I suppose giving an ultimatum is not the best way to handle this.
As most of you are probably guessing, I’m in this situation myself. I don’t know how to handle this.
I found out about it last June 8. She wanted to remain at her job, and still be friendLY with him, “keeping it professional”. Many, many times, I still found emails from them to each other talking about how much they missed each other, and were in emotional pain. Then, July 8, I found an email from her to him where all she said was “I love you more” (Evidently, at work the day before, he had said “I still love you” and then he got embarrased and apologized in an email). That day was nearly the end of everything. She told me, and showed me the email that he sent saying they’d have no more contact. Stupid me, I believed them. As far as I know, HE has never contacted my wife again. In September, after I’d had a wonderful July & August, thinking everything was over, she attempted to meet him “for a milkshake” after work one night. I just happened to decide to check up on her that day, and found it, and called her on her way to work and let her know my displeasure. She was really upset with me for spying, so I removed the spy program I had on her computer. I then found another way to find out if she was emailing him without the use of the spy program. She emailed him, and I caught her every week for 6 weeks straight. She finally stopped when I sent an email to her and him that simply said “You just can’t stop, can you?”. Then, I found her cell phone bill in January, and she had called him at home twice. She promised again, no more outside of work contact, and no more secrets. Then, a week later, I found out that he had given her a birthday present, and that they had exchanged Christmas presents. Then, on this past Sunday, we had a big argument when I asked her when her weekend job would be done so that we could have family time on the weekends again. She went off on me like nobody’s business. “That job puts the gas in our vehicles”, “You want me to never leave the house, and not have any friends outside the house.” And, so on… So, of course, now I feel all guilty, even though I don’t think those statements are true. Any time she asks me if she can go anywhere, I say “go”. And, as far as friends, I’ve only ever told her to stay away from ONE person, and that was with good reason.
I’m at a breaking point. I don’t know what to do. She doesn’t want to talk to anyone, she wants to work this out between us. I want to say a million things, but I’m afraid to lose her.
I sit and dwell on the things that happened, words that were said, and I’m so mad at myself for not seeing it sooner. For ENCOURAGING her to go out with him, thinking they were only friends. I’m so mad at myself for the way I handled it when I found out, I wish I could go back in time, wait for the next email when they agree to meet, and show up and just punch him square in his face. (My blood is boiling now, just thinking about it.)
I’m so lost. I’ve lost who I was. I need a confessional so badly. I haven’t been to communioin since before Halloween.