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I Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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 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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    What makes a marriage become sexless ? I'm very curious about. Is it because there's no spark? If not what made it go away ? Is it because you fell out of love ? What makes married...
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 13 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Tomorrow is our 8th anniversary. I haven't gotten my husband anything yet. Our marriage is a mess, to say the least. Two years ago he FORGOT our anniversary, and I was...
    wasguzie wasguzie 41-45, F 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Little off topic but wonderfully insightful. http://www.slate.com/articles/double_x/doublex/2014/03/esther_perel_on_affairs_spouses_in_happy_marriages_cheat_and_americans_don.html...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Silver Lining I’m having major surgery a week from now, and my STBX couldn’t be any less supportive. We have to live under the same roof until the financial settlement of our...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 6 Responses 33 mins ago

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    I don't know what to do. I have this problem I can't solve. It's a problem formed of many problems and all of them are as unsolvable as the whole. I can't do a thing, I am...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 14 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 14

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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 15 Responses Jul 29

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    A couple more signs of marital recovery. I keep telling the betrayed wives who message me, focus on actions, not words. My husband said all the right words when he cheated. But...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F Aug 17

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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 Jul 28

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    Hmm this week I've been adding stories to the experiences I've chosen since being a member on here. I've been adding each story one at a time.And so far it's been pretty straight...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 1 Response 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 4 days ago

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    I am 35 years old and still believe in true love, however, I am very much doubting (at this point in my life) that I will ever find true love. I am approaching middle age and I...
    pantspooper12345 pantspooper12345 31-35, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    You can cry all day long and pray, but that's not going to move God to work on your situation. He does hear your cry and undertand your needs, but that's not faith and faith is...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 18

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    I got married at 16 and my husband was 26, and there were a lot of people that said it would never last. Although most of my family were supportive I know behind my back there...
    Redneckmom1992 Redneckmom1992 22-25, F Aug 18

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    My wife and I love each other but we have not been physically intimate in five years. It began when my wife gave birth to our only son. She had preeclampsia and was very ill; our...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 15 Responses Aug 13

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    Okay, so I was on here a few days ago and told a little about my situation and history. Most people were harsh and judgmental towards me when I admitted to being the one who...
    Nil0 Nil0 46-50, F 11 Responses Jul 30

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    My Story Part 2 About a year I could not face the reality... I thought it all was happening to somebody else and I was just watching... at the same time my country collapsed in...
    TheFullMoon TheFullMoon 51-55, F Aug 1

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    Hello everyone. I've not been here in over a year. If you read my other two post then I can tell you that nothing has changed. Same S different day as they say. It is now my...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 14 Responses Aug 6

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    Used to think i was going to meet a perfect girl, someone i wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Used to think i'd get married and everything will be just fine, but that...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Bear with me because this may seem off topic, but it isn't. I've been recently thinking about death. Yesterday, my post sexless marriage lover had to put his beloved dog of 14...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses 6 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 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm catholic and marriage is necessary. I understand that but I just don't believe in it. Whenever I think about it I start feeling suffocated or something like that. I don't like...
    Kimberlynnn Kimberlynnn 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    And why wouldn't I? The ONLY reason I could see for anyone to have anything against gay marriage is religion. But if you are against gays because of religion then you are a...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 30

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    My wife and I love each other but we have not been physically intimate in five years. It began when my wife gave birth to our only son. She had preeclampsia and was very ill; our...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 4 Responses Aug 13

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    I believe some people marry to stop from being alone not caring if the make another person lonely. I have been married going on 12 years and my wife slowly started losing all...
    distant7322 distant7322 46-50, M 16 Responses Aug 20

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    Advice for Getting Advice I got this list of "advice for getting advice" in an email today. I thought it would be an excellent thing to share here especially since it's about...
    papaya6 papaya6 22-25, F 6 Responses Jul 28

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    Well my marriage was hell. Ok. That may be a little unfair. The end of it certainly was! I'd watched all my families marriages fall apart. I have seven cousins across three...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jul 30

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    Hi. New here and posting fir the first time. Hoping it helps to vent. Married for 20 plus years. No physical contact in the last year. Only reset sex once every 3 or 4 months, at...
    Butitsallovernow Butitsallovernow 46-50, M 27 Responses Aug 2

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    Well, I went on one date, so I guess that counts. Just the other night, a month after I left my marriage. The friend of a friend that had noticed me in circles previously and heard...
    birdie39 birdie39 41-45, F 11 Responses Aug 4

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    Ok so I am married with two kids for 7 yrs to my best friend, two young kids 5 and 2. Ever since having kids the "US" in the marriage has slowly diminished. He would sit in the...
    hbgirl24 hbgirl24 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    My magical journey based on book "The magic" written by Rhonda Byrne for attracting my desires of life( A perfect dream JOB and my marriage with my love) Day 28-Remember the magic...
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Oh well my secret is out and as much as I hate to say it I live in a sexless marriage. My story does not quite start like a fairytale as when we met we were both recovering from...
    mysteryjourney mysteryjourney 36-40, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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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 1 Response 3 days ago

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