I Want to Leave My Husband

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    I Want Out... But Have No Idea How To Go About It

    Ive been with my husband for 35 years, married for 27 of those years... I have three gorgeous sons, whom I love unconditionally, but I just cannot be with their dad any longer... He has been a good provider and up until six years ago I was the major wage earner in that we both...
    Givememylifeback Givememylifeback
    51-55, F
    15 Responses Jul 19, 2012

    I'm with my huband for 8 years.

    I'm european white christian and he is arab syrian muslim.I grow up not to hate anyone and not to put anything above state and law.I went to his country 8 years ago and I expected everyone will love me and welcome me.I was insulted on racial,religious,national,gender basis by his...
    Olimax Olimax
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2015

    Crying or screaming doesn't

    even help anymore! All the stress, depression and anxiety attacks are become way to much to handle. I tried talking with him about my issuing im having in our relationship to try to make it. I swear everytime IT BACKFIRES!! I'm to the point I'm ready to throw in the towel. Then...
    bowerstoy bowerstoy
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2014

    I Need A New Life

    I have been with my husband for 15 years, the first few years where really good but now it is just awful. It's so hard to explain, my husband isn't nasty, he doesn't yell or treat me badly, he doesn't question my spending infact he is a near perfect...
    imogensface imogensface
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    My husband loves me but i want to walk out of

    this marriage. i am married for just three months but i have known him for four years... he had things to achieve , his family needed convincing and i didnt want to rush into marriage so we took our time before getting married. I am or i should say "was" a happy go lucky girl...
    tamannaanand tamannaanand
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    I'm falling out of love with my husband.

    After over 6 years together & not even a year of marriage I can't see myself with him forever. On our wedding day I did but now? No. I don't want to bear his children or live with him for too much longer. He is a wonderful man but every thing he does irritates me. He talks a lot...
    Jmtume Jmtume
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 24, 2013

    I do not want to wait

    til he's the one who wants to leave. I do not love him anymore and i cannot stand his lies.
    lilacslolita lilacslolita
    22-25, F
    1 Response Sep 22, 2014

    My husband and I have been together

    for 8 years and married for three. I loved him very much up until the wedding plans...because there weren't any. My husband was having a hard time finding work, but being we live with his parents, he devoted much more of his time into things that they needed to have done...
    Noelle09 Noelle09
    26-30, F
    1 Response Sep 20, 2015

    I Want To Leave But I Can't

    I have been wanting to leave my husband off and on for several years now. But in the past moth, I have been feeling an urgency to leave, like I need to get out fast. I love him very much, we have been married 11 years and have two daughters, 9 and 10. But I have just realized...
    sunnymc sunnymc
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2012

    I want to leave my husband.

    ...he but an *******. It's not fair to my son and me to be treated like this! I am so thinking about doing it so help me God
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 10, 2015

    Well it looks like it's happening,

    after the last few weeks of hell, barely speaking, just floating past each other with no connection, hubby is going to his friends over the weekend for a 'break' and to figure out what he wants, but I doubt he'll be back, and I have to say I hope he's not. I'm so ready for this...
    Coco181225 Coco181225
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Dec 2, 2014

    The title says it all.

    I love him so much but I feel like I'm never good enough and I never will be. After 12 years I'm finally realizing that he's unhappy because he never wanted to be with me anyway. It's me, not him. It's always been me. I love him so much. I'm so hurt BC the thought of being...
    SuthernMocha SuthernMocha
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 2, 2014

    I bounce back and forth

    so so many times. Do I try harder or have I had enough? We've been in counseling for months...I don't know if I really love him any more... He's a good man and a wonderful father...but I'm so done being his crutch, his permanent cheerleader. What happened to me? When did I get...
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Mar 10, 2014

    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. I spend most of my time these days hanging out with my kids outside of our home to avoid any ridiculous arguments with my husband...
    nikkib3809 nikkib3809
    31-35, F
    4 Responses Aug 1, 2014

    Should I Leave My Husband?

    My husband and I have been together for over 10 years and we don't have children although we had planned to start a family soon. I take my wedding vows seriously and have always thought that divorce shouldn't be an option unless there is physical abuse or infidelity but recently...
    dani1113 dani1113
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Nov 24, 2013

    I have been married for 29 years

    and it has been torture the last 15! We do not sleep in the same room, nor do we even sit in the same room. I can't stand to be around him and I never start any conversations with him. The last time I asked him for a divorce he said he would take the kids and find me unfit, then...
    timetobehappy47 timetobehappy47
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Mar 29, 2014

    I Need Advice In California

    I have been with my husband 5 years and married for 2. We have a four year old together. I work and my husband has had a couple jobs. Nothing long term and he has really been unemployed for the most part. I have supported us and my 2 other children from my first marriage. My...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking
    36-40, F
    1 Response Nov 6, 2012

    Now He Wants A Second Chance?

