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Breakup of Marriage Painful at Any Age

(23 Posts)
juneh Tue 14-Jan-14 11:22:20
would love to hear your views over on Conwy site

specki4eyes Tue 11-Feb-14 14:09:46

juneh you didn't get a response on this, so I'm going to read it next. But I just want to announce to Gransnet that as of yesterday morning, I am FREEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Now my question is, am I the only Gransnetter to get my divorce under French law?

Yes the 'doing' of it was painful, I am 67 and was married to that man for 29 years and 11 months. I was a faithful, supportive and diligent wife and partner. But hell hath no fury like a woman scorned! I walked out of that courtroom yesterday and it was as if I had opened a huge five barred gate and was looking at a vast sunlit landscape ahead of me.

So off I go to explore!

Marelli Tue 11-Feb-14 14:33:24

The very best of wishes to you, specki. It'll have been a hard-won battle. Congratulations on the start of your new life. flowers

glammanana Tue 11-Feb-14 14:39:18

Best wishesspecki First day of the rest of your life get out there and enjoy winewine & more wine as you are in the best place aren't you ?

grannyactivist Tue 11-Feb-14 14:40:40

Hi specki and glad that you're feeling relief that the deed is done. smile How come the divorce was under French law? I'm intrigued.

Galen Tue 11-Feb-14 14:45:42

DD's was under Alderney law. Very male orientated

whenim64 Tue 11-Feb-14 14:47:24

Enjoy that euphoric feeling of liberation, specki. It lasts a lot longer than honeymoons ever did! grin

Agus Tue 11-Feb-14 15:02:15

Happy exploring specki. The world is your oyster and all the very best wishes for the future. You're worth it. flowers & wine. X

vegasmags Tue 11-Feb-14 15:05:32

Good for you specki. Three years after the end of my marriage, I still feel relief that he isn't sitting at the kitchen table when I come down in the morning grin

Ariadne Tue 11-Feb-14 15:06:04

specki wine xx

Grannylin Tue 11-Feb-14 15:07:24

Well done specki', you did it!flowerssunshine

Aka Tue 11-Feb-14 15:17:42

Specki flowers and/or wine

Bez Tue 11-Feb-14 15:38:29

At last Speckie. Glad you feel so relieved now -- another lunch to celebrate in Bergerac? X x

Mishap Tue 11-Feb-14 16:27:34

Wishing you all the best for your new future.

shysal Tue 11-Feb-14 16:56:25

Well done Speckie! Enjoy your new life! flowers

kittylester Tue 11-Feb-14 18:18:32

Brilliant news specki. So pleased for you. Enjoy the rest of your life and come to the next Derby/Leics meetup, if you can!! wine

Iam64 Tue 11-Feb-14 18:46:33

flowers for speckie, Congratulations. I am in my 2nd, and I feel very lucky to say, happy marriage. I was divorced after 11 years of marriage to my first husband. I put on half a stone within weeks. I found myself again, started to do things I loved with real enthusiasm, I felt free like you do Speckie, it was a glorious feeling - here's wishing the same for you - or even better.

Lona Tue 11-Feb-14 19:00:57

Well done speckie,there's nothing like that feeling of freedom, I still rejoice after 22 years! sunshine

specki4eyes Tue 11-Feb-14 23:01:02

Thank you all so much..tthe answer to why i got my divorce under french law is that after living in a foreign country for over 10 years you lose your British domicile and are therefore required to use the french system which is quicker and win!

Nelliemoser Tue 11-Feb-14 23:20:21

speckie Well done that woman! Good Luck! Now you deserve a break. flowers wine

LizG Tue 11-Feb-14 23:29:37

Well done specki enjoy the freedom wine flowers

harrigran Tue 11-Feb-14 23:50:25

Well done specki wine flowers wine

Atqui Wed 12-Feb-14 20:00:24

Well done.Lucky you!!