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I Am Scared My Marriage Wont Last

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 31 People

    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 he has a boy age 10 who has adhd.  we can't agree on one single thing as far as discipline goes for the kids.  he's too tough...
    randynserena randynserena 31-35, F 5 Responses May 4, 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 HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR 10 YEARS, THE LAST 5 YEARS I HAVE FELT MY HUSBAND AND I DRIFTING FARTHER AND FARTHER APART.  I HAVE...
    loneliness loneliness 36-40, F 9 Responses Nov 4, 2007

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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, and rumors generated by his family. I don't know if it is because they feel I am taking him away or if it is because...
    babyblueshorty2003 babyblueshorty2003 21-25, F 6 Responses May 3, 2007

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    So recently I have been sort of seeing messages

    my husband is sending to this other woman. Not that he is cheating on me or anything like that... BUT he has been deleting what he is writing to her as I have on two occasions now caught a glimpse of a few messages. I'm a little concerned that he is divulging all our marriage...
    Germanovna Germanovna 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 3

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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 afraid of loosing their son, brother.  It is irrelevant who you are and what is more,  this is exactly how they want you to think. They...
    ANNIEB1234 ANNIEB1234 36-40, F Oct 24, 2009

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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 POINT OF VIEW.. LET ME SAY THAT I REALLY DO LOVE MY HUSBAND OF 3.5 YRS (TOGETHER 8). BUT IM STARTING TO SEE THAT THIS LOVE IS THE KINDA OF LOVE U HAVE FOR A FAM MEM. LIKE...
    drakent21 drakent21 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 12, 2010

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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." i got the impression that he usually dated petite girls. i'm 5'10 and big boned. i will never be petite..lol. i...
    ktsm0m ktsm0m 26-30, F 8 Responses Jun 18, 2007

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    Related Experiences

    Since I last wrote on here, my husband and I have decided to divorce after 7 years of marriage. The last time we had sex was really weird, and I just felt so distant. Counseling...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 15

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    I have been married for 24 years and probably about 20 have been relatively sexless. My W and I had a fight on Sunday, I slept on the coach on Monday (my choice), and had yet...
    RestonLonely RestonLonely 46-50, M 10 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Nearly done. He didn't come home last night, because it was raining and there was bad traffic, so he decided to wait at a friends place for a while, which eventually became morning...
    andthentherewaslight andthentherewaslight 31-35, F 10 Responses 5 days ago

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    Update. Last time I posted I was overwhelmed at how many responses I had. Some understood my struggle and some completely didn't get it. Reading it now I was pretty upset writing...
    2Blossom 2Blossom 46-50, F 15 Responses 3 days ago

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    Today's disappointment is going to be the last time I have one of the kind... Someone who wrote to me in such a sweet, loving, caring way...even asked for my address to send me a...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I have been married for 8 years now and my wife and I have a beautiful 4 year old daughter who we both cherish. My wife is a kind, loving woman who loves me and our daughter and...
    Jeremy0121 Jeremy0121 31-35, M 5 Responses Sep 19

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    This year has been one hell of a year already. After 7 years of being married, I decided that I just couldn't handle anymore of it. For the last 5 years, I have overanalyzed every...
    AloneandWantingOut AloneandWantingOut 26-30, F Sep 11

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    Me, myself and my parents marriage... I asked my wife to go to a shrink with me about 3 years ago. she did not refuse the idea, but she ways always too busy, or tired or had a...
    frozenhere frozenhere 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 15

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    Undecided whether to post this under this group or under the other one "I'm having random thoughts", I believe posted here the discussion shall be more thoughtful and sensitive...
    TheMaverickWoman TheMaverickWoman 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 15

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    I'm 14 my boyfriend is 16. So me and my boyfriend have been having sex. Last night he went In once without a condom. My parents don't know anything. And I fear that there might've...
    undeadsuperhero undeadsuperhero 13-15, F 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sorry, this is awfully long! I'm a married mother of two little boys - two little treasures who make my heart soar with every kiss, every pudgy hand-hold, and every time I hug...
    Wonderloon Wonderloon 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 18

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    Well the day finally came….and went. I did the deed and asked for a divorce. As expected she was upset. I couldn’t blame her. Her whole world was going to change. She...
    beachlivin04 beachlivin04 41-45, M 47 Responses Sep 19

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    I have failed my my wife. It took an entire year for me to be able to admit that or even see it. For the last year it's been "my wife is selfish" or "my wife is unreasonable." But...
    TonyM323 TonyM323 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 23

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    The road that has led each of us to the SM we find ourselves in is unique to each of us and in reading stories I can imagine that many people would wonder which came first, the...
    thescarletibis thescarletibis 41-45, F 17 Responses Sep 19

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    As is the case with many ILIASM folks in OppositeLand, my regret about my marriage is that I waited so long to divorce. "HuffPost Divorce readers share the biggest regret they...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    I've moved on! I discovered EP in June of 2011 because I wanted to learn about phone encounters...(I don't wanna write s..... e.... x... because then Ep doesn't always let me...
    jessesgirl24 jessesgirl24 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 5

