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I Am Married But Not Happy

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    Married And Unhappy - I've been married air over 15 years and can't seem to find happiness anymore. Everything she does seems to rub me the wrong way.
    Acarry Acarry 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 7, 2013

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    The Bad Is Starting To Weigh Out The Good... - Today ended bad, and the worse part of it was that I was at a birthday party for my nieces and just seen my cousin after 14yrs of...
    ChloeBug ChloeBug 22-25, F May 8, 2011

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    "i Want It My Way And Your Way Just Doesn't Work For Me!" - Have you ever heard these words "I Want It My Way and Your Way Just Doesn't Work for ME!" In a round about way I hear...
    61b49 61b49 46-50 2 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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    It all starts (or ends) with four little words. We need to talk...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Move On, Or Not! - Well I have posted a couple of stories about the marriage I got myself into. I am so upset right now I do not know what to think. As I had outlined in the past...
    61b49 61b49 46-50 1 Response Jan 17, 2013

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    Lost In His Forbidden Embrace - I’ve been searching for the piece that is missing from my life. I love my family, my husband is great, but this is still something not whole in...
    Mayheam0123 Mayheam0123 31-35, F Aug 20, 2013

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    Unhappy Marriage - I see my husband everyday and everyday I wonder what it would be like to be married to someone else. I see happy couples out on the street and ask myself if they...
    Sunshine1058 Sunshine1058 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    7 Years Of Marriage After Only Knowing Eachother 6 Months - So I got married as soon as I turned 18. I know, I know, my mom was a single parent I thought if I got married I'd make...
    Margiedoeshair Margiedoeshair 26-30 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    Feels Like I Am In Prision - after 11 years of marriage i feel like i'am in jail i not happy at all i don't love him he is a lazy person he is 17 years older that me and he think...
    juliet8810 juliet8810 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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    Unhappy - its been more than a month only and i feel extremely depressed and unhappy.the guy whom i married was my class fellow frm 6th grade and he liked me since then but i was...
    mary009 mary009 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 17, 2013

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    3 years ago, I met a guy online and fell almost instantly. We had everything in common. I was only 17 at the time, him 27. A month after I turned 18, we married, I am now 21. When...
    tiredandlonely4ever tiredandlonely4ever 18-21, F Dec 28, 2013

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    Married And Not Happy - I am married for 6 years. He is a good father to our kids but not really the ideal husband i was looking for (well i thought he was at that time). We have...
    Redbutterfly2012 Redbutterfly2012 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    My Wife Always Has To Be Right, And I'm Tired Of It. - We have been married for over 20 years and have a daughter. Now I know that there's a joke that says "the man is always wrong...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 8 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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    Why Me??? - I am been with my husband 11 years we have two kids. We recently got married about 2 years ago. He has not been faithful. It seems as if everything went downhill...
    reallyhurt reallyhurt 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    Married For 20 Years And Not Happy - I've been  married for 20 years and have not been happy for the last 8 years.  I don't like confrontation and with his temper I will not tell...
    jenhunt0728 jenhunt0728 36-40 4 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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    Not Happy - I've been married for only 2 months and I am not happy, the reason for this I think it happend to fast my husband planed everything for the wedding I help a bit but I...
    larroyo90 larroyo90 26-30 3 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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    Married Too Soon - So after ending a 15 year marriage, I ended up jumping into another relationship way too soon. Looking back on it now, I realize I didn't want to be alone. I...
    Cooper1222 Cooper1222 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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    I just watched this clip of Ellen Page speaking at a conference for LGBT. What an incredible speaker. She has such passion and courage. She just announced to the world that she...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M Feb 15

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    Did Something About It. - My first wife passed away at 42 and I soon met a lady and ended up marrying her for the wrong reasons. It lasted 20 years and I finally met someone that...
    kwkid66 kwkid66 61-65, M Jun 24, 2013

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    I have been married for 14 years and have 4 kids. I never had a close family growing up so I feel like I was always searching for anyone to love me. After meeting my husband and...
    heregoes2014 heregoes2014 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Confused And Hurting And Sad - well I am not sure I am at the I'm not happy and married but here goes.  I am married almost 3 years now.  I'm from US and shes from Canada...
    SnowWolf1969 SnowWolf1969 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    Just Tired And Lost - We have been married for close to 4 years now.....in the begining i know things were going to be hard but i stayed....It started off with use having fun..you...
    undergoing2290 undergoing2290 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    Confuse - I have been married for 12 yrs I don't have feeling for my husband the same has I did when we got married. we have 4 kids so I don't want to leave but I cant change hi...
    toolong4 toolong4 36-40 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    I'M Married But Not Happy - I'm originally from Africa.I met my wife right before I come to the US.I've been here for 5 years and I helped her get a visitor visa to come. She is...
    Friendly2013 Friendly2013 26-30 Apr 18, 2013

