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I Used To Be In A Sexless Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 79 People

    The End

    This morning, my divorce was granted. Strangely, I feel no jubilation, no real happiness. No regrets, just sorry that it had to bethis way.Twenty-three years.I want to express my gratitude to all the people I have corresponded with here.To Nitwitty, Whenif, Flyingstone...
    theaterlover theaterlover 61-65, M 7 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    I Was A Co-dependent Enabler To A Very Very Selfish Person.

    Just thinking - I was a co-dependent enabler to a very very selfish person.Wow.  My husband was like a spoiled child with no rules or boundaries. And, the more I did for him the more he didn’t love me. Um, I would have thought that would be backwards but hey, what do I know...
    Backlite Backlite 46-50, F 5 Responses Oct 26, 2011

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    Going Forward....

    On October 27th, I finally left my loveless marriage of 43 years..I am in the process of healing, and many of my friends here have said, simply go forward , don't look back..just get on with living the life you were deprived of for so many years. The problem with that is, there...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 7 Responses Nov 13, 2011

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    Letting Go

    I have just left a very long sexless marriage, and so i sympathize with everyone still struggling with the sexless marriage problem.I know the decisions are tough, and it is a very difficult decision to face, because the options are to either repair the marriage or leave. And...
    neuilly neuilly 61-65, F 12 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    ...and in the morning we woke together (not in

    separate rooms!) and he told the dream he just had. That hasn't happened since i don't remember when and its a little thing but means a lot. It was a strange dream about work and we were cracking up! Today his goodbye was very sweet. I hope i can deserve these positive...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    In a Christian marriage a couple should submit

    there bodies to each other. The exception is an agreed upon period of abstinence for sake of prayer and spiritual growth.
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response May 25

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    On the 21 Oct it will be exactly 1-year

    since I moved out. I'm thinking a lot about this year. It's been the hardest year of my life! Everyone said that divorce is tough. But I somehow kept thinking it would be easier for me. I (naïvely) thought that because neither party had been unfaithful and, that we were trying...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Depressing Anniversary

    I moved out of my ex-wife's life on January 1, 2012. I was immediately embraced by the love of friends and family, many of whom I had not seen much of during my 2 1/2 attempt at marriage. Not really ready to post the reasons that the marriage ended at that particular time...
    Treyrr Treyrr 31-35, M Jan 3, 2013

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    My Journey To A Fulfilled Marriage

    My husband and I chose not to have sex before we were married. We had relations our wedding night, but it was a chore for me. I thought it would be more than what it was, but I thought I was tired.. it's ok.  So on the honeymoon, we played again but I was frequently dry.  And...
    ANewCreation4Him ANewCreation4Him 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 24, 2013

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    Left A Sexless Marriage - But Still Angry

    i've had my husband move out and i anticipate a divorce in the following year - i feel that this is the right thing. no sex, no intimacy for a loooong time. any idea on how to let go of anger? i am seeing a therapist. i held on, and hoped for a long time, that our marriage...
    Gazell Gazell 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 19, 2012

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    Something has changed

    since just a few weeks ago. Im different and i dont know why. I have wanted to change for a long long time. And finally its happening. I love him again. Not the infatuated in-love. Some loves start off with a lot of passion. My didnt. But it grew gradually. Then it stopped...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 5 Responses May 23

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    Yes, Sexless Marriage Is Repairable

    Let's start an optimists group for those rare souls who have braved sexless marriage and emerged with their relationship intact and intimacy restored. Yes it is possible! No, it's not easy. And it's not always worth it. But for those with a lot to lose, and as much to gain, there...
    porcpuffer porcpuffer 41-45, M 11 Responses Oct 24, 2011

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    He is so obsessed with house cleaning Argh.

    His day off. All day to be together but he barely speaks to me. Afternoon: Im in bed - he doesn't join, i nap. Finally he sits with me after dinner. Conversation: yard work & house work! I hint for change of subject almost a dozen times before i finally lose it, chug the rest...
    Stufy Stufy 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    Looking Forward To A Day....

    Well I haven't joined the world of a wonderful sex life yet or any at all for that matter, but I'm working on it.... I don't quite fit into the sexless marriage group now, and I don't quite fit here either, but this is probably a little more me since I've been thinking that I...
    bk1010 bk1010 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 30, 2011

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