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First Wives World provides divorce support for women — we have created a private, secure environment for women going through separation, relationship challenges or divorce, fascilitating support through social networking, forums, discussions, groups, resources and the ability for members to form their own private, anonymous support group online. Our core goal is to build a community of support to help women on their journey to recovery, and provide them the best resources, experts, mentors, tools and communities (both online and offline) required to move their lives forward with smarts, friendship and insight from a community who understands.

First Wives World is dedicated to supporting its members through the numerous life stages and challenges before them, as well as providing educated ways to set up a new life-plan moving forward. Through new tools, more organized resources and the first social network uniquely designed for divorced and divorcing women, we hope to create new ways for women to discuss divorce more openly with others going through exactly what they're going through in a safe, private environment, with anonymity, and protected from the search engines.

 

What some of our members are saying:

 

"We're all in this together. Going through a divorce like this is not only devastating but it can be embarrassing; to have others know we were cheated on; to have others know that we are lonely and scared; to have others know we are broke; to feel like we have failed. We keep alot of secrets because although others care, they don't always truly understand. Then one day we realize that we need someone to talk to and are desperate to connect with someone just like us even if they are complete strangers. Opening up to all of you has been the best thing for my soul. I don't feel so alone. Thank you all for bringing me comfort on those days when I just felt lost and needed a smile. So glad for the birth of so many friendships."

posted by smore311

 

"This site has provided me with an outlet that I can always turn to when no others will understand.  A lot of this progress has a lot to do with TIME, and an OUTLET to release my feelings to...this site has provided the latter.  I know many of you are hurting beyond belief and people around you have no idea the pain your are carrying around with you on a daily basis.  I feel the same way.  That's why it is so refreshing to check in on everyone here and gather support as well as...."

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"I consider this site the brain trust for moving through the divorce process. Share your story and read ours. We are all in different places on the road to recovery, but no matter what stage you are at, you will find many who have been there as well... XXX, virgo27"

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"Divorce is excruciatingly difficult but the FWW Community is a network of support like no other. There is always a shoulder to cry on, wise words of support, and someone to pick you up and get you moving in the right direction. Keep coming back here. Join the discussion groups. Keep posting Blogs. I guarantee you'll feel affirmed and more positive for having spent time here. Check out some of the profiles and blogs on this website. I think you'll find that FWW is a powerful sisterhood (and brotherhood). Stay strong my sister. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Many hugs, aworkinprogress"

posted by aworkinprogress

 

"My Amazing New Friends!! I have never in my life had so much support and felt so much love as I do from my friends on this site!  I have talked to some AMAZING, CARING, and WONDERFUL people in the short time I've been a member.  At such a low-point in my life, with all the crazy emotions and mood-swings, there are people who know just what I'm going thru and their advice has helped me tremendously!! I just wanted to say thanks from the bottom of my heart and much love to you all!"

posted by Cinderella

 

"Quite literally I feel like the folks on this site have saved my life. The pain I felt initially was unbearable and the wonderful support I received from the members here helped me have hope, understanding and put me on the path that I truly believe in my heart is right for me. There is no way I could have dragged myself out of the pits without FWSN. No way. Like you, I was barely functioning and couldn't see past the next minute of my life, much less the next day, week, year or future. I'm not whole yet. I know that and I haven't resolved everything with myself or with the MLCer but I'm stronger and I am starting to believe I CAN do this. So let me add my thank yous to everyone here as well. This is such a great community that does such great things just by simply providing us a place to feel safe to talk about our experiences. {hugs} to all."

posted by Smoores

 

"I have felt the same way. When all this happened in my life I felt so lost, alone, abondoned. I sat by myself and cried my eyes out. I was functioning at a minimum level with everything I did. This is not like me as I typically give everything my all. How I came about this site I can't recall or perhaps this site came to me. Instead of continuing to cry over what had happened I found a little strength to reach out to anybody and everybody. I'm truly amazed by how much support I have. I reconnected with family and friends that I lost contact with, family and friends close to me stepped up and I have made new friends through this website and other outlets. None of this would have happened had these circumstances not come at full force. I also want to thank eveyone on this website for their stories, their advice and their continuous support. The more we share with one another, the more we as individuals learn and grow and understand that this is not life ending but rather a temporary challenge that will strengthen us and prepare us for better days ahead.(((Hugs))) to all!"

posted by jmc

 

"Thank you everyone here. This is the only safe space I have found in which it is okay to express the devastating pain and suffering associated with divorce, and to receive helpful, understanding feedback in return! My daily life certainly does not offer spaces such as this, so I am very grateful."

