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I Live In a 1 Sided Marriage

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    How Much Energy Do You Put In Your Marriage

     How much energy do you put into your marriage?   When a person is dating they put lots of energy to get the other person’s attention. Then they have to continue to put in effort to keep the person around or they might get dumped. And then they get...
    WifeTellsAll WifeTellsAll 31-35, F 6 Responses Aug 14, 2009

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    Selfish

    All I can say is I try and try and try to please him but it never works. I used to . Plus he's selfish.
    Preminitions Preminitions 22-25, F 12 Responses Mar 5, 2010

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    IT Sucks Most of the Time

    i give he takes i understand he acts up more i work hard he critisizes i try to prove my love he denies it you cant win this way but still i try.
    goldie25 goldie25 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 31, 2008

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    Torn...

    I'm at the point where I am finding myself wishing and wanting to not even be married to my husband anymore.  I have so many negative feelings about him and his behaviors that I'm tired of trying to make it work.  I don't feel he will ever change his bad behaviors...
    Momof3inAZ Momof3inAZ 36-40 8 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    Sociopath

    he believes the world revolves around him. his rules, his choices, his judgement, what he wants, do as he says. ive been dominated. no family, no friends, no communication outside of online, stay at home mom, two babies with him dictating everything. im losing myself into him...
    BrighterDaze BrighterDaze 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 26, 2012

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    My wife wants me to sleep with other women. I'm 34, she's 34, we have a daughter, and I think we fight too much. She is very touchy about any time I even bring up our lack of...
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    To say that my mind is constsntly on this site is such flabbergasteding understatement it's unreal....... But ive just read a post byCherishme2 and i feel as if the wind has just...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 7 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    If you don't. Well then I'm sorry for you. I'm sorry that you feel yourself or your religion so above everyone else that you honesty feel you have the right to tell someone that...
    goldenspider666 goldenspider666 16-17, M 1 Response 7 hrs 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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    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 5 days ago

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    One year outWhen I first met my husband I splattered him with love, dunked him in it, wrapped myself around him and tried to infuse him with it. It shone brightly enough that a...
    TheOneWhoComesAndGoes TheOneWhoComesAndGoes 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My best friend stopped talking to me. Started only contacting me to ask favors. I hired him to do some work for me, and he acted unprofessional and drew complaints. So I said...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    Facing marriage, people have different ideas about the contrast between love and money. However, I prefer love to money, if I have the choice. Firstly, as a matter of fact, love...
    rosafiermonte rosafiermonte 26-30, F Jan 14

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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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    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 Jan 22

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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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    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 am in an interracial marriage. I'm a black man, and my wife is white. She has a daughter (who is white) from a previous marriage, and recently gave birth to my second daughter...
    DamnedDalmation DamnedDalmation 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    The Native American tradition is one of preservation. We are many tribes, many clans, but our stories carry on our history. Some have been nearly lost and forgotten, as the young...
    LaJumelleMauvaise LaJumelleMauvaise 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    For over 20 years I lived a life with very little sex. The times we did have it were mostly initiated by me. After many years of this it really messes with a person's psyche...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    I too live in a sexless marriage. I live on Cape Cod.
    danno667 danno667 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want to travel the world. I want to write a book. I want to learn everything. I want to research if parallel dimensions existed. I want to live in a fantasy world...was what is...
    littleowlet littleowlet 13-15, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I'm sitting here while my children sleep and my husband is on the couch next to me. He has no idea how unhappy I am, although I have broached this conversation many times. I...
    felice88 felice88 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I've never seen anything wrong with it. You're all worthy of love, happiness, and life. I'm glad gay marriage is legal in New Zealand now. Add that to your list of options...
    topsykrit topsykrit 18-21, F Jan 8

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    After years of begging my husband to go to marriage counseling and him flat out refusing or agreeing and then going once and then finding excuses why he can't go, I started therapy...
    MLH205 MLH205 41-45, F 12 Responses Jan 5

