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I Am Divorced

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    It's a strange sensation really. I've been divorced now for what, two years (I'm really not sure). We were married 22 years and then...we weren't, simple as that. A lot of things...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M Jan 15

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    Do I Do It Again? - This has been a question Ive been asking myself. Statistics would show I would be doomed if I tried again but where as I am one who tends to beat the odds it...
    cryptal cryptal 36-40, M 7 Responses Oct 30, 2013

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    And the verdict is.... BAM!! I'm DIVORCED in exactly 2 months time!! He emailed a mile long rambling line of BS as soon as it was over... just to hurt me.  Why not just let me go...
    MizzyH MizzyH 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Divorced now since 2012. Ex husband and I were together for over 14 years, but, as I have heard so many times before from others, married but lonely. He never had the time to...
    recentlysingle recentlysingle 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 6

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    A Day In A Life - .....of a recently divorced man,with 2 kids...   my long hair making me look like something from a Bigfoot clip,i wake to  a happy face staring right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    Younger Woman/Divorce - My divorce was final September 6, 2013. My x husband was a cheater, liar, heartless, etc. Married for 29 years. He left the house on thanksgiving day...
    tina348 tina348 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Divorced For Awhile and Struggling Still - I think the problem with divorce is it is such a multilayer process of grief.  My story is one that I hate talking about these days...
    PrayerWhisperer PrayerWhisperer 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 8, 2007

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    A little less than a year ago, my wife of 12 years told me she was leaving and taking the teenage daughters (there are two - 17 & 14 at the time of separation) with her. They are...
    reignition44 reignition44 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 26

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    Doesn'T Have To Be The End - I know divorce is almost always tragic, but it is not fatal. My ex-wife handled ours extremely well, even though it hurt me at the time. She kind of...
    lostinmyownhome lostinmyownhome 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 30, 2013

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    Today... - I just got the call.It's been a long time coming. We had so many problems for so long, and he moved out in January of 2011. So many bad things said, so many sad moments...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 11 Responses Aug 15, 2012

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    So I thought I'd finally gotten passed the crying and sadness of my divorce. Part of me has done very well with it. I don't cry as much as I used to. I'm not angry like I once was...
    luvswriting luvswriting 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Good evening , my story is one of heartbreak and sadness. I guess we all go through life changing experiences from time to time. How we handle them makes us who we are. When my...
    lonniemeador lonniemeador 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Haunted - Like a mighty Oak tree, we stood tall, side by side. Weathering any storm that came our way. Financial troubles, health issues, deaths in the family.....you name it, we...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 4, 2013

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    Gas and a Match - Until lately my ex and I have been simply "gas and a match". Actually I liked to think of myself as the candle and her as the flammable gas under...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    Tips For Getting Your Woman Back - Consider the following for entertainment purposes only, however this is based on 22 years of research. It's simply great advice from a worn out...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    I have been married and divorced twice. My first marriage was when I was 19. We had one son and were divorced at 23. I married my second husband at 27 and we divorced two years...
    StunningFun StunningFun 36-40, F 9 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    Hurt And Happiness - I wrote the short experience below shortly after my ex left the girls and I for another man. It's been almost five years since she left. My girls and are a...
    lhdaddy lhdaddy 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 1, 2011

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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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    Divorce Is Slavery For Men . Avoid Marriage And Its High Financial Risks - There are fewer marriages, bcz men have seen what the courts will do. A women can leave for any reason...
    MonirZaman MonirZaman 41-45, M 5 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Been 3 Years Now But She Keep Wanting Nothing But Drama - Today I am upset at my ex wife. I have tried very hard to be civil to her since the divorce. I have tried very hard...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 13 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    Re-Birth With Divorce - At 21, I married a "christian" guy that I met when I was 17 and a freshman in college. I never really dated anyone else, so I never realized that...
    TrottingGodiva TrottingGodiva 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2007

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    Starting Over After Divorce - Wow I can't believe I'm starting over....in my upper 30's. My husband had a string of afairs, took everything we had in exchange for full custudy of...
    faith7777 faith7777 41-45, F 15 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    Happily Divorced, Happily Moved On - When I got married, I intended for it to be an forever thing in my life. Get married once and make it a good one. I envisioned the silver...
    SilentDolphin SilentDolphin 36-40, F 15 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    Not Unhappily... - I'm not happy nor unhappy that I am divorced. My husband and I were high school sweethearts. Married at 19. We have two daughters together. The cause of our...
    KerstinMac KerstinMac 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6, 2013

