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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Some people think this is stupid, because I'm young, and it wasn't that long. What did I expect right? .... I loved this boy. Well I don't love him at first. But I came to love...
    LittlemsA LittlemsA 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    I couldn't help but fall for someone i knew deep down didn't love me. We are close friends who live together along with five other people. I spent every moment i'm at home with her...
    philo15 philo15 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 11

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    For 8 years. I was with a man I adored, admired and loved. He was 10 years older to me but I loved him. I loved him from the bottom of my heart. But you know what? He didn't love...
    ira01 ira01 26-30, F 10 Responses Nov 2

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    So yeah I loved someone who didn't love me, I gave him my all, I loved him at his worst and tried to be the one to show him how great he really was, i always listened, and made him...
    Lai96 Lai96 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I knew he didn't love me but I adored him anyway.
    JesssicaSandra JesssicaSandra 13-15, F Oct 31

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    I wouldn't say he didn't love me. He was obviously flirting/cheating with me when he had a girlfriend.
    dancedesire dancedesire 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 6

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    he waited a year to tell me how he really felt. young love is such a torture. but I wouldn't know why he didn't love me because I gave him anything he wanted, sadly.
    lonelygypsy lonelygypsy 13-15, F Nov 18

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    Asked out ex that I broke up with an said I love u said he didn't love me any more heart broken💔💔💔💔
    courtney19999 courtney19999 13-15, F 4 days ago

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    I'm a Christian and I'm supposed to be thankful in all circumstances. It's kind of hard for me to find joy or be thankful in my circumstance though. I fell in love with a woman...
    AlexCorvace AlexCorvace 26-30, M 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    When I met my wife 35 years ago we were both heavy drinkers. I knew her ex-husband and used to drink with him sometimes but didn't like him because of the way he treated his (later...
    arthur1446 arthur1446 61-65, M Oct 30

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    When I met my wife 35 years ago we were both heavy drinkers. I knew her ex-husband and used to drink with him sometimes but didn't like him because of the way he treated his (later...
    arthur1446 arthur1446 61-65, M 3 Responses Oct 30

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    I left my husband after a year and a half of marriage. When I married him stupidly I thought my love was enough. That dream became a nightmare when 4 months into our marriage he...
    Thundakatt Thundakatt 36-40, F 13 Responses Nov 13

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    I had a fling in college. No wait, I guess you say I hooked up with a guy in college a couple of times. We didn't date, go out, we just slept together. Years go by. We connect on...
    Canichangemynamelater Canichangemynamelater 41-45, F a week ago

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    How can I feel alone when I sleep next to you every night. How can a love I have for you seems so distance sometimes. When I think of you why do I feel that I lost you and, your...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm still piecing this together because it didn't happen very long ago. Basically I met this girl about a year and a half ago at a chill party I was invited to and she opened the...
    alexfrombarnies alexfrombarnies 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Two years ago I was introduced to a guy whose I knew before but just by sight. He is one year older than me from the same hometown as me, visiting the same Uni as me. He always...
    michaela2 michaela2 22-25 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Last night we had argument, I said things that I really didn't mean. I don't want you to feel less of man,when I promise I wouldn't be like that to you. Just the moment got the...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 31

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    Honestly, I don't believe it was "love" I just had a really deep like for him. Something that was slowly turning into love but didn't fully get there on account of the fact that he...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    It was a long time ago. We were goofing around but we agreed to be in a relationship. There were years we didn't see each but we kept contact with each other with love letters...
    NotKool NotKool 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 7

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    Slam poetry piece: Unperturbed view of future's abyss. So now the lines of seemingly well constructed literature are literally (italics, pun) eating me. If I look at all the...
    LegitimateRabbit LegitimateRabbit 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 8

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    I did, it hurt so much the fact that they are everything you think about, you can't go a day without seeing them, making them smile, nothing they do will ever look strange or weird...
    lloydieboi14 lloydieboi14 18-21, M Nov 2

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    I was with my boyfriend for over three years. During that time he never once told me he loved me. Three weeks ago he texted me and told me that he wasn't excited about being in a...
    MelEllen MelEllen 36-40, F 12 Responses Nov 2

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    I just don't get it I was so much in love with my husband I really thought he loved me too but I sit alone every night since he left me and think how long was he not in love with...
    monica0215 monica0215 51-55, F 4 Responses Nov 8

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    I adored my ex and thought he found me really attractive... Then I found out he had been watching **** everyday on his 40 inch hd screen and didn't find me that attractive to begin...
    Paleandpolluted86 Paleandpolluted86 26-30, F 5 Responses Nov 5

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    well yes I am heartbroken...one sided love especially unspoken one sided love can get u pretty screwed up...the thing is some ppl say that if he doesn't love u back u should move...
    SecondChancesDoHappen SecondChancesDoHappen 18-21 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    i am numb to emotions...i dont feel loved or wanted....what a toxic combination....
    lovabledoll lovabledoll 26-30, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I miss the days when you would waltz in to class, smile, sit next to me, and just talk. I remember when we used to rummage through each other's iPods. I thought we would take on...
    realityisabitch realityisabitch 16-17, M 14 hrs ago

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    She's getting a divorce; I found out today. She's made it clear over the past few years that she isn't happy with him, and soon they will be no more. I've wanted her so badly over...
    DarkestDespair DarkestDespair 36-40, M 1 Response Nov 18

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    "Passin' Me By" by The Pharcyde pretty much sums up my infatuation with my first true love. I was a pure puppy dog for her. She could have sold me on the belief that she hung the...
    STMsSub STMsSub 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago