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I Recently Divorced

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    Not My Ex Yet!

    About a month ago my husband of apx 18 mos with a four year romance before marriage in which we lived together for two of those years. After a small argument over ine of my children, he tells me to leave and that he wants a divorce. I thought we were happy and in love. It's been...
    Nightnurse42 Nightnurse42 41-45 Oct 28, 2012

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    New Beginnings!!!

    I have decided that dwelling on the past is staying in one place to long , so after some heartache or is it headache , i have decided its time to finally move on !! so please bare with me on my journey..........
    mugsy75 mugsy75 36-40 Nov 23, 2012

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    I Should Have Knownhewoul

     Long story short.  I should have known my marriage would not work out and not accepted the marriage proposal but I believed him when he said he would always tell me if our marriage was in trouble so we could work on it.  He also promised me would always tell...
    italysprings italysprings 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2008

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    This Blows!

    i have recently divorced my husband after 10 years together. I knew it was coming after he got back from his first deploment. We tried to make it work...but had no luck. :( We will remain friends for the kids sake. I feel lost, hurt, and angry. i dont know what to do. He has...
    irishwannabeky irishwannabeky 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 18, 2009

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    Scared And Lost

    Firstly, I would like to thank you for reading this and I am extremely sorry that it was so long. Once I started I just had to keep going. Me and my wife were together for 8 years. I was 18 when we met and she was 20. We worked together and I was her trainer. On the very first...
    Alterego85 Alterego85 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    It was finalized today,

    I feel great! I have no emotions about it anymore. I have already started my new life just focusing on me and making myself better. I am at peace with my decision and I am very happy cause I made the best decision for me. Wish I would have done it sooner or better yet wish i...
    alycia12 alycia12 26-30, F Jul 14

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    Related Experiences

    My parents are getting divorced. It may sound strange but from the very beginning I supported the idea coz they're just too different and they haven't been happy for quite some...
    Pulaila Pulaila 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    My parents separated in the late summer of 2006 when I was six, probably the worst time to split up as it is around about the age where you start to notice other people's feelings...
    natasha2607 natasha2607 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm 15, and my parents divorced when I was six, I took it very hard and still do. I currently live with my mother. I'm in the middle of deciding if I want to live with my dad or...
    loveval loveval 18-21, F Jul 16

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    A little background info, I'm just turned 15 and my parents have been divorced since I was 5 and my little brother was 2 years old. The condensed past from my perspective: It's...
    illlivehappily illlivehappily 13-15, F Jul 22

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    My parents divorced when I was 3. My grandparents also divorced and I hope I either get it right the first time... if you know what I mean, or never marry. This is definitely not a...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I am finally divorced. I didn't want the divorce, and I didn't want to be a doormat either. I love my ex husband or at least the man that I thought he was. How can a person say...
    ShineAndRise ShineAndRise 31-35 5 Responses Jul 10

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    When I was around 11- 12 my parents told me and my three years younger sister the were going to seperate. I have never cried more than I did that day. But I am kind of glad they...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I'm about to move into college as a freshman so the whole thing is a new experience. The major issue is that my parents' are divorced. But not like regular divorced parents.. They...
    Msun109 Msun109 18-21 Jul 17

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    Even though my parents have been divorced for 8 years, it still hurts when they fight.
    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Luckily, I have had it a lot better than most kids with divorced parents. My parents are still friends, I get to see them whenever I want, plus double holidays!
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Jul 4

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    Money does something to people, it changes them. I saw my family break apart piece by piece because of it. It was Not even greed. My family owned a small restaurant and it didn't...
    tommyfung tommyfung 16-17, M Jul 5

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    My parents just divorced around September and honestly I couldn't care less. It only bothers me because of why they did it. Apparently my mom cheated on my dad, with a guy that my...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    It sounds a little strange to say "happily" because going through my divorce was the most heartbreaking, unhappy time of my life! It was like falling into a bottomless pit of...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 6

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    My parents separated 4 years ago, divorced two, my mom got a bf a week after it was final, now engaged, she hasn't talked to my sister in a few years and soon won't be speaking...
    cmalley7 cmalley7 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have recently separated from my girlfriend, of 11 years, she said she loved me, and wanted to have a future with me, but she Lied to me and used me to solve all her problems. I...
    razerd razerd 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 23

