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I Am In a Bad Marriage

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    I am effin' done. Today is her birthday

    and her mood was mopey all day. When she got to opening the present I got her, she was disappointed even though it was EXACTLY what she wanted. Now rewind 5 days earlier. We celebrate her birthday at her parents' house. She is all happy, giggly, and full of life. This is what I...
    Shaider83 Shaider83 31-35, M 5 Responses Jun 11, 2014

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    I think he wants me to be the one to finally

    say it's over. We normally go over to his parents for the holidays and yesterday he bowed out. He didn't even come. I'm not complaining. It was so peaceful, there were no arguements, no stress, and it was the first holiday since we've been together that I didn't have an anxiety...
    Lld84 Lld84 31-35, F Nov 28, 2014

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    I Never Realized It Would Be Such a Big Mistake

    I live in India, where arranged marriages are the norm. But a lot of people (like my 2 sisters) find their own mates, and marry them. So if u fall in love, you marry your lover, else mom and dad find you a husband. My situation was so weird; and now I think how stupid I was...
    skylightangel skylightangel 31-35, F 13 Responses May 20, 2007

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    I wonder why in a society

    where marriage is probably love before marriage fails. While in some of our communities, there is a relationship before marriage.
    XOSO XOSO 51-55 Mar 20, 2015

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    I know it sounds corny

    but I do know what Billy Joel meant by "I just want someone that I can talk to." In my case "someone who can talk about anything: politics, movies, the economy, Kimmel or Fallon, thrones/Homeland, coke, Pepsi. That and a decent pair of legs wouldn't hurt. What I wouldn't give...
    fortysomeone2 fortysomeone2 46-50 2 Responses Mar 19, 2015

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    I am a Christian and know what the Bible says

    about marriage and divorce. However, my marriage has become unbearable. My wife is completely ungrateful for what I provide financially, and refuses to give recognition for efforts I make to be there for her in other ways. She has hit me at times when we have arguments, having...
    ctpcb ctpcb 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 5

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    If I had a way to leave here today with my kids

    and know that we would be ok, I would! I'm completely tired of this marriage I'm in.. All he does is walks around catching an attitude with me because al he thinks about is f*cking.. His reason being because we don't have sex at all.. It's to long of a story to explain...
    prizedeyes prizedeyes 31-35, F 4 Responses May 24, 2015

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    My husband is emotionally

    and mentally abusive. He tells me that I am nothing but a fat cow, that I am useless. He tells my kids I am a deadbeat mother. He holds my animals lives over my head and threatens to kill them every time I don't do what he says. I love him, but days like today I hate him. He...
    roseblossom90 roseblossom90 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 13, 2015

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    Ignorance Is Bliss! This Is Hell!

    I have been married almost 20 years... to a woman that barely even knows me. Sometimes I pat myself on the back for having stuck with this for so long - I stretched a 2 year marriage into 20! Woohoo! Our kids are almost grown and I have not been unfaithful despite the emotional...
    gr0mblE gr0mblE 41-45 5 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    Have you ever seen the movie the "Perfect

    Storm". At one point the camera goes close in on one of the fishermen...he has a face of utter defeat. Bleakness. Dispair and yet he also has a face of a man that has come to grips with his fate....he fully knows that there is nothing he can do. But swim in it.... and then the...
    SadMrBlue SadMrBlue 46-50, M 5 Responses Aug 10, 2015

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    Bad Bad Bad

    We live under one roof and sleep separately. . . I mean different rooms. We never talk except about the kids. I eat with my kids. When he wants to eat I offer a plate and serve him. I wait, while doing something, till he finishes his meal. I can't have a productive conversation...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 51 Responses Sep 28, 2011

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    Walked into the door

    after a long week. I guess after a week like this a normal husband and wife would say "hey" to each other, maybe give a kiss, and ask how their day was. Me on the other hand just get her in a bad mood, talking to me like a child (because she is a teacher and she can't...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2014

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    Okay we I had lots of positive feedback from my

    first couple posts :) went seen my lawyer(thankfully he is the next street over, we came up with a plan to have my husband removed from the home if necessary) there are no openings in any shelters right now, make fire tore through one and everyone has been displaced okay so took...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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    Where to begin. Been married 14 years.

