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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I'm told every day that I'm beautiful. I'm not bragging but it really happens. Problem is its not from my husband. Its from random strangers or people I work with. I am so unhappy...
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    That feeling when your scared to tell someone the truth because you know there reaction will be bad or not they wouldn't understand
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    I love my husband and have no desire for anyone else. But I have outgrown things that he hasn't and I just don't feel I can trust him. When I try to talk to him about my fears he...
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    I had two personalities during my childhood and up to my late teens. One was that good girl that everyone knew, the girl that you could count on. Parents would compare their...
    EllaAfter EllaAfter 22-25, F Jul 9

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    So here's the thing.. I've been with my boyfriend for nearly 2 years and we rent a property together. Awesome right? The problem is, we are only 18. He lives with me because he's...
    roza96 roza96 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I might leave my husband he cheated ! He was in a relationship with several other woman ! I can't deal my heart feels trapped should I try or just walk away I don't know if this is...
    Justhearmeout Justhearmeout 31-35, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have periodic spurts of good moments, but then my mood seems to swing back into being heavy and glum. The most annoying part is i feel trapped. My default mentality is optimism...
    Jonesing4nice Jonesing4nice 18-21, M Jul 11

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    I feel like im stuck in a black hole. im stuck in the darkness and cant get out. I want to find the light but the darkness is to strong and a weight is holding me down. I feel...
    silentgirl1234 silentgirl1234 13-15, F Jul 17

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    I feel like the air has been sucked from my lungs. I feel trapped in my own body. I'm freaking out and I don't know why. I'm trying to calm myself down with breathing exercises the...
    WeirdIsMyNormality WeirdIsMyNormality 18-21, F Jul 21

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    42 years old, married for 20 years. Its us, a dog and a rabbit and thats it. Its at the point where I say white she says black. If I say anything she has to defeat it, so almost...
    Joseph42 Joseph42 41-45, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    42 years old, married for 20 years. Its us, a dog and a rabbit and thats it. Its at the point where I say white she says black. If I say anything she has to defeat it, so almost...
    Joseph42 Joseph42 41-45, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm five months pregnant and I've never felt more alone in this. My partner uses affection like a weapon. If I'm not absolutely perfect I'm punished with silence. I haven't been...
    PoeticFear87 PoeticFear87 26-30, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    I started dating someone new May 27th 2014 after a break up May 5th 2014. It happened to be my exboyfriend's best friend. We met by accident on Plenty Of Fish dating website, he...
    jazzybelle1994 jazzybelle1994 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So tired of being invisible, feeling worthless and used. So tired of everyone thinking I'm the crazy one...always sad.. always down. No one asks why. No one cares. I have to...
    somegirl117 somegirl117 18-21 2 Responses Jul 4

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    I am pretty sure I am in a toxic relationship. On top of some pretty nasty fights in which he confirmed every insecurity I have, he is the king of mixed messages--saying he wants...
    glitterordeath glitterordeath 26-30, F 7 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I'm a simple 15 year old guy who thought suicide would prevent him from seeing his 16th birthday. I went into a new school system for the 9th grade. New school new people, the new...
    nobleman1341 nobleman1341 13-15, M 7 hrs ago

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    Maybe my story can give hope to someone else. I was in a relationship with this handsome, smart, funny guy. Then one day that guy changed. Maybe not one day, maybe one week, or...
    SamanthaSweet SamanthaSweet 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    OK so its my turn, gotta say, this one is even more accurate than the last test I saw, it describes me perfectly..... except for the dancing part, I cant dance to save my life...
    GoodMan1988 GoodMan1988 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    I live in northern va to a pretty good well off family But having material wealth doesn't guarantee happiness and freedom I feel like i am trapped in my own home With the...
    crowe15 crowe15 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Yeah and it's terribly lonely right now. I met him last year after I moved across the country to start uni. He was an exchange student at my school. We were just hanging out (for...
    backflipdog backflipdog 18-21, F Jul 11

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    I trust the person ze is implicitly, but what is ze becomes someone I don't recognize? What if ze turns into a monster, the way others did? I should know better, but I still...
    Visola Visola 22-25, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    430am and I can't sleep My head busy with the questions my mind keeps. Does he love me? Does he even care? Will it last? Will he always be there? I feel like my minds on repeat...
    Mell30 Mell30 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I have been lucky enough to never have to have one. My boyfriend was not so lucky His ex girlfriend lied, and said she had a coil. She got pregnant and then kept saying she had...
    ananchor ananchor 22-25, F Jul 8

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    It is a strong fear. Too many times I hear it, I have lived it my self. Being in a violent relationship with someone who really does not care about "you" robs so much from you...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    Being in a relationship is great, but is it worth all the it comes along with? If I keep doubting it, isn't that saying something ?
    Genesisandstuff Genesisandstuff 18-21, F 3 Responses 9 hrs ago

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    I feel very trapped in my marriage. We are two people who should never have gotten married. There are some things I want to do and experience that I am unable to do. She has so...
    wannabechef wannabechef 51-55, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have known since I was 5 years old that I was different. By the time I was a teen, I knew I was a female trapped in a male body. Since then I have battled depression...
    Tazzarina Tazzarina 41-45 9 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm a teenager and I do things that "normal" teenagers do. I've been to parties, I've experimented but I also play sports, and I get good grades. I can carry a conversation with...
    findingmytrueself findingmytrueself 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 29

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    I feel sad and angry.It's like all my emotions are trapped inside and can't get out.I just wanna feel happy and alive again,but there's nothing that makes me happy anymore.It's...
    shygirlaquamarine shygirlaquamarine 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I have this constant panicky feeling. A feeling that I need to do something.....I can't seem to figure out what makes me happy anymore although I'm really trying. Between these...
    Genevieve41 Genevieve41 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    She still doesn't care. Nor does he. I don't know why I spend so many tears of sorrow on them. I just can't seem to stop. No matter how hard I try to push away the memories, they...
    bornand4gotten bornand4gotten 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    DominicRain DominicRain 41-45, M 5 days ago

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    brandijade92 brandijade92 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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