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Married But Lonely

 I am fairly newly married and I am quite sure that I love my husband but he works a great deal and I find myself alone. He is a wonderful provider and I knew that because of the nature of his job, he would be gone alot but I was not prepared for how lonely I would be

     Would never cheat though.

Penelopejones Penelopejones 31-35, F 56 Responses Sep 12, 2007

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Keep telling yourself you will be healthy in your relationship. You could cheat. I didn't think I would but I did. Take care of yourself and be sensible and healthy.

Feel free to drop me a line penelope XX I'm sure there is loads we can talk about till hubby comes home :) x

oh geez is everybody in the same boat? i just developed a lot of hobbies to compensate for husband's lack of interest. And yes, it is lonely.

I'm in the same boat Penelope, wife travels alot on business. Like you, I wouldn't cheat, but I do enjoy chatting with other married or single women. Sometimes even some hot chat. Add me, let's get acquainted? Thanks, that'd be great.

Hi im married been 15 years, love my wife very much but last 6 years of this marriage is just full of lonelyness, on top of that i found out she had met some1 that short of time and had some filling towards him. which she admit duty denys that it anything more. I have a daughter and i can't think of living her. our sex life is only to get over n done with, when she have to she will say ok and that is just without any sort of intimacy. i am just falling apart. i don't see any love or care from her side, don't know how log i can handle it.

hallo, i know it will all work out. check out www.crosswalk.com/family/marriage/divorce-and-remarriage/how-to-help-a-troubled-marriage.html it could help you and your family. especially since you seem to be lonely

Would it be possible for him to change his job? I know it's not always easy to get a new job, but he didn't marry his job, he married you. Also, here's a thought....perhaps you could get a job too, so you would also be spending time working. Just make sure that your new job doesn't take away the little bit of time you and he might be able to spend together. :)

I understand completely. Same here but it's been going on for 15 years of our 17-year marriage. When is enough, enough?

you can chat to me so you wont get bored

Hey.i am not an expert although like al these people..so wll say just that you already know that wt u r doing is right..just try to keep urself busy and happy..bcoz when ur husband will feel this thing..that u r so happy even in his absence..he will gv u time.all guys hv this mentality...good luck...

A man who is not missed will check up on what the wife is doing to occupy herself. You have to have a life separate from his that can stand on its own, as well as the married part of your life. Some call it a "girls nite out" but I call it building yourself time. Now don't get me wrong, my marriage together time is very important to me, but it would be suffocating if that was all we did.

Wow. Great advice. This is exactly what I'm trying to do right now. I've given my husband to much.

Hmm great..

I have the same feeling, I'm married but feel I'm the last priority in my husband's list. I even feel like the male in the relationship , I'm the one that looks for sex but even in that field it seems it's not a priority to him, I'm not the most beautiful lady, but Gosh I'm not that bad either, I wouldn't even care if I wouldn't love him, but I do, a lot in fact.

I feel as you were telling my story!!!!know that feelings...

I am married and live in the house with my wife i am the sole bread winner, my wife puts all her time and energy into other things. I have to practically wait until she really wants sex. then it only last for a moment (know what i mean) I want to be held and let the sensative side of me be revealed. I think her sex is out of obligation duty not love. If i go to another woman i am afraid i will stay out there and will not be able to stop.

I am so there with you, there is no really passion and the giving to one another. The emotional attachment that gives you butterflies

I understand how you feel completely. I love my husband and would never cheat on him, but sometimes I feel like I don't know why we even got married.

Am married with three kids and two orphans which makes it five.ma husband wks in another country.am always lonely and sad.wen he got this new job he gives it his all and even wen he comes over his thinking of his job.so most of the time am so lonely and need to be loved and be told good words and have good sex which which i dont have anymore.what should i do?

Wow. What a story. The only thing I could suggest is that you talk to your husband and tell him how you feel. It may not help, but it certainly won't hurt.

I 1000% respect your feeling on cheating.
I am married and lonely as well but I love my wife and would NEVER cheat on her...

Good for you!!! there should be more people like you!!!!

if not take a lover ??

is his work something you can do with him , ie travel... is he a salesman? tell him you want
to spend time with him at his job because thats where he is most of the time. Plus it will give him and you a subject to talk about, and when he says so and so did this you will
be able to keep up with his story and be there for him and he for you.

