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I Am Scared My Marriage Wont Last

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    Dont Be Nice.... They Will Appreciate Nasty -  Firstly and most importantly the " outlaws " are not treating you horribly because you are you or indeed they are...
    ANNIEB1234 ANNIEB1234 36-40, F Oct 24, 2009

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    2 Many Involved - I am so scared my marriage won't last do to the constant meddling of my husbands family. Since we started dating there has been tension, comments, lies, insults...
    babyblueshorty2003 babyblueshorty2003 21-25, F 6 Responses May 3, 2007

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    FEELING Scared and Alone - WHERE DO I BEGIN?  I KNOW I NEED TO COMMUNICATE WITH SOMEONE ABOUT MY FEELINGS OR I FEEL I WILL SIMPLY CONTINUE TO GET MORE AND MORE DEPRESSED. I...
    loneliness loneliness 36-40, F 8 Responses Nov 4, 2007

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    Will My Marriage Survive the Storms? - I finally found my soul mate and we just married last christmas eve, but already there are major issues. i have two boys, ages 9 & 11 and...
    randynserena randynserena 31-35, F 5 Responses May 4, 2007

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    Is Love Enough? - my husbands philosophy is that if you dont talk about it, the problem doesnt exist...yeah, ok. i dont htink i was his type from the beginning. i was "thick...
    ktsm0m ktsm0m 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    We Often Joke About Divorce But Lately Im More Serious About It.. - IM SO FRUSTRATED THESE DAYS. I REALLY THOUGHT THINGS WOULD BE BETTER.. AND THEY ARE IF U SEE IT FROM A DIFF...
    drakent21 drakent21 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2010

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    I'm 28 single and sick and tired of men who take love for granted who think marriage is a game. I want a marriage that lasts, even without love I just want a friend and his...
    monetclawed monetclawed 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been in a relationship for 20 yrs and over the last few years the sex has all but completely stopped . I couldn't even tell you the last time we had sex it's been that long. I...
    ozbiker65 ozbiker65 46-50, M 8 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I had a meeting with stbx yesterday. At first I was scaredto go. Scared bbecause I had just sorted through my feelings on why I felt so empty and why I felt like I had wanted to...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 23

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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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    A Discovery of Self....When I first started coming to this website I had a typical everything was okay bar the sex attitude. I still wanted to divorce but I didn't want to hurt my...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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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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    So i talked to my Husbands father after my mom insisted plus she and him are really good friends and apparently my mom had told him everything already and he wanted to talk to me...
    amantgenereux amantgenereux 26-30, F 7 Responses Mar 22

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    Week three. I am moved into my apartment and paid for the first full month. Husband (stbx? who knows) now realizes that I'm not playing around this time. I am not going back to...
    texmex82 texmex82 31-35, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    My mother passed away peacefully on Monday, March 24, 2014. She had battled long and hard against the ravaging effects of years of smoking cigarettes. The last thing my mother...
    rosieapparition rosieapparition 51-55, F 28 Responses Mar 27

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    Result of the “talk” Friday night & going to try to keep this as condensed as possible. But, Im going to preface this with….some ppl on here would NOT consider my situation...
    Neverthoughtit Neverthoughtit 46-50, F 11 Responses Mar 29

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    My marriage is a complete joke!! We've been together almost 7 years & married for just 10 months. We get on fine as friends, but romantically there is nothing? I feel sooooo stupid...
    MemyselfandI80 MemyselfandI80 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I like the IDEA of it, but marriage isn't a life goal of mine. If two people are happy and don't care about going through the process and other complicated aspects of it, then I...
    Professionalgriefer Professionalgriefer 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    Most women dream of marriage but it never appealed to me. I dont believe there is a man special enough for me to want it.
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I just read the story on the caretaker from NeedingtoVent (thank you NTV), and it really hit me hard. In my journey I am recognizing my failings to be far greater than I thought...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to my post yesterday. I was overwhelmed by the friendship and advice that you guys gave. As I think about the situation I am in...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I love that I found this app and people out there in sexless marriages. My husband has a ****/************ addiction which he sees a therapist for on a weekly basis but I just don...
    dmb8927 dmb8927 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    My whole life my dad has been controlling me. Telling me what to wear, how to act and even who to talk and not to talk to. He makes me wear clothes I absolutely hate wearing!! I am...
    2Good2BTrue2 2Good2BTrue2 16-17, F Mar 24

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    More like a love hate type deal. I love they way they look and their drive to acquire life goals but once I get to know them I find them mean and unaffected rigid and unforgiving...
    just2lovelee just2lovelee 41-45, F Mar 30

