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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I don't remember the last time I was truly happy. Everyone I know thinks I have a perfect life. I will admit I live in a nice house which I am grateful for. I have food, water...
    IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 IDontEvenKnowAnymore1 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 9

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    I used to have so many hopes and dreams for what my life would be like, but none of them came true. My mother became disabled and had to quit her job as a federal employee when I...
    troubledinparadise troubledinparadise 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Yes we want but real billionaires dont want this so here we are ... Life is so unfair
    fauxlady fauxlady 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I long for death. A release from the pain of living.
    Jess7787 Jess7787 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    Lol just call me bono;-))))))))
    moodyness moodyness 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    This is a message for those who feel that life is not good, there is no hope, and they want to end it all. Let me start by sharing two stories to help me to get my message across...
    tcennoC tcennoC 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I hated not being accepted for who I was. And to those who tried to help initially, I was seen as a mental problem, not a person. I looked around and my whole world seemed to be...
    TyTy19 TyTy19 16-17, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    .... So sex isn't important to her, and that hurts way more than it should, right? I feel like my life wouldn't be complete without her, but without sex, lust, passion, the feeling...
    drako112005 drako112005 22-25, M 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    Is it wrong to just want to ended all in a peaceful way? To go sleep and never wake up?
    kellylopez kellylopez 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    Hello...I just joined and I'm in a sexless marriage...UGH...I'm not really happy being in this marriage..this is not what I want in a marriage..there is no closeness with my...
    kimmmmmy kimmmmmy 41-45, F 31 Responses Aug 5

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    My husband and I were torn apart due to our career choices. We still love each other but due to very complex situations can not be together. Personal growth is very important to...
    Thrill102 Thrill102 22-25, F Aug 17

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    I was in a real dark place last year. I was always in that place but last year I really thought of just disappearing from everything or welcoming death. Then something amazing...
    craiglovesyou craiglovesyou 31-35, M Jul 31

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    Hello EP one more story to tell you it has always been my life from bad to worse, I know what I did to deserve regrets life I just want is pity that nobody ever felt, I want to...
    lovingCuteSmartGirl lovingCuteSmartGirl 18-21, F Jul 31

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    I am still battling depression for almost 2 years. I had my great moments but also those moments when I just want to die in a hole. I really want this to end. I want to smile and...
    Alyzza123 Alyzza123 13-15, F Aug 15

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    I want someone who will love me for me. Someone who sees my imperfection but thinks it makes me that much more perfect. I want someone who isn't afraid to act silly or tell me they...
    XxjayxX69 XxjayxX69 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    I was dating a co worker. I know bad!!! She told me the other day that she doesn't want to be in a relationship anymore that it is not me I am a great guy. She just do not want to...
    tabane tabane 36-40, M 9 Responses 3 days ago

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    I want to die. I've been bullied and the school can't do anything about it. People make me mad and then they start to say bad things to my like stfu, idfag and that I'm never gonna...
    AliciaLovesPandas AliciaLovesPandas 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm still in recovery and I relapsed a few times already about a week ago I think. Sometimes I want to be fully recovered and other times I never want to end my ednos. School is...
    XSimplyXSuicideX XSimplyXSuicideX 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 30

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    ( I am not going to give real names of who I am speaking of, these are made up)Here's my ridiculous story. I know this girl. She is 22 years old and her name is Jess and her...
    MistaHodda MistaHodda 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I just want to end my life for good!!!
    rexar21165 rexar21165 16-17, M Aug 15

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    Today everything just went and I didn't want it to happened so I can do anything but cry so I cried at bathroom and I thought about killing myself I just wanted to end it up i felt...
    jumanachan jumanachan 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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    I'm seventeen and since I was 12 I have wanted to end my life, I can't do this anymore and I'm just stuck..
    callierose97 callierose97 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    im forced to stay in this shithole of a country called Kuwait because im what is called in Arabic bedon (stateless) although im born in Kuwait to a stupid family and now im not...
    sadness92 sadness92 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    I read all the time about people who win the Mega Millions or Powerball Lottery, they get $20,000,000 at one time and after taxes are taken out they end up with say $12,000,000 at...
    patagonia777 patagonia777 36-40, M 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am so exhausted from the roller coaster. Not enough sex, talk to my husband about it. Fights and tries to blame me so make whatever changes but ultimately promises it will get...
    newdaynewway newdaynewway 46-50, F 5 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    DONE as opposed to done. It kind of went like this. On holiday I was putting my stuff into 'my' room, we have not shared beds in years due to the SM and her crazy crap, that's...
    Endthegame Endthegame 41-45, M 28 Responses Aug 15

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    Last night my father in law (lives with us in the front wing of our house) had my wife and daughter come in the room. In order to keep this story short I am going to give you the...
    NHotH2O NHotH2O 46-50, M 9 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Had an interesting experience today with the wife...wanted some opinions on it. As some background, it's quite clear that we have issues with our relationship - we've had a...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 7 Responses Aug 15

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    Anyone else had to deal with this? What is he trying to do? Recently, I decided to try and make it work yet again between my husband and I. As all sexless marriages go, there are...
    KittyInDisguise KittyInDisguise 31-35, F 5 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    We unfortunately are probably not an atypical couple, but here's our experience anyway. We met online in 2001, back when it was still a rarity, she was still in school doing her...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 2 Responses Aug 14

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    We unfortunately are probably not an atypical couple, but here's our experience anyway. We met online in 2001, back when it was still a rarity, she was still in school doing her...
    MelancholyDude MelancholyDude 36-40, M 19 Responses Aug 14

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    Ten things, all true. 1. I love the ocean. 2. I hate mint ice cream. 3. I'm bisexual. 4. I only want men for fun. In my experience they're not much good for relationships. 5. I...
    restitutor restitutor 22-25, F 1 hr ago

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    I am just looking to vent a little bit here. I've been married for 20 years. It's been 20 years of pretty awful. My husband doesn't have conversations with me and we haven't been...
    endjoy1994 endjoy1994 36-40, F 28 mins ago

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    As a guy it is difficult to wait because we have a biological predisposition to mate often, but society says that's bad. Before the concept of marriage, our species did what it...
    iDispense iDispense 36-40, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Hello everyone. I've not been here in over a year. If you read my other two post then I can tell you that nothing has changed. Same S different day as they say. It is now my...
    IrisROE IrisROE 56-60, F 14 Responses Aug 6

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    Moving on: I am packing up my office and my home this week. I am moving out of state and starting a new job. ( I have posted part of this update a little earlier.) But a posting...
    katzlaw katzlaw 36-40, F 10 Responses Aug 7

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    Why Did We Get Married? - My STBX continues to struggle with my decision to divorce him, yet my conviction to break free grows stronger everyday since I triggered our divorce...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 18 Responses Aug 17

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    "Why don't you just admit you don't want me to touch you ever?" These words cam out of my mouth this morning after a bunch of petty back & forth sniping. It started with me...
    ImBatmanNow ImBatmanNow 51-55, M 16 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My wife is always telling me how she dislikes my mother telling what to do. Whenever my mom tells me to do something, I do it. Not everything she says I do. Then my wife gets mad...
    beedio beedio 46-50, M 7 mins ago

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    Thanks to all the great feedback I’ve been getting here, I’ve been able to process a lot of what’s going on in my marriage. Most of it is simply about clarity rather than any...
    AshInOakland AshInOakland 41-45, M 6 Responses Aug 14

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    Well, I feel I'm progressing.. The biggest struggle I have is believing a person finds me attractive (mind and body) and not jumping to unhelpful conclusions because of that...
    liltree liltree 31-35, F 2 Responses