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I Have Left An Abusive Marriage

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 33 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I just joined this site after reading about other people's stories. I want your opinion to this problem. I have a father who has always put me second after my little brother. When...
    Abyss5 Abyss5 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    I've noticed his abusivness since I was 10 (which was almost eleven years ago). It's complicated though, it's on and off and I guess thats why my mother won't leave him. It's a...
    sunisburning sunisburning 18-21, F Dec 2

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    After my parents got divorced when i was 12 my father has been a heavy drinker. My mother moved out with my little sister (Lily). When my father started drinking he would only...
    Alexjones12 Alexjones12 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 22

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    My dad is such a ****. He's always smacking me around and making me clean his messes. He likes to break his bottles against walls and make me pick it up with my bare hands. Ugh...
    SomeDepressedTeenx SomeDepressedTeenx 13-15, F Nov 30

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    I hate my dad so much. He's just ugh!! I can't stand being with him. He always smells like beer and ****. It's nasty. And he has muscles the size of basketballs. He should really...
    SomeDepressedTeenx SomeDepressedTeenx 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 2

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    I am contemplating divorcing my husband. The problem is that this will be my third divorce and I am only 43. I made some bad decisions in my twenties based on growing up in an...
    strikes3 strikes3 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    I know, that's not supposed to be possible. People say it's not possible, that I'm deluding myself. I'm looking for a way out, I secretly hate her, we must have a sexless...
    roykirk roykirk 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 23

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    Wow... the title couldn't fit me better... I've been married for 14 yrs to a man that use to be a good man... that is before he retired from the army and before he started getting...
    neydi1972 neydi1972 41-45, F 9 Responses Dec 3

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    Today is Thanksgiving...but my husband has locked himself in the room because I got upset that he wouldn't let my kids listen to their father's message on the phone. I asked him to...
    NotVibrant NotVibrant 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 27

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    It's really remarkable to find so many people who I can relate too. My mother has been emotionally, physically, and verbally abusing me since I was a small child. I don't have any...
    WeOnlyHaveNow WeOnlyHaveNow 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 13

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    Hey friends! I cannot thank you enough for all the amazing posts and comments you all have left me. You all gave me the support and confidence I needed and more! So I have good...
    Lovelaurenx3 Lovelaurenx3 18-21, F 9 Responses Nov 24

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    i have cheated on my husband multiple times. we have been married for 3 and half year and I started cheating since last year. It was an arranged marriage and I got married really...
    idontknowwhatiwant idontknowwhatiwant 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
    Juliecc11 Juliecc11 26-30, F Dec 1

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    And all of a sudden out of nowhere he tells me that he will pay to help get me set up in an apartment. There was no discussion about splitting up, no conversation about divorce...
    katdorie katdorie 46-50 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I had the saddest dream. I dreamt we were walking side by side... In my dream we were connected again- I could feel that energy between us... Powerful, magical and intoxicating.I...
    missssyme missssyme 31-35, F Dec 13

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    I think interracial relationships are beautiful! I hope to experience one in my life and maybe even have an interracial marriage.
    curvydavi curvydavi 16-17, F Nov 23

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    My oldest sister died in murder. My sister Anicka who was 17 jumped off a building broke her leg and died in the hospital. My little sister Jessa overdosed and stabbed herself...
    EternallyHeartBroken EternallyHeartBroken 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I am an adult, and my parents are married. They always will be until they die. But it doesn't mean they don't actively hate each other. They don't fight anymore, too old for...
    bananaforscale bananaforscale 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I just turned 25 a few months ago and went to the eye Dr only to find out that I have RP. It actually answered a lot of questions for me. I have been night blind for as long as I...
    rshelly22000 rshelly22000 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I find it sadly ironic that the people who often ridicule or belittle you for having low self esteem are the ones who play the biggest part in damaging any you may have left.
    AirleasAyres AirleasAyres 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 26

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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    A new survey has revealed that one 25% of women prefer to be with men 10+ years older than they are, while one third of men prefer to be with women 10+ years younger than them.The...
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    My best friend growing up died over 2 years ago. I still find memories of him float up in my everyday life. I joined this group to see what is more common with grief. He was...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I have left the person I thought I would truly love first and last. He changed. Now there is someone I believe I can fall in love with. I was a good break up but I know that...
    Shniddleyway Shniddleyway 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    This ADD has just been driving me mad. I cannot begin to explain how much it depresses me that I just can't have a normally functioning brain with a sane mind. Is it too much to...
    psychedelicblues psychedelicblues 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    When I was younger, I used to like being around crowds, and people. Now these days I do not like crowds, or being around people. I like to just be left alone. I do not want sex...
    Niko864 Niko864 41-45, M 34 mins ago

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    I am not strong enuff to end this relatioship. I married the guy who claimed to love me a lot ,and I thought this is all I would need to stay happy .I was 22 and he was 30 , but...
    knowinglystupid knowinglystupid 36-40, F 11 hrs ago