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I Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 145 People

    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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 6 days 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 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

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    I don't trust anyone But my cows.
    Huskyforders Huskyforders 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 22

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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 a week 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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    From HuffPost Divorce:The Problem with Staying Together for the Kids Mom and dad don't like each other. They don't make small talk. They don't chuckle about last night's episode...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 12 Responses 18 hrs 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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    I believe in treating others the way you want to be treated. I people that are priorities in my life but I'm nice to everyone. I'll do anything I can to help. I'm not selfish. I...
    R3dheadbrit18 R3dheadbrit18 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I know not everyone shares my beliefs I'm not going to yell on here and say people are wrong for what they believe or if they don't agree with me everyone has the right to their...
    Knightgirlalice Knightgirlalice 13-15, F 2 Responses 44 mins ago

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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...
    LadyMarredMind LadyMarredMind 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 Oct 20

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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 Oct 21

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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 8 Responses Oct 17

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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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    Love is really the most powerful thing and yet most people don't really know what it is. So I would like to share something I've found with all you posters. There are a few...
    thepurposeislove thepurposeislove 26-30, M 3 days ago

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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 24 Responses Oct 22

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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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    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 13 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 16 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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    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 17 Responses 5 days ago

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

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    26 year old, well-settled, Indian gay guy working in the creative industry here. Looking for a lesbian/bi-sexual girl for an MOC. I believe a marriage is between two people who can...
    JacobCA JacobCA 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 7

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    I don't believe in marriage so why should I wait until then to enjoy something so wonderful? The time I started being sexually active was when I was 17 and it was 'eh' until we...
    rawrgirl90 rawrgirl90 22-25, F 8 Responses Oct 12

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    My wife and I got married in our 40's. Neither of us had been married before. We were best friends for a few years before things got serious. She had come from a family with an...
    notsureofanythinganymore notsureofanythinganymore 56-60, M 9 Responses Oct 12

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