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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    I've seen beauty in your eyes I've felt love

    with a look I've touched greatness in your hands Now anger fills your eyes Looking at me with spite inside So much greatness lost with time I am new, now Moving on without you Fear for me I fear for you No one can see All you mean to me This is tough, feeling like... OK, I HAVE...
    Froggy420 Froggy420 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I found out today that I am going to be served.

    ...This came because I threatened him with reversing our pre nup. I just want to have a fresh start, although it would be great to leave without taking anything, it is so sad that I contributed and he reaps the benefits....but I signed the pre nup, married him not because of...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Today is 2 months I loved out from my husband.

    My son is so upset and angry at me, says it's all my fault because I moved out. He's crying and taking everything out of the cupboards and says he wants to move home now and won't be happy until we move home and asks don't I want him to be happy, and he hates the new house etc...
    landen24 landen24 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I Am Getting a Divorce

    i met him when i was 17 and fell madly in love.  little did i know his recreational drug use would turn to full blown addiction.  at 21 we were engaged, married at 22.  i had my doubts but pushed them away.  he always put his friends before me and i had no one...
    lennox lennox 21-25, F 28 Responses May 7, 2007

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    Had my divorce party tonight,

    fun drinks and friends what a good way to celebrate getting rid of a bastard!!
    Submissivekitten1982 Submissivekitten1982 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    Well it's been a year

    now since I started my new life alone and now the divorce process is starting. We have a legal separation in place and so I am hoping the divorce goes smoothly and amicably as well. I can't say I'm thrilled to be an almost divorcee but I know it is the best thing for me. I have...
    anewlifealone anewlifealone 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    We are on the brink of finalization

    and now my borderline personality disordered ex is making veiled suicide threats and saying rhat he is going to live for a few more months, sell the house and give me everything. Almost called 911 on Friday night. What a jsckwagon. I need to talk to my lawyer. Ugh.
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F Aug 18

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    He Cheated Again

    We just celebrated our 26 year anniversary. We have 4 children together, two of which are still home (16 & 21). I was contacted by a woman about 7 months ago saying she had a 3 1/2 year affair with my husband and that she was ending it. He said she was a stalker and a liar...
    LifeGaveMeLemons LifeGaveMeLemons 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    What was that moment

    when you realized and it was clear that you absolutely wanted a divorce? Before it happened did you struggle with if you were still in love or loved that person?
    kathryn30 kathryn30 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Finally

    Yesterday, I realized that it had been one year since I removed my wedding ring.  Last night was another night spent with the marriage counselor.  Last night, my husband finally gave in and said he was ready to go through with a divorce.  He even verbalized...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 78 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    My divorce could potentially be final next

    month! I am looking forward to this being over and that i can officially move on. A year ago I would have never thought that I would be here but that just goes to show that you just never know what can and will happen in your life!
    peach1977 peach1977 36-40, F 9 Responses Jun 27

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    I haven't cried in weeks.

    .. today I did. He's been out of the house for a little over a month and even though I'm the wanting the divorce I'm still saddened by this whole thing. I still miss certain things about him. He wasn't a monster. I suppose I'll always question myself if there was anything we...
    2findme 2findme 46-50, F 10 Responses Jun 29

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    I have married over 30 years.

    We got married when I was 18. Everybody said we were crazy and that it wouldn't last. We watched as almost all of our friends went through divorces. We never thought we would be one of them. We don't have a "bad" marriage, in fact all of our friends would say we have a great...
    Sneakypete1313 Sneakypete1313 46-50 5 Responses Aug 13

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    Not My Idea

    Yes, it's true. I am getting a divorce, but it wasn't my idea, although it should have been. I can't say that the thought didn't cross my mind numerous times, and in the course of ten years, that's a lot. The fact that I have been living in a sexless marriage for most of the last...
    m00nmeister m00nmeister 56-60, M 8 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Humorous Best Divorce Letter :)

    (I did not make this letter up but a long time ago I found it online and loved it.. wanted to share this laugh with everyone :)] Dear Wife: I'm writing you this letter to tell you that I'm leaving you forever. I've been a good man to you for 7 years & I have nothing to show for...
    wendysosa wendysosa 22-25, F 16 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    The story is far too long,

    as in 14 years long. I tried to suck it all up and stick with it, find the parts of him that used to be my best friend. The diminished trust, his lack of confidence in me to do anything, the verbal mistreatment (especially in front of the kids) has pushed me to take the final...
    WeakStrongGirl WeakStrongGirl 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 13

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    The De-militarised Zone

    “He was not very pretty,” she said reluctantly, and wrapped the phone cord around and between her fingers. Silence echoed across the fly-over states. “What’s Seattle like this summer?” She could hear the confused look on his face. He pitched his voice low, as one always...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 13 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    I have survived another night without him.

