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I Have Been In An Abusive Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Ugly

    I was 15 years old when I met Pat* the first time. I wasn't blown over by his looks, or his charm. Looking back, I don't know exactly WHAT it was that attracted me to him. In truth, I suppose it was an exit strategy from my dysfunctional home. Pat* was 11 years my senior. Of...
    MissBehaviour MissBehaviour 36-40, F 14 Responses Mar 18, 2012

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    has any woman here testified against her abuser?

    I may have to and I'm scared ill fall apart or mess up
    justinsneedow justinsneedow 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 19

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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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    I know this is bad to say

    but i want to be honest. I get so upset at my girlfriend that i hit her, slap her at times push her around. Not saying its right and i am trying to be good. Love to talk a guy that been there or anyone that will not judge me. I am 17
    RealManMark RealManMark 16-17, M 3 Responses Mar 9

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    I worked as a long haultruck driver

    for one year. my ex was my Co driver and teacher. I was reduced to doing his paper work while he made thousands I made pennies. we would stop at various points along the way and the keys were taken away I was to perform sexual acts in order for us to continue. I was not allowed...
    alexburk18 alexburk18 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    ericandchris ericandchris 36-40, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    He had always made me happy,

    I remember when we first met - I was one of those who believed in love at first sight. After dating for six months he started to become very aggressive towards me and I always believed it was my fault. Then one night I came home from work and he called me saying he had a few...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 11, 2014

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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've Grown, I've Survived , I'm Happy

    I had an affair with a "man" (more like a monster), in my early 20's that lasted about 5 years, it was an on and off thing.  That's how most abusive relationships are anyway. The first time he hit me was when I was driving.  We were late to an appointment and...
    golddustwoman golddustwoman 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 11, 2008

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    Today today I found a p**** CD in my closet

    when I asked my boyfriend what is this he said it's the neighbors. I don't know what's worse that he thinks I am an idiot or that I will believe him. I asked him while I was crying what is wrong with me, he said he don't know what I'm talking about. I just had a tummy tuck so...
    scruz444 scruz444 31-35, F 2 Responses a week ago

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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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    I met my ex-husband at the age of 17.

    I never saw the red flags, mainly because I endured abuse growing up. I thought it was pretty normal when he got jealous of my friends, mad when he thought I did something wrong, and even ok when he broke things around the house. But with time, like every abusive relationship...
    lexy82 lexy82 31-35, F 3 Responses Jun 30, 2014

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    Im Thankful That Im Still Alive...

    I met my abusive ex when I was 19 and I was with him for 11 miserable years. I really should have read the warning signs early, I guess I know better now. To anyone new that he met he would come accross as the most charming funny outgoing individual you could meet. Behind closed...
    archangelgirl archangelgirl 31-35 9 Responses Jan 15, 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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    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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    Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse With GOD'S help,

    I am working on breaking the cycle of abuse that seems to keep following me....I talk about writing a book, Well just on this chapter of my life, Would be a book.... What am I...Other peoples stomping post? I try not to be mean, Or ugly to people....But I am almost thinking...
    faithful77 faithful77 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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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 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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    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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    It's been about a year

    since we split. About seven months since he shipped out into the military. About four months since I started therapy and about thirty minutes since I had a panic attack due to my PTSD. My first one in two and a half months. I'm not sure if I will ever recover from it but I know...
    stargirl498 stargirl498 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 hrs ago

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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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    This one was at my house.

    ... He never came into the house and neither did I go in his house. But we stayed in the halls. I was sitting on him kissing talking. It was really good really peaceful and affectionate and no issues nothing. No problems it was just good. We argued for a months straight of March...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    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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