Post

I Am Very Lonely In My Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 283 People

    Trapped

    Hello there.  I have an eight year old son with mild asperger's syndrome and a husband that I now believe to be autistic because of my experiences with him over the years.  I love my son more than anything and will never do anything to rock his boat.  My husband was a great...
    lonelywifeandmother lonelywifeandmother 41-45 3 Responses Jun 6, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Feel So Lonely

    I have been married for over 20 years and most of them has been miserable. My wife and I have nothing in common anymore. She has been out of work over a year, lays on the couch, will not cook or clean the house. She is a hypochondria that has all kind of tests & is ok. I don't...
    sweetnshort sweetnshort 56-60, M 3 Responses Jun 8, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    If I Knew Then What I Know Now

    I am trying to get to know myself better. I have spent the last few months thinking and writing and reading my journal. I still have a lot to uncover about myself. So far I have been able to decide that the last time I was truly happy was before I met my husband. Slowly over the...
    DeeLisa DeeLisa 31-35 1 Response May 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How Long Can I Keep This Up

    how long can I keep this I've been married for a year and a half but we been together 9 years and have 4 kids together and to apart but it's like I'm falling out of love and I don't know what to do I love my husband but there's no excitement or connection there anymore like...
    lilone2626 lilone2626 26-30 3 Responses Oct 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Feeling Desperate &Amp; Alone In My Marriage

    My Husband won't talk to me. If and when he does it's all about work (and basically just complaining about employees or customers). When I try starting a conversation with him, he doesn't listen.... he just stares straight ahead, won't make eye contact, nod his head, nothing...
    JillNeglected JillNeglected 31-35, F 6 Responses Apr 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Where Will It All End

    How a life changed over a death. I lost my oldest son to suicide almost 7 years ago. That is where it all skyrocketed to where I am right now. I was suicidal myself ...prior to his death. I came from a broken and abusive dysfunctional home to start with. Is that the beginning...
    Tearsinhawaii Tearsinhawaii 51-55 Apr 22, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sometimes Feel Invisible

    Reading through some of these stories, and much of it seems familiar. But I am the husband, very lonely, in this marriage. Feel at times invisible, or that the only reason I am here is to provide the income. For almost 15 years I've been constantly told I'm wrong, or do things...
    dadto4 dadto4 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 8, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    He does most of the talking,

    I just listen. When I do try to talk, I'm always wrong...
    MeriMiya MeriMiya 22-25, F Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So Lonely In Marriage - Do Not Know Where Else To Turn

    I have been feeling alot like many of the other post about lonely in a marriage. For the last three years I have been battling this because I am unemployed and care for my disabled father and children, there are weeks, maybe even months where I handle being invisible in this...
    SonyaO SonyaO 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 29, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    This Is What Brought Me Here.

    And for now, this is where I dwell. I am not a basket case. I am hyper focused, over analytical problem solver. I cannot do anything but try to be introspective and proactive until whatever strife I'm enduring reaches a resolution. In many ways I am a natural "go with the flow...
    Bobahmdis Bobahmdis 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Womanwith

    I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 25 YEARS. I USED TO BE VERY UP BEAT WHEN I WAS WORKING, BUT MY HUSBAND AND I ARE RETIRED. HE IS A   MAN THAT PUTS HIS SELF FIRST AND IF HE DOES NOT HE IS NOT HAPPY. HE HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH ME IN THE BEDROOM WE DO NOT EVEN SLEEP IN THE SAME ROOM. HE...
    womanwith womanwith 56-60 3 Responses Mar 8, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Very Lonely In My Marriage

     I have been married for 30 years. And in all our 30 years there has been many periods where I  have felt very lonely. But for the past 7 years it goes way beyond  just being LONELY. It's all about being trapped in a loveless marriage that I learned years ago...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 6 Responses Jun 24, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    So Lonely.......

    I have been married 6yrs and with my husband for 8 years and things have been bad since the beginning. I was warned not to marry him but I thought things would get better. We had a lovely girl in October 09 and he says he is finding it hard to cope with a child. He won't pay...
    lisa678 lisa678 31-35 4 Responses Aug 11, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm miserable in my marriage.

    I'm always alone even when he's home. There is a void in our marriage and I don't even remember the last time I felt loved. We've been together since high school and married 6 years for a total of 9 years together. He never tells me I'm pretty, never brings home roses, never...
    lonelyinlove88 lonelyinlove88 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

    Your Response

    Cancel

    He Just Doesn't Understand

    he think everything is all peaches and cream but it's not almost had a nervous breakdown this morning I clean the house for about 5 hours straight yesterday which is need it due to our artistic daughter all of the kids had 3 more extra days off of school so she has extra extra...
    lilone2626 lilone2626 26-30 2 Responses Oct 19, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    How Can This Happen?

