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I Loveless Marriage

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    Love, Is It Real?

    I think about love. I wish I had true love. I think I was in love before. Love to !e is like the wind. It is there, it is real. We can not see it, but we know it is there. We can even measure it. We can see its effects. Much like the recent tornadoes where I live, it can cause...
    bobolink1 bobolink1 66-70, M 3 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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    Married but lonely

      I am married since 3 years and have a beautiful 18 month old baby. My husband is a nice man. He is very helpful - doing chores, taking care of baby when needed. He does not abuse me or anything like that. The problem is that we are very distant in personalities. And we are...
    nova15 nova15 31-35 Jun 25, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    Hi everyone. I am 24 and I got married two years back. It was an arranged marriage. Don't be shocked, they're pretty common in my country. Yes, I'm in a loveless marriage. I don't...
    ashleo8 ashleo8 22-25, F 5 Responses Jul 31

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    At risk of being hated, I admit I know the refuser's side. I was a virgin when I married the first time, ignorant of what the marriage bed entailed. I was young and scared and dumb...
    Harley53 Harley53 56-60, F 2 Responses 28 mins ago

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    Hi everybody. If you've been following me, you know that I recently ended my sexless, loveless, very lonely marriage. Somebody at work today asked me if I'm enjoying the single...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 36-40, F 15 Responses Jul 30

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    (This is a post of mine from a previous profile. I decided I'd post it on my new profile) Gay Marriage I am fully in support of gay, lesbian and transgender couples' right to get...
    ForeverInDarkness22 ForeverInDarkness22 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 28

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    Given that their reactions will rely on what messages they listen to and feeling from you, stay tranquil. Approach ahead Whatever you will explain to them, but Will not overwhelm...
    Diana63by Diana63by 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    “Why should I, as a gay man, be denied the same right to file a joint tax return with my potential husband that a straight couple has?” Very helpful answer by Ryan T. Anderson...
    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    Choose to thank TFD for its existence? Explain to an acquaintance about us, increase a link to this page, or take a look at the webmaster's site without spending a dime...
    Freddieqk2494 Freddieqk2494 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Since their reactions will depend on what messages they hear and sense from you, stay tranquil. Program forward That which you will convey to them, but Do not overwhelm them with...
    Dremavv Dremavv 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    She reported a thing to me after she felt Secure in her marriage which i'm truly proud of. Julie claimed, "You understand Mort, once we went to marriage counseling, the counselor...
    Arnoldgeb84 Arnoldgeb84 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    (Repost...EP BLOCKED my first story) I stumbled upon EP the latter part of last year, and I've been a fairly frequent lurker ever since. It has taken me quite some time to...
    Insearchofmenow Insearchofmenow 31-35 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Why Did We Get Married? - My STBX continues to struggle with my decision to divorce him, yet my conviction to break free grows stronger everyday since I triggered our divorce...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 18 Responses 4 days ago

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    We think that In case your marriage is getting problems, you should not wait around also extended to seek professional support. Here's assistance in finding a counselor or...
    Arnoldgeb84 Arnoldgeb84 31-35, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Counselors prepare classes for couples and families encountering difficulties of their interactions. Marriages usually need to have therapy to assess past and present challenges...
    Meljbr26d Meljbr26d 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    You can cry all day long and pray, but that's not going to move God to work on your situation. He does hear your cry and undertand your needs, but that's not faith and faith is...
    Brandnue Brandnue 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    Marriage is not always easy. Nothing is always easy. However, when you say those marriage vows, you are making a promise to God and to the one you are marrying that you will be...
    chellekaye chellekaye 46-50 Aug 10

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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    A couple more signs of marital recovery. I keep telling the betrayed wives who message me, focus on actions, not words. My husband said all the right words when he cheated. But...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 3 days ago

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    I got married at 16 and my husband was 26, and there were a lot of people that said it would never last. Although most of my family were supportive I know behind my back there...
    Redneckmom1992 Redneckmom1992 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    Broken Home - I'm intrigued by a recent post from LaoTzu about the definition of a "broken home". Many of us have stayed in our dysfunctional marriages and opted not to divorce...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 12 Responses 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 36 Responses Jul 21

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    This may be helpful for those who are planning to divorce. " Getting Divorced? Don't Be Nice ...I regularly hear people tell me they want to be nice to their soon-to-be ex. They...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    Failure to Recognise RealityWhen I first came to EP, like most others, I claimed my marriage was great bar the sex. I even said that before my ex and I were married we couldn&rsquo...
    Unjusted Unjusted 36-40, F 7 Responses Jul 27

