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I Am Unhappy In My Marriage And Don't Know What To Do

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    How Do You Leave When He Is Sick?

    I've been married 11 years and have two beautiful children (5 & 7). You would think I could be happy just because my kids are happy and healthy but I want...more. My husband was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis 6 years ago and has become a shell of a person. He sleeps for...
    natashasonja natashasonja 36-40, F 17 Responses May 4, 2012

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    Gws1269 Gws1269 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Nothing makes him happy.

    Even when things seem to be going his way there are always other reasons to complain.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 22

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    I am increasingly unsatisfied sexually,

    and I just don't know what to do. He does nothing to get me turned on (he just says "play with yourself" or "get it wet") and I just feel... I don't know what I feel. Bored? Fed up? I have so many kinks and fantasies and he seems unable to fill a single one. I'm not solely...
    missstarrysky missstarrysky 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 17, 2014

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    I need advice please!

    ! So i have been married for 3 years and have a dauther so separating is not that easy, and bot what i want So... Im upset about my marriage, a lot And my husband knows this, because i have explained this many times And no, i dont think its bacause im asking for too much, or...
    Liz890 Liz890 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have a good family,

    with a wonderful wife and two beautiful boys. But sometimes, I can't help wondering how much she really loves me? Both my wife and I love our two boys, a lot! She is a great mom, who wants to give everything to the boys. But for a long time now, I rarely feel the love between us...
    oldmonkeyxu oldmonkeyxu 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    My wife and I had a good talk today.

    She told me one of her friends is getting divorced, largely due to her (female) friend's infidelity towards their husband. Their marriage is pretty young, and they do have children. The children have made things difficult enough for them to be intimate, it seems, and the...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I've been married for 3 years now,

    and i dont know how to be happy again, i miss the idea of having a husband i love and who loves me too, i want to talk to him and work out our problems, but he wont listen He says we are ok, but keeps being rude to me and i cant love him anymore I'm just depressed now
    Liz890 Liz890 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    I am 60 years young and have been married to

    the same man since I was 21. Being lonely yet not alone is something I've gotten used to and I accept that it's just how it is for me and that no-ones life is perfect anyway. My husband is not physically aggressive and has not been unfaithful to me....but He has made really...
    Anyone7 Anyone7 56-60 Dec 10, 2014

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    Grown Apart

    My Story, We have been together since highschool, 17yrs old (both of us) We have shared the same friends then, as we do now(same friends from high school). We are both in our late 30's & 40. We have children and were in love for a few years. Then something changed, i started to...
    kokoj kokoj 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2013

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    Never Marry A Divorced Man With Kids.....

    I thought I knew the man I married; loving, caring, sensitive. When we first met we were just friends. I already had a stigma for the situation that he was in, divorced with two kids (one his, one not).  I was 30 and had come out of a long term abusive engagement. I was relieved...
    Kozpac Kozpac 31-35 30 Responses Feb 9, 2011

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    Nearly 26 years married,

    last child has left the nest... I'm bored with a man who is happy watching TV and going to bed at 8 o'clock...well do I just settle or make way to the door...ugh!
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I need to find happiness.

    Anyone know how and where ?.
    NYFLOW NYFLOW 36-40, M 9 hrs ago

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    FFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUCCCCCCCKKKKKKK I HATE MY WIFE!

    !!! Wow, that feels better. What a deceitful, hurtful, miserable thing I got attached to.
    sparksearcher sparksearcher 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I have been married for five years,

    and have been unhappy for most of it. I want to leave, but we have a child together, and I don't want to ruin that child's life. My husband hasn't been interested in sex for four years. He doesn't seem to like me and is always putting me down in front of our child and other...
    np1106 np1106 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    vanessacc11 vanessacc11 26-30, F Jan 4

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    I have been with my husband

    for 32years, married for 25 of those years. I'm so unhappy I want to scream! We have tried counseling, several times. I have tried to talk to him a hundred time I have cried I have screamed I have begged Always same answer from him "I'll have to do better" Truth is I really do...
    zamaja3 zamaja3 51-55, F 2 Responses May 17, 2014

