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I Am Married, Lonely And Crave Intimacy

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    It's so crazy to share your whole existence

    with someone, a child, a house, finances, families etc but to feel so lonely! It really saddens me that I've committed everything I have to one person but that person won't even hold my hand.....
    Curiousmissy Curiousmissy 31-35, F 19 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    All the above are true (married,

    lonely, and crave intimacy), but the intensity with which I feel the emotional aspects of loneliness and intimacy seem to vary quite a bit. There are times where I feel so lonely that every part of me just aches. I don't want to eat, get out of bed, go to work, or do anything...
    jhayek jhayek 46-50, M 5 Responses Feb 1

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    Ironic that you can be with someone every day

    yet still feel alone. I miss human touch. I miss having the attention of someone. I miss being appreciated, wanted, desired. Even acknowledged.
    isanisland isanisland 41-45, M 6 Responses Jan 26

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    I awake in the wee hours of this morning.

    There's a chill in the air, in our bedroom, so I sink deeper under our down comforter, and nestle lovingly against your warm body. Wrapping an arm around your waist, my fingers graze the elastic of your boxer shorts...and I feel you jerk and pull away from me, almost in disgust...
    badassgirrrrrl badassgirrrrrl 41-45, F 28 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    When I first was introduced to my wife we had a

    whirlwind romance. She was exciting, and chill. I fell in love with her quickly. Mostly because I wanted to, but I also knew that her and I would be great together for the long term. At that time she was very passionate which is something that is important to me. After a while...
    wjwtac78 wjwtac78 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 19

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    I'm a wedding videographer

    and I've filmed a lot of weddings.Being in a troubled marriage I used to be very envious of my clients but after years and years I've come to realize there is no reason to be jealous of these people because they are going to be in the same boat as me in a few years.Now I just...
    howsab howsab 31-35, F 20 Responses May 21, 2015

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    I've read through so many posts

    and none seem familiar so I'm starting a new one. Married 3 yrs. Wife says she loves me. Wont kiss me on the lips, cant hug, wont sleep in the same bed. At times can really be hateful but I attribute that to perimenopause, I hope. But Im at the end of my rope. I ferl worse than...
    whendoestwoequalone whendoestwoequalone 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 3

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    It would be nice to talk to others

    who are undergoing similar circumstances.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response a week ago

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    My marriage confuses me.

    We are great parents, we work hard, we do for our kids. At the end of the day, when it comes to being intimate, we are worlds apart. It has become work for me, when I need something that comes so much more naturally.
    mancation1 mancation1 36-40, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I am so lonely and crave some intimacy.

    My wife and I have only had sex once in the last four years. She has no sex drive and is uninterested in sex. I think i want to ask for an open marriage but doubt i could find someone who would want to have sex with me because I am married. i don't know if she realizes that sex...
    MarchasFun MarchasFun 41-45, M 7 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    When two people are under the influence of the

    most violent, most insane, most delusive, and most transient of passions, they are required to swear that they will remain in that excited, abnormal, and exhausting condition continuously until death do them part George Bernard Shaw 1856-1950 Irish writer.
    lobosluv lobosluv 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 21, 2015

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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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    Hubby was gone all weekend with our oldest

    for a tournament. While gone, he said he missed me. When he returned home, again, he told me that he missed me & beckoned me to the bedroom. I thought I was going to get lucky! Apparently not. He needed a massage & wanted some oral. What did I get in return? He rested his...
    DeterminedMed DeterminedMed 31-35, F 31 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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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 27 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    My wife and I never loved each other,

    we met way back when she was young and smoking hot (she still is) and I was a young stud, thats all there was to it back then, we had a daughter and as we raised her the years clicked by and three more kids came along, we tried for years to love each other for the kids sake but...
    sunsetblue sunsetblue 46-50, M 7 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    It's sad that I don't

    even think of my spouse when I'm craving intimacy.. I do miss the connection but the spark is gone. I'm not going to cheat but my eyes wander all the time. I long for that relationship where u can't keep your hands off each other (sober). I'm not a bad person, I just want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 33 Responses Jan 20

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    You have to laugh:-) I have slept nude

    for years, my wife doesn't know, we sleep in the same bed. LMAO!!!!
    chilango04 chilango04 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 9, 2015

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    "If you like Pina Coladas,

    and getting caught in the rain If you're not into yoga, if you have half a brain If you like making love at midnight, in the dunes of the cape I'm the love that you've looked for, write to me, and escape"
    dejectedindallas dejectedindallas 46-50, M 4 Responses Nov 26, 2015

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    My husband is going on a business trip

    for 3 days so I prepared his stuff, iron his clothes, etc. I used the cleaner luggage we have but kinda small since he is the one traveling and I don't cause am no longer allowed to travel because am pregnant. When am done he didn't say anything or say thank you or whatever but...
    miserablemarried miserablemarried 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 8, 2015

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    Nothing like the warmth of a man.

