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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    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 3 Responses a week 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 5 Responses a week 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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    So I have a huge decision that needs to be made, that is giving me many sleepless nights. If you read my back story, you will understand the state of my marriage. My husband took a...
    Maezy64 Maezy64 46-50, F 26 mins ago

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    Hello EP people. Just found the site. No sex or intimacy for almost 5 yrs. since my wife fell pregnant. Worst thing is the loneliness. She refuses to even go to bed at the same...
    mcnorton mcnorton 51-55, M 4 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My wife and I have been married for 13 years, together for 16 years. We love each other dearly and share many fundamental values. We have two great children under ten. We have a...
    1100R 1100R 41-45, M 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Does anyone really leave this group without leaving the marriage? I don't think its possible, interested to hear opinions. Thanks.
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 8 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm keen to hear the other side of the story. What do "refusers" say? Do any of them visit this blog? If my wife said to me, "I really need my back scratched every day, and you...
    DownunderDude DownunderDude 41-45, M 13 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know if my story is the same, or different...some of us know nothing and everything about the reasons why we're here. I'm in my mid 30's, my husband is 50ish. We've been...
    DichotomyInMotion DichotomyInMotion 36-40, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    There are many instances of people here, especially newbies, claiming that everything is good but the sex. I have even said it myself . But we all know that sex is far from the...
    SuntObosit SuntObosit 56-60, M 4 Responses 4 hrs 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 4 Responses Apr 13

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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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    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 2 Responses 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 14 Responses Apr 10

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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 Apr 15

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    Psychology Today has a couple of recent articles regarding "Does Sexless marriage justify adultery". The articles are reasonable and informed and the comments worthwhile. They...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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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 8 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 Apr 13

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    Ive been married for 13 y. And Ive been living in a sexless marriage for the past 4 or 5 maybe more. We have three kids and there was always an excuse for not having sex with...
    aking1973 aking1973 41-45, M 17 Responses 1 day ago

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    i dont believe in love but i do believe that one can be fooled into believing it even i still get fooled into believing it but i quickly realize its just me being ignorant and...
    BreakingTheChainsOfMyLife BreakingTheChainsOfMyLife 18-21, M 13 hrs ago

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    I do believe that dreams have meaning and give us hints and clues to what awaits in front of us. I get different kinds of dreams from Prophetic, Progressive, Epic, Recurring, False...
    Merarim Merarim 22-25, F 2 Responses 12 hrs 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 6 days 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 Apr 10

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    My husband and I got married in March 2010 and had our first child by October that year. We had our second child January 2013 and by the end of that month my hubby told me he was...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The Signs! Aries - Activity, initiative, leadership, impulsiveness, courage, bravery, independence. Or, arrogance, intolerance, selfishness and dominating behavior. Taurus...
    affilli8 affilli8 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 a week 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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    I stumbled across this song on YouTube. I'm a Natalie Merchant fan and was surprised I hadn't heard this song before. I've done some research about the meaning of the song. I read...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I had reset sex with my husband last night. I'm not sure if I did it to try to wipe out my memory of the married ******* who ****** me a couple of weeks ago and then dumped me, or...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 11 Responses 4 days ago

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    All people are people. And here in America, the issue is quite illogical. I don't know if it's the largest of an issue here, but when I hear about states legalizing gay marriage it...
    Audrina14 Audrina14 13-15, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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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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    I am very serious about them I truly believe they can work because on the Internet you can truly be your self and learn the real them
    nicenerd5107 nicenerd5107 13-15, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Many of the stories on here involve people sharing stories of how their spouses are cheating on them. The sheer number of such stories simultaneously saddens and disgusts me. My...
    lifeisatest lifeisatest 22-25, M 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I think guys and girls can be just friends I think this because I have a guy friend who I could trust with my life and talk to about everything, he knows everything about me and I...
    jxnnaa jxnnaa 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago