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I Have a Good Marriage

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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 70+, M Jan 28, 2011

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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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    My Soulmate

    I have an amazing marriage, ok we have had our ups and downs over the years but who doesn't. Nowa days we hardly row well we don't row lol and if we do we have a few words then we are over it. His not the most affectionate person but when he his affectionate his sweet with it. I...
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Aug 26, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    "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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    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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    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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    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

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    I just love them. Everyone with their own personalities. It is nice to have a common space and the occasional inbox. Everyone in my circle is a LOVER in the sense of caring for...
    breathingeasy breathingeasy 41-45, M 7 hrs ago

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    When I first came to EP almost a year ago, I never expected anything besides a little moral support and an avenue to vent about my frustrations as it relates to my situation. What...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    There are some days when everything that could have went wrong, went wrong and I feel like I'm about to explode💥💥💥and then there are days like today, where I feel like...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Once in a while, amidst all your day days, you'll have a good day. A great day even. Make sure you remember those days. Keep them safely in the pockets of your coat or in a jar on...
    carissamae carissamae 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I practised so hard when I was very little. I've always been a bit of a perfectionist, and messy handwriting used to make me go insane.Here's a photo of my handwriting from my...
    GeekyLittleThing GeekyLittleThing 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    So tomorrow my sailors mom is calling his recruiter to get the address :) yay hopefully i can finally send his letters. I'm so excited. Never been so excited to send mail in my...
    noellegabriella95 noellegabriella95 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Everyone does! Just keep positive and give a lot of hugs😊
    allisonslim allisonslim 22-25, F Mar 29

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    My new color!!!(: so happy & love it !!!
    candyliscious candyliscious 18-21, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Thought this was worth a read. Not applicable to all but still interesting. A lack of sexual interest in women is a big topic Fotolia_49866286_XS Peter and Andrea are teachers...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 13 Responses Apr 10

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    Well where do I start? It didn't used to be a bad marriage when we got married 13 years ago in 2001, I was 25 and she was 24. In fact it was a very good marriage, I loved her and...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    Why won't you just let me go?! I'm doing you, us, a favor by owning it all and *trying* to set you free! But no, you hold on for dear effing life. Am I property? Status? A promise...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 10 Responses Mar 26

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    Overview: Male 47 ; Australia; Dated (celibate) a young Catholic lady for seven years; Married for seven more years (sexless after honeymoon); no children (guess why); We have had...
    angelwanderer angelwanderer 46-50 27 Responses Apr 1

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    Seriously need advice :(....Soo I'm new at this... I'm 23 years old.. Got married really young, have 2 babies, one of which was born this year. I've been married for 5 years. My...
    missme90 missme90 22-25, F 11 Responses a week ago

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    UNDERSTAND THIS AND YOU WILL UNDERSTAND ME. i´m 24 years old colombian guy, very outgoing, i have good values, i care for my friends and family a great deal and very important for...
    juanelgrande juanelgrande 22-25, M Apr 8

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    My husband has been drinking every single day for the last 17 years. I can count on one hand the number of days he has gone without drinking in the last 10 years. Two months ago I...
    MrsElizabeth MrsElizabeth 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I do always try to see the best in people, have good intentions, but I'm not perfect.... I can be terrible. I make mistakes. I can't be a good girl.
    AprilBurden23 AprilBurden23 18-21, F Apr 4

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    Was diagnosed back in high school. Felt like it held me back from many things. Yea, I did go 2 dances, junior and senior prom, but people treated me like I was retarded. I'm highly...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 28

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    Hey my kid is 9 and lately he's been getting like really horny and hes always runing around naked lol but now im wondering if maybe i should help him out has anybody ever done this...
    Lostandbrokenwillfly Lostandbrokenwillfly 26-30, F 11 Responses Mar 24

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    My wife and I haven't had sex for 15 years now - it's both our faults, mine as much as hers, if not more. She had two difficult pregnancies, and one of our children was born with a...
    jamespople jamespople 51-55, M 9 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I discovered this board about a week ago, by chance, and by reading the many posts surrounding this issue, it's been an eye-opener to say the least, and not just because I now know...
    copperdoodle copperdoodle 41-45, F 9 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Does anyone really leave this group without leaving the marriage? I don't think its possible, interested to hear opinions. Thanks.
    meme111111 meme111111 36-40, M 6 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    My parents have been married for years but it seems so much harder to stay married these days. I have countless friends who've married and divorced/separated already. It makes me...
    NaturalEye NaturalEye 31-35, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    Two weeks ago, I shared what I thought would be my current status for awhile. Life being what it is - it has thrown me into a crazy roller coaster loop once again. The good news...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 21 Responses Mar 28

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    Psychology Today has a couple of recent articles regarding "Does Sexless marriage justify adultery". The articles are reasonable and informed and the comments worthwhile. They...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I had an incredible night. I have to share my experience. I was raised by my Grandmother, who lived in a sexless marriage. My Grandfather was a mean, cold, loveless husband. He...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    Talking Points - To get agreement to separate Now I have to solicit advice from those here on ILIASM that have successfully left their marriages with no fight, no rancor, but...
    EinEngel EinEngel 46-50, F 17 Responses Apr 11

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    My husband and I got married in March 2010 and had our first child by October that year. We had our second child January 2013 and by the end of that month my hubby told me he was...
    Itonlytakesone Itonlytakesone 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    For those staying in miserable sexless marriages "for the sake of the kids": "On Monday, one Redditor grappling with that very question went straight to the source, asking those...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 12 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    Almost the entire time I was in my dysfunctional marriage I kept quiet about it. I made excuses. I glossed over things. My husband drank (was an alcoholic) and no one ever knew...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 15 Responses Apr 8

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    Update from Opposite Land Even though I normally have sex 3-4 times a week with my beloved post sexless marriage lover, I haven't had sex for a week. Why? He is sick with...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 14 Responses Apr 10

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    Illusions That Kept Me Trapped in Sexless Marriage If you read my first EP story, you will get the impression that the sexlessness started with the conception of my child 4 years...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I had a meeting with stbx yesterday. At first I was scaredto go. Scared bbecause I had just sorted through my feelings on why I felt so empty and why I felt like I had wanted to...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 11 Responses Mar 23

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    Another thing missing from this sexless marriage, besides intimacy, love and respect is fun and laughter. (Jeez, what exactly do I get from this marriage) I thought that I had...
    Gingersnapped Gingersnapped 51-55, F 13 Responses Mar 25

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    A Discovery of Self....When I first started coming to this website I had a typical everything was okay bar the sex attitude. I still wanted to divorce but I didn't want to hurt my...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 17 Responses Apr 3

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    I'm not sure what I want to title this blog, but I do know it's going to include a little bit about my life and my story. Especially with Zack, my boyfriend, soon to be leaving for...
    babyypaige babyypaige 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    My dysfunctional childhood sometimes plays havoc on my peace of mind. I can partially blame staying in my marriage due to how I was raised, dragged through my Father’s four...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 34 Responses Apr 13

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    My husband and I got married in March 2010 and had our first child by October that year. We had our second child January 2013 and by the end of that month my hubby told me he was...
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