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I Am So Fed Up With My Marriage

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    Fed Up & Trapped.......

    After 46 years and lots of ups and downs I've finally gotten smart enough to accept there was nothing, NOTHING I could have done to have made this marriage any better or worse. I finally accept that my husband is a total narcissist and the only one who can change him is him. He...
    lexxicat lexxicat 66-70, F 6 Responses Mar 22, 2010

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    Today I cried because finally I realized the I

    no longer care! I have all that I could and I was holding somehow hoping that maybe my husband would realize what he has. I no longer need that validation! I know I'm a good person and have done all I could! I felt guilty for leaving and wanting to be happy. Not anymore! He can...
    Thundakatt Thundakatt 36-40, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    Thinking About Leaving

    I married a woman from another country. We dated for almost 2 years long distance. I would visit her 2 times a year and stay for extended periods of time. About one to three months each time. She came to the states and we married. I had reservations because, but I never listened...
    alwaysconfused77 alwaysconfused77 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    Going on 11 years and

    if it weren't for my kids, I would have left along time ago. For the most part we get along but that's only because I don't say anything about his drinking until 2am, sleeping all day, doesn't lift a finger around the house, sits in another room with his dogs and watches tv. I...
    ColoradoGirl4 ColoradoGirl4 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 12

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    Dirty Movies And Lies

    When I got married there was already troubles. I loved her. Still do. NOTHING has changed in those regards. I still think she is sexy, funny, and smart. But I watched porn0graphy, she caught me and swore I'd never look at it again. I did. I got caught and swore, got caught...
    UgOlLi UgOlLi 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 8, 2013

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    Tired, Fed Up, Confused, And Lonely

    I met my husband in high school also, I felt like it was a dream come True because, we got married right after high school. He was my high school sweetheart also. But as soon as I ended up living ith him he changed. He got on myspace, tagged, facebook, zoosk, and any other social...
    Datsrite2 Datsrite2 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    Why Do I Bother?

    I should be so lucky as to HAVE a gun... I don't and wouldn't know how to use it if I did.   What would be comforting is to win the lottery and really get out of this marriage.  Fact is, I think I'll be ok financially on my own with the girls, but...
    Cheleanne Cheleanne 66-70, F 13 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    Searching For My Patricia

    In summer/autumn of 2009 I had a profound experience which turned my world upside down.  I had recently given blood and learnt how the black and Asian communities were three times more likely to need a kidney transplant than Caucasians.  I took upon myself to tell as many of...
    childofgod74 childofgod74 36-40, M Feb 28, 2012

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    How Is Marriage Supposed to Be?

    i met my husband in high school, and were high school sweet hearts.. he join the military for 4 yrs yet during the first year when i was 19 i went to my first party and got messed up where i was taking advantage and since that time i confessed to my husband.. lost respect, trust...
    steph7894 steph7894 22-25 9 Responses Jul 1, 2009

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    What Do I Do??

    hi me and my wife met in the college 11 years back......and one day out of the blue i proposed her through a common friend and to which she initially said no but finally accepted. we started going around and then had a breakup(actually she dumped me). i was heart broken as i was...
    lovelost27 lovelost27 31-35 1 Response Sep 9, 2012

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    Why Do I Stay?

    He never can have a conversation with me without turning into how he wouldn't be married, it doesn't hurt me to do it I don't do anything else, me screwing someone else, my vacation I took, not doing enough for our boys or losing the house. I didn't ask him to marry me, he asked...
    lonelyrunawaytrain lonelyrunawaytrain 46-50, F 3 Responses May 1, 2013

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    So Boring

    i have been married 36 years i am 3 1/2 years older than my husband you would think he was ten years older than me . we live opposite a social club he goes over every night we havent been out socially other than there for about 3 months we went out tonight with his brother and...
    noriam193 noriam193 61-65, F 4 Responses Dec 5, 2009

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    Have Already Divorced You Emotionally

    I love my husband. But it is clear that our marriage is just not going to work. My husband is 16 years older than me. I work full time and he stays home. We have 3 kids together. He is a great man, father. But some where down the line we just lost it. We always fight over the...
    SexyAlize SexyAlize 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 28, 2011

