I Am Contemplating Divorce

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    I recently just got married to a man I have

    been dating for 3 years. I knew he was strict and somewhat OCD, but I didn't particularly know how bad until we moved in together. I was a single mom of three kids and he was a single dad of one. He has very different parenting style than I do. He tends to be verbally abusive...
    lokelani2014 lokelani2014
    36-40, F
    Feb 18, 2014

    I have finally come to the conclusion

    that I want to separate from my husband. He doesn't want to go to counseling and I cannot forgive what he did without it. Now, I need to leave the education field and get back into HR/business $$$ I loved teaching, but this area is expensive.
    virginialady virginialady
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Sep 30, 2015

    It could give me a new beginning,

    yet hurt people I love. I am not naive about the consequences.
    alana29 alana29
    46-50, F
    3 Responses May 10, 2014

    New Baby, Contemplating Divorce, Don't Know What To Do

    I just need to vent.  I’m at my wit’s end. I wish I could see the future.  We have a 4 month old son.  I am contemplating a divorce.  I wish I knew, would my son be OK with not seeing his dad/mom every day?  Would it be worse if he grew up witnessing a bad marriage?  I...
    Constellation30 Constellation30
    31-35, F
    Jun 7, 2012

    My wife brought up two subjects yesterday in

    the car (with the kids in the car) that are a little disturbing if you think of them together: 1. She wants to learn to use a handgun. 2. She wants me to have a will so everything won't be tied up in probate. I'm not making this up.
    zaaphod zaaphod
    46-50, M
    4 Responses Apr 14, 2014

    Not Sure What Is The Right Thing To Do.

    I have no idea if this is even the right thing to do. I am entirely lost. Today is one of those bad days, where I've just had it. My state just implemented a new law that requires a legal separation of at least one year before dissolution of marriage can even been considered...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 18, 2013

    Not Sure What To Do And I Need Some objective Advice

      I've been married only 7 months now and I'm horribly confused about whether to stay or go and can use some advice. We've had a pretty stressful history: We met in grad school in the Midwest, and dated a year and a half.  All was well.  I had had a crush on...
    whackamole whackamole
    31-35, F
    Mar 24, 2010

    Contemplating Divorce

    I am 59 years old and have been married for 36 years to someone I went to grammar school with.My husband is a critical, controlling person who has belittled me for most of our marriage.  He has always toldme that I have a martyr complex.   We have three children who still live...
    jkrarejules505 jkrarejules505
    1 Response Dec 29, 2011

    Scared, Confused, Hurt, Angry...i'm So Lost

    I've been married for 7 years now and have 2 small children. I have thought about divorce quit a bit through out the years but I'm just not strong enough. He had an affair a couple years back that lasted quite awhile while I was pregnant. After discovery we went to counseling and...
    Xxlisamarie0417xx Xxlisamarie0417xx
    1 Response Jun 30, 2010

    I don't even know how to start my story

    as it has been such a long journey full of my husband's betrayals and my struggling from devastation to forgiveness over and over. We have been together for 22 years and married for 20. I have always been faithful to the marriage, not so much as even kissing another man since...
    kaerbez kaerbez
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2014


    I dont know how to begin because is so much.
    thelonelylady thelonelylady
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Jun 9, 2013

    There comes a point in a marriage

    when one must consider his own psychological well-being. I have four children, three of which still live at home (because of their ages) while the oldest is in university. I am working on sorting my finances so I can leave. I'm tired of the verbal, mental, and emotional abuse...
    zaaphod zaaphod
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jan 16, 2014

    Need Out - Driving Me Crazy

    After 13 years of marriage, I am absolutely done... I guess I got married too young.... 20 years old to the first guy I dated after an emotional break up. When he is good, he is great, my husband... but I realize hat I have no attraction to him. I find myself longing for...
    Oz643 Oz643
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Mar 15, 2012

    I Am Contemplating Divorce, Looking For Honest Opinions

    We have been married a short time, have six children all together. I have 3 from previous marriage full custody, her 1 with full custody, and 2 little ones together. Our relationship has been rocky from the start, she has a big mouth and likes to gossip, causing contention...
    Gotja Gotja
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jan 2, 2011

    Married for 16 years,

    two children (8 & 10). From the outside it would look like I have the perfect marriage: nice house, good kids, good schools, both of us are professionals, we go to church every week, no in law problems, no vices. I care for her; I don’t want anything bad to happen to her...
    paralyzedwithfear paralyzedwithfear
    46-50, M
    Mar 5, 2014

    Contemplating divorce - married 5 years with a

    1 child, our relationship has been doomed from the beginning, very short time to know each other before getting pregnant then getting married for the wrong reasons. Problems with communication, respect, understanding, beliefs etc you name it, what to do...
    gothamlove19 gothamlove19
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jun 20, 2014

    Why am I contemplating divorce?

    I am exhausted in every way, of being with someone so unappreciative. I am in medical school full-time, taking care of a toddler and six months pregnant. I take care of my baby alone, in everyway, financially, physically everything. His father, my husband feels that he should...
    2LiveIs2Learn 2LiveIs2Learn
    May 23, 2014

    My wife and I have talked several times about

    divorce. We have been together for almost twenty years and I'm ready. To be honest our marriage was over shortly after we said our vows. I have had ample opportunities to walk out, but that is not the type of person I am. My wife has literally set us up for divorce on more...
    freegan freegan
    46-50, M
    Aug 4, 2014
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