My husband of 55 yrs. was a workaholic in computer field. I had two daughters that I put all myself into. We rarely went anywhere and when we did it was up to me to have everything ready and he would sail in. Now at 77 yrs. I'm going through some tough times even now. Health issues prevent him from going and having fun (diabetes) I really long for a relationship that's just not about fixing meals, and falling asleep watching TV. So..I would encourage you to really talk with your spouse and express your needs. If he doesn't respond to you, then find something stimulating to compensate. I know I went back to school and became a teacher. But at the same time, I now am not able to get out and work, arthritis keeps me out of the yard, and diabetes keeps me from cooking, ha! But, more than anything, I want to say, work on this right now because as you get older it won't get better unless you can express yourself now. You can do it!

ginnysue... Do you regret staying married?

I'm a married man and I'm lonely sometimes, not sure the reason. i love her much but felt missing something....

Ur like me want to be told ur special.

Distance is just a space in between ..its only as far apart as our heart will let it.....so wishing you all the best..

I believe we all get lonely married or not. I'm married also & experience so much lonelyness because of his job also. I see alot of this in here.It's usually the military jobs at least in my case. One must try to understand these men have alot of pressures & stresses involved with their jobs. They do become tired both mentally & physically in it all. Sometimes they even want to be alone & just be by themselves just to sort crap out in life. Remember men aren't as much mentally/emotionally involved as us women are. They keep alot inside & sometimes don't like sharing their secrets.In a way it sucks but all one can do is as statedby many is too stay busy & do things you like or just stay busy.Some may choose to move on with someone else while others will just become depressed or just accept the situation. Understand life isn't fair & there are easons why differant events happen.It's like playing a chess move. What happens next if you make a wrong move or your move gets you the winning move? It's up to you . It's your life ...

Obviously she isn't getting something from you or she's getting it from someone else. You have to listen for the hints (maybe by now it is bickering to you...but many times women look for help around the house or with the kids or with something that is important to her.) Women look at intimacy in many ways that aren't necessarily sexual. Women are often stimulated by their brains and if they aren't asked for their opinion or thoughts on things they feel you only want 1 thing. I would kill for a husband who wants to cuddle, massage me (without having to beg for it), for one who wants to talk about their day...my husband is oblivious to anything but his work and then he's too damn exhausted to even talk or cuddle or ask me about my day. I'm just SICK of it.

I agree I do those things for my wife now like help around house after work rub her legs while watching tv help her cook dinner. I barley get a thank you so don't feel bad

Never give up, but you have a right not to be lonely too - maybe, sharing is an option

I see many of the posts here are by women. I'm a man and I'm the one who is lonely in our marriage. (or at least the one who expresses it to the other) Not sure if men just don't like to admit these things and that's why the posts are tipped like this.<br />
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What specifically stinks about my situation isn't that my wife is off doing something important and world changing or making our family a lot of money. She is just plain denying me affection without having expressed any good reason. I'm sure there must be one but after 9 years married, you would think she would want to talk about it rather than let it stew. This lack of affection has caused a lot of tension. It's been going on for 2 years now and I'm depressed and so lonely.<br />
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I don't want to cheat on her. I love her. But just how long does she think I can go without any intimacy before something snaps in our marriage? Mind you, I'm not talking just sex. She doesn't cuddle watching TV, she doesn't kiss me unless I get in her way and ask for it, etc. I don't want to be with anyone else but I need to be with someone. Being emotionally isolated like this is killing me and I'm married for God sake!<br />
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Had I known it would be like this I would never have married her. She treats me like a financial resource rather than a husband. She doesn't work, she doesn't go out of her way to cook or clean much beyond the basics. She can't possibly be tired from doing too much. I'm just so frustrated. I convinced her to see a family counselor but I'm not sure if I'd rather just spend the money on a divorce lawyer. She makes me sad, lonely, depressed and mad all at the same time.<br />
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I'm sorry to be so blunt. But I'm 43 and want to enjoy the company of a woman while I still can. I wish that woman could be my dang WIFE!

