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I Have Left An Abusive Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 37 People

    Move My Things, I Move Out !

    I always had said that marriage meant 2 people would share the good and bad yet when I came home from work one day ; my things had been moved to another bedroom. I was told that it was to be a trial separation. My realization soon came that I must leave both spouse and home and...
    stupidog stupidog 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 29, 2007

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    Courage To Stay Strong

    I have been married for only 4 months, to whom I thought was the love of my life. We met in college and have been friends for 7 years. 3 out of the 7 years I had seen a bad side to him, his anger to rage. I kept normalizing his anger and lashing out out me, thinking its stress...
    sarahrpn sarahrpn 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    My Ex-wife Used to Abuse Me

    I grew up knowing it was wrong to hit women. I have 4 older sisters. When my wife started beating on me I didn't know what to do. I was in the Navy at the time 22 years old. Over 700 miles from home. I lived like that for 2 1/2 years. Thats was long enough for me. People don't...
    HospitalCorpsman HospitalCorpsman 36-40, M 4 Responses Jul 17, 2008

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    Domestic Abuse And The Effects

    I was in an abusive marriage for 15 years, and I was finally able to leave about 4 mths ago.  I have 3 beautiful children due to this marriage, which is the only thing good that came from it.  I had wanted to leave many times, but was too afraid.  I kept the abuse...
    sjtruitt12 sjtruitt12 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 23, 2009

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    Its Been Over For a Year and a Half Now

     my husband wasnt physically  abusive .. it was all mental and it led me into a dark hole ...  i was hospitalized twice , developed anorexic traits and felt like i couldnt live without a man in my life .. talk about feeling completely worthless .. but now a yr and...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses May 30, 2007

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    Iam So Sad, Pls Help Me To Move On

    i dont know from where to start my sad story ,well i got married at a very young age at 16 years oldĀ  i had my baby at 17 years old,my ex was very bad he use to treat me like animal ,like i have no right in this life i cant go out or have friends or study or anything i just had...
    zaineb zaineb 22-25 5 Responses Apr 12, 2012

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    Some Of My Story And A Vent

    I was with my ex-husband for 16 years, married for 14. Everything was like a fairy tale until we got married. There were three weeks between our wedding and when we moved into our first apartment and it was within those three weeks that he first put his hands on me. I should have...
    dropdeadredhead dropdeadredhead 36-40, F Nov 27, 2012

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    To Be Free

    I was married to an abusive husband for 18 years.  It is amazing how long you are willing to put up with something that is so wrong.  I did not even know it was abusive until the last couple of years, thanks to a friend.  When I realized that it was I asked my...
    frozen frozen 36-40, F 4 Responses Apr 18, 2007

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    An open letter to my abusive husband: To a

    man I know no longer: It's been three weeks since I walked out the door. Three years. and then...nothing. I still remember so vividly the last moment with you. You were in my face, telling me I should kill myself and the world could do without. Then, I knew. Enough is enough. I...
    emorgan11891 emorgan11891 22-25, F Jan 30

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    I'll Try To Keep It Short

    Married for 14 years, 4 kids, military wife. He beat me down with so much emotional abuse I developed anorexia, lost 112 pounds in 7-8 months. Cheated on me for 8 years. I honestly had no idea. I took care of everything while he went to college and got his Masters. Immediately...
    cslaman cslaman 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I really do, and it makes me teary to write that because I am so grateful for it. I've been working hard on my marriage and on me. I told my counselor the other day that it is...
    BBWand40 BBWand40 41-45, F 11 Responses Apr 1

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    Ok so my friend is 16 and lives with his mother. She is very controlling and takes everything to an extreme and is really abusive to him. He wants to leave but his mom has full...
    NanNanNanNan NanNanNanNan 16-17, T 1 Response a week ago

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    So my wife and I have been married for 2 years in june, and lived together for a total of 8 years. We have a 3 year old son and just purchased our first home. Things are great to...
    wheelman82 wheelman82 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have been dating him about 4 months and he tries really hard to be a good bf but he gets so upset at me and hits me. I know i should leave but i don't want to. I am looking to...
    Want2BGood Want2BGood 16-17 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I haven't really been on EP in months. So far I've noted more so-called activists and less creepers. So far it's a positive change.
    Shirousa Shirousa 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 11

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    I truly love my mother and I know she wants what is best for me, but I am very scared of her too, I once read a gossip magazine so I could explore my feminine side a little...
    AnAngelsKiss AnAngelsKiss 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was on here as Klaatu69. I just needed a fresh start. Ugh, this is so much work. I should've listened when they warned me not to delete the account.
    koos73 koos73 46-50, M Mar 26

