04/02/2012 03:48 pm ET Updated Apr 02, 2012

The Moment I Knew My Marriage Was Over: 'Start Over Smart' Attendees Weigh In

When we launched Huffington Post Divorce in November of 2010, we asked readers to let us know via Twitter: What was the moment you knew your marriage was over?

The response was phenomenal: hundreds of people weighed in, both via tweet and in the comments. Their responses ranged from the darkly comic ("He crumbled baguettes all over the food and serving utensils knowing I have a severe wheat allergy") to the heart-breaking ("When he said I'd be important to him in 20 years, after his retirement").

In response to the success of the feature, the following year we hosted Moment I Knew Meetup events in Los Angeles, New York City, and all over the country where people shared their life-changing "moments" in person to packed rooms.

On March 31 and April 1, we brought the Moment I Knew concept to the Start Over Smart divorce expo in New York City, asking attendees--many of them recent divorcees--to step into a confessional-style booth outfitted with a video camera and bravely record their personal stories for us. Below, a selection of their "moments":

The Moment I Knew