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I Am Challenging Marriage And Divorce

Redefining social norms in better understanding of balancing vows and individual rights together or apart. 6 People

    Rediscovering Ageless Wisdom

    I can't stand it when divorce gets thrown around like some sort of tool to hurt the other person. I don't take it seriously anymore when it is said because there has been no action to follow through with it for years. When I have gotten close to completing divorce, he tries to...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 Apr 1, 2010

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    The Last Thing I Need

    Is another man telling me what to do, not listening, then shoving his job in my face like it's going to make him a credible person. Maybe it's because I am pregnant, I am trying to feel out this new life, and I am extremely emotional. I am up early in the morning because these...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 4 Responses Jun 22, 2010

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    Final Countdown

    OK. After many last attempts to find some sort of common ground, some bit of love to salvage, I had to make the decision. He played his part in where it is going to go. It being an important decision, I wanted to challenge all concepts before just jumping in and deciding. He...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 5 Responses Apr 11, 2010

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    Unbelievable

    This puts another nail in the coffin of our marriage. After everything I went though. After everything the kids went through. He is acting like nothing happened. This is his way of trying to avoid divorce by playing dumb. He just sent me an email saying he deleted his EP...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 3 Responses Apr 12, 2010

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    Return To Saturn

    For the next year, I am making it a challenge to redefine, revisit, and discover what both marriage and divorce means. Looking at vows and at legal divorce papers aren't enough to set things right. I am going to have to get my hands really dirty and find some truth, carve some...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 8 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    One Single Reason

    Here is one single reason why I am reconsidering divorce. I don't want people knocking on my door for a date. I am annoyed right now that it is starting to happen and I haven't yet declared anything official or signed the papers. I get sick that at the first jump of me being...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 16 Responses Apr 14, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    My husband and I are in the process of getting a divorce through mediation. I am the one who asked for the divorce. Every since our wedding two years ago, our marriage steadily...
    Alili2124 Alili2124 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13

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    Still Looking for a refund… It’s been three years since my last post on this topic. So as a bottom line update, things have not gotten really better. Mostly we are just...
    Goinpublic Goinpublic 31-35, M 1 Response May 17

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    Here we are less than two weeks from the divorce. We have a settlement conference next Wednesday. He says we have they set just in case we need it because our attorneys are...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    date of birth May 3, 2013 date of death March 11, 2015 even though it was a short life my marriage has ended. I seem to be doing ok. I didn't think I'd let anyone back in or...
    06cumminsgirl 06cumminsgirl 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    It was a Tuesday, I think…maybe a Thursday I can’t remember. At the time, I was content with where I was in life. Single…healthy, happy, no debt, free to live life as I chose...
    1StateAway 1StateAway 36-40, M 4 Responses May 5

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    Our marriage has been terrible for years. I recently reached a breaking point and asked for a divorce. In my state, couples with children need to live apart for 1 year before a...
    annaanderson annaanderson 36-40, F 7 hrs ago

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    Had first marriage counseling appointment. She believes our problems are fixable, I'm not so sure. I didn't get into detail about our main problem, but I believe I said enough to...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F Apr 26

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    Had first marriage counseling appointment. She believes our problems are fixable, I'm not so sure. I didn't get into detail about our main problem, but I believe I said enough to...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Now what?! I have less than a month before my 11 year marriage is over. He says he still loves me and wants to work things out. Yet, we both keep questioning what's going on. I...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 3 Responses May 9

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    Many years ago I went into a marriage thinking it be forever. Condensed story we had two kids together.She cheated on me became a full blown alcoholic bar fly and deadbeat mother...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    One of the things I found most difficult after leaving my marriage was opening up and becoming intimate with anyone. Even at this point it requires months before I feel like it. I...
    Gearcynic Gearcynic 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have officially been divorced for three weeks now. I can honestly say that I have never been happier, and my ex-husband has never been nicer to me than he is now that we’re no...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My husband has put the bare minimum into our marriage since we took the vows. I decided I wanted a divorce because I finally feel nothing. I don't feel like there is anything worth...
    cosmicburst cosmicburst 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I am at a point in my marriage where I am bored and very unhappy... we have a son together and I don't want to cheat or divorce but I don't have any options anymore. we want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    As I said I was the controller in my marriage, The operational word in this sentence is "was". Now everything is out of my control and my husband is ruling everything with an iron...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F May 9

