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I Regret My Marriage

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    How Stupid... - I should have never have gotten married. It was stupid and unromantic. He cheated on me and I only stayed with him because I had planned to get even. Stupid. I...
    likeaprayerxo likeaprayerxo 31-35, F 8 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I Regret My Marriage. - My husband is very sensitive. He has had a very different upbringing and the instability still shows.  I knew that there were issues before marriage...
    omshanti omshanti 26-30, F 11 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Marriage.... - We were childhood friends who reconnected in adulthood. We rushed into a marriage that I regret. I long for my single life again, not necesarily to be single again...
    abbstan1 abbstan1 31-35 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    My marriage is a complete joke!! We've been together almost 7 years & married for just 10 months. We get on fine as friends, but romantically there is nothing? I feel sooooo stupid...
    MemyselfandI80 MemyselfandI80 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 8

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    Where Did The Love Go ........... ?? - Oh that I had the widom, now gained 20 yrs ago.......!I shall state quite clearly, my wife is a great person, no mistake......... but I have...
    4meiski 4meiski 46-50, M 4 Responses Jun 10, 2011

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    Regret My Marriage - I dated him for 8 months and got engaged and then married at age of 23. His business was doing fine (according to him) then and I was also earning fine. After...
    PChug PChug 31-35 2 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    Hurt And Betrayed Over And Over - Hello, I have been married for about 5 years now with 2 beautiful children.   They seem to be the only great thing coming out of my...
    wifescorned wifescorned 26-30, F 6 Responses May 2, 2010

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    My Husben Is Still Living With He's Parents - i meet my husben on line, we dating for 1 year, and then we decide to get merried, we live 4 hr distance, when we get merried he start...
    menimoo menimoo 46-50 1 Response Sep 11, 2011

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    Time to Move On? - I made a wrong decision that day.  To top it off, when I filed for the divorce I wrote the wrong date on the proof of service, so it was delayed...DUH! ...
    star13 star13 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2008

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    Psychology Today has a couple of recent articles regarding "Does Sexless marriage justify adultery". The articles are reasonable and informed and the comments worthwhile. They...
    hl42 hl42 51-55, M 7 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    I'll be married for 10 years in November. We have been together 14 years. I am 35 and my husband is 40. We dated 4 years before we got married.We had sex very few times when I was...
    sweetwoman34 sweetwoman34 31-35, F 27 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Well where do I start? It didn't used to be a bad marriage when we got married 13 years ago in 2001, I was 25 and she was 24. In fact it was a very good marriage, I loved her and...
    HPeterson HPeterson 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 9

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    I talked to my father in heaven about some of the problems I've been having many times recently. Chronic alcohol inebriation, lying, ***********, sneaking to bars at night...
    dave56901 dave56901 31-35, M 5 hrs ago

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    We met in a 3 month long nursing class & work together. He knew dad & came to His funeral. He surprisingly kissed me out of the blue at a bar after some drinks & told me about his...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    I was 15 when I first began to experiment. We were a little crazy and acted like typical teenagers. I found out later that his parents supported the experience because they wanted...
    kdone kdone 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    I can't believe it. Over two years and a half years gone....And, let me tell you I have had more sex in these past two years then the twelve years of that relationship combined...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F Mar 26

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    Sometimes I think marriage is not for me. I won't get into detail but just say I've been married 6 years and we have 1 child. My husband quit his jobs ago because he didn't like...
    sssy sssy 22-25 Apr 2

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    I have a really hard time communicating with my husband. We filed for divorce 6 months ago but then decided to let it go and reconcile. At the same time, other circumstances have...
    irismagnolia irismagnolia 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I have been married for 10 years and have three children with my wife. The last 2-3 years have not been enjoyable. I can't say that is due to any one incident or event, so my...
    canadiankid26 canadiankid26 36-40, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    It was someone I hated, a week before first sleeping with my boyfriend (now fiancé). And I'm so glad I did, for a few reasons. Partly because of the physical aspects. For me, it...
    MissIntent MissIntent 18-21, F Mar 27

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    I wanted to wait...and then I didn't..and I don't regret it.
    AYTGItsMeMaddie AYTGItsMeMaddie 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Thoughts on counter-refusing, or "why would I do to my SO what has hurt me so much?" This was posted elsewhere, but I thought I would post it here. The practice of a HL...
    stayinghereforreal stayinghereforreal 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 3

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    Oh man, guys. I think I'm losing it. I just, I wake up and it hurts. I'm full of fear. I don't know why because we're just separated. Until things change I can't file anyways. But...
    braverthanithink braverthanithink 26-30, F 14 Responses Apr 5

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    I used to have a past account on EP. I cancelled it for some life changes and I want to start anew. What I do regret cancelling my account is all the points I used to have and not...
    Fmina Fmina 51-55, F 4 Responses Apr 7

