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I Think I Want a Divorce

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    My Wife Has Been Praying - Yesterday I was out shopping with my wife and daughter. I was looking at jackets when I almost walked into a woman. I have never been so attracted to...
    confused103 confused103 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    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...
    nospam nospam 36-40, M 36 Responses Jan 7, 2008

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    This topic actually brought me to this site. It's like a breath of fresh air to know others are struggling like I am. I haven't been married long, almost two years. I'm young...
    KathleenMcDiffitt KathleenMcDiffitt 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 3

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    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...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    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...
    think2much think2much 46-50, M 10 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    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...
    onejudge24 onejudge24 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 27

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    I have been married for nearly 10 yrs now and have two children one who is 8 yrs old and the other who is a 1 year old. The last 10 years have been extremely turbulent for both of...
    rsdta77 rsdta77 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 18

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    My husband and I have been married 6.5 years, together for almost 10. We have two beautiful little girls, ages 6 and 4. I was 20 when I got pregnant with our oldest daughter and we...
    eharper94 eharper94 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 22, 2013

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    I've never been one to put much stock into signs.. My sister in law tends to say things like, "Oh, we were just talking about that, and look! It must be a sign, you should do it...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    How Do I Tell Him? - I have had issues in my marriage for a while. My husband is emotionally abusive and is not invested in our marriage, and frankly, I am tired of it. Because of...
    TryingToMatter TryingToMatter 41-45, F 6 Responses Jun 27, 2013

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    My wife thinks that any thing of mine she can throw away if she deems it not mporatant, this is my belongings. After 28 years I am not getting anything back in the relationship...
    Insaintrobert Insaintrobert 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    Freaky Tuesday - So there's a knock on my door this morning and it's the husband of the girl my husband is having an affair with. I don't know what possessed him to come looking...
    Sadpony Sadpony 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    Just Move Out Already - My soon to be ex is holding on for any sign that I may change my mind. I won't. So much so he won't leave the house and it is totally draining my energy. I...
    007love 007love 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 12, 2013

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    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...
    WallyCleaver WallyCleaver 46-50 9 Responses Sep 8, 2011

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    I Have A (Demented) Dream.... - There once was a husband from hell, Who thought he would do very well to snare a free spirit, snuff everything in it, And torture her psyche a spell...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2013

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    My story is so unlike so many I see here. My husband isn't abusive, or even mean. He wants this to work. Or rather, for us to stay together.. the marriage has never really worked...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Lost - I will start off by giving you a short synapses of my relationship with my husband. He and I started dating when I was 15 and he was 17. We feel in love hard and fast but...
    donteveraskillnevertell donteveraskillnevertell 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 28, 2013

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    Warning Shots - After all this time last night the conversation happened. She said I need medication for my state of mind so I got a beer sat down in bed and finally said clearly I...
    2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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    Thursday night went as expected, more or less. I got home, and she was asleep but woke up fairly soon. We talked a bit, I reiterated that I wasn't happy, that we haven't been happy...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 5

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    You know what's lame? People who think that it's socially acceptable to ask why you haven't had kids yet. What the hell, who's business is that? I've been married a year and a...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    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...
    sheela87 sheela87 31-35 4 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    This is the sort of situation I never thought I would get into. I thought I was too old and too smart to make the mistakes I'd seen my friends go through in their early twenties...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 27

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    I Need A Rebound Date... - I think i'm willing to move on, he has, why shouldn't i? I don't care if it's on the rebound. God knows it would be good for my confidence...contacted a...
    Sadpony Sadpony 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Should I Stay Or Should I Go? - My wife and I have been struggling for about three years. We have 3 young boys which I love. My wife and I have been going to counseling but cannot...
    Shupp Shupp 36-40 1 Response Jan 11, 2013

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    Just What I Thought - I was starting to cave a little, backing down from filing for divorce tomorrow. My husband was pulling a dad-of-the-year day yesterday where he took pride in...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    I don think - I know I am and want a divorce.Part 1/2 is quickly approaching. My soon to be ex husband will move out this weekend. It has been 5 LONG months that we have been...
    007love 007love 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 3

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    How do you know its the right time? The right thing to do? I met my husband at age 18 he was 26 I already had a child from a previous relationship. My husband accepted the fact...
    thang4you thang4you 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    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

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    Freaky Tuesday - So there's a knock on my door this morning and it's the husband of the girl my husband is having an affair with. I don't know what possessed him to come looking...
    Sadpony Sadpony 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    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...
    Losingmycompassion Losingmycompassion 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    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

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    I'm 23 and I've been married 10 months to the man I've been dating since I was 15. We've been together for 7 years. What makes this situation so hard is that there is nothing...
    Gingerness7 Gingerness7 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    I feel as tho I am broken. I have only been married a little over a year but married my high school sweet heart and we have Been together for 10 years. I knew what i was getting...
    Laylil23 Laylil23 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2013

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    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...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    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...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2011

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    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...
    Yohanna Yohanna 36-40, F 5 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    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...
    noexcuses noexcuses 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    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...
    hourbyhour163 hourbyhour163 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    What Did I Do? - I try talking to her, she calls it arguing. I text her and she responds sarcastically. She's always saying "if Jesus was next to you, would you say this or do that...
    sufferin4life sufferin4life 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    We have been married 8 years. together 12. We have 3 kids together from 4-10. My husband and i split up in september and decided to try again the end of november. The first few...
    mekelb mekelb 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    I have been married for 20 years. We have 6 kids together. I left my career 14 years ago to be with the kids. In the last 4 years we have being fighting allot. He goes out with he...
    sad6268 sad6268 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 16

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    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...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 13 Responses Mar 6, 2013

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    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...
    Daddyo8910 Daddyo8910 46-50, M 23 Responses May 11, 2013

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    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...
    ScarceGuy ScarceGuy 36-40 15 Responses Feb 2, 2012

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    One Step Closer - Today was therapy Tuesday, which I love because it's getting me ready for what's to come. I feel clear, ready and strong. I have been trying to convince myself...
    007love 007love 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 20, 2013

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    How do you know when your marriage is over? I'm unhappy. Surely my husband can't be happy either. I wouldn't know as he doesn't talk about his feelings or what upsets him or makes...
    RachMcG RachMcG 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    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...
    BulletWithButterflyWings BulletWithButterflyWings 22-25, F 20 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Today wasn't a good day. I've been trying to wait, to give it some time after the difficult times we had in December and February, but I'm feeling more and more impatient. We've...
    bewareofpity bewareofpity 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 3

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    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...
    justcallmeapervert justcallmeapervert 46-50 3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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