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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    weby667 weby667 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I don't think I'll ever let myself believe I'm anything more than the ugliest person on earth. It's really weird actually. I have a very good looking boyfriend and a lot of people...
    DenniseCo DenniseCo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    It might be strange to admit this even though I have been married. I never had a real boyfriend before my husband and I know now I settled for someone because I didn't want to be...
    Free247 Free247 36-40, F Jul 11

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    No one knows, but I'm very insecure. Looking at me you wouldn't be able to tell, I'm a cheerleader, I'm usually surrounded by people but when I'm not I'm content with being alone...
    avagrace03 avagrace03 13-15, F Jul 9

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    Today at school I overheard a conversation between two of the girls, one of them said that she thought she was fat because she was a size six, the other girl also thought of...
    Melonfriends Melonfriends 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I don't expect a lot of responses. I haven't found much on the internet, but I did find this app, so who knows. I am a middle-aged adult who wishes they were 5 years old again. So...
    LittlestFrenchie LittlestFrenchie 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Most people I met don't really know how to respect others & Also don't know How to Talk to others . Because of that I spent more time Alone than with other people . Everyone...
    lordeley952 lordeley952 18-21, M Jun 25

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    I want to die . I have nothing to loose now I loose my love of 3 years my family really don't care my friends don't understand what I going tru i am just tired I just want to...
    esoj80 esoj80 31-35, M Jun 28

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    I consider myself a pretty good guy, maybe a little rough around the edges with a little attitude, but I just don't see that happy ending where I get married and have a family, no...
    WhiskeyShooter WhiskeyShooter 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Well, my ex wanted to grow old and die alone. He made that very clear when he said he didn't want to have kids and get married. To be fair he told me that on the second date. I was...
    bittersweetsourandsalty bittersweetsourandsalty 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 7

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    I don't like to tell people all about me.
    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    Nobody opens up to me so why would I open up to people who don't trust me.
    stortos stortos 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone.-Marilyn Unfortunately she was portrayed...
    littleboxofsecrets littleboxofsecrets 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Dear you these are my thoughts this very moment, Why is it that other girls are on your mind? Am I not good enough? What'd i do wrong? I am hurt... So basically we've been...
    Sunshinebarbie Sunshinebarbie 16-17, F Jul 16

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    Unfortunately EP does it automatically. It shouldn't be capitalized for the same reason we don't capitalize the word bullshit.
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I literally hear many voices, when I say something back to the voices, they don't reply. I know for a fact I am not imagining them. Sometimes they say my name or just random "happy...
    hellobriannaskye hellobriannaskye 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Everyone is free here to block whoever they want. The abuse takes place whenever someone decides to evade important questions or simply a painful truth. To call adultery by its...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 14

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    I've been married for 21 years to a man who could care less if I lived or died. I'm not allowed to show any emotion. I'm disrespected on a daily basis and he's cheated at least 3...
    sears1297 sears1297 46-50, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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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 14 hrs ago

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    Once again I find myself awake and feeling alone in bed tonight. He is not interested in me....won't touch me not even when I touch him or put my arms around him. He only kisses me...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    My husband always pretends to want to 'get to know me' but if I ever of share things he simply won't recall a single thing I said later. It's like we always stand on the same spot...
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 36-40, F Jul 9

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    I say a whole sentence then they say "what?" I ask a question I get no answer then if I get upset about it I get a "I didn't hear you!" I say a statement and no reply. I get upset...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Jun 29

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    In fact, I think a college degree makes you conform to certain standards and norms... and cliffs and sams... What employers want these days is someone that thinks outside the box...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 2

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    We can have similar experiences, but we are not the same- 😀 all of us aren't. You better not use "I know what you're going through, but I think you should-" as an opening...
    Sourminds Sourminds 18-21, F Jul 13

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    Truth I want to make you smile One that will always last I like to see you happy And those beautiful eyes as you laugh I desire that you know How you make me feel Because you...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 26

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    My Irish Love I spy on you when you sleep The truth I can’t deny You’re beautiful even when you slumber Always catching my eye Those lovely green eyes Now peacefully closed...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 26

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    Boys you can't hide anything from girls
    harry8199 harry8199 18-21, M Jul 1

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    Because not even me knows ! We are rivers flowing and our waters changes with everyday experiences.How many "me"s there is? I think just one...the present one.
    4biandu 4biandu 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    ITs been 23 days since we have talked last Its been harder to live than it was in the past My life just keeps going on and I can't take this loves what my sights on No way to...
    AlliHastings AlliHastings 22-25 Jul 14

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    I mean what's the point in being in a relationship thats most likely going to fail. you just get to love someone who eventually won't love you back. Yes you have good times, but it...
    danielfrost danielfrost 16-17, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm pretty but do you think I am?
    juliaek1 juliaek1 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I miss the lust The taste of your kiss The feel of your love Our sharing of lust It was all a gift from above All those kind things you used to say Every lip biting grin Such...
    darkreality68 darkreality68 41-45, M Jun 26

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    I miss my boo of 3 years I hate the empty feeling I have
    esoj80 esoj80 31-35, M Jun 26

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    It's a woman out there and to find her we both have to put down these smartphone and genuinely interact with the people around us.....
    badhabitrabbit badhabitrabbit 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    It is a good thing that Sexuals can go to specific groups for specific needs and talk with like-minded people to get together or just share stories and ideas. Anyway, these groups...
    ninathecat ninathecat 31-35 Jun 30

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    ..you want to be around me on my crazy nights like this is the second time this happen so i was somewhere in my head this night and i hit my friend with a bat.then before that a...
    lay1 lay1 13-15, F Jul 1

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    He is a liar and he'll cheat on you.
    joesuekiss joesuekiss 31-35 Jul 3

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    This is no dating website. This website is to find others going through or have experienced whatever your going through and trying to talk about it and finding out the best thing...
    kaaligirl kaaligirl 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 6