Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Think I Want a Divorce

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 918 People

    We met when we were in high school.

    Dated for 5 years and have been married for 12 years. While we were dating and for the first 7 years of marriage we were inseparable. We did everything together we needed no one but each other. Over the last 5 years everything has changed he wants to spend every weekend partying...
    ACC888 ACC888 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I do not see our situation improving & I have

    no desire to stay, even if he did change. How do you start the process? We fight constantly. "Divorce" has been thrown around in arguments frequently for a year or so. Do I talk to him first and give him fair warning? Do I just sneak behind his back & file for separation? file...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 26

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been married for 16 years.

    most years unhappy. he is emotionally. verbally and sometimes physically abusive. I have tried to make him leave, I can't financially move out. he's needy, negative and doesn't value my opinions. I'm NOT happy at all. he begs me to stay and days all this crap that he will change...
    hw2015 hw2015 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 25

    Your Response

    Cancel

    13 Years Of Marriage

    What I'm finding out is that 13 years of marriage can make you really lonely. We've grown apart and I keep getting more perverted and he is becoming more prudish. I would like to know what guy wouldn't love to have a wife as nasty as I am. Maybe some one can tell me.
    justcallmeapervert justcallmeapervert 46-50 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Don't Love My Wife

    M and I have been married for more than 10 years. M is kind, shy, loving and gets along with my family. But I don't love her. For some reason, I can't. One Sunday morning in February of last year, I was frustrated and blurted out that I thought we should end the marriage. That...
    nospam nospam 36-40, M 37 Responses Jan 7, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I met my husband in 8th grade.

    we were on and off like teens are. Then went a year not talking and then get back together. I "loved" him. wanted to marry him and have babies... Well at 17 we had our daughter in 2003. Split for a while when she was one. got back again and got up one day and went and got...
    mekelb mekelb 26-30, F Jul 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I know in my heart I cannot go on like this.

    ..with him. I'm hesitant to walk away from the only thing I've known for the last 15 years...
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My love is 23 years older

    than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't quite ready to explore my spirituality. At the beggining of the year we got back into contact and basically fell in love over...
    Donnacc12 Donnacc12 26-30, F Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How Did You Know It Was Time To File For Divorce?

    I am really wondering how you knew when it was time to file for divorce. It seems like a decision that is taking somewhat of a leap to take that first step--it is surreal. I didn't have a storybook romance that dwindled. I had a fun and nice dating period followed by many life...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 13 Responses Mar 6, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Too Good To Go Too Bad To Stay.The Most Helpful Info From This Book.

    I have nearly finished this book and followed a blog on the net which outlined the essential questions to ask yourself. I just wanted to share this blogs link and recommend that people who are struggling read buy the complete book for your own sanity to discover where you really...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 22, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Let me start off by saying I am young.

    "Too young to get married" as everyone has told me. My husband is young as well. We have been married for just over a year. We've had so many battles together with no support from family to help guide us. Our first year my hubby had a lot of growing to do. He is so far behind me...
    Glittersister Glittersister 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Cut To The Chase

    It's great to have a platform to vent, but how about a succinct and straighforward checklist if you will, from those that graduated from (1) "I think I want..." to (2) "I know I want..." to (3) "I got a divorce"? It would be awesome. I am new to this group. I am mainly in the...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    We've talked about it

    so much, he's adamantly opposed to the idea and I feel like a terrible person for thinking it. We've set an appointment with a marriage counselor, but it's a couple weeks away. I feel like I'm drowning. I find myself packing his things in my mind. Is that horrible? We've...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Its strange how you go down a path

    and you think its right only to realize after 27 years, it probably wasn't the best decision. And it definitely wasn't the worst you could have made. I've been married since I was 19 coming up on 27 years and I find myself wondering every day if this is where I want to be. My...
    Losingmycompassion Losingmycompassion 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am 21 and my husband is 25.

    I go to school and work full-time. I have known my husband almost my entire life and our families are very close which makes this 20 times harder. We started dating when I was 18. I do not have a close relationship with my parents and I really just wanted to move out of their...
    kalelizabeth kalelizabeth 22-25, F 6 Responses Jun 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I am getting a divorce from a man I was with

    for 32 years. He secretly cheated on me for over 3 years and charged up credit cards with my name on them without my permission to the limit. I am trying to get over hating him. He is with his mistress now the woman who tore my family apart. She abandoned her children to live...
    greyeye greyeye 51-55, F 3 Responses May 23

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Soon to be x took our joint credit cards

    and charged them up to the hilt. He had the bills sent to his new residence and refused to cancel them. Since I was not the primary card holder I could not cancel them. Now my credit rating has dropped because he will not pay on them. Our divorce decree says he is responsible...
    greyeye greyeye 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 1

