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

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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

    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

    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

    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
    7 Responses Feb 18, 2010

    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

    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
    Bpack Bpack
    31-35
    Dec 14, 2014

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    6 Responses Aug 28, 2010

    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

    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
    3 Responses Feb 27, 2011

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    It is a life commitment though,

    and it's more than worth just a little perseverence
    TValentine TValentine
    56-60, M
    1 Response Mar 21

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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
    4 Responses Sep 15, 2011

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    I think life is less about what happens to you and more about how you react to it. we have these ideas and preconceptions that we carry with us that change how we see the world and...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR
    22-25, M
    a week ago
    i have been really lucky in my life to have met such amazing women. My Mom is one of the strongest women I've ever met, She was born in Venezuela and her parents divorced when she...
    WhirlwindR WhirlwindR
    22-25, M
    Apr 21
    I am writing at the suggestion of Robb Warren and Waiting 4 What (and inspired by Vegas Baby). It seems appropriate to put a coda on what was one of the most important and...
    maryryan maryryan
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Apr 21
    I have a complicated situation that has brought my marriage to the point that it is today. I chose to share it here so that maybe it will help someone else and who knows maybe just...
    ParaKlio ParaKlio
    46-50, F
    Apr 21
    EP rocks I met the most amazing man on here I had an injured soul and he made me whole again by words only not many men can do that he was very kind and patient with me guided me...
    Triplets111 Triplets111
    56-60, F
    1 Response Apr 20
    This is gonna be a pretty long rant, sorry. You have been warned though. I'm 22, about to turn 23 in a couple of months, and I feel like I'm completely lost. I'm living with my...
    cyberwhat cyberwhat
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 18
    How to Know When It’s Time to Give Up By Cloris Kylie Stock You might be experiencing a situation that isn’t working and wondering whether you should persevere a little...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    i was finally honest with my husband and told him that i never wanted to move to his family's farm. we have been living at the farm for nearly 5 years and things have been rough...
    darkcide39 darkcide39
    41-45, F
    Apr 17
    What is the meaning of life?? Like really, why are we even here or created. You know now that I think of it, is life really THAT important. I mean what does it matter if someone...
    mengstrom5721 mengstrom5721
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 16
    Hey people of Experience Project. I've finally decided to post my situation on the internet and chose to do it here. It's kinda difficult to know where to start and this will be a...
    Mickee24 Mickee24
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 16
    my life sucks because 1. my mom doesn't understand me 2. I have no money 3. I live in a place where I don't belong ( I'm a tan girl who live in Thailand where people now crazy...
    Bonatt Bonatt
    18-21, F
    Apr 15
    It's my twentieth birthday. I can't sleep. Up until moments ago it seemed like I was in a constant winter sleep period, like a grizzly bear or something. I wasn't feeling anything...
    Shamandora Shamandora
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    seems people would prefer abandoning me rather then befriending me. even the people who told the false tale of being my friend and always sticking together had left me as well. it...
    SladeBolinLeaderofEp SladeBolinLeaderofEp
    18-21, M
    3 Responses Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    I have been married nearly 8 yrs & I don't know if staying anymore is right for me. This has not been a perfect marriage and once upon a time I was so in love with my husband. He...
    El04 El04
    31-35, F
    Apr 13
    I have started to show a lot of fat which really gets me uncomfortable when i'm walking around. I try to eat healthy but the chips are too tempting
    ItzelCookieStar ItzelCookieStar
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 12
    Life is honestly too short to be sad or dwell on the negative things. It shouldn't be about worrying when the next bill will be, or how much food yoy have left, or even if you'll...
    LifeIsToShortToBeSad LifeIsToShortToBeSad
    16-17, M
    Apr 12
    I even should speak from the past. I have been many years ago in a marriage and I am divorced since 15 years now. But I´ve seen that there was nothing normal in my marriage...
    Loretta78 Loretta78
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 12
    I suppose this is where I can speak freely, not revealing my identity. Honestly, writing about my life, a stupid, sob story, I feel skeptical about it. Not knowing if anyone cares...
    Aselfconsciousturtle Aselfconsciousturtle
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    Have you ever had that feeling when you're outside with the cold wind blowing at you and looking out at a distance, and you just feel so free. You feel like nothing can harm you...
    Wonderland101 Wonderland101
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 9
    My marriage was a fairly tale for every one. Childhood friends lost touch, met after 20 years and fell head over heels for each other. My parents didnt approve of him because of...
    Smileismylife Smileismylife
    22-25, F
    Apr 9
    My marriage was a fairly tale for every one. Childhood friends lost touch, met after 20 years and fell head over heels for each other. My parents didnt approve of him because of...
    Smileismylife Smileismylife
    22-25, F
    Apr 9
    If con is the opposite of pro, then is Congress the opposite of progress?
    SonofPaddy121 SonofPaddy121
    18-21, M
    Apr 8
    SECOND FROM LAST EP DEDICATION .... We never really chatted much but I knew you did read my posts and appreciated some of them. We made our first acquaintance when you defended...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    1 Response Apr 8
    ANOTHER DEDICATION TO A FRIEND .... We started chatting when you posted a comment about when you accompanied a friend to the hospital and you asked everyone to pray. I sent you a...
    LozzyFromRome LozzyFromRome
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Apr 8
    I know things on EP are coming to a close but I thought I would share my testimony. I want to start by saying "life is short, too short to be unhappy". A lot of you where were I...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Apr 7
    Well it all began in 2007 and 2008, I fooled around with my manager at the time who is 13 years older then me, and well he was separated from his wife, in Jan of 2008 we moved in...
    Scblondie1210 Scblondie1210
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Apr 7
    I met my husband at work, it was in May 2014. He was my assistant general manager at the time. We bonded quickly, and fell in love. He was kind, funny, romantic, and always...
    Selina923 Selina923
    26-30, F
    Apr 7
    I met my husband at work, it was in May 2014. He was my assistant general manager at the time. We bonded quickly, and fell in love. He was kind, funny, romantic, and always...
    Selina923 Selina923
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Apr 7
    OPEN HEAVENS FELLOWSHIP DAILY DEVOTION YOU CAN KNOW EXACTLY WHAT TO DO Romans 8:14 For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. I have heard people...
    ganyoji ganyoji
    22-25, F
    Apr 6
    I'm really struggling to keep my head above water here. My husband of 6 years and father to our young children has been slowly but surely shutting me out over the past year. We...
    Everlie Everlie
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 6
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