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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I am looking a female for open marriage.. Help me.
    scancelm scancelm 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    The beauty of anonymity. You don't know me, or my location, so you can do nothing to foil this. Everything I say here will lead to nothing, which is precisely the point. Ironically...
    TheZEEMan TheZEEMan 22-25, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    this week I put my life on here. I wrote about what happened to me as a child. it's something I have blocked out for so long. yet all the haters on here made me feel like I had to...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 66 Responses Jan 16

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    So much worrying, I wanted to go in a car, drive off and rear end someone so hard.
    mynameispaul23 mynameispaul23 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I dont want to kill myself but im here for anyone who needs to talk
    25ImBeth 25ImBeth 41-45, F Jan 2

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    I'm ashamed of her. She doesnt have a personality, she always act below her age. I never want her to meet my friends and my biggest fear is to become socially awkward like her.
    ellisa1992 ellisa1992 22-25, F Jan 21

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    she is nervous all the time .. she dislikes when I want to be someone famous in a good way in the community... she argues with me all the time.. what I like she hate .. I don't...
    monafm monafm 18-21, F Jan 21

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    I feel like all i do nowadays is annoy everybody I talk to. Im doing nothing productive with my life. I probably wont ever find a job even after i take these classes. Nobody really...
    cat1024 cat1024 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I like to watch my wife being entertained by other men, and to watch her entertain other men. I started a bed and breakfast from my home, renting rooms to over the road truck...
    drlesmoore drlesmoore 56-60, M 1 Response Jan 16

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    Why not just have an 'accident' with firework tonight and die?
    WarriorPoet97 WarriorPoet97 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    Part of my fears about being married, having kids, etc. all come from my fear of becoming as miserable as my mom. She worries about everyone but herself because sadly, that is...
    maunder maunder 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    A smoking yelling hag!? Hell to the no!
    XXimdeadinsideXX XXimdeadinsideXX 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I am very proud to say I'm not like any of my family. I live in the bible belt where everything is based on everyone else's religious beliefs.
    RememberingSunday22 RememberingSunday22 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 21

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    Well, here we go! I....I guess we....will be starting our new life style this Friday. I discovered DD about 8 years into a horrible marriage. I didn't agree with a lot of what I...
    TownsendsGirl TownsendsGirl 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    My wife wants me to sleep with other women. I'm 34, she's 34, we have a daughter, and I think we fight too much. She is very touchy about any time I even bring up our lack of...
    RealColonelMustard RealColonelMustard 31-35, M Jan 8

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    If I commit to someone again, I want a healthy relationship that meets both of our needs. My second marriage will not compromise my needs. I won't settle this time. There are...
    JJjenniejones JJjenniejones 41-45, F 6 Responses Jan 9

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    Yes, especially when it's a good day. I don't want to end the special day for me, I only have fun sometimes. I'm depressed but I think I'm recovering it, I need some more happy...
    iiEdieCupcakeii iiEdieCupcakeii 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 21

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    Im from iowa council bluffs and im 15. i feel like i want to end my life everytime i fell in love it gets broken i really want to fall in love with a guy in my area why is that so...
    Vincent312072 Vincent312072 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 20

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    Feeling more alone and hating myself the more I don't understand things you've told me makes you happy. I've been trying & failing and making so many mistakes non stop. I just...
    BlueSkysAreCold BlueSkysAreCold 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Well , yesterday we had our first joint counselling session. Beforehand I was very anxious. I had a knot in my stomach and a pain in my head. I wasn't sure if H would appear, but...
    2BlossomBlue 2BlossomBlue 51-55, F 26 Responses Jan 20

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    This morning he calls me and everything's just fine. I'm "dear" again apparently. lol This marriage is one epic mindfuck. lol
    justNIK justNIK 41-45, F 1 hr ago

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    My best friend, from age about 16 to 21, although I have known him for my entire life; died this past Friday. I have been trying to think of if I should write about it or not...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M Jan 21

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    I am not in a troubled marriage. I am now in my second marriage. My first marriage lasted 21 years. My wife was confined to a wheelchair due to disability. We had three children...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 1 Response Jan 2

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    Discarded - Its hard to tell when you have been discarded by the Narcissist because they are physically still present, especially if you are married. The Narcissist goes thru...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 14 Responses 5 days ago

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    What do you think the point of marriage is?
    michellesydney michellesydney 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    After long term relationship with my former boyfriend, I think I will enjoy my single life until I am ready again in few years. Things happen when you didn't expect , I know...
    lavenderflower00 lavenderflower00 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    sometimes i wonder, what keeps me going? why don't i just end it all. end all the suffering. then i remind myself that all suffering is temporary. there are better days ahead...
    spreadyourwings spreadyourwings 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 11

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    I am married five years but started to feel like something was missing in my life. Passion was lacking in my marriage and my career. I met "John" and we immediately clicked. I...
    Anastasia2000 Anastasia2000 31-35, F Jan 9

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    I had a mental breakdown last night. One which made me come to my senses. It opened me up to the solid truth about my life. I’ve been lying to myself. I am not cured. I am not...
    TheCoffeeGuy TheCoffeeGuy 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 11

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    I have subconsciously been working toward self sufficiency my whole life. Needs must. I've always preferred to spend my money on fun things so I scrimp and save on anything I can...
    ThePinkPowerRanger ThePinkPowerRanger 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    maybe against would be a strong word, but i dont agree with force arranged marriage. what i feel more painful however is the fact that... for children who love their parents, they...
    butterfliesndut butterfliesndut 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    Well we have another go around at this relationship starting has been 3 days only so I am not counting my chickens just yet but to her credit. 1) she has said she no longer wants...
    TheLionGod TheLionGod 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 16

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    For over 20 years I lived a life with very little sex. The times we did have it were mostly initiated by me. After many years of this it really messes with a person's psyche...
    sundancesoul sundancesoul 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    This poem is for me, and anyone else who suffers from a physical disability or mental illness. "I’m really not feeling that great, Every day I have no idea of my fate. I try to...
    BananaSmoothiee BananaSmoothiee 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am so alone. I have been with my wife for almost 2 years and married for only 4 months. The first month after marriage was fine. sex at least 3-4 times a week. But shortly after...
    masterdriver1313 masterdriver1313 31-35, M 10 Responses Jan 6

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    I've been married for 7 years & my husband still doesn't know how to satisfy me. I have told, demonstrated, written, given a "cheat sheet" & sent articles. I have bought toys...
    question72 question72 41-45, F 73 Responses Jan 14

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    Facing marriage, people have different ideas about the contrast between love and money. However, I prefer love to money, if I have the choice. Firstly, as a matter of fact, love...
    rosafiermonte rosafiermonte 26-30, F Jan 14

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    The words marriage and engagement still depress me; make me feel disgusted somehow… Yes, disgusted! For different reasons which I may freely share here some time in the future...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Whenever we get in a fight and I either leave the house or lock myself in the bedroom to get away, so many thoughts run through my head. How I want to leave. How I deserve better...
    LeglessPotato LeglessPotato 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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