posted by connieh

 

"I'm still very new to this site, but have been dropping in pretty much daily because just reading what others are going thru really helps me to keep things in perspective. It's a rollercoaster process, but I'm starting to level out and see that I will make it thru this and I will be better off without him. Thank you all - you are all strong, caring people - and I'm so happy to be getting to know you."

posted by presevere

 

"I agree with you all 100%, this site and its support is amazing. I love knowing that there are people who truly understand what we are going through and if we need to laugh or cry at least we can do it with people who understand. I hope that we can all one day look back on this and know that we got our strength and love from people that really cared. xxxx"

 

"I'm so glad I found this website, the blogs from others going through what I am is very helpful!  I look forward to making friends with alot of you and thank you for being honest in your blogs, it helps me feel better about myself and my decision."

posted by PeacefulSoul

 

"There's not much better than having someone to turn to when you are feeling lower than low... people who can relate to you and understand and send love and strength and power ~ so it's great to hear that you are happy with what you are given.  This is a site of promise.  It will take you in when you are broken, it will enfold you in a thousand arms and it will hold you up until you can stand again.  We will help you find your way and help you learn how to fly.  The power of sisters... and a few good guys...  and the promise of a bigger and better world ahead. love from maya x"

posted by maya

 

"This site is a blessing. Thank You — Just wanted to thank all of you for the support to get to this point of my life . 6 mos ago I never thought happiness would be in my life. To the women or men on this site that feel like they will never find joy again . You will . I still have my bad days but for the most part it is better. I have a long road ahead but there is a NO fail option ! We will all succeed. My advice is talk about your situation to people u trust or therapy . Also keep comming to this site . We are all here to support each other. Wishing u all happiness.."

posted by Stressed

 

"This site is wonderful. I think that people all understand the struggle we have gone through and that there is light a the end of the tunnel."

posted by Sunshine12

 

"For me, I believe God placed certain people in my path at just the right time to make me strong enough to finally say "enough!" I have had wonderful friends who support me and are there for me in my darkest times. This site was put in my path to help me find others that understand. We are here to help each other, and become friends through sharing our pain, and our triumphs."

 

"This site is an excellent start for support and encouragement - the best, actually!  There are so many wonderful women here who know exactly what you're going through and will know how to help, so take this one day at a time and stay strong. We are here for you. ((hugs))"

 

Our Philosophies:

 

Divorce (div-vors’ , -vors)

v. A verb from the Latin divortium coined circa 1350 meaning “to separate or cut off.” Much has changed in 657 years. Women got the vote, birth control, a say in who they said I do to, careers, water-proof mascara, and today, over 50% of those who tie the knot, get it untied. It’s been over half a millennium since divorce was defined. It’s time the word divorce was redefined. If not the word, then certainly the experience.

 

Point of View

Devastated. Relieved. Catatonic. Ecstatic. Angry. Giddy. In desperate need of a nap? We experience a multitude of feelings when going through a separation of any sort. Sometimes one at a time. Often all at once. But we all feel for each other. And whatever sounds that little voice in your head is making, you can give voice to it here, and it’ll be heard.

 

There's Hope

Divorce hurts. Like a bitch. So go ahead — scream, yell, cry, sob, or bang at your keyboard until your fingers hurt. You’re not alone, and, most importantly; you’re not the first to feel this way. So, let it out, and know you can always find someone here going through exactly what you’re going through.

 

There's Humor

Divorce is no laughing matter. Until it is. We respect and understand the former, but hope to get you to the latter. Whether it's through some of the musings of our featured bloggers, or fictional entertainment, we hope to reveal that the best healing can come through a smile, or better yet, laughing 'til it hurts!

 

There's Life

We’re trying to take the misery out of commiseration. Even if your divorce wasn’t ugly, and you couldn’t be happier, divorce isn’t something anyone gets past easily. But together we can move past it, eventually. So if you’re diving head first into firstwivesworld, or just dipping your toe, we hope you’ll find many truths — above all that life does go on.

 

Connection

Divorced women don’t have to be a part of a broken couple. They can be full-fledged members of a community. We’re all different, but in many ways exactly alike – Rich, poor, black, white, younger, older, Baptist, Buddhist, orthodox Jewish, Irish Catholic women dealing with old, new or possibly imminent divorces. Right now, in this space and time one shared circumstance has brought us together to support, hear, inform and inspire each other. And transform us into one strong sisterhood.