    Last 7-9 have been a living hell. My wife and I both work full time, and have a 14 year old daughter. Our parenting styles are night and day. She is a "its ok honey, your special" type, Im more of a "did you learn a lesson" type. As far as our marriage goes, theres not much...
    Drummmer78 Drummmer78 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 21, 2015

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    Well, the storm is over.

    We're in councilling, my wife is getting medical help. My sister-in-law is living with us, looking after my wife. It's almost as if nothing had happened. Except for me. I feel like a zombie. I've no energy, little enthusiasm and am generally disconnected. I'm going through the...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M Jan 23

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    Trying to figure out how one cigarette in over

    12 hours makes me a "heavy smoker"? I've just about had enough of trying to keep him happy and failing no matter which way I turn
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2015

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    I came home from work with flowers

    for her, she was sitting at the desk on the computer looked over and said thanks, There's a vase under the sink - want to put those in water." Just haven't felt like bringing her flowers ever since - am I wrong or just childish?
    azk9jack azk9jack 56-60, M 3 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    My husband is a workaholic he is unromantic

    and thinks that life should be all about working so our grandchildren which we don't have (I'm 29) can have a better life. I'm all about saving and planning but he forgets about the family he has now. Additionally I find in his phone that he is inappropriately texting other...
    StilettoEsquire StilettoEsquire 26-30, F 4 Responses May 16, 2015

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    OMG! I made the mistake of walking away from an

    oncoming scolding today at the tree farm. He stopped in the middle of the road and started to yell for me, so I stopped on the other side of the road and asked politely what he wanted, he started to yell at me that he wanted me over there with him now, like I'm a 5 year old...
    Lld84 Lld84 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2014

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    I can't wait to see how this one plays out.

    .. Early in our marriage, we were talking about male grooming - particularly relating to facial hair and he explained how he used to have a moustache and asked me about my feelings on him possibly growing one again. At the time, my experience of a man with a moustache was...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    I feel like I'm at a stand still.

    Things aren't going well but we don't have good communication. We are both unhappy. We have kids and financial responsibility. We can't just pick up and leave. It would affect everyone. We are both trapped in this situation. We have to have a talk though. It's eating at me...
    Freedomnow01 Freedomnow01 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25, 2015

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    Is It Really Going to Get Better?

    I keep oscillating between wanting to get out of the marriage; and trying to carry on. Deep in my heart I know that if I leave, I'll feel liberated and ecstatic. But the reality is that the kids will be shattered. Another reality is that maybe the marriage can be worked upon...
    skylightangel skylightangel 31-35, F 6 Responses May 23, 2007

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    God I don't want to be a shell.

    I don't want to lose myself, my identity, because I am being abused. I am aware, but still blind. I know he will never change, but yet I stay with hope. Are there really guys out there that treat women right, or are they all like this? Is this normal? Is this my fault? I feel...
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2014

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    I Wrote This Letter To My Husband...

    Dear Husband:I want to express how I feel about our sex life.  You and I have not made love for a very long time.  I used to keep track but it made me angry, sad, frustrated and actually depressed.  I find it is best not to do so and sadden my very soul. I have a realization...
    SalomeIris SalomeIris 46-50, F 13 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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    Sometimes people are in a bad marriage because

    for a long time: one or both spouses have looked for what their spouse can do for them, instead of: "what can I do for my spouse?"...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M Dec 19, 2014

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    This week I am filing

    for divorce after 15 years of marriage. I gave been unhappy for too long. I have tried my best to fix it, but it has come to an end.
    dirtyratbastard dirtyratbastard 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 1, 2015

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    Is There Hope?

    Being married for 25 years should feel like an achievement, but it doesn't - for me, at least.  I feel like I have been alone in this marriage for more than half of those 25 years and yet, I still cannot decide if I want to stay or not.  Maybe not deciding is the...
    criselda criselda 41-45, F 9 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Nothing gets me hotter

    than garbage overflowing, lawn not mowed and a grown man playing video games when I get home from work. maybe the 2 hour nap he takes after work. nothing says sexy like a guy who throws cigarette butts all over patio. or one who ignores the kid he forces to live with us, even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Oct 1, 2015

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    I called my wife about our finances.

