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I Never Married

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    Unhitched - The only time I'd ever considered marriage was one day when my eldest daughter told me that she would have been happier if her parents had been married.  Some guilt...
    CrookedMan CrookedMan 46-50 May 26, 2011

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    I Feel Like It's Too Late - i lost my virginity at 32. i have no real dating experience. i am not the man i want to raise my children. both sides of my family should have been full...
    astounded1088 astounded1088 31-35, M Mar 9, 2012

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    Never Had a Chance - She had my baby when we were both 16. Right away she saw "the kid" as a burden on her lifestyle. After all, cheerleading practice and hanging at the...
    percypercy percypercy 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Me Too - i lived with someone for 12 yrs but we never got married. but i did calll him my husband.
    Smiley7 Smiley7 26-30 2 Responses Apr 28, 2008

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    I Never Married - I never Married anyone and I'm 61. I told someone on Ep this and she said don't say that. I guess she expected me to lie. Or else she don't believe me. I didn...
    aquarius3 aquarius3 61-65 1 Response Nov 24, 2011

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    Never Say Never? - I've never been married. And, I actually hope to marry. I'm 33 and long been considered an old maid by some. Others say don't worry about it till you're 40. My...
    Goslyn Goslyn 31-35, T 2 Responses Mar 10, 2013

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    Another Form Of Difference? - I'm 44 and unmarried. Other people find it unbelievable.that I've never been married, not even one time. I used to blame my parents for this-they're...
    mistressmonique mistressmonique 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2012

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    Not Married - I'm turning 29 years old. Some people might argue that is still too young to be put into the 'never married' category but it really doesn't seem to be going well...
    stories4234 stories4234 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    Have Always Been a Single Mum. - I love to love but when it came to living with a man it was never something I was good at. As a surviver of child abuse and having two...
    logisticmosquito logisticmosquito 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

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    My boyfriend of 3 1/2 years is married. Finally..finally...starting the divorce process. But I think its too late, I dont think I can deal with it anymore. So he was married...
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    We fell in love during the summer, she was pregnant by the end of July. We both knew we had something special, even though I was 17 and she was 16. We married one week after my...
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    I have been with both my girlfriend and my boyfriend for a little more than a year. They are currently engaged but will be getting married soon.. I know that they love me and I...
    MDP4EVER MDP4EVER 26-30, F 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    To complicate matters, I am also married. But I am madly attracted to a male coworker. We are both married teachers and have adjacent classrooms. I've known him for four years and...
    Keeks1 Keeks1 41-45 Mar 26

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    I can't even watch commercials with proposals or wedding type shows or see pictures of people getting married or engagement photos without wanting to burst into tears. I have never...
    AshCatSilver AshCatSilver 31-35, F Apr 1

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    I was married once and my marriage failed... quite miserably.. I have always thought that I am just one of those people who were never meant to be married; even from a very young...
    prettyredhead2650 prettyredhead2650 26-30, F Apr 4

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    I have been married for 3 years and for the most part they have been wonderful and great. My husband is so amazing and sweet when I fell for him 6 years ago I knew he would be...
    anchoredwithher anchoredwithher 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ***This is Long, Please be Warned!**** Well, I’m stumped. I have been trying to figure out what is going on inside my head and my heart for the last year now. I still can’t...
    MINWILD MINWILD 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 19

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      I'm a newbie here, however, while feeling lonesome once again on a weekend, I thought I'd see if there's someone else put there that share my problem. I have 3 older...
    Maurap Maurap 46-50, F Mar 22

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    I am 44 years old and I have never been married. I don't know if I have ever even been close. There have been relationships that I have been in that lasted a couple years but we...
    HalfwaybtwnHeavenandHell HalfwaybtwnHeavenandHell 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I am married for 7 years with one lovely daughter. From day 1, I knew I can never give him the love that I had for my ex boyfriend whom I left because I thought he has someone. My...
    icanneverhaveu icanneverhaveu 26-30 Mar 27

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    Been married for 2 years, together for 6. My husband and I separated in 2012 because of his drinking problem. During our separation, a friendship between me and another man...
    jcr0610 jcr0610 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Yes, I had an affair with married man. I was married at the time too. My marriage was already crumbling but his is still going strong and I couldn't be any happier for him. I...
    lovehimdeeply lovehimdeeply 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    Next month will be a year I have been seeing my married man. Sometimes I go over the year and wonder how I really got here. Why am I dating a married man?? I never expected to fall...
    Lishadntplay Lishadntplay 26-30, F Mar 27

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    Ending my relationship With a married man. Feel like I'm getting my life back, never knew he was married until 2 years in . I was in love and stupid by then. I have a strong...
    charlotte61 charlotte61 51-55, F Apr 5

