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I Have Left An Abusive Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 40 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    To start out I am not a perfect person. Three years ago I had an affair because of my unhappiness and poor decisions. I have been married for 16 years and with my wife for 23...
    and246 and246 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 28

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    I'm 25 years old. Found out today from an extended family member (don't you love how people hurl insults at you when they're upset?) that my mother "never even wanted me" and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 12

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    My father is a perveted, lying sociopath who hates me. I love myself irregardless of the fact my life has been hard. You enjoy making me feel worthless...your comments about how...
    nightskybostonlights nightskybostonlights 36-40, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My father does whatever he wants to with me since I was 6. I don't care but if other people were in my place they'd probably kill themselves.
    1Thatonedudeyouknow 1Thatonedudeyouknow 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 30

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    I have emotionally abusive parents. My mother thinks it's okay to put me with siblings that I dislike and will bring up stuff from the stuff to provoke my anger, she comments on my...
    melodicsadness melodicsadness 18-21, F May 2

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    I'm just getting out of an abusive marriage of almost seven years. This last incident I came closer to death then he has ever brought me. I took our two kids and left soon as I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses May 2

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    Growing up, I never had the easiest childhood. There, got that out of the way. Both my parents were drug addicts, so the marriage obviously wasn't a happy one; a lot of nights of...
    iespnz iespnz 22-25, M 1 Response May 10

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    16I don't know where this would fit in so I'm just gonn' post it here.I thought I'd post it as a confession but every time I click on the confessions page, just looking at those...
    TheMonasticChampion TheMonasticChampion 22-25 1 Response May 12

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    I've been married for almost seven years now, together for closer to ten. We have two wonderful children, both of which are loved. I feel like I should be happy in my marriage...
    enjoymentofquiet enjoymentofquiet 31-35, M 3 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I've been married for 4 years now and I'm so unhappy my husband would rather play video games and smoke pot can spend time with me. he sleeps in bed with me maybe 3 times a month...
    lonelyandconfusedwife2015 lonelyandconfusedwife2015 26-30, F 5 Responses May 6

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    Me and my husband have opened our marriage. We have no idea if this is going to work but we both have made our rule list so looks like we are giving it a shot....
    greeneyedmomma greeneyedmomma 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have left for center and headed for victory. This is my story and I am learning how to tell it.
    Stephen25 Stephen25 22-25, M Apr 30

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    They talk about the first year being the hardest. I should know, I work in the funeral industry. The first birthday, the first Christmas, the first anniversary without them. What...
    Sheilaid Sheilaid 46-50, F 3 Responses May 11

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    The one I do have left hardly talks to me anymore because he's wrapped up with his new friends and never has time for me anymore when I do call and want to do something. Everyone...
    FallingSun FallingSun 31-35, M May 17

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    So many of my ideas have changed so drastically lately! It's nuts! Part of me wonders if this is just a stage or if this is for good. I used to be so conservative. Believed in...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Both have been divorced again and remarried again. I think that's part of the reason I have approached my marriage and family the way I have -- even during the times I questioned...
    alteregoeleven alteregoeleven 46-50, M 1 day ago

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    If "boob twerking" becomes a thing, I'll lose the little faith I have left in humanity.
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 28

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    Over the weekend I received a message from my estranged sister. Other then to say Happy Birthday and Merry Christmas I have not had a conversation with her in over a year. She...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 4 Responses May 4

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    I'm 16 years old and I have severe eczema that constantly goes and comes. I know there's no cure for it but I need something that will at least make it calm down and not keep...
    idontknow86 idontknow86 16-17, F May 5

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    Well she's not in the Army yet but she's a senior at my highschool she's a very sweet girl with a great personality but for some reason changes at a very odd rate only when I talk...
    steeleo steeleo 16-17, M 1 Response May 10

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    Hi there, my name is Nick and I'm 19. I was born with congenital nystagmus and since have had 6 eye surgeries that have left me with strabismus. I was born with a head turn and was...
    soccerfan31 soccerfan31 18-21, M 4 Responses May 12

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    They are black with a red pinstripe that winds across the butt and down the legs. I put them on this morning to practice my yoga. They felt so good I have left them on all day. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 13

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    I knew a girl that I worked with and we became extremely close friends and had hung out multiple times. I knew her 3 years and I decided to host a birthday party for her. well she...
    freebirdkimmi freebirdkimmi 18-21, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    "NOTHING EVER GOES RIGHT FOR ME!!" . Yes, it would seem so, but everything happens for a reason. There's no such thing as luck. I've had some very rough times in my past, but I've...
    ArtLover01 ArtLover01 66-70, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I think I finally understand the end game of Bipolar Disorder. Or at least I'm close enough to the other side of the tunnel to finally see. Once upon a time, I had completely...
    WarriorsHeart WarriorsHeart 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I was determined to overcome all of the obstacles in my way including you, but you gave up near the very end, and snuffed out my light for the second time. I don't blame you for...
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    The stars align for your eyes... It makes me want to crawl inside. I haven't seen your face, and we are not in the same place. It is your brain I want to cut open and explore. Your...
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    I just wanted to help make the best out of the little bit of time you have left......
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    It was towards the end of last summer when the most amazing thing happened to me. Of course I know the exact day. It was Aug 3. I had been on my own for some time- Feb of 2012 to...
    Sugasug Sugasug 41-45, M 12 hrs ago

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    My husband had an emotional affair with a younger, prettier co-worker for about 10 months. It all started when she joined the company my husband worked for. When she first...
    private7069 private7069 41-45, F 1 Response 29 mins ago

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