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I Am Married But Lonely

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    This is new... I love my husband,

    more than life itself, love our four children too. He is a great provider and has been there for me many times. He is quite busy and at the top of his career and dreams. He says he loves me, i don't know. Some years ago there was adultery, with a call girl, i think we worked...
    MargKing MargKing 36-40 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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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    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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    tarheelblue123 tarheelblue123 56-60, M 1 hr ago

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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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    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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    MistyLunaria MistyLunaria 31-35 5 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Last night I got a babysitter

    for the kids so we could go on a date. This happens maybe 4-5 times a year. I thought it would be a good idea to go to the beach we hung out at in the years before we got married, and get the two slice special from the pizza place across the street, maybe it would be a good...
    Kaisa22 Kaisa22 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 21

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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 7 Responses Jun 22

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    Today is our anniversary.

    I wish it wasn't. We aren't happy together. We're "working things out" but nothing's really working. We don't talk. I don't have anything meaningful to say to him. We avoid each other - I work as much as I can because I dread going home. We have no connection. He may...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 10 Responses Jun 20

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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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    This is the first time I've written on this

    or any other site. I didn't know there were so many other people in the world who are in the same situation, so reading others' stories is reassuring in that I realise I'm not alone in my aloneness. Over the past 15 years of marriage, but particularly the last 10, I've felt...
    Oncewascontent Oncewascontent 36-40, M 30 Responses 1 day ago

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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 a week ago

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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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    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 42 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    Come home late tonight.

    .. Stand in front of him.. No hug.. No kiss... *sigh*
    RahRah73 RahRah73 41-45, F 43 Responses Jun 17

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    I live with a chronically ill spouse.

    As a result, sex has gone from really rare to non-existent. It has honestly never been consistently good during our 19yr marriage for a variety of reasons. The sad thing is, I can't talk to her about it because it will simply depress her. She knows she isn't able to be a good...
    tempestae tempestae 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 hrs 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 25 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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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    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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    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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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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    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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    together alone. .....

    ..your words make him upset then after being cold or harsh to you he comes back loving like nothing is wrong.and you're suppose to act like nothing happened. "inside my heart is breaking, my make up may be flaking, but my smile still stays on"
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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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 3 Responses 22 hrs ago

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