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My husband and I met 10 years ago, have been together 7 and married for 5. We have 2 girls together--an almost 3 yr. old and an 11 wk. old. It has been pretty much constant extreme ups and downs all along. Despite it all, I was so sure we'd make it...until more recently. I'm always trying to better our relationship, our family, our entire life, but it seems I'm the only one putting any effort in. Things are progressively worse, especially since getting pregnant and then having our second daughter. I don't want to leave him, but I don't want to feel so bad anymore. I wonder if eventually I would be happier and if it would in the long run be better for the girls, but I just don't know.

I always hear women say how much has changed for the better. Never hear anyone say it was the biggest mistake of their life.

So I'm wondering for those who left, is it better? Do you regret it?

For single moms who separated from their SO by their own will--Do you regret it?

  • Never

    51%
  • On occasion

    22%
  • Often

    2%
  • Always

    2%
  • Other

    22%
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SareyF
Submitted by at 7:08 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
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For single moms who separated from their SO by their own will--Do you regret it?

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SareyF
Submitted by at 7:08 PM on Jan. 9, 2010
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  • yianna671
    Submitted by   at 5:36 AM on January 15, 2010

    Nope!!never

  • ObbyDobbie
    Submitted by   at 4:05 PM on February 8, 2010

    The man tried to murder me on multiple occasions, and 3 while I was pregnant the last time... Nope, no regrets. I would be dead if I had stayed.

  • freakxxsho...
    Submitted by   at 9:37 PM on April 27, 2010

    Well, he's the one who left me. But it really has turned out so amazing since he has been gone!!

  • melriah30
    Submitted by   at 3:23 PM on May 13, 2010

    I used to in the very beginning when I left my ex husband, but I knew it was for the best. I didn't want my daughter growing up thinking that you have to stand by your man no matter what even if he threatens your life and that of your child. He also emotionally abused me and hit me a couple of times. To the best of my knowledge, he never left marks so I didn't turn him over to the police who wouldn't have done anything anyway since he didn't leave a mark. My ex husband and I live in the same city with joint custody. He has supervised visitations for trying to choke his mother whom the court system made his supervisor (stupid, I know) every other weekend and every Wednesday with no overnights. I left him when my daughter was 9 months old and moved to my parents' house for 7 months before I bought my house. We got divorced when she was 21 months old. She's now 4 1/2. It's hard being a single mom and I do get lonely sometimes, but it's also the best and most rewarding job I've ever had especially when I get my hug and she says, "I love you, Mommy".

  • Rachey18ba...
    Submitted by   at 9:51 PM on August 18, 2010

    Do you love him still... thats all that matters

  • SareyF
    Submitted by   at 12:56 AM on August 19, 2010

    Unfortunately, loving him isn't actually all that matters. I do. It's also a matter of him loving me and his family the way he should, not lying to me all the time, not degrading me...
    But I'm still trying...for now...

  • katfranz11...
    Submitted by   at 7:06 PM on August 30, 2010

    I was married for 6 1/2 years and had 7 children during that time. My ex cheated when our triplets were 2 months old! 2. He said he was going to LA for a conference, but really, he was just meeting his "model" and then coming back to NJ. When I found out, I was so mad. But I wanted to do what's right for my children, not just me, so I wanted to try and salvage the marriage, but it was a lost cause. We divorced and he gave up his parental rights. He thinks OUR kids will "cramp his style".
    Bull.

    Now, I am living with my boyfriend and I am happy as ever. Not only am I happy, but so are my children. And thats all that matters.

    So do I regret my divorce? Hell no.

  • rio_burb
    Submitted by   at 9:25 AM on October 14, 2010

    Nope! There are times I feel a little lonely, but I know I am happier coming home to just my son and not his negative, overbearing, verbally abusive butt!

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