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I Married Someone I Didn't Love

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    Married Again - For The Wrong Reasons!!

    I'm just SOOO upset with myself. I was married to a man for 7 years who I thought I loved, had 2 wonderful kids, but he turned out to be verbally abusive and I finally divorced him. Was single for about 14 years when I met my current husband. I was not in a good place - both...
    ignoringmygut ignoringmygut 51-55 1 Response Jan 25, 2011

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    I Will Marry For Everything But Love

    I think when you hit a certain age in my culture the alarm bells start ringing...for my parents obviously (as "open-minded") as they are living in 21st Century as British Asians) but it's always a worry. Constantly hearing from my mother how she just has me left to get married...
    SUNNIEbunnie7 SUNNIEbunnie7 22-25 Oct 16, 2011

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    Since posting my last experience,

    I've done a lot of thinking. I don't want to live my life this way, and I certainly don't want my son to grow up in an unstable environment. Due in part to the encouragement of you all on EP, I've found the courage to leave, and I will be en route to Indiana (where I'm from...
    MrsSmithXO MrsSmithXO 22-25, F 4 Responses May 4

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    I didn't know where else to turn.

    I needed to let this out. My husband and I met on Facebook when he was deployed to Iraq. I was currently in a relationship at the time, but wanted to get to know him despite my current situation. On his two-week leave from Iraq, we went on our first date (Valentine's Day). We...
    MrsSmithXO MrsSmithXO 22-25, F 22 Responses May 4

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    Why Couldn't I End Things Before They Got So Out Of Hand..

    We started dating when I was 17. It wasn't one of those things that was a long time coming by any means. When he asked me out I said no multiple times until my friend finally got me to agree to going to a movie. I was having a rough time with some of my friends and it was nice to...
    hadleyk hadleyk 22-25 2 Responses Mar 31, 2012

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    A Fool For Experience...

    I was 26. He was 20 when we met. We got married after knowing each other for only a couple months. I've had a lot of experiences in life and the one I never gave a fair chance was the idea of marriage and kids and the whole stereotypical white-picket-fence thing. Well, he said he...
    ororolebeau ororolebeau 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19, 2011

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    I Can't Believe It

    I always said i wouldn't settle for someone and I would stay single until i found the right person. But i was 25 years old tired of being single and i had this guy always asking me out showing me all kinds of attention which of course i didn't mind at all. Ended up changing my...
    Unhappy4555 Unhappy4555 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 2, 2010

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    I Did The Same...

    It is amazing how many of these stories sound just like mine.  I met a guy when I was 22..he was great and caring.  I got scared and ended it. I thought I was too young.  About a year later, I was having some self esteem issues and met another guy.  He...
    Theresa812 Theresa812 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2010

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    Married For The Wrong Reasons!!

    Hi all, Wow, I feel so relieved to know I am not the only one to marry someone for the wrong reasons!!  I was 18 and just out of high school when I met my husband.  He is 6 years older than me.  We immediately started dating and things moved fast.  I was...
    karatemomx4 karatemomx4 36-40, F 7 Responses Mar 23, 2010

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    ROAR!!

    I married someone that I hated with a PASSION! lol! He kept pushing me to marry him, and I was CRYING the week before we got married at the court house. He was a guy from india looking for a greencard (which he NEVER got-HAHAHA!) He thought he could cheat on me and I would stay...
    exslut exslut 22-25, F 5 Responses May 10, 2008

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    I Am Losing My Mind

    I met my soul mate over the internet he was in New York and I was in California. He moved to California to be with me but was never content because he had a very young little boy who he missed. I finally agreed to give New York a try and was there for a year while there, I felt...
    Helplesslygoingincircles Helplesslygoingincircles 36-40 5 Responses Dec 31, 2011

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    Got Married But Not For Love

    This is a story that I've never shared before. I don't know how to feel sometimes, ashamed or good that at least my son has a father figure around. To cut the story short I got married because I didn't want my son to not know his father like I did. My dad left my mum when I was 8...
    darkvader darkvader 31-35, M 6 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Some Things Are Hard to Explain

    The truth of the matter is that there I was, almost 24 years old, getting married to this person... and even as we were in the middle of the ceremony itself, I was thinking "I have no idea why I am here, and why I am agreeing to marry this person." In retrospect, I...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 13 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    Learned To Love?

    So, we´ve heard people who were forced to marry back in the old days and ended up happy. My story is different but same I married my husband at 19 to escape from an abusive father, i didnt love him, i just thought he was a pretty cool guy, i got pregnant and things only went...
    SimplyMe2 SimplyMe2 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 1, 2010

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    What Is My Problem?!

    Everyone around me feel jealous about the life i live. I am going to marry a nice guy who is going to take me to another country where he has planned lot of things for me. Our family know each other well. We talked for few days. And we had trust and love on each other. We...
    appleammu appleammu 22-25, F 2 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Love Is Not Worth Living A Life Of Pain And Humilliations*

    Ive been married for the past 3 months, an amaizing guy who i sometimes look at and tears come to my eyes, because he loves me and treats me the way my ex boyfriend didnt. I tell myself he deserves for me to love him back and leave my past experience behind but sometimes its hard...
    gbautista12 gbautista12 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2012

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    I Married Someone I Didn't Love

