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I Sideffects Of Bad Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support

    Sometimes people are in a bad marriage because for a long time: one or both spouses have looked for what their spouse can do for them, instead of: "what can I do for my spouse...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I know my marriage is bad and that it's over but it just hit me like a ton of bricks that I don't have a man that will look at me with that look of love and just mouth the words "I...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just got finished texting my mother in law. I told her about my plans to divorce after the holidays. Surprisingly she was very supportive and agrees with my decision to ask for...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    So NOW he wants to go to counseling and work on it! NOW. After years and years of me begging, pleading, and crying. After we have gone to the breaking point, after I have given...
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I called my wife about our finances. Of course she has to get an attitude because she automatically thinks it's my fault and of course she has to make an attitude while she was...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Walked into the door after a long week. I guess after a week like this a normal husband and wife would say "hey" to each other, maybe give a kiss, and ask how their day was. Me on...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think he wants me to be the one to finally say it's over. We normally go over to his parents for the holidays and yesterday he bowed out. He didn't even come. I'm not complaining...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    So we had our first date night in months. We finished eating early so I suggested we go home since it we would have some time alone before our kid would come home. She had other...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    OMG! I made the mistake of walking away from an oncoming scolding today at the tree farm. He stopped in the middle of the road and started to yell for me, so I stopped on the other...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    candycc12 candycc12 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I've been married for 4 years, have a wonderful child but my wife and I seem to fight all the time. Something small like a kidding comment sends her into a rage about how i ruined...
    goodguy30s goodguy30s 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    There comes a point where you are just two separate people, living in one place. When that time comes everything changes. The way you view that person changes, they become ugly...
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 10

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    First time I have ever been accused of causing someone nightmares smh
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    And then I am reminded of why this is not working out. I am oddly grateful for these moments, because even though he has very brief moments of clarity and honesty it is good to...
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    It's been a year since I last posted. I had an online affair with a woman I met on EP. I fell in love with her. My wife found out and I broke it off. I haven't spoken to her in a...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 28

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    I've been in a sexless marriage for just over 16 years. In that time I've been through the counseling sessions, countless fights, nights on the couch, online trysts, real life near...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    It's been a long time since I wrote: If you have read my previous articles then you already have the background or a lot of it. If not my situation is as follows: I have been...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    reading experiences on how so many husbands and wives cheated on their significant other scares the hell out of me. i bet they were madly in love when they said their vow. but yes...
    DNightTrain DNightTrain 26-30, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I won't have to be here to listen to her whine, nag, complain etc !! I do nothing right in her eyes. She is NEVER happy unless she's nags We never have sex, and when we DID have...
    World4me World4me 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I'm 22 and no I didn't wait for marriage but I believe that every women should be carful of who's out there. I promise people will put on "a show" for you, you just got to be able...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    My wife lives in South Carolina and I live in NYC in order to find full-time employment. We are both self-employed small business owners but it's not enough to support our family...
    musicandlovetogether musicandlovetogether 36-40, M Dec 7

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    I'm feeling very hopeless and depressed lately. Particularly today. At this point my psychology is so ****** up as a result of my husband never wanting me and being such an angry...
    myownproblem13 myownproblem13 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I feel like I hate him and I know if I died in this moment I would likely go directly to hell. We have been married for about 7 years, living together for over 8, and met over 12...
    nocturne1980 nocturne1980 31-35 Dec 2

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    I miss her. The rules that govern social convention say I shouldn't. I never met her in person, but I know her. I know her in ways her husband doesn't (or doesn't care to know...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I miss her. The rules that govern social convention say I shouldn't. I never met her in person, but I know her. I know her in ways her husband doesn't (or doesn't care to know...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    I miss her. The rules that govern social convention say I shouldn't. I never met her in person, but I know her. I know her in ways her husband doesn't (or doesn't care to know...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 2

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    Hi everyone, I guess I'm a refuser, and I found this forum because my partner has told me about how she's been reading these postings for solidarity. She says that when I touch...
    badger2blue badger2blue 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    I wanted a love to have warmth, security and trust , loyalty, bond, intuition someone who has their act together he doesn't and never will its been over 20 years and long enough...
    Bella70 Bella70 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Daily it seems I see the same post...someone stating they live in a sexless marriage. Sometimes I respond and offer advice though it feels like I'm just adding my voice to the many...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well I'm not sure where this will end up. But I'm here as a former refuser. One to make some amends and two to tell the truth to all the women who are currently living with a...
    Transgressed Transgressed 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 10

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    Don't ever think you're completely secure in a relationship. I say this because you can't know another persons mind or heart. Like me, you can't believe you're living a fairy tale...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am not a virgin, I have also been married before and have unfortunately had many experiences of sex without marriage. I really enjoy sex, however, I have always believed sex...
    jrsybelle jrsybelle 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am 60 years young and have been married to the same man since I was 21. Being lonely yet not alone is something I've gotten used to and I accept that it's just how it is for me...
    Anyone7 Anyone7 56-60 1 Response Dec 10

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    We went out last night for a date, to a local art museum. There was an excellent live band playing Flamenco music, wine served, and a small hors d'oeuvre plate... really a setup...
    IStallion IStallion 46-50 Dec 13

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    Having a bad day today. The loneliness and betrayal of years has caught up to me. Maybe today is the day it should end.
    rumpledforeskin rumpledforeskin 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    Feeling alone . He barely talks to me. I feel like I'm just here. He says he loves me but doesn't say it often or barely shows it. He doesn't touch me or tell me I'm pretty or...
    kashx kashx 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am not good at anger. I was taught to suppress it. "Women's roles were to be accommodating no matter what." I have had enough. (At least at moments...I hurt. I thought he...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I didn't wait until marriage, I was very young about 15 yrs old when I lost my virginity. Although waiting until marriage is insane to me!! I'm proud of those who can actually wait...
    AlissiaMarie AlissiaMarie 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    I am so tired of living in a sexless marriage. It's a nightmare. I need to leave, get a divorce, and be on my own but I have no clue how to leave, and be on my own. I keep thinking...
    loveangelmusicbaby0 loveangelmusicbaby0 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 27

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    I don't believe in divorce. So, my first marriage is most likely going to be my only marriage. But I am not going to get married until I am 46 or 49. Lmao
    SunshineH316 SunshineH316 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    Ive been married for 1 year and i hate my marriage. All my husband do is take me for granted, harass everyone in the house, disrespect us and verbally abuse us. Im tired of my...
    shakii00 shakii00 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Wow... the title couldn't fit me better... I've been married for 14 yrs to a man that use to be a good man... that is before he retired from the army and before he started getting...
    neydi1972 neydi1972 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 3

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    I'm Roman Catholic and believe that the reasons are based on evidence rather than faith. That said, I struggle with gay marriage and even the Biblical references on it. I've...
    originnone originnone 51-55, M 10 Responses Dec 6

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    You know what hurts? What really, really hurts about my marriage? That I am my Husbands Best Friend. He's told me this. It's true, all the good friends I've known him to have...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    From being in a sexless marriage for the last three years or so, I have really become discusted and sad with my life. This last year has been zero attempts because of menopause I...
    Feelingnotsogreat Feelingnotsogreat 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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