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I Don't Think My Husband Is Able to Provide Emotional Support

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    Emotional Desert

    My husband and I have been married for 5 years and dated for 2, both in our 50s. 4 months ago I broke my leg at work. Since then I have had complications and am unable to put weight on it. I can not work, drive, grocery shop, clean house,cook, take a shower, etc. I am totally...
    postalgal07 postalgal07 46-50, F 1 Response May 13, 2012

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    Loolu34

    I too have issues with my husband. We have been married for 19 yrs.. don't ask how i have made it this far.  He is a wonderful man and provides for his family. We both are on our second marriage. He has 3 grown children married and have their children now. I have 2 children not...
    loolu34 loolu34 61-65 Aug 23, 2011

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    Why Can't He Just Listen?

    I'm a 33 yr old mother of a baby boy, currently staying at home to take care of him. My partner is turning 41 this June, is intellectually inferior and just does not listen to me or my problems. When I try to talk to him about something that's bothering me, or a problem comes up...
    lilla lilla 31-35 1 Response Jun 9, 2008

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    But I Require a Lot of It

    I would love to know what at least one outside party thinks about this... My husband and I have been together for a long time and have been married for 9 months and have a three year old daughter.I have battled depression for my entire life and I cry when I am...
    Undiscovered22 Undiscovered22 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 19, 2008

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    Unpretty Life

    My husband and I have been married for 7 years, dating for almost 10 now. He works for the military overseas and I'm just a native of the area. He makes good amount of money and supports me economically. I take care of the house and try to spend as little as possible and...
    Koi81 Koi81 31-35 Jul 31, 2012

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    Unsupportive Husband

    Hi, I have been married for six years, have two kids.  I decided to go back to school a little over a year ago and have had such a awful experience with it.  I work part-time, go to school full time, raise our kids while also doing all the house work inside and out...
    momsweetblessings momsweetblessings 26-30 2 Responses Oct 18, 2010

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    Pregnant And He Doesn't Take Care Of Me

    Well I'm pregnant with baby # 2... he is happy about the thought of another child, yet being very unsupportive during the pregnancy. I am feeling physically and emotionally bad, he just doesn't care... He says that the nausea and the migraines are all in my head, and that it is...
    Xkiss Xkiss 31-35, F 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    My Husband Does Not Express Himself Until He Is Angry

    . He doesnt have any friends and when he does meet people he doesnt keep in touch or pursue friendship, he is home when he is not working but he sits in front of the tv 90 percent of the time.. Its like he doesnt now how to be a partof a family, I cook and ask him to eat with us...
    cdatkins101 cdatkins101 46-50 5 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Like Starving In A Desert...

    My husband and I have been together for 15 years. When we first met, he was very successful in his public career. I was just starting out. At that time, I was less apt to express my need for emotional support. I lacked such support growing up, and came to view emotional needs as...
    Jemma42 Jemma42 41-45 1 Response Sep 12, 2011

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    Crying On The Couch..my Husband Is Sleeping Peacfully

    I'm very emotional right now. This is a warning. There's a lot going on. A lot of stressors in my life. Tonight I feel defeated. I try to be the perfect wife. My husband is a good man. He showers me with love and affection. There are times when I worry that our relationship is...
    patchoulimama patchoulimama 31-35 Sep 12, 2011

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    i don't think i'm all that attractive, and it upsets me cause i want to be, but alas my appearance does not match Americas standards of beauty in any regard
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    Today I realized the real reason I haven't been looking for love and happiness with someone else anymore. It isn't because I'm strong and becoming independent and don't need anyone...
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    I haven't got a boyfriend since 3 years ago. It's not because I haven't moved on because trust me, my life has nothing to do with him anymore. It's not that I never find anyone...
    pinkfruitpop pinkfruitpop 18-21, F Aug 4

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    Song-time! Nothing cheers up like a spontaneous musical act! (Well, I can think of quite a few things actually, but that's besides the point!) When the day is long and the...
    Faust76 Faust76 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 12

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    Oh what id give to look into your eyes right now what if give to be by your side and not invisible. Why don't you see, I'm crying inside. You don't act like my best friend anymore...
    Britt199b Britt199b 16-17, F Jul 30

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    I know they mean well but it just seems like my friends don't trust my judgement. Everytime I talk about this boy, they shut me down. They want me to stop talking about him and...
    defi4nce defi4nce 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Dear hurt, Why can't you leave me alone? Why is it that you always find your way to suck me in, with no fair warning? Hurt, you put me down so many times. You keep telling my...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    Most of the time I am on my own. I usually stay home or am at school for class or tutoring. I see my family and my co-workers often. I don't really have an entourage. It makes me a...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Aug 9

