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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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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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    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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    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 Jan 25, 2012

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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    For 45 years I have been the emotional dumping ground for a mother who lacks the ability to love anyone. I have been groomed for this situation since birth. I have been an...
    antidote4toxicity antidote4toxicity 46-50, F Jul 12

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    I usually don't think about topics like relationships, intimacy, etc etc. But a few weeks ago I came to the conclusion that a polygamic relationship could work out fine for both...
    OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans OnlyDeadHumansAreGoodHumans 18-21, M 10 hrs ago

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    My relationship is very dependent on trust and honesty. We have a somewhat long distance relationship. I trust him not to get in trouble or compromise our relationship and he...
    larisahhh larisahhh 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    My family isn't per say toxic They love me and would do a lot for me, but I feel like they're only like that on their terms. I have been having school problems, and that...
    tankgirl12p tankgirl12p 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    When i was a child my mother was so overprotective and never ever treat me with respect, she never allows me to decorate my own room the way i like and always throw away my...
    Loneliness78 Loneliness78 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The longest relationship I've ever had is almost two years. I just called it off and I feel terrible... All that time spent with someone, all the planning and talking about...
    Tayway22 Tayway22 13-15, F 22 hrs ago

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    I have written some about my experience with my now ex wife and BPD. We are now officially divorced as of 6/26 A few days before our wedding anniversary. She said it was because I...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    Long distance relationships can work, but only if the two companions are honest, loyal, communicating ( not meaning up each other's ***** ), and trusting. A long distance...
    PeaceBatman PeaceBatman 22-25, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Falling in love with your best friend probably is one of the most wonderful (kilig) or inspiring things that can happen your love life.:) I've experienced it, I realized that I...
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I am completely devastated and heartbroken. I have a partner, we have been in a relationship for 5 years now and last March, she proposed to me in our holiday trip. It was going...
    Oblivion111 Oblivion111 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    Soo I'm having relationship problem with my girlfriend and I need advice from someone. So my girlfriend and I just had a crazy argument about weed last night.my girlfriend likes...
    djchicle djchicle 22-25, M 1 Response 20 hrs ago

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    How do you gain/build trust back in a relationship? (Being the woman) Please, anything is helpful at this point.
    ShadowedLover ShadowedLover 16-17, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    My wife/sub and I are seeking a woman that might be interested in a poly relationship with us. Hoping to find a woman in her early 20s like my wife. If we find the right person...
    daddy4slut daddy4slut 41-45, M 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I love my husband but we are having problems right now. I'm working full time and going to school. He's having some time off to try to figure out what he wants to do with his life...
    britannagis britannagis 31-35, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    If You Have Been Or Are In A Long Distance Relationship Please Tell Me About Your Experience And How To Make It Work Or Why It Didn't Work.
    Hajile2238 Hajile2238 18-21, F 10 hrs ago

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    I had a dream that I was in elementary school but I was older. I was sitting behind a guy that is implied to be my bf. We were talking and playing around and having fun. He stops...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    He used to control me. If I would talk to a guy friend then suddenly I was cheating on him. He would accuse me of faking my asthma, that was the one time I stood up for myself. A...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I'm not here for that. I am in a committed relationship with a wonderful guy and would never cheat. So please don't message me thinking that anything like that will happen. I'm...
    Dreamprojector Dreamprojector 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I just recently started dating a family friend who's in the Navy. We've been dating for about 4 months now and I'm already falling in love with him.(seems crazy) I'm starting to...
    alexaxorae alexaxorae 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I am a queer woman married to another queer woman and I also have a girlfriend who is married to a man. This is an interesting dynamic. I often feel like my girlfriend has it easy...
    heibel75 heibel75 36-40, F 37 mins ago

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    Saw this on another page, and it really is worth reading if you are in a bad relationship and know it. July 10. Ending Relationships. It takes courage and honesty to end a...
    toolatetoapologise toolatetoapologise 51-55, F Jul 10

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    I have been with my current boyfriend for close to six years. He is really the only guy I have ever been with in any serious way and during our freshman year in college, he broke...
    gobrooke gobrooke 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 29

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    I think we all have an idealist idea about "the perfect relationships". I've had several long term relationships in the past, some long distant relationships. I find trust and...
    jetetter jetetter 41-45, M 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Find 2 people who are in a stable, happy relationship which is like the one you aspire to be in. Look at why they are in a relationship. They are not in a relationship because...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 20

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    When i was in highschool i was basically single all four years. i didn't mind , at all actually. Although i couldn't help to notice my friend's relationships. I like to watch...
    lovelyytroubledsoul lovelyytroubledsoul 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I met (let's call him T) T two years ago. In April of this year, I had the opportunity to go visit him in Japan and really hit it off with him. We ended up liking each other and...
    dreamsheep dreamsheep 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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