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I Am Lonely In a Marriage That Isn't Working

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 66 People

    Married But Very Alone

    I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST 12 YEARS AND I DONT KNOW WHETHER TO LEAVE MY WIFE FOR GOOD OR TRY AND STICK IT OUT IN HOPES SHE'LL COME AROUND. THE FIRST 3 YEARS WERE THE BEST. THE NEXT 5 YEARS WERE GOOD. BUT THE LAST 4 YEARS HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE. MY WIFE HAS GAINED WEIGHT AND IN TURN...
    joker69er joker69er 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Im Trapped

    I forgave my husband for cheating with his coworker but I was never happy even before he did it. Now I feel like I'm wasting away and ive changed for the worse. The thing is that I cant get myself to leave him because ive grown to love him as a friend and I couldn't hurt him like...
    dianah12 dianah12 26-30 2 Responses Apr 2, 2012

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    I Wish It Worked But It Just Doens't

    Today is our 15th wedding anniversairy. We both mean well and feel committed, but fact is, it just doesn't work. Tonite we have been fighting again. I don't feel heard or seen in this marriage. I am never lonely when I am alone but I am lonely with him. I hate to whine but I don...
    Frederike Frederike 46-50 5 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    Not What I Expected

    HI, I have been in a marriage that has become a nightmare. Escaping from loneliness and a lack of togetherness in my last marriage I got divorced and I met another man, from the US. I am originally from Spain. I left everything behind, I lost everthing. I was in...
    wuthering wuthering 41-45 3 Responses Dec 18, 2008

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    Not Horrible But Not Working Either

    My husband and I have been married for almost a year and a half. It's not that he is a terrible monster or anything - he is not abusive - but he hurts me without realizing it on increasingly deep levels every day. I don't even recognize myself in our wedding photos because it...
    jcpforhowlong jcpforhowlong 18-21 4 Responses Oct 27, 2009

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    >>>>>>>..hate The Person I Camed To Loved >>>>>>>>>

    I don't really know were to start , I have been married to my husband for about two years. Most people will consider my marriage as fresh and new, compared to the union of my grandparents who are going on there sixty- nine wedding anniversary. I know that marriage are not...
    peaches112 peaches112 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2012

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    I'm 17, in my last year of school doing very serious exams, yet my mum always leaves me home alone to go to dinner and things with her boyfriend. My oldest sister lives out of home...
    Chadderss Chadderss 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I'm married, 12 years now, and my wife is great but we are different in some ways. I think I wear her out because I like to talk a lot about my (extremely) technical and obsessive...
    ExtrovertedAspie ExtrovertedAspie 31-35, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Being alone isn't technically lonely, but when you have no choice BUT to be alone it definitely feels odd and lonely. I feel as if school is the only get away I have. Even my home...
    anon0109 anon0109 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am not really a fake, but this was funny.
    onlyhere2write onlyhere2write 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    I've been in a relationship with my bf for about 1.5-2 years now. I had a long term relationship with my ex for 6 years before that. That relationship ended and I started a new one...
    willgethru willgethru 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Why do I stay, when I feel this way?! Why do I hold the importance of my faith and my commitment higher than I hold myself? Is this how it is supposed to be? I have been struggling...
    momnga momnga 41-45, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    When you don't feel happy, I'll love you LOL! When you feel lonely and sad, you can think about the new place you want to go, the country you want to travel to and the good things...
    HappyOrUnhappy HappyOrUnhappy 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I know I'm probably going to get criticized for what I'm going to say but I just realized how awful it is for gays to have marriage rights. I was always against it but about a year...
    JesusismySaviour JesusismySaviour 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I'm sorry but this was an emergency! I almost lost my BRITISH FLAG BELLY BUTTON RING. because I lost the top ball! omg that is what makes me honorary English! the possibilities! I...
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    All of these stories scare me. I'm 29, and my husband is 34. We got together when I was 22 and he was 27.. I we each had kids from previous relationships, so our new relationship...
    AFrisco AFrisco 26-30, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I would like to help anyone who feels to need to be suicidal because of being bullied, misunderstood , lonely , depress or is just a giving up on life in general!!! I don't want...
    desire2367 desire2367 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I have these episodes about once every two weeks or so, where at night when I'm trying to sleep, I'll just lay there and weep for hours. And I'm not really sure why? I have two...
    Benedict888 Benedict888 26-30, F Jul 19

