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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jun 26, 2015

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    it's like a dam merry go round.

    I am trapped in a ****** if I do ****** if I don't sort of thing. I am verbally abused and I'm losing my marbles
    yupitssofiyah yupitssofiyah 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 20

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    I have the worst relationship ever.

    He steals he lies, if I want him to treat me like he loves me, I'm supposed to ask and beg for it. We never talk. We're never happy, and he brainwashes me and lies about everything he does and says or says he will do, he told me flat out last night he didn't love me- then aura...
    ShekenahRising ShekenahRising 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 20, 2015

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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 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 29, 2014

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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 2 Responses Feb 9, 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 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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    Part of me loves it, part of me hates it.

    Caught in a spiral, I just can't seem to stay away.
    Perfectdreamingskull Perfectdreamingskull 22-25, F Sep 9, 2015

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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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    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 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 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22, 2015

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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 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 fianceé (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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    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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    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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    kimcc11aa kimcc11aa 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    oddpodd oddpodd 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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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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    He left. I guess he thought id try

    and stop him like I always do. I didn't this time..I still reached it to him trying to get him to change. To apologize to show any little bit of remorse. He said he was sorry and continued being rude. I tried two more times after that..nothing. I feel bad for him. He told me he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 1, 2015

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    I just recently broke up with a boyfriend of a

    year. It is a very long story. We have a history of breaking up and getting back together but this is 10000% final this time, and I know this because he finally did the breaking up with me. We BOTH did terrible things to one another. He would do things behind my back, I would...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 19

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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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    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 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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    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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    Im getting tired of people asking "does long distance relationship really work?" well let me ask you something, do "normal" relationship work? some of them do and others dont. then...
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    Chains and Change Our relationship is a chain. It's a series of links, each one separate and unique, but joined together for a common cause. Every link of that chain is formed in...
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    In order to have a great relationship the most important thing is communication and that you are both on board with what is happening. Everyone has a different idea of what a great...
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    I mean I would love to be in a relationship. I want to know what it's like to be in a relationship. But for as long as I can remember, I was one to never be able to keep a long...
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    There has been one "relationship" in my life that has been toxic. I met Nick online several years ago. He said all the right things, wanted to spend time with me, claimed to...
    mica3021 mica3021 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My bf and I started dating a year ago. He was just coming out of a relationship with the mother of their then 2 year old child. He hid the relationship for a long time, but then...
    franklymydear42 franklymydear42 41-45, F 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    continuation… She was unhappy with the relationship that they have with her boyfriend, I told her that I will not let her love me more than him, what I just want is let me love...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    Rebirth, and Rediscovery. It's been a year since we met, an amazing year of two people coming together and becoming a couple. And as with all relationships there have been ups and...
    Ourjourneyoftrust Ourjourneyoftrust 70+ 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I disowned my older sister because she became toxic in my life. So much negativity and I began to hate every conversation. I have now disowned her. My life is better because of it...
    luminosity3 luminosity3 46-50, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Here's how to spot it!1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I just had a dream where I met someone beautiful, intelligent and awesome. We got on so well, probably because they were a reflection of me. I love these kind of dreams because it...
    sancarn sancarn 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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