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    I have been with my lover for over six years. We have a little boy now, he's about 19 months old. I think I will never ever be married. My heart sinks at the thought of it..I want...
    bunz610 bunz610 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Hi all, apologies for my bad English, it's been a while. So my story is a bit different than most love affairs with married men here. I am now 30 years old. About 6 months ago I...
    highnlow highnlow 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    I am in love with a married man. Please no harsh judgements and just hear my side of the story. I am 21 years old (he is 45) and in college I met a guy 3.5 months ago and on our...
    sava1993 sava1993 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Been in love with him since i was 12 years old and i cannot get him outta my blood. Never stopped loving him. I love my husband too. I am so confused. We use to talk occasionally...
    amazonwoman1 amazonwoman1 22-25, F Apr 9

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    My experience started a little over a year ago...my ex left me after 21 years of marriage and so with a hurt heart and a lonely disposition, I sought out a new mate...my addict. We...
    ACKKMK ACKKMK 41-45, F 5 days ago

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    I met him while working at a restaurant last summer. He tipped me way above the average to catch my attention. I never payed him any mind. Then about two weeks later one of my co...
    hismarried05 hismarried05 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am happily married to my soulmate. We have been married 12 years. I am not interested in anyone else. I would NEVER forsake him for another.
    linusskoorb linusskoorb 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I am married too. After years of feeling neglected and resentful in my marriage, I set out to have some needs met and honestly, get some attention. But I had it in my head that I...
    newvome newvome 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 23

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    i fell in love with a married man and he was my first. He was the one who initiated and i lied to him about my experience. He came to my house, we had sex, he said he was very...
    mayamasala mayamasala 26-30, F Mar 26

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    I am 23 and I used to work with this man, who I will call Todd, for over a year. I've known him for 2 years now. He is 35. Up until recently, he's been married for several years...
    ImJustMe81406 ImJustMe81406 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have been with my boyfriend for almost 10 years. We got together at a young age, and I have always wanted to be more financially stable, and have majority, if not all of my...
    cheetachicklet cheetachicklet 26-30 Apr 8

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    I know this is a story as old as the stars. So here I am. Surrounded by my three kitties who are probably the closest I will get to having children since I refuse to start a family...
    lnvisible lnvisible 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    And I don't plan on it any time soon! It scares me how people that have been married for decades and decades feel about marriage.. It seems like they want/crave everybody BUT the...
    lemoncarrotcake lemoncarrotcake 22-25, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    First let me say that I am the Man that is married to a wonderful woman and I was just recently initially diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder. Reason I am on this post...
    Piercer7132 Piercer7132 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I just broke up with a gf of 4 years. We lived together for 2 years. She is a bi and she has fallen in love with a guy at work. I am crushed when I caught her lying to cover up her...
    miknat miknat 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Okay so I thought I might share some additional information about my situation. Like I said in the previous experience I have been married 22 years. Staying until my daughter...
    Therapy4therapist Therapy4therapist 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    This was something I thought was a phase, but the more I grow older, the more I realize that I truly would find more peace without being in a marriage. I'm going to turn 23. Today...
    franny21 franny21 22-25, F Apr 9

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    I left my wife in August and immediatly went to speak to a lawyer to file for divorce. I'm still not divorced. She and I have signed papers twice all ready, and we will have to...
    VeloAficionado VeloAficionado 26-30, M a week ago

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    I left my wife in August and immediatly went to speak to a lawyer to file for divorce. I'm still not divorced. She and I have signed papers twice all ready, and we will have to...
    VeloAficionado VeloAficionado 26-30, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Do I look stupid? I'm never not not getting married (triple negative- I'm badasser than the badas- Wait what? How is that even related to the topic?) OMG- now I'm talking to myself...
    Zaran7 Zaran7 16-17, M 2 days ago

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    I loved my husband blindly for 3 years before marriage at the last year I start to feel like we can't live with each other we are totally different from each other. I told him...
    desertflower1 desertflower1 26-30, F 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    I have about two people that I can tell my story, and just two. One is my best friend since middle school, and I've explained to her everything. The other is my younger sister, but...
    PictureNoelle PictureNoelle 18-21 1 Response Mar 21

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    People have misconstrued the idea of marriage. It was never about love, it was about commitment. You would sign a paper agreeing that you would always be together. That was the...
    mydays1994 mydays1994 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 27

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    I have been Married for almost a year now and been with my husband for almost 3 years. In the last six months to a year I feel like he hates looking at me and being married to me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 28

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    How do you let go of something so strong, so intense? Something I've never felt before. To go back to nothing. I'm not married. I'm alone. My feelings change from one moment to the...
    sunandsand88 sunandsand88 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My husband is a high flying corporate lawyer. He works long hours and spends a lot of time away from home. I too work in the corporate world and we made the decision early in our...
    Annelle70 Annelle70 41-45, F 17 Responses Mar 31