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I Want Out of This Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 47 People

    Am I Being Petty?

    The other night,as I was coming home from work, I was caught in a stand still traffic. I was particularly in a hurry that night because I was suppose to meet my husband and toddler son in the mall for ice cream. I wa very very frustrated that for over an hour, the vehicle inched...
    josadelcielo josadelcielo 36-40 2 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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    The "manacled To A Toxic Marriage By Kids" Debate

    Those of us looking for the courage to find a way out of a bad relationship seem to have a heated debate over children. It's just as heated and defiant of a real, consensual standard as most others, such as capital punishment, abortion, euthanasia or any of the other arguments...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 19, 2012

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    The Demon Feels The Burn

    I have little time to spare on EP these days, as my privacy has been breached by a major blunder, so I'm now being watched like a hawk at home, and only have a little spare time here and there while I'm at work (you know... like breaktime). For folks that haven't noticed or read...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M Jan 15, 2013

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    Please Help Me

    Well, you all are the first people who I have ever talked to about this. My family and everybody around me thinks that my marriage is fine. That is the hardest part about this whole thing. I feel that when I'm out in public I have to fake it and pretend that...
    elvato elvato 22-25 4 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    I Want Out!

    I have been married for almost 40 years and have so many mixed emotions about this marriage.  I have read so many posts here and haven't seen anything even close to what I am experiencing. If I was asked about the first 20 years, I would have said the marriage was great but...
    invisible1 invisible1 61-65 9 Responses May 3, 2008

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    We Only Have Two Kinds Of Fights

    If you've seen my other stories, you'll clearly see I type fast and can be long-winded. This time I'm going to make it super-short. My wife and I seldom get along for a stretch longer than a few days, we have small fights and we have big fights, and they always follow the same...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Living In a Marriage Without Intimacy

    How to begin, well I'd like to say that things weren't always so rough at home. For the first few years then her parents were getting ill and eventually passing on, but through it all I was always beside her but I noticed that she was slowly pushing me away, maybe I ...
    mrmidwestern mrmidwestern 36-40 4 Responses May 3, 2009

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    I Wished I Loved Me Enough To Let This Go

    I have been married almost 25 years, no one could have told me that you could be married that long and not be happy. My husband has to very unhappy with me but very happy with the comfort I provide. In the last 4 years he has worked maybe 5 months of each year more like 3. He is...
    whattooksolong whattooksolong 46-50 1 Response Jul 5, 2012

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    I've Made It Official

    If you've been following my stories you may be aware of what I'm going through. I'm in a toxic, loveless, sexless marriage and have been struggling for years to fix it and lately have been struggling to escape it. In mid-November, things got SO bad between us I told my wife that...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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    How To Do What I Need To Do...

    I am married with 3 precious children.  My husband is a wonderful provider and father and I can never knock him for that I do however resent him more than words can possibly explain.  Let me tell you how I got to where I am...When the two of us got together, his mother...
    Candykisses77 Candykisses77 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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    On The Hook, Waiting For The Club

    *SIGH* I've been reeled in again, and here I sit back on the hook, waiting to be clubbed to death. I've described what I've been going through recently in other stories. Basically it's a repeating pattern: I undergo a period of neglect - sometimes for a month or more, the...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    Unsure If He's Cheating Again

    I have been married for 15 years, from the beginning I have had to compromise due to my husband's failure to be truthful about the number of children he had, his financial situation and then finally three years ago I found out he had been cheating on me for the past two years...
    olukorede olukorede 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    22 fed up w mr. I'll act like I'm going to change to keep you around

    So I'm on the phone with my sis and she asked me what the noise was in the backround and I said him its the volume he always has it at when playing anything. Then she said "he's gonna be deaf" I told him that she said he must want to be deaf and then I said yep. So later on like...
    Trying2findmysmile Trying2findmysmile 22-25 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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    This Is So Wrong

    I have been with my husband for 7 years and married for 2, his mother has always been a problem, but manageable. However since we have been married she is so much worse. She is very demanding, hates me spending time with my family, goes mad because I have a photo of my mum on the...
    lelf lelf 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2009

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    My Latest Attempt

    A few minutes ago, I sent this text to my wife. To explain the details, the xmas tree thing last night was this: My car is in the shop, ready to come home. My wife and daughter are taking the week off, and saw the usual place we get our tree from has them out. I'm also frustrated...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 9 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Nails In The Coffin

    yesterday he just put more in...It was the 2 year anniversary of his heart attack. So when i got home i was planning on being nice and cooking him dinner. I even left work early to be there when he got home. Instead he opted for going out. Fine.At the restaurant i mentioned to...
    lunazule lunazule 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2012

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    What About An Exit Buddy?

