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I Live In a 1 Sided Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 52 People

    How Much Energy Do You Put In Your Marriage

     How much energy do you put into your marriage?   When a person is dating they put lots of energy to get the other person’s attention. Then they have to continue to put in effort to keep the person around or they might get dumped. And then they get...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    Torn...

    I'm at the point where I am finding myself wishing and wanting to not even be married to my husband anymore.  I have so many negative feelings about him and his behaviors that I'm tired of trying to make it work.  I don't feel he will ever change his bad behaviors...
    Momof3inAZ Momof3inAZ 36-40 8 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    IT Sucks Most of the Time

    i give he takes i understand he acts up more i work hard he critisizes i try to prove my love he denies it you cant win this way but still i try.
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Selfish

    All I can say is I try and try and try to please him but it never works. I used to . Plus he's selfish.
    Preminitions Preminitions 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    Sociopath

    he believes the world revolves around him. his rules, his choices, his judgement, what he wants, do as he says. ive been dominated. no family, no friends, no communication outside of online, stay at home mom, two babies with him dictating everything. im losing myself into him...
    BrighterDaze BrighterDaze 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    Mrcellophane Mrcellophane 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've lived on a sexless marriage for 22 years our sex life was limited unless she wanted a baby otherwise it was great for a few years but after I stopped working things started to...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I thought 'Marriage' was all waking together,walking in hands ,Sipping same coffee,taking joint decisions,sharing same principles,having similiar choices Until the day I got...
    KosmicKonnection KosmicKonnection 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    zizna zizna 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Laifu Laifu 36-40, F 9 Responses 5 days ago

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    Drummmer78 Drummmer78 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I feel so depressed at the moment. She doesn't have a clue what she has done to the marriage, nor does she car. She just couldn't care. Tearing me apart here
    Steviepro Steviepro 46-50, M 11 Responses a week ago

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    honeysweetness3 honeysweetness3 41-45, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. It is a long read...sorry We got married when he was 19 I was 18. I got pregnant before we were married. We only dated 6 months. I took my...
    redrubiess7 redrubiess7 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think it is a legal price of paper, so the federal government can poke n prod into yo personal affairs. I think you can love someone n make a commitment from the heart. I shouldn...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    This is my first post for an experience so I hope I am doing this the right way........ My wife and I have been married for 4 years. For the most part it was a great relationship...
    MarcusAur12 MarcusAur12 31-35, M Aug 18

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    hopelessandsmiling hopelessandsmiling 36-40 Aug 17

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    I'm basically at fault for everything. We had troubles, she wanted to leave, I bucked up my ideas... But it's like I fixed my side of the garden, and hers is still full of weeds...
    uuugh uuugh 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    littlesadgirl littlesadgirl 18-21, F Aug 15

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    Last time I posted here it was when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and was very ill. She passed away in 2012. I went with her to my country because she wanted to...
    littlesadgirl littlesadgirl 18-21, F Aug 14

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    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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