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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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    FunnyandNerdy FunnyandNerdy 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I’ve not been feeling happy in my life for a while now, I feel almost trapped and I don’t know what to do. I’ve been married for 4 years and I’ve got a 2 ½ year old son...
    northwestjames northwestjames 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Feel like you have no purpose in life? Is everyone around you getting jobs, careers, going to school, hopping in and out of casual relationships? Feeling left behind? Forgotten...
    CJCA CJCA 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    Lately I've been feeling pretty empty. I'm 22 and even though I live with my boyfriend and have a good relationship I still don't feel like that's enough. I have a crap job, I...
    LuLuLaroo LuLuLaroo 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Thinking about life itself as i use to do i realized a magnificent interior revelation. I will try to explain in writing form this feeling that i had. All of us came to existance...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M Sep 4

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    I'm so unlucky in everything I do. Every turn I take every mistake I make, I never learn. Just go round and round in circles. Self district mode
    gaspingforair gaspingforair 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    If i let them out i might kill myself, or someone.
    LifeOnAThread LifeOnAThread 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    We talk it was epic but waiting for you text but page been deleted myself and my heart just shut down into pieces again losing people who I care about So goodbye😭😨
    clarissa14 clarissa14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I couldn't say it more clearly if I tried.
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M Aug 26

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    I need to escape my house. I cannot stand to live another day here with my over-bearing mother to the point i'm considering running away forever. I just found myself picking up my...
    LilLexi16 LilLexi16 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 29

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    I am currently home schooled for the first time this year. It's so boring, I never leave the house. What should I do to entertain myself?
    btakhv412 btakhv412 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Anyone else think our society is seriously messed up?
    drama16queen1997 drama16queen1997 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    Everyone expects me to me someone I'm not capable of being, and then I constantly am the target of bullying.
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 4

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    I'm 17 on my own and I paid this months rent but now I have no food and I can't find another job.... Idk what to do anymore I don't knows dad And my mom is homeless ..... :( I...
    oliviatee oliviatee 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 9

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    People are so dumb! I mean, i think they are blind or somewhat. Once i thought my family was different, i thought they had a better understanding in life and were not chained by...
    DiegoSMarinho DiegoSMarinho 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    Here is the short hand because the actual story can be a graphic novel I have been dating this girl for five years now. I am in love with my ex who is Bi-Polar and has Border...
    bbats bbats 22-25, M Sep 8

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    I'm in the relationship where I feel trapped. I can't breath. I can't have a twitter, or really can't post anything on Instagram. I cheated on him not because I'm a bad person but...
    Viccigee Viccigee 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 10

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    There are times where I feel like I'm not even controlling myself. That the choices I make are almost involuntary and therefore, I'm destined to make/repeat these choices. I also...
    JadedDivinity JadedDivinity 18-21, F Aug 23

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    I have a few different feelings that are similar and I can't stand feeling the way I do about it. First, my real family; I miss them all so much but especially my sister and...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F Aug 31

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    I have always wanted a tattoo of wings on my back. I can describe in detail the way that they would come down my back and curl ever-so-slightly around my hips. I have vivid dreams...
    AmarieSkyFlower AmarieSkyFlower 22-25 4 days ago

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    I feel open relationships tear the whole meaning of relationship apart and it's just an excuse for people to flow around with others.
    ValhallaAwaits ValhallaAwaits 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 31

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    You can be in a relationship for 14 years and end up feeling nothing, & be in a relationship for 1 month and feel everything. Time is not a measure of quality, of infatuation...
    lisqbansil lisqbansil 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I really need help and I don't know what to do with this relationship anymore. I have been with my boyfriend for more than a year now. He is in medical school and I'm working...
    TiffyQ723 TiffyQ723 22-25, F 4 Responses Sep 6

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    Honestly... I'm still not sure. But I am dating this amazing wolf.. And he,as well as his sister wolf both say they can feel it around me and smell it on me... This past full moon...
    zarahphin zarahphin 26-30, F Sep 12

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    I am beyond mad at my mother right now. Right now I am in an amazing relationship with an amazing United States sailor. And my mom just keeps attacking my relationship. But with my...
    BabyGrasshopper BabyGrasshopper 18-21, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    Next week I'll be 27. On my 23rd birthday I went out with some friends, one of them was the new girl at work who I was so certain was gay. That night I realized that I had feelings...
    louef louef 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 26

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    Long distance relationship is one of the best relationships... It's really sweet to see two patient hearts that are willing to wait because they think that everything is worth it...
    arit1 arit1 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    Long distance relationships prove that love has no boundaries. They prove that it can happen and it is possible for two people far away from each other, can fall in love even...
    arit1 arit1 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I took a big chance over an 8-month period and invested incredible energy. It didn't seem to work. I met a woman from Colombia through her sister, residing in my building. I...
    onlymycockisfat onlymycockisfat 41-45, M 10 hrs ago

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    We are afraid to care too much, for fear that the other person does not care at all. - Eleanor Roosevelt That describes how I feel nw.
    esalma98 esalma98 22-25, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I need advice badly...I'll give the background of what's going on after I explain that we've been together for 2 years and it's been wonderful most of the time. We are in the...
    Rn4life99 Rn4life99 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 hr ago

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    We were in an online relationship for more than year, we talked almost everyday online. I confronted him 3 times with my doubts and what i saw on the girl's post he never admitted...
    Raicel Raicel 26-30, F Aug 31

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    I'm in an online relationship with a great girl. Don't like it? Then go **** yourself.
    shameful10 shameful10 18-21, M 11 hrs ago

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    I really do Any gay guy want a long distance relationship ? 15-18 only
    agent268 agent268 16-17, M 6 hrs ago

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    Relationships aren't for everybody. If you're not ready to settle down and be FAITHFUL, stay single.
    arit1 arit1 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    For some that don't know what a open relationship is it means my boyfriend can date who ever he wants and I can say who ever I want and we r very open about it
    bud24 bud24 18-21, F 1 Response 33 mins ago

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    I'm afraid of getting hurt. I'm afraid of being trapped with someone that I grow out of or vise versa. I'm afraid of repeating old patterns. I'm afraid of wasting my time. I'm...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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