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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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