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I Am Separated

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 455 People

    Pay Back Is A ..... Yea Well You Know

    I am writing this for all you that are following my story. Tonight my ex came to my house, apparently his girlfriend stole his wallet and his phone. Yea. karma went an bit him in the butt. He said he was sorry and i told him i couldn't be friends with him. It is sad that he...
    phoenix2011 phoenix2011 36-40, F 6 Responses May 27, 2011

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    Separation/Divorce Book

    My name is Dan Burley and I have lost 2 friends because they committed suicide while going through a divorce. I want people facing relationship issues to feel a sense of community by reading other peoples stories. Therefore, I am writing a book about people’s separation and...
    divorcewealth divorcewealth 36-40, M Jul 2, 2013

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    Solution That Got My Wife Back To Me.

    Hello friends my Name is Dirk, I wish to share my testimonies with here with you all, i just read through various storied and matrimonial issues with husbands and wives, first i must tell you about this woman i was introduced to Her names is Helen she is a high priestess and a...
    dirksteven dirksteven 36-40, M Jul 17, 2013

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    9 Years.....

      9 years of having a best friend at my side   Venting and experiencing life   Family members came and went, but you did not bend   Jokes only made for two   Laughing knowing what it was about without saying a word   Fighting over things that seem so...
    Sage0525 Sage0525 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10, 2012

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    I have been seperated

    for about 6 months now. I couldnt go on anymore feeling trapped in my marriage. I am much happier now, I've not shed one tear since the split. It was hard for my 2 children at 1st, but they soon adapt and trying to make a marriage work for the sake of the children is not being...
    claretnblue claretnblue 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    This Was My Choice

    I got separated and moved out from my husband about 4 months ago.  I’ve made the decision to leave him about 2 years ago but things just never worked out for me to move out.  We’ve been together for 10 years and in those 10 years we’ve been married for...
    KNell KNell 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 11, 2010

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    I Was

    I left my husband about 3 months ago. He works 60# hours a week. Is a good father and provider. It just seems when he isn't ar work he is holed up in his office. Now don't get me wrong if our son has a sports activity or calls him my husband makes the time. He calls a few times a...
    Tatteredpages Tatteredpages 31-35, F Aug 10, 2013

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    janesmith12 janesmith12 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 24, 2013

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    And I Am So Happy

     My husband put me through mental hell ..  he was soo abusive two hospital  trips into the psych unit and i was done .. i knew if i stuck around i would be dead ...  ive been gone almost two yrs and ive never been better !!!  i dont have to see him , talk...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jun 4, 2007

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    Hoping to get back together again with my wife

    is like being a piece of paper thin glass and standing in front of a huge swinging sledge hammer ....it's going to easily shatter me when she destroys any stupid hope of us reconciling. I am teaching myself to unlove her. **sawing the thick wooden handle of sledge hanmer**
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    On St Patrick's Day I will have been separated

    for 4 months. I left but am still dealing with the fallout. I was accused if cheating by my no ex. I was innocent but the trust in our relationship was gone. My grandmother died the day before my birthday and I received nothing from my ex. I'm not materialistic but a card and a...
    zacsmummy zacsmummy 36-40, F Mar 14

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    Seperated And Debriefing

    Ok this is long winded but I need to get it out. Got married in 1995. Met husband in 1991 after college when I moved to Dallas for a job. We hit it off and were inseperable for 4 years. Then we got married.. Thought he was the one... Had a daughter 4 years after we married in...
    tmcwtf tmcwtf 46-50 2 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    5 Yrs Of Marriage...and Now He Wants A Separation.

    I've been married for 5 yrs now. He went home to visit family. While on the plane ride home he saw and old classmate from high school..which was 8 yrs ago. They conversated and now he's in love. When he came back home to me he said that he wasn't in love with me anymore and he...
    ladycbg ladycbg 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2013

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    Happy And Finally Loving My Life!

    I left my ex awhile ago, filed for custody of our daughter, filed for permission to move out of territory and have found a fantastic job in my home town. I have a fantastic job, love my life right now and am superbly happy. I no longer thrive for more personal connection, I...
    Bancheemom Bancheemom 26-30, F Oct 30, 2013

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    My wife and I separated about six months ago

    but have stayed under the same roof for financial reasons. We are still best of friends but don't feel the same way we did when we met. We decided to open up our marriage completely and drew up an agreement which we both signed. We both feel suited to the polyamorus lifestyle...
    flailure flailure 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    Court case for parental agreement.

    Never in a million years did I think I would end up here. I am a great super involved dad with my kids. In the photo is my prepared statement . Alberta family laws in Canada are more lenient to give the dad a bit more say then 10 yrs ago. I would be happy with 60/40 and joint...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 11

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    Married &Amp; Separated &Amp; Confused

    I have been with my husband for almost 8 years and married for almost 3. Since we had gotten married we didn't live together. We always fought because of that but I had refused to live with his mom (I had done that before). He always came to see me and would stay over. We would...
    Believe25 Believe25 26-30 3 Responses Jun 25, 2013

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    I tried so hard not to contact my husband.

