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I Am Getting a Divorce

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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 41-45, M 8 Responses Mar 21, 2015

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    Divorce is hard. Missing your kids is by far

    the hardest. Even the constant sibling fighting is hard. I'm learning to live with the loneliness. The quietness of the night. I began to drink to deal with the isolation of my cell. Not the solution. It will get better. Be positive , say my prayers. Hope God will...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Moving into my man-partment I started to feel

    sorry for myself then I quickly stopped because you know how many men are out there in abusive relationships like mine was. I have the will power and the courage to change. I am so proud of myself!!!!!
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 8 Responses Jan 29

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    Tonight is his last night.

    .. It's sad but I know it has to happen. I deserve to be happy and loved unconditionally. 15 years of being together almost everyday... ends tomorrow My kids are not dealing well. I'm supporting them and going to be there for them. Lots and lots of love...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 26

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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    He is packing for his exit tomorrow.

    The min he walks out life changes forever. I'm scared.... But a small part of me is beginning to realize I deserve more... There is hope... Hope for new beginnings, adventures and happiness. Its been years since we have been normal. Life has to go on.... No matter what it...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 10 Responses Jan 25

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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 filed for divorce a year

    and a half ago, and my H has finally come to the table with his demands for the divorce. He wants to cause me as much pain as possible by taking as much money away from me as he can. It's despicable. And all because I just wanted someone to cherish me and make me feel like I...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 56-60, F 16 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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    I asked for half of the dishes,

    what I got was most of the junk items from the kitchen. I thought about it for a minute but then realIzed I was being selfish. I realize that God doesn't always give you the things that you want. He gives you what you need to get by. When I stopped myself from being angry I...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    So he left Tuesday...

    . what a long week this has been for both me and our children. Lots of tears, hugs and behaviour issues. It's the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. He has come to see the kids almost everyday which is more than he has seen them in months. We can't really speak when he...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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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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    Split my first paycheck with my soon to be

    ex-wife. I didn't feel bad about it. I just hope she takes care of the kids
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21

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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 7 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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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 10 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    She cheats on me..gets a house by a lake,

    new dog, rich regional manager fck wad b/f to live with and I get.....**echos of silence** FML **grabs a sixpack**......groans
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Day two... I'm going to keep track of this day

    to day so that maybe it can help someone someday. Day one- non stop tears and anger... Day two- Tears thinking back to the old times, anger and fear. I have never been big on change. Life is all about changes. But this will be the biggest change for me yet. There hasn't...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 3

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    I was scared and terrified

    and sad. But I am so happy excited and relieved to be out of it . It's like a huge weight lifted from the bottom of the ocean I was connected to. Now I'm soaring upward with a huge smile on my face. I am glad I am not 60 and only 41 to be exiting
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 27

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    Moved out of the house today with the little

    one. Its strange because I am not as upset leaving my partner behind. But I am very heartbroken leaving my marital home which holds lots of goals, plans for learning and striving, dreams of growing. It is my safe haven. Having to leave is hard but having to start over is harder...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 31

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    You have to free yourself from the sadness,

    hate, anger , resentment and petty emotions. Only there can you truly free yourself to be loved. For it is in that state - where you can truly find love and be loved for how you need to be.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 21

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    Divorce is over on the 16 February,

    my wife imposed celibacy from day one,unless she was in the mood,about once every 3 years, she wouldn't work and help me support the house,it all fell on my shoulders,she pulled her share of nasty dirty tricks over the years, but I no she wouldn't change,just I'm mourning the...
    deg1965 deg1965 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    WHY why why did you feel you had to crush me

    in order to realise your dreams? You tell me you are ill and that I am abandoning you when you are so ill. But is that an excuse to hurt and abuse me? You crushed me, took everything I had to offer you but it was never enough. You almost extinguished the light inside of me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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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 13 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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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 38 Responses Feb 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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    It's been a week now

    since I moved into my apartment. The first thing I've noticed is my utter loneliness. I feel like the guy from the Martian planting potatoes on another planet. As funny as it sounds I find it ironic that I am now talking to myself. When I eat dinner I hear the cars on the...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 9 Responses 5 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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    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 Aug 28, 2015

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    Some days my emotions are easier to control

    than others. Tonight was not one of them. Missing my kids immensely. I miss having a family. Drank way too much to hide from my own demons. My own sadness hurt and anguish. Upset my muse...... Wasn't thinking straight. Frustrated with myself
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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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 10 Responses Apr 17, 2015

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    There is a silver lining to every situation :)

    my friend just sent me this and I had to share!
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Oct 12, 2015

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    In the tears , that sacred absence of love.

    My eyes bleed past my youth. In the darkness my poison sheds from my soul. I can't leave the light on to see it. I just want to bleed alone isolated and protect myself from others. Let my poison be my own.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 21

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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 31-35 215 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    The grass is always greener on the other side,

    because it's fertilized with bullshit 😂
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    Good news? I think it's over.

    In true lawyer fashion, mine just called me at 5:00 PM (on Friday) to tell me I have to be at court for the final hearing first thing Monday morning. I'll be glad to get this over with. It was an excruciating process. The guilt, the sadness, the effects on my kids...
    DefineItFromNow DefineItFromNow 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    We had the "talk" last night.

    I am both excited and fearful, since I do not like change. Next few months are going to be very awkward and difficult.
    okaysowhatnow okaysowhatnow 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 21

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    I've concluded today

    that quitting smoking is harder than quitting my STBX. Darn. Will try again tomorrow.
    GrantGeek GrantGeek 46-50, F 12 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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    Missing my kids more

    than anything ....
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Today is the first time I cried.

    .. Over what?? I'm unsure! He's had a girlfriend for a while (which he doesn't claim) and it suddenly became real to me. (I heard her in the background and she was talking to my kids). I wanted the divorce and I know we don't belong together.... It's just so real now.! He's going...
    AmazinglyBootyful AmazinglyBootyful 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 23

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    ???? Don't know where I left off.

    He admitted he slept with her and now he is moving out this week. It all came crashing down very fast. Emotionally I am in a place that scares me. It's very hard. Nothing could prepare me for how I feel...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 24

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    Well he finally said it.

    Years of rejection, emotional abuse he finally said it. We have young children... I'm terrified... The future is uncertain.... I am a mess.... But I have hope.... Hope of being happy and loved and cherished. In the end holding it together for your kids isn't enough...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 20 Responses Jan 2

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    Day 10.... He has been leaving the house lots.

    Not really telling me where he is going but leaving and not home till after work. My mind races at the idea he may be seeing someone else. It's hard to shut those thoughts off. Needless to say I finally gave in and called the doctor he wants to see me next week. Likely I will...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 11 Responses Jan 14

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    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    today is the big day!

    !!!!! Yay!!!!!
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 14 Responses Dec 12, 2014

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    Today I move into my own apartment.

    Restart my life all over again. A lot of emotions going thru me. Some are suppressed some are held back. Terrified and scared. Mixed with happy. I feel like a Christmas tree mixed in emotions