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I Escaped An Unhappy Marriage

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    i very gradually realised how squashed i was in my marriage,my husband would :take care: of that.. which at first i found lovely but soon realised it was actually a control thing. I went from being a feisty young lady to a lady who earned well and handed over every penny.I used...
    dirtylaugh dirtylaugh 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 28, 2010

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    andie2007 andie2007 41-45, F 17 mins ago

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    After 30+ yrs in a productive marriage, I did decide to not stay in my marriage. Passion flew it the window sometime before" I do" and bedtime. It never returned to that...
    vulvatarian vulvatarian 70+, M 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I never intended to get married, but I was lonely and met someone that I felt an electrical connection with who would not stay without a ring. So I got married. As the years have...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Respect for marriage has been tainted just like most of the brides wearing white... Seems like today the value of marriage is literally a price tag. Instead of being importance of...
    LetsBeRealK LetsBeRealK 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    Marriage is not really a big thing to me because... People who love each other will love each other regardless of if there was a bit of paper with ones last name the same, I think...
    NoUsernameInserted NoUsernameInserted 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel..that if you really love someone? you don't need to get married to prove that. I find that kinda stupid? lol I will never get married. marriage doesint last? nor does...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    I was raised Muslim and made to believe that homosexuality is wrong. After immigrating to the U.S. and getting some room to think without pressure I rid myself of a lot of beliefs...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 36-40, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love my wife, and I know she loves me. However, I wish our marriage could be how it used to be. I don't know how we got to this point. It's painful. I don't want to give up on my...
    ProfessorPhoton ProfessorPhoton 26-30, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi, I am new to this. Here's my story. I have been married for 3 years, together 7 and have two small children. Ever since my first was born (for the last 5 years) my marriage has...
    mirandan2027 mirandan2027 22-25 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm so depressed right now I can't even function. Truthfully, my husband hasn't had sex with me in 3 years. I've fallen in love with a man who is married, and we are amazing...
    escapingcaptivityofspirit escapingcaptivityofspirit 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    A revelation? My husband and I started marriage counseling this past Monday. It was hard. Having to sit there and explain to a stranger why you are there...with your husband...
    deleted deleted 26-30 16 Responses a week ago

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    My husband text me that he would rather be a monk than to have sex with me, and that if that is my need, I should go elsewhere to satisfy it. My heart sank. Finally....I have more...
    GreyStreet98 GreyStreet98 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 22

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    you know i really do not know how to look at this Gay Marriage and Transgender stuff, I was talking to my room mate about this myself & my room mate are not gay but i told him my...
    Jerseygal72 Jerseygal72 41-45, F Jul 21

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    I think I could just do with some advice, I have been married for 20 years nearly 21... We have been together for 25... We have 3 kids 21,19 and 13.... We married young, I was 16...
    lynny1978 lynny1978 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I'm married and I've only been married for almost a year. But way before our relationship prior to marriage (5 years ago) I met this guy and there was no doubt in my mind that I...
    slofox slofox 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 19

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    I very unhappy. I'm a lesbian, spent 8 years in a heterosexual relationship to avoid hellfire, recently divorced, broke up with my girlfriend and my career is simply not going...
    ash000056 ash000056 22-25 Jul 18

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    Well I'm still with my boyfriend although he has had an arranged marriage last March. It kills me. He just went out there for Ramadan to finally pick her up and take her in the US...
    4evergrey 4evergrey 31-35, F Jul 17

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    Procrastination is my middle name. That's why I'm here after 20 years. But this year, my goal is to leave this group and join the one (does it exist?) that says "I left my sexless...
    silverdarling silverdarling 46-50, F 7 Responses Jul 17

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    This is so exciting that gay marriage is now legal. I think it's great couples are given the right to marry whoever they wish. And not a damn thing anybody can do about it. Yes I...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    When I met my husband, I was 28, and had reached a point in my life when I was sure I wasn't going to meet the right guy. I'd been in an out of relationships with total jerks or...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jul 15

