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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 think I belong to this group with my story instead of ILISM, or both.. Something just doesn’t feel right on the inside of me. I have this heart that can love and be loved, but...
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    That moments when you can't find employment and can't live of credit because cards are max and your husbands just sits back and watch! Domestic house keeping the number one...
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    Does a sexless marriage makes an unhappy marriage ?
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 24 Responses 4 days ago

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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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    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 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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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    so i guess my marriage is going to come to an end , my wife and i had a huge fight this morning , it was the first time in 13 years that ive yelled at her , to be honest i dont...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 16 Responses 7 hrs ago

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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 7 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 35 Responses Jul 21

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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 Jul 15

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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...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 23 Responses 3 days ago

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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 16 Responses 2 days ago

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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 Jul 17

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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...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 9 Responses Jul 20

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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 2 Responses Jul 21

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    Ok here goes. I've been married for 2 wonderful years so far to an amazing man who I know worships the ground I walk on... Our sex life has gone from 3/4 times a week to now at...
    ebonygold ebonygold 41-45, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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!
    peoplesHere peoplesHere 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 20

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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!
    peoplesHere peoplesHere 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 20

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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 5 Responses a week ago

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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 11 Responses a week ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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    I m loosing hope that the marriage will get any better and am starting to plan an exit
    Stefunie Stefunie 46-50, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Hi everybody. If you've been following me, you know that I recently ended my sexless, loveless, very lonely marriage. Somebody at work today asked me if I'm enjoying the single...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 36-40, F 14 Responses 1 day 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...
    NXS3 NXS3 26-30, F 18 Responses Jul 17

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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 21 Responses 6 days ago

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    My MIL is a tetraplegic. She was in a car accident and she damaged her c-6 and c-7 vertebrae. She is now wheel chair bound. I know starting a story about how I am unhappy living...
    Natesbabydoll Natesbabydoll 26-30, F Jul 3

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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...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I'm 13 about to be 14, and I'm always unhappy and depressed. I don't really understand why because I dont have that bad of a life. I mean my familys not exactly the Bradys but I...
    emmy63637 emmy63637 13-15, F Jul 6

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    (This is a post of mine from a previous profile. I decided I'd post it on my new profile) Gay Marriage I am fully in support of gay, lesbian and transgender couples' right to get...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I'm 29, married for 5 years, 2 beautiful kids. Unfortunately like most here I live in a sexless marriage. I have for several years. Now some will say, your young and just not happy...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 15 Responses Jul 1

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    So sorry this is happening in your marriage. I as, the wife, am suffering the consequences of a sexless marriage. But I am here over 24 years... it's been going on for at least...
    mwmom mwmom 46-50 17 Responses Jul 4

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    To me, marriage is TOO binding. Honestly, how many people can actually be happy together forever? The answer is 50%. half of marriages end in divorce. I believe that being in an...
    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 11 Responses Jul 14

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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 Jul 19

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    (Repost...EP BLOCKED my first story) I stumbled upon EP the latter part of last year, and I've been a fairly frequent lurker ever since. It has taken me quite some time to...
    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses Jul 22

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    "Im in a sexless marriage but I won't cheat on my spouse." The problem you hope to never face but are never prepared to face. Often people are at the end of their rope, having...
    Happablap Happablap 26-30, M 6 Responses Jul 20

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    This is just an update on my story and I hope it can show other people here that there is future after a bad relationship. I read stories for here for maybe more than one year...
    mfur mfur 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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    Let me start by saying this. If you are so miserable in your own marriage that you feel justified in having an affair with another person who is also married, thereby ruining that...
    knittingbadsweaters knittingbadsweaters 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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