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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm a girl who doesn't know how to control my emotions well, especially negative emotions. I hold on to things and then all the negativities explode on people around me, people I...
    dianashih1223 dianashih1223 18-21, F Aug 7

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    Life is short. I guess I never fully understand that phrase until today. A close officemate of mine passed away yesterday. She went to this beach to engage in a scuba diving...
    sayangeiram sayangeiram 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    Life's very confusing and I'll prob never understand it. My life has gone thru the most wild twists and turns and I'm only 16. It's been fun as hell tho! I think life Isent...
    strixerX strixerX 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Don't take everything too serious , and be nice too each other
    ActuallyGrace ActuallyGrace 13-15, F Aug 6

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    It's like eating a Pizza... You enjoy the first few bites as they're always the best, the deeper you get you realise it's getting shorter and you take your last few bites and wish...
    AnonymousTony AnonymousTony 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I don't know why people want to get into my personal life and talk about me getting married sadly I don't have the spark or and need to be married. I hate when one person say I got...
    sham17 sham17 26-30, F Aug 3

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    Wife thinks she's hot love to show her nude photos to show she's not what she thinks
    reitill reitill 51-55, M Jul 26

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    Help stop ALS ice bucket Challenge! Because... I very much understand how fun it might be to post a video of your self in public to "support" ALS. Because... Half of the people...
    Tooweak Tooweak 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I sometimes have sad moments but I learned that after all life can be hell and paradise. Therefor to Give up is the worst thing because in all places in life that will make you...
    Happyjudy Happyjudy 18-21 Aug 1

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    Live your own life not someone else's. Be u. You were made an original don't become a copy
    TORIIII25 TORIIII25 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 1

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    It's hard to explain, but sometimes I find my self thinking too hard about every little thing and how it could ultimately change everything, but not in a paranoid type way. I mean...
    SakaiY SakaiY 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    I am tired of my life. Really the problem is with me only. I am too bad for everyone. I have lied and suffered so much. But still people cant get past my past. I am changed, a...
    Weareunited Weareunited 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Well my life because I was born and raised in a country said to be "better" than Canada but I dont see how it is I mean Hong Kong has nothing fun in it, people are rude, gross and...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jul 30

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    A man died... When he realized it, he saw God coming closer with a suitcase in his hand. God: Alright son, it’s time to go. Man: So soon? I had a lot of plans... God: I am...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I literally can't tell if I'm fat or not. I'm like 5'4 125 pounds and size 3-5 pants. I honestly feel fat, but this is very personal this next part; I'm a virgin. And I feel like I...
    trippyprincess trippyprincess 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 26

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    Hate my ******* life hope I get shot life is not fair
    sugarpills sugarpills 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    We are going to die someday. Someday the sun will rise but we will not be here to see it. Someday the moon will be hovering above a dark earth but we will not be here to look up...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 27

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    this is what LIFE is all about.. It won’t be your possessions, your worries, or your missed opportunities that totally matter in life, but rather how you truly lived, how...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F Jul 31

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    Life Is Better with out Friends. They Can Not Hurt Me, When They Are Not There as I Need When I Hurt When I Bleed. They Can Not Hurt Me By Being Disappointed With... My Letting...
    imgreywlf imgreywlf 56-60, M 1 Response Jul 22

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    I only think this is true because I feel as if I can't trust anyone..
    Answeringyou35 Answeringyou35 18-21, F Jul 22

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    The human condition is full of ups and downs. No one, even the luckiest, is ever always happy. Bad things happen to us all. What determines our ultimate satisfaction with our life...
    Adaydreambeliever Adaydreambeliever 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    life is a struggle but it's a beautiful thing yet I still want to throw it away
    ashleysokolik ashleysokolik 13-15, F Jul 29

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    It's not easy, if it was then it wouldn't have made you the person you are today. All the things that life throws at you, help create you & it all makes you stronger even if you...
    Kirjamo Kirjamo 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    What if life is really a dream? Maybe it's a dream within a dream..an infinite series of dreams..like a babushka doll that never stops shedding its layers. Each layer unique and...
    chamuka chamuka 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 31