    Of course she has to get an attitude because she automatically thinks it's my fault and of course she has to make an attitude while she was with her sister to make me look bad. But when I pointed out what I was asking about was because of something she did, that attitude quickly...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    I try to help her because I know what will

    happen to her if leave her. I get upset by her bluntly and emotional abuse. Twenty five years of marriage and this the way it ends. If I let her go she will end up in a nursing home or some place worse. I'm stuck here because I care to much for a woman with disabilities. I wasn...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27, 2015

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    I just got finished texting my mother in law.

    I told her about my plans to divorce after the holidays. Surprisingly she was very supportive and agrees with my decision to ask for it. But now I'm sitting at work, trying to hold back my emotions about the convo, and silently crying, good lord I probably look like hell right...
    Lld84 Lld84 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2014

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    brigetter brigetter 26-30, F Jan 6

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    I Am Leaving

      I was having a conversation yesterday with a friend (whom I have mistreated and for that I am sincerely sorry) but the discussion was the end of my marriage. I am leaving my wife. After the holidays, God Willing, we will go our separate ways. I really wish I could run...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 13 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    I know my marriage is bad

    and that it's over but it just hit me like a ton of bricks that I don't have a man that will look at me with that look of love and just mouth the words "I love you" because he does It's not too much to ask for i think Just one man to love me for who I am and to tell me and...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

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    Do we kiss? No. He gets more excited about big

    booty models than me. I just got a new hairdo. I was thinking maybe I need do something different with my appearance. All I got was, "that looks nice." If I was a instagram twerking model it would have been, "Damn!. He comes home get on his tablet and tune out. If we talk its...
    Cazear04 Cazear04 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2015

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    I never thought I would become a mid life

    cliche.... I'm invisible to my husband and I'm lonely everyday.
    tessa1234 tessa1234 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 18, 2015

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    I Hate My Marriage

    My husband and I had a horrible dating experience. We had everything from arguments About small things to me waking up from being choked out on the bathroom floor. Now why marry him u ask?? I'm not sure. Was it a sad self love of Myself? I don't know. I thought marriage would...
    lost3forme lost3forme 26-30 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    I'm In a Bad Place

    I have been married over 30 years and am in a bad place.  He is verbally abusive and I feel like I have nowhere to turn.  It's easy for everyone to tell you to leave, but it is a case that I stayed too long, am financially deeply locked to him and feel...
    LaurieK LaurieK 51-55 11 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    After coming home from work to find the kitchen

    I cleaned messy and my wife (who doesn't work) emotionally abusing our son. I intervene. My wife goes off to pout. After talking with my son, I go to talk to my wife about her behavior. She's playing on her phone, is not listening and is generally rude. In frustration I...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 17

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    I have been married for over 16 years

    but I can't remember the last time I actually wanted to be here. I desperately want to leave but feel trapped. The thing that upsets me the most is that he refuses to stop touching me or making me have sex with him. Even crying or going completely limp doesn't help. I can't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 30, 2015

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    hate this marriage that i am in.

    There is no respect. Feels like i just have to do what she tells me to. Not allowed to male mistakes
    jry7of9777 jry7of9777 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 28, 2015

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    I used to think being married would be a great

    experience, I saw my parents madly in love with each other and yes they fought and eventually divorced but the funny thing is they are in love with each other they just both have such a strong personality that they cannot live together lol I am in a marriage where we don't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    i dont give flying f*** about your 40 yr old

    band. take out the gd trash.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 2, 2015

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    He wants some today :( it has been a long while.

    I am content without the contact. But he isn't now. How can I force myself to be want something I just don't want? It's hard. I don't want to hurt honor make him feel bad but I don't want any from him. Our relationship isn't like that anymore. We are friends, roommates, ok sure...
    Freedomnow01 Freedomnow01 31-35, F 7 Responses Mar 29, 2015

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    Sadness

    alone i am, and is how i will stay. id rather be alone than be treated this way. you are black and cruel and justifiably wrong, and i'm a bird who's tied down that needs to sing her songs. a boring, lying creature, guilty all of the time so sneaky and talentless, not creative...
    Paininmyeye Paininmyeye 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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