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I Want Out of This Marriage

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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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    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 3 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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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 10 Responses Nov 20, 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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    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 1 Response Dec 6, 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 3 Responses Dec 30, 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 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 "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 2 Responses Nov 19, 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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    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 3 Responses Nov 19, 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Nov 17, 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, 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 2 Responses Dec 7, 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 1 Response Jan 15, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I am married to a control freak who is emotionally and verbally abusive. It gets physical sometimes and all I want is to be able to leave. My family thinks I have to stay for my...
    lonelyandfedup04 lonelyandfedup04 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 30, 2014

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    After my husband and I had our first girlfriend, we knew it was what we wanted out of our marriage and life. It's such a weird thing to explain or experience. It's like we are...
    JandAlove JandAlove 22-25 3 Responses Jan 6

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    I've been thinking about this much recently to keep me positive of my ex-boyfriend. I know that I'm going to find my ''Prince Charming'' one day and will marry him. I want my...
    samsahsincl samsahsincl 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I really don't know what I want any more. What I want changes so constantly it's like I'm a different person each time. My boss already got on to me for not telling him what my...
    Kckiss88 Kckiss88 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to find the perfect one one guy with a heart of gold who's spiritual country southern gentlemen who knows what he wants out of life also.
    freespiritgal2777 freespiritgal2777 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    A REPOST FROM THE EP "I AM A HUMAN BEING FIRST" I am a man. I am a man who has unfulfilled needs and wants. There are things I want out of life that only a woman can provide...
    icDavey icDavey 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 14

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    I have truely never dated anyone and all I want out of a relashionship is to able to hold the one I love am I weird for that?
    KelsonTheWolf KelsonTheWolf 13-15, M 3 days ago

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    Two things I want out of life: a pet fox and an automaton best friend
    MadAsAHatterXII MadAsAHatterXII 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I am engaged to what i believe is a good man. We moved in 6 months after we started dating and a month later he proposed, I said yes. We started fighting a lot in month 10. The...
    bleuoiseau bleuoiseau 26-30, F 16 hrs ago

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    I would like to get some responses.. Is there any of you or somebody you know who is in a long distance marriage, -I stressed, marriage, not 'long distance relationship', -and...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    But not a regular type of marriage. I'm not talking about a marriage where it says were bound to each other forever on a piece of paper. I'm talking about a spiritual marriage...
    brandonswayye brandonswayye 18-21, M 15 hrs ago

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    My soon to be ex wife the one who's leaving me is blowing my mind on the lack of time you would think she would want to spend with our 14 month old son. Ending our...
    areyou1111111 areyou1111111 26-30, M 3 hrs ago

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    That I cannot get out of.Divorce lawyers want so much money that I don't have. She will contest it. She plays games like feel sorry for me.I can't take it no more.She is home 6...
    bedrock70 bedrock70 41-45, M 16 hrs ago

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    I know what it is to live in an unhappy family. I grew up thinking men have a lot of power because they are the breadwinners and physically they are also stronger. My father was...
    novembermountain novembermountain 41-45, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I hope you enjoy my road I guess, When I was 18 I took the decision of dropping out of college... not for any sake reason such as being lazy or didn't enjoy it but for different...
    lewismoore7 lewismoore7 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I am not in a troubled marriage. I am now in my second marriage. My first marriage lasted 21 years. My wife was confined to a wheelchair due to disability. We had three children...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    In my room I have a picture on the wall that has provided me joy for many years. This picture shows a beautiful stream with clear water, graceful rushes along the shore and...
    wantadoover wantadoover 56-60, M 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    India as you all might know is a country rich in culture and tradition. Arranged marriages happens to be a very integral part of this culture. I am 27 years old and got married in...
    femaleskeleton femaleskeleton 26-30 1 Response Jan 19

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    Well , yesterday we had our first joint counselling session. Beforehand I was very anxious. I had a knot in my stomach and a pain in my head. I wasn't sure if H would appear, but...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 26 Responses Jan 20

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    To help people to be more informed about Pakistan instead of listening to poverty and falling for any stories. Having been to Pakistan many times, I can safely say the below;- 1...
    Eridanus Eridanus 31-35 1 day ago

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    This is the walk away wife script. http://youtu.be/eyty0xb7IMM Every situation is different but at least 90% of this can ring thru in one way or another IMHO Well I was the...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    I have been divorced for over 3 years now. I often read stories here from people in sexless marriages, hoping that maybe I can help someone either save their marriage or help in...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Well I'm not going I say never but as of right now I don't feel like i need to get married in the future. Look I'm not in a serious relationship, do I want to be yes. I want to be...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Jan 18

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    My wife wants me to sleep with other women. I'm 34, she's 34, we have a daughter, and I think we fight too much. She is very touchy about any time I even bring up our lack of...
    RealColonelMustard RealColonelMustard 31-35, M Jan 8

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    I feel left out. I have two other roommates, but ever since the third one moved in, I have been feeling left out. I feel like my roommate and I ( the first ones who lived in our...
    Via70 Via70 22-25, F 20 hrs ago

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