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I Have Left An Abusive Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 35 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 achieved a double whammy of abusive fathers. my mother originally married an physically abusive marine. he was my ***** donor. mom must have shopped at Walmart for her next...
    ramvan ramvan 36-40, M Feb 12

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    My first time writing. Because I hid my problem for so many years, I became a shamed of what went on at home. Since I was young my father would constantly complain and yell at my...
    mukullama4 mukullama4 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    In order to have a truly fulfilling relationship ( or even start a healthy relationship) with a great guy, you need to come from a place of strength, confidence, and fulfillment.
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 17

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    I was so so so upset about many things. That I am ugly, my family and cousins are beautiful, that im losing my already thin and short hair, that i have no biyfriend, that i have...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F Feb 7

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    I was so so so upset about many things. That I am ugly, my family and cousins are beautiful, that im losing my already thin and short hair, that i have no biyfriend, that i have...
    Moon88855 Moon88855 22-25, F Feb 7

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    Never imagined myself posting in this section but here goes. So I've been married over 12 years now and to be honest after reading all the stories here, I wouldn't say I have a bad...
    destiny2015 destiny2015 36-40, F Feb 22

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    Being an unfaithful spouse is the worst thing you can do to another person. It has the potential to ruin someone physically, mentally... It can destroy lives and families. It can...
    oneawkwardcactus oneawkwardcactus 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    I am a male who has been married for 11 years, we have a nine year old son and i have ruined our marriage through my jealous behaviour. I have moved out for the second time so we...
    sema4444 sema4444 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 10

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    How you make me feel. My love... You are everything to me. You are away right now, and all I can think about is seeing you tomorrow. Your soft, gentle beautiful eyes. There's...
    mollyhearts mollyhearts 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    This is not a regret, it's something I've known would happen. Parents thankfully divorced at age 4. My dad had weekend custody and is a great dad. Still, I saw how hard being a...
    MissASC77 MissASC77 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Weird,strange feelings,I don't like him like that i dont think i ever did,but still it's hard to forget him.I'm starting to kinda hate him lately.and im just sad too because I put...
    simpleandpossible simpleandpossible 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 17

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    Here it goes ... I never got the love I really needed from my mom or dad. Yes they provided food on the table clothes on my back a shelter . But my home doesn't feel home I have a...
    fiestychica fiestychica 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 19

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    I have been self harming since I was 12, I am about to be 21. The last time I harmed was a month ago and I made one big deep cut that should've had stitches because the scar now is...
    avey10 avey10 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 4

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    I really just want to scream and pull the little but of hair I have left out !
    Fanteyzhuh Fanteyzhuh 22-25, F Feb 4

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    I have not been officially diagnosed but I have just about all the symptoms . I have been extremely miserable since I was a kid. I was mercilessly bullied and sexually harassed for...
    ajrestless ajrestless 22-25, F Feb 12

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    The only feeling I have left is hurt..You can't make it any worse by just saying the truth..it's what I keep telling my self..maybe it will sink in...
    Sweetbeotch Sweetbeotch 36-40, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    I'm 37, and I'm stuck in a 5 year old, horribly lonely marriage because I have a toddler and I'm unwilling to not have him with me every day. I know my husband will fight for...
    wheresmyrescueparty wheresmyrescueparty 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 16

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    So my marriage is over and in a week time my husband will be gone back to his comfort zone his parents. I am sad because he's failed miserable as a husband. Yes they are two sides...
    Unsatisfiedwoman74 Unsatisfiedwoman74 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I m newly married since 9 months but been with him fr past 2 year .before marraige we hardly met fr 2 times and that to for 5 minutes,I never got to meet him n know his activities...
    bloodred31 bloodred31 26-30, F 1 hr ago

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    So we are down to about once a month. There are lots of reasons why. Al of which logically seem ok. Still breastfeeding, but she wants to stop. Has wanted to stop with our...
    Alohaguy Alohaguy 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    It's near my neck, and I can't turn my head left without pain right there. Boyfriend says it's either sleeping position problem or over stressed recently. Which both applies to my...
    iTetra iTetra 13-15, F 7 hrs ago

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    I have been with my partner for over 10 years, best friends for 5 years before that and now Married for 3 years... I thought I knew him better than myself, but have been sorely...
    Smudge5002 Smudge5002 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 15

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm in what I'll call a one-sided open marriage... My husband (I'll call him Zack) is the one who has other relationships. Before our marriage we tried to have an extra person (a...
    zodiac79 zodiac79 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    So yeah I was.....how can a guy be in one you may ask.....well its damn easy when she is a complete narcissistic woman......I would wish this on my worst enemy......she gaslighted...
    huckleberrybunches huckleberrybunches 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 15

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    Truth be told, I am not 100% sure. It is hard to get a clear clairsentient "definition" and I've read it described many ways. At the very least I am a natural empath for sure. I...
    boompowsplat boompowsplat 26-30, F Feb 20

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    I feel like I'm on a roller coaster, I'm constantly going up and down. I feel confident and raring to go one minute and I'm feeling despair, desperate and empty the next. I hate...
    dte21 dte21 18-21, F Feb 19

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    When I was 18 I became pregrant by my boyfriend who at that time was a sweet man. We moved in together, and I found out differently. I was choked, beat, kicked, and even forced to...
    Alli6372 Alli6372 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I kind of regret getting married. *The crazy thing is one of the most disturbing nightmares I ever had was while I was in my teens, and it was about me marrying a decent man who...
    Bethstar Bethstar 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3

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    Well, the title says it all. I am in desperate need of advise. My mother was narcissistic and abusive (and only those who have gone through that as well can know what I'm talking...
    kat1wabash kat1wabash 18-21, F Feb 7

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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...
    faithful77 faithful77 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    I read about so many women on here that are unhappy in their marriage. They say their husbands are not interested in them and just sit around doing nothing about it. Wow... here...
    Allen54 Allen54 51-55, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I need to step up and tell myself the truth. I need to face reality. My marriage wasn't a marriage and it took an anonymous app, a stranger to open my eyes. Now they're open I...