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I Wonder Why Relationships Have to Change

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 110 People

    Inevitably ...

    It seems that all human relationships change with time and circumstances.  It's inevitable.  I'm not the same person I was last year and certainly not the same one I was ten or twenty years ago.  It comes down to growth and adaptation.  When we have a...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 5 Responses Jan 31, 2010

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    My Wife Has Changed And I'm Frustrated !!

    I'VE BEEN MARRIED FOR ALMOST 12 YEARS AND I DONT KNOW WHETHER TO LEAVE MY WIFE FOR GOOD OR TRY AND STICK IT OUT IN HOPES SHE'LL COME AROUND. THE FIRST 3 YEARS WERE THE BEST. THE NEXT 5 YEARS WERE GOOD. BUT THE LAST 4 YEARS HAVE BEEN TERRIBLE. MY WIFE HAS GAINED WEIGHT AND IN TURN...
    joker69er joker69er 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 26, 2011

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    Don't Understand What Is Going On

    My husband and I have been together since 1988. We got married in 1990 and were divorced for a short period of time due to (mostly) his drinking. He quit drinking (but no program) and we got remarried in 2004. He's been sober 10 years and I'm very grateful for that. Our...
    Goddess65 Goddess65 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2012

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    Big Quesstion

    ok so heres the deal... I need help. I have been married for 6 years in january and the road has NEVER been easy. We have 2 kids together and have known each other for 10 years. My husband has done so horrible things in the last couple of years including leaving me and my two...
    debatinglove08 debatinglove08 22-25 2 Responses Nov 20, 2008

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    This boggles my mind man.

    Seriously. I can't wrap my head around what makes couples grow apart. Stop seeing eye to eye. Lose connection. Some relationships are bad, toxic, dangerous. I get that. Those are bad and everyone would do well to leave a situation like that. I'm talking about the unexplainable...
    woodwd40 woodwd40 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 28, 2015

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    This experience is means like

    why does our relationship have to be like this? Why can't it be like it was before? The only answer that I could come up wwith she doesn't like me like she did before, and in the begaining it was about getting me now she has saw so many red flags that's she's not at all...
    awsome2 awsome2 18-21, T 1 Response Mar 10, 2015

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    Easy People Stop Respecting Each Other

    it is a sad fact people just fall out of love if there ever were the stop respecting ech other and start to control each other or lay down rules love is more then an act of making a child sorry
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M 2 Responses Oct 19, 2011

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    ... my username. from ZenaMarie to a much cooler name. I apologize for any confusion.
    TheDevilHerself TheDevilHerself 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I wonder why in my native language it sounds very strange to say, " i love you" to my mum. In English, I don't even think about it... I say to my kids and I hear it back often...
    Healthyhappylife Healthyhappylife 41-45 2 hrs ago

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    people wouldn't care.. they would be happy that i was gone, they wouldn't have to worry about me anymore. just one less person to worry about..
    xsarah15x xsarah15x 13-15, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    I know you are depressed so this story is for you. Hope you enjoy it. Well, I came across some nice material about how depression works. I won't be very detailed here to avoid...
    1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    In my youth I was arrogant ,reckless, and ignorant. I acted solely to help only myself and I didn't see the truth because I did not wish to see. I did things I wasn't proud of...
    SladeTheLegend SladeTheLegend 18-21, M 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    in real life all my relationships have been online...
    aby2015 aby2015 13-15, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    just me wondering why i didn't even do anything like i only messaged by "hello there" just really curious about someone so i messaged for knowing how he is?!!!!!!! now i am blocked...
    GamesBOSS GamesBOSS 18-21, M 4 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    It happens quite often. The other day I get a new 'fan' who also wants to message me. A quick check of his profile shows about 20 other names he just added to his circle so I guess...
    adel66 adel66 46-50, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    As I now think a bit more calmly and rationally I can't help but wonder at some of the mysteries of this universe that still stays just that much hidden under a veil. A veil of...
    Idolovemostofyourthoughts Idolovemostofyourthoughts 26-30, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    First person I chatted with asked me about my body. Just today, my first day on EP. His name is: Oct91714.
    AsianInSoCal AsianInSoCal 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    People be like..."You changed" i be like "No i havent changed, i have grown , from a caterpillar to a beautiful colorful butterfly...
    sparksspunk sparksspunk 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    Do you ever see someone who is "differently abled" and think- "fate had given them so much less than it has given me, and yet I can't be happy and they can?" Do you wish that you...
    Woody6 Woody6 41-45, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    This is a true story of what happened to Greg Zaffuto. I have just experienced much the same and do not want this to happen to you, so I am sharing the following. I apologize for...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 3 days ago

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    I just hate my brain so much. I want to splatter it all over the walls like it deserves but I just don't have the courage and I kind of don't want to die. It is a very confusing...
    Tinchi Tinchi 22-25 3 days ago

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    He is pretty average. But, he doesn't know that he made me feel guilty. Whenever I look at him, he just melt my heart away. His vibe, personality, etc. Heehee..
    AllAboutL AllAboutL 70+, F 4 days ago

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    Hi there. When I was younger I was weak, scared, and I let people pick on me. I used to think that I'd always be that way.. But I've changed. I am now very strong and I protect the...
    CandyHeart123 CandyHeart123 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm someone that would love to be in a interracial relationship. I'm a young African-American guy that has always had a thing for white girls and especially foreign girls...
    MrIppikodoku MrIppikodoku 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    What if you’ve died…?Dear myI don’t really know how to call you, but I think you know what I mean…That day when I have heard you could have died my heart...
    Estranea Estranea 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Waiting for somebody or something is one of the worst feeling ever!
    Sahel170 Sahel170 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    Sometimes, on nights like this (when I'm dreading the next day), I wonder why...Why I do the things I do? I'm trying to help everyone else and that selflessness comes at the...
    PassiveActivist PassiveActivist 70+, F Jan 31

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    No ones ever on here to talk so is this really worth my time probably not
    justgettinby justgettinby 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I had a job at McDonald's. During that time I was quiet and unsocial. I only talked to the customers and the one annoying classmate who pushed me around. I was not interested in...
    lostfollower lostfollower 16-17, F 11 Responses Jan 31

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    I am a widower. After 12 years of coming home to a stove and computer, I'm more than ready to get out among people again. How do I start over. Things have changed. The places I...
    flyingfish7000 flyingfish7000 61-65, M Jan 31

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    I have changed my mind about death penalty. I used to be totally against it, but now I am in favour of it for those proven guilty of terrorist attacks. I would execute them in...
    Cierzo Cierzo 41-45, M 3 Responses Jan 30

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    Want to wear a skirt daily in public then go ahead and do it just like I do here in eastern Tennessee every day during the hot humid summer months . I wear a denim skirt at just...
    girdledfarmer girdledfarmer 61-65, M Jan 29

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    Knowledge is precious, and being better informed helps make choices easier to deal with.
    backagain64 backagain64 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    I Just found out someone blocked my. I have a nice profile. I am a quiet person who works in the educational field. I guess me saying .. Hello, how are you? Was too offensive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 26

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    Sometimes when I get like, "adventurous" enough, I drive naked.
    zachlkg zachlkg 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I do this frequently, as I live a 45 minute drive from town, different outfits mean changing in the car
    donontario donontario 61-65, M Jan 26

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    If you are not a believer that is fine but please don't spread negativity... I made this post since its been on my mind for a while. I am actively seeking a church where I can grow...
    iamnikki iamnikki 22-25, F Jan 24

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    Wonder how relationships work out for some people? Hahaha I'm jelly
    ShaneelNeedsFriends ShaneelNeedsFriends 16-17, M 3 Responses Jan 23

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    I'm a situation where i dont know what to do, at 18 years old been a young black male, i find myself in a hole trapped. I was raised by white people and all my life i have been...
    AN16 AN16 18-21 Jan 23

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    http://www.yourtango.com/2012128420/heartbreak-real-says-new-research no wonder why it feels like dying!!
    Joysummers Joysummers 31-35, M Jan 23

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    i know why. ive seen what it does to others first hand. but it does not stop the wish that this would all just stop....just stop..
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer 46-50, M Jan 22