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I Am Desparately Trying to Make My Marriage Work

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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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    As long as everyone is real and really trying to make it work
    JandAlove JandAlove 22-25 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I'm one of those people that never usually goes on these forums to pour my heart out as I usually internalise things and try to deal with it myself - this seems to be one of the...
    Liya2004 Liya2004 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 3

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    My husband has become extremely self absorbed over time. He's always been a little selfish and it seems to ebb and flow, but the last few months it's become exponential. Everything...
    lovebeingmama lovebeingmama 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    Update from me....things are better! Counseling is going very well. I am proud of myself, first of all. The first day of marital counseling, I was so nervous and the weight of...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 18 Responses 5 days ago

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    So sorry this is happening in your marriage. I as, the wife, am suffering the consequences of a sexless marriage. But I am here over 24 years... it's been going on for at least...
    mwmom mwmom 46-50 17 Responses Jul 4

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    If you have read any of my stories, you probably know a lot about my life. My marriage has been a complete disaster, my husband finally confessed he had an emotional affair for...
    90loveandhate 90loveandhate 22-25, F Jul 3

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    It's just a crazy making situation but it takes years to realize. It was very revealing when my wife admitted she was like "el perro del hortelano": she doesn't eat, she doesn't...
    tazx tazx 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    My husband just booked a couples massage, and cancelled his golf tournament so that we can go away together. I think he is sincerely trying to make things work, so I will try to...
    livingasme livingasme 46-50, F 19 Responses Jun 30

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    I'm 42, he's 40. We've been married 7 years with 2 kids. I just thought we were too tired for a sex life. For the last couple of years I have had this low level of resentment...
    Blox99 Blox99 41-45, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have no self-discipline I find it really hard to stay away from chocolate, sweets, biscuits, ice cream, cake. I have decided to do without those things in the week and eat what...
    jellybean113 jellybean113 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    My and my boyfriend are not seeing each other as much as we used to anymore we've together and never see each other it's hard to make time for each other because when I'm awake...
    Mellykins Mellykins 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I've started working out now that I am less busy with uni work and I got to say, I actually enjoy it. Loads of people hate the thought of exercising and going to the gym but I had...
    BeautyOfSuffering BeautyOfSuffering 22-25, F Jul 12

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    And why wouldn't I? The ONLY reason I could see for anyone to have anything against gay marriage is religion. But if you are against gays because of religion then you are a...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Marriage is a total trap for men. Like a lot of people, this experience starts with a relationship between 2 people, then life happens. Anyhow there's these 2 people, they...
    carpediemer carpediemer 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'm 29, married for 5 years, 2 beautiful kids. Unfortunately like most here I live in a sexless marriage. I have for several years. Now some will say, your young and just not happy...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 15 Responses Jul 1

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    Seems most apt here... The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole...
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Am. Finally. But still flawed. So trying to grow up makes life trying.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I sometimes feel like i'm teetering on the fence of outsourcing or trying fixing things with my husband. Some days I feel like I owe it to myself and my family (kids/husband) to...
    asterinight asterinight 31-35, F 16 Responses Jul 2

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    Why is it even called gay marriage, we don't call male x female marriage hetromarriage
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Well my marriage was hell. Ok. That may be a little unfair. The end of it certainly was! I'd watched all my families marriages fall apart. I have seven cousins across three...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    It's called 'marriage' you can't help who you fall in love with. It shouldn't bother people who they marry, it's their life....I'm quite proud that New Zealand is the first place...
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Ok, so that first post wasn't so scary so why not a post two? I cannot begin to express how freeing it is just to have expressed it all. SM isn't something most people would want...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 1

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    When I was 19 I got kicked out of college because my mom refused to support me. She never called and accused me of selling my body for tuition money. When I was just working really...
    sylbi sylbi 18-21, F 5 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So this is my first post/experience. I am a man in my 40's. I have been married 21 years now we have the 2 most amazing children in the world. For 15 of those years our marriage...
    Tryingtobeagoodman Tryingtobeagoodman 36-40, M 9 Responses Jun 30

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    This may be helpful for those who are planning to divorce. " Getting Divorced? Don't Be Nice ...I regularly hear people tell me they want to be nice to their soon-to-be ex. They...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    It is hard to not have anyone you can call your true friend and talk openly with about things in your life whether good, bad, or neutral. I am married but things are not going so...
    Olivia2014 Olivia2014 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 4

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    Sort of an update to my situation. But I'm sure it's not anything new to many of us who have been here for a while. For the record, I'm aware of my options, and the following isn't...
    angryspartan angryspartan 36-40, M 12 Responses Jul 18

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    How can you sleep? When you know your marriage is falling apart... 😳
    mjg85 mjg85 26-30, F 16 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    after 12 years of marriage and 2 1/2 years of NO sex at all... my husband walked out on me today. I feel so lost at the moment. I'm left here with 2 kids to raise. I have no...
    helenback helenback 36-40, F 15 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    http://blackandmarriedwithkids.com/2014/06/7-ways-to-avoid-having-a-sexless-marriage/
    Dreamgirl75 Dreamgirl75 36-40, F 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    about 2 years ago i was 18 living with my tight nit arab family who which were strict but loving. boys were forbbidden but i still managed to have experiances with three boys. all...
    ifonly824 ifonly824 18-21, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I've only really had one person make me feel like this..... I made a bad decision... I let them inside my walls.... I hurt them and myself and I'm not even sure how.... I see...
    Thatrandomgirlamy Thatrandomgirlamy 18-21, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    "Im in a sexless marriage but I won't cheat on my spouse." The problem you hope to never face but are never prepared to face. Often people are at the end of their rope, having...
    Happablap Happablap 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 20

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    My husband and I have been together for 11 years, married for 9. We have 3 children (elementary school age) and I've been a good wife. No, a GREAT wife. By his own admission. He...
    proulxfam proulxfam 31-35 1 Response 6 days ago

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    For about a year I've been considering divorcing my wife of nearly 8 years. Our relationship has never been great. We are great friends, but horrible lovers/spouses. We do things...
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    In an effort to make a long story short, I will sum up by saying that I have been married to my husband for 11 yrs and we started dating in high school 15 yrs ago. We had our first...
    Jme0925 Jme0925 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    My mother burst into tears…cried loudly in front of me…..she had a mental break out because of the many worries and problems she facing at 60 years age….mom has a 40 years...
    saudifemale saudifemale 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I am 65 and my wife is 62. We have been together for over twenty years and married for six. I love my wife very much and tell her so frequently. We are compatible and agreeable in...
    worksforme2 worksforme2 61-65, M 15 Responses 1 day ago

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    I told my husband that I want a divorce. I have known for a little over a week now that I need to leave him. I care about him: he is the father of my children and a good man, but I...
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