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    my wife and I have had our ups & downs.

    ..things are OK right now, but she has asked for a divorce a number of times in the past. she insists its because she doesn't feel a connection. I work nights (m-f), and watch the little guy in the mornings, so I sleep during the afternoon. this leaves dinner, bath...
    yetanotheravenue yetanotheravenue 31-35, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I remember reading an article one time about

    relationships. I have been unable to find it since, but in light of my own marriage it really hit home. I will outline the gist of it, but unfortunately it will be the bare bones.Imagine your relationship with your partner as an empty house. There are many rooms in the house...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 23

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    My place in this alienated world

    I'm married and I don't live in a sexless marriage.I have a family and I'm happy with what I have.I'm not on EP to be anybody's father or mother ; don't need a romance or any kind of cyber sex.I can't help anybody who is too stubborn to accept the truth,no matter how brutal the...
    SaintMaj SaintMaj 36-40, M 26 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    Once We Were Sexless But Now We Are Sexy As

    I have already mentioned that I love my husband dearly and that we are happily married and have recently celebrated our 29th wedding anniversary.  In a nutshell, we have survived.  And I have also already mentioned that things weren't always as rosy as they are now and we have...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 61 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    NewlyMarriedMom123 NewlyMarriedMom123 18-21, F 19 Responses Sep 30, 2014

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    Dear wife, I know your confused,

    I know your troubled, I know your not happy. I only wish I could fix it all for you. I wish I could get out my tools and make it all better. But I understand that I cannot. As much as it hurts my souls to know my angle is battling with such turmoil and uncertainty. The more...
    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M 14 Responses Oct 24, 2014

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    Last night I started converting our family VHS

    tapes to digital format. It's going to be a gut wrenching experience as I watch and edit my entire married life in video. Seeing the birth of my children and their milestones. My marriage is falling apart and I don't know how to stop it. Knowing it's going to crash but too...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    It would be nice to take two steps forward

    and one back for a change. The whole on step forward and two back is getting old.
    Troutflies Troutflies 41-45, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am happily married.

    I just really enjoy talking to people online because my anxiety prevents me from talking to new people in person. I feel more comfortable talking and being honest when it's not face to face.
    LoveMusicDreams LoveMusicDreams 26-30, F 23 Responses Nov 15, 2014

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    Ok so how do I talk to my husband about his

    mother without it getting ugly? She puts me in such a dark place and I get so depressed but he gets upset when I try to talk to him about her so I don't even know what to do. She's so pushy and controlling and has a way of making digs at me but he doesn't see it and always takes...
    jenapoobear jenapoobear 18-21, F 13 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am very much married

    for 12 years now! No kids and I don't know if it will happen soon to Have kids. Sexless? yes! Due of medication and our age gap. Do I mind? Sometime! But when you love someone! And you bow for marriage for better or worse till death do as part then do your promise. Unless your...
    Oceandock19 Oceandock19 41-45, F 19 Responses Jan 4, 2014

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    It have been a year and a half

    since I've been thinking in getting divorce. He doesn't know that I keep thinking it. In my mind I always give him an other chance and to the relationship. My family says that I should be patient and that marriages are never easy but that we must compromise and avoid the easy...
    memarried memarried 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My husband has dropped some hints

    that he's planning something big for valentine's day. He's set the bar pretty high for himself over the years, starting with his proposal. I'm excited to see what's in store for our 17th Valentine's Day.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    this is for women only (ok,

    guys can reply too, but I don't want your opinion). Why are there SO MANY posts on here about husband's with unsatisfing sex lives. chances are things were ok when you got married. what changed? is it that you've hooked your man so you don't have too now? is it that you don...
    yetanotheravenue yetanotheravenue 31-35, M 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    Issues33 Issues33 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 8, 2014

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    But my husband is never ever home.

