How long do pickled vegetables last?

We made pickled jalapenos (with some onions and cucumbers in there as well) about a month ago. They've been sitting in a pretty large jar in the fridge ever since, and we're slowly making our way through them. How long can they stay in the fridge before they are no longer good? They certainly aren't as crispy as they first were, but they still taste fine. We didn't use any special preservatives but I had assumed that pickles are one of those things that "last forever". Then I recently read a post about home-made pickles lasting for about a week if they are opened.. What do you think?

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