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I Need to Be Cherished and Respected

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 238 People

    Why Not Me?

    Wow, what I would do to be married to someone who loved me for who I am, cherished me and most of all respected me. This is the dream I had since I was 13 years old, but this has never happened to me. One broken marriage, and now in an unhappy marriage. My daughter says she...
    teddybear95 teddybear95 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 25, 2011

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    I Miss The Way We Talked, I Miss The Times We Had, I Miss The Love We Shared, But Most Of All I Miss The Way You Cared. =(

    I have been married for 2 years now. We have a wonderful 1 yr old son.... I never thought being married can be this lonely. I felt unloved and not cared by my husband. He even forgot our second wedding anniversary. He didn't even greet me he was so busy with his work and doesnt...
    sycathe sycathe 26-30, F Mar 26, 2012

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    Cherished And Respected

    Cherished and respected,That’s what I need,Makes life easy,Helps us be friends,In the way,We’re meant to be.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Mar 31, 2012

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    Teacher Your Children Now About Cherish and Respect

    When I first saw the title I thought this would be really easy to write about it..  Then I really thought to think about it..   I know that I need to be Cherished and Respected and want it and I do have it now after looking for if for a long long time, but when I...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    Of Course!

    For me to cherish and respect someone only to not have the same love and respect back will only result in me turning cold and the other party wondering what could possibly be wrong with me that I am just not treating them the same anymore. Do I hate them now? Have I fallen out...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    Showing Respect Is Very Imp...

    Showing respect is very important to me.  I also respect others as well.  Dont we all want to be Cherished?
    justANNIE justANNIE 46-50, F Jun 19, 2008

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    I Feel That Every Man Has T...

    I feel that every man has the need to feel respected. Respect frome his wife, kids, co-workers, and any one else who my be in his world.
    LateNightGuy LateNightGuy 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 19, 2008

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    Do I Exist?

    I've been married for 2 years and he and I have a beautiful baby girl who is turning 9 months. Ever since we found out I was pregnant the whole "Love, Honor, and Cherish" thing went out the window.  He is so selfish it's ridiculous. A recent example is when he came home for his...
    maepage87 maepage87 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 11, 2011

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    The BS Story

    I wonder sometimes how things could have gone so wrong. I married someone who was acting a certain way, to get the desired result. We started off right, everything seemed to be moving the right direction, seemed to "cherish" each other. Then out of the blue she said "I don't...
    jb02157 jb02157 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    What Went Wrong??

    I became sick with an incurable disease 7 years ago. It took 2 years to finally find a doctor that need what I had. I was glad I found out what I had; but sad that there was nothing to do about it. My husband seemed to be supportive at first and then became angry that I had...
    sincerely sincerely 56-60 1 Response Jun 19, 2008

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    >__>

    I haven't felt cherished or respected in a while.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    I Need Love and Respect

    Hello, I must say that I have an insatiable need to be cherished, loved, complimented,needed, I had a wise woman say to me that just from watching me she could tell I needed these things.  They are not a want as with some people.  I actually live in such a way that I am...
    Isabella12 Isabella12 41-45 1 Response Aug 30, 2008

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    Stuck In a Sexless Marriage

    I do not consider myself old or unattractive. I am a kind loving man who really listens and cares. My wife has a debilitating disease like ruematoid arthritis. We do not have sex anymore. It's October 2007 now and I haven't had sex since April sometime, I think. I'm not even sure...
    givenuponsex givenuponsex 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2007

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    I Long To Be Cherished And Respected In My Marriage

    I have been married for 11 yrs and I feel as though I am the child in the relationship. I do not have a say in anything such as finances etc. I get yelled at if things arent they way he wants them. And did you know there is a "right way and a wrong way to sweep a floor" I donot...
    tamikens tamikens 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Care

    At times i think i care too much that is why I'm not respected.... At times it's as if i don't care enough and I'm left not cherished.....whats a man to do to find some respect.....nice guy's get played, that's all I'm saying.(for now)
    andyp358 andyp358 36-40, M Aug 17, 2009

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    Respect

    I have been married for almost 13 years to my husband. This is my third, and I always said "final" marriage. Almost from the get go - I have not felt cherished and respected. I don't feel as though I am a priority and he lies about the stupidest, small, insignificant...
    jgstewart1109 jgstewart1109 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 28, 2008

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