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I Am Married But Not Happy

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    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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    "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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Feb 6, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am married, but I feel so distant from my wife. Our relationship seems so forced. She gets upset when she has to tell me to do things around the house, but doesn't see it strange...
    Thediary Thediary 26-30 6 Responses Sep 9

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    I don’t know why I’m posting here but arrived via a Google search on “lonely but married.” I’m tempted by the cheating sites that showed up but old enough to know they...
    MakaWoksapa MakaWoksapa 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 2

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    I'm married. Have been together 5 years and happy enough. Enough. I find myself looking to cheat. I crave something new, different, exciting. I have physically cheated twice and...
    Curiousboy007 Curiousboy007 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I am the only person in the world who can be anorexic and happy. This is because I am a loner at the highest possible level. If you're a people person, then anorexia will make you...
    atpeacewithme atpeacewithme 31-35 Aug 24

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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 11 Responses Aug 26

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    I am married to a wonderful husband and father of my children. I couldn't ask for more. But I am madly in love with another man. He's been an acquaintance of ours for over 20 years...
    rysgirl rysgirl 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    Hi, this is my first experience in any kind of "chat" or "talk forum", not sure what to call it. I have been married 26 years. I have know him since I was 11 years old. We were...
    Timetotalk Timetotalk 46-50, F 28 Responses Aug 19

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    Would love to get to kno some older married men and find out why they are lonely
    PrototypeBri PrototypeBri 18-21, F 20 Responses Aug 24

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    I am so lucky... I married an incredibly beautiful and amazing woman... I will love her forever... Yet it lacks that spark, that fire, that passion... Yes I have experienced...
    AquaC69 AquaC69 41-45, M Aug 24

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    I feel like my life is a broken record. Not everyday is awful or terrible or even bad. I just dont like being married anymore. There has been way too much that i dont like about it...
    Fitguy1984 Fitguy1984 26-30, M Aug 27

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    I am happily married with a wonderful husband, however a part of me secretly desires to be sexual with a woman. Is this normal? Am I horrible for these thoughts?
    tlove69420 tlove69420 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    It's weird being married and living with someone but to look at them and think to yourself I really don't know this person. I know what I want to think is real. I know what I need...
    NotSoPerfect777 NotSoPerfect777 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 6

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    I am happily married to my husband but I also have a girlfriend who I am completely in love with.
    sftbllstar16 sftbllstar16 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I have been married 10 yrs.. And have never felt soooo alone . My heart craves for the love and tenderness from my spouse but it's never there. We never do anything together...
    MandLLS MandLLS 41-45, F 12 Responses Sep 8

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    I am married and was lonely, but I have met someone on here that has made me rethink the lonely. Not as lonely as I was by far.
    oriolesfan464 oriolesfan464 46-50, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    Been married for twenty four years. That is more than half my life. Things were okay until the kids moved out to make lives of their own. Maybe our marriage has always been this...
    jeanola jeanola 41-45, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    I am married and I have a baby. On top of dealing with my son having some health issues and financially responsible for a lot more than I should, my husband is behaving like the...
    runninggal runninggal 31-35, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am marred for ...26 years . About 5 years ago I meet man at work . And truly fell in love . I am thinking about him 24/7 . He is my real soulmate . I had " in and out...
    tipshonet tipshonet 41-45, F Aug 20

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    Has anyone actually had any success with counseling? Or even just progress? I know every situation is different, but I'm at the point that it's my last hope. I feel like I'm only...
    beth0511 beth0511 22-25, F 22 Responses Aug 22

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    My wife no longer loves me, no matter what I do she always see problems with everything. Besides, she has someone else to love now... I love my kids and I still love her, but...
    xmhm xmhm 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 30

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    Recently I have come across my wife having inappropriate online conversations. When I approached her about it, we argued and then reconciled. Now she is in the fitness industry so...
    bboy44 bboy44 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 31

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    We agreed to attend church this morning. We don't go every Sunday but are trying to go some. My husband was a complete jerk. First he tells me our daughter does not want to go and...
    mws70 mws70 41-45, F 7 Responses Aug 31

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    my wife is a career woman! for her its like all work and no fun! seriously! she is a fashion designer and interior decor . she takes pride in her work, im over elated she found...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Sep 3

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    Have you ever been next to the person you love more than life it self, wanting affection and touch so bad it hurts. But you know that they will be mad or ignore you. I have gone...
    Darkpriest85 Darkpriest85 26-30, M 13 Responses Sep 4

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    I got shot down for date night. Technically I guess I got downgraded for date night. I was trying to plan a date night with my wife for not this Saturday but next Saturday. I...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M 10 Responses a week ago

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