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I Am Married But Lonely

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 17,389 People

    How can you live with someone

    for 25 years and they just don't even show that they care if your sad, sick or unhappy. I just need someone to hug me and notice that something is wrong and care. I feel like if I just was gone one day he wont even notice or care. I am so sad right now. I tried talking to...
    Tdisney Tdisney 46-50, F 25 Responses May 28

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    I am just sitting here,

    drinking wine and crying. I've had enough. I am a very attractive woman not considered attractive enough to have sex with by my husband. He is a liar, addicted to **** who doesn't want to have sex with me. Sometimes we do petting but I feel like I married a teenager. I love him...
    cheshca cheshca 26-30, F 39 Responses Jul 28

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    here I sit again. drive into town to get to

    work "in case they need me for something" so that I'm not sitting at home. I'm leaning closer and closer to the D word everyday. I've finally realized that with the short time we live, we ask deserve to be happy.
    daddy4pleasure daddy4pleasure 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Come home late tonight.

    .. Stand in front of him.. No hug.. No kiss... *sigh*
    RahRah73 RahRah73 41-45, F 40 Responses Jun 17

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    I miss the romance and the passion we used to

    have. I want someone that is going to take me by my hand and make wild passionate love to me. I love the idea of being outdoors but he really doesn't. I don't like the same dull routine. On another note, I'm not sure if it's their for us anymore. He's always on his phone...
    Countrylovin68 Countrylovin68 46-50, F 23 Responses Apr 13

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    looking for a likewise woman whos looking

    for something online .....
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Another week of living with a sick spouse,

    wanting and desiring closeness, affection, being wanted. Another week of being lonely and unable to get what I need from my wife. I went out for dinner, had a couple drinks, meet some new people, tried to have some semblance of a life. I was able to forget for a moment that I...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 21

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    So excited...if anyone has read my story you

    know my husband and I are like strangers in our home. Wellllllllll yesterday he took me out on a date ...dinner and a movie still not much conversation but hey it was nice and I really felt like he was trying. Then this morning he offered to take me to the park where I typically...
    Hedoesnotloveme Hedoesnotloveme 36-40, F 19 Responses May 4, 2014

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    Should I stay or should I go?

    It's been 19 years, but it's been bad for so long, I don't even know what a healthy relationship is anymore. I think about leaving every day. I've come very close to having affairs. I've tried separation. I went to marriage counseling for 5 years...by myself. That can't possibly...
    AndFlowersInHerHair AndFlowersInHerHair 41-45, F 24 Responses Aug 5

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    "The danger of being lonely is

    that you easily fall for the very first person who shows you that you are not alone"
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jul 8

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    I married young had kids young

    and now I think my husband has regretted it. Everything is changing he's changing it's like I don't know him anymore and vise versa. We fight over every little thing it's gotten rediculous! I'm not happy amymore and I don't want my kids to grow up thinking it's normal for...
    marieAsh21 marieAsh21 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 17

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    This morning I wake up

    and he is beside me sleeping away. He only rolls over for a brief moment to tell me he was up till 5 am. And that he expects me to try and keep the kids quiet. I think not, we are currently having a dance party.
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 25

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    Another evening of idle chat then off to

    different parts of the house.
    Farmer208 Farmer208 51-55, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    It's one of those lonely nights again.

    As I sit here having a one sided conversation with my husband, I'm getting very little response in return. Then I wonder why I constantly crave communication from someone else. Someone who is 1,000 miles away but always makes me feel special.
    deleted deleted 26-30 31 Responses Mar 29

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    He always puts more mental/emotional energy

    into others... particularly the ones who don't care for or appreciate his efforts. I have straight up been told that the reward isn't worth the effort (put into me). I only get positive attention when he wants something. And then he doesn't understand why I act so distant or...
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm at a stage where there is no contact with

    my wife physically and very little mentally. I don't know what to do because I want to fix our relationship, but the number of times she has told me that "you can't fix this" when talking about things that make her personally uncomfortable, I'm beginning to think our...
    JJis35 JJis35 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 15

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    of course i'm lonely!

    I come second to video games!That's why i'm on ep:(
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 46 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    Is ignorance a good thing.

    .....if we dont know something, isnt it better so we crave it less. In olden times, people's satisfaction levels were easier met and they lived a hard life, with little or no certainty. Now in this modern world we are bombarded with so much information on lives, cultures...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 14 Responses Mar 11

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    I feel like we are more roommates

    than husband and wife :(
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 61 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    It kills me that we get along better the less

    we see each other. like we're roommates with benefits.
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am married and I feel like my husband will do

    anything for anyone else but me. Everyone thinks hes this great guy and lately he will do anything to prove that. Yesterday a female attractive bartender that works at a bar by our house that we go to. (my husband goes more than me).showed up at our house looking for my husband...
    bluegirl12 bluegirl12 41-45, F 70 Responses Jul 19

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    My loneliness in my marriage has turned into

    feeling defeated, which is hard to believe given how optimistic a person I am. It's very true that one can have the American dream (education, success, etc.) and still feel very lonely - I'd give it all up to be in a relationship where my wife would naturally put her arm around...
    Niceguy6 Niceguy6 51-55, M 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    love is a wonderful feeling,

    am living the life i meant for me.thanks to dr faust a spell caster i met here..my love life is back..thanks Faust..if u are having issues in any issues of life.......thanks to him my husband came back. +447035914441
    rosemyers rosemyers 51-55, F Aug 21

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    I Asked For A Hug

    This morning, the need to be held was so overwhelming, I didn't think I could bear it. I kept looking at my husband, wondering if I should ask for a hug. There is no physical contact between us for years, and it does my self esteem no good, when I have to ask my own husband to...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 108 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    I left EP a few months ago -

    and have since realized the degree of loneliness I've experienced. My wife has been in an emotional affair for nearly six years. She avoid all forms of connection beyond the routines of daily life. I think it's fair to say that I'm a well-adjusted and successful person - with...
    Niceguy6 Niceguy6 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    Why Oh Why...

