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I Am Married But Lonely

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    So my husband just called from work.

    He usually does this to check up on me but today he called to get mad at me for nothing. He is having a bad day at work. I try calming him down and he continued getting mad at me and hung up.....
    MarineWife1995 MarineWife1995 18-21, F 7 Responses 1 day 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 49 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    seenada seenada 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    So all weekend , no kids,

    nothing stopping us but you.... And that he did , my hubby wanted no sex .... How Does this happen?? Or am I thinking too much?? I am so over the " honey not right now" crap!!! Or honey what has gotten into you?? ........ So tired of trying
    newatthis20 newatthis20 36-40, F 14 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My husband isn't a terrible guy,

    but he is incredibly selfish. Everyday I become more sad, more despondent because I feel like I'm existing to serve. He doesn't help cook, he doesn't help clean, he doesn't help put the groceries away and our marriage is on the verge of being sexless. I'll initiate the sex...
    junejax2000 junejax2000 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 21

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    I am just sitting here,

    drinking wine and crying. I've had enough. I am a very attractive woman not considered attractive enough to have sex with by my husband. He is a liar, addicted to **** who doesn't want to have sex with me. Sometimes we do petting but I feel like I married a teenager. I love him...
    cheshca cheshca 26-30, F 38 Responses Jul 28

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    teasemenow teasemenow 26-30, F 13 Responses 4 days ago

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    My heart and soul are screaming

    for more, as this life I've become entrapped in feels cold and desolate, so very lonely to me. We have grown into very different people in our life together, and so far apart. My mind and ego tell me to work it out, it's what I'm supposed to do, it's the sensible thing to do. My...
    UnCaro UnCaro 51-55, F 34 Responses Aug 2

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    "The danger of being lonely is

    that you easily fall for the very first person who shows you that you are not alone"
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jul 8

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    A bad marriage lead me to make mistakes

    and the whole thing leaves me feeling bad about myself and very lonely.
    Paul47C Paul47C 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 19

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    The loneliness is unbearable.

    At night, it's the worst. After the voices of the day die down, the trees stop flowing in the breeze, the kids are fast asleep...all I'm left with are my thoughts of desire, my feelings of aloneness, my broken heart calling for someone...anyone to rescue me. I try to force...
    EagleManifesto EagleManifesto 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 19

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    He works nights, coming home to an empty house

    is a nice saving grace; but I'd rather be coming home to someone who cares. I just want someone to be there for me. 😔
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99 26-30, F 11 Responses 9 hrs 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 281 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    I attended my friend 20th high school reunion

    and boy I'm so glad I did. It just so happened a guy I graduated with attended with his brother I haven't seen him in over 20 years. When we saw each other we were both ecstatic he still looked the same and he was like you haven't changed at all. Needlessly to say we danced and...
    lustinforlove lustinforlove 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    here I sit again. drive into town to get to

    work "in case they need me for something" so that I'm not sitting at home. I'm leaning closer and closer to the D word everyday. I've finally realized that with the short time we live, we ask deserve to be happy.
    daddy4pleasure daddy4pleasure 31-35, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    Just saying hi! To anyone

    who will listen.
    mogabr mogabr 36-40, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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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 17 Responses Apr 9

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    took OT work today just to get out of the house.

    I remember when getting a day off was like a pass to "funzone" but now if I'm off, I get nothing but dread. I know that if I'm home I'll merely be put down, compared with guys whom she thinks have perfect looks. glad I'm working in a little bit.
    daddy4pleasure daddy4pleasure 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 22

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    I am lonely in my marriage.

    I am doing everything a wife and a mother should do but I am unhappy. There is no intimacy at all. I want hugs and kisses, and passionate dirty sex... I feel like I am dying in this marriage
    ffedupp ffedupp 36-40, F 32 Responses a week 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 25 Responses May 28

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    It kills me that we get along better the less

    we see each other. like we're roommates with benefits.
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't get married to be his roommate & cook!

