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I Escaped An Unhappy Marriage

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    i very gradually realised how squashed i was in my marriage,my husband would :take care: of that.. which at first i found lovely but soon realised it was actually a control thing. I went from being a feisty young lady to a lady who earned well and handed over every penny.I used...
    dirtylaugh dirtylaugh 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    isn't for the most part every one unhappy in their marriage? I know its wrong but my body is broken so I am still married due to money, our kidd, I love my in laws n he wont leave...
    sixtens sixtens 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    I've worked in and with the public my entire life.As a teen bagging groceries to a retail athletic footwear and apparel outlet manager.So I read people very well and can tell when...
    AfanOfbigNaturals AfanOfbigNaturals 41-45, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I'm going into 2015 with my head held high. I've decided that rather than focusing on all the negatives, I'm going to focus on the things I can control, count my blessings, and...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 9 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I too live in a sexless marriage. I live on Cape Cod.
    danno667 danno667 41-45, M 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I have been married for 19 years. my husband prefers I keep any issue that may start argument's to myself. he respects outsiders over me and our marriage. he doesn't listen to...
    mrsunderstood72 mrsunderstood72 41-45 2 Responses Jan 4

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    I am married to a very depressed, lying conniving person. My life went downhill since meeting my partner. And just to make him happy, I agreed to start a charity with him. It is...
    UnhappyWifeMandy UnhappyWifeMandy 51-55, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    my wife wont stop lying to me. I'm incredibly unhappy with our relationship, but I don't want to lose my daughter... My wife is incredibly lazy, she doesn't work, clean, cook, or...
    ryartz ryartz 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    I'm sitting here at the coffee shop doing what I normally do. People watch and contemplate life. And it hit me, the reason I am unhappy in my marriage. I don't have a COMPANION...
    Blueeyedboy70i Blueeyedboy70i 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 3

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    I know that my husband and I don't belong together anymore. He's hit me, cheated and disrespected my family and friends for years, but... he's my high school sweetheart. I've been...
    riahrae90 riahrae90 22-25, F 6 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    I feel unhappy in my marriage. We've been together since age 18. Mostly happy until a few years ago things started coming to a head. I feel as though I fell out of love. Although...
    sally7 sally7 36-40, F 8 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I'm living in a loveless marriage and don't know how I'm going to continue for 9 more years. I can't be without my kids so divorce isn't an option. She has turned so sour on me...
    sparksearcher sparksearcher 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 15

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    I am so unhappy I feel like I am trapped in a very deep hole, my boyfriend loves me so much and always trys to make me happy but yet im still not!! I feel so selfish and if I could...
    chek123 chek123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 6

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    I am 19 years old and in my second year of college. I am about 350 miles from home. Last year I really struggled with being homesick and not really finding my place at my college...
    autumnk26 autumnk26 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 17

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    I am not in a troubled marriage. I am now in my second marriage. My first marriage lasted 21 years. My wife was confined to a wheelchair due to disability. We had three children...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    HMM, i'VE BEEN UNHAPPY LATELY BUT DON'T KNOW WHY. mAYBE i JUST WANT EVERYTHING TO GO RIGHT FOR ONCE...BUT MEH...MY LIFE HAS NEVER BEEN QUITE SMOOTH SAILINGS BUT I'LL TRY TO BE...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Being single definitely has it's ups and downs, but staying in an unhappy relationship is just so damaging on all fronts, emotionally and/or physically. People deserve to be happy...
    morea morea 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    I have never been more unhappy than I am in this moment I'm so ******* depressed Today I spent most of the day crying for basically no reason But I think I deserve it
    sadvibes sadvibes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Well I'm not going I say never but as of right now I don't feel like i need to get married in the future. Look I'm not in a serious relationship, do I want to be yes. I want to be...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Most people annoy me, im not a people person and the thought of being in a relationship or even friends with somebody just so i wont feel alone or unhappy make me feel sick, i am...
    ExtremeNext ExtremeNext 26-30, F 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    what make unhappy is being around a lot of people. I almost can say I hate it. im at an irish festival for my bf. & wow the music is awful haha, I feel bad to say it. The dancing...
    flamedvelvet flamedvelvet 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    India as you all might know is a country rich in culture and tradition. Arranged marriages happens to be a very integral part of this culture. I am 27 years old and got married in...
    femaleskeleton femaleskeleton 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Why do they call it gay marriage? Im so sick of the labels they give everything. Its not a gay marriage. Its marriage. Marriage is about two people who love each other. It doesnt...
    WarriorPoet97 WarriorPoet97 16-17, F 8 Responses Jan 2

