Another Point Of View
I got involved in a marriage for all of the wrong reasons and have stayed in it. I felt pressured by a religious situation to get married and I met someone with the same religious pressure who was so desperate to get married that she misrepresented who she was to me. And me, being new to the situation believed her when she refused my suggestion to be engaged for at least a year, and told me that in the church you should only be engaged for three months. I fell for it and found out that she not only was not any of the things that she said she was, but she was just waiting to get married to gain back the 100 lbs. she had lost to try and attract someone, Here I am 16 years later in a sexless marriage with no intimacy, by my choice because I am the one who does not feel in the least bit compelled to be intimate with this person and haven't for years. The only redeeming factor is that I have a beautiful 14 year old daughter who I don't want to hurt by our getting divorced until she is at least 18. I know this is my own fault, but I have remained faithful all of this time. It is getting harder by the day now as I am traveling for work and meeting many people. I guess that is why I am on a site like this to get this off of my chest.