Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Am Lonely In a Marriage That Isn't Working

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 61 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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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 5 Responses Oct 27, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    >>>>>>>..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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    It's quite a strange feeling. I think I feel like life isn't real bcos every time I should have broken a bone, it just never snapped but instead just hurt really badly. Like I was...
    jolley2k jolley2k 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My grandfather cares too much about the money that sometimes he forget that money isn't everything
    daia15 daia15 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm a new writer looking for some feedback. Growing up in a small lousiana town, every boy grows the same. Same hobbies, same interests, same skills. I didn't grow up that way, I...
    rydermatherne rydermatherne 18-21, M Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Anyone know these lyrics? Life is sad when people hurt you, sad when friends desert you, Sad when dreams get lost beyond recall, But remembering that love stopped blossoming, And...
    Justadarkhole Justadarkhole 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    "How can mirrors be real if our eyes aren't real?"- Jaden Smith I can't even.
    AriGALAXY AriGALAXY 13-15, M Apr 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You could be in a coma right now And the whispers you hear are your family trying to wake you up And when you die in this coma dream you die in the real world You may never wake...
    RainbowWolf13 RainbowWolf13 13-15, F Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't feel alive or real unless I'm doing something dangerous or stupid and then I just feel worse after the experience. I do suffer from dissociation but I think it goes deeper...
    buffalobilll buffalobilll 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today I noticed that one of our employees hadn't picked up his check from Friday, yet.... I gave it to him and asked him if he just wasn't worried about it and he said the only...
    Orangerocket Orangerocket 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I don't really care about money. the most important things in life can't be bought with money and it does you no good when you're dead. I really don't want money. I have no desire...
    TheWickedJester TheWickedJester 26-30, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Yet, I need it for everything. Everywhere I turn money is the motive. It makes the world go round, it takes us places, and it gathers us closer to people we otherwise wouldn't have...
    74Kitty 74Kitty 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've had this happen more than once: While driving home at night, after a really bad day (panic attacks and/or horrible depression) I'll see people who seem real for a moment but...
    buffalobilll buffalobilll 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I learned this today. I've had a series of things happen to me where the law or the people that were suppose to protect me failed me. Today it just got to a boiling. I went and...
    Shirousa Shirousa 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    i joined this group because i just saw a ton of rape fetish/fantasy groups!! disgusting!! :(
    kinkystapler kinkystapler 18-21, F Apr 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Physics may well show that what we perceive as reality is nothing more than a hologram. That is we could all be living in a giant hologram. This sounds crazy but the more I learn...
    mada0617 mada0617 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What if we're just 1. Crazy and we thought we were interacting with people and being normal but the truth is that we're already insane and talking to air 2. Dreaming and in a coma...
    DeuxExMachina DeuxExMachina 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    BUT GOD IS EVERYTHING!! :)
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Life is indeed real, at times I wish It was just like heaven instead.
    liveurDream liveurDream 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    it is a poison in disguise
    hummingtree hummingtree 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've been having dreams where I was slow dancing with a guy and he would hold me back but right when he was going to kiss me I woke up. Two weeks later I went to a rodeo and a cute...
    HE3077 HE3077 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You can feel lonely but still be surrounded by people. This lonely feeling isn't going away by you trying to put people in your life. There's a key for it and not many of us know...
    askmorenow1 askmorenow1 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My husband and I have been married for nine years and together for fourteen. We got married just after my 24th birthday. In that time we've moved all across north america and had...
    thelifeandtimes thelifeandtimes 31-35, F 9 Responses 19 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My marriage has failed but my husband is doing a great job at pretending it hasn't failed and is ignoring all the warning signs hoping that they will go away... They won't but I am...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have been married for just short of 5 years. We have a beautiful 1 year old child who I live and breathe for. We met when I was 19 and he was 22. We dated and got married when I...
    Midwestmommie Midwestmommie 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    You have friends, you have family, you have everything that most people don't. Sure your love life isn't what you'd except it to be in those corny *** love flicks but then again...
    TheVirginRapids TheVirginRapids 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A lot of the reason behind why I'm sad and alone is that I'm too picky. I have this idea in my head of what kind of guy I'd like to date, but that isn't why I'm still single and...
    hniki21 hniki21 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think loneliness can be like a chronic disease. I am 41 and have a wife and kids, but I've never felt more lonely. Some people might not understand that. I am very happy with my...
    secondchance4u secondchance4u 36-40, M 4 Responses Apr 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I've honestly never had friends, not even as a small child. I was always that one quiet kid that everyone thought was creepy or weird that played alone in the graveyard while...
    MechaKimochii MechaKimochii 18-21, F Apr 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It's not unusual for my Husband to be physically affectionate. We have a very close, very loving marriage. We're soul-mates who have been married 24 years (I'm 42, he's 52). He...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    These days marriage is nothing but a legal document that gives you the power to take what isn't yours if you file for a divorce. Marriage is just a label that people think will...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So my lover says she can't be the "shadow woman" anymore, but WOW did we ever create some seriously amazing memories in 4 1/2 months of finally seeing each other after nearly 2...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 22

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He wants some today :( it has been a long while. I am content without the contact. But he isn't now. How can I force myself to be want something I just don't want? It's hard. I don...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I came across this quote, and thought it to be very true- "I don't want to be married just to be married. I can't think of anything lonelier than spending the rest of my life with...
    WithinTheHeart WithinTheHeart 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    as I have said a long time it OUR fault ,we the people who don't vote ,who lets special interests groups to pull strings with their representative , I watch CSPAN when congress...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M Apr 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Being lonely is scary isn't it. Sometimes you have to enjoy your own company like I do. often listening to music can boost your mood. no matter what someone loves you in life and...
    anniethe27th anniethe27th 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have so many friends that I constantly surround myself with yet, I still manage to feel so alone. While i consider them my friends i could never consider them close. I would...
    xkeaipra xkeaipra 13-15, F Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel