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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

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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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    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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    There are two prominent men in my life

    who trap me. One is powerful, and the other is powerful and mean. I told the more powerful one to go back to hi wife, but he has now left me for his main squeeze - IMAGINE! Now I'm stuck, because he's powerful and hates me. His kids hate me too, but they want mom and dad...
    sesi1116 sesi1116 22-25, F Apr 24

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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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    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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Got a letter from an ex bf I dated like 8 months ago. He was a 2 month rebound and I hate myself for dating him. We're nothing alike (in the worst ways) he was boring as hell, and...
    AlwaysRestless AlwaysRestless 16-17, F 51 mins ago

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    in april i confessed to liking a friend of mine, and he felt the same way, but he had a girlfriend already, we stayed close friends until he told me he hadnt had feelings for his s...
    mutantkitten mutantkitten 13-15, F 56 mins ago

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    Someone please tell me I don't need a man to make me happy. I'm struggling with a relationship gone horribly wrong. I'm mentally and emotionally abused by him but he's the only...
    sierramist240 sierramist240 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    We lay apart for the last few days. We don't touch or talk. We know it's over. I know it's over. He came home from work last night. I said I haven't slept all night. He turned...
    Saphhy195 Saphhy195 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Mutual respect and trust is very important to build any kind of relationship. It all comes back to the golden rule treat others how you want to be treated.
    foreveralone22 foreveralone22 22-25, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    People and feelings change. That doesn't mean that love once shared wasn't true and real. It simply means that sometimes when people grow, they grow apart. There comes a point...
    Macy21 Macy21 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I met my boyfriend six months ago on Tinder (of all bloody places), and I had only gone on there to talk to new people because I was a very lonely person. I thought Tinder would...
    Kira9898 Kira9898 18-21 7 hrs ago

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    I never had so many oportunities to date guys like I have now, some of them talk to me to go on a date or meet somewhere but I'm so afraid to get hurt, because I fear some of them...
    Blackberries Blackberries 26-30, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I was only 16 when I was in the relationship with my 19 years old ex boyfriend. Everything was great when I first met him in the city, hang out with him all the time but it was...
    F333 F333 16-17, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I was married for 18 yrs, divorced because she treated me like one of the kids, then made the mistake of getting married on the rebound... She's not the person she appeared to be...
    talkinginsquares talkinginsquares 41-45, M 11 hrs ago

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    i want to but idk who could be that special person that will make me feel like that the only girl for him and no one else.
    Rosmery003613 Rosmery003613 13-15, F 12 hrs ago

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    Is it really hard to be honest in a relationship??
    Diyadev Diyadev 18-21, F 15 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    First post on here for me.. but I'm feeling as low as I've possibly felt in awhile. I wish I could say I'm fully out of my relationship with this guy but I don't feel like I am, I...
    deanna41328 deanna41328 13-15, F 21 hrs ago

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    Lifelong? I don't know how realistic that is though that would be nice.All i know i just wanna have healthy relationships with people who i let into my life.I wanna have healthy...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I am 42 years old and now divorced from a man who is an abusive cheat. It's been nearly 3 years since we split and I'm still struggling to come to terms with the fact I was married...
    Stargazer18 Stargazer18 41-45, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm in a strange relationship. We initially met here on EP, although we never really interacted much on the website. One random day we started chatting outside of EP, mainly...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am still trapped with the feeling that i am still a kid. I oftentimes wish i was still in in my teens and in highschool. As a matter of fact, i enjoy any high school movies. It...
    pusongpalaboy pusongpalaboy 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    Hey, so i don't even know where to start.. im a 18yo girl. The last 4 months I'm in a long-distance relationship with a girl who is also a very young mum of a 4 yo girl. I'm...
    jeruo jeruo 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm usually comfortable being a guy, and I identify as male most of the time. But there are some occasions where I look at myself and I feel like I should be a girl instead
    CokeandWhiskey CokeandWhiskey 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "You think you're smart, you're not, it's plain to see That you want me to fall off, it's killing me Let's see, you've got the gall, come take it all The jury is coming, coming to...
    Knixveus5 Knixveus5 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I'm going off to college in a few months and I thought everything would change... I was miserable during high school. College is so much better, with the very little that I've...
    Personalstories Personalstories 70+, M 6 days ago

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    I can't look at a calendar without feelings so disgusted of how time as flew by and I feel like I'm still stuck in this same place I just want to go just go anywhere but here but...
    Kittyc42 Kittyc42 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    I jut started my first year at university and I got into a relationship with a guy for 6 months and he abused me throughout. Emotionally, physically and sexually. He broke my...
    Experience780 Experience780 18-21, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    All right everyone--I need some assistance understanding this one. I met this fella about two and a half months ago from OKC. We had a fun first date: barcade and fun...
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was sexually abused from age 5 to 12. Lost my mother in 2012. Was almost killed in 2013 by my same abusers. My sister has now been sick for 5 months and her and my mom were/are...
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I'm a 34 years old nerd who has married a bit too early due to having a bad religious background in my life. Had kids too early ( now I have three ) and didn't get to really see...
    leicam leicam 31-35, M 4 Responses Jun 29

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    Well it would be lie if I said I don't have suicidal feelings at all anymore but they are tremendously reduced. I used to have them much more. When I was 18 I thought about it...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 28

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