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I Am Against Forced Arranged Marriage

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    Lost A Great Love To An Arranged Marriage

    I am searching for an outlet for what I just went through. I really liked this guy who has finally given up on the idea of a happy life and just went back to his arranged marriage. He is from Afghanistan and has been living in the U.S. for 10 years. He told me when we met he was...
    cloudtalker cloudtalker 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 17, 2013

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    Sadly it's that age of mine

    when parents start entertaining the idea of marrying their kids off. I don't want to think about marriage . I think I hate the institute of marriage. Specially loveless ones. I don't think people in arranged marriages are happier... They are just coping ... With their parents...
    Komolink05 Komolink05 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 30

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    That's Only My Opinion

    I don't believe it's right, but I like everyone else, am only entitled to my opinion on the matter, it does not make anything right or wrong. I believe everyone should get to discover true love on their own.
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 12, 2011

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    I absolutely loathe the concept of wasting one

    second of your life with someone you don't want to be with. Being from a society that practises this, I feel trapped in a myriad of idiots who are unhappy And expect you to be unhappy All your life as well
    Komolink05 Komolink05 18-21, F Jan 27

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    How Does This Still Happen ? !

    It does.   I suppose for those who are raised strict, and never know any other way, it may work. But then again not really. I am sure there have been so many instances where those forced into this because of tradition and such, even though raised in it,groomed for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 1, 2010

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    Am I Making The Right Decision?

    I just left home. I'm a 22 year old college student. My parents have always treated me fairly well, minus the verbal abuse but who doesn't deal with that, right? For the past year or so though my parents have gotten really pushy about me getting married (they come from a...
    llamapants llamapants 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 17, 2012

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    I Escaped An Arranged Proposal

    I grew up in England, in a wealthy family. And in my family arranged marriage was a tradition. I always knew I wanted to marry for love, especially seeing my parent's own coldness toward each other. My parents started looking for a suitor for me when I was 12. I started meeting...
    rumspringa0 rumspringa0 51-55, F 1 Response Dec 20, 2011

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    Arranged Marriage

    I never got this... Wouldn't this sorta be the moral equivalent of running a "cattery" except for people? Oddly though, if you meet people from such cultures, some of them are -fine- with it... I think the person who told me this was even female... I guess you can condition...
    lesshissMORECAT lesshissMORECAT 31-35 3 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Escaped

    There is a saying in Asia ,“Women are like Christmas cakes: Nobody wants them after the 25th.”  The legal marrying age in China is 20 for women and 22 for men. Both of my half-sisters got married just after their 20th birthdays. They were very dutiful...
    xiaomei xiaomei 26-30, F 26 Responses Apr 16, 2009

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    fancy decorations on the ceilings.

    ... so you have something pretty to look at while getting r@ped by a stranger on what's supposed to be the most important day of your life...
    righteouschica righteouschica 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Okay i really Need help on this one.

    I an indian as most of you can tell by my picture. But the truth is I am the completely different from the stereotypical indian. No i do not own a 7 eleven. But i do get the occasional racist laugh at my heritage. I know its shallow but guess what you guys have no idea what its...
    notagirl12 notagirl12 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 23

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    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Sep 21

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    I'm a Canadian lesbian, age 28 born into a catholic family. Looking for overseas MOC due to family pressure. My family is cruel & completely against same sex marriage...
    lemonumbrella lemonumbrella 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 12

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    Do marriages out of convenience actually work? I'm just curious. I can't imagine being married to someone just to make life easy or because it'll be convenient for most "people...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    Yemeni child bride, eight, dies of internal injuries on first night of forced marriage to groom five times her age ByMatt Blake Published: 19:20 AEST, 9 September 2013 | Updated...
    Ilovechildrenlots Ilovechildrenlots 46-50, F Sep 16

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    Hello , I'm 27yo. And looking for lesbian/asexual North Indian girl (Hindu) with age 22-28. It's for MOC only . I'm well educated and living in California for now. Parents in...
    amda5 amda5 26-30, M 1 hr ago

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    I've been putting off this update for a while. I cannot do so any longer. It's long and winding, so if you choose to dive in, prepare yourself. Curious things are happening in...
    Catonapillow Catonapillow 31-35, F 22 Responses Sep 15

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    When I originally posted in April of 2011, I was living in a sexless marriage. I was confused, heartbroken and angry... What happened in the 3 years following has nearly destroyed...
    malms malms 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    My husband and I have been together ten years, and married for seven. Sex dropped off right after the wedding. Over our married years, we have typically had sex every other month...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 22 Responses Sep 2

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    I am going to tell how trying to keep my husband in a sexless marriage turned into a terror. When my husband came back from the military his father and other wanted me to assist in...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 12

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    Coercion. Years ago I read about husbands forcing their wives to perform a certain sex act (named at the end of this story for those curious) under the threat of divorce. It was...
    something2talkabout something2talkabout 51-55, M 17 Responses 4 days ago

