I am 9 months into a relationship with a decent man. However, I either can’t or won’t let go of my ex-husband. I left him in 2005. It wasn’t because I didn’t love him. I honestly feel he is my once in a lifetime. I left him because he is an alcoholic and he was emotionally and verbally abusive.
We were separated for almost 4 years before I was convinced to divorce him. Over the years we have lived in separate houses and still carried an on and off relationship. We would miss each other; try to make it work, and fall apart. Nothing ever changes. I want to let go and allow myself to love this new man completely. I just don’t know if I can imagine my life without my ex.