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My husband hears what I say,

    but does not listen. In one ear and out the other. In the rare instance he actually listens, he will run and tell his family everything. All of our finances, our conversations, and marital problems. I am tired, frustrated, and angry. I feel like I am in a marriage with a little...
    leggypeggy leggypeggy 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 28

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Divorce With Grace

    From today's DailyOm.com: Divorce With Grace March 20, 2008 A Life-Altering Decision Like the act of marriage that binds two people together, divorce is the result of a life-altering decision. It is the dissolving of a relationship that we believed would last our whole lives...
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 20, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I m loosing hope that the marriage will get any

    better and am starting to plan an exit
    Stufy Stufy 46-50 3 Responses Jul 29

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm recently married.

    My husband and I dated/lived together for 2 1/2 years and then tied the knot on Aug 1 2013. The wedding was beautiful..the honeymoon was fantastic. When we came home it was hell. We used to fight like normal people before we got married. The fighting we did after we got married...
    emilylwlr emilylwlr 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 4

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I met my husband in 2009

    and he was everything I had asked for. I even wrote a letter back in 2006 describing my perfect soul mate. And to our shock, he was it. He even found himself to be a perfect match to what I asked for. Our relationship was intense. We had sex on a daily basis. And things took a...
    bettergood bettergood 36-40, F Nov 11

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Ouch!!! It's been 22 years of torture being

    married to a man that just doesn't know how to treat a woman. Words just cannot express the pain of being tied to someone who has no respect. I'm so tired of living in this clueless man's world. Prayers and positive thoughts are all I have tonight. Tomorrow is a new day...
    livingasme livingasme 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 8

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So it's been a year since I asked

    for a divorce. I guess he's trying but what if he's just not capable of meeting my needs? It's not anyone's fault but it doesn't change the fact that I'm not happy. He is. So the guilt sets in. How can I leave if I made this commitment and I'm the only one that isn't satisfied...
    Gotthegottagoes Gotthegottagoes 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been married 25 years all

    but the last 9 I was physically abused mentally abused cheated on you name it he did it. However he is a great provider, I stayed because I did not want my children growing up in a broken home. I have matured greatly, my children have left home and now everything my spouse ever...
    onejudge24 onejudge24 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 27

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I go back and forth on the subject.

    There's just too many factors involved. It's just not about me.
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 21

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Divorced women: Did you have better luck with a

    male or female lawyer? Men, you can chime in, but I was trying to tailor my experience. Thanks for your help.
    Itsmytime2be Itsmytime2be 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I remember watching Oprah years ago & listening

    to pitiful wives going through divorce & feeling so lost because they had been stay at home moms the entire marriage. Some had never balanced a checkbook! I now feel their pain. Fortunately, though, I handle the finances...at least those he tells me about. I pay the bills, but...
    Jublue Jublue 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 3

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Definition Of Love

    Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. This is the definition of love given in 1 Corinthians 13:4-5. My wife and marriage...
    technologic21 technologic21 31-35, M 15 Responses Jan 29, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm Scared To Divorce And Scared Not To

    My wife and I have been married for 11 years and have two amazing sons aged 10 and 7. They are my life. My wife suffers from anxiety disorders. When she is on her medication, she is fine. The problem is that she can't be counted on to take her medication and when she doesn't she...
    ScarceGuy ScarceGuy 36-40 13 Responses Feb 2, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I signed the last bits of paper a couple of

    weeks ago. The lawyer said "You're free." I just have to wait until a judge makes it final. I don't have to do anything else. She tried to sue me for $10,000 and $250 a month alimony for two years despite the fact that we were married for less than two years, and we have no...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M Nov 17

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So....I guess I'm writing on here

    because I want a divorce and my husband doesn't. We've been together for 11 years, married for 7 and have a wonderful 6 yr old son. The problem?? My husband is a drug addict. He has been through rehab 3 times, once while we were dating and twice when we were married. His choice...
    Ultravioletgrrl Ultravioletgrrl 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Old issue with us....

    .. We have fought over his binge drinking And problems that come with it... He does have mood swings and adding the booze is a Big problem. The kicker is in the early years I got apologize and flowers and he would talk... Now it turns on me that I am the problem.... That I expect...
    heyjudesmile heyjudesmile 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My wife keeps making my boys from first

    marriage feel like an inconvenience. We're suppose to have family from both sides over for thanksgiving and she told me not to let my oldest stay over cause she doesn't trust he won't try and have sex with his gf. She tried ever other excuse earlier
    azcat6969 azcat6969 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I was raised to believe that

    if you're unhappy in marriage you deal with it, find a way to fix it if you can, but you don't ever quit. It was weakness, or laziness I suppose. People legitimately looked down on others for divorce in my family.. Unless it was abuse, or adultery, once you said vows you were...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I want to spend some time with someone to see

    if I'm really as horrible of a person as my wife says I am how do I do that?
    gmurph89 gmurph89 22-25, M Jun 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I have been struggling with thoughts of divorce.

