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I Have a Good Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 142 People

    Happily Married

    Does anyone else ever get the feeling in today's American society that the foundations of what marriage should be have completely fallen apart? I have been happily married to the love of my life for 7 years and together for almost 8. We met online in a yahoo chat room and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 14, 2012

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    "UP'S and Down's"

    I have been Married to my  husband for 7 years now. We have had our ups and downs but hey what marriage hasn't. We have been together a total of 16 years. and there is no changing or coming between that no matter who you are. " A couple put together by God can...
    Dadsg34 Dadsg34 31-35, F Jan 4, 2009

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    Things Change...

    If you read my other experiences, you may find them exciting, you may find them revolting, you may find them intriguing, you may find them horribly demeaning, you may find they resonate. I used to care what you thought.  I don't anymore.  Oh, I am anything but a bitter and...
    laserx laserx 46-50, F 4 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    All That Glitters Can Be Gold

    A good marriage depends on who you are and how far you will go to get to the center of the lollipop so to speak. My marriage has seen every facet that there is to see in a marriage but still we rise. The love is always underlining never far away, however, there are days when we...
    presleysshadow presleysshadow 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 5, 2009

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    I Have A Good Marriage...but...

    I do have a good marriage. With a lot of love shared and with a lot of conversations. However, I now feel that I have fallen into a totally worthless stage after my marriage 6 years ago. I was an outgoing, hardworking person. People recognized me as talented and capable. I...
    apoorvak apoorvak 36-40 2 Responses May 27, 2011

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    Good Marriages Are based On Love And Respect.

    Good marriages are based on love and respect. That goes without saying, right? Almost everyone knows that love and respect are the most important ingredients to a good marriage. But beyond love and respect there are some things that can help your marriage greatly. Remember when...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M Nov 17, 2010

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    I'm actually a guy but I really need help

    learning to deal with my wonderful wife each month. It's bad. Very. Very. Baaaad. I don't know how to say it strongly enough. We have a beautiful marriage and enjoy each day throughout the month, but then for a couple days prior to menstruation she regrets marrying me and she...
    gman1616 gman1616 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2014

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    No Love, Too Much Sex, Not Enough Money...

    ... I'm tired of hearing about terrible marriages. I have so many friends who after 5-18 years of marriage are totally unhappy, and in most cases, it's always "the spouse's fault"! We all need to take a good look at ourselves in the mirror and be reminded a solid...
    Phiction Phiction 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    I really do, and it makes me teary to write that

    because I am so grateful for it. I've been working hard on my marriage and on me. I told my counselor the other day that it is amazing to me how my husband hasn't left me yet. I described myself as being the best and worst of a wife. I am loving, committed, a good mother...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 41-45, F 9 Responses Apr 1

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    OK, It's High Time I Did This

    All I ever read about are the bad marriages. It makes marriage itself look bad. It makes people look bad. Look, there still are good marriages in the world, let me tell you how marriage can be. I married at 18, he was 20. We had quite a few doubters around us, in fact his Mother...
    chovhani chovhani 46-50, F 10 Responses Oct 11, 2007

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    never felt this way before To make me fall

    Like a fool my house was haunted by the memory of what was Then I gave you all of me You've ignited the truth I've unraveled in front you Bringing me to life And making me whole again And so I'm yours Take it all I owe you everything You've given me all I'll...
    angiede angiede 26-30, F Mar 16, 2014

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    Made It

    Married at 19, 28years later and 8 kids still going strong! We have had our share of ups and downs including him having a affair (which did take a long time to get over), bankrupcy, him working away from home for long periods but we have survived and love each other more now then...
    mum8 mum8 51-55, F 3 Responses Aug 18, 2008

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    It's All About Us

    I was divorced with child.  He was single, from a large family.  We had been friends for several years, spending a lot of time together.  One night he didn't want to leave.  That was 34 years ago.  We knew one day our children would be grown and out on their own, and having...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys 56-60 Aug 13, 2011

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    A Good Marriage

    I have never seen so many people with bad marriages, unhappy with their marriage, and want to cheat. Am I the only one with a good marriage? It's not perfect, but that would be boring!! Being on EP, I told mt husband, THANK YOU!
    kimberley4 kimberley4 41-45, F 5 Responses Feb 9, 2008

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    I believe in making traditions with your

    partner in life. I cook with him. We have cooking experiments. We each take turns coming up with new recipes.
    SKDel SKDel 26-30, F Jan 6

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    Good Marriage

    I see so many groups about bad marriages that I thought I'd check to see if I'm the only person that likes my marriage. Glad to see I'm not! My marriage is good because we're together, faithful, working through our fights (and there are some doozies!), and we have a great sex...
    summeranne summeranne 31-35, F Aug 21, 2012

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    Not Just Good...great!

