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I Am a Musician's Wife

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 58 People

    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 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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 19, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Although I've only been married

    for a year, my husband and I have been together for almost 14, we're high-school sweethearts. He's the drummer and back up vocalist of the band which he formed with his brothers at the age of 13. Needless to say music has and continues to be a life long struggle and pursuit...
    Schmoolie Schmoolie 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 25

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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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    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'm terribly terrified to go on stage tonight. I did wanna do it. I don't feel great about it. I'm scared to death and I feel so confused cause I don't get stage fright. This is a...
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    I'm a Music Producer/Songwriter. I can be classified as "a MUSE for entertainers and performers". I brings inspiration, knowledge and fresh ideas to my music and songs I create...
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    Seattle (continued) Seattle is home to several top companies... Microsoft, Eddie Bauer, Nordstrom.... but non has captured the world like Starbucks. I remember there used to be...
    lovingone lovingone 36-40, F a week ago

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    I have decided it is time for me to outsource. what most of you don't know is that I am a musician by profession. By way of explanation, I had dearly love classical music. I also...
    HappyascanB HappyascanB 51-55, M 5 Responses Nov 30

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    Day 4: High Society The story is about a musician (Bing Crosby) that continues having ties with the family of his rich and famous ex-wife (Grace Kelly) while she plans to...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I know that it's the usually from everyone. "Oh, I love music and it keeps me going. " For me, it's different. I am a passionate musician , I play three instruments and have been...
    Imnotxkay Imnotxkay 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1

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    I'm a 32 years old guy from Indonesia. Graduated about 13 years ago from U.S, and then "back for good" to my home country, supposedly working for a family business. Many people...
    nikiwonoto nikiwonoto 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 2

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    These past four years I've bought equipment, mostly vintage stuff on eBay. Like the vintage Roland JV-1080 synth rack and the Supernova synth rack from Novation. And I've combined...
    Skywalker1979 Skywalker1979 31-35, M Dec 14

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    If you knew me you'd know that I can't express myself in words. When I talk I'm misunderstood, so instead I write and play music. Well, I've been stuck in a rut for months because...
    Stormeye1996 Stormeye1996 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi, my name is Laura and I'm 21 years old. Two years ago (start of 2013) I moved from my hometown in NSW, Australia, to South Australia to start university. I'm a musician and...
    Lesmall Lesmall 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    So lately I've been called Mr.Perfect...a lot. And me, believing the complete opposite, went of to ask someone about it. I went up to a gorgeous (fine as all hell) classmate of...
    Jr2299 Jr2299 13-15, M 5 Responses Nov 29

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    I am a kick arse writer, musician and songwriter ....and I do my best work when I am hypomanic. This is *not* out of control mania which is a 10..what I tend to live at is a 7...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 19

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    So the other day on a bit of a whim I went out an bought myself a keyboard. I love music and can already play guitar, but piano is something I've always wanted to try, after all...
    Supermassive93 Supermassive93 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I was 17 at the time, & the last time I saw him was mischief night 2 years ago. He told me he loved me after knowing him for almost 6 years. At the time, I was coping with a...
    MariaSmiles17 MariaSmiles17 18-21, F Dec 4

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    Having spent my entire life in love with music, but too afraid of my own insecurities to do anything about it, I'm proud to say that I'm making steps to follow my dream of becoming...
    brokenstarss brokenstarss 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 9

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    I am struggling with my teenage son and I am interested to see if there are any unique Mother/Son Dual personalities like mine! My birthday is Aug. 23rd and my 13 year old son was...
    CUSPMOM2213 CUSPMOM2213 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 18

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    Hi everybody! Quick summary, I'm a 23 year old mexican musician (or looking forward to) I love dogs, sea food, all kinds of music, cinema and videogames every once in a while. I'm...
    Mexles1991 Mexles1991 22-25, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    He is a great musician with whom I was taking private lessons. I admire him so much, and a beautiful teacher-pupil relationship grew between us. But sometimes I think of him more...
    sophiesworld sophiesworld 18-21, F 2 days ago

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