Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    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

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    I have been doing a guy, a great guy, so cool, pop, and fun. However when he gets upset he will slap me, push me down, and once in his truck he slammed my head on the door window...
    iSceneGirl iSceneGirl 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Mother you always had it your way. It was me that was mostly wrong. I wish you had that abortion 18 years ago or killed me the day I was born. You never wanted kids mother you...
    GagaDelRey GagaDelRey 18-21, T 2 Responses Mar 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    To say I think I am in an abusive marriage might sound stupid. But it is all so subtle and I sort of didn't realise how much I had changed until today. For example, last night I...
    masa2014 masa2014 26-30, F Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 7 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just venting: I hate it when my wife makes promises during the day about the things that are going to happen later. Examples: oh, when I get home I am so going to take you to the...
    HusbandOfOne HusbandOfOne 41-45, M 24 Responses Mar 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have a sexless marriage and the marriage is working. It is because my wife and I have experienced lack of sex, knowledge or practicing it but in different ways and places. So we...
    planter715 planter715 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 8

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 3 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    My Mom had been suffering a cough since this past fall 2014. It started out what seemed to be the cold or the flu, and never went away. She finally went in to the doctor after...
    Philli8807 Philli8807 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 17

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Today I will post about something that will offend many... but I need to say it out loud, to write about it otherwise I seriously believe I will go insane. Being brought up by...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 11 Responses Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 Mar 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Hope is the only thing we have left when all around us is falling apart . Without the hope of a better time ahead we would all be emotionless drones with nothing to live for...
    hornyboy1983 hornyboy1983 31-35, M 1 Response Mar 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel for all in here who are our battle did not end well and it did take her just after my 21st birthday so to all that are battling it Plz make the most of the time you have...
    aussiejas aussiejas 36-40, M 3 Responses Mar 14

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Dear Jonathan, How are you doing? Is your conscious haunting you yet? Did you tell whoever you are with that you won't stay with her forever? Did you let her know that your...
    LoveLeahG LoveLeahG 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 16

    Your Response

    Cancel
    What would you do, if you were constantly told for decades that one day soon if you are a good boy you will get the life you want. you go for 16 years being the good boy that was...
    toughth toughth 56-60, M 2 Responses Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Questions shouldn't be asked because they're not important?! So recently I was looking through the comments sections of one of my favourite youtubers and I came across an amazing...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M Mar 10

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Many of them are online....as in I have never even met them in person. I have a pretty strong connection with a couple of them, but nothing I would consider inappropriate. One is...
    TornSoul13 TornSoul13 36-40, M 13 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I have made mistakes in my marriage. I worked too many hours and traveled over 100 days out of the year. I always was supportive. I tool an interest in my wife's activities and...
    mysecretstuff72 mysecretstuff72 41-45, M 1 Response 5 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I know that life is not easy for anybody. But sometimes I wonder how am I so ok, when I know people have experienced similar traumas and have broken and can no longer function in...
    salcla salcla 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    so... this is me again... acouple of months ago, I stopped caring AT ALL, guess I was ready to file for divorce, just waiting for the right moment, and run!!! but... I dunno know...
    sm28 sm28 26-30, F 32 mins ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was with a man for 10 years (married for 7), who was verbally and emotionally abusive. I loved him so much and would've done anything for him, so I put up with it. I also suffer...
    orangesky275 orangesky275 36-40, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Well it is no tragic heart breaking romance, It's simple , my Father left eleven years ago on January 13, 2004. He just up and left I was six years old and I just got back from a...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 2 Responses 8 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 15 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    So let me get this straight.. I have been cheated on and tried to work it out. We both went to counseling and things were better for awhile. Then it happens again. This time it's...
    slim156 slim156 41-45, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    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 1 Response 20 hrs ago

    Your Response

    Cancel