    We met six years ago...I was his boss & friend. I came to the mountains to give my kids a better life, with someone else. K & I let him move in with us because he was living in his car...TOO EXPENSIVE TO RENT!!! K got drunk one night and started on his usual kick that I...
    the3charmedones the3charmedones 31-35, F Mar 15, 2008

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    How You Have A Good Marriage

    I think there is no true building can stand the test of time without a solid foundation, therefore for marriage to stand the test of time the foundation of such marriage should be critically work upon and be solid. Here, listed some of the component of a solid foundation: 1. Good...
    gr8jesus gr8jesus 51-55, M Sep 8, 2010

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    A Good Marriage Is.....

    .. lot's of love and affection, 100% honesty, respect, loyalty, best-friendship, acceptance, empathy, support, kindness & a lot of other stuff we found in relationship books.
    jimrich jimrich 66-70, M Jan 28, 2011

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    I have a close guy friend at work for the last 10 years. He's white, I'm black. We're really good friends started together, trained together, run together, we talk openly about...
    evolvinggirl evolvinggirl 36-40, F 1 Response 51 mins ago

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    You don't KNOW. What if we took away straight marriage? Would you be very happy?! I don't think so. And people can get so mean especially to me. Just look at The cover photo.
    MyNameIsRainbow MyNameIsRainbow 16-17, F 54 mins ago

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    I always felt from a young age that I may not be able to have children. I don't know why, it was just always something that seemed right to me. I love babies and children, but...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 2 hrs ago

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    At the bar after working a long day and I wouldn't mind going home to an empty house or running away. I do have a full tank of gas....
    mustlovedogs99 mustlovedogs99 26-30, F 2 hrs ago

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    I have been with my wife for six year and married for four of those. In four years I have bent over backwards for this marriage to work, my wife has mental issues...split...
    Abandonedhusband30 Abandonedhusband30 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    My husband and I both saved ourselves for marriage and we've been each other's one and only.
    NotTonightIveGotAHeadache NotTonightIveGotAHeadache 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am in a sexless marriage. Yes, its my fault. Despite mutliple opportunities to act, instead I let fear and anxiety rule the day (I am now addressing long term depression issues...
    AnnesHusband AnnesHusband 46-50 6 hrs ago

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    I don't like seeing my mom depressed.. It hurts my so bad. She just said how embarrassed she was when it came to our house because my uncle (her brother) has such a beautiful...
    xMellowButterflyx xMellowButterflyx 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Not a good conversation starter but would like to have one.
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    Not yet but it will be one. Basically my roommate decided it would be a good idea to put her just used blazing hot hair straightener on my desk chair while I was laying on my bed...
    afellowearthling afellowearthling 18-21, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I'm so mad at you. You hurt me so bad I'm shaking with anger and hurt my heart is broken you didn't say goodbye or I love you. Who are you what happened to you.Why did you let...
    Dxl24 Dxl24 22-25, F 11 hrs ago

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    When I was 12 years old, I told my mother and my cousin that when I grew up I wanted to be a stay at home mom and didn't want to go to college. My cousin told me that "no one...
    hunnycakes009 hunnycakes009 18-21, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I am a college student. I am a typical good guy, most of the times. I have lots of good friends I can count on, a good family. I like to goof around, and try new stuff. But...
    EddA22 EddA22 18-21, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Most of us have had it happen. Yet in my last experience with this, I did a little research on the mental disorder the person has...ticking time bomb! So it turned out to be good...
    DaddyBear214 DaddyBear214 56-60, M 14 hrs ago

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    Hey lovely ladies, I was wondering if anyone out there has any success on managing your pain through herbal remedies, therapies, foods to avoid etc... I have endometriosis and...
    Daniellasw Daniellasw 26-30, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    I belong to a country where unfortunately caste still is everything. Your love has no meaning if your castes are not the same, your commitment has no value if you don't belong to...
    dela123 dela123 22-25, F 17 hrs ago

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    I no longer live in the same world anymore. I no longer feel safe in this place that i now hesitantly call home.... Physically perhaps. ...but mentally and spiritually, I have...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I don't know which is worse. I shouldn't be whining, it's really over now, for the last and final time; but writing about how it feels makes it somehow feel better...
    comeonletsgo comeonletsgo 61-65, M 2 days ago

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    And today was a bad one... But tomorrow is a new day!
    Lotusflower80 Lotusflower80 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    The good news is my surgery came out with flyin colors The bad news is I told the doctor I wanted to be castrated and I meant to say circumcise !!!!!
    wolffive wolffive 51-55, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The good news is that I will not have internet connection on vacation and the bad news is that I am here today
    Iamtheoriginaldancemom Iamtheoriginaldancemom 46-50, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I totally believe in traditional marriage roles. The man should be in charge. He should be the one to make any big (and little too if he wishes) decisions. The wife's role should...
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Bad news first my friends...gave my hairy man(dog) a bath and am absutely drenched. Good news? I should be flea, tick, and shed free for at least three months! Woo hoo!!!
    pinkstarburst pinkstarburst 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Hi Folks Well, in 2009 while working to try and get through a work-related (and marriage-related, although unbeknownst to me at the time) burnout, I wrote my fist post on...
    Mrcellophane Mrcellophane 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago