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I Wonder Why I Got Married Too

Do you ever wonder why you got married? Read personal stories, and share your own! 602 People

    I got married to get out of a small fishing town

    where job variety is scarce and everyone thought I was this sweet Christian girl. By proxy. And, I was lectured unless I behaved. I didn't get along with my mom and even though I'm almost 40, I still clash with her when she and my dad come for a week. My husband says I let...
    mrsklemzak mrsklemzak 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    My Fortress Of Solitude.

    This is my Escape, not my place to hide. Don't we all have those times when our emotions and determination have become so intense, we must escape, or implode? I found my place of Salvation, in my own way, which gives me total Solitude and Serenity. No distractions beyond my...
    RojoJeepNut RojoJeepNut 70+, M 1 Response Oct 3, 2011

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    If You Don't Like Something Change It; If You Can't Change It, Change The Way You Think About It.

    I got married to my husband because I fell in love with him… My mom always said that love is not enough to make a marriage work, you need to find someone whose faults you can live with… I used to tell anyone who would listen what my mom always said to me and I believed it...
    TypicalPisces TypicalPisces 31-35, F 14 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    To Have A Family

    I got married because i fell in love with my best friend. We are still best friends although sometimes when he gets on my nerves, he seems more like my best enemy. I think it's that way because we know each other inside out and we know which buttons to push. Marriage wouldn't...
    AnitaLoosweight AnitaLoosweight 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    Married My Highschool Sweetheart

    I married my Highschool sweetheart. The only guy I ever slept with. I love him as he is the father of my two children. I experienced my first experience with a woman in college. Making a long story short.... I've had many other experiences... I've dated one woman for 2 years...
    MissyLondon MissyLondon 26-30, F Dec 13, 2011

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    Married? Married??

    I wonder about getting married. I used to love and cherish the idea, as I am an idealist at heart. As I've gotten older though, I've begun to cherish my developing sense of freedom though, and it's started to dig at my assumption that you are incomplete if you're not...
    stanchovy stanchovy 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    So this. I knew marriage was not

    for me.... ***Sighs***
    lotusblossoms lotusblossoms 31-35, F Feb 1

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    Sometimes

    Sometimes,Honestly,Wonder why,We ever got married,Today's world,Hardly see each other,One comes home,The other,Goes out,What type of marriage is this?I'd love to know!
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 3 Responses Apr 26, 2012

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    What Happened?

    I got married last fall.  I had just returned to me and my girlfriends house after a some what chaotic and traumatic business adventure 1300 miles away.  The original plan was to have my girlfriend move to where I was living.  She turned in her resignation and began making...
    Curiostic Curiostic 31-35, M Mar 18, 2012

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    I Thought I Get Over My Fear Over Time

    I've been with my wife for 6 years now and we've been married for 3 years. I loved here in the first two years but I gradually lost interest. I thought it is the fear of commitment and it was natural. So I went through with it. I don't remember any time during my marriage that I...
    Oldhanon Oldhanon 26-30, M 4 Responses Jun 7, 2011

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    Pressured To Get Married..

    I got married at age nineteen. Our relationship was great, or so I thought. Shortly after marriage, we moved out of the state and had to pursue "real life," which I was totally prepared for, however he was not. For the sake of this story, his name will be Ross. Ross was a...
    seastar12 seastar12 18-21, F Aug 14, 2012

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    Sometimes I Don't Know Why I Got Married

          When we got married we were both in our twenties, but before we decided to get married we lived together for one year.  We had dated for 5 years and wanted to try living together to see if we were right for each other.  As it turned out we were...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 22 Responses Mar 14, 2010

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    44 Years Of Being Friends

    we were both 20 I was a city guy and she was from a small town. first date ended bad, second date after a long talk about what we wanted in life ended in sex. 11 months later we got married, some 100 women later and she is still here. being friends no matter what has kept us...
    easy68 easy68 66-70, M 15 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    What Was I Thinking?

