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    should I throw a I am divorced party I don't

    love that I am getting divorced but can't do nothing about it . so should I embrace it.
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    I doubt I will find a compatible man

    for me in my new location. Just the demographics of the general population, and what I've seen going out and about leads me to think that chances are pretty slim. What I see around me, and those I even speak with are either couples, young people, or single women. I went to...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 12 Responses Nov 7, 2015

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    No shouting, sobbing,

    or threats. A very civil separation absent emotional back and forth confusion. We negotiated everything and nobody got screwed. Well, technically the children go screwed out of living and graduating as an intact family. The adjustment to separate households seems smooth for...
    grower629 grower629 51-55, M 8 Responses Jan 21

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    Living with a narcissistic person is not a way

    to live. The mental and verbal abuse takes a toll on everyone involved. The right thing to do is to get yourself out of the situation because living in constant fear is dangerous to your health. I am finally free but still fearful.
    YOYOBABY71 YOYOBABY71 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My divorce just finalized.

    I am a single man now. Is it weird that I don't feel any different? During the judgement I just felt apathy. I don't know if it will set in later, I hope it does actually, I want to feel something. I want to know that it ment something. I got two beautiful kids that I wouldn't...
    BigDaddyDrax BigDaddyDrax 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 3, 2015

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    ill raise my hand, yes i am divorced.

    ..its been about 3 years now but yeah no regrets what so ever and enjoying my life haha
    ninaSnina ninaSnina 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 29

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    I was married in 2000.

    It was a small ceremony at a courthouse. we were both young and in love. it didn't take long for it to fall apart. Only two years later we were separated. It was for the best, but it still tore me apart. we were divorced the following year. It still makes me second guess every...
    aaronfunn aaronfunn 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    First Christmas since the divorce.

    He gets the kids over their school break but at least I'll have them Christmas day. My heart is very heavy right now.
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2015

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    I warned him but he kept treating me awful.

    He had behaved so poorly for so long, and had gotten away with it, that he didn't believe me when I told him I wanted a divorce. I begged him to go to counseling with me, but he refused and got worse - lying, cheating, calling me names, not allowing me to have friends or my...
    LifeGaveMeLemons LifeGaveMeLemons 51-55, F 10 Responses Aug 13, 2015

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    I made plans (in my head) this morning.

    Go shopping for new clothes. Make hair and nail appointment. Ride my bicycle to the lake, and take a packed lunch. Walk to the store with the ATM and get some cash. That should take care of most of the day, and later lift some weights. I haven't done any of that, and I ate my...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 19 Responses Jul 3, 2015

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    I need advice. My 24 y.

    o. daughter tells me that she spoke w/ my ex (her step dad), and he tells her he's negotiating for a promotion to VP of his department or a department I don't really know of what. Anyway point is, obvi he was never going to tell me and won't say squat to me. Now I said that oh...
    Cinderfire Cinderfire 46-50, F 14 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    My ex-husband and I were mis-matched.

    I learned survival techniques: multi-tasking, bill-paying, doing light maintenance, and taking charge of projects. I was thinking today how this might be a huge turn-off for some men. That I might come across as intense and too strong/too cold. I am actually anxious and quite...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 6, 2015

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    Finally after 5 long years of seperation I am

    divorced.I love my life now the only thing that sucks about now is the fact that I have to live with relatives because I cannot afford to live on my own.My ex and I are cool with each other and thank goodness we didnt have any kids but then again I am childfree so that wasnt...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 6, 2015

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    We met up last week to swap time with our son.

    .. I hugged my ex husband goodbye and he told me I smell nice.... Then a few days later on the phone he accidentally called me babe. We always slip up and do stuff like that. Sometimes I wish it wouldn't happen and sometimes I just wish that he would do it and fight to get me...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 2, 2015

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    And yes it was mutually respectfull

    and painless. We have been talking alot about our dating experiences and comforting each other. However I recently have been venturing on the "guy" thing, which can be rough. It turns out she's been sharing my texts with our daughter. dId she cross the line and out me, or what?
    bjaygiff bjaygiff 46-50, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    It's been almost 2 years

    since the separation and 4 months since I signed the papers. I'm still not sleeping well at night. I couldn't wait to leave and now that I'm free something doesn't feel right. Feels like I can't get back into the swing of things.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2015

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    I was in relationship

    and we are not WE anymore. Still he seems to have hope that I will come back one day. I wanted to start new relationship and my ex used ugly intrigues that made me not trusting to the person. At the end it would not be a good relationship, but I am not happy about my ex pushing...
    Eriane Eriane 26-30, F 23 hrs ago

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    So I just wanted to say

    that I am single again and the divorce was finalized today yippee, however, I forgot how much dating sucks ugh!
    sexyjess45 sexyjess45 31-35, F 18 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    The paper came in the mail,

    the paper said our names and it said officially that we are divorced. I didn't feel any thing at first. It was just a reminder of the process, I knew would be coming. I knew it was going to happen. I needed it to happen so I could move forward with my life. It's sad. it's weird...
    ophelia379 ophelia379 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    The new year started out great!

