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#61681 - 08/27/04 01:08 AM broke promise, im bad

i told him of my medals today I just won, always wanted to be in Olypics, trained my WHOLE LIFE IN SPORT, I emailed him my picture of doing my sport and medal as I was so proud, this was a once in a lifetime event, wanted to share it while Olympics still on, he told me i broke my promise to leave him alone for 1 month, i was just soo excited to win, i feel like a failure. He told me he doesnt trust me, I asked him to understand that I will never win a medal like this again, my whole life to it and when on podium, he was the first person I wanted to run and tell when I won. Now my medal has caused him to hate me, distrust me, and I feel like the biggest failure in the world for working my life in sport, I never dreamed it would be like this. I hate my life, I hate myself, I hate my medals more than anything, I hate my medals so much, I wish I never won, I would rather have my best friend back over these damn medals. And if anyone wants to email me telling me I just want attention, my god, I am dying inside, so save the harsh emails for someone in a better emotional state, I need support, I am here for SUPPORT only, I get enough hell in my life living. I hate the olympics, I hate my medals, they mean nothing to him or anyone, I feel so alone and I am mad I let myself fall in love.

#61682 - 08/27/04 01:10 AM Re: broke promise, im bad

anyways, I have 2 medals for grabs, anyone want a free medal mailed to them, they represent pain and failure of keeping a promise to me, I just was too excited I won I had to tell him, I thought he'd be proud. I really did.

#61683 - 08/27/04 01:22 AM Re: broke promise, im bad
outis Offline

Registered: 02/27/03
Posts: 2261
Loc: Maryland USA

Don't put down your own accomplishments. If he can't share it with you, that is his loss. You worked long and hard to earn what you got. It is yours. You got it, and it is forever yours.

He lost his chance to share in your joy of the moment. That is his loss, not yours.

You started working for this long ago. You earned it. Enjoy it.



"Telemachos, your guest is no discredit to you. I wasted no time in stringing the bow, and I did not miss the mark. My strength is yet unbroken…"—The Odyssey, translated by W.H.D. Rouse

#61684 - 08/27/04 02:06 AM Re: broke promise, im bad
Ken Singer, LCSW Offline

Registered: 08/24/00
Posts: 5781
Loc: Lyons, CO USA
Only you know how hard you trained, how much you sacrificed to get where you went, etc. If he can't share or accept your accomplishments, then it is his problem. I'm sure you are getting plenty of accolades from fans, family, friends, media, etc.

Relish in that, for it is the reward of you efforts. Your bf is being selfish and petty. If he can't accept your accomplishments, it says more about him than you. Boyfriends come and go. Olympic medals are a phenomenal dream.


Blissfully retired after 35 years treating sexual abuse

#61685 - 08/27/04 03:32 AM Re: broke promise, im bad
yesac76 Offline

Registered: 03/23/04
Posts: 508
Loc: Idaho
I will be blunt. Don't shit on your medals!! You had to work hard for them, and they are a great accomplishment! I am proud of you. I pray your friend will come around! I hope this does not offend you, as I would rather cut off my arms than hurt someone. But, it makes my heart sad to read someone dogging themselves so hard. I do not think you "just need attention." I think you simply need someone to tell that you are worhty of your medals. Never minimize your accomplishments. I used to, and I nearly did not make it this far in life. I wanted to take my life because I convinced myself that I had nothing to offer the world. It was not until I realised I DO have worth that I began to take the steps neccessary to move my life to the next level.

I hope this doesn't sound like a crock of B.S., for I mean what I have been sharing. You may not appreciate this, but CONGRATULATIONS on winning your medals. Please, keep them. They are symbolic, and can help to remind you that you are a strong, capable person.

