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I Am Getting a Divorce

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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 43 Responses Feb 5

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    So much personal improvement.

    The last year and been saturated with stress, anxiety, depression, overwhelming demands,........ Here I am! The sun on my face, wind in my hair, even music sound better. I can smile at people and feel secure and confident. Let's go life!!!
    BrokenBattle14 BrokenBattle14 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    today is the big day!

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

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    "Is love supposed to last throughout all time,

    or is it like trains changing at random stops. If I loved him, how could I leave him? If I felt that way then, how come I don't feel anything now?" I decided to end our marriage today.
    kcross kcross 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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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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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?

    v=jZ3L-5o3VuQ It's a pretty world in this song but it wasn't a part of my marriage. It was overwhelming and beautiful in the beginning. I felt I would hear these words for the rest of my life. I felt that feeling. You know "that feeling." It's intoxicating and lovely...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 24 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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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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    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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    First Friday night with no family "pizza night"

    and I am bored out of my skull! Too tired to go for bicycle or motorcycle ride, or to the gym. She took more stuff while I was at work today... the laundry detergent (gone when I went to throw in some clothes) the milk! Was never a mean husband. Always generous... Thanks...
    MAlright MAlright 51-55, M 4 Responses Jun 19

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    I'm getting a divorce through mediation.

    My husband and I are pretty much already co-parenting, and neither of us are interested in making this ugly. We are both teachers, make the same income, everything will be split down the middle. I found an apartment five minutes away from our marital home, and it will be...
    Apple182 Apple182 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    After roughly 7 years of marriage I am getting

    a divorce. I am very angry at how all of this has turned out. Shocked, Angry, Sad, Relieved and Moving Forward are some of the words I use to describe this whole thing. My wife and I met while I was vacationing in Asia. She had all the attributes I was looking for in a woman...
    ichosethewrongone ichosethewrongone 51-55 4 Responses 5 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 15 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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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 5 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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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 26-30 216 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    This is my first divorce,

    and it's kinda strange. I'm sad that it's happening, but also happy at the same time.
    supercoolguy23 supercoolguy23 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 6

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    But it's my anniversary today.

    I cannot cope feeling like this anymore. I want the pain to go away.
    Toon009 Toon009 31-35, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm having a hard time with the loneliness,

    our mutual friends are no longer my friends, that leaves me with like 2 friends. I've been planning to go out with one of them for a week, my only night off and they stood me up. I'm feeling so rejected and sad.
    Jennapop Jennapop 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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...
    lvycc11 lvycc11 26-30, F Jul 13

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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 18-21, F 28 Responses May 7, 2007

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    What if both of us want the house?

    How is it determined? I'm at the beginning stages. We both have the same career and the same income, but he has a side business selling books on Amazon. This will be s no fault divorce, but we won't be able to agree on the house which is pretty much our only significant...
    Apple182 Apple182 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I had to beg and plead to have my daughters

    with me today. That's not okay. I don't understand how someone can be so cruel and try to tell children that they are not loved and that's why I left. It's because of her I've left and we're getting divorced. I love my children.
    bipolarPeter bipolarPeter 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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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 18 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    Trying to find ways to cope with divorce.

    I can't imagine how I am going to tell my kids. Anybody have any ideas??
    hosemanTony76 hosemanTony76 36-40, M 7 Responses Jul 23

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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...
    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Strange day today. Started with a huge argument

    over signing the divorce papers. He had already agreed to sign and suddenly had a problem with paying the kids health insurance. That turned into a whole argument about how unfair it was that I was leaving and not giving him another chance (after 20 years of so many chances I...
    allycatii allycatii 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    My divorce and my insomnia are getting the best

    of me tonight. It's almost 3am and I can't sleep because I'm so angry. The soon to be ex-husband has been sending picture text of our family for over a week now. I guess tonight I reached my boiling point. He had months to try to fix our marriage. Instead of putting effort into...
    TheNewClassic82 TheNewClassic82 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 22

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    Yep. And i feel completely blindsided by it.

    Shocked, humiliated and devastated.
    KR17 KR17 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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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 10 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    Have any of you been through an amicable

    separation or divorce where you stayed in the same house for the sake of convenience? If so, for how long and how did it work out? My husband and I have been drifting apart for quite some time. We sleep in separate rooms, have separate social lives and only have sex for...
    Julianne2222 Julianne2222 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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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, 2014

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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 8 Responses Jun 9

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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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    STBXW filed for divorce in mid-May,

    citing my unemployment as a reason (among a few others). I've been looking for work, no such luck since late-February. Now, I'm out of money, living with my STBXW, as I have no alternatives, and fairly depressed. Ideas on how to pay for food, gas, and phone bill? (Some I'm still...
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige 31-35, M 6 Responses Jul 21

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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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    My STBXW decided that today was a good day to

    show our toddlers a bunch of our old wedding pics.... ya know, gotta prime 'em for some devastation. After all, our first mediation session is next Friday. LoL
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige 31-35, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My marriage of almost 10 years is coming to an

    end. Things have been rough at times but still that's life. Last week my husband decided to tell me that we need to end the marriage. We have an 8 year old son. And I've come to the realization that the man I married is a narcissist. I'm scared and angry and anxious and I'm...
    ESimar ESimar 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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 46-50, M 11 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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