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I Want to Get a Divorce

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    I've wanted this for a long time.

    I set a plan with time lines and just kept reminding myself I'm doing my time counting down the months until I could move forward. On one hand I grow increasingly restless and want to do this sooner then later. And on the other hand I am scared and anxious I don't want to...
    Jofree Jofree 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    I Think Its Over

    I have been with him for 14.  We met when I was 17.  We have no children.  So many signs were there that this wasn't going to last.  He didn't plan a special marriage proposal, he simply gave me the ring and asked if I wanted to keep it, but I said yes. ...
    vcorningstone vcorningstone 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    Confused

    We are a very young couple, have three kids yongest is 6 months I dont leave because I am a stay at home mom have no savings nowhere to go. I have been puting up with his rage for so long. But Im tired Im only 24 I want to feel loved and wanted. Is this to much to ask?
    Lolita36 Lolita36 22-25 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I want a divorce but my wife won't give it to

    me. She has threatened suicide, attempted suicide, and gets completely depressed when I broach the subject. I am trapped in a loveless, empty farce and it's slowly killing me.
    petsdaddy petsdaddy 36-40, M 1 Response May 23

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    Things have been crap

    for awhile, and today he said it was unrealistic for me to want to feel special or unique to him. Now I've been driving my car around for an hour feeling hopeless. Am I being unrealistic? I thought people who loved one another considered each other to be special and different...
    FiveTurtles FiveTurtles 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 31

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    I moved out of state with my high school

    sweetheart & we had a baby boy together. I suffered severe physical abuse all through my pregnancy and left him to a domestic violence shelter after being tied up and punched bloody when the baby was 4 months old.. He talked me into coming back home and things did not stop there...
    AdventureDiva AdventureDiva 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    I have been married for 19 years.

    I am extremely unhappy and lonely. However, can't stand to hurt anyone even though I don't have the feelings for him that I once did. The one time I suggested a divorce, he threatened suicide. I know at some point I need to think about myself. But does one ever get past the...
    AmethystMoon77 AmethystMoon77 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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    I Married Someone Who I'm Not Attracted to (3) the End

    Ok it's done I put a end to that crap of a false marriage!! I explain. It all started when he discovered that i was writing stuff about myself on this site. I guess i forgot to turn off the computer because he told me that I was writing about him and that he a proof of it. He...
    naliablue naliablue 31-35, F Sep 21, 2009

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    My husband of 14 years is a drug addict.

    On and off for over 10 years now. Heroine and meth are the 2 biggest offenders. He was forced into rehab last week. He is not well. I spoke with him yesterday and it almost broke me. I had a panic attack after the way he was talking. I didn't know the man who I was speaking with...
    Deceivedandhurt Deceivedandhurt 36-40, F 3 Responses May 21

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    I Married Someone Who I'm Not Attracted to (3) the End

    Ok it's done I put a end to that crap of a false marriage!! I explain. It all started when he discovered that i was writing stuff about myself on this site. I guess i forgot to turn off the computer because he told me that I was writing about him and that he a proof of it. He...
    naliablue naliablue 31-35, F Sep 21, 2009

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    I want a legal separation

    but I have no money. What should I do? (I live in idaho)
    mindyann mindyann 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 1

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    It can't be totally on me, but I feel like I might have something to do with my friend's divorce. She has fallen in love with me, its a Skype friend. She told me before that she...
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    lonelyASgrlfrnd lonelyASgrlfrnd 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    It's the week before finals and last night as I came home from work I walked into an inferno of fury between my parents. My mom and my stepdad have been together since I was 5, and...
    venusV244 venusV244 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    my husband says he doesn't want to be married and needs space. he is never home anymore. I have been trying to move on. by making guy friends online. I don't really want to I just...
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    thelefthandedboy thelefthandedboy 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 6

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    frspch frspch 51-55, F 19 Responses Dec 10

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    mktonght mktonght 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 15

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    Quick story and lesson: I was married for 5 years to a wonderful woman that I loved and cherish. Even though it was wrong and we were not made for each other (the realization of...
    jpllc jpllc 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My parents got divorced and my sister and I had to move into my grandparents house. My mom is never home and when she is she is mostly just talking on the phone and i see my dad...
    expendableimportance expendableimportance 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    My parents are married. Their relationship is about as stale as prisoners' food. I've seen what marriage did to them and I have no intention of going down that route. I have read...
    JacobStark JacobStark 18-21, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I married a guy that was a good guy but not compatible with me at all. So much annoyed him about me over the years including how I organized the pantry! If I disagreed with him...
    ranabp ranabp 41-45 3 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Our parents got divorced when we were kids and it was kind of cool. We got to go to divorce court with them. It was like a game show. My mom won the house and car. We're all...
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    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...
    Gotthegottagoes Gotthegottagoes 41-45, F 10 Responses Dec 3

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    lazydaisy0104 lazydaisy0104 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 12

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    After three months of being under a no-contact order for a trumped up battery charge, my wife has racked up over $15K in credit card debt, taken over $8000 in cash, and she just...
    wagnedo wagnedo 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 19

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    When I was younger my parents got divorced and I lived with just my Mom most of my life. I took all my anger out on her from the divorce. And to make it worse, we discovered much...
    megamd megamd 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    I don't believe in divorce. So, my first marriage is most likely going to be my only marriage. But I am not going to get married until I am 46 or 49. Lmao
    miseriae316 miseriae316 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    j46b82 j46b82 41-45, F Nov 30

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    AlliLittle AlliLittle 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Angeleyes789 Angeleyes789 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 5

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