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I Am In a Difficult Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 164 People

    How Fragile We Are

    I've learned the greatest lesson of marriage with in a two day time period. My husband came by to help me with a few things, and if you dont know my story please feel free to read them to better understand the situation. I've seen my husband off and on for the past 3 months, the...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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    Alienated In Our Household.

    I don't want to throw away my marriage.  I'm feeling quite sad at the moment and powerless. When I try to improve things it just seems to make things worse and I am at my wits end.  I am at a crisis point and have no clue how to get us back on track.  You see I've been with my...
    runshazrun runshazrun 41-45 3 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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    End of Road

    I am a cheater have been since the beginning of my marriage now i know this is wrong but when i got married i thought i could be the same guy i was before.  Well 6yrs and 2 kids later (all with my wife) i want to stop the cheating and love only her.  Problem is...
    dreghost dreghost 26-30 5 Responses Jun 18, 2009

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    I am feeling a little anxious,

    but getting better. Made it through another Mother's Day! All of the mothers and those who mother- you all have my deepest respect and deserve to be honored. And I certainly do what I can to honor my own mother and the mothers close to me (my sisters, etc). Mother’s Day is...
    bluemoon41 bluemoon41 41-45, F 1 Response May 12, 2014

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    He Calls Me Friend

    He came to me in my darkest hour, he heard my cry for love, forgiveness and healing.. i raised my hands to the father as tears of regrets and sorrow ran down my face. Where are you lord, i can't see you i said. I thought Christ had left me, i fell to my knees and begged for mercy...
    peachfuzz68 peachfuzz68 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 2, 2012

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    Living With A Non Passionate Wife / Husband.

    From, My personal experience, I suggest, give it a try. because, braking is very easy, but getting better then what we had, is completely uncertain. then what............
    CAPRISMINDIA CAPRISMINDIA 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 24, 2013

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    I Am

    in a difficult marriage. and i wonder if it's worth it anymore. deep down, i think i know the answer. and i know he knows it too. he never wanted me. i just make a good wife b/c i cook and clean. i'm his mother, i'm his roommate. but i'm never his friend and never the love of his...
    dogloverapril dogloverapril 26-30, F 3 Responses May 12, 2008

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    I Am In Love With My Wife, But I Am Being Ignored

    Well, the title says it. I love her, more than anything. We both went through difficult divorces about 7 years ago and met after they were complete. We instantly connected and spent the first 5 years without spending a day apart. I am not just saying that, for 5 years we never...
    mstacey mstacey 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 25, 2008

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    Hang In There

    My husband and I have known each other for 11 years now (wow I can't believe it's been that long!!). I met him when I was 16, almost 17, and we dated from the time I was 18-21 and got married 7 years ago. To be honest, I don't think people ever met us and were like "Wow these two...
    milsogirl milsogirl 26-30, F 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    Tired Of Being Treated Like A Child.

    I've been married for 22 years, we've been together for 25. He has always been demanding and high-handed but after about 10 years I came to realize this was because he, himself, is insecure. I used to point out the things he said that hurt me, thinking he just wasn't aware and...
    TheOriginalPard TheOriginalPard 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 6, 2012

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    Sigh....

    it's amazing how things can stay the same even after so many years. my husband is emotionally unavailable. i don't get it... i see some women in the street that are uglier than me and you can tell by looking at her and her partner how much in love the guy is with her and how...
    metropolitan metropolitan 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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    My Husband Seems to Be Changing

    I have been married to a wonderful man for 19 years.  We have always seemed to be a good match.  Yes, we've had our arguments, we are both stubborn and headstrong, but I have always thought we were a good match.  In the past few years we have gone through some...
    musing musing 41-45, F 1 Response May 1, 2009

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    Is It Supposed to Be This Hard??

    I know a successful marriage takes work - sometimes more than others - but the joys should hopefully outweigh the trials, in my opinion. In my marriage, the joys don't come close to outweighing the difficulties - we have just not gotten along very well at all.  We are not...
    Indecisiontime Indecisiontime 41-45, F 3 Responses May 8, 2009

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    Am I losing my little mind?

