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I Am In a Relationship But I Don't Feel Loved

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    I try to do things for him

    that I know he likes and enjoys, and I know he loves and cares for me-- but at the end of the day, I go to bed feeling empty and alone. I don't want to say that he doesn't love me and doesn't show affection, but words and the occasional cuddle isn't what I'm looking for...
    NoYourComstock NoYourComstock 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    I found out that I was pregnant four weeks ago.

    Being young and scared the first thing that seemed logical was to get an abortion, and my boyfriend supported that 100%. I was never really asked what I wanted, he just simply told me that was the right thing to do. From the moment I knew what abortion was I was a strong...
    hannahr123456789 hannahr123456789 18-21, F 4 Responses May 23

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    I feel like I stay out of obligation.

    I feel like ****, and she ignores me and blames me for everything. I can never do anything right, she calls me names and I just feel like ****. She cares more about her snake than she does me. I just can't, I feel so ****** and unloved and all she does is talk about how pretty...
    ayekelss ayekelss 18-21, F 1 Response May 23

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    I at the lowest of my boyfriend

    and i's relationship. I don't want to give up because we have been together for so long but it is just do hard and I am so confused. We have both made mistakes. And he treats me so well.
    krissylampley krissylampley 18-21, F 3 Responses May 28

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    Sometimes I really do think I should just take

    all of the pills in my house and just not be hurt anymore I wish I was good enough for my husband and children
    lostmomto4 lostmomto4 41-45, F 3 Responses May 25

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    I'm married and not very long ago I found out

    my husband is secretly talking to men behind my back and jacking off to them it makes me sick!!! He is sick and twisted in the head.. I'm scared to confront him about it! I want to leave him but am not in the position to do so! We sleep in separate rooms and I take care of...
    Angelwings821 Angelwings821 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 18

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    I've spent the last 17 yrs with him

    and the last 7 have been sexless. I quit bringing it up about 4 yrs ago but I have so many resentments and built up anger that now I don't even react to stressful situations like a normal person. I just blow up and cry. A lot. I won't even mention the sexual frustration I feel...
    WantToEndTheCycle WantToEndTheCycle 46-50, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    The past 6 years of my life have been about

    this boy I am very much inlove with but here lately I feel as if our spark or so called romance is dying out I have confronted him about serval times and all he can say is that he will try harder and he hasn't tried anything I feel as if he may be falling out of love with me
    countrygirl122995 countrygirl122995 18-21, F 26 Responses Feb 2

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    I feel like there is something not right the

    way I think I have so many negative thought about my husband I love him but I also hate him for emotional pain he has caused me I feel like a storm of love and hate going on inside me if this make senses to anybody we both have said and done hurtful and mean things to each other...
    dolphintree94 dolphintree94 46-50, F 7 Responses Dec 2, 2013

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    Everything I do is wrong.

    I can't seem to do anything right. My husband of 10 years says its all my fault. He criticizes everything I do, and I mean everything. He is angry from the moment he gets up in the morning. I just feel disappointed, heart broken and needed to say it out loud. I can't tell...
    taltos69 taltos69 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 4

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    I hate feeling so lonely

    when I'm in a relationship.
    ihavepurplecurtains ihavepurplecurtains 31-35, F 3 Responses May 19

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    I've been with him for almost 4 years now.

    When I think of it, I never felt loved in our relationship. Lately I feel like he's been taking me for granted. A week can pass without him taking the initiative to text me. We used to see each other every weekend, but now he says he doesn't have time for himself. I thought he...
    Brego Brego 18-21, F 11 Responses Feb 27

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    Am I even in a relationship anymore?

