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I Believe In Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 146 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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    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    I Think Marriage Is Outdated.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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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.
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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 9 hrs ago

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    When you break the vows of marriage, you have lied before God, you have before all the company of Heaven. Make a marriage takes steadfast devotion. Divorce may be legal in the...
    Nigel1224 Nigel1224 46-50, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    The sweetest revenge. Happiness! It's come to my conclusion that my refused is just a miserable person. No matter what I do he will find something to find fault in. He feels...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 10 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    For those of us in this situation who believe it is one of abuse, I came across something I can really relate to and wanted to share. Narcissistic Victim Syndrome. It is a mental...
    selfcompassion selfcompassion 51-55, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Divisions are not always bad. When to unite and when to divide, that is the question, and a right answer requires the wisdom of a Solomon. Some settle the problem by rule of...
    Cootamundra Cootamundra 70+, M 2 hrs ago

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    Don't want to have an affair, don't want a divorce, still love my wife very much, but it's been at least ten years since my wife has shown much, if any, interest in sex and the...
    james53jr james53jr 61-65, M 3 Responses 36 mins ago

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    Higher love. And baser desires. I'm still kinda dwelling on my h's explosion at me last weekend. One of the things he told me was the 'he fell in love with my mind'. Which is...
    elkclan elkclan 41-45, F 7 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I went to a marriage where there was the good times but in the last it was a sexless marriage it was them I was abandoned. Left alone. Battled depression. Got counseling was hoping...
    sunney55 sunney55 46-50, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Living in Japan, my experience may be slightly different than a lot of you... I've been married for 8 years, she got pregnant before we were married, and since then, I can count...
    griker42 griker42 31-35, M 2 Responses 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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    This is a topic that a lot of people have opinions on. I didn't wait until marriage & I'm not even planning on getting married for a long time. I was 14 when I lost my virginity. I...
    kaitybobaityxo kaitybobaityxo 16-17, F 6 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I have exhausted all efforts to reason with my wife about our marriage. In my hopelessness I am turning to Jesus, and he has enlightened me how to approach the subject with my...
    dynamic71 dynamic71 41-45, M 15 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    The tide is high but I'm holding on I'm gonna be your number one I'm not the kind of girl who gives up just like that Oh no ..................... Song by Blondie that my brain...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 6 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    How do your religious/moral convictions affect how you handle your SM? I am pretty new here, so forgive me if the topic has already been covered. I understand the three typical...
    DoeEyed DoeEyed 31-35, F 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My therapist taught me a trick I consider to be pretty damn valuable in these types of dysfunctional marriages. Emotions are all over the place, communication is more effective...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 5 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Who Wants To Be A Millionaire? - My STBX and I had the most constructive conversation yesterday about the financial aspects of our divorce. It was just us - no lawyers - and we...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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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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    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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    Wish I could believe- my heavens he is really trying to be a better husband but he also watches me all the time. He has even taken over my office and works on his laptop from...
    peaceseeker09 peaceseeker09 46-50, F 12 Responses Sep 20

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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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    Women need real men but many men aren't allowed to be strong and protective, courteous and thoughtful because many women have been led to believe that men are hardly necessary in...
    Nigel1224 Nigel1224 46-50, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    i believe you guys here to help each other,to give advice/suggestion to each other and to to judge. so here's my experience. ive never been in any real relationship before. all i...
    fraufraufrau fraufraufrau 26-30, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I don't believe in happiness in love.I used to but now not so much. I believe that love brings us pain and honestly in my opinion all of the great loves are sad. And for something...
    ThatBlueOwl ThatBlueOwl 16-17, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    If it's meant to be, it will happen. Love has its strange ways of finding its way back. Regardless of what you believe or don’t believe, when it comes to love, you need to have a...
    JAD01 JAD01 31-35, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I believe that if there comes a time where you and your lover are going to be apart because of distance, might as well end it. And believe that if you guys were truly meant to be...
    KarinaLin KarinaLin 18-21, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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