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I Think Life Is Too Short to Be In An Unhappy Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 219 People

    Loveless Marriage

    I have been married for 10years and it has been a disaster from the start. I thought stupidly I had met someone reliable and honest boy was I wrong!! From the first day of moving in together I thought I had married an other person I didnt know. This person was cruel and...
    SHELLY161 SHELLY161 41-45 1 Response Sep 3, 2012

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    Tired of My Husband!

    I am tired of my husband! I don't love him and never did! I don't know what to do about it. He says he will do something stupid if I leave. I am getting to the point of no return. I hate to have sex with him. I long for someone to love and someone that I am attracted to also...
    celestialangel celestialangel 46-50, F 18 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    TOO True

    I'VE BEEN DIVORCED ALMOST 13 YEARS AND I DON'T REGRET IT FOR A MINUTE. I'D RATHER BE ALONE THAN MISERABLE. I JUST MARRIED THE WRONG MAN HOWEVER. I BELIEVE IN LOVE AND COMMITMENT, BUT THOSE THINGS ARE RARE AND TAKE A SPECIAL INDIVIDUAL TO HONOR THEM, ESPECIALLY IN TODAY'S SEXUALLY...
    fukkboii fukkboii 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 10, 2008

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    Dog On a Nail

    ever here the story about the whining dog on the porch sitting with his owner?  the passerby asks "why is your dog whining?"  response was bc he is laying on a nail.  "why doesn't he move"...it doesn't hurt enough to move"....this is how I...
    summers2008 summers2008 46-50 5 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    Towards The End!

    This is my second marriage. That alone is a hard thing for me. My first marriage lasted ten years, but he turned out gay.  My second marriage, I thought would be the one to last forever. I lived in Germany and he lived in England, both Americans working for the military...
    pyromonkeysgirl pyromonkeysgirl 26-30 Jul 8, 2010

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    Totally In Love But Wife Is Emotionless.

    Let me start by saying that Im an awesome husband, I do everything there is to do, I put my beautiful wife on the highest of all pedastools I worship the ground she walks on and yet no reward.  I don't want a pat on the back, a treat or for her to bow down to be, but I feel I...
    taylorgang24 taylorgang24 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    Appearances Can Be Deceiving

    I'm not one to knock the idea of marriage in general. I do believe it's a wonderful ideal. It's an overwhelming commitment to vow to spend the rest of your life with someone, to love & honor them, through good times & bad. To share that with someone must be one of the...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 7 Responses Aug 28, 2010

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    Unsure

    I have only been married for a little more than a year, dated 2 yrs. prior.  Technically we are still newly weds, however getting him to have sex with me is almost impossible.  When we do, there is no passion or romance.  I asked him if he was cheating, if it...
    Judy1973 Judy1973 36-40 3 Responses May 5, 2009

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    Annoying Lover

    I don't know if there is a such thing, all I do is shower my wife with love but Im starting to feel like maybe im over doing it.  Sure there are tons of women who want attention love and affection but not my wife lol.  She is just a lil rough around the edges but nothing i do...
    taylorgang24 taylorgang24 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 9, 2012

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    Seems I'm The One Who Keeps Causing The Unhappiness....what To Do??

    Ok, here’s my story…though I’m giving a shortened version. First marriage ended in divorce after seven or so years w/ no children. Can’t offer a huge explanation except to say we did not communicate as I would have liked. But, I was already feeling inside that there was...
    bikerbiker bikerbiker 41-45, M Nov 14, 2012

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    Queen of Bad Choices

    I was going to write how I got to this point but it became way too long.  I am 59 years old, married for the last 36 years to the same man and have been unhappy for probably 30 of them.  Different years were different degrees of unhappiness but unhappy all the same...
    BadChoiceQueen BadChoiceQueen 56-60, F 2 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Change Isn't Always An Option

    Before you go giving someone advice about how they should just leave and blah blah blah, you should consider that there are many circumstances you don't know about. In some cases, you simply must do whatever you have to, and capture and cherish every little moment of happiness...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 27, 2011

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    Is It To Much To Ask?

