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I Am Married But Not Happy

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    "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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    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 3 Responses Dec 31, 2012

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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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    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, 2014

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    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 26, 2014

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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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    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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    I should be happy! I have an awesome husband

    (even though he is no where near perfect) who takes care of me very well. I'm so bored sexually I could pull my hair out. I resent him for screwing around on me so many times over the years. I have gotten to where I literally don't care to take care of my house or anything...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 14, 2014

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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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    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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    I don't know where to start.

    Hmmm.... I am constantly daydreaming about divorce. But I feel asking for a divorce would be selfish being we have three kids and all. So I stay. I feel like my husband and I are on different paths in life. I don't feel like he is the man I married. It all started when he...
    DrivenLady DrivenLady 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 5

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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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    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 36-40, F 5 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", 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 51-55, M 8 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BonneNouvelle BonneNouvelle 41-45, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hello, i need to share some things because i feel i would freak out soon :( So, i got married in november 2014 abroad with a local man after 4 years relationship i am alone in...
    Boredaway Boredaway 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    Married for 8 years. My husband not affectionate at all. No hugs, hand holding, nothing. He does a lot of good things, but not this. I am sure there is something wrong with me. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 20 Responses Jan 20

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    So it's now gotten to the point where my family is starting to not like my husband. They were the only people left that made me happy and now I hardly ever get to see them bc they...
    hotdamndame hotdamndame 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 3

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    I love my wife with all my heart. Recently she told me shes not happy and doesnt know if shes going to stay. I told her i love her and dont want her to go .Since then shes started...
    vicod3n vicod3n 36-40, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know where to start. Hmmm.... I am constantly daydreaming about divorce. But I feel asking for a divorce would be selfish being we have three kids and all. So I stay. I...
    DrivenLady DrivenLady 31-35, F 19 Responses Jan 5

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    I am married. Love my husband but am so bored. Have not cheated but almost want to. I don't feel sexy and I'm too embarrassed to ask my husband to go out his way. I had servere...
    ariuri1 ariuri1 31-35, F 14 Responses Jan 8

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    My husband is showing his true colors. From the beginning I've told him to please promise not to claim his future, "one son" but recognize both kids as he became a stepdad as well...
    Fainthearted Fainthearted 26-30, F Jan 21

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    I want to wake up next to the woman i married. Look at her, smile, kiss, make love! I want to go to bed, look at the one i married. smile, Kiss, make love! I know life isn't all...
    speedrcr67 speedrcr67 46-50, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    My husband and I don't have a lot to talk about, maybe because we've been together for 11.5 years and married for almost 8? As soon as he gets home, he is on his phone listening to...
    sweetfreespirit sweetfreespirit 31-35, F 12 Responses Jan 2

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    I'm a married woman looking for another woman to help give me something my husband can't, to chat to and maybe swap some pics, inbox me x
    Nikkalax Nikkalax 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I have been married a long loooong time. I know and have known it's been over for a quite awhile but we have a family. Even when I have had enough courage to ask my husband to...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 7 Responses Jan 6

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    I am married to a woman whom i love. I care very deeply for her. However, we make love approximately three times a year. This has gone on for the past several years now. I simply...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jan 6

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    I have been married for 7 years going on 8. We joke a lot and I think it's just our way of making the bad things ok. Because for the past little over year my husband has been...
    qjwoody06 qjwoody06 26-30, F Jan 6

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    He's very expressive, very loving, but often comes across like he has no empathy. I feel disconnected all too often. Like I'm the only one listening but not being heard at all. I...
    starlightvagabond starlightvagabond 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 10

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    I have been married to my husband for 19 years. We have 2 beautiful teenage boys. I am contemplating divorce b/c I do not feel supported or loved. He spends a lot of his time in...
    imloyal imloyal 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 16

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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...
    lonelysmile77 lonelysmile77 36-40 14 Responses Jan 20

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    Hey all you married and lonely people out there....screw the boring spouses tonight and let's all go dancing....whose in?
    somethingsexy25 somethingsexy25 36-40, F 34 Responses a week ago

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    I am a 50 year old man and have been married for almost thirty years. Half way through my marriage my wife started having medical problems and has had multiple surgeries. She...
    IndianaJohn IndianaJohn 46-50, M 19 Responses 6 days ago

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    Actually had another woman flirt with me and she knew I was married and my circumstances. Not sure how to feel now that it has happened.
    WantsToBeADad WantsToBeADad 41-45, M 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am happily married and love my partner very much but for some reason, I can't stop thinking about my ex from over 20 years ago. The thing is that I didn't even love this guy, I...
    galaxy3 galaxy3 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    What do you do when the man you love, support and care for looks at you on Christmas morning and say