Life After Divorce Support Group

This community is dedicated to starting over after a divorce. With the marriage over, how do individuals begin a new chapter in their lives and what hurdles do they face? Divorce is often one of the most traumatic periods in a person's life. Studies show it is the second-most stressful event in life, after the death of a spouse.

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  • deleted_user

    For the left bhind spouse

    This article started me on the understanding of how and why my ex did this to me. This is powerful and I hope it helps. My situation was this article to a T and explains everything I felt and everything the ex did. Please share this with others you feel would benefit from it. Coping with Infidelity and Divorce By Cathy Meyer, published Jun 18, 2005 Published Content: 21 Total Views: 361,842 ...
  • louann70

    Stuck

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    I was married to my spouse for 10 yrs and we have been divorced now for 7 yrs and I have not moved on yet. I am kind of stuck not on him but i havent been confident on moving forward with meeting people and dating. Now I am lonely and would like to move on but just dont know how. What do i do?
  • Dan-O89

    Ugly relationship...Uglier divorce.

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    So my wife and I were married for a very short period of time. As soon as we were married I had to leave to change duty stations and understandably so, the more time went on without us getting to see each other the harder it got for her. But she didn't take it the same way I did, and I often found myself talking to a counselor because I suspected her of having borderline personality disorder and...
  • jojored

    How long did your divorce take?

    Hi, I'm ready to start over, but stbx has done pretty much nothing to move the divorce along.  His lawyer too.  I felt trapped in the marriage, now I'm trapped inside of the divorce.   In fact, his lawyer has cancelled many many meetings, some last minute.  He has failed to submit court documents on time, not answered my lawyer's phone calls or emails in a timely manner - all sorts of...
  • tailspin916

    Can't Believe It Happened Again!

    Hello folks. I posted this on the Break Up and Divorce forum, but I figure it's more relevant here since I am technically trying to live my life after my divorce.I joined this site about 2 years ago when my wife broke my heart and told me our marriage was over.  It took well over 6 months before I started to feel like myself again. I started to go out, have fun and live my life again.  After a...
  • Lyne

    Collaborative divorce process

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    My H asked me for a divorce a month ago. He has proposed a settlement, so he has had time to think about this. We were together for 30 years. I may be nieve, but would like to move forward in a healthy manner. We still have two grown children, and some upcoming mile markers in their lives. We weren't always fighting and at each other's throats. We did have friendship one tiime. I can accept the...
  • WarriorGal

    Dating....and more? :-)

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    I am 71 y-o female. I am very comfortable with online dating. I have been divorced since 1989. Had a 10 year relaionship and have been online dating on and off for 10+ years. I am very selective and also think I have not been ready for more than a firendshio and casual dating.....but now I think I am ready for more.I still do not want marriage or even living togegther, but I am THINKING about...
  • saltysea

    New here...

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    Hi there. This is my first foray into any kind of divorce support. I'm 35, and the first of my friends to divorce. My ex and I have remained friends, but I'm getting tired of him being the only person to relate with on this. So the timeline. We decided to divorce a year ago, we were separated the year before that, and we did a year of counseling the year before that. So it's really been 3 years...
  • alewis222

    Cant move on

    Ive been divorced for 4 years, you'd have thought that by now I would have moved on with my life, but the last four years I have been so unhappy. The strange thing is, its not cos I want to get back with my ex, but just that I feel so lonely and have not been able to forge a relationship since. Now at the age of 36 and all my friends settled with children, I cant see any future for myself. I...
  • ughmylife

    How to cope with Ex's new girlfriend

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    Brief summary.  My ex husband and I were married for 16 years, 1 child.  He just left one day with no explanation. We were legally divorced in 2015.   I have sole custody of child.  He is now living with and dating a 23 year old college student (he is 43)  He was her former high school teacher and coach.  Whether or not they had a relationship when he was her teacher is beside the point. ...
  • dylanmurphy

    Divorced

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    okay divorce was granted. now in the post divorce phase of my life. would like to have no contact with my ex but we have great children together. some days I want to hide, some days I want to scream at her and let her know what I am thinking!thank goodness better judgement prevails and I say nothing. 
  • AmyNX-01

    New here...hopeless situation

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    I feel pretty lonely. I have been searching for a group and I am not even sure where I belong. The situation feels like it fits no box. I divorced in 2012. I should tell the whole story but don't want to bore you with writing it all out. So for now, the basics. I married too early to a man that my low self-esteem and lack of wisdom settled for. He settled for me too. If anything, his self-esteem...
  • dylanmurphy

    New Life?

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    the divorce has been filed, and waiting for a judge to confirm it.I live in our former home. She lives elsewhere. we have children, so we talk for them. Otherwise I would have left the state and moved promptly.I am creating my own life. I am claiming my home. It is an interesting adventure.that is where I am
  • Diva

    When Your Ex Tells You He Wants to Marry You Again

    My ex told me he wants to marry me again.  The kicker is he is re-married.  I'm not posting this for advice, but for encouragement, but please feel free to share your thoughts.When we separated it was not my desire to divorce, but rather to seek marriage counseling & reconcile.   Well that didn't happen.  My ex filed for divorce and I did not contest.  I had to learn to be alone, learn about...
  • deleted_user

    Do affairs ever really work?

    My husband left me after 15 years (12 years of marriage) for another woman who he says he is love with. He did'nt want to work it out for our kids or anything. He has moved to a different state where she lives and has our kids for the summer. Our kids have been staying with her and her kids and my ex in there house together like one big happy familiy. All this within 5 months of him asking for a...