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I Am Married But Lonely

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    Marriage = Loneliness = Divorce?

     He is a great man, kind, easy going, funny, intelligent but I do not respect him, I am not in love him nor do I want be intimate with him. We haven't been together intimately since Aug 19/2008. It was his birthday and well, I felt guilty. And prior to that, we had sex maybe...
    wickedties wickedties 41-45, F 76 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    Can someone please tell me what it's like to

    have a spouse who makes you feel loved and wanted on Valentine's Day? I need to at least live vicariously through someone else's romantic day.
    Mike405 Mike405 51-55, M 5 Responses Feb 14

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    Once again I sit alone on Friday night.

    It really wouldn't matter if he were here, I would still be alone.
    lonelyone80 lonelyone80 31-35, F 28 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    I have been married for 15 years

    and we have one child. My husband is an over the road truck driver, he is gone a lot. I work full time. I really miss having him home. I get really lonely without him at home.
    lostpedal lostpedal 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My husband left me 7 months ago

    and my son (15) went with him. He said he was done. He said he had to have peace and that he could no longer trust me. If you read my stories you'll see that I had two affairs. I haven't been with anyone else since he left. He and my son live alone and he has not dated...
    reddhot reddhot 51-55, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love my husband, but sometimes I feel like

    the small dog who is circling around, jumping at the big dog saying "HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! HEY! LOOK AT ME! HEY!" I'm exhausted. I just want his attention. :( Why am I not good enough?
    isoanything isoanything 36-40, F 59 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Since being on here. It is amazing how many

    people. Be it women or men. Who are in the same situation as me. Married but lonely. No affection. No attention. A bit uncomfortable with eachother. No bonding between a husband and wife! In the bedroom. Out of the bedroom. But their are still those. Who have been married for...
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 22

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    Only leave the house

    for work or normal everyday shopping. I can't help it if it takes longer than 2 hours, traffic and crowds, I can't control. You can go with me but you are lazy and don't want to. So don't get upset and grumpy at me, if it weren't for me, what would you do. I usually take the...
    Sweetbeotch Sweetbeotch 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Went out to eat tonight to beat the crowds.

    What a freaking disaster!! Spent all night talking about how our marriage sucks. Now I'm wide awake and the wife snoring like a baby. Happy valentines day... Yuck
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Should There Be Something Special ?

    I don't ask for too much from what can be offered. My marriage is purely a facade of few simple beautiful things. But inside, there is always the hunger for true companioship between married couples. I long for a good conversation. Something that would add up to spice an endowing...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 55 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Been a pretty rough start to the year

    so far. Some days feel better than others...but even what I consider a "good" day is still a day filled with thoughts that question how much longer either one of us are willing to continue on the path we're currently on.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've been married for 15 years.

    Five years ago my wife was hospitalized for bipolar manic depressive. She has since been hospitalized two more times and has subsequently been heavily medicated. She is now detached and the woman I married is just a shell. Resently, she started coming off some of the meds and...
    NewlyNude NewlyNude 36-40, M 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    My Husband is a wonderful person .

    The best big brother to his Sisters.My fathers favorite Son in Law.The most caring father to his children and he gives me a wonderful home.Every night we say a formal goodnight part ways and walk towards our seperate rooms ...Am i being reckless in asking the universe for more?
    warriormama warriormama 41-45, F 61 Responses Jan 16

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    Time Wasted

    I married way too young, at the age of 19. I was an insecure, scared child at the time, and all I knew was that I loved this fun-loving guy and I was comfortable and safe with him. So when he proposed, I said yes, even though I knew I wasn't ready. I didn't want to hurt him, and...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 89 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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    I feel like we are more roommates

    than husband and wife :(
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 51 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I'm married but lonely.

    It's complicated. I hate looking across the room at a man I feel nothing with anymore. I love him as a man that has always been there for me and taking me place I would have never dreamed of going. He's a great father. He would make a great husband for someone else just not for...
    dsuzy dsuzy 36-40, F 25 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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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 270 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Had already posted: I want to wake up next to

    the woman i married. Look at her, smile, kiss, make love! I want to go to bed, look at the one i married. smile, Kiss, make love! I know life isn't all roses. But to water the seeds to help them grow...
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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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 25 Responses Jan 22

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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 48 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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 28 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Wisdom Of Oscar Wilde

    He sums up my marital situation perfectly. "A bore is someone who deprives you of solitude, without providing you with company."
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 9 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    Well... I guess I don't have to worry about

    this anymore. Wife just packed her stuff and drove away after 13 years. :(
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 14 Responses Feb 21

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    my doughter got married she found a very nice

    young man now I have two more teenagers other kids are smaller but these two give my wife much of her own medicine in their behavior the way thay talk to her and general behavior problem is that they give the same to me if youll tell me mister wait where are you in this story...
    sirpercival sirpercival 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    I love my husband, I (mostly) love our life

    together. But I'm not happy. Our child and his job take up a lot of time. I pursue my own interests and hobbies, but he never has energy anymore. We are polyamorous, but it's been 4 years since I've dated anyone else. I'm over nsa - I want something meaningful and longterm...
    CowgirlQT CowgirlQT 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 23

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    Got Glue?

