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I Don't Believe In Marriage Anymore

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ralf78do ralf78do 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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    You say I’m crazy Cause you don’t think I know what you’ve done But when you call me baby I know I’m not the only one I don’t believe in monogamy, in the conventional...
    kinkysexybabe kinkysexybabe 36-40, F 9 Responses Apr 6

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    It's Openly Secular Day. I know it is so much more than simply not having a belief in any god, but that's the distinction we must ride until the day people let go of the stigmas...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't believe in God, but I hate pushy atheists who feel superior and criticize others for having a religion. My two sisters are atheists, and I'm pretty sure my parents are too...
    TheStarshipCat TheStarshipCat 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I have lived my entire life with people telling me that someone is watching out for me. I don't believe it. I that was true then I would be dead or even better, I would have never...
    sequoia1234 sequoia1234 41-45 1 day ago

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    What started as a spark over some instant messages, shared emails and exchanged pictures, turned flat. I met a couple of guys long distance. While I maintain just strictly...
    favestril favestril 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't believe in HELL. At least not the hell that most people envision. I know that when I become Spirit, I will be reunited with my spiritual family. I will understand what the...
    bcvegas4u2 bcvegas4u2 66-70, M Apr 4

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    I don't believe i need one i trust my boyfriend completely even if i was allowed one.
    sassygirl15 sassygirl15 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 13

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    My fiance is dead set certain that Nibiru is on it's way and is going to cause massive tsunamis and earthquakes as it passes by. Like religion, I don't believe it without evidence...
    KSPerson KSPerson 46-50, M Apr 18

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    I have studied this for a while and would like to point out a few "FACTS" rather than hype. If you want to comment, read them! If you still doubt, check for yourselves. Don't...
    anonymuspersona anonymuspersona 31-35, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Especially teachers , they say they care about you, but they don't. They have their own life, and don't give a damn about any student even if they're suicidal. Why do they show so...
    taytay1401 taytay1401 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    who doesn't believe in God ?? I'm here to prove for you that God exist , you'll share your point of view and i'll share mine and someone have to be convinced in the end.. lets...
    Rwnn Rwnn 13-15, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    family love I just don't feel. I do things for my mom n brothers but I feel obligated to...is that love? as far as the rest my family I don't feel a a thing....
    BBskool BBskool 22-25, F Apr 18

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    I wouldn't say I don't because there is always a possibility but as I get older I think a lot deeper and question a lot of things I've been told and there is absolutely no proof it...
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I do know one or two couples who met through dating agencies of one sort or another (internet or not), but generally I regard them as cynical and parasitical. If you are unable to...
    Perspicares Perspicares 61-65, M 2 Responses Mar 28

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    O.k., obviously there are people out there that are truly mentally Ill and help came to late for them. They needed help. But in my opinion, people should face the consequences of...
    TheEnduringSunrise TheEnduringSunrise 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 3

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    I don't know if I can do it, he's away in a total of what sums up to be half a year and the rest of the time he seems exhausted. I want him by my side all the time and it's killing...
    Ennah Ennah 18-21, F Apr 14

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    Nope. After spending my life wishing for nothing more, thinking of love constantly, seeking it, a marriage, many relationships, i feel as if i am waking from a dream. it was all a...
    nighthouse66 nighthouse66 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I do for others, but not for me. It's just not there anymore...
    BeyondGreenEyes BeyondGreenEyes 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    I lost that belief about a month ago and it has been draining more and more as the days go by. I was in a relationship with a person I thought I loved, but we had grown apart andi...
    katie3401 katie3401 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I never have. I believe in affection, but romantic love, being in love, no. I think it is just a state of mind.
    MidnightMasquerade MidnightMasquerade 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    After seeing all that I have off the world in the little amount of time that I have been here so far, I now find it hard to make myself believe in a god. Certainly one such as the...
    seanlucifer seanlucifer 18-21, M 7 Responses Apr 16

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    if anything i wanted to believe that such a thing as an obscure existence was completely possible i was wrong to believe that humanity would have my back in any possible certainty...
    adamlevinemine9 adamlevinemine9 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16

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    I read an article about Jimmy Carter's struggle with reconciling his religious beliefs and his personal experiences - http://www.dailykos.com/story/2015/04/24/1379812/-Jimmy-Carter...
    ProgressivelyCurious ProgressivelyCurious 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    It's one of those theories that sound wonderful and ideal. But it's that all it is, a theory, a theory without proof at that. If somebody who is generally a terrible person gets...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 3

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    My mom believes in mediums. Ugh. Why are people so stupid?
    ftmFreddy ftmFreddy 18-21, T 1 Response Apr 16

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    i believe that all the war in the world is caused mainly by religion, so i hate this.
    giooliveiras giooliveiras 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Too many people have said I can trust them in the past. But guess what, I couldn't! hence why I no longer trust anyone. It's a shame, but that's how it is.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 3

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    A level of trust had been broken. ....There won't be another peep outta me. :(
    GeekyGangstaGirl GeekyGangstaGirl 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    bettycc11 bettycc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Throughout my life I have been taught that "family" means nothing. My father never wanted a relationship with me, he had six other kids to tend to in his own life. My mother was...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 36-40, F Apr 12