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I Am On the Verge of Divorcing My Lazy Husband

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    I Was Hoping Things Would Change...

    I've put off finding a site/forum like this, because I never wanted to admit that I was in a situation that I didn't know how to mitigate or make better. But, I'm now willing to take some constructive criticism and receive some sound advice. My husband and I have been married...
    MissE1984 MissE1984 26-30, F 2 Responses May 18, 2012

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    I'm not married, in my country,

    marriage is not that common, even though it's basically the same thing. I work full time at a very stressful job, my partner still study. I pay all the groceries, the errands (toothpaste, mattress, dishes, etc.) and the car plus my half of the rent. One time he told me that...
    Tiredandstress Tiredandstress 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Beyond Tired.......help!!!!!!!!!!!

    I don't even know where to begin... I'm soon to be 26 years old... I got married at 22 and at the time it seemed to be a perfect fairy tale... He was in the Military and I was a Stay At Home Wife... Who did all the Wifey Chores and didn't mind not one bit in fact I loved my new...
    Neyla Neyla 26-30 Jun 15, 2012

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    My Sad Lazy Husband

    I am a mom of two beautiful little girl one is 5 months and one is 23 months i pretty much do every thing around our house i work 30 hours a week i clean clothes mop floors dishes dinner breakfast lunch my husband wont cook unless its mircowaveable he goes to work and comes home...
    am421 am421 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Divorce?

    I've been with my husband for 5 years. We have a two year old son. My husband is 7 years older than me. Two years out of the five years we've been together he was unemployed and in those two years did nothing to better himself. I've been the good partner and tried to encourage...
    BellaLaJa BellaLaJa 26-30 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Too Lazy

    Been married almost 7 years and I do everything. I work full time and make more than him, pay all the bills, bring our two kids to daycare and pick them up every day even if he doesn't have to work or starts work later. If he gets done with work early, he just goes home and sits...
    rramwolf rramwolf 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Second Chance?

    I met my husband while I was at Stanford Law School and he was a fork lift driver for Costco living with his parents at 25 (he is an only child). My friends and church leaders warned me that getting married probably wasn't a good idea but I did it anyway. For the past 5 years, I...
    Freedominsight Freedominsight 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2013

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    Constant Fear Of My Loving Husband

    I really don't know where to begin, there is sooo much love, hurt and CONFUSION. My husband and I have been together for 5yrs.  We were never the social or dating type so when we found each other it was utterly god commanding and meant-to-be. Seriously magical and...
    lotsofheart lotsofheart 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2009

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    My Husband Is Dragging Me Down

    I try not to live with regrets, but sometimes it's hard not to think that I should have left my husband a long time ago. He is a very intelligent and talented man who I love very much, but he is constantly moody and has been depressed for much of our relationship. He lives in...
    fedupgrad fedupgrad 26-30 4 Responses Sep 7, 2012

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    Husband With No Ambition!

    My husband rarely goes to work and I can count on one hand the times he has made it a full week. He does use FMLA for back purposes which prevents him from being fired due to absences....BUT....it's very suspicious when his back NEVER bothers him on the weekends! I have tried to...
    tammyrindahl tammyrindahl 41-45 3 Responses May 21, 2013

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    He's Cheating On Me For The Couch.

    I have been with my fiance for three years now, and while I always gathered he wasn't a neat freak, however recently his laziness is driving me away. He works hard, and I understand that. I work full time as well, in addition to having to raise my son. Before I met him I remember...
    waleli waleli 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 26, 2012

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    I Want To Leave

    Second marriage. First one ended because we were both military and I found out he had gotten into drugs. Well, this guy is so very sweet and I admired that about him. We discussed things we believed in like not drinking and walking and getting out of the house. Then like two...
    alostlover alostlover 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 25, 2013

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    The Biggest Procrastinator

    My husband is always professing his "undying" love for me. Unfortunately, he makes my life so stressful as he procrastinates with everything. Recently, our toilet was clogged and he promised me he would get a snake to fix it. This went on for over three months' time! He is...
    nichaturtle nichaturtle 46-50 3 Responses Sep 15, 2013

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    Retired Marine With Secrets

    my boyfriend, who is a 20 year retired marine, has lied to me thru our relationship. i keep forgiving him when things come to light. since we moved in together, i found out he is married to a ********. they havent talked in 6 yrs. he was recently fired. he drinks a lot at night...
    Julietwhite Julietwhite 46-50, F 3 Responses Nov 7, 2013

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    Tired Of His Laziness

    Help, I feel like such a wimp. I have been married for twenty-four years, and in twenty four years, I have been cheated on multiple time, lied to comstancly , There is no physically abuse . he has help me raised four kids only one is his. I always forgiven him for things he...
    Fedup54 Fedup54 56-60, F 5 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    My 'Husband' Acts Like A Teenager, Doesn'T Help With Anything, And Uses His Anxiety As An Excuse For Absolutely Everything!

