Tuesday, August 30, 2011

"The Moment I Knew" Stories Of The Day

From The Huffington Post:


Was there a moment you knew your marriage was over? The split-second you saw the writing on the wall--even if you didn't acknowledge as much until later? We put the question to the Twitter-verse and collected our favorite responses below (and the most surprising--who knew bacon could figure in the demise of a lifelong union?)




























More here.

How about you? When did you know?

17 comments:

  1. Gladly, I don't have one to add!

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  2. Yikes! Yeah, those are pretty good clues. Wow.

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  3. I always had the feeling "this is going to end any minute." Then there was the wearing cologne and getting cleaned up to go out, but not with me. The condoms in the truck, and I was on the pill. And the entire year I spent wishing he would just die, so I didn't have to spend a large sum of money on a lawyer. It all happened about the same time...except for the initial feeling.

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  4. When he invited his girlfriend to our son's (small) wedding.

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  5. The moment I accepted the engagement ring? OUCH.

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  6. It's funny, it's usually something little. You go on and on accepting things and then it'll be something stupid that turns out to be the straw that broke the camels back.

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  7. Man, this is depressing, so glad I have nothing to contribute. But Cary, how about asking the opposite? When did you know he/she was the one?

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  8. When I found a set of foot prints on the inside windshield, passenger side, of the car he borrowed from me.

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  9. My first marriage was already on the rocks and headed for trouble, but I knew for sure it was over (as far as I was concerned) when he said to me "You're a stupid fucking bitch and you'll never get shit out of life." I was only 23 at the time, but I knew right then it was time to cash in my chips and move on.

    And while I may not have much materially in life now, but I've got self respect and happiness! LOL! Not to mention a much better man to share my life with!

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  10. Wow. You made the right choice. What an asshat.

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  11. When I found a child's mitten on our kitchen floor. We had no children. Turned out it belonged to his girlfriend's little boy. But as soon as I saw that mitten, I just knew.

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  12. Not a marriage but a breakup: We had gone to college together but had been growing apart. Then one day I went to her dorm's common area and saw her and one of her male dorm-mates with his arm around her. Nothing was ever said, but I was with a visiting friend at the time and I remember turning to him and saying, "I just saw the beginning of the end." Sure enough, soon after we were done. Found out from mutual friends later that they indeed got together after we broke up.

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  13. Ugh. This is depressing. Definitely some "a ha" moments thoug.

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  14. Took me a few years to finally get the divorce but the point I look back on as the beginning of the end I was 26 at the time and it was a few months after my Mom had committed suicide and I was still (understandably) having difficulty dealing with everything. I was trying to talk to my then husband and he told me he was sick of hearing about it and didn't want to hear about it anymore. I never spoke to him about it again but it was most definitely the beginning of the end. What a douche. The day I finally threw in the towel I felt like the sun finally came out. I never looked back.

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  15. When I got a letter from his girlfriend and a phone call from his fiance (yeah, as in TWO different girls!)

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  16. When my car broke down, I called him and he said to call AAA because he was watching something on TV.

    When I had major surgery and he couldn't be reached when I had complications. Thank God I had an excellent surgeon.

    Same man...until the second event I guess I was a slow learner. When you have two kids you don't want to give up that easily.

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