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    This weekend I met "M" my friend from NYC. He had booked the flight a while ago and it was mostly platonic. He was just a good friend to talk to. As 'THE day' approached I got...
    Jbaby83 Jbaby83 31-35, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I am engaged to what i believe is a good man. We moved in 6 months after we started dating and a month later he proposed, I said yes. We started fighting a lot in month 10. The...
    bleuoiseau bleuoiseau 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Well I'm not going I say never but as of right now I don't feel like i need to get married in the future. Look I'm not in a serious relationship, do I want to be yes. I want to be...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Jan 18

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    any ladies live near Plymouth
    Tarmigan Tarmigan 61-65, M 12 hrs ago

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    I live in my head to much cause I'm afraid to face reality..
    FlamingEgg FlamingEgg 16-17, M 5 hrs ago

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    When Orwell first wrote about 1984, he said there would be telescreen in most rooms, capable of listening in on our conversations... but he was wrong. They are in our pockets...
    AmnesiaPlease AmnesiaPlease 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm from Pakistan. I'm in search of a nice & serious girl from US or Canada for long term relationship/marriage. Only girls within 21-32 yrs of age & willing to have kids after...
    dansizzling dansizzling 26-30, M Jan 8

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    Feeling very alone and feeling like this is not the marriage I thought it would be. Wanting to stay committed and work it out but things just are getting harder to deal with. No...
    Purpleapple84 Purpleapple84 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 9

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    My marriage used to be happy, Now a days we just seem to be going with the daily motions. Living more as roommates than spouses. Daily bickering has me on the verge of hating him...
    CityGal412 CityGal412 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Haunted Place - Casa de Estudillo ADDRESS: Old Town, San Diego Historic Park San Diego, California 92110 LOCATION: One can visit the La Casa De Estudillo Museum at Old Town...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M 1 Response Jan 21

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    Haunted Place - Robinson Rose House ADDRESS: 2645 San Diego Avenue San Diego, California LOCATION: The Robinson Rose House is currently used as the Visitor Center for San...
    timothyc31 timothyc31 41-45, M Jan 21

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    Hi all, hoping for a little wisdom. I'm divorced five years and have loved dating and having all the experiences that I've had. I've learned so much about myself and others through...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 22

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    That's about the entirety of it in a nut shell. I fell for a girl when she was 17, I 18. We had a very intense, deep love for only 3 months time. After 9 years of remaining...
    jsc0tzi jsc0tzi 26-30, M 6 days ago

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    So I have documented last week about my marriage.Do for 2 days I have had an opportunity to live on her and romance her.Both days all seemed like it was headed in that direction...
    brent54 brent54 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    As I read different stories in the ILIASM forum I begin to wonder about the differences in marriages out there that are sexless or almost sexless. There can't be a cure all as...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Why do they call it gay marriage? Im so sick of the labels they give everything. Its not a gay marriage. Its marriage. Marriage is about two people who love each other. It doesnt...
    WarriorPoet97 WarriorPoet97 16-17, F 8 Responses Jan 2

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    I was in a situation. It stressed me out for a long time, and put a lot of strain on the relationship. Eventually I deciced that I couldn't change his reaction, and there was no...
    GermanMilF GermanMilF 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 6

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    After recently ridding my life of the toxic marriage I was in I'm feeling amazing! I'm starting to feel like exploring things I've always been a little too afraid to do. I've...
    wheretooranywhere wheretooranywhere 31-35, F Jan 18

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    It does not belong to me it belongs to everyone. Marriage is between consenting parties who vow to be in a committed romantic relationship. Far be it form me to stop someone from...
    KateTheStraightedge KateTheStraightedge 16-17, F Jan 19

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    I look a mess, my eyes are so red I seriously look like I would imagine a red eyed devil/ghoul would look like. I'm in the bathroom and as my husband comes up to get ready to sleep...
    lass1 lass1 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 20