In over 3 years, I have never been away from this blog for such an extended length of time. I was checking for new comments every few days, but rarely responding and never staying on the pages for more than a few minutes. I took a break for numerous reasons.
First: Hello, Holidays! The velocity of life most surely amps up during December leaving little spare time for contemplating matters as lofty as infidelity.
Second: I have no interest in typing just to take up cyber-space. Most of my posts over the years had purpose. I needed to fix me. I was compelled to tell my story to help me heal. Hopefully it has served to guide a few other betrayed spouses to find their own Road to Happy, as well.
Until today, I had nothing worth sharing. (this one might not be either!) I have been skipping on down my Road to Happy (LOL! Now, that's an image!) with few speed bumps. I may have crossed onto a trail known as "Ordinary". My life feels almost conventional and typical, but not unexceptional.
:::Anyone that ventures into Crazy Town (me me me!) and finds their way back out deserves the label of exceptional. Our lives are exceptional in that we have survived severe trauma. As those of you reading, beat back the beast of betrayal, remember to recognize small achievements as you walk on and give yourself props. Negativity abounds during recovery. Open your eyes to the positive:::
Third: The page views of this story have jumped from around 300 - 500 a day....to 2000! I briefly considered Kim Jong Un might have interest in adultery! But, nope. South Korea hasn't been reading. It's almost all from the good ole' USA. I've learned a couple of things about navigating around the world wide web and I spent some time searching for the new traffic sources. Here's where I ended up....Surviving Infidelity.
A member of that gigantic online support forum had found my blog and shared it with the group in a post that was later locked. Not sure why, but no matter. The message was delivered. It seems that lots of betrayed spouses, hoping to reconcile, think my story is...what's the word???
Compelling? Informative? Entertaining?
I think it's more like Cringe Worthy!!! Whatever the reason, I welcome them to the family and hope they share their stories. As I always say, walking the Road to Happy is so much smoother when you walk with others that have crossed the complicated paths previously.
And Lastly: I miss you, People! I wasn't pandering when I called the readers here "family". Many times you have been my lifeline. I thought writing it all down would help me heal, but that would never have been sufficient. You, my friends, were a crucial part of my recovery. You held my hand and dragged my ass out of Crazy Town. I'm forever grateful.
I couldn't stay away any longer. Still, I don't want to bore you. I hope I never forget that I am writing for all of us now. If you could, please take a minute and comment about what you want to talk about. Let's make this a community blog. I've never claimed to be a sage or expertly knowledgeable about recovering from an affair. You all have the same thing I do...experience. That's worth sharing.
It's been too long. I promise to try and step out of my typical life. I'm gonna get back on the Road to Happy with you more frequently.
Happy 2015, my Dear Readers!! Hope & Hugs!