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    This Aug. 21 advice column may be of interest to those staying in a miserable marriage "for the sake of the children." "DEAR AMY: I have been married for 15 years and have two...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    So, unravelling everything from the last 2 weeks postings, identifying the facts from the symptoms I think this is my story. My wife is very self-centred with a borderline...
    dadonthesofa dadonthesofa 46-50, M 15 Responses Sep 9

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    I am going to tell how trying to keep my husband in a sexless marriage turned into a terror. When my husband came back from the military his father and other wanted me to assist in...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 7 Responses Sep 12

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    For the last year or so I have suspected that my husband maybe bisexual. He's been talking about how he finds guys attractive and would go on endlessly about how hot this certain...
    Sobeit06 Sobeit06 36-40, F 16 Responses Sep 21

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    I recently got out of a relationship last month. Ironically it only lasted for a month like my mom said it was just a summer romance. I didn't really believe it was true and then I...
    andreaespe andreaespe 18-21, F Sep 21

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    I read an article recently about the turning point people had that defined the end of their marriage. I am not saying this is the last straw, but certainly adding to the pile. My...
    runnfree runnfree 36-40, M 4 Responses Sep 10

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    As part of my core belief of continuous improvement and growth, I want to improve my marriage and relationship with my wife. Like most marriages I assume, we have our ups and...
    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M Sep 16

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    Coercion. Years ago I read about husbands forcing their wives to perform a certain sex act (named at the end of this story for those curious) under the threat of divorce. It was...
    something2talkabout something2talkabout 51-55, M 17 Responses 5 days ago

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    My wife and I have had a tumultuous last four weeks after approaching the brink of divorce for the second time in about a 30 month span after years of issues. Over a week we had...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I got myself in a bit of trouble the other day... at work my husband texted me saying that he has bad news. And I got all worried so as soon as I got off I called hin and he told...
    HisBabyGirl64 HisBabyGirl64 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I can't stand it any longer. Last night I had a date night with my wife after dropping my oldest boy off for homecoming. We took a bunch of pictures. At dinner, I realized I...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 17 Responses 2 days ago

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    im tired and confused today.my doctor said i should have heart surgery and im scared.i need my friends to talk.but they are ignoring me.its so painful bcz i used to help them when...
    00roshana00 00roshana00 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 2

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    Maybe I made my decision too fast. I met my husband last summer and started dating 3 months later. He gave me a proposal in last December and I said "Yes"... He sort of begged me...
    Saya0414 Saya0414 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 12

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    I'm currently in the end stages of planning my wedding . Most stressful thing of my life! I wanted a true wedding since my last marriage was a complete bust and I never got my real...
    82creativetype 82creativetype 31-35, F 33 Responses Sep 16

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    I will try to describe my sexless marriage. We have been together for a long time. We met in high school and were each others first lovers. Both of us were shy and insecure and...
    Amaaj Amaaj 46-50, F 12 Responses Sep 20

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    I am scared to sleep. My bf touches me in my sleep. I wake up terrified and unsure what to do. Last time I jumped awake. He says I woke him up from me jumping awake... It scares...
    Thisismynickname Thisismynickname 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    I don't just live in a sexless so-called marriage. I live in a dead and humiliating marriage. It's never been any more than what it is now. I need to learn to see my spouse as he...
    MamaAbby MamaAbby 56-60, F 10 Responses Sep 1

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    Everything is ok but sex. Yes, I know; those are the most unpopular words here. Those who dare to utter them are frequently treated with …….. But I just wanted to give some...
    largehopes largehopes 36-40 8 Responses Sep 2

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    Been a while since I posted here, but I have been reading and following regularly....just been too mentally taxing to put words to my thoughts....But the last Cpl weeks things have...
    thenewoz thenewoz 41-45, M 9 Responses Sep 7

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    "A first meeting with a lawyer. It is that simple." As I progress in my journey towards exit, I just realised that it is quite helpful to allow sufficient time to stop and ponder...
    TheMaverickWoman TheMaverickWoman 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 7

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    I think it’s about time I make a final decision. My 20 year anniversary is coming up in 2 short weeks. Normally this would be a time for great celebration. I see it as an...
    beachlivin04 beachlivin04 41-45, M 18 Responses Sep 9

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    I've been married for nearly 7 years now and have enjoyed many intimate moments with my wife. A lot of that has changed in the last two years. Sex isn't something that happens...
    absalom123 absalom123 26-30 19 Responses Sep 18

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    I'm scared of failure, I'm scared of talking to people and I have no idea how to survive last year of university
    qlara qlara 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    My husband and I decided to open our marriage just before I became pregnant with my second child last October. Neither of us has had the opportunity arise to become physical with...
    ModernHippieMama ModernHippieMama 26-30, F 9 Responses Sep 23

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