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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    I just filed for divorce today.

    This event reminds of all my life's failures, and makes me really reevaluate things
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 10

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    We had our first appt with a mediator yesterday.

    i have to sleep on it a few days to determne what i got out of the meeting...i'm thinking that there is just not enough money to go around and i'll need to work more, borrow money etc...reminding myself that i can create a happy future for myself and my kids. i've felt...
    Gazell Gazell 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 11 Responses Aug 27

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    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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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 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 Sep 1

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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!!
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 8

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    My wife tells me 6 months ago "I'm just not

    happy anymore". We've been together for 17 years and this is the first I have heard of this. 34 days ago I come home from work to a note and her things are missing. We did talk for the first three weeks she was gone and I guess that was her "trying" to make it work, didn't...
    lostnlife1 lostnlife1 36-40, M 8 Responses Sep 3

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    Another day passed. Smiling

    when your words are cutting me viciously inside my chest. My patients and staff giving me compliments and wishes for a happy holiday season. Memory of hurtful words simply erase all compliments. Funny when I decided to leave you , you remembered I am beautiful and smart and...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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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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    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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    A little over a week ago,

    my husband wrote me an email telling me our marriage was over. For the past week I've been in shock. Multiple attempts to reconcile or get him to agree to counseling have failed. He has no interest in continuing a life with me. We are currently on opposite coasts. I just...
    girl3708 girl3708 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 9

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    Okay, we are soooo close to the end here.

    I have signed our JOD and waiting for my STBX to make her date in court and file. It has been a long and painful road, but so glad to finally be at the end of this. I'm finally feeling relief and a big weight about to be lifted from my back. This experience has given me a...
    Waldonova Waldonova 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 22

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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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    I'm disappointed in the time energy

    and trust I wasted for 4 years. I'm embarrassed that I fell in love and supported such a horrible human bring. I'm by no means sad that it has to end. I'm excited!! I can't wait to close that God forsaken chapter in my life and never look back. I have 2 children for him 2 and...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 7

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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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    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 4 Responses Sep 1

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    We have been separated

    for a months. We have both been with other people and I feel certain divorce is the only way . There have been good days where we felt like family , however now we hardly speak or text. I hate the days we fight or call each other names, however the days we do not correspond sure...
    ntxm70 ntxm70 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days 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 16 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    My husband moved out exactly 2 months ago

    and I found out last week that he has had a girlfriend ever science he moved out!! I was soooooo angry! He doesn't think he is doing anything wrong! He says he is happy and I should find someone too. I was like, Wtf really?!?!??! That is how you justify what you are doing...
    kelkel09 kelkel09 26-30, F 8 Responses Sep 4

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    So I had hoped to talk with him today to see

    if he was considering us trying to work it out. I have been very clear that I love him but not too desperate when saying it. So he comes home today tells me he is irritable and tired and it is not a good time to talk. He does have to work at 3 am. Also last night I had a...
    gem207 gem207 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 4

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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 7 Responses May 17, 2013

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    I have been married for 25 years

    and made the decision to divorce my husband. I lost my identity during my marriage. I cared for the children , home and my husband, but no body cared for me. I always thought that when the tough part of raising the children was over things would get better. They didn't...
    peacefulone1 peacefulone1 46-50, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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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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    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'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 have been married for five years

    and have four beautiful kids. Like every marriage we have had our ups and downs. Just last Monday my wife told me that she has been miserable since we have been married and she wants a divorce because she wants to do some soul searching and then the next day while she was in the...
    Dolo13ie Dolo13ie 31-35, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    **Update** Ok so this is a late update,

    but here it goes. I FINALLY got in touch with a great lawyer this past Monday. I went in to talk with him for a while paid my retainer and he gave me homework to do (snoopy snoopy snoopy) I did what I had to do and he filed the divorce papers on Thursday. Now it's a waiting...
    kelkel09 kelkel09 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    Okay - I am recently divorced

    and still easing into how to communicate with my ex and children, who are actually young adults. My ex seems to be having remorse about our Judgement and feels she was shafted and is pleading poverty. We both were screwed, so I don't by that. I recently purchased a motorcycle...
    Waldonova Waldonova 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 10

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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 Aug 31

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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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    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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    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 17 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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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    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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    He used to get up every morning

    and say he's going to "work" I'm home with a 3 month old baby. His 6 yo daughter would be at school ******* herself and attention seeking. School calls me to come pick her up. It's winter I have a newborn I have to walk to the school in the snow to pick up this little girl. Once...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I am 25 years old and I believed

    that I was in a loving marriage. My parents came to visit Saturday and everything was fine. Sunday morning she left, took my car, emptied my bank account, shut off the utilities. She never told me she was leaving. The only word I got was from her mother. I lost everything. I had...
    danielkclayton danielkclayton 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today was a bad day. I know there are going to

    be ups and downs but it hit me hard today. Feel like staying in bed but have no choice but to work, longest 10 hour work day so far. Only 1 month in to the separation so it feels like I'm standing at the base of Mt. Everest and cant go anywhere but up. Not eating, not...
    lostnlife1 lostnlife1 36-40, M 6 Responses Sep 5

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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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    He said "If this is how you treat your man,

    you will never be with anyone!" I said: really..? So who's leaving who? Are you leaving me? Him: no Me; so is it really that bad if you want to stay with me? I'm leaving you!!! He's so oblivious to the fact that his immature, irresponsible, ignorant, delusion made me...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    His phone is cut off again!

    !!! Can't even pay his bills and he wants a life with me?!! I'm building! Your shutting down.
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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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 26-30 223 Responses Jan 10

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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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    ~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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    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 Aug 29

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    We were together for 23 years,

    married for 18. We stuck through it all but 5 years ago we went through a trying family situation. That is when he started shutting me out. I let him be for awhile but when things didn't change, I suggested counselling. He said no. So I stayed and tried to make everyone happy...
    Jensur Jensur 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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