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I Divorced My Abusive Husband

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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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    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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    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'm finally going to be able to file the

    paperwork this Friday. (little over a day from now.) I'm so relieved. ♡
    tinkortaylor tinkortaylor 22-25, 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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    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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    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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    Now that I've left him, both of our children think he's the greatest person on the world and want to go back.
    putyourrecordson putyourrecordson 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3

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    I recently got a divorce. My ex was emotionally abusive and nothing I did made him happy. He actually wanted the divorce but for some reason still finds it necessary to be cruel...
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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
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    I have been divorced since December 2010. Separated before that...August 2009. I should have filed for divorce first...but I wanted the marriage to work..so I filed for legal...
    RubyLane RubyLane 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been married for 18 years and I'm sick of seeing him everyday. He works from home so I am his fetcher. I think I should change my name to Fetch or Getthat. We have 4...
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    The long and short of it, I was married 7 years to my alcoholic husband, divorced from him for 6 years and we recently remarried after he seemed to be clean and sober and dedicated...
    tracylpiatt tracylpiatt 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my husband got 16 months in prison, 8 to go, its so hard, miss him everyday, I know 8 months isn't too long but how do I make it go really fast, lost without him
    mandypk mandypk 31-35, F 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My husband has been cheating on me with very young teenage prostitutes. We have been together 20 years. We are losing everything we worked for because of his drug, alcohol...
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    My husband had a great paying, great benefits job in the Army & got out & took a job making less than half of what he was making. He works for his uncle & we moved into a house...
    Laurenannette Laurenannette 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses Sep 9

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    My husband is verbally and emotionally abusive. When he is angry, which is often, he tells me he hates me, he's disgusted by me, he's not attracted to me, he's ashamed of me, he's...
    Gals5 Gals5 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    "Why doesn't she just leave?" "Leaving an abusive relationship actually entails substantial risks for women. In fact, their risk of being killed increases by 75% when they leave...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 5

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    My husband and I were married for 10 years and have two children together. He had an affair a year ago and left me for the other woman the day after Christmas of 2013. I filed for...
    mrevis18 mrevis18 31-35, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Ok. All of the previous experiences sound way too familiar, i can no longer live in denial. I have been with my husband for 11 years now, the last 4 been married. I have never...
    mayooya mayooya 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I was in an abusive relationship. Was as in I have escaped and am now in a safe environment. It has been four years now, since I have learned what safe feels like. Just how lovely...
    SkySeasoning SkySeasoning 26-30, F Aug 23

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    My ex moved out a year ago and my divorce was final this past week. Want to get back into the dating scene but the online dating sites are not working for me at all. Having been...
    peach1977 peach1977 36-40, F 8 Responses Aug 23

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    the years have passed on by.I went into a marriage with open arms and great anticipation of happily ever after.What I got was two wonderful children which I raised alone as a...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M Aug 24

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    I'm a young married wife. My husband and I were happily together just last month we took a trip home to Miami Florida after a year and a half not being home. We don't own a home...
    itspinky18 itspinky18 18-21, F Aug 25

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    No More Abuse - My Accounts of Being In A Abusive Relationship 15 Yrs + (To a Narcissist, psychopath, demonic person)** Once my life slowed down a bit I could look back and see a...
    Heavenbound5511 Heavenbound5511 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 27

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    I was married for five years and had two children in that time. While ignoring or suppressing my attraction to other guys, but I couldn't do it anymore and told my wife who then...
    zsmith1985 zsmith1985 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 2

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    Thank you Lord for getting me thru this day...even tho I wanted to gouge my ex husband and his attorneys eyes out, I kept it together.
    silnomorerodarte silnomorerodarte 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    my parents divorced when i was three they both found other people when i was five and eight years later my mom divorced again but its okay he was an *** and we're better off on our...
    kkkeeennnzzz kkkeeennnzzz 13-15, F Sep 4

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    Being told by my mother that I was selfish & worse since I was a pre-teen damaged me... Made me believe my own happiness wasn't worth a damn (even though I could never make her...
    Elayla Elayla 31-35, F Sep 8

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    In June I made a bold decision that would forever change my life after months of my mind racing over the state of my marriage. My husband (at the time) filed for divorce, and with...
    daisygrey daisygrey 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    I talked to my husband tonight about separating and divorcing. No emotion on his end he just doesn't care but I guess it validates my decision. It seems so hard to start over I'm...
    LonelyLish LonelyLish 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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    Because i was in one myself for several years. He abused me as my bf, and i believed him when he said he would change and control his temper. I believed him so completely that i...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 2 days ago

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    I wrote a letter to my soon to be ex a while back where I was trying to be politically correct. Today I'm going to write my politically incorrect version because if I don't get it...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 19 hrs ago

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    Actually, this wasn't just an abusive relationship, he even raped me. I'm scared to say that but he wasn't charged because of multiple things. 1. They said he didn't rape me...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I am now 23 years old. I thought it was a good idea to seek out my biological mother the moment I had turned 18. I eventually found her, started talking to her. At first she seemed...
    TRVPiiN TRVPiiN 22-25, M Sep 8

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    Or I still am in one. I'm not sure. At the moment he's not here and he says he's not coming back but he always comes back. I don't want him to come back. I am frightened of him...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    Well I finally got away from my abusive bf. I can't believe I finally found the courage to bail. He was becoming more and more verbally and emotionally abusive to me. It progressed...
    desiree2877 desiree2877 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Divorced for 5 years now I thought he was the one but i was wrong! There will always be someone better out there though. :( :)
    msjuliegot32d msjuliegot32d 41-45, F Aug 21

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    My parents divorced when I was 3 and my dad left to another country. It's only hitting me now, 12 years later, the feeling of rejection. The feeling of being unwanted. It hurts and...
    kellykolesky kellykolesky 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 27

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    I have been divorced since 1995 and have tried to move on. I am happily married and my kids are grown. The problem is my Ex is so evil and has planted ideas that aren't true in our...
    bonniek56 bonniek56 56-60, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I don't have divorced parents yet, but they are in the middle of doing so. I am 13 and it's so hard for me to watch fight after fight. I just sit there trying my hardest not to...
    Avreyxo Avreyxo 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 30

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