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I Have Been In An Abusive Relationship

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    Hey, I was in an abusive relationship

    for 5 years and ill tell you my story. I have two children with this man they are still very young. He physically abused me basically everyday, he destroyed every house we lived him he spoke to me like I was dirt and made me think that I was nothing. Took all my food money off...
    maddzt maddzt 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 1

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    Hey guys I just thought I'd tell my story in

    the hope that I can inspire other people to get out of abusive relationships. It all started about 16 years ago when in school I met a girl, the second I layed eyes on her I fell head over heels in love with her. For 18 months we happily got together and all was well in my world...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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    I love the fact that

    after I liked this topic, my ex made a post about how he never abused me.. Sweetheart, this definitely wasn't about you, you weren't my first boyfriend. But hey, if you want to assume things, then I can assume that you actually were mentally abusive. Sooo. Maybe in some facets...
    LanniLette LanniLette 13-15, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Worthless

    I was in an abusive relationship for 3 years. Me and Jacob had been together for 5 years but it wasnt until the third year that he beat me. He had a temper and he had hit me a few times... but it was nothing compared to when he beat me. He has put me in the hospital 7 times. He...
    sucknswallow sucknswallow 22-25, F 16 Responses Mar 23, 2012

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    Today I was reminded of how completely trapped

    I used to feel; but how I didn't realize just how trapped I felt until I was out. Today, a rather new friend and I were watching a news story on the Ray Rice incident, and how an ESPN anchor got suspended over calling the commissioner a liar. She then began to tell me about...
    lovelyss lovelyss 22-25, F Sep 25, 2014

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    I really don't want to talk too much about it

    but I married a controlling psychopath. He changed as soon as we were married and went on a spiral of abuse and menial torture. He was a drunk and would vanish for a day returning to take out his anger o me. I was raped, humiliated, degraded and beaten. The cycle of abuse...
    deleted deleted 26-30 10 Responses Jul 10, 2014

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    Can It Get Any Worse?

    Well Im a much different  person now then I was back when I was young and stupid. As many people put it! Or labled me. I had my first child when I was 15 years old. I dont regret that what so ever, he is the love and pride and joy of my life!! Hes gonna be 15 this...
    shy30 shy30 26-30, F 8 Responses May 7, 2007

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    A long time ago I was married to an abusive man.

    When we first met he would throw his jacket over a puddle so I didn't have to walk in muddy water. He focused on my every need. We married 9 months after meeting. The abuse started as soon as the wedding was completed. He didn't even come home for 3 days after the wedding...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I hate relationships.

    They ruin everything I've worked for, lived for, loved for. All the relationship choices I've made, all the boyfriends I've chose, have shown me nothing but hate. I want love, not hate. Cuddles, not hits. Laughs, not tears. Friendship, not lust. A boyfriend, not a monster
    jaydamarie jaydamarie 13-15, F Mar 7

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    I Have Been In Several Abusive Relationships.

    I came from an abusive family so when I became an adult I didn't know any different. I have been in abusive relationships or marriages over the past years. I want to tell a story about one abusive marriage I was in: I was pretty much to the point were I couldn't take it anymore...
    butterfly628 butterfly628 51-55, F 3 Responses Feb 12, 2011

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    Why are men like it? You sleep with them

    and they think they own you! What was more, he was older than me, by ten years! I'm sure a seventeen years old woman is more mature then some, maybe most, twenty seven years old men!
    Paca24 Paca24 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 7, 2014

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    i have been with my abusive husband

    for 21years from the age of 16 (he was then 18). I am sharing my story in the hope that it will help you if you are facing something like this, that there is always a way to get out, it is scary but there is hope. For a long time he was so charming and he wanted to see me...
    KirstyF KirstyF 36-40, F 5 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    We left School and went to the Park

    for a while It was summer it was getting really warm around ending of May. We had to go back for after school but we ran to the park. We got into a little argument where I told him I don't feel like we should date anymore because our relationship wasn't good He got mad and we...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 16

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    Insecurities

      i have not been in a physically abusive relationship, but it was a very mentally abusive relationship.. the scars were deep in my mind and heart.. i was with a girl and for the first 6 months we had the best time.. i love to laugh and make jokes and tell funny stories of...
    breastlover81 breastlover81 26-30, M 24 Responses Nov 9, 2012

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    Actually just got out of one last night.

