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The Divorce Papers

My husband I have been separated for a month and a half. I even had to file a protection order against him. After I finally accepted that he was abusing me, I decided I wanted a divorce. The guilt and uncertainty remained for a bit. I have been seeing the lawyer for a few weeks. There was a slight delay due to the possibility of him having a serious medical condition. I made the decision this past weekend and knew I wanted to file and so I saw the lawyer on Wednesday. I wasn't sure how I would feel when it finally happened. There were so emotions that started to flow as my hand signed the paper....a little sad, a little hurt, a little guilty, a little fearful, but most of all I felt relief. Relief that I was strong enough to stand up for myself and my children. It may be a tough road ahead, but it has to be better than what we had.
mgaj mgaj 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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Separation will always have scars. Remember that you decided to divorce as you did not want to put up with his nonsense. If there is no love or affection or care then there is no point. Good riddance I would also say.

You are a very brave lady.. Not too many women get out of abusive relationship as they are scared.. But you are doing it, well done!!
I wish you lots of happiness with your children...
Look after yourself always...

Hang in there. I think you did the right thing!