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I Am Lonely In My Marriage

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    I ended up in this place

    because I can't say anything. Not to my family and not to my friends.Not to the therapist even. The stakes are high. This marriage is too advanced. My family life is too good in a way to start unravelling it. So I am here.
    BonneNouvelle BonneNouvelle 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    What is the purpose anymore?

    ? I am always alone, always eating by myself, watching tv on separate rooms, going to work at opposite schedules, so 4 nights a week I sleep alone. Seeing my friends by myself because he doesn't like them, never sharing songs I like because he thinks they are dumb. I want my best...
    Gia00 Gia00 26-30, F 2 Responses May 6

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    zoecc11 zoecc11 26-30, F Dec 24, 2014

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    just lonely. I feel like my marriage is over.

    I can't get over the fact of what he did and what I did. I know I can live without him. I've done the single mom thing (and not being on welfare) before. so that doesn't scare me. I do love him, but I'm not sure he loves me. it's a question I have to ask myself. he says...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    Lonely In Marriage

    I am very much in love with my husband . But I am very lonely. Its not because I don't have my children or family or friends. I am not alone, but I am wanting so much to have him interested in my life, not just what the kids are up to or if there were any messages for him while...
    cocobel cocobel 36-40 2 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    Pondering

    I wonder at times if the feeling, the need for intimacy in my life is a direct result of rejection from someone who once professed to love me and claims she still does or perhaps it is a direct result of incorrect thinking... Just maybe I'm overthinking the entire situation and...
    GDAWG98 GDAWG98 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 29, 2013

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    9 Days after the anniversary debacle

    and now my birthday today. Not looking forward to being disappointed again. Lets hope I'm not.
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 6 Responses Oct 28, 2014

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    Computer Games In The Way!

    I've been married almost 10 years. We have had so many downs that I don't even know how we're still together! I have worked so hard to try and make this work. Now, my husband plays computer games and is on the computer WAAY more often than with me. Not only are we emotionally...
    30anon 30anon 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    I have been married for almost 25 years.

    My hubby is a good bloke.....but in the past few years I feel very lonely and disconnected from him. He works hard and provides for us, but in the evenings he is usually crashed out on the sofa by 9ish. A few years ago my boredom and loneliness caused me to spend a lot of time...
    sillysoo sillysoo 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2014

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    if you are going to give me lots of jobs to do,

    dont stand there and watch me do them, get on with something useful!
    dvd0607 dvd0607 41-45, M Dec 24, 2014

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    Loneliness can drag you down the drain

    but my kids keep my sanity intact. I choose to be happy with my situation. Happy thoughts all the time.
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    I've been married 30 years,

    we sleep in separate rooms, never have sex for a few years. Not even intimacy. We only talk briefly about family or household stuff. I work with hardly any interactions with others, and since we moved here I have no friends. I need female friendship and communication.
    ZhivagoAtHeart ZhivagoAtHeart 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 27, 2014

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    She won't kiss me good night,

    she won't say good morning or hello when I get home form work. All she dose is tell me how much she regrets not leaving me.
    lastinlove86 lastinlove86 26-30, M 8 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I'm looking for love.

    ..not sex. My marriage is in stamina mode. Spouse refuses counseling he's an alcoholic. I'm 52 and I have so much life and love in me. (I am staying for our two kids who are in grade school.). If you are reading this and you understand or are in similar circumstance please...
    thesunalsorises thesunalsorises 51-55, F 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I Work Nights and Have No Friends

    I've been married for 28 years to a wonderful man. We have 2 awesome adult daughters and one 9 years old granddaughter. So what's my problem? I'm lonely. We moved to a very small town 3 years ago and my best female friend is 3 hours away. I now work the graveyard shift. My...
    niteshift niteshift 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 2009

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    I couldn't take it anymore.

    you can only be the only one trying for so long. I moved out and am moving forward. I'm not 100% sure I'm ready for everything ahead, but I know that I'm going to no longer let her continue to make me feel this way. I guess I no lo get belong in this group...my marriage is...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 18

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    Wow... the title couldn't fit me better.

    .. I've been married for 14 yrs to a man that use to be a good man... that is before he retired from the army and before he started getting an s.s.check... we use to do things together .... we use to be a family... now it's me and the kids on one side and him and his friends (who...
    neydi1972 neydi1972 41-45, F 8 Responses Dec 3, 2014

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    I feel invisible in this relationship.

    I love this man whom I have been with for 15 years but he makes me feel invisible. I'm tired of one worded reesponses. He doesn't even turn from the tv when I enter the room
    medfm80 medfm80 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    Its Killing Me

    I have been married for two years, but with my wife for 13 years. We have three kids. I feel so alone all the time and i hate it. Im always around them, and im never actually alone, i just feel lonely. My wife isnt very affectionate, and it doesnt seem like she loves me anymore...
    tofu4u tofu4u 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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    my marriage is in trouble.

