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I Divorced My Abusive Husband

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Finally Went to shreiff dept to serve papers

    to my ex. Huge huge step! Little fear. But I know I am pleased I did after a year and half! Cheers everyone Make sure u love and respect to anyone . Xo
    girlyloveorange girlyloveorange 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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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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    Ex suicide himself last week.

    I have to be there. Cops and all. Thank god his sister flew here to take care of him. I can't do it. Overwhelming and emotional. He is ok tho. He need help!!! I asked him to go and see a counselor many many times. Finally he listened to his sister. I feel I am not an...
    girlyloveorange girlyloveorange 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 8, 2015

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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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    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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    I have a heavy paper work with my lawyer.

    Lol I will have to go to the court with all paper work over. Long way to go
    girlyloveorange girlyloveorange 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 23, 2015

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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 3 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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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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    I never thought that it would happen. Especially not like this. I never thought of my family to become a divorced family. It was during my senior year of high school. Just last...
    YoSavvyGirl YoSavvyGirl 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Hey I know what it's like to have parents who have divorced I know that everybody feels like a moment of sadness would take all the troubles a way I also know that children blame...
    chadlawless chadlawless 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    I'm feeling...numb, to be honest. I broke up with him, failed at going No Contact, spent two HORRIBLE months considering going back together and suffering from worse abuse than...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I had been married once before I met my husband. my first husband was both verbally and physically abusive. For years after our divorce I was broken. Then I met my soul mate. our...
    WittyTwit WittyTwit 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I can 't stand my husband I can't stand my husband etcetera....So i married a jerk .he only cares about themselves if i say anything about how i feel i get screamed at he actually...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 3 days ago

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    Mine finally walked out on me, after I called the police over his threats to trash my travel trailer. He started out as a nice guy. He was pleasant, fun, and I really liked him...
    ToolshedCat ToolshedCat 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I think I have already met my future husband heheh... he currently my boyfriend of course but he is most certainly husband material in my eyes.... :P
    ragd0ll ragd0ll 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My name is May. Here i want to share a little story of experience with the world on how i got my husband back when i almost lose him. Well i'm not a big talker so i'm just going to...
    may19191 may19191 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    My mom and dad are divorced and both have remarried. I live with my mom and stepdad while my younger brother lives with our dad and stepmom. I don't really like being separated...
    tiffany101402 tiffany101402 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am Afraid of him now I don't feel like me or my family is safe around him . He threatened to beat me and my family up if I laid hands on him again .. It was my birthday all I...
    ForYouIWillWait ForYouIWillWait 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    It hurts mostly everyday I still get emotional I can still picture everything that happened I can still feel her hands banging against my head. How the first month's it was just...
    Introvertedchild18 Introvertedchild18 18-21 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Understanding why and how we let these people in our lives is the only way to break the chain of abuse. These behaviors are modeled for us by our parents and we follow suit, but...
    lexingtonjane lexingtonjane 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am and I am so ready for it to be over with. I just pray it turns out better than I am expecting and my children adjust as well as can be expected.
    EarnMe EarnMe 41-45, F 9 Responses Jan 30

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    The father of my child is abusive And he makes everyone around us believe he's a good guy . We're not together I finally put him out but I'm scared I might take him back somebody...
    Kaseysmommy Kaseysmommy 18-21, F Jan 30

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    ill raise my hand, yes i am divorced...its been about 3 years now but yeah no regrets what so ever and enjoying my life haha
    ninaSnina ninaSnina 41-45, F 5 Responses Jan 29

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    There's no such thing as an abusive parent "meaning" well. You're either hurting the person or you're not. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Calamityy Calamityy 22-25, M Jan 29

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    The guy I was with recently dumped me and I realized that all the significant, romantic relationships I have been in have been abusive in some form. They've either flat out abused...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I've been in love for over a year with someone who is abusive. He's recently been diagnosed bipolar, which explains a lot. He has assault charges from a fight we got in a few...
    ltw1016 ltw1016 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    My husband and I have had a terribly rocky last three years together. He's cycled, going from adoring me to blaming me; he's begged me to stay and he's insisted I leave. He's...
    FakeIsTheNewReal FakeIsTheNewReal 31-35, F Jan 29

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    What life is it to come home to a very abusive father? What is the point of coming home when I don't want to live after he is through with his rage? When you cry yourself to sleep...
    Harper101 Harper101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 29

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    Well can things get any worse. Can a person feel any more broken and when you feel like it cant get any worse...it does! My husband wasn't just having an affair... It was with a...
    Mostfabdon Mostfabdon 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 28

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    I can't say I hate his family. But there's a few I truly dislike that I don't want to be around them. His mother and sister...Mostly his sister. She's nothing but a hot head and...
    simplyme12345 simplyme12345 18-21, F Jan 27

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    I've never really talked about it except to people I'm closest to, so here goes nothin. When we started dating he treated me like I was precious and gave me attention i had never...
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