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I Am In An Abusive Relationship

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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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    I have lied to my family,

    and jus put it all out of my mind. I am numb. She beats me and hurts me when im at my weakest. And what makes it worse is that i have cancer so its hard to fight. I feel like just letting her win. Idk what to do anymore
    telliebabi telliebabi 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 22, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 11, 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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    ...

    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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    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, 2014

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    senoritax senoritax 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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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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    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 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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 2, 2014

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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 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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    So tired of being invisible,

    feeling worthless and used. So tired of everyone thinking I'm the crazy one...always sad.. always down. No one asks why. No one cares. I have to shuttup and listen and behave and not look sad. I can never look sad, not in front of his family or friends or in public or in front...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 2 Responses Jul 4, 2014

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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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    "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, 2014

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    Been there. Done that.

    Survived it. Never again!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M 6 days ago

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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, 2014

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 22, 2013

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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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    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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 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 get the urge to check his phone or computer because there wouldn't be inappropriate conversations. When I go to my friends or...
    yanene yanene 36-40, F 4 hrs ago

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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'm in an abusive relationship right now.

    I feel like I'm trapped. This person is holding me down so much. They're mean without realizing it. I hate them.
    LadyBelacqua LadyBelacqua 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 6, 2014

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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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    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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    I really thought my boyfriend was different

    but i guess we all do at one point. He started pushing me when he was upset which after the first tike promised he would never do again and he slept upstairs for a few nights and bought me gifts to say sorry and i eventually forgave him and then it started to get worse and he...
    tengomiedo tengomiedo 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I want to leave but then again I don't.

    . He says he's sorry and that he loves me and it'll never happen again. But I just don't know. I'm confused by his actions.
    rileynicole rileynicole 16-17, F 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 3 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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, 2014

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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 9 Responses Nov 26, 2014

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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, 2014

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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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    00flyaway 00flyaway 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 1, 2014

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    I can't believe I've found myself here

    and that I'm having such a hard time leaving someone who treats me so bad. I don't know what to think about this.
    Genny111 Genny111 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 3, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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