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I Am Newly Separated

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    I Am 34 Years Old And Single Again After Being Married For 8 Years... - this sounds odd... I often feel lost because now I am on my own, as before I was used to do "couples stuff...
    devilwife devilwife 31-35, F 11 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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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...
    sagegirl sagegirl 36-40, F 30 Responses Sep 12, 2008

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    So today is my anniversary but we are separated, second one in a roll my husband and I haven't celebrated. To be honest I wasn't really looking forward to this day, it started off...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F Mar 20

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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...
    Sodapopcur Sodapopcur 36-40, M 4 Responses Oct 6, 2013

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    So I randomly receive a message from the hubby saying this: "IDK how 2 be ur friend. It's hard cuz I do care but because I don't care 4 u like a husband should love a wife is not...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    The Packing, The Cleaning, The Retrospectives - Thinking back, looking back at old stuff, now filtered thru a gauze of forgotten arguments and with only now-dulled senses of the...
    BrainiumCranium BrainiumCranium 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 12, 2012

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    What do women want. Gave 28yrs of faithfulness good jobs, two when i needed to. Good father, no abuse, no drinking and still here I am alone for the first time in 30yrs???? Cause...
    mark664 mark664 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Feeling worried today. I'm expecting ex to be notified of cps decision tomorrow and think that charges will be dropped and bail conditions lifted which means he can get access to...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    Difficult week but thankful for my girls. I thought I was breaking this week but the bit that's a mom is unbreakable so I survived picked up the pieces and decided my hubby is...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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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...
    phatdog phatdog 36-40, M 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    I think there is little hope for me and my husband. As it was his weekend of he had them all weekend. I was distraught- see my other posts I had a lovely night with them sun and...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F Mar 26

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    You may or may not have known that last night was the Blood Moon Lunar Eclipse. It started at 1:48 am and lasted until 3:00 am. I watched the moon shadow over by the earth and...
    angiede angiede 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I Reached Out To My Wise Grandfather Last Night. - I E-Mail my papa telling him my soul, body, and mind was tired from my wife, work, and everything going on right now. He E...
    thewriterwithnobook thewriterwithnobook 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    Another days grace. He's still not been charged. It's been nearly as week now so something's Gota be causing them to look into things hard. I expected with little evidence and his...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've recently put my spouse out after he clearly chose his ow over his family. But all of his things except of a few items are still here. Even though he isn't living here anymore...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Newly separated - first night out Last night I went out up town with one of my girl mates for the fist time since separating from my husband. I've been separated 3 weeks. He'd...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    I have been married for 13 years but with my wife for 16 years we have a beautiful six-year-old daughter that just started kindergarten and my wife just moved out of our home. I...
    jonmadf jonmadf 36-40, M 11 Responses Mar 8

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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...
    erfra7 erfra7 46-50, M Sep 7, 2013

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    He got worse tonight and assaulted me after smashing the front door in with his head. For the first time I was brave enough to call police. I don't know if there enough evidence...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 8

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    Newly Separated - Im newly separated from my wife of 4 years and not by choice. I got into a car accident and she kept the insurance money. She left me to struggle to pay for...
    LoneAlpha LoneAlpha 26-30, M 34 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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    Well this weeks been up and down. 1. I went out drinking up town with my girl mate and got chatted up by a bloke nearly 15 year younger than me! 2. My husband reacted Bradley to me...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F Mar 20

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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...
    youareasoulyouhaveabody youareasoulyouhaveabody 26-30, M 9 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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    Some Beautiful Thoughts For Some Beautiful People.. -
    sunbaby sunbaby 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    Well things are degenerating. Hubby invited mrs l out with girls again on sat. I was angry that once again my girls weren't getting any alone time with him We ended up meeting to...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F Apr 8

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    Emotional Roller Coaster - Pulled & Pushed - After just over 5 months of separation, I still find myself at times in deep despair - looking for a way to purge the pain from...
    Passionateheartman Passionateheartman 46-50, M 10 Responses Mar 27, 2012

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    I just separated from the love of my life 10 days ago which was what my husband wanted. He told me that he wanted his freedom and that he was not in love with me anymore after...
    rsawyer rsawyer 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    Alone But Happy - Alone but happy is the only way I can describe how I feel. Even though there are many emotions that run through my mind. I know i've done the right thing. I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