    I work all day, worry about the bills, the kids, and how we are going to buy grocerys. My husband does none of those things. So is it to much to ask to have clean towels every, and clean dishes? He has not a worry in the world and I hate him for it! I have no respect for his...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 22, 2012

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    The Lessons We Share and Learn

    I was raised in a ultra traditional household - mother cooked every meal, father worked, sports, love, family, church ... blah blah blah. My parents have now been married 42 years. Of those 42 years - my father cheated on my mother for 20 of those years. It was not until I...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 5 Responses Jun 3, 2009

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    Is This It?

    Good Morning, I have only been married for 18 months and I am very unhappy. I am considering walking away. My husband is not a bad man. I just have no desire to be with him. Unsure where to go from here. But life is too short. x
    saucyjaguar0 saucyjaguar0 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    So Do Something, If You '..think Life Is Too Short To Be In An Unhappy Marriage'

    If you’re marriage is unhappy, think what you can do about it. What is within your power to change to make it better? It involves at least two people. Don’t just assume life’s too short and so it’s time to leave, it’s only one way to resolve things.
    Hypericum Hypericum 56-60, M 5 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    True Colors

    We got married way too fast.  Two weeks after we were married, he showed his true colors.  I understand that I made my bed and have to lie in it and all that.  I took vows and really tried to make the marriage work.  It's been almost two years now and I know...
    2weekslater 2weekslater 36-40 3 Responses Oct 2, 2008

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    Relief

    In May of 2009 I will have been married for 7 years. We have a beautiful, smart, sweet six year old daughter who is the center our our lives, yet we share nothing together aside from the roof over our heads. We have slept in separate rooms for almost 6 of those seven years, and...
    7yearitch 7yearitch 31-35 5 Responses Nov 29, 2008

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    Bewildered and Fatigued

    Hi Group, Never joined one of these before but I have never been this far down to the end of my sanity rope before.  I have been married for nearly 20, dated for a prior 2 years.  I am so deeply saddened to say (and know) that I clearly married the wrong person. ...
    JohnInc JohnInc 41-45, M 9 Responses Nov 9, 2008

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    Best Friends No Intimacy.... Big Problem

    I have been with my husband for almost 17 yrs, married for 12.  Up until a year and a half ago.... we were still like newly weds... but now, all the intimacy has gone out of the relationship.  He is a wonderful guy, great Dad, helps out around the house, we don't fight...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 9, 2009

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    Being True To Myself.

    I was married to a man for almost 8 years. He is gay and used me to be socially accaptable in our southern communtiy. I am not going to be used anymore and I am going to be happy. I ended the marriage and am finding my self esteem.
    brickbybrick1111 brickbybrick1111 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 14, 2012

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    Stuck Between Doing What's Right And Wanting To Be Happy....

    I've been married for 10 years. I got pregnant in an early age. Because of the guilt we followed what our parents want us to do, we got married! I bore another child the following year. I'm now 27 and could not found anything in common with my husband. I was just 17...
    liberteamour liberteamour 26-30, F 6 Responses Feb 18, 2010

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    Why Stay?

    Long story short: after I learned some of the skills and techniques to make a happy marriage, my then wife was not interested, so I LEFT.
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M 1 Response Jan 28, 2011

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    What To Do When Your Marriage Is Over?

    I have what appears to be a good life. My husband is a good provider and I do not want for any thing. The problem is that he is a sex addict and as cliche as that sounds, it is a horrible reality for me.  Are there any women out there going thru the same with your husband...
    kadu2 kadu2 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 7, 2011

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    Queen of Bad Choices

    I was going to write how I got to this point but it became way too long.  I am 59 years old, married for the last 36 years to the same man and have been unhappy for probably 30 of them.  Different years were different degrees of unhappiness but unhappy all the same...
    BadChoiceQueen BadChoiceQueen 56-60, F 3 Responses Sep 13, 2009

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    Married 38 Years And Very Happy

    My main reason for entering was chat area is mainly to gain advice for my son who has just seperated after 10 years, I started researching why people do not stay married and found there are many reasons, most of them are because of selfishness and some are because some think...
    RobWilbow RobWilbow 56-60, M 3 Responses May 11, 2010

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    Related Experiences

    I'm going to smile no matter what because life is way too short to spend it depressed, angry, and upset. So I'm just going to be a ball of sunshine. And I'm not going to let anyone...
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 day ago

