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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    norahcc11 norahcc11 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    Courts ruled I could list

    and sell the house without the ex's permission because she refused to sign a document that would have allowed it. House is now conditionally sold. Losing about $30,000 because she refused to settle this last year. But I don't care. It's a clear sign to me that this is going to...
    Ressalg Ressalg 41-45, M 21 hrs ago

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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 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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    I had mediation yesterday.

    My 45th birthday. I was hoping for a good birthday present, and I got it! I'm emotionally and physically exhausted.
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 4 Responses May 1

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    Mediation is set for next week,

    and while I love where I live and am excited about where my life is going, I am emotional about the upcoming changes in my life. So many changes - my marriage is near dissolved, my pretty home is but a memory, my father is gone, I miss my dogs and I need a garden to dig into...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 21

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    Why do I feel guilty to enjoy anything in my

    life right now? Why do I feel guilty when I laugh at a funny movie or to laugh at all for that matter. I think it was because of the years of emotional abuse but I'm not sure.
    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    The divorce papers is here now.

    .I guess if just sign it that's it..but part of me ,don't want to do it..I really love my husband.. But I will stay with him as gf. ..being married to him is full of drama..so being with him as gf...Is the way to go.. I'm so sad...crying all day today.I can't even look at the...
    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am getting a divorce

    but I want to keep her around. We're not compatible in anything but sex. I've tried various ways of explaining that to her but, she insists on staying married even though my mind and heart is not into her. I know when the papers come in she will be crushed, that's a given. But...
    chickenandribs chickenandribs 31-35, M 3 Responses May 6

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    I am still so shocked on how my soon to be X

    had treated me. How could he have been so cruel. I just don't get it. I wanted to go to marriage counseling as a last hope for us but he didn't. He recently apologized to me twice for what he did. He has apologized in the past though too. Come to find out, he told a friend of...
    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F 5 Responses Apr 28

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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 26-30 217 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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    today is the big day!

    !!!!! Yay!!!!!
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 18 Responses Dec 12, 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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    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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    When do the nightmares stop?

    . all I dream about this days is him saying he wants me out the house he don't love me no more or his family saying he is better off with out me.
    SMcCL SMcCL 22-25, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    My husband of 7 years filed

    for divorce 2 weeks ago, I have a 3 year old, no job and no savings. Although I knew we had problems, this was a surprise! I think he's cheating, there are so many signs. I just can't believe he is breaking us up! I feel so alone
    ssd4 ssd4 46-50, F 6 Responses Apr 30

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    But we have to live in the same house

    because we both own it and can't afford to live elsewhere. AWKWARD.
    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 28

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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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    Finally, we discussed about every little

    details in our miserable marriage, but not about our SM. He admitted that he never loved me, he just wanted to have me. I knew. Thats the main reason I thought about why we live in a sexless marriage since the very first months of our lives together. He admitted he is missing...
    sissysassy sissysassy 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    So far this transition period has been nothing

    short of nightmarish. I miss my family so much I can hardly stand it. My ex loves me more than anyone else could. I wish his personality didn't drive me crazy and he showed me he loved me when our marriage could have been saved. The guy I wanted so badly turned out to not...
    WarriorPrincess862 WarriorPrincess862 36-40, F 1 Response May 2

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    My husband and I are in the process of getting

    a divorce through mediation. I am the one who asked for the divorce. Every since our wedding two years ago, our marriage steadily decreased in the affection, communication, and sex department...all the basic fundamentals of marriage. After being physically rejected time and...
    Alili2124 Alili2124 26-30, F 3 Responses May 13

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    I am going through a divorce :( His Grandmother

    died and his mom and sister didn't inform me about the times of the wake of funeral. He was offshore. I called and texted and got no Answer from either of them. My feelings were hurt it wasn't the first time I didn't feel apart of the family. His mother came by after and I told...
    Raychel16 Raychel16 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Actually got divorced 3.

    5 years ago and still struggling with it. She completely surprised me with the divorce. And she has made my life unbearable hell since then. She's taken me back to court 2x since the divorce for frivolous things. She keeps me out of my kids life which is what hurts the most. I...
    dawalace dawalace 51-55, M 3 Responses May 13

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    I have been going through a divorce

    for a little over a year. The Judge made my ex move out. He has not been in the house for 5 days and 3 nights. After 13 years of living with a chain around my neck I feel like I can breathe again. I feel relief. My whole body is relaxed. I'm walking around with a smile on my...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 27

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    My attorney sent me paperwork in preparation to

    the scheduled mediation. STBX got an appraisal of the marital home. Lo and behold, it appraised for $75K less than the appraisal done July 2014. My attorney wants me to call the STBX's bluff and offer to buy the home at the reduced rate, minus the repairs he has listed. I also...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 24

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    My marriage is ending

    because I want kids and he doesn't. I'm lucky that things are staying friendly but I feel like a failure cause there goes 4 years of fighting and struggling to make everything work but in the end I am moving back home with nothing but the stuff I came out to WA with.
    Rhisk89 Rhisk89 22-25, F 5 Responses May 9

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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 19 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    I think my divorce is going to trial.

    After 5 sessions of mediation, 2 sessions with the judge he still won't agree to the most basic terms. Mediator and the Judge have been on our side the whole time. My lawyers are now preparing me. I have a very good chance of winning because I'm not asking anymore than what is...
    sweetJerseyGirl sweetJerseyGirl 41-45, F 3 Responses May 8

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    Oh gosh! The mental/emotional energy expended

    to be a "fixed point" that everyone else can count on and thereby enjoy relative stability (even my STBX). Wow! I'd say I'm exhausted, but that would be insultingly understated.
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M May 4

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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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    I hate the idea of telling the kids what's soon

    to happen. I hate it. They're such happy, such well-adjusted people. I hate the thought of bringing pain into their life. I hate it with a white-hot hatred. I hate the pain, anger, disappointment, disillusionment, sadness, confusion and hurt that will wash over them when we talk...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 7 Responses Apr 23

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    Well the divorce is almost finalized.

    Can't wait to be done with all of this and move on.
    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 5 Responses Jan 30

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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 12 Responses Jan 10, 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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    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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    You all who gave me advice were right about my

    husband. He still wants the divorce and admitted to proposing to that girl. He said its because I got rid of him. Obviously that is not true. He left. Maybe things weren't perfect, but I have tried to make things better. Now I am going to be a single mom with three kids with...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 4 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    The Afterlife This is

    so hard...I'm trying to break out of my isolation and connect with more people as my lonely marriage comes to an end, but it's hard to socialize on my own knowing no one in most of the new circles I'm checking out. I attend a divorced/separated support group meeting once a week...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Nov 28, 2014

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    Dear Heavens please let my apartment

    application get accepted because if i don't get out of this house and away from my STBXH soon I am physically and mentally going to fall to pieces. I cannot stand another day of his threats and mental abuse. I am hanging on by a thread and I cannot take this anymore. Please...
    neverendingmadness neverendingmadness 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2014

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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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    I want a divorce but I also don't want a

    divorce. I love him but he hurt me bad. So confusing!
    Robin68 Robin68 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 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 9 Responses Apr 21

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