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Getting Divorced After Parents Paid For Wedding

Sunday Confessional: I'm Getting Divorced

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I just got married a year ago and now I'm getting a divorce. My parents paid for a $20,000 wedding and I knew I didn't really love him.

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GregS GregS 6 years
Are you getting divorced as lightly as you got married? Hopefully the next time for both you and your eventual future husband, you take the concept of marriage seriously. Then there's the vows you said; " have and to hold from this day forward, for better or for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish; from this day forward until death do us part." Pay your parents back over time, and YOU pay for the next one - if there is a next one. I don't think I'd want anything to do with a woman that did this unless there were extenuating circumstances (violence and/or abuse being one, drug or other addiction being another).
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
Okay, you had your fun. You got to wear your pretty dress and play wifey and blow your parent's hard earned money. You sound like you might have a hell of a lot of growing up to do before you wear one again.
dyemysoul dyemysoul 6 years
Well, to start you should pay your parents back. What a waste of money, time, fake love, and life. I would be furious if I was a parent/husband paying 20,000 for a wedding that had no chance of lasting. Simply it's quite naive and stupid to go through with a wedding and cheapening such a scared ceremony. It's people like you that have reduced getting married to a money hungry industry that have almost completely ruined the fact that getting married and marriage is about bring two people together and NOT A BIG FLASHY PARTY.
Rory1225 Rory1225 6 years
If you knew you didn't love him, then why did you marry him?!?!
GTCB GTCB 6 years
As a guy, reading this infuriates me. Honestly, WTF?!?! Thanks for wasting everyone's time, money and lives. Keep in mind that what goes around, comes around.
RaineGodess RaineGodess 6 years
I've done the same thing, Married a guy that I wasn't in love with. I felt it was the ethical thing to do, he came into my life and cared for me and my needs tremendously....the only difference I stayed for 13 years plus 3 years of separation. I didn't have no one pay for wedding we went to Vegas (blah). so for you I don't think you should expect your parents to pay for another wedding.
peachy-thing11 peachy-thing11 6 years
So sorry sweetie. but don't fret your happiness is priceless and I think any parent can understand that. and even if they don't, you will feel better now that you are out of an unfulfilling marriage. stay strong!
lezlo lezlo 6 years
Well...that stinks. But the money is gone. Forever. So forget about money, that's not an issue now. And there's not much to do if you truly don't want to be with someone. I would lean on my family, my folks, my friends for support if I were going through this. That's all you can do. If you have a lot of guilt then go to someone or someplace that can help you work through it. Eventually you've got to stop feeling guilty and move on. So things aren't/weren't perfect. That's over. Good luck. Hope things get beter.
skatingdork skatingdork 6 years
I was in the same situation, although it was even more money. Because of my guilt, I procrastinated for over 5 years that I can't get back. I learned your happiness and time is priceless. Nobody made that more clear than my parents!
Pistil Pistil 6 years
Learn from it. Next time have a cheaper wedding.
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