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I Want to Get a Divorce

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 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 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 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 never in my entire life thought I would write these words. I was never the one that had a 'Plan B' in case my marriage failed. It simply was not an option. I didn't stand at the...
    sls84 sls84 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husband and I have been married 2 years but together 8. Last year he turned 30 and didn’t take it well. A few weeks before his birthday he confided in me that several of the...
    notsureyet1 notsureyet1 26-30, F Nov 11

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    All the criminal trails are over. So the mud slinging and fear has reduced a little. The custody of the children will be finalised in January. We will have to go back a few times...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    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...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    My son and I had made plans to go out of town for Thanksgiving. I figured my husband had made plans for the day as well, being that he never had any problem, before we started our...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I am coming up on a year of being divorced and it feels more like 5 years with all that has transpired...but all in all my kids and I are doing very well. So much more peaceful...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 12

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    My husband and I are currently separated. I moved out and had to start my life over. I'm waiting for the yet separation in order to file for a divorce and I don think he's going to...
    Lilypad718 Lilypad718 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 13

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    So, bottom line, I need to divorce. my problem is, I don't know who should file first. I hurt her already & don't want to hurt her anymore. I have not filed, because I don't...
    irishstone irishstone 41-45, M Nov 19

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    You can't have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time - Charles Kettering The past can be quite wearing if it’s a burden of bitterness that you...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 1 Response a week ago

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    After 10 years of a great marriage, my husband has decided he is not in-love with me anymore and wants a divorce! I am still in-love with him though, and do not want to divorce!
    jenniferann1985 jenniferann1985 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    For years I fooled myself and others into believing I was happily married and wildly in love. The real reasons for our marriage: 1. His mother told me she didn't want her son to be...
    QueenofMortals QueenofMortals 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 13

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    My parents divorced when I was 2. When I was 10 my mom remarried and also my dad did. I have 3 step sisters, a half brother, and a half sister. I hate how my dad moved states away...
    BrittanySue96 BrittanySue96 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have been thinking about dating again after a year and a half of being divorced but have mixed messages from my friends. One of my male friends says that since I'm still...
    Phoenixsa71 Phoenixsa71 41-45, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    My parents got divorced two years ago. I still remember that sickening feeling when my parents told me. I was twelve, and for awhile, I'd been noticing that they'd been fighting...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 28

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    Hi, So I just moved to another city in Sept. far away from my past. I am divorced and have kids that live with their mom. My divorce just became final in April of this year (I have...
    Startingoveragain44 Startingoveragain44 41-45, M Nov 13

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    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...
    bettergood bettergood 36-40, F Nov 11

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    I have been married for 8 years this past Oct. Back in September my husband told me that he did not want to be married anymore. We had been having problems with him talking to...
    sweettea1005 sweettea1005 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    My Story I was born the second child to an immigrant family from Sicily. My Dad was the eldest of 7 children. His parents were hard working, respected, beloved, restaurant owners...
    joycealison joycealison 56-60, F Nov 8

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    I don't have many goals in life but I do want to get married someday. I've been told that this is a stupid thing to want to achieve. But my family has had a run of bad luck when it...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to divorce my husband bc he's mentally, and verbally abusive. The problem is I have any money to afford an attorney, and I don't want to try to fight him in court alone...
    umakemehappy umakemehappy 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 30

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    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...
    Ultravioletgrrl Ultravioletgrrl 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    I don't have much to say on the front end but once I've gone all the way through the process I know I will have a lot to say.Going through a divorce sucks in many ways. The pain...
    deeplyreasoning72 deeplyreasoning72 26-30, M Nov 11

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    It sucks because they got divorced when I was like 3 and I get along really well with my birth mom but not my half mom and I still have to see her all the time. When I was little...
    808Mitchell 808Mitchell 22-25, M Nov 11

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    I am sure i want a divorce
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 12

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    I want to divorce so bad, it's just a matter of time.
    mokumboy mokumboy 41-45, M Nov 17

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    i received my divorce certificate yesterday. i thought I'd break down and lose my mind...I've been waiting for it to go through half heartedly for about 4 months. i feel no...
    Simplycomplicated88 Simplycomplicated88 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want a divorce. I dont think i can live with my husband anymore and my mother in law. I cant stand these two people.
    Prulla Prulla 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    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...
    sunshinehunnie sunshinehunnie 46-50, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am Sonalyso, 51. Three years ago, I took divorce from my husband as he had an extra – marital affair and clearly, he chose me over her. Right after the divorce, I began looking...
    sonalyso sonalyso 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I am in need for some advice, suggestions or help I will try to make my situation as short as I can. Basically I grew up in a very abusive home, my dad was physically and mentally...
    suziqt suziqt 46-50 2 Responses