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I Am In a Bad Marriage

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    Suprise!! - my husband and i have been together for 2yrs but only married for one and these past few months have been miserable. i live in a sexless marriage with no intimatcy in...
    hbald0122 hbald0122 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    Loveless Marriage, What To Do - My husband and I have been married 15 years. We have two kids, one with ADHD and oppositional defiant behavior.  He has emotional and...
    k9doctor k9doctor 36-40 5 Responses Mar 19, 2010

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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...
    gr0mblE gr0mblE 41-45 4 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    Financial Woes From Marrying A Child - I was 34 when I married him with a masters degree and one bad marriage under my belt already. You would think all those factors would have...
    colettelanglois colettelanglois 51-55, F 6 Responses Jul 26, 2010

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    Feeling Weak - I was doing so well with my grounding, centering & shielding but I can't get over how intolerable my husband has been the last two days. He is sober and I get that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 11, 2013

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    I have so many qualities of a good wife and he just takes it all for granted. I no longer look at him as the man Love and just see our marriage as business arrangement and I am...
    Jayne0915 Jayne0915 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    It will be 28 years,and today I'm exhausted. He has a drinking problem,he will be good for 3-4 months,then he falls off yhe wagon. I've stood by him and have stayed with him all...
    27hurt 27hurt 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    Trapped But Optimistic - I have been married for over 18 years. I am very dissatisfied with my life. My husband has told me outright that he is not interested in me or my what I do...
    kwanyin kwanyin 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Here We Go Again - Here We Go Again..... I posted a little over a year ago about my history with an emotionally abusive husband. We had had a big blowout that night when I posted...
    sewbuggy423 sewbuggy423 56-60, F 3 Responses Oct 22, 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...
    LaurieK LaurieK 51-55 10 Responses Jul 29, 2009

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    Don't Know Where To Turn - Hi , I need advice. I don't know where to turn. I feel like I'm married to a guy who at times can be nice and other times I feel like I'm walking on...
    Advicepls Advicepls 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    Rude Husband Who Is Also Broke - I got married 11 years back. It was a love marriage. My husband didn't do anything like he didn't have a job. My father got him a job. After...
    Sararafi Sararafi 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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    More Of The Same - So after one great evening, last night resorted back to crap. I tried to get him to exercise, he had a million excuses. Last night we were discussing how this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 3, 2013

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    I Want To Leave But He Won't Let Me - I know he's been accumilating blackmail so I can't leave. We have 2 toddlers and joint custody. I can't look up my options because I'm not...
    faith4truth faith4truth 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2010

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    My husband decided to leave me on valentines this year and went to Vegas with his friend until Monday . And last weekend he left and went to Arizona . For The past 2 weeks he's...
    dieshaixx dieshaixx 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    This Is It - I realized today that this is it. This really is my life. I really am unhappy in my marriage. Maybe the reason my husband says I'm unhappy all the time is him. My...
    BoraBora BoraBora 26-30 2 Responses Nov 29, 2009

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    Over Twenty Years And This Is What We Have - He was my first but We were both too young I had a child while A child myself We lived separate lives for a decade Our time together...
    NovaMoondancer NovaMoondancer 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 3, 2013

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    Not Sure What To Do.. - I have been married for 7 years, have one toddler son, and am expecting a second child in a couple of months. I have always had problems with my husband...
    jlkb jlkb 31-35 5 Responses Sep 9, 2011

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    Trying My Best - I am in central NJ and wife stopped loving me 2 years ago and I found out intimate details of an affair she had over last year. We are staying together for the...
    trying123 trying123 46-50 3 Responses Mar 16, 2011

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    Stop this madness!! we must stop those good people ... They are ruining the goodness of this evil world... Lets all pray brothers and sisters for their soon death amen ...
    Zoce Zoce 18-21, M Feb 16

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    Can't Fight It Any Longer - I am 32 and am married to a man 20 years my senior. He has been controlling ever since we said "I do." Married when I was 19 and did not know...
    kelly1924 kelly1924 31-35 2 Responses Jun 15, 2008

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    Why I Keep Staying - Today is Monday. This means that Hubby gets up early to go to work. He gets ready quietly, gives me a kiss and then leaves. My daughter is often the first one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Stuck In A Rut - I'm in a horrible sham of a marriage and I dont know what to do. I'm an indian and I'm married to a man who thinks that the bottom line in a household is that of a...
    stuckinrut25 stuckinrut25 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    Nightmare - D and I tried out some of that herbal incense... a kind of fake, legal marajuana. I tried it a few different times and it was ok. Nothing I want to do all of the...
    marriedintx marriedintx 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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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...
    Paininmyeye Paininmyeye 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2010

