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I Am Happily Divorced

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 206 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...and then happily remarried!

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Jul 29, 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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    I made the mistake of getting married at 20

    because I was given an ultimatum. I'm glad that I went through it though because it helped me grow and learn very valuable life lessons. The day my divorce was finalized was a very happy day for me, I smiled all the way home!!!!
    laurap432 laurap432 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 20

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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 am single however..

    ..dude gotta be separated or divorced...open marriage don't work with a hacking stupid controlling ***** involved..it never works....
    neverswingwithbitches neverswingwithbitches 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 7

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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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    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 2 Responses May 25, 2012

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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 2 Responses Jun 8

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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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    I was married for 13 years.

    My ex was nice for the first 10 years, then she had a personality change. She admitted she was a b-tch, and she said she was "tired of hiding it".
    Ernie14 Ernie14 51-55, M Nov 15

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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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    Being single was hard at first

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

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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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    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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    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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    Happy Isn't

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

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    HAPPILY MARRIED & A CHRISTIAN So do us both a favor and don't message me, asking me what I'm wearing or for pictures or what I'm "into". I'm here to chat with like minded people...
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    I'm happily taken!!! just here looking for friends and nothing more. wish people would understand that
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    Their not actually divorced just spilt up because they never got married, and that Dosent mean I was born by accident in just a quick fling or something, they got together and...
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    nothing like Thanksgiving family gathering to make you feel like the odd man out. yes I'm 24 and childfree, no I do not get the cozy feeling women get when they see small children...
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    How come society makes us feel bad for thinking out the box when all the time it's made up to control us. Come play at secreterotica . com it's sexy, fun the groups and library are...
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    I have been married to the same man for just over 14 years. He's the only man I have ever been married to and vice versa. We have two beautiful daughters. My oldest came to me...
    warden2000 warden2000 31-35, F 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I'm not married yet, but people have always made comments about me and my Boyfriend being "ghetto married" lol.
    MeowOnMe MeowOnMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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