    It's me and the kids all day and all night
    deleted deleted 26-30 32 Responses Jan 21

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    Yay! Things took a good turn this morning

    after starting with a challenge. Progress! Sticking up for ME AND US! Maybe you can have your cake and eat it too!
    Stufy Stufy 46-50 5 Responses Jan 21

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    I'll have been married

    for 5 years in a couple months. :) I am blessed with who I have as a husband. He is a little crazy sometimes, but I am, too. We're actually quite a bit alike; it's crazy.
    1forHIM 1forHIM 22-25, F 1 day ago

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    Legally

    I was married just last week.  Kris and I did it in  a town in a neighboring state where Lesbian and Gay marriages are legal... we had everything ready, Kris had researched this carefully.  We had waived the three-day waiting period. We got up early, showered and...
    SaratogaGirl SaratogaGirl 26-30, F 45 Responses Jul 27, 2010

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    RANDOM: I just walked into the kitchen wearing

    just a tee (as usual) and my husband said, "Wow, you always look so hot." It was nice (after almost 10 years of marriage) because he barely talks, he isn't emotional, he never says sorry, and even though it really doesn't change a thing - it was nice to hear. :D
    DrivenLady DrivenLady 31-35, F 32 Responses Jan 11

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    after I came back from my run,

    I asked my husband if he wanted to "fool around".. rarely is he up for it... but it turned out good!
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 30 Responses Dec 11, 2014

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    I have been married 17 years to a man

    that had absolutely no sexual desire for me. We were essentially roommates. Although I took very good care of him. Recently went through a life changing event that made me rethink living without intimacy is not right. I met a man about a year ago that was doing some work on my...
    kerrflorida kerrflorida 56-60, F 4 Responses Jan 23

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    1Anonymousme 1Anonymousme 70+, F 9 Responses Jan 22

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    My wife and I have been married

    for 32 years and our relationship may be the best it's ever been. I had a friend say, not long ago, that I talk about my wife like we are newly weds (I guess I do). The thing I want people to understand is that while we enjoy a great marriage now, that has not always been the...
    Texaspumper Texaspumper 51-55, M 29 Responses Sep 25, 2014

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    I'm married but lonely.

    My husband has no interest in spending time with me or having any meaningful conversations
    jacqueline3 jacqueline3 46-50, F 50 Responses Aug 30, 2014

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    I have been married twice

    and I have kids from both marriages. I have 3 kids from each union. I love kids very much and wanted more but finances were tight then. I always wanted a large family and now I have one. I am very proud of all my children in their individual and group accomplishments and...
    momwearingblack momwearingblack 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    The best advice for a good marriage: Take some

    time, think about your spouse and thank God for all the things in your spouse you are glad about - then notice the change inside of you. You will see your spouse differently.
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M 1 day ago

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    I rarely get to see my husband

    because of his work schedule. He works extremely hard so that I can be a stay at home mom for my boys. Most of the time I feel like a single parent. He is either sleeping, watching t.v. waiting to go to sleep or playing piano. I hate the loneliness, the disconnect. He comes off...
    mamaberry27 mamaberry27 31-35, F 30 Responses Jan 15

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    I am married to my first wife of 1999,

    for the second time as of Feb 2008. I've never loved anyone more nor will I. She's every woman in the world to me. Just wanted to express that, and share the request that I do not be hit on by anyone here. Thanks for reading!
    ChickenFriedSewage ChickenFriedSewage 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I just got married Saturday

    and I'm in Hawaii for a honeymoon. I hope I'm with my husband until death
    loveylaura loveylaura 26-30, F 33 Responses Sep 17, 2014

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    I am happily married

    and have been so for 8 yrs now my wife is the most beautiful girl in the world to me and the only girl who truly matters to me
    desertman1924 desertman1924 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    So today is the first day in 5 months I have

    been truly happy. I have decided to give my ALL to husband. I thought my heart was lost and my head was here but have discovered it is opposite! Today I realized my husband has my heart and my mind is what was a stray! I am now able to channel myself and give my all and truly be...
    hbgirl24 hbgirl24 31-35, F 17 Responses Aug 14, 2014

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    Don't you hate it when you have an especially

    nice day with him and the next morning is miserable and turns into fighting ?
    Stufy Stufy 46-50 19 Responses 3 days ago

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    Is it acceptable or normal

    or whatever to fall in love with someone who is not your spouse? That sounds terrible, I know, but....
    PhoenixOrange PhoenixOrange 41-45, M 5 Responses Jan 22

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    I overheard my husband yesterday,

    giving dating advice to a young man that is a friend of ours. He did not know I was able to hear him. He said, "My wife finds true joy and excitement in almost every detail of life. If you find a woman that consistently has that quality, catch her, and do everything you can to...
    Accebere Accebere 36-40, F 23 Responses Mar 15, 2014

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    I'm not sure how to post this.

