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I Am Trapped In My Marriage

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    I just want him to accept

    that I want out of the marriage and stop trying to fix what can't be fixed. I want to move and try to be happy. Is that too much to ask?
    reneedarkside reneedarkside 46-50, F 4 Responses May 24

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    I've Fallen And I Can't Get Up

    Been with this guy for almost 30 years. We have one teenage son. We do not agree on child rearing styles. He is a strict disciplinarian, and my son has to do what he is told or he gets the silent treatment. I feel more like my son should make his own decisions on his life...
    Snickers1960 Snickers1960 51-55 3 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    I Can't Breathe

    First off, let me say I found this place by accident and in less than a half an hour, I find that I'm not alone and it's a good feeling to have. Especially since people like me feel lonely often. As many of you have mentioned, I too married young, 19. He was my first everything...
    eke67 eke67 46-50, F 5 Responses May 30, 2013

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    Sinking With No Life Boat

    How in the hell did my first (and only) marriage turn into this nightmare? Within a year of being married I began to notice that my wife thought that saying yes to her teenage son 99% of the time was a good idea. Then, after I noticed repeated thefts of things from my car I ...
    DeadButAlive DeadButAlive 46-50, M 13 Responses May 29, 2008

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    Why Do I Feel Like This?

    I got married a year ago after i discovered i was pregnant. My husband is a nice guy but we can't communicate. I don't think I can be with him for much longer but I don't want anybody else either. If i want a divorce he will take our son- he doesn't even have to divorce me...
    questforknowledge questforknowledge 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 19, 2010

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    So Desperate to Leave

    hi there my story may seem a little different to most people wanting out of their marriage but here goes, ok i'm 33 yrs old and have been married since i was 18 to an absolute wonderful guy he's caring, considerate, extremely loving and totally devoted to me the problem is i...
    clare76 clare76 31-35 4 Responses Jul 9, 2009

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    What Should I Do

    I have been married just over 20 years. Lately I have been feeling I'm not in love anymore and want to leave. We have two kids and of course the guilt about wanting to leave is terrible. He really isn't that bad of a person which of course is another reason for the guilt. I'm...
    carolppr carolppr 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    No Where

    I raised my children on my own and when they left home I became reacquainted with a high school friend. I thought I had found someone to share my life with. We have been together for five years. I lost my job shortly after we began living together and have had no luck finding...
    kschryver kschryver 56-60, F Oct 31, 2013

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    Stale Marriage - At The Polite Facade Stage

    I met my wife in 1995 and we had a long distance relationship for 1 year and we then married and I moved to where she lived.At different points of our courtship it was clear that she was not an easy going person even though this is clearly the best match for me. Several times she...
    Acadian1 Acadian1 51-55, M 5 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    A Loooong Story

    I have been with my husband for 14 years and have been married for seven.  we have no children and have experienced four miscarriages.  Our problems really started about 6 years ago.  My husband is a lovely man, but i feel that I am not his priority (as he...
    lisa2331 lisa2331 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2010

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    I Feel Like Life Is Passing Me By

    I'm in my mid thirties, married with three great kids that I get to stay home with.  This doesn't come without sacrifice though.  We are consistently broke and barely scrape by each month, often times having my parents save the day.   Because of this, I have...
    serendipity75 serendipity75 31-35 2 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    Trapped

    I've been married almost 14 years. My husband is extremely hard to live with. We have a 9 year old together. He loves her more than me. I also have an 18 year old son who also I had as a single mom. My husband has completely checked out. He is tired of my free spirit spending...
    butterflyjoy butterflyjoy 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I am married to a narcissistic man.

    I have a love/hate relationship with him. I don't even know where to start. I feel so trapped and alone. He denies any sort of problem and thinks he needs no help. We have been together for 14 years. I left him a year ago and it was a temporary separation. I felt the best I had...
    mandyp21 mandyp21 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 8

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    I Wish I Can Just Snap My Fingers ..