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    It's over when it's over Ain't it, baby, ain't it? Rips ya like a dagger, Can't it baby, Can't it Wish we could do it over Damn it, baby, Damn it We had it in the air, we just...
    gracehopepeace gracehopepeace 31-35, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Why should I have regrets? Especially when I know that I made the right decision. At the time, I was in no place to be a mother. I also didn't want to be a mom. I didn't love the...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Do your best and leave nothing to regret. Nobody can be perfect, there's bound to be weaknesses in everyone. One may choose to be depressed over it or choose to work on it but...
    MarshallLloyd MarshallLloyd 16-17, M Apr 1

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    I regret something i know I shouldn't regret. This is for 'TheBirdWhoFlew' I'm sorry that I let you wait for four hours. I'm sorry I wasn't even able to say 'hey I'm sorry I'm...
    AnimeGeek AnimeGeek 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    Make that, that I used to live in a marriage that was becoming a sexless marriage. Today would have been our second anniversary. The story is complicated, but to make it short, she...
    soundtrackforantarctica soundtrackforantarctica 26-30, M 8 Responses Mar 25

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    the reasons why i dont want to do anything sexual before marriage : reason number 1 : what if i had sex with my girl friend before marriage , and after few days i met with...
    lifetriangle lifetriangle 22-25, M 7 Responses 3 days ago

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    One of my biggest regrets is moving off campus. Freshman year I hated it. I'm the only child so I was use to being by myself in a clean quiet environment. Living in a community...
    Shygirl917 Shygirl917 18-21, F Mar 25

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    It's been nearly 8 years since my first abortion and 8 years since what I was told and made to believe would end my 'problem', actually opened a flood gate of never ending new ones...
    em2521 em2521 22-25, F Mar 30

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    I don't regret the things that I have done, but I do regret the things that I have not yet done when I still had my chance.
    Moridori Moridori 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I exposed my body half naked to someone. I don't know why i did it... I just wanted to. I really regret doing it. I've never done anything like this before and i couldn't believe...
    Dapperness Dapperness 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I regret a lot of things but i regret letting down a very amazing guy for the guy i am with currently who i believes doesn't stand a chance against the man i let down. My boyfriend...
    goofygurl01 goofygurl01 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I have very few regrets if any about my life. I don't live with a could of should have attitude. While I'm not exactly proud of some of the things I've done I don't wish I would...
    Jerseygirl72 Jerseygirl72 41-45 1 Response Apr 10

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    Not many, but there are just certain things in my life that I'm just not proud of. Mainly they are focused in high school, when I briefly became a person who I never really wanted...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 18 hrs ago

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    Normal.... There are many stories on here about after leaving marriages and having normal relationships. Well I haven't left my marriage yet. I have talked to a lawyer and...
    jencpa jencpa 31-35, F 12 Responses a week ago

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    Rules of Engagement - A few new members have posted in this forum recently, and while I've only been a member for few weeks, I thought I'd share my opinion on the purpose of this...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 15 Responses Mar 20

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    The rubble of our marriage I try not to look I try to change my focus to what else gives me happiness my children my friends my home my community I cannot help...
    Bobbie71 Bobbie71 41-45, F 16 Responses Mar 24

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    Two weeks ago, I shared what I thought would be my current status for awhile. Life being what it is - it has thrown me into a crazy roller coaster loop once again. The good news...
    lightblueeyes lightblueeyes 46-50, F 21 Responses Mar 28

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    Before and After … Nearing 8 months after my separation, I reflect on the emotional desert I have called my marriage. During those years, I was starved for a smile or a hug. A...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 6

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    Thought this was worth a read. Not applicable to all but still interesting. A lack of sexual interest in women is a big topic Fotolia_49866286_XS Peter and Andrea are teachers...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 13 Responses Apr 10

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    I don't believe in gay marriage. I believe in marriage. And I think that's between any two people that love each other. Man and man. Woman and man. Woman and woman. Or whatever you...
    emilyv97 emilyv97 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I finally lined up both a marriage counselor (to help us sort out whether or not our marriage is toast) and an individual therapist (to help me get my **** together) and now the...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 28 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am married for only a few months now and my husband is drinking everyday and smokes weed. I knew he had this habit but never knew it was this bad. He spends a lot of money on his...
    ilhasol ilhasol 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I had an incredible night. I have to share my experience. I was raised by my Grandmother, who lived in a sexless marriage. My Grandfather was a mean, cold, loveless husband. He...
    ifoundmehere ifoundmehere 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 25

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    I guess "troubled" is the best way to describe it. I used to think nothing could come between us. My husband's been in and out of part-time, dead-end jobs for ten years. Most...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Update from Opposite Land Even though I normally have sex 3-4 times a week with my beloved post sexless marriage lover, I haven't had sex for a week. Why? He is sick with...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 13 Responses Apr 10

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    Those who do not have to deal with this situation must find it odd that those of us who do, express such deep sadness and longing. How often do the comments suggested the simple...
    DumbLondoner DumbLondoner 51-55, M 18 Responses 4 days ago

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    Last year in June my husband of 18 years confessed to an online love affair with a lady from his company that began in April. She works in a different state hundreds of miles away...
    ydoideservethis ydoideservethis 36-40, F 3 Responses 2 days ago