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  • Alter-a-go-go's Avatar
    Oct. 28, 2014, 03:33 PM
    Yeah, not even close. I know I had told him MULTIPLE times, before and since we've been married, that if he ever cheated or hit me, it's done. And...
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    Oct. 25, 2014, 01:37 PM
    Without going into enormous detail, let's just say this was not the usual "I found someone I care about more than you" scenario. It was not. STBX...
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    Oct. 25, 2014, 05:20 AM
    To each their own... I really only have two non-negotiables-- you don't cheat, and you don't ever lay a hand on me. Everything else, I could have...
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    Oct. 24, 2014, 08:27 PM
    Update... STBEX and I sat down and wrote out the separation agreement... Lawyer typed it up and returned it. It's now signed and notarized by both...
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    Oct. 18, 2014, 09:50 AM
    You are exceedingly kind; thank you! He and I sat down last night and divided up all of our assets on paper, as per my lawyer's instructions. ...
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    Oct. 15, 2014, 05:26 PM
    Yup, you pretty much nailed it. Still no guarantee it will all go smoothly, but it's not quite the usual "cheating spouse" scenario.
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    Oct. 15, 2014, 02:11 PM
    The lawyer advised me, IF we can be civil enough to do so, to sit down with him and list all our assets and how we agree to divide everything up. If...
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    Oct. 15, 2014, 01:49 PM
    I've actually been (fairly) open about that with him... I told him we're both technically entitled to portions of each other's pensions (and told him...
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    Oct. 15, 2014, 01:26 PM
    Well, I HAVE considered what would happen if Mr. Alter came on here and found this... He may have. He's not even remotely horsey, but he knows about...
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    Oct. 15, 2014, 08:22 AM
    Wow. Well, there's nothing like a good CotH trainwreck to get my mind off things... Hell, might as well be in my own thread!! :lol:
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 03:53 PM
    I'd rather not do it at all. I don't wish him ill; I just don't want to have to fight over this. But if the fight comes, well... It's just not...
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 10:46 AM
    Realtor is coming on Thursday to give us some direction. He's the guy who came highly recommended by my lawyer; she's used him herself a number of...
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 10:10 AM
    Even though I'm out-earning him at present, he has the technical training and qualifications to significantly out-earn me pretty easily, particularly...
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    Oct. 14, 2014, 08:37 AM
    We are going to try to stay in the house until it sells... I wasn't feeling up to that prior to talking to the lawyer, but after that conversation...
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    Oct. 13, 2014, 11:29 PM
    It's not an "other woman" situation, rather an anonymous hookup thing, with more than one other party... Without going into way too many details,...
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    Oct. 13, 2014, 10:50 PM
    I'm hoping to get the asset list and stuff to my attorney before the end of the weekend; I think that's reasonable.
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    Oct. 13, 2014, 10:37 PM
    But, strangely, I do feel a lot better after talking to the lawyer, even though the news wasn't what I wanted to hear... But at least I now know how...
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    Oct. 13, 2014, 10:35 PM
    *sigh* It was indeed a challenging afternoon. Whoever said I'd feel better after talking to a lawyer, but that the lawyer won't sugar-coat...
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    Oct. 13, 2014, 10:49 AM
    It's going to be an interesting and challenging day... I decided to come in to work this morning, just to get my mind off everything for a few hours....
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 10:18 PM
    Are you kidding? As a non-religious person, I'm all about the jingles, lol... Seriously, I have to catch myself from writing that on sympathy and...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 09:14 PM
    Sorry, duplicate.
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 08:38 PM
    Nothing would surprise me at this point. I'll be waiting with baited breath until Thursday...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 07:30 PM
    Thank you for that reminder. You know, I can't even begin to express how grateful I am for the CotH community over the past 24 hours... I'm...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 07:09 PM
    I currently make more than him, but he is grossly underpaid at his current job, considering his credentials... The only reason I make more is that I...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 06:57 PM
    Our 10-year anniversary is in 4 days. Nope, not kidding; he did the deed exactly one week before our 10-year. No chance of a divorce going through...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 05:49 PM
    Yeah, I'm sorry, but the physical infidelity and bringing God-only-knows what kinds of diseases into our bed-- INTO ME, for Christ's sake!!-- makes...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 04:53 PM
    Oh, believe me, I've been cycling through those 5 stages all day... One minute bordering on hysterical, the next minute furious... I suspect it'll be...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 02:07 PM
    This is all so much to process... I haven't yet even had enough true privacy to sit and scream and bawl and really let it all out. Seeing my horse...
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    Oct. 12, 2014, 09:26 AM
    I'm meeting with my attorney-friend tomorrow afternoon, so that's happening. If anyone can give me any info about what to expect from that process,...
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  • Alter-a-go-go's Avatar
    Oct. 12, 2014, 07:43 AM
    Thank you all for your advice and support... A couple hours of sleep have not helped this nightmare, not that I was expecting it to. I did...
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