    He feels like a distant dream. Maybe he already left, or maybe he was never there in the first place. Who the **** knows? It was a mistake I made twice.
    2l4t 2l4t 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 18

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    I'm new to this and I don't really understand

    it could someone explain it to me.... I would like to chat and meet some friends is this what this about or am I wrong?
    JayRoseJay JayRoseJay 46-50, F 25 Responses May 12, 2014

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    I'm in a relationship with a married man

    who is been in a divorce process for 5years. I don't love him anymore, I'm pretending and tired of pretending. So much has happened, and I'm tired of this miserable life that I have been living for the past 5 years. I can't leave him because he always threatens me.
    Phepheng Phepheng 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 26

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    I am engaged and about to be married.

    But I dont feel loved by my fiancee. Having second thoughts.
    jms142 jms142 22-25, M 9 Responses Apr 23

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    He doesn't care. I can stay out

    as late as possible and he will never text to make sure I'm okay. One day I'll pack all my things and leave...he probably wouldn't even notice.
    Yogi31 Yogi31 22-25, F 5 Responses May 23

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    I'm a beautiful woman

    who comes home everyday and sleeps next to a man who doesn't wanna touch me or give Me what I desire. I'm ready to explode. My mind is wondering!
    curioslybeautiful curioslybeautiful 26-30, F 15 Responses Jun 8

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    I have been with my boyfriend

    for 8 months now. After 2 months, we became engaged. Since then, we have been off and on. He has broken off our engagement twice. We are currently dating, but not engaged. He doesn't seem to have as much time for me as he used to. However, he says he loves me and wants to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 10

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    I'm At A Loss

    My relationship is in stasis. I don't want to stay, but I haven't the will to go. I feel no love for or from the man I've sworn my life to till death. I'm so frustrated...maybe I still love him it's just buried under all this disappointment and grief. So many things are wrong. I...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 14, 2013

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    I just don't feel it with my husband anymore,

    I love my family but not him anymore
    malank malank 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 24

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    I Used To Know His Password Now I don't,

    there Use To Be Pictures of Us Everywhere, Now Theres None , We Use To Ft EveryNight So I wouldn't be alone ' Now He Just Go straight to bed ' Well That i know... Things Are Not The Same . Time Change People Change. But Once Again If I Say That To Him,Im Not Okay .
    Slowlytuya Slowlytuya 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 5

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    “Love never dies a natural ― It dies

    because we don't know how to replenish its source. It dies of blindness and errors and betrayals. It dies of illness and wounds; it dies of weariness, of witherings, of tarnishings.” ― Anaïs Nin
    buttabella buttabella 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I've been married for 16 years

    but have been feeling lonely for so long now. We don't do much together and we hardly talk anymore. I am afraid that I am not in love with him anymore... I love him. Just not feeling in love.
    RahRah73 RahRah73 41-45, F 16 Responses May 14

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    Nothing feels lonelier

    than feeling lonely in a relationship..
    LoneDolll LoneDolll 26-30, F 15 Responses May 3

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    I got rid of my emotional affair

    for a man that I started to date. I thought he was emotionally available because he was single. Single does not equal emotionally available! I was excited because this was the first real man who asked me out since I got my divorce. But all he talks about is his ex wife. I...
    2ndinline 2ndinline 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm yet to tell my husband of 18 months

    that I want to separate though I have put the wheels in motion... I don't want to end it completely I just think we need time apart to date and see if we really do love one another... It's scary and I'm afraid to talk to him about it...
    Annds03 Annds03 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 8

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    Really starting to hate myself.

    Maybe I should be single. Don't feel wanted or loved. I'm divorced. Failed once... going to keep on failing. Can't make anyone happy no matter what I do. fml
    nclo8907 nclo8907 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I love him , we are together ,

    but I need more affection 😣
    LillyO3 LillyO3 18-21, F May 31

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    Married for 5 years. Together

    for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on me, so I divorced him after a lot of calls to the cops and restraining orders. That was the craziest up and down relationship of...
    m3385 m3385 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My fiancé is the same exact way.

