What Punctuation Mark Ended Your Marriage?

Marriages end in all kind of ways and on all kind of timetables.

Mine ended with a text out of the blue. It was an ending puncuated with ?!?!, overwhelming me with surpise and teeming with unanswered questions. It was delivered silently yet elicted loud sobs of strong emotion followed by unanswered pleas for explanations. A one-sided dialog. It was an incomplete ending to a story.

What puncuation mark ended your marriage?

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29 thoughts on “What Punctuation Mark Ended Your Marriage?

    1. Mary Lou – I'm still here and loving it! Nostalgia isn't my all-time favorite past time. I like to live in the present and look forward. When you reach a certain point in life it's good to look back and review this journey with new eyes ~ in a different place in time. I've arrived at a place in my life where the experiences I've had are coming together to form a collage of beauty and strength. A time where I can put a little more time into my love for water color painting and writing. Creating this website allows me to share some of the expressions of my gratitude and amazement of where this journey has taken me. It's my hope that it will encourage others to share their own story through written word and art.
      Mary Lou says:

      Mine too, Candace! 😀

  1. livebysurprise – Liv is the pseudonym reformed divorcee and single mom - now married, coparenting and working mother of three. She's been featured on ScaryMommy, HuffPost Divorce, The Mid and DivorcedMoms.com. More at http://www.livebysurprise.com.
    livebysurprise says:

    Mine ended with a smiley face.

  2. Alyssa – I blog on brilliantdistraction.com about relationships, friendships, and the art of genuine integrity and character! Come visit me!
    Alyssa says:

    Mine ended with a “?”

  3. LovesBlues – oceanside, ca – Married for 16 years we had 4 children whom I haven’t seen in years. Estranged from the children I gave birth to by my former husband and those closest to them... This works just like Stockholm syndrome it’s called ‘parental alienation’ and many times causes what can be called “attachment deficit disorder“ as these children grow up. There was no recourse to the law for me because family courts are broken. He who has the most money wins. The lawyers win. The children are the biggest losers. They will grow up believing they are not worthy, or that they are made up of 50% garbage. That’s no way for a child to grow up. I want to stop this legally joined me at www.preventps.com
    LovesBlues says:

    What is the punctuation mark for being put through a meat grinder for 15 years since? I feel like the screamer in the painting http://smg.photobucket.com/user/dutchdavis/media/TheScream.jpg.html

  4. LovesBlues – oceanside, ca – Married for 16 years we had 4 children whom I haven’t seen in years. Estranged from the children I gave birth to by my former husband and those closest to them... This works just like Stockholm syndrome it’s called ‘parental alienation’ and many times causes what can be called “attachment deficit disorder“ as these children grow up. There was no recourse to the law for me because family courts are broken. He who has the most money wins. The lawyers win. The children are the biggest losers. They will grow up believing they are not worthy, or that they are made up of 50% garbage. That’s no way for a child to grow up. I want to stop this legally joined me at www.preventps.com
    LovesBlues says:

    Thanks Adina, Great post. be safe. Leah

    Date: Wed, 19 Oct 2016 23:52:06 +0000 To: lorindellia@hotmail.com

  5. VJ Knutson – Ontario, Canada – Permission to write, paint, and imagine are the gifts I gave myself when chronic illness hit - a fair exchange: being for doing. Relevance is an attitude. Humour essential.
    V.J. says:

    No texting when mine ended – he let the marriage counselor tell me, so I guess that’s a …

  6. . 🙂

    Mine was a period. Then a smiley face. Was cheating for our entire marriage…never wanted kids…hated the financial burden…blah blah. Nothing I didn’t know I guess, but I would never have left. Period. Thank you my freedom to find true happiness. Smiley face. Not that I have it yet of course – because everything he did wrong was my fault. 7 months and counting! My poor kids.

  7. Mine ended with a !?… because while we weren’t happy, I never ever thought he would just end it after he promised to work on himself and the marriage. And he was never able to tell me why he made that decisions (or so many other poor decisions afterwards). And finally the … because after 2.5 years, we still aren’t divorced. He just can’t have difficult conversations…with me, or with anyone…so he won’t talk to me about a financial settlement (in this case, it benefits me financially to leave things as they are for as long as he’s willing to do so — I could be married for the next 25 years if he can’t figure out how to act and converse like a grown up man).

  8. Mine was not so much a punctuation mark but a statement the first time I was in Court (2/25/14 will forever be branded in my mind). There was no reason for being in Court. My attorney had just meet the petitioner and came back over to where I was sitting on a bench in the hallway. My attorney stated, “your wife is fucking crazy”. After a few minutes I replied, due to the fact we are in Court for no reason other than to expose the petitioner’s lies, there is a 0% chance of reconciliation. My attorney thought I was being harsh and should keep open the possibility of reconciling. I replied that this was now a business transaction and to complete it as quickly as possible.

  9. Mine was several dots / periods. I just felt numb. Later came the question marks, the exclamations, and the random assorted keyboard character bashes…..

  10. A Familiar Stranger – Middlesbrough, North East England – My name is Matthew Williams, single father to two wonderful children, making it up as I go along. I am a blogger and author. I started my blog, Love, Laughter & Truth, in December 2015 as I attempted to make sense of my rollercoaster life following depression, divorce, and my introduction to the weird world of dating. My first book, Something Changed: Stumbling Through Divorce, Dating & Depression, was published in paperback by Sixth Element Publishing in December 2017, and is available to buy on Amazon. You can find my writing at https://lovelaughtertruthblog.com/ I hope to see you there!. Very best wishes Matthew
    Love, Laughter & Truth says:

    A full stop, over, done.

  11. Candace L Stauber – Denver, Colorado – Amateur photographer, free spirit and world traveler. Seeking the truth, the inspiration and love that I know that is in the world.
    Candace L Stauber says:

    Actually, i am writing my divorce story on my Platinum dragon blog. The expletives were on my part when you are traded on for a 17 yo girl.

      1. Candace L Stauber – Denver, Colorado – Amateur photographer, free spirit and world traveler. Seeking the truth, the inspiration and love that I know that is in the world.
        Candace L Stauber says:

        Yeah. Fun times. I had to take a break writing this story during the election and afterwards. The president elect reminded me too much of my ex and depressed me.too much.

  12. Christine Amoroso – California transplant in Italy – I am a sister, mother, nonna and loyal friend. I am most proud of these relationships. They are my greatest accomplishment. I recently took a leave from a 20 year career in education, the last 14 as a school administrator. I sold everything I owned and moved to Italy to write and have a little adventure. I write this blog, am a regular contributor to a lovely little magazine called Holl and Lane, and I'm working on a book, the story of me or someone a lot like me. Since I am not getting any younger, and there is just this one life to live, now seemed like a good time to make a change. I love writing and the process. It has helped me organize my thoughts and work through some pretty tough life lessons. It was writing that gave me the courage to change my life for the better. I encourage everyone to tell and share their stories. It's the only way we can find our way back to each other. Thanks for stopping by :-)
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