I Live In An Empty Marriage

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    So empty. I have been married

    for 16 years and regret every moment. Why do we stay? I'm trying to remember the good times but can't... Since I can't, why am I here?
    JlostNow JlostNow
    36-40, F
    1 Response Dec 12, 2015

    Stuck In A Dead End Marriage

    My wife and I have been married for 6 years and have two children. We recently moved to a house, to accommodate our expanding family and to be closer to my job. Before we got married, I knew that my wife had problems with alcohol abuse, and actively supported her recovery...
    ShoreGuido ShoreGuido
    36-40
    3 Responses Mar 13, 2013

    Angry

    I have been married since 1998. We have dealt with cancer, unemployment and fortunately have been lucky enough to have three beautiful children. Unfortunately my marriage now is a complete mess. I am the main breadwinner. My husband is very content to sit back and let me arrange...
    CeLg0229 CeLg0229
    46-50
    Nov 24, 2012

    Empty Marriage:

    When I read Mugsy's story, it felt like she took my thoughts and feelings right out of my soul..  So what to do about it at my age?
    nancyacondon nancyacondon
    61-65
    3 Responses Nov 15, 2011
    JlostNow JlostNow
    36-40, F
    Dec 12, 2015

    Empty

    I feel empty everyday , i dont even like my husband anymore . Nothing i do is good enough or its wrong , i make plans he does not want to come or complains . I dress up he tells what are you wearing ? Your overdressed . I dress casual he tells me i look a mess . We never talk...
    louise76 louise76
    31-35, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2012

    I Live In An Empty Marriage

    Hey does anyone one out there have a similiar experience.  I have been married 23 years and none of them have been good.  He is detached from me and  the kids and really just lives in some isolated world.  He is here but he isnt here---if you know what i mean...
    Mugsy Mugsy
    46-50
    17 Responses Jun 15, 2008

    I step out of the house

    and have this stuck on smile and a happy attitude. NoOne, but I, knows how fake it is. I tell everyone my husband and I always have a 3 day long anniversary as it's just 2 days before Valentine's day. People see us together and cross their fingers. So happy and fun and content...
    umd30 umd30
    31-35, F
    5 Responses Feb 15, 2015

    30 Year Empty Lonely Marriage

    I too have an empty marriage after 30 years. My husband is pleasant enough, but cares very little about me. We have had a very hard time with an extremely ill son, loss of a business and financial difficulties. Yet I always go through it alone. If I'm in despair, he just...
    metalcat metalcat
    51-55
    1 Response Jan 7, 2013
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