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    I just came to EP, looking for solace as a OW. I found myself looking at "I live in a sexless marriage" stories. Made me think, 49k people have something to say. Maybe, just maybe...
    greeneyes41 greeneyes41 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Some thoughts on forgiveness. When I first posted here 3 years ago, I was struggling with forgiveness. My situation is very unusual for this place, in being a "success" story...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 10 Responses Aug 13

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    I am not only against gay marriage, but against all kinds of civil marriage. I think only religious marriage should exist. What happens to kids then? When a couple has a child...
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 22

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    Seeking Therapy I’ve made my first step. I am seeing a therapist. This is not to try and repair my sexless marriage. I have realized that my sex life, the passion, the lust...
    Adam4Eve Adam4Eve 46-50, M 8 Responses Jul 24

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    At the age of 17 I got dragged back to my country. After I turned 18 I was emotionally blackmailed by my own father to get married to a complete stranger. I had tl, because there...
    deathlessfear deathlessfear 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 27

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    About three weeks ago, I posted about my resolution to end my marriage. I've been constantly thinking during these weeks of the next steps and I've decided to give things time and...
    TheDreamyWoman TheDreamyWoman 36-40, F 23 Responses Jul 27

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    Summoning Reinforcements - Those of you who have been following my story as I extract myself from the clutches of a sexless marriage know the shame my STBX has been inflicting on...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 27 Responses Jul 28

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    I am 65 and my wife is 62. We have been together for over twenty years and married for six. I love my wife very much and tell her so frequently. We are compatible and agreeable in...
    worksforme2 worksforme2 61-65, M 15 Responses Jul 29

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    I have been a member of this forum for nearly two years now. During this time, I have gone through the most challenging experience of my life –a divorce from my wife of nearly 3...
    Buroak Buroak 51-55, M Jul 29

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    I have been a member of this forum for nearly two years now. During this time, I have gone through the most challenging experience of my life –a divorce from my wife of nearly 3...
    Buroak Buroak 51-55, M 24 Responses Jul 29

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    Okay, so I was on here a few days ago and told a little about my situation and history. Most people were harsh and judgmental towards me when I admitted to being the one who...
    Nil0 Nil0 46-50, F 12 Responses Jul 30

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    I have been married for 15 years. The crossdressing came out about 8 years ago. I was really supportive and loving about it. Felt sorry for Husband that he had had to hide it all...
    LadyLana39 LadyLana39 51-55, F 5 Responses Aug 1

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    My Story Part 2 About a year I could not face the reality... I thought it all was happening to somebody else and I was just watching... at the same time my country collapsed in...
    TheFullMoon TheFullMoon 51-55, F Aug 1

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    Hi Pretty bold of me to do this huh? Well I know what I want and I know what I'm ready for... and perhaps you are in the same boat? I'm 35 I've spent several years in long term...
    lakewood45 lakewood45 31-35 Aug 3

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    I'm Letting Go: I'm choosing to let go of the resentment, bitterness, anger, hurt, and everything else that is toxic to the successful transformation of my marriage. In just one...
    Fireflyz26 Fireflyz26 31-35, F 18 Responses Aug 4

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    I've been married for almost one year and we've fought before the marriage and after marriage countless times. We've spent 8 years together and the last 5 years was amazing and now...
    qoep qoep 26-30, F 6 Responses Aug 4

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    Hello...I just joined and I'm in a sexless marriage...UGH...I'm not really happy being in this marriage..this is not what I want in a marriage..there is no closeness with my...
    kimmmmmy kimmmmmy 41-45, F 30 Responses Aug 5

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    Swingers. Bi in open marriage. Crapperheads. Am bi. But respect marriage. Disgusted by them that dont. Marriage is lifelong. Not some tax or housing perk...
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M 2 Responses Aug 6

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    Hello everyone. I've not been here in over a year. If you read my other two post then I can tell you that nothing has changed. Same S different day as they say. It is now my...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 14 Responses Aug 6

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    I am in a sexless marriage that leaves that part of me completely unsatisfied, yet i cannot leave my husband because i love and respect him in every other way... I have a very high...
    AphroditeComplex AphroditeComplex 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 9

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    It's not really about the sex. It's more about the lack of emotional intimacy. Sex can be found easily enough, but if you are lacking the emotional connection, there is no good way...
    LonelyRiss LonelyRiss 31-35, F 13 Responses Aug 11

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    I'm a woman age 40 in a sexless marriage. Married almost four years and I bet we haven't even had sex two dozen times; sleep in separate beds, but I love him still. Well, I've...
    blondi73 blondi73 36-40, F 10 Responses 6 days ago

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