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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    Came home from work to find my wife moved out.

    Kind of telling that she had been planning for awhile, at least long enough to find a rental in a competitive market. She told my stepdaughter and stepson she was going to, but not me and the son we have together. I was honestly working very hard to make her feel loved, show...
    MAlright MAlright 51-55, M 6 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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 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 18 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    I am going through a divorce

    after 15 years of....a sick marriage with two young kids age 7 and 3. There has been a lot of emotional/psychological abuse, control issues, and physical abuse. My mistake was that it took me a few years to see it clearly as something that shouldn't happen, and then more years...
    betweenrockandhardplace betweenrockandhardplace 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    I think I'm ready for a divorce.

    I can tell my wife is no longer happy. It's getting harder to fix something that's broken.
    Notsosimpletoday Notsosimpletoday 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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 3 days ago

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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 6 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...
    lvycc11 lvycc11 26-30, F Jul 13

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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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    I am 30 years old and going to be getting a

    divorce from my husband of nearly 7 years. We have been together for 10 years and we cannot get along. We fight all the time. He has even been talking to other girls that he meets. We both have our faults in this. I think that he mentally checked out years ago but I kept...
    learningtomoveonwithmylife learningtomoveonwithmylife 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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

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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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    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 2 days ago

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    16 and 21 are out of house.

    I'm alone and listening to a steady rain. Have gone through bouts of anger and sadness today. Feeling like an appendage (my daily companion) has been amputated. Wondering where a 51 y.o. guy meets people.
    MAlright MAlright 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 20

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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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    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 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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    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 1 Response 22 hrs 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...
    00FlyingHome 00FlyingHome 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 5

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    today is the big day!

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

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    When your Soon-To-Be-Ex makes it easier

    and easier to forget that there were any good times between you.
    MyKidsAreMyWorld MyKidsAreMyWorld 36-40, F Jul 6

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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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    For close to ten years of a fourteen year

    marriage (this coming September) I've been dealing with neglect and ridicule. In the last three years I've been hashing it out through lawyers to get divorced and low and behold I get an email today that said all of the paper work is in order and is awaiting the last signature...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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