I'm so upset I can't stop crying

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  1. sue35

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    Even if he decides to stay with you would you be happy? This could happen again when he meets another girl. Could your friend help you move out? Maybe you just need someone to help you get moving.

    I agree with the whole "once a cheater, always a cheater." Think of it from his side. He has the best thing right now. He can cheat with this girl and still have another one to come home to if he wants. Why would he make a decision that would make him only have one woman? I think you need to leave
     
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    elizak83 just to let you know If I was a "free" man I tell you come to AZ I bet I could get you a job and I'd be nice to you :)
    So if you want you can tell your soon to be EX you already have had offers from other men who will love you for who you are !

    Let me find a picture of a hunk I can send you to flaunt before him!


    What I am really saying is the the best revenge is to have a happy life in spite of him!!!
     
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    There isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said. Life sure isn't all roses. One thing that caught my attention was his request for you not to tell your parents of the situation in case you end up staying together. I would not go out of my way to protect him this way. If you are close to your parents and would benefit from their moral support, by all means go to them. If you do stay with him and they see him in a bad light, he will have to face that and do the work necessary to earn not only your trust and respect but theirs. Also, when you get past the hurt and begin to feel the anger, try not to wast energy on it, it's not worth it. I agree with others. Get out and move on; if it's meant to be, you will find each other again, but for now go your separte ways. But do forgive him--not for you, for yourself and your own healing. A song that comes to mind is "Forgiveness" by the Eagles. Listen to it, it might help you bring things into perspective. Good luck.
     
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    So he was cheating...no surprise here at all. What upsets me the most is that you're giving this bastard all the power to decide how YOUR life should go. You're giving him all the freedom in the world to decide who he wants & how he wants to live his life while you're just sitting around & waiting. If you still love him & want to stay w/ this loser, that's your decision. The reality is, people can try to talk you out of this till they're all blue in the face, but if YOU don't want to get out of it & leave him, no one can make the decision for you. Why are you denying yourself the chance to be truly happy?

    I don't care how great his job may be & whether he's making great money. I don't care if he's overall a fabulous guy in your opinion...except for this one thing he's done. He's a disrespectful loser bum.

    Now I've posted here before where I stated that I was sorry you're going through this, etc. This is not meant to be heartless here, but if you want to stay w/ him, that's up to you. You can deny this all you want, but if you stay w/ him, you're basically saying that you don't think you deserve anyone better. Now, there's another genuinely great guy out there who you could have had that you're denying yourself. That's another great guy for wonderful other women out there.
     
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    HOT, HOT, THE KEYBOARD IS TOO HOT
    Ms. I you go girl


    elizak83 Please take what we are saying to heart because many of us "Have Been there, Done that, own the T-shirt"
    and in the long run in my heart I believe you will be better if you take care of your self first.
     
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    :cool: :) :D
     
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    Oh Eliza, I have just been reading the posts and haven't posted because I really agree with everything said. I still do, but I realize it's hard and thought I would chime in.

    Your "bf" has been a huge part of your life. He is the reason (I think) you are living where you are. School starts soon and this is a rough time to change things up. I know I like stability when I start a new thing and right now we are all starting a new school year. However, this guy of yours is not providing you stability, consistency, or reliability. Those are things you need in a husband. If you are living with him, sharing a dog, a house, and meals daily, then you are essentially married without paperwork. Your expectations of his fidelity should be the same.

    Find your big girl self (just chant that to yourself, I am a big girl, I can do this!) and get the stuff that's yours and that you care about. Then see if you can stay with that friend for a little while. I know it's an hour, but do the drive to work for a week or so and let her help you find an apartment. Preferably closer to her and school than to him. Then when fall or winter break comes you take a lovely long trip alone. Drive a few hours to a different city, fly to Cabo, visit Paris, whatever your budget. Start your own life and get some experiences for just you.

    Without stealing your thread or knowing your whole background, I want to tell you I travelled two times for 2-3 weeks on my own (no friends, family or bf) to europe and mexico. The first time my bf was not happy, the second time he understood it was something I did for me, not because of or for him. I learned a ton about myself and how to depend on me, not anyone else. Go out explore and have a blast doing it. It may only be 3 months and then you may meet someone new, it might be three years, but then you have a ton of experiences that will beat what you are going through right now.

    Perhaps he will change. Great. Then he can meet someone else and at least he won't screw up her life because he learned from his mistake with you. You on the other hand, will be stronger, won't wonder about his fidelity or what he is doing on Saturday night, and you will have also learned and found a much stronger, more committed, supportive man.

    Good Luck!
     
  8. TemperanceFaith

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    Everyone else has stated the obvious, so there is nothing for me to add.

    If he devalued your relationship so much as to begin seeing someone else BEFORE he ended it, then he is not the one for you.

    It is one thing to see someone else that interests you and giving your partner the benefit of saying PRIOR to ANYTHING beginning, and by anything, I mean closeted phonecalls, etc. and doing it behind their back.

    Being upfront implies considering your partner and their feelings and being honest, even though it hurts.

    Being secretive= being cowardly.

    Though it hurts to hurt someone else, part of being a grown up means sometimes it has to be done. He owed you that explanation the day he came home to you.

