She's From: Israel
He's From: United Kingdom
In May of 1999, I was in my tenth year of
a very unhappy marriage...
Feeling very lonely, I turned to yahoo chat
as a way of finding some company apart from my very uncommunicative
partner. As a multimedia artist, I work for hours on the computer, and
it seemed very natural at the time.
Liz and David at their First Meeting in London, September 1999
In the beginning it was just a laugh
....joking around with different friends, and putting my rather sharp
wit to use.... than I met d.
d lives in a small town in northern
england, was 25 ( ten years younger than me) and was fantastic to talk
to... (i live in jerusalem, israel) at first, i wouldnt allow my self to
feel anything for him, even though we had reached a point were we were
talking evry night for 3 hours on icq,,, without fail, and e- mailing
each other, sending piccies, drawings, etc.... i was after all a married
woman, with two small girls, not of the same
religion, and in a different country... it looked impossible...
But after about 2 weeks, we both admitted that we felt something very
very strong for each other,,, and the feeling was the " L " word. we had
(and still do .) so much to say to each other it was amazing........
finally after 3 months of a very intensive chatting, and a few sneaked
in phone calls from work( it had to all be so secretive on my part) i
felt enough.... if i am so inlove with another man, 1) something is dead
wrong in my marraige, and 2), im goingto have to make a decision
here.... so i secured " permission " to go on a one week trip to
Needless to say it was incredible,, i knew the mintue i saw d, that my
decision had been made.... i had to be with him, come what may... upon
my return , i finally revealed my secret to my husband, which as you can
imagine did not go on well... and decided to start a very painful
divorce process. Thus i entered one of the hardest periods in my life, a
period which my d stood beside me every step of the way like a rock... i
moved out of my house, we arranged a comfortable custody with my
children , and i entered a
new life as a free woman.... this was accompanied by my family not
speaking to me for 3 months, and several bodily threats from my ex
husband... in the last year, D and i have met 6 times (we try every
month and a half) and have missed exactly 2 nights of talking to each
I have also gained a fantastic new mum, dad and sister, and a very
spoiled german sheperd into the deal..,,, my little girls adore him as
he does them ,andthey are setting out to teach him hebrew... ( good luck
ladies..lololo) as well as learning that nifty northern english accent
in another month my divorce will be finalised, and my wonderful, crazy
D, will be moving to Israel to live with me,,,( i cannot take my
children to live in England for custody reasons), we are now engaged,
and are thinking about November -ish to finalise things..
My love will be coming in two weeks
again, and we hope this will be the ;last time we have to make t that
dreaded goodbye at the airport with all we've gone through, and been
through for each other, .. all the differences. i feel as if , FINALLY
IN MY LIFE, I HAVE GOTTEN THE GREATEST PRESENT THERE IS,,, THE CHANCE TO
BE HAPPY WITH SOMEONE I TRULY LOVE.... and god knows doesn't everyone
I could write you a fifteen page letter of all the wonderful things we
share, but d is waiting for me at 11 in the icq,,,, after we'll have our
nightly 2 hour phone talk... lol. so that's it for now!
ps i know my spelling is awful,, you should see it in Hebrew!!!!
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