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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 74 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've met too many people who are what is commonly known as toxic, and they truly are twisted, they really messed with me..But I can honestly say, my life is clean of toxicity! I've...
    xbethx xbethx 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    And I'm definitely sure that I am not alone in that regard. In my case, I always attempt to remain content with life, investing myself and my values into what matters to me, and...
    ZealousAnubis ZealousAnubis 18-21 1 hr ago

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    I've spent my whole life around people who are toxic. By toxic I don't just mean people who steal, hurt other people, or someone who has a bad attitude. I'm also talking about...
    saeteurn saeteurn 22-25, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I want out of my miserable relationship but I seem to be addicted to it for all the usual reasons one continues to involve themselves in something that is destructive for their...
    jaxpdx jaxpdx 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    A few months ago, I completely cut off my ex. We had a long and complicated history that involved a lot of emotional and verbal abuse. On his part, a lot of it was underhanded and...
    MDubs MDubs 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 14

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    Hey all, I think i could do with a lil' advice, from all you more experienced people out there!!! I've known a guy online for quite a while, and i'd always been interested in him...
    ChubbyPug ChubbyPug 18-21, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I an the oldest of 5 children. Growing up I always felt I got the blame if my siblings did anything wrong,I am now in my 30s and it's still the same.. I have not spoken to my...
    scarlett26 scarlett26 31-35, F Jan 5

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    I asked God to rid of all toxic people in my life and He heard my prayer. Last year, my so called best friend and I stopped talking. I did my best to bridge the gap, but the rift...
    krimsonlove krimsonlove 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    If you get involved with someone that has a bad attitude, a critical spirit, a judgemental demeanor, and a knack for seeing the negative..Be prepared for all of that to eventually...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 15 Responses a week ago

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    We are an Asian Male White Female (AMWF) couple. We do not have problem with interracial relationship. My wife dated an African American, a South Indian, and an Asian, before we...
    AMWF1 AMWF1 36-40 3 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I have a spouse going on 13 years. I've been with her since August of 2001. it has never been the best relationships but I've stuck around because of our kids. after all of those...
    jarae jarae 26-30 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    Yes long distance relationships can work. I've been in one for a long time now and soon we'll meet. It's going to be amazing. I'm so excited
    Zeilu Zeilu 18-21, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Hi, this is my very first post. I just would like to share what i have been going through for the last month or so. First, backstory: I met this girl 4 years ago. She was 15, i...
    roobs108 roobs108 22-25, M Jan 3

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    Every relationship , good and bad always change people for better or worse. Relationships are roads. Every choices u make always lead u to happiness or sadness. We walk around...
    Myalee Myalee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    sarahcc11 sarahcc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    sarahcc11 sarahcc11 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I have a rocky history in my relationships. Due to some past childhood trauma and history of adult abusive relationships, I carry a feeling of being burdensome in my current...
    rosedl rosedl 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I've been dating my boyfriend for almost 8 months now, and we've been talking about marriage but now I'm ambivalent. When we first started dating I was over the moon happy, as he...
    ccapron ccapron 22-25, F Jan 20

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    I met a guy from a dating site and we started as friends corresponding through emails and Skype. Until such time our friendship grew and we fell in love on line..we were in...
    Maces Maces 51-55, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I am so glad that my boyfriend and I have the great relationship that we have. I never have to worry about him straying to other girls especially sneaking around or lying. I never...
    yanene yanene 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    How do I get this "great relationship?"lol I have kids...so that makes it hard in the first place. I don't seem to be able to divide my time between my kids & a guy. Though my...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    I suppose it doesn't matter now that we broke up, but I still feel it gripping on to me. My girlfriend was bi-polar, depression and family trouble. She was my first love, and it...
    Inviticus Inviticus 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 19

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    adelecc11 adelecc11 26-30, F Jan 21

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    Society has long become more open to the idea of older man - younger woman relationship and older woman - younger man relationship as well. Hollywood has brought in the practice of...
    adelecc11 adelecc11 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    our relationship was a long distance relationship i never met him in real life he studies in US we were so in love we understood each other i loved the feeling of loving him and...
    leen94 leen94 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My ex boyfriend tells me the way I have messed up with guys. I have only been in online relationships (or relationships that began online)for the last 10 years. I don't see it as...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 4 days ago

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    Just so you know...yes I am currently in a long distance relationship with a lady I consider my true love. So I have seen this question asked on here and there are as many negative...
    srfchopper srfchopper 56-60, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ... but, I do have a little bit of a problem with the wording of this post or title or whatever. I mean, I agreed that I don't have a problem with interracial relationships, but...
    MisterSerious MisterSerious 41-45, M 4 Responses