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I Am Married But Lonely

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    SailN SailN 46-50, M 2 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 101 Responses Oct 18, 2011

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    Indeed. And will be online

    for the next few hours- it would be fun to chat....
    ThisCharmingManUK ThisCharmingManUK 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    used to feel lonely,

    but waited a bit, now I feel just a bit marginalised an know I need to get going.....
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I can't sleep and while my wife can I decided

    to come here. I'm not physically attracted to her anymore and it has been sometime since she and I were sexual with each other. I found my self wondering what it would feel like to be with a woman who I found sexually exciting again, to be able to show how I could make that...
    WantsToBeADad WantsToBeADad 41-45, M 18 hrs ago

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    First I want to say I love my wife,

    I really do but I feel alone all the time. We spend no time together really and haven't had sex in god knows when. I want to feel wanted and loved again. I won't divorce her due to the idea of not seeing my son everyday kills me. I had a mistress for awhile and it was wonderful...
    lostwindowz lostwindowz 31-35, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am quite happy in my marriage,

    in the overall sense. But this year, between my husband working extra hours to pay all of our bills, and my medical issues that prevent me from working, I spent a lot of time alone (or at least feeling that way). We don't have extra money for non-essentials. Right now, we...
    looksnormal looksnormal 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    dont get me wrong we have the odd sexual moment.

    with her working days and me nights we dont speak that much. when we do it tends to be about her work. she doesnt have a lot to do with the kids at the moment. i'm the one who takes them to and from school. do there teas, she never seems that intersted. she tends to go out...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Nov 12

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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 77 Responses Jan 12, 2010

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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 11 Responses Oct 19, 2013

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    I love my husband but he doesn't love me.

    He's uber successful and on the surface, we have a great life. But every single time I have needed him, he's not there. He's completely emotionally unavailable and genuinely doesn't get why I would need him emotionally, as he doesn't need anybody. I'm beginning to hate him as...
    anonyma72 anonyma72 41-45, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    "I've got the feeling the feelings gone,

    my heart has gone to sleep, one of these mornings I'll be gone, my heart belongs to me.....can we believe in fairy tales, can love survive when all else fails....."
    Wonderwoman25 Wonderwoman25 36-40, F 25 Responses a week ago

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    Last night I approached my husband,

    yet again, with the lack of movement in our relationship. He says repeatedly that he wants better; a better job, a better truck, better house, better friends etc yet has done nothing for the past 8 years to change it. I simply supported him in everything, including leaving a...
    Lolypolypostrgrl Lolypolypostrgrl 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 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 29 Responses Aug 11

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    I have been married to my wife

    for about 15 to 16 years we have a beautiful 10 year old daughter, we have two houses and small place in the sun i have worked very hard to achieve this. But for about 5 years now my wife and i are losing a certain closeness like we had before our sex life is always rushed we...
    gud11man gud11man 46-50, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    Any ladies in this group

    who is looking for a man in a similar situation ?
    boxersoff4u boxersoff4u 51-55, M 1 day 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 27 Responses Feb 13

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    Got Glue?

    Sex is the lubricant that eases the wear and tear of daily life.  It's the glue that binds a couple emotionally.  
    1OHD 1OHD 51-55, M 21 Responses Apr 30, 2012

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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 54 Responses Jul 20, 2012

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    I have been married for a year

    but I feel my husband doesn't love me anymore. We hardly talk to each other. And our conversations ends into debates. I love him a lot. I always stand for him in his downs. But when it comes to me he is not bothered. He was not like this before marrige. He showed he was very...
    kk2326 kk2326 22-25, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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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

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    Lonely or trapped? Victim

    or choice? Married ..not married? This does not simply apply to married people but those who found someone they believed to be their one and only. Marriage in these instances come from a persons complete soul. A place so deep that you open your delicate heart...
    topboy1968 topboy1968 41-45 13 Responses May 9

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    ....indeed. And hoping to meet someone

    who feels similarly! Here intermittently most of today should anyone wish to chat...
    ThisCharmingManUK ThisCharmingManUK 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    "It's raining, it's pouring.

    ...my love life is boring me to tears, after all these years"
    Wonderwoman25 Wonderwoman25 36-40, F 20 Responses Nov 7

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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 23 Responses Jun 25

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    I have been married for a year

    but I feel my husband doesn't love me anymore. We hardly talk to each other. And our conversations ends into debates. I love him a lot. I always stand for him in his downs. But when it comes to me he is not bothered. He was not like this before marrige. He showed he was very...
    kk2326 kk2326 22-25, F 15 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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

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    I am so lonely, I try

    so hard to talk to my husband but he doesn't want to communicate anymore because we can't do it without arguing. He wants to pray before and after saying anything to each other which I don't mind, but this morning I just wanted to small talk with him and he basically ignored me...
    love2hrd love2hrd 26-30, F 50 Responses a week ago

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    Being alone is scary

    but not as scary as feeling alone in a relationship.
    jjcairo jjcairo 36-40, F 14 Responses Aug 12

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    Been married now for ten years.

