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    Sold Away

    My mother is a shop aholic which lead my family into terrible debt. On my 15th birthday a man cameand visited, he talked to my parents behind the kitchen doors. A day after the party my parents sat me down and told me that the man offered to pay off their debts for my hand in...
    AngelInHeaven23 AngelInHeaven23
    6 Responses Aug 16, 2008


    im in an abusive relationship.i didnt know at first.because i was in denial.but then the hitting started.he didnt leave bruises on my skin but in my mind.i don;t even know how to react when he is in a rage.he doen't want me talking to nobody online about "our business"but in...
    darling3 darling3
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Mar 16, 2011

    How Do I Still Love Him

    I've read a lot of other posts n my situation was nothing compared I don't even know if my story would be considered abusive relationship. I ce been dating this guy for five years in the beginning of our relationship he was Mr perfect so funny life of party everybody loved him my...
    starbrightnm starbrightnm
    5 Responses Feb 4, 2013

    Same Old Story, I Guess

    I was with my son's father for four years. We were only together for 4 months before I became pregnant with our son, who will be 4 in November. He physically abused me BEFORE i had our son, should have got out then. But I didn't. The abuse continued on and off until when our son...
    jsmith1220 jsmith1220
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2012

    The Abuse I Went Through, And How I Got Out. (Long)

    I am a 20 y/o young woman, and I am happy :) i mean, really happy now. one year ago i could not have said that. i wanted to write this post to share a few things about my previous relationship with you that may be a little bit shocking if not weird.. ive never written about him...
    Lindizzies Lindizzies
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Aug 27, 2013

    Heavenly Flower47

    I've been in emotionally and physically abusive relationships practically all of my life and I'm 47. I just ended the latest one because he has blacked my eyes and generally beat the brakes off me. On top of that he lies and cheats compulsively. I allowed him and his homeless...
    Heavenlyflower47 Heavenlyflower47
    3 Responses May 20, 2012

    Life Is Too Short For This

    Here I am, 26 years old and I am still in this bad situating.  When I was 23 I met this guy and I fell for him. I was going through some somethings at the time wits some houses that I owned.  I never asked him for any help but he said I was his girl so he wanted to help...
    septembermorn septembermorn
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2009

    Before Christmas I started seeing someone.

    My abusive ex found out and begged me to take him back. I did. Nothing changed other that the physical abuse stopped and he turned up the manipulation. Last week he found a text from the Christmas guy. I genuinely didn't know I still had it??? He went mad, we slept together and...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Mar 26, 2015

    Am I Doing The Right Thing?

    I've been married for 15 years and here's my story. I moved in with my husband in 1994. We lived together for 3 years and married in 1997. Three months prior to moving in I had been brutally attacked by someone who broke into my apartment and tried to rape me. I escaped and...
    Jenaespress Jenaespress
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2012

    My Childhood Sweetheart

    My husband and I have been together since I was 15. I've known him my whole life. I guess the first time he "abused" me was when we were dating. I've always put the moment in the back of my mind. While dating I thought I couldn't live without him, like I needed him. Well, he told...
    bford bford
    4 Responses Feb 16, 2011

    My Experience..

    Reading the other experiences on here breaks my heart, because I'm going through the same thing. I am 23 years old. I met my current partner when I was 18 and have been with him ever since. To the whole world he's funny, outgoing, and the life of the party. With me he's...
    CagedBird87 CagedBird87
    6 Responses Jun 10, 2011

    20 Year Nightmare

    I was very young I don't remember how old exactly but I think I was younger then eleven  when I was brought to this guys house and told I was going to marry him one day. I was left there alone with him for the night and he introduced me to sex telling me that one day we...
    Alexmarcus Alexmarcus
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Sep 22, 2009

    I'M Free

    I left my man! I feel amazing! I feel free.. It's been a long time coming and I'm so happy I can't even tell you. I have not shed a tear!! Yay me for having the courage to walk away!
    LiveyourLife87 LiveyourLife87
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 1, 2013

    He Keeps Saying Im Sorry

    after hearing all the stories i read online, i felt compelled to tell my story. its so confusing. im so angry. i married my husband 4 years ago, the abuse started right away, then i got pregnant and it got much worse, he dragged me across the floor,raped me,slapped me,smothered...
    flaca26 flaca26
    2 Responses Feb 28, 2012

    I Just Don't Know, But Still I Stay.

