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I Divorced My Abusive Husband

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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jan 17, 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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    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 2 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 4 Responses Feb 10, 2009

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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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    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 4 Responses Sep 25, 2008

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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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    I'm new to this but decided to go ahead and post my experience. I met my husband when I was 12 years old and at age 15 he took my virginity away. I hung out with him in my early 2...
    Nerilynn Nerilynn 31-35 2 Responses Mar 29

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    Married to a passive aggressive/narcissist-I have been with my husband for twenty years, married for fifteen. I use to think there was really something wrong with me. I'm 43 years...
    tmcmjc tmcmjc 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    Divorce in snohomish county in washington stateAny recommendations? Domestic violence and a no contact protection order are involved. Me (wife) is working at $13/hr and has less...
    cestlavie14 cestlavie14 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I want to divorce my husband but i am too weak to do so.Firstly because our son is attached to him secondly he has become financially successful.I sacrificied my career and moved...
    kimlife kimlife 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    My Husband shouting on my three years boy the boy become anger on me say no to me , and afraid of his father nerves most of time when my husband is around what I have to do this...
    Dinimimi Dinimimi 36-40, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I'm 30 and recently divorced. My ex was verbally, emotionally and somewhat physically abusive. At the same time, he was my best friend. We were together for 10 years and married...
    sdp11983 sdp11983 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    I was raised in a"christian" abusive home, I won't get into major details, but it was really bad, I married young had two children of my own, never once even considered abusing I...
    4myfuturehappiness 4myfuturehappiness 46-50, F Apr 2

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    My husband is amazing! He had to work to get me to go out on that first date but that's all it took! We met at work, where I currently work although he no longer works here. He...
    highhopes4baby highhopes4baby 26-30, F 6 hrs ago

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    I was disvorce at 2009, and now I think I will try to find a man who want to be my husband. A man who really care about me and my daughters. I wish I can meet him.
    zemya zemya 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am a 29 year old mother of two who is married to a man who has been self destructing for almost the entire last decade. When we met we were only 19 & I was too naive to see how...
    yogibird85 yogibird85 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Reading all these stories has opened my eyes to how many of us are struggling with such similar problems. I've been married for 4 years. with no kids as i couldn't possibly bare...
    Nutmeg11 Nutmeg11 26-30, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    My husband isn't dead and he hasn't gone overseas or left for some other adventure. He's simply left. I have had to accept that he is no longer the same person I fell in love with...
    instinctivepurity instinctivepurity 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    I am thinking about divorcing my second husband but I am afraid of the stigma attached to being divorced twice. I worry about how it will affect me and my grown children to know...
    Christmas87 Christmas87 41-45, F 6 Responses Mar 23

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    My whole childhood all I can remember is the abusive relationship between my parents. My dad didn't have a drinking problem but had a bad temper when he did. He broke my mams arms...
    MelC97 MelC97 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    Background: wife of 22 years, in midst of mid life crisis, meets "special friend" on Internet, leaves and moves 6hrs away to another state leaving behind 5 kids (18-9 at the time...
    ChangingDad ChangingDad 41-45, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I've been married 16 yrs and he keeps getting worse. He's lazy, critical, verbally abusive to myself and our 2 sons. He throws things when he's angry, like a toddler having a...
    lilguppy lilguppy 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    My husband is working out of state and I have suspicions that he's cheating again I don't want to leave him or be alone but don't want to put up with it I constantly find myself...
    Jackie85 Jackie85 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    As a child, I remember witnessing the separation of my parents, not sure how old I was, too small to have seen that. There was a big fight, brutal, stabbing and yelling going and I...
    MarioPm MarioPm 26-30, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    In a few days my husband and I will have been married for 30 years. He is a GOOD man. Neither of us have ever cheated on the other. He doesn't drink. He's never been abusive...
    ThisiswhatIwant ThisiswhatIwant 56-60, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I can't believe I'm in this position. He seemed to be the antithesis of the things that worried me most about my father. They say you tend to marry your father and my father was...
    TennesseeTina TennesseeTina 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am so sick and tired of the Dr. Jeckle and Mr. Hyde routine from my husband I just cannot take living with him and look forward to my freedom when we are divorced. He's...
    Rena4 Rena4 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 12

