that happy family feeling....

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m.u.m.m.y
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that happy family feeling....

Post by m.u.m.m.y » Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:43 pm

Today I took my girls to the royal show in Perth. Their dad came too. Todays outing went so well it felt as if we were a normal happy family. I guess I just wanted to know if anyone else here has that feeling when they do things together with their ex. My head is telling me that its emotional trickery but my heart longs for that perfect family even though It never existed in the first place. Has anyone experienced this and if so how do you supress those feelings? I know that it will never work between us but can't get the fantasy of being a 'family' out of my mind. It's been almost 2 years since we separated.

Westaussie77
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Post by Westaussie77 » Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:27 am

Yes I have had moments where we've been on the same page and thought if it was like this in the marriage, our marriage would have survived and we would have been happy.

However the reality is that our marriage was not like that, there was lots of power and control and emotional abuse.

It is tough when the ex behaves, however after over 7 years flying solo, I see the cracks in his behaviour at other times, then thank goodness I made the right decision
Westaussie77

DD Nov 2003 - Breastfed 17mths
DS Nov 2005 - Breastfed 44mths
Solo Parent since April 2006


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