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I Want to Get a Divorce

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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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 really want a divorce. I do not feel like I love my husband at all anymore. We haven't had sex in 3 years we don't even sleep together. I feel like he is dragging me down...
    Lillith13 Lillith13 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    My wife and I have been married for a little more than ten years. We have three great kids. I am not the most patient dad in the world and surely have some issues to work out...
    imdem412 imdem412 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    Peter Maatouk is a highly experienced and knowledgeable solicitor and barrister based in Sydney, and he is admitted in the Supreme Court of NSW and the High Court of Australia. He...
    marleend marleend 26-30, F Feb 11

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    ...where I have lived in a sexless marriage for 38 years. I spent most of our early marriage, before children, sleeping in our spare bedroom. When we DID have sex, every year and a...
    midagehippie midagehippie 56-60 1 Response Feb 16

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    After almost 4 yrs of lies, lack of affection, communication, and attention, and an almost nonexistant sex life I am ready to divorce. I have talked to my husband about spending...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    I have been married for 20 years and my husband has had several affairs, and this last one have been hard. I don't know if he is in love with her because he keeps going back to her...
    Cindimart Cindimart 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    I do not think that my situation is special, though it sometimes feels that way. I am going through a divorce, the filing of the finalization papers is probably tomorrow - though...
    Imperator44 Imperator44 31-35, M Feb 22

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    Divorce proceedings have started Background story: Living in the UK Having moved out of the matrimonial home (which is my house, btw) and moved into a rented accommodation within...
    mihamix mihamix 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 8

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    This completely sucks. I am married to a woman and whenever there are money issues, car issues or any issues for that matter, she starts talking about separation/divorce. We sleep...
    pastormattrg pastormattrg 36-40, M Feb 16

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    I joined EP to figure out what was wrong with my marriage. Two months later, after a lot of agonizing and worry about how a divorce would impact my husband and family, everything...
    jkm52 jkm52 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    1. My son is 22, and in the Air Force. He's the only family I have, and I miss him so much it hurts into my soul. 2. I've been divorced for several years. 3. I finally started...
    zoe1969 zoe1969 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Its been a while since i posted a topic here on EP. I was a long time member of EP although i left EP sometime ago and just recently came back again. I can say that EP has helped...
    happysha17 happysha17 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    I got married when I was 26 yrs old, and got divorced when I was 33 yrs old. She could not handle me having to wear diapers for my incontinence. At first she was there for me, and...
    iwillkeepyoudiapered iwillkeepyoudiapered 51-55, M Feb 24

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    Had to rescue my STBX again tonight. She drained her battery and needed a jump start in some remote location. It seems likely she left her headlights on because she left her car...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Saturday (yes, Valentine's Day) will be one year that my now ex wife reached out via Facebook to an old boyfriend. That started her affair which became the last step towards our...
    nofoot75 nofoot75 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 12

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    I am two-thirds of the way through my divorce and I can honestly say that I have never been happier; I wouldn’t trade where I am in my life now for one moment from my past. My...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Well It is all over now....I have my papers. I really don't know how I feel about it....guess it may take a couple of days, until closure sets in. I have to confess that I have...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Just a year and a half. It took forever for me to move toward divorce, but I finally did. It was very hard. I have a senior in high school who will soon be leaving for college. Now...
    Irv15000 Irv15000 66-70, T Feb 5

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    My husband left after weeks of fighting turned violent. He shoved me. To be honest I started it. In the past some intense fighting has led to intense sex but I guess I missed the...
    ariuri1 ariuri1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    On my grind again since I can't make enough money with my first job, that I needed a second job. Unfortunately it's 3rd shift. Tired yet hopeful things finally turn for the better...
    SelfishShellfish SelfishShellfish 36-40, F Feb 18

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    I left my husband over a year ago. I have yet to file for divorce because I fear his wrath(he is emotionally abusive). He uses our kids as weapons against me and for this reason...
    bcali bcali 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 18

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    I want to divorce my husband as he punched and abused me in front of his parents , he didn't show me any respect,I am going to turn 26very soon ,I hate to be a divorced lady but I...
    jessicatong jessicatong 26-30, F 74 Responses Feb 22

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    I told him about wanting a divorce, I swear that's the hardest thing I've had to do in my life. I hate to see him hurting, this was never my intention when I married him. I still...
    BrokenCats BrokenCats 26-30, F Feb 22

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    So my parents are divorced and I can say for sure that's one of the best things that has ever happened in my family. Right now they act like best friends - go to cinema together...
    dahilia dahilia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    My parents divorced when I was 12, I am 20 now. I will be 21 in July. People are always so shocked when I tell them I'm the child of divorced parents even if it was nearly 10yrs...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 Feb 22

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    My mother divorced my father when I was about 4. I am 22 now. I kept asking her when I was little, why she split with Dad, and she kept saying because she hated him. I love him...
    Profweird Profweird 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It has been almost a year since I got divorced. My X has been relentless in the pursuit of causing problems. It was an emotional drain until I found the solution. For those of...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    In 1991 my first wife and I got divorced after just 5 years of marriage we didn't own much nor had a kid together she had two by another man we divorced me over the drugs I did not...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 22 hrs ago

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    Told my wife of 30 years tonight that I want a divorce. That didn't go at all how I imagined it would. Bah!!!!
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M Feb 6

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    Divorce is hard, especially when you don't want it...
    monamayi monamayi 41-45, F 8 Responses Feb 9

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    Blind sighted. We've had our problems, but we always bounce back... Not this time. He has decided that we can't be anymore. Even though he is being amicable and willing to help me...
    Geekmom007 Geekmom007 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    I think marriage is for life and always wanted my first marriage to be my only marriage but it has broken down so badly now that I feel divorce may be my only option. my husband is...
    kimathy86 kimathy86 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 19