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I Want to Save My Marriage

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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 24 Responses Oct 7, 2009

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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 2 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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    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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    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 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 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 4, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    i just hope that this 2 country life and love each others and no one die today and for forever with bullet anymore. In any reason, just make a peace and we...
    skyonline skyonline 26-30, M Jul 13

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    Why is marriage so difficult? I want my marriage to work really I do. It seems as every time the two of us try to have a conversation we end up arguing. It is so frustrating...
    SDSMCL SDSMCL 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 10

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    So ive been an addict most my life using drugs or alcohol to make me feel better until it stopped working and I had to focus on myself. That's when things got hard. I am working on...
    Katymoon Katymoon 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 18

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    Today is mine and my husband's 10 year anniversary. I'm not thrilled at all. Quite frankly, I'm depressed. Nothing about today is exciting for me. I've been unhappy food the past 5...
    lonelysara1211 lonelysara1211 31-35, F 4 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    Seems most apt here... The Journey One day you finally knew what you had to do, and began, though the voices around you kept shouting their bad advice- though the whole...
    EttaS EttaS 36-40, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Let me start by saying this. If you are so miserable in your own marriage that you feel justified in having an affair with another person who is also married, thereby ruining that...
    knittingbadsweaters knittingbadsweaters 41-45, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Okay, so I was on here a few days ago and told a little about my situation and history. Most people were harsh and judgmental towards me when I admitted to being the one who...
    Nil0 Nil0 46-50, F 8 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hi everybody. If you've been following me, you know that I recently ended my sexless, loveless, very lonely marriage. Somebody at work today asked me if I'm enjoying the single...
    pointbreakgirl pointbreakgirl 36-40, F 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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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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    This may be helpful for those who are planning to divorce. " Getting Divorced? Don't Be Nice ...I regularly hear people tell me they want to be nice to their soon-to-be ex. They...
    Mettamomma Mettamomma 61-65, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    So I was on here struggling with the topics of living in a sexless marriage, being sexually frustrated and feeling disrespected not too long ago. Although I would still love much...
    picadilly1970 picadilly1970 41-45, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    Why is it even called gay marriage, we don't call male x female marriage hetromarriage
    bisexuwhale bisexuwhale 13-15, M 1 Response 16 hrs ago

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    Well my marriage was hell. Ok. That may be a little unfair. The end of it certainly was! I'd watched all my families marriages fall apart. I have seven cousins across three...
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 15 hrs ago

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    It's called 'marriage' you can't help who you fall in love with. It shouldn't bother people who they marry, it's their life....I'm quite proud that New Zealand is the first place...
    Daisymay77 Daisymay77 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I've saved everyone but myself, so now I'm drowning and I don't know what to do
    BringMeThatHorizon BringMeThatHorizon 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    - I grew up in a New Age environment. For many years when I had a headache or the flu, my mom would heal me instead of giving me pills. We would seek answers to our problems by...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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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 Jul 21

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    How can you sleep? When you know your marriage is falling apart... 😳
    mjg85 mjg85 26-30, F 16 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    And why wouldn't I? The ONLY reason I could see for anyone to have anything against gay marriage is religion. But if you are against gays because of religion then you are a...
    shoxic shoxic 22-25, F 3 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    after 12 years of marriage and 2 1/2 years of NO sex at all... my husband walked out on me today. I feel so lost at the moment. I'm left here with 2 kids to raise. I have no...
    helenback helenback 36-40, F 18 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    http://blackandmarriedwithkids.com/2014/06/7-ways-to-avoid-having-a-sexless-marriage/
    Dreamgirl75 Dreamgirl75 36-40, F 4 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    Retirement? Yeah right. Two kids through college... A devastating injury and a surgery I had to sell our house to be able to pay for. At one time retirement was something to work...
    smokethis smokethis 51-55, M 4 hrs ago

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    Yesterday I posted a post-divorce update - kind of a one year out of a SM report. A lot of the responses were about having the conviction to divorce. I looked in my journal for...
    Buroak Buroak 51-55, M 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    How could you wait for marriage
    happkarma happkarma 18-21, F 12 mins ago

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    Hello I'm new to this site. I posted once prior, but I had no clue where I was in the situation. I'm a terrible writer and this is going to be long enough, so I'll jump right into...
    gator613 gator613 26-30, M Jul 9

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    Does anybody wait these days? Honestly wouldn't you want to know before you tie the knot? A little experience in the sack is never a bad thing. Just don't be stupid about it. I...
    smokethis smokethis 51-55, M 2 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    m not ready for marriage, but I want to be proposed to in a quiet romantic spot, just so I can experience it and say no after he gets on his knees and asks. Ill cry and say I love...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 3 hrs ago

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    Summoning Reinforcements - Those of you who have been following my story as I extract myself from the clutches of a sexless marriage know the shame my STBX has been inflicting on...
    CherishMe2 CherishMe2 51-55, F 27 Responses 1 day ago

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    I explained in my previous stories, along with steps and resources, that my husband and I attend a monthly marriage support group for marriages that have run into trouble. This...
    lillynfriends lillynfriends 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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