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I Live In a Sexless Marriage

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    I Am Already Gone, And He Doesn't Even Know It. - He went to bed first, he's always tired. As I stood at the side of our bed and saw the barricade of pillows he placed between us...
    rosieapparition rosieapparition 51-55, F 41 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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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 6 Responses 1 hr 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 13 hrs ago

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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 18 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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 1 day 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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    Tough night tonight. Had a long discussion with my wife. She decided to vent some emotions over the state of our marriage. I take it as a positive that she still cares enough to...
    CravingSomething CravingSomething 36-40, M 17 Responses 2 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 7 Responses 10 hrs 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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    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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have being married for 7 years and I feel my wife used me to get a baby. After she got pregnant and had our baby, she has completely lost interest in me. She does not care about...
    tjat2013 tjat2013 31-35, M 13 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 24 Responses 1 day ago

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    No Sex Tonight - Best Of Craigslist - I just wanted to share something that gave me a good laugh this morning. It was posted in the "best of craigslist" section...
    CynicalFreakGenius CynicalFreakGenius 36-40, M 291 Responses Dec 20, 2009

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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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    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 4 Responses 1 day 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 5 Responses 14 hrs 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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    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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    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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    What would you consider sexless marriage? no sex in 1 month? 1 year? 5 yrs? How can anyone survive a sexless marriage without cheating? Just curious as I didn't know so many people...
    wiredwolf wiredwolf 31-35, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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 32 Responses 1 day ago

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    Perhaps An Insight Into the Guy's Problem... - All of the stories here are all too familiar. What's frustrating is that they all reflect a fundamental change in the relationship...
    TheTreeIsMe TheTreeIsMe 36-40, M 101 Responses Feb 13, 2007

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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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    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 11 Responses 15 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 239 Responses Apr 2, 2011

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    All He Thought About Was SEX SEX SEX -  ORIGINAL STORY (2007): Reading all the posts here, I guess I represented the other side. I hadn't been having sex with my husband...
    LostLeila LostLeila 31-35, F 440 Responses Dec 27, 2007

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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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    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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    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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    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 13 Responses 4 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 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 1 day ago

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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 30 Responses 1 day 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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    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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    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 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 1 day ago

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    I've long since left this nightmare but I cane across an old letter he'd sent me and in it he'd said: "There is no sex in our lives; get over it already. It’s not like I am...
    Fool4Waiting Fool4Waiting 56-60, F 14 Responses 1 day ago

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    This was a difficult weekend. My wife and I spent a long weekend visiting old friends of hers. Normally, this is the sort of weekend that I would skip out on, but the other married...
    MasterMatt77 MasterMatt77 36-40, M 22 Responses 1 day ago

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    My first post... I have been married for 8 years now and it's been 16 months since we last had sex. I feel like I have tried everything. I'm 35 and last time I had sex I was 33 to...
    Kevinklk Kevinklk 31-35, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    He asked to have dinner tomorrow night. The pretext is to talk about the tax refund, but I think he just wants to see me. I said we could meet at a certain restaurant, neutral...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days 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 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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    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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    Ok... so my night last night was awesome.. even if he didn't have limo ready.. (come ON the proms are going on.. they're all booked lol) This man just made a point to romance me...
    caressablecat caressablecat 51-55, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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