    Now, as hard as it is going to be for you, it is time to let him go. If he finds down the line that he made a mistake, and that might happen many times down the line, it is up to you to decide if you have the ability to trust him again and return to the relationship...but renewing trust takes time, and sometimes it never returns. You need to feel sure of him and until there is a point where you are completely free of doubt when you are with him, it will not be time to begin a relationship with him again.

    I am sorry you are going through this, I have been there, and I know how much it hurts. :hugs:
     
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    elizak-

    Lots of RED FLAGS here!

    Girl, we need to remind you about the RED FLAGS.
    1) He lied - he did not need space, he wanted to get with another girl!

    2)He says "Don't tell your parents" !!! As we teach our little children, anytime someone says "don't tell your parents" that is a clear sign that YOU NEED TO TELL YOUR PARENTS!

    3)He did not tell you about this of his own free will. You had to catch him! How long would he have gone on not telling you? I would bet my year's salary that he is sleeping with her then coming home to you! That is just gross!

    4)He is disrespecting your years of devotion and faithfulness to him by cheating, lying, and expecting you to hang in there while he has his fun.

    He is lying! "He is just not that into you." I have been through this myself and it is horribly painful. You need to talk to your parents asap. They love you more than anyone and will be able to help you.

    Get out of there with your stuff right away. This guy needs a wake up call. Do you want to share him with another woman?

    Staying at his mom's house . . . yeah right. He has lied to you a lot.

    As I have taught many young ladies over the years, a guy should be on his knees thanking God for every day he gets to spend with you! And the more available you are to him as he is treating you this way, I hate to say it, but it is the truth - the less interesting you become.
     
  10. TeacherC

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    I agree, I agree, I agree. TELL YOUR PARENTS!! He doesn't deserve any respect from them "in case you end up together"...what bologna!
    It will hurt to leave, but the longer you stay, the MORE it will hurt...I know you love him, and he probably does love you, but he cannot committ himself to only love you, and that is not acceptable unless you favor the idea of mistresses....Please take care of yourself and get out of there!!!
     
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    Eliza,

    PLEASE take everyone's wonderful advice. Let me add that you definitely need to seek counseling, for yourself. You need to figure out why you would still want to be in a relationship with someone who has lied, cheated, and has told you they don't want to be with you. Most people would be heart broken, but would say "Bon Voyage Dirtbag!" Also, the reason he is saying "don't tell your parents" and "I wouldn't blame you if you left me" is because he doesn't want to be the bad guy. If you leave him, he feels like he's off the hook, but didn't need to do the dirty work. Passive Agressively he is breaking up with you.

    Also, he is having his cake and eating it too. He can scope out the girlies, yet have you to fall back on if it doesn't work out. GO....LEAVE....DON'T LOOK BACK!!! You are wasting your precious time on someone who isn't sure about wanting to be with you. He should have been sure before you moved in together.

    Finally, TELL YOUR PARENTS!!! You need a support system to help you through this.
     
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    I definitely think you need to tell your parents. If they are your major support system then you need them in YOUR time of need. For him to ask you not to tell them, is being extremely selfish. He obviously has no care in the world for your feelings, because he should know that this is extremely hard for you right now, and that you don't really have anyone nearby. For him to even mention that to you is beyond selfish.

    How are things progressing? I hope you're coping a bit better.
     
  13. CanadianTeacher

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    I think it's pretty normal to grieve a lost relationship in this way and I don't think that most people's initial reaction would be to say 'see ya later'. I think it's a process and the first instinct is to try to hang on. However, counselling can help you cope and go through the process a bit faster. Once the initial pain has subsided, you will be able to think a little clearer and see what we are all telling you.

    I do agree with the comment about him not wanting to be the bad guy. He's trying to give himself an easy out by baiting you to leave him. Whatever, it's just another red flag that shows he is not willing to take responsibility for his actions.

    I hope you are doing okay.
     
  14. bonneb

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    elizak - Are you still there?

    I hope you are doing ok - we all are concerned for you! I hope you understand the comments are meant to encourage you to take care of yourself, not to criticize you! Most of us have been through similar things and are speaking from the other side of the situation. Please let us know how you are doing.
     
  15. TemperanceFaith

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    I am also thinking of you and hoping you are ok.
     
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    I hope you are hanging in there. Stay strong.
     
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    In the day of AIDS and other diseases, it is called dangerous! :mad:
     
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    This will pass and I'm so, so sorry. I wish I was there & I'd cry with you. What a dog! I'm sorry. You're better off without him.

    Think of your future, in 5 years you'll find someone else who's totally committed to you and you'll be happy again.

    Make a list of all the positive things that's going on in your life.

    There may be a colleague who really needs a friend at this time too, reach out, make new friends.

    It's hard. And again, I'm so sorry.
     
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    I was hoping the circumstances would be different and the bf hadn't started (at the very least) an emotional affair. I've sort of been there, although I didn't find out until I had moved out and came across a TON of gay porn in my temp internet files. Talk about begging for discovery!

    Please know there are oodles of people here offering a virtual shoulder to lean or cry on. I wish you a lighter heart.
     
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    Eliza, I know it is difficult and painful, but you should ask yourself on the advice you would give to a friend facing the same situation, and follow that advice.

    If he truly loved you, as he told you recently, he would not be doing this to you. You know this...but you love him and he is your best friend. Be strong, have a talk with him and go on with your life. You will find the one who deserves such a loving heart.
     
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    rules of of Boyfriendhood
    1. No looky at Porny on GF computer
    2. Being a boyfriend is like an audition for Husbandhood so do a good job
    3. Find out quick if you like her parents
    4. Find out quick if she likes your parents
    ...........
    There is More but I might write a book so I don't want to give it away :lol:
     
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    aww...we want more!

    eliza- are you ok? please update
     
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    Sorry everyone..I just got home.
    Yesterday I didn't get out of bed until 5pm because I was so upset.
    I had to go to a training at school today (not fun when I had so obviously been crying.) Then I went out to dinner w/ a friend that I haven't seen in a while (that hates Jason btw.) I also did tell my parents...who are my support system. I'm basically a freakin wreck...but I am going to look at apartments next week...This weekend I'm going home to see my family in PA. I dont know why I'm hanging onto this....its awful I know and I feel like I have no backbone. I know I need to do what is right:(
     
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    :hugs:eliza.
     
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    Enjoy Pennsylvania and treat yourself to a ton of Tastykakes (I'm not sure which side of the state you're on). You need to be coddled, and nobody does that like The Parentals.
     
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    Being with your family will help Eliza.
    The sun will shine again...
     
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    Don't beat yourself up about wanting to hang on, just continue on working on getting out of the situation ... dinner with friends, visiting family for the weekend and apartment searching are the right moves. Good for you, keep to those plans. One day at a time. Honor yourself by doing what is good for you, even though what is good for you stinks big time and the hurt is gut wrenching ... it is the right thing to do.
     
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    And the healing begins. You WILL be okay. As for hanging on, it's a natural response--I'd probably do the same. Most people don't like large changes in their lives, especially if they are forced. Think about it, a month ago your life was basically all planned out and predictable--that's comfortable; now you have to live without knowing what's in store for the future (not that any of us really knows, but you know what I mean)--that's scary. However, now you have a support system started to help you adjust and that's good.
     
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    :hugs:
     
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    Take it easy at your parents' house this weekend. I think they will help you see what is right and just be there for you during this time in your life. That's what parents are for.
    The sooner you get out of this situation, the sooner you can begin to heal and move on with your life.
     
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    Hang in there. I'm so sorry you are going through this. As I mentioned before...this will make you a stronger woman and you will get through this. I agree with what others have said about counseling. I have been to counseling before and learned the reasons why I didn't value myself in relationships. I now understand why I did that and I am so much stronger and independent. Anyway, I just meant to say that you don't have to do all of this alone. Continue to use us as a means of support, your friends & family and please think about counseling. You need to learn to see yourself as a valuable person who does not deserve to be in this kind of relationship. ((hugs))
     
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    Of course you love him. You were planning on being with him forever. You will always have a special place for him in your heart.
    With that said...
    Move on NOW!
    Show yourself that you deserve better than this.
    Sticking around will only teach him that he can do this to you again.
    :2cents:
    Good luck!
     
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    If I was a betting person, I'd say so too! So, whatever you do, don't kiss or sleep w/ him anymore. God only knows where his body parts have been!
     
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    ewwww you girls really cut to the chase
     
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    Yay Eliza!! Good for you going to PA and staying with family!! I hope that you find a beautiful apartment next week and you can throw yourself into your classroom to keep your mind off of it! We all know that he'll be the one missing you when you have moved on to bigger and MUCH better things in the future!! :)
     
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    You are doing what is right and you DO have backbone.

    1. You told your parents, after he asked you not to.

    2. You are going to look for an apartment.

    Those are two important steps YOU have taken to better your future. Your backbone will continue to strengthen with each step you take!
     
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    Update...

    I broke up w/ him today...

    I think he preferred me to do it so he didn't have to and I was sick of being drug around.

    I just wish I felt better about all of this.
     
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    You will in time, but it won't happen overnight. Make sure you give yourself time to heal. He may come crawling around after awhile, but that's when you will have to be really strong. Personally, you have already proven to be the stronger of the two in a relationship that you are better off without! You will have good days and you will have bad days, but everyday you will grow stronger!
     
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    Good for you!!! :D Of course you won't be feeling your best, but this is something you HAD to do. It's normal to have a period of time to wallow in your misery, but not for too long. He probably feels relieved & is off to the next girl, but who the hell cares!

    Now, get out there, do some shopping, buy clothing you may not usually wear, get a new hairstyle, get a manicure & pedicure, work out & exercise! Enjoy the rest of your life!

    The next time you get into a relationship, be tougher mentally. Remember, the guy is fortunately to have YOU!

    Good luck.
     
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    I know this is not something you wanted to do, but after awhile you will feel better about having done it. You have tons of things to focus on and take your mind off of him: apartment hunting, visiting family, getting ready for school.

    :hugs: I know it isn't easy!
     

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