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I moved in with a new girlfriend after splitting up a 29 year

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I moved in with a new girlfriend after splitting up a 29 year marriage over 10 weeks I have left her 3 times gone back to my ex immediatley regretted and moved back to the girlfriend. I love my girl friend afeel guilty over leaving my wife but no have any physiacal attraction to her. I do not understand why keeo doing this damaging my new relationship
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Mental Health
Expert:  Ralph LMHC replied 6 years ago.


We are often motivated to commit acts out of guilt, using our heart and not our head. Also there is a feeling of giving something up after 29 years even if the thing you give up is a negative. Since you are having such a difficult time in staying the course, I would suggest that you engage in a brief stint of individual psychotherapy until you have worked out the issue and are set in your desired position. You must get it firmly established or yo risk losing your new relation. I hope this answer has been usefl and wish you the best.




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