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I Married Someone I Didn't Love

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 46 People

    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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    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 2 Responses Mar 2, 2010

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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 3 Responses May 4, 2014

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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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    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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    Marry a nice guy from a good family.

    Everybody tells you that. It's not enough
    Gwall1234 Gwall1234 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 16

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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 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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    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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    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 20 Responses May 4, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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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    i loved this girl. I've known her for a while. she didn't love me. i tried everything to convince her she was the world. i still love her. she's with someone else
    drrjr drrjr 22-25, M 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yes I loved somebody who didn't love me...I knew he didn't but I still fell for him...I feel like a complete idiot and wish I could take back the years...but I can't:/ he left when...
    LerisaEllis LerisaEllis 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have this one friend that by mistake I fell in love with and I told them. They rejected me of corse but I decided that I wouldn't allow that to stop our friendship because I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Their beauty. It's so haunting. The looks they gave me. It filled me with love, but also with self hate. They gave me such disgusted looks, but that didn't matter to me before, but...
    pleasehelp12 pleasehelp12 22-25, M Apr 17

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    I had someone lie to me about caring about me. Then when I cared and he didn't, he took advantage of that. He strung me along for over a year; I have never had anyone do that. He...
    HappyGirlJenny HappyGirlJenny 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 6

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    An old friend messaged me on Facebook one day, we begin flirting, sexting, & eventually ended up sleeping together. A few times. After seeing each other, I would try to stay in...
    xxihateyouxx xxihateyouxx 18-21, F Apr 12

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    This guy a{ the start was super good to me but i was inlove with somebody else and unfortunatly i didn't see. This guy now is the love of my life but he never respose to enything...
    Konnalove Konnalove 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 14

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    I don't think you felt the same for me as I felt for you. I wonder if I meant anything to you at all, or if I was just an ego boost for you. The thrill of the chase was what...
    Stylesavvy Stylesavvy 46-50, F 4 Responses Apr 18

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    I was first attracted to you I didn't know why, The smell of your skin of your clothes, They poisoned my mind, They made me go crazy over you. Over your smile, Over the way you...
    Francoise25 Francoise25 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Has anyone posting here given serious consideration to the concept of love addiction? One of the defining features is being 'in love' with someone who can't/won't love you back...
    Prisoner111 Prisoner111 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    Well I loved this girl, and this was when I was just getting used to being bi, and she was my first crush she was so beautiful and even now I still look at her and can't help but...
    isabelbradley isabelbradley 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 14

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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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    And like Lenny Nero in Strange Days said, "it didn't stop you from caring about them and (paraphrasing) wanting to keep them safe".
    cunninglinguist1 cunninglinguist1 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Love can be the best and also the worst thing ever. For I have loved someone who doesn't love me back But I don't know how I'm still holding on... For he is the first and last...
    leftunloved leftunloved 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    My dad's girls friends nephew moved in with us and he was a couple of years older then me and we started to talk and hang out a lot.. We became really close and had a lot of fun...
    bearbearisalone bearbearisalone 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    I dated him for 3 years and knew him long before that. we moved in together and got the "the world at my finger tips" feeling. I loved him. He cheated on me. I tried to communicate...
    techassassin techassassin 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 20

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    I lost hope in my 2.5 long distance relationship. I poured my life into this and I am not sure what to do with myself now knowing that he doesn't love me as he never cares about my...
    clevercandle clevercandle 31-35, F 11 Responses Apr 20

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    What are you supposed to do when the person you love doesn't love you back? And in fact is in love with somebody else.. 😐
    Deeaness Deeaness 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 4

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    I love my best friend but he doesn't love me back
    tkhsbandgeek2017 tkhsbandgeek2017 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 21

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    I met a girl fell madly in love, took her the kids in add my own, coached their youth sports, took them all on vacation, would do anything for them. We were together for as little...
    timmy8512 timmy8512 26-30, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am at the end of nearly an 11 year relationship. I am relieved that I am moving on as this hasn't been the most positive of relationships however, I am afraid too. Even though I...
    lifesafrodisiac lifesafrodisiac 36-40, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I have been in love with guy