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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 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 18-21, 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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    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 3 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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    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've been with my husband since I was 18. Dated for 11 years and been married for almost 20. Huge age difference. Everyone always told me it would make a difference one day and...
    JdyFlty JdyFlty 46-50, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My parents have been married for years but it seems so much harder to stay married these days. I have countless friends who've married and divorced/separated already. It makes me...
    NaturalEye NaturalEye 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had my first boyfriend when I was 16. We met each other at church and we also attended the same high school. He was a year older than me so he graduated from high school and...
    leimomo leimomo 26-30, F 3 days ago

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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 Apr 11

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    This is a little harder then I thought.... A few years ago when I first joined this site I made the mistake of doing what I usually do in the real world...which is pretend like...
    xXxsilvermistxXx xXxsilvermistxXx 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I want to tell a story of how a little faith and an offering changed my life it was 19 yrs ago last Friday,,,I had been listning to Pastor Rod Parsley ,,He was preaching on the...
    rckt148 rckt148 51-55, M 3 days ago

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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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    It appears that the final court hearing for divorce and child custody are next week. I am overwhelmed and unprepared. I don't have an attorney and was not able to find one to...
    MissingBoston MissingBoston 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My dad and my stepmom are getting divorced... Only she doesn't want it. And as we speak they are arguing. She is crying he is raising his voice. And... I would do homework...
    TubaAtheist TubaAtheist 18-21, F Mar 24

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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 would be celebrating my 25th wedding anniversary this June, but instead I hope to have my divorce final by then. My husbands affair put the nail in the coffin of our marriage...
    slowsurrender slowsurrender 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    My parents got divorced a few years ago and I want them to be happy, but it's not easy to watch my parents date other people. Recently my mom started seeing a man who had a 19 year...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I want to divorce my husband but i am too weak to do so.Firstly because our son is attached to him secondly he has become financially successful.I sacrificied my career and moved...
    kimlife kimlife 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so sad and scared about the future for myself and my kids because I have come to the realization that I need to file for divorce from my husband of almost 14 yrs. I am...
    tornandhurt tornandhurt 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    Life is funny in a weird way , it changes so fast , i had a loving relationship with my wife for three yours and we have a son together , and now she wants to get divorced because...
    TheAviator8 TheAviator8 22-25, M 4 Responses Mar 29

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    Well it's been a year now since I started my new life alone and now the divorce process is starting. We have a legal separation in place and so I am hoping the divorce goes...
    anewlifealone anewlifealone 41-45, F 6 Responses Apr 1

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    I want like 3 tattoos when I'm older! I'm not getting my wife's name though, because I might get a divorce, even though I don't want a divorce.
    Pancake17 Pancake17 13-15, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    She says she want out but every time I ask for us to get the divorce paperwork started she breaks down crying. How long can this hell be dragged out. I have given up trying to...
    SamStartingOver SamStartingOver 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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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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    98% of the time, my parents splitting is a good thing. But sometimes it's bad. My dad has a really bad temper and has harmed my brothers and my mom. I don't know why he hasn't...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I'm 30 and recently divorced. My ex was verbally, emotionally and somewhat physically abusive. At the same time, he was my best friend. We were together for 10 years and married...
    sdp11983 sdp11983 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Has anyone else experienced how the things you say as the 'getting-divorced' person are understood in a different way to the things you said before? Today I told some people I do...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Sometimes its the little things that are really upsetting. Today I created a folder in my email called "Divorce" so I could file the correspondence I have begun with my lawyer and...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 15

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    PAIN! You want to talk about pain! I was not a perfect Mom but I did the best I could, I gave hugs and kisses every night, I helped with home work and planned birthday parties! I...
    itry itry 36-40 1 Response a week ago

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    My parents divorced. It was nasty. Retrospectively, I ask, "How can two people who loved each other, so much. Become so nasty, to each other?" I just think, divorces should be...
    DeMarcusKinkle DeMarcusKinkle 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    They Are :( My parents are divorced, they got divorced when i was a year old.
    Belieber4Life Belieber4Life 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to divorce my husband but i am too weak to do so.Firstly because our son is attached to him secondly he has become financially successful.I sacrificied my career and moved...
    kimlife kimlife 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to divorce my husband but i am too weak to do so.Firstly because our son is attached to him secondly he has become financially successful.I sacrificied my career and moved...
    kimlife kimlife 26-30, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    They're not legally divorced. Just separated. We could never afford a real divorce. It's been this way since I was 11. Now I'm 15. My dad got a new job last year and had to move...
    Alice1998 Alice1998 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Married to a passive aggressive/narcissist-I have been with my husband for twenty years, married for fifteen. I use to think there was really something wrong with me. I'm 43 years...
    tmcmjc tmcmjc 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    I want to divorce my husband but i am too weak to do so.Firstly because our son is attached to him secondly he has become financially successful.I sacrificied my career and moved...
    kimlife kimlife 26-30, F 2 days ago

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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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    Been married 17 years. I'm not necessarily going through divorce, but my wife has emotionally abandoned me (physically too). I don't know what to do...struggling. I'm still...
    beancounttc beancounttc 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 9

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    Background: wife of 22 years, in midst of mid life crisis, meets "special friend" on Internet, leaves and moves 6hrs away to another state leaving behind 5 kids (18-9 at the time...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Today I WILL be calling a divorce lawyer . I have waited and put it off for so long . I love my husband and have no desire to hurt him but I can't live like a bird in a gilded cage...
    kstu1 kstu1 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel like divorce would be the best option for my happiness but I know I wouldn't see my two girls every day and that would break my heart. I don't feel like our marriage is too...
    clhockey5779 clhockey5779 31-35, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am thinking about divorcing my second husband but I am afraid of the stigma attached to being divorced twice. I worry about how it will affect me and my grown children to know...
    Christmas87 Christmas87 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    Last sunday, I was told something I did not expect from my parents, they were always happy, joking and smiling. But I was called downstairs... They're getting divorced. I instantly...
    Brettzel Brettzel 16-17, M Mar 23

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    My husband filed for divorce a month ago. He left the house and hasn’t came back ever since. He will not even return any calls from our 5 year old. Our son is devastated as he...
    fxislam fxislam 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    My now ex wife and I dated for 5 years and eventually got married when we were 18.Everything seemed great she attended USC while I ended up having to move away for a bit just so I...
    P24TY P24TY 26-30, M Mar 28

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    I signed the final divorce papers this morning with her. I went over it in detail and made sure she understood. We signed everything together as the kids watched television at...
    flibsley flibsley 31-35, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm in the middle of a divorce and I can't wait for it to be over. I'm actually really scared that I will never find anyone and I will be alone forever. Even if I find someone...
    peach1977 peach1977 36-40, F 15 Responses Mar 31

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