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    How can you sleep? When you know your marriage is falling apart... 😳
    mjg85 mjg85 26-30, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Oops. It wasn't heterosexual either. Oops. But it was consensual! Yay to consent! My parents would probably have a long talk with me if they knew. Oops.
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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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    Husband is non-communicative, unhelpful, drinks too much, and never wants to do anything, with me or otherwise. Fed up, fed up.
    eanne94 eanne94 51-55, F 32 Responses Jul 14

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    Sexually frustrated husband uses spreadsheet to show wife what's wrong with their sexlife. I have empathy for the husband. Obviously, however, his spreadsheet didn't inspire his...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 15 Responses Jul 21

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    Since our kids arrived my sex life with my wife has disappeared, however I have a really high sex drive and need to release regularly. Unfortunately I am getting fed u with all the...
    Stephbscot Stephbscot 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 18

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    With my crazy alcoholic stepdaughter who blames me for everything bad in her life and acts like a 13 yr old when she's almost 40. I am fed up with her sleeping around on her...
    miggym miggym 61-65, F 1 day ago

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    (This is a post of mine from a previous profile. I decided I'd post it on my new profile) Gay Marriage I am fully in support of gay, lesbian and transgender couples' right to get...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I want to be force fed until my tummy has to rest on too of my thighs. I don't want to gain a ton of weight, just have a cute, round belly
    dazed1234 dazed1234 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I am fed up with ALL the desperate attention seeking people on here! There are other sites that are specifically for asking people to rate you looks. All I see on the recent posts...
    smugbear smugbear 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 10

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    I don't feel like posting stuff here. I don't get much comments or words of encouragement every time I post stuff. So yeah I am fed up. I don't need someone to talk to cause...
    yomy1603 yomy1603 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm 18 and have never felt so alone. I have never had a boyfriend or even been kissed for that matter. I hate absolutely everything about myself and I guess this is one of the...
    REJ24 REJ24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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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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    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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    So sorry this is happening in your marriage. I as, the wife, am suffering the consequences of a sexless marriage. But I am here over 24 years... it's been going on for at least...
    mwmom mwmom 46-50 17 Responses Jul 4

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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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    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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    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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    (Repost...EP BLOCKED my first story) I stumbled upon EP the latter part of last year, and I've been a fairly frequent lurker ever since. It has taken me quite some time to...
    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Parents say to wait until marriage to have sex - no explanation. This book gives those explanations. People need to hear what it says on issues of sexuality, marriage, and celibacy...
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 19

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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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    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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    I never understood why people are against gay marriage. What happened to separation of church and state? Religion should have nothing to do with whether or not two consenting and...
    lak27 lak27 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 1

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    I am in my third marriage. Curious how things go, my first one ended because my wife refused sex almost all the time. to the point of being intolerable. The stories I read here, i...
    marcz7 marcz7 46-50, M 9 Responses Jul 4

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    Almost a month out post divorce. I didn't realize how much you could cram into one month. So overall I would say I am feeling stagnant, however the outside world may see progress...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 10 Responses Jul 7

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    I explained in my previous stories, along with steps and resources, that my husband and I attend a monthly marriage support group for marriages that have run into trouble. This...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Lessons From Finance Class... I'm taking Business Finance this month (because nothing is more fun than sixteen-week courses packed into a four-week-long summer class), and my...
    MeNotWe MeNotWe 26-30, F 12 Responses Jul 10

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    I have been having a particularly hard weekend dealing with the loneliness of living with a spouse with chronic pain so I searched the web and found this site. As I read some of...
    hispainismypain hispainismypain 61-65, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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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 Jul 21

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    This may be helpful for those who are planning to divorce. " Getting Divorced? Don't Be Nice ...I regularly hear people tell me they want to be nice to their soon-to-be ex. They...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Failure to Recognise RealityWhen I first came to EP, like most others, I claimed my marriage was great bar the sex. I even said that before my ex and I were married we couldn&rsquo...
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I think I belong to this group with my story instead of ILISM, or both.. Something just doesn’t feel right on the inside of me. I have this heart that can love and be loved, but...
    moonstruck77 moonstruck77 46-50, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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