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I Am Married, Lonely And Crave Intimacy

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    Ugh! I dread tomorrow.

    Valentine's day. I will pretend to love my husband for my children. I have such a difficult time now pretending like I am happy and I care. I can do it in front of our kids but why do I have to do it for him? I've been in this marriage without any emotional intimacy and support...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 13 Responses Feb 13

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    My hurts feelings lead to resentment.

    My resentment leads to a sense of entitlement. By the time I get there, I'm ready to do anything to find affection and physical intimacy, and I believe I'm "justified" in doing so. I may be, but Im not sure.
    rg3001 rg3001 56-60 3 Responses a week ago

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    Sleeping in bed by myself gets very very lonely.

    I just miss having some one next to me and holding each other. Some one to kiss good night, some one to cuddle with on cold mornings, some one who actually wants me laying beside them and likes these same things. I really miss simple things, like waking up first with his back...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 26 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    Another frustrating night

    but I'm not gonna whine about it ... Time for a different approach
    gagal2014 gagal2014 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 24, 2014

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    Dinner Date

    We don't go out much any more, mostly due to finances, but sometimes its nice... Last night was totally worth it, too! It was the usual, crowded room, her going on about herself, loud music... But then I saw you across the room. I noticed you first, your face glowing in the...
    2feetApart 2feetApart 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Working out of town this week.

    Feel very lonely in the hotel, and even though I am more and more distant from my STBX, I find it odd that the notion of having her here with me would not cure the loneliness at all. Guess that's a sign. I'd love to have a companion for the evening that would share good...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M Jan 18

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    I can't wait to get home from a hard days work

    to watch the wife play games and snapchat all night. It's going to be so fun!!
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 29

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    I'm a good person in most aspects of my life,

    but I've not been a good wife, but my husband thankfully does not know this. I don't want to stop the affair I'm having but want to understand why I need to do it??? My husband works offshore, home a month then away a month, he's extremely tired when he comes home and all I want...
    goodgirldoingbad goodgirldoingbad 36-40, F 37 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    I am married but yet feel

    so alone, our sex life is very minimal and I have cravings that are so intense yet ignored.. I am a very sexual female and I live think and breathe it! I'm not really sure if my husband is just going through changes in his sexual appetite. Whatever the case maybe it is very...
    TandT0420 TandT0420 36-40, F 32 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    Past 3 weeks in a row.

    Wife and i had alone time for about an hour. On tuesday.First time i grabbed her hand. Started walking towards the bedroom. She pulled away. Said NaH! The 2nd time i went up to her hugged her. Said we have an hour, let's go! Lol she said you have to give me warning.... come on...
    Leftyss Leftyss 46-50, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    Maybe I'm just having a pity party

    but slowly I'm learning that feelings are real and cannot just be swept under a rug. Maybe I just need to vent and afterwards I'll feel better so here goes. I'm usually a positive person and can always find the bright side of any situation but the past few days I guess this...
    SirLaughalots SirLaughalots 36-40, M 9 Responses Nov 10, 2014

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    About to start another year married,

    alone and horny,even if she was home I would still be alone. Maybe to someone on the outside looking in the solution is simple.....
    BeenWithout BeenWithout 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 1

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    Where did the man I married go?

    We fight almost constantly. He says he has no need for affection or attention from me and I'm being needy because my needs for those thing are still there. He had become so cold and distant.
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 10 Responses Oct 13, 2014

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    Woke up this morning to a quiche.

    .. Wish it was a quickie!! 😂😂
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    Trying everything to get my husbands attention

    and do the things I know he likes and got nothing but now sitting alone in the closet crying
    LostinLove4ever LostinLove4ever 31-35, F 17 Responses Jan 1

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    openmarried openmarried 36-40, M Feb 10

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    I am a man of 44 years of age live in South

    Florida , but I'm not married and I'm far been tied to a complicated relationship that eventually it will end , the reasons for this situation are complicated. e never been unfaithful but lately I feel empty and alone . I want to find a lady in my same situation because I know I...
    lance2014 lance2014 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Want to hear something pathetic?

    I'm sitting in the chair getting my hair cut and I realized how much I missed a woman touching me. Not sexual, but sensual. The way she brushed my hair with her fingertips, her arms brushing my face. Leaning over me smelling so nice.  Catching her look at me in the mirror with...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 8 Responses Oct 11, 2014

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    So we celebrated Valentine's Day tonight

    instead of tomorrow. I guess you can't get dinner reservations when you wait until the Thursday before to call 😣. It was nice. We had a good conversation. Guess what DIDN'T happen when we got home? Not even three minutes into a movie we were going to watch and he's asleep in...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    So my neighbor talked to me today about setting

    up a play date with our kids. He's the one I want so bad!! Lol. I'm hoping to finish the convo later today with giving him my cell num!!! So excited :) lol
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    To ME, A woman is NEVER sexier

    than when she is standing in the room, in her underwear, or part of it, with her wet hair, getting dressed for the day..... There is just something about the beauty of a woman who is NOT trying to look sensuous, and might just be feeling the exact opposite... but as i have...
    Drummer1013 Drummer1013 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 15, 2014

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    I want to feel alive in the arms of a woman.

    Someone that cares about who I really am and not just what I can provide for her.
    mwessley mwessley 41-45, M 3 Responses Mar 24, 2014

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    I have been married for 21 years.

    For many of those years I have been lonely and hurting and confused. I get brief glimpses of the man I fell in love with. Just enough to keep hope alive. We hardly talk. I get a perfunctory kiss hello and goodbye every day, but that is the limit of physical interaction. He...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 17 Responses Jan 6

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    I used to think that we would always be this

    close while I laid in his arms. Boy was I naive. I miss that more than anything.
    KCecil73 KCecil73 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    Together Yet Alone

    Sitting in the silence, the years brought absence.Loves grown distant and cold. Two ships that pass in the night, one no longer aware of the other. As something misplaced, but no longer sought, who would had known, who would had thought. This love dies a lonely death, where lies...
    Waymor Waymor 51-55, M 7 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    33 yr old and never thought it would come to

    this I just need that butterflies feeling again
    kikthegoodguy11 kikthegoodguy11 31-35, M 6 Responses Nov 30, 2014

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    I wish there was somewhere i could go

    when i just need to be held and feel as if i was 100%of the focus of the person embracing me. They are there just for me. To comfort me or encourage me or make me feel like i matter. Just positive, safe, protective warm arms holding me. I realized last year that haven't felt an...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 9 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    I hope to meet with a woman

    who says that. 
    fuckityfun fuckityfun 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 3

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    one day at a time. ?

    just take it one day at a time. ?
    mrsskayl mrsskayl 26-30, F 31 Responses Feb 18

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    I've been married for 11 years

    and have a son and daughter I love very much. For the majority of the past 11 years I have lived with a serious lack of intimacy. I crave passion, desire and all the excitement that comes with it, I miss it terribly. I don't know what to do. I love my kids and I don't want to...
    Wyoming04 Wyoming04 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 30

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    Recently, we agreed to divorce

    after the holidays. In my mind, we have been separated for months. Separate lives. Separate bedrooms. Separate priorities. I am thinking about my life ahead as a single mom. How in the world does one start to date after a divorce? I feel that I "settled" for my husband. I even...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 15 Responses Dec 4, 2014

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    I have left food behind.

    .... Now I'm just hungry for what food was taking the place of. I want to have a man that wants to be with me. Wants to dance in the kitchen.... Kiss my neck while I'm doing the dishes. He will tell me a song made him think of me. He will pour a glass of wine and want to sit with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 48 Responses May 24, 2014

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    I came home from work today in a good mood,

    which doesn't happen much recently. I wanted to go out for a coffee just my wife and I and maybe have a good talk. You know, communicate like in a good healthy relationship (which we don't have). I should have known better. She had to go watch our daughter at a cheer...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 10 Responses Nov 6, 2014

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    Ugh! I hate Valentine's Day.

