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I Am Newly Separated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3,226 People

    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 Jun 1

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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 have learned through the years,

    that life is too short to stay in a marriage that is unhealthy. First one, I was with a mental controller. Second one I have just left was with a person who has depression and anxiety. For four years, the meds were not being taken and the struggle of living with a person...
    willowofthewoods willowofthewoods 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    FEELING LIKE A FOOL My husband of five

    and a half years recently told me he want to separate, this caught me totally by surprise. iv given my all to this marriage. I've given my love, time, finances and heart to him and his family only to be left feeling like a fool. Maybe I could understand if we weren't getting...
    dmoralesbaez dmoralesbaez 51-55 Jun 21

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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 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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    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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    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 May 31

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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 1 Response Dec 9, 2014

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    After an 8 year relationship

    and marriage with an alcoholic I have finally decided to move on. The freedom I feel is indescribable! There will definitely be an adjustment period for our two children...but I can be happy knowing that this is ultimately the best decision for all of us. Feeling free and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses