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I Am Married But Not Happy

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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 are truely happy or just living a lie like I am. I got married being in love with my husband or so I thought...
    Sunshine1058 Sunshine1058 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 22, 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 is gay. Maybe her words will give you the courage to face your problems, and mine too. http://variety.com/2014/film/news/ellen-page-announces...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M Feb 15

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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 refused to listen to anyone who told me I was rushing into things- this was the new me- completely independent... Or so i...
    Cooper1222 Cooper1222 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 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 after we said i do. I am ready to say i don't what should i do.
    reallyhurt reallyhurt 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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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.  my job/profession takes me back and forth for months on end with visits home every couple of months for 2 weeks. ...
    SnowWolf1969 SnowWolf1969 41-45, M 10 Responses Jan 7, 2010

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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. we just had had a our last child 1 yr ago
    toolong4 toolong4 36-40 2 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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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 was affraid to actually go thru with the wedding. After we got married everything just didn't feel quite right...
    larroyo90 larroyo90 26-30 3 Responses Aug 17, 2010

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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 getting pregnant, my family pushed on a wedding, because it was the right thing to do. I'm not sure if I was ever really in love. We...
    heregoes2014 heregoes2014 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 3

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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 neva interested in him and avoided him all my school life.after completing our high school education we both...
    mary009 mary009 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 17, 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", but not all the time! I don't mind finding a compromise on an issue, but that never seems to be an option. I recently told her that she doesn't have...
    davedaddykh1 davedaddykh1 46-50, M 9 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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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 me. So I began a search for that something that will fill that emptiness. Can you fall in love at first sight? Is it possible...
    Mayheam0123 Mayheam0123 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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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 was just what I needed. I divorced my wife and am living with this lady. I feel bad for my ex-wife but I was so depressed in...
    kwkid66 kwkid66 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 24, 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 known each other for a year before we got engaged and married a few months after. We were happy (i think i was)... My husband...
    Redbutterfly2012 Redbutterfly2012 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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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 3 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 havent seeing her. My husband and I have known about this party for almost a month and he assured me he was going no matter what. I have a post on my...
    ChloeBug ChloeBug 22-25, F May 8, 2011

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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, she feels this need to care for her adult children (26 & 30) and pay for everything. This includes the roof over their...
    61b49 61b49 46-50 2 Responses Jan 17, 2013

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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 very closed to my parents and siblings,but she and I are two very different individuals. I really believe splitting will...
    Friendly2013 Friendly2013 26-30 Apr 18, 2013

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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 them everyday. I posted a story about marrying a woman now three weeks ago and I just don't know. I still am confused. How can 4 years of dating and seeing her...
    61b49 61b49 46-50 3 Responses Jan 8, 2013

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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 know like any other colllege student but i ended up pergant and we got married...HE could never hold a job it was always...
    undergoing2290 undergoing2290 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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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.  my job/profession takes me back and forth for months on end with visits home every couple of months for 2 weeks. ...
    SnowWolf1969 SnowWolf1969 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 7, 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 him how I feel.  He seems miserable too, but says he loves me very much.  We are very different now and probably always were but I...
    jenhunt0728 jenhunt0728 36-40 4 Responses Apr 8, 2011

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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 we first met I told him how I have an incurable disease that makes me unable to work and he said that it didn't matter, that he...
    tiredandlonely4ever tiredandlonely4ever 22-25, F Dec 28, 2013

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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 in hes mind that i am like a property i 100% economical depend of him so i cant divorce i came from my country and i ended with...
    juliet8810 juliet8810 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 7, 2011

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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 things easier for her. Anyways got divorced 1 1/2 later and as soon as I was divorced I was dating again. Met a man in earl January by July we were married...
    Margiedoeshair Margiedoeshair 26-30 2 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 26

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    I am married but I often feel lonely in the marriage. I feel really misunderstood and emotionally rejected often. The emotional void pushes me further and further away to the...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 32 Responses Jul 1