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    My wife of 9 years and I recently seperated; it was something that we both knew in the back of our minds was coming but something we both hoped that we could get past and try to...
    ryancrombie ryancrombie 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I started dating my soul mate on 2/9/89 and married him on 6/19/93. We started our family by having a daughter on 8/12/95 and then a son on 2/18/00. Our lives were dedicated to...
    zbrokenheart zbrokenheart 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I ******* hate my parents, making me go to my moms and **** when they know I hate it here.
    ahoyitsbailey ahoyitsbailey 16-17, F Jul 4

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    The pain of not being with both ur parents Not being able to say mommy and daddy Missing one when I'm with the other Not being with all my siblings 24/7 Crying when they fight...
    zakiana15 zakiana15 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    In 2003 I fled Finland with my 3 children(2 his,1 not) after 13 years in a abusive marriage. We arrived back in America with the clothes on our backs literally. In the divorce I...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    My husband of 4 months has decided that I deserve better than him and he needs to be alone. We just want different things he says. My heart is breaking. I never imagined when I...
    megan52229 megan52229 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I always end up having to go to my fathers house and I absolutely hate it here... He's so impulsive and I don't ever feel safe around him. 😥
    okjulianna okjulianna 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I knew that I wasn't crazy. I asked him if he was seeing someone else and he just kept lying to me and trying to make me feel crazy. I found proof today and even though it tore me...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    My husband up and left 7 weeks ago and has not looked back or thought twice about it. You get married thinking that's it for your, you've found the love of life and now you just go...
    mssst mssst 36-40, F Jul 8

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    I made a mistake and was a fool. Now he's happy again. And I can't find anyone who measures up.
    pinkcorsetgirl pinkcorsetgirl 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I don't even remember a time wen my parents together. I honestly don't think they were even still together wen I was born. My mom won't talk and I don't ask cause it just makes her...
    Rachlm214 Rachlm214 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am not ready to date again yet. After 19 years marriage I think I need to just take in all the new things. Any thoughts?
    Spard83 Spard83 46-50, M Jul 13

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    I really love to spend most of my summer days at my dad's because I get to hang out with my cousins and I'm having a lot of problems with my gramma at my moms house but my mom isn...
    Devonhart Devonhart 16-17, F Jul 13

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    Finally Done and done. I got pretty much screwed as far as material items and finances are concerned, but..." ... dying in your bed many years from now,would you be willing to...
    SShawnO SShawnO 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    When I was 15 my parents ill fated 16 relationship finally imploded. It stsrted with a mysterious letter sent to our family home while my father was away. My siblings and I know...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M Jul 15

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    Ex lives on a different continent - she has rights to our kids (who live with me full time) for an upcoming holiday week and she wants me to chaperone them to her city and either...
    itsreadymade itsreadymade 36-40, M 2 Responses Jul 20

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    When I was 4-7 I thought I saw my mom smoking. When me and my sister asked she allways made up some excuse as to what it was. When I was 9 I found out my mom did smoke and it...
    Aquathemermaid Aquathemermaid 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    So my dad has always been portrayed to me as a ****, yes he cheated on my mum when she was pregnant with me but that is no reason to force me to hate him, at home (I live with my...
    livelife007 livelife007 13-15, M Jul 21

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    Resolved To Disolve. Every divorce has those unique moments in court, proceedings, or on final papers. Here are a few of mine: 1. Hubby-at-time was in jail. Due to his charges...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    When the grief in your marriage out weighs the happiness you know it's time for a change.
    cutsy cutsy 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    How is life after divorce? Do you regret it? Are you happier?
    feelingsoblu feelingsoblu 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    my mom and dad just grew apart so they broke up and I lived with my mom and I see him every other weekend
    hellokitti hellokitti 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Dear mom Thank you for divorcing my father! I have often wondered what happened to him; why he wanted me so much and yet never came to visit me after you kicked him out. I never...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    My father cheated on my mom when I was just born. He didn't even stay at the hospital with her he just left to **** his side ho3 but he still came back to my mom!!.then after that...
    username3invalid username3invalid 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I started a count down for the day my boyfriend gets back. Only 243 days. I think I can do it. Missing him more than anything in the world.
    samcozz22 samcozz22 18-21, F Jul 1

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    I've just began seeing a psychotherapist for my grief! It's hard ,life is strange, I'm a very strong person who's had to deal with a lot, I feel my past experiences has made me the...
    dahliamoon dahliamoon 31-35, F Jul 6

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