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I Had a Bad Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Coming up to my second anniversary. The last few days have been really bad. I have lost count of how many upsets and arguments there have been over stupid little things that should...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It's so complicated...... I hate this because I feel as if marriage shouldn't be taken lightly. I also feel that I used to be the one to run far away from commitment. Far away from...
    SweetT2 SweetT2 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I never intended to get married, but I was lonely and met someone that I felt an electrical connection with who would not stay without a ring. So I got married. As the years have...
    jp20156 jp20156 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have been married for over 16 years but I can't remember the last time I actually wanted to be here. I desperately want to leave but feel trapped. The thing that upsets me the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    I missed out on high school and some of college due to an illness so I feel a bit behind socially. I try to make plans with the few friends that I gave but they can take days to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 days ago

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    Been married two years met husband four years ago when we first met we were crazy about each other but he was married less then a year to his hs sweetheart and I was with mine so...
    frenchfry5 frenchfry5 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I took my best friend to church camp with me. After I came back to the cabin from swimming i started getting dressed to go horseback riding. Before I could get my clothes on she...
    Morrgin Morrgin 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    one time me and my best friend iliana got in a fight we were like 7 or 8 and I had a girl diary and I wrote in it something really secret about her I forgot what the hell it was...
    AmyPond11th AmyPond11th 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Almost 5 years ago I broke up with my (ex) boyfriend after being together for 7 years. in those 7 years my friends became his friends and visa versa. He owned several bars where my...
    evext evext 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    Clothes don't have gender, do they? So, I accidentally went to the boy's section in Forever 21. Guess who bickered about what I could or could not wear? Ansley. She, Daniela...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Yet another story of thoughtless friends. There was the time Ansley and Daniela pestered me about the past. Throughout the years Ansley and Daniela teased me about my 9th grade...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    So here's ANOTHER outrageous story about my ex-friends. So. Prom. Well no way was I going to go and be stuck around jerkwads giving me a hard time. Anyway, I'm outside...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    My ex-friends were like trackers: persistant and rude. In the middle of my senior year of High School, I tried so many tactics of avoiding my friends who didn't treat me like a...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Soo as the story goes he did return in April. First he was nice and said 'we can meet if you want?' Texted back and fourth my anxiety got high again waiting for my phone to beep...
    ventingagain ventingagain 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel..that if you really love someone? you don't need to get married to prove that. I find that kinda stupid? lol I will never get married. marriage doesint last? nor does...
    Muffin19 Muffin19 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    My ex-friends sucked. There were the little things. Just typical teenaged small problems that would roll off my back. I'd be the third-wheel whenever I was in a group with them...
    sabertigersab sabertigersab 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I am friends with my MM (for now and I hope it never changes). I want it to last this time. I reconnected with him mid June. I missed our friendship. I was not ready to be...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 11 Responses 6 days ago

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    My wife has this habit of making sexual teases in public places, but when bed time comes the mood has changed. Years ago she bought this really nice silky red lacey thing. She...
    DP8962 DP8962 51-55, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    Living in a small town, beliefs are drilled into your head at a young age. Prime example: homosexuality is bad. It really makes me angry that southern children are raised on hate...
    linnb linnb 13-15, F 6 days ago

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