I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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    Its just the most surreal experience I have

    ever been in. My wife is completely scared of me.... Fears me..... Interprets my slightest movements as aggressive... Tonight she hid in the bathroom as if I was jack Nicholson in the shining.... She rebels against every word, thought, emotion I have... Everything I feel or...
    Jaffey8984 Jaffey8984
    36-40, M
    2 Responses Mar 13

    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

    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
    Feb 22, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    I'm in a friendship i want out of,

    or for there to be some respect or balance. I feel as though everything i s on her terms. All she talks about its herself and accomplishments, and treats me as though I'm just her audience. She messages me all throughout the day, knowing I'm in school and I have a family. She...
    ladyday35 ladyday35
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Apr 8
    oddpodd oddpodd
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 19

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    So I need some advice on this situation.

    I have been involved with a guy for about 4 months. And At first He was like really sweet and fun to be around with. We would chill like everyday. 2 months into the relationship I found out that he had a girlfriend in another state. And he would go drive and see her. (She's 17...
    senkagrim senkagrim
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 7

    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

    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
    1 Response Jun 26, 2015

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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, 2015

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    kimcc11aa kimcc11aa
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 19

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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