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I Am Unhappy In My Marriage

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    I read an article recently about the turning

    point people had that defined the end of their marriage. I am not saying this is the last straw, but certainly adding to the pile. My wife has been sick the last 2 years, but starting to get better. maybe 75% now. Especially lately, I have been working 2 jobs, trying to be a...
    runnfree runnfree 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 10, 2014

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    i m unhappy with my husband

    who beats me and tortures me when i m jobless.
    sesir sesir 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    I just confronted my husband about watching ****

    and he doesn't care. Why? What do I do? He pushed me away when I confronted him.
    dallastxbride12 dallastxbride12 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    So....hubby did and said all the right things

    last night. Dinner at my favorite restaurant, bottle of wine, walk on the beach. At home, I surprised him with new sexy lingerie. Another bottle of wine, kissing, hand holding. Time for some loving, and he had a surprise of his own, a penis extender! But then, he...
    Bikinigardener Bikinigardener 46-50, F 10 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    I'm a married woman..

    . And I find my coworker attractive. I just want him to hold me. And I feel so wrong.
    seatotheweed seatotheweed 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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    isn't for the most part every one unhappy in

    their marriage? I know its wrong but my body is broken so I am still married due to money, our kidd, I love my in laws n he wont leave. I wont leave my kids n I wont uproot them. What do you win....a,yes you guessed it, A UNHAPPY MARRIAGE. I am sure I'm just as much to blame...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I am a very private person.

    ..posting here is a bit uncomfortable and foreign to me. I hope letting the thoughts that play in my head out will help a bit. A couple very close friends are aware of my marital issues, I trust them immensely. Outside of them, no one has a clue of issues. I am a very positive...
    Hopeshope Hopeshope 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Our relationship started off with good

    but over the years it has changed. We have two beautiful children. I am no longer in love with him. He is very negative, love to drink alcohol, do drugs, etc.. He doesnt view education as being important, and he thinks that the world owes him. He has said some very harsh...
    sweetie629 sweetie629 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 21

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    It was our wedding anniversary 2 days ago.

    We wished each other and he took me for anniversary dinner. When we got there, we ordered our favourite food. I couldn't wait to eat it. As soon as we started eating, he began arguing for no reason and we left everything and came back home. It was our first anniversary. I'm...
    afia123 afia123 22-25, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Over the last week or

    so I have decided I want to end my marriage. Each day that passes makes me more resolved to do so. I just need to find the moment to tell my husband. There's never a good time for this sort of conversation but some are better than others. I know he'll be gutted but it's the...
    yespleaseMrDarcy yespleaseMrDarcy 36-40, F 14 Responses Apr 5

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    Good evening --- I however AM HAPPY IN MY

    MARRIAGE. This post is in response to the countless women that are unhappy in their marriages. Many wives lament and languish that they are lonely, afraid, vulnerable, disillusioned, disenfranchised, isolated and relegated to lower status and unequal pay & benefits -- adding...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    We married only months ago.

    Medium sized wedding, nothing extravagant, but still the whole kit 'n caboodle as it were. My gut was telling me all along, since day 1, that he wasn't right for me. Red flags here and there. Some of them I shared with him; anxieties, uncertainties about thing he did or said...
    prettypettycoats prettypettycoats 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I recently went through a serious upset .

    My spouse did something sexually that I literally told him not to seconds b4 he did it. Now he says it was a joke , & that he thinks its hilarious. What he did was something that I've banned from the bedroom because he has pushed the boundaries w that way to many times. So this...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    I grew up in from an abusive family

    and It was difficult for me to have friends due to trust issues,I dont have self confidence at all and I surrendered to an Idea that nobody will love me,God knows how I tried to leave my parents and my siblings but due to my culture,I was unable to do so,then I met this kind...
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Yesterday daughter and I were discussing our

    impending 21st and 50th birthdays Asked husband what will he be getting me for this special birthday His response : a divorce that should make you happy I used to respond in utter shock and disbelief in such comments but no longer do(but yes they still hurt )as I realise its all...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 9, 2014

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    I have to show interest in everything you

    like/do but what about mine...you show no interest in what I like, I try to show, talk about them and you seem to tune me out, well, you say you do that all the time to people when they talk about things that don't interest you, thought I would be the exception, but apparently...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Feb 9

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    Did I Marry The Right Person?

    This is to help those who have some challenges in their marriages. Someone once wrote. Every relationship has a cycle. In the beginning, you fell in love with your spouse. you anticipated their call, wanted their touch, and like their idiosyncrasies. Falling in love with your...
    JustMe2B JustMe2B 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 16, 2013

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    I Would Like...

    I would like someone to hug me and tell me they are so glad I am a part of their life...I want to be something other than an option..I would like to share my thoughts, fears, dreams and passion with someone that really cared what they were...I'd like to feel the rain on my face...
    sweetpetite68 sweetpetite68 46-50, F 21 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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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 intention of graduating. I felt that one day I would achieve my goals and dreams. I thought that there was a purpose in life and I was...
    LivinaLie LivinaLie 36-40, M 32 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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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 aspect of my relationship if you're curious. What I'd like to address here is why I stay...my children. You might think from...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 18 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Ok this isn't about me.

    But a guy I work with told me yesterday he is thinking about getting a divorce from is wife. He is 55 and been married for 34 years. How do people get divorced after over 30 years of being married?? It's just mind boggling to me.
    Tiffanyportelli Tiffanyportelli 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 8

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    if you are unhappy in your marriage

    and are looking for some fun with a young girl message me xxx
    sophh99 sophh99 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 8, 2014

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    My daughter has a few girls

    that she brings over to the house often. The girls trust me and talk to me about things. One friend recently told me that her mom started sleeping on the couch. And that her parents aren't speaking to one another. Knowing all too well what thats like I felt for her. Not because...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 25 Responses Feb 21

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    I have been with my husband

    for almost 6 years. 3 of those years we've been married. It at all started like a fairy tale we were head over heals in love! Our first year we got together he was in the military and did a 10 month tour in Iraq and I stayed faithful to him through all that while he was away. As...
    sadblueyes88 sadblueyes88 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 25

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    I can sit and chat while he is busy paying

    attention to himself, as long as I still make comments towards what he is doing, he is a happy camper, because he feels I am not ignoring him, but really I am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 9

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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 sad to the point I am considering leaving. I don't want to live like this any longer. For many years we couldn't keep our hands off on another, always...
    Moonwillow85 Moonwillow85 41-45, F 40 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    My wife asked me to make a peach cobbler

    tonight. I'm more then happy to make a treat, however I told her that she would have to sit in the kitchen with me and keep me company while I made the cobbler. She can't do that, she's busy paying bills on the couch in the living room with her laptop and the TV on. Are there...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M 15 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Have a marital counseling appt tomorrow.

    Not in hopes of reconciling . It's in hope that the therapist can help my husband see how much damage he's done & that he Does need to be responsible for himself financially. Also that using his bipolar as an excuse is just that,an excuse. And hopefully the therapist will help...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    My husband keeps lying to me about finances.

    He spends money on things without telling me. He opens up new credit card accounts without telling me. He pays his ex wife a lot of money for child support and then does everything for his 17 & 19 yr old while she doesn't spend a dime on them. The problem is this.....I'm a...
    transparent15 transparent15 41-45, F Feb 20

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    I found a condom wrapper in our bedroom.

    Again. They keep appearing - and he swears he has no idea where they come from. I think I'm experiencing every emotion possible as I sit and look at this little piece of torn-open foil.
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 7 Responses Apr 17

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    I simply want to die,

    Im so frustratef
    charmedangel1978 charmedangel1978 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 13

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    My idea of marriage and the reality of it (for

    me) are so far off the mark that I don't consider myself to be married. Is that weird? Maybe it should be ended. I may or may not ever be with someone again but isn't it better to be alone than to settle for crumbs? I'm sure he would see it differently.
    elizabeth111 elizabeth111 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2014

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    An update. I've told my hub I want a separation.

