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I Am In a One Sided Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 13 People

    Needing To Vent

    I've been married over 16 years and have two great kids, now teenagers. My marriage has had its ups and downs. We started out great with many common interests. As we grew, my career became much more important to me than his to him. This is fine with me and I don't mind being the...
    Curiouskitty77 Curiouskitty77 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Ok so I came home last night ready to be ******.

    I mean down and dirty **** my brains out kind of horny. Talking to hubs and let him know this. He wanted to take a bath so I fill it up and hopped in. We continued our talk and I mentioned I was going to go commando to my Christmas party. He asked why. I said because it would...
    Curiouskitty77 Curiouskitty77 36-40, F 47 Responses Dec 19, 2013

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    Double Standards

    Well we split up on Monday! For the whole time we were married though he had such double standards. I wasn't even allowed to go food shopping with my friend without him questioning me about it. I wasn't allowed to go for a drink.... he was so controlling and I would tell myself...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 3, 2008

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    Don'T Know What Else To Do

    I've been married to a fabulous man for 25 years. We have 3 children. We've had a very happy marriage but it has always been somewhat lopsided. During the first 15+ years I would send the kiddos off to grandmas house and I'd make special dinners and do special little things...
    sylviasylvester sylviasylvester 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2013

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    I'm In a Bad Marriage

    HELP!  I'm just cheking to see f I'm even signed on this site.
    LCBWTB LCBWTB 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 7, 2008

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    I honestly don't know how I got here... Not on this site but in a sexless marriage. I've been married since 2006 and to be perfectly honest we had more sex before we got married...
    radicalmami radicalmami 31-35 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Other than already having someone to fill the void, there are a lot of lines from the Ariana Grande sing "One last time" that I wish my wife would say to me. ... "One Last...
    VeryBear VeryBear 41-45, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I feel crazy for feeling this way. I have a beautiful home, no debt, a good job, a successful husband. On the exterior, everything looks great. But inside my home, I feel like I...
    babalulu babalulu 36-40, F 5 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    We've been together since high school which was 2008 and got married 4 years ago. We have a daughter together and have what every one considers a good marriage. But in reality our...
    Lostinexile Lostinexile 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why is it that we compartmentalise all of our lives but cannot seem able to do it romantically? Why is the assumption for our partner to be absolutely everything we could ever need...
    Beautifulpolyamory Beautifulpolyamory 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel that Infidelity is Marriage is wrong.When a couple is married,they take their vows before God to love and honor their spouse until death do they part.Infidelity is not love...
    coastiewife36 coastiewife36 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Sighs, so not really sure why I'm really attracted to a girl I've just seen a couple of times.. But we've been talking for awhile now and she has a really big reputation of talking...
    itsjustmealex itsjustmealex 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    I am 21 years old, I got pregnant with my son when I was 18 turning 19, however I lost my virginity when I was 16 years old, I thought I was inlove. I was young minded. To be...
    heirydtoni heirydtoni 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I live in a mostly sexless marriage and it freaking sucks! We've been thru it all. Drs, therapy, talks,ultimatums , misunderstanding, understanding, pretending, lying / being...
    Micromint Micromint 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Lately I've been feeling/thinking that I would be better off with out my husband. I love him very much but I just feel better when he isn't around. I've grown accustomed to being...
    URLOVED4EVA URLOVED4EVA 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have a close guy friend at work for the last 10 years. He's white, I'm black. We're really good friends started together, trained together, run together, we talk openly about...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I honestly don't know how to feel about friendships. I'm wasting my self and energy on people who aren't worthy of it. I want to know what it's like to have a stable, meaningful...
    simmerdame simmerdame 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    An interesting perspective on the mind of a refuser: "A Visit From the Goon Squad", by Jennifer Egan has an interesting chapter that features a man in a sexless marriage. It...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response a week ago

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    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 Aug 27

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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 Aug 27

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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 Aug 26

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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 Aug 25

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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 1 Response Aug 24

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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 Aug 23

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    I never believed in love at first sight... until I first saw her... I fell deeply in love, I pursued her, the first and only woman that I ever pursued. I abandoned a few friends...
    brokencowboy brokencowboy 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 21

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    A while back I wrote out a long post going over all kinds of stuff. I later felt uncomfortable with it and deleted it. I kinda wish I hadn't but oh well. At present I would have...
    SummerBirdsong SummerBirdsong 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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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...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 20

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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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    For years I have been writing about my horrible and scary marriage. I have finally left him a few months ago.The big event that finally made me leave is? The last argument we had...
    Mikkimacoroni Mikkimacoroni 31-35, F 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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    I'm unhappy and he doesn't seem to see that. It feels like a one way marriage that he makes the money while I do the rest.
    marieAsh21 marieAsh21 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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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

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    Last time I posted here it was when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and was very ill. She passed away in 2012. I went with her to my country because she wanted to...
    littlesadgirl littlesadgirl 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Hmm. I wonder what is that draws people to cheat in marriage? I'm sure they know it's wrong, but what's the appeal? I can only guess that they prefer a fantasy to reality. Cheating...
    lillyunbelievable21 lillyunbelievable21 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 15

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    Last time I posted here it was when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and was very ill. She passed away in 2012. I went with her to my country because she wanted to...
    littlesadgirl littlesadgirl 18-21, F Aug 14

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    It was one of the most painful things to go through. At first my boyfriend at the time did love me and we spent as much time as possible together. Then he started pulling away and...
    Klong91 Klong91 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I don't date for the sake of always being just a girlfriend. I date with the expectations of eventually getting married. Yes, I know, "dating is for fun and getting to know someone...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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