Post

I Am Happily Divorced

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 200 People

    My Marital Status

    has been the concern of a few people...my daughter said i was past the national average in years...you see, i made her take that family and marriage class in college so she was getting back at me...i had excuse after excuse but the true confession is that i am afraid..afraid of...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 8 Responses Jan 9, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Happy Isn't

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    And Will Stay That Way Until

    I become happily married. I married my high school sweetheart. we met in jr. high and i was 1.5 yrs older than him. We were definitely soulmates at the time.. but he had a darkside that i did not see. maybe I saw it and did not understand it..whenever anything serious came...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 8, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Is this even possible?

    Happily divorced? Can that truly happen? I am dealing with the slow process right now and it's like taking off a huge band-aid way too slow, way too soon. I thought that I could handle this. We are pretty civil, but the closer we get to finalizing the more I feel a depression...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Final As Of 1/16/13

    My divorce was finalized today and I couldn't be happier. It's been a long frustrating ride, and I'm ready to get off that train.
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 16, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I recently separated.

    I'm happy I decided to move out of this unhappy marriage. It's been 6 months, and I do not regret my decision to move out at all. I just can't imagine growing older and having kids with my ex, which really tells me that there is no other way but move on with my life. But...
    Emily712 Emily712 31-35, F 2 Responses May 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    ...and then happily remarried!

    (to a different person - for clarification)....
    sowerbys sowerbys 46-50, M 4 Responses May 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Email Hacking And A Divorce Victory

    Careful, much of this is illegal now. I've been divorced for about 15 years. After 18 years of marriage I caught my wife in an affair, not by using electronic snooping but simply going through her closet. She blamed it on her alcoholism, begged for anothre chance and went into...
    cebexp cebexp 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Being single was hard at first

    but now its awesome.
    nowitsgood202 nowitsgood202 41-45, M 2 Responses May 15

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 1 Response Aug 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    :)

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In November 2000 I took my two younger children,

    then ages 6&8 from Arizona to Mexico and flew home to Spain with them. After 11 years of marriage I was done with their mother and I damn sure wasn't leaving them to feel 2nd class next to our 10 year old who my ex worshiped. Between Mexico&Spain I called an attorney to hammer...
    DiscePati DiscePati 41-45, M Jun 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Finally .... it's been 4 years in the making.

    Lots of bumps in the road on the way. And now, after 34 years .... I'm divorced. A single woman. And happy about it. My ex is clearly happy too, since he's already engaged. I wish him happiness. The ending was amicable. We're probably better friends than most...
    Annikka Annikka 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    It sounds a little strange to say "happily"

    because going through my divorce was the most heartbreaking, unhappy time of my life! It was like falling into a bottomless pit of negative, heart ripping emotions. I can remember when I would wake up in the morning feeling that things were just not right - I was supposed to...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 6

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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...
    iEPeace iEPeace 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    A little background info, I'm just turned 15 and my parents have been divorced since I was 5 and my little brother was 2 years old. The condensed past from my perspective: It's...
    illlivehappily illlivehappily 13-15, F Jul 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today I found out that my dad was having an affair with my stepmom who I like before my parents got divorced. I was 8 when my parents got divorced and in my stepmoms old picture...
    boba729 boba729 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents divorced when I was six years old. I don't remember much of it and it hasn't affected me at all. There is one brief memory I have of my brother and I playing with a...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 2 years old my parents got a divorce. When I was about 4 we (me and my 2 older sisters) would fly up to Florida twice a year to see my dad because, once the divorce was...
    gar106 gar106 13-15, F Aug 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was happily in Ann Arbor, Michigan, in the middle of June 2014. Our wedding was three weeks after I graduated from the University of Michigan. Both my husband and I are now...
    pregnantbride pregnantbride 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My life started before I was born. My parents got married. A few years later my dad started cheating on my mom. She got pregnant with me. Once she was pregnant, she found out that...
    messedup123 messedup123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My dad just divorced With anorher girlfriend wiich he was married again and dicorced after one year And NOW he just got AGAIN another girlfriend and i hate her she gots also two...
    vit1234 vit1234 16-17, M Aug 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Don't get me wrong, I am SO glad I divorced and 99% of my life is immensely better, but one part isn't...my own personal life. Well, it is better than it was when I was married...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My parents divorced when I was 8
    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M Aug 13

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I would like to explain my situation but it would be even more helpful if children of divorced parents can give their input. I will give the facts as the children know and be...
    bobbyzp1 bobbyzp1 31-35, M Aug 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Your really lucky if your parents aren't divorced.
    somebodysheartbrake somebodysheartbrake 13-15, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My stories a bit different I guess. My parents divorced when my mother was pregnant with me, their 3rd child in 3 years. I have never known anything different than them being apart...
    atdel89 atdel89 22-25, F 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Divorced for 5 years now I thought he was the one but i was wrong! There will always be someone better out there though. :( :)
    msjuliegot32d msjuliegot32d 41-45, F 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    hehehe beat her to it <3 okay so i asked her out in the most dorky way possible. xD wow i'm a loser. but im her loser now hehe <3 i know your going to see this babe because...
    xxxalyssabrownxxx xxxalyssabrownxxx 13-15, F Jul 23

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am taken by a guy who was my best friend.
    princess5678 princess5678 13-15 Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I want a Fairy Tale love story. I want the endless love and crazy memories. My prince charming won't be perfect and I don't want him to be. I want someone to romance me like Henry...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I look at experiences of these "other wonen" and they don't understand what they're doing.. I love my Ryan and nobody else because that's how a relationship works, period. Rant...
    Lyka77 Lyka77 22-25, M Jul 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Old picture but this is my absolutely perfectly amazing boyfriend! 😍😍😍😍😍❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️
    AhmaniFree AhmaniFree 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My wife and I have been married for almost 12 years. We have had struggles, but are happy, nonetheless. However, since menopause, she has lost interest in intimacy, which I really...
    Boatdock61 Boatdock61 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My hubby just left for Montana this morning to work. I'm sad and I already miss him. I don't even know when I'll see him again :( Until then my daughter and I have to stay with a...
    Rzrbldksss81 Rzrbldksss81 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 2