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I Am Getting a Divorce

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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...
    jamiacc11 jamiacc11 26-30, F Jun 15

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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 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 26-30, F 16 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 11 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    today is the big day!

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

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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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    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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    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 11 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I have moved out into an apartment with the

    kids. I am supposed to be feeling better. He verbally, mentally and emotionally abused me for almost 20 years. I needed to get out I know that. But this loneliness and sadness sucks. I try to get out as much as possible but it's only worse when I come back. This is my lonely...
    timetobeme14 timetobeme14 41-45, F 11 Responses Jun 20

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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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    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 24 Responses Dec 4, 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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    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...
    jamiacc11 jamiacc11 26-30, F Jun 15

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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