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I Divorced My Abusive Husband

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    In a Divorce

    Hi, I live in Oregon and have been here for 4 yrs.  (I am from FL)  Moved here with my husband of 10 yrs. He has ALWAYS been a Control Freak and wants everything HIS WAY! He was "nice" UNTIL the Day we MARRIED.  Ever since then-it has been like I own you...
    WynterRoses01 WynterRoses01 46-50, F 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    Gone, and Good Riddance

    I divorced my evil ex after 2 years of torture.  He was an alcoholic who was constantly going from one binge drinking session to another.  When he would stumble home drunk he'd argue with me (to the point he'd wake me up out of sleep to fight), hit me with the phone...
    Dragonflower Dragonflower 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 29, 2007

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    Is It Bad to Still Think of the Good Times?

    I feel sick when I am reminded of a good time my husband and I shared. I feel guilty and become depressed. I don't know how other people's other halves were but mine was physically violent, mentally and emotionally violent and calculating. It came to a point were I honestly...
    Praying4Understanding Praying4Understanding 22-25 1 Response Jul 6, 2008

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    I'm finally going to be able to file the

    paperwork this Friday. (little over a day from now.) I'm so relieved. ♡
    tinkortaylor tinkortaylor 26-30, T Jun 23, 2014

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    It Took A While But I Did It

    I'm grateful that we didn't have children. Through it all I was careful not to become pregnant. I am divorced since April 2011.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 8, 2012

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    Loser Patrol

    it has been almost exactly 2 years since i got my divorce finalized. the only thing i can credit him with is he never hit me. but that is the only thing. other than that, he treated my like crap. i had to bail him out of jail on the 2nd night of our honeymoon. and it was all down...
    metalgirl99 metalgirl99 36-40, F 4 Responses Jul 5, 2008

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    He Never Loved Me

    my ex-husband was an abusive "man", or should I say child, who treated me like something on the bottom of his shoe...he yelled at me, called me every derogatory name in the book and ignored me every chance he could.    He was only abusive during sex...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 24, 2007

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    So Miserable

    Well this states I divorced my abusive husband...which is not true...I need to divorce him...he is such an angry person..who can make me feel two ways...1. like I'm made of gold "or" 2. I'm nothing but garbage......When he gets angry...he goes out of his way to put me...
    tracylyn245 tracylyn245 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    2 Years Later

    I have been officially divorced for 2 years on Oct 12th. He still scares the crap out of me. I keep wanting to get a protection order, but I don't know where he lives. I mean I have a cell number for him, and his mom's number halfway across the country. He started texting me...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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    In a Divorce

    Hi, I live in Oregon and have been here for 4 yrs.  (I am from FL)  Moved here with my husband of 10 yrs. He has ALWAYS been a Control Freak and wants everything HIS WAY! He was "nice" UNTIL the Day we MARRIED.  Ever since then-it has been like I own you...
    WynterRoses01 WynterRoses01 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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    It Took Me 8 Years

    It took me 8 years but yes I divorced him.  It felt so good to finally be away from him.  To be hit for no reason at all other then he was angry and it did not have to be towards me.  I was just there for him to take his anger out on.  The physical and...
    rondat rondat 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 17, 2008

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    I don't believe I've ever heard of one that was NOT abusive. lmao. I mean I guess if I thought of someone as my property, I would look down and spit on him too.
    Levi1 Levi1 13-15, M 19 mins ago

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    My mother divorced my father when I was about 4. I am 22 now. I kept asking her when I was little, why she split with Dad, and she kept saying because she hated him. I love him...
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    We get along great, moved to another state to be away from them, and after we are here 2 months, his mom wants to suddenly have our daughter spend the night after not spending any...
    louieshack louieshack 36-40, F 6 hrs ago

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    I'm 37, and I'm stuck in a 5 year old, horribly lonely marriage because I have a toddler and I'm unwilling to not have him with me every day. I know my husband will fight for...
    wheresmyrescueparty wheresmyrescueparty 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    I do everything I can to make my husband pleased with me, and proud of me, and I respect and honor him as my husband and as head of our home. It is a choice I freely make, every...
    candichest candichest 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse With GOD'S help, I am working on breaking the cycle of abuse that seems to keep following me....I talk about writing a book, Well just on this chapter...
    faithful77 faithful77 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    On March 31 2015 will be 7 years that I've been married. I'm almost 32. I married my husband after knowing him for 1 year. I knew from the moment we went on our first date (we met...
    cubangem83 cubangem83 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    How do you know that your marriage isn't working? It's not like he beats, cheats, or stays out all night. We just lost things we used to enjoy together. I feel bad cause my...
    Emojinoid Emojinoid 31-35, F Feb 21

