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I Am a Musician's Wife

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    To All The Musician's Wives - From The Other Side......

    A little story from the inside. Not as a wife but as a musician. I don't know how to say this and much of this may end up being rambling since I just happened to stumble on this group and it struck a nerve... Believe me, this is a disease that is very hard to control. It's as...
    dontknow0123 dontknow0123 46-50 3 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    His Happiness And My Stress

    When my husband and I started dating several years ago I knew he was a drummer. He had been playing for years and I had even been to some of his shows. I used to go to his shows and we would drink and have a good time together. Now we are married and have 2 small children. I...
    drummerwife drummerwife 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 8, 2013

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    I Am A Dead Musician's Wife

    I miss him more than words can say. He died from cancer just 6 months ago. His music was part of my life just as he was and I doubt if I will ever find another man to relate to in the same way unless he also happens to be a musician. It's just that once the music gets in your...
    lostoneormore lostoneormore 56-60, F 3 Responses Jul 28, 2011

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    My Life With A Guitar Guy + Kids

    My husband and I met eight years ago. We got pregnant right away, and had to choose quickly whether or not to to through with it. I was 28, and I had always wanted to be a mother so it seemed like the only logical choice. He played guitar, and he was so hansome and loving! I...
    monardella monardella 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    Check This Out On You Tube

    You poor dear sweet things I love and admire you all. I am a female musician and I have seen first hand how cool you are and what you go through. I just thought you might get a kick out of this: check out Pat Donahue's "Would You Like to Play the Guitar" on you tube. it's...
    zeniachardin zeniachardin 41-45, F Apr 30, 2012

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    Still Together After 38 Years!

      I am new to this site but I am not new to living with and being married to a musician.  My husband and I have been married for almost 35 years, and we still struggle with the "music" thing.  We have raised two absolutely beautiful, smart, independent...
    daveswife daveswife 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 30, 2009

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    Married to a Musician

    I have been married to a musician for ten years. We were practically kids ourselves when we got married, and neither of us knew what we were getting into. Our marriage is solid, and generally good, but the band is certainly the one thing we have fought about throughout...
    alm81 alm81 31-35 16 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    Engaged To A Musician

    Hey ladies!!! I'm marrying a musician this coming summer.....We have been together almost 10 years, and are finally putting it in ink....Very excited and in love, we are. That being said, his career is just taking flight...Tours are becoming more frequent, Shows are selling out...
    joyride383 joyride383 26-30 Mar 19, 2012

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    I have been with my husband

    for almost seven years and he is a musician through and through. I have always wanted him to be able to pursue his dreams, we now have three kids together. I have such a hard time not making him the bad guy while he is following his dreams. I hate being alone especially being...
    faithjanette1 faithjanette1 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Aww...birds Chirpin, Bells Ringin....or What The Heck Am I Getting Into??!

    Hi all, First time on this site and I am so glad I found it. I am engaged to a musician. All his life he has wanted to be a rock star and play on the big stage. He had a pretty successful band before they split and he moved to Los Angeles, where he bumped into me. He has...
    serendipity887 serendipity887 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2012

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    I Have Been Married To A Musician For Almost 5 Years Now

    I saw this website a couple of days ago and read some of the stories.  A lot the experiences and feelings many of you are feeling are exactly how I feel sometimes.  It is always nice to know that you are not alone.  To cope with some of the struggles I have had and still have...
    christymland christymland 26-30 2 Responses May 29, 2012

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    On The Playground

    Yep, that's where we met, on the playground... third grade recess. Favorite time of day! In a heated game of tag-your-it, i pushed him down and planted one on his chubby cheek. Fast Forward, my third year in college (still a sophomore by credit hours) I'm at a party, Hula...
    stephanie04g stephanie04g 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 25, 2010

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    Thanks To The Ladies

    If it weren't for the fact that I am a mother of 3 working full time and married to a guitar player / lead singer of a fulltime working band...I would write more! However, wanted to thank all the awesome committed girls who posted on here and saved my sanity
    candisschildress candisschildress 31-35 Jul 28, 2013

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    It's Now Or Never.

    My husband and I have been married for going on 15 years. He has played music for 13 of them. We met in collage got married young and had two boys by the time we were 22. After working hard for 13 years Mark felt and I agreed it was now or never with his music career. He plays...
    Tcoryell Tcoryell 31-35, F Apr 9, 2012

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    Old Joke: What Do You Call a Musician Without a Wife Or Girlfriend?

    Answer: "homeless".     Having said that ... it's a hard living but rewarding if you can pull it off and I have a lot of respect for people who can pay the bills with their musical skills.
    JohnJay60 JohnJay60 51-55 3 Responses Apr 11, 2009

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    Married To The Music.

