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I Am Happily Divorced

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Happy Isn't

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

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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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    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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    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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    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 want to divorce my husband

    but i am too weak to do so.Firstly because our son is attached to him secondly he has become financially successful.I sacrificied my career and moved with him to other locations in other words he became a man easy to love financially.We are not in love,he treats me like a...
    kimlife kimlife 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 21

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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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    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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    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'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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...and then happily remarried!

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

    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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    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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    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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    Being single was hard at first

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

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I knew that I wasn't crazy. I asked him if he was seeing someone else and he just kept lying to me and trying to make me feel crazy. I found proof today and even though it tore me...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    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 2 days ago

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    I am very happily married as a wife and mom. I know my husband is very happily married as well to me. We are a great match.
    vickianderson69 vickianderson69 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My parents divorced when I was 3. My grandparents also divorced and I hope I either get it right the first time... if you know what I mean, or never marry. This is definitely not a...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am finally divorced. I didn't want the divorce, and I didn't want to be a doormat either. I love my ex husband or at least the man that I thought he was. How can a person say...
    ShineAndRise ShineAndRise 31-35 3 Responses Jul 10

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    When I was around 11- 12 my parents told me and my three years younger sister the were going to seperate. I have never cried more than I did that day. But I am kind of glad they...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 16-17, F Jul 12

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    I'm about to move into college as a freshman so the whole thing is a new experience. The major issue is that my parents' are divorced. But not like regular divorced parents.. They...
    Msun109 Msun109 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    My parents are getting divorced. It may sound strange but from the very beginning I supported the idea coz they're just too different and they haven't been happy for quite some...
    Pulaila Pulaila 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am very happily married. I married my childhood sweetheart. I have had kids out of our marriage and my husband is fine with that. In fact, he encouraged me a few times to get...
    momathercomputer momathercomputer 41-45, F 21 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm happy to get to know new friends. And I'm happily married so creeps stay away.
    lindahe lindahe 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I am a very happily married wife and mom. I have been married for 23 years now and have 7 kids from our marriage. We have a great marriage and work at it every day. Even after...
    nudistfamilyonbeach nudistfamilyonbeach 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Why does this happen whether the spouse likes it or not? It wasn't my decision, but I can't stop it no matter what research I forward to him. I cannot fathom the idea of the...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Having divorced parents since the age of 4-5 has definitely made a major impact in my life. I know some people act like its no big deal but it really is. Some people get lucky...
    Baswieg Baswieg 13-15, M 1 Response Jun 26

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    My parents divorced when I was 6 years old and it honestly has affected my life. my dad will come over once a month to see us but as soon as my mum answer the door it's world war...
    Shonaa98 Shonaa98 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 27

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    So here is the thing, my parents got divorced few months ago and i live with my mother, also with my little bros 9 and 7. About their divorce they agreed that the fortune of our...
    dioaj dioaj 16-17, M 1 Response Jun 28

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    Even though my parents have been divorced for 8 years, it still hurts when they fight.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Luckily, I have had it a lot better than most kids with divorced parents. My parents are still friends, I get to see them whenever I want, plus double holidays!
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Money does something to people, it changes them. I saw my family break apart piece by piece because of it. It was Not even greed. My family owned a small restaurant and it didn't...
    tommyfung tommyfung 16-17, M Jul 5

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    My parents just divorced around September and honestly I couldn't care less. It only bothers me because of why they did it. Apparently my mom cheated on my dad, with a guy that my...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5