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I Would Much Rather Be Single Than Unhappily Married

This is for single peeps who aren't so desperate for companionship that they'd settle for anything just to avoid being alone. 2,920 People

    I'm married - for too many years -

    but don't want to grow old alone. Not the best reason to stay in a marriage, I know. He is a nice man and I do wish I could love him the way he deserves. I never did. I knew when I was walking down the isle I should turn and run for both of our sakes. Over 30 years and two grown...
    RestlessMe1957 RestlessMe1957 56-60, F 8 Responses Jul 7

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    Being Alone And Enjoying It Until The Right One Comes Along

    I am a nearly 30 year old female, I would love to meet the 'right one' but I am not prepared to give up my liberty for the wrong one. it is tough being a single women when your body clock is ticking and you want children.
    1lorusa1 1lorusa1 26-30 1 Response Jul 13, 2013

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    How I Imagine An Unhappy Marriage.

    Those "oh-I-can't-wait-to-get-home-and-get-away-from-this-person" moments. Nice as we may be, we've all had them. Those times when we get through a dinner, a conversation, or a party only with the comforting image of getting home and away from someone who makes us feel as if...
    SomethingLikeALady SomethingLikeALady 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2013

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    Single Pringle than unhappy nappy (lame title)

    I have heard so many stories where young women and even men are forced into marriage and when they do make love it's usually the man that packs his bags and does a runner because the marriage isn't working. I believe that there is someone for everyone love takes time and when two...
    Ifsa Ifsa 22-25, F 2 Responses May 24, 2013

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    Hell yeah...no way I wanna spend rest of my

    life feeling miserable...I am already married to myself lol I wonder if I ever marry another human being ( I am all up to aliens tho ) and I wonder if I would be able to be wise enough to not commit the same mistakes everybody does.And if I gotta make a mistake...at least be a...
    4biandu 4biandu 31-35, F Jul 9

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    Me Too!

    Life is simply too short to live in a relationship where fighting is the norm. I need love, companionship, intelligent conversation, understanding, and a peaceful homelife in order to be happy, If I can't get that then I wouldn't be able to stay in a relationship.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 12 Responses Apr 19, 2011

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    I'm single and happy right now

    and its great, i just couldn't see myself being with someone and not happy. I dont think that I would be able to live right.
    Coolgirl16 Coolgirl16 16-17, F Mar 5

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    Marriage Is Scary

    Your devoting your whole life to someone you met for what 3 months to a couple years seems kinda insane to me. You can just be Committed without dealing with that headache of marriage. I'd rather be single then be stuck with someone who thinks about killing me or taking all my...
    dejin1 dejin1 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 22, 2011

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    I miss holding hands,

    first dates, butterflies in your stomach, waiting for his phone call, kissing, cuddling and flirting.
    Luckymomof2boys Luckymomof2boys 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 28

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    Had this girl named ashley hit me up on

    facebook ... She sounded like one of those desperate girls . Haha she would say " i need a guy like that " or " im single" in every convo we had . Last time we spoke she said "i need a guy to love me for me " and im like naw you just desperate for love and we havent even met...
    1492Savagery 1492Savagery 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    Been giving this a lot of thought

    and I really feel this is true atleast in my case. Life is too short, tomorrow is promised to no one. To go though life unhappy is ludicrous, I forget what it feels to be loved and I'm quite tired of it.
    Pete70 Pete70 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 14

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    Me Too

    i'm getting out of a marriage....and we better of friends than lovers...and now is the time to this, i don't want to end up, hating each other, my ex thinks the same way, when there is no spark left, get out off it, your kids wil eventually respect your choise, and i let them see...
    annetteflet annetteflet 41-45, F 4 Responses May 31, 2010

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    My parents filed for divorce about a month ago.

    My grandma has been abused and is unhappy in her marriage. My aunt divorced when I was young. My other aunt was beaten by her boyfriend multiple times. My family has the worst luck in relationships. Ive seen countless tears from many of them while they were in a relationship...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Proud To Be Single!!!

    Yey! Yippeee! its not bad being a single fella :D
    janjanzano janjanzano 26-30, F Oct 22, 2013

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    Because there is a type of loneliness with

    someone else that exceeds the loneliness all by yourself.
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 12

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    I know a lot of people

    who are married because they were expected to be married. They just married the first suitable person they met, rather than search for their true love. I think this is the worst crime one can commit against oneself. You're not only denying yourself the opportunity for true love...
    kalila37 kalila37 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 5, 2013

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    Being Single Is Much Better Than Unhappily Married !!

