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Jan 15

A cop walked into my living room

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My wife and I have been together since we were 16. We are 22 and 21 now. Married 3 years in May. Recently we've been having some issues...

 

One evening I woke up from a nap and 10mins later a cop was walking into my house and told me my wife wanted a divorce and she was leaving. She took one of our dogs, all of the stuff I got her, and our car. Not to mention this was all planned out. She lied to me and told me her brother was coming to take her out for a drink while he was in the state visiting family but the truth is, she even got her brother and his friend to help move her stuff. In the 10mins before the cop got here she was kissing me and told me she loved me...we talked that night and she said she regretted leaving and wanted to come home so she came home the next morning. We slept most of the day and then the next evening I was napping again (I'm sick at this point) and then I woke up to an empty house. I messaged her asking where she was because I thought she was at the store and then I started seeing stuff was missing from around the house. Then I noticed the dogs food containers were gone too. Then it hit me. I've never cried so fucking hard in my life. I literally laid down in the middle of my kitchen and cried for 2 hours before I called anyone...

The next day, I called and asked her to come home because I needed to go to the hospital. She agreed to take me and I ended up being hospitalized for 3 days. She stayed with me the entire time and was/is being so helpful with my recovery from surgery.

Shes been back since January 2nd and everything is weird. Yes, she kisses me and tells me she loves me, but I dont know if I believe it. Maybe I'm just scared because she hurt me so bad. I just don't know what to do. Shes agreed to counseling and we have an appointment coming up but I don't know if I can forgive her.

I am so sorry you now have to live in fear of her leaving you again. If I were you, I'm not sure I'd ever be able to trust her - because even the most beautiful and intimate actions, were only precursors to terrible ones. If she wanted to leave, she could have done so with dignity. Counseling may help, but I'm not sure I'd trust in her return if I were you. I know you're married, and that a marriage takes work, but so does staying. I would consider prioritizing your own needs for a while until you really feel confident that she will stick around this time. The chance of her doing this again is probable, and maybe you need to work on bracing yourself for that probability.

Apr 27

Since writing this post, my wife walked out again and came back. ive been in therapy and learned that im bipolar. My therapist told me that being mentally ill doesnt mean all of this if my fault. Things have continued the same

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