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I Am Married But Lonely

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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 61 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    Some nights I feel the loneliness more

    than others. Tonight's one of those nights.
    Mike405 Mike405 51-55, M 11 Responses 1 day ago

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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 57 Responses Jan 16

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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 47 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I'm married, all in all its been a pretty good

    twenty years, two kids, two dogs, house in the suburbs, the standard middle class story I suppose. But over the past several years its begun to feel as if my wife and I are in some sort of competition with each other and I'm worn out by this. The feeling of loneliness that has...
    wisurf wisurf 46-50, M 7 Responses May 19

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    I have been Married for almost 2 decades,

    yet, I feel like we are strangers. He has his own life, and I really don't know that I have mine, At least I know this is not what I had signed up for. We're in the same room yet as I write this, I wonder if he even notices I'm here. What has become of me? I have good...
    Jenna1972 Jenna1972 41-45, F 8 Responses 17 hrs 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 32 Responses Mar 29

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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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    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 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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    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 22 Responses Apr 13

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    Hello everyone I know how all of you feel.

    I have been married for 23 years and I am bored with my husband. He is a good man, but he has always had problems letting go with me. Lovemaking became stale at least when we were intimate. As the years went bye so did our sex life. It has been years and I don't remember what...
    fullfigured7 fullfigured7 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days 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 24 Responses Aug 11, 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 want to feel loved.

    I feel so alone in this world, I have no one to turn to about the pain I feel inside because I'm embarrassed of what they will think and say. Everyone thinks I live in a happy marriage, and that I'm happy. They are so wrong. I feel like I'm just surviving day to day. I don't...
    1disguise 1disguise 22-25, F 7 Responses May 18

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    I'm so grateful for the warmer days.

    Getting out at night for a long walk with my dogs helps more than anything. Gives me time to focus on myself and on the direction I am headed. And sometimes I run into a friend.. sometimes its someone I have never met before. You realize there is more to life than your...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 9 Responses May 13

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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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    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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    Yogi31 Yogi31 22-25, F 1 Response May 18

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    Every time something upsetting

    or traumatic has happened to me since my husband and I became a couple, he has managed to **** on me. Make me feel worse. Upset me and find a way to make his crappy feelings my fault. My grandma died in September. I love her so much. She is a big reason I didn't commit suicide...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 4 Responses May 14

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    Is anyone on here young

    and married with children? I would just really like advice from someone going through the same thing. Message me
    Amg1001 Amg1001 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19

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    My marriage lacks intimacy

    and sex and I long for the affection of a woman... I've been married for 6yrs and 10months and I am 29yrs old. I told her so many times that is a problem and things may get better for a few days and then back to being distant... Marriage shouldn't be like this... This is a...
    anomaly29 anomaly29 26-30, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Make no mistake. I am still married

    and I still feel isolated in my marriage. But things have gotten better. Not because my husband has matured as a person or become compassionate towards me. I got a "promotion" in November of last year. My new work schedule means I spend a lot less time with him. Two days a week...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 1 Response May 13

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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 43 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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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 274 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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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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    When life to be harder Chang your self to be

    stronger .. Who can do this
    nabillr nabillr 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I really don't know what to do.

    I think since I've been married my husband hasn't been into me. I catch him looking at other women, ****, and recently I caught him sending pictures of his penis to someone he says he met. I just feel so unloved, but the thing is I love him. I've given him chance after...
    ClickCloser ClickCloser 31-35, F 9 Responses a week ago

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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 13 Responses Mar 11

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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 34 Responses 1 day ago

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    My wife is both physically

    and mentally ill. The meds she takes at night knock her out cold. Even now she's just sitting in her recliner. Snoring. I feel bad. I know it's not her fault and she can't help it. But I'm the one who is awake. I'm the one who works all day to pay for all the Dr. visits and meds...
    Toynbeetile Toynbeetile 41-45, M 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am deeper in love with my lower

    than ever before. It's been almost 8 months. We are so alike, text all day, always find the time to see one another...He fills my needs...He understands me...We are actually a lot alike: thinkers, sensual people, caring, sensitive, etc...He understands me like no one else...he...
    sweetfreespirit sweetfreespirit 31-35, F 6 Responses May 19

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    Yogi31 Yogi31 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So I had a pretty good day.

    Finally got some time to do things I enjoy. Had a nice sleep. All those things. Then my husband comes home.... and while backing into his parking spot, he hit my truck. You know, that big black thing RIGHT THERE. To make it even better, he ripped of a piece of the fiberglass...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 4 Responses May 20

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    my wife has seemed to have lost interest in

    me/sex I cant seem to convey to her how badly I need to feel wanted/desired
    Shareus2 Shareus2 46-50, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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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 52 Responses Jun 24, 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 27 Responses Dec 23, 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 33 Responses Jan 2

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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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    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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    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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    He is gone so often,

    and even when he's here he isn't present, that I have started to forget what it was like to actually miss him. There is a numbness that grew without me noticing over time. Like when your foot falls asleep and you suddenly have to get up for something. You didn't notice it was...
    VanessaGodi VanessaGodi 36-40, F 5 Responses May 14

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    sarahccaa sarahccaa 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18

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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 29 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    I'm not married but I still feel lonely lol how

    weird is that lol anyone want to chat?
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 31-35, M May 19

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    Hi im married with kids

    but i think im married to myself. My don't want me to work but rather me stay at home while he works, socialize with friends, and then by the time he gets home all he want to do is eat take a bath and go to sleep. I talked to him about it and no improvements of doin better. I...
    rawwx rawwx 31-35, F 9 Responses May 19

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