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I Live In a Loveless Marriage

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    I don't know how long I can bear staying in my

    marriage of over 20 years. My husband has no feelings what so ever. I have never seen this man cry in all of the years we've been married. If I cry he finds it amusing. I've gone many years holding in my feeling so that he will not judge me negatively. I'm disguised when...
    bint43 bint43 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    Cannot believe I am writing this out

    as I have not spoken to ANYONE about this as I have to admit failure. I have been in my current relationship for 21 years now of those 13 are married. We have two beautiful children who would be crushed if one of us was not around. Everything has been crumbling now for the...
    teacher25 teacher25 41-45, F 1 Response May 30, 2014

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    I just moved to Texas

    for my wife to be closer to her mom. but I'm feeling lost more then ever. I've been married for 9 years have two beautiful kids. over the past 4 years. my wife has become more distance to my touch. for years she has pushed any advance of hugs, kisses, and sex. Im so tired of...
    smyers3 smyers3 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 4

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    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Trapped In A Loveless Marriage

    It hasn't always been this way, because I remember being happy in the first years of our marriage. I think things began to first change when my husband and I relocated due to his non-professional career. Back then I had no problem with moving to another city, because it wasn't...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2011

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    I am dealing with the same thing.

    let me start by saying i have been with my husband for 21 years married for 9. We have 4 kids age 20-13. There has always been something more important than his family. It started when i was pregnant for our 3rd child, he started using drugs and partying never coming home...
    doglover1977 doglover1977 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 27, 2014

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    I felt compelled to share this site with you.

    ..I'm not sure if it will be successful at giving you some new perspective but I thought it couldn't hurt. Read about the Love Bank...If you have ever been confused about how you can "fall out of love" or questioned how you could fall for someone so fast...this may be insightful...
    KemiKill KemiKill 36-40, F Nov 2, 2014

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    My marriage used to be happy,

    Now a days we just seem to be going with the daily motions. Living more as roommates than spouses. Daily bickering has me on the verge of hating him. Ugh.
    CityGal412 CityGal412 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I am just sad and alone.

    I can't leave. Kids. Again, just sad and alone. Anyone from the Bay Area?
    solowife solowife 31-35, F Oct 31, 2014

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    Warriorbutterfly Warriorbutterfly 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    I Feel So Defeated....

    My marriage is absolutely loveless. We married after dating for less than a year. I really loved this man. I gave 110% of myself. I did everything he wanted, I cooked, cleaned and took care of his 2 children just as I did my own. I pleasure him sexually in every way imaginable...
    tlht tlht 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 10, 2011

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    Today I told him he would have to chose our

    family or his drug. He reply to me you can go and your no longer my wife. After 14 year of standing by him wrong or right I didn't think anything else you did could hurt me... Yet my heart is so broken right now.
    billiegirl23 billiegirl23 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    What was the point of marrying them?

    You only marry someone if you both love each other unconditionally not love them because they fit your needs or desires.
    sashakimi3 sashakimi3 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2014

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    I Always Thought Things Would Change

    I'm not gonna get into too many details about my situation because I feel like I should appreciate what I have instead of ******* and moaning to strangers about my pathetic, ego centric discontent. But I also know that ignoring these issues won't help. I am a 26-30 year old man...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses May 2, 2012

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    I have been married 10 years

    and with three beautiful children. I love my wife, but I'm the one who puts forth any effort to do anything with her. When our kids were infants she refused to have babysitters as she couldn't be away from them when I wanted to go out with her, but every day when I'd come home...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 8, 2014

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    All I want & need is to feel loved.

    I suffer from epilepsy. I had a stage where I suffered from the psychological effects and the 'psychosocial dissorder'. It was hard and challenging. It's just awful when you have no feelings, not for anybody or for anything. I fought back and in many aspects I feel like a winner...
    Robberto Robberto 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    My Partner Seems To Be Emotionless!!!!!!!!

    I'm finding it harder and harder to be with this man, who seems to have no emotions!! Aside from anger from time to time. There is no feeling or compassion that comes from him at all. It's like trying to scuba dive without an air tank on your back. Being with someone who never...
    jimbie jimbie 36-40, F 13 Responses Feb 20, 2013

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    At the bar after working a long day

    and I wouldn't mind going home to an empty house or running away. I do have a full tank of gas....
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I Don't Know What to Do

    I'm 58. I've been married 34 years. Two kids in college. I had a stroke about 10 years ago that pretty much ended a good career. When I started working again, several of the companies that I went with folded (not my fault, I swear), and I was back job hunting again. I finally...
    hasstings hasstings 56-60 1 Response Jun 17, 2009

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    Marriage?

    I live in a loveless marriage.My husband(of 35 yrs) and I have no communication what so ever. He is a cold person who thinks only of himself. He grew up in a family where there was no affection shown between his parents and from my observations very little affection shown to the...
    missemboth missemboth 51-55, F 12 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    My husband sent a wrong text intended

    for his GF to my phone being used by my daughter while she's here in the country for a vacation. He got so nervous and told my daughter that he only met the girl once blah blah... He even requested my daughter not to tell me. My daughter reacted too much and fought with her dad...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 8 Responses Aug 26

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    Our love was like freshly picked flowers So

    fresh, so lovely when new Now forgotten Left out in the sun Thirsty Wilted Slowly fading away from its vase
    Greeneyedgirl276 Greeneyedgirl276 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    Married 23 Years Loveless Marriage

    I'm discouraged.  I married my husband 23 years ago because he was sweet, kind, listened to my chatter and  loved me.  It was so simple.  He wanted children, I did not.   My childhood was dysfunctional and abusive, so I was afraid to have children.  When I finally, did...
    marie007 marie007 41-45 4 Responses Jun 5, 2011

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    How Did We End Up In A Loveless Relationship?