    I married my husband in December 2011. We have been friends for many years, and hit it off great when we decided to be together. I struggle with the musings of a musician everyday, just like any other musician's wife. I support his band all the way, and believe in them like no...
    YouCantFightFate YouCantFightFate 22-25, F 6 Responses Aug 28, 2012

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    Engaged To A Musician #2

    Just checking in:   He is on day 6 of his 10 day tour in colorado....I am watching him play live online. This is the only show that is streaming live, and that I actually get to see while he is out of town. I thought I missed him a lot without watching this live streaming...
    joyride383 joyride383 26-30 Mar 27, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    We were friend for 10 years prior. He is 25 years older than me. It just gets more and more difficult. He is the only person I have truly loved. I am still very young and I am also...
    BarbieAnna BarbieAnna 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My husband is an incredibly talented musician. He doesn't read music but can play anything after hearing it a few times. When he was in high school he taught himself how to play...
    grettamoss grettamoss 31-35, F Jul 15

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    So my husband and I have been married for 3 years... it was kind of a quick wedding and courtship. I knew him only a year prior to us getting married AND he is German and asked me...
    livingfornothing livingfornothing 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I used to always wonder what it was like to date a band member.I always wondered what it would be like to go to their shows and already know all their new songs, and have new merch...
    TeddyBearTweaker TeddyBearTweaker 18-21, F Jul 6

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    Well, I'm a self-taught guitarist....Forced by my mother to take piano lessons at age 10, and hated every single minute of it. After 4 years finally got the courage to ask that I...
    Alan493 Alan493 56-60, M Jul 6

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    I play the drums, piano and guitar. Music is one thing that has always just helped me relax, feel different emotions stronger then i've felt before. It has helped me grow as a...
    coldavenue coldavenue 18-21, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I play both acoustic and electronic drums, basses, synths & keyboards, pianos, and guitars. I learned at a young age. It's one of the only two ways I can express myself with no...
    AnnRhodes AnnRhodes 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Actor Alec Baldwin +28 years older than wife Hilaria Thomas Musician Ronnie Wood +34 years older than wife Sally Humphreys Actor David Hasselhoff +27 years older than wife Haley...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 25

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    I love gaming. I've always found it easier to hang around guys and I had grown up gaming since I was a kid. I made a Steam account a few months ago and I game on it almost everyday...
    skylasting skylasting 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    The Obsession ContinuesI remember Sunday mornings as a child. Without fail my father would play music. Old music. Nat King Cole, Dean Martin, Elvis, Patti Page - those singers...
    DarkestTrance DarkestTrance 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    Well...few years ago I was a bit down on my luck. Struggling to make a living as a musician , I went on the street with one of my guitars and started playing an singing there. The...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jun 26

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    I'm a married man, musician, lover above all and very passionate. Yet my wife just doesn't get the whole passion thing. She is very cold at times and admits to not quite feeling...
    sledgerockstar sledgerockstar 36-40, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Maurice Sklar Strikes the Mother Lode In False Prophecy Posted on September 8, 2012 by endtimedelusion The wave of false prophets that has swarmed over the internet for the...
    churinga churinga 70+, M 1 Response Jul 2

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    As of late, my life hasn't been what I would consider to be optimal; I distanced myself from the only person that I have had any inkling of romantic attraction to, bickered with my...
    woahwoahpotato woahwoahpotato 13-15 Jul 5

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    It started with me getting these high pitch squeals. Like a surge up my spine and unless I concentrated hard, it would come out. Usually when I was most peaceful it would suddenly...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jun 27

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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
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    June 27. Achieving Harmony. When a pianist learns a new piece of music, he or she does not sit down and instantly play it perfectly. A pianist often needs to practice each hand's...
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    Today, it just hit me that he is gone. We we weren't best friends or anything, but he meant a lot to me. I loved his passion about music, his weird mannerisms, and the two times he...
    Shamandora Shamandora 16-17, F Jun 27

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    Where I come from, Christmas is nice but usually winter, and usually cold. I don't like the cold. Then its really depressing January and February cause its so cold here. Then March...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I am a musician. I perform with a band and I sing lead. I hate mainstream music because it's so auto tuned and repetitive. I love alternative and rock music, but not the mainstream...
    skylasting skylasting 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am moving cross country in August,I'm 45,many times in my life I have driven from my to ca,,now the game is different. There's no safety net . No room for error.ive had...
    wolfe2012 wolfe2012 41-45, M Jul 5

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    Tomorrow if the weathers nice, I'm going to go to my local supermarket to busk! My brothers totally against it, he says if anyone we know sees me then it's going to make him...
    HappensForAReason HappensForAReason 13-15, M Jul 7

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    Some people say it's unhealthy because all I really listen to is his music, and Ryan Lewis as well, but what they don't understand is that his music makes me happy when I'm sad...
    RosieReal14 RosieReal14 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    "There are three layers of the human individual: his physiology, the body; his psychology, the mind; and his being, his eternal self. Love can exist on all the three planes, but...
    iJeetu iJeetu 26-30, M Jul 11

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    When I take it one day at a time I really manage to stay ok. Not thinking what it will be, how will I make a living, with what I love. How will I avoid compromising with my beliefs...
    rockstin87 rockstin87 26-30, M Jul 15

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    The Wringer Washer With my older sisters off to school in 1959, I had pretty much had Mom too myself. I was four and couldn't do much on warm days on the farm. No kids to play...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago