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I Am Unhappy In My Marriage

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    Newbie In A Unhappy Marriage - Ok, I'll keep this short. Last night I went to bed in tears after another fight with my husband. He's meanest at night, because that's when he's...
    keepittogether keepittogether 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    We are not compatible at all!!! 17 yrs of marriage n 3 lovely kids
    cluelessboy cluelessboy 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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    I have been married over a year now, my husband has always been a pothead, and in the beginning smoked and lied and smoked cigarettes too. The first year of our relationship I had...
    akiyama10 akiyama10 18-21, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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    My husband and I are both unhappy. However, we love each other. We have been to counseling and my husband doesn't like it. He doesn't feel we have "gotten anywhere." I am...
    JetBlak501 JetBlak501 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Like many people posting here, more and more often I've been asking myself how I got here. It's not because I'm an addict or a murderer or anything. By all outward accounts, my...
    z1985 z1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 2

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    There Is No Intimacy, In Any Form, In My Marriage - My husband and I have become no more than roommates. While he seems perfectly content this has made me incredibly unhappy and...
    Moonwillow85 Moonwillow85 41-45, F 35 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    Staying For The Kids - I am in a mostly unhappy marriage. My wife suffers from depression and that has made my marriage pretty unhappy. You can read my other story about that...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 15 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    I Want Out, But.... - Two years ago my husband betrayed me. The hurt was so deep, my love for him changed and continues to change. I love him for what he is but I don't want to be...
    jadedkitty jadedkitty 31-35, F 8 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    maybe I should've done more, tried more and cried less. I actually thought withholding sex when I was angry or so tired was a good thing. maybe I should've let him take me every...
    cheat3dwife cheat3dwife 31-35, F 10 Responses Feb 20

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    I'm having a very difficult time in my marriage right now. My husband show me no compassion and now he says he has no feelings for me but he keeps going back and forth. It's enough...
    jb2002 jb2002 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    from the first day of my marriage I feel that there is no chemistry between me and my wife, now we are two years marriage and one baby, thinking of divorce but worried about the...
    mohameddxb mohameddxb 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 18

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    I've been married for ten years and have two kids. My husband wanted me in his life but in hindsight, he never wanted to be in mine. I went to weddings alone, graduations alone...
    lonelymom22 lonelymom22 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    I Regret My Husband - I hate being in this relationship more and more everyday, every time I convince myself to stay he gives me two more reasons to leave. I hate the person he...
    carolinamunoz carolinamunoz 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 17, 2013

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    I have been married for 19 years. My husband is a good guy. No abuse, good work ethic, affectionate, etc. The problem is I am just not happy anymore. We have very different...
    vaughng vaughng 41-45, F 10 Responses Mar 3

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    I Get No Affection From My Husband. - I have been married for about a year and a half, been together four years.  When my husband and I were dating, he was affectionate. ...
    MarenGolden MarenGolden 36-40, F 76 Responses Jun 14, 2009

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    I am married to a very angry person who has the shortest fuse and takes all his frustrations out on me even if they nave nothing to do with me. We have only been married for a few...
    ClowdyDays ClowdyDays 36-40, F 7 Responses Feb 19

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    is anyone else in the same place, with lack of intimacy, caring and understanding......must be me ? you think? hmmmmm would love to find someone online or off to share all with...
    californiablue californiablue 61-65, M 3 days ago

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    I don't know where to begin, I am so unhappy I can't even cry anymore.
    eli00347 eli00347 46-50, F 9 Responses Mar 12

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    Last Night - My husband asked for sex last night and I though what the hell! We did it but I was dry the entire time. ****! All the more reason to go ahead with the divorce!
    ToniS ToniS 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 23, 2013

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    After 20 years, he's just a roommate. I've told him but it doesn't change......
    WickedJourney WickedJourney 46-50 10 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    I am having problems in my seven month old marriage. I have posted several things about it already. I have written a long message for my wife - yes I guess it is an ultimatum, but...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 16

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    Tired Of Living A Lie - I met my husband 10 years ago after a bad break up. I wasn't looking to meet anyone my friends had brought me out to get me outta my funk. A few weeks...
    ToniS ToniS 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    I have been married just over 10 years, no children (unable to) and for the past 2 years or so, my husband has been very distant, our intimacy is not at all like it use to be, the...
    LolaDeee LolaDeee 46-50, F 5 Responses Feb 24

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    Should I Ask Get A Divorce? - I am contemplating leaving my husband. He is overseas working at the moment & I think that the distance really opened my eyes. We have a whole list of...
    unhappyyoungwife unhappyyoungwife 22-25, F 22 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    I Just Want to Feel Loved and Wanted -   This story starts about 15 years ago. I was 21 and had my whole life ahead of me. I was in my second year of college and had every...
    LivinaLie LivinaLie 36-40, M 31 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    I have only been married 3 months and I'm confused why things have changed. My husband has completely turned into someone else. He used to want to spend every minute with me and...
    writer4ever writer4ever 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been married for 11 years. Things started out good -but after 3 kids and life I feel that we have just lost that spark. Through our marriage I have always tried to keep...
    zoey0824 zoey0824 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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    I am unhappy in my marriage not because my husband is a monster. My husband isn't the person I thought he was when I married him. It is so unfair! He is fake! I thought we were so...
    tracieee tracieee 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 10

