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

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    my boyfriend checked himself into a mental

    institution last weekend. He got on meds for depression and since then things have gotten a little better. but today he left, busted a glass window and is threatening to quit his job. I'm 5 months pregnant and right about know I feel like I'd be better off alone. I want a family...
    julia1155 julia1155 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I come home from a long day to no wife at home.

    I cook dinner as always and when she gets home grabs the food and doesn't even say thank you.....ugh.
    freeme1211 freeme1211 31-35, M 3 Responses Feb 2

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    He often says he loves me

    but action speaks louder than words. He takes care of me and my children....he provides for the family but everything that he does seemed vague. I can never be satisfied. Like something is still missing. I always have this fear of the unknown.
    EmoQueen EmoQueen 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Im married for 5 yrs

    and weve been together for 10yrs, this few months my husband has changed and i dont feel that he still love me, i asked him if he still love me and he said his love is not the same as before and he doest know how to bring back his love, we have son and he is is two yrs old now...
    Ilovemyhusband27 Ilovemyhusband27 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2014

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    Ive been going out with my boyfriend

    for 5 years I hate his family and he's always in the pub getting drunk, I do love him but don't think this is what I want for the rest of my life, he is a nice guy and had a bad life his self and that's why he's always In the pub, I have my little devil and angel on each...
    theresa82 theresa82 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    I'm living in a situation

    where I'm not loved, appreciated or even treated with decency. What's even sadder is that it's in a house with my bf and my mom. My mom is the most spiteful grudge holding human being I've ever met (which is why I took off on my own at 16) and my bf says he loves me (I know he...
    therapeuticalsentences05 therapeuticalsentences05 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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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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    A letter to the mother of my unborn twins.

    .. Well this certainly sucks big time.. I have totally flipped my life around for you and only you, made enemies out of people I have already hurt, lost all stability in my life and essentially live on peoples good humour to keep me around. I even get the feeling that if there...
    lerz2000uk lerz2000uk 31-35, M Nov 16, 2014

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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 7 Responses Feb 17

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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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    So after 15 years I find out by FB

    that he went to a basketball game (for a friends birthday with couples) and never asked me to go When I asked why He said he was afraid I would embarrass him What do you do with that.......
    IWin06 IWin06 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 2

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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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    It's always quiet some days we a

    so good things just seem perfect between us then other days it's like hell and I cannot say what is wrong I know that there are ups and downs but the downs seem harder to climb back from I know you are mad But the things you say are like venom and they destroy me I wish you...
    boxgirl1987 boxgirl1987 26-30, F 4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

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    My wife and I split up

    for about 8 months afew years ago. I gave her my heart for years but she got very disrespectful with in front of our kids and I left because of it. But over time you hurt and see the kids hurt and even her so I asked for reconciliation. Problem is I told her I forgive but there...
    psb1974 psb1974 36-40, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    I've been married for 23 years,

    we have 4 kids 3 girls 1 boy, the oldest girls are grown ups now but the last 2 kids are 15 & 13. In the past 5-6 years my husband has been so controlling & here lately I've been standing up to him & he says I act like a child, I'm worthless & he wants me to make the decision on...
    Poohbear1974 Poohbear1974 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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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 6 Responses Jul 19, 2014

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    I feel like my husband

    and I have grown apart and we kind of ended up living like room mates. I an so lonely and want him to treat me like I am special to him. I feel so angry most of the time and I it's hard for me to be nice to him. I have given up and I don't know what to do.
    fitfitwell fitfitwell 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm dating someone right now,

    but I notice that he get weird out if I post something on his fb wall... He jokingly thought if I was marking his territory. I didn't think it was right that he did that.. Nobody on his Facebook knows about me.. It's like I don't exist. Should I talk to him about this? By the...
    gingerbunni gingerbunni 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I'm just lonely as hell in this marriage It

    really sucks and we are only 2 years in
    lonelygirl67 lonelygirl67 46-50, F 7 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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    I have been single every valentines day,

    until this one. My boyfriend had asked me what I'd like to do earlier that week & for once I felt my heart speed up in excitement that I finally got to have my first sappy overrated day this year. I expressed how happy I was to share the day with him, and replied with "something...
    gluestickruler gluestickruler 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 15

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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 7 Responses Jan 4

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    booboo232 booboo232 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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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've never been in a relationship longer

    than the one I'm in currently, which is not long compared to the many years others have had. For the year that we have been together, we've had so many issues and fights that I am starting to feel worn emotionally. I think my boyfriend is an emotionally unavailable man. Although...
    ephemeralise ephemeralise 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 9, 2014

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    Im 35 and hubby is 44.

