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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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/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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    When I was really little, I did a lot with my father. We went camping, we did a lot of charity work, both had a love for the outdoors. But somewhere along the way, our relationship...
    eveylind eveylind 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Relationships require a lot of your time, energy and commitment, with that being said its okay in the beginning of a relationship to let your standards and values be made known. If...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 14

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    I need to write this, I need to get this off my chest. This isn't me being a victim, this is me saying that my life has been extremely hard and still is sometimes because of my...
    KAlexxx KAlexxx 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I met this guy here on EP, he's from Canada and we had a good start talking about similar experience and stuff. However, things didn't work out between us as we had a lot of...
    Alyyeska Alyyeska 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    My boyfriend moved out yesterday. We have been together off and on for 8 years. The abuse was subtle at first, a shove, twisting my arm, but over time it got bad. He hurt a member...
    whitney86 whitney86 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 19

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    When someone (whom you would think of as being close to you, say, a trusted friend), repeatedly does one of the following things, you might want to consider that they’re...
    Injoy1767 Injoy1767 46-50, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have recently taken a break from my boyfriend. The fight we had days ago, still makes me feel numb; we haven't talked since. And here I am, looking at my phone, wondering if we...
    Realitymeetsbliss Realitymeetsbliss 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I'm tired once again. I'm finding I am better off by myself. I hate this merry go round relationships send you in. I can guarantee one thing now days, relationships will end. There...
    ptsdlady ptsdlady 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To be honest, I have no idea when I'll know if I should go for a relationship with someone. Sure, I want a great relationship. Who doesn't? But I don't want to get into a...
    nuwandaisaphony nuwandaisaphony 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    How many other families, people and friends do you know that have broken relationships? Now I want you to think of a trait in common that you can see in all those involved in it...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 13

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    Skeptical is putting it mildly. I'm not sure that I trust them at all anymore... Not just the dating aspect either but even the platonic ones. Every relationship I've ever had has...
    NihilSineNefas NihilSineNefas 22-25, M Apr 16

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    Who doesn't wish they were in a great relationship. It doesn't matter if that relationship is based on their faith, marriage or friendship, we all wish it were better. The...
    Happinessisthinking Happinessisthinking 46-50, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    Hi People, I really need some help. I really appreciate your time helping me. Thank you. I'm in a relationship of 6 years. Started as friends and then became lovers. I love her. I...
    marcdavid20 marcdavid20 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I have been in relationship for the past 6 months. I am 24 and my bf is 36 years old. Despite the 12 year age gap we have a lot in common. I was really apprehensive to date him at...
    amoamao amoamao 22-25 3 Responses Apr 8

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    My story goes back 6 years ago. I met my best friend so I married that. She spent our entire relationship in an affair with another married man. We split, divorced, and it sucked...
    crawleybrandon42 crawleybrandon42 26-30, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Do other couples who have been together for a while experience arguments with their partner where their partner tells them to shut the f* up and then apologises after? I know it...
    d3311 d3311 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    This is a quote I just came up with myself. I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend for about a year and a half now. We live together and battle our demons together...
    Anonymouscoast Anonymouscoast 22-25 Apr 6

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    Men cheat for the same reason a dog lick's his balls, because they can. On the other hand, us girls are sexually manipulative you might say and I would agree. However, i'm only...
    MistressPasaya MistressPasaya 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 7

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    So, yes, I am in a long distance relationship. Never thought that’s gonna be my story, but here we are. It’s been going on for 8 months, and it sucks. No, let’s get it...
    essig88 essig88 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm a Filipina (woman from the Philippines) and I met a Black American man during my training in Texas, USA in Dec 2014. He's 14 years older than me but he doesn't look like his...
    firetiger86 firetiger86 26-30, F 4 Responses Apr 20

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    I'm a Filipina (woman from the Philippines) and I met a Black American man during my training in Texas, USA in Dec 2014. He's 14 years older than me but he doesn't look like his...
    firetiger86 firetiger86 26-30, F a week ago

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