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I Am Married But Lonely

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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'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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    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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    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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    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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    You Ruin Me: By The Veronicas Job well

    done Standing ovation Yeah you got what you wanted I guess you won And I don't want to hear, they don't know you like I do Even I could've told you But now we're done 'Cause you play me like a symphony Play me till your fingers bleed I'm your greatest masterpiece You ruin me...
    classynsassy34 classynsassy34 31-35, F Feb 19

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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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    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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    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...
    alisoncc11 alisoncc11 26-30, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm married and happy with my husband most of

    the time, yet I can't stop wondering if he is the right one for me. There is still something missing from our marriage. He treats me with respect and love but there's things about him and our relationship that bother me and I'm left thinking whether or not I can spend the rest...
    IWanttobeHappyToo IWanttobeHappyToo 31-35, F 6 Responses 14 hrs 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 14 Responses Jan 20

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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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    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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    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 1 day 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 270 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    Its so shameful to say,

    but it is just the truth. Sometimes we go out on dates, like we will go have dinner and literally sit there and not say anything to each other. He is usually on his his phone looking at FB or IG. I tell him all the time that he needs to put the phone down because he is not...
    aurismith aurismith 26-30, F 14 Responses Feb 21

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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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    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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    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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    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 62 Responses Jan 16

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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 35 Responses Jan 2

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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 4 days ago

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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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    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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    spoiledlittle spoiledlittle 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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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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    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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    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 miss the sexual intimacy we had

    before kids. I don't regret having kids and I think most parents can relate to the challenges of work, household responsibilities, kids' homework our work, etc... We have talked about it, made plans and agreed on comprimises. But still over time those agreements faded and...
    westhills248 westhills248 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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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    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 Feb 24

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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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    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 18 Responses Dec 6, 2014

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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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    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 24 Responses Feb 19

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    My husband only spends time with friends

    and no time with my baby and me. The time he is home, he is working on the computer and does not like to be bothered at all. As soon as a friend calls to do something, he drops everything and runs to go out with them. You should see the excitement and desperation. I do not mind...
    runninggal runninggal 31-35, F 53 Responses Jun 24, 2014

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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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    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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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