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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 10

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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 51-55, F 3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Tomorrow is the date set

    for mediation. As much as I welcome getting this next step over and done, I am also dreading it. On Friday, my lawyer sent his attorney and the mediator a settlement offer. Though a reasonable offer, I know he will not accept it. My lawyer keeps reminding me to think of this...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    And so it continues..

    . We now have the date of September 10th for the final hearing. This will be the hearing where the separation will become "legal" and the mediated separation agreement will become final and enforced. What an emotional whirlwind this is.
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Daughter's first day of kindergarten,

    my STBXW wouldn't let me ride with them, despite the fact that she had no problem when I rode with them on my son's first day of pre-K. We argued briefly, but I ended up having to risk the crazy first day parking (huge school, street-only parking for parents) by driving my own...
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My divorce is done. What an experience.

    I feel like I've beaten cancer, been to war, lost at sea, and lived to tell about. I loved my wife more than anything on this earth and it was hard letting her go. But man, once I did life became exciting again! There are so many silver linings that I'm standing in awe over...
    fundrummerdad fundrummerdad 36-40, M 8 Responses Mar 21

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    today is the big day!

    !!!!! Yay!!!!!
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 17 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Finally think I have mustered the courage to

    set boundaries with my emotionally abusive STBX. Tired of him still having control over me even though I left almost 2 years ago.
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Hi All. Well, after 16 years of marriage I have

    decided to leave. I am tired of being verbally abused by a drunk. My marriage is sexless, depressing and not worth fighting for any more. We haven't slept together for over 2 1/2 years and I've had my own room for over five. I own a rental property across town, I feel bad...
    Dewdrop034 Dewdrop034 41-45, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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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 46-50, M 12 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    After 11 years of marriage I am getting a

    divorce. The part that hurts the most is that I won't get to see my 3 kids everyday anymore. We have decided on split custody. I will be relieved when I don't have to put up with her lying, cheating, or just flat out lack of responsibility for her own actions. I had been...
    fishin4eyes fishin4eyes 31-35, M 11 Responses Jul 18

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    Has any of you feel sad

    even you are the one wants the divorce? I see the house where the children grew up and they still are young. My decision is going to change their lives - their current life And that's what they know for most of their lives. I also had some good memories from early on in my...
    lostfoundusa lostfoundusa 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21

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    In a few weeks the decree will be final.

    I has been such and intense emotional journey. Not one I ever thought I would take when I got married. But years changed us, and with time marriage became a prison, and a very uncomfortable one. For many years I chose to remain in this unhappy marriage, to be with my children...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 16 Responses 1 day ago

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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 11 Responses Jun 29, 2014

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    and all i want to do is **** her,

    i imagine break up sex must be awesome!
    brad13227 brad13227 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Another painful night of talking.

    He finally said he's ready to let me go. He said he'll move out this weekend. It feels like this is what I've been working towards for the past 6 months. It was still hard and emotional, but today I feel my energy returning. I feel my motivation coming back. I feel hopeful again...
    allycatii allycatii 36-40, F 41 Responses Feb 5

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    My sister and I went out today,

    we picked up a bunch of boxes from the market and we headed on over to my rental. The grass in the back is 4 ft. high...ugh, I has no idea no one was taking care of it. My BIL said he will bring his mower down and do it, not to worry. I'm home now, couldn't get a hold of the...
    Dewdrop034 Dewdrop034 41-45, F 10 hrs ago

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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 14 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    I am leaving in 2weeks.

    Job or no job. When you you reach the point of, " I cannot tolerate this aching, broken, hurt another ******* day" you know you are done. No separation and let's try again. There is nothing left for me to try for...not even for my child's sake. 15 years later, millions of...
    SoulSurfing SoulSurfing 46-50, F 6 Responses 8 hrs 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 :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    bluesteelj bluesteelj 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Today has been a whirlwind

    and I feel emotionally drained, but thankful to have this day behind me. My husband's lawyer was supposed to have discovery items to my lawyer ten days ago. Last night, at 6:39pm she sent over the discovery that we asked for with a response to our proposed settlement agreement...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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    The last week has been an emotional roller

    coaster. We are nearing the date for mediation and things are ramping up with the lawyers doing what lawyers are paid to do to leave us with some sort of a mutually agreeable settlement. The process is laborious and at times gut-wrenching. In the midst of this, I find myself...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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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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    Boxes are being packed

    and my new apartment is waiting for a fresh coat of paint. I got the keys today. It's scary yet exhilarating at the same time.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 9 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I'm in the middle of a separation with my wife

    of ten years im a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for a year and a half.i also cheated on her rite out of rehab and finally realized what a peice of **** I was being.i have changed my whole life for the better.i was there for her through all the aftermath of my cheating...
    truedad truedad 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Sometimes I think it's harder

    when he's nice to me. I have no doubt that this needs to happen, but the roller coaster of emotion while you go through it is overwhelming.
    LivvyMonroe LivvyMonroe 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    It has truly been a whirlwind of activity in my

    life in just these past few weeks. Having agreed to and signing the divorce papers I am now officially divorced. Then there was the daunting task of locating a new residence that in itself seemed a bleak prospect but luckily one was found. I had signed the lease agreement and...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 15

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    Although I left my x 7 years ago.

    I'm not divorced yet. I literally got fed up with his games. At first he wanted custody and alimony. Which I found hilarious. The girls refused to even speak to him and I barely made enough to support myself let alone pay him. Then he lied to the courts. He said he did...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 11 Responses Apr 21

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    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    The funniest things can cause you to take a

    look at the decisions you’ve made in life. I was doing my yard work just a little bit ago, and something came to my attention. Along with that something came a flood of thoughts and I came in the house to write them down. I noticed an old dried up evergreen stump which used...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 7 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    Pictures. For years I have been the one

    who took pictures of the family. framed all the happy memories. Hung them on the walls and put them in beautiful frames on the tables. Now, I have all these pictures that while they are reminders of happy times are now also reminders of what I no longer have. What have y'all...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 9

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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 11 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F Aug 11

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    I don't really have any other place to process

    this, so I'll just do it here. This has got to be the craziest Rollercoaster of emotions I've ever experienced. When we finally made the decision, I fell apart. I was devastated. I wasn't ready. It was the right thing to do, but it killed me inside. Five years ago his...
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Today marks 12 years of marriage.

    I really hoped the divorce would be final before now. I didn't want to celebrate another anniversary. ( not that there will be any celebration ) I was anxious about today... But sticking to the advice from those that love me, " it's just another day." Shopping and lunch with a...
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 17

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    Has anyone gone through a DivorceCare support

    group program? In the bulletin at church yesterday there was a notice that my church was going to offer it in September. I'm seriously thinking of signing up for it.
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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    She moved on and I feel sorry

    for you because she overlooked your flaws, your temper, your selfishness, your inability to love anyone but yourself.   She could have anyone in the world but she still chose you every time.  All you are now is a crease in...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    Moved out. Starting fresh again.

    No more being treated like a second-class citizen. Here's to getting my life back.
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 7

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    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Wow. What a ride. I started posting

    that I was in love with another woman. Then I wrote that I wanted a divorce. Then I had I think I am getting one. And now I am getting one. I won't for a minute pretend that there is any advice here to be given, but I am so grateful that I told my wife that we were through...
    DeepXP DeepXP 36-40 7 Responses Jun 9

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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 6 Responses May 17, 2013

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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 12 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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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