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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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    Afterall its sex; its birth right. Its futility to wait till marriage and to have sex. I can't wait till that time. I was pleased and pleasured my senses.
    smooch69 smooch69 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I live in a mostly sexless marriage and it freaking sucks! We've been thru it all. Drs, therapy, talks,ultimatums , misunderstanding, understanding, pretending, lying / being...
    Micromint Micromint 26-30, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    We met 5-6 years ago and our relationship was going like any other. We talk a lot, spend lot of time together, kissing, hugging, laughing...we couldn't wait next time to see each...
    auspergerica auspergerica 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am in a sexless marriage. Yes, its my fault. Despite mutliple opportunities to act, instead I let fear and anxiety rule the day (I am now addressing long term depression issues...
    AnnesHusband AnnesHusband 46-50 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I don't know which is worse. I shouldn't be whining, it's really over now, for the last and final time; but writing about how it feels makes it somehow feel better...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 4 days ago

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    My mum and dad want me to be in an arranged marriage when I'm older. I feel like I can't live with someone I've just been introduced to for the rest of my life. The thing is is...
    Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom Wantsomethingtostoptheboredom 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I totally believe in traditional marriage roles. The man should be in charge. He should be the one to make any big (and little too if he wishes) decisions. The wife's role should...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi Folks Well, in 2009 while working to try and get through a work-related (and marriage-related, although unbeknownst to me at the time) burnout, I wrote my fist post on...
    Mrcellophane Mrcellophane 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm not sure what to make of my marriage at this point. I thought I was marrying my best friend, but instead of being a wife she has become another mother. I've mentioned this...
    RNMedic RNMedic 26-30, M 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    My husband spent about an hour this morning calling me every name he could think of. I destroyed his career and I am the reason our 15 year old is transgender. He wishes I would...
    Laifu Laifu 36-40, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Here's 2min40 sec of how to empathize. This is a building block for love and can lead you out of a sexless marriage I believe as well as many other relationship problems, family...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    In order to have a perfect relationship that turns into a perfect marriage, the wife must honor her husband over her own will, and the husband must love his wife over his own...
    anon8369 anon8369 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    I was watching the reality tv series Arranged and I thought wow, it must be therapeutic to go through the what ifs and shoulds before you get hitched to a person someone else chose...
    zizna zizna 36-40, F Aug 23

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    This is so stupid, but this is my marriage... Today I mentioned to my husband that the side yard looked bad. When he asked what was wrong with it, I told him that it would be...
    Laifu Laifu 36-40, F 9 Responses Aug 22

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    I have never been appreciated by my husband. He always taunts me about my small height but never says a single word about my pretty face. I graduated with distinction but was...
    minime159 minime159 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 21

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    or how many ppl claim to be? some use that line for sympathy sex. but, I am still amazed ar how many ppl are in sexless marriage. i guess iy is believable, cuz my marriage was...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 21

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    I have been married for almost 11 years. It is a long read...sorry We got married when he was 19 I was 18. I got pregnant before we were married. We only dated 6 months. I took my...
    redrubiess7 redrubiess7 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    Does anyone have advice on getting your husband to go to marriage counseling?
    virginialady virginialady 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I think it is a legal price of paper, so the federal government can poke n prod into yo personal affairs. I think you can love someone n make a commitment from the heart. I shouldn...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I have been struggling with sexless marriage for years. Recently, I have been telling my husband to separate because I really don’t want to stuck on something is not going to...
    AwesomeLucy AwesomeLucy 31-35, F 10 Responses Aug 19

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    I tend to reject the institution of marriage in general but I'm happy for those find their own happiness through marriage. I just hope the gay rights community in America doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I'm basically at fault for everything. We had troubles, she wanted to leave, I bucked up my ideas... But it's like I fixed my side of the garden, and hers is still full of weeds...
    uuugh uuugh 46-50, M 4 Responses Aug 17

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    Well, actually, it was an almost sexless marriage and it was all my fault. I had started a sewing business (sewing about 15 hours a day) and was busy taking care of grandchildren...
    asjmk asjmk 56-60, F Aug 17

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    I'm unhappy and he doesn't seem to see that. It feels like a one way marriage that he makes the money while I do the rest.
    marieAsh21 marieAsh21 22-25, F 5 Responses Aug 16

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    So many people in sexless marriages... relationships which should be so different... enjoying the pleasure of holding hands, cuddling, smiling to each other sweetly... and of...
    SolitaireGent SolitaireGent 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    I am entering my 3rd year of marriage. I love my wife. I love the life we have built so far. There are some issues. She will not allow me any personal hobbies. She demeans my...
    ja07 ja07 31-35, M 3 Responses Aug 16

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    Whilst in my marriage, I used to question myself, why it wasn't working. Not matter how hard I tried, and boy did I try! It always felt like an uphill struggle, or like I was in a...
    despondant despondant 51-55 1 Response Aug 15

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    I've been married 14 years We have 2 kids ( 10&12) and have basically coexisted for the last 5-10 years. He has always put us on the back burner, I felt like I was chasing him...
    starr6345 starr6345 36-40, F 16 Responses Aug 15

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    I don't date for the sake of always being just a girlfriend. I date with the expectations of eventually getting married. Yes, I know, "dating is for fun and getting to know someone...
    RealmRunner RealmRunner 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    When I was working out yesterday, I was thinking about Unjusted's recent post. It was such a good read. During my run, I pondered that while my Ex seemed to be so easy going, just...
    PinkJeanie1970 PinkJeanie1970 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 14

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    Seriously!! Why do people from Pakistan always propose marriage to me! Do they seriously think id really consider marriage. No Thank You!! Caucasian Americans Only Need Apply.
    Sabr3na Sabr3na 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I feel that it's just a matter of time before I leave my husband. He broke my trust and I don't believe a marriage can be truly happy without it. He lies too much when he's...
    akeginu akeginu 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    It's not that I am scared of marriage- in fact, I want to love so badly. I want to give somebody unconditional love and be their best friend in their worst times. But, I am afraid...
    mmerose mmerose 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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    I'm willing to hear everything that people have to say about gay marriage and that's from everyone. I'm not bothered whether you're gay, straight or bi. I would like to know what...
    WillBurchell1 WillBurchell1 18-21, M 6 Responses Aug 12

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    It isn't just hollywood. My great grandfather's first wife died when he was about 60. He remarried a woman in her 20s who recently divorced her first husband and had two kids. He...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M Aug 11

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    I was 22. He was 40. He was married. He was an adjunct professor. I had a breakdown and became promiscuous for about 6 weeks. My father threw stones at me, literal rocks. He lay...
    HappyBaby58 HappyBaby58 56-60, F 7 Responses Aug 11

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    Hello..I need advice. I have been married for 3 years now. My hubby has been my childhood friend, and we did not fall in love..in fact our relationship was an arranged one(Indian...
    Nitisha2505 Nitisha2505 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    world this is a open confession. I remember about 4 years ago I came to EP and I had no compassion for the I Live in a Sexless Marriage group. I use to think how in the world can...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    My husband and I have been married for 1 year, together for 10. I started to file for divorce when things got really bad and weren't changing and then found out I was pregnant. He...
    bmore250 bmore250 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 9

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    I don't like it when my family introduce me to a guy's family, whom I don't know. And then when that guy and I start to get to know each other, the elders would have planned out...
    JulieK8 JulieK8 18-21, F