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I Am a Frustrated 2nd Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 22 People

    I started dating my husband 10 years ago this

    week. We will be celebrating our 8th wedding anniversary this summer. I have been friends with his sister for 20 years. Ive known his family most of my life. I was asked by my mother -in-law to pass along a card for his ex-wife to the kids he has from his previous marriage...
    jess85MN jess85MN 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    Actually A 3rd Wife.

    My husband and I have been married for 19 years. He is 15 years my senior and was married twice before me. He is my first husband, and I had hoped my only. I guess I should have realized that being his third marriage and my first everything that was new to me would be old hat...
    Elizaabeth Elizaabeth 41-45 3 Responses Oct 8, 2011

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    I Feel Like 2nd Choice.

    I'm not his wife, yet. We're getting married in October, 2010. He proposed last June, and we were both so excited. I never wanted a wedding, so I immediately began researching the perfect spot to elope to - but my wonderful fiance wanted the big fairy tale wedding. And so the...
    Meg380S Meg380S 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 3, 2010

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    What About the Kids??

    I knew he had kids before I married him.. At the time I wasn't sure that I even wanted any of my own..until I saw him with his kids.  Now I find myself wanting that with him SOOO bad and at the same time feel overwhelmingly jealous at the fact that he already has...
    Kleez Kleez 26-30 7 Responses Apr 26, 2009

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    Frustrated

    I am a 2nd wife and I am beyond frustrated with the fact that all of the life milestones that my husband and I share he has already experienced.  I feel thta nothing we do is special.
    cj31784 cj31784 22-25 5 Responses Nov 23, 2008

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    What To Do...

    He has 3 kids (all school aged) from his first marriage, so I understand that communication w/ his ex-wife, is a big necessity right now. What bugs me is, the fact that she calls and texts him w/ random things that have nothing to do w/ the kids. Which wouldn't bug me as much, if...
    Butterflyylove Butterflyylove 31-35 1 Response Jun 4, 2012

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    Unhappy 2nd Wife

    I am a very unhappy 2nd wife and I really don't know what to do.  My in laws treat me like nothing and they treat my hubby's 1st wife better than they would treat the most important person in the world.  They treated her badly when she was still married to him, but now...
    lynette2006 lynette2006 26-30 2 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    Frustrated And Sad

    I love my husband and I love both of my step kids too. My frustration lies in the fact my husband's ex feels like she's entitled to every cent that we have. And I'm sorry, but, although I love my step kids, they never call, see us, or ANYTHING unless they want money or it's...
    PurpleTulip27 PurpleTulip27 26-30 2 Responses Apr 22, 2013

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    Hidden Marrige

    I have a long story that I am going to try and make short. I need advice beacuse the self pitty and suffering is putting a strain on my relationship. My new husband ( a month) was recently divorced. We got married a month after his divorce came thru. We met while he was...
    Paulanyc Paulanyc 46-50, F 6 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Daja Vu ???

    I've been married to mu husband for 8yrs now, My husband and I married when i was 21 he was 24 he had a daughter from his first marriage i had a son (never married). We both child wise had experienced a lot of firsts without each other, but we tried to look past that aspect and...
    crystalclearwater crystalclearwater 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    Ok so I'm back complaining again! So here I am at the beach with the wife. I packed some clothes for the weekend and they are clean. The bag I packed them in now smells of stale...
    harleyman2169 harleyman2169 46-50, M 4 hrs ago

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    My wife never went to work without suport, for her 34DDS ,but did come home without any support one earlyevening ,the day before the christmas holidays.
    devonman3 devonman3 51-55, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I hate my wife. I am everything but good to her and she ***** on my life every day, Whether its just not doing the dishes (which i am the only one who works) or not doing the yard...
    imsorrytomywife imsorrytomywife 70+, M 22 hrs ago

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    I'm 33 years old. My wife is 34. We have two kids. My wife and I have been together for 16 years. I was a junior in high school. I thought I had it made. She was born in a smart...
    uswdyp47 uswdyp47 31-35, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I get a lot of messages asking if I'd share my wife. So there you have it: NO, never. Every one does with it as he pleases, but to me sharing my wife would be disrespecting myself...
    Luckyguy1970 Luckyguy1970 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    He isn't frustrated, and also he isn't worried, however, you can feel a bit of anxiety between your exhilaration along with the anticipations.That is how it operates upon games...
    gamesexpe gamesexpe 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My wife commenced with epilepsy in 2012, after her organs failed for the first time. It turns out she has suffered a significant atrophy of her brain cells over the years, now with...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    When ever wife is shopping in Malls, I try to find out if some older man are starring at my wife's rounded ***, and often find some older guy starring at her *** with a smile on...
    oldmushroom oldmushroom 61-65, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    It took too long, in more ways than one, but I met her, I really met her. The amazing woman that I've been speaking to the last little bit on the phone, the one I met ironically...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M Aug 21

