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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    Sometimes its the little things that are really upsetting. Today I created a folder in my email called "Divorce" so I could file the correspondence I have begun with my lawyer and...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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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...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 4 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...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 78 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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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...
    wendysosa wendysosa 22-25, F 16 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    Could someone please tell me when what he does or doesn't do will stop being so frustrating?!? He won't hire a lawyer & he attempted to respond to my petition for divorce himself...
    4hopefloats 4hopefloats 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    The discussion I had with her yesterday went as smooth as I could ever imagine. I talked about her moving out, her getting her things and not being without. We talked about the...
    flibsley flibsley 31-35, M 8 Responses Jan 15

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    Well, wish me luck please....today will probably be one of the last times, if not the last time, I actually speak to my ex. We have lived apart for 2 months, but he calls almost...
    hopeless2014 hopeless2014 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Well I am working on the financial affidavit, and my anxiety is through the roof. How do you deal with it? I can work on it for a bit then get a horrible headache and I have to go...
    itismehello itismehello 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Has anyone else experienced how the things you say as the 'getting-divorced' person are understood in a different way to the things you said before? Today I told some people I do...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days 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...
    PeachesGalore PeachesGalore 46-50, F 17 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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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...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 13 Responses Jun 27, 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...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    After 5 years of marriage my wife left me. We had a rough relationship from the get-go and still opted to get married. Once married my wife changed, sexually, emotionally and...
    robmartin23 robmartin23 41-45, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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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...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections 41-45, M 5 Responses May 17, 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...
    peach1977 peach1977 36-40, F 14 Responses Mar 31

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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...
    amodelcitizen amodelcitizen 36-40, M 13 Responses Sep 22, 2012

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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...
    anewlifealone anewlifealone 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I got married at eight teen. Stupid I know...It was May 17th, of 2008. We had been dating four years. We were your classic school sweet hearts. We decided to start trying for a...
    Angela1989 Angela1989 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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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...
    LifeGaveMeLemons LifeGaveMeLemons 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    My husband filed for divorce a month ago. He left the house and hasn’t came back ever since. He will not even return any calls from our 5 year old. Our son is devastated as he...
    fxislam fxislam 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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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...
    Sbgf225 Sbgf225 31-35, M 7 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    He received the papers yesterday. We had agreed rather than serving him at his new home or work, he would accept them via mail. I received a text and could tell this was not...
    4hopefloats 4hopefloats 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 2

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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...
    lennox lennox 21-25, F 27 Responses May 7, 2007

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    Separated and getting a divorce. It's better this way but still hurts. I'm looking for friends and to hopefully one day realize that it wasn't all my fault and feel better about...
    tattoolvr81 tattoolvr81 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    Going through a divorce makes you realize you made a bad choice in someone. It challenges your entire belief system. It makes you question all of your decisions you've made in the...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 12 Responses Mar 7

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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...
    Evangeline1985 Evangeline1985 26-30 13 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Why I had to get divorced I married my husband over 20 years ago. We have children, some in college, some at home. He is a military man, proud and honorable. He is also very...
    lizziegirl10 lizziegirl10 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    One Week To Go - A week from now I will have finished with my final divorce hearing and will be out to dinner with a friend of mine (a female friend, just so you know :) ). I am...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Readers Digest Version - Tonight my husband is at a lawyers, preparing the first of the paperwork for our divorce. I am pissed off and sad about this. Im pissed off because since...
    laniferous laniferous 36-40, F 13 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    My story is long, so this is part 1: The background My hubby and I have been friends since we were 10 years old. Both went to the same church. We did everything together, even...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 30

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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...
    BrainTumor BrainTumor 41-45, M 7 Responses Jan 10

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    It has been 3 months since we separated. It was a difficult thing to do especially with 3 little ones, but I was so scared I couldn't just wait for him to hurt me. I had to get an...
    SamRn SamRn 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 17

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    I am so sad and scared about the future for myself and my kids because I have come to the realization that I need to file for divorce from my husband of almost 14 yrs. I am...
    tornandhurt tornandhurt 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    Update #2 In case there was any doubt I married a sociopath...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 18

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    UPDATE TO why i had to do it Since EP wont let us edit stories (thanks guys) here is an update. I am going back to my husband. He knows he has to change. He knows he cant be...
    lizziegirl10 lizziegirl10 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    Update #6 Big verbal fight with the STBX tonight. She does her angry projection thing and suggests that I haven't even filed paperwork yet. Boom. First page of the complaint...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M 3 days ago

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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...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 7 Responses Feb 5

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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...
    BrainTumor BrainTumor 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Life is funny in a weird way , it changes so fast , i had a loving relationship with my wife for three yours and we have a son together , and now she wants to get divorced because...
    TheAviator8 TheAviator8 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    Update #5 Since I sleep on the couch, I'm almost never upstairs. So tonight the STBX's phone keeps buzzing. All message notifications. From the half of the conversation I was...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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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...
    carriem3 carriem3 26-30 210 Responses Jan 10

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    Update #1 Met with my attorney and he has a few strategies in mind. Talked with the wife about how the split is going to go. I want the kids 50/50, and I'll surrender the house...
    IU74 IU74 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I have so much love in me to give someone. Why did I waste it for so long on someone that truly never deserved it? I deserve so much better and more than that!
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 23 Responses Mar 20

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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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    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...
    goddessone goddessone 41-45, F 95 Responses Jul 6, 2008

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    I have been with my partner 2.5 years. Our first year together was a good one, he lived in his home and I lived in mine. He seemed so different from all the guys I had dated before...
    painfultime painfultime 31-35 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I was married for 19 years. In June I went to the bank and found out there was nothing in our checking or savings! I called my husband from the bank parking lot to find out what...
    RDDB RDDB 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    Well my husband and I had a talk tonight. We both agreed there is no point in continuing our counseling. We are both tired of trying to be what the other wants, and falling short...
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 26 Responses Feb 21

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    After being separated for 6 months its clear we will be divorcing after being together for 15y (married for 6). I am seeing the lawyer for the first time on Tuesday (yes I realise...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    My house is clean now. I am Redecorating. Fixing broken walls and tiles. Painting. New kitchen counters. Bought a new living room and washed the carpet. Trying to prepare it for...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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