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I Am Married But Lonely

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    We've been married for 19 years.

    I don't know if we will make it to 20. I want to be married to my wife: she is a sweet person and we have kids. She loves them dearly and so do I. But I've lost a feeling for her, my love for her is missing. There is something about her that is missing. I know we all change and...
    jaybles7879 jaybles7879 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 12

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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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    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 31 Responses Jul 5

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    I have been married for 33 yrs.

    Although my husband is a good person, he is a womanizer. This has happened so many times and I am tired of his promises to change. I have caught him a number of times already and i don't trust and believe that he will still change. I am lonely and disappointed in myself that I...
    LEAHCARP LEAHCARP 61-65, F 3 Responses a week ago

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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...
    astrudcc11 astrudcc11 26-30, F 1 day 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 18 Responses Apr 9

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    I live with a roommate named my husband!

    I've been with this roommate for 5+ yrs when we first started dating we jumped into it real fast. Started to live together after only 6months of dating, where most of the nights we spent with each other. But that also how all our problems began. We met at work, went to the...
    trin2013 trin2013 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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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 wanted to marry one man

    and spend the rest of my life with him and raise a happy family together, but it looks like that is not going to happen now. I never thought divorce would play a part in my future.
    miaruth miaruth 22-25, F 6 Responses 20 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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 54 Responses Nov 17, 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 14 Responses Jan 20

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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 27 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    I was missing my old chat buddies lately.

    I was missing one because back then i didnt even noticed him really. Today i looked at his fotos and think "what was wrong with me?" Im desperatelly looking for him, but i couldnt find him online anymore. I dont know his name, i have only his fotos and his messenger name, well...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 3 Responses a week 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 18 Responses May 4, 2014

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    I'm here I'm new I'm lonely.

    Someone make me feel alive again!
    verbs137 verbs137 31-35, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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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...
    chriscc11 chriscc11 26-30, F a week ago

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    I've been married for 30 years

    and it seems like I feel a little more alone every year. It's the strangest thing to sleep next to someone in the same bed and to feel completely alone. I used to go to bed when my wife did, but years ago, I just stopped and stay up until she is sound asleep so it doesn't feel...
    MakeItRealNow MakeItRealNow 51-55, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I married my High School Sweetheart 6 months

    ago. We both had a prior failed marriage, and each have two children. He is the sweetest man I have ever known, but....... He works long hours, is out of town a lot, when he is home he is content with being glued to the couch, giving his attention to the TV and cell phone. What...
    perplexed76 perplexed76 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 14

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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 26 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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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    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 52 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Married 14 years and I'm sure its common

    for things to slow down but the past three plus we are more like brother and sister. He seems to be okay with everything but I am not and its frustrating. I don't know if he is really okay with it or just not saying anything because of the kids. Can't help feeling lonely even...
    LisaC760 LisaC760 36-40, F 34 Responses 3 days ago

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    My husbands best friend came on to me.

    I turned him down and told my husband. Husbands response: Feels sorry for his friend "he is so down right now that he would hit of his friends wife."
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 16

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    Reading so many of these stories.

    ....so many marriages lacking for one reason or another. As we grow older and life changes us, sometimes we can no longer be the person we were and respond to our partners the way we once did. My own marriage is ' ok'. Hubby is a good man and we are affectionate....we even still...
    sillysoo sillysoo 46-50, F 15 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am married but lonely.

    I feel unwanted.
    bb1976 bb1976 36-40, F 10 Responses 9 hrs ago

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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...
    ladyryan ladyryan 41-45, F 58 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    The night hours are just absolutely hell from

    time to time. When I can't sleep the realization hits that I'm in the room with someone I just don't feel I share much of a bond with anymore. It's always easier to ignore the nights I collapse.
    Bumblelion Bumblelion 31-35, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    Husband promised he be home by noon

    because dd asked him to take her to the park. 4:30 and still no sign of him. I feel so sad as he never puts family time first. It's not that he doesn't care; it's more that he's the type to put off fun until every possible chore and work related thing is done. He has done ONE...
    Crystalmoon32 Crystalmoon32 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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 33 Responses Jun 9

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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 59 Responses Dec 7, 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 32 Responses Mar 29

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    Come home late tonight.

    .. Stand in front of him.. No hug.. No kiss... *sigh*
    RahRah73 RahRah73 41-45, F 47 Responses Jun 17

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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 10 Responses Apr 25

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    Are there any pretty women out there (age

    irrelevant) who'd like to meet an erudite, highly-educated, (very) well-preserved guy (58) with a wicked sense of humor? The man to whom I refer (now ain't that formal!) is Jewish, iconoclastic, sentimental/sarcastic, honest and (here comes the disclaimer) not "financially...
    JimmyLonesome JimmyLonesome 46-50, M 2 Responses 2 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 38 Responses Jul 4

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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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    Ive been with my husband

    since i fifteen for fifteen years. But we have grown apart mostly because i dont trust him for various reason. We dont talk and he never wants to spend time with me or our two kids. I am so sick of it that when i go run i dont want to come home and when i drink i drink till i...
    runninmother runninmother 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    It's mean to say but the day my mother in law

    dies will be the best day of my life. If you knew her, you would understand where I am coming from....
    NJguitarist NJguitarist 41-45, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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...
    aylinacc11 aylinacc11 26-30, F Jul 16

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    Why did I go? I knew he’d be there.

    I knew I wasn’t competent in my emotions. I knew…I knew…Curiosity? Maybe just the thought that this would be the catalyst to finally create the change I was so yearning for. I made the decision to go, but with rules and unrealistic strength. I’m taking my girls; I’m...
    ForeverSoulsearching ForeverSoulsearching 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    It's hard. It's just plain hard.

    We spent a good deal of time together yesterday but something was just missing. I felt like he wasn't totally there, but I wonder if he thought the same thing about me. I'm scared. How is it that Friday seemed so great, a ray of hope... and yesterday... just distant some how? Is...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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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 279 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    28 year old male married 3 children in a

    romanceless marriage. Looking for fun person to connect with.
    stevo66669 stevo66669 26-30, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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