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I Am Divorced

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    As days go by I'm not sure how I'm feeling.

    I feel lonely but I know I need to start doing something with the time I have away from the kids. When I was married, I used to like going to a bookstore and just browse magazines and read books in whatever subject but now that I'm free to do that, I don't go. I feel like I...
    ranabp ranabp 41-45 5 Responses Feb 11

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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 everything is ok because it seems pointless to bother others with my problems or random thoughts...my friends constantly tell me that...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2014

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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 26-30, M 12 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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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 last 20 years and it is kind if a little scary and very lonely at night. I have set up at night and wondered what I am...
    GoodGuy40 GoodGuy40 41-45, M 5 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    At the end of Lord of The Rings,

    Samwise is shocked and saddened when Frodo makes the decision to leave Middle Earth for the Gray Havens. In his explanation to Sam, Frodo tells Sam that the wound he received has never fully healed, and that while he may have saved the Shire for his friends, the Shire was not...
    silenthawk silenthawk 46-50, M 6 Responses Oct 8, 2014

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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 your marriage and is not the ending of life, or the world as we know it. It's how you perceive it. All the issues connected are quite...
    KattG KattG 46-50, F 8 Responses Mar 21, 2013

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    Well It is all over now.

    ...I have my papers. I really don't know how I feel about it....guess it may take a couple of days, until closure sets in. I have to confess that I have been creeping his emails, as he didn't change his passwords and I was once step ahead with all he was planning. I think that...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    My ex is a complete a$$ hole

    and dies everything in his power tinsel my life miserable and try to turn my two young children on me... It's such a sad existence when all you care about is how you can torture another human being. I've been divorced for seven years and it's always the same tricks and rotten...
    stargazer2468 stargazer2468 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 1

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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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    Ahhhhhhhhhh!!! I want to shout it from the roof

    tops, but technically it will be finalized March 28th!!! I can't believe it! Someone freakin pinch me, I dreaming!! I did it. I stuck to my guns and lived through this insanity. The ex even had a break through and now accepts the fact this divorce is for the best!!! Can you...
    irishstone irishstone 41-45, M Mar 11

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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 our only child. I know I can do this but I have no idea how to make new friends and just move on. I have a good job and a great kid...
    faith7777 faith7777 41-45, F 14 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    So I married a guy that was a good guy

    but not compatible with me at all. So much annoyed him about me over the years including how I organized the pantry! If I disagreed with him, he thinks I hated him and wanted a divorce. If I didn't want to do something with him and the kids for whatever reason, he would cancel...
    ranabp ranabp 41-45 6 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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 19 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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 went ahead and got married hoping for the best.It didn't work. No surprise and many years later I got a divorce.I...
    WildSpectrumArts WildSpectrumArts 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 5, 2012

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    Divorce is really a terrible thing But

    for all you people out there, men and women, just know this your kids love you and out there other people do too :D
    Madiix2 Madiix2 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I just found out that my Ex-husband was into

    BDSM. He is like a totally different man. He seems so happy with his new girlfriend it makes me sad. He cooks and cleans for her and never once did it for me. What did I do wrong?
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Just a year and a half.

    It took forever for me to move toward divorce, but I finally did. It was very hard. I have a senior in high school who will soon be leaving for college. Now I will be all alone. I do not regret the divorce, but I am scared of being by myself. I will miss my child terribly. New...
    Irv15000 Irv15000 66-70, T 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Been divorced for some years now.

    I'm still exploring life as a single... but it's still hard to get used to as I didn't go out that much when I was married. And I'm quite shy, so... I sometimes just feel totally insecure and incomfortable when I'm out with my friends. I'm 36 and it's quite silly I know... but I...
    ZoeReynard ZoeReynard 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Not sure what I should do with wedding pictures?

    We never developed them so they are just regular. I was thinking of keeping one for the kids n throw away the rest? He criticized the way I looked. It was the worst experience I had.. I feel damaged for good :-( maybe I should throw them all away to hasten the healing
    ranabp ranabp 41-45 3 Responses Jan 18

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    My marriage and subsequent divorce taught me a

    lesson..never let anyone treat you less than what you deserve..or make you feel like you aren't important..it's the lesson now that I use in any relationship I have. I left a 14 year relationship/marriage..at this point in my life..I can leave any relationship and not look back...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 6, 2014

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    Met wife in high school.

    Married her. 20+ years later divorced. Still good friends but the idea of hitting on a woman or dating us scary and I don't think I can do it. I'm a shy person.
    WhiskeyGold WhiskeyGold 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Finalizing my divorce this week .

    ....wife is bipolar didnt take meds made life a living hell...now that its about to be done im a bit sad over it all
    datbeast datbeast 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 19

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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 50 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    I sit home today feeling weird

    and maybe sad knowing that my ex is spending the evening with his fiancée at the hospital about to give birth. I don't want him back, but I feel sad that the family that should have been is gone. I liked the stability that came with marriage and loved the commitment and...
    ranabp ranabp 41-45 5 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I am officially divorced

    now what should I do?
    Oliviaa92 Oliviaa92 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    When we were young we were in love.

    I raised the girls he earned the money. Then when the girls were grown and we were no longer short of money we didn't seem to have anything in common any more
    Barb1960 Barb1960 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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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 anniversary and hopefully the golden one. We had the home, kids, animals, family. I was determined to that we were going to stay intact. The...
    SilentDolphin SilentDolphin 36-40, F 13 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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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 at me up close,"are you awake dad?" *blink blink "yes baby i am now"  schools out for summer so it would be nice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 6, 2010

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    I met my now ex husband in early 2010.

    The relationship moved very quickly and we ended up getting an apartment together in August of 2010. Other than a few "little" things (his extreme love of video games and his money issues) everything seemed good. Now looking back I realize that he was just trying to hook me so...
    abarton abarton 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Separated only 4 months,

    divorced for almost a month now. I was relieved, though sad, but also happy. I'm depressed now. I just can't seem to snap out of it, and suspect it is still the grief process of divorce. So ready for my new life to begin, yet also so fatigued, uninterested in the things I love...
    ceruleansee13 ceruleansee13 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 13

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    I signed my papers today

    and could not be happier.
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 12 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    When the grief in your marriage out weighs the

    happiness you know it's time for a change.
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2014

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    I was married for 20 years

    and divorce is a hard thing
    lukeshort46 lukeshort46 46-50, F 11 Responses Mar 20

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    After 4 years of divorced.

    Sometimes I still feel like such a failure.. How could the 23 years of marriage feels like nothing for him? But life is life and it keeps moving on.. I'm getting better.. With faith. Live life learn..
    nananomi31 nananomi31 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    so it's the week of Valentine 's day

    and if I get through this week, it will be a miracle. i can't listen to the radio with all that sappy love **** playing. so to keep myself from crying i start playing my playlist of head banging songs and blast it to numb my brain and make me deaf....oh my.....
    Jensur Jensur 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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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 5 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    Is Divorce Really The Answer To My Marriage Problems

    The breakdown of society in the beginning of this last quarter of the twentieth century is nowhere more apparent than in the breakdown of the home and family. When the going gets tough in marriage, many people take what they believe is the easy way out. When pressures begin to...
    chrisgaza chrisgaza 51-55, M 6 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    I keep waiting for it to sink in.

    It's been over 24 hours. I just l don't feel any different. I lost count of how many people I have been on this site over the years. How many names. And now it comes to this....Divorced. Freedom! Earlier this month, my sweet little cat died...mostly from old age. We didn't...
    simplysusan01 simplysusan01 41-45, F 4 Responses May 21, 2014

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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 woman who keeps banging her head against the wall just trying to knock herself out. Some of the things seem like a no brainer but some...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 16, 2012

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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, for the first time in her life, a manic episode her father is enjoying. He just packed up his trailer with household and personal items...
    Ceridwyn Ceridwyn 46-50 3 Responses Jan 4, 2013

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    I dont know how to forget being married.

    I see him with another woman on Facebook so happy and I think to myself what did I do wrong? why wasn't he that happy with me? I think of everything we went through. The money we saved up and spent together. I still own the jewerly he bought me, I can't wear it and I can't...
    lilpoetbear lilpoetbear 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    I have had a terrible first

    and only marriage, I divorced my physical and mental abusive husband after he attacked, raped, kicked my 8th month pregnant tummy with his work boots on, and finally shoved me head first down a flight of stairs all because he was drunk and lost his paycheck in a local casino...
    singleredheadfemale singleredheadfemale 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 10

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    I have been divorced

    for two years now. I will tell you about it I was married at twenty five and everything went well for ten years then one night Marie my wife came in and said she was leaving me, I was really shocked and i said why, she said that she had met another man and was fed up with me...
    fleshy fleshy 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I have been divorced twice

    and have no plans on ever getting married again. I cannot and will not subject myself to that kind of emotional trauma again. I absolutely refuse to trust another man with my heart and I am perfectly okay with being single for the rest of my life. For me, the risk of acquiring...
    WiltedTulip WiltedTulip 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    On my grind again since I can't make enough

    money with my first job, that I needed a second job. Unfortunately it's 3rd shift. Tired yet hopeful things finally turn for the better. God help these collection calls end because I'm getting tired of arguing with people who don't understand that I'm trying the best that I can...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F Feb 18

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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 ago,after 8 years of marriage and two kids. I definitely want a relationship...but don't want another marriage!
    StunningFun StunningFun 36-40, F 7 Responses