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I Am Getting a Divorce

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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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    jamiacc11 jamiacc11 26-30, F Jun 15

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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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    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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    I'm suffering quite a bit.

    I cry every day. I am so worried that no one will love me in the future. I am doing good by continuing to go to work, but once I am alone, I feel like I fall apart. I pray to God for help daily. My therapist says I'm not ready for a new relationship because I am still so...
    sheepysleepy sheepysleepy 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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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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    dontgitbit dontgitbit 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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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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    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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    Another painful night of talking.

    He finally said he's ready to let me go. He said he'll move out this weekend. It feels like this is what I've been working towards for the past 6 months. It was still hard and emotional, but today I feel my energy returning. I feel my motivation coming back. I feel hopeful again...
    allycatii allycatii 36-40, F 45 Responses Feb 5

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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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    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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    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 so confused. He told me he didn't want to

    be alone anymore. I'm right here how can you be alone? I'm trying to talk to him and do things with him. He seems interested and then turns around and won't. I can't handle the mood swings anymore. Either be with me or get the divorce because this is killing me. He wanted...
    isolatedgirl77 isolatedgirl77 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Last night was the last night under the same

    roof as my wife. I am clearing out for the weekend so that her friends can come and move her and my daughters out. When I come home Sunday, everybody will be gone. Then it's time to sell the house and find a place t olive close to them. While I will miss having my daughters...
    DeepXP DeepXP 36-40 2 Responses Jun 12

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ~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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    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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    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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    I have survived another night without him.

    Sometimes I feel confused about what I really want now. I still want that passion. Someone to kiss my wound and not look at the scar. Fill the hole of it with love. The problem is I often look at the scar myself. Nothing hurts as much as a "used to be "a good memory. The other...
    thoughtfulheart thoughtfulheart 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 a week ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    today is the big day!

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

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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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    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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