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I Am Married But Lonely

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    Yep, must be nice out again.

    ... 10:00... I've barely seen my husband. I guess I have to figure out how to handle yet another spring/summer of this.
    dewkissedrose dewkissedrose 36-40, F 7 Responses a week ago

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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 sometimes I like to show off my naked body

    and see if anyone else would me...
    sunnyup sunnyup 46-50, F 19 Responses Apr 27

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    sunnyup sunnyup 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 27

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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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    My husband started working opposite shifts from

    me. I see him for about 26 hours a week, which works out to an average of 2-3 hours a day. It's sad.
    butters510 butters510 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 27

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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 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 20 Responses Apr 13

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    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am married to a red hair stunning Irish man.

    he's 9 yrs my senior and was blessed with a beautiful daughter. He has 5 kids prior to our marriage and I had one from my ex. So in total we have 7 kids. But only 2 lives with us. I just recently started working night shifts as I work full time mom day time and hubby takes over...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 28

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    I married my best friend,

    someone I knew for 15 years now. After 6 years of marriage, we are fast realising that this is not going to work out. We have been sleeping in separate rooms for months and the loneliness and helplessness is really getting to me. A part of me says it's time to let go and be free...
    pirng pirng 31-35, F 9 Responses Apr 26

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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 12 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 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 24 Responses Jan 22

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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 19 Responses May 4, 2014

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    I got out. Best decision of my life.

    Every situation is different, and ending a marriage (particularly when there are children involved, which there are for me) is a serious endeavor that should be a last resort. However... There are some people in the world who are just not ever going to care, or ever going to...
    ericseviltwin ericseviltwin 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 27

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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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    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 25 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    I'm starting to wonder

    if he realizes how lucky he is... probably not.
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    I must write this all down tonight

    while she is out with friends, before she comes back and tries something. I know what happens if she does... The mind games resume. I start feeling guilty for feeling dissatisfied. I will feel close to her... somewhat... for a moment at least. I will feel hopeful...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 7 Responses Apr 24

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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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    Anyone in this forum

    because your spouse is having an emotional affair?
    Mike405 Mike405 51-55, M 2 Responses 6 days 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 29 Responses Mar 29

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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 55 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I miss you. I need you.

    I want you. Please come back to me.
    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days 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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    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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    When did it happen? 15 years of marriage.

    Sounds nice and sounds like an achievement that I should be proud of. Yes I am proud of it and surprised too. How did I pull it along for so long. What makes me tick inside this marriage. It was all fun and exciting and life was like a dream. And then boom, one day I realized...
    livinglifetoday livinglifetoday 36-40, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Anymore things just don't seem right,

    the fluid emotions and attractions that i once had have faded away. Routines have set in and i just don't even know if its worth trying or leaving for that matter. I'm afraid to leave her because she leans on me for everything that goes wrong, I'm her Stability, and with her is...
    TimeTwistedSoul TimeTwistedSoul 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    my husband likes to drink on the weekends

    leaving me to feel alone and less than his drinking. we've discussed his excessive drinking but it seems he doesn't care or truly realize how it really effects me.
    r3dclover r3dclover 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days 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 56 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    I wore a dress today

    for the first time in forever and the first time wearing it out, not just to church . (when I went to that.) He didn't say anything except that I picked a perfect windy day to wear one. V_V sigh. I had shorts and a shirt on underneath it. It was a little discouraging. . .he was...
    BabyDoll23p BabyDoll23p 22-25, F 15 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    sunnyup sunnyup 46-50, F 7 Responses Apr 27

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    Feeling extremely alone my husband has

    abandoned me in more ways then one. He won't sleep in bed with me he's not there for me emotionally . We have had marriage counseling . He has not followed through on any advice that she has given . I feel there is no hope . He doesn't want to separate or divorce . I have two...
    itsme29 itsme29 26-30, F 11 Responses 3 days 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 58 Responses Jan 16

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The everyday struggle in my head is the hardest

    part. I get up in the morning, it’s there. I go to bed at night it’s there. I love my wife, but no longer want to be with her. I crave emotion and intimacy, but she is not capable of it. She has no interest in sex, but I could have sex with her if I wanted...and no...
    Rebigulator Rebigulator 46-50, M 1 Response Apr 26

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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 32 Responses Jan 2

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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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    I spend most of the time home alone.

    My wife and I work different shifts, so we don't get to spend too much time together. I get up in the morning and she is working. I get ready for work and she is still working. When I get off of work she is home, but asleep. She usually wakes up 2 hours before I go to bed...
    happilymarriedguy happilymarriedguy 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    when me and my wife first got together 2 1/2

    years ago, we had all these plans and everything was great so we got married. she got pregnant and we were very excited! but then i started to realize after she had the baby, everything changed about her!! our communication started to lack, she always found something to get mad...
    darrickDrew darrickDrew 22-25, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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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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    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 64 Responses Dec 7, 2014

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    I feel like we are more roommates

    than husband and wife :(
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 57 Responses Feb 12, 2014

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