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I Am Separated, Soon to Divorce

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 90 People

    Separated An Extremely Lonely

    I have been married for 14 years and have 2 kids.  Me and my husband decided it was no longer working, we had basically turned into friends with benefits.  We got together when he was 19 and I was pregnant shortly after and decided to get married.  Happened...
    jlm1128 jlm1128 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    I work with the poor,

    homeless and disenfranchised and they have been a gift to me in this worse pain ever...they rebuild...survive hardships ...great stories of more harrowing circumstances ...I will love again...I will rebuild too
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    My husband got his stuff out today.

    Bitter sweet. A lot harder than I thought. I try and act tough but very sad to think that the person you wanted to spend the rest of your life with is effectively gone.
    Panasonic123 Panasonic123 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 15

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    Saw him over the weekend

    and told him we should file the papers. I think he thought we might get back together but I don't think he has changed anything and I don't want to go backwards...only forward. I'll be single by summer.
    LookingforLove63 LookingforLove63 51-55, F 1 Response Nov 24

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    I signed my divorce papers today.

    .... Why is it so hard even tho this is what I wanted?!
    lazydaisy0104 lazydaisy0104 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I Was Once A Rare And Beautiful Flower!

    Every time I think I am doing fine riding my bike along the the healing trail of separation, taking a breath of relief from all the up hill struggles and emotional pain. Something happens to knock me clean off the beaten path!!!As I start to appreciate the cool breeze brushing...
    Wiltingflower Wiltingflower 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 16, 2012

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    Alone, Confused And Orphaned

    I have been in a loveless marriage for some time. My 'wife' came home after work, on my birthday, to inform me that we were gonna seperate. I was surprised but not... We talked more to each other then we had ever before in quite some time. The other day I went to call her mother...
    lomivi lomivi 31-35, M 3 Responses Oct 8, 2009

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    I am soon to be divorced.

    Signing an agreement in the next two weeks. I was very unhappy in my marriage so in one hand I will be relieved on another I still worry about my three children. I know it's better in the long run for them to see me happy, but doesn't make it easier to see the pain this causes.
    Electricdino Electricdino 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I stood up for myself against my in laws.

    They have helped a huge amount when my husband was unemployed and suffering mental/ later to our surprise drug issues. They also helped look after my child for a year while we worked. They are well off and retired. I had always insisted that we could put our child in daycare...
    Panasonic123 Panasonic123 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    Separated An Extremely Lonely

    I have been married for 14 years and have 2 kids.  Me and my husband decided it was no longer working, we had basically turned into friends with benefits.  We got together when he was 19 and I was pregnant shortly after and decided to get married.  Happened...
    jlm1128 jlm1128 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    My husband of 18 years just asked

    for a divorce on my birthday after we had sex! What do I do now, this is all new to me? I'm so confused and scared for me and my 4 kids! Help please!!!
    dorritym dorritym 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 12

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    How Long Can You Go Without Sex?

    I came across this question here on EP. I found some of the answers very enlightening. If you are like me and have some extra time on your hand, have a read, I think it is very interesting.
    newdawn07 newdawn07 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14, 2012

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    It's been two months

    and I can now talk about him and us without crying. I know I don't want him back but it's hard being alone after a total of 16 years together (12 married). I hope to work on myself and maybe find someone who will accept me as I am and show me affection. I am a very loving and...
    LookingforLove63 LookingforLove63 51-55, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    Getting On With Life

    My daughter, 28 years old and an HR executive with an IT Corporation, is going through separation from her 5 year old marriage.  She had married her boyfriend after 5 years of going steady.  Even then I had known that the differences between their background...
    holayouse holayouse 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    I Wish...

    Do I really secretly wish that I could turn back time and not subject the two little ones to all the changes that have happened since we decided to have them... would they have been better off to have drifted onto others that they would have experienced a family that remained...
    Liminalghost Liminalghost 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    As much as I dislike writing about my own divorce, I must admit, and mostly out of the pain and suffer ring I've felt for so long, that divorce is very hard. I was divorced at only...
    makingitbetterrr makingitbetterrr 22-25, M Dec 5

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    The Afterlife This is so hard...I'm trying to break out of my isolation and connect with more people as my lonely marriage comes to an end, but it's hard to socialize on my own...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 14 Responses Nov 28

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    about a month in a half ago i caught my husband talking to a woman online and he told her he loved her. when I saw it, he said he was sorry. even gave me a little card telling me...
    butterflytears44 butterflytears44 41-45, F Nov 22

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    my wife and I are separated and been on agreeing terms for a while. now she wants to take me to court for more child support. I already give her money every week. I think she just...
    murphyj85 murphyj85 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 30

