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I Recently Divorced

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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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    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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    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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    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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    It's amazing how your neighbors avoid you like

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

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    MichelleM1988 MichelleM1988 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wasn't married so i can't get divorced but i wanted to share my story here because we were so close as married and we broke up. and i feel like we got divorced. it is really...
    aunur aunur 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    I am not part of this forum but I would appreciate any input others may have. I would like to ask people of divorced parents if there was ever a time in your parents marriage that...
    lilymn lilymn 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I have been divorced for a yr now. I feel like im still under control by my ex. I want to move on. And I did but my ex did not approve of who I was dating. And he got mad told me...
    newlife22 newlife22 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    Enough time has passed where I decided to try and see if I could get to the bottom of why my ex-wife had cheated on me, declined to try and reconcile and proceeded to flush ten...
    wasted20s wasted20s 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I don't remember a time when parents were together. I don't even know what a functioning family is like. I guess I have TV to show me, right? My parents divorced when I was four...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    The good thing about having divorced parents who dont talk to each other is you can say you're going to the others house but rly go anywhere
    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I was married for 10 years. I believe my ex husband falls somewhere on the autistic scale, though he's never been diagnosed. He doesn't get social cues. Hell, he doesn't even get...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 14

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    Hello EP peeps! My own parents are divorced. I have other family members who have been divorce and friends too. So, I have witnessed many family breakups. For these reasons have...
    Mayah09 Mayah09 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My parents have been divorced for about 5 years. I'm okay with it because when they were together they argued a lot, and now they seem to be happier. My dad has a girl friend. She...
    Cherilyn16 Cherilyn16 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My parents divorced when I was 3, I always heard that my dad was getting work done in Cape Verde. I found out last night when I asked my mom when my father was coming back :|
    TheAmazingLucaMan TheAmazingLucaMan 13-15, M 1 day ago

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    I recently watched Call Me Crazy:A Five Film and it was amazing. This is a series of 5 short films that show the impact and common stigma about mental illness. I would definitely...
    musicgurl11 musicgurl11 16-17, F Oct 7

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for 3 years. I didn't get on with his parents for the first 2 years. However, the rest of his family really wanted to meet me. My boyfriend...
    abimcc abimcc 16-17, F a week ago

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    I signed my papers today and could not be happier.
    TragicWhispers TragicWhispers 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 29

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    Yes I am, many years have passed.I raised two kids with full custody alone.I sacrificed a social life for many years, to give my kids a stable environment to grow up in.Their...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Sep 29

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    Wow I thought I'm going to celebrate my freedom but i feel crap! I feel that it's my fault that our marriage is over.
    Gettingout72 Gettingout72 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 30

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    Things are getting so rough. I should have expected it. You have manipulated me so long... Why would this be different? You never accept responsibility. Why did I feel safe with...
    kitticat007 kitticat007 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    My marriage and subsequent divorce taught me a lesson..never let anyone treat you less than what you deserve..or make you feel like you aren't important..it's the lesson now that I...
    LOOKN4NSIGHT43 LOOKN4NSIGHT43 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Things were finalized yesterday and I took a real beating. Not feeling very well...:(
    silenthawk silenthawk 46-50, M 5 Responses Oct 7

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    Hands Off My Babies!-After my children and I escaped my ex husband in January 2001 after 12 years of marriage and I filed for a divorce within the United States,he filed the Hague...
    SexiestChocolate SexiestChocolate 41-45, F Oct 7

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    Mine did when I was 11 . Internet suggests all kinds of predictions for me . Substance abuse . relation difficulty . sexual concerns . And on a dark note .. Psychosis depression...
    bornvillian94 bornvillian94 18-21, M Oct 8

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    Mine did when I was 11 . Internet suggests all kinds of predictions for me . Substance abuse . relation difficulty . sexual concerns . And on a dark note .. Psychosis depression...
    bornvillian94 bornvillian94 18-21, M Oct 8

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    At the end of Lord of The Rings, Samwise is shocked and saddened when Frodo makes the decision to leave Middle Earth for the Gray Havens. In his explanation to Sam, Frodo tells Sam...
    silenthawk silenthawk 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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    A man is being mugged and the bad guy is pointing his gun at him and the man starts begging for his life: "Please, I'm not married... MY LIFE IS AWESOME"! - Family Guy
    shellseagirl shellseagirl 41-45, F 4 Responses Oct 8

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    Sons friends....idk is it ok if there 18
    dnielle75 dnielle75 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 9

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    The lies don't stop. I don't get it. Ever since I was a child my mother would repeat to me all the things that went down during the divorce. She'd tell me such nasty things, that...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    I was married to an abusive piece of **** for six years but I finally escaped two years ago. I still get scared sometimes of him coming back and finding me
    VanValentina VanValentina 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    Having to choose between my mother and father for every damn holiday! It makes me so upset and makes them even more when I "choose" the other. I hate this :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    The emotional drainage is endless. Again, my mom asked about my plans for college. I don't blame her. She has to plan for her own life after I'm gone. I'm just always reluctant to...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F Oct 15

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    When your parents get a divorce it sucks. I still live life to full and have fun but every other weekend I go to my dads house for Friday through Sunday night and I know everyone...
    SilverEagle1244 SilverEagle1244 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 16

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    This was #2. I don't want to make or be another mistake. I'm dating again and happy in my relationship but I'm cautious now. Extremely.
    flailure flailure 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 17

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    *I always express myself better through poetry or song lyrics.... The gratification of being freed from chaos leaves me feeling lonely; but the freedom itself is soothing, and the...
    DAO2484 DAO2484 26-30, F Sep 25

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    I've know I was gay since I was 13 or 14 but I hid it from everyone for more than 15 years. This has resulted in me being alone. I was terrified of how my parents would react. I...
    Blah5000 Blah5000 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 27

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    So this morning I decided to break up with my girlfriend of 2 months. 3 weeks ago her and I had started discovering that our interest weren't mixing too well and I decided to have...
    valamir valamir 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 29

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    The conjuring , it was super scary
    theamittyaffloction theamittyaffloction 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    This last Friday, i lost the only person I truly ever connected with. There was so much we had in common. Here's a guy I've known since we were in elementary school and we became...
    thongluvr582 thongluvr582 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    I saw Hollywood Safari yesterday. It is a pretty good movie. 
    mother1983 mother1983 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    Life After Beth its called. Its a 15 and it's so funny. I was constantly laughing, even at the parts that were meant to be sad. I seriously recommend you all to watch it, you won...
    EmmaBirchall EmmaBirchall 13-15, F Oct 6

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    We had something special. I love her I really do but when you choose to have a friendship with someone you never think it will get to a point her someone has to choose between you...
    achantal achantal 18-21, F Oct 6

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    For most of my life, I've suffered with depression. In January, it was really, really bad. I wrote in my blog about what I thought could be causing it. When I was 7 years old, my...
    l3tsd0this l3tsd0this 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Gone girl, saw it tonight not sure if I liked it or not. Plot did confuse and blow my mind though.
    CombatBarbie CombatBarbie 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7