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. 3,541 People

    The heading "....Than Unhappily Married" is an

    understatement. Twice during my mid-adult years, my parents pressured me to seriously consider marrying a woman. Granted, a great marriage can be a real blessing from heaven, and provide a variety of advantages over a lifestyle of singleness. Sadly, the pressure was on, without...
    Dreamboy12 Dreamboy12
    61-65, M
    Jan 23

    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

    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

    I have been married 41 years.

    The first 15 were good. I stayed married for many reasons. Always the children or what I had accomplished. One thing then the other. Time went on and then it was the grandchildren. I have been living in hell with a miserable life for a very long time. It's my own fault. I should...
    Christmas74 Christmas74
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Aug 22, 2015

    Unhappy And Married

    My husband and I unhappy married together but afraid of letting go,maybe afraid what the people would say or maybe dont want to disapoint our kids or maybe just easy that way.But im so lonely i can scream the pain out.
    Durangos Durangos
    41-45, F
    3 Responses Jun 30, 2012

    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
    31-35, M
    Aug 18, 2014

    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
    Jul 8, 2012

    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, 2014

    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

    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
    6 Responses Apr 10, 2012

    I don't like the idea of giving up on her

    but sometimes enough is enough.
    seejayzee seejayzee
    46-50, M
    3 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    Broken Heart

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

    being single has alot of it's great benefits!

    freedom to choose, act without the approval of another.
    amymayoral01 amymayoral01
    51-55, F
    1 Response Jul 20, 2015

    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
    7 Responses Mar 31, 2012

    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
    Dec 18, 2014

    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, 2014

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Sep 14, 2014

    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
    24 Responses Jun 21, 2010

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Jun 14, 2014

    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...
    Janecc11aa Janecc11aa
    26-30, F
    Nov 18, 2015
    SpiritWolfe741 SpiritWolfe741
    41-45, F
    Jul 19, 2015
    easynuh easynuh
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

    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, 2014

    ~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
    61-65, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2013

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Feb 13, 2011

    I'm willing to compromise

    but I will not settle . I love myself too much for that
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2015

    thats exactly how i feel right

    now with my current fiance its just not as happy as it used to be anymore its down to nothing but smoking weed and fighting i really do not know what i should do he is the only thing i know of this city and state
    peeingbikini peeingbikini
    22-25, T
    Apr 2

    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

    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, 2014

    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

    I think it is more of a case of making someone

    else unhappy whether married or in a relationship.
    DARRIN001 DARRIN001
    41-45, M
    1 Response Jul 19, 2015

    As it pains me to write this,

    there are truly days where this is true. Yes, I love my wife, but being rejected, feeling rejection isn't something one can get over easily and only leaves me with more questions about myself. Does my feeling this way outweigh being a good mother to my children? Does it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    4 Responses Jul 15, 2015

    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

    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...
    Janecc11aa Janecc11aa
    26-30, F
    Nov 18, 2015

    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
    Jul 21, 2015

    well it's been fun I'm here I made a few

    friends talk to some people and then I just stop don't talk to me .on December 1 iam cancel my membership I'm not staying on anymore nobody talks to me I can't make any more friends so the friends I have made they moved on so I waste the best everybody happy trails.i was really...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Nov 4, 2015

    Seriously its great to be back

    and for the fact that i now have the application on my phone. I hate abusive marriage or a type of marriage where I won't be able to feel at home or like I'm part of it. Come to think about it what the main reason behind marriage if not to be with a man that you love but not be...
    Deeyor Deeyor
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 18, 2015

    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
    46-50, F
    11 Responses Apr 19, 2011

    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.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Dec 12, 2014

    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

    The Loneliest Place In The World

    Is sitting at the dinner table together with someone you are no longer connected to, alienated, nothing to say, trying to profess continued love and attraction, when there is none. Sitting on the couch alone with my **** in my hand is much preferable.
    unanimousreorganization unanimousreorganization
    56-60, M
    Nov 25, 2012

    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
    2 Responses Jan 29, 2013

    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, 2014

    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

    U & Me forever this way www.

    nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few others share their love stories with their friends, while some leave them as sweet memories for themselves within their hearts and few...
    evan003 evan003
    22-25, F
    Jul 20, 2015

    I was unhappily married.

    Now I've been single for 16 months!! I feel lonely sometimes but generally much happier on my own! I don't miss being made to feel like crap, I don't miss having no money and not being able to pay bills because he would spend it, I don't miss worrying where he is, I don't miss...
    youaretheonlyexception youaretheonlyexception
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Jun 12, 2015

    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

    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
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Dec 18, 2014

    Or as Shakespeare said,

    "Better well hanged than ill wed". ☺ 
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Nov 4, 2015

    who wana date with me ,

    ,,Baby,if you like me and wnat to know my information , please see my profile.
    maryevea maryevea
    26-30, F
    Feb 16
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