    Sometimes I feel confused about what I really want now. I still want that passion. Someone to kiss my wound and not look at the scar. Fill the hole of it with love. The problem is I often look at the scar myself. Nothing hurts as much as a "used to be "a good memory. The other...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 5

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    When Your Not Picked

    I'll keep this to a 'short' version. I seperated from wife in december and filed for divorce in mid-august. But why? What happens when the one you love(d) develops a problem, and it's a problem they won't get help for? In this case it was drugs and after I lost my job, I realized...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 13 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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    D Day is tomorrowAfter a long a grueling year,

    the divorce will be over and done with tomorrow. I am both relieved and saddened at the same time. I wish we would have both worked more effectively at trying to communicate with each other, but am now learning that may not have been enough. There were fundamental differences...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    formermartin81 formermartin81 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Anyone else that left an emotionally abusive

    marriage have trouble letting go? I got out of the house 8 months ago, but can't get myself to go through with divorce, though I want to. I feel 'stuck' because I know making thins officially will make the abuse worsen and I don't think i can take it. He uses our kids as weapons...
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 10

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    My husband told me today he's completely done

    and is unwilling to try anymore. I think he recently started having an affair but he will not give me a straight answer which to me basically makes him guilty right? I am devestated and heartbroken. We have been together for 10 years and have 2 kids together. I am so lost.
    gem207 gem207 31-35, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    You Really Don'T Know Who You Marry ...

    ... Until trouble hits.After 10 years together I hit an emotional low. Real bad.She filed for divorce and in the past 8 to 10 months hasn't even attempted any type of contact or an attempt to reconcile. Nothing, notta ...Why then am I still broken up about it?She obviously...
    Dainbramadge Dainbramadge 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    What did your conversation look like

    or what did you say to you're spouse? Do most people start with a separation first or just divorce? Anyone that's in or was in a emotionally abusive relationship?
    kathryn30 kathryn30 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    ~Good Riddance~

    Another turning point a fork stuck in the road Time grabs you by the wrist directs you where to go So make the best of this test and don't ask why It's not a question but a lesson learned in time It's something unpredictable but in the end It's right I hope you've had the time of...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 11 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Update #12 After a couple weeks of delays due

    to issues with the apartment, I was finally able to get all my stuff in Phase 1 moved out this weekend! I knew that moving out was going to be huge for me, but I practically forgot what it felt like to breathe this easily. I am no longer a prisoner to the bitterness and...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Soooo close to the end.

    ..emotional messages exchanged yesterday with the STBXH. let go of anger and pride, apologize, be grown ups, face the sadness of it all. for me, not so sad except for the fact that he is hurting and regrets ever knowing me. feela good to get some emotional closure. has been one...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I want to update my story.

    It's been six months since the divorce has been finalized. I fixed what I can,Of my house, my life and my broken heart. Getting on track with debts and divorce casualties.with Friends that had to choose a side, leftover reminders in the house, and the rediscovery of myself. I...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    Going to the divorce lawyer today to start the

    process of divorcing my husband of only 1 year. Every possible emotion is running through my head. Grief, anger, relief, confusion, shame, excitement. Bittersweet. Ending my marriage will allow me to move on and progress in my life the way I was always meant to. But divorce is...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 6 Responses Aug 20

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    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    Okay, so the latest from my SBX.

    Yes, we are at the end of the process. Thank god. It has been challenging. My SBX has been very unstable and all over the place on just about everything. Her latest is saying she will be quitting her job next year and moving out of the state. She is a teacher with 6 years...
    Waldonova Waldonova 46-50, M 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I am divorcing a good man.

    We met, fell in love...I was 20 years old. The relationship ran its course in the very beginning like many young romances do...for whatever reason I refused to let it go, to say "time to move on" and I forced it for the next 7 years, even through marriage and having a child...
    carriem3 carriem3 26-30 224 Responses Jan 10

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    Now That I'm Separated, I'll Start Wearing My Wedding Ring

    This is my first post to this group. I am sure some of you have encountered this problem while going through a divorce. The news of your divorce spreads and suddenly a friend from the opposite sex whom you've never considered sexually starts making themselves "available", or...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 13 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    I am sadly getting a divorce.

    .. Never thought I would ever be in this situation. I just got married this past March. My husband is in the Army so we have been on and off for four years dating. I moved to be with him in May after I graduated grad school. In the first month of me living here I have been...
    unreachablex0x unreachablex0x 22-25, F 18 Responses Jul 6

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    Well it's all done with

    now except getting joint custody of the kids. The divorce wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. I was served the divorce papers December 11th 2012 and I was pretty depressed about it. I wrote a bunch of poor me posts on here about how sad I was and how abandoned...
    Dainbramadge Dainbramadge 41-45, M 10 Responses Jan 10

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    I Grew A Pair!

    Friday night, he asked me to join him for dinner at our favorite restaurant. He was already there when I arrived, sad puppy face in place. I got a beer and sat down with him to wait for our table. He started in immediately..."your mom is still coming over for Easter, right?" I...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 16 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    It feels so stupid and petty.

    We are throwing away 12 years of marriage and destroying the world of 2 beautiful children over money and sex. I hate it, I still love her and want her but she drives me crazy. She spends money we don't have but then justifies it with good reasons but that still remains, we...
    Brianst Brianst 41-45, M 8 Responses Apr 26

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    So...we reached an agreement,

    finally. Finalization is imminent and I will soon be free. I feel strong and wise and proud and happy. This was 100% my decision after a decade of misery with nothing to rekindle. Here's the weird part though...the sex was good. He has a nice ****. I wish I could just go over...
    Stalked9 Stalked9 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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    I am new here, have been married

    for 28 years, together 32. A life time. He is 12 years older and has always been "the boss of me" I gave away my power and didn't even know I was. Mi thought I was supposed to. The youngest of 3 went off to college this year and that was the icing on the cake. There is just...
    RMCG RMCG 51-55, F 9 Responses Jun 2

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    Read This On Facebook....

    “When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I’ve got something to tell you. She sa...t down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was...
    Blackbarbie1987 Blackbarbie1987 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    I am so angry all the time at everyone

    for everything. My marriage ended before it began, he cheated numerous times before we got married, but funny thing,that's not the reason why I gave up. Over the years we grew apart and his selfish ways became unbearable. Knowing this marriage was doomed from the start, I can't...
    Letgowithgrace Letgowithgrace 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    He's moved out, we've split up belongings,

    I've seen a lawyer. It's happening. I know I'm doing what I need to do for both of us. That relationship was toxic, and he deserved more than I'd ever be able to give. It's still ridiculously depressing though. All the plans I've had are being rewritten. It's an exciting and a...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    Come To Terms Emotionally. It Is Much Better That Way.

    It is a funny thing. I was dreading getting a divorce. I know how ugly it can be and I really did try to convince my X that it would be better for everyone, including our son, if we just used a mediator. She refused. I tried to work with her, she still would not. I gave up and...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections 41-45, M 8 Responses May 17, 2013

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    Every end is a new beginning is my motto now.

    After seven years together it won't work anymore. I'm older, wiser, and ready to live life how I want to. Within reason of course as I have children and responsibilities. Still it's bittersweet as of yet. A long transition still awaits.
    nocturnalhound nocturnalhound 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 8

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    The process starts next week.

    I know I have a storm to ride to get to the sunshine and beautiful rainbow. I'm just hoping I survive the storm and don't become a victim.
    2findme 2findme 46-50, F 6 Responses Mar 21

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    Ok, I'm divorced and need to get back into the

    dating saddle again. Having come out of a dysfunctional relationship with very little sex, should I really be concerned that my confidence in being good in bed is in question? Or is it just in my head? Any advice from anyone that has been through or felt that?
    Waldonova Waldonova 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 25

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    So, Divorce...

    Just saying the word divorce leaves a bad taste in ones mouth, doesn't it? My impending divorce has been inevitable for (3!) years now and the reality of the situation is still eluding me I think. We met in high school, and pretty much stayed together for 17 years. Of course it...
    Sbgf225 Sbgf225 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    This is still so new.

    Only 2 days ago that I confronted him and he won't give me a straight answer about cheating but says it is over and there is nothing I can do. .aHe blocked me on Facebook so now it says I am married to " blank ". It untagged him in all if our photos. Our wedding, honeymoon...
    gem207 gem207 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm in the middle of a divorce

    and I can't wait for it to be over. I'm actually really scared that I will never find anyone and I will be alone forever. Even if I find someone, will I make the same mistake again and pick another wrong person for me? I wish a had a crystal ball :(
    peach1977 peach1977 36-40, F 25 Responses Mar 31

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    I left my wife. I wanted to spare our little

    boy the misery of growing up with parents who hate each other and are always trying to win an argument instead of ending it. My ex has very bad temper and that made me miserable which in turn meant that I became a poor husband too. I thought maybe her and I could get along as...
    Loner38M Loner38M 36-40, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Insight From My Kitchen......

    I woke up today and was surprised by the urge to cook.  While I enjoy cooking and love see my friends and family enjoy what I’ve made, the desire hasn't been there for quite some time.  I’ve got my staple weeknight meals that I know everyone in the house will eat, but...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 95 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    Is it ok to separate from your spouse simply

    because you have fallen out of love with him? I have not felt in love with him for years. We have been in and out of counseling over this time period. Last year I cheated on him. He does not know this. It showed me how far removed from my marriage I am. I am not proud of it and...
    Loki39 Loki39 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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