    I don't wanna leave but I just can't seem to get through to him.I know he loves me but he acts like he just don't care until I'm ready Leave
    wtfisthereanynamenottaken wtfisthereanynamenottaken 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I wanted a love to have warmth,

    security and trust , loyalty, bond, intuition someone who has their act together he doesn't and never will its been over 20 years and long enough have I suffered through his family ridicule and his daily procrastination and him not taking care of his health I'm done and sick of...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2014

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    Lonely Wife

    I am a lonely wife married for almost 9 years and together for almost 11 years. I fell in love with a man who I thought I could help, but after this long I realize I can't. He is a pothead who also uses drugs, alcohol and sex to cope! We are completely opposite and I just can't...
    SamRn SamRn 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Sick Of It At Times

    I'm sick and tired of being sick and tired.I have been married for 20 years. Sometimes I think that he will never change although he will appear to sincerely want to change lately. But not much happens as far as results , except really little and very small.I'm tored of 'working...
    emeraldskies emeraldskies 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    I have made mistakes in my marriage.

    I worked too many hours and traveled over 100 days out of the year. I always was supportive. I tool an interest in my wife's activities and interests. I have been the bread winner for out home. I haven't agreed with everything she has decided for the kids schooling but I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 28

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    So you don't really get along with your in-laws.

    I mean, hell your mother-in-law said all kids of foul things about you trying to make everyone not like you. So anyways, it's your brother-in-law's graduation party and so the family goes. While there, you are meeting many people for the first time (all of which only your mil is...
    wonderwoman326 wonderwoman326 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 14

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    Want a Hug and to Hold Someone

    A lot to say, but no time now.She works nights and I work days.She sleeps on the couch in the living room and watches tv. or plays on the computer. I sleep on a king size bed in the master bedroom. You have to understand-- she does not sleep there because we had a big argument...
    vetro vetro 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    Confused About My Loneliness...

    Benn married for 20 years, known my wife for 25.  I feel lonely in the fact that she continually keeps herself busy outside the house with work, church ministry, and girlfriends.  She developed this relationship with this one lady and it feels like I'm back in high...
    charliem62 charliem62 41-45, M 9 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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    After 24 years, I feel unappreciated

    and worthless. My wife makes no effort to show me any kind of love or affection. We are a single income family (her choice, to be a stay at home mom) and struggle to make ends meet just like everyone else. What makes me sad is that I feel broke financially and emotionally. I...
    OML1971 OML1971 41-45 2 Responses Jun 9

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    I am in a sexless marriage.

    I can't even say we have sex 1 a year. Last time it was our wedding night 4 years ago. My husband has made so many excuses as to why and it's all my fault. I stink, When I got wet it turned him off, My temperature was too high. And my favourite is he would not want me to get...
    Pippa131 Pippa131 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2014

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    Thought The Second Time Would Be Better

    I am in my second marriage and in some ways it is worse than my first marriage. We each have two sons from our previous marriage, her sons are drug addicts and have been in trouble with the law, my sons are the opposite. When my wife gets upset about her sons she will say "your...
    herrdrier herrdrier 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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    Married for 14 years

    and I am tired of the same routine day in and day out. Same conversation etc etc.
    greenglassgoblin greenglassgoblin 36-40, M Sep 3, 2014

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    I'm feeling hurt and lonely tonight.

    How can someone you have dedicated 15+ years of marriage to go out of their way to be hurtful - knowing full well of the reaction?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 29

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    Typical holiday in our house last night.

    Husband it strolls in after 8 o'clock when he should have been home by 6 o'clock. No apologies whatsoever. Every day is exactly the same here holidays birthdays anniversaries mean nothing.
    funlecy1 funlecy1 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2014

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    How would u know if ur husband is cheating on u.

    It is the thing that I scare all the time to be cheated without being aware of that :(
    desertflower1 desertflower1 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2014

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    How Can This Be?

    I've been with my partner for 11 years now and I've never been more lonelier. We have two utter amazing children together, yet the distance between us is growing, despite making improvements in our relationship. How can this be? Why do I feel so isolated and untouched by her...
    Invisible75 Invisible75 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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    I am terrified that I've ruined my marriage.

    I don't listen to him about every single thing and he doesn't listen to almost any of my suggestions. His way is better, his ideas are better, me disagreeing with him on anything is tantamount to me saying "**** you and your opinion, I'm going to ignore you and do it my way...
    thatonecxnt thatonecxnt 22-25, F 3 Responses May 20

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    My husband and I aren't what we used to be.

    He doesn't give a crap about my feelings or my needs. sometimes I think he is with me because he loves my family so much and he doesn't have a family. The only thing that gets him to respond to me is when I act distant. Like the type of wife he wants is the type who doesn't talk...
    LonelyMom214 LonelyMom214 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 28

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