It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it's time to let go. At this point, we can choose let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like an emotional cancer. Until we wake up, one day and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.
GirlieGirl07 GirlieGirl07
46-50, F
12 Responses Apr 2, 2016

Very well said. This is so true

Hi how u xx

It is very hard to leave the circus but for me i put all first before myself. The wife is opposite it is all about her. Just didn't know how the kids would have made out so I stayed. It all worked out but my oldest son played 16 years in the NHL which would not have happened if I left. So I don't know if the sacrifice I mad with 38 years of what we all know is hell. The son retired an doesn't remember who I am so in hindsight I waisted 38 years worried about my commitment when I should have walked earlier for my self. I question my decision everyday. I am done with that chapter in life a hope to finish with a good woman and make the best of the time left.

My heart goes out to you for what you are going through.

Wow that sounds like my marriage I'm presently getting out of

Forgetting who we are... This can occur even when you do leave 💔

I'm too old for you, but I would love to find a woman that needs to feel loved and appreciated because that is exactly what I would do.

l would love to find a man who would love me and is my soul mate too.

I definitely want to meet a man who will love and respect me for the individual that I am

Girl I totally understand and know how you feel . We deserve that for ourselves, to feel like a human being

That's about what I said. Giving her some real love and affection will show her that you are in love with her and that she deserves to be pleasured and be given your complete attention

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don't make him treat you like a doormat though

You are so not alone in feeling this way. Feeling the exact same way. I just wish it was easier then it would have happened a long time ago.
Do you have kids?

We have two teenagers, ages 15 and 16.

it's a damn difficult decision to make !

That's when it's time to go

Thank you for expressing this. I can relate to this wholeheartedly. "It's time to let go..." That hit home.