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    Facing marriage, people have different ideas about the contrast between love and money. However, I prefer love to money, if I have the choice. Firstly, as a matter of fact, love...
    rosafiermonte rosafiermonte 26-30, F Jan 14

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    It does not belong to me it belongs to everyone. Marriage is between consenting parties who vow to be in a committed romantic relationship. Far be it form me to stop someone from...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    maybe against would be a strong word, but i dont agree with force arranged marriage. what i feel more painful however is the fact that... for children who love their parents, they...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have been divorced for over 3 years now. I often read stories here from people in sexless marriages, hoping that maybe I can help someone either save their marriage or help in...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    The words marriage and engagement still depress me; make me feel disgusted somehow… Yes, disgusted! For different reasons which I may freely share here some time in the future...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It saddens me deeply that people do not take marriage seriously anymore. Marriage used to be "until death do us part" and because of which, people actually took time in getting to...
    MsBree01 MsBree01 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    This is the walk away wife script. http://youtu.be/eyty0xb7IMM Every situation is different but at least 90% of this can ring thru in one way or another IMHO Well I was the...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    Hi everyone, I do hope my post gets read and hopefully helps somebody along the line.i will never forget the help SOLVER KING render to me in my marital life. i have been married...
    sharon1234524 sharon1234524 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    It is better to learn faithfulness before marriage. Those who were not willing to wait before marriage, will more likely not restist within marriage. I believe that true love waits...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 3 Responses Jan 4

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    Well , yesterday we had our first joint counselling session. Beforehand I was very anxious. I had a knot in my stomach and a pain in my head. I wasn't sure if H would appear, but...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 26 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been in my prison sentence of a marriage way to long I have given everything I can think of for my marriage and nothing works I had a glimmer of hope yesterday evening...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Is marriage an obsolete institution? Is the concept (or ideal) of maintaining a lasting committed, monogamous relationship possible in the Information Age? Was it ever truly...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 7 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    NYE 2014 I am anxiously awaiting a new life. I started writing on here in October and have learned a lot about myself since then. I find that writing & reflecting about my marriage...
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 12 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I feel like there are so many women out there that are having these fairytale marriages, and have the most perfect husband. I find myself often longing to have someone surprise me...
    curiousmermaid curiousmermaid 22-25, F Jan 2

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    I don't know whether to read the stories about sexless marriage just to feel better about my own or look for stories about happy marriages so I don't start thinking it's a...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    After years of begging my husband to go to marriage counseling and him flat out refusing or agreeing and then going once and then finding excuses why he can't go, I started therapy...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 11 Responses Jan 5

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    I am so alone. I have been with my wife for almost 2 years and married for only 4 months. The first month after marriage was fine. sex at least 3-4 times a week. But shortly after...
    masterdriver1313 masterdriver1313 31-35, M 9 Responses Jan 6

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    Well, here we go! I....I guess we....will be starting our new life style this Friday. I discovered DD about 8 years into a horrible marriage. I didn't agree with a lot of what I...
    TownsendsGirl TownsendsGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    My wife wants me to sleep with other women. I'm 34, she's 34, we have a daughter, and I think we fight too much. She is very touchy about any time I even bring up our lack of...
    RealColonelMustard RealColonelMustard 31-35, M Jan 8

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    A brilliant, long term FWB relationship (great friends, sex and conversation) - with no compulsion from either us for an " in love" scenario to develop and spoil it, possibly...
    Ashanti Ashanti 51-55, T 3 Responses Jan 12

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    & I have no regrets. That said, I sincerely believe "to each his/her own" and would hate to imply my choices were the best choices. I respect people who choose to wait til marriage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 13

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    This is something I've thought about for quite some time. I've had the marriage thing, and for all sorts of reasons, admittedly, some my fault, it did not work. Now after being...
    quasimotoornot quasimotoornot 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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