    I can cry and talk about my feelings yet he doesn't respond with love or attention. I feel so hated in my marriage and manipulated. I wish I never married him. If I could have one do over in life being single would be one.
    Ashley216 Ashley216 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Golf Widow

    I am in a second marriage (2 yrs) He plays golf most of the time so I am alone alot. When he's not playing golf he's working or with his adult kids next state over.about an hour away. His ex is soooo needy. He has stay at his ex for the kids. 20 yr old son with schizophrenia...
    Secondbestinlove Secondbestinlove 51-55 4 Responses Apr 24, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Still Here For You Ya Selfish Bastiiiid!!!!

    Once again I wait to feel your loving arms around me....what a disappointment , as usual. 2 years n 2months now that you make excuses why ur not intimate with me....I can only do so much with ur excuses.....I NEED YOU DAMNIT!!!!! I'M not a cheater but I want n need some...
    brokenragdoll brokenragdoll 51-55, F Apr 19, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Lonely, Too

    Been married 10 years and so lonely, it's a bummer. He was so crazy about me the year before we married, then he lost all interest and became depressed and shut-down soon after our marriage. I've just learned to get used to having no affection, no validation, no kind words said...
    KimberlyAnne KimberlyAnne 36-40 2 Responses Oct 17, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    The Veil Has Lifted

    After a very frank talk we came to the conclusion that neither of us is happy. Now what? When someone has cheated it's easy, throw their *** out and divorce follows... But instead of ending in an explosion.... What if It just burns out? Seems sadder somehow...
    Blackvelvetsex Blackvelvetsex 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In Laws

    I have a problem with my in laws, and my husband does not support me. He gets upset with me for telling him. Even after his sister and I almost came to blows, he promised me that he would be there for me and yet again he failled me. I love him but I don't know how to deal...
    kidsx3 kidsx3 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 25, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Like Tonight

    I am feeling lonely right now... and yet my wife is here in the house... it's the lack of a sex life with her (she is anti-sex) that is causing in me the feeling of loneliness if anyone can relate to this. james atlanta  
    JRSK007 JRSK007 51-55, M 12 Responses Oct 10, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Anyone Have Any Advise For Me

    I'm a clean cut guy that has been married to his High School sweetheart for 25 years. In the past couple of year our relationship has changed. Seems we are now two strangers who share the same house. This isn't how I envisioned my marriage or my life. After raising two children...
    nicebamaguy nicebamaguy 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 14, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Where Can You Go From This

    I have been married for 14 years and every time I try to talk about my feelings concerning our relationship it only ever makes things worse. Anything I say is twisted and into being me attacking her or is met with “well why don't you leave then” I can never get anything in...
    BaronJack67 BaronJack67 41-45 2 Responses Oct 8, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Something Different

    Well, I am hopeful that the numbness has passed. I have a new energy now and I have come to several decisions. My wife has long treated my like a dog, to which she would just throw a bone to once in a while when she got tired of me jumping up and down. While we have been...
    northguy northguy 46-50, M 8 Responses Apr 14, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Always The Last Priority

    I just don't know where to start. 20 years of marriage and it is getting worse as time goes on. My wife would rather spend time with a total stranger and give that person the shirt off her back than lift a finger to enhance our relationship. At the end of the work day (we both...
    nowayintheworld nowayintheworld 36-40, M 3 Responses Jul 5, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Why Am I Married Still?

    Well it is around 2 in the morning I go lay down on my husbands bed try to get under covers with him,just to cuddle and talk and he starts yelling and saying how I mess up things,because I uncovered him. He threw a fit and moved over and turn the other way. So I got mad and said...
    lonelybutinlove07 lonelybutinlove07 36-40, F 4 Responses May 12, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Married For 23 Years And Very Few Good Memories Or Pictures To Share. Emotionally I Have Disconnected.

    I have been married for a little over 23 years and to this date I am still fighting for a place in my husbands life.  I am included in some of his family celebrations and not included in others.  I feel no love or emotional connection to him anymore, and feel that I...
    tarole96 tarole96 51-55, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I'm to the point that I'm tired of

    even trying with him. I have thought about not getting him anything for Christmas. For the last several years I haven't received as much as a card for Christmas, birthday or anniversary, and it really hurts.   Don't get me wrong, I'm not a materialistic person at all, but...
    january71 january71 46-50, F 4 Responses Dec 9, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    I Have Gone Numb

    I think I am losing my mind. I have been trying for 14 years to bring some type of intimacy to my marriage. Friendship, companionship, sex...one of the above, or all the above. I have been met with rejection, disrespect, being ignored. and made to feel like a puppy. Something...
    northguy northguy 46-50, M 35 Responses Apr 10, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    My Husband Has Found Another Love,and It Is Not A Person.

