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I Want to Fix Or End My Marriage

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    Married to a Recovering Alcoholic and Don't Know What to Do

    I need some opinions from people who don't know me.  I am married to a supposedly recovering alcoholic.  We have been married for 5 years, we have two children, and have been attending marriage counseling.  He has also been attending AA meetings.  The past...
    mtatutu mtatutu 26-30 2 Responses Aug 7, 2008

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    Ironic

    I am divorced and yet I can't seem to act that way. 22 years of marriage tend to condition you to certain responses. We've done couple counseling post divorce. I'm not sure why other than she's really good. The room is cozy and decorated nicely. The chairs are comfy, and i can...
    ijustneed2talk ijustneed2talk 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    I Still Love Him, But....

    I've been married for 5 years, and we were together for 2 years before that. This is the second marriage for both of us, and we both went into it saying that we were marrying cos we knew we could make it work this time. He's clever, funny and caring. We share many likes and...
    LadyScarlett22 LadyScarlett22 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    Hate Feeling Like This!!!

    Ok so let me begin by giving you a little bit of history. If you get bored during this story it's ok to move on to the next, lol. I will be married for 4 years on March 10 but we have been separated since January 2011. I have been trying to fix my marriage for the past 3 years...
    singlemom85 singlemom85 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2013

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    Marital Issues That Don't Go Away

    I have been married for 13 years, and all in all together with my husband for 15. Wow. This is a long time, in some ways. We have three wonderful children.He is faithful and so am I. He shares in househils responsibilties and child rearing.Sounds great, right? The problem is, I...
    loritadita loritadita 36-40 4 Responses Jul 19, 2012

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    Recently Discovered Husband's Lies

    My husband was unfaithful to me last September 08 when he was caught ( by my 2 20+ daughters!!) having suspect phone conversations and shutting down chat rooms on his computer. he 'felt relieved' I now knew and agreed to go to counseling for 4 weeks only. things did not get much...
    nutrigirl09 nutrigirl09 46-50 6 Responses Jul 23, 2009

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    I Pray Everyday That By Next Year My Marriage Will Be History

    My husband think he is clever , he doesnt appreciate me all he thinks about is himself ok he pays rent does the grocery but there is no love between us . We have sex once or twice a month the problem is he cheats a lot he is never home every week from Thursday to Sunday night he...
    chiedza chiedza 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 30, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    My wife has been having online conversations with a group of people outside of our marriage it has awoken a sexual side of her that is arousing to me. I am going to allow it to...
    44megpipe 44megpipe 41-45, M 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    "Really want this tank" is what he said... I really want him but ugh why don't I just end it all right now? My best friend won't talk to me my cousin hates me and my parents are...
    karianne5683 karianne5683 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    Ways to end your life? Need help and quick time because I cannot physically live in the state I'm in any more.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 15

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    I choose this experience over a year ago. I can not believe how long I had wanted to leave him. The honeymoon stage lastest a much shorter time than I thought. Well today I finally...
    sandmoon sandmoon 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Well she is not a swinger. Went to a club last nite and was totally not in to swinging. But she Still loves to chat with her friends
    44megpipe 44megpipe 41-45, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Stereotyping is discrimination. Nationalism and other needs to label only further the problem.
    macabrEnigma macabrEnigma 18-21, T Jul 7

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    But that would be selfish right ? I dont eant anyone to br effected my death especially. The person who finds my body and coroners or med examiners i wish there was a way to do it...
    sorrybouttheugly sorrybouttheugly 16-17 Jul 8

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    I bet you if I killed myself none of my "friends" would notice. And all y'all who are in my circle and don't even talk to me would never know.
    DepressedButWellDressed DepressedButWellDressed 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The Best of Days; The Worst of Days (Or, Long-Winded Update) I haven't posted much in here in a while, so here's the general update: For those who don't know, I separated from...
    MeNotWe MeNotWe 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 17

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    Double back stab, never been hurt so much like this I know that I'm not married yet (and now I doubt I will for some time) but I'm currently engaged to a guy. I am 28 and he's 27...
    Necrogirl27 Necrogirl27 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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    This is just an update on my story and I hope it can show other people here that there is future after a bad relationship. I read stories for here for maybe more than one year...
    mfur mfur 26-30, F 8 Responses Jul 20

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    Yesterday was one of those days here. Just one day, just one experience…although I bet my little girl will not soon forget it. A reminder my daughter is 13. She went off the...
    Stormie01 Stormie01 46-50, F 12 Responses Jul 13

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    I don't believe in marriage. So many marriages in the US end in divorce or people end up staying together miserably ever after. My parents hate each other and I don't want to end...
    sweetstar1 sweetstar1 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I never thought that I would be in a situation like this. I was raised in a strict Christian family that honed in on the importance of being a "good girl". My 1st marriage ended in...
    BHEwife BHEwife 41-45, F 19 Responses Jun 30

