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I Live In a 1 Sided Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 53 People

    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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    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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    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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    One sided love is so uncomfortable. A few weeks ago, a guy my age fell head over heels for me. This 'love' turned into infatuation, and then obsession. Despite me stating that I'm...
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    When I reflect on most of my life.........I see that most of the friendships I had were pretty one-sided. Perhaps there was a lesson for me in that......in the knowledge that...
    AKLady15 AKLady15 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    Recently having to remove myself from a toxic relationship , I sacrificed everything for someone to help them, we grew close emotionally physically but on the side she had apparent...
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    As I said I was the controller in my marriage, The operational word in this sentence is "was". Now everything is out of my control and my husband is ruling everything with an iron...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F May 9

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    Still Looking for a refund… It’s been three years since my last post on this topic. So as a bottom line update, things have not gotten really better. Mostly we are just...
    Goinpublic Goinpublic 31-35, M 1 Response May 17

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    I am 32-year-old south Indian (Telugu) gay guy who is in the closet. Am looking for a Telugu non-sexual/lesbian girl for marriage of convenience. I am currently working in USA. I...
    krishere1982 krishere1982 31-35 May 18

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    I am 32-year-old south Indian (Telugu) gay guy who is in the closet. Am looking for a Telugu asexual/lesbian girl for marriage of convenience. I am currently working in Texas. I am...
    krishere1982 krishere1982 31-35 4 days ago

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    I wrote on this topic a while ago and thought i'd give an update on how things are. Unfortunately, things have not improved in my marriage of almost now 10 years. My wife and I...
    JBMaine75 JBMaine75 36-40, M 4 Responses May 15

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    I've been married for almost seven years now, together for closer to ten. We have two wonderful children, both of which are loved. I feel like I should be happy in my marriage...
    enjoymentofquiet enjoymentofquiet 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Hi there. It seems weird to post in "I Live in a Sexless Marriage" now, since I have one foot out the door, so here I am. So much has happened since about 6 weeks ago, when I told...
    isoldeblue isoldeblue 36-40, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    For the last few weeks i have been having a recurring dream where i am in bed, during the day, having amazing sex with a friend of both mine and my wife’s. The person i have been...
    watertrance watertrance 41-45, M 1 Response May 4

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    I have been married for close to 3 years and have a beautiful daughter. Since the first day of our marriage, my husband is largely absent. He has a very demanding job which...
    notashappyasilook notashappyasilook 26-30, F 3 Responses May 6

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    This is my life. He just got a new job and found out today that he had lied about calling his old boss and talking to him about quitting. Before yesterday he lied about using his...
    armstrong7984 armstrong7984 31-35, F 1 Response May 9

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    Things can get better. I have posted on here a couple of times about problems I had in my marriage, mainly ones in the bedroom. After 3 years of marriage and most of those being...
    alonelynewlywed alonelynewlywed 22-25 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    For the World am happy with no complain. I live the live so normal that no one suspect. My Heart is divide. I never lived for myself, always for others. Why people are never happy...
    tomanyfeeling28 tomanyfeeling28 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've been married for 4 years now and I'm so unhappy my husband would rather play video games and smoke pot can spend time with me. he sleeps in bed with me maybe 3 times a month...
    lonelyandconfusedwife2015 lonelyandconfusedwife2015 26-30, F 5 Responses May 6

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    I am different to a lot of people I know, because I don't want to just vegetate and survive - go to work, go home, eat, sleep etc - and I'm not interested in status symbols...
    pixieowl pixieowl 26-30, F 6 Responses May 10

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    He moved out this past weekend. He told me I could just say the word and it wouldn't have to be like this. But it does have to. I REFUSE to live in a marriage devoid of intimacy of...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 7 Responses May 13

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    Our marriage has been terrible for years. I recently reached a breaking point and asked for a divorce. In my state, couples with children need to live apart for 1 year before a...
    annaanderson annaanderson 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 4

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    I've always ended back with my parents for what ever the reason , my brother and sister hit the ground running although my brother lives not far , my sister has moved all over the...
    Prettibrowngirl Prettibrowngirl 70+, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Every little god damned thing I do "wrong" gets itemized like some sort of sick meticulous list and thrown in my face. When she does something annoying I'm supposed to ignore it...
    LifelongTomboy LifelongTomboy 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Keonz Quek is an experienced marriage counselor, whose assistance has proved instrumental in the life of numerous couples. He provides marriage advice and counseling to couples...
    gordon54 gordon54 22-25, M May 7

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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 May 14

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    Well I read a post on marriage today here.This set me thinking.Can we change those who cheat in their marriages .I think we cannot unless these people...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 2 Responses May 19

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    I've been with my husband for 9 years, married for 8; we don't have kids and I'm 35; he is 40. We have struggled through our marriage at times as a result of my husband's drinking...
    SadPanda35 SadPanda35 31-35, F 3 Responses May 19

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    I am at a point in my marriage where I am bored and very unhappy... we have a son together and I don't want to cheat or divorce but I don't have any options anymore. we want...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 29

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    i would not want it any other way!!! i recently found this on-line a few years ago. It is a great list of ideas on ways to submit to your Husabnd. i found this list giving me new...
    goodgirl456 goodgirl456 31-35, F 5 Responses May 7

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    She Said-I love being married. I love him. We make each other happy but there are also the hidden benefits of marriage. : )-a constant foot warmer in the dead of the night-a mighty...
    HeSaidSheSaid HeSaidSheSaid 46-50 May 8

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    I don't even know where it all went wrong. My husband and I had gone through everything and then some together. From finding out I was pregnant, to having to place our son up for...
    KierstenJ671 KierstenJ671 22-25, F May 8

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    I have known my man 4 years . We recently got married 3 months and it seems that a lot of things are changing !! Now that we live together we are constantly fighting for everything...
    Liz0223 Liz0223 22-25, F 3 Responses May 8

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    I had no expectations on waiting until marriage. I mainly was just waiting for the right girl to come along that i saw fit to lose my virginity with. I always said to myself that...
    RastaGotSoul RastaGotSoul 22-25, M May 10

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    I definitely believe in traditional roles within a marriage. Women should be very submissive, and should not talk unless asked. In marriage men need to lead. Women have to listen...
    jennamorrisongirl jennamorrisongirl 18-21, F 8 Responses May 12

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    Hi Folks, I'm new here, but it seems like the appropriate group to post in because for the past month our marriage has become a kind of sexless desert. It's all because of some sex...
    NaiveSusan NaiveSusan 18-21, F 8 Responses May 13