I figured it's time for an update. We have resolved a lot of our issues. Some have not changed. She still has not gone to a family counselor like she said she would. Her son is worse, not better. She was supposed to take him with.... then we would all go as a family. Never happened. When we first resolved our issues things were great again. We spoke openly and all the time, hung out more, respected each other more and were more intimate. Now that almost a year has passed, we are back to doing seperate things, snipping at my suggestions, ignoring plans that I make because someone else in her family wanted to do something on the same day and only intimate when she feels like it.. about every 2-3 weeks. sigh I love her. I want to be happily married to her but I feel she needs to do her part. She hasn't and isn't showing any signs of wanting to.

Man please! You ladies need to go out and get a life, I can undersatand the wives who have husbands that are away fighting for this country for 6-9 months, but good grief for all you who have husbands that are gone for just two weeks, the women whose husbands or boyfriends that are gone for 6-9 months wish that they could trade places for those two weeks of seeing their spouse two weeks out of the month. The problem is that you all are sitting on your fannies gossiping about how great the next persons life is when you need to see the benefits of what you have in front of you. Me and my wife are debating the fact should I go Offshore. Here is the scenerio, we don't have a place of our own here in Louisiana , when I say no place I mean just that, no place she is from another country while my mother and father and siblings stay in another state, we don't have the luxury of staying in hers or my parents ba<x>sement until we get straight, we are just that, HOMELESS while I'm at work from 6am to 2:30pm she is riding the bus all day until I get off work. I was recently laid off from my previous employer but since he knew our story he allows us to stay at the office when work hours are done. I want to go Offshore for just 2 months until we save enough money to get our own. So to all you wives who claim they are sad and lonely because their husbands are gone for two weeks making big cash while you spend it on QVC, the mall, internet shopping, etc. etc. etc. I say take the money that you are blowing and do something useful with your time like take up a class of Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates, whatever just occupy your time and be thankful that you at least get to see your spouses at a set time instead of sitting in front of the tv watching CNN with your heart pounding that the soilders that just got killed from a terrorist car bomb is not your husband.

Loniliness SUCKS!!! I love my wife and vice versa, but we are on and off and that BITES big time. Some days up and others... I don't know why I don't talk with her like she desires daily, its sporadic and I hate it and I try to change that, but moods are different, different days...<br />
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I give affection: hugs, kisses, touching, we play...can lead to sex, but outside of sex. Intimacy is lacking because of lack of talking. Since yall are women, I could use a hand. Thanks!!!

Firstly, you should *know* that you love him; ‘quite sure’ might mean that you know but in different words. Still … you should *know* that you love him.<br />
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Those who married into Armed Forces personnel knew *exactly* what they were letting themselves in for; I do say this with the greatest respect, of course.. Knowing what it is that we let ourselves in for is the greatest advantage. Not realising that your husbands time spent working, missing quality time at home and feeling lonely is entirely different. What‘s different here is the time he gets home. The first time this hits you from a practical and working model) is when you got married and now it hits-home to you<br />
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You say you are lonely, and that’s understandable. Coping with loneliness is what you are going to have to deal with; doing something that will ease those feelings of loneliness is an avenue to explore in such a way that relaxes those feelings by filling your time with something that holds your attention.<br />
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In any event, it’s early days for you and, I’m sure, you will get over this barrier<br />
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~F~

No, ladies my husband comes home everyday. I would understand in one way if I would feel the way you all do, if he did work for our goverment or have a great paying job away. But this isn't the case. I'm 45 been married for 10 years and more then once and when I did meet my best friend I've never thought of marriage in the pass seven years. But, he blow me away. I'm a peson who loves life to the fullest. Bad I find good, laugh everyday and every morning no matter what. We lived in south Florida I have 4 kids three grand. Then you wanted to move to Mississippi Even though I didn't I ened there <br />
I speak to my children almost every other day. he, never to his child and that is his problem and he is the only one and can found the questons to that one. ok, this is when things just went a little crazy. I didn't want to move to another state even though i lived there once it wasn't for me ( young and full of dreams) But I love and loved him.My husband is 48 and he acts 78 as I look and feel 35 we work, ****, eat, and sleep now with this YOU tell me what is wrong What can I do and what I shouldn't do. I don't want to leave him for he is a good man just full have sadnest and I don't want to do that. I LOVE HIM AND I'M IN LOVE WITH HIM (HELP).

No, ladies my husband comes home everyday. I would understand in one way if I would feel the way you all do, if he did work for our goverment or have a great paying job away. But this isn't the case. I'm 45 been married for 10 years and more then once and when I did meet my best friend I've never thought of marriage in the pass seven years. But, he blow me away. I'm a peson who loves life to the fullest. Bad I find good, laugh everyday and every morning no matter what. We lived in south Florida I have 4 kids three grand. Then you wanted to move to Mississippi Even though I didn't I ened there <br />
I speak to my children almost every other day. he, never to his child and that is his problem and he is the only one and can found the questons to that one. ok, this is when things just went a little crazy. I didn't want to move to another state even though i lived there once it wasn't for me ( young and full of dreams) But I love and loved him.My husband is 48 and he acts 78 as I look and feel 35 we work, ****, eat, and sleep now with this YOU tell me what is wrong What can I do and what I shouldn't do. I don't want to leave him for he is a good man just full have sadnest and I don't want to do that. I LOVE HIM AND I'M IN LOVE WITH HIM (HELP).

No, ladies my husband comes home everyday. I would understand in one way if I would feel the way you all do, if he did work for our goverment or have a great paying job away. But this isn't the case. I'm 45 been married for 10 years and more then once and when I did meet my best friend I've never thought of marriage in the pass seven years. But, he blow me away. I'm a peson who loves life to the fullest. Bad I find good, laugh everyday and every morning no matter what. We lived in south Florida I have 4 kids three grand. Then you wanted to move to Mississippi Even though I didn't I ened there <br />
I speak to my children almost every other day. he, never to his child and that is his problem and he is the only one and can found the questons to that one. ok, this is when things just went a little crazy. I didn't want to move to another state even though i lived there once it wasn't for me ( young and full of dreams) But I love and loved him.My husband is 48 and he acts 78 as I look and feel 35 we work, ****, eat, and sleep now with this YOU tell me what is wrong What can I do and what I shouldn't do. I don't want to leave him for he is a good man just full have sadnest and I don't want to do that. I LOVE HIM AND I'M IN LOVE WITH HIM (HELP).

I guess none perfect and we each have challenges and adversity that can make you mad or strong or both. Just another suggestion, yall could start a support group or join others, volunteer, become wealthy with at home ventures and take monies to travel also...<br />
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Men and women are indeed wired different, but it is possible to find love and balance in the midst of wedded bliss. Balance is indeed the key, my wife is overwhelmed by my desire to share with her affection, I hug her too much or too many kisses. But we try to keep everything in perspective.<br />
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Although I cook and clean and wash clothes, her last rant was there's MORE to a marriage than doing those things you know. WHEW!!! BALANCE... <br />
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbvgOJl8H2c<br />
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Prayer: 1800.759.0700<br />
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I can feel your pain. I have been married for 38 years now, unfortunately our marriage has gotten worse. He is in a high tech job and spends alot of time working , if not working always talking and thinking about his job. It does get very lonely. He is a good man and a great provider, but the love just doesn't seem to be there anymore, for me that is. Our childred are grown, I have looked for a job but can't seem to find anything. I hope for your sake things will get better for you. I understand without work, no bills get paid. I also understand, all work and no togetherness puts alot of distance in your marriage. I know this for a fact, more than ever. I will always love my husband, but I don't feel I am in love with him anymore. I wouldn't hurt him for anything in the world. I have sacraficed alot overr the years for my marriage and kids. Maybe it's time for me?? I do hope your marriage gets better. Try talking with him about how you feel. Didn't mean to ramble here, guess your story hit alot of nerves with my own situation. Good Luck!!

i ABSOLUTELY know how you feel. my main advice to you is to fill your social calendar with activities - get hobbies, go to the gym, volunteer for a charity, go to church, learn how to play cards or chess, learn how to dance - but please go out and meet some people in these events. you will feel a lot better.

