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I Am Getting a Divorce

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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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    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 7 Responses Mar 21

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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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    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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    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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    This is probably the loneliest I have ever been.

    Will this ever get any better? Seems like not only did I lose a husband but my whole social life as well. Anyone else feeling this way?
    Jennapop Jennapop 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 13

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    Feeling kind of helpless.

    I'm so tired. My eyes, face and body. I don't know where I'm going in life. I'm excited for the journey that is in front of me. Also scared. When my divorce is final I will be able to take the first step into my new beginning. Wish me luck but most of all wish me strength. I'm...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 30

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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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    today is the big day!

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

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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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    So today I met my ex's new boyfriend.

    Kind of pissed me off that she brought him along when I picked up our daughter without discussing it first but that's her style. I'm happy she's moving along but bringing a new man to our biweekly meetings was in poor taste. At least that was my thought any way
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 6 Responses Jun 14

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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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    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 10 Responses Mar 5

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Jun 19

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    Getting divorced but have to wait till

    January due to money issues so until then we still live in the same house but different bedrooms for 3 years now. I'm so happy he's leaving yet so sad. I've lost 15 lbs in 3 weeks. Can't sleep well either. People have noticed even men but like I really need that right now...
    girlNextdoor7 girlNextdoor7 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 14

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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 9 Responses Jun 20

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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 9 hrs ago

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    I returned from seeing my lawyer today.

    The revised agreement appears to be all in order. I still don't understand why it took a little over three years in the making. Hell!!! Any normal person would tire of beating the same dead horse after a while. But I stood my ground and she finally agreed. So now I wait till she...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 9

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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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    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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    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 wrote on this site a couple of weeks ago

    and now I really screwed up. I pride myself on being an honest person and one who does not talk about someone behind their backs. I've been so upset about my situation and needed to talk to someone. I talked to a couple of my friends who have been through a divorce with...
    isolatedgirl77 isolatedgirl77 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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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 7 Responses Jun 23

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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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    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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    Who has lost a lot of weight

    because of stress from your divorce? I'm thin to begin with however I've lost a lot a weight. Family members are starting to say things to me like. "You need to eat more" or "please take care of yourself." "Your losing too much weight." Please tell me other people are going...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 15 Responses Jun 11

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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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    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...
    feistccaa feistccaa 26-30, F Jun 10

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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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    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 7 Responses Jun 18

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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 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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    SJS15 SJS15 36-40, F 24 Responses Dec 4, 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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    We've known it's coming

    for a long time. Years in fact. There was no infidelity, it was more mental and emotional abuse and as he let his health become worse his abuse also became worse. Myself and children have been through years of this, we had a discussion today about the divorce after their Father...
    whispywillow whispywillow 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    Maybe they should make people sign the same

    amount of paperwork for a marriage as they do divorce. It'll make you think really hard about it.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 12

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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...
    barbracc11 barbracc11 26-30, F Jun 12

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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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    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    you know the difference between true love

    and herpes? herpes last forever. .so when you think it couldn't get worse. ...
    Kentex Kentex 56-60, M Jun 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 26-30, F 16 Responses Jul 6, 2014

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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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