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I Am Unhappy In My Marriage

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    I was married just 9 months ago,

    in my mid-twenties, in what was quite possibly the world's most perfect wedding. The prior year of planning was challenging, to say the least. My then-fiance and I would fight constantly because he was always forgetting to do tasks he had promised to take care of. Two weeks...
    sasha898 sasha898 26-30, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate my life right now.

    I rushed into a marriage with a woman with three kids. She's a great woman but I just have major regret and resentment because I found out things after the fact. What do I do?
    tmantx tmantx 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 16

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    I have been with my husband

    for 4 years and have been married for two. Well anyways my husband is so controlling I don't know what to do anymore. I can't go out by myself or go and do anything with the few girlfriends I do have because he doesn't want me spending money that I make by babysitting a little...
    alwaysmiserable23 alwaysmiserable23 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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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 6 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Why is the sex a bore with some couples

    and hot after 25 years with others......
    happy10101 happy10101 51-55, F 6 Responses Nov 2

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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 4 Responses Dec 14, 2013

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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 6 Responses Oct 10

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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 just left numb from it all. Till eventually you're a shell of the person you once were. Yeah did you ever meet one of...
    blissfulmiss blissfulmiss 36-40, F 6 Responses Feb 7

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    We have known each other

    for 9 years: 1st year long distance, lived together for another 3 years and on/off long distance for the next 5, and then recently got married. Marriage life is different from what it was when we lived together or when we were doing long distance. I gave up my career goals and...
    mewmy mewmy 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    Am I crazy to expect my husband to be home in

    the evenings since we just had our second baby and our toddler isn't sleeping through the night? Because he seems to think it's acceptable to be out with his buddy until 2 am when his family needed him
    blondie529 blondie529 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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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 7 Responses Dec 7, 2013

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    My husband loves making money more

    than me. Married for 6 years with 2 kids. We struggle paycheck to paycheck to take care of family needs. And hardly ever spend alone time together. I told my husband that I am very unhappy and thinking about life without him. That I love him and all I want more time to...
    SadieB83 SadieB83 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 7

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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 goals in life. He is positively content with life, very mellow, no real motivation to improve his life in any way, no dreams, goals or...
    vaughng vaughng 46-50, F 12 Responses Mar 3

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    Had a huge fight with the husband today.

    After being up literally all night with my 2 week old baby my husband gets mad for having to get up with our 2 year old. I can't deal with a screaming baby and a crying toddler on my own. He thinks that because he works during the day and I am on mat leave everything is up to me...
    blondie529 blondie529 22-25, F 13 Responses Oct 8

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    I have been married for 29 years to a selfish

    materialistic ***. He has no interest in me intimately. He wants to be married but he wants to act single. Can't leave for financial reasons, but so tired of being lonely. Would love to just have a conversation. or a kiss
    lookinghappiness lookinghappiness 51-55, F 2 Responses Nov 8

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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 am hating myself right now.

    the other night at our anniversary dinner, when I saw the plenty of fish app on his phone, I wish I had walked out right there. but I pretended that I bought his lies... not in just so angry and I don't have the nerve to say why. and of course I get, "are you on your period...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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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 6 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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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 18 Responses Sep 16

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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

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    I have a very hard time in my marriage.

    My husband is very dominant and I am extremely passive. I let things go that normal people would go crazy over just because I hate confrontation. I can't hold a grudge. I am a stay at home mom/student. I don't get out much at all. My husband treats me like I'm his child. I am...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 14 Responses Jul 23

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    Last night I got to share with him a nature

    documentary directed by an old friend, I'd funded their kickstarter and finally got the DVD. It was gorgeous, full of humor, adventure, people's stories, musicians & artists, the natural history of the Catskills mountains. Sooo beautiful and inspiring. Of course he hated it.
    jenzy42 jenzy42 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 12

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    I'm kind of at a phase in my marriage

    where I don't feel like being the good guy anymore. I don't want to put my best foot forward to make things as good as I can. I feel like if she's not going to take the time to understand and meet my needs then why should I do anything to meet her needs? I'm somewhat...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M 6 Responses Oct 18

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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 31 Responses Nov 7, 2007

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    Hi everyone ..its my 1st time to try this blog.

