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I Live Outside The Norm

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    Twice in one month! Do I get some sort of medal? A cookie? Maybe a trophy? Perhaps a parade!? And it was initiated by him which was pretty shocking I suppose to the outside...
    asterinight asterinight 31-35, F 12 Responses Jun 24

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    I have bipolar disorder 1 & adult ADHD combined type. I'm 27, married 7 year son& 6 year stepdaughter. My life seems normal.... On the outside. On the inside it's turmoil...
    mrojas27 mrojas27 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    So sorry this is happening in your marriage. I as, the wife, am suffering the consequences of a sexless marriage. But I am here over 24 years... it's been going on for at least...
    mwmom mwmom 46-50 17 Responses Jul 4

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    Love Addiction - OBSESSIVE LOVE & DEPENDENCY IN RELATIONSHIPS Love Addiction (some call it relationship addiction) is a compulsive, detrimental dependency in relationships that...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Who the hell wants to be a normal human being ha? Those people that have unbelievably normal boring uninteresting lives so they end up seeking entertainment in other people's lives...
    iamnoor iamnoor 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    SIX SIGNS OF A LOVE AVOIDANT (This is a Good read) 1. Evades Intimate and Emotional Connection In romantic relationships evading intimacy and getting too close emotionally is...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    Normal means you are unable to live. I can't stand people who are afraid to live their lives. If you are unable to live, you are also unable to see the true joy in life. I'm fun...
    SurpriseMeToday SurpriseMeToday 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 23

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    I think the hardest thing for me, looking back on how I got into a sexless marriage, was that it was a long slow process (a death by a thousand cuts). In some ways it would have...
    runninginthedark70 runninginthedark70 41-45, M 10 Responses Jun 25

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    Democrat Establishment Largely Prevails From Top To Bottom, As Few State House Incumbents Lose By the staff of MarylandReporter.com It was a good night for Democratic incumbents...
    PMEWhite PMEWhite 31-35, M Jun 25

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    Demoralizing---We're about to go spend a day with a pair of relatives (h's side) that have very healthy sex lives. They exude the vibe. The men casually talk about appreciation of...
    pachad pachad 56-60 8 Responses Jul 5

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    This is just an update on my story and I hope it can show other people here that there is future after a bad relationship. I read stories for here for maybe more than one year...
    mfur mfur 26-30, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    not that I don't love my country. I just wanted to know how it feels to live in different environment, different culture and all. Right now i'm in my senior year and I want to...
    gytriajeng gytriajeng 16-17, F 7 hrs ago

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    I live In Hong Kong and go to boarding school in Nova Scotia, Canada. I was miserable my whole life and wanted to live in BC (where Im from) I have a house there and my parents...
    Miserablechildhood Miserablechildhood 13-15, M Jun 26

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    Ok, so that first post wasn't so scary so why not a post two? I cannot begin to express how freeing it is just to have expressed it all. SM isn't something most people would want...
    justnanl justnanl 41-45, F 6 Responses Jul 1

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    I'm 14 years old and I live in a small village in England and by small I mean there is one village post office and a tiny primary school. It's very isolated, but the rest of my...
    Jessicat29 Jessicat29 13-15, F Jul 2

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    Maybe ladies and gents if your partner doesn't want to have sex often or ever maybe it's cause their self esteem is low, try complimenting them by saying as often as you can how...
    greatinbedchick greatinbedchick 16-17, F 10 Responses Jul 11

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    I feel like an outsider to everyone in my neighborhood. What is wrong with people. They just want to break me down until I feel like the dirt under their feet. When I sit outside...
    va40scott va40scott 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Telling the Kids Yesterday, we told the kids we were getting a divorce. Five of our six kids (who range in age from 15 to 27) gathered at home for a “family meeting”, and my...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 34 Responses 1 day ago

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    Well massive update tonight .... Yesterday i posted about my 6 month plan. Well it would seem this has dramatically changed!!!!! My story in brief i am 32 love sex and live with a...
    desper8 desper8 31-35, F 28 Responses Jun 23

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    What does a normal, happy marriage look like? I've been comparing and contrasting my relationship with my husband vs my relationship with my AP. Husband: Separate rooms for 7...
    Blue2014 Blue2014 41-45, F 12 Responses Jun 26

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    I think I've got the guts to post this now. My wife and I have talked about this many times. I think it would help me to talk to others about it, even if it is anonymously. Since...
    7Sparrows 7Sparrows 26-30, M 14 Responses Jun 27

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    Thank you all for letting me vent here. It is therapeutic and helps me organize my thoughts. . I do often feel like I am imposing on people when I talk to them. I remember being...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 28 Responses Jun 28

