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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    My son and I had made plans to go out of town

    for Thanksgiving. I figured my husband had made plans for the day as well, being that he never had any problem, before we started our divorce, doing things in exclusion of his wife and son. Well he didn’t, and I could tell last night that he was feeling left out because he had...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    Went out for a friend's birthday last night

    and my STBX and his new girlfriend was there. I am glad that he found someone new, and he had told me that she was a better match for him. I've recently found the love of my life, which you can read about in some of my other experiences, so I was truly happy for him. When I met...
    Sapphire89 Sapphire89 22-25 2 Responses Nov 22

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    There have been so many times,

    since starting my divorce, that I’ve wished I could have done this at a younger age, so that I could still have some of my youth about me for another man. I’ve felt somewhat cheated out of the years, but if I look at things from a different perspective; I’m actually in a...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 8 Responses Nov 13

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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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    A new survey has revealed

    that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The study, conducted by online younger women older men dating site www.agemeet.com , collected data from 53,233 users with the...
    Katycc11 Katycc11 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    So my husband is well aware.

    I plan on ending things once im on my own two feet. hes fine with it. I have the opportunity to speed up tbe process. but I wont be on my feet yet. part of me says well do it. itll push u to be more Independent. then the other part of me says yeah but can u handle it? I mean...
    wickedlilangel69 wickedlilangel69 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Should I get a lawyer?

    The only assets we really have are a house and a car. I didn't really contribute much towards the house, but I put some money into the car. Both of our names are on both things. I have no idea what to do....Advice??
    wishihadatimemachine wishihadatimemachine 31-35, F 10 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 21 Responses Mar 31

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    Today was so hard. It's one thing not having

    the kids with me for a holiday dinner. We celebrated together last night and this morning. I'm already missing them but just telling myself it's just a long weekend, no big deal. But finding out all his relatives defriended me on fb today means it was the topic of conversation...
    ktstartinganew ktstartinganew 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 27

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    You can't have a better tomorrow

    if you are thinking about yesterday all the time - Charles Kettering The past can be quite wearing if it’s a burden of bitterness that you continue to carry. We wake up and find ourselves in the same mess day after day, year after year and people can’t figure out why we...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 20

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    Yup just mailed the papers today

    and will hopefully get them back soon signed. That's what happens when you cheat on someone while they are deployed and serving their country putting their life in harms way for a bigger cause.
    Ramrod01 Ramrod01 22-25, M 4 Responses Nov 15

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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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    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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    It's official!!!!I I gave her everything,

    house, car. Just packed my personal paperwork, my clothes. Now that were divorced I will sign paperwork to take my name of the deed on the house.
    1changingheart 1changingheart 51-55, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband told me today

    that he is leaving me. He feels that I don't put my stepdaughter first in life. We have been married a little over 6 months. I feel like my whole world is crashing down around me...
    lil0miss0sunshine lil0miss0sunshine 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    First real holiday having to split time with my

    child and my ex. I get mad now because of her selfishness, I don't get holidays with my daughter like everyone does. That's bs. Life should not be that way - rushed. I want my family back. Hurts.
    jcomnimax jcomnimax 36-40 2 Responses Nov 27

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    So two days since my ex flew out

    and I feel like I'm coming around in a way. I've been feeling very isolated but on reflection have been supported greatly and in a way that worked for me by my many online friends as well as those many kilometres away but in contact via text and kik etc. I'm very lucky and am...
    nattyocean nattyocean 36-40, F Dec 7

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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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    The Ring - I'm at a point

    where I think the burden of wearing it hurts me more than taking it off will. Even though our divorce is not final yet, what we had is dead and what it represented needs to be left behind. Still, I took my commitment seriously and my logical brain says she's still your wife, you...
    fundrummerdad fundrummerdad 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 12

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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 26-30 218 Responses Jan 10

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    I am ending my marriage of 15 years in the new

    year. I have been neglected emotionally and physically for the entire marriage. I have never been strong enough physically or emotionally to do this on my own. Now, first time, I feel like God has given me a second chance to live a life that He wants.
    laylagirl1 laylagirl1 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 30

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    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    toylycc11 toylycc11 26-30, F Nov 26

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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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    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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    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 23 Responses Dec 4

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    For years I fooled myself

    and others into believing I was happily married and wildly in love. The real reasons for our marriage: 1. His mother told me she didn't want her son to be alone because of her health, so she rushed it for us. 2. I didn't think anyone would ever love me so I jumped on the first...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Nov 13

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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

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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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    Finally, we discussed about every little

    details in our miserable marriage, but not about our SM. He admitted that he never loved me, he just wanted to have me. I knew. Thats the main reason I thought about why we live in a sexless marriage since the very first months of our lives together. He admitted he is missing...
    sissysassy sissysassy 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 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'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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    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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    After 13 years of marriage it's finally coming

    to a end. It is scary yet exciting to see the world is still crazy and confusing, but I look forward to being happy once again.
    lonelywolf4 lonelywolf4 36-40, M 5 Responses Nov 3

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    sjc95 sjc95 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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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 12 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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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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    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 8 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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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    So my divorce is almost finalized.

    Our baby is due next month. He's calling me now almost everyday checking in, and inviting me over to his place. I sometimes go,, to unwind with a toke of his joint. He always performs oral on me. And I sometimes have sex with him. I figure who else will I have sex with ? Being...
    embellishedSadness embellishedSadness 26-30, F Nov 24

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    Dear Heavens please let my apartment

    application get accepted because if i don't get out of this house and away from my STBXH soon I am physically and mentally going to fall to pieces. I cannot stand another day of his threats and mental abuse. I am hanging on by a thread and I cannot take this anymore. Please...
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 21

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    If all goes well, everything should be final

    this month. Should have been final at the beginning of the month. Haven't heard back from the attorney, so it's a waiting game. God, I just want my name back. I get so depressed at what my life has turned into. I have no doubt that I did the right thing for us both, but it's...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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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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    is there anyone out there getting a divorce

    from a soldier? my situation is strange, and I'm in such a tight spot, and need help from someone who's been through it.
    JustSymone JustSymone 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 26

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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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    ~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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    My husband and I are currently separated.

    I moved out and had to start my life over. I'm waiting for the yet separation in order to file for a divorce and I don think he's going to contest it. I'm not asking for alimony or anything extra.... I just want us to sell the house and split everything down the middle. I...
    Lilypad718 Lilypad718 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 13

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    Today I'm struggling 😔 I just dropped my ex

    husband at the bus stop and he is flying to the uk for a month and it's the first time since our separation that I am finally alone. We have been cohabitating due to circumstances so that's been really exhausting and now finally he's gone and while I couldn't wait, I hadn't...
    nattyocean nattyocean 36-40, F 7 Responses Dec 4

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    Yep, after 28 years of marrriage,

    two beautiful daughters, finally coming to an end. If blame had to be given, guess most of it would be on me. I know I have to think of the future now, but just have so many regrets.
    HvacproffTX HvacproffTX 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 5

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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 8 Responses Nov 9

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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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    today is the big day!

    !!!!! Yay!!!!!
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 22 Responses 5 days ago

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