dont know where to begin. been married for 16 yrs. was very happy to get married to my love. he is very caring, respects me and is a good provider. we manage ok. our first year together was good. no complaints. we enjoyed. but later his family brought in many demands and whatever little we saved was sent to them. he never mentioned how difficult it was for us to send. his family also never tried to find out. we stayed in a different state. after my kid was about 1, my husband lost his job and i again had to hunt to for job to keep up with the expenses. it was very frustrating to send all money and i felt very bitter. it led to terrible scene at home. i couldnt save anything for our kid. all was sent to his father, mother and brother. i found it very frustrating to reach at home a 9 in the night, take care of my kids studies and found no energy for sex. i did not feel like. but my husband blamed me. he felt i was denying him. never understood my frustration or emotional need. he did not have any bad habits. after 9 years of staying together my husband sent me and my daughter to my parents house as the cold climate was creating health problems for me. like a fool i agreed and at first enjoyed the change. but i missed him so much that i tried my best to go back. we met during my child's vaccations. i desperately wanted another child as my elder one was feeling lonely. i spoke many times with my husband regarding this. but he said we cant afford. but still i concieved during one of my visits and i felt very happy. she is such a darling and all 3 of us love her. we stayed with him again for two years and again we came back to my parents for better education of my elder child. thus me and my husband didnt have much of physical relation between us. but he was very good and nice and caring. i loved him. now for the last few months he has moved to our place for a new job. Though I should be feeling very happy, i am terribly frustrated as he just doesn't talk or touch me. we talk general. though sleep on the same bed, nothing between us. causin lot of strain. i tried to talk to him many times. wrote him 5 page letters. but no use. he doesnt seem to understand. said he doesnt feel like. says most marriages are like this and who know how long we will live to give each other company. its tearing my heart.. its terribly frustrating. i am loosing temper with kids. dont know what to do. he is so near and i cant touch him. he must have felt the same when i didnt let him touch me. but didnt try to find a solution. i dont want our marriage to break as i love him and i know in his own way he loves me and we have two great kids. he is a great father. the girls dont know the problem. how do i handle this??

lonelywife1978, its not horrible that you think that at all i my self have had crushes while i was married and Iw ent through with it its not that you dont love your husband and your not cheating on him but to be honest we are women and need attention even if it is just someones smile, or the way someone looks at you we need postive stuff in our lives to keep us going lots of women will say they are being honest but really inside they are just trying to be better we all think it and breathe it..... and it not just the sex just voice touch someone saying your pretty just simple things like that and when hubby is not around you dont get any of that.... i dunno life sucks sometimes and ou have to make yourself happy...

I don't know what is worse.....your husband working alot and he's gone or he's right smack at home with you in the living room and you are STILL lonely. I guess either situation is bad. But at least if he's gone working you can tell yourself you have a valid reason for being lonely.

My husband is a journeyman, he recently relocated me to the little town where the job is. I have given up my job, (he has a much greater earning power),, but at the same time, I gave up a part of myself. <br />
I love my husband, he works graveyard, he feels like crap all week because it's cold outside and he has an awful head and chest cold that is hard to shake when he is working in such conditions.<br />
I feel lonely a lot, but I hang in there. I'm glad I found this group. Maybe we can encourage one another. <br />
We are staying with his brother in a rental until next week. I am a bit excited about getting our little rental, I'm going to fix it up with thrift store stuff, all of our belongings are in storage right now in Tennessee, someday we will settle there.<br />
We are in our mid 40s, so this is scary. I guess I can say that I battle loneliness and scariness at teh same time!<br />
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I know how you feel also i got married jan 7th 2010 and my husband left jan 10th 2010 i havent seen him since its hard to talk to him cause he stays working by him being in the military i love him dearly and i knew what i was getting into when i married him but i didnt think it would be this hard i know he loves me we be on and off since the 5th grade thats the love of my life i just wish i felt needed or wanted im tired of being lonely cause then my mind wonders but i love him to much to do anything crazy but im also tired of crying im still pose to be in the newlywed stage but it hasnt even started

YouHi, I'm sensing I'm probably the oldest up to now in this chat, and married the longest, 49 yo and 28 years married. We both married while we were in the navy, but I never got to travel. We got out after kid no.1 but the job he took up involved more travel than the 6 mo cruises. He is a world travel and brags constantly, 28 years of it of all the places he been, japan,italy,france,brazil,china,....you get the idea. Meanwhile back at the ranch, I'm buckeled down by 5 kids. I never had time to get out and meet people, friends get tired of you when you can never get away. I gre jealous and bitter of anyone that had just a little bit of freedom. When hubby is home he is distant,phys and emotionally. He neglects our hom. It embarrassing for the kids to bring anyone home. He never take me out. He doenst appreciate me. Then I realized he is a high functioning alcoholic. Aha, but he thinks he can control it....years and years of broken promises. My 12 yo daughter even had a stroke due to an anuerysm and recovered 98 percent (that was the only time I ever left home to be at her side 10 weeks) but that didn't change him any. Well now the kids are almost grown, 3 adults and 2 teens 14 and 16. Soon ill be free,...don't stay for your kids sake, don't stay cuz you have no moeney for divorce. Find a way, you only live once.