    I am a proud mother of a beautiful and healthy 19 month old and the girlfriend of a lazy anxiety ridden man. We are not married but ladies just because i don't sport the bling doesn't mean i am not a wife. I do everything in this family, all the cooking cleaning errands...
    myhusbandactslikeateenager myhusbandactslikeateenager 31-35 4 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    Had It!!

    I have absolutely had it with my husband. We have one child. I am a stay at home mom and he is a trucker. I know, I know, I stay at home, but there is lots to do when you're home with a toddler, pretty much raising them alone. He is home a few days every 2 weeks or so. The only...
    mlousmommy mlousmommy 26-30 2 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Contemplating Divorce

    I am 27 and just graduated law school. I am studying for the Bar. Last summer while I was still in school my husband had an affair I caught him in multiple situations with the girl but he denied and I wanted to believe. I finally called her this past feb and found out everything...
    sheenalynn27 sheenalynn27 26-30 5 Responses Jul 1, 2013

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    Beyond Tired

    I've been married for 39 years, and have been living with him for 40 this coming August.  We both worked, and shared in all the household chores until the second child was born.  When our second child was born we just couldn't find adequate child care, and therefor the decision...
    awibrandy awibrandy 56-60 3 Responses May 16, 2012

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    Blessed, But Soooo Stressed!

    My husband and I have been married for six years. We have been together since high school. We have had several ups and downs in our relationship prior to our marriage. One resulting in me concieving a child outside of our relationship. We got married four months after I had my...
    toblesssedtobestressed toblesssedtobestressed 26-30 2 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Demotivated Lazy Husband

    We have been together for 12 years, not all of them bad, not all of them good? This is my 2nd marriage, I have 2 children from previous. I lost my children in my first divorce and took me many years to come to terms with this, my 2nd husband has never had children of his own...
    help69 help69 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    I have been married almost 20 years to my

    husband. We have been divorced and remarried because he was a cheater and abusive. I feel really stupid after marrying him again and having twins when I was forty six with this man and now aim writing this email because I cannot stand to be around him. He is lazy, selfish, does...
    Joyness500 Joyness500 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I Can'T Take It Any More!

    He is so cold and careless. I seriously can't take any more. For better or for worse does not mean his behavior is acceptable or should be tolerated. I'm waiting for him to get back into town and then I'm going to tell him, "Billy I don't know you anymore, you don't care about me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 11, 2013

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    Tired Mom of Three Fed Up With Lazy Husband!

    When I met my husband, I knew he was the one. I married him after two years and promised him I would stay with him as long as he never cheated or hit me (I was in an abusive relationship in the past). I knew he was lazy when I married him but I never thought it would get this bad...
    MommaO379 MommaO379 22-25, F 30 Responses May 5, 2009

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    My husband works, as

    that seems to be the most important thing to him and he does his job well....but at home its a totally different story. He doesnt want to do anything. he refuses to do most stuff, but he wont say that...he just "forgets"....or there's always an excuse....I basically run this...
    julsofthenile julsofthenile 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 12

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    Tomorrow Is My 11th Wedding Anniversary But....

    Tomorrow is my 11th wedding anniversary, but I'm not really happy about it.  I want a divorce. I'm not happy with my life, or my husband. We've actually been together for 18 years now, and we have 2 kids together. I really want to get out of this relationship but don't know...
    gg0507 gg0507 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    The Talk

    So I just told him I'm thinking of leaving him. He was calm. He asked that I give it a little more time. I told him that since we don't have massive crisis issues, and could easily stay friends and roommates, I would take it day to day. I did not tell him I was having an...
    Sumpin Sumpin 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    Still A Newlywed And Over It!

    I've been married for only 15 months and my husbands lazyness and carelessness has me wondering if I made a mistake... We have a two year old and another on the way and we both work part time and I just finished school. I take care of our daughter and the house while he is at...
    Franmb Franmb 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 11, 2013

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    I Can't Stand the Sight of My Husband

    My husband and l have been together for seven years.l saw him in a bar in my hometown.The trouble is we partied every night and drank alot until l fell pregnant. In the cold light of day l took a good hard look at him and decided that l didn't much like him after all. We split up...
    Whenwe Whenwe 41-45 8 Responses Feb 18, 2009

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    At My Wits End!

    My husband and I will be married for three years next year, and I'm already considering divorce! This man is one of the laziest people I have ever met in my life and he seems to get worse every day. He didn't have a job when we married, but ended up with a start up lawn care...
    needabackbone needabackbone 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2012

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    Lazy Hubby What to Do....

