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I Am Not Happy In My Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 183 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 have been married for 6 years.

    I had no relationship experience. My husband had a 6 year relationship and two 6 month relationships. He dated quite a bit and I never did. We have a five year old autistic son and 4 month old twin boys. Our relationship has never been great. It has always felt like a lot of...
    Hoping11 Hoping11 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Daily it seems I see the same post...someone stating they live in a sexless marriage. Sometimes I respond and offer advice though it feels like I'm just adding my voice to the many...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well I'm not sure where this will end up. But I'm here as a former refuser. One to make some amends and two to tell the truth to all the women who are currently living with a...
    Transgressed Transgressed 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    It's been a long time since I wrote: If you have read my previous articles then you already have the background or a lot of it. If not my situation is as follows: I have been...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am in a sexless marriage. I can't even say we have sex 1 a year. Last time it was our wedding night 4 years ago. My husband has made so many excuses as to why and it's all my...
    Pippa131 Pippa131 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Happiness is elusive: You are here: Home » Oasis » Happiness is elusive Happiness is elusive Heera Nawaz, Nov 27, 2014 One of the greatest lyricists of all time is the late...
    rajblr1970 rajblr1970 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    I won't have to be here to listen to her whine, nag, complain etc !! I do nothing right in her eyes. She is NEVER happy unless she's nags We never have sex, and when we DID have...
    World4me World4me 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    Well making memories turned into almost hell. This is the only night off so I really wanted to get the Christmas tree up and lights on it. Things were going well we were all...
    Gingersmiles Gingersmiles 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 3

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    I just found out that my husband plans to propose again, not to tie two families like before, but for the both of us. Someone wasn't very secretive but it's alright. I am very...
    mareliberum mareliberum 26-30 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm not saying that I have not made any mistakes in my marriage but I've been trying recently to make things better. My wife was unhappy so long story short we moved back to her...
    wreckdgoalie wreckdgoalie 36-40, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I don't know what I'm doing wrong. My partner and I are very happy emotionally but their sex drive is honestly so low that it makes me feel undesirable. They love to touch and...
    elliefy elliefy 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    It's been a year since I last posted. I had an online affair with a woman I met on EP. I fell in love with her. My wife found out and I broke it off. I haven't spoken to her in a...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I've been in a sexless marriage for just over 16 years. In that time I've been through the counseling sessions, countless fights, nights on the couch, online trysts, real life near...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Don't ever think you're completely secure in a relationship. I say this because you can't know another persons mind or heart. Like me, you can't believe you're living a fairy tale...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am not a virgin, I have also been married before and have unfortunately had many experiences of sex without marriage. I really enjoy sex, however, I have always believed sex...
    jrsybelle jrsybelle 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    Without going into all of the lurid details, I am happy to say that I filed for divorce just over a month ago and I have NO REGRETS. Ok, maybe just one regret- that I didn't file...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 19 Responses Nov 22

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    I was married just 9 months ago, in my mid-twenties, in what was quite possibly the world's most perfect wedding. The prior year of planning was challenging, to say the least. My...
    sasha898 sasha898 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I feel nervous typing this as my beautiful baby sleeps beside me and my very handsome husband, who is a great father and a good person, snores nearby. I just feel so ungrateful, or...
    iamowl iamowl 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 24

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    I think he wants me to be the one to finally say it's over. We normally go over to his parents for the holidays and yesterday he bowed out. He didn't even come. I'm not complaining...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I have been married 21 years in December. My husband came to me in September and said he no longer has feelings for me. That he loves me and does not want me hurt, but does not...
    surfergirl2009 surfergirl2009 36-40, F Nov 29

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    he only reaches put to me when he needs something, when there are errands to be run, when he's troubled, sad, problematic. when he's happy, who does he call? who does he share it...
    muymuyb muymuyb 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    What do you do when you know that you never really loved the person you married? I explained it all in a post that disappeared into oblivion after writing it for about 20 min. I...
    curltwirler curltwirler 41-45 5 Responses Dec 2

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