Divorcing In Midlife
After 25 years I'm now starting a divorce. This is my only marriage so the divorce is a whole new experience for me.
Our relationship had been more of a friendship than anything else for a long time, but I was thinking that this was as good as it was going to be for me from here on out. I met some people on another web site and became attracted to one person in particular. My wife found out and that was the beginning of the end of the marriage. Nothing ever became of the online friendship; in fact she won't even talk to me anymore after getting hate mail from my wife.
I made mistakes for sure, but things were not good for a long time -- and I denied myself the fact that my needs were being neglected. I'll be filing the divorce papers this week, so the fun is just beginning.
I hope that in a year or so from now I'll be in a much better place emotionally than I am now.