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I Am Unhappy In My Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    A revelation? My husband

    and I started marriage counseling this past Monday. It was hard. Having to sit there and explain to a stranger why you are there...with your husband sitting next to you. After the session, we were given an assignment to outline our expectations of each other. In doing so...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Jul 24, 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 6 days ago

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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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    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 8 Responses Jan 1

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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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    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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    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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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I find that I observe others a lot lately.

    . maybe it's because my kids are getting bigger & I'm more in tune to what's to come..... possibly. I took my youngest out to eat today.. and while chatting with him & then looking around.. all the people sitting with families were all engaged in conversation.. all the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses Oct 25, 2015

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    Funny how the littlest things we live with

    for years...me? The continued nasty, belittling of my H and how he treats me....but with a mm in my life I see more of how nasty my H is to me... I sometimes wish I didn't cross that line and stray from my H but most times I sit back and hear the nasty things he says to me...
    excessbaggage excessbaggage 41-45, F 4 Responses Jul 13, 2015

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    Sometimes I have to go into a completely

    different part of our home just to get away from my wife and her smart *** comments. I know if I stay around her they will get under my skin and I will get pissed with her during the limited amount of time I have at home.
    sleepybro sleepybro 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 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 14 Responses May 28, 2014

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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 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    All I did was ask one simple question.

    .. and it's like I killed his ******* cat. ugh. .so so tired..
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Nov 20, 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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    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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    My wife wanted to get her hair done.

    I wanted to help since she is a stay at home Mom and figured it would be good for her. Hair dresser came to house with her two children. I watched our child as well as the other two children for the majority of the day. Today was essentially supposed to be my day to chill. Did...
    sleepybro sleepybro 26-30, M 2 Responses Jan 7

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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 Feb 5

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    If you're going to use my money to buy me a

    gift, at least make it look like you put some effort into it: get a card, get a proper bag, throw in some colored tissues and most importantly, don't buy the last thing we looked at last week at the store and I remember saying that it was useless. I spent half my day shopping...
    Lovehurtstoomuch Lovehurtstoomuch 41-45, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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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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    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 a week ago

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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 7 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    old lady getting in my nerves again.

    took the baby grocery store so she could nap, came home, unpacked groceries, did dishes, and took out trash. next thing I hear from her is about how I didn't share some tomato soup with her last week and why does she have to be the one to clean a particular dish. well ill be...
    sleepybro sleepybro 26-30, M 5 Responses Jan 9

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    Where to stare, eh? I have a great husband

    and I am a decent person. I just don't gel with him anymore and I don't know how to tell him. I can barely stand to have him touch me anymore. Our sex life is horrific and he thinks we just need to get our rhythm back. I don't know how to tell him that is not the case. The...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Dec 13, 2015

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    elinccaa elinccaa 26-30, F Jan 7

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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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    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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    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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