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I Believe In Marriage

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    I Want To Believe

    I am making this a goal.   This is highly necessary, as I am going to school to be a marriage counselor. Everyone always asks me why, at such a young and unmarried age, I already know I want to do this. I grew up in a small town, where everybody I knew...
    NovemberBlue NovemberBlue 22-25, F Nov 10, 2009

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    I Love Him, So Of Course I Believe

    I believe that love is not just a feeling. It is a decision! I choose to love him even when he is rude or insensitive. I choose to love him even when he is angry for nothing. I choose to love him because if love is only a feeling, no marriage would survive. Choosing to love...
    sailnude sailnude 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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    Marriage Can Be Beautiful

    Many people in my generation don't believe in marriage. They feel it's a piece of paper for tax benefits and for a long time I felt the exact same way. That was until I saw how beautiful it was to be vulnerable with another and to give of oneself with love.Marriage is more than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2012

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    I believe that couples will be happy

    if they keep their vows. I don't think I can be with a guy who makes up some excuse not to marry me because 'we don't need to get married'.
    sohomestuck sohomestuck 22-25, F May 1

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    Beautiful cathartic intimacy Deep mutual

    acceptance Profound sensual surrendered passionate lovemaking Mutual Emotional support Each person putting the other before themselves, in every regard Each person having a thirst for healing, wholeness, overcoming the damage of past generational and a better life. A...
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 17

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    The Responsibility Of Marriage

    I read a question on EP recently, that asked - "How do I tell my husband I need to be submissive sexually", or something like that. It always surprises me when someone asks something like this. Why don't people discuss these things with their partners BEFORE they marry? Things...
    wolvescry2 wolvescry2 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2011

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    We Know How....

    ... to make a good one......google: relationships and learn how.
    jimrich jimrich 66-70, M Jan 28, 2011

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    I believe a wedding is about dressing up

    and having the most beautiful day of your life. But, I believe marriage is where you should learn that growing, changing, helping, asking for help, communicating, exploring, discovering and loving can all happen at once. I don't believe any marriage is perfect, but they can be...
    beckmonet beckmonet 18-21, F 1 Response May 20, 2014

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    Marriage is at best misunderstood by most

    people. It is a point in life where the natural world and the supernatural world meet. It is something that is recognized by governments and religious organizations but it was not created by them. Consider the fact that during slavery in the United States, slaves married each...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 13, 2014

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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 but it is what you put into it as it is a vow unto God that is more than just a piece of paper. I see too many people giving up on...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22, 2014

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    The Idea Of Getting Married Agrees With Me

    I don't believe you have to get married to have a good, lifelong relationship with someone.  I'm certainly not of the opinion that couples who consummate relationships outside the bounds of marriage are going to hell, either.  There are things far worse than that that...
    UnderEli UnderEli 46-50, M Jul 16, 2009

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    So Be It

    This is something I read on Reader's Digest, I hope they're not going to come after me for this. I've already created the group I Love Reader's Digest! When I asked a friend the secret to his 52 years of marriage, he replied, "We never go to sleep angry."...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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    Commitment

    I believe in marriage as a commitment. If and when I get married my marriage will be my priority - I will want to make sure my husband is happy, and that our relationship is strong. When the going gets tough I want us to remember our love and promise to each other and try and...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Dec 6, 2009

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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.

    In the days of my grandparents, Marriage was a beautiful thing. To the modern couple, marriage is a trainwreck waiting to happen. The divorce rate (according to the census bureau) was last logged at 50%. Flip a coin. Tails = divorce. Heads still means married. But the census...
    Phreeek Phreeek 26-30 1 Response Oct 16, 2009

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life,

    basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more times, and divorced twice. Strong emotion is not sustainable. Successful acquisition of practical things – like deciding which vehicle to purchase...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11, 2014

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    Even thru all the trials in life I believe in

    marriage only b/c of who I serve & believe in which is Jesus! When you're having problems in your marriage is not the time to turn away from each but towards one another to maturely work on the issues presently. What happens when one is weak minded right now & keeps going...
    bubblysunshine bubblysunshine 31-35, F Apr 24, 2014

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    Despite Where Society Is Right Now

    It seems that marriage from a societal standpoint is no longer encouraged. We see fewer and fewer individuals, who are deciding to get married to their loved one. Part of this growing trend, can be attributed to the rise in divorce. Most statistics show, that the overall...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M Dec 3, 2013

