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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    I'm smack bang in the middle of my annual doldrums... I'm thirty-six years old. Might look twenty-six, but the birth certificate says otherwise. I still have no direction...
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    I don't need people feeling sorry for me just because I choose to not have s*x it's my choice not yours you say my body is a temple and I should enjoy it I say my body is a temple...
    CookieMonsta17 CookieMonsta17 18-21, F 2 hrs ago

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    I've started to date a black man for the first time in my life. When we kissed, I didn't care about his skin color. I cared about the way he made me feel. I'm not sure if it will...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    There's a place that's here to lift you up But it can make you feel boxed right in It can make you feel trapped and stuck You're not allowed to be safe in your own skin Maybe it...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    I am okay. and I don't mean it in a dishonest way, or telling you what you want to hear so I don't need to explain myself. I am okay,happy and relaxed typing this. I have finally...
    kiki2016 kiki2016 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like I spent so long being his I'm not even me anymore that looks down on me for being with a pr1ck I'm just so lost I don't even know what's ceiling and what's floor. I...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm having trouble understanding how relationships are suppose to work. my mom and dad have never had a healthy relationship, they are divorced and continue having unhealthy...
    ocdfun123 ocdfun123 16-17 1 day ago

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    If you'd asked me even a year ago whether I'd seriously consider the idea of just about anything other than the standard relationship path, I probably wouldn't have laughed at you...
    DragonwolfDreamwalker DragonwolfDreamwalker 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Just got out of a 7 year relationship. I had given everything for this relationship; my friends, my family, and I geared everything I did as well as the things I was willing to do...
    kongxmeng kongxmeng 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    my soul yearns to be free. my mind feels trapped by my past. my dreams, they bring me there. to that place caught in time. I view myself looking down from the ceiling. on a cold...
    theskull102 theskull102 41-45, M 6 days ago

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    I always have dreams there is catastrophe. the moon falls in my dreams. sometimes it's really freakishlu and violently breaking apart and looks "bloody". lately they're all about...
    cjsewall cjsewall 26-30, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    He cheated on me a month before our wedding and I didn't find out till a week after the wedding.. I feel trapped.
    zornes12 zornes12 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 24

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    I don't like serious relationships. I've had bad experiences. I do not like the baggage that comes with them. I'm a decent looking guy. Have some charm and social skills. But...
    someone901 someone901 31-35, M 6 Responses Aug 24

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    I feel trapped in a vortex beyond my control. With no way to escape. Just whirl and flip and fly around until it spits you out.
    Tantrick333 Tantrick333 36-40, F Aug 24

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    my heart fills so small. with out you I have room to feel breath and be. do you not see when it all changed. you thought what you would not say and I didn't know what to think...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Aug 23

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    I really need some advice from an outside perspective. I feel torn between to men and it's breaking my heart. A few month ago I split up with my ex who I have a 3 year old to, we...
    BusyMummy90 BusyMummy90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I didn't know until I turned 26. I hear from so many people who are trans that they knew when they were young. I am not one of those people. I always knew I found men attractive...
    Smaccoms Smaccoms 26-30, T Aug 20

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    I'm so in love, and I found it in the most unlikely place. I have two wonderful young teenagers and life is truly amazing lately. however I keep getting overwhelming feelings of...
    agypsieschild agypsieschild 31-35, F Aug 20

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    I don't know where to turn. I work nights to get stuff done. it doesn't work for me like I want. I need some employees to take part of the work load and they want to work days. I...
    bigheartsmallworld bigheartsmallworld 36-40, M Aug 19

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    I'm 23. I just moved 7months ago to LA from a country 8,000miles away from here. 3months ago I met this guy who is 20 and still goes to college in Wisconsin. His cousin is the...
    JUSTME1217 JUSTME1217 22-25, F Aug 17

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    What the hell is going on here.Middle school romance sucks.I actually do know how I feel fùck relationships
    ArtemistheHunter ArtemistheHunter 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I feel like I want to give up on relationships because I've been through enough stress going back and forth to my ex who I been in a relationship with for over 3 years and it's...
    agdnn agdnn 26-30, M Aug 16

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    To me it was my fault fallinh in love with a boy the spark that i have never felt before when we kissed and just him holding me felt wonderful. There are so many things i want to...
    Soups Soups 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    don't know how to make friends. i need friends to live. i want friends. i want a boyfriend but i feel lost. don't know where to start where to go to find friends...i am tired...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 16

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    Hey there guys, this is so new for me but I had to give it a try, I just know That I cannot possibly be the only one that finds myself in this situation . I almost never share...
    Seeker247 Seeker247 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    The couple who are out for dinner but they eat their food in silence while looking around, everywhere but at eachother. The couple at home where day after day after coming home...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F Aug 16

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