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I Am Scared of My Marriage Failing

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    Lost, And So Soon

    I am not sure what to do anymore about my marriage. We've been married 3 months and been together since the day we met almost 2 years ago, I know, not very long. He finally found a job he loves and its overnight, I just lost my job so now its just him making the money. He...
    Jan 18, 2013

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    Falling Apart

    I've just read my husbands Facebook. For years he's been flirting and making arrangements to meet women I didn't even know existed. Didn't even know he had Facebook. I've had a feeling things weren't right for about a year now, but he kept telling me I was paranoid. I'm probably...
    Ihateironing2 Ihateironing2 41-45 4 Responses Jan 20, 2012

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    New Marriage Possible Failure?

    My husband and i just got married and well we are both young and with him levaing for the first 10 months of our marriage i'm not sure it's going to last.
    mommy2be mommy2be 16-18, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    Confused

    I had the perfect marriage until my husband found someone else to confide in. At first I was OK with the new found friendship at work.It seemed harmless. Then I started noticing that my husband who hates talking on the phone was always on the phone. He claimed he was just helping...
    messedupbigtime messedupbigtime 21-25, F 1 Response Jan 6, 2008

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    I Am Scared of My Marriage Failing...

    ...and I haven't even met my husband yet.
    FiendFyre FiendFyre 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 9, 2007

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    Mine Is Slipping Away

    my husband just left me two weeks ago....not sure if he will come back....he gives me no info other than he is trying to work through some things and that he doesn't know if he can get over the hurt.  i have changed the things he complains about...yet he won't come back to...
    swtz69drmz swtz69drmz 36-40 1 Response Jan 16, 2008

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    I Can Never Do Or Says Things Right

    To behonest I am the problem in the marriage. I am a negative thinker that is getting out of hand and this is spiraling ino my marriage. I keep causing stress when there shouldn't be any. The problem is I keep thinking we have a money/bill problem when we don't. I just start...
    Forshee Forshee 31-35 1 Response Aug 9, 2012

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    My Marriage Is Failing

    My husband is emotionally abusive. We do not talk about anything. He spends hours in the study watching movies on the computer. He yell at us when he speaks and he spends very little time with the children. I am afraid to leave because of financial reasons. He refuses to get...
    nonamesleft nonamesleft 36-40 2 Responses Nov 1, 2008

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    Hapa/ Kia Kaha- Stay Strong

    I help out the adaptive paddling every third Saturday. In Honolulu, Hi on the Other side of the Island called Lanikai/Kailua Beach Park. We members participate and take children/adults from all over to get some recreation time to paddle. It is fun when ever your in Hawaii come by...
    deliciouse62 deliciouse62 46-50, F Mar 17, 2012

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    I Failed At Two Of Them...................

    and I'm still alive. If the marriage fails, it fails for a number of reasons and it's best to get that out in the open than keep it bottled up in fear. Failure is just that, something that didn't work. It's nothing to be ashamed of, nothing to feel stigmatized by, besides, if...
    lightpainter lightpainter 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2013

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    Marriage is a huge leap of faith! If more people took their vows seriously than there would be less cases of divorce. Anyone who's married know that it's not easy & a lot of work...
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    Almost a month out post divorce. I didn't realize how much you could cram into one month. So overall I would say I am feeling stagnant, however the outside world may see progress...
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    I really need a boyfriend there for me when I wake up in the middle of the night scared and be there to comfort me so I am not scared anymore
    AAmmyyPPiiee AAmmyyPPiiee 13-15, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I'm scared as hell I'm in my grade 9 exams and my geography is killing me its my worst class and I'm only at a 60 I know that its only worth 15% and to get 50% my mark would have...
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    Hello I'm new to this site. I posted once prior, but I had no clue where I was in the situation. I'm a terrible writer and this is going to be long enough, so I'll jump right into...
    gator613 gator613 26-30, M Jul 9

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    If my (soon to be) marriage changes, do I remove myself from this group? Anyways, we have been weed free for 7 days. He has been genuinely putting in effort to have sex with me and...
    wantingtobehappy84 wantingtobehappy84 22-25, F 13 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My parents announced that we are going to Disneyland in a few weeks. Normally I would be happy, but I'm worried. My parents have always been in a lot of debt. We have almost lost...
    kberry95 kberry95 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I just need to vent this out somewhere, cause there isn't really anywhere else I can. I'm currently running of 3-4 hours sleep per night, at best, because I'm really scared of...
    SuperLemon SuperLemon 18-21, F 2 Responses 54 mins ago

