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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

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    I'm 17 and I'm dating a 23 year old man.

    I played hard to get for 2 years but in November 2014 I gave in and started dating him. Once I opened up to him I totally fell in love. I gave him my virginity and he was my first for everything. He wants to be a psychiatrist so he can help people who self harm and what not. So...
    goosestez goosestez 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    Too Nice For My Own Good

    Alright. So there's this girl who I've been dating for two months now and she seems to be very, very "into" me (for lack of a better term). I, however, am not nearly content with the relationship, and I only half-understand why. I have always valued compassion and understanding...
    LostLuggage LostLuggage 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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    I have been in a relationship with my boyfriend

    for 1 year and 2 months. We have a 1 month old together and I am no longer sure if I want to be with him anymore. It first hit me when I was 2 months pregnant. I wanted to leave and start over somewhere new with my child. It gradually passed until I was 8 months pregnant, the...
    UnicornHannah UnicornHannah 18-21, F Nov 7, 2014

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    Feeling Suffocated And Anxiety

    I'm not sure exactly when the anxiety and weight on my shoulders kicks in. At first, a relationship makes me feel happy. I guess cause of what I think its going to be like and the "omg, I was so into him and its awesome he's so into me" phase. I think this current "relationship...
    ChocSwurl ChocSwurl 26-30, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Stuck...

    I, too, am stuck in a relationship that I can't get out of. Due to health reasons, he can't work, so I pay all the bills. I was always happy to do it and never complained or made him feel bad about the situation. Then I found out about his "online activities" and what he was...
    HealingHeart777 HealingHeart777 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2012

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    Feel Like I Am In A Black Hole

    I am a mother of two, I met this man and in almost three years we gave birth to 2 girls. Here is my story, when I met him he was very nice and he seemed like the perfect man. I was 30 he was 39, the first thing I noticed was that this man was into a lot of ****! He probably has...
    abenimaria abenimaria 31-35 1 Response May 18, 2012

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    Trapped

    I have been talking to this guy for a while but realized it wasnt working out and that i wasnt really happy so i told him that we should just be friends.  Well this didnt work out well at all because he got really angry and started telling me off.  A week after not...
    Somatic Somatic 18-21, F Oct 27, 2009

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    Yes, I Do. ...

    Yes, I do. I am the weakest link in my relationship and I haven't the strength to fight it.
    numisiro numisiro 36-40, M Jul 29, 2009

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    So after my ex had been trying to get back with

    me for several months. I gave in. He moved back in with me for 10 mths and before you knew it the arguments started and increased and then he started staying at his mother's house when he's mad. So I told him I was tired of his **** and know I deserve better. After given...
    road2recovery road2recovery 31-35 Jan 14

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    I Got Out!

    Wow, I just woke up from a 3-year hiatus in my life. I managed to leave the boyfriend I was living with, and it only happened with the support of my family. Otherwise, I had no way out. Mainly financial reasons had kept us together, I was never "with it" enough to save up to...
    endallbeall endallbeall 22-25 Feb 16, 2010

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    Don'T Go Away Mad... Just Go Away

    I need advice on how to make my boyfriend move out of my house. I have told him several times over the last two 1/2 years that he needs to leave. He won't. Why would he want to, he has everything he needs here. All of his living expenses are paid for (by me) and he has no...
    RottenMommy RottenMommy 46-50, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Feeling Trapped

    My ex and I has been broken up for a yr now. He has a woman but has been recently very persistent on what im doing if im seeing someone else. He has borderline disorder and we have a 2yr old. He told me if i have someone else around her I'm gonna have a problem. And just the...
    road2recovery road2recovery 31-35 Aug 8, 2012

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    So Suffocated...

    I felt so suffocated in my last relationship. It was like I was being physically held down and smothered with a pillow. I couldn't breathe and nobody understands. When I finally got up the courage to end it it was all my fault in the eyes of others. He was perfect. He adored me...
    meh0706 meh0706 18-21 5 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    Trapped With a Married Man

    ... long story....   to keep it short, I have been in a relationship with a married man for over 7 years.... YES, I've had 'all' the 'usual' promises.... and was than told that he couldn't leave as I would stop him from working. In a way he may be right. He is a very...
    termsandconditions termsandconditions 46-50 12 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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    I haven't shared this with anyone, but I need to now. I feel comfortable here. I am Epileptic, I have 3types of seizures, they are not under control. I have Absence Seizures...
    Luuz Luuz 41-45, F 10 Responses Feb 17

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    I really don't know how to deal with this anymore...its something i crave the most..i want to be free..independent.. I am 24, living with my parents (hello to asian society!), id...
    Ambiguoustruth Ambiguoustruth 22-25 1 Response Feb 6

