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I Want to Leave My Husband

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    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...
    rudyboo rudyboo 41-45, F 13 Responses Jan 30, 2013

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    I'm To Willing To Help. - I fell in love with my 2nd husband the first time I saw him. I was married at the time. I didn't do anything about it until after I divorced my...
    Apples1 Apples1 22-25 2 Responses Oct 9, 2009

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    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...
    Marlee7 Marlee7 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 24, 2013

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    What Would You Do? - My husband is a sweet man, he just never wants sex. We had sex twice in the last year. He also snores and I cannot sleep next to him unless he wears a snore...
    donewithnyc donewithnyc 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Its Been A Long Time Coming - I just really want to get out and go, hes wanting me to cancel the internet bill and at this point it is the only thing helping my credit. He hasn't...
    anon1364 anon1364 22-25 1 Response Sep 12, 2013

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    Hi. I have been with my husband for over 20 yrs. He is an alcoholic & has a very negative additude. He blames me for loosing (I quit because I was told too.) my job and being told...
    forgivemeplz forgivemeplz 41-45 3 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    I'm So Sad Right Now - I always knew it would be hard when my husband got home, trying to re-adjust and start sharing my life with someone again after 6months apart was never going...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 29 Responses Mar 22, 2008

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    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...
    imogensface imogensface 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    Finally Ready To Leave - I am in my mid 30s...my husband and I have been together since I was a teenager. I cannot WAIT to leave. I have approximately 1 year of school before I can...
    kellyann101 kellyann101 36-40, F Oct 27, 2013

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    I want to leave him for my freedom and my kiddos freedom. The freedom to have friends, lunch, time with my family, money, a place that I can call my own. He doesn't hold me hostage...
    jennadventurous jennadventurous 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Can't Take Anymore Abuse - I have been with my husband less than 2 years. When we first got together everything was great. After a few months of marriage I started to realize I did...
    tsmommy327 tsmommy327 26-30 3 Responses Sep 13, 2013

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    I have been with my husband for almost ten years, we have been married for four. We have no children as I decided soon after we married that he wasn't really father material as he...
    Youmeit77 Youmeit77 26-30, F 6 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    Why Is Love Not Enough? - ok. this is going to be a long and difficult process. My husband and I started dating when I was 17. We married when I was 20. I am now 23 and regretful...
    myhdsol myhdsol 22-25, F 3 Responses Sep 8, 2009

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    I Want To Leave But.... - I have been with my partner for 11 yrs, I was 17 and he was 19 when we first started dating. We have 4 children under 9. The only reason I have stayed...
    mareek mareek 26-30 Jul 30, 2012

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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...
    Givememylifeback Givememylifeback 51-55, F 12 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    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...
    dani1113 dani1113 26-30, F 6 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    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...
    friendzzz friendzzz 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    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...
    SuthernMocha SuthernMocha 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 2

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    Hate Him - I will be better off without him..i know that..i want to leave him but i have nowhere to go..i feel so helpless...
    Theright1 Theright1 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2013

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    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...
    secretsnvrtobetold secretsnvrtobetold 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 10

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    Enough - I have been married for 11 1/2 years. I am currently pregnant with our forth child. And lately I just keep thinking how did I stay this long. I talk myself into believing...
    Lost7902 Lost7902 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 9, 2013

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    I met him at 18 on the second day of college. Started dating a few weeks later, with him cheating on his long-term girlfriend. Broke up several times and got back together because...
    zkjk1112 zkjk1112 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Quietly Planning - My husband and I haven't been married long. Coming up to 2 years soon. In that time I got pregnant and gave birth to my 3rd and his second child. During that...
    mom2desi mom2desi 26-30 3 Responses Jul 16, 2013

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    I Want To Leave - I have been married for 4 yrs tomorrow, and I want to leave. I love my husband but I have never been in love with him, after 10yrs I should be. I have never been...
    ALLinAL ALLinAL 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 18, 2013

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    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...
    infinitedreamer infinitedreamer 26-30, F 61 Responses Apr 24, 2009

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    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...
    Whatinthellwasithinking Whatinthellwasithinking 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 6, 2012

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    Headaches - i really must leave. He hates me cos i had a baby he said he did not want
    belkus belkus 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2013

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    I Don't Know What To Do - I still love my husband but I cannot tolerate his behavior anymore. He loses his cool over the stupid things, and doesn't seem to actually care about the...
    brokencrown brokencrown 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2012

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    I Don't Have Any Reasoning - My story is a little different than most because, well, I want to leave my husband, but I'm afraid that I don't have significant enough reasoning. We...
    spetty1008 spetty1008 22-25 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    How Can A Afford To Raise The Kids On My Own? - My husband and I were engaged 3 weeks after we met and married 3 mths later... That was 16.5 years ago.... Over the last 5 or 6...
    itmemama itmemama 36-40 1 Response Feb 19, 2013

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    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...
    ThisiswhatIwant ThisiswhatIwant 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    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...
    rudyboo rudyboo 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 15, 2013

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    Just So Ready To Leave, Living In A Hell I Made For Myself. - I have been with my husband for 14 years, we have been married for 5...almost 6. We have three children ages 8, 6...
    PeacenRelease PeacenRelease 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 15, 2013

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    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...
    sunnymc sunnymc 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 21, 2012

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    I Don'T Know Anymore.. - I have been with my husband for almost 4 years, and we have been married for 2. When we started dating there was passion and heat. I felt love and...
    sillystring1989 sillystring1989 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2013

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    We've been together for almost 4 years. When we got together I had a 2 year old daughter and they fell in love instantly. I was in love with him and not long after we had been...
    MissDemeanor580 MissDemeanor580 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 13

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    Trapped - My husband and I have been married for almost 20 years, and I joke that for my 20th I want a divorce. But it isn't a joke, I am miserable. We were in our early 20's when...
    Leoslover Leoslover 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Original Plan Was To Wait Until 2014...i Dont Think I'm Going To Last - I've read several of these stories and knowing other women are in similar situations helps me cope. We just...
    inthedark2012 inthedark2012 46-50, F 4 Responses Aug 7, 2012

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    I Want To Leave My Husband - When I met my husband I was a different person. I was young, 19, and his bad boy ways intrigued me. I never wanted marriage or kids. I didn't think it...
    Amanda417 Amanda417 22-25, F Sep 22, 2013

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    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...
    myissues myissues 36-40 5 Responses Aug 5, 2009

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    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...
    timetobehappy47 timetobehappy47 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 29

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    Humiliation And Guilt - I'm so very unhappy in my marriage. We have separate lives & do nothing together anymore. At least we have no children together. We've only been married 2...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 11 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    Sleeping With The Psycopathic Enemy - I'm planning on leavingmy lying, deceitful, cheating husband in the near future. He's a habitual liar, lies about things that aren't worth...
    onmywayoutsoon14 onmywayoutsoon14 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20, 2013

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    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...
    Lena1983 Lena1983 26-30, F 12 Responses Dec 27, 2013

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    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...
    athousandyears1126 athousandyears1126 31-35 3 Responses Nov 9, 2013

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    So Unhappy.... - Hi, I guess I thought I was the only one who felt like this and I'm glad I'm not the only one, because I was really feeling like there was something wrong with me...
    dreamingbutterfly dreamingbutterfly 22-25, F Jun 30, 2012

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    I Wish My Husband Was Dead - yes thats an awful thing to say and if it really happened im sure i would feel differently but i really am at the end of my tether. We have 3 kids...
    imawinner imawinner 26-30, F 18 Responses Jul 30, 2011

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    I Don't Know Who He Is Anymore - When we got together we shared everything... full disclosure on everything. Now I find he is constantly hiding things from me, lying to me and...
    HH1776 HH1776 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 6, 2013

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    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...
    Sumpin Sumpin 51-55, F Nov 3, 2013

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    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...
    jane343 jane343 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 18, 2013

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