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Ex invited us out for a meal - feel awful now(66 Posts)
I recently separated from my partner of 3 years because he was a massive twat.
I have dd1 from a previous relationship and we habe dd2 together.
we have been civil towards each other and he has been visiting the kids a couple of times a week.
I called him earlier today to ask if he would mind giving me and dcs a lift to the supermarket. dd2 has been in and out of hospital the past week with bronchiolitis (sp?) so I havent had a chance to get to the shops. He took the car when we split up so I rely on public transport now.
he said that he could take me tomorrow because he would like to take me and the dcs out for a meal tonight.
I said that would be great and he would pick us up at 6.
I have had several texts over the past half hour saying that he has called the all you can eat buffet in advance to warn them I was coming so they could put more food out, that I should go and buy some bigger clothes because I always look ridiculous and embarrass him, that I need to give him some petrol money because the heavier the car is, the more fuel it uses.
I feel so and now
ive lost a stone the past 2 weeks and start the Cambridge plan again on tuesday so the weight is coming off but I just feel awful now. im currently 5'8 and a size 20
I told him to fuck the fuck off so now ill have to go to the supermarket in the pouring rain on the bus to get stuff for tea.
I hate how even after we have split he can still make me feel so low and worthless
I thought I was doing well, obviously not.
any advice about future contact?
What a total prick your ex is. Just proves you are better off without him. I second the above comments about making sure that he doesn't have access to the account. Change any passwords for online or telephone banking and if it is a joint account, then open a new one and transfer everything over. You can only get him off a joint account if he signs to say so afaik.
Also, the Asda tip is a good idea, I have just done it. I think it's on until 31 Oct. £15 for 3 months worth of deliveries and that includes Asda Direct and George as well, so ideal for buying Christmas presents too with no delivery charges.
Regarding the weight, fuck him. I am bigger than a size 20 and I always get compliments on how I look. I keep my hair and my nails nice and dress to flatter my figure. If you want to lose the weight then well done, but do it for yourself, not to spite him.
He is an immature wanker
Tell that fucker while you can always lose weight and improve your appearance and look great, he will always be a prick...Did u manage to feed DD, wish I was near you, could have helped you out with food at least
FWIW . I've always been a 10/12 since having dcs and hes now in huge/ Xlarge and one day I'd had a huge meal and when I was getting ready for bed stuck my belly out and said oh yuk and he was sitting on the bed and said' yes you've really let yourself go'!! insults are insults whether they are true or not!!! Don't listen to himx
God, what a twat! No wonder he's an ex
Good to hear things are getting sorted. Change the PIN and password to your bank account, have the cheque book invalidated. Ensure the bank knows you are the SOLE account holder. If they play up, change banks.
Seriously, his opinion has NOTHING to do with your reality. He gets a kick out of messing with your head, so cease all contact with him. Do the kids' visit at a cafe or a friend's house. Get someone else to do the handovers.
You're much better off with a few stone extra than a twunt like him in your life. (On that subject, have you tried buying some nice clothes that fit you, instead of wishing yourself a different size? Always works for me!)
Hi thanks again for all your messages.
The money has been returned to my bank account and the bank have no idea why it disappeared last night. It looks like it was being held for some reason but they don't know who it was or why so they are going to investigate. I've withdrawn it now so at least I've got it.
I always buy clothes to fit me, the issue he had was I was wearing a pair of pre-dd2 jeans and they were very tight. I didn't have any other ones to wear because my dryer broke and everything was still wet. I struggled to keep up with the washing last week when dd2 was in hospital.
I'm a bit calmer this morning and I'll give his mum a call in a bit and see if she will do access visits for the time being so I don't need to see him. She knows what a massive tit he is and doesn't defend his actions so at least I've got his family for help if I need them too.
I'm going to buy myself some clothes on Wednesday and get myself sorted out a bit.
Thanks again for all the advice
You feel and ??
You should be feeling bloody
You are right, he is a massive twat. I suggest you never ask him for anything again.
Do not do anything for him. Stop caring what he thinks. He is nothing to you now.
LOVE your update, awake!
Got your money back, MIL going to buffer her twat of a son for you, new clothes in the offing ... It's looking like a good week! Well done.
I'd have gone for dinner and covered his meal with laxatives when he wasn't looking. Prick!
So glad you are no longer with this man OP. Your life can only get better
babe, he has comfirmed what COMPLETE AND UTTER FUCKING CUNT he is
so know you know, and he wont even help when his DD is sick
PRAISE BE YOU HAVE FINISHED, seriously his shitty behaviour is a gift saying "awakemysoull, you did right to dump me", no regretful twinges for you
Imagine, had he been all nice and caring youd only wonder if you had done the right thing
internet shopping, hope your DD recovers and basic communications only
Sounds a sensible plan and thank goodness you have money.
I wouldn't even communicate with him. Ever. Brief emails re: the children if at all necessary and that's it!
Shop online. Independence. Choose Delivery slots that are cheapest. Accept it's alright to give the kids beans in toast once in a while. Also added bonus is you can plan heathy meals without the smell of the bakery wafting past you. His reaction should affirm you made the right decision. Good luck with your new life.
You don't need to feel angry or sad. You're completely vindicated in ending this relationship. You should feel relieved.
Wow. What a massive twunt. Sounds to me like he's not so happy with you being successful in trying to lose weight and may be trying to jeopardise things.
Now he's made it clear what a knob he is, you can stop wasting time or effort on trying to keep your relationship with him 'amiable'. Get legal advice, confine all contact with him to email and inform him that anything other than details about him seeing DC and/or sorting finances will be ignored. Just treat him with calm, slightly contemptuous politeness, as though he's irrelevant, which he is. Best of luck.
Brilliant you have his mum as a resource - I agree, after the latest display of emotional abuse (and I've read your posts just now and WELL DONE on getting shot and moving on - I think you are a bloody great heroine with all you have coped with and handled while parenting two babies and working, too!) just insist all contact is done formally, or via a third party like his mum. Ignore texts he sends and if need be you can report him for harassment for more like the latest batch. He's a nasty, inadequate little bully and would find anything at all to belittle you over. Please don't allow him the headspace. SGB speaks sense.
Hopefully the bank thing is their error and they give you £20 or so in apology for the stress they caused. Not many things worse than being unable to feed your own child.
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