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I Am Divorced

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    After 18 years of marriage my wife filed divorce

    because she was in a relationship with a younger man. Took me about 2 years to get over it, but now I am fine and in a wonderful relationship. She is still bitter and alone because her affair fell through as soon as she filed the divorce he ran.
    mktonght mktonght 51-55, M 5 Responses Dec 15, 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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    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 46 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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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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    As much as I dislike writing about my own

    divorce, I must admit, and mostly out of the pain and suffer ring I've felt for so long, that divorce is very hard. I was divorced at only twenty four years old too - an even more isolating thing. I married a woman basically because she was hot and I thought she would change...
    makingitbetterrr makingitbetterrr 22-25, M Dec 5, 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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    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 5 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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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 it ever will be. There are many different angles to the divorce question but in the end you have to weigh the...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 15, 2013

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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 a week ago

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    I chose to get a divorce

    and though much happier now ; seeing photos of my past feels surreal
    starsmyles starsmyles 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 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 10 Responses Apr 30, 2014

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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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Not officially but it's caused hell with the

    family and the kids and no one listens to anyone anymore
    HouseMommy HouseMommy 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 20, 2014

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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 pressure. But, everytime I came to pick up the children, she frick'n exploded.  So I thought my...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ready for these holidays to be over with.

    Too new, too raw, too tired. It's 830p & I'm more than happy to be sitting in pajamas in my bed and crocheting! Talk about old lady status.. Judge me all you want- I'm relaxed.
    lackluster40 lackluster40 36-40, F Dec 23, 2014

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    Quick story and lesson: I was married

    for 5 years to a wonderful woman that I loved and cherish. Even though it was wrong and we were not made for each other (the realization of the truth), there was a time period that was spend learning of her soul and spirit not just as her herself, but as WOMAN. WOMAN. We are...
    jpllc jpllc 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 21, 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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    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 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    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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    Why is this Christmas

    so hard? I have a new lady in my life that inspires and treats me far better than my ex. She and I get to pick up my children tomorrow afternoon and have them through next Saturday. But it is hard for me to be cheerful. Why? I think it comes down to the ex trying to pick...
    jeditaz jeditaz 41-45, M 5 Responses Dec 24, 2014

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    I received my divorce decree in mail on Monday,

    I cried, it's sad, but Im moving on now that its completly over. It's been a long rocky road, I'm also over my affair partner for most part. I guess god was looking out for me.
    Angeleyes789 Angeleyes789 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2014

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    i received my divorce certificate yesterday.

    i thought I'd break down and lose my mind...I've been waiting for it to go through half heartedly for about 4 months. i feel no different to how i felt before receiving it, no reaction...i don't know of its because it hasn't sunk in or i really don't give a ****. 4 years the...
    Simplycomplicated88 Simplycomplicated88 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2014

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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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    I lost everything, my job,

    my livelihood, my income, my wife, slowly my children, they're still being withdrawn from my life...any friends I might have had. I live alone everything reminds me of what I've lost and I just can't break free from this rut I'm in.
    turnpike1971 turnpike1971 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 26, 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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    I never in my entire life thought I would write

    these words. I was never the one that had a 'Plan B' in case my marriage failed. It simply was not an option. I didn't stand at the altar and look into my husband’s eyes and think, “Well, if this doesn't work – I’ll just try, try again” No! I wanted to grow old with...
    sls84 sls84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2014

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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 a fine person, and a great mom. I just never was a priority for her. Her job came first, and I was lonely all the time - even when we were...
    Sharpie7 Sharpie7 51-55, M 18 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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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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    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 20 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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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 signed my papers today

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

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    I was married for 10 years.

    I believe my ex husband falls somewhere on the autistic scale, though he's never been diagnosed. He doesn't get social cues. Hell, he doesn't even get blatant cues. The marriage fell apart because he is like a little boy. While his submissive, traditional, loving/giving ways...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    This was #2. I don't want to make

    or be another mistake. I'm dating again and happy in my relationship but I'm cautious now. Extremely.
    flailure flailure 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

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    I was married to an abusive control freak

    for 20 years . He stole the money bought a house with cash 3 months after the divorce. I try to get over it but l can't. My daughter and I struggle all the time.
    youfuyan youfuyan 51-55, F 4 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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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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    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. Today, it's just surreal.It's actually over.I keep saying it to myself. I'm traveling for my job. Traveling...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 15, 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 to put up with", "part of what women put up from husbands" and other stupid comments. My...
    celestial celestial 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 30, 2007

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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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    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 daughters from her first marriage and I legally adopted them in 2002. Since she left, we have gone through a divorce which...
    Cdsissykylei Cdsissykylei 46-50, T 7 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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    dnielle75 dnielle75 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 9, 2014

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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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    I am coming up on a year of being divorced

    and it feels more like 5 years with all that has transpired...but all in all my kids and I are doing very well. So much more peaceful. In this last year I have gone back to work full-time, got laid off from said job, and ventured back into job-searching. I have dipped my toes...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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