Hello everyone. I am new here. Many interesting posts. I've been divorced for 3 years now after 2 years of separation, so alone for 5. Met her when I was in my early 20's and married for 15 years, in all we were together for 17. She had 2 young children when we met, that I equally raised and called my own. I loved and cared for them from the beginning, helped put them through daycare, school and many activities including sports, etc.. Basically, I was their father. We eventually bought a house and ran a business together, one that I had started on my own. Life was good and we also had 2 children of our own. As the years went by, our relationship as a married couple evolved into something that no longer felt natural. We would argue about almost everything, and although I loved her with all my heart and always tried as hard as I could to help resolve our issues, I was made to feel like I was never good enough.. never important enough for her to make any effort in an attempt to help resolve our problems. Today, I stand alone after having given her everything in the divorce process, and I mean everything. I have been working hard after losing my business in the process, living in a small apartment and finding life to be hard. Although it has been 5 years since we split up, I am having a hard time moving on. I work crazy hours to keep busy. This helps me not think about my past. My days off are no fun.