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    Things can get better. I have posted on here a couple of times about problems I had in my marriage, mainly ones in the bedroom. After 3 years of marriage and most of those being...
    alonelynewlywed alonelynewlywed 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why would my husband extend our marriage by not appearing in court, signing the papers, and returning my attorney's call in regards to our divorce?
    MyDoctorLove MyDoctorLove 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    It is midnight, Monday May 4, 2015 and I am now officially divorced. The day that I have waited for has finally arrived, and I have to say, I feel extremely relived that the...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 7 Responses May 4

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    I was divorced for 10 years. First ex was a womaniser and had that freewheeling life, which meant that I had to pay off his debts. Then I met X and remarried. I'm what you call a...
    lilmschirpy lilmschirpy 41-45, F 5 Responses May 4

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    I was 13, and it makes me feel so guilty and awful. When I think of my husband I hope and pray that he hasn't been doing things with other girls. Thoughts run in my head of fear...
    alps1416 alps1416 13-15, F 5 Responses May 16

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    Final steps. I reviewed the draft divorce decree and I picked up the last 2 loads of stuff yesterday. The STBX is being overly nice...and after all of the bullshit he pulled, his...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Only two days until we meet at his attorney's office. I have told the kids. I don't know what else to do. He knows how I feel and he says he wants us. I don't know what to...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I've been married for 4 years now and I'm so unhappy my husband would rather play video games and smoke pot can spend time with me. he sleeps in bed with me maybe 3 times a month...
    lonelyandconfusedwife2015 lonelyandconfusedwife2015 26-30, F 5 Responses May 6

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    He moved out this past weekend. He told me I could just say the word and it wouldn't have to be like this. But it does have to. I REFUSE to live in a marriage devoid of intimacy of...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 7 Responses May 13

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    When I talked to him about getting a divorce, he pleaded with me to reconsider. So I've found myself thinking of reasons not to end our marriage and it is really hard. And his...
    KhallMiAutumn KhallMiAutumn 31-35, F 1 Response May 17

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    Today is hard. The finality of Wednesday is really hitting me now. I don't want my marriage to be over. I know he had an affair, but I'm not ready to be a divorced, single mom...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am still so shocked on how my soon to be X had treated me. How could he have been so cruel. I just don't get it. I wanted to go to marriage counseling as a last hope for us but...
    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I'm out. Fully out. In my own house with my daughter. The divorce isn't final legally.. But emotionally, mentally and physically it's done. The transition was made and life has...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 22 Responses Apr 30

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    I've been separated more than a year. wife acting like she doesn't care anymore. taking me to court for child support and asking for $720a month for one child.!!!!!! I asked her...
    mattjr mattjr 41-45, M 2 Responses May 2

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    So far this transition period has been nothing short of nightmarish. I miss my family so much I can hardly stand it. My ex loves me more than anyone else could. I wish his...
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F 1 Response May 2

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    Have any of you been able to make things better with your partner? Or is it more of choosing to remain sexless and learning to be at peace with it or seeking intimacy elsewhere...
    SleeplessInCFL SleeplessInCFL 36-40, F 12 Responses May 8

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    My marriage is ending because I want kids and he doesn't. I'm lucky that things are staying friendly but I feel like a failure cause there goes 4 years of fighting and struggling...
    Rhisk89 Rhisk89 22-25, F 5 Responses May 9

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    Im currently seperated, almost a month now and its not getting much easier. Im 42 with (2) kids (ages 16 & 10), and my wife just seems like shes not happy after ten years of...
    nelmel0520 nelmel0520 41-45, M May 10

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    Husband an I got into it an he asked what do you want? A divorce? Still pretty upset from it... Really don't know how to take what he said..
    kitkatCNA15 kitkatCNA15 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14

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    I always feel so embarrassed about it. I married two different people, both of whom I knew I shouldn't be marrying. I just felt like I was in too deep to get out of it. My first...
    smc92079 smc92079 31-35, F May 16

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    Cheating is not a trophy. I believe it should always be dealt with with a divorce.
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F a week ago