15+ People Honestly Shared How and Why They Decided to Get Divorced
Deciding to get a divorce is a difficult and responsible step. However, sometimes it is the only right decision, much better than enduring an unhappy marriage. We decided to find out how and why people, at some point, realize that they no longer want to live together and make the decision to get a divorce.
- Not me, but a lady I worked with. Her and her husband had been married for almost 30 years. They had two kids, both in their mid-late teens, and a full life together. I think everything would have been fine if not for his dad getting sick. Turns out the old man had near. So, husband consults a lawyer who says that since it’s an inheritance, if he’s divorced before he get’s it he can keep all of it and as such, he divorces her within days. © KarateKid1984 / Reddit
- My mother tells that when she returned from the hospital with me, my older sister was wearing a diaper that hadn’t been changed in days and the house was a mess. Before even asking to see the new baby, father asked what was for dinner. It took her a few years to get out, but she knew at that moment it was over. © pahasapapapa / Reddit
- When I had been on mandatory bedrest and caring for our infant son, after having emergency surgery, he came home from work and looked me dead in the face and said, “Why aren’t the dishes done?” Hightailed it out of there 2 weeks later. Now I have a new partner and we have a very happy blended family. © Neverinfocus / Reddit
- I realized it on the wedding day... She spent a fortune on unnecessary things, and I knew I’d be the one fitting the bill on the credit card she ran up. So I told her no more, she said she wanted an ice cream vendor there (we already had two dessert bars) and told her it was not needed.
She fought me on it, but finally agreed. Wedding day comes, I’m standing with my groomsmen, in comes the ice cream truck. Knew right then, sadly. Our marriage lasted for 3 years; I should say, I tried. I’m more than fine now. © StrangeJitsu / Reddit
- I realized early on he wasn’t right for me, but we had 3 kids, so I stayed. We had been married for 19 years, but the nail that made me leave was when I asked him why I never heard him say, “I love you” to the kids while they were growing up. My ex replied that our children hadn’t EARNED his love, and that shook my whole foundation. I was literally speechless for 2 days. © Far-Phone8791/ Reddit
- When we had an argument and instead of resolving it as adults, he ran to his mom. And went back with his mom in tow, who was angrily explaining to me his side. © MapFit5567 / Reddit
- I realized it when she sat me down and with a straight face said, “I’ve thought about this, and you’re not going to exercise anymore.” I was jogging a few miles a day and would usually bring kids with in a running stroller. She said you’re a father and it’s too time-consuming.
That’s when I realized I made a terrible mistake. Later I caught her with another man in my car and we divorced. Luckily and most importantly, I got two AMAZING kids out of it. © JD054 / Reddit
- It was actually almost immediately after getting married. Our relationship had taken a nose dive as soon as we moved in together. But after we got married, while we were in Greece on our honeymoon, he absolutely lost his mind on me in public.
I had wanted to go see a beach on the island that is supposed to be one of the most beautiful in the world, so we tried to catch the bus, but it never came. He screamed at me, telling me he hated traveling with me and how could I ruin his vacation like this.
Then we walked to the beach nearby, and he went swimming with his two friends who he insisted come with us on the trip. I was too stunned and humiliated to do anything except sit on a beach chair and cry. Yes, he is absolutely my ex-husband. © gridironbuffalo / Reddit
- 6 months after our wedding when I found out about the emotional (he says only emotional, but I’m pretty sure it was physical too) affair through text messages. He had sent his affair partner screenshots of my texts to him, in which I was begging him to talk to me and tell me what was wrong.
They both proceeded to make fun of my desperation to fix my marriage and his affair partner said something along the lines of “Poor valiant, she doesn’t know anything and keeps begging you for attention and affection.” The moment I read those words, I realized how big of a mistake I had made. I’m happily remarried now. © Valiantlycaustic / Reddit
- When I cried multiple times per week instead of 2–3 times per year. © Individualchaotin / Reddit
- I was depressed because my grandfather was my best friend, and he died, so I was in a bad place. Instead of supporting me, he basically told me I was broken in and not worth the emotional support I needed to deal with such an important loss in my life. That was the last straw that broke the camel’s back. The divorce cost me a bit, but in the end was worth it to not be with a man who would not offer support during a bad time. © dk573 / Reddit
- I was exhausted from taking care of our newborn by myself and told him I couldn’t do it by myself anymore and instead of offering to pitch in and help, he suggested we put the baby up for adoption. I left him. © angiebenz / Reddit
- When our child was three months old, and I had the absolute worst case of mastitis. I was so weak I couldn’t even pick up the baby. I asked him to please stay home from work and help me. He told me to call my mum, then left for work.
I stuck it out for another 4 years, through various other scenarios similar to this one, but finally found the courage to leave. The moment I asked for a divorce, I felt the weight of the world lift off my shoulders. © the_serpent_queen / Reddit
- When she was getting ready to go to the pub and I called her to say the car had broken down, and I was stuck 7 miles from home. She said she couldn’t help. We had 2 cars. We split 2 months later.
It turned out there was a guy at the pub she was “getting to know”. After we split they dated for a few months, then she came back 8 months after we split begging for another go at the marriage, but I’d already started dating my now wife. © gaz8600 / Reddit
- He didn’t mention me in his speech at our wedding. He thanked everyone else, commented on the bridesmaids, and talked about our daughters. I may as well not have even been there.
The first night of our honeymoon, I got horrendously sick, and he left me alone in our room to go watch something on the big screen on the beach. So much for sickness and health! © LBelle0101 / Reddit
- After 9 years of marriage and 2 kids, he decided to have an affair with a coworker. Then didn’t want to get divorced because it would make him look bad and ruin his reputation. Karma has come for him, now he is with her and is miserable. © StormBetter9266 / Reddit
- My husband and I saved money for infertility treatment and IVF. We decided to rent a more spacious apartment for future children, picked out furniture, and for the first time, I found myself in that “comfort zone.” Everything came to an end, when arrived his 13-year-old illegitimate son from another country. My husband didn’t know about him, but a DNA test confirmed it all. All the saved money went to the son, and now my husband says I don’t need treatment because he already has a child. The teenager doesn’t respect me at all. I am thinking of getting a divorce.
Celebrities are just like regular people, and they are not immune to divorces. However, as affluent individuals, they not only lose their nerves but also a substantial amount of money when relationships break down.