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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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...
    LanaKane101 LanaKane101 31-35, F 21 Responses Jan 5

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

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    Wow I can't believe how many people have posted

    in here about having sexless or unhappy marriages .is it just me or is anyone else thinking hey what's wrong with the world
    Billypuffnstuff Billypuffnstuff 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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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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    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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    How many years have you been in your marriages?

    I've been married for twenty years, together for 24. What do you feel has been the breakdown of your marriage? For me, I feel that we have grown apart. Other than our kids we don't have a lot in common anymore. We don't argue. Actually, everything looks great to the outside...
    serendipity65 serendipity65 41-45, F 7 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Earlier in the day , my husband

    and I got into an argument. Which as usual, ended in me crying and telling me he doesn't support me and he is always negative when I come to him stressed out and this is why I don't talk to him. We got off the phone. Later in the night, he asks me if I want to talk. I said no. I...
    aurismith aurismith 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Since being on here. It is amazing how many people. Be it women or men. Who are in the same situation as me. Married but lonely. No affection. No attention. A bit uncomfortable...
    lefty67 lefty67 46-50, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I guess I'm just like every other person here that says they are married but lonely. So to start, I have been with my wife for 20+ years, and married for almost 18. We met...
    dgob1 dgob1 41-45, M 5 Responses Feb 6

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    I thought I was lonely before I got married, but now I feel lonelier being married because I feel like I can't socialize and enjoy things anymore without my wife getting on my case...
    Benster5 Benster5 36-40 5 Responses Feb 2

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    My husband and I are seperated. Our marriage hasn't been happy. He loves me so much but has 'an only chd' mentality. I have been unhappy for so long and lost respect for him I...
    vangogh7 vangogh7 31-35, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I've been married for several years, and thought we had the fairy tale marriage. The marriage that beat the odds, where love conquers all, until last week, when my husband was...
    Lanna40 Lanna40 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 17

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    I got married to get out of a ****** fishing town, to the first guy, on the Internet, who gave a crap about me. He's a dork, loser and insensitive to my many needs. Tenderness...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F Feb 6

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    I love my husband, I (mostly) love our life together. But I'm not happy. Our child and his job take up a lot of time. I pursue my own interests and hobbies, but he never has...
    CowgirlQT CowgirlQT 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Happy Valentines Day to me... I might as well say it to myself because he won't. We haven't even got as much as a card for each other this year - I was going to get him a card...
    LoneSouls LoneSouls 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    Went out to eat tonight to beat the crowds. What a freaking disaster!! Spent all night talking about how our marriage sucks. Now I'm wide awake and the wife snoring like a baby...
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    wait.....does that even make any since? anyways, there is a difference between love and marriage. i bet you've heard that one before too many times. Getting married has to be done...
    ThatOneSomaliGirl ThatOneSomaliGirl 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi, I don't know who yo turn to, so I decides to post in here because u can't talk about this with my husband. we got married last may after almost two years of dating, he's not...
    csa0883 csa0883 26-30, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    I'm so sad that my marriage has turned into a lonely void. This is not my first rodeo. I'm 68 and married my husband 10 years ago after the breakup of my 28 year marriage. The...
    Sosad2015 Sosad2015 66-70, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    My wife and I have not had intimacy in years and are living like roommates. We have told each other that we are no longer in love with the other even though we treat each other...
    VoloProVeritasVV VoloProVeritasVV 56-60, M Feb 13

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    Had already posted: 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...
    lefty67 lefty67 46-50, M 2 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 Responses Jan 31

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    Married for almost 8 years, moved out on New Years. Was unhappy for a while, I wanted to leave. Now here I am, hurt and alone. He was a giant jerk, controlling and verbally abusive...
    Taaaaaahny Taaaaaahny 31-35, F Feb 3

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    So what do you do when you come to the realization that the one you are married to will never be what you want them to be. I know that in today's society we tend to set up...
    tiredgoodguy tiredgoodguy 26-30, M 12 Responses Feb 3

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    We're currently casting a new show looking for monogamous married couples to participate in a 21-day social experiment for a new series that will explore the boundaries of their...
    tinaeisnernews tinaeisnernews 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    I have been married to a woman for 30 years who was abused by a relative when she was young. She is now frigid, but we are good friends. What do you do in a situation like this...
    MRTKD1 MRTKD1 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 5

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