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I Am Happily Divorced

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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 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 9, 2012

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    Being single was hard at first

    but now its awesome.
    nowitsgood202 nowitsgood202 41-45, M 2 Responses May 15, 2014

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    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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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    soo happy and free! I felt like i was in a cage

    and now i can finaly fly like a bird. also really happy that i don't need to face my ex- mother in law!!! yuppyyyy!!!!
    balkanka balkanka 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2015

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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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    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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    I never thought there'd be

    such a thing & everyone kept telling me I'd end of in some women's refuge with 4 kids in tow. Well, in the nearly 2 years since I left the muppet I found a good job, put down a deposit on a house & bought a good family car. So much for the" nothing's worse than being a single...
    selina1986 selina1986 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 13

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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, 2014

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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 3 Responses May 17, 2014

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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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    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 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 24, 2014

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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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    I lost everything because

    if my wanting to make sure she was looked after.. now when I think about it I figure that if I had offed her when I first thought of it, I would be out of jail by now..lol
    theycallmepete theycallmepete 56-60, M 2 Responses Jan 13

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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 never thought these words would come from my

    me, but I am divorced and very happy! My divorce (probably the fastest ever) was started November 20th and finalized on December 24th! It wasn't the worst marriage, but we were both very miserable and he started cheating. We were together almost 20 years and have 3 wonderful...
    HappyCole HappyCole 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    Angelic456 Angelic456 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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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 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 20, 2014

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    I'm just starting this journey

    and hope to end up in a place where I feel I am happily divorced... I think we are going to be okay. Is it a mistake to move out before mediation starts? We already have a plan and agree on everything, we just are in the dark about all the details. I don't want the house, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 30, 2015

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    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F Oct 16, 2015

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    I am! My ex came tonight to move some

    furniture back to my place as he embarks on a new phase in his life: a new beginning/journey with a new person. Another shot at marriage and I hope the third is indeed a charm for him. As he was moving, his eyes were flooded with tears as he was talking to me. It's sad to see...
    Healthyhappylife Healthyhappylife 41-45 1 Response Oct 6, 2015

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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, 2014

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    My ex husband and I divorced

    because he wanted to be a woman. Apparently he was trans gendered and didn't bother telling me until we were married for two years. I guess it was something he was trying to keep it hidden not just from me, but from himself. He finally decided that's what he wanted and I think...
    starlee1 starlee1 31-35, F Oct 20, 2015

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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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    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 66-70, F 2 Responses Feb 10, 2012

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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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    It has been almost a year

    since I got divorced. My X has been relentless in the pursuit of causing problems. It was an emotional drain until I found the solution. For those of you getting divorced or already in this endless circle, here is my advice: Resolve to LOG EVERYTHING they do and THEN, take...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 4, 2015

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    it's been 4 months since I moved out.

    2 months since it was final. I am happy in the fact that I was right all along. I will never doubt myself again.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 27, 2015

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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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    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, 2014

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    I am a new member to Experience Project

    and thought my first post should be about something significant. Today my divorce was finalized and I am feeling a bunch of emotions. We were married for almost five years. Things started off great but we really lost each other within the last year or so. I also became tired of...
    AGreeneyedbutterfly80 AGreeneyedbutterfly80 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23, 2015

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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, 2014

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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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    Final D Day was friday.

    Monday, I got a great offer from a previous employer to return. Tuesday, I quit my job. i start back at my old company in September. Im thrilled. the staff is the best crew I've ever worked with and the pay is phenomenal. AND i love my job. Today, I found a super nice...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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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 3 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    ...and then happily remarried!

    (to a different person - for clarification)....
    sowerbys sowerbys 51-55, M 4 Responses May 25, 2014

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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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    Happy Isn't

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

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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 6 Responses Aug 23, 2007

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