    My wife is unable to have kids due to medical issues and she's unwilling to adopt. She's let herself go and I don't feel sexually attracted to her anymore. I don't want to hurt her, but having a child means the world to me. At a crossroads in my life.
    WantsToBeADad WantsToBeADad 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm married but lonely.

    It's complicated. I hate looking across the room at a man I feel nothing with anymore. I love him as a man that has always been there for me and taking me place I would have never dreamed of going. He's a great father. He would make a great husband for someone else just not for...
    dsuzy dsuzy 36-40, F 24 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    What have i gotten myself into He drinks

    evryday, even has beer bside the bed So when he wakes up has a drink. I come home from work an thats all i see is him drinking. I get so angry, but he's not worried because he buys it. 1 Drinks Everyday 2 Get sarcastic when i dont give him sex 3 Says i have been there an done...
    karntel karntel 46-50, F 6 Responses a week 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 36-40, F 38 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    I want something totally different.

    I know many days he does as well. Yet there are these tiny strings of love that bind us. I have no sexual desire. Just these little strings of love that hold on.I feel selfish butI want to be playful again. And optimistic. And silly. 
    sunny3875 sunny3875 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 4

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    So me and my wife barely talks anymore,

    she proclaims that I don't give her enough attention and I think we don't have enough sex in our marriage! It's hard when you're in active military and go to school, I barely have anytime to myself and go to the gym. Is that being selfish? Am I doing something wrong? She is...
    liftedtruks liftedtruks 26-30, M 7 Responses Nov 11

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    I do love my husband.

    He is a great guy, and a wonderful father to our 2 children. He and I have a lot of fun when we're together. Yet when it comes down to the hard stuff, when someone has to step up and be an adult to handle a hard situation it always falls to me. The worst part is that he will...
    LadyLuxury LadyLuxury 36-40, F 38 Responses 2 days ago

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    I feel like we are more roommates

    than husband and wife :(
    143ily 143ily 22-25, F 47 Responses Feb 12

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    I completely agree with the below statement,

    just curious about how everyone feels about it?
    michellegh michellegh 36-40, F 24 Responses Aug 24

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    My husband is lying right here.

    ..he is so disengaged that he pays 0 attention to what I do. I barely say two words to him because all requests for conversation, intimacy, outings etc make him frustrated. He enjoys working eating and then relaxing by himself. If I bother him he sighs heavily but if I don't talk...
    Hedoesnotloveme Hedoesnotloveme 36-40, F 51 Responses Apr 6

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    I am married for 20 years.

    Unfortunately, the past 10 have been very unhappy and it has taken its toll on me mentally. At this time in my life I have never felt so lonely and alone. I have wonderful children and friends but they don't replace the feeling of of good female companionship. If there are...
    Martyboy22 Martyboy22 46-50, M 7 Responses Nov 10

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    Since I am in a sexless marriage

    for years now and have complained about it she finally said just do what you must and don't tell me. So. I am looking for a woman who may or may not be in a similar situation. I would like to find a NSA FWB. I feel confident I will find what I'm looking for all though it may...
    sasmus1577 sasmus1577 56-60, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life has taught me that you can't control

    someone's loyalty. No matter how good you are to them, doesn't mean they'll treat you the same. No matter how much they mean to you, doesn't mean they'll value you the same. Sometimes the people you love the most. Turn out to be the people you can trust the least.
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 12 Responses Nov 12

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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 52 Responses Nov 8

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    my wife and I are two people

    who just live together.
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Will0108 Will0108 36-40, M Nov 9

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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 263 Responses Nov 18, 2009

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    I swear there are times these days

    when I can't even remember why I married my husband. I can barely recapture that feeling of being in love and having him as the center of my universe. I know it was there for a long, long time... I vaguely remember wanting no one but him and him feeling the same about me, and...
    pinkpussycat4u pinkpussycat4u 51-55, F 15 Responses Aug 3

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    Have been in a very rocky marriage

    for 50 years and now I know how foolish I've been for staying.Soo many regrets, except for my wonderful children. He is such a loner. Can't think of anything lonelier than living with a loner.
    53regrets 53regrets 70+, F 6 Responses Nov 10

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    Just don't get any affection.

    My wife doesn't like the things I like and doesn't like to be close. Just want some hugs ha ha.
    helpergotit helpergotit 31-35, M 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    marvel901jones marvel901jones 41-45, M 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 90 Responses Sep 10, 2008

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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 muc