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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 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

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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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    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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    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 am married to a man 20 years older than me. he is white and i'm black. i knew my husband 12 months before we got married. he was divorced and has two kids. we got married because...
    xpatriate14 xpatriate14 22-25 1 Response Aug 6

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    Here goes...I found EP doing a search about sexless marriages so here I am, my first story. I've been married 15 years to a man who in the beginning had me believing he could not...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 13 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Jul 25

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    I'm Letting Go: I'm choosing to let go of the resentment, bitterness, anger, hurt, and everything else that is toxic to the successful transformation of my marriage. In just one...
    Fireflyz26 Fireflyz26 31-35, F 18 Responses Aug 4

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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 Jul 27

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    So, I am 36 (just about 37 and he is 39) and I am 12 years in to a long term relationship... I Don't believe that I need a piece of paper to say that I am committed to someone...
    pandora1357 pandora1357 36-40, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    I haven't had sex with my wife in almost a year. In the meantime I've cheated on her with other men about 6 times. After being not just sexless but affection less for over 6 months...
    Jasonpresten2 Jasonpresten2 31-35, M 8 Responses Aug 3

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    No improvements in sex. Latest on the marriage counseling: We went again today after missing a couple weeks due to work and family commitments. I would love to say that we are...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 10

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    Working on "The Seven Principles of Making Marriage Work". Homework from last week's marriage counseling session. . This is HARD. I suppose like a gratitude journal when you are...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    My husband cheated on me 2 years ago, I tried to make things work for the kids and actually myself. I still loved him, but there is no trust. We tried and it is just not working...
    livenlife45 livenlife45 46-50, F 3 Responses 5 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 5 Responses 1 day ago

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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 1 day ago

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    As long as everyone is real and really trying to make it work
    JandAlove JandAlove 22-25 2 Responses Jul 30

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    Just because you choose not to be with someone does not mean you don't love them. It means you knew love was not enough to make it work and it was a unhealthy relationship.. But...
    Keylinn Keylinn 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 12

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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 Jul 28

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    Over the working day from the shoot, I was complete of various thoughts, but attempted to continue to be as serene as feasible. Not having a "goal' in mind, I used to be mostly...
    Aiden260r0pd4 Aiden260r0pd4 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I prefer not to wear makeup. I have worn makeup to work and on special occasions but I don't like a lot of makeup and generally I don't wear it. I prefer the natural look, and I...
    MeJustBeing MeJustBeing 36-40, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    Hi Pretty bold of me to do this huh? Well I know what I want and I know what I'm ready for... and perhaps you are in the same boat? I'm 35 I've spent several years in long term...
    lakewood45 lakewood45 31-35 Aug 3

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    We unfortunately are probably not an atypical couple, but here's our experience anyway. We met online in 2001, back when it was still a rarity, she was still in school doing her...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    We unfortunately are probably not an atypical couple, but here's our experience anyway. We met online in 2001, back when it was still a rarity, she was still in school doing her...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 19 Responses 6 days 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 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    DONE as opposed to done. It kind of went like this. On holiday I was putting my stuff into 'my' room, we have not shared beds in years due to the SM and her crazy crap, that's...
    Endthegame Endthegame 41-45, M 27 Responses 6 days ago

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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 Jul 24

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    I wasn't prepared. Ten years with this man. Five years of marriage. Three years of zero sex. Three years of weekly therapy. Countless arguments. Excuses. Broken promises. I still...
    Catonapillow Catonapillow 31-35, F 31 Responses Aug 12

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses Jul 23

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    (Repost...EP BLOCKED my first story) I stumbled upon EP the latter part of last year, and I've been a fairly frequent lurker ever since. It has taken me quite some time to...
    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses Jul 22

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    It's been a few years since I've posted. Only once has H come to me for reset sex (two years ago), no kissing, no hugging, just manual stimulation. That's more than I've had in...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 13 Responses Aug 5

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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...
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    My husband is highly organized and a very hard worker. Even OCD at times. I am a little more, shall we say, "artistic". My parents always criticized me and being an adult meant I...
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    Marriage is not always easy. Nothing is always easy. However, when you say those marriage vows, you are making a promise to God and to the one you are marrying that you will be...
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