21 People Admit The Moment They Realized They Married The Wrong Person


Being married to someone else already seemed like a pretty big red flag.


We were in couples counselling and when he would miss an appointment due to work I saw the therapist alone. I told her I wanted to leave him. She said that in all her years of therapy she’s never done this, but in good conscience and fearing for my safety, told me I should leave. I left the next month. I never missed him one day. He was mentally and emotionally abusive.


Got married. Gave birth to our child. Got stalked by his ex-girlfriend. Got a letter from the woman he was sleeping with for the past 7 months. Found out that he neglected to tell his parents that he was married and that he had a child. All in the space of a month.


I married him in a “shit or get off the pot” situation after 6 years of dating. I knew I shouldn’t marry him, but I did it anyway. Just felt obligated I suppose. I was young and stupid. Needless to say, we are no longer married.

Written by Laura McNairy

Laura is a freelance writer for TFLN. She likes to write about what she knows best — dating, sex, and being awkward, but usually in the opposite order. She is the Assistant Editor and videographer for Peach Fuzz, a sex-positive nudie magazine in ATX.