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I Am In An Abusive Relationship

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    everyone please pray

    for me to find the strength to leave him before i end up dead. it's really bad:(
    mfox3579 mfox3579 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 26

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    So, my family is gone

    for 3 days so I will be home alone for 3 days. I'm pretty happy, I can do whatever and plus I invited a couple of friends tonight for some drinks. But I'm also scared. We broke up again this time I told him to never speak to me again (which I never say) so this time I'm on the...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 Jul 27

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    I have known this man

    for a little over a year now. We have such an incredible bond, we laugh, make moves, build a future, make memories, have passionate sex, wild sex, can't keep our hands off each other. That all sounds amazing right? Then there's this other man, inside of him who is cold and CRUEL...
    Ccolon480 Ccolon480 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I am writing this having read a post from a man

    who is in an abusive relationship....I have read so many stories from women but it is not just women that are victims of domestic violence. Many men are in this situation, and as hard as it is for women to get help it is often much harder for men. Many men feel that if they...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 11

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    ...

    I met my boyfriend when I was 18 and he was 38 at our work 3 years ago. I remember the first time I saw him, I was new and he came up to me and said hi. First it was a crush, then I really liked him and after our first date we were a couple. The beginning was so magical and...
    DeniseS21 DeniseS21 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 28, 2013

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    LOVE???????

    So many people use the word love without ever knowing what it means. Love doesn't mean hurt, anger and sadness. It means caring, thoughtful, kindness. I can tell you all that I am living proof that abuse is an endless cycle. I grew up with an abusive father. Every relationship...
    thecalm1 thecalm1 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 5, 2009

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    Second day of his small talk

    and watching him with other girls he must be mad at me and I'm nervous
    kassidia kassidia 16-17, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    There Are Three Types Of Abuse.

    The most obvious is physical. The other two are emotional and mental. He threatens physical all the time but knows leaving marks would mean trouble with my family. So instead he doesn't leave marks, physical ones at least. I have faced mental abuse my whole life. But when it...
    he8myheart he8myheart 16-17, F Jun 21, 2013

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    I'm Used To It

    If I don't do the laundry, I'll be screamed at. If I complain about anything, its obviously my fault. If I stand up for myself things start getting thrown. If she hits me, its ok. If I hit back I'm the man and get jail threats. If I cry about it for days, maybe I should have...
    senmetsu senmetsu 22-25, M 5 Responses Nov 13, 2009

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    This is the hardest thing

    that I have ever had to admit... I haven't told anyone. Even as I write this I contemplate hitting the backspace and erasing it. I'm terrified that my husband is going to wake up and come in and see me typing this. His abuse has always been verbal - calling me names, telling me...
    ParaKlio ParaKlio 41-45, F Aug 17

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    I married him, twice,

    ugh! First time lasted 7 days div in 6 months 2 nd time my health got bad i missed months of work so i married him again! Ok, so he kicked me in my back... My fault of course, he threaten to get a gun in front of my kids n his if i didnt get the bleep out, my fault to, so i go...
    cjustice cjustice 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    I am 5 months pregnant

    and my boyfriend has intimidated and disrespected me, even tortured me the while way. Everything is coming together now. Be married first, stable careers (not jobs), find a man who comes from a good family....I heard it all, but kept hope that my love, who was far from "ideal...
    ihopetoseeclearly ihopetoseeclearly 22-25 Nov 8

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    "Does he ever hit you?

    " I have been asked that so often, and I always say "no..." but I am thinking: "well he doesn't hit me but...he pushes me, grabs hold of my arms so hard it leaves bruises... he has pushed me to the floor, sat on me so I can't get up...pushed my face to the floor, leaving...
    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 6 Responses May 17

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    Never Again!

    It took years of my ex telling me how worthless I was for the pain and anger to erase my fear.  For years I heard how fat and ugly I was, how lucky I was to have him because no one else will ever want me. At night he reminded me about the 22mm that he kept under my bed. He...
    NoWhereToGoButUp NoWhereToGoButUp 31-35, F 29 Responses Jan 26, 2010

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    Torn.

    I'm not positive about what would constitute for what is "abuse" and what is just being mean. But this is my story and I want to tell it. It Hasn't't been long at all, just shy of seven months. I wish I could say I did't see his attitude coming, that I had no idea what he was...
    Devinspade Devinspade 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2011

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    Are You Ready?

    Are you ready to leave? Maybe you know you're in deep trouble, maybe you suspect the relationship can not be saved, but you're just not quite ready to make the break? That's OK, don't be hard on yourself. Even if you have friends and family urging you to get the hell outta there...
    Vivagalore Vivagalore 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24, 2012

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    I am 5 months pregnant

    and my boyfriend has intimidated and disrespected me, even tortured me the while way. Everything is coming together now. Be married first, stable careers (not jobs), find a man who comes from a good family....I heard it all, but kept hope that my love, who was far from "ideal...
    ihopetoseeclearly ihopetoseeclearly 22-25 4 Responses Nov 8

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    Four days . Thought i was doing well.

