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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-13 05:44:58
ID: 46651
I'm jealous of people who have strong bonds and close relationships with their families, both immediate and extended. we all get along but we aren't close at all. we're more like acquaintances. we visit each other on holidays and send each other birthday and xmas gifts but that's about it. I've tried reaching out more but it feels weird and forced. i feel much more kinship to my husband's family than to mine and i feel awful and guilty about that.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-13 03:46:36
ID: 46626
I have a boyfriend and we're in our late 40's. We've gone down the marriage route before (me 12 years, him 20). We have no desire to ever marry again. We live seperately but see each other a LOT. It would be easier, financially, to live together but we're both "space" people, we love our respective homes and we both like to spread out and have a lot of stuff. We've been criticized for "living in perpetual adolescence" by a couple of family members. I'd like to know why being married is so much more "mature" than having a relationship like ours. We both work, we're law-abiding, tax-paying citizens, we contribute to our communities, we are monogamous and happy, we do a lot of fun stuff and have a great group of friends, we've raised our kids. Who cares if don't want to live together or get married? After four years you'd think the critics would STFU but no, we still get little jabs.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-13 01:41:05
ID: 46648
My dh and I need some excitement in the bedroom. Think I'm gonna shave down below and get some crotchless undies!
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-12 16:57:54
ID: 46630
In response to a confession. Do they drink together? If so it may be best for them to sober up separately.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-12 13:44:25
ID: 46609
In response to a confession. I was pregnant during Mother's Day and was disappointed I didn't get acknowledged at all. I didn't need any gifts, but yeah I think pregnant women deserve to be recognized on Mother's Day. When you realize you're pregnant is when (most) women start changing their habits to best benefit the child. Also wtf did he expect you to do to celebrate Father's Day from the hospital??
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-12 13:37:27
ID: 46612
Dh and my best friend went to 1 AA meeting. She went home and drank, he didn't drink for 3 or 4 days. Then dh drank Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tuesday. :/ They went to AA tonight and found out it was a ladies only meeting. I wonder if they'll ever get sober....
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-12 01:30:27
ID: 46604
In response to a confession. I am also happy to read these confessions and "me toos" because I feel this way, too. I love living alone. I love being able to do whatever I want whenever I want to. I was coupled up most of my adult life and after being single for the last three years I don't think I will ever cohabitate again.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-11 17:35:25
ID: 46581
My DH used to go on the road for a whole month at a time. I must say...I really miss that. We would talk for about an hour a day and I got to sleep as much as I wanted, Then when he came home, we would celebrate with a steak dinner and a movie. I kind of wish it was like that all the time...like I'd only have to see him when I wanted to and got to live alone the rest of the time.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-10 22:35:27
ID: 46560
I'm the OP of the above post. i guess we have a non-traditional marriage too. we work separate shifts (me nights, him days) so we only see each other on weekends and for a few hours a day during the week. we aren't tied to the hip or anything. we eat separately most nights and even take separate vacations. i kept my last name as well. i think my issue is thay i hate living with someone. all the alone time in the world doesn't make up for the fact that there's someone else still living here. i lived alone for years and i loved it. this has been the biggest compromise for me thus far. it's hard to explain i guess. but i do love him and i know it's not an economical choice for us. nor would he want to if it were.
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Posted by: anonymous
2017-04-10 20:52:18
ID: 46548
In response to a confession. Yeah, there aren't many people I know who have this type of marriage. It's a mix of trust and a crazy high level of emotional honesty. Sometimes my mil will call and ask what her son is doing, and I'm like, I dunno, haven't seen him since last night. Freaks her out, haha. Heaven forbid I not have a GPS on the man.
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