    I've been married to possibly a workaholic, but at least an indifferent spouse for many years.  I more accurately perceive my spouse as lacking the ability to be intimate emotionally and therefore, physically.  My story is the same as all those I've read over the...
    mydiversion mydiversion 51-55, M 6 Responses Sep 23, 2010

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    Parenting Partnership

    This may be a wacky idea and I may erase this in a bit but I am wondering if anybody thinks this is doable. My husband and I argue a lot. I know we've gone through trying to improve things for YEARS. The extra 100 pounds he's gained over the last 5 years (in addition to the 50 he...
    tbw1972 tbw1972 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 15, 2011

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    The thing I miss the most is emotional intimacy.

    I have never had that with my wife. I don’t know if it was ever possible. Ten years in now and I am dying on the inside. I wound up in the ER today because I thought I was having stroke. It was just anxiety. Why do I exist? It’s ironic before I got married I loved my life...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 5 Responses Mar 8, 2014

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    I dont want to cheat on my husband I dont think

    i could even if i tried But how do i find love, a best friend, my other half, if he doesnt want to be that person?
    Liz890 Liz890 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 19

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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 but if I leave the bathroom cabinet open or a glass on the nightstand it's ******* World War III. Every tiny little thing is my fault, but anything...
    LifelongTomboy LifelongTomboy 41-45, F 2 Responses May 20

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    I married the nicest guy in the world.

    I mean it. He is a dream guy to have for any girl. I am every girl's envy. Every single guy who wants to hit on me or thinks off, gets to know who my husband is and apologises and says that they wouldn't be able to do that to him as he is the nicest guy. He's a friends friend...
    confusedhelp311 confusedhelp311 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    I look at my husband from a distance

    and realized how time flies. It's been 26 years that we're married but we ended up as strangers. Where did the love go? Why does he continue womanizing? Maybe because he knows I won't be able to forgive him after the betrayal. But how can you forgive someone with no remorse? On...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 4 Responses May 23

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    I Live In A Loveless Marriage

    I have been living in a loveless marriage for more than 9 years. Over that period I have cried buckets of tears and tried all I can just to survive. Although I have accepted the fact that my husband never really love me and our marriage is a complete failure, there are days that...
    Asian3774 Asian3774 41-45, F 6 Responses Nov 21, 2013

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    I Got Out. Now Facing First Kiss? :/

    Wow, I have not been on these boards in about 2 years. So much has happened. After 12 years I got out of my loveless marriage. It was 16 years by the time it was finalized. I'll admit it was scary leaving what you know, but I couldn't be happier. I moved 800 miles back to my home...
    Cassiopeia711 Cassiopeia711 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 26, 2013

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    I have thought to start a blog

    for a while now; recording my course as I navigate through the middle years of my life. I am, in a word lonely, and writing is soothing balm for that which ails me. I do prefer pen and paper; the rough-hewn edges of my journal whose pages are filled with the longings of my soul...
    ProgressNotPerfection ProgressNotPerfection 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 17, 2013

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    I think Im ready to just move on

    even if I just have to be alone forever.
    Warriorbutterfly Warriorbutterfly 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 12, 2014

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    So many heartbreaking stories in here .

    Anyone want to chat message me.
    clintonx clintonx 36-40, M Aug 15

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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 bedrooms with both of us living separate lives. I realize I don't trust him as felt cheated on in early days with him turning...
    wockyroad wockyroad 56-60, F 7 Responses Feb 4

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    This sucks. I can't imagine doing this

    as a permanent solution
    sp7799 sp7799 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 12

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    I caught my husband trying to cheat on me.

    he said he loves me and wants to make it work. he has done almost everything I have asked ,sex life is great but he isn't in love with me but wants to stay he wont cheat(we well see). I'm still in love with him the only man I ever been with . married for 5 together for 12years
    marthak marthak 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Not Sure How This Happened

    My husband and I met when he was 19 and I was 22.  We were young and fun and after dating for about 6 years, we got married.  We've been married now for 7 years and have a 4 year old daughter.  I thought things were pretty much okay, but I recently got a wake-up...
    HilG HilG 36-40, F 7 Responses Oct 17, 2010

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    This year has been one hell of a year already.

    After 7 years of being married, I decided that I just couldn't handle anymore of it. For the last 5 years, I have overanalyzed every move I have ever made, trying to figure out what was wrong with my marriage. Did I complain too much? Did I not appreciate him enough? Was there...
    AloneandWantingOut AloneandWantingOut 26-30, F Sep 11, 2014

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    Should I Stay Or Should I Go

    About 4 years ago I started paying attention to my surroundings and started questioning my current situation. I lacked interest in my wife as she was dedicated to being a full time mom and lost interest in taking care herself. She put on weight after the kids, and 10 years...
    deleted deleted 26-30 9 Responses May 9, 2013

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    Unfortunately It's True.

    I know this is true, because my wife told me the only reason she married me is because I was the only one who asked. I thought I loved her, or maybe I thought I could love her, or I thought I could make it work and that love would conquer all. But by her daily actions, words and...
    dangerously39 dangerously39 51-55, M 6 Responses May 16, 2012

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    anthonyandrew46 anthonyandrew46 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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