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I Am Newly Separated

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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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    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 school on my own without even a way to my job. All because I told her 6 months ago that i was sick of our life and wanted...
    LoneAlpha LoneAlpha 26-30, M 32 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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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 18-21, M Jul 22

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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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    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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    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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    '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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    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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    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'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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    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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    my wife left me I dnt no

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

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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'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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    Sorry it is so around the place

    but I needed to vent a little SO about 3 weeks ago my fiance and I broke up. Reasons behind it she said that I was immature, financially unstable, and a brick wall to talk to I always tried to talk to her regardless of if I really wanted to or not. I gave her money when I had...
    dreamin20 dreamin20 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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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    dunfermliner dunfermliner 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    It's been on the cards

    for a long time, we married young, had lots of ups & downs over the years, but we stayed together, for us for our children because we didn't want to give up. Neither of us have been happy for a while but I put this down to his mid-life crisis' (he's had a few) Anyway I caught...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 15

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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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    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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    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 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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22

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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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    Tonight I filled out the financial declaration

    for our temporary hearing scheduled for next week. It amazes me how 28 years together can be broken down into mere figures on a page.
    BeachGypsy BeachGypsy 46-50, F 5 Responses Jun 30

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 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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    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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    I've been married for 23 yrs been together

    26yrs. My husband cheated on my with 31 yrs old at work, he is 56. I found it in his phone. Text messages nude photos of her & her vaginal area. Made me sick. He's my soul mate, best friend. He told me he was missing something. WTF.
    halfperson halfperson 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 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 you are. Kwame Floyd
    erfra7 erfra7 46-50, M Sep 7, 2013

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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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    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