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I Am Getting a Divorce

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,438 People

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

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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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    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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    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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    ~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 10 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 7 Responses Jul 23

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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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    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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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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 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world

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    lvycc11 lvycc11 26-30, F Jul 13

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    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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 am in the middle of getting a divorce.

    We file a year and a half ago and neither one of us is sure why we are dragging our feet. We lived in CA and when he filed I moved to Las Vegas. I'm a realtor and have started my career over in Vegas. He still lives in CA. Of course we will always love each other but...
    Mmccor02 Mmccor02 31-35, F 2 Responses 49 mins ago

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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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    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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    today is the big day!

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

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    I want this feeling to go away.

    The constant ache in my chest. The feeling of exhaustion in my bones from worry, sadness, anger. I'm not this person. I'm strong and funny and resilient. But the well has been depleted.
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F 10 Responses 22 hrs 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 6 days ago

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses a week 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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    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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    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 4 days ago

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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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    My marriage of almost 10 years is coming to an

    end. Things have been rough at times but still that's life. Last week my husband decided to tell me that we need to end the marriage. We have an 8 year old son. And I've come to the realization that the man I married is a narcissist. I'm scared and angry and anxious and I'm...
    ESimar ESimar 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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