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I Am Abstinent Until Marriage

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    Getting Married At 18 - Hello Everyone! I just recently joined this website just looking for other people who are in the same situation I am in. I really just wanted to see how...
    unicorn28 unicorn28 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    It'S Getting Sooo Hard! - I'm waiting until marriage but I'm so tempted to give into this earthly sin! I'm trying to please God, but gosh it's hard!
    LikeAPrayer LikeAPrayer 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    My Choice - My choice of abstinence actually has little to do with my Judeo-Catholic religion, though many people find this hard to believe. Of course part of it is to please the...
    CharredAnarchie CharredAnarchie 18-21, F 2 Responses May 12, 2013

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    Sexually speaking, I did not wait until marriage. My then boyfriend and now husband were deeply in love and we just could not wait to make love to one another. As I think about...
    barbaratownsend barbaratownsend 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    I wish I did but I can't take it back. I plan on being abstinent . Waiting for that special person . 1 year and almost 4months . I will stay on this journey . Till I meet the guy...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I lost my virginity to the guy who said he loved me. He left me a week later. 💔
    ahaydonh ahaydonh 16-17, F 20 Responses Mar 19

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older men younger women relationship. Younger women are more vibrant, more full of life and that energy can spill over onto you...
    BB0729 BB0729 31-35, F Mar 20

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    It was someone I hated, a week before first sleeping with my boyfriend (now fiancé). And I'm so glad I did, for a few reasons. Partly because of the physical aspects. For me, it...
    MissIntent MissIntent 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I was 15, he was 23. He said he "loved" me the night we had sex, and we were in a relationship.. But his behavior changed imensley after we had sex. He stopped wanting to come...
    miracle98 miracle98 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 27

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    kanak277sharma kanak277sharma 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    I wanted to wait...and then I didn't..and I don't regret it.
    AYTGItsMeMaddie AYTGItsMeMaddie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Been with the same man for three years and we make love at least once a week. He was and still is my first EVERYTHING except kissing. I'm happy I didn't wait because its another...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I was 15 when I first began to experiment. We were a little crazy and acted like typical teenagers. I found out later that his parents supported the experience because they wanted...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I kinda wish I had though. I didn't just throw it around or anything, I was in a relationship with them, but I wish I had saved it for my husband. But, he didn't save it either...
    Srkelly89 Srkelly89 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How people get into sexless marriages A friend of mine who is in her late forties is being chased by a widower in his late fifties who wants to marry her. He seems to be very...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 17 Responses Mar 18

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    Normal.... There are many stories on here about after leaving marriages and having normal relationships. Well I haven't left my marriage yet. I have talked to a lawyer and...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 12 Responses 5 days ago

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    Rules of Engagement - A few new members have posted in this forum recently, and while I've only been a member for few weeks, I thought I'd share my opinion on the purpose of this...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Mar 20

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    Before and After … Nearing 8 months after my separation, I reflect on the emotional desert I have called my marriage. During those years, I was starved for a smile or a hug. A...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 6

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    Update from Opposite Land Even though I normally have sex 3-4 times a week with my beloved post sexless marriage lover, I haven't had sex for a week. Why? He is sick with...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am 36 years old. I shock many when they find out about my inexperience and lack of knowledge of most things romantic. I am still waiting for my first real kiss. I am still...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Another thing missing from this sexless marriage, besides intimacy, love and respect is fun and laughter. (Jeez, what exactly do I get from this marriage) I thought that I had...
    Gingersnapped Gingersnapped 51-55, F 13 Responses Mar 25

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    My dysfunctional childhood sometimes plays havoc on my peace of mind. I can partially blame staying in my marriage due to how I was raised, dragged through my Father’s four...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 34 Responses 3 days ago

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    Wake up mode! I am I great pain and can't control it! I am trying to figure out how to get over it. I found a few things to think about, that may help me. I tried to force true...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 18

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    This is an update to the last story I wrote here not too long ago. It's over. My husband and I are now separated. He said quite plainly that he doesn't want to be married and never...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 18

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    America is going down majorly gay should be married once I have started this movement, I will not stop until gays everywhere can be married it's bull **** the American people deny...
    SeaBassStein SeaBassStein 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    My marriage is a complete joke!! We've been together almost 7 years & married for just 10 months. We get on fine as friends, but romantically there is nothing? I feel sooooo stupid...
    MemyselfandI80 MemyselfandI80 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    (Another old story of mine from my previous profile. I feel it's an important topic and it's something that's close to my heart) Gay Marriage I am fully in support of gay...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Iwas a virgin at 21 when i married my Husband. Also my Husband is the only man i have ever made love to. Before i met my Husband my friends were all having sex and telling me how...
    cavegirl123 cavegirl123 31-35, F Mar 20

