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I Am Considering Divorce

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    Unhappy And Afraid - I'm 51 and so is my husband. We have been married for 34 yrs. He has a bad back and takes pain pills for it. The problem is he buys the off the street bc he...
    bellamae11 bellamae11 51-55, F 27 Responses Aug 15, 2013

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    Waiting For The Right Time. - I have been married for four and a half years. I'm just not happy anymore. For the last year and a half I have been planning my divorce. I'm not...
    pepsiangel pepsiangel 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 2, 2012

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    Its Been On My Mind More Lately - i have really been considering leaving my husband because of his daughter. she is a constant source of argument between us. she is disrespectful...
    frustratedmess frustratedmess 26-30 4 Responses Oct 16, 2013

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    I Need Your Enlightenment - I have been married for two years now and I have a one-year-old baby.I had doubts about him even before marriage but I don't know how did I convince...
    peacechaser peacechaser 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 4, 2011

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    Unhappy But Scared.... - I am 27 years old, married, a homeowner, just completed my master's degree, and have a great job with benefits.  I did everything the way I ...
    quarterlifecrisis quarterlifecrisis 26-30 16 Responses Aug 3, 2009

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    Life Is A Journey - Been married forever. Have 3 grown kids that have their own lives. Feel trapped now. Been thru him cheating more than once. He is a liar to me. He has stole...
    bellamae11 bellamae11 51-55, F 14 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    Wish I Could Just Go... - I just can't quite get to the point of saying "I'm outta here." I guess I'm a coward on some level. I also know he'll be hurt because he's clueless - no...
    Solidad42 Solidad42 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 6, 2011

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    Should I Stay For The Kids? - I've been married a number of years and have three beautiful kids. Our marriage seemed 'above average' until one day a few years ago I made some...
    SadlyMarried SadlyMarried 41-45 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    Late Night Whine - My husband and I have not always had the best marriage, he did have an affair with my best friend when my twins were two. We went through counseling and over...
    afreeman afreeman 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 23, 2010

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    At My Wit's End....... - For many years now I really did feel that I was always doing something wrong that didn't jive with my husband's expectations. I know that the umbilical...
    knightowltutor knightowltutor 41-45 3 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    Hello All, I am new to this site and am slowly coming to the end of my rope with my husband. He is verbally and emotionally abusive. I feel emotionally neglected and think that...
    hummingbird17 hummingbird17 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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    I Am Pregnant With Our Second Child... - We used to fight alot when we first got together because we were both heavy drinkers. We got married too fast and I was stupid to marry...
    wanttodotherightthing wanttodotherightthing 26-30 1 Response Oct 20, 2012

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    I Lost It - I ****** lost it this morning. The wife and I have always disagreed with the AC in the bedroom. She likes it arctic cold and bundles up in blankets while I prefer...
    aponymous aponymous 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 6, 2013

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    The Wife's Therapist - So, the wife's therapist thinks we should have gotten a divorce.2 years ago. This is the therapist who is supposed to be helping her fix the marriage...
    aponymous aponymous 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 7, 2013

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    What Should I Do? - I have been married for almost 8 years. My husband will not have sex with me, he is mean sometimes, he will not help around the house, he does not share his...
    texasdg texasdg 41-45, F 1 Response May 3, 2012

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    Til The Time Is Right - so our lease is almost up and we have to decide whether or not we want to stay or leave. I don't want to be locked in a contract for another yr, but my...
    Melody47 Melody47 36-40, F Oct 9, 2013

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    So Tired And So Lost... - This is a new experience for me. I am so lost. I have given 16 years of my life to someone who I loved with every fiber of my soul. Until I had our first...
    BlueMarie BlueMarie 26-30 1 Response Jan 18, 2013

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    Fed Up - I have written before about my husband who can't seem to give up **** for the sake of his marriage. He won't have a conversation with me about it and continues to be in...
    Namaste1 Namaste1 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 19, 2013

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    Unhappily Married - I live in Atlanta and have been married for 12 or so years. I’m 36 years old and have two sons 9 and 7. I work in Human Resources and am looking to connect...
    smyrnavinings smyrnavinings 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 6, 2013

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    3.5 Mth Old Baby- Can Our Marriage Survive? - My husband and I have been married for close to 2 years and together for 5 years and have known each other since we were 14. We have...
    4everfun 4everfun 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2013

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    Confused!! - I have never done anything like this before (share my story) not even with my family. My husband and I have been together for 12 yrs and married for 10, the last 5...
    ceejee23 ceejee23 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    Last Straw? - My husband had a recent phone conversation where his son told I'm how he felt about him, calling him a bully and such. Made my husband really upset. I try to...
    Melody47 Melody47 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2013

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    I caught my husband committing adultery with one of his coworkers. You can find out more on my profile about that situation. He recently stayed out all night and we got into a huge...
    chan50 chan50 31-35, F Apr 6

