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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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 1 Response Aug 23, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    *points* see the hole over there.. I'm crawling out of it. I've had enough of sitting here thinking - wow that'd be nice if. If I had you here, would I have come back? Would I...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 6

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    I don't think you should ask me how my day was unless you really want to know. Everyone asks you "How are you," or "How is it going," expecting the obligatory reply "OK/Fine/Good...
    PaperPlanes88 PaperPlanes88 22-25, M Jan 6

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    Yeah, so I was just called a hipster by my boyfriend and I was like "WHA-WHA-WHAAAT MAN?" Maybe I overreacted but it felt so bad and it still feels so bad because I mean We've been...
    thoughtworn thoughtworn 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 28, 2014

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    I loved this guy and I honestly had thought he loved me but.. Then he found another.. After that, I don't think I'll ever find anyone that will love me like I love them and truly...
    painseeker16 painseeker16 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    I have depression and I don't think it's selfish. I mean why is it selfish? I didn't ask for it! it comes and hits me and that **** feels like the whole world is crashing down on...
    sadmistak3 sadmistak3 18-21, F Jan 4

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    One of the worst things someone ever said to me was, "how can you be depressed when you have everything". We're told we're selfish because they believe we don't appreciate what we...
    willibemissed willibemissed 22-25, F Jan 4

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    So there's a girl I know with whom I have been on & off friends on Facebook. We were never close in high school so whenever I go through my friends list to delete the randos...
    KryptoniteAllergy KryptoniteAllergy 22-25, F Dec 29, 2014

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    Talking to some hoe and I can't crack the account to see whats going on and being said but I do remember the past and you met her on Craigslist I believe... And I always see you...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 1

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    I honestly don't and it maybe because I like smoking every once in a while myself. I don't know and I don't really care.
    FreaKxShoW FreaKxShoW 13-15, F Jan 5

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    i don't feel like sharing everything to anybody. even my best friend doesn't know who i really am. i am very secretive. i don't blurt **** out so easily to get everyone's attention...
    absinthe79 absinthe79 22-25, M Jan 6

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    So I haven't been going to church in awhile. I keep telling myself that I will go but never do. I think I have doubts about God existing. I've been wondering if I really believe in...
    DiamondInTheSkye DiamondInTheSkye 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Its very hard for a guy to try to be open, i don't know why, but i want to be the real me but i guess I'm just afraid what people might say.
    LIFEGOESON805 LIFEGOESON805 16-17, M Jan 4

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    Deppresion is a plague when people got small pox you didn't say "that ***** selfish getting small pox like that." I mean it hurts like hell and nobody wants it. I have to force a...
    sadnesskillsme sadnesskillsme 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 4

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    I don't appreciate it when people say that having depression or being depressed is being selfish because, yes there is a lot of things in the world that are going on and for people...
    theultimatesashacourtney theultimatesashacourtney 13-15, F Jan 4

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    Well I'm not on it anymore, but they didn't work. I was even more stressed than usual. On top of that I was tired all the time and I couldn't grasp new concepts, I was falling...
    CrimsonSkull CrimsonSkull 13-15, M Jan 8

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    This girl asked me out, but I rejected her because her personality wasn't the greatest and her looks were even worse. Now her friends say I'm mean because I don't want to lower my...
    lautrecofwinterfell lautrecofwinterfell 13-15, M Jan 10

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    Why is it so hard to accept that you don't want me as badly as I want you. :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Jan 15

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    I've noticed how there's so many people out there who think that just because you get high marks and do well in school you are automatically smart when in reality that is not the...
    believexo believexo 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    I can already hear her voicing her vehement denials. She is the least concerned by the various manifestations of vanity that usually seem to plague most of us. And if backed into a...
    pretender2687 pretender2687 26-30, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Yup, today I learnt that before saying something, I have to think carefully if what I am going to say is what I really mean. Today, I learnt that what I say can not be changed...
    iamnotbabe iamnotbabe 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Funny how you think your relationship is all well, but then find out things could never be further from the truth.
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    Actually I know that no ones knows the real me!! I mean I am a 55 year old transgender woman, and on one has a clue. I think most people will be blown away, when I come out , and...
    DawnR59 DawnR59 51-55, T 1 Response Jan 3

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    I have been in depression once when I was 5. I know its a young age but I actually had to take pills. But no I'm have never been in depression again. But I always hear people say...
    AlexV0707 AlexV0707 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Do you guys think im ugly or pretty people at school say im pretty and one moment they say im ugly so idk
    jaddielove024 jaddielove024 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    False. Depression and selfishness go hand in hand. Withdrawing from the world hurts the people we love. What is more selfish than wallowing in self-pity? Most of us want to...
    adianoeta adianoeta 26-30, F 6 Responses Jan 3

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    ANYONE WhO LeGit doesn't have this experience, or feels this way, go get a traumatic life and see how you feel. Go get a father who was an alcoholic who did pills then killed...
    Hiiamawhovian Hiiamawhovian 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    a long trip abroad, anger, misery for me, deliberate hatred and a u-turn. where to begin. my girlfriend said she was going to south Africa for a bit back in October 2012. like a...
    cloudsoflife cloudsoflife 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 7

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    I was in a relationship with a much older person when I was younger. I wanted it.
    MysteryAbove MysteryAbove 70+ Dec 31, 2014

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    I Love my wife showing off her cleavage I wish she would show of more. she just turned 42 she just turned 42 and is stunning with 34DD's
    Paulfox1 Paulfox1 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 1

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    Understatement of the year.
    missdevilina missdevilina 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    It's just not a turn on for me. If I am interested in a girl, I like her to be average or curvy.
    Dezireesdesire Dezireesdesire 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 7

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    They say they care but they always get mad when u ask for help
    thelonelyconfused thelonelyconfused 13-15, F Jan 15

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    Speaks for itself... I guess.
    hxlils hxlils 18-21, F Jan 16

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    I'm sitting here listening to the girl im almost in love with talk about their sex life with other guys and it makes me extremely jealous.... :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 4 Responses Jan 17

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    I've known lots of people who lie about one thing or another. Most of the time they at least had a reason, and understood the gravity of what they were doing. I can at least let...
    JackMann JackMann 18-21, M Jan 17

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    I've been drunk more times by myself because of my recent breakup more times than I've been drunk socially with friends for fun... :'( Just wishing you'd come back. :'(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M a week ago

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