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    I think that I am going to making more of my marriage posts in the "I am Married" group. I realized that although I feel lonely at times the general members that post in "Married...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 8 Responses Jul 7

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    live a quiet peaceful lonely life, married but no spark
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    Do any other married but lonely people here feel emotionally paralyzed by the loneliness in your marriage? I do. It is not every single day but often enough to be significant to me...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 14 Responses Jul 16

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    I am 24. I've been married to my husband for just over 2 years. We have no children. We met in college, dated for only 6 months before getting engaged, and were married almost 2...
    swimcoachpro swimcoachpro 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 1

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    Well ladies and gentleman it blew up in my face. We get here and we had a nice afternoon of me giving him exactly what he wanted. We had fun and played. It was nice just the way he...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 9 Responses Jul 4

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    I have been married to the same man for a little over Ten years. With dating and everything we've been together for almost 12. Problem is off and on I've always wondered if he was...
    Gdsgirl Gdsgirl 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Internet is full of stories of people falling in love with someone else while married to their husband or wife's. Most of the stories proclaim that their husbands or wives were...
    arwhap13 arwhap13 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    I should be happy. My husband is genuinely a good guy. We've been together nearly six years, married for just one. I feel as though he's not in love with me. There's no passion. I...
    lovelywanderlust lovelywanderlust 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have a bit of good news... First, I want to thank all of you that were kind, compassionate, friendly, and comforting to me. I appreciate ALL the advice and I seriously took it...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 2

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    Wish my husband was in love with me and adored me and was just happy to be with me. Instead I get crapped on, eyes rolled and no appreciation or compassion or empathy. It is so...
    princesstwilight princesstwilight 31-35, F 10 Responses Jul 19

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    How quickly things can change.... I was very happy 2 years ago, but I had no idea what was going on behind my back. I have made the decision to try to stay in my 17 year...
    MrJedi MrJedi 36-40, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    About 18 years ago, I met an amazing guy. We really connected & had amazing chemistry. At the time he had a set 3 mo old twin boys & I discovered that I was pregnant by my ex. So...
    Angeeb Angeeb 41-45, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Im so lonely even being married cos i married the wrong man, cos i wanted to have children so much. Now i have consequences of it. I live in loveless marriage. The only joy is my...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 19 Responses Jul 10

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    Well I have been married for 3 years.. Don't know why I married him I guess I loved him then, now u just feel like nothing. He doesn't pay attention to me, whenever I'm sad he...
    pzjekt pzjekt 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    August of 2014, will be 16 months since he walked out the door. Never leaving me with our boys to raise alone. Some ppl think I'm crazy for saying this, but I'm actually glad he...
    EyeDontGiveAHoot EyeDontGiveAHoot 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 12

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    Three years ago I caught my husband texting younger women that he worked with. He said he sent some inappropriate text messages but never had a physical affair. He tried to...
    kelly121994 kelly121994 41-45, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I would love to have a male friend ... Preferably married to share experiences with ... I'm 48 female looking for friendship and male perspective.
    SunniDaze SunniDaze 46-50, F 18 Responses Jul 3

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    First 4th in 8 years I spent alone, it's getting harder and harder to be a married yet single mom!
    LonelyLish LonelyLish 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 5

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    I am looking for someone that's married and lonely Ias for me I'm going through the same thing the sexual feeling is that there no more she is always rejecting me
    Dloveski Dloveski 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 6

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    My wife touched my arm with her hand today for a second. Thats the first time she has touched me in two months. We've been through hell the last couple years. She's had a few...
    emmajames41 emmajames41 41-45, M 9 Responses Jul 7

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    Wtf?? What such irony........why would you think about loving someone else if the person you love is right there?? Honestly it wasn't love that brought you together, that's what's...
    XannaleiseX XannaleiseX 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I'm married to someone who will always choose his "music" and friends over his family. I'm constantly having inner conflict about our marriage.
    Mimi602 Mimi602 26-30, F 5 Responses Jul 10