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I Feel Trapped In a Relationship

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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, 2015

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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 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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    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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    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 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 had an almost perfect ddlg relationship for 2 years. We had such a good understanding and felt when the other needed support or a big cuddle. Such a shame we grow a part. im...
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    I had an almost perfect ddlg relationship for 2 years. We had such a good understanding and felt when the other needed support or a big cuddle. Such a shame we grow a part. im...
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    Every man and every woman is entitled to whatever type of person they like. Just because a man does not like an obese out of shape woman does not mean there's something wrong with...
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    I wasn't always like that. I've gotten softer as I've grown older. I used to think I was an island unto myself; but now, I realize that relationships and people are really all...
    emmye emmye 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    So would you like to be seeing a psychiatrist? Or become depressed? Because that's the path that you will take if this is a box that you have ticked. So no, this is the one thing...
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    I don't know why but I feel overly cautious when I meet new people online and in real life. It's not that I don't trust strangers or think other people are bad but it's more like a...
    ChloroFluoro ChloroFluoro 18-21, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    Ive been in a relationship where I felt that I am the only one who is exertong efforts to keep our relationship going. For once, I want to feel loved and appreciated. I want to...
    sweetoats sweetoats 18-21, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Ive been in a relationship where I felt that I am the only one who is exertong efforts to keep our relationship going. For once, I want to feel loved and appreciated. I want to...
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    I have a question for you guys. Do you think relationships (or marriages, if you prefer) these days can last, and remain happy? If you're smart with your decisions, including who...
    stjimmy765 stjimmy765 18-21, M 4 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Your relationship is only as real as your emotions .... Without the feelings no relationship has life to it .... Me and my girlfriend Alex share this connection<3<3<3...
    Stephenrko Stephenrko 36-40, M 1 Response 15 hrs ago

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    Ive been feeling so lost and confused when it comes to myself and all my emotions. Me emotions are all over the place. Ive been feeling soooooooo depressed and ive had severe...
    XxToxicKissesxX XxToxicKissesxX 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    "It will never work out" These damned words continuously resonate within my mind. How can such sentence stir a feeling of utter hopelessness! The confines of this wretched emotion...
    TotidemVerbis TotidemVerbis 18-21 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I've made the mistake twice now going into a relationship and they are from a different country, and we're not born in the UK like me. Both I found on pof a dating website. I am a...
    AliChan25 AliChan25 22-25, F 2 days ago

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    I have nowhere to go from here. No one to talk to. Nothing to motivate me to keep fighting the sadness. All I do is make others miserable. I make myself miserable. I've been...
    Sparklyblueunicorns Sparklyblueunicorns 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't know who I am. My ten year relationship just ended. My partner woke up one day 6 months ago and told me she wanted to leave. I was in shock, our families were taken by...
    malaiseguy malaiseguy 31-35, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not human. I never will be.
    shatteredporcelain shatteredporcelain 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    My family continue to bully me. Even when I fight back they say 'it's only him' horrible people
    Peter11260 Peter11260 51-55, M 4 days ago

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    Trapped in dissociative ville. For the past 2 years now ive been taking pretty regular trips to dissociative ville. Its honestly the worst place to go to, and you really do feel...
    xseventyXsevenx xseventyXsevenx 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    My fiancé and I have been discussing an open relationship. I really want to try this but am having some trust issues. He has cheated on me before and just a few weeks ago a female...
    FightingFeelings FightingFeelings 31-35 1 Response 6 days ago

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    "I could never be that good." We hear this phrase sometimes... probably have even said it about ourselves in certain situations. Emotions get us in trouble sometimes, don't they...
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    Ugh I feel so trapped here. All I did was a few hours of work and played with a friend. They keep telling me to bring my desktop downstairs and I have been point blank refusing! It...
    AngelOfDeath92 AngelOfDeath92 22-25, F Feb 5

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    i had a moment there. ever felt that sudden surge starts somewhere in the middle of your body and explodes in a flurry of ..you know?
    bipolar87418 bipolar87418 56-60, M Feb 3

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    There has been one "relationship" in my life that has been toxic. I met Nick online several years ago. He said all the right things, wanted to spend time with me, claimed to...
    mica3021 mica3021 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    i just picked a random picture from the internet to provea point this picture shows a nice candle light dinnerrelationships guys that are trapped lolbe single be with anyone girls...
    lostpagesofM lostpagesofM 18-21, M Feb 2

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    My bf and I started dating a year ago. He was just coming out of a relationship with the mother of their then 2 year old child. He hid the relationship for a long time, but then...
    franklymydear42 franklymydear42 41-45, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    It hurts mostly everyday I still get emotional I can still picture everything that happened I can still feel her hands banging against my head. How the first month's it was just...
    Introvertedchild18 Introvertedchild18 18-21 2 Responses Feb 1

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    continuation… She was unhappy with the relationship that they have with her boyfriend, I told her that I will not let her love me more than him, what I just want is let me love...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F Feb 1

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    There was one person that I met on my first job. A person whom become my friend, best friend, partner in all the crazy stuffs that I do. Every day we had exchanges of messages...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F Feb 1

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