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I Believe In Marriage

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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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    We Know How....

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

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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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I believe it's how we treat our partners..it can turn out good or it will turn out bad..
    Raisa26 Raisa26 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 8

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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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    My wife never tells me she loves me and never has a kind word for me. She doesnt like the way I breathe, sweep the floor, clean the toilets or the counter, gets angry with me when...
    48Jeff 48Jeff 46-50, M 3 hrs ago

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    Seeking Therapy I’ve made my first step. I am seeing a therapist. This is not to try and repair my sexless marriage. I have realized that my sex life, the passion, the lust...
    Adam4Eve Adam4Eve 46-50, M 4 Responses 47 mins ago

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    I think the problem with my sexless marriage is not the fact that it's sexless, but the fact that it's a marriage. The wedding of a non-union. What is not united should not be...
    Aeonian Aeonian 51-55, M 14 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I didn't wait until marriage. I was 17 an he was 23. I didn't regret it, and still dont, but the way he treats me now, i love him unconditionally, yet he fails to even try an talk...
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    So I have been married for eight years to a smart, good looking, caring man who loves me dearly. And I do live him. But we haven't had sex in 8 1/2 years. I've tried to initiate...
    Candymaker Candymaker 41-45, F 21 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My wife has been having online conversations with a group of people outside of our marriage it has awoken a sexual side of her that is arousing to me. I am going to allow it to...
    44megpipe 44megpipe 41-45, M 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I feel very trapped in my marriage. We are two people who should never have gotten married. There are some things I want to do and experience that I am unable to do. She has so...
    wannabechef wannabechef 51-55, M 2 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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    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 1 Response 2 days 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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    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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    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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    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 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 4 days ago

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    I lived in a sexless marriage for ten years. But when the divorce and custody battle came, it was infinitely worse than the marriage ever could have been. I watched the child I...
    hypersex1111 hypersex1111 51-55, M 8 Responses 12 hrs ago

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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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    Ive never been able to believe anything unless i see it. So sorry, god and ghosts are out of the question.
    happyconfused212 happyconfused212 18-21, T 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I always knew it was about control... I have not heard from my stbx in two weeks. Things have been extremely stressful at work and I have not really been noticing it...stbx has...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 7 Responses Jun 25

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    Please excuse my language i am not so good at writing...I havent seen my sister for about 3 years now and i dont know how to reach her or hear about her i dont know if she is fine...
    hearts121 hearts121 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I do believe that gay marriage should become legal. Everyone has the right to love who they love. This means everyone should have the right to marry to who they love, no matter...
    DamoiseauDynavolt DamoiseauDynavolt 16-17, M Jul 6

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    Never thought I would have a kid before marriage and definitely never thought I would be a single mom and not have a stable family for my child. Never thought I would be with...
    lovelylady20 lovelylady20 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Tomorrow is T -1... so to speak. I have finally set up an appointment with my first attorney. Then Monday I have an appointment with a divorce mediator (who knows, maybe it can...
    inmytime inmytime 31-35, M 7 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I can't believe I waited so long to tell my husband it was over. 6/16 I told my husband I wanted a divorce & 6/24 I paid the lawyer. I feel so relieved! The Kids are sad but they...
    gracehopepeace gracehopepeace 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 24

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