    I am currently 23 and have been married about two years. I have recently started thinking about divorce. I have also been thinking that maybe we got married too young. I don't think I am in love with him anymore. We have not been intimate in months, and when we are, I don't...
    GoldenAbyss GoldenAbyss 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 12

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My husband and I have really grown apart over

    the past few years. We have three young children and I love them more than anything, which is the only reason I haven't left him. He was the love of my life, for many reasons, not the least of which was his honesty, sincerity, and ability to communicate and work through...
    overcome78 overcome78 36-40, F Aug 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My story started 15 years ago.

    .. Met the man of my dreams, 6 years older very handsome police lietentant. I always liked a challenge... Was a single divorced mother of two, I chased till I conquered. He never officially asked me to marry him, on Christmas 12 years ago he gave me a ring... I opened it truly...
    sunshinehunnie sunshinehunnie 46-50, F 5 Responses Nov 24

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I never really feel an overwhelming sense of,

    "this is going to work, we're gonna make it, it will all be great!" Sad, but it is what it is. That being said, I do occasionally fall into lapses of, "I'm too tired to care, just don't wanna think about it, it's whatever," during which I hear myself telling him I just don't...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel

    We Have Been Married For Almost Two Months Now....

    ProsHe cooks, he cleans,  he brings home free food, and pays half the rent.ConsHe's a jerk.  He stares at other women.  He flirts a lot.  He does not hear me when I talk, but takes advice from other women.  He called me a bad name.  He cannot get / keep it up when we make...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Have Been Thinking About It For Years

    Yes, it's true. I've been married 7 years and have thought of divorcing my wife for at least the last 4 years. It's just that when things are bad, they are REALLY bad. I don't blame her entirely; I admit I am partly to blame. You see, we both have bad tempers, though I think...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 21, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Another Pleasant Saturday Night

    So here I sit typing away on my computer as my wife sleeps. It's 10:30 but I'm sure she was asleep by 9:30. This is how our weekends go. No TV together, little talking, no companionship of any kind. The same as weeknights. I guess she is preparing for life after 70. The...
    Daddyo8910 Daddyo8910 46-50, M 23 Responses May 11, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Groundhog Day.....

    I've been married to L for 23 years.  We have two kids - 17 and 13.   We both work and make good money.  Neighborhood is great.  Kids are great.   And frankly, I'm the husband that many women wish they had.  Granted, that looks rather arrogant and conceited, but the...
    WallyCleaver WallyCleaver 46-50 9 Responses Sep 8, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm 29 and have been married just over three

    years. We have been together since college with one few month break about six years ago. We have a three month old baby as well. Back in June I was briefly involved with a co-worker of mine which ended in early August. I have been in counselling since July to deal with this. My...
    rpal12 rpal12 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Heavily Contemplating It.

    If we're being honest, divorce has been on my mind since day three of the marriage. On and off. I thought that the beginning was rough and that we'd ride it out and things would get better. I didn't want a "Kim Kardashian" marriage. Unfortunately, it's been over a year and...
    BulletWithButterflyWings BulletWithButterflyWings 22-25, F 20 Responses Sep 21, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Nothing is changing, I'm still stuck I'm this

    rut. And he's convinced things can get better but I'm just so tired.. The thing that is so hard right now is that physical contact is such a challenge for me. He needs it, craves it, and it makes me so uncomfortable. We haven't ever had a sex life we were both happy with.. he...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 1 Response May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I've been married 25 years.

    I'm 59 and she is 49. I have treated her like a queen for years but there is no passion and intimacy. I drive a truck and gone during the week. I couldn't wait ro get home and get some lovin but that was never and has never been reciprocated. At 59 my libido is more than fine...
    coachman11 coachman11 56-60, M 2 Responses Dec 7

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Stressed!!!

    I have been married to my husband for alomst 4 years now. We never had sex as my husband has decrease libido and so many other health problems!!! I even tried to get pregnant through fertility treatments but all in vain... He loves me but i am not happy with him. He can not any...
    sheela87 sheela87 31-35 4 Responses Nov 20, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel
    eccentricpython eccentricpython 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 8

    Your Response

    Cancel