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08 May 12 #329296 by missguided
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Hello

Just thought i''d take a moment to introduce myself.

My husband and I split around 7 months ago, I left our home 6 months ago (with our 4yr old son), however have just moved back into the property as my tenancy came to an end and it makes a lot more sense financially (although definitely not emotionally) until we are divorced and our money divided.
I am only 2 weeks into living back here, some days are ok, some days i wonder if i have the strength to keep going!!!

I spoke to someone on the advice line today, and despite my biggest concern being how our assets are split it was explained to me that we cant do that bit until a Decree Nisi is granted. So i now realise that i need to get cracking on filing for divorce (husband already knows i shall be siting unreasonable behaviour).
However much you know its coming, doesnt however stop it hurting when the time actually comes though :(

Thanks for reading
M.G

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08 May 12 #329319 by pixy
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Welcome. We are all here to support each other through the trauma. Ask your questions, have a rant come and talk to us in chat - whatever helps you most.

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08 May 12 #329329 by Mitchum
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Welcome to wiki. Yes, it''s going to be tough but so much easier now you have the wiki support community to help you through this.

Many people are willing to share their experience of divorce, the procedures and the pitfalls, and generally support you when things get you down and are pleased for you when things go well.

Living in the same house is a trial, so the shorter the better. I did 18 months and it''s not something I''d recommend!

Take care of yourself and your little one.

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