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I Live In a 1 Sided Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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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    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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    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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    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 6 Responses May 10

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    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 7 Responses May 13

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    I've been needing to say this out loud for a long time now and I have never had anyone to talk to. I can't even talk to my best friend about it. I met my husband when I was 17...
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    Why am I writing this? Because so many of the stories you see are about bad marriages and sad marriages. I just want to remind people that sometimes marriage is wonderful.
    pinkcorsetgirl pinkcorsetgirl 41-45, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 23

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