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Making a confession

Post by GregAlmon » Tue Sep 28, 2010 6:21 am

Hi, I'm a strength coach from Calgary. My name is Greg Almon.

Just moved back in Calgary.Just ended a two years marriage.There isnt much to go around except for work.I've been doing some soul searching and decided to come clean and share with you my story

I lead a pretty normal life like everybody else on the surface but inside i was tortured with guilt and regrets.For the past 2 years my life is nothing but a lie, a sophisticated lie i weaved so well and got caught up in it... I know i probably have been labeled as an excessively chronic pathological liar...But this is not a joke. It took me a long time to realize that maybe i have a problem, in the processing of hurting lots of people. I've paid my price.My marriage fell apart and i wont be able to see my son grow as much as i wanted to and i have left behind girls that are heart broken and resentful.It's more than just my life that i've ruined...

It all started as a small lie, like i would tell a girl i met at the bar that i'm single so that i could have sex with her, while my wife was pregnant.There was also small lies that i made up for my nonexsist army life and other experience that i made up..I had seen those lies made me more attractive and got me more sex and i guess i got addicted to it since then. I kept telling myself they were the one time off thing and would never happen again...My marriage was on rocks and I took a job as strength coach in China to get away. My lying continued and got even worse there. In there i was a free man again, well almost if not for the fact that legally i was still married. I took off the wedding band and went single.I've weaved incredible webs of lies and created many characters where i had those whole different lives and they believed me.It gave me the highs i dont why.But everytime a girl found out which they always did,i saw in their eyes the shock and the disgust like i just turned an horrible animal overnight, i felt the guilt...and in the back of my mind i alway felt that little shadowy guit torwards my wife and our baby boy i left behind to persue a new bachelor life which was a lie i later realized.I'm not a bad person but i have lived a lie.Before i knew it, my lying had went from complusive to habitual cause everytime a lie is out i had to make up more to back up that one.I have fooled them and i have fooled even myself.

I'm seeing a therapist now and thought i would use this as a supplement step to recovery.I'm seeking a new life now and look forward to making some new friends here.

Thanks,

Greg

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Re: Making a confession

Post by Randy Brule » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:38 am

GregAlmon wrote: I'm seeing a therapist now and thought i would use this as a supplement step to recovery.I'm seeking a new life now and look forward to making some new friends here.

Thanks,

Greg
Best of luck, Greg. Seeing a therapist is an excellent first step as sex addiction and chronic lying are not easy to overcome by yourself. :good:

(No, I'm not speaking from personal experience.)

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Re: Making a confession

Post by B-17 » Wed Sep 29, 2010 1:21 pm

Well, Greg, I've got to be honest with you. Maybe that's a true story, maybe it's not. You will understand, if it's even partially true, people are going to be skeptical about anything you say . . .i.e. is this just part of another lie, or a scam? I'm sure you can appreciate people will be cautious. The only way you can regain any kind of trust from anyone is going to be from establishing a long track record of playing it straight, working your issues, and being careful not to relapse. There are only three directions one can go, backwards (often really fast), stay still, or go forward, which often takes the longest and is the most work, but is worth it in the end. Maybe one day you'll be able to establish some kind of relationship with those who have disconnected from you, good luck with your recovery.
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Re: Making a confession

Post by woody » Wed Sep 29, 2010 4:47 pm

Wow...things have been slow around here the last little while. :hypno:

We miss the wisdom of GCG to come and set us all straight! :wink:

Perhaps Dr. "cossack" or someone else will "step up to the plate" here to inject some words of wisdom.

Any takers??? Dr. "Argo Dave"???? Dr. "Tuck"???? DR. "Ron" ???? perhaps even Dr. "D" :beer:

Y'know my first wife was Jamaican and "Almon" is interpreted "ALL MAN"...do you think maybe someone is pulling on someones leg...maybe...just maybe? :wink:
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Re: Making a confession

Post by ArgoDave » Wed Oct 06, 2010 6:09 pm

heh, I'm the last person who should be giving people advice on anything, except perhaps computer stuff.
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Re: Making a confession

Post by Randy Brule » Thu Oct 07, 2010 7:33 am

ArgoDave wrote:heh, I'm the last person who should be giving people advice on anything, except perhaps computer stuff.
There's always the "do what I say, not what I do" expression that my Dad used quite often on us kids. :good:

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Re: Making a confession

Post by hfxbomberfan » Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:30 am

Randy Brule wrote:
ArgoDave wrote:heh, I'm the last person who should be giving people advice on anything, except perhaps computer stuff.
There's always the "do what I say, not what I do" expression that my Dad used quite often on us kids. :good:
Hey, that was my Dad that said that ! :rotf: :beauty:
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Re: Making a confession

Post by FootbalYouBet » Fri Jan 07, 2011 6:19 pm

all I can say is, oral sex sucks
Don't confuse me with facts

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Re: Making a confession

Post by ping » Wed Mar 09, 2011 11:28 am

you lucky guy. teach me your tricks!
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