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I Am Happily Divorced

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    I Am Happy With Who I Am Without Him

    I was married for almost 20 years, but the first 10 or so weren't bad. We got married young. I left my parents home for a home I shared with my husband. Within the first few years we had 2 kids. My whole life became about being the best wife and mother I could be. I lost sight of...
    laurel890 laurel890 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 24, 2012

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    Happy Despite Divorce...

    Does that count? If I could turn back the clock and somehow save it I would. Although I have comfort in a genuine belief that I did everything I could. I can't say I'm happy to be divorced, but I can see too legitimate paths to happiness and am gaining comfort with this one...
    tidho tidho 36-40, M 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    Happy Isn't

    the word for it!  
    Opalina Opalina 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 27, 2009

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    All In The Name Of God

    I have been divorced for one year. Everyone said that things would get better and they did. I met a man who talked alot about God and serving God. His house is being foreclosed and he seemed to take it in stride. I thought this was a great man to meet! We have been seeing each...
    deborahtolbert54 deborahtolbert54 56-60 1 Response Jan 13, 2013

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    Divorced Him

    My ex-husband Thomas was terrible, He was mean to me and bad to our three children. We married July 15th, 1994. I was 18 years, 5 mo and he was 18 years 1 mo. The reason we married so young was because our little surprise was my oldest daughter Jessica was born November 3rd, 1993...
    AshleighDallas AshleighDallas 36-40, F Aug 12, 2012

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    It's Done

    It's five months now since my divorce became final. It was uneventful and very mature. Seems my X was as eager to end the marriage as I was. He just didn't have the guts to do it himself!Both of us are focused on giving a stable environment for my son. So we work together. There...
    eternalhope eternalhope 36-40, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    He's One Of My Best Friends

    Young & dumb and full of spite. The whole situation was toxic on so many levels but, we always loved each other, and we both knew that because of this, a future together was doubtful. We tried, but dIvorcing was the very best thing for both of us. He is one of my best friends now...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 70+, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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    :)

    I was recently at a women's show walking through the exhibition center, checking out all the booths and listening to various people trying to sell their products. Walking down one aisle, a lady standing in front of a booth advertising misty river introductions asked me if I was...
    reveur reveur 46-50, F Nov 12, 2012

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    A Last Tango

    My wife Renia, 18 years my senior, and I had been lovers for nearly ten years. She took my virginity back then and we started a relationship ever since. When we were younger our relationship was quite liberal and we could have sex with others if we wanted, Renia herself was in a...
    thomaswayne thomaswayne 26-30, M Jun 16, 2012

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    I had my first boyfriend

    when I was 16. We met each other at church and we also attended the same high school. He was a year older than me so he graduated from high school and left for college. Although far, we continued a long distance relationship. I was his 3rd girlfriend and he was my first. I...
    leimomo leimomo 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Some Days...

    Most of the time I know I made the right decision by leaving him. He's a good man with a great career although he's rather boring and quite selfish. He made me feel like I was his possession and not his partner and toward the end I felt like he was getting bored with me. I loved...
    SillyBobbi SillyBobbi 36-40, F 3 Responses May 30, 2010

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    Until Death Do You Part..

    I remember the excitement and the joy that filled my being that day as we stood in front of our friend and family. Holding tightly to each others hands as we both vowed to be together in sickness and health, richer or poorer and all of the promises made to one another, before God...
    FightingDawn FightingDawn 31-35, F Aug 25, 2013

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    Survivor

    My ex husband was abusive and controlling. I think he was a psychopath. The day he hit me was the last straw so I gave him a good fist in the jaw and a boot in his behind and kicked him out. It's been 2 years now and I'm loving life! I have a wonderful fiance who treats me with...
    ReginaForbes ReginaForbes 26-30, F Oct 21, 2011

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    I Miss My Ex Wife.

    I miss my ex wife. I separated from her just under 6 months ago, and divorced her about 3 months ago. I miss her terribly. I did leave her. i'm not even saying I want her back / want to be married to her. I just miss her. I miss her laugh, her mannerisms, her strength of...
    Hoofdpijn Hoofdpijn 22-25, M 5 Responses Jul 29, 2013

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    Alright, I'll Share...

    Do you want the short version?  The long version is rather... well, long... When I was 21, I married one of my closest and best friends in a small ceremony in my pastor's office.  We had been tighter than tight as friends for 8 years, dated for 2 (which brings the...
    Happiness Happiness 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26, 2008

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    Getting divorced was one of the best things to

    ever happen to me. It seemed horrible at the time, but looking back, I'm so glad he walked out. I finally got the courage to ask for the help I needed to learn to love myself. Get some self esteem, learn I have value, and stand up for myself. I took a leap and moved to a...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Serene Independence

    I entered the wonderful world of single living about 4 years ago. I entered it kicking and screaming after crying myself to sleep for almost a year when my ex decided he wanted to be 25 again and we were divorced after 20 years in the blink of an eye. It was such a traumatic...
    exinthecity exinthecity 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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    WHAT Was I Thinking!

    I married a man who cannot take responsibility for his actions.  It is always someone elses fault that he got fired, got demoted, flunked out of school, etc.  I thought I could improve his mindset but instead I became like him more and more each day of our 9 yr marriage...
    literarychick10 literarychick10 31-35 2 Responses Aug 27, 2008

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    Divorced Due to His Drug Habits

    I am a happily divorced woman.  I met my ex husband when I was 19, we started dating when my oldest son was 10 months old.  Married within 5 months (big mistake, as I did not know him).  I was married and pregnant within a year.  After numberous times of...
    hockeymomof4 hockeymomof4 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 20, 2008

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    Better Late Than Never.

    I never thought that I will be happy when he divorced me. In our culture, marriage is some what sacred. In my family, nobody get a divorce regardless of anything. They will work an problem out. Most of my siblings live not far from my parents. My parents do not have an ideal...
    sanimine sanimine 36-40 1 Response Dec 3, 2011

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    Without a doubt in my life, I have married the love of my life. We have been happily married for 12 years now. He is everything I am not. We both compliment each other in...
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    I am very happily married and engaged in an open marriage. Both my husband and I love having sex with other couples. We usually get together on weekends for swimming, sunbathing...
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    I am very happily married for four years. We have three beautiful biracial babies.
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    My parents are divorced and I live with my mom and my older brother. My mom obviously loves my brother more and he gets whatever he wants but if I ask for anything she screams at...
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I am thinking about divorcing my second husband but I am afraid of the stigma attached to being divorced twice. I worry about how it will affect me and my grown children to know...
    Christmas87 Christmas87 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Recently divorced from a wife who cheated on me for years. Met a lady online who sadly lived a long ways away. We became very good friends...because she lived so far away I knew we...
    ParamedicJohn ParamedicJohn 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    My parents got divorced a few years ago and I want them to be happy, but it's not easy to watch my parents date other people. Recently my mom started seeing a man who had a 19 year...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    98% of the time, my parents splitting is a good thing. But sometimes it's bad. My dad has a really bad temper and has harmed my brothers and my mom. I don't know why he hasn't...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I'm 30 and recently divorced. My ex was verbally, emotionally and somewhat physically abusive. At the same time, he was my best friend. We were together for 10 years and married...
    sdp11983 sdp11983 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I have been married since I was 21. I am very happy and always have been and will be. I love my man more than any one on earth. He is a great compliment in my life.
    barbaratownsend barbaratownsend 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It wasn't always this way. I hid my alter ego from my wife for 25 years of marraige. Then one night she said she thought I was having an affair with another woman and I just...
    Bobbi2141 Bobbi2141 61-65, T 14 Responses Mar 24

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    I'm happier than I've ever been in my marriage. Things are really looking up. It's the best feeling and the biggest blessing when two people want nothing but to love one another...
    Youngandfree90 Youngandfree90 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    Last we I started physical therapy in a pool. Its been rough but wonderful. The only negative is I find myself running for caffeine after. Old habits die hard. I found that regular...
    Quita4315 Quita4315 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    I couldn't be happier in my marriage. I love my husband so much, and I would do anything in the world for him. He is my rock. Plus he is extremely sexy. ;)
    Alexicutie Alexicutie 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I want nothing to do with parenthood. I've known this since I was twelve years old and my mind hasn't wavered since. If I could find a romantic partner who was also childfree, I'd...
    BelleofApril BelleofApril 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    It still boggles my mind why people stay in an miserable marriage or relationship. I don't even consider that, if it were me, that I would be concerned with my own happiness, but I...
    ApollosMuse ApollosMuse 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 4

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    This weekend we celebrated our First Year Anniversary. My husband and I had the best weekend ever. On Saturday after we made love, we had a nice dinner and amazing time together...
    lovedandadored lovedandadored 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I have been married for 2 1/2 years and love my husband very much. We have great chemistry together in and out of bed. We have twin sons age 2. I am off the pill now and trying...
    boobsandbrains boobsandbrains 22-25, F 9 Responses Apr 9

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    I am a very happy married wife and mom of two and one in my belly.
    ebonynbill ebonynbill 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Divorce in snohomish county in washington stateAny recommendations? Domestic violence and a no contact protection order are involved. Me (wife) is working at $13/hr and has less...
    cestlavie14 cestlavie14 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My now ex wife and I dated for 5 years and eventually got married when we were 18.Everything seemed great she attended USC while I ended up having to move away for a bit just so I...
    P24TY P24TY 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I want to move in with my dad but my mom doesn't want me to. Does anyone have any good arguments I could use?
    anonymous552 anonymous552 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    It was a long time coming. 20 years of lies, mind games, cheating. I was the one always forgiving and forgiving. Until last September I felt I was going to go crazy, because in...
    bluelady23 bluelady23 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I swear everyday I wonder why does this have to hurt so bad, I mean we fell in love we weren't supposed to be like our parents and now here we are not even able to be in the same...
    rox345 rox345 31-35, F Apr 3

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    I'm having really bad family problems and I have no where to turn.. I can't deal with my parents and who they're with anymore I don't know what to do. it's like I have no parents...
    giannaxo giannaxo 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    As a child, I remember witnessing the separation of my parents, not sure how old I was, too small to have seen that. There was a big fight, brutal, stabbing and yelling going and I...
    MarioPm MarioPm 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    This is a little harder then I thought.... A few years ago when I first joined this site I made the mistake of doing what I usually do in the real world...which is pretend like...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    My parents never got married but they did date as teenagers but my dad was a player bad lived with my now step mother And dated more than one chick at a time my mom got tired of...
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 6

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    Well no not happy at all my dad went to prison my mom moved on again had her last child my dad got of prison and got back with my step mom I think that if my mom wanted him back he...
    Reynastaxx Reynastaxx 26-30, F Apr 6

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    I looked out of the window, The darkness outside has now become my life. I thought of happier times when we used to play, laugh and talk as one. Oh, how I miss those days. Another...
    vit1234 vit1234 13-15, M Apr 8

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    Is there a light at the end of the tunnel after divorce?
    putyourrecordson putyourrecordson 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9