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I Am Working To Improve My Marriage

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    We Made It Through Another Year

    Yesterday was our 8th wedding anniversary. When I came to EP and joined ILIASM, I didn't think I was going to be married by this time. Yet here I am. Wendigo got some of this update in a pm the other day, but I thought it would be good to share some of that with you all here...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 2, 2011

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    Marriage For Athiests

    I have been trying to save myself and my marriage since January. Well, it began before that, but that is when the real, deliberate work began. In all this time of deliberate work, I have sought out advice from about anywhere I can get it. I was hoping to find personal...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 7 Responses Sep 1, 2011

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    Actually, It's All About The Sex.

    Been working this out for a while now, and it may need to be amended, but here it goes: You know that old saying, "Everything in our marriage is great except for the sex". Yeah, there is no such thing. A well-functioning marriage is all about the sex. The key to a...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 13 Responses Jun 18, 2012

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    Hubby and I have decided no technology

    after 8 pm! So I won't be on here during the evenings.
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    I'm reading "The 5 Love Languages" Military

    Edition. Any one else going through this book with their spouse?
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Part 2 As I states before,

    I am reading: Becoming The Woman Of His Dreams by Sharon Jaynes. Since I posted, I feel the need to continue talking about my progress. My husband continues to show more energy and excitement than before. Even if it bugs me I have responded in agreement to all his requests with...
    Ashley216 Ashley216 26-30, F Dec 10, 2013

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    My husband recently admitted to me

    that he had an emotional affair. He even used that phrase. We've been married 4 years and have been together since 2006. I love him very much and want to work through this. It's all happens so recently... He told me on Monday (12-30-13) and had seen her the previous Friday (12...
    happilyeverafter5110 happilyeverafter5110 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 3

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    It Does Make A Difference

    Up until yesterday being in debt, my husband's unhappiness with his place of employment, and my discontent with all of it hung over our marriage like a dampened thunder cloud just waiting to storm. Every room was filled with a chaotic silence that filtered into every crevice of...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 70+, F 1 Response Mar 10, 2012

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    A Work In Progress

    I wrote another story about a possible divorce that I did not want. Things are looking better now and I feel like we're going to be ok. I've been married for almost 16 years and I've had a lot of time to think about it over the last few weeks. We've had plenty of ups and downs...
    jennalove jennalove 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    When Your Heart Stops Beating...

    Marriage is tough. Some days are better than others. I find myself exhausted in life. I don't have a physically tough job, but a mentally and emotionally hard one. I feel like I don't have support at home. I am a passenger in my own life. I might as well be in a movie theatre...
    crow29 crow29 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 28, 2012

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    My Wife Isn'T Interested In Me Any More

    I need some help. Almost every day I wake up ANGRY at about 4:00 AM from a recurring dream. I stay angry all day and feel my body shaking. I don't know what to do. My dream is that my wife still thinks I’m Prince Charming and wants to make love to me. And as we’re at the...
    SampsonLee SampsonLee 51-55, M 6 Responses Apr 14, 2013

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    I'm actually a guy but I really need help

    learning to deal with my wonderful wife each month. It's bad. Very. Very. Baaaad. I don't know how to say it strongly enough. We have a beautiful marriage and enjoy each day throughout the month, but then for a couple days prior to menstruation she regrets marrying me and she...
    gman1616 gman1616 22-25, M 2 Responses Jul 27

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    "Falling Out Of Love" Is An Inevitable Step Of Marriage.

    "I love him, but I am not IN love with him..." It is the most cliche expression about struggling marriages, but when you are living through it, it feels like the end of the world. I have been there. It is a terrible realization that makes you feel trapped, depressed, and bitterly...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 12 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Strength And Independence...a Weakness?

    Being the youngest of five, with three older brothers I learned young that strength was a virtue. I had to be tough, if they sensed a weakness they were relentless. Not mean...but their teasing to a young girl was stuff to be feared. Growing up on a cattle ranch where everyone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Monday Night In

    Monday night. My husband's night out. I usually accept his absence and the empty house with a reluctant heart. Tonight, I had plans of my own. Seven o'clock approached. I opened a beer and waited for the door. It had been so long... I reminisced about old college days as the...
    AshCents AshCents 26-30 2 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    Midlife Crisis For Both Of Us???

