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    I must say that you CANNOT be talking thru Liam. Its not his separation! He cannot be held to this level of parenting. Get your act together. Stop using your love as a crutch. He is GONE. Move on. Stop the madness. You are creating your own stress. Divorce is never fun , but It just doesn't have to consume you. Why would you want someone that doesn't want you.

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    I agree with Sugar. Don't involve him. My parents divorced really eary in my life, I think under two. I saw him evey weekend after that, of course I don't remember. But when got older she talked bad about him and got stuck in the middle.



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    GO FOR IT!! I know you can do the job.
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    I would apply.

    But.

    Do not be discouraged if you don't get it.

    If you do get it and start to feel overwhelmed, remember all that you have been through and that YOU.ARE.STILL.HERE.LIVING.AND.BREATHING. And you'll get through this job too because it's just 18 months.

    I hope you get the job!

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    Someone wrote "perhaps the university will want to have you take some classes to get the necessary degree. Why wouldn't they?"

    Don't know about Canada but here in US college employees and their family members can take several courses a semester at almost no cost. That's how DH and I finished getting our degrees. Unfortunately our sons had already finished college and grad school by the time I got my job at the college.

    Good Luck to you with whatever you decide to do.

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    Here's my 2 cents and I'm not judging you in anyway .. Everyone responds to situations differently. My forever husband was suspended from work (unfairly) for a week ... He needed weekly counseling to overcome the rejection he felt. I left my first husband over 9 years ago..he pretended he was upset but within 2 months of our separation was on Internet dating sites and seeing different women. We weren't divorced! So my decision to leave was right. Didn't make me feel any better. So I took a year off .. Just went to work, took care of my daughter and rejected any well meaning friends suggestions of potential dates. When I changed jobs, I met my now forever husband. I needed that year to be open to new possibilities, accept possible rejection and still be ok with myself.
    If you want this new job ... You need to be ready for the company to say no. Or if you get the job, you need to be strong enough to tell them I will do new job but I won't do new job plus my previous responsibilities. And in 18 months ... Are you going to be ok with not being the in charge person ...?
    Only you in your situation can answer what's best for you... Because that's what it comes down to. What is best for you.. I wish you all the best .. Divorce is just ugly .. No matter how awful the marriage. Whether you find the new perfect job or a new husband or new home ... The best thing you can do is take care of yourself first. Sounds selfish but truly it's not.. Because when your insides are healthy you can take on anything!! Wishing you only the best

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    I wish you all the best in all of this. I definitely wouldn't want to be in your shoes. The way I see it, it looks like a great opportunity for you to move on personally and professionally. You appear to be tying all your self-worth on this jerk of a husband. After someone did that to you and treated you badly, discarded you so easily - why would you pine for someone like that? And, most importantly, when you are crying over things he did, what are you showing your son? That you miss your ex and really would like that relationship back even though he treated you like dirt? You might be unintentionally teaching your son that it is ok to be a man/husband/ like his dad was.
    The other thing I would suggest (being on the professional side myself), is what someone else said, get complete honest approval and the go-ahead from your boss as to whether they think you would be a good fit for this job. So, with that approval only, if you go for the job; be ready to go for it 100%. If you get into a few months or so and feel it isn't right for you or you have to take off work again for anxiety, I'm sorry but you will look worse and more incompetent to your boss. If you are ready to completely go for it, I think it would be the best thing for you, but you have to be ready to put your personal stuff aside and devote whole-heartedly to this job (of course, your son too). Oh yes, please don't put Liam in the middle of your personal battles. Easy to do when we are emotional, but very hard for them to recover from. Best of luck to you in your decision. This is a big turning point in your life.

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    Keep moving forward, you can't start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.

    3 Simple rules in life: 1) If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. 2) If you do not ask, the answer will always be No. 3) If you do not step forward, you will always be in the same place.

    Moving on doesn't mean you forget about things, it just means you have to Accept what happened, and continue living.

    Positive anything is better than negative nothing.

    Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redcaboose1717 View Post
    Wendy,
    There was one thing I noticed in the comment to Kaydee that maybe you should think about. It's the comment about your EX talking to you thru your son Liam.....You shouldn't do this. You should never burden a child ( even an adult child ) with adult issues. If you are talking out loud about your ex in Liam's presence, I would advise you to stop.
    I am sure that you are very hurt over what happened to you with your EX, but move on. Find a new hobby. Maybe there's a class in your area that you can take. Volunteer. You should find something new to do where you would make new friends.
    There really is life after a divorce etc. ( My sister can attest to this, she has been divorced 3 times ! ) .....
    Make a list of new things you want to do in your life, and start your life anew.

    Last but not least, get a cheap spiral notebook and start writing down your feelings each day. Getting your issues out on paper is really good for you !
    Take care.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by grammaterry View Post
    I must say that you CANNOT be talking thru Liam. Its not his separation! He cannot be held to this level of parenting. Get your act together. Stop using your love as a crutch. He is GONE. Move on. Stop the madness. You are creating your own stress. Divorce is never fun , but It just doesn't have to consume you. Why would you want someone that doesn't want you.
    Ok...first...my ex was not an a$$hole. He loved me but is having a mid-life crisis and THINKS that this is what he wants now - I love you but I'm not IN love with you crap. Maybe one day he will wake up and realize what he has lost but by then it will be far too late...it is already. I would likely not take him back now as much as I still love him. We do not hate each other, but in order for me to move on and heal, I need to not have him in my life. Do I have periods of anger? Absolutely! Do I say things to him I shouldn't? Of course. Which is why it is so important for me to have my things and be able to cut ties with him as much as possible.

    Second... I NEVER talk about my ex in front of my son, and would NEVER bad mouth his father to him EVER. I value their relationship and would NEVER, EVER take that out away from my son. When I say that his dad can communicate through Liam it's about things like, can he stay an extra night, or does Liam need a new pair of shoes. Liam is old enough to have that conversation with his dad. His dad doesn't need to talk to me about it. If there are urgent things, like Liam is in trouble or sick, then I would of course have no choice but to speak to his father. If there are issues revolving anything to do with parenting, then we will have a discussion. However, it will be as little contact as possible because it is what I need to be healthy and take care of my emotional well-being.

    As for the divorce "consuming me", as someone who suffers from depression and anxiety, "moving on" is not always as simple as just that. I work very hard every day to manage my symptoms and not let them overwhelm my life. My ex was my best and only friend, as well as my partner in life. I was blind-sided by what happened and it has been incredibly painful to realize that he didn't love me as I thought. I am doing so much better now but I do have days where things are difficult. He knows me well enough to know that using her truck, even though I suggested it in anger, would hurt me...but he felt it was worth it to get me my things. Fine. I am happy to have my things but I have a right to be hurt when episodes like this happen. I cried. I dealt with it. And now I'm trying to move on. Once these things are done, I will be fine.

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    I take back what I said about taking on this new job if it is available for you. I don't think you are ready to take on anything like that. From the sound of it, you are not over your ex and are still very emotionally attached; obvious when you make excuses for him and don't see his faults; only his good traits. Sorry to be so harsh, but I'm rolling my eyes here. We ARE trying to help you!
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    Well Wendy....you certainly got lots of opinions! I don't have one, I just want to say that you should do whatever feels right for YOU!

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