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I Am Unhappy In My Marriage

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    I don't want to be with someone else,

    I just want to be single
    Sweetbeotch Sweetbeotch 36-40, F Feb 8

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    I found myself googling I want to kill my

    husband today.. I know very well that I need to get out of this, but I don't want my kids to be hurt in any way
    Coquette1 Coquette1 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    i just realized that I have been in an

    unhealthy marriage for the last 34 years. A few years ago,I tried asking my husband for a divorce and he said go ahead, but he knew that I had nowhere to go, because all of my family is back east. I blame him for dragging me all the way out to the west coast. I knew that I was...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 20 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    I'm back from the dead people,

    not dead really just not in the mood to deal with anyone. I'm sick of depression, sick of my horrible lonely marriage, and now it's the holidays again sigh
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 8 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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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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    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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    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 May but have been together since high school. He is all I know and I do find comfort in that but hate these feelings I have...
    TrinityX2 TrinityX2 46-50, F 11 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    So id like some feedback.

    I feel angry and frustrated but not sure if I'm right in feeling this way. So here goes. My wife and I both work. She works from home and manages the kids schedules. Now I acknowledge that she has her hands full. My job is much more demanding physically and mentally. I work...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 6 Responses Jan 26

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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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    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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    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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    Many young women today are a bit tired of the

    usual relationships that they have with men of their age. This is why it is no surprise nowadays that we see a lot of Younger WomenOlder Men Dating . Are you a man looking for a younger woman, or a woman seeking an older man? Everyone has their preferences in relationships...
    celinecc11 celinecc11 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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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 8 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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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 4 Responses Mar 7

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    I hate my husband. I hate my relationship I

    have with him, we have a 1 year old together and I had to stop everything to be at home. now I have no life no friends, away from family. and I'm only 29.
    Pink85 Pink85 26-30, F 14 Responses Jan 11

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    How dose it feel when your husband puts you

    last, takes you forgranted? Your needs are the last time he thinks/cares about.
    Pink85 Pink85 26-30, F 7 Responses Jan 13

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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 Feb 28

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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 married to him anymore. I don't believe he loves me as much as he loved the other woman. We moved when he went full...
    jadedkitty jadedkitty 31-35, F 5 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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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 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    It is been three months

    since I married to my husband. He is overseas and work overseas and I always had this feeling that his x-wife is at his home since I came back. We talked everyday and I don't trust him. Today he called and heard his mother called his x-wife's name at his own home. They don't...
    suffer15 suffer15 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 7

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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...
    Sweetbeotch Sweetbeotch 36-40, F 4 Responses Feb 9

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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 did it. Left him Tuesday

    and served him divorce papers today. Whew.
    Bikinigardener Bikinigardener 46-50, F 28 Responses Sep 26, 2014

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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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    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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    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 her is why I stay...my children. You might think from...
    iRant iRant 46-50, M 16 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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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 11 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    Pink85 Pink85 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 25

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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 24 Responses Feb 17

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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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    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 4 Responses Feb 21

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    okay. I just had THEE BEST IDEA to me,

    might not say much I don't have a lot of ideas worth writing down lol. My marriage sucks is depressing n itis what is. I'm inly half of the commitment not much I can do on my own. So heres my brillant idea....why can't I be happy alone? Go out have fun yes I mean leave the...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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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 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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    Whenever we get in a fight

    and I either leave the house or lock myself in the bedroom to get away, so many thoughts run through my head. How I want to leave. How I deserve better. How I've given it my all and in return I got a selfish, lazy, unfaithful husband. How I just need to take that final step...
    LeglessPotato LeglessPotato 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    My husband wants to see his divorce attorney

    today. I am soo incredibly sad and at the same time I am completely void of emotions.....I gave up my life to be with him, I relocated, I gave up seeing my friends and family, I have beeing putting up with his family's hatred towards me for two years, I postponed finishing my...
    Astriabirdy Astriabirdy 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 10, 2014

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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 20 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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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 Jan 26

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    Some dark humour: Me: "I'm a bridesmaid

    yet again soon". Respondent: " so you're a bridesmaid at a funeral, good for you". Only the respondent and I got the joke. Gotta laugh at misery once in a while.
    Aero2015 Aero2015 36-40, F Feb 22

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    I feel badly that I've fallen out of love with

    my husband. It's primarily based upon lack of respect. He constantly has apologized over and over again for YEARS because I must work harder to be with him than without him! He's lazy compared to me and has yet to get his career together. I've done all that I can to be a...
    brokenwoman13 brokenwoman13 36-40, F 16 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    Ok here goes and looking

    for some good feedback. I have been married now for 4 yrs and I love my wife and 2 boys(1 i adopted) I went completely against the grain with this relationship as I previously would never date a woman with a child. just my personal preference. So I did and we got married...
    goat007 goat007 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 12

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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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    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 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 made us humans progress. I only...
    MrSquishy MrSquishy 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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...
    Sweetbeotch Sweetbeotch 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 9

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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...