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Not yet divorced husband announces he is marrying again...

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ParsleyTheLioness Tue 05-Feb-13 20:55:25

WTF? Wouldn't it have a bit more class to wait until the divorce is actually through? Don't know why I am suprised...this is the specimen who I discovered was OD when we were 'happyishly' married, who said he signed up for it because DD and I wouldn't go owl-watching with him one night... Guess I am a bit suprised I am suprised IUSWIM. I don't want his sorry arse back. But I am stunned to think it is almost as if he WANTS me to hate him. This all messes with DD (15) head, and I am terrified she will be put off relationships for life. I hate him, and am still bewildered that he has so little respect for DD and I. How do I stop feeling so angry?

Anniegetyourgun Tue 05-Feb-13 20:58:09

Pity her!

Well, given that he was looking for other women even while you were supposed to be together, it's hardly surprising he didn't hang around once you officially split. This is not a man who wants to wash his own socks.

HecateWhoopass Tue 05-Feb-13 20:59:11

Someone on here once said that the opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference.

I don't remember who it was and i don't know if that was their own creation or if they got it from somewhere else, but it's true.

You need to and hopefully one day will get to the point where you honestly don't give a shit if he gets married every month.

This is still raw and painful. It's ok to be angry.

If it was me though, I'd put on my couldn't give a shit face to him. Congratulate him. Buy them a toaster.

How is he being with your daughter? Best you can do there is reassure her how much she is loved. And be there for her and listen to her.

foolonthehill Tue 05-Feb-13 21:00:53

he was selfish and entitled, he is selfish and entitled and he will be selfish and entitled. This leopard isn't changing his spots

I think angry is ok...just let it fuel you to bigger and better things rather than self destruction. Unfortunately he has given DD a lesson in life that she could well have done without, all you can do is love and support her through the traumas.

ParsleyTheLioness Tue 05-Feb-13 21:01:29

I know just makes me angry, he's already living with her, so presumably she's already doing that! I just he could have waited... proper order of things! Although he hasn't been too worried about that before...

ParsleyTheLioness Tue 05-Feb-13 21:03:21

Cross-post. Thanks peeps. He sees DD regularly, but still kinda messes with her head, with his BS ways. Fortunately she can sniff out BS.

HecateWhoopass Tue 05-Feb-13 21:04:22

A good skill to have.

MiconiumHappens Tue 05-Feb-13 21:04:31

How long have you been separated?

ParsleyTheLioness Tue 05-Feb-13 21:07:55

Just over a year...fool on the plus side, I have lost over a stone apart from the 14 stone of ugly fat that left with him

ParsleyTheLioness Tue 05-Feb-13 21:09:36

Hec yes, I wish I had acquired that skill earlier. I think hormones switched off my BS detector for a while.

Piecesofmyheart Tue 05-Feb-13 21:15:52

It screams of desperation. Made me LOL (Excuse my text spk grin ) when I heard that Ex was 'engaged'. Especially because despite shagging OW for god knows how long, he has steadfastly refused to move a bloody divorce forwards (I am assuming that the sad cow is unaware of that crucial point)

Just imagine happy couple meeting someone for the first time - 'Oh Is this your wife ? I must say I LOVE that ring' 'awkward silence 'Eerr - no my wife isn't here tonight'

You are well rid wink

ParsleyTheLioness Tue 05-Feb-13 21:18:26

Pieces yes, that's the bizarre thing. He has held the divorce up for goodness knows how long, so this is something of an about-face.

MooseBeTimeForCoffee Tue 05-Feb-13 21:20:38

Well if he wants to get remarried he'd going to have to pull his head out of his arse then isn't he! Soonest rid, soonest mended.

GuffSmuggler Tue 05-Feb-13 21:21:58

<snigger> that his excuse for online dating was because you wouldn't go owl watching. That's got to be a first on MN! You are so well rid of this idiot.

OhIWishThereWasABook Tue 05-Feb-13 21:25:24

Sound of the rebound as it whizzes past your ears.

ParsleyTheLioness Tue 05-Feb-13 21:26:05

Big long thread(s) about it at the time Guff. Some of my lifesavers at the time are on this very thread <waves, and attempts to convey grattitude>. I think I would have preferred it if he had said " I am sick of you, and I want out". Yes, I just want to be divorced now, but I'm waiting for the financials to be sorted.

Cocolollip Tue 05-Feb-13 21:33:12

I understand your frustration.. My ex and I parted in November, I'm 4 weeks from giving birth to his child and we were due to marry in April.

He's now 'in love' and living with another woman.. Quick work hey?!

To be fair.. I'm past the caring stage now, I think he's pathetic and I've had a lucky escape!


BooBumpDaddyandMe Tue 05-Feb-13 21:45:26

Owl watching. Think you had a lucky escape there!
Do some fabulous things with DD & guide her through relationships as best you can. :-)

Cailinsalach Tue 05-Feb-13 22:06:03

Owls? I never knew.

Owls? Really, owls?

Nah. He must have been desparately trying to think of something to shift the blame onto you.


foolonthehill Tue 05-Feb-13 22:47:59

I lurked throughout the owls threads...and have seen you become fully fledged and ready to fly are a great example of how to survive and thrive. (Even given the occasional wobbly day)

EnjoyResponsibly Tue 05-Feb-13 22:54:26

Sorry, what's OD and WTAF has it to do with owl watching?


VBisme Tue 05-Feb-13 22:59:11

So he's dragged his heels over the divorce and now is announcing his engagement?


I got a divorce in 12 weks after 8 years of marriage, so it doesn't need to take that long (if you can agree a split of assets), do you know what's holding it up?

mummytime Tue 05-Feb-13 23:02:28

OD = online dating
Connection to owl watching, none! Except Parsley's ex blamed her for forcing him into online dating by refusing to go owl watching with him.

I hope I got that right Parsley? I hope you and your DD are doing well.

fiventhree Tue 05-Feb-13 23:40:24

Parsley, I remember you! Wasn't he a mummy's boy?

He needs another mummy to look after him.

So crack open the champagne for your lucky escape. It was a foregone conclusion that he would need a replacement sharpish, since he couldn't even go for a walk in the woods alone without feelings of rejection.

MerlotAndMe Tue 05-Feb-13 23:44:48

I think the cheap toster is a great idea, or maybe a pair of -salad-- tossers

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