Please Tell Me Im Not The Only One...I've been married 10 yrs. My first anniversary is when I should have walked out. We married in October, got pregnant in December, our child born in September. We were newelyweds with a baby. I suppose I couldn't expect much...but I went and bought him a gift he wanted, something he had made clear he desired. I added a nice shirt for church, a tie, and a thoughtful card letting him know how I appreciated him. I received nothing.
That has been the theme of our marriage. Absolute nothing. I received roses once for a birthday, he was in Iraq. Valentines, Mothers Day, our anniversary, even Christmas. Christmas 2010 he actually bought me a necklace. I felt so special.
Am I the only idiot woman who stays by a man who does absolute NOTHING to ever make her feel special? Why do I stay...I was raised without a father, my child has his...he knows nothing but Mom & Dad married. My husbands family is devout LDS aka Mormon...all married, nearly perfect. My religious convictions play a role somewhat although I have been far from perfect.
I keep telling myself 9 more yrs....just stick to it til my son goes off to college. It will hurt him later I'm sure, but during his developing years he will have stability.
Please someone tell me I'm not the only person to stick by someone who never does a thing to show affection, is in a sexless marriage, ect.
It's not just Valentines.