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I Am Desparately Trying to Make My Marriage Work

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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

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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 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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    Just looking for someone to talk to and lean on once in a while. Someone who will call me out and tell me how they see it. My life is pretty messed up. I am trying to rekindle my...
    fishin4eyes fishin4eyes 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 3

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    These are just random thoughts of mine recently as I have gone about my journey. Probably not very clear, so apologies if its a rough read:) My divorce was absolutely the hardest...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 23

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    I've finally very courageously laid all our problems out and asked him for separation. I let him know there's something wrong when you and I have not been intimate in over 4 years...
    Sobeit06 Sobeit06 36-40, F 15 Responses Sep 3

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    I am lonely in this marriage , my husband had gave up on life .I know we have been through a lot together ,but I never gave up on our family ,I still try hard . I love him to death...
    Nectar12 Nectar12 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    It is just comforting. For 20 years I have been nothing but faithful and tried to make things work here. I have tried one thing after another to try to find a breakthrough...
    faithinga faithinga 41-45, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    Finding the time for our discussions and discipline have been so hard since we started this a few weeks ago. We love our kids. Don't get me wrong. But they love spending all their...
    TonysDoll TonysDoll 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 19

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    There was a very clear turning point in my relationship with my ex. It's been on my mind this week. Eating at me. We'd been dating about 2-3 years. I was miserable and started...
    liltree liltree 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I'm gay asian male, 36 yo, slim, masculine, looking for MOC with another female, prefer someone in the US unless you can relocate to the US. I'm Christian. I'm very easy going and...
    andersti andersti 31-35, M Aug 20

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    My girlfriend and I have been together almost 2 years. I have put a lot of effort into it, and I've don't everything I can to make it work. The other night things got way too...
    Ag0405 Ag0405 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Cameronzpg2937 Cameronzpg2937 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 9

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    If two people are mature enough to make it work and have mutual love and respect for each other,it can definitely work.
    Kierstyne Kierstyne 22-25, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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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 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F Aug 26

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    Hmm this week I've been adding stories to the experiences I've chosen since being a member on here. I've been adding each story one at a time.And so far it's been pretty straight...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    A window into the emotions of a couples counseling session as the betrayed wife...and those "AHAH!" moments. We are past a year since DDay. Our sessions back then were on coping...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    There are so many things that happened to me lately. I had my 20th birthday last week & just got a new haircut (in the picture hehe) :D & I'm going to start my internship pretty...
    courtsley courtsley 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    My husband Johnny and I have been together for 2 years, married for a year and a half. We met through his older brother 2 1/2 years ago and started talking as friends. Neither one...
    ashleymarcia ashleymarcia 22-25, F Aug 28

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    "Sexual Aversion Disorder" I am not sure if anyone has ever posted about this in this group...Actually I am sure someone has but I cannot find such post. apparently there is an...
    JackHawthorne JackHawthorne 31-35, M 7 Responses Aug 31

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    Me, myself and my parents marriage... I asked my wife to go to a shrink with me about 3 years ago. she did not refuse the idea, but she ways always too busy, or tired or had a...
    frozenhere frozenhere 31-35, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Logan4825edv1 Logan4825edv1 31-35, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    You can cry all day long and pray, but that's not going to move God to work on your situation. He does hear your cry and undertand your needs, but that's not faith and faith is...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    So I guess the question for me is, "How long does it take to turn an SM into a "normal" marriage?," or "How long does it take to recover from an SM, and make it better?" Of course...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 23 Responses Aug 27

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    I did not write the following but it is a great take on what an open marriage is like and what it should be like. I found this article at Salon.com. What I learned from dating...
    sosexyincolo sosexyincolo 36-40 1 Response 5 days ago

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    A couple more signs of marital recovery. I keep telling the betrayed wives who message me, focus on actions, not words. My husband said all the right words when he cheated. But...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F Aug 17

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    An interesting true tale that illustrates what our children learn and how they may model their marriages on ours if we raise them in a dysfunctional marriage. While this describes...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    "True Love" (feat. Lily Rose Cooper) Sometimes I hate every single stupid word you say Sometimes I wanna slap you in your whole face There's no one quite like you You push all my...
    Iamhellonwheels Iamhellonwheels 41-45, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Nobody around me knows how unhappy my marriage is. I keep this secret like another weight added to my shoulders . I have nobody to talk to about how I feel and what I could do . My...
    piscean1965 piscean1965 46-50, M 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Last night was our monthly Retrouvaille support group (called CORE) for marriage meeting. Summary, for anyone new to this part of EP, we are over a year since I discovered his...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 8

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    I think it’s about time I make a final decision. My 20 year anniversary is coming up in 2 short weeks. Normally this would be a time for great celebration. I see it as an...
    beachlivin04 beachlivin04 41-45, M 17 Responses Sep 9

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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 21 Responses 1 day ago

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    It's funny how looking through old photos can really put your life into perspective....how clearly you can see your life in chapters. I'm in a weird chapter of my life right now...
    SupernovaxGirl SupernovaxGirl 26-30 2 Responses Sep 2

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    The compromise promise. I ran into a former colleague yesterday. When I worked with him I got to know his wife and kids, and the couple seemed happily married, but got divorced a...
    something2talkabout something2talkabout 51-55, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    I read an article recently about the turning point people had that defined the end of their marriage. I am not saying this is the last straw, but certainly adding to the pile. My...
    runnfree runnfree 36-40, M 5 Responses a week ago

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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...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    At risk of being hated, I admit I know the refuser's side. I was a virgin when I married the first time, ignorant of what the marriage bed entailed. I was young and scared and dumb...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 6 Responses Aug 21

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    This last year all of these emotions have been festering.. I try to communicate but he doesn't listen. My husband is such a nice person but he blows up on me for the littlest...
    kathryn30 kathryn30 26-30, F 29 Responses Aug 23

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    Almost two months ago, I had THE moment when life hit me in the head with a brick. A rude inconsiderate comment the STBX made to something I said when he and I were having a...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 12 Responses Aug 29

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    I have a lot to be grateful for and I am not one to dwell on problems. However I can no longer deny that I am married to an extremely difficult man. He is moody and fault-finding...
    Chandler1929 Chandler1929 41-45 1 Response