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I Had a Bad Marriage

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    Y And D Syndrome

    I suffered from the young and dumb syndrome.You get married when you are young and dumb about yourself, your goals and the life of the person you are with.I did that and spent years unhappy with someone who I couldn't make happy.  It seemed that my life revolved around trying to...
    KingofSwords KingofSwords 56-60, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    I Had A Bad Marriage? I Guess So...

    We started dating when I was 17 and she was 28. We were introduced through my cousin and I knew almost immediately she was someone special. We had some rocky times while dating but married when I was 22. The age difference didn't matter to me all. She was everything a man could...
    BohemianTragedy BohemianTragedy 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2012

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    My Husband and "Best Friend"

    My Ex husband was my high school sweetheart....we had two beautiful babies in the 5 years we were together. I became really good friend with this girl from work. Her and I were always together. Everywhere you seen her, I was there, and everywhere I was, she was there. She went to...
    heavensangelv2003 heavensangelv2003 21-25, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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    "My Story"

    First and far most of all, this is my little short story of what I actually went through during 1995-2000 and just wanted you readers to know that we all have our own opinions, in which I had stated mine. So, please feel free to express your opinions in however which way you...
    ksoria73 ksoria73 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 9, 2007

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    My Diy To Fix My Marriage- And It Worked

    1) I began to pray 2) I began to pay........ (Attention) To what was wrong with me. (Not him) 3) I started to fix ME 4) I talked with him. ** I was not angry nor did I accuse him of causing my troubles.** 5) I found some fatal flaws in our relationship. (Both sides) So, I worked...
    IamGreenEyes IamGreenEyes 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 23, 2013

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    Abusive Husband

    My first husband was very abusive. I married him when I was 19. We had 5 children together. He would beat on me and the 2 boys all the time. 2 of our 3 girls he sexually abused. It was a very hard time for all of us and even now me and the three oldest kids still remember all of...
    ConnieNewZ ConnieNewZ 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2007

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    I Am the Wiser For It.

      Thomas De Quincey defined marriage as "a union between two persons, who lived in harmony so absolute with each other, as to be independent of the world outside. My idea of a true marriage is a mutual bonding of two individual souls. Nothing to do with legal contracts...
    WiseOldOwl WiseOldOwl 56-60, M 20 Responses Oct 4, 2009

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    Where We Went Wrong.

    My 1st marriage was a disaster! Instead of a long story of what she did to me and i did to her, i'd just like to say that neither of us knew how to do it right. For me, it was the result of bad childhood programing to not know and I assume the same for her. of all the issues...
    jimrich jimrich 70+, M Jan 27, 2011

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    I Had A Bad Marriage

    I had a bad marriage!  There were signs when we were dating that I should have NEVER gotten married but I igorned those signs because he was my first boyfriend and first love. We dated for 5 years and was married for 20 before I couldnt take it anymore and left! The only good...
    true2myself2 true2myself2 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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    The Closest I May Ever Be to Being Married

    The longest relationship I have ever had is now most likely coming to an end. It has been dreadful and it would be for the best if it did end. I am mostly just having a hard time letting go the idea of it never getting better. I also am scared for the fact that I know the...
    Evey11 Evey11 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2009

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    Why Did I Stay In An Abusive Relationship For So Long?

    Whenever I mentioned to others how I stayed in an abusive marriage for 16 years, the classic response I'd get was why would anyone tolerate such a "relationship" for so long if it was so bad? Letting go of an intensely harmful relationship is more complicated than it looks...
    iNtuitiveFEeling iNtuitiveFEeling 51-55, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 2011

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    Two Time Loser

    Yes, that's right.  I've been through it twice.  I'm not proud of that, not in the least.  I'd like to point my finger and say it wasn't my fault, however, I simply cannot do that regardless of innocence or lack thereof. The first one ... simply put we were both...
    AbbyNormal AbbyNormal 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 9, 2007

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    Three Bad Marriages

    I have been married 3 times and each marriage has been horrible and I have been cheated on.  Due to all these issues I have a very bad feeling and will not marry again.  Why is it that people cheat?  I do not understand.  If you are that unhappy than leave the...
    sgettman sgettman 46-50 3 Responses Mar 27, 2008

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    A Piece of Paper

    Isn't it funny how alot of men change after you marry them, I'm not saying all men but alot of them change.I married a little over 2 years ago, when I met Greg he was kind, caring, thoughtful and everything else that goes along with courtship. After we had married BOY did that...
    carol2 carol2 46-50, F Jan 1, 2008

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    Ultimately We Split Up

    I had a very bad marriage, ultimately we got divorced.  Sad, really.  It was religious differences that drove us apart.  She thought she was God, I thought she was a succubus sent from the underworld.
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 12 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    Update