    Here I am lying in bed writing this and another night by myself. where's my husband? He's asleep in a single bed with our 9 year old daughter. It started a few months ago and our daughter asked my husband (h) and her father to sleep in her bed with her. That was on a friday...
    UnhappySmiles UnhappySmiles 41-45, F 54 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    I am lonely in my marriage.

    I am doing everything a wife and a mother should do but I am unhappy. There is no intimacy at all. I want hugs and kisses, and passionate dirty sex... I feel like I am dying in this marriage
    ffedupp ffedupp 36-40, F 31 Responses 5 days ago

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    For the whole world, I have a perfect marriage.

    She is very caring and friendly with everyone and tends to thier needs. Everyone loves her and she truly is a great person and a terrific mother. And if you ask her about her marriage, she feels its ok and everything is fine. Somewhere thru the four years that I have been...
    fantomy fantomy 31-35, M 33 Responses Jul 4

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    Hi I'm new here, married 9 years together 18!

    Can't believe I'm that old already. I love d my husband he made me laugh a lot . He used to be my best friend, the one I couldn't wait to talk to. But I'm not in love anymore. Marriage is hard and throw in 2 great kids and a bipolar hypochondriac (that's not even near the right...
    linacar79 linacar79 36-40, F 22 Responses Aug 6

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    I love my husband....

    .but I'm IN LOVE with with another man. I let the other man go months ago but feel like I can't get him out of my mind and heart. I'm trying to recommit myself to my marriage of over 20 years but at this point we're more like roommates. I love my husband but feel like I left my...
    girlseekinglife girlseekinglife 41-45, F 31 Responses Jan 2

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    Just admitted & discussed with my family

    that we're having problems...think I'm going to try therapy on my own since he refuses to go and I'll see what happens...starting to realize how stuck I really am...if I stay, we'll keep fighting or pretending it's all ok...if I leave I'll have a difficult time leaving the state...
    deleted deleted 26-30 17 Responses Apr 9

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    My Wife Shows No Affection

    I am a 39 year old man in pretty good shape, 6'2" and fairly good looking.  I am a very affectionate and loving person, but my wife is not.  I am always the one to initiate sex, hugs, kisses, or any type of physical contact.  I don't understand why she's so...
    raptor660 raptor660 36-40, M 281 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    My heart and soul are screaming

    for more, as this life I've become entrapped in feels cold and desolate, so very lonely to me. We have grown into very different people in our life together, and so far apart. My mind and ego tell me to work it out, it's what I'm supposed to do, it's the sensible thing to do. My...
    UnCaro UnCaro 51-55, F 34 Responses Aug 2

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    (I JUST HAVE TO GET THIS OUT) I got the keys to

    my condo today. I've asked my husband for a divorce (He's cheated again). I thought I would be more excited but instead I have this somber feeling. Is that even normal.
    Melmel5 Melmel5 26-30, F 9 Responses Aug 14

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    I told him a few nights ago I was very lonely -

    he started screaming at me and threatening me... Now a couple days later, nothing. Just dead silence - honestly I don't know what's worse.. I am tired of being threatened and scared - but tired of Being lonely -
    lostinnewengland lostinnewengland 41-45, F 11 Responses 3 days ago

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    this year will be 19 years of marriage

    for me. we fight alot, and the fights are ugly. my husband, always known as the nice guy, isn't always nice to me. When we get along he is the best friend I have ever had, the best person I have ever known, but when is not good, its the worst feeling in the world, I get...
    Tawny3 Tawny3 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    teasemenow teasemenow 26-30, F 14 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just saying hi! To anyone

    who will listen.
    mogabr mogabr 36-40, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am tired of being a companion I need someone

    that wants my passion as mush as my friendship.
    MisterGw MisterGw 41-45, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    seenada seenada 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I didn't get married to be his roommate & cook!

    Ten years feels like 100. I get hit on by other guys all the time, but no sex from my man, and rarely a kiss... Sigh
    picocat7 picocat7 36-40, F 25 Responses Jul 6

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    I have to say - I love my doctor.

    She's very compassionate and understanding. Our visit today was great. We reviewed all my test results and everything looked good. Then she asked how things are going with my husband. I told her the truth. Not good. I repeated the conversation from a few nights ago about his...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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    I slept on the couch last night

    because I could not sleep and I needed some time to myself. This morning he pouted and left with out a word. I don't know how to make it work or even if I want to.
    bethany444 bethany444 46-50, F 26 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    I wake up every morning crying.

    I am having trouble accepting that my marriage is sexless. I don't believe in divorce or infidelity. So I know I have to find acceptance. It's just so hard. We never touch, cuddle, there's 2 feet between us every night in bed. I can not even talk about this with him unless I...
    lmd333 lmd333 31-35, F 27 Responses Jan 22

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    How does one go about getting out of this state

    of loneliness?? Seriously trying to make new friends trying to keep busy and not care but when you come home to the same thing day in and day out it sucks.
    marieAsh21 marieAsh21 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 18