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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Im trapped. Well i feel like it. Im wasting my life away in this town, this damn town, where all you can do is get high and become an alcoholic. This feeling of being trapped here...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 14

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    So many things I want to do in life. I definitely want to get my life together and perfect but I feel very trapped. I don't know someone run away with me and we'll plan out our...
    heyitsalysia heyitsalysia 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    maybe I'm trapped by my own brain- regardless, it hurts. I'm so very sad tonight..
    inkedmommy inkedmommy 22-25, F Nov 17

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    Trapped in grief and although I live and breath, walk and talk; I am not as alive as I was before my son overdosed at 22. I waver between wanting my old life back and wanting to...
    Gr8terlater Gr8terlater 41-45, F 4 Responses Nov 18

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    I am trapped right now actually. It sucks.
    PuckDrop PuckDrop 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 18

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    I just want to close my eyes, go to sleep and die sometime in the night... I feel like there's nothing worth doing, or aspiring to and there's no point anymore... I feel useless...
    iamFrightened iamFrightened 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I live in house that makes me feel like my voice doesn't matter. The worse part is that I can't make any decision in my life, they are all made by mother. It makes me feel awful...
    chana300 chana300 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 18

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    I'm planning on taking off. It may take a while since I have to save up and get some repairs on my car done as well as get my license, then save up a bit more for gas money and...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 2

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    But. Am trying to cope. Since pals crave my mind. And we got disabled pay.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 2

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    I hate when my sister complains how 'hard' her life is because she has so much going on and no down time. A) SHE signed up for those activities. B) SHE doesn't live with...
    MasqueradeMe MasqueradeMe 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Because of everyone doing their things. there's always anger, negativity in my house. Screaming, yelling, fighting, simply because two members of the family can't figure out what...
    masmelo masmelo 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 9

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    Only the gift of a 9mm round is the key. Unfortunate that I cannot bring myself to do it yet.
    Mirmulnir Mirmulnir 22-25, M Nov 14

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    But then society demands credit.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M Nov 17

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    oh god this is me everyday. there's no real way to succeed
    inkedmommy inkedmommy 22-25, F Nov 17

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    It's Gibbs! My first thought! I do though. It seems like I'm doomed to a life of misery. I HAVE to change that before I go crazy. I need help though....
    KimTin33 KimTin33 22-25, F Nov 18

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    I don't want to go back to med school. I don't want to go back to med school. I don't want to go back to med school.
    twelves twelves 22-25 2 Responses Nov 19

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    I feel as if I'm the biggest crybaby in the whole world. I hate my feelings, I hate being awake, I hate hating things. I feel as if my life is supposed to be this wonderful...
    imotakuchan imotakuchan 18-21, F Oct 31

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    People always find my sense of humour weird, whenever I'm talking people just talk over me, I just have nobody to talk to or share my interests with, I just don't feel like I fit...
    Alicolette Alicolette 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 12

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    Long distance relationships are hard! I love my girlfriend but she's so far away. I get to see her on holidays, college breaks, and just random visitation but I just don't feel...
    josh221992 josh221992 22-25, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    its like every where i go and no matter what i do the outcome is the same. me left behind in an empty house haunted by these 4 naked walls. ive never known security and i doubt...
    livingpositively livingpositively 22-25, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Half of my heart's got a grip on the situation. Half of my heart takes time. Half of my heart's got a right mind to tell you that I can't keep loving you. Half of My Heart - John...
    pinkfruitpop pinkfruitpop 22-25, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I feel powerful when I'm in love (like energy rushing through my veins type of powerful) but powerless (trapped, helpless) once I'm in a relationship. I wish I could be equally...
    lonelyavenger lonelyavenger 26-30, F Nov 12

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    I think that most people with any kind of social interaction these days suffers from some form of body image problem, or at the very least a desire to appear attractive to others...
    EmperorJulian EmperorJulian 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 19

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    Four and a half years ago, I met an amazing guy on a domestic flight (I was catching a connecting international flight). He swapped seats to come and talk to me, he took a while to...
    ColetteR ColetteR 22-25, F 5 hrs ago

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    Eye be trapped in mind eye be trapped in my mind all the fuckking time eye be trapped in my mind...
    1kingdarkness 1kingdarkness 26-30, M 1 Response Nov 15

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    so I am suffering. still. STILL! dammit. damn him who does he think he is/? tellin meto kill myself and callin me names n crap. wtf. if i was so bad whyd he continue talking to me...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    A little set up for you: I'm a 19 year old girl. Portuguese. Lived in England most of my life. Born in SA. Confident in my appearance. I write. I draw (at university, so it's legit...
    exulansis exulansis 18-21, F Nov 3

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    What's in me that needs to come screaming out? A passionate, burning fire that you could not possibly understand. Choking and stifling it back, Drowning in myself. Gasping for air...
    clarityy clarityy 22-25, F Nov 11

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    Green eyed devil, came back! I thought she was gone, so I hoped, so I feared. She returns, and all the memories are rushing back, but for an odd reason, none of the bad ones are...
    andro333 andro333 22-25, M a week ago

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    today i really feel like i let someone down...this site has really helped me get my feelings down so i don't feel so trapped, but i still need control. so i still cut (well...
    kwrc kwrc 16-17, F 3 Responses Nov 13

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    Yeah I feel like I can't handle life anymore. It's too complicated and hard and I feel like I will be trapped feeling empty forever. People are so selfish and want to spend a life...
    littlemissrainy littlemissrainy 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    I love the beginning stages of a relationship where you've just met someone, you don't know if they like you like that yet and so you get to flirt with them meanwhile until one of...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F a week ago

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    Last week I had to go to my local home improvement store. I usually go in the middle of the day to avoid any semblance of a crowd. Thus I had the place mostly to myself - except a...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F Nov 9

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    Last week I had to go to my local home improvement store. I usually go in the middle of the day to avoid any semblance of a crowd. Thus I had the place mostly to myself - except a...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F Nov 9

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    Last week I had to go to my local home improvement store. I usually go in the middle of the day to avoid any semblance of a crowd. Thus I had the place mostly to myself - except a...
    CatalinaVanilla CatalinaVanilla 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 9