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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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    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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    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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    singleredheadfemale singleredheadfemale 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 10

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    My husband ignores me lately. We been married for 10 yrs and had a kids together. He's son was move in 3 yrs ago but within 3 yrs ago, we don't get along especially his doesn't...
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    I was with my husband 29 yrs. We raised 2 children together. In 2011 he started a online affair with a women 4 states away. He had never met this women face to face. After 4...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F Apr 4

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    No matter what I do, my husband yells at me. I just can't do anything right in his eyes. I feel like it's abusive. I often cry because of this yelling all of the time...
    cymoffett cymoffett 36-40 2 days ago

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    I am 22 and I was brainwashed into going to the local university which is okay ranked after being accepted into a much better school. My parents have brainwashed and controlled me...
    wfurlow2 wfurlow2 22-25, M Mar 27

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    The man I love is abusive and I have been with him for about a year now see he is a alcoholic abusive guy but he is 36 I am 21 almost 22 I am also paralyzed and have epilepsy but...
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    He has never been physically abusive, and sometimes he can be truly amazing, but whenever anything goes wrong for him: at work, with his friends, etc, he becomes indescribably...
    LonelyTogether LonelyTogether 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    My husband berates me in front of my daughter, he also says filthy things so she can hear them The language he uses is worse than any sailor He has thrown objects and hit me...
    applepielady applepielady 36-40 1 Response Apr 9

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    I am newly divorced (this week it's final) after a very long 40 year marriage. I discovered a year ago he'd been cheating for years. Any advice on how to move on? I'm relieved...
    whispers29 whispers29 61-65, F Apr 11

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    I forgive my mom because she has depression and all sorts of health problems that makes her a sad and angry person most of the times. I know she's been thru a lot -she was a raped...
    Tealismyname Tealismyname 26-30 4 days ago

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    I have been divorced for two years now. I will tell you about it I was married at twenty five and everything went well for ten years then one night Marie my wife came in and said...
    fleshy fleshy 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 29

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    I've been divorced now for almost 3 years come June. I love my life I feel free and extremely happy. The only thing I miss from my divorce is seeing my daughter ever day.
    blkrhino blkrhino 31-35, M Mar 30

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    Been divorced for some years now. I'm still exploring life as a single... but it's still hard to get used to as I didn't go out that much when I was married. And I'm quite shy, so...
    ZoeReynard ZoeReynard 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    My parents have been divorced since I was 2 sadly my mom got full custody and never lets me see my dad her excuse is he doesn't pay child support but he does I've seen it with my...
    sabrina536 sabrina536 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 7

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    My adopted parents divorced when I was 18, instead of picking sides, I moved off to college. I'm now 30 years old, and moved back to my old neighborhood for a job offer. My...
    stepharem stepharem 26-30, M Apr 12

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    My parents are getting divorced any helpful tips and thoughts?
    photographyismylife photographyismylife 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 13

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    Separated only 4 months, divorced for almost a month now. I was relieved, though sad, but also happy. I'm depressed now. I just can't seem to snap out of it, and suspect it is...
    ceruleansee13 ceruleansee13 36-40, F 6 Responses Apr 13

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    I have been divorced twice and have no plans on ever getting married again. I cannot and will not subject myself to that kind of emotional trauma again. I absolutely refuse to...
    WiltedTulip WiltedTulip 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    My parents divorced like 7 years ago .. And after all those years they still have fights by phone .. Its always about money ! Always ! And my dad and my mom they both involve me in...
    vit1234 vit1234 16-17, M 3 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    well I have Bern in Ann abusive relationship for about6 yrs. Although it is mostly verbal. I never would have Boehm with someone like that for long before. Somewhere along the...
    giggles1469 giggles1469 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I still have flashbacks every once in awhile, and have nightmares. I'm just so sick of people treating me like I'm fragile, because I'm not. I got out of the abusive relationship...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I dont know but I miss one of my abusive ex's hes been there for me when no one has been and he makes me happy. But i'm afraid he'll abuse me again like he did in the past? help? i...
    Unknowngirl2015 Unknowngirl2015 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    Welp i've been in a abusive relationship for about a year now, but the hitting started about 7 months ago, it wasn't as bad at first- but now its gotten to the point where every...
    itsjustlifex itsjustlifex 18-21, F 11 Responses Mar 31

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    Everything is your fault, mother. Don't you think that giving birth to a child at age of 44 is too old? Especially when you're applying these bronchioles ear machine because you're...
    MissMachine00 MissMachine00 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I simply had a very busy week and therefore could not come online very often. As a result I was sent a string of abusive messages from someone that I met just a few weeks ago! No...
    tash73 tash73 36-40, F 7 Responses Apr 9

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    Now days we can't share something without because attacked by Abusive people. I thought E.P. site was a support group. Now I found E.P. is like hell because they have a lot of...
    mother1983 mother1983 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I've been in both physically and emotionally abusive types of relationships. It's been a crazy road but I think I've finally found a place where I know my worth and that I can do...
    thepooloftears thepooloftears 26-30 5 Responses Apr 10

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    I grew up with an acholoic/abusive father never felt like I got the childhood I deserved.
    missminimae missminimae 16-17, F Apr 11

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