    We haven't had any sort of sex in months. He isn't interested in accommodating my needs, he's a slob, he's a tightfisted bastard, and he picks his nose. Things started going down hill a couple of years ago when I finally had enough of him not doing anything but his paid job. I...
    Sumpin Sumpin
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 3, 2013

    Lately I daydream about my apartment I lived in

    when I was single. I think about how all my son's things would fit just right/ there's just enough room. It would've been the perfect layout for the two of us. Small, neat and tidy without my stupid husband.
    typsygypsy typsygypsy
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 12, 2015

    I know I will get slated

    for this by a lot of people. But hopefully a few may have some advice. I am 27. I have been with my husband for 8 years (married 3). We have 2 children. I am from Canada and my husband is English. We got married because we needed to be able to live in the same country. We are...
    paytonmommy paytonmommy
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    I've been married for almost 19 years.

    We have two sons. One is severely mentally and physically handicapped and will always need 24 hour care. My husband is the most amazing father to both of our boys, but especially the one with special needs. When our son got sick as an infant that caused his handicaps, my...
    sadangel75 sadangel75
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jun 21, 2015

    I'm laying on bed taking a break from gathering

    a few essentials and things... I don't really want to leave but I feel that I must I mean we are not legally married we have just been together and had ever aspect of our life's together for so long that we considered ourselfs married so it's not like it would be a hard process...
    SpankedGrace SpankedGrace
    22-25, F
    3 Responses May 11, 2014

    This is the second marriage

    for my husband and myself. We just recently welcomed a new baby into our lives plus the two we had from our previous relationships . My issue is my husband doesn't sleep with me anymore he would rather sleep on the couch. He doesn't take me out he refuses to be the caring man he...
    Lonelyward Lonelyward
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Jul 9, 2015

    Wow I'm reading some of these other experiences

    and see that most of you have been married or 8 or more years and want to leave. I've only been married for 6 months and I'm ready to leave and I am leaving once I start this new job and have the money for my own car bc I'm currently sharing a car with my husband. I have no kids...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 15

    I think I just decided today,

    or maybe it was months ago that I am going to leave. I just have no idea how or when to actually do it. I have two beautiful children who adore their Dad and I am not looking forward to breaking their hearts in this way. But I can't stand this man any longer, at least not the...
    milojar milojar
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 6, 2014

    I am so confused right now.

    My husband and I have only been married for 11 months, but I just don't know if I want to be here anymore. We're so distant at the moment, we barely ever have conversations, everything he does annoys me, I don't get excited when he comes home, I'm actually looking for work away...
    Coco181225 Coco181225
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Oct 27, 2014

    I Want More

    My husband is 10 years older than me and I am more and more finding that we are not sexually compatible any more. We are just coming up to our 20th anniversary - in fact we are planning a huge party!! He's that unaware of how unhappy I am. I have a very healthy sexual apetite and...
    rudyboo rudyboo
    41-45, F
    13 Responses Jan 30, 2013

    I've been unhappily married 11 years I wish it

    was easy just to get up. & leave my husband I mean really leave him. I claim not to be with him however we do still live under the same roof. We do have 6 children together.
    Lena1983 Lena1983
    31-35, F
    10 Responses Dec 27, 2013

    My husband and i have been having issues,

    i feel disconnected from him. He smokes a lot of weed(to the point of being useless) i do too but i am active and always finding new adventure with our boys. I am NO part of the financial managing, and he blames me for always being broke. I don't go shopping,do my nails or hair...
    latinaBonita latinaBonita
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2014

    How Can I Walk Away From A 21year Relationship?

    Here is the thing. I have been married for 21years and with my husband since 16. I have stayed in the relationship because I love him and we have 4 children. However I have wanted to leave for years after living with alot of neglect and cruellty I am sick of putting on an act to...
    jane343 jane343
    41-45, F
    10 Responses Jan 18, 2013

    I want to leave so badly

    but I am trapped. I'm a fool for the choices I've made and now I suffer the consequences. The only thing that keeps me going is my son. He is the most important thing in my life so I put on a brave and (falsely) happy face for him.
    typsygypsy typsygypsy
    36-40, F
    1 Response Jan 19, 2015

    i got married to this person

    who lied to me about his medical condition , had affairs with random women ,was a psychopath used to break things all over the house , shout ,abuse,hit me , was just playing a dirty politics with me , used to purposely fight with me especially over weekends , n then leave the...
    friendzzz friendzzz
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 23, 2013

    There are numerous older men in the world

    who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to find women for dating and companionship. The spokesperson reports that many older men have started finding perfect companions through their...
    chriscc11 chriscc11
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    I am very sad to be writing this.

