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I Am Lonely In My Marriage

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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...
    herrdrier herrdrier 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 8, 2013

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    I Am Invisible - Last night my family watched an episode of one of our favorite TV shows together. After it was over my wife got out her laptop (as usual) so I opened mine up and...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 6 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Married But Feel Alone - I have been with my husband for 10 years.  We lived together for two years had a child and married after the baby was two.  We have four children...
    Karen50 Karen50 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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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...
    SamRn SamRn 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2013

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    Fishing Widow - Here I am again- sitting on my front porch wondering how late my husband will be this time. He came home, hitched up his boat and was gone in less than five minutes...
    Lonelycc Lonelycc 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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    Lonely Wife -  When i got married almost 9 years ago, i really thought that it was the beginning of life...that I would experience love like i've never experienced it before...
    soleil2611 soleil2611 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    WTF - She kicked me out because she didnt clean/put out/support my career...
    rolex666 rolex666 41-45 2 Responses Mar 14, 2009

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    What Do I Do? - I have been married for almost three years with my husband, and been with him four. I got pregnant early on, and we have 2 kids as well. He is older than me and he...
    pixichi pixichi 22-25 1 Response May 4, 2012

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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...
    GDAWG98 GDAWG98 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2013

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    Coming to My Wits End... - I have been married for almost 20 years.  Most of those have not been what I expected.  I know my husband would say the same. We started to...
    LonelyinPoMo LonelyinPoMo 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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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...
    emeraldskies emeraldskies 41-45, F 8 Responses Nov 26, 2010

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    Lonely - I've been married for about 3 years now, and I've been with my husband for 6 years exactly this past month. We have two beautiful daughters, ages 1 and 2, and they're...
    lauravang lauravang 22-25 6 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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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...
    niteshift niteshift 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 27, 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...
    charliem62 charliem62 41-45, M 9 Responses Apr 17, 2010

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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...
    Invisible75 Invisible75 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 31, 2013

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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...
    cocobel cocobel 36-40 1 Response Aug 13, 2013

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    Coming to My Wits End... - I have been married for almost 20 years.  Most of those have not been what I expected.  I know my husband would say the same. We started to...
    LonelyinPoMo LonelyinPoMo 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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    Lonely In Work And Lonely When In Get Home - i work nights as a nurse out on community. i get through the nights thinking i may have a lovely time with my husband and children on...
    hollybush66 hollybush66 41-45 Oct 13, 2012

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    Lonley Too! - I've been married for just 4 yrs.  My husband and I have two children together.  I work from home, so I'm here alot.  At night there is dinner to be...
    KyChic KyChic 31-35 5 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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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...
    30anon 30anon 26-30 2 Responses Aug 9, 2010

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    Lonely - I am lonely, but not looking to cheat on my husband or anything. He is hard to bare at times .Alot of times. I wont leave for now because of financial reasons and emotonal...
    emeraldskies emeraldskies 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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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...
    tofu4u tofu4u 22-25, M 5 Responses Apr 1, 2012

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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...
    vetro vetro 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 30, 2009

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    Really Dont Know What To Do.. - Hi all, I really don't know what to do. I have been married to my husband for almost 4 years (infact it's our anniversary next week) I hardly ever...
    lisacarr0707 lisacarr0707 26-30 3 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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    I am not quite sure why am I writing this... noone really cares... but for some reason I think that it might help me... maybe. How to call it? Involuntary celibacy, sexual...
    sfvq9801 sfvq9801 26-30, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've been debating on posting or questioning anything about my marriage. I've been married for over 17 yrs and I can't say that we've had a bad marriage. My husband is wonderful...
    busymomof3 busymomof3 36-40, F 29 Responses Mar 24

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    The rubble of our marriage I try not to look I try to change my focus to what else gives me happiness my children my friends my home my community I cannot help...
    Bobbie71 Bobbie71 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    I tried again today to talk to my husband about our life. We are trying to move. I have looked for months now for the perfect house for us. Finally today I told him to remove...
    misticraine misticraine 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    My dysfunctional childhood sometimes plays havoc on my peace of mind. I can partially blame staying in my marriage due to how I was raised, dragged through my Father’s four...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 34 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm miserable in my marriage. I'm always alone even when he's home. There is a void in our marriage and I don't even remember the last time I felt loved. We've been together since...
    lonelyinlove88 lonelyinlove88 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am new here. I haven't participated in online discussions in years so this is quite awkward but I like the anonymity an could really use an ear. I will be married for five years...
    gardinel gardinel 36-40, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    This was a difficult weekend. My wife and I spent a long weekend visiting old friends of hers. Normally, this is the sort of weekend that I would skip out on, but the other married...
    MasterMatt77 MasterMatt77 36-40, M 22 Responses 3 days ago