    That electric feeling when he touches you. Knowing he needs and wants you just as much as you need him. You feel safe and happy. I need this.....
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 22 Responses Apr 30, 2015

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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 43 Responses May 24, 2014

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    Monsieur, if a wife's nature loathes

    that of the man she is wedded to, marriage must be slavery. Against slavery all right thinkers revolt, and though torture be the price of resistance, torture must be dared: though the only road to freedom lie through the gates of death
    lobosluv lobosluv 41-45, F 10 Responses Nov 17, 2015

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    So last night after he gets off late

    for his shift. He texts me to tell me to be ready I wait and wait. He finally shows Im livid. Im tired and cranky. I get in the car and we head to the store. We needed a few things. As Im about to get out he hands me a card and a nice box of chocolates. He was late because he...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 7 Responses Feb 14, 2015

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    Someday, I will wake up

    and be someone's type. Be wanted by that someone....
    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 25 Responses Aug 15, 2015

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    Why do I stay, when I feel this way?

    ! Why do I hold the importance of my faith and my commitment higher than I hold myself? Is this how it is supposed to be? I have been struggling in my marriage for a decade...how much longer will I continue to do this to myself? What is my problem? Why am I so afraid? I am in...
    mysteriousmarie27 mysteriousmarie27 41-45, F 17 Responses Jul 27, 2015

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    my husband is gonna start working nights,

    is it bad that I'm happy about it lol
    lobosluv lobosluv 41-45, F 23 Responses Oct 23, 2015

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    I woke up very early this morning.

    ..or so I thought .. let me explain... I got woken up by you running your hand down my hip and thigh...and you proceeded to waken me further by caressing my body..teasing..touching ..kissing nipping ..s*cking...arousing me to the point of no return.. only to wake up and find...
    Powerof1 Powerof1 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 18, 2015

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    After marriage, a woman's sight becomes

    so keen that she can see right through her husband without looking at him, and a man's so dull that he can look right through his wife without seeing her.
    lobosluv lobosluv 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    This desrciption fits fairly well.

    This has been the case for so many years and I am stuck in the situation. The emotional and intimate aspects have been turned off years ago. I miss the touch, the closeness and emotions that used to be. The romance, the fun all that went with it. The simple hug's, kisses...
    bigmountain1 bigmountain1 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 6

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    one day at a time. ?

    just take it one day at a time. ?
    deleted deleted 26-30 24 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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    Amnik Amnik 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    I'm married and although things are affectionate

    and there's little drama there's almost no intimacy. I wish I knew how to make things better.
    nickthegeek nickthegeek 41-45, M 4 Responses Jan 2

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    I sleep most days of the week in a different

    bedroom from my wife... Even nights where I try to sleep in the same bed with her, ends in me just waiting for her to fall asleep and then I go to another room.
    anomaly29 anomaly29 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 10

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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 11 Responses Feb 13, 2015

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    Respect yourself enough to walk away from

    anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or make you happy.
    lobosluv lobosluv 41-45, F 18 Responses Nov 4, 2015

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    Hi friends, I'm new here.

    I'm so called married and have been seperated for 15 yrs..I'm just trying to get out. it's been very hard and stressful cuz I'm dealing with a psychotic *******.
    Joanne6767 Joanne6767 46-50, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    No intimacy for nine months now

    because she 'doesn't feel any attraction' to me (for one or more of a half dozen reasons she's given). This means I live in a Bizarro world where ... ... she can slap me on the rear and make comments like "ooo la la" about the positive results of my working out a lot the last...
    drjacksonii drjacksonii 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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    I guess we're not legally married

    but have been together for 12 years and have a 5 year old. He's an great dad and a nice guy for the most part. I noticed over a year ago that it was only me who initiated any sort of intimacy. I suddenly stopped and I don't think he even noticed. I stopped asking him about his...
    Bee71 Bee71 41-45, F 10 Responses Jan 11

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    I don't have much more to say

    than that. It has been so long.....
    nhman1963 nhman1963 51-55, M 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I travel back in time,

    falling back into what I know for certain, the historical data I cling to in order to not go mad, not assume I made a suicidal and well-informed error in marrying this man-
    lobosluv lobosluv 41-45, F 11 Responses Oct 29, 2015

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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 27 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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    3am... I awake, to the sounds of your light

    snoring, in our pitch black bedroom... your body perfectly molded into the contours of mine as you lay, snuggled close behind me... I immediately ache for a deeper connection... one that reinforces our 18 year marriage... that, without words, reminds me that at 45 I am still as...
    badassgirrrrrl badassgirrrrrl 41-45, F 33 Responses Nov 8, 2015

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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 11 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    It has been made clear to me

    that until our home looks close to those in the pages of Better Homes and Gardens, I am not worthy of affection! What the hell!?!? My life makes his possible! I work full-time, wait on him, take care of him when he's sick, even leaving work to do so sometimes! I keep 3 kids...
    DeterminedMed DeterminedMed 31-35, F 27 Responses Nov 8, 2015

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