    He pops up calls me texts me. Trying to get me sucked in again. He tells me he will see me tomorrow. He was with his friend while screaming at me on the phone yet his friend isnt saying anything about it. No one cares. No one knows what im going through. I am scared for...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 1 Response May 11

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    After being broken up

    for five days we finally talked and hung out. He made me feel special and loved. Got me food and i got him desert. He had sex with me two times and at the end of the day promised he was going to the park then going straight home and he will not ignore me and i told him please...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 2 Responses May 14

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    It Can't Be All My Fault!

    I have been in an abusive on-off relationship for three years. We have been together exclusively the past year, before that it was a couple months here and there. We have a two year old son. This last time we got back together, I made that decision because he begged me and I...
    mad04h mad04h 18-21 9 Responses Jul 3, 2008

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    Im alive yet feel dead someone save me from my

    own head i want to breathe but i don't i want to leave but i won't i feel like i have it all figured out i feel i know without a doubt the truth it i have no clue the truth is i can't leave you the worst part? you know. you can do anything and i won't go i know its sick it...
    glitternglamxo glitternglamxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 31

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    Scared In My Own House

    Im trying to kick my boyfriend out of my house which he is not on the lease and but I packed up all his stuff and in the garage. He has been cheating on me and the girl is pregnant by him. So im just tired of it been with him for 23 yrs first love for me. We have 3 kids together...
    heartbreak12 heartbreak12 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 29, 2012

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    I've Been Told It Is

    My bf and I have been dating for about a year and 9-10 months. We met each other at a lil party were we basically got drunk and had a one night stand. He called me a week later. We were going out for about 11 months and the by the 9th month he started to become more of a...
    Pagangirl Pagangirl 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 8, 2009

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    I need your help everyone.

    I know I may sound so dumb with this post but I promise you I need you guys. I've only been with this boy for 6 months. He does so much for me. When my step father passed away, even though he didn't have a car, he took several buses to be by my side. He spontaneously wrote our...
    Lovelaurenx3 Lovelaurenx3 18-21, F 130 Responses Nov 23

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    Made new guy friends.

    They are really like brothers to me. We hang out. Went to the beach. We just have a good time. Laugh. I feel safe with them. They tell me if he ever touches me again to let them know. I feel safe. But i still love my bf very much. I think i should start realizing that it isnt...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 May 26

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    I'm tired of crying all the time.

    I'm tired of my kids seeing me cry. I'm in a situation where I'm in a abusive relationship but he doesn't see it as such. He feels since he doesn't punch me or slap me it's not abuse. He chokes me and pushes me and drags me when I fall from his shoves. We once got into it and he...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 5

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    I am currently in a emotionally abusive

    relationship. I live in milwaukee & have no family to run to. My family is in Indiana, Chicago & Florida. I can't move out (from my abuser) because I don't have the money & because I need to stay in milwaukee until I'm done with school. I graduate in September. I fight every...
    loloelisabeth loloelisabeth 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    My boyfriend(16) and I (15) have been together

    for about 2 years. The first year was the best year of my life. He was sweet and funny and the perfect boyfriend but all of a sudden something snapped and he becomes angry all over the tiniest stuff. He can get really scary. He cracked my rib last nigh and beat me pretty bad...
    Whatdididonow Whatdididonow 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 17

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    Am I Being Abused????

    I am 21 and engaged. We been together for almost 3 years. Every time we get into an argument he calls me really bad names like the B word, a psycho and he even called me an ugly mfer, he also said how he can't take me anywhere and how he wished I was off the face of the earth...
    alexis122 alexis122 18-21, F 56 Responses Sep 22, 2013

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    Sometimes it just gets hard trying to hide the

    reality from other people. Sometimes it hurts to defend him when deep inside you want to cry for help. Sometimes its painful for the people you love thinking you are the crazy one not him. Sometimes when people ask if what he said was true ( he told his cousin he hit me before...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 2 Responses May 22

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    I don't know how it became like this.

    I used to think that this would never happen to someone like me, "young". But now I know this can happen to anyone, at anytime, and in any relationships.
    Feliximai Feliximai 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    senoritax senoritax 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    Was Abused-How It Affected Me And The Fact That You Need To Leave ASAP

    I never realized I was being abused. I was so lost from my childhood that it felt "normal". He pushed me, kicked me, slapped me in the face, put me in a headlock, punched me all over my face, smashed my in the face across my jaw, ripped my clothes off me, spit on me, threw out my...
    cupcakelver cupcakelver 22-25, F Sep 22, 2013

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    Isolated And Depressed, But Freedom Is In Sight!

