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Is it worth telling the TRUTH??

(17 Posts)
smileyforest Tue 09-Apr-13 22:11:30

Done it now...

E-mailed my exH daughter (who is 26y) to tell her some truths.
Sick of hearing how i was the one who I'm mental..
Just told the truth...wasn't a bitter horrible e-mail...didn't make out that I was brilliant all the time (he was EA)....just the truth..

The feeling was there to do it.....

TisILeclerc Tue 09-Apr-13 22:39:13

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Lucyellensmum95 Tue 09-Apr-13 22:45:28

Well, i guess if it made you feel better.....

Xales Tue 09-Apr-13 22:46:12

Don't expect them to believe you. It will be used as another example to show how mental you are.

Now you have done it move on, let them go and don't fret about what they think of you any more than they do what you think about them.

deleted203 Tue 09-Apr-13 23:00:28

Hmm...I honestly couldn't give a shit what my Ex-H 26 yo daughter thought of me, TBH (if I had one). She obviously will take her dad's side over yours anyway. Emailing her to deny cheating and tell her some home truths about her Dad seems pretty pointless, but if it made you feel better that's fine.

MadBraLady Tue 09-Apr-13 23:02:22

When you say you're "sick of hearing" the untruths, who is telling you? I hope you're not still having to talk to this chump exH! Do you have kids together? Is there any reason at all to still be in touch with him and his family? If not, do yourself a favour, let them go and don't worry about what they think. There are no magic "moments of justice" with toxic people.

DuelingFanjo Tue 09-Apr-13 23:03:21

Personally I think you've done the wrong thing. What should it matter to her? What should it matter to you now?

smileyforest Tue 09-Apr-13 23:28:53

Yep teenage boys together..
Rightly or my chest....don't care what they actually think....does feel better to let them know the truth....
No they are not part of my life anymore....
Maybe when you have been the recipient of EA for many years...the need to speak up for yourself overcomes you at times.....
Rightly or wrongly...............

UnlikelyAmazonian Wed 10-Apr-13 00:19:24

Good on you I say. Well done. In the long run she'll come to know some truths herself. Nothing beats standing up for yourself and she is old enough to hear it.

Lucyellensmum95 Wed 10-Apr-13 08:42:40

The trouble is smiley, you spoke up to the wrong person. Why does this girl need to know these things? I'm sorry but it just sounds vindictive.

Doha Wed 10-Apr-13 09:04:54

Your SD is an adult and if she has been fed a load of bullshit about you she deserves to know the other side of the story. That is not to say that she will believe you and may feel that you come across as a vindictive bitch--but you also had a story to tell,

Don't expect her to believe you, blood is thicker than water, she will believe her dad. However if it has made you feel better, that fine and maybe-just ,aybe you have planted a wee seed of doubt in her mind

smileyforest Wed 10-Apr-13 22:34:30

Yep...I understand how you feel Im being vindictive..... and Of course she will stand by her Dad...i dont expect anything else....and I have spoken up to exH too...buts what is wrong letting someone know the truth? I actually supported my ex Step D...when her own Father wasn't interested in wasn't a nasty bitchy e-mail....just the truth...and yeh....feel better smile)))

Lucyellensmum95 Wed 10-Apr-13 23:13:10

Im glad you feel better - how does your SD feel?

Lueji Wed 10-Apr-13 23:25:36

For what is worth, I told DS the truth and he was 6 at the time.
Not in a vindictive way, but to explain to him why we had to leave and so on.
He witnessed other things later, which ex still denies 2 years later and DS calls him a lier. Sigh.

Anyway, all you can do is tell the truth. No need to cover for the bastards. Sensitively, but the truth.

Her dad is her dad, so she may feel the need to be on his side.
You may need to let it go. <sad smiley>

chroniclackofimagination Thu 11-Apr-13 00:12:27

But why does she need to hear it? How does that help you or her? I know more about my parent's marriage than I ever wanted or needed to and all it did was hurt.

It is painful and frustrating to be on the periphery of a failed relationship, you have no say and no power to effect change but are in the firing line a cascade of pain and resentment. She will probably take her dads side (unless you are very close and have protected her/looked out for her wellbeing?)

cumfy Thu 11-Apr-13 02:01:35

So is this a lot of stuff she doesn't know about ?

Did you say why you hadn't mentioned the stuff before ?

Hopefully she'll email you and you can discuss.

CogitoErgoSometimes Thu 11-Apr-13 09:08:42

I doubt it'll improve anything but I generally think it's healthy to express and assert yourself rather than have your BP go off the scale with resentment and frustration. You can always defend the truth. Just be prepared for the backlash now.

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