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    Why Can't I Move On? - I don't think there's one "steps for divorce recovery" article on the enter net I haven't read. I've ready every blog, expert advice, personal experience...
    pmhutch pmhutch 51-55, M 5 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    One Year - June 12, 2012, one year since everything was legally final. In some ways it was over much sooner than that, and yet in many ways it is still not over. I am not sure if...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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    It's been 15 years. The hurt and anger is over. Our children are grown and we have both moved on with our lives. No regrets... ever.
    missourimule63 missourimule63 46-50 Jan 12

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    In Time - I know that in time Someone will reach out for me take my hand and lead me to their heart.
    elifree elifree 41-45, F 5 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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    Feel Bad That My Marriage Was't Worse! - There are so many heart-wrenching stories here of abuse, betrayal, dishonesty and neglect. My marriage included none of these. My ex was/is...
    Sharpie7 Sharpie7 51-55, M 18 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    Felt Betrayed - you took my money and broke my heart, but my heart is fine now, ready to move on, hope u feel good about your self.
    Goldwing244ricky Goldwing244ricky 51-55, M 4 Responses Jul 12, 2012

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    Recently divorced from a wife who cheated on me for years. Met a lady online who sadly lived a long ways away. We became very good friends...because she lived so far away I knew we...
    ParamedicJohn ParamedicJohn 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    He's Not My Problem, But...... - I am currently working with my daughter (remotely holding her hand, being supportive and offering suggestions) as she is attempting to navigate...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn 46-50 3 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    On Hope - It doesn't feel like there is any way I can adequately express the amount of emotional trauma I feel I've sustained. To say I am heartbroken seems such an understatement...
    HeartbrokenLonely HeartbrokenLonely 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    Starting Over - The hardest thing I have ever been through. But I am a much stronger person now and trying to figure out where my life goes from here. Haven't been single in the...
    GoodGuy40 GoodGuy40 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Free At Last - my divorce was final on aug. 17, 2012. When i walked out of the courtroom, I felt like a weight had been lifted from my shoulders and I wanted to skip down a...
    fairybartender fairybartender 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 11, 2012

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    Was married for 32 years. No kids. I stuck with her through everything including her gambling addiction that ruined us financially. I got cancer and she cheated and I left. She...
    StrongProud StrongProud 61-65, M 1 Response Jan 15

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    I divorced my husband after learning he was having affairs my entire pregnancy..now I wonder if I ruined the family my daughter was supposed to have and if I should have just put...
    um99 um99 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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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...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 40 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    I got married a few years ago and looking back it was for all the wrong reasons. He was a good guy but we weren't compatible together and I wasn't very happy. It was the hardest...
    ashley420d ashley420d 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 20

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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...
    blackcat blackcat 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 9, 2007

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    Tradgedy - 16 years of marriage gone. Met the woman of my dreams and married her. We had boy/girl twins. 16 years later I find out she is unhappy and wanted a divorce. Life has not...
    Twokees Twokees 36-40, M 5 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Ah, The Vindictiveness! - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jennifer-ball/this-is-what-youve-missed_b_4121127.html?utm_hp_ref=divorce&ir=Divorce Blogger Jennifer Ball has recently...
    niceguyinhell niceguyinhell 31-35, M Oct 25, 2013

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    Learning Through The Upheaval - Remember, we all have the power of free will . . we all have the innate ability to choose what is best, and how we wish to live our lives. Ending...
    KattG KattG 46-50, F 8 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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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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    All I Ever Wanted Was You! - Seems i went looking for a wife, and found loneliness instead. She was all I ever wanted, smart, hard working, loving. But was that what she was, or...
    AnIrishwarrior AnIrishwarrior 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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    Does the Trust Ever Come Back -      I have been divorced a year and a half and am having a real problem getting back into the dating game. When you've given...
    dtjesus dtjesus 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 4, 2008

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    How President Obama Helped Me Move On - My divorce was just finalized last week. My marriage lasted 20 miserable years--full of incessant verbal abuse, as well as denial of...
    leafstorm21 leafstorm21 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 28, 2013

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    Years Ago - Many years ago I was married to someone who was not well-suited for me.I kind of knew this probably wasn't going to work but given the family dynamics at the time, I...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    Divorce - For years I knew my husband was abusive. I listened to all these voices in our culture that say things like "no one's perfect", "you should see what I have...
    celestial celestial 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 30, 2007

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    I was married for 14years, we have two daughters together, but now I'm divorced...I have no idea what I'm doing. Being single sucks, I never thought I'd be dating again. She...
    Ihearttacos Ihearttacos 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 24

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    After 17 years of marriage & 5 kids...I filed for divorce & it was final in January. After verbal & emotional abuse, fear of his drunken nights, & 2 affairs I was done. It took me...
    Addicted2J Addicted2J 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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