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I Believe In Marriage

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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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    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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    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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 Sep 21

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    Anyone else married to a "passive aggressive" spouse?
    0731bls 0731bls 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 22

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    or a good idea Please make your story longer.
    dontcareforlabels dontcareforlabels 41-45, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    Conversation (HoH) - rejected (this is fine though and we discussed potential dom/sub which was also rejected) both are fine to reject So next thought was something I want to...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I posted this up as a response, but it's rather reflective of my view on the idea of a god. I'm more a believer in the individual person and people and the common good than I am...
    YohKomori YohKomori 22-25, M 1 hr 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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    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 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    I love this sermon. "God's going to ask us at the day of judgment, "Why didn't you receive the Holy Ghost? Why wasn't you borned of the Spirit? Why wasn't you this way and that...
    jemdl21 jemdl21 16-17, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I am with my father now. He went for a smoke. He's on the phone while smoking. I bet I knew who he is talking to. I was in pain, physically, emotionally, mentally, since the past...
    ParkerMaguire ParkerMaguire 26-30, M 22 mins ago

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    Well I'm not but I did and I would like to encourage all of you who are standing up to all the pressure of society and peer group and saving yourself for your husband (or wife) and...
    MrsSThomas MrsSThomas 36-40, F 2 mins ago

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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 15 hrs 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 3 days ago

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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 a week ago

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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 3 Responses 5 days ago

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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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    Jesus & Shakespeare are libraries of ideas not historic individual people? In the past individuals did not exist in the same way as today. Social groups created work and then used...
    sogdianrock sogdianrock 51-55, M Oct 4

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    I have had a few long-term relationships and I am in one currently. This person is the first one I thought that maybe I could remain faithful to and go down the known path of...
    xJulia xJulia 22-25, F Oct 4

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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 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 23

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    This letter in today's Dear Prudence column sounded like one some refusers might write after being served with divorce papers. " Q. I Want Her Back: I have been an awful husband...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 11 Responses Sep 24

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    Its easy to justify ourselves for not leaving an unhappy marriage. "I dont want to leave the kids", "We are going to therapy", "I cant afford it", and "He said he would change" are...
    RobertCarlos RobertCarlos 46-50, M 12 Responses Oct 9

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    I am sure this post is probably going to get some negative feedback, but be it as it may, i apologize if i offend anybody. Im sure it does not apply to all as it once applied to...
    RobertCarlos RobertCarlos 46-50, M 6 Responses Oct 11

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    I MUST learn how to live celibate. It is difficult at best. This is something that I never expected out of life. I gave more than my share to my sexless marriage. We had been...
    HAR1978 HAR1978 46-50, F 17 Responses Oct 11

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    “Check engine light” This weekend I became so mad at my soon to be ex-husband. I didn’t want to waste my time and energy. I mean, after all, who does it benefit? Clearly...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 11 Responses Oct 12

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    Former member checking in. I wrote in I am Dating After a Sexless Marriage but it seems pretty quiet over there... so I am checking in here, too. It has been an amazing journey...
    awakeforthedancechecksin awakeforthedancechecksin 36-40, F 13 Responses Sep 22

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    I have been married for almost three years now. My husband and I have not had sex in months. I believe he enjoys his video game and social media instead. I've talked to him...
    MrsEG MrsEG 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    I believe this statement wholeheartedly however in a marriage there needs to balance of love and intimacy and so many other things. We can't always be what our spouse hopes for or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 22

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    Gay marriage is legal In New Zealand
    rougewolf55555 rougewolf55555 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 2

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