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    Broken Faith - I know this sounds a little silly and I know I have been judged behind it many of times but I met my husband last June, from the moment he opened his mouth and...
    ByFaith727 ByFaith727 26-30, F 10 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Currently separated from my husband right now it doesn't look like we will try to work it out. My question is should I move on?
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Upset And Left Holding The Bag. - I have been with my soon to be ex for 10 years now, married for 6 of them and if I was honest knew it was over for over 1 year now. 1 week ago...
    davdd davdd 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    My Life Seems Empty - My wife and i have separated, we have been together for 22 years. Like any other marriage we had our up's and down's. I belived she was my soul mate and still...
    tigermoth1234 tigermoth1234 41-45, M 13 Responses Jul 22, 2012

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    Depressed And Lonely - My husband left me and my eight year old son and I am also pregnant . He is showing no signs of reconciling he said he is not interested. It is so difficult...
    Sueann1302 Sueann1302 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 2, 2013

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    Right Decision - For 6 years of my 8 year marriage I have been uneasy about who my husband really was. Knowing down deep that something just wasn't right. FINALLY all the...
    broken131 broken131 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    Numb! - I just recently moved out and separated from my husband of 25 years. It's not the first time but hopefully the last. I just learned that I have been emotionally abused...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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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...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Much Better Now... - It's been a while since my last post. My wife (er ex?) and I have been ignoring the whole divorce scenario, we both know it is going to happen. As of now...
    xjoseph xjoseph 31-35, M 7 Responses May 23, 2012

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    My x wife of 5 years cheated on me with another man. I am so upset at her and yet i cant wait to see her. I have to come home everyday and see the face of a person i thought i...
    mrdav mrdav 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 1

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    So I am newly separated my story isn't like most. So my husband and I have a 3 year old together, we lost our other baby girl at 2 months and 1 day around this time last year. So...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F Mar 21

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    Long sad day. My girls are with my husband and I'm sad and lost without them and him. They've had a fantastic day. He's invested the whole day into them and they've loved it. Feel...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Found out that my husband of 34 years has a daughter and girlfriend who live in another borough. He has been carrying this secret for ten years. I knew something was up but chose...
    cdstark cdstark 56-60, F 3 Responses Mar 26

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    It's me again. I'm very lonely and don't have anyone to talk to so am using EP as a way of ordering my thoughts or just tracking my progress. Please feel free to comment and advise...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    Life On My Own Terms - In the end, he found out before I could tell him I was leaving.  Actually, that is a much better way - clean, smooth and quiet.  No crying, no...
    gdgtgrl gdgtgrl 41-45, F 11 Responses Sep 1, 2008

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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...
    Liminalghost Liminalghost 36-40, M 11 Responses May 23, 2010

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    Living Beyond The Fear - Recently I found out that my husband was not happy. He did says he didn't feel loved and recently met a girl online who makes him feel alive. So one...
    daffiana daffiana 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 9, 2013

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    I Am Newly Separated But Want To Work It Out I have been separated for three weeks but our marriage has been breaking down for years. I am a strong personality and so is my...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 8 Responses Mar 11

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    And I absolutely cannot stop feeling guilty about the relief I feel. How much conflict can one person feel when they ask to be released from their marriage, feel so much happier...
    bellaball22 bellaball22 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I wish I can turn back the hands of time. I don't to get a divorce I wish my husband would fight for my marriage like I am. Our problem is communication we didn't and still don't...
    BrittTHart BrittTHart 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am 45 years old. Have been with my husband since I was 16. 29 years. I am alone for the first time ever. Partially my fault. Have been lonely for years. Have begged him time and...
    kimmygee kimmygee 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 11

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    Recently Seperated - Its been about 5 months and i still can't get over the fact that this has happened after 23 years... Even though i knew it was heading that way after all the...
    redrose83 redrose83 46-50, F 7 Responses Sep 20, 2012

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    Another night alone. Wish somehow this would end! What does she want, What do I do? And why do I care so much since she walked out on me?
    mark664 mark664 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Angry, Hurt And Scared - A month and a half ago my husband of 21 years told me that he would rather be with someone else. The person he was choosing to leave me for was I thought a...
    tsparkes tsparkes 41-45, F 10 Responses Apr 23, 2012