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I Am Married and Lonely Craving Touch and Communication

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    Married To The Wrong Person

    I sleep beside this woman every night but stay on my side of the bed. I don't want to be here I'm not in love with her or want to repair our marriage in any way. I crave a woman's touch the smell of her perfume, softness of her hair. HOW DO I GO ON LIKE ...
    hung4you hung4you 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 18, 2010

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    I AM MARRIED BUT SOOOOO VERY LONELY...EVEN WHEN HE IS HERE, HES NOT HERE.. I REALLY WANT AFFECTION AND WOULD DIE FOR A HUG BUT DONT WANT TO TOUCH HIM.. I DONT BELIEVE IN CHEATING,SO I SIT HERE IN MISERY,IN MY TOWER LIKE RAPUNZEL..STUPIDLY AWAITING FOR A PRINCE TO...
    PRISONERLIKERAPUNZEL PRISONERLIKERAPUNZEL 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 6, 2009

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    I AM MARRIED BUT SOOOOO VERY LONELY...EVEN WHEN HE IS HERE, HES NOT HERE.. I REALLY WANT AFFECTION AND WOULD DIE FOR A HUG BUT DONT WANT TO TOUCH HIM.. I DONT BELIEVE IN CHEATING,SO I SIT HERE IN MISERY,IN MY TOWER LIKE RAPUNZEL..STUPIDLY AWAITING FOR A PRINCE TO...
    PRISONERLIKERAPUNZEL PRISONERLIKERAPUNZEL 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2009

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