Alright, ladies, so far I have completely resisted coming on here and bitching about my failing marriage or my now-impending divorce, but I am FED UP tonight (and a little tipsy). Some of you know the circumstances behind why I'm getting divorced. For the rest of you, just know that I see no other way to continue in life. I do take the vows I made very seriously, apparently he didn't. In a nutshell, he changed his mind about what he wanted and he stopped caring about me.
So, anyway, I filed on Monday. Today I got a package from the court. "Holy shit!" thought I, "That was so fast!" Oh, but no, dear reader. See, there are about 537 forms you can potentially fill out in my county to get a divorce, and I happened to pick the one that was correct for everything except our level of debt. I think what happened was that the threshold was cumulative, whereas I was thinking of each debt as individual and they were all - independently - below the threshold. Even my attorney/friend who helped me got that wrong, and she just called to apologize and say how fucked up my county is. So now I have to get STBxTH back over here, sign some more shit, get it notarized, and then go turn it in. Thank FUCK I have Tuesday off, so I can go file again. And thank FUCK again that they're not charging me extra, because divorce is, like, 17 times more expensive than my marriage license was. Just to file - that's not including the lost income, increased taxes, increased expenses when you're paying on your own (although I already was, so my regular expenses are actually reduced, ironically). Anyway, I guess they're not being assholes, but it's just SO frustrating.
Where's my Easy Button?
So then, I e-mail STBxTH about when he could get together to sign and notarize and everything and I explain the situation and he says, "That must have been very frustrating for you." Fuck you, Observo, Master of the Obvious.
Luckily, both he and a notary I know can come over on Sunday AM to fix this fuck-up. I just don't understand - why do there have to be so many goddamn forms? Why not just ONE form: Do you want to get divorced? Check yes or no.
Like the opposite of this. Or exactly like this, and I could just check "No."
I'm just ready to be done with this, you know? This shit has been coming since February, that I know of, and we made the decision at the end of June, which now feels like fucking forever ago.
Who wants to throw me a divorce party? 'Cause I kinda want one...
I feel better just for bitching about this, which is, I guess, the whole point of this blog. :-) So thanks, everyone, for making this little blog a reality. I have further gripes about work, but I'm rarely motivated enough to write a post anymore. Have you noticed?
Being divorced is like being hit by a Mack truck – if you survive you start looking very carefully to the right and left. – Anonymous