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I Married a Man I Don't Love

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    I Married Him... And Left Him

    I met him in 2007. He was nice enough to me, and I was lonely, so we dated. I moved in with him a year later. That year was marked by disappointment. He never wanted to have sex with me. When I brought it up, he got so angry that he threw things. Still, I married him in 201...
    auntysocial auntysocial 31-35, F Aug 19, 2013

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    I Married Because Of The Church

    When I met my husband, we were friends. I was going through some hard times and he gave me stability. When he wanted more than friendship, I didn´t have the courage to reject him. So we lived together for a while. This didn´t go over well with my Christian background and...
    Jaypanther Jaypanther 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 6, 2011

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    The Man I Married...

    I'm in my second marrage. I met him at work. I was lonely and had two kid's. I didn't want to be alone the rest of my life. I thought I finally met the right man. He love's me and tries to treat me like a queen. After we were married I found out on our honey moon that he was...
    lisagirl1992 lisagirl1992 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 6, 2012

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    It Gets Worst Each Day

    At the time I thought it was the best thing I could do for my son and I. Now I know that what I've done is'nt right whichever way I look at it. I love him as a person, but i find myself being easily annoyed with him for most everything. I am not a mean or nasty person by nature...
    bammy bammy 36-40, F 12 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    I Still Can't Let Go Of The Father Of My Son

    I am now 21 years old running 22 from Philippines and got a son, when I was only 17 years old I have a long time boyfriend, he's not my first boyfriend but I m so sure he's my first and only love until now, we have been through happy, sad and though times, until I got pregnant...
    i16ishb17 i16ishb17 22-25, F Jan 16, 2012

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    That was the dumbest thing I've ever done.

    We hated each other from the first day. Had three unplanned pregnancies then still married him knowing I couldn't stand him. I tried to call it off the day I got married. This is why I will never get married again.
    CallmeHopelessNotRomantic CallmeHopelessNotRomantic 36-40, F Nov 28, 2014

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    I Was a ******** Who Married Her Client

    I married a man I don't think i love. It has only been 3 months since our beautiful wedding. The day was perfect. At the time any way.... we had been together for 5 years and engaged for 3. The relationship has always been a lot of hard work. He doesn't have much of a sense of...
    Doonaunit Doonaunit 26-30, F 32 Responses Oct 30, 2007

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    I married two. I did get married

    because it was the right thing to do.
    miracle3054 miracle3054 31-35, F Nov 27, 2014

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    I know this must sound fake

    but I married a man 49 years ago that I never really loved. I have never told anyone this. I kept making excuses that he was a good husband a good father etc. But I never was in love with him. Back than we married very young. It was what was expected of you. He always depended...
    blufftongal546 blufftongal546 66-70, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    Lost Love

    I married a man i dont love, i miss the man i did. I wish i never left him because of our differences but its crazy. Ill never forget him. I miss him. I feel bad i dont love my husband. Sometimes i cry about it. Im a Christian and cant divorce. Im now pregnant and it just sucks...
    ashlielashae ashlielashae 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2013

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    I Married A Man I Was Never In Love With Twice!

    I have married been married three times. I am embarrassed by this. Especially because I never loved them. My first husband is also my third husband. I knew him as a child. I never liked him. Actually I couldn't't stand him. He is older than me and liked my sister. I come from a...
    macwinda macwinda 36-40, F 5 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    I wonder how many of us feel this way yet for many reasons have to......... or do...... stay with someone they don't love, or who does not love back? So what is love? It can...
    walkbywithme walkbywithme 56-60, M 1 Response Apr 27

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    Well, two years ago, we 5 friends / neighbours were having a good time in a public place. Two girls (our neighbours) were on their way to home. One of us said that I love younger...
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    Can you like and care for your boyfriend, but not actually love him? I'm confused.
    shegi20 shegi20 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Absolutely right, but I'd rather be with someone I love than be alone right now.
    Lotusflowerdoll Lotusflowerdoll 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    But being alone aint easy either this loneliness is killing yet i want the right person to show up not just anybody ........
    anasteel2 anasteel2 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 13

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    Once you've known it there is no other way of living. It would be miserable to live comparing everything to that and unfair to the other person. I would rather be lonely.
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    I've been with my partner for almost 5 years, but we've gone through some very rough patches and I feel that I don't love him in the same sense anymore. Every relationship to start...
    L0v3M3 L0v3M3 22-25, F 12 Responses 4 days ago