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    "For Better or For Worse" I have been thinking about this particular vow. As someone who was brought up from birth in the church, I was always taught that divorce is not optional...
    EmbraceMe68 EmbraceMe68 41-45, F 9 Responses Sep 2

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    Everything is ok but sex. Yes, I know; those are the most unpopular words here. Those who dare to utter them are frequently treated with …….. But I just wanted to give some...
    largehopes largehopes 36-40 8 Responses Sep 2

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    Last night my husband asked me if we could try again. He wants to start over and get to know each other again, romantically and physically. He reminisced the first time he saw...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 6 Responses Sep 19

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    I am against the demand in girls marriage by Inlawas.....very bad!!
    gautamkeshu94 gautamkeshu94 18-21, M Sep 20

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    A few weeks ago I met someone here via his responses on my posts. He seemed very nice. I checked his profile. Others liked him. It seemed "safe" to chat with him. So when he...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 46 Responses Sep 5

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    Well the day finally came….and went. I did the deed and asked for a divorce. As expected she was upset. I couldn’t blame her. Her whole world was going to change. She...
    beachlivin04 beachlivin04 41-45, M 47 Responses Sep 19

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    It annoys me so much when people see age gaps as such an issue like I will be with who ever I want regardless of our difference in age and I also think that interfering parents who...
    DemiendoImaginations DemiendoImaginations 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    This letter in today's Dear Prudence column sounded like one some refusers might write after being served with divorce papers. " Q. I Want Her Back: I have been an awful husband...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    How does my marriage ruin your marriage what business is it of yours?
    Marisa85 Marisa85 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So my wife is asexual. Wasn't always that way. She was sexual when she was young and hormones raged, when we first got together and it was fresh and when she wanted to get pregnant...
    Butitsallovernow Butitsallovernow 46-50, M 10 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm 99% straight and I have many fantasies such as being a human dog, being tied up , but a new one join my list is wanting to be forced a sissy, I want to be forced a sissy by...
    giantsword18 giantsword18 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 14

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    Here's a column with important advice for most of the refused-- male and female -- here. I believe that virtually all of the refused here need to learn to cherish themselves...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses Sep 5

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    Days 6 and 7 – reclaiming my bed – in conjunction with my previous stories. So, day 6 was ok. #3 had his first real cough and found it difficult to settle in bed, so, and as...
    dadonthesofa dadonthesofa 46-50, M 18 Responses Sep 15

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    I got an email from stbx today. It was asking me to go to marriage counseling. He doesn't get it. I'm not coming back. I can't. I told him that I was happier alone than I had been...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 31-35, F 11 Responses Sep 15

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    Being with a character disturbed person(or is he) will make you addicted to solving the problems in the relationship. However, your efforts are met with zero reciprocation and you...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 20

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    ISLAM 14-YEAR-OLD GIRL LASHED TO DEATH UNDER SHARIA LAW by Babette Francis, April 30, 2011 Sherene Hassan, secretary of the Islamic Council of Victoria, is an energetic...
    Awareandawake Awareandawake 36-40, T Sep 16

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    This happened about 2 years after My original story where I was forced to basically be a girl.So as most of you know, my wardrobe at home consisted of only girl clothes, even down...
    Lovingthepanties Lovingthepanties 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    Undecided whether to post this under this group or under the other one "I'm having random thoughts", I believe posted here the discussion shall be more thoughtful and sensitive...
    TheMaverickWoman TheMaverickWoman 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 15

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    And so it is, after a week that was filled with steps in the right direction, here it is, the end of yet another night that i go to bed alone, while she enjoys her tv time. I know...
    Rednkfireftr Rednkfireftr 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 6

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    Hello friends, It has been a long while since I have come onto this site. Last October, nearly a year ago now, my ex and I started the divorce process. We had separated, which...
    DancingFire DancingFire 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 8

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    So- I just got the letter of retainer from the attorney. I'd filled out the questionnaire, and i have to sign this. I know it's a catch all, but it's talking about incedentals like...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 31-35, F 9 Responses Sep 8

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    There are truths behind these funny quotes....To the singles, would you still wanna take the plunge on marriage? ***I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Sorry, this is awfully long! I'm a married mother of two little boys - two little treasures who make my heart soar with every kiss, every pudgy hand-hold, and every time I hug...
    Wonderloon Wonderloon 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 18

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    Are these types of people happiest when they are miserable? I know that doesn't make sense. But nothing makes sense anymore! Why is it they look for a reason or an excuse to be...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 21

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    I have failed my my wife. It took an entire year for me to be able to admit that or even see it. For the last year it's been "my wife is selfish" or "my wife is unreasonable." But...
    TonyM323 TonyM323 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    For anyone who is obtaining problem in obtaining a tour operator to respond to your criticism, you ought to use the next rule and complain in regards to the lack of response. ABTA...
    Jeffrybup Jeffrybup 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Update. Last time I posted I was overwhelmed at how many responses I had. Some understood my struggle and some completely didn't get it. Reading it now I was pretty upset writing...
    2Blossom 2Blossom 46-50, F 15 Responses 2 days ago

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