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I Wonder Why Relationships Have to Change

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 109 People

    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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

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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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    It makes me wonder.. For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been an outsider. Almost all the girls and most of the guys everywhere I’ve been, have always hated me for some...
    Anon8615 Anon8615 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I quite often wonder why myself, the reasons i started, are not the reasons why i remain, shall i just quit... or maybe just restart all over again a new profile, with my new...
    bobbywm bobbywm 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Reading my previous experiences here in EP, I just noticed how I change, but I could say it's a good change. :-)
    gwenllian gwenllian 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I wonder if it has anything to do with its Latin origins, which (strangely) translates into "Earth Pig" ...? The guy's actual name was Yeshua, and after being squeezed through the...
    charlieAgain charlieAgain 70+, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    How does it go? " I was seduced then betrayed by a wealthy scoundrel" And this is what happened!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm sure it's nothing to do with the chap himself! Sounds a decent enough fellow ! More likely it's those who profess all kinds of bullsh*t in his name!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So we all came here for a particular reason. Either to vent about something, seek advice, find likeminded individuals, etc. The question is, once that issue is resolved or that...
    doc6294 doc6294 26-30, M 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I live up state. All my friends are down state. Nobody trys to talk to me anymore. unless I start a convo. trying to make friends in a new place is seriously tough. especially...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    because he is the most evil and vile human hating monster to ever exist . www.exposingchristianity.com
    stephanie6661 stephanie6661 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Failed Relationships do change people alot when i was primary 2 a girl confessed to me that i think i also like her cause its too young to understand love. But as we couple we go...
    jefeer jefeer 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I just had someone ask about my childhood abuse, it's made me think another thought, from another day another time. I was contacted by a paedophile on here earlier in the year...
    Littlemisssomebody Littlemisssomebody 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I've been sober for a year. I love the person I'm stepping up to become...for myself, for my children. Unfortunately, my husband is using alcohol more and more often to disconnect...
    andrewstoyou andrewstoyou 26-30, F Aug 21

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    It's a good job I have, or I would smell rather a lot by now.
    No4skin49 No4skin49 56-60, M 1 Response Aug 19

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    yah, gotta do wut u gotta do, right?
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 Aug 19

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    I have done this many times with my friends I loved it. A have been after a day at the springs here in Florida. I was with my ex before we started dating and we hung out there and...
    niceguymatt niceguymatt 26-30, M Aug 19

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    yup! they sure do, im hoping to learn from mistakes, tho.... I don't wanna repeat them. what doesn't kill us, makes us stronger! but, yes I think my failed relationship s have...
    morganza504 morganza504 36-40 Aug 18

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    My reoccurring dreams as have changed. For many years I was stuck in the past. My dreams of the last 3 years have been very present focused.
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Transformation from 9th grade, 10th, and now 11th 😎 haha.
    ssamuel ssamuel 13-15, M 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I had to change in a friend's car on the way to a party...,so funny!!! I thought we were gonna get pulled over several times
    DTFgurl DTFgurl 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    It was hilarious, once I was getting very late for office. and i had to rush, i had just worn my trousers and vest and i sat in the car, wore my shirt, my Coat and tie in the car...
    ShantanuD ShantanuD 26-30, M Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Not a lot of people in my life know my marriage is over, we are seperated and headed for divorce. 13 years together and 2 years of marriage down the drain. I could say I'm fine or...
    ButtercupBrown15 ButtercupBrown15 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    I have not only changed but I have a double personality. one day I can be mean and defending myself if i feel threatened and another day I can be nice and don't defend myself to...
    100BlackRoses 100BlackRoses 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 13

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    Recently. A show was a wake up call for me. However, since my change occurred my family thinks I'm always mad or upset because I don't talk as much as I did a few days ago. I don...
    CyanideY CyanideY 13-15, F Aug 13

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    It's so clearly a waste of time. It shouldn't be but it is.
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M Aug 11

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    sometimes I just stop and feel that something's wrong. I don't know what or why, it's just so weird a feeling. When I really think about the reasoning behind the feelings I just...
    udamansteel udamansteel 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    how do I about getting castrated?
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 11

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    I'm making a photo album for my wife, sad thing is she probably doesn't care...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 10

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    this is my "about" on my profile. i wrote this when i frist got on ep and what my mind was like then I am a quiet person normally but have no problem communicating on the internet...
    dathglas dathglas 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 10

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    I saw on my own profile that I have been a member of EP since October 29, 2011. I clearly remember what a bad place I was in. Four years later I am in the best place I have ever...
    OMGitsRiley OMGitsRiley 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 9

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