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  • a kiss and a prayer

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    I originally had it planned for my mom to take me to the hospital for the outpatient procedure yesterday. But as the time got closer, she said she would take me. But it was really because she didn't want my mom coming into the house and seeing that...
  • I'll be away for a bit

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    I will not be on this site tomorrow and maybe for much of today. She's been showing some kindness. I bought a kitchen appliance and with a bit of luck, got an $1100 appliance for $371. She told me good job. I was sick last week and she actually told...
  • peace in every circumstance

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    Huh, we all are finding or will soon learn to find peace in this trial. Even when we get hit with a new blow in the trial. And we all seem to come to realize when we grow in the dares, and find God's comfort, and how to show patience and kindness...
  • update about daughter

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    Eddie, you are so right that this trial we all are in isn't good for the children. But, maybe I am just pulling the wool over my own eyes. But I thank God our kids seem to be doing remarkably well in all of this. it is surprising to me. The oldest...
  • permited prayer together

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    A daughter called late at night. She was stuck in the snow. away from town where we could not think of why she would be 45 minutes away, especially after midnight. I drive out to see if I can find her and dig her out. She calls back and says she is now...
  • more of a note to myself

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    before this trial, i could not think and write or type at the same time. But now, it is probably the easiest way for me to clear my thoughts. And I need to re examine how i am acting in this journey. So here goes. She has been much calmer lately. And...
  • Christmas

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    Christmas morning I woke up early. Swept and mopped a couple floors. And cleaned up a little. She came came out of our room and I said merry Christmas and gave her a hug. she hugged back and offered a kiss first, probably expecting me to give her one...
  • she said it back

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    We sat down for about 45 minutes, amazingly no kid interruptions. In the past when it came to finances she would never sit down and discuss any numbers with me. She had me handle it all, not that I wanted it that way, but no choice in the matter. Tonight...
  • Didn't snoop, or did I?

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    Came home from work, emptied my pockets and threw the contents on the bed for the moment. Then I saw a pill. And wondered what it was for. I thought, it was there, i did not snoop finding it. then as I was looking what the pill was for, I was wondering...
  • uncertain right now

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    Something that's been on my mind for a while. I really, really hesitate in posting this entry, so I may erase it. When I came on this site after several months of this trial, I noticed Sean,and please read his journals from oldest to newest, (schumura...
  • the obvious isn't always obvious

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    It's kind of funny. I bet each of us has read a verse in the bible and just breezed right by it but then years later, that verse suddenly hits us and makes a profound impact. Or we are told to not pull our spouse's car up to our car and it makes...
  • captivity vs freedom

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    This came to me in prayer. I wasn't going to post, but after reading what Trey had posted yesterday and what Peggy replied with. It was kind of a surprise to see what they said match up with what came in prayer. The world teaches we are free when...
  • holidays

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    Some of you have had your spouses show harshness more so than normal lately. I am probably stating the obvious, something you already know. But, if not, realize our spouses typically harden up or raise their walls higher near the holidays. So, if this...
  • going out with her

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    We went out maybe a month after she hit me with wanting a d. She ordered about 4 beers all through the meal, and she left very quickly, leaving a beer and me at the table. We typically order pop or water when we go out. . We drove separately, so she could...
  • pleasant words

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    A son had a crucial meeting set up at school. I was happily surprised with her. She, who had never missed Mass growing up or in our marriage until now this trial, has stopped going to church. And who seems to have abandoned God. I heard her say to the...
  • When things get a little better

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    As I mentioned. Things are a bit better as of late. And one month shy of going on 5 years in this trial. Really longer, she says it was 6 months before she told me she considered us d in her mind. I think she has been minimally severely flirting at bars...
  • Wednesday prayer

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    For the new people that may not know. Some of us set a phone reminder for 9pm eastern standard time to be a reminder to pray for this community. Please join in and remember we can all come together through prayer, even being miles and sometimes countries...
  • a few new things happened

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    Not really sure why i feel led to journal, but will anyway. i got up and made some pretty good eggs for everyone. She was still sleeping. I brought up a plate of eggs, etc. for her to eat in bed. I"ve probably brought her breakfast in bed twice before...
  • snooping, ugh

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    Snooping, I know not to do it. And know if God wants me to know something, then I will find out without snooping. But, the flesh is weak. And mine is very weak. I left for work and thought I may have let the cat sneak out. So, as I headed from the office...
  • Did I hear His voice

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    She volunteered to work extra hours last night, and went back to work after coming home. The thought pops in my head, Why would she do that if she thinks we will eventually d. Why work above and beyond if you know that the money will be split with me...
  • a nice gesture by her

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    For some of you, it feels like your spouse will never do a nice thing for you. Keep in the dares especially being patient and kind, and there is a shot at reconciliation. But it is certain if you stay in the dares, doing them for the right reasons, you...
  • get over a struggle, there's a new one

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    Wife took a daughter out last night. I went to bed and they still were not home. I woke up at 2am to the dog barking. I saw that the daughter was home, but wife was not. She dropped the daughter off pretty late and then went back out. I have to remember...
  • the apostles and us

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    Have you ever wondered, how on earth did the apostles choose to follow Jesus? I can only imagine fishing with my brother and dad, and a stranger says a few words to me, and I am suppose to drop my net, abandon the boat, and ditch my dad, let go of my...
  • community prayer

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    For anyone new here. Some of us have been setting our phones or alarms for 9pm eastern time zone to say a prayer at the same time as each other. The intentions for our marriages, our peace in Christ, and our trust in His divine providence for all of us...
  • away for much of the weekend

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    I'll be taking a trip with her, about a 3 hour trip with her. Other than a trip we had to take together a few years ago, 8 hours?, we really haven't been in the same car for more than an hour total I bet in the last 5 years or more. A few months...
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