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

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 236 People

    Bpack Bpack 31-35 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Live for someone you love more than yourself. More than anything. True love is worth waiting for. No period of time is short or long for that. When you realize that, life becomes...
    oneheart1 oneheart1 18-21, F Nov 21

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    It's funny how people always say that life is too short, even though we live way longer than most animals. Heck, our average is at least 50 years, that's friggin' long! Dogs...
    Junkard Junkard 22-25, M Nov 29

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    I think life is an ongoing lesson and that the glass is always half full
    Ashley2K14 Ashley2K14 22-25, F Nov 23

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    Why do most people dress in such a boring way? So many people don't care at all about their appearance. Most men have boring short haircuts and wear shapeless shirts and beige...
    spacepixie spacepixie 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 7

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    i like dressing in shorts , skirts with some kind of different pattern or design , recently developed interest in wearing bralet with a jacket , really cool trend
    jennygirl1 jennygirl1 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I'm not suicidal, but life is just boring
    pjssss pjssss 13-15, M Dec 5

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    My thoughts are all over the place as I write this, my mind clouded. I've been contemplating things in my life... mentally tracing through the "what if's"... because those are the...
    WithGracefulness WithGracefulness 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    So, i turned 21 just over a month ago and it has actually made me start thinking seriously about my life. I've never had a job (trust me, it's not because I'm lazy, I've applied...
    westy93 westy93 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    15 years old and 5 flat. What happened to the me that used to be complimented for being too tall for her age? (I swear they all jinxed me.)
    TheSociallyAwkwardTurtle TheSociallyAwkwardTurtle 13-15, F Dec 7

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    I'm too ugly to get a girl lol whatever its not like I expected my life to be good . only gay guys like me and the worst part is I'm straight . haven't touched a grl almost 20 lol
    Mizo0217 Mizo0217 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I seriously do.... I'm rather talented I "suppose".. I am a singer, writer and going off of iq scores i'm supposedly very intelligent. But honestly... I have a very hard time...
    chelsieshay2626 chelsieshay2626 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    life is just a job and I was fired multiple times. I work hard and never get a promotion. I wake up early and always get to work late. but most of all I am a team player and don't...
    roslyn1990 roslyn1990 22-25, F Dec 6

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    In my opinion, life is simple.... work hard, study harder, work hard again then life will take care of the rest..... That's how I have been living these past few years, and all...
    DNA011 DNA011 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    It's my time again. My quiet time. Just sitting here watching the lights twinkle and glow. How very lucky I am. My girls and I have fun when putting up the tree. Sparkling grape...
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I am wearing red shiny lycra speedos under my jeans cos I like the feel of them
    wheels1972 wheels1972 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    When it rains... It pours... Everything that could be going wrong is.... Just in time for Christmas hahah just PERFECT.
    Alliejxo Alliejxo 22-25, F 4 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Pretty? Yes. Attractive? Sorry gals but no, this boy only likes sausage ;D
    silverthewulf silverthewulf 16-17, M 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I have VERY TENDER sensitive feelings; and I DON'T find it "humorous" When Someone STEPS on them. I am kind, gentle AND loving; SO LONG as Another DOESN'T Hurt me. (Hurt me "by...
    desireindisguise desireindisguise 56-60 Nov 30

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    Wrong turns seem to be my specialty, but so is making the best out of the subsequent mess, so it could always be worse. :)
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 3 Responses Nov 25

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    I need a strong christain male to help me with this question message me and I will tell you.
    nsmoov nsmoov 18-21 Nov 29

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    And then something or someone comes along and makes you question everything you thought you knew
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10

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