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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 56-60, M 2 Responses Oct 1, 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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    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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    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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    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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    Last year when we went to my grandparents I was very tired and stressed from school, and I fell asleep in the car. That resulted in wet pants, to my embarrassment, although my...
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    It was mid October 2007. What started out as a vicious head fever, turned into a two week ordeal. I was in school, and three times I asked to go to the nurse because I had a...
    ACMJC ACMJC 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    LMAO, I wish I could be like that in real life. I am but not when it comes to shove... I think. The only dream I can remember was this dream but it was only a dream. I was in an...
    LoveUnite LoveUnite 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    We were coworkers on a small night shift in a large factory. Friendly and nice she was undeniably sexy even though she was years older than me. I could tell that when she was young...
    chrissyk48 chrissyk48 46-50, M 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Yup Six out of seven Or eleven out of twelve Or 97 out of 100 Why Well Society went crazy Then called me crazy for saying so And put me on bad meds That...
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    It's that time of the month and I want sex so bad right now .
    Snowflake107 Snowflake107 26-30, F 10 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    My husband and I did not wait for marriage . In fact I was 8 months pregnant at my wedding lol OPPS
    Cynthia79 Cynthia79 36-40, F 5 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I lost my baby at 10 weeks and 4 days. I didn't know until I was 12 weeks. 18th January 2016. I had no symptoms I thought everything was fine. They scanned me and told me there...
    HannahTutt1 HannahTutt1 22-25, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    We had 'the chat' last night. It was difficult to express how I felt. I didn't want to hurt him. Divorce was not discussed but laid everything out on the table. Seems that he...
    CupidBowLips CupidBowLips 36-40, F 19 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    Aaaaaaaah! I am hurting so much!! (To those of you who are eager to say, "I told you so, you just got what you deserved": How about waiting a day or two before pointing that out...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is it somehow me? I need some honest advice/thoughts from complete strangers. So I have been married for just over 2 years and haven't had bouncy cuddles for just over a year. I...
    Goneburger76 Goneburger76 36-40, M 10 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have had bad memories of almost rape and wish I could just forget about it.
    Lovelypaw22 Lovelypaw22 26-30, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Here's the story of our relationship Helpful facts - When we met I was 17, she was 25. I am now 18 and she is 26. She also has a 4 year old daughter. We met on Xbox on June 28...
    EnergyUS EnergyUS 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I want to have sex so badly. I love sex. I've slept with 4 guys and I'm totally okay with that. I actually want to sleep with more people. I haven't had an ****** from sex or even...
    helplesslyhopelessly helplesslyhopelessly 18-21, F 10 Responses 2 days ago

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    OK, y'all were right. I was wrong. She was over for three days and her husband never got to "first base". That was bad, but the worst of it is that I tried (maybe half a dozen...
    BinaryBill BinaryBill 61-65, M 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    How you make him think that you are a psycho and he ended it with you. The final tomahawk. It is pretty hard on your system to be constantly maintaining a level of detachment...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I became sick and was stuck at home. My wife, ever the care-giver, became more of a nanny than a wife because of my constant neediness. This caused a big rift in our relationship...
    SSKyleRedd SSKyleRedd 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Writing within the realm of salvageable marriages, I'm thinking, maybe one of the reasons why we have NC relapses is because we haven't really committed ourselves in repairing our...
    SundayGlory33 SundayGlory33 31-35, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have had too many bad dates... this one has been a few years ago. I was meeting up with some guy I'd met online, like a complete idiot. I was a starving college student whose...
    TheVegemite TheVegemite 26-30 3 Responses a week ago

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    Especially ,if you have an abusive spouse.I was watching a program on domestic violence last night.The wife had left but still her husband pursued her and hit her car with his and...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I have been married 18 years. 2 Kids. Can count on both hands how many times we have had sex in the past decade. We've been to therapy twice. We have had hard conversations. I have...
    rustyblueday rustyblueday 46-50, F 7 Responses