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    Starting at a very old age we get this idea in our head that we want to be older, because all of our role models are older. Everyone we admire on TV is older than we are and we...
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    Why [...] do some highly educated people believe religious claims? First, smart persons are good at defending ideas that they originally believed for non-smart reasons. They want...
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't think you've lived until you have raised an adopted child. People have said such hurtful things like "do you think they will go back home to their real mum one day?" and...
    RobertaSunset RobertaSunset 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    If I had 3 wishes, i would waste one of them on my dad as it would be that my dad just fcuking drop dead already. I don't love him I don't hate him. I feel nothing towards him...
    candles700 candles700 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I understood when people weren't there for me when I needed them, they didn't owe me anything and it's even Steven I don't owe them a damn thing neither;I understood you did not...
    Brandnewhim2015 Brandnewhim2015 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    The first cut is the deepest. I'm so hurt by him. We met when I was 12, he was 14, up until a couple days ago, I would have called him my childhood Romeo. When we met as kids, a...
    Chrysii Chrysii 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 16

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    I loved someone who didn't love me... I still love someone who doesn't love me. It's gotten easier though because I accepted the fact that we will never work. He's a great friend...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 33 mins ago

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    I found EP specifically because I am a married man who is now in an affair with an OW. I stumbled across EP when I was googling for people with similar experiences. And in no...
    DeepXP DeepXP 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 14

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    I am inlove with a MM. But unlike alot of you, I went into this with my eyes wide open. As in, he told me from day one, his not looking to break his family or hurt his wife. He...
    tklovesjh tklovesjh 31-35, F Apr 26

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    My best friend and I went to Cuba for Christmas vacation. She had just completed her divorce and I was recently separated from my husband. My divorce will be final in the next few...
    CafeAuLeah CafeAuLeah 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 11

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    MommaBella MommaBella 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    Need some advice I'm married to a great sexy woman for 14 years. I think I've screwed around and let myself fall in love with a man I met. it's driving me crazy. He is also in a...
    txcowby8 txcowby8 41-45, M 6 Responses Apr 14

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    I love and value my freedom. My freedom would be taken away from me if I ever got married. Hell, I don't even want to be in a relationship. To me, being in a relationship just...
    Peridot22 Peridot22 22-25, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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    It was a Tuesday, I think…maybe a Thursday I can’t remember. At the time, I was content with where I was in life. Single…healthy, happy, no debt, free to live life as I chose...
    1StateAway 1StateAway 36-40, M 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I have 3 kids - 2 of which are my bf's. We are 4 years together. We are not married- lately things have been hanging together by a thread :( I am v upset about this. I had a 5th...
    Barbs4321 Barbs4321 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    if my father had his life to do over again, i know i wouldn't be in it. he'd always tell us not to get married. stay away from women, they're only trouble. he regretted getting...
    chaekowski chaekowski 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I am 28 and have been dating a 54 year old married guy for 2 years. He is in LA and I am in NYC. We met thru business. I am always super careful about sending him pics, texts, etc...
    BrokeninBrooklym BrokeninBrooklym 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    If your first reaction to this statement is condemnation and judgment, you have obviously never been in love with somebody you shouldn’t be. People like to judge nowadays. And I...
    romka romka 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I tried to fight it, but I've fallen in love with a married man. He says I am the love of his life. We've only been together a few months. He is married with a 6 month old baby. I...
    uncloudedliberty uncloudedliberty 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 6

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    If you are unhappy and in a relationship or married, fix it or get the F out. Don't be a cheating *****, man or woman. If you are unhappy and single, have some morals and don't...
    kkkkgroupyo kkkkgroupyo 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    It's crazy when I really stop and think about what I'm doing in my life and why am I in this situation. Am I a bad person? Is this supposed to teach me a lesson? How far will this...
    Starrzalign Starrzalign 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Hey if you do not mind I would like advice on this I am in my teens and I think this guy is my true love. He has taught me guitR lessons since I was 15. He has kids and a family...
    figureskate26 figureskate26 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    I am married and desire to be with other men but I know that if I got caught my wife would leave me and I don't want that to happen. I have been with some men before meeting her...
    mijawj mijawj 41-45, M 2 days ago

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    When ever I see him, I get butterflies. I smile like an idiot when we make eye contact then I look away because I can't take it. He asks me, "What was that face for?" I say...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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