I was divorced a couple of years ago after being with my ex since we were 18 (back in the mid-nineties!) It was a miserable marriage.
I don't have many friends. I have a quirky (read: strange) personality and have clicked with very few people in my life. I get along with people on a superficial level, but have trouble forming any close relationships I feel, in part, due to my unusual personality. I'm not a freak or anything, just not very conventional and girlie, and I have a dark sense of humor.
Plus everyone I know is married. They don't have time for friends anyway. They are with their families and already have a few close girlfriends and no room for more.
I have been in a relationship with a man for 16 months. He has his good points (and his good days) but the bottom line is that he's a borderline narcissistic, emotionally unavailable control freak. We have our great times together, but there's a lot of pain in it for me as well (emotional/verbal abuse, getting the cold shoulder, being the one to make ALL the sacrifices in order to make the relationship work, etc)
I have a lot of feelings for this man, I honestly do, but the bottom line is that I don't break up with him because I'm so. fucking. lonely. I don't have anyone to talk to. The nights we aren't together, I end up playing stupid computer games or reading pointless facebook posts all night after the kids go to bed at 8. It's boring and meaningless and empty.
So folks, there it is. I can't leave my relationship with a man who doesn't treat me as a valued partner because I don't want to be alone anymore. How pathetic is that?
Asked by Anonymous at 8:59 PM on Dec. 12, 2012 in Relationships
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