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I Had a Bad Marriage

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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? 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    "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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Sometimes people are in a bad marriage because for a long time: one or both spouses have looked for what their spouse can do for them, instead of: "what can I do for my spouse...
    ForLove ForLove 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I know my marriage is bad and that it's over but it just hit me like a ton of bricks that I don't have a man that will look at me with that look of love and just mouth the words "I...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So we had our first date night in months. We finished eating early so I suggested we go home since it we would have some time alone before our kid would come home. She had other...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I just got finished texting my mother in law. I told her about my plans to divorce after the holidays. Surprisingly she was very supportive and agrees with my decision to ask for...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    So NOW he wants to go to counseling and work on it! NOW. After years and years of me begging, pleading, and crying. After we have gone to the breaking point, after I have given...
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    There comes a point where you are just two separate people, living in one place. When that time comes everything changes. The way you view that person changes, they become ugly...
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 10

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    I called my wife about our finances. Of course she has to get an attitude because she automatically thinks it's my fault and of course she has to make an attitude while she was...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Walked into the door after a long week. I guess after a week like this a normal husband and wife would say "hey" to each other, maybe give a kiss, and ask how their day was. Me on...
    Burai Burai 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    basically every single one of the friends I've ever had
    lilellie415 lilellie415 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    I think he wants me to be the one to finally say it's over. We normally go over to his parents for the holidays and yesterday he bowed out. He didn't even come. I'm not complaining...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    OMG! I made the mistake of walking away from an oncoming scolding today at the tree farm. He stopped in the middle of the road and started to yell for me, so I stopped on the other...
    Lld84 Lld84 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 8

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    My love is 23 years older than me. We met a few years ago online via AgeMeet.com. It was totally platonic but I broke off contact due to doing other things in my life, I wasn't...
    candycc12 candycc12 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I've been married for 4 years, have a wonderful child but my wife and I seem to fight all the time. Something small like a kidding comment sends her into a rage about how i ruined...
    goodguy30s goodguy30s 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 8

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    First time I have ever been accused of causing someone nightmares smh
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13

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    And then I am reminded of why this is not working out. I am oddly grateful for these moments, because even though he has very brief moments of clarity and honesty it is good to...
    SmilesAwaitYou SmilesAwaitYou 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 14

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    Split Personality : She used to have a great personality,but it split. :Dlol!!  
    diggler diggler 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 22

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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 Nov 25

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    Went to shush charge controller. Place is cluttered. Door ripped pants.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 25

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    I never had bad days that much these days, but today I had the closest thing to a bad day. I feel selfish about it too. First off, I couldnt go to work because I started a new...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I used to wish that I had never met you. I am now starting to see things in a different light. Time has taken away the anger and resentment. I think I was meant to go through all...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 8 mins ago

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    9 years ago I had an accident when I was four wheeling with my family. I went flying off the quad after I crashed an I landed badly. I broke my right collarbone, I was in a sling...
    NoRegretsAndNoRemorse NoRegretsAndNoRemorse 22-25, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I went to see our marriage counselor with my wife today. I feel more and more that the situation is hopeless.
    Cowboy011 Cowboy011 51-55, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    (Before anyone gets bent out of shape over this rant, I have NEVER been an OW) I've seen a lot of OW get attacked on here by their MMs wives. And quite viciously. While I agree...
    happyasever happyasever 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    It's been a long time since I wrote: If you have read my previous articles then you already have the background or a lot of it. If not my situation is as follows: I have been...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's been a year since I last posted. I had an online affair with a woman I met on EP. I fell in love with her. My wife found out and I broke it off. I haven't spoken to her in a...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 4 Responses Nov 28

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    I feel like I hate him and I know if I died in this moment I would likely go directly to hell. We have been married for about 7 years, living together for over 8, and met over 12...
    nocturne1980 nocturne1980 31-35 Dec 2

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    I'm 22 and no I didn't wait for marriage but I believe that every women should be carful of who's out there. I promise people will put on "a show" for you, you just got to be able...
    skipper596 skipper596 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    I've been in a sexless marriage for just over 16 years. In that time I've been through the counseling sessions, countless fights, nights on the couch, online trysts, real life near...
    aaw7395 aaw7395 41-45, M 2 Responses Dec 1

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