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I Don't Believe In Marriage Anymore

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 62 People

    No - I Don't Believe It Is For Me -- Ever

    Some people are the marrying type, some are not.  I am trying to end a really bad relationship with my husband. It's been an emotional roller coaster.     I did believe .. once. I don't anymore.  I won't again.  I know that some...
    MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 10 Responses Dec 31, 2008

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    Used to think i was going to meet a perfect

    girl, someone i wanted to spend the rest of my life with. Used to think i'd get married and everything will be just fine, but that bubble burst a while ago. I've seen many marriages, not one genuinely 'happy'. Sure the ones i'd call successful are the ones that stick together...
    jafetgx jafetgx 22-25, M 1 Response Aug 20, 2014

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    Joined This Group Ages Ago And It'S Still True

    Marriage can be so good. Someone has committed to having your back, and you theirs... that is supposed to be how it works. I’ve been married twice and divorced twice, so it obviously didn’t work that way for me. I had really high hopes especially the second time, and I...
    Fallflower Fallflower 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 20, 2013

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    A Man On His Deathbed...

         ... made one final dying request of his wife.     "Darling, promise me you'll marry Andrew after I'm gone." he said.     "Of course honey, anything you want," his wife replied, "but I thought you hated Andrew."     With his last dying breath her husband said...
    Manorkill1 Manorkill1 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2011

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    It's a Damn Trap!

    I literally just heard a woman I work with say "It's more expensive to get a divorce than it is to get married"  Amen sister!! I sat and watched the church I grew up in marry children (20 year olds) off just so they wouldn't have pre-marital sex! That's a crock of...
    PinUpPaige PinUpPaige 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 9, 2009

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    Too Much Pain

    so many marriages end in divorce... both of my parents parents got divorced, now my parents are on their way to divorce... my bf's parents got divorced... there is so much pain in marriage, so much pressure. i dont think marriage stands for what it used to anymore, i dont really...
    Phasmid Phasmid 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 6, 2010

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    If You Are Thinking About It...don't Do It, Just Don't Do It

    We have all been there, some of us are still wading in it's trenches. You meet a man/woman, the biology of the situation kicks in, you feel the warm fuzzies, you think you want this forever. Let me tell you folks on the fence some real ish, people don't stay the same forever...
    Earthwalker4 Earthwalker4 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 7, 2012

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    I just recently found out

    that my husband is talking to several women online....in a very sexual way. He apologized and regrets it.... We talked it out and want to grow from that experience but I honestly feel so betrayed that this thought started to shape inside of me that I don't really believe in...
    Brownie27 Brownie27 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 23, 2014

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    I Have Become Cynical

    I feel resentful because I have lost faith and hope in marriage. I am in a lonely, unhappy marriage and its made me cynical which I hate. When I see couples getting married I always either think don't bother! Or if I'm feeling a bit more positive that day I hope that they are...
    Lilacpearl Lilacpearl 31-35, F Sep 19, 2013

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    Marriage Isn't For Everyone

    The worst experience in my life was my parent's divorce.  Don't get me wrong, they needed to get divorce, but the divorce itself was this four year process of backstabbing and constant crying.  Imagine being 11 years old and the only adult in a triangle relationship...
    SINATRA78 SINATRA78 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 16, 2009

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    In Love With A Non-believer....

    My boyfriend and I have been together for over 2 years. He has been married and divorced twice and I have once. We both have children from our previous marriages - his live with the ex wives and mine are grown and gone. I love him in a way that I have never loved before. I...
    zaneselle zaneselle 41-45, F Apr 10, 2012

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    There's absolutely no point to it. First, I abhor the idea of getting any sort of government involved in personal relationships. Who was the first person to suggest that anyway...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 13

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    I don't know why I want to be married, I don't want the responsibility but I just want the companion
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 21

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    People could be committed for life or break each others hearts and crush one another's souls for free, ya know? And just think, if we took all the marriages that ended in divorce...
    MommysGotTats420 MommysGotTats420 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 13

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    I think marriage is for life and always wanted my first marriage to be my only marriage but it has broken down so badly now that I feel divorce may be my only option. my husband is...
    kimathy86 kimathy86 26-30, F 5 Responses Feb 19

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    I don't believe in sex before marriage. I am a Christian and I truly believe that sex is a gift from God that is intended to bring a husband and wife closer together. Whether you...
    illnameitlater illnameitlater 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I don't believe in it because it makes your relationship sound kinda fake. Do you really need a license and a bunch of paperwork just to know that your in love with someone? I don...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I don't believe in God and it isn't because I lost hope, because a tragic experience. I just believe that God is nothing more than a way to explain the unknown and hope for...
    Alexa3608 Alexa3608 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 13

