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I Am Newly Separated

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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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    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 Apr 13

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    I am newly separated

    because i filed for divorce earlier this year. My soon to be ex and I agreed to the separation and subsequent divorce because of several differences beyond repair in our lives and marriage.
    familybeachparty familybeachparty 41-45, F 4 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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    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 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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    Everything is so hard now.

    I miss her. I need someone i feel so alone. I'm scared and I don't know what to do what if she was the one and I lost her forever?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 16

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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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    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 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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    How does one get over the separation of the

    other partner keeps inserting themselves into the others life?
    Newnina Newnina 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 14

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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 4 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    this pain is so intense.

    letting my family go. knowing that I will never do right by her even though I have tried and even though I do love her so much. I continue to mistreat her. this will never change, even though she says she will wait forever for me. I cannot hijack her life like that. I miss my...
    thykstyk thykstyk 31-35, M 6 Responses Jun 16

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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 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 May 30

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    I newly single,coming out of 12yr realtionship

    (4yr Married)I Horny all time but not ready4realtionship so gonna read some real life sexy experiences other people have had&how people satisfy. their urges without starting relationships??
    AreUReady4This AreUReady4This 36-40, M 1 Response Jun 13

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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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    I'm 17 years old . I have a one year old baby .

    My boyfriend of 4 years and I have just recently broke up. I feel so alone and unwanted . He has told me horrible things . But yet I still love him . I need help. Or motivation in life Bc I don't know where I'll end .
    jackiebustillo jackiebustillo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    it's been 6 months and I'm devastated.

    together 8 years and just bought a house then I get kicked out and wasn't sure why. come to find out it was another guy. I put so much into our relationship and building our life together. now she has house, new guy lives there with my daughter, now I only get my daughter on...
    needbetter needbetter 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 17

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    If you have a fb please log on & take the time

    to share the post you see on the cover photo here.
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M Jun 14

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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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    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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    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'm single and I'm happy .

    .... I do not want my ex back... at all!!!
    Serenita Serenita 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 19, 2014

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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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    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 5 Responses Mar 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Jun 27

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    The most important thing I have learned from my

    long term relationship....This goes for anyone, relationship or not. ....if you're trying to make someone happy, set a limit and don't cheat yourself. We all want to hear our lovers say they'd do anything for us....it makes you feel safe, naturally as comfort overcomes us, we...
    BillyLovette BillyLovette 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I've been married for 23 years

    and have known for 18 of those years that my husband and I are better as friends. It's so extremely lonely!! We want the same things for our family, but out of a relationship we don't. I've felt so trapped. I've tried counseling, hobbies, outside interests to find contentment...
    Brookief Brookief 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 28

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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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    foresttrail foresttrail 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 16

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