    I am 26 years old and I live in the city that never sleeps. I have an amazing job, the best family and friends I could ask for, and a really nice apartment. And then I have my boyfriend, which is where all of my sorrows stem from. He is the reason why after a black eye, a chipped...
    SparkleorFade SparkleorFade
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 20, 2013

    I Need Some Sort Of Advice, From Someone Who Has Experienced This... Please?

    Hello, I was involved in a very emotionally abusive relationship for a while, and now I've been talking to another man, who is absolutely wonderful in every way that word can be described. I like I might be starting to fall in love with him, but what I'm doing is odd. I'm...
    NekroPhiliac NekroPhiliac
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    Young Domestic Violence

    I just wanted to share my story to other women out there, especially young women.  I was 22 years old when I went thought the most horrific moment of my life. My then boyfriend whom I lived with started to take steroids. I started to notice his rage just weeks before it actually...
    NewBeginning2012 NewBeginning2012
    2 Responses Sep 15, 2012

    Janey Doe

    I jusy left tonight, and read the signs of an abusive relationship. He called me tonight from work to tell mr that I was fat and he didnt want to have sex with me because it was very unattractive. I packed up my stuff and left,
    mcchic27 mcchic27
    5 Responses Feb 9, 2011

    To the Depths of my abyss,

    for told my world falling apart I fell for every lie, paid the price a broken heart I felt it from the back of your hand to your fist of a sudden sound Either keep it a secret, either jail for you so who else could have understand? Shattered self esteem, broken dreams...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 20, 2015

    Tired Of This All

    I've been with my bf for 3 and half years now. When we first stated dating it was wonderful, he was so sweet and gental. But he can be so mean. we moved in together after 6 months of dating, He hit me withen the one year mark of use dating and he hit me in the mouth and broke one...
    Racien Racien
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2012

    Winter Blues...........help

    WHILE AM GRATEFUL FOR A place to stay the trade off shouldn't be me being abused because it helps them feel better and deal with their stress. The trade off shouldn't be me submitting to domination humiliation and abuse.. I just don't know how much longer I can sacrifice mental...
    3 Responses Jan 10, 2013

    The Five Year Wash

    I grew up in foster care and was lucky to have some good experiences and came out ok despite the neggative ones. However after my first two years of college I was having difficulty with my former foster family with whom I identified as my permenant family. I had known them...
    lunarae lunarae
    22-25, F
    4 Responses May 16, 2010


    I just got out of a physically and emotionally abusive relationship I have been hit everyday for the past six months some days worse than others and had my spirit completely broken I dont understand why i still miss the man who did this to me and why part of me still wants to...
    reesa90 reesa90
    5 Responses Aug 1, 2012

    I Need Some Sort Of Advice, From Someone Who Has Experienced This... Please?

    Hello, I was involved in a very emotionally abusive relationship for a while, and now I've been talking to another man, who is absolutely wonderful in every way that word can be described. I like I might be starting to fall in love with him, but what I'm doing is odd. I'm...
    NekroPhiliac NekroPhiliac
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Jan 5, 2013

    I'm 18, my father hit me,

    called me a **** I never even had sex until I was 18 but I was a worthless 15 year old *****, my bf hits me when I get upset that he's hiding things from me, he leaves for hours without an explanation, always on his phone or computer, when I ask he gets mad, I get depressed a...
    Nicolerenay Nicolerenay
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 21, 2013

    I Ended It Before It Was Too Late.

    I was involved with someone for over 2 years. It was a normal relationship in the beginning..of course they treat u with love and respect for a lil bit until u start seeing lil red flags but by then you already love that person so what did i do, i stayed with him and thought he...
    lyia777 lyia777
    4 Responses Feb 9, 2011

    I Want To Be Happy Again.

    I started going out with him my freshmen year in high school im a senior right now. he acted so nice, sweet, the perfect guy for me. as we grew into our relationship everything seemed like any girl would want be with the guy that was your first at EVERYTHING!!! everything started...
    slanderos81 slanderos81
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Nov 11, 2012

    Finally Not To Late

    Hello my names melanie when I was just fifteen years old I met the love of my life or so I thought so we dated off and on for a while during my freshman year in highschool than he got sent away to juvie and was gone for 2 years than we got back together when he started writeing...
    melanie21 melanie21
    18-21, F
    4 Responses May 4, 2012

    There Is Help

    I finally plucked the courage To get help I called the help line it was so nice to talk to someone and tell me I'm not going crazy, he worrys me at the moment he's not physical abusive to me but he's verbally and emotional abusive Iv been with him for six years and only really...
    Misscutey2006 Misscutey2006
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 15, 2011

    I went through a year

    and a half long abusive relationship. It wasn't physical which I understand is way worst than whatever I went through, but it also doesn't make it any easier. He was extremely manipulative and controlling. Ironic thing is the first time we became friends it went so haywire that...
    kxCobra kxCobra
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 18, 2014

    Confused - Am I In An Abusive Relationship?

