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I Am Happily Divorced

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    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

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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 2 Responses Jan 13, 2013

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    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

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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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    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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    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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    Being single was hard at first

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

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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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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    :)

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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

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    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

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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 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

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    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 chanceĀ and went into...
    cebexp cebexp 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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

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    ...and then happily remarried!

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

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    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

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    the years have passed on by.I went into a marriage with open arms and great anticipation of happily ever after.What I got was two wonderful children which I raised alone as a...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Aug 24

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    I have been divorced since 1995 and have tried to move on. I am happily married and my kids are grown. The problem is my Ex is so evil and has planted ideas that aren't true in our...
    bonniek56 bonniek56 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I'm a young married wife. My husband and I were happily together just last month we took a trip home to Miami Florida after a year and a half not being home. We don't own a home...
    itspinky18 itspinky18 18-21, F Aug 25

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    I have been divorced since December 2010. Separated before that...August 2009. I should have filed for divorce first...but I wanted the marriage to work..so I filed for legal...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was married for five years and had two children in that time. While ignoring or suppressing my attraction to other guys, but I couldn't do it anymore and told my wife who then...
    zsmith1985 zsmith1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    my parents divorced when i was three they both found other people when i was five and eight years later my mom divorced again but its okay he was an *** and we're better off on our...
    kkkeeennnzzz kkkeeennnzzz 13-15, F Sep 4

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    I once heard a preacher say that if he was God he would get the perfect man and perfect woman and put them together and allow them to live happily ever after. However, he then said...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I am happily married to my husband but I also have a girlfriend who I am completely in love with.
    sftbllstar16 sftbllstar16 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    Ok , this is the 3rd time I'm writing this . I am happily taken . I am not here to relieve anybody's needs . I enjoy talking to good ppl with good intentions . I enjoy sharing...
    NoOne35 NoOne35 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My parents divorced when I was 3 and my dad left to another country. It's only hitting me now, 12 years later, the feeling of rejection. The feeling of being unwanted. It hurts and...
    kellykolesky kellykolesky 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I don't have divorced parents yet, but they are in the middle of doing so. I am 13 and it's so hard for me to watch fight after fight. I just sit there trying my hardest not to...
    Avreyxo Avreyxo 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 30

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    This is my second divorce. It was finalized this past Wednesday. I'm very disappointed in the whole idea of love right now. After giving one hundred percent to both wives, I find...
    NMBtruth1 NMBtruth1 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    Only 2 months to go till we've been legally separated for 12 months and able to file for divorce. I can't wait to be able to put that mistake behind me. I don't know any other...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Tonight I am very deeply depressed... everything is catching up to me. I have been through a bankruptcy, my wife has divorced me, my Mother and Sister are estranged from me, I need...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I know it doesn't seem like a big deal. Everyones parents are divorced nowadays right? I live with my mom, and about a thirty second walking distance from the rest of my maternal...
    looloo55 looloo55 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 15

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    Wife had an affair, moved in with him divorced me married him in 8 weeks
    mudguppy mudguppy 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    And there it is.. The phrase that moves me into the next phase of my life ultimately closing several chapters in my story. October 8, 2005 was when I said my vows before God and...
    Better32 Better32 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Yes! Yes I am!
    TrippingKitty TrippingKitty 26-30 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I love this experience group, not only because I cherish my husband, but because too many of us complain about our husbands. Certainly, my marriage has experienced its ups and...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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