After being married for years, are you ready for a change? Or are you content?

United States
September 3, 2006 8:32am CST
I've been married for 26 years; married the guy I started dating when I was 15. We lived together for 12 years before marriage, so we've been together for 38 years. No children. I am bored beyond comprehension. I plan to move to a new country. alone, in 2 years. I'll only be 55 and ready for a new life. And you?
8 responses
@psmohan (1883)
• India
15 Oct 06
It is so sad that you are leaving the person whom you loved and lived with. You will miss the person in the new country.
• United States
15 Oct 06
We were separated for 8 months in '93 and again for 8 months just this year. Things never change. They change for a while when you live separtely, but in no time at all things return to the same life you once left. I've been stuck in this revolving door. Time to get out.
@bhchy1 (6052)
• United States
15 Oct 06
I am very content with life the way it is..
• United States
4 Sep 06
Im sorry to hear that. I've only been married almost 4 years now. I love my husband very much. I love him more and more. Im hoping he will feel the same way too. It a long time to throw away. Have you guys talked about it or you are already moving with your new plan? Get away trip might help you guys find something new about each other... I just hate to hear you been together for 38 years and done with the relationship.
@tickedoff (672)
• United States
4 Sep 06
sometimes you need time apart, too much time together can drive the marriage apart. I've been with mine for 5 years and I'm not happy with her anymore we don't agree on anything. we don't like the same food's or movies. thats really a drag. I need a good friend that likes what I like, and I like what she likes. if you have copatability then try spending some time apart before you get a divorce.
@sedel1027 (17854)
• United States
4 Sep 06
Wow it took you awhile to get bored. My first marriage ended in just a handful of years for the same problems. We got bored then created separate lives from each other. I wish you luck on your new journey. I hope you find what you need and don't find that you made a mistake by leaving.
@rherdey (966)
• United States
4 Sep 06
Content and even thou my husband is not with me now I have great memories of him and not sure if I can find another like him or want too..Sorry to hear your lose in your marriage let me say it takes to and work hard work to make a great marriage and if it is not like it was then one has to step up and get it back that way..maybe instead of moving on you need to move more toward his love and find the love again that was there and make it work again..if it was there it still is you just have to work at it again...
• India
4 Sep 06
You dont know to enjoy the life wit your husband, and i thought u r always loves to experience strange relationships, but it is not good at all change your mind and u must convince your mind and why don't u stay wit your husband, is he not true to u, i hate ur decision.
@ebberts (786)
• United States
4 Sep 06
I'm sorry to hear you aren't in love anymore. My husband and I have been together for 28 years and I love him more all the time. I don't know what I would do without him, and I hope I never have to find out.