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    Thomas and I met in high school when he was a Senior and I was a Sophmore. We both had feelings forI each other but he was a stupid boy who was after sex and I was a timid, shy...
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    girlon3rdfloorsuite9 girlon3rdfloorsuite9 26-30, F Jun 26

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    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 18 Responses Jun 29

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    I've decided to wait a while ago and as a man it's real hard but I know it'll pay of in the end Its time for me to grow up I'm not trying to be another bum that's just scared of...
    tgn123 tgn123 18-21, M Jun 24

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    I been married to my husband for almost 2 years after 6 months or so I left him because he would treat me like ****. Then after 6 more months he contacted me saying he loved and...
    riaa777 riaa777 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    I don't know what's wrong with me. Just all of a sudden be become paranoid. It's been going on for almost two weeks. I feel watched, I feel like any second something is going to...
    secretlyfelix secretlyfelix 18-21, F Jul 5

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    I am in search for connection. I have figured out that I am a detached person and that it scares me to let myself love. Been married for 8 fun years that have come to a stall...
    aquafriend aquafriend 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    My husband does not love me! He won't talk about our marrital issues, he won't have any kind of intimacy with me, and will not spend anytime with me. I want a divorce but I am...
    awmfrancis awmfrancis 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 6

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    Punished to the fullest-I took liberties Well I haven't been in here much. So much has happened. Moved, he started a business, kids, just crazy busy. During this time he was so...
    RsBrat RsBrat 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    Update: Still working on my exit plan. My timeline is between August and Sept but probably closer to Sept. I'm still in individual counseling and it's helping tremendously. I...
    lovesthesun lovesthesun 41-45, F 12 Responses Jul 14

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    I am still so afraid... I'm scared to let it go... I want to give the full control. It is a burden, A stumbling block... Why such a stubborn soul... I do not make these steel rules...
    needapet needapet 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I Was Threatened on EP ... I don't usually cross-post, but ILIASM is my home group and EP family, and so it is appropriate to repeat here. Someone is trying to silence me from...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I (after about one year of dating) loved each other and had talked about everything and I had standards for our first times (we were both virgins). I said I 1...
    HappyHart5 HappyHart5 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am a South East Asian Indian. There are a lot of things that I like about my country but this is not one of them. In villages girls often get married between the age 12 and 18...
    ash3426 ash3426 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    After reading some posts here about renowned marriage/relationship researcher John Gottman (the one who says the "Four Horsemen -- contempt, defensiveness, stonewalling and...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    I think I've got the guts to post this now. My wife and I have talked about this many times. I think it would help me to talk to others about it, even if it is anonymously. Since...
    7Sparrows 7Sparrows 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm 29, married for 5 years, 2 beautiful kids. Unfortunately like most here I live in a sexless marriage. I have for several years. Now some will say, your young and just not happy...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 15 Responses Jul 1

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    So sorry this is happening in your marriage. I as, the wife, am suffering the consequences of a sexless marriage. But I am here over 24 years... it's been going on for at least...
    mwmom mwmom 46-50 17 Responses Jul 4

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    I had a arrange marriageā€¦the very next day mil takes away my gold jewellery worth more than 12 lakhs (without my permission) and keeps it in her locker. I stay mum..n when I ask...
    srinivasleela84 srinivasleela84 26-30, F Jul 7

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    To me, marriage is TOO binding. Honestly, how many people can actually be happy together forever? The answer is 50%. half of marriages end in divorce. I believe that being in an...
    StrangeDarkSecrets StrangeDarkSecrets 13-15 Jul 10

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    Hello all you wonderful EP folks, I have another update on my formerly sexless marriage. If you want the back story, read my previous posts as they will shed light on the progress...
    mistereko mistereko 36-40, M 13 Responses Jul 14

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    carpediemer carpediemer 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    When I first came here about a year ago, I was so naive. I was living for many years in a sexless marriage, and wanted to find out what I could do to change and make our marriage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses