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I Am Lonely In a Marriage That Isn't Working

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 68 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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    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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    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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    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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    >>>>>>>..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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    My wife keeps asking what is wrong,

    and I keep stopping short of telling her that I don't want to be married anymore--it feels so cruel to be honest and blunt, but keeping this all inside is poisoning me--I drink too much, I have a secret lover, I neglect my work, I know it will all come crashing down someday--but...
    Directionless450 Directionless450 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 28

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    I work in fast food. Anyone who hasn't worked in fast food has no clue what it's like or what we deal with.
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    I work at a taco bell in Texas, and its the most stressful job I've had, I make horrible money and am constantly getting called into work. I am 17, and work harder than most people...
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    When I was little I used to make fun of people who worked in fast food places..... Well fml LOL :'(
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    To all people who are reading this and are not fast food workers: we are not your personal servants. we do not watch your kids for you while you go do whatever it is that's more...
    xbukix xbukix 22-25, F 1 Response May 6

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    never worked in it myself, but i know from stories my friends have told me and eye witness accounts. to be honest, it never seemed easy to me anyway.
    callmenathan callmenathan 18-21, F May 7

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    Actually i worked at McDonalds from age 14 to 18 and it was an easy job. My best friend worked there to so we had fun.
    Ang012685 Ang012685 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    I have worked in many fast food restaurants as a part time/full time job. It sucked. The money was not worth what I put up with from employee's/managers/customers. I have many...
    Cadiaaya Cadiaaya 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    ugh, just walked in and my email box is filled to the point where there is no more space....one day off and now I'm behind
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    I want to die...i have no reason to live and hundreds of reasons to die..everyone is selfish in this world...the only thing i've noticed through out my whole life is that I've...
    Manha95 Manha95 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 30

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    I must write this all down tonight while she is out with friends, before she comes back and tries something. I know what happens if she does... The mind games resume. I start...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 6 Responses Apr 24

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    I am 23 years old I've yet to have a serious boyfriend. I've been in relationships but that was in HS.. I hadn't even had sex yet. Today the guy I'm currently seeing told me he...
    zachattack1234 zachattack1234 22-25, F Apr 22

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    I've been with my partner for almost 5 years, but we've gone through some very rough patches and I feel that I don't love him in the same sense anymore. Every relationship to start...
    L0v3M3 L0v3M3 22-25, F 11 Responses May 1

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    I met you in 8th grade, you were new and very quiet. For some reason I just couldn't keep my eyes off of you, I was drawn to you, I was attracted to you. I would try talking to you...
    MrSpecify MrSpecify 18-21, M May 9

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    It was a Tuesday, I think…maybe a Thursday I can’t remember. At the time, I was content with where I was in life. Single…healthy, happy, no debt, free to live life as I chose...
    1StateAway 1StateAway 36-40, M 4 Responses May 5

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    Still Looking for a refund… It’s been three years since my last post on this topic. So as a bottom line update, things have not gotten really better. Mostly we are just...
    Goinpublic Goinpublic 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I've been with my husband for 9 years, married for 8; we don't have kids and I'm 35; he is 40. We have struggled through our marriage at times as a result of my husband's drinking...
    SadPanda35 SadPanda35 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Maybe SOME minors are problems but it's FAR from okay for ******* old *** people to come to MINORS and want to talk about dirty things even AFTER the age has been revealed. Just...
    CyanideY CyanideY 70+, F 2 hrs ago

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    Am I the only one in the World who are lonely? It's something you can't talk about It's something that isn't very good to tell others. It makes you feel even more lonely when...
    2greeneyess 2greeneyess 16-17, F 4 Responses May 9

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    I want someone who can be with me here and now. I just want someone a friend to invite me to do something, I'm always reaching out and being avoided, who I am and the imperfections...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 22

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    We got invited to a party as a couple. He asked me to go with him more than once. I just couldn't bring myself to go and watch him fake how happy he is with me. I couldn't watch as...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 12 Responses May 2

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    It amazes me how I care way too much about my friends and family. I'm often alone though. When I reach out to talk to them, I feel like I'm bothering them or they see my message...
    moniroars moniroars 22-25, F 2 Responses May 9

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    Feeling extremely alone my husband has abandoned me in more ways then one. He won't sleep in bed with me he's not there for me emotionally . We have had marriage counseling . He...
    itsme29 itsme29 26-30, F 11 Responses May 3

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    I hate being lonely. I have no friends. There is no one to talk to. I feel like I'm going to be alone forever. It's hard to break out of loneliness when you don't go anywhere...
    seanc9641 seanc9641 36-40, M 5 Responses Apr 25

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    I grew up in a very religious house, where not waiting until marriage was just about the worst thing you could do. I lost my V-card on a very cold January morning. I somewhat knew...
    withano withano 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    I am not in a completely sexless marriage, but if my wife and I have sex 4 times a year I would be surprised. I do not fully understand my wife. There have been times she says she...
    happilymarriedguy happilymarriedguy 51-55, M 5 Responses Apr 28

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    I want so badly to start this! I think it would truly help my marriage in so many ways but I don't know how to go about it. My husband is not the dominant one and is irresponsible...
    juskeepswimming juskeepswimming 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 28

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    I think loneliness is what it is. I don't know. I've always been single and I live alone now. If I don't occupy myself after work, I kind of just sit around in emptiness, then I...
    kchip11 kchip11 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 29

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    A close friend of 6 years deserted me after I told her I was in love with her. She doesn't respond to text messages or calls. I never expected her to feel the same way, but somehow...
    flamewithoutafire flamewithoutafire 26-30, F 1 Response May 4

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    Tends to hit hard when my daughter goes to bed and I sit down for a little relax. I think about messaging or calling someone but then realise there isn't anyone to contact. I don't...
    IllusiveLittleMe IllusiveLittleMe 31-35, F 13 Responses May 5

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    Just having a bad day, wondering where I went wrong in my life. I feel like such a failure some days, like today. I don't know how I managed to end up married and divorced before...
    ifollowmyownstar ifollowmyownstar 31-35, F May 7

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