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    My ex husband cheated on me and we divorced almost 5 years ago. He married her and I was crushed. I tried to have relationships and nothing felt right. I have had almost no...
    phoenix924 phoenix924 36-40 4 days ago

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    I have been married to my husband for almost four years. He stays sober on the days that he has to work and then binge drinks on the weekends. He is verbally and has been...
    jtaysma jtaysma 31-35, F 2 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I've recently read that a lot of people have difficulty understanding why people in an abusive family/relationship just don't leave the abuser. I understand why they think so...
    imprintedme imprintedme 22-25, F Mar 24

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    Why am I still hating my ex?? We've been divorced for 3 years. I have really tried to let this go. I have to pay alimony for another year and every time I think I'm over it, I...
    runner95 runner95 51-55, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    It it interesting to see the reactions of others to my situation. My family, friends, strangers, everyone has an opinion and a strong one at that. I married my hubby for the wrong...
    unexpectedlove15 unexpectedlove15 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I was in a emotional abusive relationship and I'm out of it now . My ex and I started dating freshman year of high school but we've known each other since 7th grade . He never used...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Mar 31

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    My brother has been abusive for years. Physically and verbally abusive. If something doesn't go his way, he beats my younger brother, my mom and myself. Today he lost it because...
    tobegladoflife tobegladoflife 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I picked "was" instead of "am" in an abusive relationship because I believe my fiancé and I have worked our way through our problems. Is it wrong to believe that couples who are...
    brusselsprouts brusselsprouts 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I don't understand why it's so hard for women to leave an abusive relationship. Sometimes I wish I could pull them away. I was in an abusive relationship for a short time. Verbal...
    Deseraye1 Deseraye1 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    my husband has gotten worse and worse lately. I really am starting to hate him more each day. He hit me for the first time sober the other day, and I was sleeping so I didn't even...
    shaunnalynn shaunnalynn 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    They Are :( My parents are divorced, they got divorced when i was a year old.
    Belieber4Life Belieber4Life 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I hate living with my ah!! He does not think he has a problem and it's killing him!!! I just looked under the bathroom sink and threw out 15 bottles of tequilla!!! He has destroyed...
    debidebv debidebv 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm in an abusive relationship now. Emotionally abusive which is the worst!
    AlexiaGotAManofGod AlexiaGotAManofGod 26-30, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My parents are divorced and I live with my mom and my older brother. My mom obviously loves my brother more and he gets whatever he wants but if I ask for anything she screams at...
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Recently divorced from a wife who cheated on me for years. Met a lady online who sadly lived a long ways away. We became very good friends...because she lived so far away I knew we...
    ParamedicJohn ParamedicJohn 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    My parents got divorced a few years ago and I want them to be happy, but it's not easy to watch my parents date other people. Recently my mom started seeing a man who had a 19 year...
    lesliemonster lesliemonster 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    98% of the time, my parents splitting is a good thing. But sometimes it's bad. My dad has a really bad temper and has harmed my brothers and my mom. I don't know why he hasn't...
    emily39 emily39 18-21, F Apr 12

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    I have an abusive brother. He has beaten me and attacked me physically and mentally for the entire 16 years of my life. My confidence has become extremely low as a result, to the...
    radpink radpink 16-17, M 2 Responses Mar 21

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    There isn't a topic for those already in a Emotionally Abusive relationship. So I decided to post what happened to me today: Before I begin, me and my partner have been together...
    SoAntagonistic SoAntagonistic 26-30, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My dad is a controlling narcissist. He's only ever hit me once, and that was when he found out I went to a school counsellor to tell them about him abusing my mom when i was in...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F Mar 22

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    Abusive person on EP named Trevon88. Do not engage contact with this user.
    Ravengoddess Ravengoddess 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 25