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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 too was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Both my mother and father had embraced this religion back in the late 40's and 50's before I was ever born. In fact, my father...
    crystalbuddah20 crystalbuddah20 51-55, F Jun 27

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    I too was raised as one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Both my mother and father had embraced this religion back in the late 40's and 50's before I was ever born. In fact, my father...
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    Hi everyone I've been stalking this site for weeks and found I'm not the only person in a unaffectionate, sex deprived relationship. I am 27 years old, married for seven years to a...
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    For about a year I've been considering divorcing my wife of nearly 8 years. Our relationship has never been great. We are great friends, but horrible lovers/spouses. We do things...
    randomtiger45 randomtiger45 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 1

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    In an effort to make a long story short, I will sum up by saying that I have been married to my husband for 11 yrs and we started dating in high school 15 yrs ago. We had our first...
    Jme0925 Jme0925 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    I am not sure I love my wife enough. I've been married for 11 yrs, together for 18 yrs and we have 2 young kids. About 2 yrs ago she was unhappy because I was spending too much...
    Inurdrmz Inurdrmz 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I told my husband that I want a divorce. I have known for a little over a week now that I need to leave him. I care about him: he is the father of my children and a good man, but I...
    ladyintricate ladyintricate 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 30

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    I hate being alone....but I really hated being unhappy....and that's what I was....unhappy with my marriage...everything about it....except my two beautiful daughter's...
    SimplyK SimplyK 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 25

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    if you are unhappy in your marriage and are looking for some fun with a young girl message me xxx
    sophh99 sophh99 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 8

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    I had a arrange marriage…the very next day mil takes away my gold jewellery worth more than 12 lakhs (without my permission) and keeps it in her locker. I stay mum..n when I ask...
    srinivasleela84 srinivasleela84 26-30, F Jul 7

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    Telling the Kids Yesterday, we told the kids we were getting a divorce. Five of our six kids (who range in age from 15 to 27) gathered at home for a “family meeting”, and my...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    WHY? SEXUAL ANOREXIA. Bazaar posed an interesting question to me: I thought I should post my response on the main page in hope that it may help others. It's a question we all ask...
    Jane1024 Jane1024 36-40, F 13 Responses Jun 25

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    The Ring: To Wear or Not to Wear It has been 3 months since I took off the wedding ring. I did so for many reasons. I was unhappy with our current "status quo" marriage. I had a...
    Fireflyz26 Fireflyz26 31-35, F 20 Responses Jun 23

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      I feel I have mentally checked out of this marriage months ago. I keep trying to deny my feelings and think everything is okay and not that bad. I am tired of being...
    Goddess65 Goddess65 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    A Bucket Filled With Tools And Getting Closer Again The crisis between my wife and myself started around Christmas and came to a terrible high at New Years eve. I left the family...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 29

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    Pelvic Floor Disorder. Something to think about. My marriage ultimately ended due to this disorder. The lack of intimacy and sex killed our marriage. For over 12 years I...
    saiyagyrl saiyagyrl 36-40, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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    Little update... My husband said he was leaving, because he was sick and tired of being sick and tired of being with me, and he don't want to continue putting his money into a...
    OverPowered1 OverPowered1 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I feel at a loss as to what to do with my marriage. I'm 43 and have been married for 22 years. We are not connected in any way whatsoever other than sharing our child who happens...
    txnurse txnurse 41-45, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    i just realized that I have been in an unhealthy marriage for the last 34 years. A few years ago,I tried asking my husband for a divorce and he said go ahead, but he knew that I...
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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I want to be happy once again, I truly do. But, it seems like we aren't like we used to be. We used to be in love so much, it made others jealous. Now, we are falling apart by the...
    mysteriousluna mysteriousluna 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    Well I am fairly certain my husband has a girl on the side. A single mom that opens up and shares everything with him. They text each other asking how they slept and he is always...
    blondie529 blondie529 22-25, F 10 Responses Jul 1

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    Been married for21 years, three great kids who I love dearly. My wife was my best friend, my fascination, my desire. 6 years ago she lost her spark. The fires of passion have died...
    RoughRed RoughRed 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 3

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    You know your happiness in a marriage is over when we have money for vacations yet you allow me to close my retirement account. Fml!
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    You know your marriage sucks when you enjoy your partner being gone for work months at a time and that is when you feel the most yourself and happy. Fml!
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    FreyjaInBattle FreyjaInBattle 26-30, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I Am Looking For Someone Going Through The Same Thing. I am in an all-but-sexless relationship with someone I love and respect, and I'm looking for someone who can relate to talk...
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    Natesbabydoll Natesbabydoll 26-30, F Jul 3

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    I think I've got the guts to post this now. My wife and I have talked about this many times. I think it would help me to talk to others about it, even if it is anonymously. Since...
    7Sparrows 7Sparrows 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 27

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    StrangeDarkSecrets StrangeDarkSecrets 13-15 Jul 10

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    Hello all you wonderful EP folks, I have another update on my formerly sexless marriage. If you want the back story, read my previous posts as they will shed light on the progress...
    mistereko mistereko 36-40, M 13 Responses a week ago

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    Marriage is a total trap for men. Like a lot of people, this experience starts with a relationship between 2 people, then life happens. Anyhow there's these 2 people, they...
    carpediemer carpediemer 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    When I first came here about a year ago, I was so naive. I was living for many years in a sexless marriage, and wanted to find out what I could do to change and make our marriage...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jun 22

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    The Next Bit Starts With You. Here you are, having joined this group. You've already attempted "scented candles" strategies, "counselling" strategies, "REALLY talking to them...
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    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 18 Responses Jun 25

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