    ... because I never thought I was capable of feeling this way, but I have to face the truth of the matter. I love my husband, but not as my husband. I love him as a friend, but not as a husband. I can't even remember the last time we had sex or did anything fun together (it...
    oogabooga777 oogabooga777
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Sep 4, 2014

    after near 10 years of being with this boy I am

    so over it. and he's trapping me.. ughh .. its be with him or lose my son..
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Jul 21, 2015

    I Want To Leave My Husband

    Sadly, my husband is a good man. I love him very much, and we have 3 beautiful little boys. The problems started when he retired from the military. He had 3 months of leave saved up. During those three months i asked him to look for a job over and over. Now, it has been 5 months...
    athousandyears1126 athousandyears1126
    36-40
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2013

    ive been in a 18 year relationship.

    my husband since 22 has been a relentless abusive alcoholic, emotionally and later on physically abusive relationship. 12 years married this year. weve been thru it all addiction, separation. he is an amazing Kauai boy I met many years ago amd taught me everything from fishing...
    sk8ohana sk8ohana
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2015

    Want to leave my husband.

    But don't know where to start. We're living in another country while he works here for the Military. Instead of going back to my home state I want to have a fresh start in a new state. The problem with this is, I have never been to this state. Not sure how living there is going...
    allibabe808 allibabe808
    26-30, F
    Jan 18, 2015

    I post this for a friend who

    as we speak is locked inside for a 5th consecutive day being subjected to emotional torment after telling her abusive husband she wants to leave the relationship. She asked me for advice but I am want to be sure I'm providing the right advice. This person cheated on her twice...
    PerseveringMark PerseveringMark
    36-40
    6 Responses Jul 20, 2014

    I have been married to my husband

    for over 18 years (together for 20). We have a 22yr old son (his by birth, mine by adoption) and a younger teen daughter. Our son was initially diagnosed with ADHD but it was later changed to RAD or Reactive Attachment Disorder. The short explanation is that he did not bond...
    Alex1sJam4s Alex1sJam4s
    41-45, F
    1 Response Jul 13, 2014

    I have been with my husband

    for a total of 10 years, 4 years of marriage, we have 1 child together, a 3 year old. About 6 months into our marriage I should have divorced him. He cheated on me while away on a job. He got caught and confessed everything. I wanted to file for divorce and I was serious, I...
    1standlast 1standlast
    26-30, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2014

    I Love Him So Much, But Is That Enough???

    I have been married to my husband for 14 years. He is a selfish person, who treats strangers better than his wife. I have been dealing with this mess because I do love him (sounds like a Jerry Springer show lol) and don't want to be the selfish person and walk out. But...
    myissues myissues
    36-40
    6 Responses Aug 5, 2009

    Younger women dating older men mainly

    because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These younger women are looking for their age gap love romance.For older men, Younger women older men relationships will surely make an older man...
    minnieccaa minnieccaa
    26-30, F
    Jan 19, 2015

    I have been married 9 months

    and I loved him so much. I feel he is a different man. He is convinced I cheat on him and as soon as I fall asleep he explores threw my phone looking for "clues" he has also found a way to view my locations and where I was that day. If he sees something he will yell at me. It...
    loulou96 loulou96
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2015

    In a few days my husband

    and I will have been married for 30 years. He is a GOOD man. Neither of us have ever cheated on the other. He doesn't drink. He's never been abusive. He adopted my three children and we have a fourth that we adopted 6 years ago. He's an excellent father. So what's the...
    ThisiswhatIwant ThisiswhatIwant
    61-65, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2014

    Six Week Update On "I Want More"

    So I posted story on 30th January. Thank you for all the advice which was very helpful. I did talk to my husband about the situation. Six weeks later things have not changed, in fact they are probably worse and I am planning my escape. I'm looking for a job in a town about two...
    rudyboo rudyboo
    41-45, F
    8 Responses Mar 15, 2013
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 5

    Not Sure If I Can

    I have not been in love with my husband for at least 8 years (since about our 2nd year in marriage). I love him, but the love has morphed into a more brotherly-type love. I'm not attracted or connected to him anymore. And we've been in financial crisis for a few years, so that...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer
    26-30, F
    68 Responses Apr 24, 2009

    I have been with my husband

    for 5 years and we have been together a total of 13 years. I have been physically, emotionally, and verbally abused for the greater part of the relationship. I must say I have done things in spite of this that was not the right decision. When my husband left me and our two...
    heartbroken3084 heartbroken3084
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Jan 9, 2015

    I want to leave my husband.

    He is a decent man, good father and caring person, but I don't have any desires for him like I should. I love him in another way but not as a partner. Last year I told him that I wanted to separate, he did not accept my decision. I really want to get out of this relationship but...
    walkinginmemphis1 walkinginmemphis1
    46-50, F
    Jan 7, 2015
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