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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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    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...
    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...
    HealingHeart777 HealingHeart777 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 13, 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...
    LostLuggage LostLuggage 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 19, 2012

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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...
    RottenMommy RottenMommy 46-50, F Mar 14, 2013

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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...
    Somatic Somatic 18-21, F Oct 27, 2009

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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...
    abenimaria abenimaria 31-35 1 Response May 18, 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...
    ChocSwurl ChocSwurl 26-30, F Jul 13, 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...
    termsandconditions termsandconditions 46-50 12 Responses Oct 25, 2008

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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...
    road2recovery road2recovery 31-35 Aug 8, 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...
    meh0706 meh0706 18-21 5 Responses Nov 11, 2010

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    He told me if I ever leave, go far away, because he'll destroy his life if I do. I don't know what to do. I feel trapped.
    kmhdancer16 kmhdancer16 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    I am trapped in my relationships. Trapped in my work. Trapped in my family. Trapped in this house. This is all I will ever be...landscape in someone one else's picture. . I...
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    I feel so trapped in this body , I don't know what to do with it .
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    I had an affair 3 yrs ago even tho I told my bf it was over, I now feel soo trapped I want him to leave but he won't n I have 2. Get the police to help n then he takes my eldest so...
    hayley34 hayley34 31-35, F Mar 28

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    I feel like I'm stuck in my own house, there's so many things I want to do, yard work, wood working, hiking....but I'm limited on what I can do until I am healed from surgery and...
    rdhdstepchld rdhdstepchld 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    My current "boyfriend" doesn't love me, he's obsessed with me. I don't like it. Its controlling and scary. He is an emotional manipulator, who always plays victim. If I do...
    grinface grinface 22-25, F Apr 7

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    We started talking 8 months ago and this website is where we first met. At the time, I was in a very different place to where I am now. Fortunately I have changed a lot for the...
    RainyDayDreamAway RainyDayDreamAway 18-21, F Apr 8

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    I dont know if what I am feeling is paranoia. Lately I have been feeling like my psychiatrist is lying to me about my medication. I have also been struggling to see people the same...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 Mar 22

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    I just broke up with my girlfriend that I have been with for 8 years now. I struggle with a addiction problem that she just can't accept. She becomes abusive and violent when I...
    lovelife2014 lovelife2014 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im 35 and hubby is 44. We are married for 7 years. When he reached 40, his libido went down. It is not everyday sex anymore and it is like twice a month sex now. Im blunt so I...
    outofsortsgal outofsortsgal 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 21

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    Hi all was looking for some advice. Basically am in a relationship which I don't want to be in. Am not in love anymore but I don't think my family would support me in my choice I...
    Mark007uk Mark007uk 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 31

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    I somehow feel trapped...and I also honestly feel like I can't escape...or perhaps never escape. I just want to P-Shift and run out of my horrible life that I have to live and deal...
    PureWhiteMoonlight PureWhiteMoonlight 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    I think about you everyday, I smile and feel good when you're in my head, when your in my heart....but at the same time i feel torn away from you like being caged and all I can see...
    JEJ22 JEJ22 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 10

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    I'm glad I'm not the only person who feels this way.. lately I just feel so alone. even if I'm in a crowd of people I feel like nobody is there. it's a terrible feeling. not only...
    michellemay michellemay 18-21, F Mar 18

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    I'm now 31. At age 8 my dad left our family and will never speak to me again. At 14 I started smoking weed and moved out of home to live with a guy that physically and emotionally...
    scookies scookies 31-35, F 4 Responses Apr 5

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    I dont know what it is. I cant make up my mind on anything and I feel like im going no where. I feel trapped and alone. I wish I had my best friend. hes the only one that ever...
    TheGiverofLove TheGiverofLove 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Life is just too much to handle. It's so overwhelming. I don't even know who i am anymore or what's the purpose of living. I'm really scared for the future. I feel trapped & i have...
    lunarfaerie lunarfaerie 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    I have been talking, dating, this man for about 6 months now, with an unofficial title of being his "girlfriend". For the past 2 months things have been a bit messy. He is...
    lVlad lVlad 18-21, F 20 mins ago

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    ok so recently I've been wanting to have a cute relationship,to have someone,someone I can lean on. I'm a girl but there's this girl in school who's a really good friend to me,(she...
    recoverybemine recoverybemine 16-17, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Maybe I should not complain? But I do feel like my life is on hold and I'm frustrated. My job is good and I have a good educational background; I'm thinking to get another master...
    viicky77 viicky77 26-30, F 7 hrs ago

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    My ex boyfriend really hurt me. He didn't cheat on me but I felt like he was behind very hypocritical considering his ex gf before me had cheated on him and he would always tell me...
    mariakara mariakara 16-17, F 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I sometimes get that feeling of wanting to drop everything and run...run and not turn back...but the moment I start to day dream of the life I would make for myself..i get the...
    imherealways imherealways 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 7

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    I met a guy a month before I study abroad, he confessed to me that he likes me and I kinda like him too, and he took me to meet his family and I spent a night w them cause I get a...
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