    ! I'm free and living for me:)
    trin2013 trin2013 31-35, F Jan 14

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    I had to meet my ex in the garden to give him

    our daughter of 3 years old and leave. My daughter was happy to see us for 1 minute together. Than i had to leave and kissed her... I saw in her eyes that the hope of having a walk with her parents together has gone. But she was strong she hugged me strong kissed me and told be...
    mustbehappy mustbehappy 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 8

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    I filed for divorce. Turns out I had everything

    i wanted the whole time. I wasn't happy with me. I miss the life I had with my now ex husband. We had 3 kids. 2 dogs. 2 parrots. Good jobs. 2 cars. Our own home. While I'm glad I learned what I did about myself, I feel like it was a huge mistake. I guess thats me being...
    Sabr3na Sabr3na 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    6 months since my divorce.

    It's been hard l, but it's the best thing I ever did. No more controlling, I can be who I want to be. Thank you to those that helped me through it x
    salstar04 salstar04 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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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 allow myself to think long term. Was having some issues with commitment. (as i had started dating a couple months before my divorce finalized) I...
    06cumminsgirl 06cumminsgirl 22-25, F 4 Responses May 18, 2015

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    For about a month my ex wife has cut all

    communications with me because I cancelled my trip to come down (to help clean her place ) when I started a new job. Today start to fight back by asking her if I could call to talk to my son. Her reply will determine my next course of action in my plan. But first I'm giving her...
    CanadianGentleman76 CanadianGentleman76 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    Dated and married a man

    that lies. I hate lies. tell the truth and I will love you for you. I am glad it is over and I can start over again.
    Sophiad1 Sophiad1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I've been divorced now

    for about 13 months or so,..... "wow, has it been that long already"? Anyway, she told me she couldn't handle the stress from my job, that she was always wondering if something would go wrong. I can understand that, and even respect it.....but I think she also wanted an open...
    aperry30 aperry30 31-35, M 11 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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    I am happily divorced

    since 15 years. Since15 years I am out of the prison of marriage. I am so thankful for my freedom every day again!
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 11, 2015

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    Divorce doesnt give you your life back,

    but what it does for some ( like myself) is give you back to your self! it takes a while to reconcile with who you were/are without the burden of what your partner insist you become. Im in no better place than many divorced people i know ,but I know it will improve. resistance...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 22, 2015

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    Woo hoo!! Didn't think it was going to be done

    today, but it finally is! I am free of the abuse!!
    EarnMe EarnMe 41-45, F 16 Responses 3 days ago

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    I realized a few hours ago

    that today was the day that started the fight that brought up the notion of our divorce. It's strange, I feel like I should be more emotional about it but I'm not.. It truly feels like all the hurt, pain and baggage of last year ended on the stroke of midnight New Year's Eve. 2...
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 24

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    Thank God

    Married him at eighteen.A month into it he was already chasing some other girl.Had kid#1.He treated me like poop,and abused my baby.He then decided that a fourteen year old would be a better 'woman' than me, tried to leave me while pregnant with kid#2 for said 'woman'. She got...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    When my husband and I divorced this summer we

    were very private about it. We were able to keep it off of social media nearly completely. We did that for the sake of the kids and our own integrity. However there are drawbacks to this strategy... No one seems to knows that we're divorced! I don't know how many times I have...
    poetryafterdark poetryafterdark 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    Me ex shouldn't be this happy with someone else.

    It's just not right. She's as happy as can be and that just sucks. I don't want her to be miserable but it's just not fair!
    jcomnimax jcomnimax 36-40 4 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    Yay!!!!

    I am divorced. I am a single mother and, this is my story. My marriage was honestly D.O.A. It had all kinds of wrong written all over it but I thought I was superwoman and I could conquer the impossible.  It took me forever to realize I had married the wrong guy, it took me...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 51 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    I signed my papers today

    and could not be happier.
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    I really wish that I was still married

    sometimes. I miss my son. I miss married life minus the arguing. Actually, I kind of miss the arguing to... I mean just to have someone to do that with....
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 7 Responses Nov 9, 2015

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    Signed by the judge on January 19,

    2016.We were together for 23 years. Married for 18 of those years, but separated for 1 year, 3 months of those years.Our 18th anniversary, we were already separated, as I had left him shortly after our 17th wedding anniversary due to his narcissistic tendencies, hatefulness...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 11 Responses Jan 26

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    And have learned some very important lessons

    about all the things I did wrong in my marriage. I never thought I'd say this, because I still love my ex husband very much, even after all the things he did to hurt me, but I have learned that God has chosen a different path for me and I am so blessed and thankful that I'm on...
    lionessstrong lionessstrong 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 22, 2015

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    When you meet your replacement

    and he's uglier than you....wow.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 18, 2015

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    I just completed my first week alone.

    It wasn't as bad as I expected, in fact it was good, however, last night I felt a bit lonely and started to miss my home. This morning, it got worse. I'm okay, but realize that I was so busy and so tired from all that had to be done with moving that now everything is settling...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 8 Responses Jun 14, 2015

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    The Judge electronically filed the signed

    paperwork today. It's official! I reclaimed my maiden name. I feel relieved.
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 19, 2015

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    We married in 2005. Had a happy few years.

    Spent the next 3 years trying to make our marriage work. Separated in 2011 and divorced in 2013. He waited the 2 year period before messaging to say our 2 years is coming up. He flew in from Australia we went to the courthouse and a couple of months later divorce certificate...
    shecanonlydream shecanonlydream 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Pauly1904 Pauly1904 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 26

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    Got married really young ( her being 18

    and me at 20). We had been together for a couple years already and both thought it was the right thing to do (plus married couples do get some awesome benefits, depending on your state). Unfortunately, things went from great to horrendous. Even though our divorce was the worst...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 31, 2015

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