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I Believe In Marriage

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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 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 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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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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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    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 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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    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 2 Responses Jul 22

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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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    We Know How....

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

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I believe that it takes a lot of patience to continue to feel ignored, feel less then a equal partner, and not have our sexual desires fulfilled. I believe that marriage is a...
    kay0122 kay0122 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    There are truths behind these funny quotes....To the singles, would you still wanna take the plunge on marriage? ***I never married because there was no need. I have three pets at...
    0nOpalsMind 0nOpalsMind 41-45, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    I really don't like the idea of marriage. I feel dating and being inseparable is love. Don't need the whole legal system involved. My inspiration of love is Alan Rickman who has...
    PrincessAnnaT PrincessAnnaT 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    But sohhh many dont. Its creating tears. Divorce caused it. And arranged marriages. And religions. Even great bisexuals wreck it. For tax breaks. Not found in...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    Anyone else married to a "passive aggressive" spouse?
    0731bls 0731bls 46-50, F 2 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    Oh wait, I mean "Won't". "Won't" wait until marriage.
    RustinCohle RustinCohle 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Undecided whether to post this under this group or under the other one "I'm having random thoughts", I believe posted here the discussion shall be more thoughtful and sensitive...
    TheMaverickWoman TheMaverickWoman 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 15

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    As part of my core belief of continuous improvement and growth, I want to improve my marriage and relationship with my wife. Like most marriages I assume, we have our ups and...
    spiritnow spiritnow 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I just recently found out that my husband is talking to several women online....in a very sexual way. He apologized and regrets it.... We talked it out and want to grow from that...
    Brownie27 Brownie27 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23

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    Me, myself and my parents marriage... I asked my wife to go to a shrink with me about 3 years ago. she did not refuse the idea, but she ways always too busy, or tired or had a...
    frozenhere frozenhere 31-35, M 7 Responses a week ago

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    I know this is very sad to say but I don't believe in true love or marriages anymore. It is because of the kind of marriage I'm in currently. I used to think when I get married it...
    michellegh michellegh 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    My husband and I have been together ten years, and married for seven. Sex dropped off right after the wedding. Over our married years, we have typically had sex every other month...
    VanillaAlmond1 VanillaAlmond1 31-35, F 22 Responses Sep 2

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    Wish I could believe- my heavens he is really trying to be a better husband but he also watches me all the time. He has even taken over my office and works on his laptop from...
    peaceseeker09 peaceseeker09 46-50, F 13 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been denied sex by my wife for the past 24 years. I acknowledge that in the beginning I was responsible for most of the problems in the relationship. I was an alcoholic and...
    davejgj davejgj 66-70, M 2 Responses Aug 25

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    I am so exhausted from the roller coaster. Not enough sex, talk to my husband about it. Fights and tries to blame me so make whatever changes but ultimately promises it will get...
    newdaynewway newdaynewway 46-50, F 7 Responses Aug 30

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    Hi, I'm new here and thought I would reach out and share my story. I found EP from an article on the website when I was looking up sexless marriage. I signed up to read the...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 17 Responses 3 days ago

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    I totally believe in interracial dating and marriage. Many of my white girlfriends have dated and married outside their race. They even have children by men outside their race...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 7

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    I haven't posted anything for a very long time. I have separated from my husband and left my sexless, connection-less and intimacy-less marriage since my last post. We have sold...
    AW128 AW128 31-35, F 7 Responses Sep 14

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    So it has now been almost 11 years that I have been stuck is this sorry excuse for a marriage. I am torn between wanting to go, but I do not believe in divorce. I also know how...
    lonelyinlove04 lonelyinlove04 26-30 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    While I do not believe it is man's right to change God's given law regarding marriage........everyone is still entitled to their own choices and if someone is attracted to their...
    XannaleiseX XannaleiseX 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I live in a sexless marriage have been for the last 6 years... Just didn't realize I was until recently. In my situation i never married for love, didn't even find him attractive...
    Sobeit06 Sobeit06 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 28

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    Love Peace Marriage Relationship Will all be victorious in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ I will not tell you my name But I will tell you my age I am 23 years old If you and...
    broskidude broskidude 22-25, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    Everything is ok but sex. Yes, I know; those are the most unpopular words here. Those who dare to utter them are frequently treated with …….. But I just wanted to give some...
    largehopes largehopes 36-40 8 Responses Sep 2

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    I found an interesting study on sexlessness in The Journal of Sexual Medicine. I can't share the full pdf because there's no way to upload it here, but I will copy and paste the...
    RedOctagon RedOctagon 22-25, F 9 Responses Sep 2

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    For those with children who are thinking of divorcing or outsourcing, a word of caution. I won't go into my background as of now, how I grew up and how little I knew and understood...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    My husband and I decided to open our marriage just before I became pregnant with my second child last October. Neither of us has had the opportunity arise to become physical with...
    ModernHippieMama ModernHippieMama 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    .... So sex isn't important to her, and that hurts way more than it should, right? I feel like my life wouldn't be complete without her, but without sex, lust, passion, the feeling...
    drako112005 drako112005 22-25, M 15 Responses Aug 24

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    It is rare that ILIASM members get to hear from refusers, even their own. Consequently, I suggest that members take advantage of what Jessie21 has posted here: EP Link...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 9 Responses Aug 25

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    Is there any woman out there who lived in a sexless marriage and they were able to fix this problem? I just don't want to believe that my only option is divorce! WTF?
    Brownie27 Brownie27 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    I have posted here before, and am still (just) in my SM - but taking steps to leave it. I guess this might sound like a rant, but it's really just a question, and I would welcome...
    adeptlinguist adeptlinguist 51-55, M 24 Responses Aug 26

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    My grandma and dad were talking about same sex marriage and my grandma said its sad that there trying to legalize that, its against gods law..... Like seriously don't say that out...
    Loveless2000 Loveless2000 13-15, M 4 Responses Aug 29

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    I recently had an 'ah ha' moment. I was reading a book that explained what was referred to as "Overidentification". Essentially, some people identify their self-worth physical...
    NWTruthSeeker NWTruthSeeker 56-60, M 8 Responses Sep 1

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    Eight Signs You're in a Relationship Worth Keeping A friend of mine posted a link on Facebook to this article today. I think the author's eight points are valid, even if I don't...
    livelaughlovedream3 livelaughlovedream3 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 3

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    I've been in a sexless marriage for most of 30 years. While it has always bothered me greatly it has gotten much worse the past year. For financial reasons, I can't see getting...
    beachguy1056 beachguy1056 56-60, M 7 Responses Sep 3

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