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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 117 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    This is really long but its a very complicated situation... I really need advice though so hopefully someone will read it all.. ex boyfriend (r) and I dated for 3 years. We lived...
    lt623 lt623 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I feel like I'm drowning in the world around me. I'm constantly stressed and worried. And for volleyball... I feel like I have to play, like it's not even a choice any more. I can...
    toostressedtobeblessed toostressedtobeblessed 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 29

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    TRAPPED - I don't go back I go through.
    BlackAnime BlackAnime 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    I feel like I hate him and I know if I died in this moment I would likely go directly to hell. We have been married for about 7 years, living together for over 8, and met over 12...
    nocturne1980 nocturne1980 31-35 Dec 2

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    I don't even know what to do anymore. I know what I want to do but I'm scared to actually do it. I'm currently a nanny for a little boy who is almost two and I hate it. I love him...
    Thinklife Thinklife 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel as if I cannot be myself. I was bullied in the past. It still affects me. I lack confidence. I always seek confirmation from others about my actions and decisions. Why...
    BrownBeeCa BrownBeeCa 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm in situation where every step and turn is a trap and one move can bring me down in a really deep dark hole.
    Alekz2816 Alekz2816 22-25, F Dec 5

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    I'm having one of those "please anyone put a .38 to my head" kind of days.
    lostinthought17 lostinthought17 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend and I have been on and off for about 8 months now. whenever we go our seperate ways we miss each other terribly and get back together and for a while things are good...
    impulsivehuman impulsivehuman 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Back then I guess I could say life was easygoing. With the situation I'm in now, my family is fed up with me. I've lied to them so many times. I'm aware of how they're feeling but...
    BlankSulli BlankSulli 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I don't know what to do ....I'm scared, I feel trapped and alone. I need to talk to someone I have suicidal thoughts and I don't know how to stop them. my mom wants to put me in a...
    bitchybrandi bitchybrandi 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    i have been seeing you for 16 months , it has been a long journey , why is it everytime you see me you are so damn happy , i know it is a good thing , you are so happy around me...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 2 hrs ago

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    My girlfriend and I been arguing a lot, she criticize me a lot this is what she criticize me about The fact when I say I love you she doesn't feel it in my voice when I say thank...
    jam34983 jam34983 31-35, M 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 4 hrs ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    adeleccaa adeleccaa 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I'm writing here because I feel like I don't have anyone in my life who cares enough to listen to my problem. The man I've fallen in love with is causing me extreme emotional pain...
    pandagirl09 pandagirl09 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Have you ever been in a relationship but you're not in love to that person? I know this is crazy,I'm doing it wrong but with my situation, I cant even figure out how will this...
    Achelle07 Achelle07 18-21, F 3 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I'm not exactly scared of being in a relationship. I just don't want to waste my time. I normally don't let it go past a 3-4 weeks. They are typically good dudes; however I always...
    oak2001 oak2001 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    I don't know how much longer I can persevere with it. 5 years we've been together. It's so hard right now. Intimacy is so important to me and it's not there. I feel like I make a...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 8

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    I've been with my boyfriend for almost a year now.he told me yesterday that he didn't want to get attached to me because he knows he's leaving for work soon and he doesn't know...
    hiddenjem hiddenjem 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    So, my kids are gone until after New Years. I have no family or friends in my rural mountain community. I'm currently in a LOOONG distance relationship. My house is quiet and cold...
    A132 A132 41-45, M 4 hrs ago

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    so I am suffering. still. STILL! dammit. damn him who does he think he is/? tellin meto kill myself and callin me names n crap. wtf. if i was so bad whyd he continue talking to me...
    amtired amtired 22-25 2 Responses Nov 24

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    Many believe past relationships are a sign of failure or time they wasted with the wrong person. Yes, relationships leave us with feelings of sorrow, uncertainty, and guilt but...
    Paris46 Paris46 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    I have been with my gf for almost a year. We met in college (while we were both with other people) but knew that we wanted to be together. We have since changed our lives to be...
    bw27237 bw27237 36-40, F 2 days ago

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    I don't know what more I can do to feel loved. I've tried everything. Being there, making an effort with her family, flowers, gifts, nice house. When I met her she was in the...
    friendlygent friendlygent 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I haven't really done anything with my life. Growing up, I had the impression that I would go to school, get a job, get married, have babies, the end. As I got older I realized how...
    GloppyHermit GloppyHermit 22-25, F Nov 23

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    Reality is starting to blur and my emotions cannot be kept. I feel like I'm suffocating inside of myself, and there is no easy fix. What I wouldn't give to be normal me again.
    Ginkofishin Ginkofishin 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    Umm.. So it was beautiful, ofcourse at the start, as every relationship is.. but very soon at the initial stage she lost my trust. Not love, I just stopped trusting her but I didn...
    mak2512 mak2512 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 6

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    I have been sick lately mentally, physically, and emotionally. I have found it harder and harder to deal with my families constant judgement and my friends silly ridicules...
    emem37 emem37 16-17, F Dec 7

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    I fear every day that I can loose control. I feel that other person itching to take full control. I tell people to leave me alone, I ask for them to let me calm down and walk away...
    seanv14 seanv14 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    So this is new... Something that a lot of people probably don't hear a lot and to be fair, I don't know why it is either... But here it goes... I have been in 4 relationships so...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    Out of a relationship for little over a week and I'm talking to this guy we talked about I but nether of us want a real relationship. We know each other but its been years sense we...
    biancafish13 biancafish13 18-21, F Nov 30