Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Divorced

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,293 People

    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 10 Responses Jan 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I think my divorce has honestly crush me!

    Even 2 years later I have almost zero ability to find, start or maintain a relationship or really open up to someone that I can connect with.
    Eric81975 Eric81975 36-40, M 7 Responses Jan 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I filled in my calendar yesterday.

    I've gone from zero to about 75 on the social life scale in one week. It's been years since I've filled in a calendar. I've had no social life for the past 10-years, so no need for one, now with all my new activities, it's a must that I have one. Amazing how one week can...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 12 Responses Nov 6, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    When you meet your replacement

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am not yet divorced

    but separated 6 months (legally need to wait a year before divorce). She left me for another woman after years of affairs. Was tough at the time but after such a build up, an absolute relief in the end. Life is good. :)
    Andy0001 Andy0001 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Today, the best thing I did

    for myself was resume individual counseling. Some of you privately know how devastated I have been. I am so proud of myself. The last time I saw my therapist was in February and we had a positive meeting. He is proud of me, too, for finding my dormant spark. It's time to work on...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 9, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Our initial agreement on the home is no longer

    acceptable to her. What have you done? I am thinking that she is entitled to half of the equity minus the amortization cost. I could split financing costs of half the equity Let me know what you have done
    LonelyGuyHere LonelyGuyHere 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 29, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 4 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 3 Responses Jan 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Pauly1904 Pauly1904 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I signed my papers today

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Not even a month after my 20th birthday my

    divorce was finalized. Got married at 18 right out of high school now I'm 20 and can't believe that I decided to grow up that fast and throw my last 2 years of being a teenager away and I have nothing good to show from it... I have a lot of years ahead of me but I feel like I...
    Elprup Elprup 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The new year started out great!

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I got divorced last year.

    We have a 2 1/2 yr old son. The past year we worked hard at getting along and we succeeded. But a month ago, she asked me to come down to spend a week and help her reorganise her place, I agreed (a week with my son). But I wasn't working so I had the time. So when I found a new...
    CanadianGentleman76 CanadianGentleman76 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been divorced

    for a year. it's as hard today as it was the day I left. I thought when I got married we would get through anything. I thought he was my soulmate. but he cheated early in the marriage. with a "friend". then he became emotionally and verbally abusive. and eventually he became...
    Booter523 Booter523 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 9 Responses Aug 15, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Apr 19, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 15 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    Your Response

    Cancel