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    I hate my life and all that's in it - the town I live in, my school, most of the people I know in my school and most of the people I know not in my school, my awful immune system...
    EvanescentIridescent EvanescentIridescent 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    Most definitely, trapped at school, trapped around people, trapped at my house, trapped by my Mum, trapped in my town. I can't get away, not really get away. Not yet.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I feel like theres no way out. I feel like i spend all my time working at a job i hate. And at the end of the month, im left with close to nothing. I feel like i will never be able...
    TheCrystalOnix TheCrystalOnix 18-21, F 13 Responses Feb 8

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    There are times where I feel like I'm trapped in a world where I'm alone, where no one cares about me.
    DanielPhillips DanielPhillips 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 11

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    I am legally blind and trapped in a rural area with no friends. I am married but my wife doesn't care anymore. I haven't left my house this year due to my wife being gone all the...
    Myblindeye Myblindeye 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 4

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    Part 2. Just because parents give birth, why do they think they can dictate our lives? My heart, mind...soul is crying out to be free...and i see no way out. Its not like ill be...
    Ambiguoustruth Ambiguoustruth 22-25 1 Response Feb 6

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    I have dated nothing but ******** my whole life. I have prayed for a man like my current bf forever. He loves me, he tells me I'm beautiful daily, he wants to marry me, etc. The...
    mbk1215 mbk1215 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 19

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    Everyone tells you how strong you are. The friends and family that know your struggles are amazed that you are holding together so well. Laughter fills the room, from the depth of...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    It's purgatory, you know? The place you leave me each time we speak. Will I be forever in Hell or shall I be graced with the lights of Heaven? We both know I hate promises and yet...
    BethKristin BethKristin 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    If that I'm always trying to make something out of nothing.
    Grayf0x Grayf0x 51-55, M Feb 15

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    One more month and I will be celebrating 5 years with my girlfriend. I don't want to be together anymore. I want her to have a happy life. I want a happy life. We are not happy...
    thousandlake thousandlake 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 18

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    I have such an incredible life at first glance; I'm educated, recently lost 30 kilos, stay healthy, I have a roof over my head, travel the world and have some extraordinary...
    hnmad hnmad 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I feel so alone. I've lost all my friends and the gurl of my dreams. My mind is so confused. I feel like I'm trapped. I feel trapped inside my body, I don't feel free, I feel like...
    AceTeen123 AceTeen123 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 12

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    I'm tired of pretending I'm "happy" and that everything is okay. I feel trapped, I feel that I have no hope.
    alybearbear alybearbear 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Is it bad that I know I need love and affection to keep functioning, but I don't want it? It's like I know I do need it, but I feel like relationships are too difficult, and will...
    YodaRyan YodaRyan 16-17, M 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    At least I think I was in one. I am not sure if he was someone who was narcissistic or antisocial behavorial disorder but a lot of people tend to agree that he had these tendencies...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 5 hrs ago

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    I feel there something wrong with my relationship with my 8months boyfriend. Been through quite a lot and now, recently feel that's I get irritated by him quite often, almost...
    badromance96 badromance96 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm 37, and I'm stuck in a 5 year old, horribly lonely marriage because I have a toddler and I'm unwilling to not have him with me every day. I know my husband will fight for...
    wheresmyrescueparty wheresmyrescueparty 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    Okay so I'm in an amazing relationship, it's going well and she's kind, caring and I like her so much. So here's the problem my ex is now in a relationship and it's gotten to me...
    Calvexz Calvexz 26-30, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    I been very confused about my so called relationship. i am not happy because i feel like i am unloved and unappreciated. what makes matters worse is that i am afraid to open up my...
    db174 db174 31-35, F 1 Response 58 mins ago

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    I do not know what to do. I feel like I'm at yet another crossroads in life. I am not very happy here, at least with my current position. I hate how I feel that everything comes...
    milehighHeartbreak milehighHeartbreak 31-35, M 7 hrs ago

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    I get so enmeshed in any relationship w/a guy, that it then causes me anxiety, depression, fear, feelings of vein trapped, etc, even tho the guy does nothing to "make" me feel this...
    pinkpearlite pinkpearlite 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    "Sometimes When We Touch" You ask me if I love you And I choke on my reply I'd rather hurt you honestly Than mislead you with a lie And who am I to judge you On what you say or do...
    TheScorpio1966 TheScorpio1966 46-50, M 4 Responses Feb 13

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    So yesterday ended my 4 year relationship and i know I should be more heart broken. I got home from work at about 9:30pm last night and he was laying on the floor why I'm not...
    Sarahissad Sarahissad 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I'm 20 and my boyfriend is 21. We live together and I'm an hour from home because he's military. We have been together for a year and recently the puppy love stage has wore off...
    brittneyann1993 brittneyann1993 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend and I broke up, after giving eachother a break... I still have feelings for him it's been near a month. I can't move forward . I still feel it's worth fighting for...
    poeticBrokenSoul poeticBrokenSoul 18-21, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    quite currently, I'm in more than love with a boy over the sea. this is the worst feeling but its also amazing. I want to show him my love but I'm trapped behind something. Soon to...
    larissakidd larissakidd 13-15, F Feb 13

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