    We are married for 7 years. When he reached 40, his libido went down. It is not everyday sex anymore and it is like twice a month sex now. Im blunt so I seduce and ask from him but he cant keep up. I want it everyday. It now feels like he is just a companion. The sweetness is...
    outofsortsgal outofsortsgal 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    Married for 5 years, been together

    for 10... I think he loves himself more than anything and it shows. He whines about his life, and he's got it good. I do all the cooking, cleaning, bill paying, running kids around...everything. I got him in college for his masters degree, did some of the work, applied him to...
    wish2bcarefree wish2bcarefree 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    My boyfriend started working nights on Monday.

    We haven't spent much time together all week. He go off early tonight and instead of coming home to me he decided to go out with the boys. Am I wrong for being upset???
    nclo8907 nclo8907 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 1

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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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    So tired! I haven't been allowed to lay flat,

    much less sleep for more than 1 hour in 5 years! I am very ill battling serious health issues. My wife refuses to get a real job, so she keeps me sick & lives off of my little disability I receive. It's no wonder I'm not getting any better!
    kara1112 kara1112 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I've been dating this guy

    for a while now yet he shows little to no affection. He has what's called Asbergers Syndrome and I was not sure if that played a part. He never shows any emotion toward me, though he says I love you I feel as if he's only saying it because he feels he has to. He never texts me...
    makailafish makailafish 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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    Me and my boyfriend have been dating

    for a year. And I know he loves me but I just don't feel it, he does stuff like forget our anniversary, says he can't afford to take me out for a meal for it but then buy his friends kid a brand new coat and himself a load of new guitar stuff. I always feel second to everyone...
    douglala20 douglala20 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    She says she loves me

    but after 11 years together and me ******* up too many times, I think she has lost all respect for me. I don't want her to suffer my curse anymore. I want her to be happy.
    SmokesWax SmokesWax 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 3

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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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    I'm so frustrated. my other half seems to have

    given up on any kind fun when it's just the two of us, physical or otherwise. We only have sex if she's been drinking and that just makes me feel like ****. I don't remember the last time she initiated anything sexual with me and this makes me feel rejected and resentful. I'm...
    d0uggy d0uggy 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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    Younger Women are more Willing to Marry Older

    Men. A recent survey measured people’s attitudes about marrying a partner either older or younger than themselves. The survey results showed that women were significantly more willing than men, to marry a partner who was 5 years older than they were. On the other hand, it also...
    Donnaccaa Donnaccaa 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend

    for 4 years, and I love him very much. I would say we are happy, which I think we are for the majority of the time, but lately I've been feeling like that's all in my head... I'm the kind of person that celebrates every holiday and special occasion. I believe life should be...
    Deda0505 Deda0505 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    I often how many married people know in their

    heart of hearts that they have chosen the right person. Who hasn't woken up in the morning wondering how their life could have been
    rideon12 rideon12 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 2

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    here 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 find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    anneluna anneluna 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    This goes hand-in-hand with the sexless

    marriage thing. My wife does not like to deal with emotions and so we rarely are able to communicate well and work through our problems. I am an emotional man and I need to have my thoughts and feelings validated. My wife isn't proud of me, doesn't compliment me, isn't...
    myguitarisbusted myguitarisbusted 41-45, M 6 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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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 28 Responses Feb 2

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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 7 Responses Nov 19, 2013

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    I just, don't know what to do anymore.

    I mean, yes the roads are bad, but my boyfriend can't even make time to see me. Every plan we made in the last week, he has cancelled. I don't have a car so he basically has all the control. He hasn't wanted to talk to me on the phone at night so he can sleep to be ready for...
    Tara884248 Tara884248 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    What I will say right

    now may not apply all of you, but it's still true that a lot of relationships are like this: Some of you may think that you "don't feel loved", but maybe you haven't taken the time to know your partner well enough to recognize HOW he/she loves you. It might be very different...
    Realitea Realitea 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 3, 2014

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    my fiance planned a night

    for my birthday with our other friends that are also couples. My brother ended up in the hospital a few days earlier, and i went to Maryland for the weekend to see him. My fiance went out with our friends anyway, on the night planned for MY BIRTHDAY. He went out and had a great...
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 2

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    I don't know how to talk with my partner about

    not feeling loved. I've tried before and in different ways but she treats it like a personal attack and she gets very defensive. I regret saying anything and then feel bad about myself. I just need someone to talk to, so I'm off to see a relationship therapist on Tuesday...
    d0uggy d0uggy 36-40, M 3 Responses Feb 7

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    Recently Broke Up But Still Together?

    I'm recently broken up with my boyfriend of 2 years who is 20 years younger than me. Yes, I saw it coming. And I tried to prepare myself but I had no idea that I would end up loving him this much. When we broke up I cut all ties with him even changed my # but he still found a way...
    bellspii bellspii 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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