    He thinks every second I'm away from him I'm cheating we work in the same building but different divisions and I was late to lunch due to talking to my supervisor about a promotion he was recommending me for (which I'm super excited about) and he thinks I was off cheating (my...
    Ppwincess1901 Ppwincess1901 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 12

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    Everything You Do For That One Person It

    Doesn't Matters how Much You Try ' It doesn't matter How much love and effort you put into them . It's Never Enough :/
    Slowlytuya Slowlytuya 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 9

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    I am in a relationship with a women

    that has been going for 15 years. We are engaged (have been for a few years) with no real plans to get married, and we have no desire to have kids (we established this year 1 and I am now wavering and she is not). Let me start off by saying I still love this women, but I am...
    munchos munchos 31-35, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I just had to stop myself from killing myself I

    don't want my kids to find me is the only reason I stopped
    lostmomto4 lostmomto4 41-45, F 4 Responses May 25

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    I feel like I'm in a one way relationship.

    I have been feeling very down, and might as well be alone, because when I voice how u feel it's hardly acknowledged. I'm sad. I'm scared. I'm confused, and I'm hurt. I know he loves me, but he is not able to care for someone else's feelings or emotions. I couldn't cry louder for...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 17

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    We went from constant talking ,

    to just, everything stopping , he gets pissed if I ask him if I bore him, I'm so god damn sorry but when you don't talk to me for days I get worried, why the **** does he have to make me feel like absolute **** when all I am is worried 😖
    sommer02 sommer02 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I just don't know what to do anymore we

    where happy but I never see her anymore and we hardly talk witch Is crazy becuse she used to text me every five seconds and I was ok with it but now when she says she love me or miss me it's like she's just saying it
    paulsmith345 paulsmith345 16-17, M a week ago

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    I sleep next to someone

    who I literally have to grab her hand and put it on my chest for her to touch me. Recently I've been trying to get her to take a free online test for the 5 love languages which helps you identify which of the 5 make you feel the most loved which includes: - Physical Touch...
    SadDancer SadDancer 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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    It's hard to answer the question "what's wrong"

    when nothing is right. I'm tired of trying, sick of crying, I know I've been smiling, but inside I'm dying. Maybe one day it will be ok again. That's all I want. I don't care what it takes. I just want to be ok again. I guess there comes a point where you just have to stop...
    Lhander28 Lhander28 36-40, M Nov 10, 2014

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    My boyfriend gets violent

    when he drinks and beat up a cashier. He scares me
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jun 25

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    I don't know if anyone else has this issue.

    My boyfriend constantly plays video games, it's progressed over the years. I like to play once in awhile, but I really don't like them. He wakes up and plays the same game over and over, all day, he'll take a break to go do something, but when I get home from work he's still...
    Worleybirdie Worleybirdie 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    In-Love With The Wrong Person:

    "Is it normal to love someone so much that it hurts? To the point where it just feels like a massive weight inside your chest and your eyes water up for no reason, but you can't express how much you truly care for someone for the fear of screwing something up or making it sound...
    CancerGal CancerGal 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    Pretty Heartbroken

    The worst feeling ever is loving your significant other so damn much you'd do anything and everything for them, and having them admit that they don't feel the same way about you in the slightest.
    muddledmuggle muddledmuggle 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 26, 2013

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    Ok so I've been with this guy

    for 8 months now and I recently brought up that there's no depth to our relationship, It happened to be that time of the month and he asked "are u sure it's not just cause u are in Menzies madness week that u are bringing this up now cause I don't see a problem. I think it's all...
    AnnieLouisez AnnieLouisez 26-30, F 9 Responses a week ago

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    I hate the way I'm feeling.

    I love this man so much but he doesn't see me. He doesn't know how I'm feeling and I don't believe he cares. I look at my life and I have to ask the question is this really my life? I miss this man I miss my best friend when did he turn into this person? When did he stop caring...
    whenwillheseeme whenwillheseeme 46-50, F 1 Response May 7, 2014

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    I have a boyfriend yet I feel

    so alone. I spend too much time hoping the men I date will love me and my normal expectations but I'm constantly disappointed.
    amhermosillo amhermosillo 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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