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    And So I Left

    Picking up the pieces, taking it day by day. I know that if you want something in life, through optimism and hard work, many things can be achieved. I have a lot of discovering to do, of myself, my children, what is best for us. I left my spouse and went to the city. The city to...
    MissingBoston MissingBoston 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 7, 2013

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    I'm the type of person

    who rather bottle stuff up then deal with it at the time or talk to ppl about things bc i dont like ppl knowing my business plus when i get into my feelings i get into my mad mood for letting someone upset me so much that i get loud anf then sad lol so this may be better lol...
    ashleynichole25 ashleynichole25 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    It's not that I don't love my wife

    and son. I can't imagine my life without them. I still feel very confined, however, by the social and legal pressures that come with having a traditional family. I never thought of myself as a family man, and for most of my dating life, made it clear that all things were a...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    Society has long become more open to the idea

    of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of successful older men looking for younger women. With actresses such as Catherine Zeta Jones marrying Michael Douglas with an age gap of 25 years...
    sarahcc11 sarahcc11 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    My heart and my head are

    so confused..I feel like someone is dying but it's my marriage.. And I have be the one to pull the plug with extremely shaky hands.
    kathryn30 kathryn30 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 31, 2014

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    So Valentine's Day came

    and went. It was a nice day...breakfast in bed...sweet gifts. Received my first lingerie gift ever from my man of 15 years. Tried it on two times. Took it off and went to bed. Yes, that's how my night ended. Bizarre? You tell me. I tried.
    SexyMomma37 SexyMomma37 36-40, F 10 Responses Feb 16

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    I grew up in a happy family,

    my parents loved each other so much; they still do, I have always longed for someone who respected and loved me that much. My husband is so against marriage I cant seem to understand why he married me, when I ask him he says he married me to make me happy because I believe in...
    TheDeadRose3 TheDeadRose3 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    I read about so many women on here

    that are unhappy in their marriage. They say their husbands are not interested in them and just sit around doing nothing about it. Wow... here I am a guy and I have a wife that seems to be that way. She doesn't seem to want to do much about it. Every aspect of our marriage...
    Allen54 Allen54 51-55, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    It Is My Responsibility My Happiness In This Marriage

    i am married 6 years now - and as with all marriages phases happen and changes take place. my issue is let go and let love in but i am so protective of my heart and untrusting to allow someone else to have control of my life yet i am not taking control. my husband is a...
    serkjo serkjo 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 5, 2012

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    he only reaches put to me

    when he needs something, when there are errands to be run, when he's troubled, sad, problematic. when he's happy, who does he call? who does he share it with? im not your errand girl. im your wife.
    muymuyb muymuyb 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    I have been married for 19 years.

    my husband prefers I keep any issue that may start argument's to myself. he respects outsiders over me and our marriage. he doesn't listen to my needs or plea's. I feel alone in this marriage. I want a divorce so I can move on. I might as well be alone cause that is how I...
    mrsunderstood72 mrsunderstood72 41-45 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I Love My Wife

    Well here I am on EP today. I don't know where else to go. I don't know who else to talk to. I have to do something. Imagine having the greatest spouse in the world, being completely attracted to her, but only if you imagine yourself as a different gender. Now imagine that she...
    InquisitiveShadow InquisitiveShadow 36-40, M 6 Responses Nov 25, 2013

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    In A Relationship, Married Or Not... You Should Read This!

    When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, I've got something to tell you. She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn't know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I was thinking. I want a...
    deepness deepness 22-25, F 7 Responses Apr 9, 2011

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    Ok well I've been married going on 5 years

    and for the past 2 it seems that we have lost our connection. I try to do different things to rekindle the fire like have date nights or set up a spa date for her, but she never wants to do anything. we don't talk about anything we don't do anything but gets mad when I do....I...
    ThatGuy0120 ThatGuy0120 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 3

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    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    paulacc11 paulacc11 26-30, F Jan 3

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    My wife and I have been married

    for 34 years now. There's been so many times where she withdraws from me and expects me to pull her back all the time. If I feel withdrawn, she just draws further away. When you look at successful men in this world, I guarantee you will find a wife that is openly supportive and...
    Allen54 Allen54 51-55, M 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Unhappily Married

    I have been married for 26 years we have four children togther and for the 10 years sex has been almost nothing. I have asked her if somthing is wrong and she tells me it is because of menopause. She started menopause early in her late 30's. Now 50 I have tried to make...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses May 7, 2012

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    What Do I Do?

