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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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    my husband seem so different. i love him very much but get so depressed regarding the lack of sex in our marriage. i have always wanted sex more than him. we have been through...
    Asheera123 Asheera123 41-45, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Marriage is a religious institution. The government shouldn't be in the business of giving out marriage licenses. The government should only be giving out Civil Unions. If you want...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Just wanted to say goodbye to everyone here. I will remain in the group just to check back on stories and the many people I have chatted with. I am no longer in a sexless marriage...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 12 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I am not where I am supposed to be, in terms of mental and skill. I cannot do what people at my age can do. Shortly, I am at this age but my mental is like of a child. Spoiled brat...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    You can learn a lot about a man by his perception of marriage. Somen think of marriage is a government conspiracy, another man can think marriage is only good for having sex with a...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 2 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I've never been very fond of marriage. No, my parents never got married. No, I didn't really want them to get married nor did I not want them to. I think I just realized after...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    We had 'the chat' last night. It was difficult to express how I felt. I didn't want to hurt him. Divorce was not discussed but laid everything out on the table. Seems that he...
    CupidBowLips CupidBowLips 36-40, F 20 Responses 1 day ago

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    What I have to come realize in my sexless marriage is it is not the sexual acts per se that I miss most, but it is the intimacy and connection that comes before/during/after sex...
    rustyblueday rustyblueday 46-50, F 14 Responses 3 days ago

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    One man, one woman. No sex until marriage. Traditional Christian vows including "to love, honor and Obey" for brides. Husband as undisputed head of the family and sole provider...
    MrsAshleyR MrsAshleyR 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have had only one very long relationship in my life. Now I am starting new one, feel very much in love and very happy. My first relationship was not sexless, but sometimes not...
    Llarra Llarra 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been married 18 years. 2 Kids. Can count on both hands how many times we have had sex in the past decade. We've been to therapy twice. We have had hard conversations. I have...
    rustyblueday rustyblueday 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 31

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    I grew up with a father who could not fathom how men cheated on their wives. I heard him say multiple times, "It's not that hard to be faithful." He set up boundaries for himself...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 29

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    Something has been weighing on me. I appreciate EP giving me somewhere to vent. I REALLY appreciate the thoughtful and kind people who banter back and forth with me. I do wish so...
    babalulu babalulu 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 28

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    I just want to share. I joined this place after two years of struggles in my marriage. I have gone by various names in here : Thedarkenedshadow Dsop Some people have followed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jan 27

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    Last night was one of those nights when I really took a moment with my thoughts. I rolled in from work about 7pm. Zero lights on in the house. So I figure no one is home. But as I...
    babalulu babalulu 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 26

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    Pulling the trigger Our marriage is over. Not only could you poke me with a fork, the thing that is being poked is now charcoal. A pneumatic drill couldn't poke it. My husband...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 13 Responses Jan 25

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    Chumps I recently found a web site that gives advice to chumps. "Chumps" people who wake up one day finding their partner has been unfaithful. The Chump wisdom she gives to the...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 25

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    hey there , I am Frank. i,m from new berry . 3 months backs i was so tired from the daily issues i was having at my marriage front . Everyday we tried to give our relation a new...
    franklampard14 franklampard14 31-35, M Jan 25

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    Back in my young and single days, before I married and had kids, I used to frequent the nightclubs with my friends and dance the night away. I love dancing, plus I am a social...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 7 Responses Jan 25

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    Was 18, at a party. A nice experience but nothing electrifying, we got together a few more times. Took another 12 years and as failed marriage to find my true love and soulmate.
    RocknRollCowboy71 RocknRollCowboy71 41-45, M Jan 24

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    Irritated I am not sure how I feel about this. My ex husband is getting married again. I actually feel pretty good about that. Apparently my kids "new mommy and little sister" (as...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 46-50, F 3 Responses Jan 24

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    I have been married for just 3 years today (25 Jan) and having one daughter aged 2. Since our marriage, we don't really have sex much often. It's not that either of us having an...
    nazrule11 nazrule11 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 24

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    I'm not saying I've arrived at the "final word" on this matter; but I want to share my latest thinking. You can all let me know what you're thoughts are. I need to believe that I...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm in a marriage of 11 years and together for 16 years she has always been selfish when it comes to us .I've changed things about my self to make her happy.we have three kids and...
    Stevenkull Stevenkull 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 23

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    So looking back was there any signs you were heading towards a sexless marriage? I think mine was my wife just watched any old crap on TV until the point where she couldn't stay...
    Craigparrott Craigparrott 31-35, M 8 Responses Jan 23

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    I need some advice please. A friend has been in a 20 year relationship (no kids, not married). Six of those years have been sexless and loveless. Lots of damage was done and now...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Jan 23

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    So I was part of the sexless marriage group from 2008, I have now been divorced for almost a year. At the time I finally decided on a divorce he was seeing 8 other women, some...
    spiderb spiderb 36-40, F Jan 23

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    She's been involved in anonymous sex during our entire relationship and 30 year marriage. She got caught and now claims to not know that "other " personality ",can't remember...
    oraleebrown1 oraleebrown1 61-65, M 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I believe that sex is something to be saved for marriage. That being said, I am not a virgin. I have only had sex twice with one person. I was in a bad place and didn't value...
    texas1917 texas1917 18-21, F Jan 22

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    I know a blanket statement can't capture all the factors that go into a sexless marriage, but you have the opposite sex's (or the same--however you swing) genitalia right there...
    TW8NY TW8NY 41-45, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Well, my wife asked why I have been so down lately. I told her because our celibate marriage is very depressing to me. Her Responses 1) She is not sorry we are in a celibate...
    flashjohn flashjohn 46-50 Jan 21

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    I can't help but feel disgust even thinking having more than one sexual-partner in life. It is clearly not for me! I've read somewhere that every person you intercourse with, you...
    DragonSheep DragonSheep 22-25, F Jan 21

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    I have been married for just nearly 3 years this coming week and having one daughter aged 2. Since our marriage, we don't really have sex much often. It's not that either of us...
    nazrule11 nazrule11 26-30, M 3 Responses Jan 20

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    I have been married for just nearly 3 years this coming week and having one daughter aged 2. Since our marriage, we don't really have sex much often. It's not that either of us...
    nazrule11 nazrule11 26-30, M Jan 20

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    Well, my wife told me that the 5.5 years of celibacy she has forced on me was all my fault. Also, I should be happy and satisfied with a marriage even if we never have sex again...
    flashjohn flashjohn 46-50 2 Responses Jan 20

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    H left for two weeks. He was crying when he left saying he does not want this. I feel bad but I am confused. I don't think I would have fallen in love with someone else if I was...
    Lann2015 Lann2015 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Yes marriage is more than a peice of paper. it's a trap to keep men broke and unhappy.
    timberland1972 timberland1972 41-45 3 Responses Jan 17

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    yes marriage is hard work and both man and wife makes many sacrifices but fail to realize that they come before their individual friends
    itsBob itsBob 51-55, M 6 Responses Jan 17

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    I've only witnessed the institution of marriage work for people 2 generations before me. Sure there are some people who make it work, and some do so effortlessly, but most people...
    rottenrobi rottenrobi 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 16

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