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    My husband is actually 12 years older than me. He treats me with no respect, constantly playing head games and even had an affair with a coworker recently. I tried counseling with...
    chrissyd72 chrissyd72 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 17

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    I knew marriage wasn't going to be all roses and sunshine. I wouldn't want it to either. That would be really boring. But I sure hadn't expected it to be so lonely. My husband...
    skidmom skidmom 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    My husband is a high flying corporate lawyer. He works long hours and spends a lot of time away from home. I too work in the corporate world and we made the decision early in our...
    Annelle70 Annelle70 41-45, F 17 Responses Mar 31

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    Better Single and Alone-- than Married and Lonely Okay, for those who think it is better to stay married with an un-affectionate and sexless spouse, here is why that is not...
    EinEngel EinEngel 46-50, F 15 Responses Mar 27

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    I am a marriage therapist. I am in individual counseling. I've tried couples counseling ( but he gets in a bad mood each time we go). I've read many books. Spoke to many friends...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 28

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    For anyone still on the fence bout getting out: I am much less lonely alone(as alone as you can be surrounded by a pack of dogs!) than I ever was while still living in my sexless...
    Solonely80 Solonely80 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 9

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    Married for 32 yrs. to a good man- but since we have been working together for 5 yrs. it is way too much time together and this has been very hard. I am very critical of him and we...
    irenei irenei 56-60, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been married for 23 years. It was a great marriage in the beginning. I don't know what happened to change that. For the last 10 years we rarely have sex. We go for months...
    kflesh kflesh 46-50, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hello All, I'm new here, well long time reader/lurker, and decided to finally make a profile and post something. anyways, we seem to all be here for the same reason, that is...
    nothiernot nothiernot 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 18

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    Most of my posts are sad or of melancholy (did I say that right LOL). This is a happier story. Not of my wife or marriage, god no, but of life. I went out of town for the...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    I am in a loveless marriage for the last 6 years. We have a 5 year old son who I love immensely. My wife and I have been carrying on with this farce just for him. But, its not easy...
    OssumJ OssumJ 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    For a long time I blamed my wife for my loneliness. As I have already shared I live in a sexless marriage and have for a very long time. Recently I was diagnosed with PTSD and...
    ltdjim ltdjim 51-55, M Mar 28

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    My wife has had 3 affairs in as many years. We have had arguments over Facebook. I know she enjoys having an account very much and has a lot of fun cuttin' it up with her...
    DennisMenace99 DennisMenace99 31-35, M 9 Responses Mar 29

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    He moved out a week ago. It was getting excruciating to be able to look at him everyday and see that he is relieved and ready to move on. He went to sleep on a friends couch. I...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 19 Responses Mar 31

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    Well, more like an extended engagement - for two reasons, saving money for marriage, and his seemingly disinterest in planning for it. We've been together for 10 years (he ignored...
    irritatednutbar irritatednutbar 36-40 7 Responses Mar 31

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    My husband and I have been married quit a long time. I found out he has been lying to me since the first year of our marriage. Some of his lies have been HUGE. Others, just...
    TJlonely TJlonely 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 1

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    My husband of 8 years had an affair last year with a co-worker. He says it's over with her and that he wants to work on our marriage, but I always question if it is true or not...
    crowngirl54 crowngirl54 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    Marriage is work. But it shouldn't be draining and exhausting. Everyday I expect to be there emotionally for my children and my job ( I am a psychotherapist) but I cannot keep...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 18 Responses Apr 2

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    I am almost to nine years of marriage and 19 years in my relationship with my wife. We have two beautiful and amazing children together (ages 4 and 2). My wife recently expressed...
    Allboutmykids Allboutmykids 31-35, M 7 Responses Apr 3