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I Am Unhappy In My Marriage

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    You'll never be the one 'cause it's not how

    it's supposed to be Won't pull you back, pull you back, pull you back to me I don't want your love baby we were never meant to be It's not enough so you're gonna have to break free I've got to break you free Don't know why you'd ever say love Knowing I'll never be enough...
    RoughDiamond17 RoughDiamond17 36-40, F 1 Response Jan 16

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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 7 Responses Jun 20, 2014

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    My Husband suffocates me not in the literal

    sense but mentally, he texts calls and just is in my face every 5 minutes. I want to get through this or it will be 12 years down the drain... But I do not like him going near me sexually, I'm attracted to other men when he allows me out and I have kissed a few men at clubs...
    seperatedreality seperatedreality 31-35, F 15 Responses Jan 2

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    My husband is a good man.

    I'm bored unappreciated and conflicted. Married 13 years. Does it get better?
    Rayale Rayale 41-45, F 15 Responses Aug 28, 2015

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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 23 Responses Feb 21, 2015

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    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 13 Responses Sep 28, 2015

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    He is always in my face.

    And. Last weekend I went to Vegas without him. He tortured me by calling me and texting me and got angry if I didn't answer. Now he's. Telling. My friends and they are giving me the third degree about why I went to Vegas. Unbelievable !!!!! I refuse to stop having fun...
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 4 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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    My husband cheated by texting on fb.

    he forgot I set his fb up for him.he got to where he was guarding his phone an that gut feeling stepped in.so I checked an sure enough texting our neighbor. Saying sexual things to her.but he says it was just a joke.he was only kidding. Now I have to look out my window every day...
    djpatt djpatt 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    God damn it. Decide to take time to chill on my

    own in the house (as previously discussed between us) and I have to deal with a constant guilt trip from her on why I should just not do what I am doing and hang out with her. I just want some time to cool on my own.
    sleepybro sleepybro 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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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 20 Responses Mar 12, 2013

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    Hi this is gizzi I was typing my response

    and my phone acted up,well heres my advice to you, firs I feel so sorry to hear of your circumstance, I can only imagine your anguish. But the decision to hang on to a life like yours is really nothing more than beating a dead horse. It'll solve nothing and may eventually damage...
    gizzl gizzl 56-60, M 1 Response Dec 31, 2015

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    We have been married 15 years.

    Wife stopped loving me about 7 years ago - she says she cares for me and wants to stay together for the kids, but we hardly talk. What is the point of this?
    caindianguy caindianguy 46-50, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    In the beginning you were a calming spirit.

    I could see nothing but love and tenderness in your eyes. I could feel your love in the way you touched me. And taste it in your kiss. Now your love is gone. I hear it from your lips but it doesn't ring true. Empty words spoke from an absent heart. Truth would set us free, but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses Sep 22, 2015

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    My favorite experience this year.

    I'm sitting drinking my coffee and my wife comes downstairs from being able to sleep in. I say Happy New Years hon and I get "Hi". Not one Happy New Years that day, hug, or kiss. Thinking that 2016 will not be year three without having sex. That is my New Years resolution...
    adventureseeker1971 adventureseeker1971 41-45, M 9 Responses Jan 5

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    Something has been weighing on me.

    I appreciate EP giving me somewhere to vent. I REALLY appreciate the thoughtful and kind people who banter back and forth with me. I do wish so many of you did not have the same struggles as moi, but thank you for being open about it. That said, I feel terrible after I post...
    babalulu babalulu 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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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, 2015

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    we live in a very small apartment

    and are always talking about going our separate ways. we barely talk and i don't know where to go because i can't afford rent.
    friendz22 friendz22 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    YOU ARE TRULY A GREAT GROUP!

    You guys saved my marriage and possibly saved my life. Thank you all for your comments. I had been spinning in circles for at least 5 years and had a really rough 6 weeks but today I had what I could only call a MIRACLE! Some of your suggestions were very helpful. I...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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    Ever think you should not be married at all

    or ever? That thought crosses my mind almost daily.
    sleepybro sleepybro 26-30, M 7 Responses Jan 18

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    I swear, if I read one more article telling men

    to learn to communicate with their wives, take out the trash, help with the kids, help with home chores, show appreciation for their wives' cooking etc as a way to ignite their love, I'm going to take that article and make the writer eat it... It is all BS - none of this friggen...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch 41-45, M 13 Responses Nov 28, 2015

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    I just think we have lost trust in each other.

    The moments when we looked into each others eyes with such anticipation are long gone. Now its "are the kids sleeping," "are the bills paid." Obviously, a major part of that is natural as the years go by, but there is a nagging part of me that is lonely and sad. I feel like I...
    honestthinker honestthinker 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Ugh. I am so depressed in my marriage.

