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I Am Not Happy In My Marriage

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    I've been married for 2 years,

    but I have been in a relationship with my husband for almost 8 years. Our relationship was not always the greatest, but now.. It's not what I want. And I really want out of this marriage. He's become something I can't even bare to look at. He's insecure, which he was when we...
    tokyotheram tokyotheram 22-25, F Jan 13

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    To Leave Or Not To Leave

    Warning! Post is a bit long. :) My husband is a good man and a good father, but our marriage has been a rollercoaster for the entire 14 years we've been married. I don't know at this point if I want to be married any longer. A very large part of me wants to end my marriage, but I...
    shestooquiet shestooquiet 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2013

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    Unhappy Marriage

    I so stressed and depressed about my marriage...I have been with the same man for 17 yrs and married for 14yrs...I feel that I have lost myself in this marriage...I am 35 he is 49 and I do not feel we are compatible and feel he have tried to change me into somebody he want me to...
    nikkipooh33 nikkipooh33 31-35, F 1 Response May 4, 2012

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    I Just Want To Be Happy And Feel Loved

    MY HUSBAND AND I HAVE BEEN MARRIED 7YRS,AND HAVE A 6YR.OLD SON TOGETHER,OUR MARRIAGE HAS BEEN NOTHING BUT LIES SINCE WE MET,HE WAS A TRUCKER,HE PROMISED ME THE WORLD AND MY 4 GIRLS,I THOUGHT I HAD FOUND MY KNIGHT IN SHINING ARMOUR,LITTLE DID I KNOW HE WAS MARRIED WITH 2KIDS AT...
    lovechild01 lovechild01 46-50, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Waiting....

    My husband got home from korea in nov. Before that we only had a long distance relationship. We met right before he left. Hes been home now for about 6 months and its hard. When he got home i found out he had a full on relationship with a korean woman for about four months . I...
    alyssalucatero alyssalucatero 22-25 1 Response Jun 24, 2012

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    Very Sad

    I have been married for 20 years & the past 3 years have been very hard. My other half had been sleeping with his 1st cousin for over 4 years. Iam so broken hearted. We had never had a honeymoon so i booked a trip to New York & it was there he told me. My whole world Came...
    ninewest ninewest 41-45 4 Responses Aug 28, 2009

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    27 Yrs Of Marriage And Not Happy Anymore

    Hi I have been married for 27 yrs, and the first 7 yrs were great, and we have two wonderful adult kids 26 and 20. We do have a lot of up and downs, and we usually work through them, but I am getting tired of him drinking all of the time and we are not intement anymore. We are...
    medina3055 medina3055 46-50 2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

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    Help

    I have been Married since 2003. We have a three year old. I am justt everything I do is wrong. He puts his parents first there are always right. They live three blocks from us in every much in our lives. He doesn't tell me anything about money or his life everthing is is his way...
    cc38 cc38 36-40 2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

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    I Thought It Took Two To Make A Marriage!

    Sorry for the venting but I have to do it or I am going to explode.  I have put up with this unhappy marriage for way too long and it has got to stop.  I work 12 hours a day and come home and I am given orders as to things that need to be done as soon as I walk through the door...
    teri58 teri58 51-55, F 5 Responses Apr 11, 2012

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    I Cant Get Out

    My husband abused me verbally emotionaly & physically for 7yrs and now he decided to change do a 360 now he is all i ever wanted him to be but i dont love him any more but i dont have a job family or friends that could i could rely on I feel bad staying because i cant afford to...
    breathinglifeless breathinglifeless 22-25, F 4 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Lost

    I met this guy in oct of last year, he left for korea the following week. we did the long distance thing and got married when he came home for his mid tour leave. he is now about to be home and its harder than ever. he has bad anger issues. constanly puts me down, i cry everyday...
    alyssalucatero alyssalucatero 22-25 1 Response Sep 28, 2011

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    I have a clear picture in my head of what a

    healthy relationship SHOULD be, totally different from that of my husband. We fight endlessly because of this.
    LuckeeFour LuckeeFour 31-35, F 7 Responses Jun 10

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    I know it sounds like a cliche

    but I seem to be going through some kind of midlife crisis. It was brought on by a very real experience of my younger brother dying of a heart attack. I guess it made me question life in general.
    petratx petratx 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 11

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    Married for 1 year and been together

    for 5. I WANT OUT- sorry for all caps but that's how I feel. I don't feel respected, as his equal and I don't trust him, our communication is shot to hell and I'm no longer sexually attracted to him. I tried to divorce him 4x last year, I feel guilty each time for our children...
    Hazelsapphire Hazelsapphire 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 12

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    I Dont Know What To Do, Can Anyone Give Me Advice?

