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I Am In a Toxic Relationship

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    I was lying with my hubby,

    he caressed a part of my arm and i found it really erogenous and told him that i like it! He stopped ! I asked him to continue, he said no, blame yourself because you always make me stop!!!! It this guy normal???!
    Andalousia Andalousia 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 19

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I've Just Recently Ended This Very Toxic Relationship That Was Taking More Energy Away From Me Than I Can Give. I Can Honestly Say Now I Feel More Alive Then Ever With Each Passing...
    BeautifulSituation BeautifulSituation 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 12 Responses Jan 30

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    They're just a waste of time. I was constantly getting cheated on. I'm not stupid. I figured it out after a while. Negativity, lies, bad vibes, etc. I can't be around it. I can be...
    TheRogueWolf TheRogueWolf 18-21, F Jan 31

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    Forget it! First sign of trouble, I'm a ghost! Won't go through all that again!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Jan 31

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    My ex and I parted ways almost 6 months ago. I did not realize he was abusive until it was too late. I had known him since I was 14. We started dating when I was 16 by 17 I was...
    BriDene25 BriDene25 22-25, F 5 Responses Feb 15

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    I feel the need to preface my story with a few facts about my friend. I will refer to this friend as Deb. Deb is not an evil terrible person. She is very unhappy and angry. As...
    455cargirl 455cargirl 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 1

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    I waited a very long time before I ever got into my first relationship. Although it was not that great, I'm glad I had that experience. It showed me what I do/do not want out of a...
    aot96 aot96 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    This story is about a toxic person I met through university. An acquaintance of mine has the strange habit of sending me passive-aggressive texts from time to time. I have no idea...
    myhy myhy 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    When you delete toxic people from your environment it becomes a lot easier to breathe. It the circumstances warrant it, leave thise people behind and move on when you must...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Back in 2013, he cut me off because he sensed my disappointment and anger at him for not fulfilling his promise and for ignoring me. So I was hurt for a while and got over him back...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F Feb 2

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    PEOPLE WHO ARE TOXIC KILLS THE ENERGY
    lovelinessbathes lovelinessbathes 31-35, M 2 Responses Feb 10

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    Abusers are toxic. Abuse happens in many different forms. Emotional manipulation is one of the most destructive ways a person can be abusive towards you. It's hard to recognize...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    You begin a process of dating and discover the wonders of another person. You find yourself excited and happy to take that risk to allow yourself to trust being vulnerable and open...
    lilygeorge12 lilygeorge12 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 8

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    I spent a year studying abroad halfway across the world in Asia. I met my boyfriend, a native there, towards the end of my stay, 3 months before my flight back home to Europe. We...
    whanxbb whanxbb 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am a 22 year old male, and can honestly say that I've never been in a serious relationship. Don't misunderstand me, I've dated and been involved with plenty of women in my life...
    RevealingGiants RevealingGiants 22-25, M Feb 3

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    My ex is afraid of relationships and being in love. He didn’t specifically tell me this when he broke up with me recently, but I know it’s true. I’m not sure if he ever loved...
    RatsieRizzo RatsieRizzo 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This is a story about 2 best friends that became One. Love is agape, unconditional. Imagine 2 straight guys falling in love. That's what happened to us. At our first meeting we...
    EmotionalPhilosopher EmotionalPhilosopher 26-30, M Feb 13

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    This is a story about 2 best friends that became One. Love is agape, unconditional. Imagine 2 straight guys falling in love. That's what happened to us. At our first meeting we...
    EmotionalPhilosopher EmotionalPhilosopher 26-30, M Feb 13

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    Well, to be honest, this isn't an experience. It's just hard to ask a question and get a good answer when you don't know the whole story. So this is a story, followed by a question...
    Anonymous3825 Anonymous3825 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    Hi there... I need some help from others that have gotten out of a narcissistic marriage, and have kids. Here's the rough sketch of my story: I was in relationship and married to...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    I am so glad that my boyfriend and I have the great relationship that we have. I never have to worry about him straying to other girls especially sneaking around or lying. I never...
    yanene yanene 36-40, F Jan 28

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    I'm not scared of relationships... it's not the bond, but the people... it all depends on how sincere and committed you are...how much you put into building up a strong bond...how...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 14

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    Relationships are truly wonderful. When two people are genuinely in love it's truly something. However, when relationships end it sucks. For my experience it was a matter of my...
    thenyunderdog thenyunderdog 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 15

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    I am in a relationship with someone who treats me like a queen. We can talk for hours and hours, we have many similiar thoughts on politics, how to survive the Zombie Apocolypse...
    Derangedjdub Derangedjdub 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    He was my AP European history teacher sophomore year of high school. I immediately developed a crush on him. He was charming, funny, and I thought he was rather attractive as well...
    aa42 aa42 18-21, F Feb 19

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    How does your family deal with your relationship? I need advice on how to deal with my family. My mother, father, brother and sister all know about my relationship (we live...
    MerDerLoves MerDerLoves 22-25, F Feb 20