    We've been together almost 10 years. Married for 5. There is no love. I stay for all the wrong reasons. My husband is lazy and the most selfish person I know. I have been trying so hard the last few years to completely give up on who I really want to be so that i can make him...
    Kittinxoxo Kittinxoxo 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 12, 2015

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    Happy 2016!!! New beginnings

    for myself and my children. I have been pushed to the breaking point I can no longer do this. My heart hurts but this has to happen. Over the past two weeks he has been off a considerable amount of it. Making no acknowledgment of Christmas to myself and except for presents for...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 9 Responses Jan 1

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    My wife and I have been married just over 5

    years and have a child together. I usually have a high level of patience, but between our infant child and dealing with her insecurities/inability to take of her share of responsibilities in our marriage, I am running low of fuel. I do not want to cheat/split up but I find...
    sleepybro sleepybro 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 4

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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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    Today is my 12th anniversary.

    It has been pretty rocky the past couple of years. We went to dinner and my husband said we should try to stay together bc it is not fair to our son to get divorced at least until he is out of high school. He is 6. He said he really wanted us to try to be happier and get...
    Virgogirl76 Virgogirl76 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 4, 2015

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    Last night was one of those nights

    when I really took a moment with my thoughts. I rolled in from work about 7pm. Zero lights on in the house. So I figure no one is home. But as I get closer, I see my little car (that he likes to drive) in the driveway. Maybe he just arrived home too. I walk into the house. Talk...
    babalulu babalulu 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    what would you do if you got blamed

    for everything in a relationship? maybe it was your fault or not
    Highhopes84 Highhopes84 31-35, M 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    Its been 10 years now

    and the last 6 have been the worst.... im here for frienships and meeting new people. I just need a friend, someone to talk to and someone who also needs someone to talk to.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I did it. Left him Tuesday

    and served him divorce papers today. Whew.
    Bikinigardener Bikinigardener 46-50, F 23 Responses Sep 26, 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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    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    elinccaa elinccaa 26-30, F Jan 7

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    Interesting watch. I am sure there are some

    exceptions, but still food for thought.https://www.ted.com/talks/robert_waldinger_what_makes_a_good_life_lessons_from_the_longest_study_on_happiness
    babalulu babalulu 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    I'm figuring out that my husband

    and I are just not compatible. We never will be. Whether he stops drinking or not. We don't belong together. I'm an idiot for ever thinking we were. I should have gone with my original gut feelings and never married him. What a mistake. Honestly, I don't think I'll ever be...
    Ranae414 Ranae414 51-55, F 7 Responses Dec 22, 2015

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    You ever have days where you wake up

    and wish you didn't....(wake up)...to another ****** day of ****** married life...fml
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Ugh. So tired of my boring life.

    I have four great kids, a great job, and what could be a great life. But my husband is Fat and we no longer have a lot in common. What I wouldn't do for a night out and a good snuggle.
    Needtotalk77 Needtotalk77 46-50, F 13 Responses Jul 11, 2015

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    The worst kiss in the world is the peck.

    To me the peck says "I don't have time for you" or "I'm only doing this to keep you from complaining". Seriously, as an adult, have you ever once in your life received a peck and thought "Man that was awesome!"? Or better yet, have you ever gotten butterflies in your...
    LifeinWoodinville LifeinWoodinville 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 10

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    I was 19 years old when I met my H (we'll call

    him Steve)to be. He's 5 years older then me and he was my supervisor. I loved everything about him. The way he made me laugh was at the top. Well, long story short we broke up then got back together and then I got pregnant at 22 and we decided to get married for the baby...
    sunnysarha sunnysarha 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 30, 2015

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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 55 Responses Jan 14, 2015

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    Well, the reason I am here.

    ..mostly... is to share my predicament, and possibly get some honest, and unbiased feedback. Most of the people I associate with or see on a regular basis are going to have one bias or another...So this might be a little long, but it's a long story, and I don't know of any other...
    SoCalRenaissance SoCalRenaissance 36-40, M 4 Responses Jan 11

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    I've been married for 4 years,

    together 6... I was 19 years old when we met, him 25... I was too young, to commit myself so quickly without being able to experience life and find myself. I settled for the first man who seemed to care for me... sadly that last statement seems to be false. hindsight is 20/20...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Nov 29, 2015

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    "If you were to show me you can help out a

    little more, then we might be able to get things"- wife. I have the job. I pay the bills. I put food on the table. I help clean. Can anyone else relate to this bullshit?
    notherefortheexperience notherefortheexperience 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I find it funny that every person you tell

    that you are not happy in your marriage and you wanna leave its always someone saying "u need to do this" "u need to do that" "you married him for a reason" "your ex is your ex for a reason" OKAY IT BE THE SINGLE PPL THAT ARENT MARRIED AND THAT HAVE BEEN SINGLE FOR DECADES OR...
    Shadyqueen1 Shadyqueen1 22-25, F Dec 28, 2015

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