    I have been with my boyfriend for the past 4 years. I'm 21 years old and he's 23. A situation happened over the weekend that really got me thinking. An argument was started between me and him that quickly escliated. He started threatening me saying he was going to put my head...
    Laurend3311 Laurend3311
    3 Responses Mar 17, 2013

    I keep wondering if he'll come back?

    He left me after he beat me and I haven't heard from him since. It's been a month. This is the longest in our lives we've gone without contact. Do they always come back? Everyone is saying he will but the anticipation is horrible! It feels like no matter what I'm doing, I'm...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Oct 31, 2014

    Unsure Of What To Do.

    hey everyone, I'm sixteen. I've been ina relationship with my boyfriend since november 28th, 2011. I am madly in love with him and I have no idea what I'd do without him. I fall more and more in love with him everyday and I don't understand why.. He's abusive, extremely. He hasn...
    torturedlover torturedlover
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Oct 1, 2012

    Am I A Sucker?

    So my GF is trapped in the tail end of an abusive relationship. The abuser is the father of her kids and simply intimidates her into staying there and controlling every aspect of her life. Last week she threw him out and bless her heart she lasted 44 hours under his...
    robertst robertst
    4 Responses Apr 29, 2013

    Resentful And Betrayed

    I was with my now ex husband for 17 years. Married 10. He was verbally and physically abusive. He was also unfaithful. He would drink and if he bothered to come home it would end bad. The first time he ever abused me was 3 years after we started dating. He came home drunk one...
    Julia77 Julia77
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2012

    Rescue Mission For A Lost Angel. Please Help

    ok so this is a little different but here we go.  my story is not whats important. yea i went through a abusive relationship and thank god i made it out. i ended up moving to hawaii to make sure i couldnt go back to him again. before i left i shared as much as i could to...
    rescuemissionforalostangel rescuemissionforalostangel
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 27, 2010

    A letter to you Dear Luke You have taken a

    part of my life. A moment in time i can never get back. Images burn in my mind like a bad mover replaying over and over. Haunting me as if i'm stuck in time. i cant seem to carry on. For every step i manage to take forward the memory of you, your breath, your smell, every touch...
    Lottiedee Lottiedee
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 12, 2014

    I use EP as a sort of diary

    where I write things down and get them out. So today I'm sitting thinking about my relationship with my ex. I feel very detached from it. I can say the things he did and I know it was abuse, but I don't believe it? In my head, they're just words, they aren't meant for him...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2014

    I wonder sometimes if I'm doing the right thing.

    I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 3 years now. We started dating when we were 16. Things started out simple. "I don't like your mom", "don't go home stay with me", "stop seeing your friends". But as time has gone by things have gotten worse I guess. We moved in...
    22-25, F
    Feb 25, 2015


    finally someone noticed. we were fighting in the middle of the hall and he was crushing my hand and an old friend of mine hold him to get off me or shell get a teacher. im so relieved that someone finally noticed because without her being there i couldve been seriously hurt. so...
    onesecbro onesecbro
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2012

    Bent An Broken

    Just like MANY women around the world. I was in an abusive relationships. I lost my virginity to pay off my moms coke fix when i was 11. Plus I grew up with it thinking it was nothing out of the ordinary. So years went buy and it got drilled into my head that wat happened to me...
    TattooBlitz TattooBlitz
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Oct 16, 2008

    Don't Want To Leave Him....

    I know this sounds bad but my boyfriend is my match in every way. We are so close we can finish each others sentences and have all the same interests. I think it's because of this closeness that we can be so completely honest and open with each other, and with that unleashes some...
    kbrideau38 kbrideau38
    2 Responses Mar 25, 2012

    Till Death Do Us Part

    My story is like most, I met a really cool guy and moved in with him, and that's where it starts. He was very nice he bought me nice things and told me all the things I wanted to hear, and then little things started to happen. Like saying very offensive things during small...
    Koolkopps Koolkopps
    36-40, F
    1 Response Mar 31, 2012
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