    Made it clear him not having finances to pay for his own place is his responsibility. He tried saying I know his bipolar keeps him from wanting to get a job. I told him that was just another excuse, that he needs to be responsible for himself and that there are plenty of ppl who...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    my husband hasn't slept next to me

    for 7 months. I know we'll never divorce because of our kids, this is now my reality. I used to disagree with people that said marriage can be lonely, but I really do understand now
    redpelican redpelican 31-35, F 25 Responses Feb 17

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    If you could love the wrong person

    that much,Imagine how much you could love the right one.
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 56-60, F 6 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    I love my children, I want them to be proud of

    who they are. I want them to learn that what they perceive as weaknesses, may be after all strengths. I want them to know that if they don't like the life they have, they can create a new one. Creativeness, imagination, invention are what has madeĀ us humans progress. I only...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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    my wife and I have been married

    for 2 and half year. we are always struggling to stay together. everything was great we got married then her dad died after that she wasn't the same month after she beg me for a daughter and I was more than happy give but now she treats me like a stranger, she doesn't even...
    crunkatize1 crunkatize1 26-30, M Feb 9

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    Before we were married,

    we had a long-distance, sometimes rocky relationship. He was jealous and didn't trust me completely. I got pregnant so we got married. The first year was really rough, but we got through it. Now, he doesn't take any parental responsibility, always wants to go out with friends...
    mph94 mph94 18-21 1 Response Apr 4

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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 in my house that when I speak, everyone talks right over me like I'm not there. The thing that is the worst of all is how my husband...
    tselliott tselliott 56-60, F 51 Responses Mar 24, 2008

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    I've been married for 7 years & my husband

    still doesn't know how to satisfy me. I have told, demonstrated, written, given a "cheat sheet" & sent articles. I have bought toys, books, creams, oils, jellies & sprays. He still uses the same moves for foreplay & only hits the same 3 spots. He's not very big but in his mind...
    question72 question72 41-45, F 64 Responses Jan 14

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    I wasn't always unhappy.

    I've tried very hard over the years to make my husband happy and to support him in everything he did. I'm not perfect by any means and I know I have failed him along the way a time or two but I feel like he has broken my heart and me a little bit at a time over the past 20 years...
    Curiouskitty77 Curiouskitty77 36-40, F 15 Responses May 28, 2014

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    Completely stuck, drowning,

    no way out type of feeling. I don't love him anymore. I'm not attracted to him anymore. He never grew as a person. I want to be happy. I want to live and enjoy life. I want to go out on a date on a Saturday night. I'm outside alone, sitting under a beautifully lit gazebo...
    PolishedSadness PolishedSadness 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 7, 2014

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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 problems. He has hit me before.. actually he hits me every time we have a big argument. I have gained a bit weight since we got...
    unhappyyoungwife unhappyyoungwife 22-25, F 22 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    You know what hurts? What really,

    really hurts about my marriage? That I am my Husbands Best Friend. He's told me this. It's true, all the good friends I've known him to have also got walked on. Seriously, no other person has given him as much. No other person has forgiven him as much and tried to accept who...
    FreewritingFreyja FreewritingFreyja 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    today I threw in the towel.

    I don't know if it was the right thing to do but she refuses to talk about problems and well she said she just doesn't care anymore. seems like the story of my life.
    LoStOnArOcK LoStOnArOcK 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 2

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    I have been married 9 years.

    we have 3 children ages 11,6,5. I just want to leave so bad! im not happy here but he is, how I have no idea... we have separated before and I felt so bad that I came back to try to work things out. but now I realise I was much happier on my own! its been us since we were 16, im...
    mekelb mekelb 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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