    I divorced my first husband.  He was abusive, mean, sexually manipulative....awful to me and the children.  I stayed and stayed, and worked on our marriage, and begged him to help me change it.  He never changed.  Not for longer than a week or so.  When...
    dyin2live dyin2live 31-35, F 13 Responses Mar 27, 2010

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    Why Did I Get Married??

    when i got married i thot i was in love; well honestly i was in love; but now he has slowly pushed me away; he has been dishonest with me plenty of times and not very supportive all he wants is things done for him; i am tired of givin giving and giving; when is it going to be...
    Flower2002 Flower2002 26-30 3 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    In the beginning…..

    In the beginning there was a newly divorced woman who enjoyed the tranquil peace of her single life. Husband no. 1 was a real treat - Mr. Serial Cheater! Five years, seven mistresses and buckets full of tears later, I chose to end the drama. Like cutting of an abscessed arm...
    BJewel3 BJewel3 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    I Got Married For The White Dress And The Party

    Well, all my friends were getting married, I was almost 30.  I need it to have the white dress.  My husband was already married and he kept his ex wife's daughter to punish her.  He also has another kid who is autistic, with a former girlfriend, but he doesn't...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Mar 30, 2010

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    I Am Not Sure Why I Got Married Too.it Just Seemed To Be The Right Thing To Do At The Time.

    i graduated from highschool at the age of seventeen . I had been dating this really pretty really nice sexy ,desirable girl. she was a year older than me but we got along so well together. we were married in a big church wedding with all the flowers and brides maids and...
    aniowagirl aniowagirl 66-70, F 4 Responses Apr 16, 2010

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    Different..

    My dream was very weird for me I was walking around late at night and then I guess I decided to go up on a super high building and as I remember stepping up onto the building it was so shaky and very dark and I was alone and my parents didn't know I was out and apparently the...
    Sparkletts Sparkletts 13-15, F Jul 4, 2012

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    Sometimes

    Some days I wish I could take it back, some days I just want to run as far and as fast as I can to escape the life I have now. Dating is fun and having a relationship is cute, but once the ring ends up on someone's finger, forget about your old life of fun and games, and...
    warclaw warclaw 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2011

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    I Know Why I Got Married.

    I believed in love, that's why I got married. I still do believe in love and hope we will always be together.
    liquidamber liquidamber 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2010

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    The Slow Walk

    The bride's walk down the aisle is a slow one for a reason. Each step closer to that altar I felt hesitation, then apprehension. What was I doing? Yes he was a great guy, everyone said. I was sure I loved him. But when that music started playing, the bridesmaids had already...
    MinxyVixen MinxyVixen 46-50, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2013

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    What?!? Married And No Sex

    I got married because I loved my husband and sexually attractive to him.  Our love life was never over the top but thought when we got married we could have sex when ever we wanted.  However, we went from twice a week, to once week, to once a month, to once ever 6...
    lostinsanluis lostinsanluis 41-45, F 10 Responses Aug 22, 2010

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    I Ask Myself Why

    In the begining I thought I was in love with him. As time went on I see I was only lust. I don't know if I even believe in being in love anymore. In the beginning of evety relationship you lust after this person then u loss interest. That's all it is. And it took me going...
    gerbear1128 gerbear1128 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 16, 2011

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    Well...let Me Tell You

    The first time I got married was because I felt like that was what what expected of me. I had been with her for a few years, and I was stable. People kept looking down their noses at me because I wasn't married yet....that was a mistake...a very long, seven year mistake. With...
    teleman teleman 36-40, M 2 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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    It All Happened So Fast, I Didn't Think, I Just Said I Do

    Our eyes met across a booth in a restaurant.  We smiled, looking towards each other often as we continued our conversations at our own tables.  We were leaving the restaurant at the same time and he held my hand.  He introduced himself and asked if I would like...
    mollydd mollydd 13-15 21 Responses Mar 16, 2010

