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I Am Constantly Working On My Marriage

For people, both men and women, who are constantly working on their marital affairs. Tell us your issues, how you plan to fix them, or if you need advice. We're here for you. 105 People

    Lazy Slob Hubby

    my hubby is a landscaper and i am a housewife. my man works hard everyday and trust me i dont envy the work he does. it can be brutal. he comes home all cut up and bruised from work. and i aknowledge that my job isnt near as hard as his is. so thats why i dont mind cleaning the...
    susie2375 susie2375 36-40 Dec 1, 2012

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    I Feel Like I'm Drowing

    I try and try and try, and then we have a long talk and things are OK (not great or very much better) for about an hour, sometimes up to 2 days. I'm so tired of doing all the work. If I had the money I'd run away for awhile. I know thats awful, but I just want to be away from...
    deleted deleted 26-30 7 Responses Jul 8, 2008

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    So yesterday we saw a marriage councillor.

    We haddn't been for a few years since before the kids came along. I was really hoping that she was going to be able to help my husband open up and understand my point of view. Well 30 minutes into our session, I was so close to seriously walking out. She had spent most of the...
    Germanovna Germanovna 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 3, 2014

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    I Married A Child

    My husband seems to intentionally try and make me mad. I have a VERY hard time understanding why. If I ask him to do something, he will say No problem and never do it. If I ask him not to do something, he will do it and laugh in my face when I catch him doing it. The only thing...
    MrsRogers MrsRogers 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2, 2012

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    Trust Issues

    As my circle of friends here on EP know, my husband and I have trust issues that stemmed from when we were dating. Like I mentioned in other stories, he doesn't trust me because when we were dating, we were friends for a short time (a very short time like 2 months) before we...
    Dimples87 Dimples87 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 10, 2008

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    In the past few weeks my wife (FlowersOfPurple)

    and I had our share of arguments. In this EP Link and then this EP Linkjective-Moral-Values/3703615 I described a few different blow-ups we have had. It's a bit early to say for sure, but I think we had the crucial breakthrough last week. I am really hopeful that we finally...
    InquisitiveShadow InquisitiveShadow 41-45, M Dec 9, 2013

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    metamorf metamorf 51-55, F May 29

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    My Husband Had An Affair

    My life has become defined by pre-affair and post-affair. Pre the worst pain in my life and post. How did it come to this? I think many people don't realize how painful affairs can be unless they've uncovered one by their spouse. There's no way to explain this pain. The only...
    Jitterbugjellybean Jitterbugjellybean 31-35 2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    Work Is Right

    I have always worked on my marriage.  In the beginning i was typical of being "new in love"  It has been proven that the body of a person who considers themself in love will make certain chemcial changes.  These chemical changes last for 12 to 18 months. ...
    gettinsum1 gettinsum1 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 9, 2010

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    Date Night

    He took me out last night. He got off early, picked me up and took me shopping. I did my hair and makeup in the car. He serenaded and treated me like a queen- without manicured nails or a salon status hairstyle. We went and listened to jazz, we walked, went sightseeing, went...
    b4realz b4realz 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2012

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    Im married and I think its time to call it.

    Things have been getting really bad between us for like a year now, he has stopped trying which is really noticeable because he was terrible in the beginning. He's always picking up on my flaws criticizing me making me feel terrible about how i look etc etc. Its even gotten to...
    iwanttoknowyourplans iwanttoknowyourplans 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 14, 2014

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    Shattered

    My husband is having an affair and keeps telling me that she is just a friend and he is telling her that we are separated. I feel like I my heart has been ripped out of my body and stumped on.
    am1966 am1966 31-35 1 Response Dec 15, 2012

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    I Pray 'lord Marriage Is Such A Big Word,please Define Me As A Married Wife In Christ.

    i ve cheated on my husband durring thee earlier parts of my marriage. at the time i was a chronic alcohol drinker. my husband mike got me the help that i needed ;at the women in recovery program. he paid 800.00 a month for three months. i have no mom,i have no dad.i was raised in...
    rainydayrainbows rainydayrainbows 36-40 2 Responses Apr 18, 2012

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    Casting - Couples With Marriage Troubles

    ARE YOU SEPARATED BUT STILL LIVING WITH YOUR SPOUSE? Is your Marriage in Trouble and are you BOTH Considering Dating other people? We are looking for Married Couples who have hit a rough patch in their marriage and are still living together. Have you Grown Apart from your...
    MPCasting23 MPCasting23 31-35, F Nov 25, 2013

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    Having lot's of fun with this these days.

    Something fun happens when you hit this age ..... all of a sudden, nothing is set in stone anymore. Neither of us are the same person we were only 2 years ago, and I mean wholesale change. The kind of changes that employers, friends, and family all notice. All of a sudden...
    Extant1 Extant1 51-55, M 10 Responses Jul 6

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    Is It Possible To Not Know How To Interact With People?

