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I Am In An Arranged Marriage

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    I Wish I'd Had The Option Of Arranged Marriage. - This is going to sound all kinds of crazy to most other Americans here. I want to start by saying I do not think that you should...
    leopardspots leopardspots 31-35 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    Seriously - I'm not kidding on this. Somehow when I was younger and spent my year in Greece, when my parents were together, be it in a joking manner or not, was arranged to marry...
    JollyDevittaRoger JollyDevittaRoger 22-25, M 12 Responses Nov 1, 2009

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    I Am In An Arranged Marriage - hey guys, just thought id share my version as well ! my parents, in particular my father got me married (forced) at the age of 18 to someone i didn't...
    byamin byamin 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 22, 2011

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    My Marriage Is On The Rocks - It has been almost 7 months that I got married and my marriage is already on the rocks. I am in a long distance marriage and things are not working...
    NONAMESPLS NONAMESPLS 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 2, 2013

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    For Papa.. - after 24 years being his son, I just really feel having a father recently ^ ^, he was got stroke and still in theraphy, for long time he hasnt really spoke to me and...
    staticonveyor staticonveyor 22-25, M 4 Responses Oct 29, 2012

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    Am I An Arranged Marriage? - hi all well i am in college ,and I met this guy, he was one of them cool type of guys but still had a strong belief in God so that what i really...
    LoveIsEternal LoveIsEternal 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5, 2012

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    At Arrange Marriage Meeting - Dear Bushra Bl, I don’t know what Bl means to your name. I wanted to ask you when I met you. I had so much things I had planned that I should tell...
    saihamworld saihamworld 26-30, M Jun 13, 2013

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    I Will Be - I'm of indian extraction and arranged marriages are part of our culture. I'm actually happy with that - all the evidence is that they last longer and are mor fulfilling...
    amrapalipatel amrapalipatel 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6, 2013

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    Arranged Struggle - This story is quite long. I am older now, at age 60, and my husband and I no longer live together, but we have never divorced. When I was 15, my family was...
    rasia1 rasia1 56-60 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    Question - are most Indian women happy in their arranged marriages? Just very curuious and a bit hopefully since I'm very attracted to East Indian women.
    blanksubject26 blanksubject26 36-40, M 9 Responses Jul 27, 2012

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    Arranged And Happy - I am married to a wonderful man and our marriage was arranged my our fathers. We both come from very strict christian homes with very old fashioned values...
    jointhecorner jointhecorner 36-40, F 4 Responses Aug 20, 2011

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    My Ex Is Having An Arranged Marriage - I am a black 19 year old female and I was with this Pakistani guy..i loved him very very much n when I say I loved him,believe me He called...
    charmekay charmekay 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 4, 2013

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    Is Your Arranged Marriage Making You Live A Double Life? - MTV is NOW CASTING! Do you lead a double life? We’re looking for extreme here (i.e. accountant all week and racecar...
    NandD NandD 18-21 4 Responses Feb 7, 2011

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    I Might Be In An Arranged Marriage - I'm in something that's similar to an arranged marriage, though in my situation it's a little bit more of my fault... I've never had a...
    nessie333 nessie333 18-21, F 10 Responses May 15, 2011

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    Ex Getting Arrange Marriage - I was with my ex for 5 years. He is muslim and i am white. His family didn't approve of me, and he has been engaged to a girl in pakistan for 6...
    kandyuk kandyuk 22-25 14 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    I Am Doing A Project On Arranged Marriages And Need Some Help. - my question that i need answering is. why do Pakistani men get arranged marriages? and does religion have a input...
    arrangemarriageresearch arrangemarriageresearch 22-25 5 Responses May 1, 2012

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    After Eleven Years - It has been eleven years. We've grown comfortable with each other. He'd tell me how much he loves me, day in and day out. He likes making love notes and...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 5 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    I Didn't Know I Was Married - I got married at 16 years old. It was an arranged marriage.I knew I was betrothed to someone I hardly knew and consequently, I wasn't exactly excited...
    3 Responses Jan 12, 2013

