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I Dislike My Husband - and I'm sure the feeling is mutual!



Everyone knows that I'm married, happily married - no, not quite. Actually that couldn't be further from the truth. How about unhappily married! When I got married 11 years ago who would have thought that the love that I felt for my husband would eventually turn to dislike and I'm actually saying that nicely. I'm now unhappily married to someone I would much rather suffocate in their sleep than lay next to. And you may be wondering, how do you suddenly just start disliking someone after all those years? Can't things be worked upon? I would have to say a resounding NO! And how do you know when you're no longer in love? Well let me tell you.

How do I dislike thee? Let me count the ways!

1. When your favorite station on TV is Investigation Discovery and you stay glued to the television screen looking at every single case, memorizing and chastising the women for all the ways they did it wrong and thinking of how you could get away with it, whenever you look at your now insignificant other. However, while the urge is strong, I won't kill him. Why? I would much prefer to live a free life than one in jail, because no matter how good you think you are, there's really no such thing as the perfect murder, so I guess he's safe....for now.

2. You changed his name in your phone from Hubby to Jackass or some other creature. Yes that love of your life is no longer the love but someone that you'd rather let your phone ring out to instead of answering.

3. You now go out on dates alone and would rather much be alone than in their company. You used to love going on dates together and just hearing him ask you to go to the movies used to give you butterflies in the pits of your stomach. Now you'd much rather make up any excuse not to go to the movies or anywhere at all than go out with him, because that butterfly feeling has now turned to disgust.

4. Your communication is now non-existent. Gone are the days when you could talk and laugh about everything. Now you talk to your friends online or in his case to his friends on Xbox Live rather than each other. You send the kids to ask questions instead of asking yourself because the sound of his voice annoys you. Your texts are now one liners and it's like you're having a conversation all by yourself. Or even worse, you don't receive or give a response until many hours later or sometimes not at all.

5. You cross to the other side of the room or give them enough room to pass so that they don't touch you. Yes, if you'd much rather your now insignificant other not ever touch you, it's time to let go and move on.

6. You've stopped wearing your wedding rings. The one thing that symbolized your love and devotion to each other. You've kept it off for so long that the telltale line that showed up is now non-existent and as a matter of fact, you have NO IDEA where your wedding ring is and you really don't care if you never see it again.

Now I'm not being sarcastic, this is actually my life. These are things I do on a daily basis and as my title states, I'm sure the feeling is mutual. I live with someone who shows no support for the things that I do. Someone who would much rather spend time with his friends than with me. Someone who finds time to do things WITH his "friends" but when you ask him to do something with you, he's busy, he doesn't have the time, or he can't take the time off. Someone who constantly ignores me and makes me feel unwanted, like I'm not good enough, but guess what?

I AM GOOD ENOUGH AND I DESERVE BETTER!

I was taught by my mother never to let a relationship define you, and you might be saying, "well what about marriage counseling?". We've tried that and he thought it was an absolute joke. I have to say that I've tried, I have tried to save my marriage but enough is enough and it's now time for me to find myself once again. Now it's time for me to be the person that I was meant to be.

Now I'm not a marriage counselor and I would never tell anyone to leave their significant other. I've actually told girlfriends to try and work it out with their other half. I refuse to use the word "better" because I'm pretty sure than I'm more than better. However, if you're in a relationship that is steadily going nowhere and you've tried your best, while the other person isn't interested in even giving twenty percent, I say it's time that you go out on your own. You can do it and you can make it. Never let anyone tell you otherwise.

Annmarie John
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  1. Marriages that dissolve are always sad, no matter what the reasons are. Even when the current situation isn't ideal - there is always a loss. A loss of what you thought your future was supposed to be together. Hugs to you!

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  2. Girl, sending you tons of positive vibes! Sometimes you just have to decide to do you...good luck on the next step in your journey... and I know that you will rock it to be the best you possible!

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  3. I am going through the same thing although the only difference is that we haven't talked for years. You're really going to despise the person. There will be days when you'll end up wondering why you got together in the first place. Lol. This post is so real and quite hilarious. Nothing like humor to lighten up the mood.

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  4. I know you've touched upon it a bit in the past. I hope you find peace! Marriage is really hard sometimes and I'm getting to that point in which a lot of friends are getting divorced. It's disheartening, but as long as they're all finding their way to happy..

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