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    More family drama. I guess the holidays just bring out the best. -- I really feel for my brother right now. I know he is a very pragmatic, level headed, non-emotionally brash. He...
    frostyflower frostyflower 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I need help. I just do not know how to respond to my daughter.She was one of those girls that wanted to have a baby as soon as possible. We went to years of therapy. She started...
    fay14 fay14 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    If I was too sit here and write every bad thing that happened....we'd be here for a while, in fact I should write a memoir. so I'm just going to tell the story of the girl that had...
    alxvii alxvii 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    Alone but not Lonely Loneliness is an existential and inescapable human condition feared by all. Wherever we look we find loneliness amidst crowds. It is hard to come by a person...
    Abhih123 Abhih123 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    My husband and I are separated, probably will get a divorce and not for reasons most will think of. Almost a year ago, he told me that he was not sexually attracted to me anymore...
    HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart HopeGluesMyBrokenHeart 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    You know ladies... My earlier post was about it being a weird week, with everything going on and most recently his first thanksgiving being separated... We reconnected to our...
    RedHotPepper RedHotPepper 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I grew up believing that I would be something amazing. I have a spotty history of divorced, absent parents; child abuse from a stepfather; social ineptness; and depression. When...
    hellaborderline hellaborderline 22-25, M Dec 2

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    The Back-story: Almost 3 years ago I met this woman, a couple years older than me, at work. We hit it off instantly, and eventually became truly friends. At the time of us meeting...
    mperez4855 mperez4855 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 5

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    Recently, we agreed to divorce after the holidays. In my mind, we have been separated for months. Separate lives. Separate bedrooms. Separate priorities. I am thinking about my...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 16 Responses Dec 4

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    "From child hood, going up" When I was 10, I had a crush on my cousin. things got good but sooner or later me and my family had to go abroad. When I was 12, I had a girl i liked...
    PreChY PreChY 16-17, M Nov 30

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    It all began on 4 January. A few days after New Year’s Eve, my life had returned to the normal routine of study, boring days and stress when someone added me on Facebook. I didn...
    Chiara92 Chiara92 22-25, F Dec 10

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    I am in a 1446 km LDR. It all began on 4 January. A few days after New Year’s Eve, my life had returned to the normal routine of study, boring days and stress when someone added...
    Chiara92 Chiara92 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    Seventeen years with a man who I finally saw as mentally abusive. Why? Because when you're in a relationship like that you can't see it. Everyone else can, but nothing they say...
    BetwixandBetween BetwixandBetween 61-65, F Nov 22

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    Should I continue a relationship with my mom? Growing up, my mom and I had an amazing relationship. My parents divorced when I was 3, and even though they were separated, I was...
    annamarie1 annamarie1 18-21, F Nov 29

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    I am so angry tonight. It's been over a year since my divorce. The morning we signed the papers, she told me to never contact her again and I haven't. She drove away from the...
    vincentriver09 vincentriver09 31-35, M 8 Responses Dec 2

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    pennyswift pennyswift 46-50, F Dec 2

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    Guys, I joined earlier today. I have recently separated from my husband because he is a criminal many times over. For example; he committed dual vehicular homicides, a few DUIs...
    joanwilliams joanwilliams 36-40, F 6 Responses Dec 2

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    Hate waiting to know the fate of my marriage. We separated, and she is living with me. We still sleep in the same bed. She has signed custody of the children to me in the...
    Cnfsddad Cnfsddad 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 6

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    So, my wife is a drunk. She is on a week long bender. She's been to rehab, we see how effectual that was. I've fought with her, hid her keys because she will drive drunk to get...
    Luchs Luchs 41-45, M 72 Responses Dec 7

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    Ryan4715izr0 Ryan4715izr0 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Visited my cousins house as a toddler, played, got isolated during nap time. When my mom was pregnant I came to my parent's room since it was pitch black, I tried to go on the bed...
    TormentedSaint TormentedSaint 13-15, M 1 Response Nov 27

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    I wonder if I truly exist. Perhaps, that is the strangest question to ask of anything, but I really have to wonder. What did I ever do to deserve the life I have? Do I exist? I...
    theamazingzady theamazingzady 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Hey so I'm new I joined less than a week ago and thought I'd just introduce myself on here. I'm a 5"3 20 y/o female who loves rock n roll, metal, blues, jazz, progressive and...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    Joseph0368lyk7 Joseph0368lyk7 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    Where am I from and why am I here? I am not of Earth! I am 35 years old and for as long as I can remember, I've always felt very alien, different and like I don’t belong on Earth...
    StarChild79 StarChild79 31-35, M Dec 6

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    We're both in our mid 30's. I'm separated with a teen and he has never been married and has no kids. (red flag #1). Met him on POF: a dating website (my mistake). At the time that...
    e11a e11a 31-35, F 73 Responses 6 days ago

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    My traumatic childhood is complicated in a way and kind of just said my whole life story sorry for how long it is..... i mean like really long. Okayy i am going to start with my...
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