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I Live In a Sexless Marriage

Support, stories, and advice from real married men and women without sex in their marriage. 46,573 People

    An Affair (Rule) To Remember - Sorry, I will let all you men throw your rotten tomatoes at me, but here is some advice for the ladies from the sexless marriages who have decided to...
    EinEngel EinEngel 46-50, F 154 Responses Feb 11, 2013

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    Rejection Hurts. - I've been reading some research work on the mental and physical reactions to various forms of social rejection (of course, with the normal caveats of avoiding...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 30 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    In case you think that Opposite Land is perfect, it isn't. No tax refund for me this year. Instead, a $6,500 tax bill due to how things worked out for me in the divorce settlement...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    This is it... The last straw. There is no more hope left. I'm going to tell him I want a divorce when we get back home from vacation. I can't wasting my life like this. Wish me...
    gracehopepeace gracehopepeace 31-35, F 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    Heartbroken for my daughter--She had a well child visit/physical today and the doctor asked her all the usuals but also if there was anything at home that was going on that she'd...
    4hopefloats 4hopefloats 41-45, F 7 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Im more curious about this because i have a friend who told me she only gets sex about once every few months. Ive seen a lot of recommendations about counseling, but i haven't...
    Tanya30 Tanya30 31-35, F 11 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Just A Shout Out - I just want to say a big hello to my soon-to-be ex-husband Jay  He has taken up reading every single post of mine on here.  Beside the fact that he...
    k145712 k145712 36-40, F 55 Responses Mar 3, 2010

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    I'm so relived I'm not alone! My husband has denied me sex since day one. I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that I have stayed with him for so long. I am a shell of a...
    kindflower kindflower 31-35, F 5 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Outsourcing Your Needs - So you live in a sexless marriage.  There is no sex (or very little sex) and your relationship lacks intimacy and emotional connection.   As a "sex...
    enna30 enna30 56-60, F 238 Responses Apr 2, 2011

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    Waking Up Together..... - My spouse and our therapist said I am wrong. I am 48 years old, I was in law enforcement for 29 of those years - dealing with everyone else's problems in...
    ThreeDecadesAlone ThreeDecadesAlone 46-50, M 26 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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    I just told stbx, thanks for ruining our wedding night, and that I guess I can wear white at my next wedding lol. My best friend piped in and said stbx can wear pink at his next...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Is This How She's Felt For The Past Ten Years? - For the first ten years, it was pretty standard fare. I wanted, and she refused. I wanted desperately, I tried everything and...
    TheWendigo TheWendigo 36-40, M 279 Responses Jun 29, 2011

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    I have been living in this sexless marriage for several years. I haven't had sex in about 8 or 9 months. My husband refuses to admit there is an issue. Well, I finally had sex but...
    nurse594 nurse594 41-45, F 19 Responses 1 day ago

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    Dehumanization Of The Opposite Sex: The Collateral Damage Of A Sexless Marriage - I had an epiphany a few days ago. I thought I would share it. My marriage and my appreciation for...
    harveyspecter harveyspecter 41-45, M 68 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    Report From Opposite-land - Hello, and greetings from opposite-land, my new home! Here in "I live in a ridiculously hot sex-filled relationship" (ILIARHSFR), sex is like air or...
    nyartgal nyartgal 36-40, F 38 Responses Dec 2, 2012

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    I love that I found this app and people out there in sexless marriages. My husband has a ****/************ addiction which he sees a therapist for on a weekly basis but I just don...
    dmb8927 dmb8927 36-40, F 9 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Basic Mismatch - I see lots of stories lately from people who are new and hopeful there will be a solution here they haven't thought of yet. They come here, post a story and get...
    Changewilldoyougood Changewilldoyougood 31-35, F 22 Responses Dec 10, 2012

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    So I am walking down the hall and hear my wife on the phone to a friend. Didn't catch the whole conversation but she mentioned something about being tired and not having much time...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 32 Responses 2 days ago

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    A text message I sent my girlfriend ... I think I'm going crazy watching how you are with your phone and your constant need for a connection with the online world, it's an...
    supercat01 supercat01 31-35, M 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    What A Difference 2 Years Can Make - I arrived at EP 2 years ago today. And if you told me then, that in 2 years, I would be an entirely different person, in an entirely different...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 38 Responses Oct 15, 2012

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    All That Glitters... - I have read many of the stories here, and many seem to run along a typical theme. I am going to add my thoughts to those who are living in a sexless marriage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 547 Responses Apr 18, 2008

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    After being shot down again tonight for sex because she was "too busy" I said busy with what? You stay home a ****** day and do nothing. She said "do we have to talk about this...
    NHotH2O NHotH2O 46-50, M 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    Seriously need advice :(....Soo I'm new at this... I'm 23 years old.. Got married really young, have 2 babies, one of which was born this year. I've been married for 5 years. My...
    missme90 missme90 22-25, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    Short kind of funny story for those of us married for years.. So my wife of 34 years comes downstairs after taking a shower and putting on her black under ware. She's in fairly...
    jp45 jp45 61-65, M 13 Responses 1 day ago

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    So Is It Really About Sex? What I Have Learned From A Long Term Sexless Marriage. - I read the stories here and see so many similar people in differing stages of understanding of...
    footballbat footballbat 46-50, M 36 Responses Oct 8, 2013

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    Live Your Relationship Authentically, And Let Go The Outcome. -   A theme in my own formerly sexless marriage and most of the others I see in this board who have not yet changed...
    Apocrypha Apocrypha 36-40 36 Responses Jan 11, 2012