    . Pretty proud of myself, he's been blowing up my phone & I haven't been giving him the time of day, now all I gotta do is have these bruises cleared up & he's memory will be completely gone.
    aaaxaaa aaaxaaa 18-21, F 26 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    We Came from the park

    and went to the nearby mc Donald We brought nothing we just sat down I had my phone on the table and laid my head on his arms My phone vibrated and I could see him looking to see who it was My friends were group messaging I saw other people looking at us I think they could...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 16

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    Holding On

    Why do I keep holding oneven though I know it will never beWhy do I keep holding onwhen what we have is killing meWhy do I keep holding onwishing the dream were still aliveWhy do I keep holding onrealizing our love will never surviveWhy do I keep holding onto the feeling I have...
    texastomboy texastomboy 36-40, F 5 Responses Jul 3, 2012

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    i am still married to him.

    .almost 4 years now... he look like a normal guy u see with quite a stable job and love his son. but he hit me. he kick punch me and he never regret doing it...he even call me names... he even hv problems with his sexual needs. he never touch me for almost 3 years now...last...
    belladross belladross 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 3

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    This was the Worst of them All It was getting

    dark around 5 something. I was going to get home late, we were sitting at this area. I was sitting on top of him and some dude made a stupid comment you better watch out he might rape you and he left laughing with his girlfriend but I kept my boyfriend calm. I knew that bothered...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15

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    I was with a man for 10 years (married

    for 7), who was verbally and emotionally abusive. I loved him so much and would've done anything for him, so I put up with it. I also suffer from depression and I think because of it and my low self-esteem, I just put up with it. The good times were so good for me that I put up...
    orangesky275 orangesky275 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Even after all this time it messes with my head.

    I am not good enough,it was my fault,I dont deserve anything good.I know it was him and not me.But even now when I think about it...I shake, I hate myself,I panic.I get on with my life as best as I can.I dont think of myself as a victim I got away from him I even hit him back at...
    biwhisper biwhisper 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 1

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    I still have flashbacks every

    once in awhile, and have nightmares. I'm just so sick of people treating me like I'm fragile, because I'm not. I got out of the abusive relationship, and I think that makes me strong. I'm a survivor, & no longer the fragile 18 year old I was while in the relationship.
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Surreal

    I remember his smell. The way his voice would waiver when he was on the verge of one of his episodes . I tried to stay out of his way. I remember the last time he put his hands on me. He had ran through all his usual insults. Fat, ugly , disgusting, imperfect, lazy, and whatever...
    ALL4SMILES ALL4SMILES 31-35, F 12 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    After this Day our Relationship went rock

    bottom I threatened him, I told him something about ruining his life I really blocked that memory, but I remember he was mad and said so now I'm threatening him He acted like he never threaten me before... He does things and when I do it he gets mad and acts like an such s...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 16

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    well I have Bern in Ann abusive relationship

    for about6 yrs. Although it is mostly verbal. I never would have Boehm with someone like that for long before. Somewhere along the watt I lost my confidence,self esteem,songs also self respect. I freely like I was stitch before,that I needed him. Babbitt now I have my own house...
    giggles1469 giggles1469 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was in an abusive relationship.

    Actually I wAs in 2. People who have never lived through that have no idea the damage it does. People judge because a person stays in the relationship but please don't. Because until you have walked in that persons shoes you have no idea. I was blessed that the abuse was only...
    sml4 sml4 46-50, F 5 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    how to cope with the feelings of abuse?

    does anyone know. ...I still see flashes of it and now I feel not like myself. like I have to hide and be someone I'm not.any advise?
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 21

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    My friend thinks her son is being abused at her

    cousins house. They lives with them and had no where else to go. She says her son tells her things and that he starts to acts like a baby and cry at random times & really strange around certain cousins and aunts .. It SCAREs Her bc she has like no one except for me that she can...
    stuckNWEbbz stuckNWEbbz 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My ex used to yell at me

    and accuse me of infidelity. I really was faithful to the jerk. Then he started to hit me one day. I called the police. That is when he left me. That night I found a new guy and started sleeping around (a lot), by weeks end I had slept with four guys, Then the breakup of...
    BarbarBabcox BarbarBabcox 36-40, F 10 Responses Sep 24, 2014

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    A man can love someone

    who they put they hand and kick her out the house at anytime at night time?
    tweetyreck tweetyreck 22-25, F 4 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I'm still with my abuser.

    Some of the things he's done to me caused me to have nightmares. I love him dearly and even though I know he is poisonous to my life I can't leave. Iv given him everything a person can give to another I'm currently pregnant with his first child. He still treats me like...
    Stiggyb Stiggyb 26-30, F 10 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    It started three years ago.

