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I Am Desparately Trying to Make My Marriage Work

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    I suffer from CRPS. I have two daughters 6 & 2

    w/my husband of 7 yrs. my husband has gone behind my back 7 times and was talking to other women including ex gf. This past February it was #6 I found him on two dating sites!! I was devastated!!! He explained that he would never cheat physically but was feeling neglected...
    RWard711 RWard711 31-35, F Mar 29, 2014

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    I Miss "us"

    My husband and I have been together for 7.5 years we have 3 children, 5, 2 and 1.  They are the light of our worl!  Like other posts he too has been very pig headed with him always being right and never meeting half way until he says something for hurtful or has a...
    mshuls mshuls 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2010

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    Not Sure What to Do

    I have been married for 3 years and in the first 2 years we were very happy. We dealt with many conflicts and struggles in our relationship since it was long-distance due to work but we made it work and tried our best. We were happy but somewhere the strong committment and bond...
    somehelpplease somehelpplease 26-30 3 Responses Jul 7, 2009

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    I Dont Think Its Gonna Work

      my husband and I have been married for 7 years.  We have 2 boys and a girl from my 1st marriage. He is a perfectionist, proud, always has to be right, insensitive, impatient, and can be mean. Im not a perfectionist at all and a hopeless housekeeper which I told him...
    teddybear95 teddybear95 41-45, F 5 Responses May 12, 2009

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    I Am Tired Of Trying To Make It Work.

    I have been married for ten years. I have two great boys that are 8 and 9. My husband is not the man I married anymore. Our oldest son is moderately retarted and has several other problems. He can't accept that he has a disable son and all we do is fight. He throws it in my...
    Tballmumma Tballmumma 31-35 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    I Really Need Someone To Talk To!

    My husband and I have been married a little over 4 1/2 years now and we are in trouble.  We used to get along great, but now, everything is different.  I don't know what to do anymore.  It seems that every time I turn around, I am catching my husband in another lie.  I've...
    mattandamy07 mattandamy07 26-30 1 Response Nov 2, 2011

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    Frustrated!!

    My husband and I have been married for six years come this October. We have two girls 4 and 20 months. Over the past six years we have had our ups and downs, but now we have hit rock bottom to the point that we need to repair this marriage or it is going to fail. Long story...
    sweetpea79 sweetpea79 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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    I Try...

    My husbandand i have been married for 4 years, I keep trying to make things work between us. I wasn't always very nice and neither was he. We got together really fast...had a baby and got married really fast too. In the beginning he told me he loved me on our first official day...
    Lovex4 Lovex4 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 29, 2012

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    suggestions on how we all make it work?
    myktty myktty 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I do. it works. If something is extremely hard doesn't mean it's impossible. If humans can go to moon, then I don't see any reason for me not to go to where he is. It will work if...
    MrRadicals MrRadicals 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I work in a nursing home and I absolutely love it. I was hired there last August in 2014 and there I began taking classes to train as a nurses aid. When I began my classes I was...
    mamabutterfly mamabutterfly 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I couldn't take it anymore. you can only be the only one trying for so long. I moved out and am moving forward. I'm not 100% sure I'm ready for everything ahead, but I know that...
    mysecretstuff72 mysecretstuff72 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Well wishes & encouragement appreciated! Hubby & I are going to the city for the next four days to check things out. Our hope is to move there this summer as a big step forward...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    I am 30 years old, on my second marriage. I entered this relationship shortly after I was divorced from my first husband. I guess you could say I was done with my first marriage...
    MarieM13 MarieM13 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I have made mistakes in my marriage. I worked too many hours and traveled over 100 days out of the year. I always was supportive. I tool an interest in my wife's activities and...
    mysecretstuff72 mysecretstuff72 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Hey guys, So I recently lost my job while trying to simply make friends at the office. I make (made) baked goods and bring (brought) them in for my co-workers to enjoy… and in...
    bakedmemes bakedmemes 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    It's not unusual for my Husband to be physically affectionate. We have a very close, very loving marriage. We're soul-mates who have been married 24 years (I'm 42, he's 52). He...
    xxLionessxx xxLionessxx 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 30

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    You know, I've just been thinking that marriage is supposed to enhance your life and make some aspects of life easier, much like how a business partnership is supposed to improve...
    MrBaje MrBaje 36-40, M Apr 4