"You live it or lie it" Metallica

#61686 - 08/27/04 04:25 AM Re: broke promise, im bad

he's so mad, as he asked for a month alone, and i promised it to him, i promised, but then when i won, i just had to tell him. i didnt go to his house or anything, i didnt get into an arguement about "US", I just emailed him to tell him and gave him quick call to tell him, and he said when he got postcard from me at my sporting event, he was mad and broke my promise. When I emailed my pic of winning, he ignored it and told me I was bothering him and not keeping my promise. I know he has TRUST issues, but I wanted so bad to tell him. Did I do the wrong thing, bad timing that with his 1 month promise of alone time, I win medals, and I feel its not fair of him to not understand that, but I did promise, but now he hates me I know. I feel dead inside., he know right now I feel dead towards my medals, he knows I am feeling that becuase I told him I won that I broke his promise, he knows now I sit suffering and sad with my medals, why cant he frickin just say one damn thing nice about it, I feel like such a failure for not keeping my 1 month promise, I hate this life.

#61687 - 08/27/04 06:14 AM Re: broke promise, im bad
MikeNY Offline

Registered: 03/07/04
Posts: 927
Loc: NY
I am proud of you for winning your medals. They are a well deserved trophy for a great accomplishment that came from hard work. You should be proud of them, and yourself.

"Every child asks the questions which hold the answers to the secrets of the universe, WHAT?, and WHY?". --Me

#61688 - 08/27/04 09:36 AM Re: broke promise, im bad
Leosha Offline

Registered: 06/18/03
Posts: 3614
Loc: Right here
I know that you wanted to share something exciting with him. But he is obviously more focused on the time alone. That is his choice, his decision.

I understand the extent of your happiness and pride in doing well. I also trained my whole life in a sport, one I am fortunate enough to coach now. And I was fortunate enough to have varying degrees of success with it. But because of the DID, because of the abuse, not only do I not have fond memories of some events, I have NO memories of some events. It is hard. It is a big thing, the achievements at certain levels of sports, arts, anything. And much of that is still lost to me, as the memories of them are not there.

I hope you can find pride within yourself. Because really, we must be comfortable and feel good of ourselves first. You deserve to feel good, accomplished, and proud. And for what it matters, I am sure there are more people proud of you then not excited about it.


Avatar photo in memory of my younger brother Makar.

"Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted."~~~Martin Luther King Jr., 1963

#61689 - 08/27/04 11:32 AM Re: broke promise, im bad
FastForward Offline

Registered: 08/10/04
Posts: 188
Loc: US
Hi - You have done well! I am sorry the person you most wanted to share it with you cannot, or will not, right now. In a way the feelings he has created in you may be a replica of how he feels - a failure. I do not know. But you cannot live your life based only on how others feel. You will lose yourself, if you do. Take care ab=nd CONGRATULATIONS!!!


L&P - always.

#61690 - 08/27/04 03:23 PM Re: broke promise, im bad
crisispoint Offline

Registered: 09/24/03
Posts: 2154
Loc: Massachusetts

Please DON'T PUT DOWN YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! What you have done is the pinnacle of a career. NNot many people have what you have, they will NEVER even SEE the inside of an Olympic stadium, except as a viewer. YOU are an amazing thing.

Yes, you were excited and contacted him. You had EVERY RIGHT to be excited. You made an error. It wasn't a malicious one, so it's understandable. This man, this "person," represents all that is wrong in recovery. Yes, he may be early in it, but he refuses to see that there are other people who matter and he has NO RIGHT, ABSOLUTELY NONE, to lash out and hurt you or anyone else.

I'm glad to see you back here. I'm sorry that this person hurt you at a time when you are triumphant. Perhaps his own self-worth was hurt by this. No matter, there is no justification or excuse.

Angelina, you need to look after YOURSELF right now. no matte what you feel for this person, he needs to get beyond his own selfish needs and you need to heal yourself. You need to love yourself, because this is what really matters. If we don't love ourselves, who else will love us? Who else will take care of us?

Be gentle on yourself, sister. Care about yourself. You are a good, fine person who has made an amazing achievement, something that some of us will give our right arms for. You have it. Be PROUD of this, and yourself.

My offer still stands. If you need to vent, or just someone to "talk" to, PM me.

Peace and love,


There are reasons I'm taking medication. They're called "other people." - Me, displaying my anti-social tendancies

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