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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

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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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    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 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 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 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 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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    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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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F Dec 8

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    It's been a year since I last posted. I had an online affair with a woman I met on EP. I fell in love with her. My wife found out and I broke it off. I haven't spoken to her in a...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 6 Responses Nov 28

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    So NOW he wants to go to counseling and work on it! NOW. After years and years of me begging, pleading, and crying. After we have gone to the breaking point, after I have given...
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I try and try to make things work been faithful but he doesn't treat me right like a little kid... Make it like I'm worthless.unwanted and don't matter... I tell him what I need...
    Confusedandlonely04 Confusedandlonely04 26-30 1 Response Dec 11

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    How is it possible to live in a world where you have to pay to actually survive, or lets say breathe? Well, I will tell you anyway. You were born and your parents had to pay in...
    RA27 RA27 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    There's a married guy I have my eye on. May make my work emails more interesting...
    Lu24642 Lu24642 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    I'm feeling very hopeless and depressed lately. Particularly today. At this point my psychology is so ****** up as a result of my husband never wanting me and being such an angry...
    myownproblem13 myownproblem13 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Daily it seems I see the same post...someone stating they live in a sexless marriage. Sometimes I respond and offer advice though it feels like I'm just adding my voice to the many...
    RLB2 RLB2 41-45, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    Well I'm not sure where this will end up. But I'm here as a former refuser. One to make some amends and two to tell the truth to all the women who are currently living with a...
    Transgressed Transgressed 46-50, M 5 Responses Dec 10

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    I'm not saying that I have not made any mistakes in my marriage but I've been trying recently to make things better. My wife was unhappy so long story short we moved back to her...
    wreckdgoalie wreckdgoalie 36-40, M 3 Responses Dec 13

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    It's been a long time since I wrote: If you have read my previous articles then you already have the background or a lot of it. If not my situation is as follows: I have been...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    A year ago I married a chinese sex worker. I fell in love and I know she loves me because she shows me every day, the little things she does that make love and marriage worthwhile...
    324604ccurtis 324604ccurtis 46-50, M 8 Responses Nov 29

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    I feel like I hate him and I know if I died in this moment I would likely go directly to hell. We have been married for about 7 years, living together for over 8, and met over 12...
    nocturne1980 nocturne1980 31-35 Dec 2

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    Over the year, I met a woman who would soon become my best friend. We shared everything together. We were inseparable at one point. Then, we started dating. And I soon learned what...
    Wanderlord Wanderlord 22-25, M 2 Responses Dec 13

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    I have been married 21 years in December. My husband came to me in September and said he no longer has feelings for me. That he loves me and does not want me hurt, but does not...
    surfergirl2009 surfergirl2009 36-40, F Nov 29

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    I'm 35..seperated after 15 yrs of marriage..no kids..no house..no car..quit my job for various reasons. Was planning to get another job but my mum is ill and by all means insist...
    bird7964 bird7964 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 1

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    Active efforts to work on our marriage are "on-hold" to an extent over the holidays at my wife's insistence, though I struggle to believe good things can come from letting serious...
    WishfulGuy WishfulGuy 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    So... Around last year at this time, my boss at the time had started to send me emails & messages, and telling me about personal issues (marriage, kids, family, sex, etc.)... So i...
    poopfantastica poopfantastica 70+ Nov 28

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    I've been in a sexless marriage for just over 16 years. In that time I've been through the counseling sessions, countless fights, nights on the couch, online trysts, real life near...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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    I just got finished texting my mother in law. I told her about my plans to divorce after the holidays. Surprisingly she was very supportive and agrees with my decision to ask for...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I am not a virgin, I have also been married before and have unfortunately had many experiences of sex without marriage. I really enjoy sex, however, I have always believed sex...
    jrsybelle jrsybelle 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    the time my friend Freddie became a girl part 1 I leaped out the other side of the table and ran for my life, I heard the girls shouting at each other behind me in unison ?You let...
    Jaitheboy Jaitheboy 13-15, T Nov 27

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    Like a lot of adolescents, I spent most of those uncomfortable years of change agonising over my own orientation, trying to work out from others around me (without making it too...
    morea morea 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    I am 23, a wife, and mother. I have a very high sex drive as most people my age do but it's like my husband and I are lucky to have sex once a month which isn't my doings. We've...
    Amb0331 Amb0331 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 26

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    Hi everyone, I guess I'm a refuser, and I found this forum because my partner has told me about how she's been reading these postings for solidarity. She says that when I touch...
    badger2blue badger2blue 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 7

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    Don't ever think you're completely secure in a relationship. I say this because you can't know another persons mind or heart. Like me, you can't believe you're living a fairy tale...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    we've been having problems...if you read my past experiences you'll be able to see and catch up! so Thursday I tell my husband iv had enough once and for all and I want out. he...
    newstart1315 newstart1315 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Alexander714e5dr0 Alexander714e5dr0 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 1

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    Over the last couple weeks I've learn the only one I can trust is myself and if chose to go to the latter side of my trust I and I alone play for the consequences of the aftermath...
    gamma87 gamma87 46-50, M Dec 8

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    You know what hurts? What really, really hurts about my marriage? That I am my Husbands Best Friend. He's told me this. It's true, all the good friends I've known him to have...
    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 11

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    But many thanks to learn they look perfect now, They are also dyed a wonderful darkish brown colour that makes my eyes pop. I also had awesome suggest about make-up and skincare...
    Anthony6913uep8 Anthony6913uep8 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 15

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    Well at the end of July my mother in law moved in, and was told she would be helping, well no such luck. Our sex life and intimacy has only gotten worse. I feel more like a...
    Fotoman Fotoman 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 15

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    I want to work on my marriage but I had a miscarriage and my husband felt work mattered more.
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    David555q7qsi David555q7qsi 31-35, M 4 days ago

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    I am not good at anger. I was taught to suppress it. "Women's roles were to be accommodating no matter what." I have had enough. (At least at moments...I hurt. I thought he...
    frspch frspch 51-55, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been a nurse just shy of a decade and have been bullied by someone in almost every facility I've ever worked. Currently their is a nurse I work with who is setting out to...
    rainshadowbc rainshadowbc 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    like my wife's libido! can't make her want it, so our marriage has gone Pete tong!! unless the female Viagra pill that's out in a couple of year's will help??
    craig70 craig70 41-45, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    well after our huge fight the other day, my husband sent this nice long text that he wanted to save or marriage and we should have a nice long talk about what we want, and not...
    nodbates nodbates 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 28

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