One of my Betrayed Wife truths is that:
When I’m annoyed by husband in my head I refer to him as Cheater, cheater pumpkin eater.
When I’m frustrated by him falling asleep again on the sofa while we have some alone time I think to myself F You CCPE!
When he came to bed last night after waking up on the sofa I said to myself of great it’s CCPE coming to bed to snore!
When I’m triggered by my frustration with him in recovery and he smiles at me while I’m looking at him thinking CCPE. I smile back devilishly.
This is a new phrase that’s popped into my head over the past couple weeks. I don’t remember hearing it recently by anyone. Maybe it’s just because it’s pumpkin time again. I’ve moved on from AHole and Jerk.
I hope I don’t say this thought out loud to him. As much as it’s true it would be really hurtful. It’s been over two years since he cheated. He is doing a lot of things right in recovery. He’s trying in his way. It’s just what he’s not doing consistently is frustrating.
A bit childish maybe, but my brain has fixated on the nick name.
Anyone else have a nickname for their cheater/former cheater?