    I wish that I can just snap my fingers and I will be out of my marriage. Sounds like a dream eh? Yes I am dreaming indeed that things will be that easy. It took us 12 years before we got married. The relationship started when we were first year college. It was a record-breaker as...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 30, 2012

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    Not sure where my soul mate went

    I have known my husband since I was a junior in high school. I really did love him more than anything on this planet at a time. Way before the cheating, lying, the lack of emotion and disrespect. He was my world and I was his. Fast forward about 13 years and where are we at? He...
    kaye30kaye kaye30kaye 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2012

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    Positive But Self Honest About My Marriage

    My wife has admitted she married me for all the wrong reasons.  She's had one affair that I know about.  I suspect that this affair with her boyfriend before we were married has lasted many years inside our marriage.  At least seven.  We have four great kids...
    pla6zuk8zm pla6zuk8zm 51-55 2 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    As Trapped As It Gets

    No job and not bites in all the applications I have submitted. No family near by to help with transition. My son .... all the questions about what divorce will do to him. Some say it would better, some say it would not - to put him through it.I don't know. Doesn't seem like it...
    lisa36 lisa36 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2010

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    I got married young, just out of school.

    A year later we had a baby. She's two years old now. And I can't tell anyone what this is like, or has been like, living with HIM. He rules my every decision, from how long I take in the bathroom, what I should wear, eat, drink, cook. Who I should talk to friendwise. He...
    jaythebird jaythebird 18-21 4 Responses Apr 12

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    I wish there was a way to end my marriage.

    There are so many social pressures (and emotional pressures) to continue in the same way.
    tjat2013 tjat2013 31-35, M Apr 14

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    My wife and I have nothing in common.

    We cannot communicate, she doesn't understand me. I'm staying in my marriage because my kids deserve a complete family. I'm very lonely.
    Stky2001 Stky2001 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 10

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    Trapped

    After spending many sleepless nights crunching numbers and counting up the cost of school, diapers and food, I have concluded that the only way out of of my marriage is if one of us dies. I have no money, no job and I was in the middle of my masters degree when I got pregnant...
    Penelopejones Penelopejones 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 9, 2009

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    Might Be Ready To Hang It Up

    I got married entirely too young and for all the wrong reasons.  I was 20 and had been lonely all of my life.  I never had a girlfriend, so when this girl took an interest in me I was elated.  I did anything I had to to hold onto her. My first clue how things were...
    openroad72 openroad72 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    Married And Trapped..? I Deserve Better...

    So I felt like I could relate alot with this group!! As to why I joined it... It is a very unfortate group to be a part of and I feel bad that other people are feeling the same aweful feelings relating to their husbands and wives, but at the same time I feel comforted in knowing...
    MsBeautyExpert MsBeautyExpert 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 23, 2013

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    Me and my wife have not spoken

    for months now and we have not had sex for last 2 years. She has clearly told me to go away from her life. But I continue to stay, I love our son more than I hate her. Sometimes in life, you just have to swallow the bitter pill...
    tjat2013 tjat2013 31-35, M 1 Response May 28

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    Our Life Has No Meaning Together

    I have been married for 2 years. For the duration of this marriage, I have felt frustrated that my spouse does not take initiative in our marriage. We do not share any common interests, activities, or groups, other than the desire to zone out by eating fast food and watching...
    greenscales25 greenscales25 26-30 3 Responses Jun 14, 2013

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    An Update....

    I posted a story in this thread last year - I wont repeat it but wanted to give an update I finally found the courage to voice my feelings and suggested to my husband that we separate. He agreed and moved out on 21st January this year. All was amicable and he continued to come...
    lisa2331 lisa2331 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15, 2011

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    Married To A Batterer

    I don't know where to start, I hate my husband for what he does to me but I can not get out of this marriage for many reasons one of them is the fact that I have a son and I am pregnant with the second one. I am very seccuessful in my carrier and my social life, and that what...
    Alsham Alsham 26-30 Aug 27, 2012

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    I used to teach swimming almost everyday.

