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I Am Married But Lonely

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    When I told my friends

    and family I was engaged they all told me to take it slow. I was 18 and would be getting married at 19, but I was "in love." 10 years later all of those voices linger in my head. I should have listened. I should have left so many times, but I never could. I needed him and could...
    Adrianna7182 Adrianna7182 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    kayccaa kayccaa 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    i clean i cook work 40 hour's.

    then. come. home. and. have. to beat. off
    pgable pgable 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Presently sitting on a bar patio,

    several groups of women and coed groups around me.... Alone in a crowd.
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am sitting here and very unhappy.

    I don't know what to do
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Apr 15

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    His shift brings him home late in the evenings.

    I don't know why I force myself to stay awake. Maybe hoping that he will engage me in some sort of conversation. Instead at midnight I sit up watching a show with him. What I really need is conversation and maybe for him to take a little interest in what is going on at home. In...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 16

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    I feel like we are more roommates

    than husband and wife :(
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 57 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    What a contrast. Seems like every day.

    ... Have a couple pleasant encounters with a couple different ladies... I can tell when someone is glad to see me. I can sometimes tell when someone changes course just a little to make our encounter happen. I know because I've done it before too. Talk for a few moments...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 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 36-40, F 45 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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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 11 Responses Mar 11

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    Extreme- More than words Bryan Adams-

    Everything I do, I do it for you Kodaline- All I want All express how I've been feeling.
    nikkiluv87 nikkiluv87 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 271 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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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 13 Responses 1 day ago

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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 34 Responses Dec 19, 2014

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    My conscience is clear.

    Yes.... I look outside for little brief encounters with strangers that I happen into or with recurring ladies, such as a mom or two at the school..... I really enjoy a smile, a compliment, a touch, a look. It really makes my day and becomes a supplement to the rest of...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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 32 Responses Jan 2

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    I am the bread winner.

    I am female. and my husband had a seizure 3 years ago. it changed him. he has no interest in s ex or romance,. he is abusive. and I just feel stuck. I have no family . it's just me. I know total victim mentality. but it's put my confidence down to a new low. never...
    newstarthelp newstarthelp 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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.
    Macy21 Macy21 36-40, F 30 Responses Mar 29

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    I must write this all down tonight

    while she is out with friends, before she comes back and tries something. I know what happens if she does... The mind games resume. I start feeling guilty for feeling dissatisfied. I will feel close to her... somewhat... for a moment at least. I will feel hopeful...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I see it from many. Surrounded

    and not one person knows me.
    JoyfulPeace JoyfulPeace 36-40 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I work all weekend and come home to a messy

    house. Then I discover he's running around town with the kids and doesn't bother combing their hair or making sure they're dressed appropriately. Instead of cooking supper, he is working on an unimportant project. So I make dinner...and clean up afterwards, while he goes to the...
    bookwormgrl bookwormgrl 36-40, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    why does being married suck

    so damn much..I didn't feel this way when I was dating..fellas you put a ring on a woman..you have just signed away your sex life and your life becomes boring ..trust me..I'm not making this up..lol
    marquisb marquisb 31-35, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    bettycc11 bettycc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    Interesting how the affections always pick up

    right before I have to take a trip. Hmmm..... I bet she's going to do me. My life is so predictable sometimes!
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 5 Responses Apr 17

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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 105 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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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 77 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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    I keep on tryin n tryin.

    When will she finally notice me. 18 years of marriage. Beautiful young kids. I have a hard tone focusing on my studies. Actually, everything. I try to be there for her. Everything she needs. Everywhere she wants to go. What ever she needs done. Outside the house. And inside our...
    miraquepasa miraquepasa 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 16

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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 57 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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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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    There is a big lack of communication between us.

    I feel like there is a big empty space that needs to be filled.
    SimpliLovely SimpliLovely 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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 19 Responses Apr 13

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    However, lamenting my circumstances does me no

    good. I want to enjoy life and experience friendship. I enjoy conversing about ideas and experiences, making intellectual and emotional connections. For some reason, I have had trouble making those connections. I fear I'm doomed to live a life of solitude and missed...
    ImperfectHuman ImperfectHuman 46-50, M 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I married my best friend,

    someone I knew for 15 years now. After 6 years of marriage, we are fast realising that this is not going to work out. We have been sleeping in separate rooms for months and the loneliness and helplessness is really getting to me. A part of me says it's time to let go and be free...
    pirng pirng 31-35, F 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I really hate sleeping alone.

    It's been way too long since I felt arms around me at night.. I find my self longing and craving touch.. And it just worsens at night.
    2Blossom 2Blossom 46-50, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    Marriage....for me is the bond between man

    and wife, a never ending friendship, a bond that is forever but why do I question if it is even possible to have. No one marriage is perfect, but why is it that the person who promise before God to be there for better or worse seems to not care when you need them the most during...
    nikkiluv87 nikkiluv87 26-30, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    Who ever thought that

    when they got married they would eventually find themselves feeling like the loneliest person on earth? I have too much life left in me and too much love to give to continue down this path.
    lonelysmile77 lonelysmile77 36-40 13 Responses Jan 20

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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 54 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I'm not married but live with my partner,

    we've been together for 4 years and lived together 2, we have a daughter and I just feel lonely in our relationship he's that type of guy that doesn't like to walk around on romantic strolls, always finds excuses to not go either it's to hot to long or he's tired. So I took that...
    ox97 ox97 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 16

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    Married happy couple on the outside

    but inside the wife alone and tired and ditched in the house all day to clean and cook and other womanly things... It would be nice to be included in SOMETHiNG, how can he not tell
    deleted deleted 26-30 18 Responses a week ago

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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 25 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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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 28 Responses Dec 23, 2014

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    I live in this marriage knowing my husband has

    cheated on me. That he has no interest in me and I can live with that. I am staying because of my kids and it will be over soon as my youngest is 17. I never nag or moan About taking care of the house the kids the dogs and him cooking every night when I get home from work...
    Jofree Jofree 41-45, F 29 Responses Feb 13, 2014

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    I consider myself a strong independent woman,

    but tonight is hard. Not for any reason out of the ordinary. Maybe it's because he is away tonight. Maybe it's because I just made myself a drink. Maybe it's because it the holidays. Maybe it's because I know my life is about to get very difficult once the divorce process starts...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 19 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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    So much to say and no idea

    where to start...I have been married for 20 years and as time has progressed, the more emotionally unavailable she has become. At this point, I live my life without intimacy from my wife – no emotional intimacy, no physical intimacy, no intimacy of any kind in any form. I...
    Rebigulator Rebigulator 46-50, M 2 Responses