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    I have total a new concept of marriage ! Usually male think he needs to offer life to girls ,sure ! It is not wrong ! But it does not mean girls only gain it free ! I mean ,make...
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    All these stories of cheating on here make me not want to ever get married
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    I would never discredit the legitimacy and ceremony and legal commitment that others have. But I consider myself merged, combined, and united with my man even though we haven't...
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F Apr 29

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    I've been separated more than a year. wife acting like she doesn't care anymore. taking me to court for child support and asking for $720a month for one child.!!!!!! I asked her...
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    THINGS CAN CHANGE Two years ago I never thought we'd be here. Never imagined that life could be so peaceful or feel so complete. Two years ago I thought my marriage was over and I...
    staryflower staryflower 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Ireland decides Early tallies suggest that about 70% of the electorate voted yes for same-sex marriage... Equality for all It's looks like it's all but a formality now Beyond the...
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    I believe in the graven image. I believe in the fight to the finish. I believe in the total innocence of children. I believe in pure evil. I believe in the idea of a circle being...
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    I got out. Best decision of my life. Every situation is different, and ending a marriage (particularly when there are children involved, which there are for me) is a serious...
    ericseviltwin ericseviltwin 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 27

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    Had first marriage counseling appointment. She believes our problems are fixable, I'm not so sure. I didn't get into detail about our main problem, but I believe I said enough to...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F Apr 26

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    Had first marriage counseling appointment. She believes our problems are fixable, I'm not so sure. I didn't get into detail about our main problem, but I believe I said enough to...
    AsylumLeech132 AsylumLeech132 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 26

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    First,if you are man,this might offend you. Or even if you are woman,this might offend you. This is just my opinion even if you guys don't like it. i speak my mind. So...before...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26

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    Keonz Quek is an experienced marriage counselor, whose assistance has proved instrumental in the life of numerous couples. He provides marriage advice and counseling to couples...
    gordon54 gordon54 22-25, M May 7

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    The best part about individualism is that your entitled to your own opinion you don't have to agree, you don't even have to respect my beliefs you can write anything in comments it...
    germany100 germany100 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I definitely believe in traditional roles within a marriage. Women should be very submissive, and should not talk unless asked. In marriage men need to lead. Women have to listen...
    jennamorrisongirl jennamorrisongirl 18-21, F 8 Responses May 12

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    Well I read a post on marriage today here.This set me thinking.Can we change those who cheat in their marriages .I think we cannot unless these people...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I've been with my husband for 9 years, married for 8; we don't have kids and I'm 35; he is 40. We have struggled through our marriage at times as a result of my husband's drinking...
    SadPanda35 SadPanda35 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know if this is just my depression talking, but I feel very alone, even in my marriage. I had a naive suspicion that I would feel better in marriage, that I would be fixed...
    DramaBabe94 DramaBabe94 13-15, F May 8

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    Ireland has a vote this Friday on same sex marriage Polls say it will pass... (but will be close) Hopefully it will Equal rights to all I say Picture Shows an artist's mural on a...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    hi!sir this is rekha ,ihave married almost 10yr since our marriage my husband has not held a steady job in entire 10 yrs ,now he is not working ,he is not intrested to job,iam so...
    harshi1 harshi1 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Ireland is a republic...Today we vote on a change to our constitution to include same-sex marriage...The vote is on an amendment to article 41 of the Irish constitution to include...
    yeronlyman yeronlyman 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    As blunt as straightforward as I can be, women are all beautiful in everyone's eyes, what makes some believe they're ugly, it's probably because of their distinct personality, ego...
    cherryylips cherryylips 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I hope that those who choose to be in this group mean what they say. Believing and accepting interracial marriage doesn't mean just believing it for ONE other color or race other...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M Apr 26

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    I met my wife in December of 1988 at a singles gathering at the Methodist Church. We seem to hit it of and when the weather outside had gotten worse and she did not want to walk...
    spenser60 spenser60 61-65, M 5 days ago

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    I'm in a sexless marriage. My wife and I have been together for 5 years. We knew each other too short of a time to actually truly get to know each other and we were both playing...
    SomethingLessConspicuous SomethingLessConspicuous 26-30, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi there. It seems weird to post in "I Live in a Sexless Marriage" now, since I have one foot out the door, so here I am. So much has happened since about 6 weeks ago, when I told...
    isoldeblue isoldeblue 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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