    I am so unhappy in my marriage. i feel trapped. i make very little money and my husband had me sign a prenup before we got married. i have no family to turn to and we got married i got rid of all my stuff so i have vertually nothing.... My husband is verbally abuse all the time...
    jgrneyes jgrneyes 36-40 4 Responses Apr 7, 2012

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    Just Waiting For It To Be Over!

    I've been married for 8 years now and I absolutly hate it. I dread when my husband comes home. He's been cheating on me off and on for 6 years. We've decided to get a legally seperate when we move back to the states but that's going to be a while now that he's once again going...
    bruisedbutnotbroken77 bruisedbutnotbroken77 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2010

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    Married For 18 Years And Wondering If It Is Right

    I got married at 26 to a man that I was very attracted to but did not know very well. We turned out to have very little in common, but have worked hard to get along and learn how to love each other. We have seen each other go through emotional work and growth, and there is a lot...
    Josephinefitzpatrick Josephinefitzpatrick 41-45 3 Responses May 13, 2012

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    Not Happy In Marriage

    I go married at 24, it was an arranged marriage, said yes.In the last 3 to 4 years not happy at all. No sexual relationship exists and I dont love him. Before marriage, told my parents he is old( 5 years older to me) and he does not look good and for me looks are important.I fell...
    dralka7813 dralka7813 31-35 2 Responses May 26, 2010

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    I Am Not Happy In My Marriage But It Leaving Seems So Complicated.

    I haven't been happy for almost a year. I met him when I was 16 and married him at 18. Between those 2 years it was alot of ups and downs. He cheated on me with his ex for the 1st few months we were together.  I forgive him and then we got married. we are currently overseas...
    grazedknees grazedknees 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 5, 2008

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    18 Years Together And Just Not Happy Anymore

    My husband and I have been married for 18 years and have 2 teenagers and an 8 year old together. We have had our ups and downs through out our marriage and things just seem to be getting worse. He lives for his computer and has so much **** it isn't funny. For many years I...
    Verysad1969 Verysad1969 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    I Am Not Happy In My Marriage,a Total Waste For Me,theres Absolutely Nothing There!

    So,I have been with him since 2007,married a shameful almost 11mos now. Its funny how he could be so affectionate,caring all the things you look for in marriage. Yet,the minute you are married,he no longer shows affection,ignores me,wont even speak to me. And sad,there has been...
    Sms1971 Sms1971 36-40, F 4 Responses Sep 27, 2011

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    Totally Lost!

    So this is my story: I am 25 my husband is 48! we got married 4 years ago- the same year our son was born! I had not had much luck in realationships before I met him but he seemed to be so perfekt- now I know: TOO PERFECT! In our first year I could not have been more happy! He...
    alaniswhite alaniswhite 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    Craving For Love And Affection In My Marriage

    My husband is a good man, I will always say that about him. However, he is not affectionate with me anymore. Since we had our first child, he gradually started to show some neglect, lack of love and affection. This neglect got worse after we had our second child. All his love is...
    ConvictionInLife ConvictionInLife 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    I Am Frustrated From My Marriage....

    I am married since 2.5 years.Ours is a love marriage,I know him from my college days.But he used to physically abuse me once in every three four months after our marriage.he said sorry after all the time and he regrets for everything what he did with me but again he repeats the...
    shilpi123 shilpi123 26-30 Oct 24, 2011

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    I Feel My Husband Is A Lier And A Cheater

    While dating my hubby he cheated.I forgave him and married him.10 1/2 years later i found  his my space page stating that he was single and he had half naked women with big brest as his friends.There even was a comment to one of them saying that she was so hot.Before...
    kss4 kss4 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 23, 2010

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    I Need A Companion Not A Boss

    I feel like I am owned. I have been back and forth on this marriage thing for quite some time. I do not work, I have tried to work, but every time I do my husband gets fussy and insists that he needs me at home. So I quit, convenient for him I am rendered helpless without work...
    andromedaNGC206 andromedaNGC206 41-45 3 Responses Jul 28, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    it seems that everyone around me is getting divorced or having constant fights with their partners. marriage seems to be either something that would get your life to become better...
    Rabei93 Rabei93 18-21, M Jul 19