    Sex is the lubricant that eases the wear and tear of daily life.  It's the glue that binds a couple emotionally.  
    1OHD 1OHD 51-55, M 21 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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    Last night I approached her gently (as always),

    hoping to make love to her... She rebuffed me, insisting that she was tired and so... I can understand that of course, it wasn't the first time after all... The thing that hurts though is, throughout the entire 12 years that we are together, I have never said no to her intimate...
    andy7rs andy7rs 31-35, M 32 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    Ok here goes. I am new here

    and this is my first post. I would just like to know how long is too long to wait for intimacy? My wife and I have been cold now for over 4 months. Before then we only did it once a month if that. She says she loves me and we have been married for 15 years. I dont even try...
    stronzo stronzo 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 20

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    Men-- need your help.

    Besides the obvious... give me some ideas for 10 yr anniversary gift. Things are not wonderful or great, but I still would like to step out of the box a little & for what it's worth, just show him that I do appreciate the man he is to our family!
    sweetdreamer3 sweetdreamer3 36-40, F 23 Responses Feb 19

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    I've been married for several years,

    and thought we had the fairy tale marriage. The marriage that beat the odds, where love conquers all, until last week, when my husband was finally honest and said that he wasn't happy. For years, on some level I felt like a failure, because it felt like I could never quite...
    Lanna40 Lanna40 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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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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    Ever try to just have a friend to flirt with?

    Someone who won't judge and you can actually tell anything to? Oh yeah that person was my husband until we got married:(
    gypsie420 gypsie420 31-35, F 24 Responses Feb 17

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    I don't know what to do.

    please, someone, anyone talk to me. I'm married to a woman who makes me feel lower than low. I'm a god man. I'm very observant of others needs and I aim to meet them. I am a great dad, my son is my best friend. I have 2 friends who tell me the same thing, " she doesn't...
    LoStOnArOcK LoStOnArOcK 31-35, M 18 Responses 4 days ago

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    We got married last April.

    Yea, it's early in the marriage, but ever since that day things have gone straight downhill. We don't have sex, ever. Last time was December I think. She always has an excuse for affection beyond hugging or cuddling. Usually she won't kiss me beyond a simple peck unless she has...
    firemedic12 firemedic12 26-30, M 5 Responses Feb 21

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    So our marriage therapist said we needed to set

    some time at least once a week to talk about our relationship and how things are going. I had tried that a few years ago and my H always seemed to forget that we had put time aside to talk. So I told the therapist I was tired of always being the one who made the effort to do...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 9 Responses Feb 16

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    Marriage vows seriously need to say "I will

    try" instead of "I promise to love you till death due us part" along with all the other promises that humans can't possibly keep!
    sweetdreamer3 sweetdreamer3 36-40, F 9 Responses Feb 15

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    As a wife of an alcoholic I feel

    so disconnected from my husband. I no longer want to be intimate bc I don't feel love in that way anymore. Can I get that back?? I still care for him! I just feel so lonely.
    TomasAva TomasAva 26-30, F 32 Responses a week ago

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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 107 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Im feeling lonely we married been with each

    other 9yr. Most time I spend lonely when Im home from work she spend all night talking to her friends on the phone. No time for me
    thatguyxx2 thatguyxx2 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 23

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    Happy Valentines Day to me.

    .. I might as well say it to myself because he won't. We haven't even got as much as a card for each other this year - I was going to get him a card last week... but he wouldn't let me go out, so I couldn't do it. All I can think about is getting out and being free to do as I...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    My hubby managed to ruin

    yet another holiday for me with his negativity and no tree or presents I bought the kids Christmas presents and all he does is complain and gripe about the money spent and that I'm a hoarder Kids need gifts I'm sorry his parents were too busy fighting each other to buy their...
    michellegh michellegh 36-40, F 35 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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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 36-40, F 47 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    My dear husband informed me

    that on Christmas Eve the bar is having a Christmas party and he is going and I can tag along if I like!!! merry freaking Christmas to me!! Fu-king A-- hole
    deleted deleted 26-30 29 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I swear there are times these days

    when I can't even remember why I married my husband. I can barely recapture that feeling of being in love and having him as the center of my universe. I know it was there for a long, long time... I vaguely remember wanting no one but him and him feeling the same about me, and...
    pinkpussycat4u pinkpussycat4u 51-55, F 21 Responses Aug 3, 2014

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    Isn't it ironic that the only person

    who can make you really happy in the same person who makes you sad and lonely.
    jjcairo jjcairo 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 26, 2014

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    don't have to work the weekend.

    .. stayed up late... tried to be affectionate with the wife. once again. She was too tired. Not today. Lol
    speedrcr67 speedrcr67 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 21

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    So, my wife is a drunk.

    She is on a week long bender. She's been to rehab, we see how effectual that was. I've fought with her, hid her keys because she will drive drunk to get more, I park in the way so she cant leave, she runs into my truck, disabke her car, she walks to the store, called the cops on...
    Luchs Luchs 41-45, M 70 Responses Dec 7, 2014