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    i ask this questions without a hint of sarcasm or trying to be funny ... are women ever in the mood , i mean really in the mood , like really wanting it ? ... ive only been with 1...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 14 Responses Jun 30

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    Afraid of change? It appears I shouldn’t have to be... As the journey in my head has begun...I’m contemplating what are the things that normally change after a separation...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 10

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    the perfect way to describe my wife is a line from a Police song Synchronicity part II , "mother chants her litany of boredom and frustration , but we know all her suicides are...
    skiball5150 skiball5150 36-40, M 13 Responses a week ago

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    I have been with the same guy since high school, how cliché. We had our problems from the start of growing up together. He is completely different person around others. fun /happy...
    flgirlmichelle flgirlmichelle 31-35, F 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    Almost a month out post divorce. I didn't realize how much you could cram into one month. So overall I would say I am feeling stagnant, however the outside world may see progress...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 10 Responses Jul 7

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    I live in a suburb outside of Fort Worth.
    LoganAdele LoganAdele 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 13

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    I have days I sit there looking at nothing ,,looking at everything ..wondering when my life will change..when ur young it is alive u have a gf one day then nothing maybe u work...
    azcat2828 azcat2828 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I find this quite difficult because we are conditioned to always reflect and think ahead... Studying for a test, making money, achieving goals, work tasks etc... Whilst all this is...
    dafunkofamadhatter dafunkofamadhatter 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Hi im new to this so i dont really know what im doing but i live with with my parents and two sisters and my mom is a hoarder. The only rooms that are clean are mine and my sisters...
    xcarlaxxx xcarlaxxx 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Right so alongside my female teacher obsessions, I'm also crazy in the sense that, I believe in this fantasy world that I thought up in primary school and god dammit I believed it...
    Darkcloud777 Darkcloud777 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    I have lived in what can be called a sexless marriage for over 10 years. My wife lost her libido after our oldest son was born. Then we lost our youngest son to cancer 6 years...
    Carboholic Carboholic 36-40 11 Responses Jul 8

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    The Best of Days; The Worst of Days (Or, Long-Winded Update) I haven't posted much in here in a while, so here's the general update: For those who don't know, I separated from...
    MeNotWe MeNotWe 26-30, F 11 Responses 5 days ago

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    As they say: He on the inside is blind to what he on the outside can see clearly. This is, of course, relative and not applicable in all situations, especially those involving...
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 12

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    I can't believe I waited so long to tell my husband it was over. 6/16 I told my husband I wanted a divorce & 6/24 I paid the lawyer. I feel so relieved! The Kids are sad but they...
    gracehopepeace gracehopepeace 31-35, F 9 Responses Jun 24

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    For a few months of the year. I love nature, the woods and the idea of being in a cabin so close to nature is such a calming thought. Any season brings with it a special beauty...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jun 27

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    For us that pretend to be happily married to the outside world: Last night I went to this local ice cream stop everyone hangs out and bumped into some friends. They are the perfect...
    celtusa celtusa 46-50, M 5 Responses Jun 28

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    Chuck Norris thinks outside the box,then roundhouse kicks the box into oblivion.
    jml2000 jml2000 56-60, M 2 Responses Jul 5

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    Let me begin by saying how grateful I am for finding this group. I have been in a sexless marriage for 5.5 years now. I have 3 kids (1 from a previous marriageand 2 with my...
    StrongForMyKids StrongForMyKids 31-35, F 7 Responses Jul 6

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    Every morning, to wake up and feel the one I loved sleeping behind me, their warm bare body on mine. To get up out of bed and wrap a wool blanket around me as I go outside and sit...
    MentoPiano MentoPiano 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    It's just a crazy making situation but it takes years to realize. It was very revealing when my wife admitted she was like "el perro del hortelano": she doesn't eat, she doesn't...
    tazx tazx 46-50, M 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Sitting outside enjoying this weather! Absolutely love Cali ☺️ ☀️🌊🏄🌇🌆
    KristianNathan KristianNathan 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Counseling update. . My wife wasn't here when it was time to leave for the appointment. I assumed she was either intending to make us late or she was not going. Since she hadn't...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 12 Responses Jul 13

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    What can I do to bring intimacy back into my marriage? I love my wife and I believe she loves me. We have been through some tough times in our marriage (including her having an...
    joeknox joeknox 46-50, M 14 Responses Jul 14

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    Hello all you wonderful EP folks, I have another update on my formerly sexless marriage. If you want the back story, read my previous posts as they will shed light on the progress...
    mistereko mistereko 36-40, M 13 Responses Jul 14

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    Sometimes I feel my life is pointless , lonely, and empty. What is there wake up for or look forward to? no family...people in and out of my life.People look on outside and dont...
    kottonkandiexo kottonkandiexo 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 14