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I Believe In The Sanctity Of Marriage

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    Growing Up In A Sexless Marriage

    I was almost tempted to join the "I Live In A Sexless Marriage" group, not because I live in a sexless marriage but because I grew up in one, i.e. my parent's one.I came on EP to write a weight loss blog and found that the largest group here is for people living in sexless...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 18 Responses Mar 14, 2011

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    I just saw a post on E.

    p .A man has posted it saying how he lives in a sexless marriage and how he is looking for a special person in his life Shouldn't. he divorce her before looking ?
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 10

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    The Catholic Priest And His Married Parishioner

    A Catholic priest and one of his married parishioners had fallen in love and had planned to have an affair.  A get together had been planned one evening.But the priest thought better of it and stayed home.That night, a new born baby was left in a shoe box on the priory doorstep...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 10 Responses Apr 29, 2012

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    To People Who Judge Other People:You know who you are

    I blocked you because you judge people and you don't even know them.So be it. Just shows your immaturity. People must understand some of these things I do & write are not neccesarlly based on myself. They could be based on maybe somethings on my past OR SOMEONE ELSES. The main...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F 1 Response Jan 29, 2012

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    God Is The Third Person In Our Marriage

    I do believe that a validly contracted marriage between two baptised persons is a holy and sacred covenant.  I believe that when a man and a woman exchange vows they are given a unique participation in the Divine Life.  They receive all the graces necessary to survive their...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 8 Responses Feb 5, 2011

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    Marriages usually break -up

    as 2 people don't stay committed to each other. Partners end up having affairs.Or compare the spouses with others.Marriage brings 2 people together but both have faults.I t is how we deal with these imperfections that make or mar marriages.
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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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 waiting to be married before I willingly have sex. I have never been on a romantic date. I have never had an offline boyfriend. Many in...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Marriage Is Understanding All Is Not Perfect

    Marriage and takeing the vows with all that is involved is really lying from the start. Thou shalt not commit adultry etc. in the Bible states many commandments.  Many things are said and done in life. What's it all really mean...? It means when your in a marriage or in life...
    Haunted5 Haunted5 56-60, F May 16, 2011

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    The Sanctity Of Marriage

    I believe in upholding the true definition of marriage. It is between two people that love each other.
    sky12345 sky12345 18-21, M 5 Responses Apr 18, 2013

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    Hate To Burst Your Bubble

    i totally don't believe in the sanctity of marraige. i'm not a god fearing man and i live in a sexless marraige. supposedly marraige is for two people man and won to join together have sex and have kids. why should the religious community force their ideas on people who have a...
    fineboxes fineboxes 56-60, M 4 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    You keep using the words 'Gay'

    and 'Marriage' together, as though they represent something... this confuses me. Stop it. No... really. You tell me that you support 'Gay Marriage' I'm just not sure I understand what that is... the word is a contradiction. You don't believe me then? Maybe... I can explain...
    TheDaken TheDaken 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 31, 2013

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    I was 22 when I got married.

    How I wish how I had done some things differently.I had problems with in-laws which I did not know how to solve .My husband was not of much help.Stephen Covey has said we should have a family mission statement.We want things to go our way and not put ourselves in the other person...
    mona87 mona87 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Struck By Lightning: Matrimony

    This is the true testimony of Gloria Polo Ortiz after she was struck by lightning and had a near death experience. In this story, I am quoting from her book of this title, and that section in the book called, "Matrimony".I would like to speak to you about the great grace of the...
    perseverer perseverer 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    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 6 days ago

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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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    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 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 3 Responses 6 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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    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 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 4 days ago

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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 1 day ago

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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 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 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 4 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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    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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    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 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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    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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 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 10 Responses 11 hrs 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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    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 6 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 3 days 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 3 days ago

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    My time has come. Court is tomorrow. Hopefully it is the last court date and I get my divorce. It is bittersweet. I had such hopes. I took my vows seriously. For better or worse...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 36-40, F 25 Responses 2 days 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

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    Rules of Engagement - A few new members have posted in this forum recently, and while I've only been a member for few weeks, I thought I'd share my opinion on the purpose of this...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Mar 20

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    The rubble of our marriage I try not to look I try to change my focus to what else gives me happiness my children my friends my home my community I cannot help...
    Bobbie71 Bobbie71 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    Two weeks ago, I shared what I thought would be my current status for awhile. Life being what it is - it has thrown me into a crazy roller coaster loop once again. The good news...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 21 Responses Mar 28

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