second time around

Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by McJohn, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. McJohn

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    Hello All,

    After an 18 year relationship, 16 years of marriage I'm now a divorced dad of two boys, 13 and 14. I'm living a few miles down the road from them and spend every weekend and a couple of nights a week with them.

    I'm also in a new and healthy relationship with a woman I adore. She's also divorced a few years ago and has kids that are friends with my sons. We're working through a lot of issues with mean and hateful ex-spouses. In both of our cases there was alcoholism and psychological abuse.

    I didn't realize how much damage an abusive relationship can do to a person until I removed myself from the situation and had time to reflect. I really didn't realize how bad it was until after the divorce and my friends and family started sharing what they had seen with me. Very enlightening.
     
  2. Mittimer

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    Welcome to :sf
     
  3. almostthere

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    Welcome and hope all goes well for you. Lifes too short to be where you dont want to be
     
  4. Bunnyx

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    I have been in abusive relationships in the past (although not nearly as long), so I empathize with your situation. Welcome to the site though.