    Every year he justifies not doing anything for me by saying this holiday is bogus and made up by big companies to get consumers to spend money. Every year I do something special for him, or get him a gift, knowing I will get nothing in return. It's not all about spending money...
    Geekmom007 Geekmom007 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 14

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    So i took a break from EP

    and tried really really hard to work on my marriage. Guess what, it sucked. Wife did not even try to understand or realize that i was giving my 100% to make the marriage work. So am again back to sleeping in different bedroom and back here looking to see how things are. I...
    manchalaladka manchalaladka 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    I was in the same situation.

    Married for too many years without sex and intimacy. One day I just decided that life was too short and I deserved to be happy. It was difficult and heartwretching---but the best decision I ever made. If you're unhappy and your partner is not willing to work with you to find...
    Sinfulkisses869 Sinfulkisses869 41-45, F 10 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    Not even sure where to begin.

    No sex/intimacy for 5 years. I can't even keep track anymore. For years I hoped and believed through my own mind that things would get better. One little gesture would have me second guessing every thing. When you have hope it seems possible, but when you finally wake up and...
    lonely1201 lonely1201 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    hotpaguy hotpaguy 36-40, M Feb 19

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    About a 3 weeks ago I found my wife with

    another man at her work at 3:00 am. She denies anything happened and swears she's been faithful . She has restricted me from her FB, stopped wearing her ring, stopped saying she loves me, stopped being intimate, and try's her best not to spend any time with me. She says if I don...
    Amalonewolf Amalonewolf 41-45, M 6 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I'm amazed that I can be surrounded by people

    all day and still be so lonely. I've been married less than 5 years and crave a true connection. We have sex less than once a year, and it's killing me! I'm a Scorpio. I need sex and intimacy. Our courtship was based on lies and fraud, but I can't get divorced. It goes against...
    Shelby2511 Shelby2511 41-45, F 16 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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    In a household of 6,

    but still always lonely. Here it is New Year's Eve and I have no plans. My kids are too old to "hang out" with mom, and so far my partner has not mentioned going out, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have plans. So here I am on EP. Just needed to vent! Hope you all have a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I just need some attention.

    seems like everyone else is a priority in my husbands life above me. hes constantly socializing with others, new friends and meeting people. I don't do any of that. I feel like we should protect our marriage by not just recklessly inviting strangers into our lives as friends...
    mochalocalatte mochalocalatte 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Being lonely and wanting intimacy have got to

    be some of the worst feelings ever. It's not even about sex, I can get sex, I can initiate it, and I'll even enjoy it to a point, but I don't feel connected. There are so many things that I just don't share anymore. It's like I'm not important...me, the part on the inside. I...
    Xroads1017 Xroads1017 36-40, F 8 Responses Jun 1, 2014

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    My husbands been gone

    for four months now. My son keeps me occupied but I'm emotionally deprived. I hate being alone. I know no one in this military hell hole. My husband won't talk to me cause he has other things to do like drink and party. While I'm home with our son 24/7. I miss that touch, a man...
    vanessamoomoo vanessamoomoo 22-25, F 11 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    This beautiful poem is what i think of

    when i think about intimacy... The Invitation Oriah Mountain Dreamer It doesn't interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart's longing. It doesn't interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will...
    Etheros Etheros 46-50, F 8 Responses Feb 7

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    I've tried so hard to make my relationship work

    over 6 years.. My husband makes my cry every other day. Don't think he means to we have just become horrible to each other. I can't even sleep next to him anymore. Lately I've been feeling so lonely, is that crazy? I've been having day dreams about other guys and the kind of...
    js82 js82 31-35, F 18 Responses