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I Am Married But Lonely

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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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    MistyLunaria MistyLunaria 31-35 5 Responses Jun 25

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    I feel like we are more roommates

    than husband and wife :(
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 59 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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    I realize that after 14 years of marriage the

    romance and the excitement fades a bit but that doesn't mean everyday has to be a dull routine or a pair of old socks. For a while now I thought that our problem was more of a sexual one. Essentially, my wife is not as interested as she once was in sex. I mean I still get the...
    Peter4546 Peter4546 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I need advice. ..I want to message my friend

    that I have feelings for to try and just reconnect. I know we can't be together which is ok but I just want his friendship again. problem is my husband. he forbid me from ever talking to him and I know if he found out it would be bad. I just miss talking to him so much. idk what...
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 9 Responses Jun 25

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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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    I'll fix you up and send you back to your wife

    happy because you're going to see me again.
    DaddysCreamPieKitty DaddysCreamPieKitty 18-21, F 11 Responses 1 day 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 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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    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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    I have been married for 3 years now

    and I shouldn't feel this lonely
    lonley1973 lonley1973 41-45, M 11 Responses Jun 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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    I have been married 13 years with 4 children

    and our children are driving us apart. I so miss her touch and attention. I dont want anyone else but am dying from feeling alone
    pricelesschange pricelesschange 36-40 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    Anyone else out there have a spouse

    who uses the kids as an excuse? I understand with kids life gets busy and routine and there's not a lot of time for romance and friendship but there is a little time. My husband literally tells me to hold out until the kids are grown because I guess suddenly he will be...
    Marie6421 Marie6421 26-30, F 18 Responses Jun 22

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    Honestly I've had enough

    and I'm looking for female companionship elsewhere. Would any like minded women care to chat?
    CorC1990 CorC1990 22-25, M 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Being shut out by the one you are totally

    devoted to becomes tiring... Especially when they choose to be offended by gestures that are meant to delight them... Ah well...
    MysticBoertjie MysticBoertjie 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Marriage has been difficult lately.

    I try my best, yet admittedly I screw up every once and a while...nothing major...but I do. We all do...we're human. Just last night I was reading something on my computer and was so engrossed I didnt acknowledge my wife when she said something to me. I apologized and admitted...
    CorC1990 CorC1990 22-25, M 5 Responses 4 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 43 Responses 1 day ago

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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 78 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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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 55 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    Anyone else having one of those days today?

    I'm just feeling more frustrated than I normally do.
    Marie6421 Marie6421 26-30, F 32 Responses Jun 9

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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 18 Responses May 4, 2014

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    When I am on social media,

    I get so jealous over peoples great marriages. I see them at school events and realize I married a dud that cant even care for our children to go to their big events such as 5th graduation. I can only lead a horse to water.
    hcsunshine hcsunshine 41-45, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    I've been married 24 yrs this year.

    During this time, I totally devoted my life to being a loyal wife and a good mother. Now that my baby is 17, we finally have time for us. But we have nothing in common. Being total opposites has helped us in the past. We kind of leveled each other out. Now, it's working against...
    wantingattentionbad wantingattentionbad 46-50, F 26 Responses Jun 25, 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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    My husband harps on and on about "buying a

    house." He's made a great deal of rude comments to me over the years about "our" inability to do so. See it's my fault we don't own a home. I choose to cash out my 401k from the U.S. and pay for two university degrees. How dare I! Meanwhile he hasn't a cent saved up for a...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 20

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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 46-50, M 60 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    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 29 Responses May 28

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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 18 Responses Apr 9

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    Treated like **** by my wife

    and three kids, this had to be the worst Father's Day I ever had. I wish I had just gone to work today.
    NJguitarist NJguitarist 41-45, M 5 Responses Jun 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 26 Responses Jan 22

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    After this weekend I'm learning

    that trying to rekindle my marriage is like trying to rekindle wet wood. Sometimes I think I want it to work so bad that I believe the little gestures, romantic dinners, or gifts will be the spark. Sure it works for a while but the flames (I use that work loosely) go out when...
    MrHyde96 MrHyde96 36-40, M 8 Responses Jun 22

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    After 7 years of marriage,

    I've been reflecting a lot. I think back and wonder what changed with us. We used to have intimacy but as the years went by it got less and less and we seemed to have grown further and further apart. We're like roommates with kids. There's no intimacy but I'm not sure that's...
    bgood79 bgood79 36-40, M 5 Responses Jun 20

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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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    Wondering how many women in this group are

    daydreaming about being all tied up by a hot stranger ;)
    Shorefun2015 Shorefun2015 36-40, M 6 Responses Jun 19

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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 57 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    Living in a cold emotionless marriage is

    so hard. I love him but we just go through the motions. Last weekend I cooked a special dinner...candles...trying to rekindle what we once had. He called and said he was on his way. I told him I had prepared a special dinner for him. He showed up two hours later with...
    TXAngelWings TXAngelWings 36-40, F 13 Responses Jun 21

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    So tomorrows fathers day,

    and like always I am going all out. Thats the way I was raised we went all out for birthdays, special occations, and holidays.. I even gave him one of his presents today! Was there any response f*** no not one word! What man wouldn't like (those that drink anyway) a pack of...
    scarsofrelief scarsofrelief 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 20

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    https://youtu.be/n1Te-3gZFLI great song

    for anyone who had ever felt angry, lost, betrayed, broken, anything negative. this song is for you helped me in my darkest hours. WARNING this song might not be to everyone's taste, has elements of rock rap style but great lyrics.enjoy
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Ok so I'm new to this .

    . not sure what experiences to share lol .. all I know is when he leaves I cry .. but never in front of him anymore .. it's been years of him working out of town a lot .. I want him to choose me & not leave so much even if it is for work .. I want to feel wanted & like someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 24

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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 36 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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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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    I just celebrated my 1yr anniversary.

    Sad to say, it wasn't much of a celebration. I never wanted to get married... not with all the ****** relationships I have been through... that is until I met him. He made me feel things that I've never felt, made me see life in a whole new light. He's older than I am and I love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jun 20

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    Come home late tonight.

    .. Stand in front of him.. No hug.. No kiss... *sigh*
    RahRah73 RahRah73 41-45, F 42 Responses Jun 17

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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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