    My husband bought a book on iTunes "The Sex Starved Marriage" in July of 2011.  He completed the book...I have not.  We've had other issues come up.  He told me after purchasing the book that he couldn't continue to live like roomates any longer.  Problem is, I was okay with...
    Crazeemom Crazeemom 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    A Bit Of Encouragement...

    I want to give an update on my situation: My wife and I have been married for almost 13 years...  her 2nd marriage...  my 3rd marriage.  We've had some ups and downs...  and have been in counseling off and on for the past year.  My biggest frustration has been her lack of...
    mls2878 mls2878 56-60, M 6 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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    Marriage Is Tough

    Up until a month ago, I thought being married was pretty easy. My husband and I have been together for 14.5 years and I figured we had worked through most of the kinks in our relationship. We were at a really good place. Then he decided to share some dark secrets about his life...
    FlowersOfPurple FlowersOfPurple 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    My wife and I agreed a couple of weeks ago we

    need to identify what it will take for each of us to be happy in our marriage. We have talked through some of our individual problems without really summing it up yet, beyond her statement she wants a "warm, fuzzy feeling" between us. I think I've figured out the sum of it...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 17

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    Has anyone ever fallen out of love with their

    spouse, and then was able to fall in love again and have a happy marriage?
    Amiramae Amiramae 22-25, F Aug 26

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    Where to begin ... My wife

    and I experienced a set back in our attempts to improve our marriage. I found some evidence last week of an on-going emotional relationship she got started with an old-boyfriend a few months ago and met with the man while visiting her parents in July, a couple months before our...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    So all my posts have been very reflective of my

    sadness and hopelessness in my married. I began reading a book titled: Becoming The Woman of His Dreams by Sharon Jaynes. She outlines the type of woman I should be to my husband (Proverbs 31 woman). Over the weekend I have seen a turn around with him and within my self as I...
    Ashley216 Ashley216 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9, 2013

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    For those following my posts

    and who asked for updates: My wife and I are now about a month into our efforts to turn our marriage around after years of highs and lows. I'm doing well on diffusing things that come up and making adjustments to contribute more around the house given her recent start in...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 3

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    Last week we had our 18th anniversary.

    My wife asked me what to do on that day. And I had this idea with 18 stops. My idea was to present each other a surprise or task for each year, that meant 18 stops and surprises for each other. After having been to a restaurant and giving each other love letters. We drove to...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 2

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    Sacred Love

    Because I believe in the beauty of the marriage bond, I am currently in a transition from marriage doldrums to rediscovering and renewing my relationship with my husband. This has not been easy.
    itzcomplex itzcomplex 51-55, F 3 Responses Mar 13, 2013

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    Our belated 20th Anniversary trip to New

    England was exactly what we needed to help us reconnect. Despite having a Nor'easter begin hitting the area on second full day, we had a great time. We still managed to take several short to medium hikes in White Mountains area, some in our rain gear. Did a little shopping...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M Oct 25

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    Trying To Explain It.

    Over the weekend, I was trying to explain why I am staying in my marriage for now, even though I am not exactly happy right now. It is hard for her to understand, because all she can see is my frustration and unhappiness, and (being the good friend that she is), just wants me to...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 5, 2011

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    Laugh Your Way To A Better Marriage

    My wife and I have been watching the "Laugh Your Way to a Better Marriage" DVDs, by Mark Gungor. I know...  I know...  It sounds a bit silly.  But in the midst of his crazy humor, he discusses all of the key topics that couples tend to struggle with...  and we have found...
    mls2878 mls2878 56-60, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2013

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    but its not working both people have to pull in

    the same direction or you get nowhere she just says "its not my fault you fix it" and that dose not work!!
    moparman51 moparman51 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 7, 2013

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    My Husband Says He Loves Me...but Does He? So Worried