    He was perfect, the sweetest. Then came our two year anniversary and downhill our relationship went. He hit me every chance he got, it got harder and harder to hide the black eyes and bruises on my body. I began to do bad in my classes, because he made me skip class to see him...
    ImperialGoddess76 ImperialGoddess76 18-21, F 14 Responses Jan 1

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    I never fought back like

    that before... I'm not going to get into details or say or explain anything I don't want to revisit this one... I want to let it out but He tried to force me to do something I didn't want to do I nearly vomited He got mad and hit me I started hitting him and throwing my fist and...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    We Came from the City We went to the Apple Store

    and Walked Around Grand Central and The near by Park. We took the Train back to our Area, but for some Reason he was mad and wanted just drop me off at the station an go our separate ways I begged him to come with me so he did come on the train until it was my stopped he started...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F Mar 15

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    I was in a abusive relationship

    for a year,Its crazy how much I've been through and its sad to say I've never hate someone so much on my life,he humiliated me in from if his family..black eyes busted lips knot big as golf ball,but I had to leave and I did once my son age 3 lip gotten busted real bad and...
    lovesocrazy lovesocrazy 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Take a Look At My Girlfriend...

    I was 15, she was 17. You don't hear about abuse in gay relationships much, but there you are. I had never been with a girl before, and I was so in love and so sure I could never feel the same way again with anyone else. I stayed two years. I will never be the same person. I...
    ParselyTree ParselyTree 16-17, F 4 Responses Feb 20, 2008

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    We were at school in the stair case talk to one

    of my friends. It was weird because my friend bright up if we are having relationship problems just talk to him. We didn't say anything but we kept talking. My friend left and it was just us He said to me why did he say that am I telling people our business and I told him no I...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F Mar 15

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    Not too long ago i posted about my boyfriend

    who i had been with for two years I have decided to update the story for you. I did the risky thing and told my mom what was going on. This time she believed me. She called the cops for me and he is now my ex. I managed to get a restraining order and im so much happier now. i...
    dancingkoalas dancingkoalas 22-25, F Feb 24

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    ericandchris ericandchris 36-40, M 1 Response Mar 23

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    Young Love... Not

    When I was a junior in high school (so not too long ago) there was a reserved, ridiculously beautiful, private, and extremely quiet guy. I think the reason why I was so attracted to him is because I was so much like him. Minus the ridiculously beautiful part of course. So long...
    IntoYourArms IntoYourArms 70+, F 9 Responses Nov 16, 2013

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    I've Been In Two Abusive Relationships.

    You would think I would learn from the 1st abusive relationship, but it really was a different situation the 2ND time. When I was 18yrs I became pregnant and chose to marry.  At that time we were both clean & sober.  On the night my child was born my...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 21 Responses Dec 7, 2008

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    Last year the last day of school.

    .. It was really intense because we knew things would change from there No more would we see each other often because he was graduating and I would go to the 9th grade.... Yeah he was leaving I was entering We had to go to the school just that day to pick up our report cards so...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Never Thought It Would Happen To Me

    Growing up i was strong willed an *** kicker lol. I met this guy at a bar when i was 21 that should have been a red flag there. I thought he was my way out of the life i had. Things were good until u got pregnant. After my dayghter was born was when my life became hell. It...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 42 Responses Feb 23, 2013

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    Everyone kept telling me

    that I was so lucky to be with such a lovely guy and that he was so gentle and so nice. "Wow you're so lucky your first boyfriend is so nice" . I don't know why I didn't say it sooner . That he wasn't all he appeared to be. My whole family loved him. I know it's been over for...
    xosecretidentityxo xosecretidentityxo 16-17, F 5 Responses Aug 5, 2014

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    I just typed up my whole experience

    and it got removed for not being appropriate. Don't have a section, dealing with abusive relationships, if I can't tell what happened to me. It's not like I said anything bad, I just said what I did to myself, what he did in response to me wanting to leave, and what he did once...
    kelly1796 kelly1796 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2014

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    Ages 16-19 I was in an emotionally

    and physically abusive relationship. While I've grown past and become a stronger person, I'm really struggling with dating now. I'm in a new relationship, and the guy for the most part has been amazing. But today I noticed some behavioral tendencies that were the same as my ex...
    BabyBlondeOne BabyBlondeOne 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 2, 2014

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