    I believe that Being single is an experience that has both the bright and the gloomy side . . but being unhappily married has only one sad depressing cheerless side !!!!!!!!!!!! So , Yes I totally agree. .. I would much rather be single than unhappily married . .
    Rodwali Rodwali 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 13, 2012

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    I honestly don't know

    if I'll ever get married. I've seen people I love get married either just for the sake of it, or so they won't be lonely. and it just doesn't seem to do any good.
    EFairy EFairy 22-25, F Dec 12

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    Being Single Doesn't Have To Be That Bad

    Being alone, whether through a break up or through other circumstances, can be a very painful experience. I know that. But sometimes, it is not such a bad thing - in fact, it can be positively enlightening. Being single can sometimes seem to be an insurmountable hurdle...
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13, 2011

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    Married Woman / Single Man

    I was involved, although I didn't know it at the time with a married woman. It was brief and fortunately we didn't have sex although it was awfully close. She said her marriage was awful and she would divorce him but didn't want to be alone. My advice, "If you decide to divorce...
    RemingtonSteele RemingtonSteele 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 30, 2012

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    Now, I would like to get married

    and spend the rest of my life with someone, but I would rather spend my life with someone I'll be happy with, and who'll be happy with me. What's the point of getting married if you're not happy with the person you're marrying? O.O
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M Aug 18

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    I Rejected A Married Man And Glad That I Did

    i posted an ad on a dating site a while back and a particular guy responded. Even though I was specific about the fact that I wanted a single man only, he's married and responded anyway. We never talked on the phone and never met in person because I told him that I didn't want to...
    QueenMariposa QueenMariposa 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2013

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    Why there are some many beautiful girl,

    who have a nice body, big booty and everything but can't keep a man? Because there's just crazy!! Man won't stay with them cause they're probably annoying, always complaining about ****, always on your back and stuff like that. I've always wanted to date a bad girl, with a...
    razac2 razac2 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 19, 2013

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    when i was a kid i felt

    so proud of my parents for me they were the best parents in the world...for the tym when i came to knw before marriage they were jst unfamiliar to each other i couldn't believe it...i thought god creates them for each other and every other couple in the world so they always...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 12

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    Twice Bitten, Thrice Shy?

    This is a tricky one for me.  I do actually like being married.  I see it as something really positive in my life ... shared experience, commitment and someone who is there for you during all the ups and downs. I see the point that's being made here though ... if you have a...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    Single Vs. Unhappily Married

    I would much rather be single than unhappily married.I know far too many unhappy married people. They often stray from their families, and find other lives with others.This makes me sad. And this is what makes me grateful for being single.
    kes36 kes36 22-25, F 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    My husband obviously doesn't trust me.

    I went to search for a friend on Facebook and discovered the names of 2 men in my recent search history that I knew in a strictly platonic and acquittance setting. I was friends with them on Facebook but suddenly they have been deleted from my account. I really don't care that...
    mowglimarie mowglimarie 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Being Single Is Really Not So Bad

    The worst kind of loneliness is the kind that you experience when you are right beside the person you love and feel that way. It hurts right to the soul. When you reach out and the person you are with are not able or willing to take your hand no matter what you try it is the...
    bassplayer bassplayer 46-50, M 25 Responses Jun 21, 2010

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    I Like Being Single

    Well I can honestly say I have been both in the last 4 years and I like single better . I like doing what I want when I want.  Picking my friends, doing stuff with my friends and not having to justify my actions or needed to a unhappy spouse.  I have had GF during this time...
    loopnscc loopnscc 46-50, M 3 Responses Jun 27, 2012

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    Sufferage

    What if you knew for sure that you were eternally cursed to never have financial success or romantic satisfaction? What if you knew there was nothing you could do to lift the curse? Would you turn bitter and spiteful towards humanity? Or would you eventually just give up? If not...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M Apr 22, 2013

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    Absolutely!

