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I Believe In Marriage

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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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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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 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 a week ago

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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 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 7 Responses Apr 16, 2013

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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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    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 41-45, M Jul 16, 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 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

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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

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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

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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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    We Know How....

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

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    Why do you need a contract between two people who want to live together, have sex with each other, and maybe make babies? Seems an ancient antequated idea of thinking of...
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 12

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    As my sister put it, "4 years undergrad. 4 years med school. 3-7 year residency. And that's something I actually WANT to do. Why the Hell would I add a whiny man-child to that mix...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    I am 65 and my wife is 62. We have been together for over twenty years and married for six. I love my wife very much and tell her so frequently. We are compatible and agreeable in...
    worksforme2 worksforme2 61-65, M 11 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I think I belong to this group with my story instead of ILISM, or both.. Something just doesn’t feel right on the inside of me. I have this heart that can love and be loved, but...
    moonstruck77 moonstruck77 46-50, F 44 mins ago

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    recently i was in a serious car accident , and of course it has been very traumatic and this is a time more than ever that i need my wife to be there for me to provide some love...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 13 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I have been a member of this forum for nearly two years now. During this time, I have gone through the most challenging experience of my life –a divorce from my wife of nearly 3...
    Buroak Buroak 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    I have been a member of this forum for nearly two years now. During this time, I have gone through the most challenging experience of my life –a divorce from my wife of nearly 3...
    Buroak Buroak 51-55, M 10 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I don't live in a completely sexless marriage. But I live in a marriage where I am rejected if I make the first move and we only have sex if he wants to, which is rare. This means...
    lisanalfie lisanalfie 36-40, F 14 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Curious. If there are any men here who find themselves to be past the point of a new start due to being unattractive to women generally, how do you envision your life post-sexless...
    novembercomingfire novembercomingfire 41-45 16 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm not really sure how to begin, or what to say... I once had a wonderful woman whom I adored and loved. Some how this all fell apart around a year ago... Sex gradually became...
    Jaden1971 Jaden1971 41-45 13 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I m loosing hope that the marriage will get any better and am starting to plan an exit
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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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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    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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    I've been in a sexless marriage for 14 years. It started going down hill within the first year and I knew then something wasn't right. I've poured my heart out to him so many times...
    ABlueChristine ABlueChristine 41-45, F 19 Responses Jun 29

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    (This is a post of mine from a previous profile. I decided I'd post it on my new profile) Gay Marriage I am fully in support of gay, lesbian and transgender couples' right to get...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I believe there is a higher being. I believe In the father the son and holy spirit. I believe that god sent his only son to save us. At times I doubt because of what I go through...
    kissssmykiki kissssmykiki 22-25, F 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    If you have read any of my stories, you probably know a lot about my life. My marriage has been a complete disaster, my husband finally confessed he had an emotional affair for...
    90loveandhate 90loveandhate 22-25, F Jul 3

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    Like the real love, the one until death. What happens to him ? My grand parents and a lot of elders I know I know are still together after all that time spend. (But I know also...
    ClassicGentleman ClassicGentleman 18-21, M 4 days ago

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    I believe there is a God but then again I do to have much evidence to back that up or facts that would prove he is there... But one thing I do know is that it's a safer path...
    chooseyourpath chooseyourpath 13-15, M 1 Response 58 mins ago

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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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    I had a arrange marriage…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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    About The Importance Of Respect „We are not Cain, Lord. We have not slain our brother. But our words are often sharp as a knife. We are not Cain, Lord. We have not thrown a...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M Jul 3

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    I believe gay marriage are grate to have. And I hope I have a marriage.
    Ashtonlamarthomas Ashtonlamarthomas 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I don't believe in marriage. So many marriages in the US end in divorce or people end up staying together miserably ever after. My parents hate each other and I don't want to end...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I am in my third marriage. Curious how things go, my first one ended because my wife refused sex almost all the time. to the point of being intolerable. The stories I read here, i...
    marcz7 marcz7 46-50, M 9 Responses Jul 4

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    Lessons From Finance Class... I'm taking Business Finance this month (because nothing is more fun than sixteen-week courses packed into a four-week-long summer class), and my...
    MeNotWe MeNotWe 26-30, F 12 Responses Jul 10

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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...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    “I remember the Chronicles of Angevil, that the Zombies will find the Ice Wall while the Fighters divide and defend and expel. I realized that the ice wall was and what the...
    1a2l3j 1a2l3j 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 13

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    the perfect way to describe my wife is a line from a Police song Synchronicity part II , "mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration , but we know all her suicides are...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 13 Responses Jul 15

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    The chamber is empty, all the bullets have been fired, and the marriage has breathed it's last! I've got no shortage of dates and fun and friends, I wake up every day smiling, no...
    Gearcynic Gearcynic 31-35, M 11 Responses Jul 17

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    I used to, i don't anymore. I mean not in the way or a form i used to. If you can understand... You see, i am a pagan, so i believe there is a force (no pun intended ) or such...
    MayaMoonShadow MayaMoonShadow 16-17, F 5 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    People are going to have different beliefs or thoughts about god. I choose to believe. Those who are in favor and love christ. Continue to do so. Don't let people discourage you...
    kissssmykiki kissssmykiki 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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