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    I effin hate that i procrastinate all the time, thinking that i can do everything i want by tomorrow.. But what if tomorrow never comes? What if we never get another chance back to...
    Listening2us Listening2us 26-30, F Oct 5

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    Life is too short to waste any amount of time on wondering what other people think about you. In the first place, if they had better things going on in their lives, they wouldn't...
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't take life too seriously. Nobody gets out alive anyway (>_<)/
    hippiee hippiee 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I think we are all blessed to be surrounded by people who take time out of their busy lives to help a total stranger. This has happened to me recently and I am forever grateful...
    cedced cedced 36-40, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Life is a journey till the end, whether you are happy or sad, you still move towards the end.
    SeaSalt38 SeaSalt38 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Life is not short, life is all you have. From the time you're born till you die, that is all the time you get. Don't waste it on stupid **** like caring what irrelevant people say...
    Katiepoohmm Katiepoohmm 18-21, F Oct 15

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    Why do I think that? I don't know. Life is so complex that I wouldn't say it's only life. Life is a bunch of lives in the sack of death, in which all things in Earth fall down...
    Peace1000 Peace1000 16-17, F Sep 30

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    i had a huge crush on the lifeguard at the pool i practiced at. I would do laps every chance i got to practice for swimming. I love to compete and swimming was my favorite sport...
    shortsguy27 shortsguy27 26-30, M Oct 12

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    I have this tendency to create and look for trouble. Looking back on my life, I feel like I have nothing that inspirational to share. I mean, I lived too normally. I eat three...
    dustyoldclock dustyoldclock 18-21, F Sep 28

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    Being gay, is probably the hardest thing ever. Not because people are mean, people are actually pretty nice if u know where to look, but, I realized that the only way to have the...
    abercrombie99 abercrombie99 13-15, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm one of those people where LIFE happens. I'll be 23 this year and still love with my parents. Before people make judgement here is my story. I did one year of college & after...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 14

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    Haa ... Sometimes I can't even stop thinking about this ! I feel like this earth doesn't want to have me anymore ! It's true that the life I have is really amazing comparing to...
    GamELF GamELF 16-17, F Sep 26

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    Think about life itself, not about your everyday life and that kind of stuff, think literally about existence, conciousness, like what is this? Is the universe a tiny part of...
    artur1197 artur1197 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 26

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    The mechanic and the surgeon story (Perceptions, the devil is in the detail, the nature of big differences) A heart surgeon took his car to his local garage for a regular service...
    TheShalottLady TheShalottLady 61-65, F Sep 26

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    I'm not planning to commit suicide or any form of self harming, but if I were to die right now, I wouldn't be too bummed about it.
    DetrimentalFallacy DetrimentalFallacy 16-17, M Oct 8

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    After you stop giving a f and just calm down and do everything calmly life's a lot more fun. Just chill out and laugh. Whenever I'm stoned everything is just great.
    Makavelli824 Makavelli824 16-17, M a week ago

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    Tonight the Northern lights are stretched across the sky as far as the eye can see and it's the little things like this that make me appreciate this beautiful life we live!!!
    Anngeleyes Anngeleyes 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Like seriously i cant even do anything i want cause of **** i was born with i wish i was a really big 7 footer but im only 5'10 at 175 lbs . my sister is 5'8 moms 5'7 and dads 6'1...
    miz0217 miz0217 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 12

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    Three day weekend: Watch romantic comedy movies and do my homework later.
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F Oct 12

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    And I hate to be the bad guy towards people. I hardly ever am, I give so many chances, but there are some people who I can't even force myself to forgive.
    HeyIThappens HeyIThappens 18-21 1 Response Oct 12

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    3 day weekends! Even if they were only every second week, they'd be amazing! why don't we have them already?
    2t3v3 2t3v3 16-17, M Oct 15

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    http://youtu.be/T-KaPRfQi4U She is Perf. Like she is da bæ But ya anyways my weight holds me back from a **** load of stuff. It stresses me out like a lot.
    MyaA13 MyaA13 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Today my wife and i separated today is also exactly five years ago from the day we got together, im feeling so lost and confused right now, all happened so quick suppose to be...
    gypsylife2014 gypsylife2014 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 30