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    Hi ladies, well its a possibility that I may be a soon to be army wife. My husband a was Navy Sailor who was honorably discharged and came back home from Pearl Harbor, Hawaii back...
    VaniaAbel VaniaAbel 18-21, F Aug 18

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    Hi ladies, my name is Nia and its a possibility that I may be a soon to be army wife. My husband is 21 and I'm 20. He was a Navy Sailor who was honorably discharged and came back...
    VaniaAbel VaniaAbel 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm 21 and I'm told by various people to enjoy my life. It makes me frustrated when I see people who are my same age with good friends, and nice boyfriends, or they're traveling...
    crystalechoes crystalechoes 18-21, F Aug 17

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    I do think that the wife should be on a dress code. She should only put on floor long dresses or skirts. Her dresses or blouses should show some of her femininity but not be giving...
    LordAshcroft LordAshcroft 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 15

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    This isn't about my current relationship with my new fiancee, whom I love dearly and who is NOTHING like my ex. This is about a miserable experience I had with my former wife. We...
    yanholing yanholing 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    Very frustrated. I explain myself. I explain my point of view. Over and over and over. Yet I still end up misunderstood. It is depressing that I can't find a single human being I...
    SoulCoffee SoulCoffee 26-30, M 1 Response Aug 14

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    When my beautiful wife and I got married, she weighed about 140, but she is a tall woman (5 foot 10 inches) and as far as I was concerned, she was far too thin. So I decided to...
    Shnytop Shnytop 70+, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I've always been attracted to smart women. I'm not attracted to weak willed women. When I met my wife I found someone who was both smart and strong willed. I'm a strong willed man...
    G0dzilla G0dzilla 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I've had my share of live comments such as: "How old is she ? OMG, she so beautiful and looks 10 years younger" Or: "Can I have your wife's bikinipic as my screensaver ?" Or...
    Luckyguy1970 Luckyguy1970 41-45, M 10 Responses Aug 11

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    i been getting more and more frustrated every day. I'm literally exhausted from it. Just wish I wasn't so frustrated and irritable
    brknsilence79 brknsilence79 31-35, F Aug 10

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    I'm fed up Frustrated YES MAn people appear to me real stupid when they assume damn crap about me that isn't even true I'm so tired of this Can Somebody love on me for once I'm...
    Hey4yu Hey4yu 18-21, F Aug 10

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    Even though my wife isn't thrilled with my crossdressing she does support me 99% of the time. The only time she isn't real supportive is if she is in a bad mood. I can dress in...
    happilymarriedguy happilymarriedguy 51-55, M 4 Responses Aug 9

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    About eight years ago' I set up correspondence with someone who lived two to three hours away but was coming to a trade show held in our home town that my wife was to attend. It...
    WestMIBob WestMIBob 51-55, M 8 Responses Aug 8

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    we have been married for 8 years. Both my self and wife are professionals. I recently found out that my wife is having an affair with one of my friends at work. I know him and his...
    youngmarriedcouple10 youngmarriedcouple10 36-40, M 9 Responses Aug 8

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    I got a text in the middle of the work day from my wife, playfully suggesting some “extra-curricular” activities that evening. When I got home and leaned in to give her a kiss...
    1gr8guy 1gr8guy 41-45, M 5 Responses Aug 7

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    today is housecleaning day. I need to do a very good job. I will get started after this. Let me explain, we are a vanilla couple living in a normal neighborhood. My wife works...
    soexperienced soexperienced 56-60, M Aug 7

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    The news in town, cheating wife got caught, Her husband at work ,, she wanted their home remodel, So they hire this man to do the work, but he did more than work on their home, the...
    pullupgirl102 pullupgirl102 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Why does something so simple and basic have to be so complicated? I mean, sex is part of the marriage deal is it not? Either we're married and in love and are lovers trying to...
    Heartfelt38 Heartfelt38 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Aside from working in the university, I also work part time for online teaching for foreign students. I also have boss online. I really get frustrated with him. He is a part time...
    jalybry423 jalybry423 22-25, F Aug 6

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    my husband has 2 kids from his previous marriage , we dont have kids yet , his kids are always mean to me ..i feel like an outsider at social gatherings when his kids and ex wife...
    amaliacher amaliacher 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    That's why's wife takes her husband's name. She is his at marriage. He owns her. With ownership comes great responsibility. She must learn her place and learn how he expects her to...
    MistiA MistiA 26-30, F 10 Responses Aug 5

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    It was love at first sight for me. We met at a friends get together, somehow became really good friends that very night. It has been 5 years now since the day we met. But the...
    methinks464 methinks464 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 5

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    Was after a night of a few drinks. We were in the bedroom she was getting into some sexy lingerie I said to her she should let me wear a pair of her panties. She took a pair of...
    xdsophie xdsophie 36-40, T 1 Response Aug 4