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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 39 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    EmotionlessDude EmotionlessDude 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I have daddy daughter fantasies
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    Message us girls to chat or whatever ;)
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    OdeSlinger OdeSlinger 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 10

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    I try and try but constantly get nowhere with my efforts. Or the 'best' case scenario will be it getting better far too late to enjoy life. Whoever said "You reap what you sow" is...
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 11

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    It's mostly out of fear of being judged. But I'm getting better at it. Very, very slowly.
    Reallifeperson Reallifeperson 22-25, M Sep 11

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    That way depression surely awaits!!!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Sep 14

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    that happiness is the point of living ... but its a nice bonus
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    Yes guilty of overthinking ...and trying to understand why..How..When then I see things from I different angle even simple things
    CurvyandChic CurvyandChic 22-25, F Sep 15

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    Like, when I'm highly sedated. Or asleep.
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    If i ever disappear only my younger daughter will miss me and i cant do that to her apparently just yet i guess my depression peaks and i feel bad for both of us i want to run away...
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 20

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    I don't think I will get one in the future ,all I know that I will have long lonely pathetic live
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