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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 7 Responses Jul 29

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Toxic relationships & friendships are a burden. I remove all negativity from my life and keep the positive. My former best friend and I had a toxic relationship. She was in a...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    So I've been part of this site for quite some time and I appreciate being able to share my woes with those who understand from all over the world, but there are those who come here...
    MelMel68 MelMel68 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    I feel that resentment kills relationships. I was just texting my ex GF about how I missed her humour. She is usually cordial but got weird when I told her that I find it...
    suryothai suryothai 36-40 Aug 7

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    I have just gone through a breakup where my boyfriend just stopped answering my calls and messages. We had been together for 8 months and we were in a long-distance relationship so...
    msfa msfa 22-25, F Aug 22

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    I just wish that there were few toxic people.I know they may have personal issues but then they can seek help and not hurt others.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Aug 1

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    Once I figure out that someone is toxic, I remove them from my life. I won't be in an emotional upheaval because someone needs it to make themselves feel better.
    shineon09 shineon09 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 9

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    i will not involve with toxic people ..because u can't say them anything neither they wanna listen anything ... only god will give help them and give them some brain .
    rev429 rev429 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I can tell you a lot about long distance relationships. They ARE hard. They CAN work, but MOST of the time, they don't. There is a big difference between being in a long distance...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 2 Responses Aug 2

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    I don't know what to do about loving and really hating my boyfriend at the same time. We are both very impulsive people who often rush into things but don't do anything half...
    UsuallyHappii UsuallyHappii 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 20

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    I read this in the elite daily's post. Somehow I really believe that long distance relationship is a chance to be on your own without ever having to feel alone. As in long...
    EasyOrange EasyOrange 18-21, F Aug 21

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    Why would a woman want a female led relationship you might ask. The answer is, she's more comfortable being the one in the lead role. Having control and order in her relationship...
    deeken deeken 36-40 1 Response Aug 18

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    This is my first ever relationship. I'm 17 soon to turn 18. Prior to this relationship I had always been single and wanted to be loved. I had no confidence whatsoever; I didn't...
    fluffyunicorn fluffyunicorn 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    Not that I have ever been in a relationship but I really consider online relationships to be a fail. I don't believe in online relationships when the person you thought was this...
    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    How can I get my lesbian ex back? We were best friends for about a year before we decided to date. We fell hard and fast for each other. We dated for about four years and have...
    helpplease12 helpplease12 22-25, F Jul 31

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    Me and my girlfriend, who I have been dating for over six months, are in an interracial relationship. She is Lebanese-Canadian, and I am a white Canadian. I love her to death! She...
    nohopekid nohopekid 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    3 days after being in a relationship I found out that my boyfriend was moving away and in that week he did. We are about to be at 10 months and this relationship has been quite...
    catnat10 catnat10 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I've been single for the past few years. At first, I told myself I was choosing to be single--to learn more about myself. However, after trying to date and failing to get even...
    unfilteredme unfilteredme 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 3

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    when i first found ep it was amazing, met a lot of people. i had an online relationship with a person i found here and it was amazing. Felt weird because the relationships i had...
    kragoth135 kragoth135 18-21, M Aug 5

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    I just got out of a terrible and torturous relationship recently and I decided to jump straight into another relationship (so stupid, I know). This new guy seemed to have so much...
    mistakeoverload mistakeoverload 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    but its going down hill and i dont know if i care anymore. I like long term relationships. This is my second one. And its been about the same time for both.. but i've never really...
    fallenfar fallenfar 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I have an online boyfriend we've been for a year already, we never met yet in real. as we all experience, relationships has its ups and downs. we broke up and went quickly to...
    UOLAUC UOLAUC 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I used to be in a long distance online relationship with this guy who was from Sweden. He was honestly the first guy that I ever really fell in love with. Our relationship was so...
    thintrovert thintrovert 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    If you have a relationship that is entirely based off sex then it is one useless relationship! Intimacy and sex are two entirely different things. Intimacy is very important...
    Keespanker Keespanker 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    Recently my bf and I have had problems in our relationship. I don't believe he is a strong person who can stand up for himself. His parents are having issues with our relationship...
    AmoyL AmoyL 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    My wife recently returned home from a trip where she had a chance to speak to her aunt. During her trip, her aunt warned her that men who don't work can become petty. My wife...
    deeken deeken 36-40 1 Response Aug 1

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    Do guys care if the girl is "inexperienced" per se in relationships. It's not like I'm dumb about things, I've just never had a serious relationship before. Is it a turn off for...
    emelon12 emelon12 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 2

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    It's a long shot but I am looking to communicate privately with females who understand my situation. I have been with my boyfriend for roughly 8 years. I have always been open...
    Isthereonlyoneofme Isthereonlyoneofme 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 4

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    Almost three years ago, I remember my faith in long distance relationships was fading away. Experience showed me that behind those people I thought I knew and cared about were...
    SquareOne1 SquareOne1 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 6

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    I'm in a long distance relationship. We see each other once in a month or two for a few days. He always comes to my place because I'm in collegue and don't have the time or money...
    Naginii Naginii 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 12

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