    It was my second marriage. He really loved me and when he asked me to marry him I thought okay. He was responsible and had good health insurance and I was a mom with 3 kids. My friends told me in the beginning they didn't think we had enough of a bond and that I wouldn't be...
    maygirly maygirly 51-55 2 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    Ok here it is I met my wife at jobcorp,

    while we were there we dated for the 3-4 months we were there she went home first, when I got back home she contacted me (keep in mind I was young and dumb and wasn't thinking with the proper head) so anyway when I went to see her I had no intention of staying (didnt tell her...
    tdavis82 tdavis82 31-35, M Jul 27

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    Can't understand why he didn't love me back ..world full of ****!!
    ashtadidto ashtadidto 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 6

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    He was quite easy on the eyes. Immediately, my body's chemical reaction took the reigns of what little self control I had at that time in my life. For weeks, I admired from afar...
    dancingsunz dancingsunz 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    It's funny you know.. No being able to choose who you fall in love with. I wish I could of prevented the feelings I had for him. He was my best friend (funny how every story starts...
    justbreath12 justbreath12 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    My most recent ex....I guess it was my fault that I'm hurt. I knew he was out of my league. I knew that he still had feelings for someone else. I knew that interracial...
    nikkiiic nikkiiic 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    Ok so I posted another experience/question a while ago and no one replied so I thought I would try again. I think I am in love with my best friends older brother. I have known...
    Coolquestinsgirl404 Coolquestinsgirl404 13-15 2 Responses Oct 5

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    He loves **** more than me. He decided he couldn't live without **** but could live without me. In his words, "the girls I look up are more physically attractive than you." Why...
    ladyhawk12 ladyhawk12 18-21, F 10 Responses Sep 30

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    There was this girl, we'll call Nikkie. Girl faked me out for over a year. We hung out quite a bit, texted everyday and really helped each other out. We've always been there for...
    goofysk8 goofysk8 22-25 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    If someone who you loved told you that they were going to something and you desperately told them over and over how much it would hurt you if they did it , and there choice was to...
    Hng1 Hng1 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    Met you on those dating sites. Didn't think much of u at first. But slowly you wrapped me closer and closer to your heart. Our endless night owl conversations grasped my soul and...
    ucvel2488 ucvel2488 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    My first love lived far away from me and it didn't work out. But when it had ended and I could see clearly, I realized I had fallen in love with a friend. She never had romantic...
    princeofthieves123 princeofthieves123 31-35, M 1 Response Oct 13

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    This was actually so heartbreaking, I didn't know what to think and still don't know what to think.. what did I do to deserve this?
    mattys1 mattys1 18-21, M Oct 6

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    My heart hurts so much when I see them both together. Why did it gave to be a couple? I just.. I have to fall for the most perfect couple ever, didn't I? One of them just rarely...
    SleepyGamers SleepyGamers 13-15, T 3 days ago

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    He may of said he loved me back but now I feel he never did love me... I feel as though it was a lie and because of him I can't love again cause I will not do this again and have...
    Datenshi Datenshi 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 4

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    I know ,I'm addicted to sex. But you know ,when I'm with her or when I'm texting with her .I don't get the feeling of sex I just feel special . I don't know i deserve her or not...
    ssg9 ssg9 18-21, M Oct 14

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    So i contact my demon lover but i dont love him .. And i loved that guy who didnt love me and its like the one who loves the other the other doesn't love him .. So i started...
    nonorawi nonorawi 13-15, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    i love him but he is straight
    jacob7777777 jacob7777777 13-15, M 2 Responses 22 hrs ago

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    it’s been exactly one year since i wrote that first poem about you. i sat in bed and started thinking about what happened at sandy hook, and how fragile life is, and how much i...
    maddisonn maddisonn 16-17, F Oct 2

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    I am so in love with my friend that I've known for several years now. We're such good friends too, one of the few people I can trust. When we first met many years ago, she "liked...
    cowboyspikespeigal cowboyspikespeigal 26-30, M 2 Responses Oct 5

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    loving someone without expecting anything is good thing but loving someone who dont even love you back is a **** thing for me
    naraleon naraleon 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    You have taught me one of the hardest lessons I've had to learn in this life: how to live without someone I love. It's also one of the most painful- my chest still tights when I...
    wildf1ower wildf1ower 22-25 8 Responses Oct 11

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    I loved someone who did not love me at all. I experienced this several times. But, what did I win? A huge nothing. Now, I cannot fall in love anymore.
    sumela sumela 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Once you let someone be part of your life, it's gonna be hard to cover their foot prints after they left
    Julietxxx Julietxxx 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    He makes me sad and mad much more than he makes me happy. There's more scars on my wrists and legs because of him No healed emotions More bad memories than good ones All insults...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Well at least I don't think he likes me he's 3 years older and is the sweetest guy I have ever met he flirts all the time and he's 16 and has never had a girl friend and I asked...
    Coolquestinsgirl404 Coolquestinsgirl404 13-15 Sep 28

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    Being in love with someone that isn't in love with you is the most painful thing that is happening to me as I'm writing this, and I have been living with this "pain" for the past...
    MondoEG MondoEG 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 30

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    He came and gave me hope, made me want to love again. He once said I could always count on him whenever I needed someone by my side, to lessen the weight on my shoulders. He made...
    dawn1005 dawn1005 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    I fell in love with everything about her. Infatuated with her and she friend zoned me. Finally I broke out I was free I was there for her she loved it. She changed her mind and...
    locoladel locoladel 16-17, T 1 Response Oct 2

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    We are texting right now. It's 6 am here. I told him I heard sirens, I wanted to make sure he's ok. He's a cop and that's one of my regular fears. That something will happen to him...
    Livvy2 Livvy2 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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