    Hi I am looking for some advise...wE HAVE BEEN MARRIED 11 YEARS and have always had a very happy and good marriage. The past year has been not so great as we have both had a lot of stuff to deal with...financiall issues, kids sick alot, husband sick alot, job stress , lack of...
    dandelion1 dandelion1 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 7, 2012

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    A Bucket Filled With Tools And Getting Closer

    Again The crisis between my wife and myself started around Christmas and came to a terrible high at New Years eve. I left the family get together and said, that I wanted to read on my bed. That was the early end of our family party. It was the first time that I just left, not...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    How Long Can I Do This? Or, Here Be Dragons

    I’ve thought a lot about how so many couples get to where my H and I are, and they split up. This is where the road ends for a lot of marriages. In this place, one spouse will say to the other, “I love you, but I am not in love with you.” The attraction is gone, the spark...
    ModLulu ModLulu 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 11, 2011

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    Building A New, Passionate Marriage With My Husband

    My Husband and I married young and we never really had passion together because we started dating in HS. Passion for us was learning to fly away from our Mothers nests together. Our falling in love phase was interlaced with teenage growth and development. While I feel this...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 7, 2011

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    Trying To Succeed

    Many heart to hearts...none so much effective as the most recent. Flood gates were opened and well received, on both our parts. Understanding the difference between what was, and what is...holds promise of a better tomorrow. We are both at fault and we both love the other more...
    SweetlyLingering SweetlyLingering 70+, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    It's already allowed where I live! It'll be a great day for when gay marriage is allowed everywhere. When people learn that you can love anyone! No matter what genitals they have...
    Disqualify Disqualify 16-17, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    14years of marriage, 18 years together and sex has never been a priority for my husband. He was sexually abused by a camp counselor as a child and that abuse has affected our...
    Notlovingit Notlovingit 41-45, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Yeahh I really want to improve my body so I'm working out so hard for it!!!! Lol So far been lost 9 pounds in the last two months!!!! So I think am doing good !!!!! Lol :D
    Divine82 Divine82 26-30, F 7 Responses Oct 23

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    I'm working every day to improve my body and become the man I want to be
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 28

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    I love my wife. I really do and regardless of the outcome of our relationship, i will always love her. I have never cheated on ANY girl i have ever been with to include grade...
    streetree streetree 26-30, M 2 Responses Nov 11

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    For the last four or more years I have consistently felt the same. I wake in the morning often feeling sad, sometimes I feel angry and alone. Yet my wife is right next to me, warm...
    clearsight clearsight 56-60, M 4 Responses Oct 30

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    Herbalife!!! I have lost 5lbs already since taking the teas and shakes and working out regularly. Can't wait to be where I want to be
    nursingstudentxo nursingstudentxo 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 23

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    I'd like to be able to not have the 'I' in front of every experience. It needs more variety. I have had a few times where 'I' in front wasn't write for how I wanted to label my...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Oct 24

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    really working on it i want to get abs fit ،.،
    lidas888 lidas888 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 25

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    My grades were mediocre until yesterday when after 4 hours of studying I believe I failed my math test. And I know that this is not a life changer but it changes the way feel. I...
    ailuj82 ailuj82 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 1

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    I mess up in a lot of things and I get scolded a lot...but I want to improve on myself to be a person who is capable and can reach out a helping hand to those who need it
    steensonv steensonv 16-17, F Nov 4

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    Been there 4 times this week , am almost 50 years. body is in good shape and firm and hard am stronger than most women. Training very hard very intensive and much is not like...
    whitebow whitebow 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    I battle depression. And am trying to socialize and improve myself. My self esteem isn't very positive. I basically need friends or guidance. But, I'm improving/ trying.
    dianaaasuckss dianaaasuckss 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 10

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    you could start by removing that ANYCLIP ad.! it is virulent and stops this site from working for me and a number of other members! i cannot believe you are unaware of this! PLEASE...
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm too sad to write or draw tonight. It used to be such an good emotional outlet for me, but for some reason I just couldn't do it tonight.. I'm too sad.. The more I tried to draw...
    christina9058 christina9058 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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