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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    and all i want to do is **** her,

    i imagine break up sex must be awesome!
    brad13227 brad13227 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    And so it continues..

    . We now have the date of September 10th for the final hearing. This will be the hearing where the separation will become "legal" and the mediated separation agreement will become final and enforced. What an emotional whirlwind this is.
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    bluesteelj bluesteelj 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my name is Paul. I am getting a divorce.

    I am on my own for the first time in 22 years. I have a 5 year old boy who is my life. He is hurt by all this but doesn't really understand it all. I only care about him but it is so true ... for him, in order to see one parent he must day goodbye to the other. This isnt...
    prandall prandall 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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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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    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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    I moved out 8 months ago

    and have never looked back... even with the pain of being alone, it is still better than the loneliness and hopelessness in the marriage I was in... after trying with 3 different therapists in 5 years, I am confident and happy that I took the leap... still a lot to finalize but...
    76fearless 76fearless 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Serious advice needed.

    Today feels like it's it. Over something so small as to who needed to dumb a heavy *** dirty pot of water it has led to me feeling worthless. Since I asked hubby to do it when he got home from work, he snapped. Told me it's my job and it suck s he has a lazy worthless wife. Told...
    AmayaHoo AmayaHoo 22-25, F 7 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Boxes are being packed

    and my new apartment is waiting for a fresh coat of paint. I got the keys today. It's scary yet exhilarating at the same time.
    Daydreaming2 Daydreaming2 41-45, F 9 Responses 2 days 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 think I have mustered the courage to

    set boundaries with my emotionally abusive STBX. Tired of him still having control over me even though I left almost 2 years ago.
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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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 14 Responses Aug 4, 2012

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    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I'm in the middle of a separation with my wife

    of ten years im a recovering alcoholic and have been sober for a year and a half.i also cheated on her rite out of rehab and finally realized what a peice of **** I was being.i have changed my whole life for the better.i was there for her through all the aftermath of my cheating...
    truedad truedad 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 23

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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 am leaving in 2weeks.

    Job or no job. When you you reach the point of, " I cannot tolerate this aching, broken, hurt another ******* day" you know you are done. No separation and let's try again. There is nothing left for me to try for...not even for my child's sake. 15 years later, millions of...
    SoulSurfing SoulSurfing 46-50, F 8 Responses 2 days 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 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 5

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    It has truly been a whirlwind of activity in my

    life in just these past few weeks. Having agreed to and signing the divorce papers I am now officially divorced. Then there was the daunting task of locating a new residence that in itself seemed a bleak prospect but luckily one was found. I had signed the lease agreement and...
    FightingPhoenix FightingPhoenix 46-50, M 7 Responses Aug 15

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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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    Daughter's first day of kindergarten,

    my STBXW wouldn't let me ride with them, despite the fact that she had no problem when I rode with them on my son's first day of pre-K. We argued briefly, but I ended up having to risk the crazy first day parking (huge school, street-only parking for parents) by driving my own...
    TedTalksBeige TedTalksBeige 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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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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    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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    The last week has been an emotional roller

    coaster. We are nearing the date for mediation and things are ramping up with the lawyers doing what lawyers are paid to do to leave us with some sort of a mutually agreeable settlement. The process is laborious and at times gut-wrenching. In the midst of this, I find myself...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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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 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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    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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    My sister and I went out today,

    we picked up a bunch of boxes from the market and we headed on over to my rental. The grass in the back is 4 ft. high...ugh, I has no idea no one was taking care of it. My BIL said he will bring his mower down and do it, not to worry. I'm home now, couldn't get a hold of the...
    Dewdrop034 Dewdrop034 41-45, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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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    She moved on and I feel sorry

    for you because she overlooked your flaws, your temper, your selfishness, your inability to love anyone but yourself.   She could have anyone in the world but she still chose you every time.  All you are now is a crease in...
    ImKeepinItReal ImKeepinItReal 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    In a few weeks the decree will be final.

    I has been such and intense emotional journey. Not one I ever thought I would take when I got married. But years changed us, and with time marriage became a prison, and a very uncomfortable one. For many years I chose to remain in this unhappy marriage, to be with my children...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 16 Responses 4 days ago

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    sadwife82 sadwife82 31-35, F Aug 11

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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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    I think I'm going to start.

    . Tales of the Newly Divorced Girl... Things I'm figuring out to do on my own.. Lol.. OK, so here's the deal: he always did the lawn work. I never thought twice about it (he also was lazy about lawn work so if I needed something more than cutting the grass, I hired someone...
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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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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    I don't really have any other place to process

    this, so I'll just do it here. This has got to be the craziest Rollercoaster of emotions I've ever experienced. When we finally made the decision, I fell apart. I was devastated. I wasn't ready. It was the right thing to do, but it killed me inside. Five years ago his...
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    earthlingcc11 earthlingcc11 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My ex as I like to call him

    even though we are still married just can't get enough of making me miserable. He assaulted me, then pulled a gun on the cops. All I wanted was to leave and get divorced. To be clear, I have NEVER laid a hand on him. He had never hurt me either. He was making me miserable...
    nurselife88 nurselife88 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Has anyone gone through a DivorceCare support

    group program? In the bulletin at church yesterday there was a notice that my church was going to offer it in September. I'm seriously thinking of signing up for it.
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 17

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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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    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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    Today has been a whirlwind

    and I feel emotionally drained, but thankful to have this day behind me. My husband's lawyer was supposed to have discovery items to my lawyer ten days ago. Last night, at 6:39pm she sent over the discovery that we asked for with a response to our proposed settlement agreement...
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 18

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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 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 :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Mar 31, 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 7 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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    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 41-45, M 8 Responses