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I Believe In Marriage

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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...
    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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    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...
    june1999 june1999 31-35, F 9 Responses Aug 17, 2009

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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...
    NovemberBlue NovemberBlue 22-25, F Nov 10, 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...
    NinjaGuide321 NinjaGuide321 26-30, M Dec 3, 2013

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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...
    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...
    wolvescry2 wolvescry2 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 13

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 16, 2012

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    Someday, I hope to get married. I want to walk down that aisle and pledge my love and devotion to two men-God and my husband. But I'm finding many problems with marriage today...
    blackxrosexyuuki blackxrosexyuuki 18-21, F Dec 28, 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...
    DancingFox DancingFox 31-35, F Dec 6, 2009

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    I have always loved the idea of someday finding the perfect guy for me and getting married in some fairy tale scenario. But as I got older and watched relationships around me fail...
    ariel2891 ariel2891 22-25, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Most women dream of marriage but it never appealed to me. I dont believe there is a man special enough for me to want it.
    tb2985 tb2985 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I like the IDEA of it, but marriage isn't a life goal of mine. If two people are happy and don't care about going through the process and other complicated aspects of it, then I...
    Professionalgriefer Professionalgriefer 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Just to give you a perspective of how odd my family was I shall tell you this. When my grandmother announced that she was marrying "Mr Willeard", her father swore and her mother...
    projectgwyn101 projectgwyn101 16-17, M Apr 8

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    I finally lined up both a marriage counselor (to help us sort out whether or not our marriage is toast) and an individual therapist (to help me get my **** together) and now the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 17 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I m married, I assume I m happy :) I have a few friends...... but true friendship is literally 'rare' ! I assume I had three true friends...... the first one passed away few years...
    nik7891 nik7891 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Anyone know of any sexless marriage conventions?
    SheldonJPlankton SheldonJPlankton 41-45, M 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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    For as long as I recall, abortions have been legal. But it has also been equally legal for those who hold Religious convictions to speak against abortion. I personally think that...
    OnewithJC OnewithJC 36-40, F 1 Response 57 mins ago

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    I don't believe in gay marriage. I believe in marriage. And I think that's between any two people that love each other. Man and man. Woman and man. Woman and woman. Or whatever you...
    emilyv97 emilyv97 16-17, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    (Another old story of mine from my previous profile. I feel it's an important topic and it's something that's close to my heart) Gay Marriage I am fully in support of gay...
    PoeticTorture PoeticTorture 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 17

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    These are some of my strongest beliefs and I am also going to recite song lyrics from songs I love that help with these self-beliefs. In the religious aspect, I am a Christian and...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    Update from Opposite Land Even though I normally have sex 3-4 times a week with my beloved post sexless marriage lover, I haven't had sex for a week. Why? He is sick with...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses a week ago

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    the reasons why i dont want to do anything sexual before marriage : reason number 1 : what if i had sex with my girl friend before marriage , and after few days i met with...
    lifetriangle lifetriangle 22-25, M 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    Wake up mode! I am I great pain and can't control it! I am trying to figure out how to get over it. I found a few things to think about, that may help me. I tried to force true...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 9 Responses Mar 18

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    Susanne Atanus, Who Blames Gay Rights For Tornadoes, Wins GOP Nomination For Congress A Republican candidate who believes that God dictates weather patterns and that tornadoes...
    bijouxbroussard bijouxbroussard 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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    It's a tale as old as time - stay for the kids. I have always said I would stay for the sake of my daughter. I would decide what direction to take after she leaves home. That...
    Steph613 Steph613 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 27

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    A Discovery of Self....When I first started coming to this website I had a typical everything was okay bar the sex attitude. I still wanted to divorce but I didn't want to hurt my...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    I believe that sexuality is fluid. People should fall in love with the person and not the sex of that person. Your heart will love who it chooses. If you are consenting adults...
    Nuovinzi Nuovinzi 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    The divorce rate is high and getting higher. I have a best friend and my older brother that have been divorced both with a little child. I don't believe in marriage and or love. It...
    Spiritm Spiritm 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    I asked for a divorce 2 months ago. He moved out 2 weeks ago. Divorce will be final in 6 months. I wrote all my stories in I live in a sexless marriage group. I have been a member...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 2

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    I am 36 years old. I shock many when they find out about my inexperience and lack of knowledge of most things romantic. I am still waiting for my first real kiss. I am still...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    There are 2 whys in the sexless marriage. The first is: why does my spouse not want sex? This leads to a huge cycle of reason-chasing, smokescreening from the refuser, magical...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 8 Responses Mar 26

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    This is a little scary, posting about such private matters to people I've never met, but here goes. I googled sexless marriage for the first time today. What triggered it was the...
    TCKat TCKat 36-40, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    The Signs! Aries - Activity, initiative, leadership, impulsiveness, courage, bravery, independence. Or, arrogance, intolerance, selfishness and dominating behavior. Taurus...
    cycloneange cycloneange 70+, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    I can't believe it. Over two years and a half years gone....And, let me tell you I have had more sex in these past two years then the twelve years of that relationship combined...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F Mar 26

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    I am not what you would consider a "religious person" I do have a faith in something larger then all of us, commonly known as god. I also believe that with out teaching some kind...
    MrsJoanieBNH MrsJoanieBNH 56-60, T Apr 2

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    My reason is this: no one should tell anyone who someone should be able to marry just because they are of the same sex. Most people go by religious documents that say gay marriage...
    ThisAsianLovesYou ThisAsianLovesYou 16-17, F 2 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    Progress. I've realized a lot. One of the biggest things: I THINK I may be a counter refuser, because I'm the one who cares! (Metta called this one I think...) True refusers...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 24

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    I don't like the Idea of being a man's property. I know that nowadays that's not what marriage is about, but I have a fear of ending up some one's property. For other people...
    Pixadelia Pixadelia 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Ok let me jus get summink off of my chest I hate the way society is today … I mean the negativity of life these days jus kills me like it's not even being realistic to say or...
    IILaraII IILaraII 18-21, F Apr 8

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    Not so bad :) My life was a limbo. Not so much now. After all that drama i have to say things are looking great. I am no longer with my husband. I did had a melt down but right...
    Smileface Smileface 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 22

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    I'm a 39-year-old woman, married for 11 years I have not had sex with my husband in more than three years. My story is so pathetic. At first it was only a few months and then it...
    Roxie1130 Roxie1130 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    Marriages are far from what Jehovah intended.....Believe Me....I Know.
    MrKnowledgeable MrKnowledgeable 31-35 1 Response Mar 26

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    He moved out a week ago. It was getting excruciating to be able to look at him everyday and see that he is relieved and ready to move on. He went to sleep on a friends couch. I...
    Cucly80 Cucly80 31-35, F 19 Responses Mar 31

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    A good friend of mine has started talking to me about his divorce last year in more detail and it turned out he was in a long time sexless marriage (and I believe his account of it...
    celtusa celtusa 46-50, M 11 Responses Apr 2

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    My marriage is at its end right now. Wife is demanding her freedom after twenty plus years together. I was in an open marriage it's just that I didn't know or approve of it. I...
    SamStartingOver SamStartingOver 41-45, M 4 Responses Apr 3

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    Being gay is a deviation from nature. If we take a look at animals in nature we can see that none of them are gay. A few are heterosexual or androgynous but they are actually...
    darkanddesolate darkanddesolate 16-17, F 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    I just read the story on the caretaker from NeedingtoVent (thank you NTV), and it really hit me hard. In my journey I am recognizing my failings to be far greater than I thought...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Thank you to everyone who took the time to respond to my post yesterday. I was overwhelmed by the friendship and advice that you guys gave. As I think about the situation I am in...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25