    When I met my husband there were some signs that he was going to be, well the way he is. He constantly talked to his Mom, for hours, had no friends, lived alone, didn't have a close relationship with his extended family. I will take part of the blame for some of our marital...
    serenifly serenifly 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 9, 2011

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    Casting - Couples With Marriage Troubles

    ARE YOU SEPARATED BUT STILL LIVING WITH YOUR SPOUSE? Is your Marriage in Trouble and are you BOTH Considering Dating other people? We are looking for Married Couples who have hit a rough patch in their marriage and are still living together. Have you Grown Apart from your...
    MPCasting23 MPCasting23 31-35, F Nov 25, 2013

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    My husband and I have known each other all of

    our lives. Started dating in June 2009, and married in Oct 2010. The first 3 months we dated was great. I was SO happy, but then I caught him in a lie (which to me is forbidden in a relationship). I'm a brutally honest person and expect the same from everyone in my life...
    BarelyHanginOn BarelyHanginOn 46-50, F Jan 2, 2014

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    I'm to Old to Fight Anymore

    For the past 30 years, I have tried to keep my marriage going.  I did everything I could to make my SO happy.  I even turned and looked away at her "little indiscretions" that she's had even thought it was tearing my heart out. Our marriage started out with...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 20, 2008

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    Working fast food and retail for most of my adult life has helped if not made me loathe the general public more than I probably should. I know, I know - if people didn't shop there...
    rebelwife9000 rebelwife9000 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I don't know which is worse. I shouldn't be whining, it's really over now, for the last and final time; but writing about how it feels makes it somehow feel better...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    My mum and dad want me to be in an arranged marriage when I'm older. I feel like I can't live with someone I've just been introduced to for the rest of my life. The thing is is...
    Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    I totally believe in traditional marriage roles. The man should be in charge. He should be the one to make any big (and little too if he wishes) decisions. The wife's role should...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I ordered food and I was constantly looking through the store window and there was this girl in my way, she thought i was constantly checking her out, but the truth is I was making...
    WhyAreAllUsernamesTaken WhyAreAllUsernamesTaken 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I have been married for 13 years . I have one child. We have certainly had our ups and downs but always pulled through against all odds when I really thought I couldn't take...
    debra86 debra86 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi Folks Well, in 2009 while working to try and get through a work-related (and marriage-related, although unbeknownst to me at the time) burnout, I wrote my fist post on...
    Mrcellophane Mrcellophane 36-40, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to make of my marriage at this point. I thought I was marrying my best friend, but instead of being a wife she has become another mother. I've mentioned this...
    RNMedic RNMedic 26-30, M 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    So today I get home from working my 10 hours in the office and dealing with a big negotiation. Walk in the door and my w is there cooking dinner. "how was your day" I ask as I...
    NJBeachGuy NJBeachGuy 51-55, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've lived on a sexless marriage for 22 years our sex life was limited unless she wanted a baby otherwise it was great for a few years but after I stopped working things started to...
    Vickinlondon Vickinlondon 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    Here's 2min40 sec of how to empathize. This is a building block for love and can lead you out of a sexless marriage I believe as well as many other relationship problems, family...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 4 days ago

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    In order to have a perfect relationship that turns into a perfect marriage, the wife must honor her husband over her own will, and the husband must love his wife over his own...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I was watching the reality tv series Arranged and I thought wow, it must be therapeutic to go through the what ifs and shoulds before you get hitched to a person someone else chose...
    zizna zizna 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    My dreams, I’m working to get closer to you ……it’s been long since the last time I typed in my feelings, I am getting older and I feel that my dreams and goals should grow...
    saudifemale saudifemale 22-25, F a week ago

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    Where to begin. Been married 14 years. Last 7-9 have been a living hell. My wife and I both work full time, and have a 14 year old daughter. Our parenting styles are night and...
    Drummmer78 Drummmer78 36-40, M 1 Response a week ago

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    or how many ppl claim to be? some use that line for sympathy sex. but, I am still amazed ar how many ppl are in sexless marriage. i guess iy is believable, cuz my marriage was...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 a week ago

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    I started working out about one month ago. I don't push myself terribly hard, but my focus has been on toning my body and getting that lean look (vs. the office-dwelling, beer...
    Mandaryn Mandaryn 26-30, F Aug 20

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. It is a long read...sorry We got married when he was 19 I was 18. I got pregnant before we were married. We only dated 6 months. I took my...
    redrubiess7 redrubiess7 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I think it is a legal price of paper, so the federal government can poke n prod into yo personal affairs. I think you can love someone n make a commitment from the heart. I shouldn...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 Responses Aug 20

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    This is my first post for an experience so I hope I am doing this the right way........ My wife and I have been married for 4 years. For the most part it was a great relationship...
    MarcusAur12 MarcusAur12 31-35, M Aug 18

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    I tend to reject the institution of marriage in general but I'm happy for those find their own happiness through marriage. I just hope the gay rights community in America doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Well, actually, it was an almost sexless marriage and it was all my fault. I had started a sewing business (sewing about 15 hours a day) and was busy taking care of grandchildren...
    asjmk asjmk 56-60, F Aug 17

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    So many people in sexless marriages... relationships which should be so different... enjoying the pleasure of holding hands, cuddling, smiling to each other sweetly... and of...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 2 Responses