    Hi, First let me say I do not believe in divorce unless a spouse has cheated. When I met my hubby and for about a year after he was the most wonderful man in the world. He would help with EVERY chore on a regular basis, plus he went to work everyday he had to. Now that we...
    unhappywife71 unhappywife71 36-40 1 Response Jul 13, 2008

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    I Need Your Advice

    We have been married for 9 years have a child together and I also have a daughter from a previous relationship..He has 4 children from a previous relationship. My husband is $150000 in debt with child support and is a recovering ice addict..We lost our house to his drug addiction...
    topaz76 topaz76 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 28, 2013

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    Divorce Or Remain Exhausted

    I am a mother of 2 children from a prior marriage. My husband has 2 children from a prior marriage. We have adopted one son together. My husband and I have been married for 6 years. He has become a mean, angry, hateful, man. He drinks daily and falls asleep on the couch several...
    Sonshine02 Sonshine02 31-35, F 7 Responses May 29, 2007

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    So Sick Of Him

    I do everything, I plan it, i work ,I purchase, I cook. From the beginning it has been this way because, to wait on him meant it just didn't happen or happened too late. I always said help plan or just help. We have been together 8 years now. He works and sleeps. Oh yeah and...
    Taybird Taybird 41-45 Jul 30, 2012

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    Great Thanks To Dr, Moko Who Help Me Bring Back My Ex Wife.

    My name is Mark, from USA. I never believed in love spells or magic until I met this spell caster when i went to see my friend in Indian this year on a business summit, I meant a man who’s name is DR Moko he is really powerful and could help cast spells to bring back one’s...
    mark2222 mark2222 46-50 1 Response Jul 10, 2013

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    Is My Fiance Lazy?

    Iv'e recently fallen pregnant and been in and out of hospital with terrible morning sickness i feel tired and sick all day everyday. i used to work and do all the cleaning/cooking. But since i've been ill i can't do it anymore. My partner begged me for kids as hes 10 years older...
    heatherX heatherX 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 21, 2013

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    Lazy Because I Allow It!!!

    Sometimes I wish he would just cheat on me already!!! lol..I kind of joking but not really. Sometimes I feel like he would just cheat on me already so i can get out of this marriage without being an adultress. Well he is 7 years older than me and by him being 31 you would think...
    mills06 mills06 26-30 1 Response Apr 26, 2013

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    Lazy Hubby What to Do....

    Hi, First let me say I do not believe in divorce unless a spouse has cheated. When I met my hubby and for about a year after he was the most wonderful man in the world. He would help with EVERY chore on a regular basis, plus he went to work everyday he had to. Now that we...
    unhappywife71 unhappywife71 36-40 5 Responses Jul 13, 2008

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    I have a lazy husband and it's me. I think that many women would not have put up with my laziness. I do house work - gradually over the 35 years we have been married I do a...
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M Dec 3

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    The title of this thread, 'I Hate My Alcoholic Husband', is really unhelpful, isn't it? There are times I do hate him, but underneath all the hate for his addiction is love and...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    my husband did not care to come home after our miscarriage
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    yes im lazy and i don't know why day by day im getting lazy.I don't know what to do,if you have any good idea's please share with me,because i want to stay fit like all of you,so...
    Roadguy Roadguy 26-30, M Nov 27

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    i am feeling so lazy right now that i cant even think of writing more lol *joke* But is a drawback! my laziness made me suffer! Since i was never able to wake up early for my...
    IamMoon IamMoon 18-21, M Dec 10

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    Usually after an exams period, I get pretty pretty pretty lazy. Just wanting to eat, rest, watch things, spend time on EP and the most important of all, sleep like A LOT, in my...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    However, today is not one of them. Fell asleep on the couch, woke up at 3am, went to bed and couldn't fall back asleep until the heat repair guy called to say he was on his way...
    been2 been2 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Pretty Corny huh? i mean acknowledging that you are intelligent. *fake LOL* But ladies and gentlemens, Thats the truth. I mean i have tons of great ideas and concepts but when...
    iblogaboutlove iblogaboutlove 26-30, M Nov 20

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    today was a lazy day, but my brother lost his basketball game. Idk why I'm catching you all up on my life, so if you're thinking, "I don't really care", that's understandable.
    meli347 meli347 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    Good morning peeps, enjoying a lazy Saturday morning resting before coffee is on and my day starts. What are you all up to?😃
    MFeisty MFeisty 41-45, F 13 Responses Nov 22

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    Especially when I'm with someone I love. Lazy mornings in bed any day of the week are the best days ever...I need and want more of them!
    ttbridge ttbridge 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Had a lazy morning with my man, wrapped up under his wings of protection. Love the realization that we get to spend the rest of our lives together and enjoying these moments
    candyblu candyblu 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 22