    I know so many couples who don't seem to be happy. They don't seem to try and work together. I feel at that point, why not get a divorce? I dont buy the 'it's for the kids" excuse. The kids often get caught in the middle anyway. Kids can sense things. For me, I don't think I will...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 22, 2012

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    Im Sick Of Putting Up With His Crap

    Ive been married 9 yrs, at first he was a dream come true, never been happier in my life. As time went on, between his destructive hateful child, his exwife who 'hated' him but couldnt **** without calling him, his constant lying, stealing, cheating and holding a loaded rifle to...
    50freenflirty 50freenflirty 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 11, 2013

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    I Am Thinking About Divorce

    Today during lunch, my husband basically admitted that he is not happy. Why I could not just say "I'm not happy either" I do not know. Instead I said "I'm happy a lot". Which is not really a thundering endorsement of our relationship but still is not the complete truth. If I...
    leftwantingmore leftwantingmore 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 10, 2012

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    and because of that fact,

    I am leaving my wife on March 1st. We've both discussed this subject at length numerous times and thankfully, we MUTUALLY agree we are both MUCH better off as friends than a married couple. Yes, it's sad... Yes, it's most definitely NOT what either of us wanted but...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 7

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    I'm dating a separated girl

    and there's so much that she used to hold against her ex. She values their one biological child and the other two of his from previous marriage. He's called before while I was with her and tried to use the children to guilt my lady into coming home to take care of them so he...
    User00123 User00123 31-35, M Mar 5

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    It's So Sad To See

    I have friends who have no business being married to one another... ...i know...who am I to say that? Nobody...but I observe them and it's sad... I don't want a marriage like their's. A lot of my friends believe that it's just a matter of time before my boyfriend asks me the...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 8, 2012

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    Been There

    Done that and bought the effing T-shirt!!!! Don't want to live in a unhappy relationship again... Once was more than enough for me... To starve for the affection of the person that said that they would love you till the end of time and you said it back to her and held to your...
    mtvlm mtvlm 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 18, 2010

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    ~There Are Things In Life Much Worse Than Being Single~

    I admit it, I suck at being married! I don't intend to place all the blame on my ex-husbands because obviously there was something wonderful about them or I wouldn't have married them in the first place. And while giving credit where it is due, let me say that I honestly did give...
    Sweetblonde2014 Sweetblonde2014 56-60, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

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    What I Have Seen Since Being Single

    I never saw it before. Or at least never paid attention to it before. now, when I look back at the time I was with my ex, was I that blind? Were we that couple? who knows? Since I have been single and I have said this in my blogs, there's the weight gain from being unhappy, you...
    favestril favestril 36-40, F Nov 19, 2012

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    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...
    kerencc12 kerencc12 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    My Verbally Abusive Relationship

    I remarried my husband 15 years ago when he got ill and had to have a very serious operation. His family wasn't going to help him and he knew it, he asked me if I would stay by his side, I said yes and we remarried so his family couldn't make me get out if he passed. Later the...
    Sneakyd Sneakyd 66-70, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2013

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    The Thing Is...

    I have been fully immersed in both scenarios and can say with total honesty that no matter how lonely some of these nights are, they are always better spent that way than arguing.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 5, 2010

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    Why Can’T There Be A Compromise?

    Relationships:Why does it always have to be such a power struggle? Why can’t there be a compromise? Men make compromises but so do Women and it’s easy to get caught up in those sacrifices , taking them for granted and thinking “That’s the way it should be, he or she...
    Sebastianblack Sebastianblack 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 3, 2013

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    I am a Single White Male Searching For Open

    Minded Female that would rather be single than unhappily married In Tampa Bay, Fl . i am a single white male age 58 searching for an open minded female in tampa bay, florida. if you are out there give me a buzz so that we can chat?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 6, 2013

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    Broken Heart

    my ex cheated on me with my very best freind
    stilllooking4love stilllooking4love 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 24, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    So this probably makes me a bad person but I think I married the wrong man. I am a mother to his daughter since she was a year old and is now 5. We also have a 2 year old together...
    starkizzed21 starkizzed21 22-25, F Dec 11

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    I never thought I'd feel this way. So I just turned 20, my husband is turning 19 in a few months. We've been married for almost 4 months and yet he refuses to grow up and respect...
    CielPhantomhive1214 CielPhantomhive1214 18-21, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really want to get out but my kids adore their father so much:((
    zasha192 zasha192 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Wife's mood swings are really getting on my nerves... She walks around with a chip on her shoulder for a few days at a time, snapping at the kid and at me, doesn't smile for days...
    mydreamsonly mydreamsonly 31-35, M 3 Responses Dec 6

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    Driving home listening to this song, crying uncontrollably... realizing the last 13yrs were built on lies, tears, unkept promises, black eyes, broken bones, and pain. Theory of a...
    soldiergirl2 soldiergirl2 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 10

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