    It's been two years of mess. Up and down the emotional roller coaster with my husband. What to do? I don't know. He wants me to say I'm ready to work on our marriage, and I can't. I don't feel like doing anything with our relationship right now. I've been working hard to keep it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Mar 14, 2013

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    Going on 8 years and i am 26 years young

    and hes 30 years old. Ever since he started a new physically hard job last june from an easy peasy sales one our sex life has plummeted. hes "too tired" all the time. i am a SAHM with two little ones and yes id like nit to feel so alone all the time. ive been loyal to a fault...
    LoveRemedy LoveRemedy 26-30, T 1 Response Feb 6

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    I am no longer sure if I still am in love with

    him or just comfortable and love him like a bestfriend. If I leave him I don't have much family and the ones I have I'm not really close to. We have a 3 yr old and a 1 week old. I don't want a custody fight. And he has said he wants the kids if we divorce. We fight alot and he...
    kclayne kclayne 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 11

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    Newly Misery

    I recently got married with my long time boyfriend of 10 years. So far it's been nothing but arguments. He doesn't respect me. I try to do everything I can to be a good wife but all he cares about it's his family. He can be very rude and it doesn't even bother him that he hurts...
    Jj6116 Jj6116 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2012

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    My Husband Is Why I Am Depressed - Do I Stay Or Go??

    My husband is moody all the time.  I suspect he may be depressed but he would never admit it.Nothing I do is ever good enough. I spoilt him with little gift and treats like his fav meal but i get little or no appreciation.I do love him but I am wondering if the grief is worth...
    Pinkyboo12 Pinkyboo12 31-35 4 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    I've been married for 14 years

    and finally left him and was gone for 2 years until he got sick and went into the hospital then I went to be by his side and now I don't know how to get out again.
    gina1970 gina1970 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm living in a loveless marriage

    and don't know how I'm going to continue for 9 more years. I can't be without my kids so divorce isn't an option. She has turned so sour on me and has no interest in changing that. She has had at least an emotional affair with another man and I think that she resents me even...
    sparksearcher sparksearcher 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 15

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    I've been with my husband

    for 5 years now we dated for 3 months before I got pregnant lately I've been feeling like I don't make him happy anymore he is always angry, tired, and easily gets frustrated with our toddlers in the beginning he was so loving and nurturing always wanting to do thing together...
    armijo2w armijo2w 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Ugh! I hate Valentine's Day.

    Every year he justifies not doing anything for me by saying this holiday is bogus and made up by big companies to get consumers to spend money. Every year I do something special for him, or get him a gift, knowing I will get nothing in return. It's not all about spending money...
    Geekmom007 Geekmom007 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Anniversary Blues

    So today is my wedding anniversary and I sign up for EP. Funny, yet sad. Is this really my life? How did I end up married, but feel like I have never been in love? Makes me wretch at the thought of anyone wishing me a happy day today.
    Vadne Vadne 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Unhappy Marriage Please Help

    Hi, OK so this is my second marriage, first one was great was with him 10 years and had 3 daughters with him and he wanted me all the time sexually and was very romantic, flowers every month and surprise gifts, nights out, etc.... he went screwball (brain tumors) turned out he...
    gobbalino gobbalino 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    I feel so alone in my marriage.

    Last weekend I was off and had made plans to meet friends at a show - I know everyone playing in the band, and several folks buying tickets. I had planned for two weeks to go. Alone. I promised my husband I would work on *us* and so I made special efforts to spend time with...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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