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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I don't know if my relationship is toxic.

    Half of me feels like I'm in love with him and he's the one. The other part of me feels like he is toxic to my life. I don't want to let go because I can't imagine losing him. But I might have to in order to save my mental health. Any advice?
    emyay emyay 18-21, F Jun 26

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    First post on here for me.. but I'm feeling as low as I've possibly felt in awhile. I wish I could say I'm fully out of my relationship with this guy but I don't feel like I am, I...
    deanna41328 deanna41328 13-15, F 10 hrs ago

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    Lifelong? I don't know how realistic that is though that would be nice.All i know i just wanna have healthy relationships with people who i let into my life.I wanna have healthy...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Welp, I can go ahead and cross another relationship out of the books. I'm so terrified of relationships but I catch myself in them often because I'm more terrified of the thought...
    sweetdeedee sweetdeedee 22-25, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am 42 years old and now divorced from a man who is an abusive cheat. It's been nearly 3 years since we split and I'm still struggling to come to terms with the fact I was married...
    Stargazer18 Stargazer18 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I'm in a strange relationship. We initially met here on EP, although we never really interacted much on the website. One random day we started chatting outside of EP, mainly...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    It never fails... As soon as I start to back away and move forward, he shows the changes that I needed to see years ago, even months ago it probably could have worked. I start to...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I am involved with a relationship with a married women. Before you start the hate please see this out till the end. We meet 6 months into the "mandatory separation period" required...
    Damien0705 Damien0705 36-40 1 Response 4 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I need some serious advice. my best friend of 12 years just got engaged to a guy she has been dating off and on for 5 years. the relationship is extremely toxic as they are both...
    drummergrl06 drummergrl06 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    I jut started my first year at university and I got into a relationship with a guy for 6 months and he abused me throughout. Emotionally, physically and sexually. He broke my...
    Experience780 Experience780 18-21, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    All right everyone--I need some assistance understanding this one. I met this fella about two and a half months ago from OKC. We had a fun first date: barcade and fun...
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Married for 5 years. Together for 7 years. We have two children (4 and 7). The seven year old is from my previous marriage. That previous marriage was abusive and he cheated on...
    m3385 m3385 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    Funny how i am writing this when my long distance relationship is breaking apart. but as they say if life is joke then it is a cruel one. but anyway i personally believe that a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 27

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    it all goes back 7 year when i was studying. i met a girl online. i never had success in having relationship in real world funny but i fail where it matters most. however. i made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jun 26

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    Way too many people think that all internet relationships are fake. Maybe some are but not all. Because the person you talk to lives in another county and you can only see him...
    Blueberrybliss Blueberrybliss 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I am in a interracial relationship. I'm African-American and my boyfriend is Caucasian-American. I meet him online about 2 years ago and we've been going strong ever since. He's...
    SunshineSplash SunshineSplash 18-21, F 11 Responses Jun 24

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    I think I've finally figured out what I want and need from a relationship of love. First, an equal relationship, as opposed to a one sided love. There must be an equal give and...
    NewEra0916 NewEra0916 26-30, M 7 Responses Jun 24

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    I am in a fairly new relationship of 8 months. Its going better in some ways than I'd hoped, but in other ways its not as fulfilling as I would like it to be. The thing is, I...
    AnnieLouisez AnnieLouisez 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    I'm only young, 19, but I am terrified of relationships. I have commitment issues. I can find a guy I love and obsess over him but as soon as he gets close to me (like as a...
    IndianaRoyals IndianaRoyals 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 23

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    I don't know what to do. This is my first real relationship and it started when I was 17, I think it took a lot of time for me to figure out how deeply wrong this relationship...
    mdmrmdmr mdmrmdmr 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    This is an issue for me as I have been spending time alone to Soul seek. I have let toxic people in and they have an insidious way of exhausting me so that I am exposed, out of...
    luvstolye26 luvstolye26 46-50, F Jun 22

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    Living with any type of toxicity in your life can make you feel as though you're wearing a boulder around your neck while trying to stay afloat.
    lonelybutok lonelybutok 46-50, F