For some reason, we’ve been getting a number of requests for a reposting of the first chapter of I Love You but I Don’t Trust You. Well, your wish is our command:
Finding Your Way Back to Each Other
I know. You feel so hurt, so scared, so angry. There’s nothing worse than when someone betrays you and you feel you can’t trust them. You can’t imagine it’s possible that you would ever trust that person again, and at this moment you may not even want to try.
And yet hope is a stubborn thing. Somewhere deep inside you, you sense a spark of possibility. Maybe, just maybe, the terrible mistrust you feel isn’t the end of the relationship. Maybe trust can be restored. Maybe the relationship can heal.
Then again, maybe you’re afraid that hope doesn’t make sense right now. I understand. I felt all this myself. And so have millions of other people who’ve been through this.
Here’s what Heather told me:
Heather’s story. When she got the first hint of what Chris had done Heather was immediately swamped by those bitter, dizzy feelings of suspicion we all know so well. It’s like when an earthquake starts. Anything is possible, none of it good.
In a kind of manic, dread-filled daze, Heather searched through Chris’s computer and checkbook. When she finally found (more…)