Congratulations, although a bit late. <br />
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It can be tough to be in your situation. Remeber there is no right or wrong way to make your marriage work, in regards to what others have tried. You and yor hubby will find out what works for you both.<br />
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As you can tell, you can find friends and supporters her on EP. Feel free to PM if you want to chat and pass the time. Enjoy the Holiday's and take care.

YouHi, I'm sensing I'm probably the oldest up to now in this chat, and married the longest, 49 yo and 28 years married. We both married while we were in the navy, but I never got to travel. We got out after kid no.1 but the job he took up involved more travel than the 6 mo cruises. He is a world travel and brags constantly, 28 years of it of all the places he been, japan,italy,france,brazil,china,....you get the idea. Meanwhile back at the ranch, I'm buckeled down by 5 kids. I never had time to get out and meet people, friends get tired of you when you can never get away. I gre jealous and bitter of anyone that had just a little bit of freedom. When hubby is home he is distant,phys and emotionally. He neglects our hom. It embarrassing for the kids to bring anyone home. He never take me out. He doenst appreciate me. Then I realized he is a high functioning alcoholic. Aha, but he thinks he can control it....years and years of broken promises. My 12 yo daughter even had a stroke due to an anuerysm and recovered 98 percent (that was the only time I ever left home to be at her side 10 weeks) but that didn't change him any. Well now the kids are almost grown, 3 adults and 2 teens 14 and 16. Soon ill be free,...don't stay for your kids sake, don't stay cuz you have no moeney for divorce. Find a way, you only live once.

I have been married for fourteen years. I have been in that situations too. In my view we expect that all our needs (financial, sexual, intellectual, etc) to be met by just one person. We become lonely when we confine ourselves to believe that our partner is the sole source of satisfaction for us. It is a tremendous asking from one person especially when we are occupied with work, family, money, etc. So I guess the solution lies in honest dialogue with your partner and redefine mutual expectations and behaviour parameters. I know this is the hard part especially when there are communication barriers. However, that may be a workable solution to our loneliness.

well if u feel lonely go out with friends when your husband is working or try doing some experiments with your talents like painting, writing stories or books.

well if u feel lonely go out with friends when your husband is working or try doing some experiments with your talents like painting, writing stories or books.

at least you have husband

I guess mine is the same as all of you.. Hi... just entered hear... I just got married this year in February... My husband is working offshore and he goes to work 2 weeks and comes back 2 weeks. Lately.... he has been posted to seminars, courses and all from work and so now I only see him 3 days a month... <br />
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I love my husband very much but it is killing me inside... We just got married this year and why do I feel like I am not married at all?<br />
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To make matters worse... I have a good friend who always chat with me and we work together in a various projects... I am starting to have a crush on him and I do not want to be unfaithful...<br />
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It kills me inside to actually have this thought...

Loneliness has many different causes in marriage. sometimes its actual seperation, sometimes emotional distance. no matter the cause it can hurt deeply and make a person vulnerable. for sometime in my relationship with my spouse we were physically seperated for years but we could talk and visit on occasion. i used to tell him if i was getting attracted to someone else BC we were both aware that being apart could cause one to look elsewhere for companionship. it helped a lot when we would talk about it. it also made those feeling s for the other diminish. its normal and i think okay to get feelings. how u act on them is another thing. now we are together finally but sometimes the loneliness is still there. this time its BC i feel like we are losing our emotional connection. stress, life, boredom, addictions all seem to play a part in it. I'm still trying to work through it with him. i don't know what will happen in the long run or even tonight. right now i feel in a good place. some of it comes from talking to him, writing about it here and seeing I'm not the only one and looking for my own activities that take my mind off the problems. good luck and i hope everyone is able to find happiness.