    I'm still soul-searching for an answer to how to get away from my toxic marriage. The "Paper Marriage Solution" still looks viable, but it's open to negotiation out of fairness, leaving me vulnerable to finding an alternative with no notice if it fails, or worse yet - drawing me...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    Regarding Basic Respect

    A lot has happened since I last posted to this group. I made a very good friend, and accidentally fell for her... my wife failed to meet my terms over the holidays, but the day before I was going to announce my departure, she found my discrete email and wound up blackmailing me...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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    Me Too

    My husband has nothing to contribute to our marriage. No emotions. I have 4 step children who have no respect for me and a husband who also has no respect. I want out but am afraid I will not be able to make it money wise. But I can't take it any more.
    ccollis57 ccollis57 51-55 1 Response Oct 28, 2008

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    The Demon Strikes Again

    Yesterday I posted a story about an incident with The Demon regarding a nuclear war she started over a petty mistake. I anticipated the usual pattern, which is once she realizes that she is jeopardizing my presence she tries to make super-nice, with The Demon inside putting up...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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    We're Not Gonna Take It Anymore

    Warning: I'm pretty upset right now so this post will have a lot of F-bombs. If that offends you and you want to read on, I recommend you set your account to kiddie mode before proceeding. Just a touch of framework. I posted stories about what I'm going through, today I'm...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M Dec 6, 2012

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    Is "Paper Marriage" the Answer?

    I'm in a really bad place right now. My marriage has started becoming so toxic that terms of truce negotiated in the past, seldom honored are doing less good in meeting my basic needs (love, affection, intimacy, friendship and human rights). The other day the bond of trust that...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 17, 2012

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    1. I love Sushi! 2. I play tennis at least 5 times a week 3. I love to grill out 4. I am very outgoing and yet often alone. 5. I can walk on my hands 6. I like to dip bananas...
    robofcinti robofcinti 51-55, M 55 mins ago

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    My wife left with the kids this past Sunday. This has been the longest hardest week of my life. I miss both my kids and my wife. I want to hear that tenderness in her voice that...
    misanthropic1234 misanthropic1234 31-35, M 2 hrs ago

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    I wish I wouldn't feel so lonely wherever I am. I am in a loveless marriage and he threatens suicide when I try to leave. He also makes me feel guilty and worthless as a mother...
    LostOutHere LostOutHere 31-35, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Is it only me You neglect this way? Or could it be anyone You married today? Am I the problem Or is it just you? And if it is, What do I do? How do I live Here as your wife? I will...
    TallaLily TallaLily 51-55, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    So ecstatic to announce to all my friends on here Lue and I are ENGAGED!! So yesterday after going to the movies with my best friend I arrive home to find Lue home she tells me she...
    KylieeBear KylieeBear 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I believe in forever, but I don't believe marriage should be a necessity for it.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F 7 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    married and ended up hooking up with my cousin by marriage at a wedding reception in a back room. Now we do it at every family get together
    jacen665 jacen665 31-35, M 6 hrs ago

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    The US and other Western countries have been alarmed at how the Islamic State militant group has been able to lure teenagers and young people to the Middle East to join its ranks...
    valha11a valha11a 46-50, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    The story is posted here because I believe many of Israel’s supporters are in this group (The title implies more of a disapproval rather than a question, I feel). Many people...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 7 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So, how do people actually know when their marriage is failing or about to crumble apart? I've asked a few close friends and this is what I came up with and I added a few of my...
    L7guy L7guy 36-40, M 12 hrs ago

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    We just celebrated our 46th anniversary, I spend the better part of my day in the salon, hair and nails, wanting to look my prettiest for her. We had an excellent evening, dinner...
    CdKimmi CdKimmi 66-70, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    I support gay marriage because I think everyone should get married. Love is universal, there is no difference. I am Italian. Three days ago I read on an article that Italy is the...
    disappeared88 disappeared88 26-30, F 4 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Marriage can be wonderful, exciting, and a lot of work. When one party refuses to participate in the maintenance of the union, it becomes just a piece of paper.
    Olivia1962 Olivia1962 51-55, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    We entered into Marriage believing it was for ever and intend to keep it that way!
    littlescamp littlescamp 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    What Is Up With Sexless Marriages? One of the largest groups on EP is "I live in a sexless marriage" I do not understand how people can be "married" and one of them is not meeting...
    janessa1 janessa1 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    You know what I love about liberals? They're so damn predictable. How many of you suspected that gay "marriage" was only the first strain of the marriage redefinition orchestra...
    Isayoldchap Isayoldchap 16-17, M 12 Responses 1 day ago

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    ANTI-GAY MARRIAGE TEXAS ATTORNEY GENERAL COULD BE FACING LIFE IN PRISON ON FIRST-DEGREE FELONY CHARGES Forward Progressive July 1, 2015 Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton told...
    goodogstay goodogstay 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have been married for going on 10 months. Your typical marriage, where when its great its amazing, when its bad its horrible. Well lately its more horrible then great. I guess my...
    baileygrl82 baileygrl82 31-35, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I posted something up before saying I was against gay marriage, maybe I was a bit unclear. Someone started praising me all "Hurrah and gung ho, let's revel in our homophobia...
    CaptainHoof CaptainHoof 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    If being against gay marriage is homophobic, then that means a substantial number of gays themselves are homophobes. Here, Jonathan Soroff explains why some gays, including him...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/opposing-gay-marriage-may-demand-civil-disobedience-louisiana-bishop?utm_source=LifeSiteNews.com+Daily+Newsletter&utm_campaign=650b6abe03...
    jopava jopava 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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