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    Finding this group has been life changing to me. I always thought that I was alone. I didn't even realize I had so much pain stuffed deep inside me until I read so many stories...
    Splityarn Splityarn 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 21

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    Better Single and Alone-- than Married and Lonely Okay, for those who think it is better to stay married with an un-affectionate and sexless spouse, here is why that is not...
    EinEngel EinEngel 46-50, F 15 Responses Mar 27

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    I asked for a divorce 2 months ago. He moved out 2 weeks ago. Divorce will be final in 6 months. I wrote all my stories in I live in a sexless marriage group. I have been a member...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    We met when we were 18 and started dating when we were 21, but didn't marry until age 28. Before we got engaged, in my mind I was preparing to end the relationship because I was...
    lifetwistsandturns lifetwistsandturns 36-40, F Apr 5

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    I have a really hard time communicating with my husband. We filed for divorce 6 months ago but then decided to let it go and reconcile. At the same time, other circumstances have...
    irismagnolia irismagnolia 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    Seriously need advice :(....Soo I'm new at this... I'm 23 years old.. Got married really young, have 2 babies, one of which was born this year. I've been married for 5 years. My...
    missme90 missme90 22-25, F 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    the reasons why i dont want to do anything sexual before marriage : reason number 1 : what if i had sex with my girl friend before marriage , and after few days i met with...
    lifetriangle lifetriangle 22-25, M 7 Responses 1 day ago

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    My back story - good jeebus, it's long. I feel that there have been a lot of questions that are better answered in a back story, because it's long and easier this way. I met...
    LynxKitty LynxKitty 36-40, F 9 Responses Mar 23

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    The rubble of our marriage I try not to look I try to change my focus to what else gives me happiness my children my friends my home my community I cannot help...
    Bobbie71 Bobbie71 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    Two weeks ago, I shared what I thought would be my current status for awhile. Life being what it is - it has thrown me into a crazy roller coaster loop once again. The good news...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 21 Responses Mar 28

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    Result of the “talk” Friday night & going to try to keep this as condensed as possible. But, Im going to preface this with….some ppl on here would NOT consider my situation...
    Neverthoughtit Neverthoughtit 46-50, F 11 Responses Mar 29

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    Thought this was worth a read. Not applicable to all but still interesting. A lack of sexual interest in women is a big topic Fotolia_49866286_XS Peter and Andrea are teachers...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 13 Responses 6 days ago

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    I don't believe in gay marriage. I believe in marriage. And I think that's between any two people that love each other. Man and man. Woman and man. Woman and woman. Or whatever you...
    emilyv97 emilyv97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am married for only a few months now and my husband is drinking everyday and smokes weed. I knew he had this habit but never knew it was this bad. He spends a lot of money on his...
    ilhasol ilhasol 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I had an incredible night. I have to share my experience. I was raised by my Grandmother, who lived in a sexless marriage. My Grandfather was a mean, cold, loveless husband. He...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Those who do not have to deal with this situation must find it odd that those of us who do, express such deep sadness and longing. How often do the comments suggested the simple...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 18 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last year in June my husband of 18 years confessed to an online love affair with a lady from his company that began in April. She works in a different state hundreds of miles away...
    ydoideservethis ydoideservethis 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Venting again... I always wondered about the Madonna-***** complex and… here it is… seems like my husband is one of them. I needed some weeks to think about it after he told...
    dalessa dalessa 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 17

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    "The Dummies Guide To Ending A Sexless Marriage" or "How I Learned Not To Give Up Emotional and Physical Intimacy" by CherishMe2 Step 1: Acknowledge that the lack of emotional...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 11 Responses Mar 18

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    So I first came to EP years ago to discuss my sexless marriage. It has not been easy, a marriage with dwindling sex and now we are close to four years since we last tried. However...
    VanillaLife VanillaLife 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I am curious, if a person is not Christian then where do the guidelines for what to do in marriage come from? This isn't meant to be antagonistic at all, it is a question I have...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 16 Responses Mar 20

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    You think you have all the time in the world. You don’t. I live in a sexless marriage. I made major decisions and made many choices to live alongside a man who found it...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 26 Responses Mar 20