I Am Not Happy In My Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 197 People

    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

    A close family member is dying therefore I had

    to travel to Europe on Christmas Day. My husband, as usually is not here to support me, nor does he care about all the Ain he has been causing me. To make matters worse, I am sick with the flu and should prepare for an exam.... But that's not really what's bothering me.... I...
    Astriabirdy Astriabirdy
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 24

    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
    1 Response Dec 21, 2010

    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, 2014

    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
    3 Responses Jul 28, 2012


    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
    1 Response Sep 28, 2011

    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, 2014

    I am starting to see

    that there are a lot of people not happy with their marriage... The first 3 years was good. the next 2 years, the sex was getting less and less... and more and more arguing.. and the next 3 years, no sex at all, and seems like with just argue more and more.. :( She does her...
    marriedguy67 marriedguy67
    46-50, M
    Dec 22, 2015


    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
    1 Response Jun 24, 2012

    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

    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
    51-55, M
    Jun 11, 2014

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    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


    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
    2 Responses Aug 12, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Jun 30, 2013

    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

    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
    3 Responses May 13, 2012

    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

    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
    2 Responses May 26, 2010

    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
    Oct 24, 2011

    I Just Want To Be Happy And Feel Loved

    lovechild01 lovechild01
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

    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

    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
    4 Responses Apr 7, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2011

    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
    4 Responses Aug 28, 2009

    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
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Oct 2, 2014

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