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    It's not that I don't believe in them but I think it's kinda like saying "Everyone else eats grapes so im gonna eat them too even tho I hate them!"....... People forget that...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 15

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    I believe in family live and friends love but I just don't believe in ROMANTIC LOVE. It just doesn't make sense to me. I think people just get married to show that they have a...
    isabel16 isabel16 16-17, F Feb 25

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    It erodes God's Holy Word. If we chose not to believe the Old Testament and our Salvation through Jesus Christ we have no belief in God. Evolution is an attempt to weaken God's...
    RuthT RuthT 16-17, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Considering my profile, it should come as no surprise that I don't believe anyone should have to shave. I absolutely hate it when people are shamed for natural parts of their body...
    Unbeholden Unbeholden 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 19

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    It is wonder that the Muslim Egyptian president Sisi was the first who responded to deheading of 21 Christians in Libya by ISIS, through bombarding ISIS locations in Libya just...
    Freetune Freetune 36-40, M Feb 21

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    It's not that I don't believe in safe words it's just having a "safe word" implies that I have at least a little control over what is happening. I can't imagine simply by saying a...
    akaLauraWhitmer akaLauraWhitmer 31-35, F 9 Responses Feb 21

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    You playing your XBox for four hours at a time is just horrendous, especially when it's consistent gunfire and explosions. You're also listening to a podcast that holds no interest...
    designbycassandra designbycassandra 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    I don't trust people easily. Sometimes I don't know what to believe anymore. I mean it's like a person is very nice but then they show their true colors. Smh..
    ArtLover24 ArtLover24 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 25

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    Does anyone have any advice for me? My kids are 13, 10, and 6. I was a Catholic until about 3 years ago. After years of internal conflict, I decided to leave the church and...
    thepeanutgallery thepeanutgallery 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    why I don't trust anyone. 1) they have big mouths 2) fear of betrayal 3) they don't care.
    theyellowpage theyellowpage 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 5

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    Be wise. Guard your heart. Pray for guidance. Remain careful about who you allow in your life, and don't let past experiences with people who treated you unfairly make you bitter...
    KarenIsMyName KarenIsMyName 18-21, F Feb 21

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    Like, no!!! Not having my man by my side every night is pure hell on earth. I just don't see the point in being in a relationship where you can't even physically feel him. Having...
    trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE trAnSyLvanIanconcuBinE 26-30, F Feb 23

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    I can't believe I said it out loud. The truth doesn't set you free, you know. It makes you feel awkward and embarrassed and defenseless and red in the face and horrified and...
    TCL009 TCL009 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Why do people act so nice and respectful to me? I mean, don't get me wrong, it's nice. Humane. I just don't feel like I deserve it. I'm a sickening person. I break hearts...
    JustThat6irl JustThat6irl 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    Valentine's Day has just passed. Everywhere I go, I see all these happy people, holding hands, engaging in public displays of affection. If only they knew how much it tortured some...
    forestlaw77 forestlaw77 31-35, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    I know you say that you do, but you don't act like it... If you really wanted to be with me, you would.
    AbbyRose25 AbbyRose25 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    But I don't have problem with those who do. As long as you don't violate human autonomy or deny people in your care the medical treatment they need over it, then you should be free...
    hazelwoodd hazelwoodd 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    I don't shave because I don't feel that I should have to. I mean, why is that even a thing? I feel beautiful in my own skin. I'm often told that having hairy armpits or hairy legs...
    justarandom justarandom 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    There's this really complex feeling inside of me but I'm not depressed. But it doesn't mean either that it'll change just because 'I'll find the right person''. There's is NO right...
    indiebabe46 indiebabe46 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I hate it when older people think that they can just mess with us younger people........Maybe you can with some us...but not all of us are stupid.....Just cuz you're old; it doesn...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M Feb 5

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    I don't care for religions at all. Some of them, I find interesting. But only in the same way I find books or games to be interesting. I find it disturbing that some people can't...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 14

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    I'm 17. I do so only when its necessary. Why? Because it's a hassle, it takes forever, and the hair grows back in within hours, leaving me all types of itchy. It's stupid. Do what...
    MissBlackrose MissBlackrose 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Ivan, the one I still love even though I just want to hate his guts, sent me this email when all I said was I didn't want to hear about his girlfriends anymore, that he was...
    BrokenGlassDoll BrokenGlassDoll 16-17, F Feb 6

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    I figured out that I like to believe I have a greater purpose in life than making more life. Especially when that life has the potential to destroy others based on how I raise them...
    yopper52 yopper52 13-15, F Feb 7

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    These are nothing but lies and failed attempt to stop gay marriage and false facts
    colt109 colt109 13-15, M 2 Responses Feb 16