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I Live In a 1 Sided Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 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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    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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    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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    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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    You begin a process of dating and discover the wonders of another person. You find yourself excited and happy to take that risk to allow yourself to trust being vulnerable and open...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    My husband is depressed and everything I say makes him feel bad. I can't talk to him about anything. I feel like I have to bottle everything up because he thinks anything bad is...
    SecretScorpio12 SecretScorpio12 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm in what I'll call a one-sided open marriage... My husband (I'll call him Zack) is the one who has other relationships. Before our marriage we tried to have an extra person (a...
    zodiac79 zodiac79 36-40, F a week ago

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    I read about so many women on here that are unhappy in their marriage. They say their husbands are not interested in them and just sit around doing nothing about it. Wow... here...
    Allen54 Allen54 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    How does this work if this is one sided? I have no interest in other people and my husband has a girlfriend. I love my husband and don't want to destroy our family. reaching out to...
    rn72 rn72 41-45, F Feb 15

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    It is the middle of the night and I have just been rejected again last night. Today, my wife flies overseas for 2 weeks and she does not show the slightest inclination to have even...
    Sub305k Sub305k 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 11

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    My story: married after college at 22. Divorced at 28 with 2 kids. We were kids ourselves and he was an alcoholic with character issues. Put myself thru grad school and married...
    Lonely2222 Lonely2222 51-55, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    How to make a very long story, very short? I dated a boy (we shall call him Darlin), a coworker, for 6 months. My high school sweetheart and best friend (who we shall call Bug...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F Feb 21

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    Sexless Marriage Help | The best online way to rejuvenate a marriage : Power of Two MarriageThe first step in getting sexless marriage help is to understand the problem. Here’s...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Awake at night, again, with so many thoughts of anger, frustration, loneliness, sadness directed at husband of 11 years. I am pretty sure it is beyond repair. Sleep in separate...
    wockyroad wockyroad 56-60, F 3 Responses Feb 4

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    A wife with no life. I am a wife and mother of 1 and another on the way. my family means the world to me but for some reason after 6 years of marriage I have jusy realised I have...
    Awakey Awakey 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Live-In-A-Sexless-Marriage/4023977 check this out if you are in this group, thank me later xx
    Alexandra0210 Alexandra0210 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 21

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    To all U people living a sexless marriage U need a pep talk. Let's begin I get sex is amazing and how release all the stress. But think about it this way if that all U want for UR...
    stelliester stelliester 13-15, F Feb 23

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    I've only been married 1 year and 1 month. We were friends for 2 years, then together for 2..you think that would be the set up for something amazing. Today I find out that he is...
    twilightbutterfly twilightbutterfly 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 13

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    I am new here but it looks like I'm not alone in my sad existence of a sexless marriage. I have been married for 10 years ( my second marriage) and have no hope for a better life...
    lonelyloverboy47 lonelyloverboy47 46-50, M 7 Responses Feb 14

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    I've been married for 6 1/2 years. 3 months ago my husband had to confess to cheating because he tested positive for chlamydia. I was devastated. I couldn't believe it. Throughout...
    Kylamama518 Kylamama518 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    Never imagined myself posting in this section but here goes. So I've been married over 12 years now and to be honest after reading all the stories here, I wouldn't say I have a bad...
    destiny2015 destiny2015 36-40, F Feb 22

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    My refuser wife is trying to be more social/friendly with me. Today she pulled out our photo albums searching of pictures of us when we were younger. I took my wedding ring off...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 22

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    The cure to sexless marriage is marriage-less sex!
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Sexless marriage is a sense-less marriage.
    BUalways BUalways 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I'm done. A while back I explained to H how I was feeling and what I needed from him in terms of sex and intimacy. I told him if not then it was a deal breaker for me. At the time...
    Lune41 Lune41 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    I am going to accept that I am to homemaker now as my wife is the sole breadwinner in our marriage. That fact is now being solidified by the fact that I am also transgendered and...
    Christinya Christinya 31-35, T Feb 7

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    Is it completely ridiculous to expect that the sex ( quantity and type) had while dating would be indicative of the sex in the marriage? I know things change but to never have...
    ms3206 ms3206 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 10

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    I have been living with my mother for 8 years. It feels like a marriage. We are raising my niece and nephew. It's been a blissful experience. When my responsibilities are over I...
    louisthe17th louisthe17th 46-50, M 1 Response Feb 11

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    So just be honest. We are all hiding behind the keyboard and most of us are just passing through...WHY ARE YOU STILL IN A SEXLESS MARRIAGE? If you are out, why did you stay so...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 33 Responses Feb 13

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    There's absolutely no point to it. First, I abhor the idea of getting any sort of government involved in personal relationships. Who was the first person to suggest that anyway...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    For a long time I want to have the "Hollywood" version of marriage/love. I was trying to create it, plan it and I get upset and resentful to her for it not happening. It took me...
    westhills248 westhills248 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 13

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    I'm only 51. I don't want to spend my life alone. I want to hike and camp and raft and ski. I would rather live in a cabin and road trip (not in a giant RV) than stay in a nice...
    Lonely2222 Lonely2222 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Not rocket science Totally unbalanced, polarised intimacy. The less she was interested the more I was. It was like torture. I felt powerless, and though she is not controlling I...
    Randlemcmurphy Randlemcmurphy 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 16

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    Well, we had our first sex argument of 2015. After having a dry Valentines Day (pun intended) I stifled my disappointment, like I do pretty much every day, through the weekend...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 50 Responses Feb 17

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    I can only imagine the fun that the members of the "sexless marriage club" would have on a cruise or beach vacation. There could be activities like: * "refuser piñata" that...
    ms3206 ms3206 46-50, M 10 Responses Feb 17

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    Counseling. Okay we are going to give this a try. Honestly I'm dreading it. He is fairly happy with how things are but I am not. Basically he says he wants me to be happy and...
    newdaynewway newdaynewway 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Duh. This is like breathing air. There's no reason anyone, for any reason should not be able to get married. If two people love each other, and feel like making their bond stronger...
    AjLeePunk AjLeePunk 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    Its been one year of our marriage ...but haven't got chance to even see him ... I don think i could tolerate any more ...
    Zarina23 Zarina23 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 21

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    I've been married for 7 years and in a sexless marriage for 5 years and I can't stand it anymore. I've thought about having an affair and really considering it.
    funbaby1 funbaby1 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    Sometimes I feel like since he doesn't even sleep with me, I should never be talked down to. He should be 100% kind to me. I feel so intolerant. I'm wishing I was not in a...
    caddriss caddriss 36-40, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Tuesday my wife and I begin talking to a marriage counselor. I have an appt next week with the lawyer to advise if I should move out and how to protect my share of the marital...