    Ten years feels like 100. I get hit on by other guys all the time, but no sex from my man, and rarely a kiss... Sigh
    picocat7 picocat7 36-40, F 25 Responses Jul 6

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    I am tired of being a companion I need someone

    that wants my passion as mush as my friendship.
    MisterGw MisterGw 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Another week of living with a sick spouse,

    wanting and desiring closeness, affection, being wanted. Another week of being lonely and unable to get what I need from my wife. I went out for dinner, had a couple drinks, meet some new people, tried to have some semblance of a life. I was able to forget for a moment that I...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 21

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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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    of course i'm lonely!

    I come second to video games!That's why i'm on ep:(
    1prettygirl 1prettygirl 36-40, F 45 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 31 Responses Jan 2

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    My loneliness in my marriage has turned into

    feeling defeated, which is hard to believe given how optimistic a person I am. It's very true that one can have the American dream (education, success, etc.) and still feel very lonely - I'd give it all up to be in a relationship where my wife would naturally put her arm around...
    Niceguy6 Niceguy6 51-55, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 41-45, F 54 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Another evening of idle chat then off to

    different parts of the house.
    Farmer208 Farmer208 51-55, M 8 Responses a week ago

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    I sometimes have a heart full of tears.

    Sadness. I feel I have no one to comfort me or to dry my tears. I need strong arms to support me when I am weak. I need my tears to be wiped. I am growing very tired.
    lostwife42 lostwife42 41-45, F 17 Responses 3 days 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 23 Responses Apr 13

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    Hi I'm new here, married 9 years together 18!

    Can't believe I'm that old already. I love d my husband he made me laugh a lot . He used to be my best friend, the one I couldn't wait to talk to. But I'm not in love anymore. Marriage is hard and throw in 2 great kids and a bipolar hypochondriac (that's not even near the right...
    linacar79 linacar79 36-40, F 22 Responses Aug 6

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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 108 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    looking for a likewise woman whos looking

    for something online .....
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 23

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    So my husband just called from work.

    He usually does this to check up on me but today he called to get mad at me for nothing. He is having a bad day at work. I try calming him down and he continued getting mad at me and hung up.....
    MarineWife1995 MarineWife1995 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    So my husband just called from work.

    He usually does this to check up on me but today he called to get mad at me for nothing. He is having a bad day at work. I try calming him down and he continued getting mad at me and hung up.....
    MarineWife1995 MarineWife1995 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    love is a wonderful feeling,

    am living the life i meant for me.thanks to dr faust a spell caster i met here..my love life is back..thanks Faust..if u are having issues in any issues of life.......thanks to him my husband came back. +447035914441
    rosemyers rosemyers 51-55, F Aug 21

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    I am married and I feel like my husband will do

    anything for anyone else but me. Everyone thinks hes this great guy and lately he will do anything to prove that. Yesterday a female attractive bartender that works at a bar by our house that we go to. (my husband goes more than me).showed up at our house looking for my husband...
    bluegirl12 bluegirl12 41-45, F 69 Responses Jul 19

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    He always puts more mental/emotional energy

    into others... particularly the ones who don't care for or appreciate his efforts. I have straight up been told that the reward isn't worth the effort (put into me). I only get positive attention when he wants something. And then he doesn't understand why I act so distant or...
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    I've been married for 16 yrs

    but the last 2 years have been hard on me. She has been sleeping around on me with this guy she works with they tex back and fourth all the time. I'm sick of dealing with this and ready to leave but I have kids and don't won't to mess up their lifestyle.
    willb75 willb75 36-40, M 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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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 29 Responses Jun 25, 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 26 Responses Aug 11, 2014

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    Morning sex after kids is like Mission:

    Impossible so *any* opportunity the presents itself is jumped on (pun intended). This morning I made two attempts at a quickie while the kids were adequately occupied. OH was asleep at the time, so I tried waking him up with kisses down his back. I was met with an elbow to my...
    Kettei Kettei 31-35, F 33 Responses 1 day ago