Mending
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Signs of Hope? TBM Husband Cracking?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Mending Jan 6, 2011. 12 Replies

My husband continues to attend church without me and serves faithfully as the stake executive secretary, so by all outward appearances he is as true blue as ever.  But at home I have noticed changes…Continue

 

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Mending and TruthR are now friends
Apr 2, 2011
Mending commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"Thanks, Pollypinks.  I'm in the mixed marriages group and I have had some nice talks there, too."
Mar 31, 2011
pollypinks commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"I'm thinking of your comment, Idaho Spud, about being sad if you see no changes in your family.  I've kind of morphed into a position of being able to be happy for my dad when he expresses happy feelings about his visits at the…"
Mar 30, 2011
pollypinks commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"I think I saw somewhere that we have a support group here for "mixed" marriages.  I'm positive all those involved in those relationships might have advice every now and again.  It must really be tough, but it seems as though…"
Mar 30, 2011
Idaho Spud commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"Pollypinks, I do think I will have some small effect on my family, but I'm not holding my breath.  I wouldn't be surprised if I see no noticeable change in my lifetime.  I'm living my life on that assumption.  I will be…"
Mar 30, 2011
Mending commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"Thanks for reaching out to me, Pollypinks.  I am happy to report that church members are respecting my need for privacy and are leaving me alone.  My husband loves having the home teachers come, but I was wary of that.  Happily, the…"
Mar 30, 2011
pollypinks commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"I think I left the wrong message at the wrong time, which is something I can never be sure of.  Idaho Spud, your actions will probably never affect other family members.  If we wait for that to happen, we can be in a state of unhappiness…"
Mar 30, 2011
pollypinks commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"Mending, are you still having a hard time?  Is it too soon to write to your bishop?  Because that's the only way this will ever stop.  On the other hand, some people do like to visit with church members occasionally, and…"
Mar 30, 2011
Idaho Spud commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"Thanks for your insights.  Things I hadn't thought of before."
Mar 29, 2011
Mending commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"Hi, Idaho Spud.  I wish I had a good answer for you, but your question is one I still struggle with myself.  I have one daughter who is active in the church and my husband continues to hold a prominent position in our stake.  I…"
Mar 29, 2011
Idaho Spud commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"I read one of your posts where you said your children had left before you.  How much do you think their leaving influenced you to leave?  I'm wondering because I told my mother & siblings how I felt 9 months ago, and would like to…"
Mar 29, 2011
Mending replied to MikeUtah's discussion Survey: Which online exmo forums or communities do you currently use/frequent?
"I like it here at LAM, plus the Mormon Expression Blog, Pure Mormonism, which isn't exactly exmo but is certainly friendly to us, and Main Street Plaza, which I love."
Mar 9, 2011
Mending replied to Jean Bodie's discussion Need a body count
"Hey, WhaoNellie. This is Donnell Allan. It's g"
Mar 9, 2011
Mending replied to Jean Bodie's discussion Need a body count
"Hi, Pollypinks-- I just want you to know that there is another who, like you, has"
Feb 28, 2011
Mending commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"Thank you pollypinks.  That is heartwarming counsel."
Feb 19, 2011
pollypinks commented on Mending's blog post Why Do I Feel So Emotional?
"It's like giving away a beloved animal, knowing it will go to a good home, and that you can no longer care for it.  There's trauma for women leaving the female fold and security of the church.  It affected me on and off over the…"
Feb 19, 2011

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Why Do I Feel So Emotional?

Posted on January 26, 2011 at 1:02pm 15 Comments

My visiting teachers were just here.  I told them that I would like to be put on the Do Not Contact list.  They were very sweet.  Now I feel like having a good cry.

 

It's part of the cursedness of the church, isn't it?  No clean breaks.  They pitied me, prayed for me, bore their testimonies, pleaded to be able to come by just as friends.  I shared my disbelief and new-found happiness and told them that, while I liked them, I didn't want the awkwardness of visits in my…

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At 1:53pm on January 14, 2011, Kathy said…

Welcome to the PNW group!  We have monthly meetups we'd love to see you at sometime!

 

At 11:38pm on January 3, 2011, PelafinaTruant said…
Good to meet you too! :)
At 9:00pm on December 18, 2010, MikeUtah said…

Welcome Mending.  Thanks for joining.  Enjoy the site and community.

 
 
 

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