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I Am Lonely In My Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 292 People

    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 3 Responses Aug 12

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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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    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 my nights off, which is only one two or three in one week.. i am sad lonley and do not know what to do any more... i love my husband and do not...
    hollybush66 hollybush66 41-45 Oct 13, 2012

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    Sometimes all i want is a little enthusiasm in

    my life and things that excite me or make me happy.supposedly my wife supports me.i dont really feel supported.i blame myself cos my whole life its always been my fault.maybe i did something wrong but all i want is some emotion from her
    lomiman lomiman 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 28

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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 said  that he really wanted the kids, and a family and thats what he wanted in a relationship. Hes a good man, and...
    pixichi pixichi 22-25 1 Response May 4, 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...that i would give of myself and would receive all of him in return. But i was wrong. I used to think that people...
    soleil2611 soleil2611 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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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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    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 disconnect after our 2nd and last child was born.  He made it very clear while early in our relationship that he was not...
    LonelyinPoMo LonelyinPoMo 46-50, F 6 Responses Sep 11, 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 see my husband, he constantly works. He has 2 jobs when he is working in his full time job he is leaving the house at 8 in the...
    lisacarr0707 lisacarr0707 26-30 4 Responses Jul 1, 2011

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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 2 Responses Jun 27

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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 continued reading a book I am working on. A little while later, my wife got up off the couch and announced to our...
    LostInTheWoulds LostInTheWoulds 46-50, M 7 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(well three are grown) between us.  My main  feelings of lonliness come from how little time we spend together...
    Karen50 Karen50 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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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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    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. I am not feeling strong enough to take on the emotonal things with our son ,should we split. I dont think...
    emeraldskies emeraldskies 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 27, 2011

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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

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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 amazing. I'm in school part-time, but most of the time, I'm a stay-at-home mom. I love to shop, sing, cook, and...
    lauravang lauravang 22-25 7 Responses Jul 4, 2011

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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 51-55, M 2 Responses Nov 8, 2013

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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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    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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    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 1 Response Sep 3

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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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    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 disconnect after our 2nd and last child was born.  He made it very clear while early in our relationship that he was not...
    LonelyinPoMo LonelyinPoMo 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2009

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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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    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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    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 made, homework, baths etc .... my husband would rather play pool at the local pool hall.  He says its a good...
    KyChic KyChic 31-35 5 Responses Mar 19, 2009

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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. I am glad I bought that bottle of wine the other day...........
    Lonelycc Lonelycc 46-50, F 6 Responses Jun 8, 2012

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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

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    Related Experiences

    I'm back from the dead people, not dead really just not in the mood to deal with anyone. I'm sick of depression, sick of my horrible lonely marriage, and now it's the holidays...
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 6 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I. Am. Lonely. Im not alone but that doesn't change feeling empty. I crave a real connection but nothing seems to stick. I put myself out there as much as I can bear but it all...
    rogue977 rogue977 22-25, M 2 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I am quite happy in my marriage, in the overall sense. But this year, between my husband working extra hours to pay all of our bills, and my medical issues that prevent me from...
    looksnormal looksnormal 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think I am lonely. There can't be other explanations. I am surrounded by friends. But I desire the company of something else. I can't put my finger on it. I easily get attracted...
    amyshort amyshort 18-21, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm surrounded by those who are in relationships or in love. They're really lucky, I'm not though. I had to break up with my boyfriend cuz he deserved better than me. I feel so...
    LuckyGuy001 LuckyGuy001 13-15, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    First off, this is completely new to me. I don't even no where to begin. So, here goes and it will be long, cause I want to put everything out there. This is my 2nd marriage and...
    Naturestorms Naturestorms 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 22

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    Destiny? My third marriage. We made a covenant before God, in front of our family and friends. Only 5 years later and I am so lonely I can hardly bear it. I crave human touch. I...
    ShatteredSoulAche ShatteredSoulAche 51-55 12 Responses Nov 7

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    My husband and I have been having problems for a while now. He is an addict. He was struggling with opiate addiction when we met, but went into methadone treatment and has been...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 3 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Im lonely can i talk to u girls my age perferably
    Youngguy14 Youngguy14 13-15, M 12 hrs ago

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    I feel so lonely even though I have family
    farahbi farahbi 18-21, F 4 hrs ago

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    An ex boyfriend of mine has invited me to stay at his for Christmas, and now I'm getting all kinds of old feelings back. There was never any bad blood between us, we mainly split...
    AJM95W AJM95W 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am so lonely, I try so hard to talk to my husband but he doesn't want to communicate anymore because we can't do it without arguing. He wants to pray before and after saying...
    love2hrd love2hrd 26-30, F 50 Responses Nov 14

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    I feel scared to tears that I see life flashing by whilst living in a sexles marriage. I support everything willingly & happly for wife and family but every day for several years...
    wngiag wngiag 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My best friend mom was at my place yesterday, she came to check for my friend but my friend was not with me at home and I was alone and lonely. She decide to wait for my friend...
    World4me World4me 26-30, M 22 hrs ago

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    I am feeling lonely .. I don't get the same love and understanding from the Person I just got married less than 3 months .. I failed for this marriage
    depressrach depressrach 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 25

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    Walking on eggshells!! Yes, that it is my life trying to survive in a sad marriage. He doesn't love me anymore. I feel it is like a sword cutting my heart. Almost 12 years trying...
    tikitiki07 tikitiki07 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    My husband and I got married because I was pregnant with our daughter, which was fine, but neither of us really wanted to get married. Our families pressured us into it (both are...
    katinbell katinbell 22-25, F 9 Responses Oct 30

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    I am feeling really lonely. A feeling of isolation and being on the outside of what normal life is I guess. I'm in my 30's and have missed out on the marriage and kids thing, at...
    Yougotmail Yougotmail 36-40 1 Response