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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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    I'm sure we all have read the story of the guy who emailed his wife a spreadsheet of his failed attempts at sexual advances. I've read more than a few articles on the story...
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    We unfortunately are probably not an atypical couple, but here's our experience anyway. We met online in 2001, back when it was still a rarity, she was still in school doing her...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    We unfortunately are probably not an atypical couple, but here's our experience anyway. We met online in 2001, back when it was still a rarity, she was still in school doing her...
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    I am scared of marriage, I almost hate it. It is because I do not want to form a scattered family, they are not even a family, they hate each other, I do not want to bring such...
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    About three weeks ago, I posted about my resolution to end my marriage. I've been constantly thinking during these weeks of the next steps and I've decided to give things time and...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 23 Responses Jul 27

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    I am 65 and my wife is 62. We have been together for over twenty years and married for six. I love my wife very much and tell her so frequently. We are compatible and agreeable in...
    worksforme2 worksforme2 61-65, M 15 Responses Jul 29

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    I've been married for almost one year and we've fought before the marriage and after marriage countless times. We've spent 8 years together and the last 5 years was amazing and now...
    qoep qoep 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    Hello everyone. I've not been here in over a year. If you read my other two post then I can tell you that nothing has changed. Same S different day as they say. It is now my...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 14 Responses Aug 6

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    Hi. New here and posting fir the first time. Hoping it helps to vent. Married for 20 plus years. No physical contact in the last year. Only reset sex once every 3 or 4 months, at...
    Butitsallovernow Butitsallovernow 46-50, M 27 Responses Aug 2

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    I've only been married 9 months and I am in a sexless marriage. We are "trying to have a baby" and it feels like I have to force my husband to have sex. We maybe have sex once a...
    firefly83 firefly83 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 23

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    I have a very hard time in my marriage. My husband is very dominant and I am extremely passive. I let things go that normal people would go crazy over just because I hate...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 13 Responses Jul 23

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    You know something ill never comprehend is cowards and liars If your such a big man that you think you are.... Then be accountable and responsible for your choices I will never...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 3 Responses Jul 24

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    Marriage is flat, the sex sucks and never lasts long enough, never will measure up to the incredible sex from an affair 10 years ago. I question every day why I married this man...
    anavay anavay 41-45, F 5 Responses Jul 25

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    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 41-45, F 15 Responses Jul 30

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    I have addressed the envelope and will mail it soon... sigh. It's really over. I went through these weird phases. I lived the status quo, my whole life was about him. Then I...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    On our 10 yr anniversary, last yr, I thought we had a great time over drinks and dinner. When we got home, after putting the kids to bed, everything changed. Our kids, like most...
    txhouswife42 txhouswife42 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    Had an interesting experience today with the wife...wanted some opinions on it. As some background, it's quite clear that we have issues with our relationship - we've had a...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am just beyond sad. I have been married for a year and my husband had an emotional affair with someone for most of that year. Not to mention he's just the type to become self...
    caradeluna caradeluna 36-40, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im not sure if its true. I was hurt all my life by several people. They werent unhappy, not all of them. The biggest emotional pain i had as my ex- boss female started to be rude...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    This story about a man who sent his wife a spreadsheet showing her refusals is circulating through my FB feed.. Ugh. I cannot imagine what he must be going through. It's not enough...
    liltree liltree 31-35, F 26 Responses Jul 25

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    I recently got back with my husband . For several reasons I had decided to leave him and move on . However ,he convinced me to give him another shot and I was so stupid enough to...
    riaa777 riaa777 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    Why do people stay? I have asked myself this question a million times lately. Is it fear? Is it normalcy? Routine? People are creatures of habbit. Do people stay until they find...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 41-45, F 16 Responses Aug 9

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    So late breaking development....my wife comes downstairs about an hour ago to my home office, which is very unusual as she very rarely bothers me during the work day in personally...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 24 Responses 3 days ago

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    Im fed up of happy people who have it good in life. I search for unhappy people like me. Where are you? Did u became an emotional masochist like me cos life treated u poorly? Then...
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    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    I can't stand her ... It's been 11 years of nothing to look back on . I can't believe this is my life . I need a huge spark in my life . Life is to short to live this unhappy ..
    1goodfella 1goodfella 36-40, M 3 Responses Aug 5

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    i'd rather be alone and happy than being out with people but unhappy.
    buttney buttney 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses Jul 22

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    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 18 Responses 5 days ago

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    Redneckmom1992 Redneckmom1992 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Broken Home - I'm intrigued by a recent post from LaoTzu about the definition of a "broken home". Many of us have stayed in our dysfunctional marriages and opted not to divorce...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    At risk of being hated, I admit I know the refuser's side. I was a virgin when I married the first time, ignorant of what the marriage bed entailed. I was young and scared and dumb...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    This may be helpful for those who are planning to divorce. " Getting Divorced? Don't Be Nice ...I regularly hear people tell me they want to be nice to their soon-to-be ex. They...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    Failure to Recognise RealityWhen I first came to EP, like most others, I claimed my marriage was great bar the sex. I even said that before my ex and I were married we couldn&rsquo...
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 27

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    Hi everyone. I am 24 and I got married two years back. It was an arranged marriage. Don't be shocked, they're pretty common in my country. Yes, I'm in a loveless marriage. I don't...
    ashleo8 ashleo8 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 31

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