Welcome to the Healthy Families forums!

This is a space to ask questions, share experiences and support each other. Find a relevant thread or start your own!

Before you can post or reply in these forums, please join our online community and have a read of the community rules. Forum membership is open to anyone residing in Australia.

  • share on Facebook
  • share on Twitter
  • Print page

Topic: I did not see this coming

3 posts, 0 answered
  1. Phoenix4
    Phoenix4 avatar
    2 posts
    13 January 2020
    Hi all. I realise I’m likely going to get some negativity here due to my stupidity and I’m as anxious as all hell, but anyone who has been through similar please feel free to reach out and tell me how I can get through this. 18 months ago my wife of 17yrs and I separated, three children. I met a lady 11yrs my junior (Im 45) and we have had an incredible time, travel overseas, quiet time, meeting friends, meeting my boys etc. we just spent an amazing Xmas and NYE together and we started discussing her moving in. Last night she told me she wasn’t feeling the spark enough and it was over. Way out of the blue. I moved a half hr away from my kids, have supported her emotionally through tough times with her ex and family and work and feel used. Did not see this coming. I am so heartbroken and confused and at my age, I don’t think I will ever feel the way I did about her with anyone else ever in the future. I suffer from anxiety and PSTD and I am just feeling so damn low (definitely not the S word though). Thanks everyone.
    1 person found this helpful
  2. Summer Rose
    Valued Contributor
    • A special award for members who go above and beyond to support others here on the forums
    • A member of beyondblue's blueVoices community
    Summer Rose avatar
    1128 posts
    13 January 2020 in reply to Phoenix4

    Hi Phoenix4

    Welcome to the bb forum and thank you for sharing your story.

    I realise it takes courage to write your first post, so well done. Please know that you have arrived at a place of kindness and non-judgemental support.

    I am very sorry that your relationship didn't work out and that you were blindsided by your girlfriend. Your heartache comes through clearly in your words and I wish there was an easy fix.

    Unfortunately, getting over her will be a process that takes time. I don't know when you will feel better but I do know that in time you will. Hang in there.

    I think it's really important to look after yourself right now. A healthy diet, exercise and good sleep are really important. It could also help to touch base with your GP or mental health practitioner (if you currently have one for the PTSD) to work through how you are feeling.

    Reaching out and talking with friends and family could also beneficial. Is there anyone close to you that you can lean on right now?

    Kind thoughts to you

    1 person found this helpful
  3. Phoenix4
    Phoenix4 avatar
    2 posts
    14 January 2020 in reply to Summer Rose
    Thankyou

Stay in touch with us

Sign up below for regular emails filled with information, advice and support for you or your loved ones.


Sign me up