I Am Recently Going Through a Divorce

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    been married 25 years to my first love

    and the father of my 3 young adult children and now find myself going through this terrible divorce. Found out he has a drug addiction and the terrible part is he is leaving me and I still very much love him. How do I let go?
    biggirl47 biggirl47
    46-50, F
    Jul 21, 2014

    He Still Crosses My Mind

    I am currently going through a divorce.. which I guess can be considered obvious with the title of this forum. We were married for 2 years, together for 3. My ex was an abusive alcoholic and a drug addict. So I find myself confused on why I still can't get him out of my mind...
    KristiAnn24 KristiAnn24
    22-25, F
    1 Response May 6, 2010

    I'm terrified of this divorce.

    I'm a stay at home mom who hasn't been in the workplace in 10 years. I'm scared about the future and retirement. I scared about my kids and their future plus mental and emotional health. I'm devastated.
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 30, 2014

    Why Do I Still Hurt?

    My husband of 7 years, been together for 10 years, have been seperated for 5 months now and going through divorce.  He was abusive, did drugs behind my back (I'd find them all the time)... NOw I've been told that he's cheated on me before and before our initial split, his...
    CaliGirl637 CaliGirl637
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 17, 2009

    The Big "D"

    I have been with my husband since 2003.   We have a son that is 3 1/2 years old that we both dearly love.  My husband took a job in another state and things have went south every since.  I believe that it takes to to make or break everything.  We are both...
    sunshine29aj sunshine29aj
    26-30, F
    5 Responses May 28, 2009

    Well,it's Final.

    My divorce is now final and you know it's funny but I really can not tell you how I feel about it I feel like I am numb.After 37 years I am now single.I keep saying it to myself so it will sink in.The other night I just wanted someone to talk to so I got on single-net some man...
    shackleforddeb shackleforddeb
    51-55, F
    2 Responses Oct 12, 2009

    My Only Birthday Wish This Year..................

    My only birthday with this year is fix what I have broken. I know I ask for the impossible, but if only for one day......................
    michael4480 michael4480
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Sep 22, 2011

    Starting Over.

    Hi,I am a 54 year old woman,I have been married to the same man for 37 years. Well on Oct 6,2009 our divorce will be final.I feel scared and confused. After so many years together you don't think about divorce,but here I am. I have 2 daughters and 5 grandchildren I don't...
    shackleforddeb shackleforddeb
    51-55, F
    3 Responses Sep 28, 2009

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