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I Am Not Sure If My Marriage Is Worth Saving

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 58 People

    Seperation

    She is now far away, but will return. I feel uneasy for things will stay the same , even worsen. Grown stepchildren at home, two individuals that never accepted me. We co-exist. One is being released after years in prison, supposedly coming to live in a happy , loving family. I...
    ryksteman ryksteman 56-60, M Dec 27, 2011

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    Me A Coward?

    O.K. on Wednesday...I texted him that basically we need to accept that our marriage is over and move on...YEAH I KNOW...IT WAS VERY COWARDLY OF ME...I put that in my text too and apologized...I just could not seem to approach him and say the words without my voice trembling and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Nov 23, 2012

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    My Dilemma.

    It’s a long story and I know I just can’t get into all the minute details of my married life so please understand that this is a piece of the whole and not the entirety. First, I want to say that I do love my husband and I certainly don’t want to hurt him. Second, he and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 1, 2013

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    Update (To My Dilemma)

    My husband and I are talking divorce. We’ve been separated a couple of times in the past and if we separate again it’s going to be for good. Neither one of us is willing to do this limbo thing. He agreed to go to marriage counseling with me but we found out that our health...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    History Repeating Itself

      I have been married for about 9years to my husband. My two children are from previously failed relationships. Yesterday we visited my aunts house. We cooked out, and had a couple of beers. My 16year old , and 8year old were inside watching movies. A woman, my aunt knew...
    foxiest1 foxiest1 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    Venting...He Proved Me Right...The ALL Suck...All Of Them.

    don't even know if this is where I'm supposed to be posting or not. I'm just in a situation that's just confusing as hell. It really isn't all that confusing...really...I just need to wake up and see the writing on the wall...and ACCPET it. Accept it all. I'm sitting here sad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 22, 2013

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    6 Yearsh

    I met my husband in high school. I've never been able to connect sexually though. He's sweet and treats me well, but his fantasies are too much for me. I have no desire to be sexual with him. I've had affairs, I always told my husband though. I haven't...
    tellie tellie 22-25 2 Responses Apr 25, 2009

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    Leaving This Group Today

    leaving this group today...i believe my marriage is worth saving ...hoping and praying that i don't have to revisit it again as a member anyway....thanks for all the support ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 28, 2012

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    Sometimes I don't know which is worse. I shouldn't be whining, it's really over now, for the last and final time; but writing about how it feels makes it somehow feel better...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 21 hrs ago

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    My mum and dad want me to be in an arranged marriage when I'm older. I feel like I can't live with someone I've just been introduced to for the rest of my life. The thing is is...
    Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Me and my husband have only been married a few months, but we've been together for almost seven years. I don't know how much more of this I can take. I try and smile and pretend to...
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    50 shades of grey I wonder if Christian became a giver of pain because he felt that was all he had left inside to give. All sexual intentions and true emotions were lost within...
    ShadowSteel ShadowSteel 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Hi Folks Well, in 2009 while working to try and get through a work-related (and marriage-related, although unbeknownst to me at the time) burnout, I wrote my fist post on...
    Mrcellophane Mrcellophane 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to make of my marriage at this point. I thought I was marrying my best friend, but instead of being a wife she has become another mother. I've mentioned this...
    RNMedic RNMedic 26-30, M 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Here's 2min40 sec of how to empathize. This is a building block for love and can lead you out of a sexless marriage I believe as well as many other relationship problems, family...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    I was watching the reality tv series Arranged and I thought wow, it must be therapeutic to go through the what ifs and shoulds before you get hitched to a person someone else chose...
    zizna zizna 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    How To Turn Six Dollars Into Six Thousand Dollars: I found this on a bulletin board and decided to try it. A little while back I was browsing through newsgroups just like you are...
    manusundr manusundr 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I'm almost sort of glad my hubby has something going wrong with his body & I need to take him to Urgent Care. It's a valid excuse for why he didn't want to have a weekend getaway...
    SaundraMae SaundraMae 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have never been appreciated by my husband. He always taunts me about my small height but never says a single word about my pretty face. I graduated with distinction but was...
    minime159 minime159 26-30, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    A while back I wrote out a long post going over all kinds of stuff. I later felt uncomfortable with it and deleted it. I kinda wish I hadn't but oh well. At present I would have...
    SummerBirdsong SummerBirdsong 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. It is a long read...sorry We got married when he was 19 I was 18. I got pregnant before we were married. We only dated 6 months. I took my...
    redrubiess7 redrubiess7 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I think it is a legal price of paper, so the federal government can poke n prod into yo personal affairs. I think you can love someone n make a commitment from the heart. I shouldn...
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 3 Responses a week ago