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    Confused And Hurting And Sad - well I am not sure I am at the I'm not happy and married but here goes.  I am married almost 3 years now.  I'm from US and shes from Canada...
    SnowWolf1969 SnowWolf1969 41-45, M 10 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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    Ok I had a story here but deleted it stupidly. I won't delete this one. I am married but its not that great right now. Often I feel ignored. I do not blame him though because...
    charmedrainbow charmedrainbow 41-45, F 9 Responses Mar 17

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    I've been debating on posting or questioning anything about my marriage. I've been married for over 17 yrs and I can't say that we've had a bad marriage. My husband is wonderful...
    busymomof3 busymomof3 36-40, F 29 Responses Mar 24

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    I am a marriage therapist. I am in individual counseling. I've tried couples counseling ( but he gets in a bad mood each time we go). I've read many books. Spoke to many friends...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 28

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    I have been married for 19 years and have two kids. My husband has totally detached himself from me in the last few years. It all started when he meet this group of friends. He...
    MonaLeesa MonaLeesa 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 7

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    I tried again today to talk to my husband about our life. We are trying to move. I have looked for months now for the perfect house for us. Finally today I told him to remove...
    misticraine misticraine 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I am almost in 17 years of my marriage with two angle girls. My husband is a nice man but has never been able to touch my feelings. He says there is no problem... I passed a 2years...
    Motheroftwoangles Motheroftwoangles 36-40, F 21 Responses Apr 4

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    dont know who talk to, feeling very sad and lonely, i aready sleep sadness had wake me up fill with tears and emotion....happyness doenst know me, they didnt came to me... i always...
    sadmarrage sadmarrage 26-30, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I met my first true love in my second year of university. We dated for two years. He was wonderful, kind and thoughtful. I broke up with him, breaking his heart and mine in the...
    garcia78 garcia78 31-35 Mar 20

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    I have been married for 17 years and the spice has been out of out for 15 years....wish I had someone who was as in love as me
    jmp2014 jmp2014 46-50, M 5 Responses Mar 27

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    My husband and I have been married quit a long time. I found out he has been lying to me since the first year of our marriage. Some of his lies have been HUGE. Others, just...
    TJlonely TJlonely 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 1

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    Hi! I am Sharmeen Im 28 Years Old and I have a son he is 6. Ive been Married for 7 years. I Loved My bestfriend since 16 years old. He went a different path and we separated. i...
    pinkielips22 pinkielips22 26-30, F Apr 7

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    anyone on here married over 30 years and lonely.. can make love but don't really like there spouse or feel connected with them? Nothing in common anymore and feel unloved out of...
    acountrylady acountrylady 51-55 11 Responses a week ago

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    I've been married to my high school sweetheart and I feel like I'm just going thru the motions. I am so sick and tired of coming in second to his cell phone where he's always...
    imnotjustamom imnotjustamom 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 23

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    My husband is a high flying corporate lawyer. He works long hours and spends a lot of time away from home. I too work in the corporate world and we made the decision early in our...
    Annelle70 Annelle70 41-45, F 17 Responses Mar 31

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    Well, more like an extended engagement - for two reasons, saving money for marriage, and his seemingly disinterest in planning for it. We've been together for 10 years (he ignored...
    irritatednutbar irritatednutbar 36-40 7 Responses Mar 31

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    I have been married for 20 years now. I am the loneliest I have ever been in my life. My marriage started after I found out that my wife was pregnant with my oldest son, when I was...
    boatingJunkie boatingJunkie 46-50, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Married for 32 yrs. to a good man- but since we have been working together for 5 yrs. it is way too much time together and this has been very hard. I am very critical of him and we...
    irenei irenei 56-60, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husband is actually 12 years older than me. He treats me with no respect, constantly playing head games and even had an affair with a coworker recently. I tried counseling with...
    chrissyd72 chrissyd72 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 17

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    So I had a dream last night that was I getting ready to cheat on my husband - like actually have sex with another man. (Apparently naughty me had two boyfriends in the dream, but...
    SnowflakeWonder SnowflakeWonder 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 18

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    The last 8 months, I have been separated from my husband. He left the house and lives at the station he's an EMT at. It really doesn't bother me he's gone, I just hate the feeling...
    OneWayHisWay OneWayHisWay 36-40, F 31 Responses Mar 20

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    Lost in my own feelings and emotions!!!! If my wife still loves me she doesn't show it and I don't feel it. All I feel is that its not the same as it was and I'm not sure it ever...
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Most of my posts are sad or of melancholy (did I say that right LOL). This is a happier story. Not of my wife or marriage, god no, but of life. I went out of town for the...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 23

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    Grrrrr. It is so hard to talk to my husband! Last night I got a total of about 2 hours sleep! He has sleep apnea, and has used a c-pap machine at night for a out 8-9 years. When...
    Mom321 Mom321 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 23

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    I knew marriage wasn't going to be all roses and sunshine. I wouldn't want it to either. That would be really boring. But I sure hadn't expected it to be so lonely. My husband...
    skidmom skidmom 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    I'm 16 years older than my wife and she acts as if she's older than i am...she's a great woman but a lousy wife...i'm tired of the empty days and lonely nights...
    ykaerfnam54 ykaerfnam54 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 27

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