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I Have Left An Abusive Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 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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    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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    Day 7 I've been gone a week

    and I'm finally ready to let him go. He can move on my head is straight my feelings are clear I understand my wants my needs. I'm feeling free, I can talk about it and I don't break down or fill up. I hurt but it doesn't make me question what I'm doing anymore. I'm ready for a...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 3 Responses May 3

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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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    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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    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 old  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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am so frustrated. My other half has some mental health issues which we think are what is causing the issue with sex. We have been intimate twice this year. I can understand that...
    definatelynot definatelynot 31-35, F 42 mins ago

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    You know, the people who really suffer rarely tell people how much worse they have it than others. It's people who don't live with the pain who say things like "Well, your cousin...
    emperornorton47 emperornorton47 56-60, M 3 hrs ago

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    I realized the other day that I don't say "no" to guys. Not in the sense I enjoy it, but I feel like I HAVE to please guys sexually even if I don't want to. After so many years of...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Few months back, you would often come in my dreams. We were together at that time so I thought its normal to have you in my dreams. I never had you in my dreams since you left...
    lovemylife2210 lovemylife2210 26-30, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    As the years go by I become more and more unable to restrain the monster growing inside me. I am alone in this world and even my own reflection turns its back on me, leaving me...
    anhonestgirl anhonestgirl 26-30, F 5 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I've cut many people out of my life to get rid of drama. But I seemed to have left myself no one to hang out with. I have an odd personality which makes it hard to hang onto...
    Mj13ahestrella Mj13ahestrella 22-25, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
    kimalee77 kimalee77 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
    kimalee77 kimalee77 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    I need to get this out. I am home visiting family right now. I have finally come to terms that I do not have an emotional connection with my birth mother. I thought that was the...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee 26-30, F 8 hrs ago

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    I don't know how people go out of their way to be in this situation I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy . I love my baby I truly do but if I knew it was going to be like this I...
    hcm826 hcm826 26-30, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    All of these stories scare me. I'm 29, and my husband is 34. We got together when I was 22 and he was 27.. I we each had kids from previous relationships, so our new relationship...
    AFrisco AFrisco 26-30, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    How to restore broken relationships and marriage Hello to the people of this forum< Am Brooke Campbell from Texas and i can say that am the happiest person on earth since last...
    brookecamqbella64 brookecamqbella64 26-30 6 days ago

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    I want to share a verse to all of the strugglers in sin and in their relationship with God. But first i want to send a powerful message, and that is God sent his son to die for us...
    TemptaionWontShakeMe TemptaionWontShakeMe 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    My 1st marriage was a 10 yr nightmare. Both physical and sexual abuse. It has affected my personality and relationships I've gotten involved in since. I'm too controlling because...
    LonesumnTx LonesumnTx 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 19

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    Hi everyone. I wanted to share my situation and hopefully some of you may be able to help. My wife and I have been married for 16 years, together for 20. We have 3 wonderful...
    Flaguy10 Flaguy10 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    My biggest fear is ending up exactly like my mother - working a boring job, not having enough money to move out of a close relative's house and being a single mother. I want to be...
    amaxv amaxv 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    Okay so short and simple. I usually have no problem ending a relationship most of the time I caused chaos and then turn around on them so they feel like it's their fault or I leave...
    xoxoFireyIcexoxo xoxoFireyIcexoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    Procrastination is my middle name. That's why I'm here after 20 years. But this year, my goal is to leave this group and join the one (does it exist?) that says "I left my sexless...
    silverdarling silverdarling 46-50, F 6 Responses Jul 17

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    Sometimes I wonder if leaving him was a bad idea. I'm thinking about the safety of myself and my little girl. I left him 4 years ago. And I still live in fear. At least I'm getting...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I'm sorry I wish I could change the past. Sorry about everything... Miscommunication, electronic communication. I didn't feel I had much support. I should have left but I hung on...
    crispyOats crispyOats 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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    I was abused until the age of 24 (almost 25), and when I left the house my mom was finally able to have the courage to divorce my dad. She tried to get custody of my younger sister...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    When you stay in an unfulfilling, unhapppy or abusive marriage,children come to belive that relationships are experiences that entail suffering, pain and even a slow death. You are...
    Zelaleme Zelaleme 51-55, F 2 Responses Jul 15

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    my mother isnt abusive. however, i added this because i noticed quite a few people are having problems with abusive mothers or fathers. if you need someone to talk to or a shoulder...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jul 14

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    For the longest time I have wandered through life aimlessly, but now my goals seem to be defined by the arts. More specifically, music. My dream is to become a musician and be...
    somniatorlupus somniatorlupus 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Well kinda more been stuck in the middle of them. For the past several months I have been stuck in an odd situation where I know one of my siblings was in an abusive relationship...
    Sportser Sportser 26-30, M 1 Response Jul 13

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    Yeah. Very clearly so. For as long as I can remember. Which is really only as far back as 13 and bits and pieces beforehand. I was under 18 when they wanted to officially diagnose...
    Faett Faett 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 13

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    Hi... I think I have an Abusive Mother. My mom always gets angry at me, for the most stupid reasons; I have always felt like I am walking on eggshells around her. I just don't know...
    Littlewolf1562 Littlewolf1562 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 13

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    My sister was in a abusive relationship. She just wouldn't stay away from him. He said she loved him but he tried to kill her. I was so mad at her. I cried for weeks & just tried...
    Jessicajoyy Jessicajoyy 22-25, F Jul 13

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    Soniador1963 Soniador1963 51-55, M Jul 13

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    I developed my anxiety early as it came around due to bullying at a young age. That followed a abusive marriage that left me a wreck diagnosed with PTSD. These days I control it...
    StefMIC StefMIC 31-35, M Jul 12

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    It will tear you apart. You will spend days in your bed, but you won't even sleep. Your thoughts will be rushing so fast around in your head it'll feel like they make noise. That...
    egsmith egsmith 13-15, F Jul 12

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