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    Oh joy!! Today I've been told I'm a bad mother, disgusting, and I hate you by my my husband who won't leave when I tell him we need to separate. No wonder I'm a complete basket...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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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...
    skylightangel skylightangel 31-35, F 13 Responses May 20, 2007

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    I Need Help.... - I have been married for 10 years and for the last 4 it has been awful. My husbands' younger brother died in 2005 and he has not been the same since. He is angry...
    tawney tawney 36-40 2 Responses Mar 9, 2009

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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...
    skylightangel skylightangel 31-35, F 6 Responses May 23, 2007

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    Good Guys Still Finish Last! - THIS SUCKS!!! We've been married for 14 years with 4 children. I've been very happy with my wife thoughout for all of it except for the last 4...
    treee3 treee3 41-45, M 9 Responses Sep 2, 2013

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    Hi. I am not sure what to think at this point. I tolerate things and am often accused of being the catalyst. Granted, I can be a *****, but as I reinvent, I think that it may not...
    LadyCape00 LadyCape00 36-40, F Feb 26

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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...
    Smokeseek Smokeseek 36-40, M 15 Responses Dec 4, 2008

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    So Confused And Dont Know What To Do - My husband and I got married this last Christmas and at first everything was wonderful. We were travelling and in love and we got pregnant...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    My Birthday - My neighbors wanted to watch our kids so my husband and I could go to a hotel for my birthday.  Not sure who the present was for, he got sex but the next morning...
    geddylee6 geddylee6 41-45 4 Responses Jan 17, 2011

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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...
    lost3forme lost3forme 26-30 2 Responses May 18, 2013

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    Living With An Emotional Abuser - I have lived with my emotionally abusive spouse William, for the past 18 years.  Like many others I stay because of...
    nino34 nino34 56-60, F 13 Responses May 4, 2010

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    I Am On My Way Out - I got married about 1.5 years back. Its been a disaster right from the beginning. The reason being that my husband puts his family before the marriage. His...
    shaysta shaysta 31-35 8 Responses Jan 23, 2011

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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...
    SalomeIris SalomeIris 46-50, F 9 Responses Apr 22, 2012

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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...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I Feel So Trapped And Unhappy - I hate my marriage,17 years together and all I can think about is that there must be more to life than this....hes so disrespectful,always angry and...
    Missparkles Missparkles 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    I'm Afraid That I Am... - we have been having troubles for almost the entirety of our marriage and we've been married less than a year.  i do things that **** him off, he does...
    atali atali 26-30, F 14 Responses Oct 16, 2009

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    Unfaithful Husband - My husband doesn't care to talk to me about anything.. He hides everything from me. He lies about how much he works for, he reproaches me when he buys...
    Unknown200 Unknown200 41-45 1 Response Jul 1, 2013

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    Don't even get me started on how bad my marraige is. Okay so they say the first year will be all lovey dovey. Thats crap not in my case. Im 10 years younger than him. I did...
    Iamtryingmybest Iamtryingmybest 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Weak! - I dont know what to do! I've been unhappily married for 16 years. My husband is verbally abusive. I was promising, cute, and educated before I got married although I have...
    kimby32 kimby32 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2013

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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...
    criselda criselda 41-45, F 8 Responses Oct 16, 2007

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    Broken Spell - I am not only in a bad marriage but one it seems I cant get out of...but I have already written those stories elsewhere...suffice it to say its bad enough...not one...
    wickedlittlepixie wickedlittlepixie 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 5, 2012

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    Staying In A Marriage For The Children....??? - Been married 14 years. Its been hard, always hard....my husband suffers from some sort of undiagnosed depression/anxiety issues. Not...
    mamaskoby mamaskoby 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 18, 2011

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    Tired sad confused hurt I feel like I have made very bad choices after my first marriage and now I don't know how to fix it. I pretty sure my husband doesn't even view me like a...
    robinme1967 robinme1967 46-50, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    My Husband Is Lazy and Selfish - We have a 17 mth old daughter. She gets into everything, which is why child locks need to be put in place. I was looking at locks that I had used...
    irisheyes9912 irisheyes9912 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2013

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    Don't Know What To Do Any More. - My husband and I have been together for 16yrs. and married 11yrs.  We were the best of friends and everything in the world to each other in the...
    carolyn2969 carolyn2969 36-40 5 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    I Am In Bad Marriage - Hi, I am 25 year old Male, and 6 months back I got married. My wife was studying at that time, so I gave her time to finish her studies and than we can start...
    gauravsiet gauravsiet 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    31 Years Of Misery - Today is our anniversary. 31 years of marriage. 31 years of lies, betrayal, anger, and sadness. But I'm stuck. I've been stuck since the day I met him. He made...
    Stinler55 Stinler55 46-50, F 4 Responses Sep 12, 2013

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