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Dated a man in prison for 6 years and he left me for his x wife after his release

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Hi everyone, I’m here for support and maybe get someone who has also gone through the same thing as I have or is going through somethings similar. I fell in love with a man in prison, we met 6 years ago and we have been in love all these years. I gave him my heart and soul. He was married and filed a divorce during those six years to be with me. He did 12 years in prison and left his kids small. Long story short I picked him up from prison and we had an amazing weekend. But when I dropped him off to see his family he told me it was over and he left me for his x wife. He told me he loved her when he couldn’t stand her and he spoke so bad abhout her. I can’t u and how someone can come from behind someone love to not wanting to have anything to do with you. I don’t know if she gave him a guilt trip that he wasn’t there for his kids and he fell for it I don’t know I’m so confused I’m so heartbroken I can’t eat I can’t sleep everywhere I look I see his face everything I do reminds me of him it’s crazy because even though we didn’t really hang out I only saw him couple of Saturdays here in there and the relationship was mainly phone conversations from prison . But And his companionship missing his love and missing the way he was with me is anyone going to the same thing or has been through this before please write I need help I’m heartbroken and devastated I feel like I can’t live without this man

Dated a man in prison for 6 years and he left me for his x wife after his release

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So sorry for your grief, but this is not an unusual story. You have put your life on hold for a liar and cheat. He’s just served time for that! I hope you didn’t give him any money... most likely you were not his only “ pen pal.” Seek therapy to help you get a perspective about what has happened to you.

Dated a man in prison for 6 years and he left me for his x wife after his release

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It's easy to believe you're in love when you don't actually have to be with someone. I agree with Susiedqq that you were not his only pen pal while he was prison. You spent 6 years in fantasy land, and now you're given no choice but to face reality. It's going to take time to adjust. I agree that a therapist would be very helpful. Therapy could give you better insight as to how this happened, and help keep you from being taken advantage of again. I'm sorry this happened. I hope you get some help and are able to move on with your life in a healthy way.

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