"The violence we do to ourselves in order to remain faithful to the one we love is hardly better than an act of infidelity."<br />
~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld,Maxims, 1665<br />
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"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."<br />
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600<br />
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"Many people also believe that unashamed sexual desire, particularly desire for many people, destroys the family - yet we suspect that far more families have been destroyed by bitter divorces over adultery than have ever been disturbed by ethical consensual nonmonogamy."<br />
~Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt<br />
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I wish I had something of my own to say that could be of <br />
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solace to you.

"The violence we do to ourselves in order to remain faithful to the one we love is hardly better than an act of infidelity."<br />
~François, Duc de La Rochefoucauld,Maxims, 1665<br />
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"There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so."<br />
~William Shakespeare, Hamlet, 1600<br />
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"Many people also believe that unashamed sexual desire, particularly desire for many people, destroys the family - yet we suspect that far more families have been destroyed by bitter divorces over adultery than have ever been disturbed by ethical consensual nonmonogamy."<br />
~Dossie Easton and Catherine A. Liszt<br />
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I wish I had something of my own to say that could be of <br />
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solace to you.

sorry my husband works alot too. guess well have to stay on ep alot-ha ha

I know exactly how you feel. I am recently married as well. It is the second marriage for each of us. My husband travels a great deal and works very hard. Also, my youngest child just left for college. I do have 2 step children, but they are not with us very much. I have a wonderful job that is very time consuming, but I am still very lonely. I think primarily because my husband is not only physically distant, but really emotionally distant, too. Even when he is home, I feel very lonely because we don't talk and interact very much -- he continues to work most of the time. After deciding that I wanted to stay in the marriage, I tried some things that have helped. I go to the gym frequently. I have joined a church group that meets one evening every other week. I got a puppy -- that helped a lot. I try to spend more time with friends, and I also have reached out to people on the internet. The most important thing though for me was to realize that he was not going to make me feel less lonely, and if I depended on him for that, I would just be disappointed and angry. I am still a little disappointed, but it helps to have a way of taking care of yourself. Good luck!!

I understand how all of you guys feel. My husband travels every Mon thru Thurs and even though I work I am still lonely. I call my mother everyday! I'm sure she gets abit annoyed. My husband used to be distant towards me when he was home and we would have fights about it and of course I brought it up to the therapist and she explained to him that I have needs to and they aren't being met as a wife. He somewhat understood more of what she was trying to tell him versus of what I was trying to tell him!<br />
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On top of that, his entire family hates me because of his mother!<br />
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We're still working on our marriage. Its not always easy. But we do care & love one another.<br />
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I understand how you feel!

I understand how you feel. My husband is in the army and we've been married almost a year. We've only been physically together 2 weeks last year and 2 weeks this year since we've been married and he's on a 15 month deployment, so believe me I can relate. I try to do anything to keep my mind occupied, gardening helps for right now...lol However, you're gonna have your good and bad days but I've realized that you have to be strong and stay focused and get involved in anything that will keep you occupied. I'm so tired of coming home to an empty house everyday, I purposely stay at work just to be around other people, but as soon as I pull up in my driveway, it hits me just how lonely I am. I try not to dwell on it too much, so what I do now is make a list of things to do, it can be as small as baking cookies, just anything to keep me busy and wear me out to the point where I'm tired and really don't have time to think too much about being by myself. I don't know, this may work for you also. <br />
I encourage you to find an interest in something or just create little projects for yourself to keep you busy. I'm not saying that you won't ever feel lonely again, but I do know that it does help. If you need someone to talk to, I'm here. You stay strong and know that there's people out there who knows where you coming from.

Pliiiiz'
I'm one of this EARTH more troubled person and
it sound like u could advice me a very big time!
I cant thankyou enough ofcorse if u do reply
i'll be the most thankfull to GOD,
pliz need someone to help me
God Bless

Does he pay attention to you when he is home? If that is the case you will make it but if he is distant and you still feel lonely when he is there then you have a problem that will only get worse. I know from experience. <br />
Good luck. I hope you are not lonely when he is at home, you can always sit down with him and schedule some time to spend together. If he is neglectful when he is around it is a lot harder to get him to pay attention (mostly because he doesn't want to be bothered).

I know how you feel, my husband is in the army and he has just left to go to Afghanistan, he'll be there for 6months!!! We only got married last year and after two weeks he had to go away for three months, I was really lonely. I had moved to be with him and had no friends, no job and no family, it's difficult but I got through it. I'm sure you will too.<br />
Best of luck and congrats on the marraige!