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    If I don't get married it's fine I'll just travel and enjoy life. 😂😊😌
    Sammie099 Sammie099 13-15, F Jul 26

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    I'm pretty simple, I'm a down to earth kinda chic. People don't see what's beneath the outer layer, sure men pretend to want to get to know me but the fact is finding someone who...
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I want to thank the media for my distorted view of pretty...I feel that I only look decent when I straighten my hair for hours and perfect my makeup. My natural beauty just doesn't...
    freeyourdemons freeyourdemons 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I guess in my case the perfect world wouldn't have gender rolls and stereotypes, but we live in a world that isn't perfect. I understand and accept that fact. I find it funny most...
    KawaiiDemon KawaiiDemon 18-21 2 days ago

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    It's so strange I'm crazy confident, around certain people and cripplingly shy around others, I've lost a lot do to my shyness and I don't want to lose anymore so if anyone has any...
    shaunrain shaunrain 16-17, M 1 day ago

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    This all started when I had someone name DAW2012 or DAW2 with a star by his name and he was a man and he thought I was lying about my house that I just bought and I forgot to...
    Stephanie128 Stephanie128 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Educational attainment is a major goal of mine and I want to be formally educated as much as possible. While college degree certainly can open up some career opportunities, it is...
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    I'm sure most of us have been guilty in letting others here dictate our moods or how we feel about ourselves.. I soon learnt when I came here being over sensitive is a danger to...
    primnproper primnproper 46-50, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm not bragging about myself but I've always been a good student and going to college was a big dream of mine. I was bullied in highschool (and before) and I naively thought that...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    I'm pretty but do you think I am?
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F Jul 23

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    Back in high school when I was in grade ten, my best friend introduced me to this guy that she went to semi formal with, just as friends, and ever since that day we became really...
    jenniferolise jenniferolise 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 28

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    Honestly I think it's cool to have a therapist because it means you have a story to tell to people in the present and the future. It's also pretty cool because it kind of makes you...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 28

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    because people who think that way always die. The stupid way.
    yodatheching yodatheching 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I have a mother that is constantly judging me and telling me that I'm not good enough or that I'm never going to be loved by anyone. She thinks nothing affects me, but secretly her...
    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    At least not necessarily. Some soldiers are indeed heroes, but this country (the U.S.) has the definition of a hero backwards. A true hero is someone who does anything to prevent...
    heapograss heapograss 22-25, M Aug 8

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    I know it's not popular opinion and it doesn't come across as very respectful or nice, but I think people are in the wrong when they say that Robin Williams is "free" or "in heaven...
    AlmostCool AlmostCool 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 13

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    Yh it's true... I prayed for good results but maybe god has something else on his mind for me. But i am devastated about my results and all the time i was wondering y??! Y did i...
    nimra1296 nimra1296 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I have suffered with the big D for 5 years now. It started with a car accident. An accident caused by a change in a disability. Epilepsy. Is it selfish to feel down because a...
    DelanaWenbe DelanaWenbe 46-50, M Aug 14

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    I think its only hot on tv/movies because the woman are scantily clad. Sexy women are sexy, most of the time it doesn't matter what hobbies they partake in.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 5 days ago

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    oh maybe i'm the one who get's it wrong, deep thinking happens mostly when you are taking a shower, in quiet place or when person is in his self conscious moment. some people when...
    roxanz roxanz 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I'm glad you are no longer in my life now. You have no idea how much did you selfishness had put me through. casual relationship my ***! You just couldn't resist other girls, that...
    Naturalsimple Naturalsimple 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 27

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    No. It wasn't funny. It was humiliating & contributing to my desire to give up on the human race. Why can't everyone just be Scotty Beckett? C'mon guys.
    Plutonianbabe Plutonianbabe 16-17, F Aug 1

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    I've survived a broken heart before so why can't I be rational about it? Why haven't I hardened to it? I can't sleep, I've lost my appetite but worst of all is the overwhelming...
    heartskipsabeat heartskipsabeat 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 7

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    This is something that I struggle with every day. I wish that I didn't rely so much on other people's opinion of myself.
    riversongsingalong riversongsingalong 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I was scared to admit I didn't need my ex, it's not a choice I have anymore.
    chrisisyourfriend chrisisyourfriend 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    Yup. Just gonna be me goin places, solo...
    emilesfault emilesfault 16-17, M 1 Response Jul 26