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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Aug 1

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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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    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 1 Response Aug 20

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    If you'd asked me even a year ago whether I'd seriously consider the idea of just about anything other than the standard relationship path, I probably wouldn't have laughed at you...
    DragonwolfDreamwalker DragonwolfDreamwalker 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    I'm interested in a female led relationship but not an abusive one. Where does a guy go to look for a normal relationship that just happens to be female led? No relationship can...
    saturn812 saturn812 56-60, M 4 days ago

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    How do you introduce your lady to a Female Led Relationship?BE HONEST.Tell her that you found some information that you want her to know about. Tell her that you see her as a...
    musiclive8 musiclive8 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Most people are toxic from time to time.
    poetry69 poetry69 51-55, F a week ago

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    Though POS is making some days really unbearable, I can almost smell the end now - 6 weeks. What's even better is that she has decided to work 7 days a week between now and then...
    koh72 koh72 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I hid a goodbye letter and my favorite sexy underwear underneath his pillow after we had rough hard sex... No regrets. Atleast he got a remembrance. My only way of moving on. I...
    22Nm 22Nm 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    Still AM to an extent.. .
    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I'm tired of meaningless hook ups n one night stands. I want a real loving relationship, or I don't want one at all.... no, I dont wanna be yo booty call, yo hook up, yo side chic...
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 21

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    Sitting here asking myself how I could not see this in the beginning, but it was right there plain as the nose on my face. I just choose to pretend it wasn't there. I mean how long...
    mm104127 mm104127 41-45, M Aug 20

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    On Relationships: People usually post things on social networking sites when they are really happy but that doesn’t mean that their relationships are perfect. You only see the...
    lemongrass09 lemongrass09 46-50, F 6 Responses Aug 20

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    yah, which one??? I removed mass numbers of toxic ppl
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 Aug 18

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    I hate the thought of hanging around with your partner 24 h a day, 365 days. Many problems would come up. I wouldn't move into his flat and he wouldn't move into mine. Maybe we'd...
    MutedVoice MutedVoice 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm 23. I just moved 7months ago to LA from a country 8,000miles away from here. 3months ago I met this guy who is 20 and still goes to college in Wisconsin. His cousin is the...
    JUSTME1217 JUSTME1217 22-25, F Aug 17

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    Actually, I have removed many toxic people from my life. Some were relatives.
    LadyLouisiana LadyLouisiana 56-60, F 9 Responses Aug 16

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    Once a cheater, right? This is a long story. I met this person, Idk let's call him John, two years ago at a bar, back when we were both basically drunks. We got to talking and I...
    XlizrocksY XlizrocksY 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    While being in an abusive relationship, you feel helpless, and trapped. Your abuser seems to have control over you, they use fear against you. At the age of 15, I entered my first...
    awakenstarchild awakenstarchild 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 15

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    A fantastic relationship must have two support pillars, Trust and Respect. What is it that makes you trust somebody? Can you trust an enemy? If your enemy has the same interests...
    PlatonicLover PlatonicLover 22-25, M 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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    Here are some things that I have learned about relationships. (In no particular order) *Most of this is not meant for those living in sexless marriage. Those usually involve...
    Ravenwind43 Ravenwind43 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14

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