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I Want to Save My Marriage

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    I Want To Go Back To The Way We Were.

    I am a wife of a Navy submariner, so because of his schedule we didn't have much sex together in the same country to begin with. We had great communication, and we some how (at least I thought) made phone and video sex work until he would return home. Last August I found out I...
    sneetchy sneetchy 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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    Relationship Contract?

    Are you or someone you know married or dating and have drawn up a contract in order to save their relationship? Do you wish you could make a contract of “I’ll do this, if you do this” with your spouse or significant other, but have hesitations? Or maybe you wish there were...
    ladaytimetalkshow ladaytimetalkshow 22-25, F Aug 6, 2012

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    My Married Life...

    I will be two years married in May, and I am not sure i will make that. After one year dating from far away and another year living together with his roommates, we stayed about 3 months of our marriage in this house with 3 other people a flea...
    kikinha kikinha 31-35 2 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    Your Love Never Fails! By Jesus Culture

    Nothing can separate Even if I ran away Your love never fails I know I still make mistakes But You have new mercies for me everyday Your love never fails Chorus: You stay the same through the ages Your love never changes There may be pain in the night but joy comes in the...
    perfectsky perfectsky 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 18, 2013

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    My husband told me he's no longer in love with

    me. He's cold and distant, and is trying to decide what to do next. It's been 17 years and a separation (10 mos) he returned home 6 mos ago in body but his soul didn't come back. He started out saying all the right things; thanks for standing for our marriage, etc. etc. I...
    msgabe msgabe 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 7, 2015

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    The Fight!

    The fight begins when you are tired. You have nothing in your reserves but you must push forward. Love the world even if it doesn't love you. Find strength where there is no strength. Love even though your love has been taken away and you have no love to give.
    MrsFaithful MrsFaithful 36-40, F 2 Responses May 9, 2011

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    Where Do I Go From Here?

    I met my husband Alex about 2 years ago. We officially started dating on Oct. 11th, 2008. We got married on June 5th, 2009. The happiest day of my life. Now everything has gone downhill. I overheard him saying somethings about me to his friend so I confronted ...
    KiaraP KiaraP 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    My Husband Is Giving Up...

    I met a man less than 5 months ago. From the moment I met him I knew I wanted to spend my life with him. He was still married although they had been seperated for awhile. He has a 7 year old son and I have 3 and 4 year old girls. We got engaged right away, he said hed marry me...
    jenni4582 jenni4582 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 26, 2013

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    I Suppose...

    When I joined Ep it was because I was looking for websites on sexless marriages. I have learned a lot from being here as pertains to why a spouse would deny sex to their SO. But not much in the way of saving the marriages. And I can understand it all now. I want my marriage...
    NMBtruth1 NMBtruth1 41-45, M 6 Responses Jul 14, 2011

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    My New Coping Mechanism

    My husband wants to leave me and I am torn apart.  I've had a lot of trouble sleeping in the bed we used to share.  So I started a blog about it all.  I don't want to burden my friends and family with it, so I am trying to promote it in an anonymous way.  Making a post each...
    rahkeepschanging rahkeepschanging 26-30, F Jan 11, 2012

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    Too Little Too Late

    I love my husband dearly and couldn't imagine being without him. Unfortunately he does not feel like we are a good fit together. We are walking on eggshells now. I try so hard to be open and honest as possible because, at this point, its what is needed to make things work. I...
    simplycharis simplycharis 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 7, 2013

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    I Love Him Alot But Its Getting Hard To Live With Him..........

    we got married 2 years ago everything was fine for the first few months but after that my husband changed alot.he always gets angry on small things and never shares any feelings with me.we live in a joint family and my father in law and my mother in law are making my life hell.my...
    amangrewal2011 amangrewal2011 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    My husband constantly choses to play video

    games instead of coming to bed with me. It really hurts that I pretty much have to lure him into bed with sex to get him to come lay with me. I just asked him if he would come and lay with me just until I fell asleep and he said that he was in the middle of a match. He then...
    mrsmoe13 mrsmoe13 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    How Important Is Your Marriage To You?

    Married 34 years with three adult children, Dave and Ginny sat back to back in their home office. Ginny was scanning down through the inbox of her email when her heart lurched. One message was from an old boyfriend, and she clicked on it. As she put it, “Opening that email...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Feb 17, 2013

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    I Am Trying To Save My Marriage After My Husband Had An Affair--and Child.

    I am searching for others who feel like I do and hope to find some who made it to the other side of this pain and confusion. About 2 years ago I found out my husband had had an affair 8 years before that. There had been blackmail & extortion ever since it happened since a child...
    tgtg tgtg 41-45 1 Response Oct 2, 2010

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    I Want To Save My Marriage

    I desperately want to save my marriage but my wife is distancing her self from me. I have been out of work for 3 months and I think she has lost faith in me. I don't know what to do.
    Help52 Help52 51-55, M 1 Response Sep 5, 2013

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    What Am I Supposed To Do At This Point?

