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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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    Toxic Relationship

    Toxic relationship,Been there,Done that,Thank God,It's in the past.
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 25, 2012

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    Toxic/abuse

    Hey, thought i would share my story. I am 22 years old and met my fianceƩ (ex now) when i was 18. I had a long distance relationship with him, and he was my first guy that i loved, he was everything physically that i looked for in a guy. He lived in Bosnia, and i was born their...
    smwaha01 smwaha01 22-25 4 Responses Jan 16, 2013

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    I Love Him More Than I Love Myself....

    I met this man when i was 15. he would not be with me because of my age. he was 21. that didn't stop him from having sex with me. we fell in love. we talked constantly. always trying to make the other jealous. when we finally got together when i was seventeen, we already had alot...
    avagwen420 avagwen420 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25, 2011

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    I am currently in a failing marriage.

    I am not sure who is toxic. I think.it is him, but he says it's me. I read all the facts about toxic relationships and I'm so confused. I do know that I feel more at peace away from him. When he says nice things to me I get very uncomfortable. we have two children so this...
    aj616013 aj616013 26-30, F Feb 22

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    Help!

    there's no short version of this but i will try. I first meet him 7 years ago. I fell totally in love he says he did. We had a baby and i got really ill with post natal depression, he could not handle this at all. He had an affair and was found out by mutual friends. My world...
    justfeelempty justfeelempty 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 20, 2013

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    Well, we aren't together

    but we are still talking. I hate it. I'm strong willed but he has such a soft spot in my heart. I talk about people like this. Keep letting the guy run in and out of her life. Now, I am that girl. Only time will let this pass. After... I put my foot down. I hate the sex... It...
    ohwee12 ohwee12 18-21, F Nov 30, 2013

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    Him

    Well here it goes. I'll try to explain as best and short as I can. I met this man. We grew close, spending time together talking and talking, sharing our thoughts, having these meaningful deep emotional conversations night after night about life, about our paths, about happiness...
    Zeerecluse Zeerecluse 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 16, 2012

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    Extremely Wrong.

    My boyfriend drives me absolutely nuts!!!! There is no end to our arguing and it's all because of him. Let me just explain how the arguments start. Example number one: ill tell him I need to talk to him about something that's going on in our relationship that's bothering me and...
    GettingOverShit GettingOverShit 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2013

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    Toxic Relationship 20 Years And Counting.

    I am also in a Toxic relationship now entering year twenty. I must be insane, I cant seem to break away. Ive lost everything to this toxicity, Jobs, friends, Trust, Dreams, and along the way My true self. I am 38 years old although we aren't legally married I've been with her...
    bigloozer bigloozer 36-40, M 1 Response Sep 30, 2011

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    Surviving Toxic Txdrew

    I have been with with Drew a total of 7 years and in the last 5 I have no idea how many breakups i have gone thru, I lost count. He begs and cries for me to take him back every time he does something and the moment i do he is completly indifferent. i tried to discuss the issues...
    Car0 Car0 31-35 4 Responses Aug 14, 2011

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    I Was In A Toxic Relationship

    I was beat down...four years it took me to get over what had happened to me. I am a rock musician and I am supposed to be tough, but I just couldn't figure out how to get over the past and get on with my life...I knew there was someone out there that could see through my rocker...
    ZADX ZADX 31-35, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2009

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    Confused

    When i came home Last night my husband my husband told he had spoken to a counselor and during their conversation she had asked him if he was planning to stay with me after our daughter turned 18 his answer to her was he didn't think so So of course I got upset and said why...
    Emcb47 Emcb47 46-50 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Hes Suspicious.

    technically we aren't even together. he always wants to hook up, but then gets paranoid at random times asking me in a text if im at my boy friends or something. so we aren't in a relationship, or not the typical one. he's sensitive, and paranoid. he's has done some wrong things...
    ExameMyKidney ExameMyKidney 22-25, F 3 Responses May 1, 2011

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    Dear You.

    I am tired of feeling as if I care more about a person's life than they actually do themselves.  How many times do I have to listen to you complain about the same problem over and over again.  I offer supportive advice.  I don't expect you to take it, but it would...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 7, 2009

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    Toxicity City

    It's a very long story, so I will make it as breif as possible. Basically, my 3 yr relationship is based around HER... if she doens't get her way or if I " do do what a BF does" she threatens to leave me... than I for some dumb reason always manage to get her back... it's like a...
    lostntransl8tion lostntransl8tion 26-30 2 Responses Aug 30, 2011

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    Welcome To Toxicville

    So I met him for the first time in my freshman year of high school. He was a senior and I had the misconception Seniors don't date Freshmen.. and I didn't want to be another number on his very well known reputation. I still had a huge crush on him! He graduated and I moved on...
    Lynncitrus666 Lynncitrus666 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    I Need Help. I Can't Leave This Toxic Relationship

    I've come to the internet for help since nobody can help me with this relationship anymore. I've been with this person for almost 7 years, he's been living in another country since 2006 and yet I haven't been able to end this toxic relationship. He's verbally abusive, selfish...
    Rurouni Rurouni 31-35 5 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    I am pretty sure I am in a toxic relationship.

    On top of some pretty nasty fights in which he confirmed every insecurity I have, he is the king of mixed messages--saying he wants a long term relationship with me but he doesn't want to make a commitment yet because of our issues. I believe he is emotionally withholding...
    glitterordeath glitterordeath 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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    College Love Gone Sour

    I'm a senior in college and my boyfriend is a junior. We met two years ago in the stereotypical scenario when a fraternity boy meets a sorority girl. We instantly clicked and I ended a previous relationship once I realized this new boy was the one I wanted to pursue. Being that...
    sadsororitygirl sadsororitygirl 22-25, F Sep 10, 2013

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    With My Ex....

      My relationship with my Ex is TOXIC... I never understood what this meant... but now I understand.... she can zap the positive energy straight out of me.... I always believed pollyanically that I could make her happy... I can't. I always believed that I could always...
    DancesWithDolphins DancesWithDolphins 41-45, M 8 Responses Mar 3, 2008

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    I Think So

    I'm not really sure, but I think so, we spend more time fighting than anything else, according to him everything is my fault. I'll admit somethings are but not all. But even with all my problems we stay together. why?
    luxxybunny luxxybunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24, 2012

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    I am miserable, and these are supposed to be some of the best years of your life. I think this is a toxic relationship. I'm scared.
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    Top ten questions about relationships with psychopaths/narcissists. I took this from the site psychopathfree.com. I found it to be very helpful. 1. Is he / she really a psychopath...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Hi I've been in a Long Distance Relationship for 2 years. We've never met but we talk on the phone and text each other pretty much all day. We are 1500 miles apart and there is not...
    QueenCOLE29 QueenCOLE29 18-21, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've been around toxic people all my life, my mom seems to have histrionic personality disorder, and I just recently realized that and that the people I've surrounded myself with...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    Now that I have gone through some things and had made son brash decisions, I have decided to become ready to pursue a real relationship where I am the light and sole person of his...
    Babygirl872901 Babygirl872901 26-30, F 22 hrs ago

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    I'm currently in a fantastic relationship but I love getting attention from other men.
    klingesm klingesm 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    Write about your experienceRelationships are at the core of what it means to be human. Nobody wants to live life alone, nobody wants to live life without warm, loving relationships...
    skykidx1 skykidx1 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    My daughter is a junior at college and is an exceptional student with drive and clear goals for the future, which include graduate school, most likely at a university abroad. This...
    GTdM GTdM 46-50, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    While expressing your needs and feelings in a positive way to your significant other is a good foundation for resolving conflicts and building a healthy relationship, these skills...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 5

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    I'm in a long distance relationship, but I think I should end it. The more I think about him (we'll call him Chris*), the more I think we want different things. Chris* seems to...
    InsaneFlowerGirl InsaneFlowerGirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 13

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    I've finally been able to convince my husband that I really do want to be in a relationship like this, although I refrain from referring to my desired relationship as DD or TIH...
    taliahood taliahood 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    My boyfriend feels so clingy sometimes that it drives me up the wall. And I feel guilty about feeling this way because the only way to keep the relationship alive is through...
    emeraldangel523 emeraldangel523 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    My boyfriend wants a non-monogamous relationship. He keeps saying he loves the connection we have, and he says he feels like it would still be there between us even if we broke up...
    Jarka123 Jarka123 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    At least I think I was in one. I am not sure if he was someone who was narcissistic or antisocial behavorial disorder but a lot of people tend to agree that he had these tendencies...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Last year was a long journey. I was stupid dumb sophomore! This guy Wes* was there our freshman year but found out he was moving right before winter break, we threw him a party but...
    hazymazey hazymazey 16-17, F Mar 15

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    The Most Pain He Ever Caused me.... This was after school We got into a big argument after last period We went to the stair case where there were a couple, but they left...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    I would love to be in a relationship . I really want to know what it's like to have someone that you can talk to & bother 24/7 . Someone who you can tell everything to . Someone...
    momo335 momo335 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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    We should never feel powerless or trapped in a relationship. In fact, if either person feel powerless or trapped, the relationship doesn't teally exist. Because that's what...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Do other couples who have been together for a while experience arguments with their partner where their partner tells them to shut the f* up and then apologises after? I know it...
    d3311 d3311 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    One of the ways, I need to get my life on track is to develop a strong relationship with my Lord. I confessed that Jesus died for my sins, and that the Lord is my savior. But is...
    NaomiSoulJourney NaomiSoulJourney 31-35, F Mar 1

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    I've really been struggling recently with my relationship with my girlfriend. I understand that we only have three and a half more months left in our relationship, but I think that...
    Charlespappas Charlespappas 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 2