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I Had a Bad Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 130 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    Mermaiden333 Mermaiden333 46-50, F Jan 6

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    I am too ashamed to say what's on my mind right now. Feeling ashamed And I want to be totally honest I am afraid of what other ladies or other people might say.
    TimothyButler TimothyButler 41-45, M Jan 11

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    It makes me ill 'cause you used to be my girl
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M Jan 13

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    I know I am getting really weird today but I need this off my chest. I broke up with my girlfriend a while ago and I was devastated. The problem was I loved too much. But anyways I...
    Bonjovi11 Bonjovi11 13-15, M Jan 14

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    If Only Have you ever wanted something so badly, and then not get it? Whether it be a love interest, a job, or another opportunity, you were just sure would be the perfect fit...
    akindheart akindheart 56-60, F 15 Responses Jan 13

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    This is something I've thought about for quite some time. I've had the marriage thing, and for all sorts of reasons, admittedly, some my fault, it did not work. Now after being...
    quasimotoornot quasimotoornot 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 13

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    I am exactly 6 months NC now and I would say I am much better. I will be seeing MM now and then for a while coming up soon, but we will just ignore each other as we have since DDay...
    Suzanne1976 Suzanne1976 36-40, F 1 Response 38 mins ago

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    I have been smoking since I was 11, and smoking about 2 packs per day since middle school, and 3 packs since before HS graduation. Now I'm 22. I had braces for a few years from 8th...
    html92 html92 22-25, M 2 hrs ago

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    Today I go in to get the last 2 of 7 teeth pulled. Being so young, it's kind of embarrassing to have so many gone. Has anyone else had experience with bad teeth in their late 20s...
    WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn WhatAMadWorldWeAreIn 26-30, F 27 mins ago

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    I am not in a troubled marriage. I am now in my second marriage. My first marriage lasted 21 years. My wife was confined to a wheelchair due to disability. We had three children...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    India as you all might know is a country rich in culture and tradition. Arranged marriages happens to be a very integral part of this culture. I am 27 years old and got married in...
    femaleskeleton femaleskeleton 26-30 1 Response Jan 19

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    Please explain how "emotional issues" have become the "get out of jail free" card to excuse bad behavior in adults. I know that there are people who truly have diagnoses that make...
    BrainOverridesHeart BrainOverridesHeart 36-40, F 3 Responses 51 mins ago

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    The uncle I suspect of raping me died this Monday... And memories started to haunt me again. All the things I keep inside... Most of them are about my grandmother. He used to live...
    Mellangela Mellangela 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Memoir of a New Life To say that I had a good relationship with my mother prior to my marriage would be an understatement. She could be overbearing and meddlesome with a very...
    pseudonympublic pseudonympublic 46-50, M 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My husbands girlfriend just told him that she feels bad for me. That she's angry for me. That if she were in my position she would feel used, disgraced, and embarrassed. I feel bad...
    nyas28 nyas28 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 15

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    I am having a moment of weakness. I want to text ap so badly right now, I want to tell him how much I love and miss him. if I do that I might as well text my h at the same time to...
    scammies scammies 31-35, F 7 Responses Jan 12

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    I'm not sure where to post stuff, so I figure I'll keep it going here. It's a new year, it is. Things are starting to look up. Month 1 is down since I filed for divorce. We...
    irishstone irishstone 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    Well , yesterday we had our first joint counselling session. Beforehand I was very anxious. I had a knot in my stomach and a pain in my head. I wasn't sure if H would appear, but...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 26 Responses Jan 20

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    I have been divorced for over 3 years now. I often read stories here from people in sexless marriages, hoping that maybe I can help someone either save their marriage or help in...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    maybe against would be a strong word, but i dont agree with force arranged marriage. what i feel more painful however is the fact that... for children who love their parents, they...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    To help people to be more informed about Pakistan instead of listening to poverty and falling for any stories. Having been to Pakistan many times, I can safely say the below;- 1...
    Eridanus Eridanus 31-35 2 days ago

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    This is the walk away wife script. http://youtu.be/eyty0xb7IMM Every situation is different but at least 90% of this can ring thru in one way or another IMHO Well I was the...
    MrHeartaFire MrHeartaFire 41-45, M 1 Response Dec 29, 2014

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    When I broke the news to my ex-husband that I am finished for good (I left, never to look back), I decided to see a really good therapist to help me move forward with my AP (when...
    happyasever happyasever 31-35, F 3 Responses Jan 14

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    5 months ago I met a man off AM. He's East Indian, married, had 2 kids, stuck in a miserable marriage like me. I never thought I would meet someone like him. He's so sweet to me...
    js1276 js1276 41-45, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been in my prison sentence of a marriage way to long I have given everything I can think of for my marriage and nothing works I had a glimmer of hope yesterday evening...
    Virgo1981 Virgo1981 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    New year-New Beginning The new year of 2015 is upon us So many things I'm glad are over One of them being my relationship with you You hurt me like no other has before you...
    zanyzoey zanyzoey 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    My wife and I have been together for just over 20 years. We have 3 wonderful Children and for the most part have been happy. We don't fight, I cook, clean, wash clothes, run the...
    sadsack44 sadsack44 41-45 2 Responses Jan 2

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