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    Got Married Recently - First of all let me tell you guys that I am from India. There is only one type of marriage that is prevalent here and that is "arranged marriage". I am also...
    NONAMESPLS NONAMESPLS 26-30, M 4 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    On The Way_ _ _arranged Marriage - My story is bit different the usual kinds but I need your advise.. I am very simple gal with just an average looking persona and the harsh part...
    mahikaluv mahikaluv 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    My Sister's Turn. My sister is about to be married to a guy she doesn't know. All the women in our family had arranged marriages so it was expected. I was observing her body...
    thelonewood thelonewood 26-30 4 Responses Dec 25, 2013

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    I'm Not..But I Kind Of Envy Those Who Are - I'm 25 and back living with my parents. I'm a kind of quiet girl and find it hard to maintain relationships because I won't do sex...
    carolyn25 carolyn25 22-25, F 6 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    I Can't Stop Think About Marriage. - I'm a desi born american (from pakistan specifically) and i can't stop thinking about arranged marriage. im too used to this american lifestyle...
    ieme94 ieme94 18-21 5 Responses Jul 17, 2012

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    the reasons why i dont want to do anything sexual before marriage : reason number 1 : what if i had sex with my girl friend before marriage , and after few days i met with...
    lifetriangle lifetriangle 22-25, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Normal.... There are many stories on here about after leaving marriages and having normal relationships. Well I haven't left my marriage yet. I have talked to a lawyer and...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    Rules of Engagement - A few new members have posted in this forum recently, and while I've only been a member for few weeks, I thought I'd share my opinion on the purpose of this...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Mar 20

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    The rubble of our marriage I try not to look I try to change my focus to what else gives me happiness my children my friends my home my community I cannot help...
    Bobbie71 Bobbie71 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    Two weeks ago, I shared what I thought would be my current status for awhile. Life being what it is - it has thrown me into a crazy roller coaster loop once again. The good news...
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    Before and After … Nearing 8 months after my separation, I reflect on the emotional desert I have called my marriage. During those years, I was starved for a smile or a hug. A...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 6

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    Thought this was worth a read. Not applicable to all but still interesting. A lack of sexual interest in women is a big topic Fotolia_49866286_XS Peter and Andrea are teachers...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 13 Responses a week ago

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    I don't believe in gay marriage. I believe in marriage. And I think that's between any two people that love each other. Man and man. Woman and man. Woman and woman. Or whatever you...
    emilyv97 emilyv97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I had an incredible night. I have to share my experience. I was raised by my Grandmother, who lived in a sexless marriage. My Grandfather was a mean, cold, loveless husband. He...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Update from Opposite Land Even though I normally have sex 3-4 times a week with my beloved post sexless marriage lover, I haven't had sex for a week. Why? He is sick with...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    Those who do not have to deal with this situation must find it odd that those of us who do, express such deep sadness and longing. How often do the comments suggested the simple...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 18 Responses 3 days ago

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    Last year in June my husband of 18 years confessed to an online love affair with a lady from his company that began in April. She works in a different state hundreds of miles away...
    ydoideservethis ydoideservethis 36-40, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am 36 years old. I shock many when they find out about my inexperience and lack of knowledge of most things romantic. I am still waiting for my first real kiss. I am still...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    Venting again... I always wondered about the Madonna-***** complex and… here it is… seems like my husband is one of them. I needed some weeks to think about it after he told...
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    "The Dummies Guide To Ending A Sexless Marriage" or "How I Learned Not To Give Up Emotional and Physical Intimacy" by CherishMe2 Step 1: Acknowledge that the lack of emotional...
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    So I first came to EP years ago to discuss my sexless marriage. It has not been easy, a marriage with dwindling sex and now we are close to four years since we last tried. However...
    VanillaLife VanillaLife 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 20

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    I am curious, if a person is not Christian then where do the guidelines for what to do in marriage come from? This isn't meant to be antagonistic at all, it is a question I have...
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    You think you have all the time in the world. You don’t. I live in a sexless marriage. I made major decisions and made many choices to live alongside a man who found it...
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