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    I have 3 kids - 2 of which are my bf's. We are 4 years together. We are not married- lately things have been hanging together by a thread :( I am v upset about this. I had a 5th...
    Barbs4321 Barbs4321 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Like most things in life, marriage is what individuals choose to make of it. Unfortunately there are those who choose to abuse and betray it. Others try to avoid it. Some even try...
    BlackMagicAttack BlackMagicAttack 26-30, F Mar 20

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    So my lover says she can't be the "shadow woman" anymore, but WOW did we ever create some seriously amazing memories in 4 1/2 months of finally seeing each other after nearly 2...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My wife and I have been married for more than twenty years. Some years ago I felt bored and unloved and fell into an affair with an old flame. Since then I've had several more...
    Naughti66 Naughti66 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I got married in September of 2013 to the man of my dreams, who I met in 2009. We have a 4 year old and a 6 month old. In August of 2014, he had a mental breakdown. I was pregnant...
    Racm92113 Racm92113 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I really do, and it makes me teary to write that because I am so grateful for it. I've been working hard on my marriage and on me. I told my counselor the other day that it is...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 1

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    Throughout all of history no society ever accepted marriage to be between two people of the same gender. There were plenty of societies that practiced polygamy and polyandry or a...
    Darkanddesolate Darkanddesolate 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I've been married for 1 year and We have a 4 month old baby. I'm so miserable in this marriage and I have no one to talk to. I always have to pretend to society (family, friends...
    Honeymonster27 Honeymonster27 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I said to you "What if I said I move out and file soon?" And your reply was "the current sign is for me to date others". I said I agreed and I mentally do and I said the...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78 36-40, M Mar 19

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    When I met my wife she had an almost insatiable sexual apatite. But, she was a full blown out of control alcoholic. The day before she went into rehab, she was hospitalized for...
    Ivithos Ivithos 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 20

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    I grew up in a happy family, my parents loved each other so much; they still do, I have always longed for someone who respected and loved me that much. My husband is so against...
    TheDeadRose3 TheDeadRose3 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 10

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    Keeping up a new office is an essential piece of working a fruitful organization and verifying that the work environment bolsters laborer spirits and effectiveness. Contact your...
    janitorialcleaningprosnj janitorialcleaningprosnj 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm in a rare and special situation. I would love to know if anyone else is too - I feel very alone in this. When I was 18 I moved out and landed a very lucky position...
    seekingafrica seekingafrica 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I would love to be able to share my story if it means maybe helping someone else! So here goes!!! I grew up in a christian home...my mom and my dad met each other and had me and...
    sfausett33 sfausett33 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    The W. And I actually get a fair amount of time without the kids. They spend the night over the grandparents pretty frequently. Anyhow the other day the W calls and says that the...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    What a loving domestic discipline marriage IS - a consensual, beautiful act of love -mature adults who honor, love & respect each other - a marriage with a clear leader and a...
    mollyhearts mollyhearts 36-40, F 5 Responses Apr 4

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    Over the last two centuries, women began to rebel against their God given design as a helper for man and began to demand marriages that removed all roles. Instead of women acting...
    biblicalgenderroles biblicalgenderroles 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I have been married for just short of 5 years. We have a beautiful 1 year old child who I live and breathe for. We met when I was 19 and he was 22. We dated and got married when I...
    Midwestmommie Midwestmommie 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I am still in a green card marriage. I love him and I believe he loves me. He often travels back to Europe for work because we need the money. I just landed a great job which I...
    reydog reydog 46-50, F a week ago

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    This might be my last job to live my life, I've worked for 5 different jobs in 5years, after graduating college. Now I am 27, I've dated 4 different wonderful man in a serious...
    27girl 27girl 26-30, F Mar 31

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    Does marriage counseling really work? We are in a sexless marriage. And I have reached a point where not only im not attracted to my husband but I feel incestous to be with him. It...
    ithinkithink ithinkithink 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Does marriage counseling really work? We are in a sexless marriage. And I have reached a point where not only im not attracted to my husband but I feel incestous to be with him. It...
    ithinkithink ithinkithink 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 5

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    as I have said a long time it OUR fault ,we the people who don't vote ,who lets special interests groups to pull strings with their representative , I watch CSPAN when congress...
    rckt148 rckt148 56-60, M Apr 6

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    I told my husband that out marriage is not working. We have been at war for what seems the entire span of our relationship and it's not improving. We separated briefly and I came...
    tosh15 tosh15 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 6