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I Divorced My Abusive Husband

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    My husband and I have been married for almost 5 years. The whole time even when we dated has been full of abusive ways. I am so lost by the fact that he doesn't exactly...
    Anyonehome Anyonehome 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Now that I've severed all ties and regaining myself I feel great. Then some days I lay around and cry. I suppose I need to mourn the death of what was supposed to be my person...
    Jennerrous Jennerrous 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 4

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    I had a boyfriend Like that He still acts like that. I Ingore him When he see me be attack me. I hit back but he strong and fast. We haven't been dated for years. He need to...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    This is my first time on this website. Everytime I have a night like this, I search for someway to express my feelings. The subject is that I have been in an abusive relationship...
    sfm21 sfm21 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 11

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    I have been with my husband for a total of 10 years, 4 years of marriage, we have 1 child together, a 3 year old. About 6 months into our marriage I should have divorced him. He...
    1standlast 1standlast 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    I do believe that women should obey their husbands and I think that a great deal of problems in today's world can be contributed to the fact that this practice is no longer...
    KittyInDisguise KittyInDisguise 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a female and I have a former friend who emotionally abused her husband. That is why she is a FORMER friend. When she told me how sorry of a excuse for a man he was, I...
    crazycatlady79 crazycatlady79 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    I am still in an abusive relationship. My husband says to me that he has been torn apart every weekend because every weekend of his has been ruined. (Weekends where he screams at...
    sfm21 sfm21 22-25, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I HATE MY HUSBAND SO SO MUCH THAT I CRINGE HIS EVERY PRESENCE!!!!! What do I do? IM IN RAFE NOW AS I SAY I HATE MY HUSBAND WITH A PASSION!!'n help
    Augustpain Augustpain 36-40, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    I am overwhelmed. I am a compulsive cheater and have been with my husband for six years. There have only been small stints when I haven't had someone else on the side. I'm a...
    lucianna816 lucianna816 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    Enough time has passed where I decided to try and see if I could get to the bottom of why my ex-wife had cheated on me, declined to try and reconcile and proceeded to flush ten...
    wasted20s wasted20s 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 27

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    I was married to an abusive piece of **** for six years but I finally escaped two years ago. I still get scared sometimes of him coming back and finding me
    VanValentina VanValentina 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 13

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    I was married for 10 years. I believe my ex husband falls somewhere on the autistic scale, though he's never been diagnosed. He doesn't get social cues. Hell, he doesn't even get...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 8 Responses Oct 14

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    I had an emotional affair two years ago, and my husband has yet to forgive me. He throws it in my face all the time; even on good days he has thrown it in my face. I really put...
    fatgirl17 fatgirl17 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I have been out of my abusive relationship for many years about 7 years now and it is still something that haunts me. I don’t really have an outlet to talk about it and try and...
    Ruger1212 Ruger1212 31-35, F Oct 1

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    I love being able to lay in bed with my husband and just joke around and watch t.v till we fall asleep....i'm so glad i found someone i can just talk with and be wrapped up in...
    JayysForever JayysForever 18-21, F 21 hrs ago

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    Hands Off My Babies!-After my children and I escaped my ex husband in January 2001 after 12 years of marriage and I filed for a divorce within the United States,he filed the Hague...
    SexiestChocolate SexiestChocolate 41-45, F Oct 7

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    Reasons I Left My Ex Husband Almost 14 Years Ago- 1. He talked to me like a dog. Actually I wouldn't even talk to my dog the way he talked to me. 2. He was jealous,possessive,and...
    SexiestChocolate SexiestChocolate 41-45, F 2 Responses Oct 9

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    I hate my husband so much. I can't divorce him because I'm afraid of what he'd do if I did. He's mentally ill but thinks it's everyone else who is the problem. He gets into...
    lm22900 lm22900 56-60, F Oct 14

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    I am a man that has been in an abusive relationship. My ex girlfriend was, in many ways, not a nice person. For whatever reason, I have always been a little timid, non...
    MisterE12 MisterE12 22-25, M 1 Response Oct 17

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    I wasn't married so i can't get divorced but i wanted to share my story here because we were so close as married and we broke up. and i feel like we got divorced. it is really...
    aunur aunur 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 28

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    Back To Causing Problems- He hasn't seen, spoken to, or done a damned thing for my now 22 year old son and 20 year old daughter since he kicked us out in Belgrade almost 14 years...
    SexiestChocolate SexiestChocolate 41-45, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I am not part of this forum but I would appreciate any input others may have. I would like to ask people of divorced parents if there was ever a time in your parents marriage that...
    lilymn lilymn 46-50, F 2 days ago

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    My relationship wasn't like other relationships. Even the abusive ones. My ex never hit me, but I have realized that he was abusive all the same. He would call me names, or told me...
    prettykitty0722 prettykitty0722 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    Doesn't it seem hazy sometimes? I just woke up one day and my self esteem was shot, I second guessed my judgements, doubted my memory and I felt strange...strange and like I had...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    Since I can rationalize my father has been verbally and physically abusive. I think it grew in intensity as the years went by and my personality started to evolve. I still live...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I just got out of an emotionally abusive relationship. I need some place to talk about it due to most people not understanding and me flipping out on them. I was with him for...
    freebird1990 freebird1990 22-25 3 Responses Oct 4

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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...
    iresa iresa 18-21, F Oct 11

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    I just typed up my whole experience and it got removed for not being appropriate. Don't have a section, dealing with abusive relationships, if I can't tell what happened to me. It...
    kelly1796 kelly1796 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    Lexi has been my best friend since we were only 6. Being 18 now you'd expect change in your friend and hopefully adapt in whatever way you can. But what happens when you find...
    aknelange aknelange 18-21, F Oct 16

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    I have been divorced for a yr now. I feel like im still under control by my ex. I want to move on. And I did but my ex did not approve of who I was dating. And he got mad told me...
    newlife22 newlife22 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 25

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    I don't remember a time when parents were together. I don't even know what a functioning family is like. I guess I have TV to show me, right? My parents divorced when I was four...
    mishandle mishandle 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 5

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    The good thing about having divorced parents who dont talk to each other is you can say you're going to the others house but rly go anywhere
    reeessa reeessa 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    Hello EP peeps! My own parents are divorced. I have other family members who have been divorce and friends too. So, I have witnessed many family breakups. For these reasons have...
    Mayah09 Mayah09 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    My parents have been divorced for about 5 years. I'm okay with it because when they were together they argued a lot, and now they seem to be happier. My dad has a girl friend. She...
    Cherilyn16 Cherilyn16 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My parents divorced when I was 3, I always heard that my dad was getting work done in Cape Verde. I found out last night when I asked my mom when my father was coming back :|
    TheAmazingLucaMan TheAmazingLucaMan 13-15, M 2 days ago

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    I don't know if I can call that an abusive friendship, but it was what it felt like. I'm 13, she's 15. She constantly froze me out, treated me like ****, but then suddenly she...
    ColourfulDreams ColourfulDreams 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 25

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