    .i do like the idea and i hope someone will listen to me one day in life.. Im a father for 2 sons , married since 6 years ago to my wife , we knew each other for sometime ..had shared some life experience ..she likes my way of thinking and i did the same ....we had a very good...
    NightHawk2020 NightHawk2020 31-35, M Oct 5

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    My Emotions Things are better,

    that’s what I tell myself, and to an extent they are. Yet deep down I’m not sure if she really wants me. It’s not that she doesn’t love me; I know she does. But is she IN love with me? Does she long for my touch? Does she smile when merely thinking of me? That’s the...
    Cumquat83 Cumquat83 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 8

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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 38 Responses Sep 17, 2011

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    I just got out of the house.

    . Can't deal with tha hate inside it anymore! Sitting in the middle of nature and crying!!! I prepared sunday breakfast and wanted to have a nice day with my kids.. But he f&@)d up my happines again!!!! Yelling, complaining.. I am so over it! My kids get so agressiv, because...
    Krokus85 Krokus85 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 26

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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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    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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    If you could love the wrong person

    that much,Imagine how much you could love the right one.
    wvcountrylady wvcountrylady 51-55, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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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

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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

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    Haven't spoken to my husband in 2 days.

    I can tell that he is ready to talk to me again, but I am not ready. I seriously though about staying in a hotel last night. But this being such a busy time for my business on the property of our home, it would have been too big of a hassle. So i stayed. I shut myself in the...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    My husband and I have been having problems

    for a while now. He is an addict. He was struggling with opiate addiction when we met, but went into methadone treatment and has been successful in that aspect. But over the years his alcoholism has grown worse. I have confronted him many times on the issue. Possibly the worst...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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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 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 16 Responses May 28

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    So I am busy cooking

    and I ask my husband to hold our 8 month old. He stares at me with this vicious look. He STARES. Straight into my eyes. I ask him why he's looking at me like that. He keeps staring, like he's trying to intimidate me. He even squints. He looks like he wants to murder me. He says...
    Nathee Nathee 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    confronted my husband.

    .. boy did that backfire. presictibly he denied that he had any intention of cheating. He went on plenty of fish to "meet friends." boy he must really think I'm stupid... and so he jumps right into "we need to split, because I don't give a **** about him" and that I'm only there...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I hate what goes on inside my head.

    My wife left on a business trip on Monday morning. The entire time she's gone my anxiety is through the roof, I miss her, and we text and email a lot. She comes back to town last night and I'm not on her radar, I get half a hug and she barely speaks to me. She spends all her...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I can't wait to leave

    and never look back.
    redtigerhood911 redtigerhood911 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I find I can't share with many people

    and I just want to shout here. I just got married in 1 month. I been with my hubby for 7 years, before we got married. I hope to get married and he will change to a better person. But I realized it is wrong decision that I have made. In this 1 month and we got into argument and...
    depressrach depressrach 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 25

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    He said: "Just think it over,

    and write me a list, "So we can figure out what we both deserve." She hardly could believe it, that their love had come to this: Dividing an' deciding his and hers. But she grabbed a paper napkin, an' asked the waitress for a pen. An' one by one, she wrote down what she wanted...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 13

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    Hi everyone ..its my 1st time to try this blog.

    .i do like the idea and i hope someone will listen to me one day in life.. Im a father for 2 sons , married since 6 years ago to my wife , we knew each other for sometime ..had shared some life experience ..she likes my way of thinking and i did the same ....we had a very good...
    NightHawk2020 NightHawk2020 31-35, M 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Bad day today. My husband has financially

    trapped me in our marriage so regardless how miserable he makes me I cannot just leave. I need a Prince Charming to sweep me off my feet and save my life
    blondie529 blondie529 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 18

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    Seems most apt here..

    . The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole house began to tremble and you felt the old tug at your ankles. "Mend my life!" each voice cried. But you didn't stop...
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 30

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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 15 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

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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 5 Responses Jul 9

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    Haven't spoken to my husband in 2 days.

    I can tell that he is ready to talk to me again, but I am not ready. I seriously though about staying in a hotel last night. But this being such a busy time for my business on the property of our home, it would have been too big of a hassle. So i stayed. I shut myself in the...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 3 days ago

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