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Surrendering
By g1rlie
1/16/2013 9:17:57 AM
Instead of doing what I feel I've been wanting to do, I'm going to bring it to light and surrender it.

Still struggling with Greg, my former affair partner. Deactivated my email address Yet Again. Been wanting to give him my new phone number, but choosing not to. Been wanting to see him again, but surrendering my right to do so.

This would sure be a lot easier if he didn't still seem to want to still see me. :/

Ideas for what to DO so I don't give Greg this power over me:

* Write letters to husband saying how much I love him and how much I am grateful for him.

*Think of 10 great things about my husband every day.

*Do something nice for my hubs every day.

*Pray to God for Greg and ask for Greg all of the things I'd ask for myself. Ask God to give me whatever it is I am looking for in Greg that I am lacking.

Comments:

openness    
"Are you open with your husband about all the feelings you still have for Greg? If so how does he handle that?

The reason I ask is because I have attempted to be very forth coming with my spouse about the feelings that still exist about my affair partner. It didn't not go ever very well. So know I find myself just keeping feelings and thoughts to myself. Which I know inst healthy. Thanks for all your posts!"
posted at 19:39:51 on January 16, 2013 by Anonymous
better work you recover plan    
"work your recovery plan girlie...."
posted at 20:03:54 on January 16, 2013 by skyteamst90
I will add    
"Go out and find someone to serve and love, who can do nothing for you in return, I find beauty in this and I pray you will too.

You are truly an awesome woman of honesty and love, and I bet someone unconditionaly needs what you have to offer.

Keep up the good surrender, you are doing just fine :)

Hugs to out girlie!"
posted at 00:49:19 on January 17, 2013 by angelmom
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"@Anon-No way:) Somehow, I don't feel that I should tell my hubs account my feelings for Greg. I figure those feelings will go away eventually.

@Skyteam-Yep:) Got ahold of my sponsor.

@Angelmom-Thanks:). Yeah, signed up to volunteer with the SA prison outreach. Getting enough sexual sobriety to be able to do this. Hopefully, that works oort okay."
posted at 02:34:37 on January 17, 2013 by G1rlie


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"I have come to know that thoughts, like water, will stay on course if we make a place for them to go. Otherwise, our thoughts follow the course of least resistance, always seeking the lower levels. Probably the greatest challenge and the most difficult thing you will face in mortal life is to learn to control your thoughts. In the Bible it says, as a man ‘thinketh in his heart, so is he’ (Prov. 23:7). One who can control his thoughts has conquered himself. As you learn to control your thoughts, you can overcome habits, even degrading personal habits. You can gain courage, conquer fear, and have a happy life. "

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