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    I am writing a novel in teen friction...and I am desperately in need of editor. Guys whose English is fluent and Who are intrested please msg me asap. Its not some great book or...
    Rutuja05 Rutuja05 18-21, F Jul 19

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    I am gloriously 40 next month, genuinely looking forward to it. I also have a 23 year old daughter from a previous (read, teenage fling) relationship. I love my daughter...
    milotank milotank 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 19

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    It feels like no man is ever going to love me. I'm an attractive girl but I know that isn't enough. Im the definition of "damsel in distress". If you've read through some of my...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 19

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    At one point in my life, I felt that everything was going great and I knew exactly where I was going in life. It wasn't perfect; Frankly, I wasn't happy. But it isn't what I...
    dxssipate dxssipate 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    I am a very friendly person with lots to offer people. I get told all the time how funny and pretty and likeable I am but I seriously feel like I have no one to turn to when I need...
    Experiment0626 Experiment0626 22-25 2 Responses Jul 18

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    In this modern day and age, getting married simply isn't necessary in this modern age. Although I can appreciate the beauty of two people committing to a life together, or the...
    lilysworld lilysworld 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    Hang on, let me say something. Why. Why, do we strive to have an education, amazing job, money, perfect family. Stuff like that, when in the end, it doesn't matter. We LIVE to...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    I want to start with a disclaimer: I am not being hateful and am trying my best not to be judgmental, so please don't attack me for my lack of understanding. I don't understand...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I have noticed that many people on EP (and in our societies) tend to view things in life as being black and white or as being good and evil. Life is far more complex than dualism...
    DA68 DA68 46-50, M 6 Responses Jul 15

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    I haven't felt this way in a while... I feel like there isn't much left for me. I smiled last night looking at screenshots of me and my ex. I miss that, it was just so perfect I...
    EpicBrotato EpicBrotato 13-15, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    Been a while since I posted anything. Still not found any love, I thought I found someone but turns out I was just being used. I try and I try and yet nothing just laughter at me...
    CityWok88 CityWok88 26-30, M Jul 15

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    Like being alone isn't bad enough,the only company I get is my ex-husband lol, not sure which is worse😒
    kathrineh kathrineh 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I feel like I have no one at the minute! I have a few good friends, but it isn't enough.
    Lani89 Lani89 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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    Do you believe in love? I do, but I believe it is only destined for some. I come across those who found it and married, I come across those who date a lot, but I also find those...
    InspireMeZilly InspireMeZilly 26-30, F Jul 12

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    It's hard. It's just plain hard. We spent a good deal of time together yesterday but something was just missing. I felt like he wasn't totally there, but I wonder if he thought the...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    Lately I have gone threw horrible bouts of severe depression where I sit and cry feeling so empty and alone. My boredom level is at a 10. I was a full-time student this past fall...
    angeleyes65 angeleyes65 46-50, F Jul 11

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    I have been with my husband for 7 years and we have three kids. We barely see each other because I am in school and he works a lot. I am a very affectionate person and he isn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 11

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    Lately I have gone threw horrible bouts of severe depression where I sit and cry feeling so empty and alone. My boredom level is at a 10. I was a full-time student this past fall...
    angeleyes65 angeleyes65 46-50, F Jul 11

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    For the past three years my husband has been contract working overseas. I asked him to come home. He came back for six months barely talked to me or did anything with us as a...
    ellebean15 ellebean15 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 11

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    so my dad is going on his 5th marriage, my mom is on her unhappy number 3 marriage. in my 26 years of life I have experienced divorce between my parents and their significant...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F Jul 11

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    Recently I have been having feelings of hopelessness about my current life and my future. I am practically obsessed with trying to improve myself so people would finally like me...
    EddieNashton EddieNashton 13-15, M Jul 9

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    It feels like nothing is real, I have these moments where time seems to slow and everything around me stops existing. I feel so at peace, like nothing matters at that moment...
    emptyhearteddove emptyhearteddove 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 8

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    Just leave a lot of Spaces
    imlisamum imlisamum 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    I was spiked with a home made legal high in a rolled cigarette (I smoke without a filter) and I ended up collapsing after 3 hefty drags I could go into extreme depth about the...
    K4t666 K4t666 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 8