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I Divorced My Abusive Husband

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Oct 22

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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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    She is divorced as am I. We started dating this August, and within a few short months we have developed feelings for each other. We have shared everything with each other, from our...
    Perversed Perversed 36-40, M 2 hrs ago

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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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    She is very IGNORANT&UNEDUCATED as is typical for United States women and really Black American women. Her own children say she is stupid. She steal the children from Europe in...
    FromVrshacWithLove FromVrshacWithLove 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    She is very IGNORANT&UNEDUCATED as is typical for United States women and really Black American women. Her own children say she is stupid. She steal the children from Europe in...
    FromVrshacWithLove FromVrshacWithLove 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    She is very IGNORANT&UNEDUCATED as is typical for United States women and really Black American women. Her own children say she is stupid. She steal the children from Europe in...
    FromVrshacWithLove FromVrshacWithLove 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    Please read-I've been trying to figure out whether my father is emotionally abusive or not. So for the past several years I have been noticing very problematic things my father...
    njhbabe njhbabe 13-15 4 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 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 6 Responses a week ago

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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 Oct 18

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    SexiestChocolate is a LIAR!!!!- This woman claim to escape her "psycho" Serb husband in Belgrade with young children in year 2001! Truth she STEAL two little children from Novi...
    FromVrshacWithLove FromVrshacWithLove 36-40, F 14 hrs ago

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    When my husband and I first met, it was unlike anything I've experienced. He was incredibly sweet, attentive, caring, funny and exciting. He swept me off my feet with his sense of...
    survas79 survas79 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 9 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 5 days ago

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    I was married to an abusive control freak for 20 years . He stole the money bought a house with cash 3 months after the divorce. I try to get over it but l can't. My daughter and I...
    youfuyan youfuyan 46-50, F 4 Responses 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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    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 1 Response 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 3 Responses Oct 9

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    I married my husband after dating for 5 years. We've been married just over a year. In a nutshell - he has been divorced for 9 years and continues to support his ex-wife...
    loveshiraz loveshiraz 41-45, F 3 days ago

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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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    Several weeks ago, I posted my experience that I have had with my husband-Valdaine (Todd). He has cheated on me numerous times with the help of this site and other sites. He says...
    vb6388 vb6388 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    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 2 Responses Oct 20

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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 6 days ago

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    My parents got divorced two years ago. I still remember that sickening feeling when my parents told me. I was twelve, and for awhile, I'd been noticing that they'd been fighting...
    ThisIsJustForFun ThisIsJustForFun 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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 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 3 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 Oct 19

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