    When he left we established rules. Things like money, privacy respect such as phone records and showing up at the others persons living quarters, and communication. We are not allowed to text each other. The only communication we have is through email and its ONLY to talk about...
    Faith2117 Faith2117 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    A Little Depressed

    Life is such a struggle sometimes....School is hard i am so worried i won't pass my classes....My son came off the school bus yesterday crying that he was the only boy without a father....I wanted to cry so hard. I pointed out that he did have a father. So he added living with...
    phoenix2011 phoenix2011 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    My Thought's On Being Seperated

    When two people meet and then get married you don't realize it at the time but you end up growing and changing into someone else and I don't mean in a bad way either. What I'm trying to say is that you end up working on the bad stuff like say for instance baggage in your life...
    leah77 leah77 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 21, 2012

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    My wife has left me. I've not been violent

    or cheated on her. I've been moody, depressed and insensitive. I've made an honest commitment to change and I am trying everything that I can to improve myself. She is so hurt that she can't even contemplate reconciling. No matter how hard I work on myself, it's up to her how...
    uku383 uku383 41-45, M Jan 23

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    I Was There

    It is a nowhere land neither fish nor fowl. You dont have the comfort of a marriage yet have no hope for a better future. 
    jeanvaljean123 jeanvaljean123 51-55, M 2 Responses May 27, 2012

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    Learning And Living

    I left my ex-husband 9 months ago, and it was definitely the best decision I ever made. We rushed into our marriage, little did I realize how different of a person he was once we said our "I do"s. He became distant, negative and pessimistic, paranoid, and he stopped taking care...
    hooponopono hooponopono 26-30, F Oct 1, 2013

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    Sticking With My Decision

    Its been almost a week since he's left and its lonely in my home. I am.lonely...but when my kid is around my anxiety goes away. My husband and I are still talking and are maybe going to work things out...but I'm not sure if I want to...I'm not sure if things can be worked out. I...
    mama70707 mama70707 31-35, F Apr 8, 2013

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    and it sucks! I left work early today,

    had a miserable attitude. She asked me to leave two and a half months ago and I finally did about a month ago. She couldn't give me any answers... couldn't tell me why. Just that she was unhappy and I was the big reason she was. I don't commit to people easily. I'm 39 now...
    RavensKeep RavensKeep 36-40, M Feb 18

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    Now What

    It's been more than a year since my former significant other moved out. I ache. I hate him for what he did to me yet I mourn his loss. I'm angry and sad, want revenge and yet secretly wish him no harm. I told my lawyer I want him eviscerated, emasculated and brought...
    datigger datigger 46-50 2 Responses Feb 12, 2008

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    Move On (poem) (Story 26)

    Wish he'd apologized sooner Wish he'd realized faster Now I look over the tragedy of my life And move on Wish the years had been different Wish there were more good times than pain Now I see things don't change And move on Wish the kindness didn't cease Wish I could believe him...
    LadyIndiscretion LadyIndiscretion 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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    Short And Sweet

    To keep it short and sweet, my husband up and walked out on me and my kids one day. It's been a couple months now, and I know my part in the failed marriage. I wish he would have talked about his feelings and what he was missing, but he didn't. Instead, he found someone to filled...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Have been separated for almost years,

    the other day my husband comes over to see the kids (which barley ever happens) he says he loves me, is still attracted to me and that it feels so good to be with me and the kids, our family just feels right. We spend a great day together. Then he leaves to go back to his...
    Guavajelly Guavajelly 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 16

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    I hate days like today.

    Money talk with my ex. A simple question turned into an all war. I was so frazzled it was hard to focus on anything else. He cheated on me and now I feel like he is trying to find anything about me to pounce on. How can a person you thought you knew be so opposite to everything...
    hera2014 hera2014 41-45, F 4 Responses Sep 1

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    My husband is a rough around the edges kind of

    guy, to say the least. He works up north and was rarely home, but when he was home he'd be home two weeks or a month at a time. But even though he was making money up there, he was involved with shady characters where we lived in Arkansas, where his family was originally from. I...
    HalesBells91 HalesBells91 22-25 Dec 11

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    Ounce Of Hope

    My husband and I have been together for 12 years. About 2 months ago I saw my husband was looking at houses to buy. We always are "looking" so I thought no big deal. I made some comment about the hosue and my husband said something like I am not sure if we both will live there...
    2miracles 2miracles 31-35 4 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    Separated And Wondring What To Do..