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    Should I Make A Move? - This makes the 3rd night that my husband will be sleeping upstairs. He announced recently that he was depressed and wanted to go to New Zealand to take a...
    justlooking0720 justlooking0720 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    When Is Enough Enough? - We started dating right when I turned twenty one. We were connected through mutual friends and it seemed like a great idea. We had a lot of differences...
    graymissild graymissild 31-35, F Aug 6, 2013

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    Unhappy, And Considering A Divorce - I am male 33yrs old, married with 3 beautiful kids.  My wife is a lovely superb person, but I don't love her the way I used too.  I was...
    mark1614 mark1614 31-35 3 Responses Oct 11, 2011

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    I Don't Know What To Do - I married my husband when I was young. I thought I loved him but looking back I think I loved the thought of him. All of my life that is what I...
    iwannabehis iwannabehis 18-21 3 Responses Nov 24, 2009

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    I Don't Want It - But I Think He Does - We've been together for 20 years and over the past couple of weeks, my husband has admitted his "misery" with me.  I feel...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 3, 2009

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    Considering For A Long Time. - My story..... My wife and I have been married for 3.5 years and 10 years in total. She was my first girlfriend and i was hers as well; the only...
    freyn1 freyn1 26-30 6 Responses Jul 13, 2010

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    Stressed And Don'T Know What To Do - I have been married for 8 years, and I am extremely depressed,stressed, hurt, and confused.I love my husband,but he doesn't understand that he...
    sobrokenhearted1 sobrokenhearted1 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 23, 2013

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    Is He Cheating? - I've been through this before. His cell is set to silent, he's ignoring calls in front of me, asking about my whereabouts when I was away from him (more than...
    Melody47 Melody47 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I Crave For Understanding - I've been married for so long. I worked, managed the house. I supported my husband and his family for so long. But today I'm jobless. For the sake of my...
    imnotadoormat imnotadoormat 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 8, 2012

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    I Am Considering Divorce But We Just Got Married - I think I made a terrible mistake, I am 31 years old and got married to by boyfriend of 7 years 6 months ago. I am miserable, I...
    Jules1313 Jules1313 31-35 2 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    Here is what I found helpful: go on a date. Would you ask them out on a second, on a third? If not, you're no longer excited. Remove all distractions. Be happy. Don't let...
    alxbill999 alxbill999 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2013

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    I am new here, and strongly considering divorce....which if you sadly knew my story you would say why are you there still. I have lowered myself to this person I don't want to be...
    Serendipity0102 Serendipity0102 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    A Lifetime Of Regret - My husband and I have been married for 17 years. We met in college and although I had always thought he was cute, I was happily dating what turned out to be...
    estelle33 estelle33 36-40 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    When Do You Know? - I have been with my husband for 9 yrs, married for 7 1/2 yrs.  I have always questioned our relationship, but fell hard and fast for him. ...
    isithimorme isithimorme 31-35, F 13 Responses Dec 2, 2009

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    Its been a rough few months but I guess some things are easier to see with hindsight. HEres my story... Have never argued with wife much and to outward appearances we are always...
    MJ7770 MJ7770 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 23 and I've been married 10 months to the man I've been dating since I was 15. We've been together for 7 years. What makes this situation so hard is that there is nothing...
    Gingerness7 Gingerness7 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well it's been a year now since I started my new life alone and now the divorce process is starting. We have a legal separation in place and so I am hoping the divorce goes...
    anewlifealone anewlifealone 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I've never been one to put much stock into signs.. My sister in law tends to say things like, "Oh, we were just talking about that, and look! It must be a sign, you should do it...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    This is a little harder then I thought.... A few years ago when I first joined this site I made the mistake of doing what I usually do in the real world...which is pretend like...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Well I finally got help with my depression that was contributed by my abusive cheating husband. I was alone, depressed, withdrawn, and suicidal. But as I got the time to hurt, I...
    2young4marriage 2young4marriage 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I in a sexless divorce. I haven't dated since my divorce was finalized. Before actually.
    boadiccearose boadiccearose 51-55, F Mar 20

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    My dad and my stepmom are getting divorced... Only she doesn't want it. And as we speak they are arguing. She is crying he is raising his voice. And... I would do homework...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Mar 24

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    I am so sad and scared about the future for myself and my kids because I have come to the realization that I need to file for divorce from my husband of almost 14 yrs. I am...
    tornandhurt tornandhurt 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    This is the sort of situation I never thought I would get into. I thought I was too old and too smart to make the mistakes I'd seen my friends go through in their early twenties...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    Life is funny in a weird way , it changes so fast , i had a loving relationship with my wife for three yours and we have a son together , and now she wants to get divorced because...
    TheAviator8 TheAviator8 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    I would be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary this June, but instead I hope to have my divorce final by then. My husbands affair put the nail in the coffin of our marriage...
    slowsurrender slowsurrender 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2