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I Want Out of This Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 10 years. This past December I found out he had been talking to a woman on Facebook and it was, in his own words, more than friends...
    helpmekeepittogether helpmekeepittogether 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I want to have sex so badly. I love sex. I've slept with 4 guys and I'm totally okay with that. I actually want to sleep with more people. I haven't had an ****** from sex or even...
    helplesslyhopelessly helplesslyhopelessly 18-21, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I like this guy at my school. We're friends and I've known him forever. My schools prom is coming up and I wanted to ask him, but the thing is he used to have crush on my sister...
    hannah1010 hannah1010 13-15, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Hey! Why are you so hard on yourself? Don't you know how beautiful and lovely you are? What do you mean I lie? :/ Hey I'm no liar! You're the one lying to yourself! saying, "I ain...
    soyyoprincesa soyyoprincesa 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    This will be my life. No fantasy here. The real women out there know they want this life. They know they want a man that can give them the big fully belly they want anytime he...
    Newground Newground 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    I'm the best husband in the world. Here's why. Today I wanted to bring in the clean washing but it was all damp so I can't do the clean washing either because the clothes line is...
    Kennypants Kennypants 41-45, M 8 hrs ago

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    I met someone like that once. His name was Randy. He knew I struggled with mental illnesses and rook advantage of it every moment I spent with him. He would always say I was the...
    Nmetb Nmetb 22-25, M 9 hrs ago

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    I'm sick of everyone's profile, saying that they are so depressed. They're gonna be depressed if they don't cheer up. Sorry. I'm not being abrupt. I just want people to feel happy...
    Harryp0tter Harryp0tter 13-15, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    This is what I really don't understand about the refusing spouse. Why should he/she care if the refused spouse ***** someone else? If you don't want to **** your spouse, you...
    flashjohn flashjohn 46-50 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I apologize for the long bible I wrote here haha. I just need to write it all down somewhere. So.. most of my life and my childhood, I had no parents or family, like a lot another...
    ninacu ninacu 18-21, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I want to be Sportacus from the TV show LazyTown. He's the domestic above-average superhero. He helped the mayor with Bessie's lawn work, he had Ziggy to spit out gum into his hand...
    CaptainDragoness CaptainDragoness 16-17, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Anyone out there who wants to talk
    AnonymouslyHopeful AnonymouslyHopeful 31-35, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I m a Muslim lesbian I want to marry a gay in Mumbai plz help me
    ANJUMANSARI84 ANJUMANSARI84 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    What makes me sick is my two brothers come around for to my house only if they need something. Yet my ******* creep middle brother bought a new snowmobile and has to show off his...
    traxter18 traxter18 18-21, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I have a question. My husband' mother is schizophrenic. Her mother was schizophrenic. My husband is a control freak. Now he has gotten 1110X worse. I cannot even make a phone...
    kindoffedup kindoffedup 51-55, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    it all started with my older sisters cloths... we use to have a lot of teen age baysitters when we were young and my sister always wanted to play dress up. I think the baby sitter...
    crossdresserfun crossdresserfun 22-25, T 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    OK, y'all were right. I was wrong. She was over for three days and her husband never got to "first base". That was bad, but the worst of it is that I tried (maybe half a dozen...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M 9 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I'm crasy. I just got reminded of how crasy I was today. I made a friend, she accepted me flirting with her for a couple off weeks. I can't be just a friend on this website, I end...
    Kennypants Kennypants 41-45, M 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am such a mug but this is the final straw I Went through his phone and found he has been Skypeing his profile picture was his privates and his status was am naked come and join...
    Desperatehousewife1986 Desperatehousewife1986 26-30, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Thanks, but NO Thanks All The Same!!!   Thanks for calling! LOL As a result of having my old contact information pubished on EP, I recieved 1400+ calls in 24...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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