    I am separated from my wife and kids for 5 years.. Separation works better for all of us. My conservative Indian family in India would not let me divorce. I am a straight guy in forties, living alone in USA... Anyone with similar experience to share.. compare notes? Anyone...
    greatmassguy greatmassguy 41-45, M Apr 2, 2013

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    I Just Became Separated

    hi i am a 45 yr old man that was happily married for 3 years. i know i screwed up by not always having a job but always tried to bring in some sort of income. about 2 months ago i landed a job that the pay is ok and plenty of overtime. well my wife told me to leave after i got...
    ilostmyheart ilostmyheart 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 30, 2012

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    The pain I feel is like a million knifes

    stabbing at my heart...and its my own fault. How do you stop hating yourself for betraying your own morals? I had an affair on my husband of 10yrs. We are currently separated and will decide in February if we will continue with the separation, get divorced, or get back together...
    Faith2117 Faith2117 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 16, 2013

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    Lost

    Lets see... i have been married for 12 years. my husband and i have had a wonderful marriage all these years we were eachothers best friend, he would even agree. but this past July something started to change. He pulled away from me. He has been in night school and has had...
    LookingforUs LookingforUs 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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    Sincerely77 Sincerely77 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    It's like being suddenly found naked in the

    middle of a high profile prestigious event with dignitaries and affluent socialites. That awkwardness in old relationships, caught in the crossfire of my dying marriage. The awkwardness of making new friends and women very wary that you are still in limbo till divorce happens...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M Oct 29

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    When Does All This End?

    My wife and I have known for a long time that it hasn't been working out and after 18 years we called it a day 10 months ago. We have 3 gorgeous kids that I love to bits and when we broke it to them they seem to have taken it in their stride. With the economy being what it is...
    nickode nickode 41-45, M Jul 17, 2013

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    Wonderlust

    I joined the Army in Jan 2003, after a little less than a year of basic and job training I returned home and met this seemingly wonderful man. We embarked on a whirlwind romance of about a month and decided to get married because I was leaving to Germany all too soon and most...
    huggies2383 huggies2383 26-30, F Feb 16, 2013

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    3 Months Separated

    After reading all the other stories relating to separation and divorce, I felt compelled to write my story of where I'm at 3 months post separation. My ex and I were together for 20 years before I decided to leave. My leaving didn't involve another person nor was it an easy...
    ChangeOfHart ChangeOfHart 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 29, 2010

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    Reflection

    Have you ever stood in front of a mirror and just looked at yourself, trying to see what other people see? What makes you, you? It's a harsh reality when you look in the mirror and see nothing. This is how it started ; An old graying man looks back at me, with anger in his eyes...
    Mencrytoo Mencrytoo 46-50, M 1 Response Oct 14, 2012

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    My Soon to Be Ex Wife and I Are No More....

     The last year things have been really bad.  You can read some of my other stories about that though if you want.   We were separated once before a few years ago for a few weeks and I begged her back telling her I believed her and I could work...
    denverguy denverguy 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Wow I Am Feeling So Much Stronger Today!!

    Today I had my hair done. It feels good to get all that grey out. I am down a another pound and I feel great about my weight. The anxiety that has been a constant dreaded companion, left me alone today. I can breathe without a weight on my chest. I have some work to do and I am...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F Jul 26, 2013

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    I am still in shock what a roller coaster of

    emotions one goes through in this process. Yesterday I was going crazy with sadness and anger. Today I feel like I might just be ok. I just want to grab onto today and keep this feeling but I know tomorrow is a whole new day of emotions...:(
    hera2014 hera2014 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 2

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    And Torn

    and crushed...and every imaginable negative emotion one can think of.  I'm now a thousand miles away from my girl and don't know if we'll ever get back together again...and it ******* hurts.  I'm tired of my world shattering.  I'm tired of thinking...feeling...
    vampireheart vampireheart 31-35, T 1 Response Sep 30, 2008

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    Wow I Am Feeling So Much Stronger Today!!

    Today I had my hair done. It feels good to get all that grey out. I am down a another pound and I feel great about my weight. The anxiety that has been a constant dreaded companion, left me alone today. I can breathe without a weight on my chest. I have some work to do and I am...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F Jul 26, 2013

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    Marriage Sucks!

    For me to write my story would take a couple pages but I'd rather spare you with the entire picture and just say a few things. Marriage sucks!....lol. It can be great and my wife and I did have a good marriage in my opinion for 13 years but then the stresses of life became too...
    Greatestislove Greatestislove 41-45, M 8 Responses Sep 16, 2012

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    Separated and getting a divorce.

    It's better this way but still hurts. I'm looking for friends and to hopefully one day realize that it wasn't all my fault and feel better about myself. My soon to be ex slept with someone while we were separated, yet while we were supposedly working on our marriage, and he...
    tattoolvr81 tattoolvr81 31-35, F Apr 14

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    Related Experiences

    So I have a big problem. My wife and I are recently separated but still living together out of necessity as we have 4 kids living off my income. She is already seeing other people...
    Brian0714 Brian0714 36-40, M 5 hrs ago

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    I am recently separated from my wife after 14 years of marriage and 3 years before that. We now have 4 kids....a 7 year old son and 5 year old triplets. Crazy right?!! We began our...
    Brian0714 Brian0714 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 3