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    You tried to break it off with me twice already. Then I got pregnant. Now I depend on u to take care of us, and I know u don't want to. U want someone younger and more into u...
    whatevernobody whatevernobody 31-35, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    I wanted do it. Let me explain to you why. Back in the year of 2010 I had EVERYTHING I wanted and needed. I had caring friends, I had a positive outlook on everything, I just got...
    TheTshirt TheTshirt 18-21, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    I want a Fairy Tale love story. I want the endless love and crazy memories. My prince charming won't be perfect and I don't want him to be. I want someone to romance me like Henry...
    LittleMsGreenEyes LittleMsGreenEyes 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I,was,diagnosed this past year with several autoimmune disease. My body is breaking down as well,as my spirit. I am in pain 24/7 and have become a burden on my family. I just want...
    QueenTasi QueenTasi 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    I hate life so much I just want die im 51 years old and want to end my life im going to end it when I find a good way to take my life
    hopetodie hopetodie 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I can't take being in this life I am living anymore. I am so emotionally damaged that it is physically painful. I hate having the thoughts of not wanting to live anymore. I hate...
    LostVixie LostVixie 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I have always thought no one loved me... I have been depressed and suicidal for a few years, i just want to end it all, i feel so alone...
    Loveless2000 Loveless2000 13-15, M Jul 3

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    I want to end all suffering. All I can do is pray and god take care of the rest
    YLIhououin YLIhououin 18-21, M Jul 20

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    Telling the Kids Yesterday, we told the kids we were getting a divorce. Five of our six kids (who range in age from 15 to 27) gathered at home for a “family meeting”, and my...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 35 Responses 6 days ago

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    Pelvic Floor Disorder. Something to think about. My marriage ultimately ended due to this disorder. The lack of intimacy and sex killed our marriage. For over 12 years I...
    saiyagyrl saiyagyrl 36-40, F 10 Responses Jul 15

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    Almost a month out post divorce. I didn't realize how much you could cram into one month. So overall I would say I am feeling stagnant, however the outside world may see progress...
    Usernametbd Usernametbd 36-40, M 10 Responses Jul 7

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    Dear lord I have spoken to you for many years, and I have no doubt about your blessings. But I'm confuse, I no longer understand why you still holding me on earth. I'm loosing it...
    esscape esscape 36-40, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Myths about low sexual desire: "Myth #3: If your partner wants sex but you don't, you can express your love in other ways. We tend to think that people should be able to choose...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 4 Responses Jul 1

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    Sort of an update to my situation. But I'm sure it's not anything new to many of us who have been here for a while. For the record, I'm aware of my options, and the following isn't...
    angryspartan angryspartan 36-40, M 11 Responses Jul 18

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    I've been married for 17 years. He has help me to raise children from my first marriage and we have 1 of our own. He has medical issues that have lowered his sex drive. This...
    CrazyKatLady CrazyKatLady 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    Sometimes I feel that things happen quickly. And that they happen for a reason. Two weeks, wow! A lot has been packed into these last two weeks. First of all, my sister is a lot...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Afraid of change? It appears I shouldn’t have to be... As the journey in my head has begun...I’m contemplating what are the things that normally change after a separation...
    TheWeepingWoman TheWeepingWoman 36-40, F 8 Responses Jul 10

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    I'm 29, married for 5 years, 2 beautiful kids. Unfortunately like most here I live in a sexless marriage. I have for several years. Now some will say, your young and just not happy...
    incognito21 incognito21 26-30, M 15 Responses Jul 1

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    So I am new to the Experience Project...new to talking about this in general. But I couldn't endure one more night of lying next to my husband in bed, feeling more alone than I...
    NaiveChica NaiveChica 26-30, F 16 Responses Jul 1

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    Accounting & Bookkeeping Services Bookkeeping Services Payroll, accounts receivable & accounts payable, and preparation of financial statements are just some of the day to day...
    shexiamaechi shexiamaechi 22-25, F Jul 4

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    Marriage is a total trap for men. Like a lot of people, this experience starts with a relationship between 2 people, then life happens. Anyhow there's these 2 people, they...
    carpediemer carpediemer 41-45, M 1 Response Jul 19

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    I have a very hard time in my marriage. My husband is very dominant and I am extremely passive. I let things go that normal people would go crazy over just because I hate...
    lp1989 lp1989 22-25, F 10 Responses 4 days ago

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      I feel I have mentally checked out of this marriage months ago. I keep trying to deny my feelings and think everything is okay and not that bad. I am tired of being...
    Goddess65 Goddess65 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 28

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    To me, marriage is TOO binding. Honestly, how many people can actually be happy together forever? The answer is 50%. half of marriages end in divorce. I believe that being in an...
    StrangeDarkSecrets StrangeDarkSecrets 13-15 Jul 10

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    Last week on Friday, I told my stbx that we were done. Completely done. No maybe or we will try. DONE. He still argued and said it was bullsh*t but I stuck to my guns. It was...
    texmex82 texmex82 31-35, F 16 Responses Jul 17

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    Things are not going well with my life right now, I'm on verge of divorcing my husband of 10 years, started selling our properties then found out we will lose 80k on fixing mould...
    HrtBrknMe HrtBrknMe 46-50, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    Hi everyone, things are going a lot better here. As a reminder my husband has ED and a low T count, so for a long time he didn't have any desire to do anything more than kiss and...