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I Recently Divorced

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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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    It suck to be single

    after 16 year marrage,scared of going out and catching a std.but being able to go explore all the things you dream about sexualy sounds like a grat thing too.new to the dating websites and all.confused bout it all.maybe a cyber partner would be cool
    Dwgrlg Dwgrlg 36-40, M Jan 22

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    I have felt that absolute despair,

    hopelessness and worthlessness after my ex-wife filed for divorce. I did not see it coming. It broke me into millions of pieces.
    DaveGouv DaveGouv 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    It's amazing how your neighbors avoid you like

    the plague... Once you get a divorce... :(
    kavcardenas kavcardenas 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 16, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 am recently divorced and feeling OK about it. The harder part is being single again. I thought I was done with this part of my life. But life is funny sometimes and here we...
    bigjay3579 bigjay3579 41-45, M May 11

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    I am 56 years old. I have been married twice. The first time was so long ago, its hard to remember. It lasted just three years. In fact, far less than that. But tonight, I came...
    Spaneele Spaneele 51-55 1 Response May 2

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    date of birth May 3, 2013 date of death March 11, 2015 even though it was a short life my marriage has ended. I seem to be doing ok. I didn't think I'd let anyone back in or...
    06cumminsgirl 06cumminsgirl 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    My parents just recently got a divorce and i feel like my whole life has been torn apart. Before they split up, my dad lost his job, and we were in really bad debt, my Mom took me...
    kaylynx kaylynx 16-17, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Many years ago I went into a marriage thinking it be forever. Condensed story we had two kids together.She cheated on me became a full blown alcoholic bar fly and deadbeat mother...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 46-50, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Just like you, I have grown up with divorced parents since I was three years old. I have been lucky to come out the other side 20 years later currently completing my Psychology...
    PsychNowResearch PsychNowResearch 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I have officially been divorced for three weeks now. I can honestly say that I have never been happier, and my ex-husband has never been nicer to me than he is now that we’re no...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Both have been divorced again and remarried again. I think that's part of the reason I have approached my marriage and family the way I have -- even during the times I questioned...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I was married twice by the time I was 30. I don't regret either one and I'm still friendly with both my exes. But it just didn't work. Now I have been single for 10 years. I have...
    LemonadeGrin LemonadeGrin 41-45, M 2 Responses May 1

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    I have been married only once. From this union, I have delivered 3 kids; 2 boys and 1 girl. My husband cheated on me and left me for a woman half his age and mine. He got his...
    stephaniewashington stephaniewashington 41-45, F May 2

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    It is midnight, Monday May 4, 2015 and I am now officially divorced. The day that I have waited for has finally arrived, and I have to say, I feel extremely relived that the...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 7 Responses May 4

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    They need to have showers for divorced couples. Someone is going to need a toasted and/or a cheese grater after the split up.
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 3 Responses May 4

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    My patents divorced when I was around 8 or 9. It wasn't an issue for me, because it was a pretty comfortable split, with no resentment from either parent to one another. I stay in...
    AzureJasmine AzureJasmine 18-21, F 4 Responses May 13

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    Divorce doesnt give you your life back, but what it does for some ( like myself) is give you back to your self! it takes a while to reconcile with who you were/are without the...
    faydoll faydoll 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Yeah... Ding ding... I have been hiding but no longer willing to. I want to go through everything before I go to bed. Two more big piles. My paperwork being thrown on the floor...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I recently lost my husband in Jan. We were together for 12 years.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 12

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    After 2 years of supporting a son and his mother and chasing her across the country to maintain contact with my boy she decided one day she wanted to check out as a mother, over...
    kastaway120212 kastaway120212 22-25, M May 17

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    At the courts...every child's nightmare ....unless you have really hateful spiteful parents ...if you are quiet like my STBX and I...not fighting or bringing our adult issues to...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 27

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    It is final. Happy Dance!!!!! :) The world is wide open again and I am free!!!! The paths that have been opened are exciting!
    BlueGray2014 BlueGray2014 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I feel like I failed...I was ignored..basically fended for myself while he went and did what he wanted. ski trips .hunting...etc...we became roommates ..but my worry at the break...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    As of 1:22 p.m. Central Time today. Glad that it is over, ready to move on, but still pretty melancholy.
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M May 4

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    How can I find the strength to be a good mother to my three children while I'm dealing with my husband of 15yrs leaving..infidelity is suspected but not confirmed. Anytime a...
    tbryd tbryd 36-40, F 5 Responses May 10

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    I know its time to move on but at my age its difficult. The thought of starting again with dating just horrifies me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 12

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    So now that my parents have been apart for what... a couple of days? Anyway, my dad is now dating people. He's out right now. It's 10:36 as I write this, and he's not back yet. "Oh...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 2 Responses May 13

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    EVERAFTERBROOKLYN EVERAFTERBROOKLYN 22-25, F May 13

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    Its done, its over. I won, but It was like winning a war, hurra, but I am bankrupt. in debt and suffered massive causalities. I think I am happiest the bleeding has stopped. Oh...
    xxorama xxorama 46-50, M 1 Response May 15

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    I always feel so embarrassed about it. I married two different people, both of whom I knew I shouldn't be marrying. I just felt like I was in too deep to get out of it. My first...
    smc92079 smc92079 31-35, F May 16

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    Well, it's been nearly three years since my I have seen my children. I am deeply in debt, in poor physical health and have lost the majority of my 'friends'. I don't hate my ex and...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M 2 Responses May 18

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    I talked with my brother about our feelings due to my dad 'going out' with girls. He just thought it was fine, and genuinely seemed okay about it. Am I weird to feel so betrayed by...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response May 19

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    How do people manage to make ends meet from day to day? I owe so much in medical bills that I am barely able to pay for food. I don't see how I am going to save enough to see my...
    cvann5 cvann5 51-55, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    One of the things I found most difficult after leaving my marriage was opening up and becoming intimate with anyone. Even at this point it requires months before I feel like it. I...
    Gearcynic Gearcynic 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    The divorce is over but custody battles are approaching quickly. I resent my mother and plan on living with my father. I'm often worried to talk about why I resent my mother...
    Nickbailes Nickbailes 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I have a lot of issues and if I'm being honest I think living with me father rather then my mother would actually be better for me. How do I tell her that I want to move away?
    BlairGarnet BlairGarnet 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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