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    Trying To Get Out! - I have been married 23 years, I did not see how controlling he was then, and when I did realize it, it was to late. I was forced into marriage at 17 because of...
    nurseangel44 nurseangel44 41-45, F 11 Responses Oct 23, 2010

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    Middle Of Divorcing My Abuser - I am in the middle of divorcing my abusive husband of 16 years. This has been the hardest thing in the world for me. My life was flipped upside down...
    williamsa40 williamsa40 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    I Just Keep Giving And He Keeps Taking...and It's Still My Fault - Married 22 years, 3 kids, 18, 15 and 8. For 16 of those 22 years, my husband has been trying to make it in some...
    shellykcropper shellykcropper 41-45 2 Responses Aug 11, 2011

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    My Controlling Husband..... - Hi, I have been married for 20 years this feburary 7th and we have 3 sons ages 26,21,18 and 2 of my sons have seizures but are on medication and are...
    afraidandconfused afraidandconfused 41-45 2 Responses Mar 4, 2012

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    Confused - Am confused. Almost divorced- 12 years sexless marriage with a passive aggressive. I am 41/F with a 7 yo D. New Neighbor is cute single and 35. Smiles at me- good eye...
    Lesmiz Lesmiz 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 20, 2013

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    I’M In A Bad Place. - And I don’t know what to do. I feel like a fool, to be honest. I’ve been with this man for 21 yrs. We have two children (b16 and g18). I don’t even...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 13, 2013

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    Now This Feeling - i've posted in another group about the process of leaving my emotionally-abusive husband, but this is my first post to this group. i've started the process for...
    AngelineWilliam AngelineWilliam 36-40 2 Responses Feb 3, 2012

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    Love Does Not Possess. It Frees - My story is like that of many here. I am married to a very successful accomplished man for the last 14 years. Can't believe it is 14 years. We...
    lovedoesnotpossess lovedoesnotpossess 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 27, 2013

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    17 Yrs Of Abuse - I was married for 17 yrs. and pysically, mentally, verbally and emotionally abused. My husband had a drinking problem and treated me like a sex object more than a...
    shell1021 shell1021 41-45, F 3 Responses Jan 19, 2010

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    Ready To Leave Emotional Abusive Husband - I am in a 'Emotional-Abusive' marriage. I always thought abuse had to be physical but after doing exstensive research, I have finally...
    heartbroken2012 heartbroken2012 41-45, F 4 Responses Mar 20, 2012

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    Common Sense Finially Hit Me... - My soon to be ex husband, have been married for almost 5 years, and boy oh boy it feels like 10. We have one child together, who was born before...
    IusedtobeMrs IusedtobeMrs 26-30 1 Response Feb 18, 2013

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    I am married to a man in the military. I am 31 and have a 10month old boy and a nine year old boy. I've been with my husband for three years and married to him for one year. He...
    Sumkissed82 Sumkissed82 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    It'S Happening - Well I divorced him...that monster that would abuse in any way. It was very hard because deep down in my heart I love him. Not only did he leave a whole in my...
    2young4marriage 2young4marriage 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    9 Year Marriage Got Duped - I'm taking a somewhat different look at my husband. I think there are always the "red" flags in place that many of us choose to ignore. However, almost...
    cjn12 cjn12 36-40 4 Responses Oct 14, 2012

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    Can't Take It Anymore - My now husband was my mysterious neighbor a few years ago...That was a mystery I should never have tried to unravel...He's been controlling since the...
    melcat15 melcat15 31-35 Sep 28, 2010

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    I Am 20 And Afraid To Divorce My Controlling, Emotionally Abusive Husband. - We started dating when I was 16, and things were never that great. When I was 17 my mom kicked me out...
    lydiabxo lydiabxo 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    Enough Is Enough! - My daughter was 2 when I met my husband. Her biological father turned out to be a deadbeat and in jail a few years later for raping and beating up his current...
    Soccermom77 Soccermom77 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 9, 2012

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    Stuck In A Abusive Marriage For 8 Yrs - Hey ladies I am married for8 yrs to a verbally physically financially abusive and controlling man. We live in his house bought after...
    Honeysaggar05 Honeysaggar05 31-35 2 Responses Jun 12, 2012

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    I Am Trying To Walk Away From Physically, Verbally And Emotionally Abusive Husbanb - I've been together with my husband for 7 years, he was married before and when we started...
    Nduks Nduks 31-35 3 Responses Jun 2, 2012

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    Shows Over - My divorce is over and done but I will share my story here in time. Its good to be free single and living my life without the toxic ex hurting me every way he could.
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 1, 2013

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    12/3/2012....no Mas - Hey EP friends, I am so at peace to say.................It's official my divorce became final as of 12/3/2012. What a long ride, hard, bumpy, difficult...
    chie5189 chie5189 36-40 3 Responses Dec 4, 2012

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    I'M So Proud Of All Of You - You deserve someone who respects you and I'm glad you're getting out. Stay strong.
    mandythepoetryaddict mandythepoetryaddict 16-17, F Nov 17, 2013

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    Married And Confused -  I have been married for 10 yrs this the 2nd marriage for both of us. I have 2 children from a previous marriage. my current husband after being...
    liveoutloudoxox liveoutloudoxox 36-40 1 Response Oct 7, 2010

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    Mission: Accomplished 2012 - As of 7/10/2012 @ 8:09 a.m. EST I FILED FOR DIVORCE! Not this is my 2nd time around filing, and I am determined to go all the way! It's been a long...
    chie5189 chie5189 36-40 1 Response Jul 10, 2012

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    Leaving A Controlling, Abusive Husband - I am planning on leaving my controlling abusive husband. I am scared to leave though. I know why. It is because he has made me feel I...
    blueeyes2010 blueeyes2010 36-40 42 Responses Nov 8, 2009

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    Controlling Husband - I have been married to a controlling, manipulative, and emotionally abusive husband for 20 years.  He is 10 years older than me and I was only 20 when I...
    loop71 loop71 36-40 8 Responses Jun 19, 2011

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    I Finally Left Him. - I'm not sure where to begin. I was married for 18 years to an emotionally abusive, controlling, raging, cruel man. I'm the only person in my entire family...
    elindapierce elindapierce 41-45, F 5 Responses May 11, 2013

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    Should I Tell Him Before I Leave - I am planning my strategy to leave a 5 year relationship. He yells at me my children throws stuff, most of the time the yelling at me is because...
    6 Responses Feb 6, 2013

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    Am I Crazy? - I have been married for a handful of years. We are a blended family. Before we got married, we had an incident concerning my ex and myself. I moved out on my own for...
    princessofdenial princessofdenial 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 13, 2013

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    Walking On The Eggsells - I am very tired of walking on the eggshells for the last 11 years of marriage. The sign was evident from the beginning, but I did not want to admit that I...
    akowilson akowilson 51-55 4 Responses Nov 7, 2010

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    Reality Has Set In.... - I have now come to stark reality & conclusion that I too am now ready to divorce my controlling, emotionally abusive husband. I started the procedures...
    chie5189 chie5189 36-40 6 Responses May 21, 2012

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    Am Leaving - after being married for a 2 years.I have a 4 months baby and am planning on vacating our matrimonal home tonite. My husband is verbally and physically abusive. I used...
    Mazwi Mazwi 26-30 2 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    I'm Sorry I Waited Till My Youngest Was 18 To Leave - I gave up almost half my life to a controlling, emotionally abusive husband, and children that learned to also treat me that...
    Stephanii Stephanii 51-55 4 Responses Nov 17, 2013

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    I Am Trying To Figure Out How To Leave My Husband - i knew how he was before we even got married, i saw the problems he had. but he never treated me badly until we left my hometown...
    sadeyes7294 sadeyes7294 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    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...
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    My dad is a controlling narcissist. He's only ever hit me once, and that was when he found out I went to a school counsellor to tell them about him abusing my mom when i was in...
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    I am newly married (6 months) and feel I was completely fooled by my husband. My husband and I went to high school together and back then I always knew him and his friends fooled...
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    Hello, EP. How are you? I know I haven't posted since my arrival earlier this week. But I'll tell you why. You see, even as I try to pretend that everything is normal and status...
    ArchSeven327 ArchSeven327 18-21, M Mar 22

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    Its one thing to always demand respect in the household,but its also based on a give and take type of thing...I live with my mother and her boyfriend who acts as if this house is...
    Natashachetty Natashachetty 22-25 Mar 24

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    Episode #2. Last week went pretty well, I guess. And then tonight happened. Shewww. I hate how they always try to justify their own problems by bringing up yours. (That seems to be...
    factsarefacts factsarefacts 26-30 Apr 7

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    Argh I'm sick of having to hide the fact I'm a smoker. I'm of age, can buy them, but whenever I do- my mum who's a smoker too takes them off me. Telling me I'm stupid and...
    bethytie bethytie 16-17, F Apr 4

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    Why I had to get divorced I married my husband over 20 years ago. We have children, some in college, some at home. He is a military man, proud and honorable. He is also very...
    lizziegirl10 lizziegirl10 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    Starting at a young age I felt alone, empty, and misunderstood. It was such a normal feeling I almost didn't realize it wasn't "normal". What was wrong with me? ADD? Depression...
    certzjbd23 certzjbd23 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31

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    I went through a mentally and emotionally abusive and controlling relationship for a year and a half and finally got out of it and it opened my eyes to the world, how it works, and...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 29

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    I actually met him online. He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27

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    I actually met him online. He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to...
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    He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to break it off. He was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 27

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    He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to break it off. He was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 27

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    He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to break it off. He was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 27

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    He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to break it off. He was...
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    He lived in Europe and I in the US. We fell madly in love, and were in a long distance relationship for 2.5 yrs before I finally was strong enough to break it off. He was...
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