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I Want to Get a Divorce

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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 3 Responses Mar 10

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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 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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    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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    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 May 23

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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 2 Responses May 21

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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 1 Response Jun 1

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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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    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'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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    A little background info, I'm just turned 15 and my parents have been divorced since I was 5 and my little brother was 2 years old. The condensed past from my perspective: It's...
    illlivehappily illlivehappily 13-15, F Jul 22

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    I finally got the courage to tell my husband that I wanted a divorce. This man has cheated on me, emotionally, mentally, and physically abused me, he put his job in front of me...
    futureexwife14 futureexwife14 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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    Resolved To Disolve. Every divorce has those unique moments in court, proceedings, or on final papers. Here are a few of mine: 1. Hubby-at-time was in jail. Due to his charges...
    emerald emerald 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I am finally divorced. I didn't want the divorce, and I didn't want to be a doormat either. I love my ex husband or at least the man that I thought he was. How can a person say...
    ShineAndRise ShineAndRise 31-35 5 Responses Jul 10

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    At the age of 26 my parents filed for divorce. They've been together since their teen years, 37 years, and married for 27. I am not upset AT them for this midlife change, they've...
    LostnExcited LostnExcited 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My parents are getting divorced. It may sound strange but from the very beginning I supported the idea coz they're just too different and they haven't been happy for quite some...
    Pulaila Pulaila 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I met my wife Sarah in 2008. We met through her friend. We started dating and things were progressing fast, we got engaged and got married in October of 2009. Things were not...
    SimpleGuy77 SimpleGuy77 36-40 1 Response Jul 11

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    I have completely and confidently decided I want a divorce from my husband of 10 years. It hasn't always been bad times, but I've never really felt that true love feeling and I...
    raedavis raedavis 31-35, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    It sounds a little strange to say "happily" because going through my divorce was the most heartbreaking, unhappy time of my life! It was like falling into a bottomless pit of...
    StarLily71 StarLily71 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 6

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    I found out tonight via FB that my husband- our divorce isn't final- is engaged. Our children haven't met the girl. There's a lot of dysfunctional background- too much to post. I...
    goldengirrrrl goldengirrrrl 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 8

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    In 2003 I fled Finland with my 3 children(2 his,1 not) after 13 years in a abusive marriage. We arrived back in America with the clothes on our backs literally. In the divorce I...
    IStillGotIt IStillGotIt 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    I can understand how people romanticize marriage and build it up with words like commitment, faithfulness, loyalty, etc. A marriage in itself doesn’t actually have the power to...
    GiantKaiju GiantKaiju 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This is so sad...over 3000 people. I'm sorry everyone :( unless you're really dancing around and happy about it. Another reason why I don't want to get married. Cause I never want...
    WintersSoldier WintersSoldier 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    My parents divorced when I was 3. My grandparents also divorced and I hope I either get it right the first time... if you know what I mean, or never marry. This is definitely not a...
    PinkChocolate00 PinkChocolate00 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    When I was around 11- 12 my parents told me and my three years younger sister the were going to seperate. I have never cried more than I did that day. But I am kind of glad they...
    PleaseFindMe PleaseFindMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm 15, and my parents divorced when I was six, I took it very hard and still do. I currently live with my mother. I'm in the middle of deciding if I want to live with my dad or...
    loveval loveval 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Here we go, maybe I can think of 100 things. 1. I was born in Houston. 2. I have lived my whole life in the same small town of 1200 people. 3. I was put up for adoption at 3...
    Katrenn Katrenn 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    This is an unwanted divorce. I cannot move on, and I'm stuck. I don't know how people can just walk out of their spouses for no good reason. Then be fine about it too and not...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    This absolutely is miserable. My husband seems to think he is going to take me to the cleaners and receive everything that he requested in the settlement. He is wrong. I am...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F Jul 3

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    So being as how I'm starting to come out more about what makes me sad, and depressed and such...I'm going to tell you all who want to know more about me...my story. It all really...
    dyingalittleinside97 dyingalittleinside97 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I'm about to move into college as a freshman so the whole thing is a new experience. The major issue is that my parents' are divorced. But not like regular divorced parents.. They...
    Msun109 Msun109 18-21 Jul 17

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    Dear mom Thank you for divorcing my father! I have often wondered what happened to him; why he wanted me so much and yet never came to visit me after you kicked him out. I never...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been with my bf for 6.5 years now and we recently watched a documentary where this guy who filmed all these weddings goes back to the people years and years later and...
    danielle1423 danielle1423 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    I have been divorced twice. Marriage may be for some, but it was definitely not for me. At the beginning of my first marriage, I admit I did like being married, but that changed...
    sweetie8403 sweetie8403 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    I'm frustrated. I'm beating myself up, wondering why in the hell I ever married the man I did. We've officially been separated longer now than we were together while married for. I...
    HeathenPoet HeathenPoet 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Pretty much decided on getting a divorce last night. I just hate the thought of starting all over again and losing all that I worked hard for!
    06Ford 06Ford 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    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...
    greyeye greyeye 51-55, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Luckily, I have had it a lot better than most kids with divorced parents. My parents are still friends, I get to see them whenever I want, plus double holidays!
    thelastfirstchoice thelastfirstchoice 13-15, F Jul 4

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    So last Thursday The wife came home and told me that she had been out of love with me for sometime and that she wanted to separate and Divorce. I was sad but also happy because my...
    Foxfire699 Foxfire699 36-40, M 7 Responses Jul 15

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    My husband and I were a team fighting for the same goals. Now that this divorce has happened, I realize that we are not on the same team, that he is not helping pay all the bills...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 2

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    I am 24 days away from my divorce being finalized, all have left is going to court. My ex is 3,000 miles away so he won't be there...what exactly happens in the court room? I'm an...
    lattemaker lattemaker 22-25, F Jul 2

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    I started dating my soul mate on 2/9/89 and married him on 6/19/93. We started our family by having a daughter on 8/12/95 and then a son on 2/18/00. Our lives were dedicated to...
    zbrokenheart zbrokenheart 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    sunflowerpet sunflowerpet 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    Money does something to people, it changes them. I saw my family break apart piece by piece because of it. It was Not even greed. My family owned a small restaurant and it didn't...
    tommyfung tommyfung 16-17, M Jul 5

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    My parents just divorced around September and honestly I couldn't care less. It only bothers me because of why they did it. Apparently my mom cheated on my dad, with a guy that my...
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I am sadly getting a divorce... Never thought I would ever be in this situation. I just got married this past March. My husband is in the Army so we have been on and off for four...
    unreachablex0x unreachablex0x 22-25, F 18 Responses Jul 6

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