    So I met my husband five years ago and I must have been on some serious drugs or something. I was 19, he was 31 and lived on his friends couch. He had no job, was on parole with an extensive criminal record and a 13 year old kid that he didn't take care of. I met him at a party...
    acanteloupe acanteloupe 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 2013

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    I don't know what to do I am 16 this is the 2nd

    I am with this guy we've only been together a few weeks and he has started again my grandmother wants me to join a domestic violence counseling group buyin don't know what to I can't have friends I have to ask permission to do things if he says I can't do it that's the end of it...
    kassidia kassidia 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Shoulda Woulda Coulda

    I've been with Carl for almost 8 years.. Things have gone from bad to worse. Of course at first he was picture perfect. He was always so nice and polite, and would listen to every word I said. Everything slowly changed when his Mom asked us to take over his Uncle's home as his...
    ms204604650 ms204604650 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2012

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    Someday She Will Get Away

    She lays alone and cries into her pillow feeling lost trapped stuck and afraid. She's afraid to leave and afraid to stay, and she wonders to herself if she will ever get away. He knows just how to make her feel useless he knows just how to cause her pain. He keeps her needing...
    JKCE1 JKCE1 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    This is my first serious relationship

    and it's been 2 years since we are together.he is really sweet n caring n pampers me a lot. It was after 6 months that he first got physically abusive with me and he felt really really bad seconds after that. I thought it would never happen again. But it did ..it got worse..he...
    iresa iresa 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    If Only It Would Work, Right?

    Its not all his fault, I taught him how to smoke meth, taught him how I liked to be choked during sex, introduced him to the overall unstable majority of mankind. But now, although I can see the beautiful strong, capable man he once was and has potential for he sees nothing other...
    deiselshake deiselshake 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 11, 2011

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    I don't get it. It try

    so hard to just have a good day. Even when we have a good day at the end of the night it's like he doesn't even know me. I'm just dropped. I feel used. I never get a goodnight text like we used to. Nothing he just tells me to leave him alone. I'm so upset. So hurt so lonely. I...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 3 Responses Jun 27

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    Broken Heart. Broken Bones.

    me and him. walking down the road. in love. he understands me. he listens. he cares. at least, i thought he did. i was very wrong. i thought it would be impossible for me to be in a relationship, due to my many personal/medical problems. but he understood everything. i thought he...
    xxCuttingGirlxx xxCuttingGirlxx 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 17, 2013

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    For Those Who Think That They Can Change Their Lover If...

    They will not change if you behave better. They will not change if you yell back. They will not change if you love them more. They will not change if you become spiteful. They will not change if you talk less. They will not change if you do exactly what they say...
    NoWhereToGoButUp NoWhereToGoButUp 31-35, F 4 Responses Feb 12, 2010

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    I Have No Mouth,and I Must Scream

    It once was good,then it was bad,then it was great,but only for a short time,then it was really bad,and now it's as bad as it's ever been. I usually know how to tone down his anger. I'm finely attuned to what makes him want to throw down. I can control the situation,at least...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    I'm scared. I can't get out of it

    but I want to so badly. No one even listens to me anymore. They say it's my fault I'm in this situation. It's my fault I'm sad everyday. They don't understand. They don't understand that I can't leave. Then again, I don't even understand it. How can I expect them to if I don't...
    AmieBeth AmieBeth 18-21, F 6 Responses Dec 26, 2013

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    I'm not sure what's real

    and what's in my mind anymore. The constant fighting, the yelling, the threatening to leave, the name calling, it all blends together. I know it's not normal, and I know it's not healthy. There have been a few times he's threatened me, got in my face, and one night I was...
    whoreallycares85 whoreallycares85 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 25

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    I Am Just Curious,why Do You Stay?

    I know this is one of those frequently asked questions,but I'm curious. Why do you stay with someone who hurts you? I mean,I love my husband,but if he ever did what some of you women say your husband does to you,I wouldn't hang around. I just don't get it. You say love him. Don't...
    berrybunny berrybunny 26-30, F 7 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    I am 5 months pregnant

    and my boyfriend has intimidated and disrespected me, even tortured me the while way. Everything is coming together now. Be married first, stable careers (not jobs), find a man who comes from a good family....I heard it all, but kept hope that my love, who was far from "ideal...
    ihopetoseeclearly ihopetoseeclearly 22-25 Nov 8

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    But Still, I Stay ....

    Obviously he's been hitting me but never my face .... had my first miscarriage because him and he made me have an abortion . but i stay because i don't know what else to do . he makes me feel so small and young ... he's older way older . i love him i know he loves me but it's...
    CallMeDizzy CallMeDizzy 18-21, F 6 Responses Oct 8, 2012

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    In An Abusive Relationship

    but i dont want to get out. I want this to work out and I believe in his change. He is not even my boyfriend but we have been lovers on and off for about 8 months. I saw the signs early so I began pulling away but the more I get away the more I miss him. I just dont want to be...
    fantasiamoon fantasiamoon 26-30, F 6 Responses Jul 24, 2010

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    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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    I have been married to him

    for a while now, we were together for a few years before getting married. Many of my friends and family didn't like him, but I did. We had a great time, great sex, we had the same goals. He was so kind, we wanted the same things... Then everything changed. Things happened. Now...
    agirlunknown agirlunknown 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 22

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