    My difficult marriage story is epic and never ending but here is a snippet and I would love some feedback as I do really doubt my own sanity at times. Male opinions very welcome! So my hubby suffers extreme depression but he is the thing. We argued this week about his complete...
    PrincessPersephone PrincessPersephone 36-40 1 Response Jul 1

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    Tonight I want us "time"

    and I have been asking for months and I can't even get an hour without someone besides our children at our house. It's getting to the point where I feel like this just isn't what he wants, I feel he only stays for the children. He has told me now three different times that he...
    Hilaryb Hilaryb 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    Finding A Balance

    You can't change or control your partner. That much I know. And when you are in a circumstance like I am, it's going to take a while for any thing solid to happen. My only real option at the moment is to stick to a routine, schedule, and healthy lifestyle. The rest doesn't fall...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 Nov 30, 2010

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    Im Scared Of Being Alone But I Really Need This Divorce

    I was married at the age of 20 yrs old to a man that was 25 I met him when I was 17 and he was 21 we had a very close connection we had good conversation and he had the most beautiful personality I could ever meet. We had meet up a couple times more after first meeting each other...
    Tamaralove Tamaralove 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 28, 2012

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    Sigh.

    Let me just say this, first off:  I love my husband.  He's my best friend.  But he can make me crazier than anyone on the planet.  I know it's not intentional, but it's very real nonetheless. He has this way of misrepresenting himself that lets everyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 13, 2008

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    I have a lot to be grateful for

    and I am not one to dwell on problems. However I can no longer deny that I am married to an extremely difficult man. He is moody and fault-finding. He makes mountains out of molehills, is a drama queen, makes a capital crime of the smallest things. He stores up annoyances at...
    Chandler1929 Chandler1929 41-45 1 Response Sep 7, 2014

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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes I don't know which is worse. I shouldn't be whining, it's really over now, for the last and final time; but writing about how it feels makes it somehow feel better...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    My mum and dad want me to be in an arranged marriage when I'm older. I feel like I can't live with someone I've just been introduced to for the rest of my life. The thing is is...
    Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom 13-15, F 2 days ago

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    I totally believe in traditional marriage roles. The man should be in charge. He should be the one to make any big (and little too if he wishes) decisions. The wife's role should...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi Folks Well, in 2009 while working to try and get through a work-related (and marriage-related, although unbeknownst to me at the time) burnout, I wrote my fist post on...
    Mrcellophane Mrcellophane 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I raised my two children alone after a seven year marriage ended. I worked a job in retail as a store manager. I had to work 50 hour 6 day work weeks. I had no help raising my two...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to make of my marriage at this point. I thought I was marrying my best friend, but instead of being a wife she has become another mother. I've mentioned this...
    RNMedic RNMedic 26-30, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    Here's 2min40 sec of how to empathize. This is a building block for love and can lead you out of a sexless marriage I believe as well as many other relationship problems, family...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    In order to have a perfect relationship that turns into a perfect marriage, the wife must honor her husband over her own will, and the husband must love his wife over his own...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I was watching the reality tv series Arranged and I thought wow, it must be therapeutic to go through the what ifs and shoulds before you get hitched to a person someone else chose...
    zizna zizna 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    So we've been going to counseling, mostly for his issues with his job. He keeps telling me it's the horrible situation at work at has killed his libido and caused him ED, so I've...
    secretlysidhe secretlysidhe 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    or how many ppl claim to be? some use that line for sympathy sex. but, I am still amazed ar how many ppl are in sexless marriage. i guess iy is believable, cuz my marriage was...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 a week ago

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. It is a long read...sorry We got married when he was 19 I was 18. I got pregnant before we were married. We only dated 6 months. I took my...
    redrubiess7 redrubiess7 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I think it is a legal price of paper, so the federal government can poke n prod into yo personal affairs. I think you can love someone n make a commitment from the heart. I shouldn...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 20

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    From my experience I think the person who is upset about the sexlessness needs to find out the reason behind the sexlesness before they can decide how to go forward. There are many...
    nicoladicola nicoladicola 41-45, F Aug 19

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    This is my first post for an experience so I hope I am doing this the right way........ My wife and I have been married for 4 years. For the most part it was a great relationship...
    MarcusAur12 MarcusAur12 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I tend to reject the institution of marriage in general but I'm happy for those find their own happiness through marriage. I just hope the gay rights community in America doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Well, actually, it was an almost sexless marriage and it was all my fault. I had started a sewing business (sewing about 15 hours a day) and was busy taking care of grandchildren...
    asjmk asjmk 56-60, F Aug 17

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    So many people in sexless marriages... relationships which should be so different... enjoying the pleasure of holding hands, cuddling, smiling to each other sweetly... and of...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I am entering my 3rd year of marriage. I love my wife. I love the life we have built so far. There are some issues. She will not allow me any personal hobbies. She demeans my...
    ja07 ja07 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Whilst in my marriage, I used to question myself, why it wasn't working. Not matter how hard I tried, and boy did I try! It always felt like an uphill struggle, or like I was in a...
    despondant despondant 51-55 1 Response Aug 15