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#183170 - 09/28/07 02:24 PM Thoughts on spouse's perp
violet Offline
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Registered: 08/13/07
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Loc: US
Getting a cold so I took a nap this afternoon. Had a dream that my husband's perp (a relative) called to confront why we had told husband's parents about him. He was mad at me! I almost wish that he would call me now. I have mixed feelings about him.

I am so angry at him for putting my spouse through all of this.

YES, he may have been abused by someone else, but that doesn't excuse it. I do want to confront him. I want his wife to know. I want her to know because they have young children. I want him to be embarassed.

YET, I also want to tell him that I hope he is able to get help. I want to tell him that I'm sorry it happened to him and that he had no one he could tell. I want to tell him the fact that he was abused wasn't his fault. I want to believe that he won't abuse his children (I don't think he would) I want to forgive him ---

BUT I want to hold on to my anger for him. I need somebody to blame for what we're going through.

I know I'm digesting a lot cause I'm reading Victims No Longer, but I'm completely awash with all kinds of conflicting emotions. If he did call, would I actually have the guts to say I know what you did?

V.

So much for my fuck therapy weekend. <sigh>




Edited by violet (09/28/07 02:26 PM)
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#183185 - 09/28/07 03:04 PM Re: Thoughts on spouse's perp [Re: violet]
sweet-n-sour Offline
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Registered: 10/03/06
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Loc: chicago
Dear V:

I so understand your anger in this. I have written several letters to my brother-in-law over this past year and are stored on my hard drive for future reference. They have ranged from absolute feelings of rage to a more civilized approach at voicing my upset. I believe it is important to get angry sometimes and find a constructive way to release this pressure. They say a punching bag helps but for me, push mowing the lawn does wonders for my disposition.
Hang in there and I'm sorry that we all must face this reality.

S-n-S

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#183214 - 09/28/07 06:06 PM Re: Thoughts on spouse's perp [Re: sweet-n-sour]
mmac Offline
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Registered: 09/21/07
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Dearest V,
(((((((((((((Violet))))))))))))

M:)

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#183243 - 09/28/07 08:49 PM Re: Thoughts on spouse's perp [Re: mmac]
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Violet,

As you said, just because something bad happened to this relative, does not excuse what he did - it may explain it, but that does nothing to relieve the pain your husband went through and is going through. Until the relative takes responsibility for himself and what he did, nothing good or even tolerable can happen in the way you and your husband feel about him and even then it's a big question mark.

I commend you for even find a little piece of your heart to feel sorry for him, I don't know that I could do that.

ROCK ON..........Trish

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