Originally Posted by klondike300
Singed the papers for the big "D" yesterday! Getting off relatively cheap in a community property state and emotionally un-scarred. We got past the finger pointing and nasty stuff and decided to just be adults and do our own settlements without lawyers. Still on track to retire on time and pay off house before then.
And as a bonus, during the whole process, ran into old friend that I hadn't seen in a couple of years who last I knew was engaged to someone. Filled each other in on the details of our lives, went out once and have been stuck like glue to each other ever since!
No rebound relationship issues for those who are thinking it.
. The big "D" was a long time coming so I went way past all the stereo typical post break up crap.
Happy Happy Joy Joy!. 2011 will end up not sucking near as bad as the year started out!
It is good to know that there is life, a good life, after divorce.
After raising four kids my wife (well, I can't even call her that she really has not been much of a wife over the past few years and she certainly has not been "mine") are headed towards the big D as well. Like you, this has been a long time coming.
After years of feeling trapped, I look forward to what will be my new life.
That was smart of you to avoid the lawyers. I am a lawyer (not a divorce lawyer, even lawyers don't like divorce lawyers) and when a client walk through the door withe a dispute he wants settled I always counsel him/her to try doing it without getting the land sharks involved.
Good luck to you, your post was inspirational.