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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 2 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    We have been together for 10 years and married for six of them. Have twin, two and a half year olds and a four year old. My husband is a control freak and emotionally abusive. I...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    Took away the car keys today.... My vehicle broke down, sold it. He got a new one so I got his old one (his prior to our marriage). Drove it for a while then demanded I pay him...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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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...
    ktc1575 ktc1575 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I am currently married and unsure if I am in an abusive relationship or if I am just difficult to deal with. My husband has never hit me, but the things that he says to me and...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    My father cheated on my mom when I was just born. He didn't even stay at the hospital with her he just left to **** his side ho3 but he still came back to my mom!!.then after that...
    username3invalid username3invalid 18-21, M Jul 29

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    And according to dad my moms a cheating thieving narsacistic ***** and according to mom dads an abusive dead beat assbasket who doesn't pay enough child support:(
    Pinkyschwear23 Pinkyschwear23 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 13

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    This is the hardest thing that I have ever had to admit... I haven't told anyone. Even as I write this I contemplate hitting the backspace and erasing it. I'm terrified that my...
    ParaKlio ParaKlio 41-45, F Aug 17

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    I think that since I have been in this emotionally abusive relationship, for a couple of years, I have gotten used to the illogical statements from my husband. Tonight I am being...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 Aug 19

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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 5 days ago

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    I just found out today that my niece in the Philippines almost got killed by her own dad. She has a very abusive father. My niece run away from their house but so worried because...
    sunshininginme sunshininginme 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    He is one of a hell liar! He still thinks that he is handsome just because he has blue eyes, but what he doesn't know that when he was in my life, all of the ladies who were...
    ForeverSahour ForeverSahour 26-30, F Aug 14

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    My husband is a functioning alcoholic. He drinks every single day. When he isn't working he starts drinking as soon as he wakes up, usually around 7am and doesn't stop until the...
    gardenlilly1976 gardenlilly1976 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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    I have to say that at times I feel like a fool, because I do not leave my relationship. Today I was trying to make myself leave my husband by asking him to list why he doesn't like...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 1 Response Aug 19

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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 5 days ago

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    Dear mom Thank you for divorcing my father! I have often wondered what happened to him; why he wanted me so much and yet never came to visit me after you kicked him out. I never...
    Vanaheim Vanaheim 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 29

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    Is there anyone in this group who wants to be apart of a documentary? You would submit a video to us and the team will contact you if we want to use it for the documentary. We...
    ShyMysticc ShyMysticc 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    Today I found out that my dad was having an affair with my stepmom who I like before my parents got divorced. I was 8 when my parents got divorced and in my stepmoms old picture...
    boba729 boba729 16-17, M 3 Responses Aug 3

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    I´m a housewife who got stronger than my hubby by using his weightset when he is at work. everything changed after i realised what fun it is to be the stronger spouse, Once i...
    CarlaMaria CarlaMaria 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 6

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    Looking for advice... My children are having a difficult time accepting that mom has a boyfriend. My ex and I have 50/50 custody and I've always made sure to never leave my time...
    Need2BLoved Need2BLoved 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 7

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    My parents divorced when I was six years old. I don't remember much of it and it hasn't affected me at all. There is one brief memory I have of my brother and I playing with a...
    ForeverIsOver ForeverIsOver 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 10

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    When I was 2 years old my parents got a divorce. When I was about 4 we (me and my 2 older sisters) would fly up to Florida twice a year to see my dad because, once the divorce was...
    gar106 gar106 13-15, F Aug 11

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    Quiet...shhh...quiet... "Do not wake my husband up," I say to the buzzing fly on the wall nearby. I am afraid to wake him up because he hates my guts, and I hate the feeling that...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 3 Responses Aug 19

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    I have to figure out how I got this way. I used to be a very independent woman. I had a job, I was pretty, and I had outside interests. I think my codependency problem with my...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 2 Responses Aug 19

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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 4 Responses 5 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 day ago

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    I have been in a relationship for over 6 years and we have two prefect, beautiful boys which is the best thing that has ever happen to me and if it wasn't for my babies I don't...
    needtofindmyself77 needtofindmyself77 26-30, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    I'm tired of crying all the time. I'm tired of my kids seeing me cry. I'm in a situation where I'm in a abusive relationship but he doesn't see it as such. He feels since he doesn...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 5

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    I have thought about posting my story but often chicken out maybe out if fear and selfishness, but if anything I say could help another woman that is what I need and want to do...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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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 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My life started before I was born. My parents got married. A few years later my dad started cheating on my mom. She got pregnant with me. Once she was pregnant, she found out that...
    messedup123 messedup123 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 6

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    My dad just divorced With anorher girlfriend wiich he was married again and dicorced after one year And NOW he just got AGAIN another girlfriend and i hate her she gots also two...
    vit1234 vit1234 16-17, M Aug 8

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    Don't get me wrong, I am SO glad I divorced and 99% of my life is immensely better, but one part isn't...my own personal life. Well, it is better than it was when I was married...
    runnermama runnermama 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 10

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    My parents divorced when I was 8
    Emomonkey5000 Emomonkey5000 13-15, M Aug 13

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    I would like to explain my situation but it would be even more helpful if children of divorced parents can give their input. I will give the facts as the children know and be...
    bobbyzp1 bobbyzp1 31-35, M Aug 14

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    Your really lucky if your parents aren't divorced.
    somebodysheartbrake somebodysheartbrake 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 19

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