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I Want Out of This Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 45 People

    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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 15, 2013

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 11 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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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...
    ccollis57 ccollis57 51-55 1 Response Oct 28, 2008

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 6, 2012

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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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...
    lelf lelf 26-30 1 Response Jul 1, 2009

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 17, 2012

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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...
    whattooksolong whattooksolong 46-50 1 Response Jul 5, 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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 23, 2013

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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...
    Candykisses77 Candykisses77 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 5, 2010

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 19, 2012

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    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...
    josadelcielo josadelcielo 36-40 2 Responses Jul 6, 2010

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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...
    olukorede olukorede 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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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...
    invisible1 invisible1 61-65 11 Responses May 3, 2008

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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...
    lunazule lunazule 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2012

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 18, 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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 30, 2012

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 7, 2012

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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...
    TheVerticalMan TheVerticalMan 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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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...
    Trying2findmysmile Trying2findmysmile 22-25 2 Responses Dec 14, 2011

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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...
    elvato elvato 22-25 4 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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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...
    mrmidwestern mrmidwestern 36-40 4 Responses May 3, 2009

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    I'm 28 single and sick and tired of men who take love for granted who think marriage is a game. I want a marriage that lasts, even without love I just want a friend and his...
    monetclawed monetclawed 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Seriously just want out of everything ! :((
    dezy2be dezy2be 18-21, F Mar 17

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    I'm a 35 year old African lady, married with four lovely kids, even though people see me and think I'm 22, never married let alone 4 kids . I will be married for 13 years in April...
    Imasadwife Imasadwife 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    UNDERSTAND THIS AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ME. i´m 24 years old colombian guy, very outgoing, i have good values, i care for my friends and family a great deal and very important for...
    juanelgrande juanelgrande 22-25, M Apr 8

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    I am married for only a few months now and my husband is drinking everyday and smokes weed. I knew he had this habit but never knew it was this bad. He spends a lot of money on his...
    ilhasol ilhasol 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    March 22 at 8 am my marriage officially ended... my husband is very sad.. I am the only one he has ever loved, and the thought of him finding a new girl makes him feel sick... not...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F Mar 24

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    Venting again... I always wondered about the Madonna-***** complex and… here it is… seems like my husband is one of them. I needed some weeks to think about it after he told...
    dalessa dalessa 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    Wake up mode! I am I great pain and can't control it! I am trying to figure out how to get over it. I found a few things to think about, that may help me. I tried to force true...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 18

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    My mother passed away peacefully on Monday, March 24, 2014. She had battled long and hard against the ravaging effects of years of smoking cigarettes. The last thing my mother...
    rosieapparition rosieapparition 51-55, F 28 Responses Mar 27

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    I am new here. I haven't participated in online discussions in years so this is quite awkward but I like the anonymity an could really use an ear. I will be married for five years...
    gardinel gardinel 36-40, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hello everyone, I am a 21 year old married man. Until now my wife (21 years old as well) and I have been living in our house which we bought 5 months ago. We have been having...
    jbp1992 jbp1992 18-21, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So today is my anniversary but we are separated, second one in a roll my husband and I haven't celebrated. To be honest I wasn't really looking forward to this day, it started off...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I'm not "unhappily married". I love my husband and I know he is the one God appointed for me. What the issue is "fear", I've been hurt before in my relationship. I've also lost...
    ADonya ADonya 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 23

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    People have misconstrued the idea of marriage. It was never about love, it was about commitment. You would sign a paper agreeing that you would always be together. That was the...
    mydays1994 mydays1994 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 27

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    My dad cheated on my mom with my best friend. I had just made friends with this girl and her husband and children. In the short time I've gotten to know them, I became attached...
    duClo duClo 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I dont have fear, its just pain, but I relate to being bored. Thats what I say in my head all day. I am so bored with life. I am so over the human existance. Eat sleep school, eat...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 21

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    I was raised in the valley, there were shadows and death. Got out alive but with scars I can't forget. This kid back in school, subdued and shy. An orphan and a sister and unseen...
    cinnamonpie cinnamonpie 22-25, F Mar 21

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    I have had my whole Brazilian area competed, love the smoothness all the time now. As a closeted crossdresser how much more can I do without raising too much suspicion? Do I really...
    Cindycharm Cindycharm 36-40, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    That would be nice, eh? Then the few people who give a shitt about my existence wouldn't blame themselves. But sadly, it's not that easy. If I want out, I'm going to have to grow a...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    ♫ "If I let you in you'll just want out...if you follow me you'll only get lost...if you try to get closer we'll only lose touch, you already know to much..don't go..." ♫
    RadRen RadRen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I finally lined up both a marriage counselor (to help us sort out whether or not our marriage is toast) and an individual therapist (to help me get my **** together) and now the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 16 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Sophisticated young woman with artistic sympathies seeks the cultured and the cosmopolitan. I am an optimistic, gregarious and chic individual in my twenties who appreciates the...
    mmilena mmilena 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Sophisticated young woman with artistic sympathies seeks the cultured and the cosmopolitan. I am an optimistic, gregarious and chic individual in my twenties who appreciates the...
    mmilena mmilena 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am currently living with my mom and I hate it. I know hat living with your parents again sucks once you have moved out but this is really bad. I lived with my dad before I moved...
    LameyC LameyC 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Before and After … Nearing 8 months after my separation, I reflect on the emotional desert I have called my marriage. During those years, I was starved for a smile or a hug. A...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 6

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    Normal.... There are many stories on here about after leaving marriages and having normal relationships. Well I haven't left my marriage yet. I have talked to a lawyer and...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    Rules of Engagement - A few new members have posted in this forum recently, and while I've only been a member for few weeks, I thought I'd share my opinion on the purpose of this...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Mar 20

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