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    There's just been a disconnect that I'm not very confident we can fix.... Not sure how to handle anything!
    laurenb229 laurenb229 26-30, F Aug 18

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    I tend to reject the institution of marriage in general but I'm happy for those find their own happiness through marriage. I just hope the gay rights community in America doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I need some help/advice/reassurance. I'm 24 and have been married for almost 6 years. My husband is amazing. He's an awesome dad and a really loving supportive husband. The problem...
    lovedandlonely17 lovedandlonely17 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm basically at fault for everything. We had troubles, she wanted to leave, I bucked up my ideas... But it's like I fixed my side of the garden, and hers is still full of weeds...
    uuugh uuugh 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    Well, actually, it was an almost sexless marriage and it was all my fault. I had started a sewing business (sewing about 15 hours a day) and was busy taking care of grandchildren...
    asjmk asjmk 56-60, F Aug 17

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    Hello EP! This is my first post. I'm a working professional, a dad of two kids, a husband for over ten years. I love pets, we've had many. I love music and art, I read a lot of...
    PinnedBalloon PinnedBalloon 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 16

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    Last time I posted here it was when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and was very ill. She passed away in 2012. I went with her to my country because she wanted to...
    littlesadgirl littlesadgirl 18-21, F Aug 15

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    I've been married 14 years We have 2 kids ( 10&12) and have basically coexisted for the last 5-10 years. He has always put us on the back burner, I felt like I was chasing him...
    starr6345 starr6345 36-40, F 16 Responses Aug 15

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    Hmm. I wonder what is that draws people to cheat in marriage? I'm sure they know it's wrong, but what's the appeal? I can only guess that they prefer a fantasy to reality. Cheating...
    lillyunbelievable21 lillyunbelievable21 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 15

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    Last time I posted here it was when my mom was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and was very ill. She passed away in 2012. I went with her to my country because she wanted to...
    littlesadgirl littlesadgirl 18-21, F Aug 14

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    I don't date for the sake of always being just a girlfriend. I date with the expectations of eventually getting married. Yes, I know, "dating is for fun and getting to know someone...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    When I was working out yesterday, I was thinking about Unjusted's recent post. It was such a good read. During my run, I pondered that while my Ex seemed to be so easy going, just...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    What a gift this has been to stumble upon a whole group of people sharing this agony. This first step, talking "openly" about what goes on in my head comes 9 years into my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 13

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    It's not that I am scared of marriage- in fact, I want to love so badly. I want to give somebody unconditional love and be their best friend in their worst times. But, I am afraid...
    mmerose mmerose 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm willing to hear everything that people have to say about gay marriage and that's from everyone. I'm not bothered whether you're gay, straight or bi. I would like to know what...
    WillBurchell1 WillBurchell1 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 12

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    I had sex yesterday morning! WooHoo! Yeah it's been awhile but I'm sure you guessed that. It was great but it's always great when it actually happens. Afterwards, and a few hours...
    badtiming2 badtiming2 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 10

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    world this is a open confession. I remember about 4 years ago I came to EP and I had no compassion for the I Live in a Sexless Marriage group. I use to think how in the world can...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I don't like it when my family introduce me to a guy's family, whom I don't know. And then when that guy and I start to get to know each other, the elders would have planned out...
    JulieK8 JulieK8 18-21, F Aug 9

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