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    What gets your through the hard days? What's your go-to? For me, it's the gym, running.... I can spend 2+hours in the gym just focusing on nothing but what I'm doing... I don't...
    Dreamer359 Dreamer359 31-35, F 12 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    Help Me Stay In My Marriage - I don't want to get a divorce, we have a good life. He is a wonderful father and provider. Most people looking in would think it is the perfect...
    Loki39 Loki39 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    Dear dear husband: I want to leave but I can't for three main reasons. The public humiliation. My religion. Our daughter. Those three things are why I am not free to live happily...
    queenCupcakes queenCupcakes 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    When Do You Walk Away??? - I am so glad I found this site. I have to say that I don't wish this upon anyone but so glad I am not the only one in this boat. Fifteen years and I am...
    Dolb75 Dolb75 36-40, F 19 Responses Oct 27, 2013

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    Well, i do belong to this group (a husband in a sexless marriage). I am married for last three years. It was an arranged marriage. Although my preference was to marry a very good...
    RDASN RDASN 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Marriage Is Nothing More Than Legalized Slavery. - Needless to say, Im pretty unhappy.  I have been married for only 5 year and they have been a wretched.  I have three...
    MsEnigma MsEnigma 26-30 22 Responses Jun 24, 2010

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    Is marriage about the acceptance of one's character and personality or a requirement for change? I am not getting along with my partner because he finds me too 'strong'. Is it that...
    anatriza anatriza 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    How To Stay Married - 1. Never stop courting. Never stop dating. NEVER EVER take that woman for granted. When you asked her to marry you, you promised to be that man that would OWN...
    chrisgaza chrisgaza 51-55, M 5 Responses Nov 10, 2013

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    How Did I Get Here? - I am 46 years old. I've been married to my wife for 9+ years. We have been together for 11+ years. We have one beautiful 4 year old daughter, that is the...
    h3MAYY4C h3MAYY4C 46-50, M 7 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    Till death do us part...... well I feel like I'm dying a little every day, every second of every day my heart breaks. There is nothing left and soon nothing left to feel, cause I'm...
    blissfulmiss blissfulmiss 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 7

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    A Tribute To Shel Silversteins " The Missing Piece Meets The Big O" - To all my relationship challenged friends.   I read this years ago and ran across this animation. While we...
    Anriba Anriba 41-45, M 5 Responses Jul 13, 2013

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    I Dream Of Running Away :( - I have been married 7 years and it feels like 5 of them have been too long ! My partner has such a nasty temper , the smallest of things set him off...
    TaannAz TaannAz 31-35, F 23 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    I have been truly unhappy for years but held on for the sake of my children and for the fact that I do love my husband.... But really don't like him. We will be married 20 years in...
    TrinityX2 TrinityX2 46-50, F 8 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I dnt know we're to start but everyday deep inside im not happy with my husband anymore..Emotionaly he hurt me so badly..Tormented my heart.I need some advice please .I cant take...
    lonelylady2985 lonelylady2985 26-30, F 5 Responses Apr 1

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    My husband has definitely got a split personality. One minute he ignores me for weeks, doesn't support me or encourage me to do anything. I do everything for him. Then all off a...
    olivia2807 olivia2807 31-35, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I just wanted to say that for everyone who is struggling with this question and situation to read "Too Good to Leave, Too Bad to Stay" by Mira Kirshenbaum. It is a positive book...
    adelaider adelaider 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 2

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    What I'm Doing To Cope - My husband wants to leave me and I am torn apart.  I've had a lot of trouble sleeping in the bed we used to share.  So I started a blog about it all...
    rahkeepschanging rahkeepschanging 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    "Rough Patch"? - In the past couple of months, since my marriage reached its breaking point, I have received a lot of advice and/or wisdom regarding long-term...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 23, 2011

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    Here is a good example of how he ****** me off... So my husband text a random text to me today and in the middle of the messages we had going I found out my aunt passed and the...
    mekelb mekelb 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 26

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    So Unhappy I Wish I Were Dead - I have been married for 25 years. They have all been pretty terrible. Each year I think it can't get any worse but it does. I am so totally ignored...
    tselliott tselliott 56-60, F 48 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    I don't have the sad story of marrying for the wrong reason, being cheated on or lied to multiple times. My life has, for the most part, been quite happy. We have a beautiful...
    njstringer njstringer 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 8

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    My husband and I are in our 60's and just married 7 months ago. We had sex exactly 3 times the first two weeks we were married and now NOTHING. He even nudges me away if I try to...
    Blondeartist444 Blondeartist444 61-65, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    My husband is so deficult to be with. He always thinks I'm cheating. I don't have any friends I don't see my family like once a year if that. We've been together 15 years. I've...
    Hatemelife Hatemelife 41-45, F 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    After all that went down today, I really just wanted to get drunk. Plain and simple. I poured my vodka and coke, thought it tasted disgusting, drank it anyway, and decided I was...
    Luckylotus013 Luckylotus013 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 13