    Well I have talked to my MM. Its not what you're thinking- I didnt fall into the trap. After not returning his calls or texts he did stop contacting me. BUT.....He contacted me Friday to let me know that his wife had gotten into his computer while he was out of the office and...
    true2myself2 true2myself2 41-45, F Aug 29, 2011

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    I Had A Bad Marriage

    Yes I had a bad marriage, and I was dumb enough to get out earlier. Now to say it was all her fault would be a huge lie. I stood like a Coulomb of stone when I could have bent some what. Even when I did bend though, it was not the right way most of the time. Sometimes I would...
    doctorirwin doctorirwin 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 25, 2010

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    Trying to Transform a Bad Boy Into a Prince

    I had a fairytale wedding with a guy that I knew was completely diffrent from me. He didn't do the things I liked to do, or hang around the people I liked to associate with or anything, but he was exciting because he was everything that mommy and daddy had kept me away from...
    Tappestry Tappestry 36-40, F Nov 22, 2007

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    Unhappy Wives

    I have been married before. I can get married again if this one doesn't work out but who would want to?   He was happily married - but his wife wasn't. - Victor Borge
    1Babe 1Babe 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I have a question. I feel sick I'm married with 5 kids. Last year my wife was sneaking around seeing some guy and I found out. Began to move forward then dude said they had sex...
    justdatcalloway justdatcalloway 26-30, M 5 Responses Oct 29

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    So after 9 years of emotional torture "we are gonna be together", "I'm not ready", "I messed up I want you back" (after I just wed) TO after you wed "I'm not happy, I want you to...
    SuzanneTS SuzanneTS 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    basically every single one of the friends I've ever had
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Moved in to a separate bedroom today. Even moved the mattress as I don't see this as a temporary thing. This is the step before I can move out.
    squirrelbounce squirrelbounce 41-45, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    We could have been friends forever but we made too many mistakes. It's the saddest thing to me.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F Oct 28

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    Split Personality : She used to have a great personality,but it split. :Dlol!!  
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Van broke. Tent broke. Generator broke. Solar charge controller fried. Battery became picky. Wow. Still sober. Still breathing. Still hopeful. Still...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Went to shush charge controller. Place is cluttered. Door ripped pants.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 days ago

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    I had an affair with a younger married man. We were friends at work, a lot in common, similar sense of humor, same home town... He told me several times that he wanted more I said...
    vangogh7 vangogh7 31-35, F 6 Responses Nov 12

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    If anyone know me this will be a shock to them From as far as I know I had this “Naughty” bad unwanted streak in me. And At times it have cost me dearly. I do not harm anyone...
    lolgingin lolgingin 56-60, M Oct 31

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    I have had a couple near death experiences before. To be exact I have had at least 7 different times that I have nearly died. Half of them had to do with me almost drowning. I was...
    DrakeoMagister DrakeoMagister 16-17, M 3 mins ago

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    Marriage There are two kinds of things in life, basically: logical, and emotional. Emotionally driven things tend to turn out badly, for me anyway. I’ve been in love 7 or more...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Nov 11

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    I need help. Let me start off by saying I'm not a Jesus person, I don't go to church, I don't pray and all that but I do have morals, I have promises I made to myself long ago, I...
    ZoeandMax ZoeandMax 18-21, F Nov 5

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    It hard to realize that I have that fear. I am the one that loves to live a home life. I'm the one that loves to share. I'm the one with that fanatic spirit that yells out: marry...
    WarmGoldenHeart WarmGoldenHeart 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 11

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    Ever since my wife's father committed suicide some 12 years ago our marriage has gone from bad to worse. After getting a nice place to live with a stunning garden, nothing I do is...
    Kyberpass Kyberpass 51-55, M Nov 12

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    I married the nicest guy in the world. I mean it. He is a dream guy to have for any girl. I am every girl's envy. Every single guy who wants to hit on me or thinks off, gets to...
    confusedhelp311 confusedhelp311 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 29

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    So I'm still a virgin but I'm not planning on waiting till after marriage. Anyways I was discussing this subject with my friend, and he told me that his first time was with his 26...
    Colourfi Colourfi 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 16

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    I think its pointless to wait until marriage. The people who judge others for having sex before marriage are backward and archaic. I hope people out there aren't made to feel bad...
    tinmahn tinmahn 22-25, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm an affair success story. In a short period of time, my life took a direction that I never thought possible. I never saw it coming, did things I never thought I was ever capable...
    happyasever happyasever 31-35, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Where to begin ... My wife and I experienced a set back in our attempts to improve our marriage. I found some evidence last week of an on-going emotional relationship she got...
    lonelyguy375 lonelyguy375 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 10

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    My first time was with my boyfriend, we were together for 3 years before we had sex. It was an awful time it hurt so bad and he made me feel bad about myself afterwards... After...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 6 Responses Nov 20

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    Had a bad sexual experience in high school and haven't had full-on sex since.