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    Don't get me wrong, I love and appreciate my wife, but the institution of marriage, the very idea that a man or woman can contract the other not only to financial obligations, but...
    frogchop frogchop 46-50, M 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I've seen many man and women who can be legally together but doesn't live a happy marriage and end up divorced. However, I know a gay couple who can't be legally together (yeah...
    Chrubim08 Chrubim08 16-17, M Jun 30

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    I feel so confused atm. Before my sex life plummeted 18 ish months ago it was very good and exciting. Hubby made me feel sexy and desirable. Sometimes though I use to wish that we...
    evie36 evie36 41-45, F 12 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    This is just an update on my story and I hope it can show other people here that there is future after a bad relationship. I read stories for here for maybe more than one year...
    mfur mfur 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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    For about a year I've been considering divorcing my wife of nearly 8 years. Our relationship has never been great. We are great friends, but horrible lovers/spouses. We do things...
    randomtiger45 randomtiger45 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    Marriage is a total trap for men. Like a lot of people, this experience starts with a relationship between 2 people, then life happens. Anyhow there's these 2 people, they...
    carpediemer carpediemer 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    Am a Woman In a Sexless Marriage I Pretend - I fake to get along with my husband ..... I would try to talk to him about why there is no sex in our marriage ... I complained...
    Asianblue Asianblue 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 9

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    "Im in a sexless marriage but I won't cheat on my spouse." The problem you hope to never face but are never prepared to face. Often people are at the end of their rope, having...
    Happablap Happablap 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm 29, married for 5 years, 2 beautiful kids. Unfortunately like most here I live in a sexless marriage. I have for several years. Now some will say, your young and just not happy...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 15 Responses Jul 1

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    I had a arrange marriage…the very next day mil takes away my gold jewellery worth more than 12 lakhs (without my permission) and keeps it in her locker. I stay mum..n when I ask...
    srinivasleela84 srinivasleela84 26-30, F Jul 7

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    To me, marriage is TOO binding. Honestly, how many people can actually be happy together forever? The answer is 50%. half of marriages end in divorce. I believe that being in an...
    StrangeDarkSecrets StrangeDarkSecrets 13-15 Jul 10

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    Hello all you wonderful EP folks, I have another update on my formerly sexless marriage. If you want the back story, read my previous posts as they will shed light on the progress...
    mistereko mistereko 36-40, M 11 Responses Jul 14

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    Diary Entries During The First Months Of Marriage I have been slowly transferring my handwritten diary entries to this site. I've reached the part about my arranged marriage and...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 3 Responses Jun 29

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    Telling the Kids Yesterday, we told the kids we were getting a divorce. Five of our six kids (who range in age from 15 to 27) gathered at home for a “family meeting”, and my...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 35 Responses 6 days ago

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    Am ganesh in india(Chennai) age 20. We left my dad when i was 5. Mom lived for me and mom made me study. Many peoples will ask about my dad,but i wont care about that. Some will...
    ruthra104 ruthra104 18-21, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    If you have read any of my stories, you probably know a lot about my life. My marriage has been a complete disaster, my husband finally confessed he had an emotional affair for...
    90loveandhate 90loveandhate 22-25, F Jul 3

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    About three weeks ago, I posted about my resolution to end my marriage. I've been constantly thinking during these weeks of the next steps and I've decided to give things time and...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 15 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    No one dies happy. My sister didn't. My brother didn't. I used to want to die. But I reckon that'll happen anyway. Now I strike up online friendships,,,,,,the end
    wolfe2012 wolfe2012 41-45, M 6 hrs ago

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    Whenever I'm happy I become sad again and I don't know how to stop it! If I get a new friend something tells me they are going to leave me. If I get excited something tells me it...
    Teenager1421 Teenager1421 13-15, F 5 hrs ago

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    You just naturally feel happy for some reason! Try it!
    MrYoungNudist MrYoungNudist 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    It's been a long journey, with ups and downs aplenty, but I can finally say that at 33 yrs old, I am happy. My life has, as times, been hard and there were times when I felt like...
    ConcreteSleeper ConcreteSleeper 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm so happy! My ex has been in a coma for a week and I went to the hospital and stayed with him and talked to him for a while but then I left because it was too much for me and I...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 1 hr ago

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    Thank you all for letting me vent here. It is therapeutic and helps me organize my thoughts. . I do often feel like I am imposing on people when I talk to them. I remember being...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 27 Responses Jun 28

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