     I am in my second marriage, and I thought this one would be different. The first one ended with an affair. During both I experienced great loneliness. The current relationship is suffering because my husband has found a new love. About five years ago he became disabled and...
    lizzypo lizzypo 41-45, F 7 Responses Oct 8, 2010

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Moved like never before.

    I am as clay; Though only moments before, I was the sculptor. And before that…the clay again. Seamlessly trading roles as easily as the wind changes direction. Swept on a gentle current Now a raging river. Part of me still clinging to the rope of logic. But will it...
    january71 january71 46-50, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    All The Same

    25 years of marriage, I can relate....
    knightnstlouis knightnstlouis 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 18, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Very Disheartened

    I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST 30 YEARS. MY WIFE HAS MULTIPLE HEALTH PROBLEMS THAT HAVE REALLY WRECKED OUR RELATIONSHIP. WE HAVE BEEN IN SEPARATE BEDS FOR 5 YEARS, & AS FOR SEX, NOT SINCE DECEMBER ---  2000!! SHE STAYS AT HOME ALL DAY & DOES NOTHING BUT PLAY ON HER...
    dehan dehan 46-50, M 3 Responses Feb 25, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    My life is a sham. I am a 37 year old female and have been married to my husband for 2 years and together for 4. He has never been interested in sex with me but we did long...
    Pattycakey Pattycakey 36-40, F 1 Response 13 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel so lonely and sad sometimes. I don't know why I'm even telling anyone this but I guess I just want/need someone to talk too who doesn't know me so well. I think... I don...
    Findingteesh Findingteesh 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I think I'm a bit lonely now...don't know why... even there'r many people around me I keep feeling lonely. I'am bored and I hate when I don't know what make me feel like this...
    Tikksunisa Tikksunisa 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Im writing this since i got rejected. Im a very calm person. I dont do Much except playing in a band and hang with friends as nothing weird or abnormal. Even though this is true, i...
    vickepicke vickepicke 16-17, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    my husband left to US and he will be taking me in another 2 months....and his parents are forcing me ...taking me to all their relatives house..whom I dont even know and all these...
    needemotionalsupport needemotionalsupport 22-25, F 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have read many posts now, and I cannot claim to know what is the best route for others. I love my wife and I have amazing young kids, but our problem with sex goes back from...
    travelight travelight 41-45, M 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I'm not married but I was engaged and I had to break it off it did hurt because I really loved him but I'm a sex addict and I thought I could change that and he wanted me to...
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 10 Responses 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    People keep asking me whether i'm married. Why? 1, do i look like i should be married? Or,,look like im married? With kids maybe? 😕 2, Why would my status concerns u anyway? It...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have started living a selfless life. My son only has me and my husband (as a father figure) with whome I have a sexless marriage. The rest of his immediate family hv passed away...
    Mamta123 Mamta123 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Bored, lonely any hot guys up to chat. ............... :)
    frances91 frances91 22-25, F 12 Responses 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The rubble of our marriage I try not to look I try to change my focus to what else gives me happiness my children my friends my home my community I cannot help...
    Bobbie71 Bobbie71 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 24

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I tried again today to talk to my husband about our life. We are trying to move. I have looked for months now for the perfect house for us. Finally today I told him to remove...
    misticraine misticraine 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My dysfunctional childhood sometimes plays havoc on my peace of mind. I can partially blame staying in my marriage due to how I was raised, dragged through my Father’s four...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 34 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am new here. I haven't participated in online discussions in years so this is quite awkward but I like the anonymity an could really use an ear. I will be married for five years...
    gardinel gardinel 36-40, F 12 Responses Apr 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This was a difficult weekend. My wife and I spent a long weekend visiting old friends of hers. Normally, this is the sort of weekend that I would skip out on, but the other married...
    MasterMatt77 MasterMatt77 36-40, M 22 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I knew marriage wasn't going to be all roses and sunshine. I wouldn't want it to either. That would be really boring. But I sure hadn't expected it to be so lonely. My husband...
    skidmom skidmom 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My husband is a high flying corporate lawyer. He works long hours and spends a lot of time away from home. I too work in the corporate world and we made the decision early in our...
    Annelle70 Annelle70 41-45, F 17 Responses Mar 31

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Better Single and Alone-- than Married and Lonely Okay, for those who think it is better to stay married with an un-affectionate and sexless spouse, here is why that is not...
    EinEngel EinEngel 46-50, F 15 Responses Mar 27

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I am a marriage therapist. I am in individual counseling. I've tried couples counseling ( but he gets in a bad mood each time we go). I've read many books. Spoke to many friends...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 28

    Your Response

    Cancel