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I Want to End My Miserable Marriage

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    Not Sure Think I May Need To End My Marriage....advise Please!

    I have been married for close to 16 yrs now and am thinking about ending my marriage! So much has happened over the 16yrs of my marriage, I'm not sure how much more I can take. We got married very young and have 3 wonderful children together. In the begining of the marriage we...
    sweet1011 sweet1011 36-40 May 5, 2012

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    I Am Ending My Marriage...

    I met my husband online and we got to know each other through chats for 6 months, then we became bf and gf. Since he cannot travel. I went to him finally to meet him for the first time in person. We had such a lovely one month and it made us so happy and so sure that we were...
    ange2012 ange2012 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Confuse Marriage

    I want to end my marriage.  I was becoming an oldmaid, alone, parents died. Although I have relatives, but I feel alone and tired of working since I left school. In short I though I found mr  right from internet and marriaed an American man. I sold my flat which give me...
    eyesore2010 eyesore2010 41-45, F Jan 2, 2010

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    Same Old Pattern - He Ignore's Me - Contront Him And We Fight - He Acts Like Nothing's Wrong - Ignores Me

    I've been married to my husband for almost 20 years now. We have 3 grown children who are set to move out in the next few months. He ignores me completely. When I try to 'talk' about our zero communication problem and that it isn't normal for him to be on his phone all day...
    CupcakeCandi CupcakeCandi 41-45 Nov 23, 2012

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    When Is Enough Enough?

    I am so torn. My husband and I have just shared our 7th anniversary. He was my friend for a long time before we got together, i never saw us a a viable couple, we were so different, he was very laid back, not at all structured a bit lazy, wanted to do things his own way and not...
    Miraclebeauty Miraclebeauty 31-35 Jun 14, 2012

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    I'm Ready To Leave My Husband

    After 20yrs I'm ready to leave. I'm tired of the text messaging from other woman, ****, his put downs. I'm finally ready to walk alone in life. How do I make this smooth for my 2 kids? I can careless if I ever talk to their father again I just want this over ASAP. He belittles...
    FinallyWalkingAlone FinallyWalkingAlone 31-35 Apr 6, 2012

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    Married and Tired of Feeling This Way!

    Everybody grab a snack this is going to take awhile! Once upon a time I was in a beautiful marriage, with a man who treated me like a queen.  I was strong, independent, goal oriented, happy, and knew I had found my prince charming.  Now, fast forward 15 years.  My...
    crazytrain crazytrain 41-45 3 Responses Feb 5, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    My wife has been having online conversations with a group of people outside of our marriage it has awoken a sexual side of her that is arousing to me. I am going to allow it to...
    44megpipe 44megpipe 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 24

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    Well she is not a swinger. Went to a club last nite and was totally not in to swinging. But she Still loves to chat with her friends
    44megpipe 44megpipe 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    Bear with me because this may seem off topic, but it isn't. I've been recently thinking about death. Yesterday, my post sexless marriage lover had to put his beloved dog of 14...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 8 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses a week ago

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    About three weeks ago, I posted about my resolution to end my marriage. I've been constantly thinking during these weeks of the next steps and I've decided to give things time and...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 23 Responses Jul 27

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    Life after ILIASM I used to be a regular here. I found this group was very supportive and it really helped me regain some perspective and find the courage to leave my relationship...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    Baby Steps - Once we acknowledge our sexless marriages will never improve and we need to end our dysfunctional relationships, many of us feel overwhelmed by the seemingly...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 10 Responses Jul 26

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    Seeking Therapy I’ve made my first step. I am seeing a therapist. This is not to try and repair my sexless marriage. I have realized that my sex life, the passion, the lust...
    Adam4Eve Adam4Eve 46-50, M 8 Responses Jul 24

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    I don't love, or find my husband physically attractive. If he wanted to end the marriage or find sex elsewhere I would be fine with it. He has said and done things in the past to...
    anniebeme anniebeme 46-50, F 19 Responses Jul 28

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    Outsourcing, sex and ...Oxitocin: The Love and Trust Hormone Can Be Deceptive Although poets and authors have tried to describe love, in the world of neuroscience, researchers...
    largehopes largehopes 36-40 4 Responses Jul 23

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    Hello...I just joined and I'm in a sexless marriage...UGH...I'm not really happy being in this marriage..this is not what I want in a marriage..there is no closeness with my...
    kimmmmmy kimmmmmy 41-45, F 30 Responses Aug 5

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    I'm honestly not the type of person who wants to be alone all the time but I've become somewhat of a hermit lately. My husband is an alcoholic and it seems to keep getting worse...
    nikkib3809 nikkib3809 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Since their reactions will depend on what messages they hear and sense from you, stay tranquil. Program forward That which you will convey to them, but Do not overwhelm them with...
    Dremavv Dremavv 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am only in it because I need his financial support for our kids. He cheated on me last year and it ruined our 20 year marriage. He lied repeatedly and I am exhausted with all...
    Lifeissad789 Lifeissad789 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    Dancing Skeletons - I spoke with my STBX tonight about the visitation schedule I had in mind for our teenage daughter, and he immediately launched into another tirade about how I...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 30 Responses Aug 12

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    My wife and I love each other but we have not been physically intimate in five years. It began when my wife gave birth to our only son. She had preeclampsia and was very ill; our...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 16 Responses Aug 13

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    One month out. First, I would like to thank all of you that offered me support and well wishes on my exit story. Life became hectic and I did not get a chance to respond to...
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 19 Responses Aug 3

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    Why Did We Get Married? - My STBX continues to struggle with my decision to divorce him, yet my conviction to break free grows stronger everyday since I triggered our divorce...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 18 Responses 5 days ago

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    The last 30 stories on here were contributed by the following members - mrinvader, coffeeflavouredkisses, SarahAnn46, CandyMaker, braverthanIthink, katslaw, lycheechan...
    bazzar bazzar 56-60, M 4 Responses Aug 8

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    (Repost...EP BLOCKED my first story) I stumbled upon EP the latter part of last year, and I've been a fairly frequent lurker ever since. It has taken me quite some time to...
    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses Jul 22

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    I posted a couple of weeks ago about needing to start divorce planning because of my sexless marriage. I've started an exit plan, shoved some money aside when I can, but I just...
    Feelingnotsogreat Feelingnotsogreat 41-45, M 14 Responses Jul 24

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    My wife and I love each other but we have not been physically intimate in five years. It began when my wife gave birth to our only son. She had preeclampsia and was very ill; our...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    Here goes...I found EP doing a search about sexless marriages so here I am, my first story. I've been married 15 years to a man who in the beginning had me believing he could not...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    Through my failed marriage, I've concluded that, despite the already recognized different classification of personalities, humans fall into two main person types: Selfless and...
    lovegentle lovegentle 36-40, M 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    Had an interesting experience today with the wife...wanted some opinions on it. As some background, it's quite clear that we have issues with our relationship - we've had a...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    This may be helpful for those who are planning to divorce. " Getting Divorced? Don't Be Nice ...I regularly hear people tell me they want to be nice to their soon-to-be ex. They...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    I'm in a bad mood tonight, just really depressed. I am in a sexless marriage, and my H and I had another miserable conversation about it today. That's because he caught me crying...
    TheTruthIfItKillsMe TheTruthIfItKillsMe 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    I am a 22 year old server, I always seem like the happiest person to my tables but as soon as I'm out of the restaurant I immediately feel miserable, helpless, worthless, and...
    Toxil Toxil 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    At risk of being hated, I admit I know the refuser's side. I was a virgin when I married the first time, ignorant of what the marriage bed entailed. I was young and scared and dumb...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 6 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I've been quiet here for a few weeks.......we've just moved back in to our home after a house fire and are just about settled. I've been on a roller coaster of emotions when it...
    QuietTranquility QuietTranquility 36-40, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    I've been married 20 years and I'm miserable. I want to find the kind of love that exists in fairy tales or movies. My husband and I can't even hold a conversation because we have...
    dnco dnco 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 13

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    Given that their reactions will rely on what messages they listen to and feeling from you, stay tranquil. Approach ahead Whatever you will explain to them, but Will not overwhelm...
    Diana63by Diana63by 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Today my husband suggested we get a divorce. I've been thinking about it for a VERY long time. I'm not sure when things changed but over time I stopped loving him. I left a few...
    ToniS ToniS 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been sliding for years. It started out great, we had good sex often. Then as the years slid by the pace dropped. Not much, and it didn't bother either of us. Then my wife got...
    Leathlobhair Leathlobhair 36-40, M 12 Responses 2 days ago

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    DONE as opposed to done. It kind of went like this. On holiday I was putting my stuff into 'my' room, we have not shared beds in years due to the SM and her crazy crap, that's...
    Endthegame Endthegame 41-45, M 27 Responses a week ago

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    recently i was in a serious car accident , and of course it has been very traumatic and this is a time more than ever that i need my wife to be there for me to provide some love...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 19 Responses Jul 29

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    This marriage of ours has been teetering on the brink of failure for some time now and I am really struggling to cope with the absence of sex. My wife is an alcoholic / pain pill...
    007jeep 007jeep 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 2

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    Why do people stay? I have asked myself this question a million times lately. Is it fear? Is it normalcy? Routine? People are creatures of habbit. Do people stay until they find...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 9

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    I passed my HCA exam yesterday and am going to go on and do the NAC schooling so I can support myself financially. He has been the main and often sole breadwinner which is a big...
    bluegreenseascape bluegreenseascape 46-50, F 5 Responses Aug 12

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