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    To Love And To Cherish

    I have a hard time believing that he truly loves me. Seems most everything he does is only for himself and I'm an after thought. When he tells me he loves me at the end of every phone call, text message or as he or I am walking out the door, I find it hard to say it in return. It...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 17, 2012

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    No Regrets, Just Questions~

    I got married because, I met a guy who loved me more than anything. And in him, I found a best friend, a lover, a farther to my child, and a great provider. The problem is that sometimes love is not enough. And, all the love in the world does not mean that two people should live...
    BlueRoses1613 BlueRoses1613 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2011

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    Not Sure What I Was Thinking....

    I  met my husband almost 4 years ago, while he was dating a friend of mine. He was seperated from his first wife, and all that fun stuff. To shorten this story, we became fast friends, and remained best friends for 6 months. Then one day out of the blue he called and asked...
    TwistedPetals TwistedPetals 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 1, 2010

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    I Left My Brains Behind When I Got Married

    How could I have married my husband? I must have been brain dead! I am his fourth wife. He says he cheated on all his ex-wives and that I am the only wife he has not cheated on. Please spare me, like I believe that! Sometimes he just gets under my skin! If I had a ton of money I...
    messyup messyup 51-55 May 28, 2012

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    For The Wrong Reasons

    When i was marrying my husband i thought maybe it was for the right reasons, he was very caring and he took care of me, heck the guy took care of me and my son when he was born, but when my son passed away, i notcied a change, but not good enough because i married my husband...
    devinsgirlxox devinsgirlxox 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 15, 2010

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    Because The Options Were Limited

    A college dropout, child of divorced parents, and victim of domestic abuse from a prior live-in relationship -- I was working two jobs, as a grocery cashier and hostess at Denny's when I met my husband.  Because I've trashed him a lot on EP, I think it's only fair that I...
    Colormevibrant Colormevibrant 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 18, 2010

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    Because All I Wanted Was

    to be a wife and mother. VERY UNWISE reasoning. the 2nd time was temporary insanity! lol
    Cheyenna Cheyenna 51-55, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2010

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    I Knew It Was Wrong Then, & It's Still Wrong Today!

    Married 21 years-we got married because our "parents" both kicked us out because the child support dried up. I knew better than to marry him but didn't feel like I had a choice at 21 and nowhere to go. He's been diagnosed with a form of schizophrenia. He's not a good husband...
    survivormom69 survivormom69 41-45, F Sep 19, 2011

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    I Don't Wonder Why.

    I married her because I absolutely couldn't not marry her.......                                    ...
    Miserablistbboygothslut Miserablistbboygothslut 31-35, M 11 Responses Apr 2, 2010

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    Different

    I know why I got married- because of my culture. I am an Irish Traveller, we are all Catholic and we all marry young and then start having children. Ever since I was a little girl it was my dream to be a housewife and mother just like my mother was an every other woman I knew. I...
    poppyjoy poppyjoy 18-21, F 1 Response May 16, 2013

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    So this. I knew marriage was not

    for me.... ***Sighs***
    lotusblossoms lotusblossoms 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Just Another Choice....

    We made a decision as a couple and then did it mostly for tax reasons but also cause there was some form of love...somewhere in there..twisted maybe? 
    DomestiqueGoddess DomestiqueGoddess 31-35, F 6 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    Out Of Love

    I've been married for a year now and compared to other marriages mine seems short. But to me this year has been one if not the longest of my life. I married a man thinking I was madly in love with him, and maybe I was. But throughout this year I came to know a completly different...
    Sunshine1058 Sunshine1058 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22, 2012

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    "what I Wished Before I Got Married. What I Knew Now".................