    I did this for free. This was a family business and I was happy to help. Now that I am married, my wife forced me to stop teaching for free. I have been swimming almost my whole life. I am having trouble sleeping. Am I too selfish?
    beedio beedio 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Related Experiences

    Hmm this week I've been adding stories to the experiences I've chosen since being a member on here. I've been adding each story one at a time.And so far it's been pretty straight...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 16 hrs ago

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    I'm sure we all have read the story of the guy who emailed his wife a spreadsheet of his failed attempts at sexual advances. I've read more than a few articles on the story...
    chuckdaly chuckdaly 36-40, M 10 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am scared of marriage, I almost hate it. It is because I do not want to form a scattered family, they are not even a family, they hate each other, I do not want to bring such...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Well. It is finally official. I am divorced! After all the craziness, after years of sexless marriage and emotional distance, after emotional and physical abuse, after having an...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Baby Steps - Once we acknowledge our sexless marriages will never improve and we need to end our dysfunctional relationships, many of us feel overwhelmed by the seemingly...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 26

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    I am only in it because I need his financial support for our kids. He cheated on me last year and it ruined our 20 year marriage. He lied repeatedly and I am exhausted with all...
    Lifeissad789 Lifeissad789 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    We've been married for 26 years. I am tall and very fit. I keep myself clean and well groomed. I know men find me attractive. But my husband is very inhibited. He does not french...
    debbiedee623 debbiedee623 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 31

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    Avoiding making long terms plans, gathering much needed info to get ready to leave, knowing what you want and what you don't want. You don't want to fix this, the marriage is over...
    lonelysara1211 lonelysara1211 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    My wife and I love each other but we have not been physically intimate in five years. It began when my wife gave birth to our only son. She had preeclampsia and was very ill; our...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 16 Responses Aug 13

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    My husband is a sex addict. I discovered this about a month ago, although I had been ignoring the clues for years. Throughout our marriage of 14 years (and before we met) he has...
    WestSiderWoman WestSiderWoman 46-50, F 14 Responses Aug 12

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    Does anyone else notice a sharp increase in people who are NOT in sexless marriages that are jumping in to tell us all what we are doing wrong? Is there a troll convention in town...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 17 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I live in northern va to a pretty good well off family But having material wealth doesn't guarantee happiness and freedom I feel like i am trapped in my own home With the...
    crowe15 crowe15 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 25

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    I WANT MY FREEDOM! - A realtor showed me a townhouse rental today that's perfect for my post-SM life - it's big enough for me and my kids, sunny, well appointed, permits pets (I...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 8 Responses Aug 8

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    I graduated college in 2008 and moved from my small town in the heartland to a major city on the east coast and loved every minute of it. Unfortunately there was also a recession...
    beedubaya beedubaya 22-25 2 Responses Jul 28

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    Trapped sunlight Glassed over yellow frogs A toothless jungle cat Deserted primates Entombed snakes on a log Thirsty humps, one or two Long leaf neck eaters Without any trees...
    mafields mafields 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I can't stand this body anymore. It's like I'm trapped inside myself. Yes, I'm transgender. Yes, I'm gay. I don't care what other people think. I just want to be me. But I can't do...
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response 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 Jul 28

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    “Why should I, as a gay man, be denied the same right to file a joint tax return with my potential husband that a straight couple has?” Very helpful answer by Ryan T. Anderson...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Why Did We Get Married? - My STBX continues to struggle with my decision to divorce him, yet my conviction to break free grows stronger everyday since I triggered our divorce...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 18 Responses 5 days ago

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    You can cry all day long and pray, but that's not going to move God to work on your situation. He does hear your cry and undertand your needs, but that's not faith and faith is...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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