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I Had a Bad Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 132 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I wonder why in a society where marriage is probably love before marriage fails. While in some of our communities, there is a relationship before marriage.
    XOSO XOSO 51-55 a week ago

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    I know it sounds corny but I do know what Billy Joel meant by "I just want someone that I can talk to." In my case "someone who can talk about anything: politics, movies, the...
    fortysomeone2 fortysomeone2 46-50 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I feel like I'm at a stand still. Things aren't going well but we don't have good communication. We are both unhappy. We have kids and financial responsibility. We can't just pick...
    lovinglife11 lovinglife11 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been married for over 20 years and have 3 kids that I cherish. My marriage has been unhappy for many years. We live together as roommates raising children together. We do...
    newphoenix123 newphoenix123 46-50, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    No, I did not wait either to have sex before marriage. I started having sex when I was 16 and was on the pill at that time so I would not get pregnant. My mother made sure of...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I had been a virgin until the night I became engaged at 23. This is when my boyfriend and I engaged in having sex with one another. I am so much in love now as well as I was then...
    michelleroberts76 michelleroberts76 36-40, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Ok so if you look at my experience about having a bad day my day sucked so bad that I had a breakdown in front of two of my friends and I feel awful and embarrassed. What do I do...
    nevergonnabdatggirl nevergonnabdatggirl 13-15, F 4 hrs ago

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    So the guy I am dating right now, well we have had sex in his truck, the only thing is, his family doesn't know about it and his family is just soo great:D his sister and I are...
    TrenaWeatherby TrenaWeatherby 22-25, F 11 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Growing up for me was no fun. I had so many bad experiences that even now it haunts me and i am 20 years old. When i was young, around 7 years old, my parents had sent me to a...
    mananb mananb 18-21, M 18 hrs ago

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    Roy Moore calls for 'Biblical marriage' at Texas rally AUSTIN, Texas — About 250 people gathered Monday afternoon at the Texas Capitol to rally in support of what they call...
    FindMeIAmYours FindMeIAmYours 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    At what point do you give up? When do you finally say I've had enough of feeling alone. You build a life, kids, house, good jobs. You seem to have everthing and from the outside...
    Hm3454 Hm3454 41-45, M 9 Responses Mar 6

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    So my lover says she can't be the "shadow woman" anymore, but WOW did we ever create some seriously amazing memories in 4 1/2 months of finally seeing each other after nearly 2...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have been with my husband for almost 6 years. 3 of those years we've been married. It at all started like a fairy tale we were head over heals in love! Our first year we got...
    sadblueyes88 sadblueyes88 26-30, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    So i met this guy Lumi on internet And i thought he was the one i mean we talked tk each other 24/7 , i really thought i knew him , we liked the same things and shared the same...
    Lellaa Lellaa 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm on day 3 after labiaplasty with anal skin tag removal from a pregnancy, Believe me I read hours and hours of horror stories from both procedures I almost backed out I have...
    jennykitty jennykitty 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    Not much upsets me... When people are in affaires and are happy... It really upsets me when people try and knock down their happiness... Not all affairs end bad.... How can...
    Differentforever Differentforever 46-50, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Marty and I had not been getting along to well last week. Probably because our granddaughter has been staying with us this week so I missed maintenance and figured I could get by...
    Martys4ever Martys4ever 41-45, F 5 Responses Mar 15

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    So it's been a while since we have been back at dd. Since November 2013 actually. We had to move in w/ a friend after our rental was foreclosed on, and weren't able to do it there...
    girvingtree girvingtree 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    The hardest part about being married to a narcissist/sociopath is their lack of empathy and shallow emotions. The hardest part about leaving the narcissist/sociopath is their lack...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 25 Responses Mar 19

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    Please help me....I still can't believe that I was capable of cheating on my husband. We were only married one year after dating only for about 1.5 years. This was my second...
    tulips1122 tulips1122 36-40, F 8 Responses Mar 7

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    Married 25 years with three kids (25, 23, 21). I have been living in a sexless marriage (meaning zero sex) for the past 6 years, touchless (meaning zero touch) for the past 3 years...
    acceptingmediocrity acceptingmediocrity 56-60, M 8 Responses Mar 9

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    I know this sounds lame next to all the other things on this wall but I wrote my own script and my friends and I am creating a video and my friend wants to put a hunter Hayes song...
    nevergonnabdatggirl nevergonnabdatggirl 13-15, F 13 hrs ago

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    Not the best moments... It hurt so bad, the stomach, the head, the aches...
    tink3304 tink3304 22-25, F 13 hrs ago

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    I have never been married, but I do know if relationship does finally end it will most likely happen at the worst time. When you are already married, that's why I don't want to get...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T Mar 13

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