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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    WhoseMe WhoseMe 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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    I'm flirting with too many people at once consistently and I think some of them are taking it seriously but I don't even feel bad and it's not like me to be insensitive to people's...
    teehee342 teehee342 18-21, F Mar 9

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    So I'm dating some guy who I think I love the way he loves me and treats me but let's face it without that I don't like him like i would never be friends with him if it wasn't in a...
    gkaren gkaren 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 4

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    Let's just start from the beginning .....My name Was Angel Archuleta when I was born I don't know what I looked like as a child and I really don't remember where I was really...
    trew5432 trew5432 13-15, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I just want to get my permit so I can get my license so I can drive myself to school, and beyond that, go to a different school. I'm tired of being in a school with only 15...
    cheesecrackers99 cheesecrackers99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 8

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    My boyfriend feels so clingy sometimes that it drives me up the wall. And I feel guilty about feeling this way because the only way to keep the relationship alive is through...
    emeraldangel523 emeraldangel523 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    But I have discovered my "big" has been cheating for the past year and a half. (Our whole relationship) I moved in with him, in a city I don't know.. Now I feel trapped. He says...
    dollyrotten dollyrotten 26-30, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    it's crazy i have someone but i feel like im doin it all alone he gives me nothing and i do everything we been together 5years and evey day all i hear is it's. u not me i just want...
    whyithurts07 whyithurts07 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    I feel like I'm dying. I somehow manage to go through my daily routines but I no longer feel like there's a reason for me breathe. I feel like I'm just existing, not living; and...
    ILoveWeights ILoveWeights 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I don't know what to even think anymore. I feel like nobody wants me anymore. I'm just a burden to everyone else. My fiance has been telling me that my depression is "bullshit" and...
    KingFaen KingFaen 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 11

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    Some days I feel trapped as if I'm in an alternate reality. Everyone else's life is moving on. These people have friends. They have a social life. They do things together...
    dewkissedrose dewkissedrose 36-40, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    We should never feel powerless or trapped in a relationship. In fact, if either person feel powerless or trapped, the relationship doesn't teally exist. Because that's what...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    As of yet I've avoided it, it's quite embarrassing really when people ask me about it. I don't know why I don't want to be in a relationship, I have mixed feelings about the whole...
    AngelicDarkness AngelicDarkness 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I know physically I'm not alone I have a great mom and dad by my side and my daughter and sometimes my boyfriend/baby daddy. But there's times I feel alone, I feel rejected. Not...
    ox97 ox97 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I am loosing my mind. I can't do anything without something disturbing me within. It's hard to explain, but it feels like this; I had fallen down a long time ago, and before I had...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    My parents split a few years ago. My mom fell in love with a neighbor and eventually moved states away. That was the most difficult depressing time of my life. As soon as she moved...
    Shessolovely Shessolovely 18-21 16 hrs ago

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    Weak & powerless I want to let the whole world know that the reason or the cause for all my sufferings and ordeals in life were caused by my own family who do not sound like my...
    Powerlesss Powerlesss 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 14

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    Hi. I'm 17. This is still pretty confusing to me and I'm not very experienced at it... but here's my story... I'm a guy and as someone posted earlier I'm comfortable enough with...
    anonymous1382 anonymous1382 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 16

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    and that day which comes so soon, and you meet your loved one.. it'll be special, cute, amazing..you'll just not want to leave. I can't wait to feel that. ugh. I love you:/
    chlojjs chlojjs 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend lives 1000km away from me. He works in the city I live and he is here 70% of time but he just told me he wouldn't be able to come here for work anymore after September...
    fosterpaste fosterpaste 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Top ten questions about relationships with psychopaths/narcissists. I took this from the site psychopathfree.com. I found it to be very helpful. 1. Is he / she really a psychopath...
    totallytea totallytea 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    my first post was kind of me venting stress and not really a complete thought. However, this has been on going for quite sometime in which, I feel more comfortable in women's...
    Shymoose Shymoose 22-25, M Mar 4

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    I've finally been able to convince my husband that I really do want to be in a relationship like this, although I refrain from referring to my desired relationship as DD or TIH...
    taliahood taliahood 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 19

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    I'm only 14 and I really do feel as is I'm a gay man inside a women's body?? I so glad I'm not the only one though, being fourteen I thought I was the stupidest person for thinking...
    liv0123 liv0123 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    My daughter is a junior at college and is an exceptional student with drive and clear goals for the future, which include graduate school, most likely at a university abroad. This...
    GTdM GTdM 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Ah ****. Here we go again. Hello dear members of the EP world. So I tried my luck at being a normal functioning adult who doesn't run to the Internet to complain about everything...
    TheGirlFromJupiter TheGirlFromJupiter 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I am running out of options. For the past three years, I have been seriously working on my mental health issues. I've been through a few therapists and doctors now. They used to be...
    Twon Twon 22-25 3 Responses Mar 19

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    At least I think I was in one. I am not sure if he was someone who was narcissistic or antisocial behavorial disorder but a lot of people tend to agree that he had these tendencies...
    wingeyes wingeyes 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    While expressing your needs and feelings in a positive way to your significant other is a good foundation for resolving conflicts and building a healthy relationship, these skills...
    Brunette4U Brunette4U 31-35, F Mar 5

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    I honestly don't know how to feel about myself at all anymore. I've been dating this guy for 7 months Nd I just don't feel good enough for him at this point. I feel like I can't...
    DyingLightx DyingLightx 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 5