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Came to my senses

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Submitted by Freebird (United Kingdom), Sep 9, 2018 at 19:59

Hello everyone here is my story. I have been reading posts here for a few years now, never posted until recently.

I am from the u.k, I was married for 28 years with 3 of a family all adults now. I'm in my 50's.my marriage broke down due to my ex husband cheating. I gave him a second chance and he continued to cheat. Found out the hard way, I slowly picked myself up and moved out the marital home with my youngest.

Online through facebook this Moroccan guy became a friend. I was not looking for any man in my life as i was looking to recover, but he was relentless, pursued me with very pleasant respectful messages every night. I told him what happened to me and explained I'm not looking for any romance, but boy did he show me then exactly what I needed. Kind words, support. I will be your friend, you can talk to me. You know what I'm saying right ? I was in the most vulnerable state of my life then. And he worked hard on me. Then I never realized of course. Every night he was a friend to talk to, just when I needed it most. Then I was unaware of people scamming others in marriage. I guess what does not affect you at the time your not always aware of.

As I'm sure many of you know. He asked me to marry. I did have my doubts at first, and did question him without being too obvious. Later in the first year I went to morocco to meet him and stay with his family in the family home. I was in no doubt he was from good area from a family with no big money issues, they were very hospitable towards me, I stayed a few weeks and did have a lovely time getting to know them all.

Fast forward 3 years in that time I could not afford to keep travelling as I do have a few health issues, so since the first meeting it was 3 years later I returned to marry. Stayed a month had a lovely little family ceremony stayed together in an apartment for honeymoon and was upset to leave him. Fast forward onto now, I have been married now for 3 and a half years to him, in 6 and a half years we have only spent 11wks together. 4 weeks as husband and wife that's it..because he has been refused a visa twice to join me, and I can't keep affording the trips due to low finances because of health issues.

I moved to an area away from my family for him to integrate into society better as he's muslim, where I live now has mosques and halal shops etc, but he can't join me here, I furnished my apartment for us and spent some money doing so, I had been waiting for last so many months for him to provide a home for me to join him, but different excuses appeared. I got tired of waiting and stress was making me ill so I told him we need to figure something out soon.

Fast forward to now, call it women's intuition or my gut feeling but I decided to check out some websites I knew he was on when he met me, several by the way, to hook up with foreign women, but I didnt discover that until I had been in a relationship for months , anyway, I browsed to check just in case , maybe God was looking out for me as I found him ! On a dating agency looking to hook up with women, he has tried to hide his identity by using arabic spelling and covering his head with a scarf, but it's him..same age same area and I know his face too well !

Anyway...I am not challenging him cos he will deny its him, I have told him I want a divorce as I have also discovered recently that as I'm non muslim and won't give him a child, I have no rights to any security no inheritance so no matter how much money he may make I will never have any rights to a penny ! So as I am not fit to work if anything happened to him his family can take everything from me. So I refuse to leave the security of my own country which protects its citizens. Why is a muslim man permitted to marry a Christian or Jewish woman if she has no protection if anything happened to him as his wife ?

Crazy...so now he's really pulling at my heart strings saying he only wants me blah blah so why then is he on a social dating website ? After all this time it has come to this...I wish I had educated myself more sooner ..it's taken a while but I'm still grateful I'm still here and never made the worst decision of my life. Now i need to go through the withdrawal process but I'm stronger than ever and i will get there.

This guy does not know I know he's on a dating agency behind my back and is trying to make me not go through a divorce, I thank god I discovered this now. I have given my heart and soul to this man I call my husband, for a long time now. For what may I ask ? Nothing I've had nothing from him , all I asked for was loyalty and he could not even give me that. Be very aware and careful.

Never let your guard down. My dog is the best companion I could ask for ! Take care hope my story helps others by the way he is several years younger than me.

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