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Old 04-19-2010, 05:04 PM
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Jenhifer, I see so much of my self in your situation. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing.
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Old 04-20-2010, 01:25 PM
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You are SO welcome BrightFuture!

I can't say enough great things about you wonderful people here on the site. The greatest source of strength for me.

I was brave and emailed my husband a simple three sentence note telling him that I felt his behavior was rude and disrespectful and that I was hurt. I was civil and even in my words. I felt a huge sense of "letting go" once I did that. Like a burden was lifted just by my speaking up.

He dashed off a very quick defensive response: "I don't need a lecture from you, I am stressed over a million things and you are just adding to it, you dont need to start WWIII over this, etc." I chuckled to myself - what a typical response. He later apologized for his email, and apologized for his rude behavior. And there were even tears.

Speaking of loving myself... Today at lunch I went to this store called Dollar General and bought myself windchimes! I am all kinds of happy.
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