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    Need some advice from anyone who's been in a similar situation. I've been trying to go non contact with my narc mother for three months neaely and I have had abusive letters, texts...
    mummytozach mummytozach 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I met my soul mate in college and the bond and love between us was incrediable. We both were madly in love and were inseparable. We both are middle eastern I had lots of Suitor ad...
    MelodyMoon MelodyMoon 46-50, F Mar 23

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    Well my heart got broken last night, my best friend send me a picture of her new tattoo she got with another girl, it's her other best friend. The reason it hurt me so much, I felt...
    choli choli 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I think single mothers with young children should stay single until their kids are fully grown and have left the nest because stepfathers give me the creeps. I have never heard...
    Vivinci Vivinci 41-45, F 8 Responses Mar 26

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    I'm ashamed to say I have left and come back about 6 times in the past 9 months. I'm broken. And even thinking about dating women. I don't even talk to my friends anymore about...
    nextstep345 nextstep345 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    Surrendering our sexuality, decency and the best of our fertile years is what the sexless marriage club is all about. I didn't sign up for it though. My club was supposed to be the...
    angelwanderer angelwanderer 46-50 4 Responses Mar 24

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    No, I did not wait either to have sex before marriage. I started having sex when I was 16 and was on the pill at that time so I would not get pregnant. My mother made sure of...
    singlefemaleonvacation singlefemaleonvacation 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I phoned my best friend yesterday. Tore my hair out carefully. She is also a friend of his. She said some wise words. Whether it's true or not lovely you have left. So does it...
    grommit3 grommit3 36-40, F 5 Responses Mar 22

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    Honestly Im only 17 years old, and i know i have life ahead of me, but sometimes i like to think if it hard now , then how harder will it get, will it really get better or will we...
    thatgirlalbana thatgirlalbana 16-17, F Mar 24

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    My newsfeed looks more like a teenage magazine these days. I've got nothing against teenagers, but I don't want 13-year olds commenting and giving advice on my posts that they know...
    Carissimi Carissimi 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Its contagious, be careful, I don't know how long I have left to live.... My friend is a brilliant doctor for finding my prognosis and diagnosing me... (:D )
    philex2014 philex2014 13-15, F 1 day ago

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    It was our wedding anniversary 2 days ago. We wished each other and he took me for anniversary dinner. When we got there, we ordered our favourite food. I couldn't wait to eat it...
    afia123 afia123 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    For the past few weeks, the common theme has been rape. I don't want to hear any interpretations really because everyone keeps saying the same stuff which is great they're helping...
    Allforaview Allforaview 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I had a monster for a boyfriend . Four long years that what i wasted on him. He used to beat me up, insult me. though these physical incidents were rare the mental abuse happened...
    diffspawn diffspawn 18-21, F 4 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    For the people in sexless and unhappy marriages that have gotten out, what was your breaking point? When did you know enough was enough?
    aurismith aurismith 26-30, F 15 hrs ago

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    Don't we all? I mean, people meet me and they have no idea. But here is my story. My grandpa is a narcissist who has tried to ruin bot my parents' marriage and the marriage of my...
    MidnightLaughter MidnightLaughter 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 22

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    Over the last two centuries, women began to rebel against their God given design as a helper for man and began to demand marriages that removed all roles. Instead of women acting...
    biblicalgenderroles biblicalgenderroles 36-40, M 3 Responses Apr 4

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    I'm a black woman and my fiance is white. We were invited to one of our friend's birthday party yesterday, who's also in an interracial relationship/marriage. He's black and his...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am 22 and I was brainwashed into going to the local university which is okay ranked after being accepted into a much better school. My parents have brainwashed and controlled me...
    wfurlow2 wfurlow2 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Before Christmas I started seeing someone. My abusive ex found out and begged me to take him back. I did. Nothing changed other that the physical abuse stopped and he turned up the...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    The man I love is abusive and I have been with him for about a year now see he is a alcoholic abusive guy but he is 36 I am 21 almost 22 I am also paralyzed and have epilepsy but...
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Someone commented on one of my posts. The question was asked.. Why do I place so much importance on my STBX? OMG... Why do we get wrapped up in all the drama? Why do we lose...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 18 Responses Mar 20

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    So my lover says she can't be the "shadow woman" anymore, but WOW did we ever create some seriously amazing memories in 4 1/2 months of finally seeing each other after nearly 2...
    LoveExplorer78 LoveExplorer78 36-40, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    I chose not to wait until I was married to have kids. When I was in high school, I felt my boyfriend and I were so much in love. We professed each other's love for one another...
    juliewardatbeach juliewardatbeach 36-40, F 6 Responses 6 hrs ago

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    I am not in an abusive relationship but I just want to share this experience and maybe just get some feedback? earlier today my girlfriend pinched my arm, like the underside of my...
    jkmiecik98 jkmiecik98 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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