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I Am Newly Separated

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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 4 Responses Mar 1

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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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    So heres my story me

    and my wife seperated a month ago after being married 15 years. I love her but hey we cant get alone. I guess dont give her enough attention she says. I feel just the opposite that I dont get enough attention. Any advice
    Greatguy81 Greatguy81 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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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'm newly separated.

    after 10 years, my husband told me he doesn't love me anymore. We have no kids. And I feel alone sometimes, mentally fragile, mentally exhausted. I keep myself busy with full time work, taking my dog out. But I don't have many friends, our marriage was a sort of a bubble where...
    AussieOiOiOi AussieOiOiOi 36-40, F 7 Responses Aug 18

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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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    I dont feel sad except

    for sometimes, I don't really miss her cause i did what i could and it wasn't my fault, i hope i will still feel that way, it has been about 3 weeks now
    wilson015 wilson015 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    Sometimes I think it's harder

    when he's nice to me. I have no doubt that this needs to happen, but the roller coaster of emotion while you go through it is overwhelming.
    LivvyMonroe LivvyMonroe 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 24

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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've been separated for 10 months now.

    Been the longest time of my life! I feel lost and confused still. I know I wasn't happy, but at the same time I feel obligated to my family to work it out. My husband is someone who would always rather stay home and not get out and live. We treat each other terrible and argue a...
    Elle340 Elle340 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 21, 2014

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    After weeks of talking

    and not getting to the main issue as to why our marriage failed. Yesterday, we finally spoke really spoke. It was painful hearing that your not loved and haven't been for a long time. That all that time you had spent making things right was a waste. That your only really thought...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 8, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Dec 23, 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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    Iam newly separated, she is in the same college

    and we have the same friends, we are in a vacation but i dont know what iam gonna feel when i see her again, i dun wanna see her
    wilson015 wilson015 22-25, M Jul 22

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    Been separated for 4 months now.

    A month before our second daughter was to be born I discovered my husband had become an IV drug addict, was actively in a 2 year relationship with a girl who was a user, he titled loaned our cars, stole my savings, my paychecks, my credit cards and maxed out them out. I had been...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 11

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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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    should i live with her

    after our horrid breakup.
    dreamin20 dreamin20 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Recently celebrated 15 years of marriage

    and followed up by a legal separation. We have 3 kids and have been together since I was 17 years old. I'm not sure where to go from here. Any advice on coming up with a separation agreement?
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 8

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 27

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    My girlfriend of 9 months broke up.

    We are in a same sex relationship. I thought we where just having space apart until last night she said it was completely over. I'm so heartbroken and haven't been able to stop reaching her. I'm calling her and texting her and had no response. I don't know what else to do.
    scorpionattitude scorpionattitude 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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". I find myself alone and not sure sometimes, we never had kids and for that I am thankful... I have already a history posted in the affair section here in the E.P which...
    devilwife devilwife 31-35, F 10 Responses Nov 26, 2012

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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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    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, being separated is the BEST thing she and I have agreed on. So nice to come home (to my apartment) stress-free, no worries...
    xjoseph xjoseph 31-35, M 8 Responses May 23, 2012

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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 9 Responses Sep 28, 2013

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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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    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 9 Responses Apr 13

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    My husband and I have been married almost 12

    years and have 3 amazing boys. We've had all the same problems our entire marriage. Mine include social anxiety, being a terrible housekeeper, avoiding confrontation, and being passive aggressive at times. His issues are having a bad temper, being negative, being completely...
    jennylynne jennylynne 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Next week is what would be our 13th wedding

    anniversary, and 18 years of being together. Last week, I caught my husband in an affair for the third time, and he asked for separation. We have two kids (6yo and a baby) that he barely pays attention to, and is taking off for the weekend - again. He says he hasn't loved me in...
    nerdallthethings nerdallthethings 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    my wife of 16 years said she wanted a divorce.

    this was 8 months ago. we have three kids (7, 10, and 12). we are still in the same house but in separate bed rooms. no matter what I do she refuses to try to work on our relationship. my heart is broken. I was not the husband that I should have been. I was a good provider but...
    tkdmm tkdmm 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 6

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    my wife left me I dnt no

    if we getting back together
    wonderwoman562 wonderwoman562 36-40, F Jul 22

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    last night she told me everything.

    cant say i blame her for falling in love with someone else. she had been talking to him about everything since April letting him take my place since April having sex with him since April. she didnt hide how she felt about him. she didnt hide he had her attention. she never hid...
    dreamin20 dreamin20 22-25, F Jul 16

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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 6 Responses Jul 11, 2014

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    dunfermliner dunfermliner 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Is he a narcissist? One year

    after I published the ebook Naked Narcissist, many women wrote me about the effect it had on their thinking and how it gave them the needed push to make a positive change. Dear Experience Project ladies, just wanted to say thank you once again as that kind of ebook wouldn't be...
    NarcissistTruth NarcissistTruth 41-45, F Aug 13

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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 4 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    I recently separate from my husband.

    We've been married for four years and together for seven. I retired from the military and quit traveling to help him realize his dream. Two weeks ago his dream began to include another woman. I will not dwell on the amount of pain and heartache that comes with the infidelity...
    Selene73 Selene73 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    I text my ex girlfriend happy bday last night.

    Her bday is today. She said thank you and went on to she talked to her ex and is seeing her on her bday because of money she owes to her. I have been trying to see her for 3 weeks and I find out she is going to see her ex girlfriend she hated so much and talked bad about. Couldn...
    scorpionattitude scorpionattitude 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18

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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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    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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    my husband has decided

    after being together for 18 years he no longer loves me a total bolt out of the blue. how do you cope!!
    wanzo2002 wanzo2002 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    Hi I need some help and don't no wot to do iv

    been separated nearly six weeks now it's been hard i lived my partner for about 10 years but going out four year s to that she got 3kids from her ex and mine a 7 year old it's a long story but for the year n half we did nt speak only to say tea was done then one of us would go...
    gjwood gjwood 36-40, M a week ago

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    Hi just separated from my partner been together

    for 14 years I met her at work she was married going threw a bad patch we got close was dating for about two years then her hubby found out so she said she s going to try for three months so I said I would wait she didn't speak to me at work would walk past if I didn't exist or...
    gjwood gjwood 36-40, M Aug 9

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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 got married 3 weeks ago only to discover my

    husband was cheating on me all throughout our engagement..I truly believed he loved me..turns out he's a professional actor and a compulsive liar..I wish I had found out before our marriage..I would have never married him..I don't know what to do..he's begging for another chance...
    doc229 doc229 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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