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I A Wife That Left Me After 20 Years of Marriage

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    Not Quite 20 of Marriage But Been Together21

    we started dating young and we've been together ever since ! been married 14 years and now my only friend confidant lover mother of my children id unsatisfied. She has had a lot of problems in her life and needs to work through them. I don't know what to do but my friendship...
    cd1farley cd1farley 36-40 3 Responses Jun 10, 2009

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    Wishing U The Best

    i know 1st hand exactly how you feel - there are days that i am certian it is possible to die from a broken heart - everyone keeps telling me the pain will ease with time - i hope for your sake and mine that is true best of luck
    startingoverat41 startingoverat41 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2009

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    Wishing U The Best

    i know 1st hand exactly how you feel - there are days that i am certian it is possible to die from a broken heart - everyone keeps telling me the pain will ease with time - i hope for your sake and mine that is true best of luck
    startingoverat41 startingoverat41 41-45, F Nov 22, 2009

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    Devasted And Lost

    Let me start by saying i never thought i would ever visit a site like this   I dont even know where to begin. The pain, anguish, heartbreak, and so many other emotions im feeling are so overwhelming i am trying anything to help for some relief.  I am 42 years...
    grfins grfins 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 13, 2009

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    My Wife Left

    my wife had an affair about 10 years ago and we worked it out lately she has Ben acting odd i caught her in a lie next thing she tells me she doesn't want to be with me
    hardtotake hardtotake 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 21, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    i'm into an affair with a married man, i know this is terribly wrong, but how can something so wrong made me feel so right? i love his touches... it brings me back to live... but...
    amconfused amconfused 41-45, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I figured it out. It's simply. The reason why my marriage didn't survive. Why may husband didn't care for me the way I needed and why he cared less and less everyday. It's because...
    carpediem2 carpediem2 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 24

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    Right now? I'm sitting next to the love of my life. His boys sit a row in front of us. Watching high school football in the most perfect ohio friday night weather. I'm glad I left...
    carpediem2 carpediem2 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    What's wrong with you? What's wrong in you just giving that reassuring touch on the arm, what is wrong with you when you blame me for asking why we do not have sex anymore? what's...
    saxappeal saxappeal 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Oh well my secret is out and as much as I hate to say it I live in a sexless marriage. My story does not quite start like a fairytale as when we met we were both recovering from...
    mysteryjourney mysteryjourney 36-40, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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    So I guess the question for me is, "How long does it take to turn an SM into a "normal" marriage?," or "How long does it take to recover from an SM, and make it better?" Of course...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 23 Responses Aug 27

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    As is the case with many ILIASM folks in OppositeLand, my regret about my marriage is that I waited so long to divorce. "HuffPost Divorce readers share the biggest regret they...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    This Aug. 21 advice column may be of interest to those staying in a miserable marriage "for the sake of the children." "DEAR AMY: I have been married for 15 years and have two...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    I have been with my wife for almost 30 years. Sex was mostly good and regular for the first 5, although I ALWAYS had to initiate it. About 4 yearss ago, after years of saying that...
    BikeAndHike BikeAndHike 46-50, M 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    After years of arguing and resentment, it finally came to a head this weekend. Major row and name calling etc ended in days of silence. Today after asking if her this is what she...
    piscean1965 piscean1965 46-50, M 6 Responses Sep 2

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    Well. It is finally official. I am divorced! After all the craziness, after years of sexless marriage and emotional distance, after emotional and physical abuse, after having an...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 22

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    I have been married for 12 years to a younger woman. I provided for her but she was bored and had several affairs and even got pregnant from one of them. Our 9 year old is not...
    ShesGoneNJ ShesGoneNJ 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 22

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    Undecided whether to post this under this group or under the other one "I'm having random thoughts", I believe posted here the discussion shall be more thoughtful and sensitive...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    My wife of 40 years recently passed away. I loved her with all my heart and I miss her terribly. I treasure the time we had together. We stopped having sex after our second...
    bernie5408 bernie5408 66-70, M 17 Responses Sep 3

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    I want to move on from my wife of 15 years, GF of 2 years and other GF of 6 months. I just need the time to pursue my passion, sex, So I find nothing in common anymore except...
    liveitover liveitover 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    I am getting at peace that my 22 years marriage is over I just wonder what next for me I am starting to pray for myself more and asking God for his will to be done in my lord I don...
    C1286 C1286 46-50, F Sep 7

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    For your soiled world stock up on newborn wipes. I made my wife laugh After i pointed out the box of hand wipe napkins at chick-fil-a (a la E-book of Eli) and said "glance honey...
    Alexander714b4xm8 Alexander714b4xm8 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    My wife wants a urgent divorce I can't cope? I was caught in a spa with her very good friend and I did not say I was going there with her ( don't look good at all ) When my wife...
    uncleginge uncleginge 26-30, M 7 hrs ago

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    As part of my core belief of continuous improvement and growth, I want to improve my marriage and relationship with my wife. Like most marriages I assume, we have our ups and...
    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

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    It's been a little over a month since I posted my last story. In this last month, the two large things that occurred were that we had our 5 year wedding anniversary and this past...
    dangerouslyheartbroken dangerouslyheartbroken 31-35, F 6 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    Me, myself and my parents marriage... I asked my wife to go to a shrink with me about 3 years ago. she did not refuse the idea, but she ways always too busy, or tired or had a...
    frozenhere frozenhere 31-35, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've been putting off this update for a while. I cannot do so any longer. It's long and winding, so if you choose to dive in, prepare yourself. Curious things are happening in...
    Catonapillow Catonapillow 31-35, F 19 Responses 1 day ago

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F Aug 26

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    Today's Dear Prudence: " Dear Prudence, My wife hates sex. Over the years, her libido has gradually faded to nothing and she now finds even the thought of intercourse unpleasant...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 19 Responses Sep 4

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    I'm not sure where to start, I've never written down my problems or feelings. All I know is I'm not happy and it doesn't seem to bother my husband. We've been together nearly 6...
    LittleLep LittleLep 26-30, F 19 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So, unravelling everything from the last 2 weeks postings, identifying the facts from the symptoms I think this is my story. My wife is very self-centred with a borderline...
    dadonthesofa dadonthesofa 46-50, M 16 Responses a week ago

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    That's right you read correct, my wife shaved her head. Conversations have been happening for months with my wife who has been spending her free time studying the bible and has...
    HoMaj HoMaj 31-35, M Sep 2

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    Just think, if marriage was a 5 yr license. and after your 5 yrs you either renew it or move on, no questions asked. Now if you wanted to keep it together for another 5 yrs then...
    wrench4wench wrench4wench 56-60, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I read an article recently about the turning point people had that defined the end of their marriage. I am not saying this is the last straw, but certainly adding to the pile. My...
    runnfree runnfree 36-40, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am going to tell how trying to keep my husband in a sexless marriage turned into a terror. When my husband came back from the military his father and other wanted me to assist in...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I don't really hate my wife. It's just that I don't love her like a wife any longer. She's just a roommate and we have a great division of labor. In our relationship, there's me...
    RoniHo RoniHo 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 27

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    My wife isn't really getting fat at the moment but rather has always been plump. She was only 5'0 tall and 190 pounds when graduating from highschool in 1993. By the time we met in...
    hsnpman hsnpman 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 18

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    I am a 2nd wife and believe there must be someone who can relate to the problems I've encountered on this 20 yr journey. Let me start by saying we were both married 16 yrs to...
    dymnd2 dymnd2 56-60, F Sep 8

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    The Finish Line … I left my marriage of 13 years a year ago this month. Legally, I am separated and in the process of finalizing the divorce. Emotionally, the last 12 months...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 9 Responses Aug 18

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    Last night was our monthly Retrouvaille support group (called CORE) for marriage meeting. Summary, for anyone new to this part of EP, we are over a year since I discovered his...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    For those with children who are thinking of divorcing or outsourcing, a word of caution. I won't go into my background as of now, how I grew up and how little I knew and understood...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 9 Responses 1 day ago

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    I can't change my wife and her behavior toward me, but I can try and make some changes myself. I'm tired of waiting for her. I am going to *attempt* to only enjoy my sexuality...
    tryingchange tryingchange 36-40, M 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    We've been going to individual and couples counseling for some time now as she has been having issues being intimate. The wife has a lot of issues going on which I understand and I...
    JaredDac JaredDac 31-35, M 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Quote of the day: "Stop pressing rewind on the things that need to be deleted from your life. No more walking back to where you walked away from. You can’t spend your life in...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just want to clarify that I'm GAY, and that's the reason why I'm looking for a MoC wife 😅
    theoneforyou33 theoneforyou33 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    My husband left me a New Years party 2yrs ago because he got mad at me what I was wearing. I was trying to plese him
    Carolfox Carolfox 31-35, F 6 hrs ago

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    I have fond memories of previous years with my wife, but in the last few months she doesn't want to help me with the simplest thing and we don't go have fun together either. We...
    wakeupdead wakeupdead 26-30, M 6 Responses Aug 17

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