    I wish that I known the in love experience is not an adequate foundation for marriage. "Nobody" told me this..I thought the whole thing was you fall in love with somebody and it's so..wonderful and it's so euphoric, and it's going to be that way forever..Nobody ever told me that...
    Anto815 Anto815 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 23, 2011

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    My Late Husband Was Probably A Gangster

    Hugo was a frequent customer of the burlesque club I danced at. I know this club was doing some illegal stuff with drugs and booze, and I knew he was friends with the owners. I was in an unspoken relationship with another woman at the club, Lillian, when I became involved with...
    rumspringa01 rumspringa01 61-65, F Sep 8, 2012

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    The Reason I Got Married

    I got married because my wife told me she was pregnant and I didn't want a child out of wed lock. Now I thought she was a nice girl and that she would be forever endeared to me. But that was a big mistake. Not only have I endured almost ten years of mental and emotional abuse...
    damanrthere damanrthere 26-30 1 Response Apr 1, 2010

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    It Seemed Like The Next Thing To Do

    My husband and I got met each other in college.  We were seated alphabetically in class and by some stroke of fate, the girl who was seated between us dropped out of the course after the first day of class so we found ourselves seated beside each other throughout the first...
    ladybug1234 ladybug1234 46-50, F 3 Responses Apr 3, 2010

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    He's The Best!

    When my husband and I started dating, it just felt so easy and so right. Even before we started dating and were just coworkers we had a really good connection. We both felt like we'd known each other forever and we could finish each other's sentences. With previous boyfriends...
    Slackajawea Slackajawea 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    What Should I Do When I Don't Deserve This?

    My husband of 8months has been telling me lies lately and i want to believe him but im not crazy. I don't have friends to talk to so i joined this group. I have made him my whole life which is stupid cuz while im playing good lil housewife he is doing God knows what.
    Socialite757 Socialite757 36-40, F 4 Responses May 6, 2012

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    Married Cuz...

    I married my man because there was no one else around! I know that sounds pretty bad but I didn't want to be lonely. He was controlling and annoying but I still married him due to convenience. My saying is "he's the ONE when there's no one else around."
    specialeyes4u specialeyes4u 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 27, 2011

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    I Was Too Young

    I got married because I wanted to get out of my parents' house and didn't have the financial resources to do it on my own.  Also, I said yes to the first guy who asked me because I was totally sure that no one else would in my entire life.  My children have grown to be...
    hspblue hspblue 56-60 1 Response Dec 17, 2011

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    Love?

    Was it love? Was it covenience? It sure wasn't greed or sexual attraction. I am not sure why I have gotten married twice to the same man without it being a blissful experience done with all complete security and carelessness. I have always had doubt and the fear of regret in the...
    cleargerman cleargerman 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 6, 2012

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    A Positive Choice

    We had been living together for seven years and had a three year old daughter.  I wanted to get married to give our daughter two committed parents.  It did make a difference and I do firmly believe that being married does make a big difference to a relationship in...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 8 Responses Mar 13, 2010

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    For A Silly Reason I Guess Today

    we loved each other more them words can ever express and many said we were wrong or even stuiped to get married at our age back then but we had our reasons and we loved each other so much even at the age of 13 we had already been living with each other for almost a year and...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M Oct 3, 2011

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    To Have & To Hold

    I married him because I just couldn't get enough of him. Because he is my best friend, because he makes me giggle, and because we see the world through similar rose-colored shades. We could have continued in life as partners, but we wanted to take it to the ultimate level...
    EPKate EPKate 26-30, F 9 Responses Mar 10, 2010

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    Getting Married

    He waited for me.  I had trust issues.  I worked on them, and the night before the wedding I told him "you're not marrying me for my great body because I don't have one,"you're not marrying me for my money, because I don;t have any", and "you aren't marrying me...
    nanasixboys nanasixboys 56-60 10 Responses Mar 8, 2010

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    I Got Married..

    NOT because we have been together for 6 years, NOT for security, NOT for money, NOT because ppl were telling us non stop "so when yall gettin married you have been together forever"....We got married because everyday is better with each other, because the love we feel...
    Graham31 Graham31 22-25, F 6 Responses Apr 1, 2010

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