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I Am Desparately Trying to Make My Marriage Work

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 43 People

    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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    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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    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 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 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 had a little too much red wine last night... My mouth was spewing with truth. Hurtful truths. Ive always been honest about my need for more sex in the marriage. But last night I...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 14 Responses Mar 15

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    I have gone 6 days without lying and it has been hard. I always hear that voice in my head that says "if you don't tell the truth it won't hurt anyone" or "it's only one more and...
    selfishgirl21 selfishgirl21 22-25, F Mar 5

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    I believe that marriage is not defined by a piece of paper. It is a commitment that is made by two people who vow to love eachother and stand together. For many reasons people can...
    kayakgirl08 kayakgirl08 36-40, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    MichiganGirl420 MichiganGirl420 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I don't know what to do?! Have been married for 5 years and not very happy due to security issues with my husband. He lies to me with smoothness, drinks around 12 everyday, can't...
    georgialady28 georgialady28 26-30, F 8 Responses 2 hrs ago

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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 1 day ago

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    Married 25 years with three kids (25, 23, 21). I have been living in a sexless marriage (meaning zero sex) for the past 6 years, touchless (meaning zero touch) for the past 3 years...
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    He wants some today :( it has been a long while. I am content without the contact. But he isn't now. How can I force myself to be want something I just don't want? It's hard. I don...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 4 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Jev22 Jev22 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    girvingtree girvingtree 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    I realized yesterday that my relationship just cannot last, but I do I feel that I am stuck. My boyfriend and I met 2 years ago, at a club on my 19th birthday (legal age where I...
    Realitymeetsbliss Realitymeetsbliss 18-21, F 5 Responses Mar 7

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    I have been very emotional lately. Getting resentful and angry maybe even when he is trying. I have been rejected sexually so many times by him it is like I anticipate it. I...
    indianagirl76 indianagirl76 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 1

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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 1 Response Mar 19

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    I always planned on waiting until marriage. Then I met Erick. He was not attractive physically, but he was sarcastic and I liked that. We dated for two years, off and on...
    molliee151 molliee151 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 9

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    prachtig prachtig 26-30, F 9 Responses 15 hrs 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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    Just venting: I hate it when my wife makes promises during the day about the things that are going to happen later. Examples: oh, when I get home I am so going to take you to the...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 25 Responses Mar 4

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    Good evening --- I however AM HAPPY IN MY MARRIAGE. This post is in response to the countless women that are unhappy in their marriages. Many wives lament and languish that they...
    Tannasheart Tannasheart 51-55, F 4 Responses Mar 7

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    lalalablair lalalablair 18-21, F Mar 11

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    My wife and I had a good talk today. She told me one of her friends is getting divorced, largely due to her (female) friend's infidelity towards their husband. Their marriage is...
    onlymortal onlymortal 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 15

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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 1 Response Mar 18

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    sfausett33 sfausett33 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 20

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