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I Am In a Difficult Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 164 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 17, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 am really unhappy with my marriage. My wife turned out to be a clinically depressed person and she is not willing to see a doc r get any kind of help. Its killing our marriage...
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    Totally! I am a Homo romantic and sexual, I'm totally for gay marriage. It shouldn't matter, who you phone love with, long as you're happy. If you don't like someone falling in...
    OneEyedDaydreamer OneEyedDaydreamer 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have 2 girls, one aged 3.5 and another aged 1.5. and I go to bed each night feeling guilty that I didnt have more patience or compassion for my girls. I do take responsbility...
    XenaX123 XenaX123 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I grew up in from an abusive family and It was difficult for me to have friends due to trust issues,I dont have self confidence at all and I surrendered to an Idea that nobody will...
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    disclaimer - im infj. and my fingers are numb and cold so im not typing well, sorry about that. :3 not sure if this is gonna post. i dont remeber what i've written on this site...
    surfnatty surfnatty 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It is a commitment.In India ,most wives are expected to take care of their in laws.Either they stay with you or you stay with them .Even if they stay separate,their needs should be...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    Last night Sir gave me maintenance which I gratefully accepted. But last night was the first time He has required me to do corner time. I was to kneel in the corner with my head...
    JoshsSubmissive JoshsSubmissive 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    I have been married for just short of 5 years. We have a beautiful 1 year old child who I live and breathe for. We met when I was 19 and he was 22. We dated and got married when I...
    Midwestmommie Midwestmommie 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Today was the day I told my mother about it.... We were in the middle of a topic that was already heated and then she wanted me to release anything else into the open... I burst...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Throughout all of history no society ever accepted marriage to be between two people of the same gender. There were plenty of societies that practiced polygamy and polyandry or a...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    Over the last two centuries, women began to rebel against their God given design as a helper for man and began to demand marriages that removed all roles. Instead of women acting...
    biblicalgenderroles biblicalgenderroles 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I CANNOT BELIEVE WHAT I AM READING... I have read so many stories of sexless marriages on here.. No intimacy! I am so sorry for many of you. I was treating my spouse very similar...
    KeraJo75 KeraJo75 36-40 5 Responses Mar 25

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    I grew up in a happy family, my parents loved each other so much; they still do, I have always longed for someone who respected and loved me that much. My husband is so against...
    TheDeadRose3 TheDeadRose3 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I've been married for 1 year and We have a 4 month old baby. I'm so miserable in this marriage and I have no one to talk to. I always have to pretend to society (family, friends...
    Honeymonster27 Honeymonster27 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I have been with my husband for almost 6 years. 3 of those years we've been married. It at all started like a fairy tale we were head over heals in love! Our first year we got...
    sadblueyes88 sadblueyes88 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    I have made mistakes in my marriage. I worked too many hours and traveled over 100 days out of the year. I always was supportive. I tool an interest in my wife's activities and...
    mysecretstuff72 mysecretstuff72 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    It's not unusual for my Husband to be physically affectionate. We have a very close, very loving marriage. We're soul-mates who have been married 24 years (I'm 42, he's 52). He...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    These days marriage is nothing but a legal document that gives you the power to take what isn't yours if you file for a divorce. Marriage is just a label that people think will...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Ok, I've posted previously about my marriage and got some great advice. So just an update and hopefully some more advice. I've been evaluating my marriage, we're down to having...
    KFallon92 KFallon92 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    You know, I've just been thinking that marriage is supposed to enhance your life and make some aspects of life easier, much like how a business partnership is supposed to improve...
    MrBaje MrBaje 36-40, M Apr 4

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    Does marriage counseling really work? We are in a sexless marriage. And I have reached a point where not only im not attracted to my husband but I feel incestous to be with him. It...
    ithinkithink ithinkithink 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Does marriage counseling really work? We are in a sexless marriage. And I have reached a point where not only im not attracted to my husband but I feel incestous to be with him. It...
    ithinkithink ithinkithink 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    I am 30 years old, on my second marriage. I entered this relationship shortly after I was divorced from my first husband. I guess you could say I was done with my first marriage...
    MarieM13 MarieM13 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I'm not in open marriage yet, but I will love to, maybe someday or just get a divorce. I am curious to know, how did you ask your partner for an open marriage, Or how do you...
    Alexandra0210 Alexandra0210 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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