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    I feel scared today. My tummy aches. I don't understand why my body is screaming to get out but sometimes I feel like I should stay. Last night he pissed me off. I came home...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 18

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    Finding this group has been life changing to me. I always thought that I was alone. I didn't even realize I had so much pain stuffed deep inside me until I read so many stories...
    Splityarn Splityarn 31-35, F 12 Responses Mar 21

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    iam totally scared of men with a movie. the name of movie was :hush.girls shouldnt scream.......it was about a girl killed a man.her name was shirin.she killed a man in her...
    roshana93 roshana93 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am having problems in my seven month old marriage. I have posted several things about it already. I have written a long message for my wife - yes I guess it is an ultimatum, but...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 5 Responses Mar 16

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    I am a paranoid person when it comes to health, that's probably why I am scared of doctors and hospitals so much! So, you could imagine how paranoid I could be about cancer, it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F Mar 22

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    In the future I think I wont get married. I don't want to get married. I can't explain why but I feel a hole inside me. In my soul I feel wounded. I keep thinking to myself...
    NoobLove NoobLove 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Well where do I start? It didn't used to be a bad marriage when we got married 13 years ago in 2001, I was 25 and she was 24. In fact it was a very good marriage, I loved her and...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Every time I barely hear the word wedding or marriage I feel sick, disgusted, scared, uncomfortable, annoyed and aggressive. I wish I could know what it is... why does the idea...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Here I am back on this again to share with people who seem to get it. Still so stuck in this place and resenting him more and more every day. Now I will be out of a job soon to...
    wockyroad wockyroad 56-60, F 20 Responses Mar 17

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    I have been married 8 years and been together with my wife for a total of 18 years. we had 2 small kids. for the past 4-5 years, we have not been working on our marriage but...
    needtotalk37 needtotalk37 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 1

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    This is a little scary, posting about such private matters to people I've never met, but here goes. I googled sexless marriage for the first time today. What triggered it was the...
    TCKat TCKat 36-40, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was married seven months ago...... I thought this was going to be so special. Before we got married we talked so much about our interests, what we wanted to do, where we wanted...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    I am married for only a few months now and my husband is drinking everyday and smokes weed. I knew he had this habit but never knew it was this bad. He spends a lot of money on his...
    ilhasol ilhasol 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    March 22 at 8 am my marriage officially ended... my husband is very sad.. I am the only one he has ever loved, and the thought of him finding a new girl makes him feel sick... not...
    WendyBlabs WendyBlabs 36-40, F 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...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 21 Responses Mar 28

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    Remember the Peanuts cartoons where Charlie Brown tried and tried to kick the football held by Lucy? Charlie Brown would approach the ball, skeptical and questioning: "If I try to...
    indianoutlaw indianoutlaw 31-35, M 9 Responses Apr 2

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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 2 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 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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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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    So I was going through the apps on my phone and saw one that I was using last year to track data for my doctor. Along with my cycles, I could also mark the days we had sex. I just...
    LynxKitty LynxKitty 36-40, F 16 Responses Mar 23

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    Stuff I Used To Think (but don't any more) In regard to sexless marriages, I once used to think that the complainant person - - was probably a hopelessly bad root - wasn't...
    bazzar bazzar 56-60, M 7 Responses Mar 24

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    Another thing missing from this sexless marriage, besides intimacy, love and respect is fun and laughter. (Jeez, what exactly do I get from this marriage) I thought that I had...
    Gingersnapped Gingersnapped 51-55, F 13 Responses Mar 25

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    Why does the act of making a legal contract between a man and a woman make us such deceivers in our relationships beforehand? Is it because we think no one will marry us if we are...
    Phat4Ever Phat4Ever 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My old man. The only man i ever trusted. He used to often remind me to never fear death. Now That he has past years ago. Even makes me laugh at it. You can't go through life...
    ambull1 ambull1 31-35, M Apr 1

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    This is an update to the last story I wrote here not too long ago. It's over. My husband and I are now separated. He said quite plainly that he doesn't want to be married and never...
    nicoleal20 nicoleal20 46-50, F 7 Responses Mar 18

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    I'm miserable in my marriage. I'm always alone even when he's home. There is a void in our marriage and I don't even remember the last time I felt loved. We've been together since...
    lonelyinlove88 lonelyinlove88 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I've signed up to an open mic night to perform some mediocre poetry which I wrote. The night is on thursday and as a generally quiet individual I am utterly out of my mind with...
    ManicRomantic ManicRomantic 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 25