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    My husband is emotionally and mentally ad verbally abusive and has been for 14 years and I just don't have the energy to fight anymore.
    gina1970 gina1970 41-45, F Feb 13

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    Well It is all over now....I have my papers. I really don't know how I feel about it....guess it may take a couple of days, until closure sets in. I have to confess that I have...
    GOATSDOROAM GOATSDOROAM 41-45, F 4 Responses Feb 10

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    Hate is a strong word, so I won't say I necessarily hate my husband. I strongly dislike the dude though. No I'm not in an abusive home. His job allows me to stay home with our...
    MrsTellit MrsTellit 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    My husband screams at me, calls me names and says I am abusive to him. I can't take it anymore and although I love my daughter more than anything, I sometimes wish she wasn't here...
    trapped83 trapped83 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I joined EP to figure out what was wrong with my marriage. Two months later, after a lot of agonizing and worry about how a divorce would impact my husband and family, everything...
    jkm52 jkm52 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    So my parents are divorced and I can say for sure that's one of the best things that has ever happened in my family. Right now they act like best friends - go to cinema together...
    dahilia dahilia 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    My parents divorced when I was 12, I am 20 now. I will be 21 in July. People are always so shocked when I tell them I'm the child of divorced parents even if it was nearly 10yrs...
    XxWolverinaxX XxWolverinaxX 18-21 Feb 22

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    When I was 7 I started to wonder about a things in my life, like why I lived with my Grandmother and why I could only see my actual mother and father (separately) 4 times a year...
    MiserableMama26 MiserableMama26 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    It has been almost a year since I got divorced. My X has been relentless in the pursuit of causing problems. It was an emotional drain until I found the solution. For those of...
    FlauntTheImperfections FlauntTheImperfections 41-45, M 1 day ago

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    I achieved a double whammy of abusive fathers. my mother originally married an physically abusive marine. he was my ***** donor. mom must have shopped at Walmart for her next...
    ramvan ramvan 36-40, M Feb 12

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    I married at 23 to a still beautiful lady, we just failed to give it our all. We divorced when we were about to be 25. I miss her sometimes, but shes moved on.
    Xhaxabrel Xhaxabrel 26-30, M 1 Response Feb 16

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    My parents divorced when I was 11 years old. I cant believe its been two decades since then. My father has remarried and my mother hasnt. It was extremely difficult for about 8-10...
    Xhaxabrel Xhaxabrel 26-30, M Feb 17

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    My parents were divorced when I was a child.
    jacobnc jacobnc 41-45, M Feb 22

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    I got married when I was 26 yrs old, and got divorced when I was 33 yrs old. She could not handle me having to wear diapers for my incontinence. At first she was there for me, and...
    iwillkeepyoudiapered iwillkeepyoudiapered 51-55, M Feb 24

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    Had to rescue my STBX again tonight. She drained her battery and needed a jump start in some remote location. It seems likely she left her headlights on because she left her car...
    streetcsi streetcsi 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My mother is slowly losing her once impressive command of language. Commonplace items are now routinely referred to as "whatitsname" or "that...you know". But two words that still...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 7

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    I was in an emotionally, verbally, and physically abusive relationship for nearly three years. I wrote and entire blog about what i went through, how i got out, and how i moved on...
    LifeofSchy LifeofSchy 18-21, F Feb 8

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    fattitsisjustadlut123 51-55, F why is it that every time I see every letter as a cap and there are nonsensical but abusive words in a comment it is a brand new account like the one...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 8

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    My first time writing. Because I hid my problem for so many years, I became a shamed of what went on at home. Since I was young my father would constantly complain and yell at my...
    mukullama4 mukullama4 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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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 6 Responses Feb 15

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    So yeah I was.....how can a guy be in one you may ask.....well its damn easy when she is a complete narcissistic woman......I would wish this on my worst enemy......she gaslighted...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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