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    I am new and want to identify why I'm here... I am on my 2nd marriage, going on 13 years now, have issues and I need help. I thought to myself "find a support group" and thought...
    Cwllm Cwllm 46-50, M Jul 15

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    I'm very unhappy I want to leave but I have kids my wife has cheated and she said she's in love with him their sixteen year difference between them I just want out but don't want...
    bigbill75 bigbill75 36-40, M 5 Responses Jul 14

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    I read "The Corrections" by Jonathan Franzen about 10 or so years ago. It's about a sexless marriage and the damage it did to their children's sexuality. That's not what the...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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    It will be 14 years of marriage in August and 3 sons together ages 11 & 10 yo twins. Problems started roughly 3 years ago. We've been together 5 times within the 3 year period and...
    Missy227 Missy227 36-40, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    Black judge under fire for refusing to perform a gay ‘marriage’ on religious grounds TOLEDO, OH, July 10, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) -- A judge in the Toledo area is under fire from...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M Jul 13

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    Ugh. I am so depressed in my marriage. We've been together almost 10 years. Married for 5. There is no love. I stay for all the wrong reasons. My husband is lazy and the most...
    Kittinxoxo Kittinxoxo 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 12

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    That awkward part where you're alone AND unhappy. But you know leaving that person saved your life.
    BlackSheep613 BlackSheep613 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    I am extremely unhappy in my marriage :-( Got married in 2012 been 4years and I hate every minute of it ! My husband and his family are deceiving people.My relation was online...
    Mask12 Mask12 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 12

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    My marriage lasted ten years, and probably for the last 7 of them, I was lonely. Verbally beaten down and isolated from friends and family. I became totally dependant on someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses Jul 11

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    so my dad is going on his 5th marriage, my mom is on her unhappy number 3 marriage. in my 26 years of life I have experienced divorce between my parents and their significant...
    bretneyc bretneyc 26-30, F Jul 11

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    We have been in an open marriage for just over a year now. We are more of a polyamorous couple, meaning it is more than just sex, but actually taking on a real boyfriend or...
    lackwittyname lackwittyname 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    These people refusing to do their g#ddamn jobs, on religious grounds, what dumb ***#s. I'm sorry, I suppose everyone is going to hell these days because just about everyone has...
    trent74 trent74 41-45, M Jul 9

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    Everytime I hear the word, marriage, I think of Shirley Long from Money Pit "Why do we need a piece of paper from the state of New York.' but marriage can make or break a...
    LonerGirl24 LonerGirl24 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    It's been a while since my last update, so I figured that I'd bring my posts up to speed. I'm still married. And still sexless. Things haven't changed at all. Right now, it's...
    Sweetie64 Sweetie64 46-50, F 24 Responses Jul 8

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    ‘I feel distant from my spouse. I feel like we’re a million miles apart.’ ‘I try to get my husband to open up, but instead he just shuts down.’ ‘I don’t know if I...
    Mashara Mashara 22-25, F Jul 8

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    People are unhappy in marriage because they get marriage for the wrong reasons. If you choose to be married, you have to maintain your own identity and be willing to communicate...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    With the recent Supreme Court ruling in the United States of America on the right for gays to marry and seeing the ocean of hate and garbage that is anti-gay and marriage equality...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jul 6

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    My mother in law and father in law live with us. She has early onset dementia at 68. She has lived with us for 6 months and is convinced that I am her lover or husband and...
    andyp3136 andyp3136 51-55 1 Response Jul 6

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    I have never been soooo confused in my life. I am two people it seems. One who loves british culture but also love my Pakistani culture and both clash so much what is expected in...
    issimma issimma 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    Dear All, Before marriage i use to control senses. once upon a time i was true to my love. After marriage i came abroad for work and my wife is away from me. Why am not able to...
    rajanhot rajanhot 31-35, M Jul 6

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