    I'm married and lonely at the same time. My husband spends more time with our son than me. I try to talk to him and he doesn't listen.
    ValerieFrizzleWilliams ValerieFrizzleWilliams 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    If you're considering getting married,

    think about this.... When the police are investigating a homicide, they ALWAYS investigate the spouse first..... .....and that pretty much tells you everything you need to know about marriage. :)
    NotHisBabydoll NotHisBabydoll 41-45, F 26 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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    I hope my hubby gets home soon.

    I can't wait to see what he's got planned for my birthday today.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 16 hrs ago

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    But unhappy. I told my husband today

    that I want to move out when the kids are grown. I want to live in my own place on my own. He said we can make it happen sooner if I want. Confirmation that this marriage is over.
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 50 Responses Jan 9

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    When I quit my career

    and became a full time wife (and then a mother a few years down the road), taking care of my husband an my home became my job. If my husband goes to work every day, 60-70 hours a week to provide for us, should i complain about doing it all at home? It is my job to cook, keep a...
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 36 Responses Jan 6

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    I am married for now

    for more than 30 years. The marriage was arranged by my family as was the custom was here in this part of the world. I met my wife after marriage but found that we had different mind set. I was working at sea and was absent for long periods of time. We had 2 sons, theu grew up...
    hanxin hanxin 61-65, M 1 day ago

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    I love my husband so much.

    I love that he can sense my needs without me even saying a word. That he can look at me and make my heart flutter, even after 17 years. Love and instinct, a bond stronger than words. He is my soul mate, my lover, and my best friend. I thank God every day for him.
    TheLittleMrs TheLittleMrs 36-40, F 25 Responses 4 days ago

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    Today we tied the knot!

    We got married in Vegas!!! I'm so happy.
    Submissivebabe Submissivebabe 18-21, F 14 Responses Nov 5, 2014

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    Is it a bad sign that.

    ..My husband has been out of town for over a week and I am loving every minute alone with my 3 year old son and wish my husband could stay out of town longer? It's soooooo much less stressful with him gone.
    lifesgoodbut lifesgoodbut 36-40, F 26 Responses Sep 14, 2014

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    We are an Asian Male White Female (AMWF) couple.

    We are happily married for over 10 years. We know people say things about Asian men or AMWF relationship. Unfortunately, some of them are true, but it works good for us.
    AMWF1 AMWF1 36-40 3 Responses Jan 23

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    And I love it. I love the arguments,

    because love follows, I love the funny moments of early morning clumsiness, because love follows, I love the hours of silent treatment, then with a smile or a funny joke, love follows. I love laying next to her at night, knowing I am good husband, because she grabs and pulls me...
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M 13 Responses Sep 16, 2014

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    I guess this should be a question instead of an

    experience, but... You hear of people leaving their spouses for another person. Does that ever work out, do you think? It seems like it usually doesn't, and I'm assuming the stress of divorce and such is just too much for the "new" couple to handle. Thoughts?
    PhoenixOrange PhoenixOrange 41-45, M 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Protecting My Marriage & Reputation

    I recently write a story about women obeying men. My opinion on this is that I will not obey a man, ever. My husband and I have been married for sixteen years (fourteen dating exclusively), so a total of over 30 years. The reason are marriage works isn't just because we love...
    deleted deleted 26-30 25 Responses Oct 3, 2013

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    My husband has been sleeping on the couch

    for the last year. Yes! I don't have to hear his snoring and I can read a book, EP as late as I want.
    Loren1977 Loren1977 36-40, F 14 Responses Jan 22

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    Yes I am married. Been

    for almost 18 years now. And I still love the man I married. The problem is - I think I am about to cheat on him. After so many years of being together, after womanizing for so many times, after being hurt so many times, I stayed and still staying in this marriage. But when you...
    brokenscarred brokenscarred 36-40, F 23 Responses Jan 21

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    I married the man of my dreams two years ago.

    It was perfect, honestly. We met in college when I was eighteen and he was twenty-three. We dated for two years before he finally popped the question. During that time, we bought a house together, graduated from college, moved our childhood pets into the house, discussed baby...
    lottisian lottisian 22-25, F 24 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    I always told myself I would never get married.

    I should have listened to myself.
    clover17392 clover17392 41-45, F 22 Responses