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I Had a Bad Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 15, 2007

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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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    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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    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 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 3 Responses Jul 6, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 66-70, M Jan 27, 2011

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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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    I have many social butterfly friends but it's hard to trust anyone and in today's world so many people around my age are very different goal orientated they want drugs & to live...
    melph melph 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was in speech class the other day; the anticipatory anxiety was so overwhelming in the minutes leading up to the speech that by the time that I got to the podium I was shaking. I...
    justbrowsingg justbrowsingg 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    ! https://youtu.be/KTSrNnjnIJ8 bad parents
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 6 hrs ago

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    I honestly don't know how I got here... Not on this site but in a sexless marriage. I've been married since 2006 and to be perfectly honest we had more sex before we got married...
    radicalmami radicalmami 31-35 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I feel sad, how do I make it stop?
    thenewmelol thenewmelol 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel crazy for feeling this way. I have a beautiful home, no debt, a good job, a successful husband. On the exterior, everything looks great. But inside my home, I feel like I...
    babalulu babalulu 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have had this experience before people pretend to care and then you fall for it have done that before.
    DarkWorld98 DarkWorld98 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm not in a sexless marriage but I may as well be and in fact I've decided that "going sexless" is looking like the least painful option and I'm hoping that others have found a...
    tim678 tim678 41-45, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm married to my husband but I had an affair with a women. I really loved it and now I'm heart broken it has ended. It doesn't seem logical for it to keep going beside we are...
    jobenson jobenson 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    A few months back a friend of mine broke her phone, and the only way we could keep in touch was through Facebook. I absolutely hate Facebook. I had an account (a couple actually...
    xKatlyn xKatlyn 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I´ve never had a boyfriend and so I made the badest mistake in my life: I´ve married immediately when I fell in love and this was really the biggest mistake in my life because I...
    Loretta78 Loretta78 36-40, F 3 Responses 3 days 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 6 days ago

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    Okay, folks, an unusual situation here. About a year ago I started an affair with a married man, who, like myself, longed for intimacy (not just sexual). Our marriages do not...
    Cestmoi2019 Cestmoi2019 36-40, F 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have been with my wife for six year and married for four of those. In four years I have bent over backwards for this marriage to work, my wife has mental issues...split...
    Abandonedhusband30 Abandonedhusband30 26-30, M 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    It was back then when I was a few pounds bigger. They were a funny bunch to be with and I liked them to since I was a hopeless romantic back then. Nevertheless, the side of them...
    mischievouswreck mischievouswreck 16-17, F a week ago

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    I had the worst experience I have ever had last night with friends cause we was sat have a laugh and I decided to go home early because I wanted to see my dad before he went to...
    ljayymale ljayymale 18-21, M 3 Responses Aug 28

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    An interesting perspective on the mind of a refuser: "A Visit From the Goon Squad", by Jennifer Egan has an interesting chapter that features a man in a sexless marriage. It...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 27

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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 Aug 27

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    My husband is my best friend. We were high school sweethearts but lost our way. We both married others, had kids, and lived life. His wife passed away. I got divorced and we found...
    jesysgrl jesysgrl 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    Bad relationships even marriages slowly creep up on you. starts out with little small things, like white lies, trust , getting over with sneeky things. This is a person showing...
    dizzylou dizzylou 46-50, F Aug 26

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    I don't always feel alone in my marriage, but at the moment and numerous other times I do feel alone. I suffer from PTSD, and my wife and I both have anxiety and depression issues...
    Frankenzombie Frankenzombie 36-40, M 1 Response Aug 25

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    I have been married for 13 years . I have one child. We have certainly had our ups and downs but always pulled through against all odds when I really thought I couldn't take...
    debra86 debra86 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 25

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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 Aug 25

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    So today I get home from working my 10 hours in the office and dealing with a big negotiation. Walk in the door and my w is there cooking dinner. "how was your day" I ask as I...
    NJBeachGuy NJBeachGuy 51-55, M 5 Responses Aug 24