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    Scenes From An Italian Restaurant - I sit in the quaint little Italian restaurant across the table from my husband, sipping my wine in solitude. He is distant; engrossed in...
    LadyBronte LadyBronte 46-50, F 51 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Things You Really Need To Challenge Your Thinking About. - - 1 - That "everything is great bar the sex" 2 - That the vows you made are inviolate 3 - That your spouse loves you 4...
    bazzar bazzar 56-60, M 11 Responses 2 days ago

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    Well I lived in a sexless marriage for 9 years. About 14 months ago I left finally and an starting over. I tried everything I could to revive our marriage. From candle light...
    Leavinstevin Leavinstevin 41-45, M 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    The Love Roulette: Why We Are In A Sexless Marriage - The “effeuiller la marguerite” is an ancient game, traditionally played by the young falling in love for the first time...
    czzinc czzinc 36-40, M 25 Responses Aug 31, 2013

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    I just realized that another wedding anniversary has passed. Of course nobody cares anymore because we have divorce court again this Friday. CHOO CHOO!!!!!
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 36-40, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    The Consequences Of 'enduring'. - I'm posting this story here even though I no longer live in a sexless relationship, because if you are currently in one, now is the time to think...
    hrts hrts 41-45, F 30 Responses Jun 10, 2012

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    Are You A Refuser? - I have reached a conclusion today. We, the refused, are refusers. How so, you ask? Simple. We refuse to recognize just how big a big a problem we have...
    FilteringMachine FilteringMachine 31-35, M 99 Responses Jun 4, 2012

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    I just read the story on the caretaker from NeedingtoVent (thank you NTV), and it really hit me hard. In my journey I am recognizing my failings to be far greater than I thought...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Okay, things have reached an all time awful here and I've finally decided I have no choice but to see an attorney for some direction. My husband has stopped paying our bills in...
    Stormie01 Stormie01 46-50, F 33 Responses 2 days ago

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    A Brief Affair Of Two EP Members - I am a regular EP member but for anonimoty I agreed with her to create a new username so that I can write our story. This happened six weeks ago...
    waiting2feelalive waiting2feelalive 46-50 180 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    Looking Back, Looking Forward - A lot of people have probably assumed or accepted that if everything else seemed okay that the fault for a loveless, sexless marriage was theirs...
    Gearcynic Gearcynic 31-35, M 44 Responses Aug 18, 2013

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    What's A "beautiful Woman"?? - Nearly all woman are simply beautiful to me. The only turn offs I have are bad hygiene and bad attitudes. So ladies, please allow me to tell you...
    ThreeDecadesAlone ThreeDecadesAlone 46-50, M 152 Responses Nov 15, 2012

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    Please...listen - As I sit on my patio, sipping coffee and reading a book, I marvel at the calm of my being. Serenity, happiness, confidence. That is now my life. I am alone. But...
    imathinkin imathinkin 51-55, F 51 Responses May 14, 2012

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    Why Repairing A Sexless Marriage Is So Impossible.... - Here in our group, we often get criticized for being too negative, too willing to leave the marriage, and too unwilling to...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 75 Responses Nov 20, 2011

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    WOW. Never thought there would be an entire group dedicated to this topic/lot in life. Well me too. Kind of glad I found this, maybe its nice to find other people are in the...
    jc316 jc316 41-45, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Are You Staying For The Kids? Some Thoughts From Someone Who Left. - One of the most common refrains here seems to be the line "I love my kids" or "I love my family", or "I don't...
    icancounttopotato icancounttopotato 36-40, M 62 Responses Jan 6, 2013

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    I live with a older man who never wants sex is this normal? Everything was fine until I moved in as soon as I moved in it all changed. He's 20 years older them me I feel so...
    tina0100 tina0100 36-40, F 19 Responses 2 days ago

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    Those who do not have to deal with this situation must find it odd that those of us who do, express such deep sadness and longing. How often do the comments suggested the simple...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 18 Responses 2 days ago

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    Wife Has No Desire - My wife was sexually abused as a child.  This has caused devastating effects on our marriage and her life.  Deep down, my wife is afraid to love...
    stinkcat_14 stinkcat_14 41-45, M 200 Responses Aug 31, 2006

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    My best friend and me were arguing over my separation, and confidence after a *few* drinks ;) Just to prove a point - I AM CONFIDENT, I kissed him. A stupid tight lipped kiss. We...
    coolvolatile coolvolatile 31-35, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    Just wanted to let everyone know that I found a therapist I think can count on to help me get out of my ****** up marriage without losing my mind. - She's already helped me see...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    Maslow's hierarchy of needs. Sex is as basic a need as breathing or food or water. http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/Maslow-Hierarchy.jpg Why haven't our...
    sojourner999 sojourner999 41-45, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a married man who is married to a wonderful woman. However she has recently told me that she wants nothing to do with sex ever again. It has been over 15 months since we have...
    Hingeman Hingeman 26-30, M 25 Responses 2 days ago

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    "The Overwhelming Advice Is To Cheat Or Leave" - This story was written in response to a statement in a recent post. That statement is: "The overwhelming advice is to cheat or...
    enna30 enna30 56-60, F 32 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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    I bet this is familiar to many of you here, I thought I'd share it as it might be of use. "What is the cost of being an emotional caretaker in a manipulative relationship? Loss of...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Someone Asked Me A Question Last Night... -   The question was...   so why does it take so long for us to figure this sh*t out??? IMHO... , from a woman's point of...
    FriendofPromise FriendofPromise 51-55, F 61 Responses Oct 13, 2009