    I almost feel that it was over before it started.  Our vows, which I took to heart, were never upheld from the beginning.Problem 1: Sex.  I am no sexaholic, I have no freaky fetishes, and I feel that I am thoroughly pleasing in that arena.  We were like rabbits for the first...
    TXschoolin TXschoolin 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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    Not Just Friends (tm Shirly P Glass)

    That's the book I'm reading right now. I wanted to let other people know about the book. If you are going through infidelity of a spouse or are the other person this book is right up your alley. Even if you are the unfaithful spouse, this book is for you. Not Just Friends by...
    NorthernOntarioMama NorthernOntarioMama 31-35, F May 31, 2011

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    Can't Trust Him

    It been almost two years since my husband has cheated on me. He had an affier for a month in tell I found out. We took time apart for about 3 months but then slowly got back togeather he didn't admite to it at first but then he told me the truth. It's just so hard I'm so affried...
    Orianna08 Orianna08 22-25 Nov 26, 2012

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    One More Try

    I've been in a rut , a terriable rut!  My husband, who I love very much says he wants a divorce, he's done!  I of course do not....  Long story short, I am bipolar, very hard on myself mentally, kids are at the ages......., quit my job to move, I have no job, and I...
    usmile4me usmile4me 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 29, 2008

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    If anyone out there can see me and who is dealing with the same problem pls chat with me!
    Lonliness1 Lonliness1 36-40 2 Responses Jan 5, 2013

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    The Title Says It All

    Hubby and I are putting the last year behind us.  It's pretty clear that a lot of the resentment started about a year ago, when the economy started to take it's toll on our business and personal finances.  It's amazing how things can spiral out of control from a trigger...
    piscesgal piscesgal 31-35, F 23 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I am in a long distance relationship. he loves me and i love him. i have been really depressed lately because of multiple reasons, my job family and a brokn marriage. i dont want...
    sara514 sara514 26-30, F 47 mins ago

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    My husband sucks!!!!!!! We fight so much ugh it's like if you wanted to be single you should've stayed single he's so annoying I feel like I'm the only one that does everything...
    jewel2016 jewel2016 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I tried and tried to get her to understand, we read marriage books and even went to counselling but she never GOT it. Career was and is still more important. I finally could take...
    TNnomad TNnomad 61-65, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    Im torn between getting a trainer or getting plastic surgery. i just find it hard to give a trainer thousands of dollars and what if i dont get the results or when im done with...
    theweekender theweekender 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    my husband seem so different. i love him very much but get so depressed regarding the lack of sex in our marriage. i have always wanted sex more than him. we have been through...
    Asheera123 Asheera123 41-45, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    My first time was in the girls locker room with my then girlfriend. Long story but awesome time. Message me if you want the whole story.
    GoTigers79 GoTigers79 36-40, M 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    do you agree on this i think the seat belt saves lifes but some kids are not tall enough so a booster set or car seat is used it keeps them safe
    autism1011 autism1011 22-25, M 10 hrs ago

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    I am so in love with my boyfriend of 10 months, Kyle Lucas. I have known him since i was in sixth grade and am currently a senior. He is nineteen and I am seventeen. He was my...
    ikhfkef ikhfkef 18-21, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    Marriage is a religious institution. The government shouldn't be in the business of giving out marriage licenses. The government should only be giving out Civil Unions. If you want...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    The reason I am posting this here is because I recently lost some weight, and my friends and family say "you Look great" not wanting to hurt my feelings. so I want HONEST opinions...
    haileyx3 haileyx3 18-21, F 81 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    We have bad days. He said it's like he's not married because he lives alone. He asked, "Are you my wife?" He said he wants a proper wife. It's really painful, when you can't do...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Just wanted to say goodbye to everyone here. I will remain in the group just to check back on stories and the many people I have chatted with. I am no longer in a sexless marriage...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 13 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I am not where I am supposed to be, in terms of mental and skill. I cannot do what people at my age can do. Shortly, I am at this age but my mental is like of a child. Spoiled brat...
    rainyrainsky rainyrainsky 26-30, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    You pushed me down into the sadness I can surrender no truth down into this barren waste of a desert a wanderer, cast itself alone I begged you with no certain circumstance To...
    AmazingPoet AmazingPoet 41-45, M 23 hrs ago

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    You can learn a lot about a man by his perception of marriage. Somen think of marriage is a government conspiracy, another man can think marriage is only good for having sex with a...
    niceguycursed niceguycursed 31-35, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    The USA TV has a lot of Christian show and Christian book about marriage. I am agnostic. I am not trying to be anti-religion. I am thinker. I want explore ideas. I am an idea...
    kcthinker kcthinker 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I've never been very fond of marriage. No, my parents never got married. No, I didn't really want them to get married nor did I not want them to. I think I just realized after...
    lunarrose123 lunarrose123 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I (a lesbian) hit my girlfriend Saturday while drunk(I don't drink often, maybe twice a year.) She kept calling me ***** and I lost it. I only hit her once. She hit me 8 times. I...
    Maia12345 Maia12345 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    We had 'the chat' last night. It was difficult to express how I felt. I didn't want to hurt him. Divorce was not discussed but laid everything out on the table. Seems that he...
    CupidBowLips CupidBowLips 36-40, F 22 Responses 2 days ago

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    How to Decide What to Do with Your Life ( this is lifehacker's post btw im just copied it here because i liked it alot ) When you're young, the world is your oyster and...
    deeptastic deeptastic 18-21, M 2 days ago

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