We used to talk everyday (through all sorts of mediums if we were not together). That's how I knew something was up because the communication lapsed. He got distance.

    I don't have a problem continuing NC, but this time I am hoping that after I pulled the hailstorm he'll at least leave me alone for a few months. I am on the border of blocking him but I think this time around I can not respond to him if he contacts me again.

    Yeah it's hard not to hate this one. I do love him. But I love myself more. That's my mantra and I'm sticking to it.

  6. #6
    HeartGoesOn
    Super Moderator HeartGoesOn's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Massachusetts
    Posts
    15,451
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    3720
    Since he made the choice to cheat on you, why give him the honor of responding to his nonsense? It doesn't matter why he's contacting you, all that matters is that you need to make the choice not to respond.

  7. #7
    Whybother?
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Age
    40
    Posts
    32
    Gender
    Female
    I meant that this time around I wouldn't have any problems not responding to him if he contacts me this time around!

    Isn't it strange you guys to be with someone in some form physically or electronically every day for x amount of time (in our case 3 years) and just bam! That's it?

  8. #8
    BellaDonna
    Platinum Member BellaDonna's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    U.S.
    Posts
    9,139
    Gender
    Female
    Thanked
    16
    Isn't it strange you guys to be with someone in some form physically or electronically every day for x amount of time (in our case 3 years) and just bam! That's it?
    It's unfortunate that he chose to throw it all away by cheating.

    So finally I told him that that would be our last conversation, I did not want to know him any longer and besides I needed to purge him from my life so that I could start moving forward and finding someone I want to be with. I always told him I am not usually friends with my exes, mainly out of respect for the new partner but in this case - out of respect for myself. He cheated! His just a friend who he had no intention other than friendship turned into a relationship. We will never be friends. He messed that possibility up.
    Good for you. I am glad that you are respecting yourself and not letting him have any more control over your happiness. You deserve better.

  9. #9
    Whybother?
    Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Age
    40
    Posts
    32
    Gender
    Female
    Yeah... I was coping okay but today... man I'm feeling kind of down. I opted to stay in all day and just wallow in it. Well, lay on the couch under the covers and watch tv. My roommate's gone for the week and I guess it didn't hit me until I was left alone. Plus I got to say everything I needed to say to him...

    You know something, I even feel a little bad. NOT MUCH. Just a little. I did care for him and I don't think he's a bad guy, not making excuses, just think he made a choice. I feel bad because I know that he'll regret it. It'll take a bit of time but he will look back on this and reflect. I say so because in his past there have been people who've touched his life in some way or another and something went wrong, years later he still thought about those people and tried to keep in touch but they never responded. He lost them. Like he lost me.

    I really hope this gal is worth it for him. I hope it was worth messing our friendship/relationship up.

    I still don't get why he felt that it would be ok to just jump back into my life, why he didn't think I'd not be a little (lot) upset with him given the last couple of times we spoke. It all started nice and then BAM! I started to think about things and still wanted answers.

  10. #10
    arcadefire
    Platinum Member arcadefire's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Posts
    2,382
    Gender
    Female
    Sigh, all those cheaters who come crawling back have the same bull to repeat to you. I've been in your shoes before (still do but to a lesser extent). My cheating ex has tried to get me back after I found out about his infidelities, and I just wish he can go away. I'm currently in a relationship with all I can ask for. My ex is just a nuisance now. I hope you can find the strength to just ignore him, because the more you do, the faster you can move on.

  11.  

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Top Threads
It's Happening Again
Hey all, Well, it's happening again. Yet another great girl is slipping away after a hot start and some self-sabotaging thoughts. I've met a
I just need the general consensus on this one
[FONT=Tahoma][SIZE=3][COLOR=#000000][SIZE=5]​[/SIZE]I started dating a girl I hadn’t seen in twenty five years, and since then she had
My boyfriend of 2 years just up and left and left me a note!
It's been three long weeks since my boyfriend (29) left me. I am 36. We were together for 2 years. All of last year we were living together and
I am not attracted to physical appearance of my boyfriend
I am 23 and my boyfriend is 24 yrs. We are both from the same college and dating for 2 years now. But the thing is I am not interested in his
What do I Do?
So my partner (E) And I have been together a while now and we got engaged last year and booked the wedding for next so. After getting engaged we
Trying to move on with a little ounce of hope.
Hello all, I've been reading a lot of messages about breaking up and finding closure within yourself on this site, and I really wanted to share to
Moving forward. Looking back?
-4 months ago two of my friends breakup after dating for two years. -I was closer with the girl. Girl comes onto me one week later and I tell her no

Expert Advice
Featured Threads
I love you, but I'm not in love with you.
So my fiancé of 7.5 years has decided she isn't in love with me anymore so has broken up with me. Our situation is very complicated we have a 2.5
How far should I go with unfriending/blocking on social media?
Hi all, I'm going hard no contact. She originally unfriended me on Snap and Twitter. I recently unfriended her on FB and IG. I also went a step
missing atm
I think what I miss at the moment is having a friend to talk to like we used to. She became the only person I really talked to for the better part
Mum boyfriend inapropriate
Hi everyone, thought i would share an update on whats happened so far. Thankyou all for helping me out yesterday, everything you all said was really
Girlfriend always mad at me
Me and my girlfriend have been togetehr for almost a year. I love her more than anything and i know shes not cheating on me or anything like that
I [F/26] found underwear in my boyfriend's [M/30] pocket.
I've been with my boyfriend for over a year. Recently, my boyfriend asked me to look for some money, so I looked everywhere and I couldn't find it. I
Ex gf text me out of the blue
I guess I just want some feedback and honest replies as my head is completely gone again. Me and my ex gf have been in no contact for a few months
Ask For Advice

Tags for this Thread

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •