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I Am Newly Separated

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    He was charged! I am

    so shocked. If you've read my posts you'll no my police officer husband assaulted me in February and my daughter saw. That was the last straw and I asked him to leave. Since I've done everything to beg him to give us another chance to the point where him going put on a date with...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2014

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    Not Sure...

    I spoke to a clergy member who said if perhaps I journaled that it would be helpful to me... being a guy to start off with talking about feelings is difficult... this is somewhat an extension to the original idea - perhaps something I say will have meaning for another person...
    Liminalghost Liminalghost 36-40, M 11 Responses May 23, 2010

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    I Didn't Want Him to Leave, Just to Love Me

    I know this is going to come off as "needy" or emotionally troubled, and maybe I am, but when my husband of 10 years left 3 weeks ago after a minor disagreement (not even a fight!) and didn't call of take my calls for two days, I was devastated. I think that's what he...
    sagegirl sagegirl 36-40, F 31 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    I am going through hell.

    My ex was taken away to the police for domestic abuse.I had 7 years of it.He was so controlling and manipulative. After time in jail and on bail he was found not guilty.I cannot blame police for not doing it the job properly, but thats what happend in my case. My ex partner had...
    sunshone sunshone 26-30, F 4 Responses May 18, 2014

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    I am newly separated with a daughter

    who is just turning a year old. The separation was not my choice, but I am trying hard to accept the space we need. I never thought I'd be in this position in my life, especially after all the obstacles we've overcome, including infertility. I miss my best friend, husband, and...
    dirami39 dirami39 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 8, 2014

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    My wife called me while I was away on travel

    for work because she wants me to move out. Things have been bad the last couple of years. There were faults on both sides, but no infidelity or beating or hiding money. My wife simply told me she shouldn't have said yes 17 years ago. I had gained weight. I have sleep apnea...
    barsalas barsalas 46-50, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Why Did I Get Married On My Birthday ! Lol

    I am hittin 37 today and today would have also been my 13 year anniversary. This is my first anniversary without her and its been tough. Honestly I am looking forward to the day ending and trying to get back to normal. I just pray for strength, courage, and hope. Best of luck to...
    Sodapopcur Sodapopcur 36-40, M 3 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    Update after last night assault.

    Police have been fab. Still not sure if there's a case but giving a detailed statement ( took 6hrs) made me see my life through others eyes. Also they were able to challenge a lot if what he's told me for year. I've realised several things today; I am a victim of domestic...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9, 2014

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    I am newly separated

    and have 2 children. My daughter is 14 and is doing fine with the separation. My son is 12 and is not fine. Right now I just left my place to take a walk after my son does his best to be so fresh and talk back. We have a 9 month old puppy who can be nippy he gets do angry when...
    Sassyblues Sassyblues 41-45, F 6 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    It has been nearly 2 months.

    His temper became too much and I ended up trying to get a protection order when I had to step between him and my 14 year old son. This happened day after I had an epidural shot put on my back. I had a herniated disc and bad sciatica. But, he did not seem to care. He would not...
    newdays123 newdays123 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    living in the same house

    but living separate lives till such time as we can work through the details without world war 3
    Loopylouise Loopylouise 36-40, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I see some posts on here in

    which the author says they're separated but they live in the same house. Help me understand that, please. How can two people be separated yet still live together? Sounds to me just like awkward family life and not separation. I'm not being judgmental. I want to understand in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 26

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    Between the drinking

    and drug use on his part, the constant neglect and then finally the cheating, it was time I kicked him out of the house. It wasn't good for me or our son. I miss him a lot to be quite honest, but I know it was the right decision.
    HalesBells91 HalesBells91 22-25 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    Ok I'm new to this and am looking

    for some advice. I met the love of my life a little over a year ago. Her name is Joanna and she is 33 years old from Greece. She moved to America with her Step Father, Mother and Step Brother when 16. Upon arrival the step father wasn't able to provide for the family being...
    cruzinfre5h cruzinfre5h 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 23

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    Life. It happens. And

    while we're fussing over the meaningless stuff, the real stuff is passing us by!!!
    justanotherbloke justanotherbloke 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2014

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    My husband and I have recently separated.

