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I Am Not Happy In My Marriage

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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 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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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'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

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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 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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    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I grew up in a home where I never felt short of love. My dad passed when I was younger so my mom showed my brother and me more love than I can put into words. She taught me that...
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    The idea behind getting married is to devote yourself to one person. If you don't want that then don't get married. If you can't do it anymore then get a divorce. Don't go sneaking...
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    I am not in a troubled marriage. I am now in my second marriage. My first marriage lasted 21 years. My wife was confined to a wheelchair due to disability. We had three children...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Well I'm not going I say never but as of right now I don't feel like i need to get married in the future. Look I'm not in a serious relationship, do I want to be yes. I want to be...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F a week ago

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    I have been suffering from depression for about 2 years. Only 3 of my friends even know I am depressed, and only one knows the extent of it. I act happy, bubbly, cheery, excited...
    SadFacedDork SadFacedDork 18-21, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Well, here we go! I....I guess we....will be starting our new life style this Friday. I discovered DD about 8 years into a horrible marriage. I didn't agree with a lot of what I...
    TownsendsGirl TownsendsGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Right now, I feel very happy. First completely and voluntarily sober weekend I've had. Been sober for 11 days now! I'm so proud of myself. Small step but great progress <3 I...
    neurokitty99 neurokitty99 18-21, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    maybe against would be a strong word, but i dont agree with force arranged marriage. what i feel more painful however is the fact that... for children who love their parents, they...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A brilliant, long term FWB relationship (great friends, sex and conversation) - with no compulsion from either us for an " in love" scenario to develop and spoil it, possibly...
    Ashanti Ashanti 51-55, T 3 Responses Jan 12

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    Happy Monday morning darlings!!!! LOL X
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I feel unhappy in my marriage. We've been together since age 18. Mostly happy until a few years ago things started coming to a head. I feel as though I fell out of love. Although...
    sally7 sally7 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    It makes me sad but I think my marriage is in trouble. I love my wife but she puts almost no effort into us, our child, around the house, her career, etc. For years I've tried to...
    MinRegrets MinRegrets 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 1

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    My wife and I have been together for just over 20 years. We have 3 wonderful Children and for the most part have been happy. We don't fight, I cook, clean, wash clothes, run the...
    sadsack44 sadsack44 41-45 2 Responses Jan 2

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    My marriage used to be happy, Now a days we just seem to be going with the daily motions. Living more as roommates than spouses. Daily bickering has me on the verge of hating him...
    CityGal412 CityGal412 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    My husband cheated 3 years ago, but before that he treated me so badly. He was cruel, cold and distant for the first 14 years of the marriage. After I discovered his cheating, he...
    sadkitty77 sadkitty77 51-55, F 5 days ago

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    I am gay and plan to marry my long term parnter later this year as gay marriage is now legal in Florida. We have been together for over 38 years and I am so happy we can now marry...
    Dan2602 Dan2602 66-70, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Adult Child Disability (SSA) I was so happy when I heard that gay marriage had passed until I heard about this ****** up Social Security law,
The question I have is what is the...
    Leo2015 Leo2015 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Sadness fill my heart when i feel that there is nothing that makes me happy in this world anymore, i am sad with him, and i have a feeling it will be the same without him. Should i...
    anonymousandlost anonymousandlost 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    People should be happy to marry whoever their heart tells them to. Since when did love see gender, race, etc.? Really think about it. If you can't help who you love and you love...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 5 Responses Jan 11

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