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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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    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

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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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    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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    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'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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    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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    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 have been with him for seven years - out of that seven years I went back to college to get my degree, only lost a job if I was laid off and always did what I needed to help...
    lindsey89 lindsey89 26-30, F 10 hrs ago

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    found myself in a abusive relationship. Financially and emotionally. How do you heal after all has been said? & can you continue with the abuser even after they have changed? It's...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    My husband's attitude has changed towards me, he's being mean hateful and humiliating me in front of his sister! She's 20 and pregnant with her second kid, living in our house rent...
    jbnj12 jbnj12 26-30, F 14 hrs ago

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    I am 42 years old and now divorced from a man who is an abusive cheat. It's been nearly 3 years since we split and I'm still struggling to come to terms with the fact I was married...
    Stargazer18 Stargazer18 41-45, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't know if it's my fault that everything happen to me but I my husband it's very abusing I got to the point that I left the house, he said that he like that for everything I...
    tweetyreck tweetyreck 22-25, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    He is such an amazing person. At first i thought he must be a very serious personality but as the time went by i discovered that he is very humorous. Everyday i learn so much from...
    sonalanimax sonalanimax 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    His mother is the type of person that says anything thats on her mind . I really cant stand that about her it's a horribe trait .so she insults my hair color and tells me that I...
    pink26 pink26 41-45, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I was blindsided one day when my husband called me out of the blue crying and told me that he had messed around and got another woman pregnant. He was away from me training in...
    forty6and2 forty6and2 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I want to escape from the reality of having flashbacks on a daily basis. I want to forget that I ever knew you. Forget that I ever dated you. You were the biggest mistake I ever...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have wished for many years that I could become a feminized husband / wife, I want to be that perfect stay at home wife that takes care of the home and husband or female husband...
    louannatg louannatg 51-55, T 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I been in an Abusive relationship not physically but mentally. As a guy with dyslexia, ADD, and being in special ed from my ex she would put me down. To point I believed but once I...
    LoyaltynTrust93 LoyaltynTrust93 18-21, M 1 Response a week ago

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    my husband used to beat me in the streets
    simplygreen1 simplygreen1 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    I am a married woman of 5......3 are his and 2 are mine. My 7yr old nephew lives with me also. I find more comfort and happiness with my children than I do with my husband...
    wishforsinglelife wishforsinglelife 36-40, F a week ago

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    I've been with my husband for 15 years, after we lost our business 2 years ago he started hitting me. I'd give the entire world to leave him but I don't have 1 single family member...
    adultchildofasociopath adultchildofasociopath 31-35, F 6 Responses Jun 28

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    I'm having a really hard day. My husband tried to kill himself again last night. I have a three year old and a baby on the way. My husband is currently under 24 hour watch in the...
    Cayse Cayse 22-25, F Jun 28

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    I have come to terms that my 5 year marriage is crap. I can't stand my husband in the slightest. I am probably the best actress on the planet. I smile, kiss him, make his lunches...
    silentlyopaque silentlyopaque 22-25, F 5 Responses Jun 28

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    You guys.. LIsten up. I have read your posts and SO understand your frustration!!!... If you can all remember ONE thing.. remember this. Narcissist people are mentally...
    DrBlabby DrBlabby 61-65 Jun 28

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    For those of you with divorced parents that had a low conflict relationship but were completely unhappy.... Do you think things would have been better had they stuck it out?
    Apple182 Apple182 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 27

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    I was in a abusive relationship 3 half years .he went to jail twice put me in hospatil mental tourched me sexualy adults me and kept me as a prisoner I was a slave to his pleasure...
    xbossfemalex xbossfemalex 26-30, F 7 Responses Jun 26

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    so yeah i have been in a super abusive relationship. more than once where i was raped 17 times, ive been hit so many times that i can't even count them and i have been kidnapped...
    Romitri657 Romitri657 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm 21 and my parents recently divorced last year when I was 20. They were married for 25 years before my dad pulled the idiot card one night. He got drunk and accused my mom of...
    gymcheer1218 gymcheer1218 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I was just thinking of something that's annoyed me (on and off) over the years--my husbands ex-wife and her behavior. When she was married to husband (over 16 years ago), she was...
    BetweenStates BetweenStates 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    we have been together for 10 years and last month, the week before Mother's Day, the other woman sent me a message on FB with a dummy account , stating that the lies stop here...
    Desert06 Desert06 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 24

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    When I talk about our marriage I often get critical responses especially because of the micro management. I think that is rather sad as it neglects my wife's strength and her as a...
    husbandanddad husbandanddad 36-40, M 3 Responses Jun 24

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    Ok I need some help as my boyfriend is about 30 minutes away and will be here soon and I am in sooo much trouble!! We have be practicing DD for about 6 months now and it has been...
    nicole2109 nicole2109 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    I don't know what to do. This is my first real relationship and it started when I was 17, I think it took a lot of time for me to figure out how deeply wrong this relationship...
    mdmrmdmr mdmrmdmr 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 22

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    If you all have the time to stop by my problem...... yes I hv bn in an abusive relationship. both physical and mental. it was traumatic. dreadful. I felt miserable. and it all...
    darkersideoflife darkersideoflife 26-30, F 6 Responses Jun 22

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    It's almost 1 am....I have to get up at 4 am for work. My jerk husband always teased the dog at bedtime because it's his idea of fun. So the dog sleeps in our bed. And is crowding...
    Karj Karj 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 21

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    Needing advice its a long story.... Sorry Sept 2010 I met my husband he was 18 I was 17 still in school. In Nov of the same yr we quit school and moved in with my dad we were...
    CassFitz CassFitz 22-25, F Jun 21

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    Just a little background..... My divorce should be final within a month. My soon to be ex and I have been separated for almost 3 years, 2 of those we have lived in separate states...
    MyKidsAreMyWorld MyKidsAreMyWorld 36-40, F Jun 21

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