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I Am Getting a Divorce

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    So he left Tuesday...

    . what a long week this has been for both me and our children. Lots of tears, hugs and behaviour issues. It's the hardest thing I have ever had to deal with. He has come to see the kids almost everyday which is more than he has seen them in months. We can't really speak when he...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 29

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    Day 7.... As we head in to the weekend.

    .. his first solo weekend with the kids I am a wreck. How do I spend time away from my children. How do I get used to this? I'm alone in my thoughts.... I can't let this destroy me. I need to use this time to become strong to find the inner me. But for this very moment I miss...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 9

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    Good news? I think it's over.

    In true lawyer fashion, mine just called me at 5:00 PM (on Friday) to tell me I have to be at court for the final hearing first thing Monday morning. I'll be glad to get this over with. It was an excruciating process. The guilt, the sadness, the effects on my kids...
    DefineItFromNow DefineItFromNow 41-45, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Divorce is hard. Missing your kids is by far

    the hardest. Even the constant sibling fighting is hard. I'm learning to live with the loneliness. The quietness of the night. I began to drink to deal with the isolation of my cell. Not the solution. It will get better. Be positive , say my prayers. Hope God will...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Day three in my apartment.

    Cooked for myself for the first time. I'm learning to date myself and love myself again. It's taking some adjusting but I am strong. I'm also an amazing cook!!!!!!
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Some days my emotions are easier to control

    than others. Tonight was not one of them. Missing my kids immensely. I miss having a family. Drank way too much to hide from my own demons. My own sadness hurt and anguish. Upset my muse...... Wasn't thinking straight. Frustrated with myself
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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 31-35 215 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    I've concluded today

    that quitting smoking is harder than quitting my STBX. Darn. Will try again tomorrow.
    GrantGeek GrantGeek 46-50, F 12 Responses Sep 10, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Mar 5, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jul 18, 2015

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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 Mar 21, 2015

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    Today I move into my own apartment.

    Restart my life all over again. A lot of emotions going thru me. Some are suppressed some are held back. Terrified and scared. Mixed with happy. I feel like a Christmas tree mixed in emotions
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 9 Responses Jan 29

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    The grass is always greener on the other side,

    because it's fertilized with bullshit 😂
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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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 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    I realize now that I am grieving.

    Not so much my wife or my marriage but missing my kids. Dumb things like finding someone didn't close the cereal bag. Silverware on the floor. Cloths everywhere. These things gave my life intense meaning and purpose. Then one day, it all vanishes..... You miss asking your...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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, 2015

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    Moved out of the house today with the little

    one. Its strange because I am not as upset leaving my partner behind. But I am very heartbroken leaving my marital home which holds lots of goals, plans for learning and striving, dreams of growing. It is my safe haven. Having to leave is hard but having to start over is harder...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 31

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    Missing my kids more

    than anything ....
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    I haven't written in a bit.

    I am settling into life without him here. I am still having really hard days. It's the loneliness that kills me. I have taken a few really big steps. Looks like I am going back to school. Positivity is a must. Negativity gets me no where. I have to be happy she has him and...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just realised that the divorce letter I sent

    a few days ago had no stamp. In that haste to get to the post box and being in tears, I wasn't thinking so clearly. How silly. Now I have to write up a new one to get my case open again. I have a supportive family though. My brother printed a new set of forms and placed it on...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    Now my best friend's wife is asking

    for a divorce. She is like horrible to him. Broke every door in his house. I don't know why he and I picked such abusive women. If I ever have a woman hurt me physically again I am leaving. I won't ever let someone treat me like that. He needs to do the same and get...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day 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 79 Responses Sep 5, 2008

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    Well he finally said it.

    Years of rejection, emotional abuse he finally said it. We have young children... I'm terrified... The future is uncertain.... I am a mess.... But I have hope.... Hope of being happy and loved and cherished. In the end holding it together for your kids isn't enough...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 2

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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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    My heart hurts my soul aches.

    I feel like a flower being wrenched from the ground. Its roots dripping with dirt that intertwine the other flower next to it.. I miss having someone to love...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 3

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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 Aug 28, 2015

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    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M a week ago

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    The last year and a half have been a daily

    struggle. I've been separated from my wife for nearly a year now. She's moved on with her new boyfriend. We were only married in Jan 2014, but the fact that all control was taken from me makes it hard to accept things and move on. Having a three year old daughter with me half of...
    IsaacfromSC IsaacfromSC 26-30, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    today is the big day!

    !!!!! Yay!!!!!
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 14 Responses Dec 12, 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 14 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 13 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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    I asked for half of the dishes,

    what I got was most of the junk items from the kitchen. I thought about it for a minute but then realIzed I was being selfish. I realize that God doesn't always give you the things that you want. He gives you what you need to get by. When I stopped myself from being angry I...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just signed a contract on a house

    that will be all my own! I am looking forward to this new independence! My spouse and I have been married for almost 20 years and have three wonderful kiddos but we both know it's time for us to live apart. It is truly a bittersweet time as I look forward to my future yet...
    Islamujer Islamujer 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    Day 10.... He has been leaving the house lots.

    Not really telling me where he is going but leaving and not home till after work. My mind races at the idea he may be seeing someone else. It's hard to shut those thoughts off. Needless to say I finally gave in and called the doctor he wants to see me next week. Likely I will...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 11 Responses Jan 14

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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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    ???? Don't know where I left off.

    He admitted he slept with her and now he is moving out this week. It all came crashing down very fast. Emotionally I am in a place that scares me. It's very hard. Nothing could prepare me for how I feel...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 8 Responses Jan 24

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    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    It's been a week now

    since I moved into my apartment. The first thing I've noticed is my utter loneliness. I feel like the guy from the Martian planting potatoes on another planet. As funny as it sounds I find it ironic that I am now talking to myself. When I eat dinner I hear the cars on the...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 8 Responses Feb 3

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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 10 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    He is packing for his exit tomorrow.

    The min he walks out life changes forever. I'm scared.... But a small part of me is beginning to realize I deserve more... There is hope... Hope for new beginnings, adventures and happiness. Its been years since we have been normal. Life has to go on.... No matter what it...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 25

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    Moving into my man-partment I started to feel

    sorry for myself then I quickly stopped because you know how many men are out there in abusive relationships like mine was. I have the will power and the courage to change. I am so proud of myself!!!!!
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 8 Responses Jan 29

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    It's been two weeks since he walked out of the

    house. Two weeks since I have been a single mom... although if you ask people who are close to me I have been a single mom for much longer. It's just different that he's not here at all. I have had some really hard days. I've cried and screamed. Blamed myself for everything. I...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    Lots of crying alone tonight with the little

    one by my side. This is the last straw I tell myself of the shouting and the physical violence. I can't destroy the little one's innocence watching our heatedness. I took the already written divorce papers I prepared so many months ago from my drawer and went out in haste to...
    majesticsea majesticsea 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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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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