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I Want to Save My Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 94 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 7

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    anybody can go through the marital ceremony ritual and pay a fee for a certificate of marriage and legally be married. but marriage is more than a certificate, a simple ceremony or...
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    I am in a sexless marriage. Yes, its my fault. Despite mutliple opportunities to act, instead I let fear and anxiety rule the day (I am now addressing long term depression issues...
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    My mum and dad want me to be in an arranged marriage when I'm older. I feel like I can't live with someone I've just been introduced to for the rest of my life. The thing is is...
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    Hi Folks Well, in 2009 while working to try and get through a work-related (and marriage-related, although unbeknownst to me at the time) burnout, I wrote my fist post on...
    Mrcellophane Mrcellophane 36-40, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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