    He just decided abruptly over day (last month). That is was over, he's tired of pretending. That he wasted 15 years and wanted me to leave. It crushed me... I could have faught. I didn't because I agreed. He is begging for me to come back. I won't, and to keep myself busy. I...
    theophaneia theophaneia 31-35, F 2 Responses May 8

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    My wife is Bi-polar. Probably enough said

    for anyone who has been in such a relationship. We are married 25 years. The manic episodes first surfaced after my son was KIA in Iraq 8 years ago. I have always been faithful to her. Despite the fact that she has not I have tried tried to forgive and renew our marriage. It...
    Alanri2 Alanri2 56-60, M 3 Responses Apr 26

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    I've been separated for almost 4 months now.

    I never saw it coming. It was the shock of a lifetime, a cruel surprise. I thought everything was fine. Just two days before he left, I remember thinking I'd never been happier. Blindsided. Devastated. Crushed. Betrayed. Humiliated. Broken. The range of emotions I've...
    Ticia Ticia 26-30, F 1 Response May 21

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    wow, that was quick. we dated

    for 4 years, got engaged, got married, we got in a fight because she didnt want to have kids, we got divorced 5 days after we got married. what a *****. im still under 25, what do you expect me to do?
    JacobConnor911 JacobConnor911 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Ok so here it is, 2 weeks

    before Christmas my wife tells me she wants a divorce. Wow I am 25, 3 beautiful children and I'm getting divorced. I don't even know what to say or think. I tried to talk sense into her but she doesn't want to hear a word of it. Since then I have seen her maybe 2 or 3 times when...
    Kwreka89 Kwreka89 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I am so beside myself.

    Right now. It took me an hour to get dressed this morning. I was crying so hard. I don't know how I am going to get through another day without the only person that I have ever loved. I just do not understand what I did so horrible to deserve to hurt so damn bad. I've been...
    a11wayson a11wayson 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    this is the 6th time in five years

    that my husband out of the clear blue wants a divorce. There's a lot of details of course that goes into my story but I'm very heartbroken and I have no one to turn to and if you want to know more about my story just ask. I'm here to meet people that are going through the same...
    Phoenix311 Phoenix311 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    He left and I dream of him every night.

    Nothing romantic but he's there. I'm just so mad that I can't seem to let him go. I don't want to dream of him. He has already stolen so much if my peace. I dont sleep well either because I'm worried about what's to come. Please tell me it gets better.
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 2 Responses May 10

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    She Destroyed My Soul

    It's been about 45 hours since I found out. Exactly 4 days since the fuse was lit to the end of my life, as I know it. And now, I am newly, involuntarily, separated. Homeless, family-less, just less. The best years of my life are gone. I can't get those back to spend with...
    phatdog phatdog 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    Recently Seperated

    I have been with my husband since I was 18, together for 20years. He had an affair last year, but we worked through it, he promised never to hurt me like that again, so many promises made, recently found out he is still cheating with the same woman. He had stopped but started...
    Eeyore76 Eeyore76 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    I tell everyone I'm fine,

    I'm doing great, I put on a smile and go about my day. But deep down inside I am falling apart. From time to time I even convince myself, but when I'm alone and have nothing to occupy my attention the pain becomes all to real. To point where I can feel myself sliding into a deep...
    starrman92 starrman92 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My bf dumped me. We hv been on

    and off for 16 years, it's always I love him more. He always dumped me for new gals and even transmitted chlamydia to me. But I still love him, I still think he's a great person. I know that this time will be a real over between us. I'm devastated and hv insomnia. I can say that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 8

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    This is a new feeling

    for me. All of a sudden its my children and myself.... I never thought of myself as a single parent and I'm not complaining I love them! Its just so different day to day than with a spouse! Its an adjustment!
    metalmanme metalmanme 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 15

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    Heading toward divorce

    after 14 years...will it ever get easier...will I be happy again...will I ever be able to trust a man again...so many feelings and questions, don't know how to get through this
    stacyl1979 stacyl1979 36-40, F 1 Response May 23

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    Flip flopping... After our long talk over the

    weekend. He's texting me from work and trying to get me to sleep in the bed with him again. I feel like I need to hurt him over and over to get him to see, what we both already agreed on. This is so, very hard. Roller coaster of a marriage for years and now a roller coaster of...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 10, 2014

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    OK so this is my story.

    I lived with a guy for 15 years and then he just left. When he told me he was going, the first thing (actually the only thing really) I asked was, why? But he wouldn't give me an answer. We'd just bought our (supposedly) 'forever house' 18 months before. He was turning my life...
    QuietGirl78 QuietGirl78 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    So today was the first day in accepting the

    change in my life. It's not something I have control over but I have the control from here on out! I don't have much social life and that's gonna take some time to fix. But the friends I do have are there for me. New stage in life.
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 2 Responses Aug 7, 2014

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    I'm actually not separated yet.

    I'm about to initiate the process but I'm having so much difficulty dealing with the ramifications of this decision to leave my wife. It would be easier if we hated each other but we don't. In fact, she still loves me as she's always done. I've stopped loving her for a multitude...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 25

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    Finally settled into my new place!

    It is cozy and comfy and especially with my dog at my side....I am excited and have pangs of loneliness but I am excited for this new start!
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 1

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    I Left My Wife For A Woman I Love

    What's so wrong with that? Honestly, I understand the meaning of marraige but when it comes down to it, do you go through life as a zombie, staying with someone because you're comfortable, or do you make a move that makes both you and potentially your wife a lot happier on the...
    youareasoulyouhaveabody youareasoulyouhaveabody 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Feeling so heart broken,

    and devastated, lonely, my soulmate left me after 33years, thought I had a very strong marriage, but my husband felt something has died inside, he says he will always love me,and do anything for me, which he has 6 weeks down the line, but he is also like this with our children...
    tjb50 tjb50 46-50 5 Responses Feb 26

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    Still living in same house,

    but 1.5 months into separation and I am sleeping better and feel so much calmer and happier. Lots of changes ahead, but feeling optimistic! #batman!
    molly3493 molly3493 41-45, F May 23

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    I have been married to my husband

    for 5 years we have 2 children and one on the way. During our marriage he was unfaithful and had a son from his affair. I have gotten to the point where I can't see myself with him any longer. We are currently living in the same house but are separated in all sense of the word...
    BrokenHeartedoll BrokenHeartedoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 6

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    It seemed to happen so suddenly.

    But I guess I was in denial for the past couple of years. I was hoping that things would work themselves out and we would be back to being a happy couple and family. I want to think that there's still a chance to make it work. But she seems to have moved on.
    scrubbe scrubbe 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    I want to post in this group to ask a

    potentially controversial question. And I don't intend to stir any anger but I'm human and just want to hear from someone. 6 years ago I met a guy and 5.5 yrs ago we developed feelings for each other. He is married. Fast forward to now, him and his wife do want to separate but...
    sethlw sethlw 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    So, today marks one week of official separation

    although realistically, it has been over for years. We have been "going through the motions" of being married for a long time. It is difficult to finally label your marriage of 30 years as officially over. Now, I wonder 1) where do I go from here? 2) what does this really...
    Lindy0515 Lindy0515 46-50, F 4 Responses May 14

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    You said that you loved me

    You said I was beautiful You lied
    Bassdrumlife12 Bassdrumlife12 13-15, F Mar 10

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    My wife moved out of the house yesterday

    after 19.5 years. I love her with all my heart but she said that there's a block in her mind when it comes to me (she knows she loves me but doesn't feel it) ever since the memories and details of her abuse came back. Started drinking regularly after the death of my father and...
    broalmight44 broalmight44 41-45, M 3 Responses May 24

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    Not Quite. Even though I could be Socially

    Separate with daddy in one half. I am married at the same time with Kaku in my other half. I ownder if my bio dad was not Blind what else he could have would have should have trained me with? I am Thankful to my American sister- partner of Crime to trained me to be a Daddy-Kaku...
    peaboobs78 peaboobs78 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    'He Cheated, So Why Do I Feel Guilty?' Update

    Nearly six months now since separating after 24 years. After the initial feeling of devastation, I felt a sense of calm and happiness and wondered if that was just a phase, like some sort of mental coping mechanism. Well, I still feel genuinely happier! I think after so long...
    anewlifealone anewlifealone 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 26, 2013

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    Quotes That Help Me To Move On...

    It's not what you go through that defines you; you can't always help that. It's what you do AFTER you've gone through it that really tests who you are. Kwame Floyd
    erfra7 erfra7 46-50, M Sep 7, 2013

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