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I Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    We Know How....

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

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    Mom and Dad are what my marriage would simply be like (I wish). Marriage is harder than I thought, there were ups and downs during my parents' marriage. But what I saw at them, how...
    candy8ar candy8ar 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    Of course! Marriage means obsession,love,friendship,acquaintence,estrangement,loathing and eventual hatred.
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I used to think marriage was a load of crap, but now I think that it is if you let it get that way. Now I want to find someone to marry, find my love and best friend. Whatever may...
    Steffi627 Steffi627 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I'm not sure I will ever trust someone enough to get married.
    TheNateAust TheNateAust 18-21, M 3 days ago

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    I don't trust anyone But my cows.
    Huskyforders Huskyforders 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    On the 30 of this month it will be 21 years since I said I do to the man I feel in love with and our love still goes strong
    Jungle46 Jungle46 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am trying to come to terms with everything. My husband wants a sexless marriage. Why? Because he feels sex interferes with his spiritual progress. I have tried talking to him...
    mairia mairia 26-30, F 15 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I find I can't share with many people and I just want to shout here. I just got married in 1 month. I been with my hubby for 7 years, before we got married. I hope to get married...
    depressrach depressrach 31-35, F 5 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    And it's not a man with kids... Or is it? Ok, it's not Well...at least there was no love at first sight or first date with the guy I went out with last evening. I had never gone...
    Sarahbellas Sarahbellas 26-30, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    In Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. marriage can exist only between a man and a woman. my message to you it's not late to do the right thing before you meet your God in the day of...
    epshadow epshadow 26-30, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Hi good morning. I can sympathize with your feelings. In my own marriage after 25 years. There was no more sex. For two years. It began to build the wall in between us. My wife at...
    sunney55 sunney55 46-50, M 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I do not desire him anymore. I have been married for near 13 years now with 2 great kids. Problems in our marriage have eroded most of the love I have for him. I do not have any...
    mariefrancea mariefrancea 41-45, F 1 Response 23 mins ago

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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...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 11 hrs ago

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    37 female in a sexless marriage. I feel too young to be going through this
    sexyingrey sexyingrey 36-40, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    being in a sexless marriage is so frustrating. I shouldn't have to beg my husband for sex it's so sad
    sexyingrey sexyingrey 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I need a break. I am exhausted from consuming myself over the past ten months trying to fix my marriage while my wife has done nothing except pull further and further away. She...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 1 Response 41 mins ago

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    Rediscovering Sex in a Sexless Marriage: Rediscovering sex - This is where things are at now. For those who are reading my story for the first time let me point out my marriage...
    Fireflyz26 Fireflyz26 31-35, F 13 Responses Oct 2

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    I take back a lot of what I said about love...Ive made a previous post stating the different types of love but what I am getting ready to discuss supersedes that post. As Ive now...
    CoolIntellectualJames88 CoolIntellectualJames88 22-25, M 1 Response 23 mins ago

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    Frankly, That's Just A Bullshit Excuse Most people nowadays come from divorced parents & they turn out just fine. If anything, I think it is more harmful for the children to grow...
    deadmoon deadmoon 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    There is something seriously wrong when religious morals are the basis for law making. Just because you think its taboo for a man to love a man doesn't mean everyone feels the same...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Hi I am new to this forum but I have had the opportunity to read posts and study them. I feel less lonely now and realize that my experience is shared by many. I decided to post as...
    FantasticNJGuy FantasticNJGuy 41-45, M 12 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm new here and hope my post makes it to the right place. I've been with my H for 17 years. He's 10 years older than I am, I'm 55. from the beginning he had ED problems, but I...
    Sarita22 Sarita22 46-50, F 20 Responses Oct 14

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    THE TRUTH BEHIND THESE KINDS OF MARRIAGES.Last week, I wrote an article for my blog titled: Six Reasons That Your Marriage Will Fail. One of the areas that I highlighted was...
    MarredMind MarredMind 36-40, F 14 Responses Oct 15

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    Well, I don't live in a SM anymore. I left him 1-year ago today. I'm still sexless (not for the whole year) but that's now my choice as opposed to a symptom. Choice feels way...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    Update. I have been officially divorced since July 30th, 2014. We divorced amicably and are still friends. I moved out of state and currently live with my parents (during the...
    frustratedndc frustratedndc 36-40, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    There’s a number of reasons why people live in sexless marriages, every married couple’s situation is different; you could talk to fifteen different couples and hear fifteen...
    miryam57 miryam57 56-60, F 7 Responses Oct 17

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    Hello ep I am in need of a female point of view just a friend to talk to and give honest advice. My fifteen years of marriage is on the rocks my wife doesn't believe or just doesn...
    tfglenallen1970 tfglenallen1970 41-45 10 Responses Sep 26

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    On commitment. I can say that my belief in God is directly proportional to the amount of trouble I find myself in at a particular time. After years of searching, I have gone back...
    RobertCarlos RobertCarlos 46-50, M 4 Responses Oct 13

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    An Ask Amy column that may be relevant when it comes to what some here are or have experienced in their marriages. "Dear Amy: My wife and I have been happily married for over 20...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 4 Responses Oct 15

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    So many marriages lose their way after a while. Having an affair is not always the answer, the end run is devastating. When the marriage begins to turn that way, why not look...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F Sep 30

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    Just had a bunch on my mind and feel like rambling. So I want to share a little about my rehabilitated sexless marriage (see backstory for details) due to a few private emails...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 9 Responses Oct 3

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    I'm an individual who usually goes with the flow, yes I still have opinions, but only when I have a right to say that I do. especially of gay marriage I am not for gay marriage...
    vividmemorieslost vividmemorieslost 18-21, F Oct 5

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    My husband is overweight, but is kind, considerate, even handsome. We have two kids together and have a wonderful family life. Since we've been married (4 years now), the sex...
    mzansigirl mzansigirl 36-40, F 23 Responses 3 days ago

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    Alright, so I have thought about this and finally decided that it is time to make a decision on my religious status. I never was a christian nor do i believe in any religion. I...
    Mightyzaxor Mightyzaxor 18-21, M 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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