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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

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    Abusive Relationships

    If anyone is in one I'm here for you to talk to and don't be scrared to talk to someone.
    kime kime 16-17, F Dec 5, 2008

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    Working Through The Heartaches

    I am a survivor of an alcoholic father which when drunk would beat on my Mother......I would stand up to him and so was beaten, once had fork thrown at me and struck and stuck in my forehead and another beaten so bad had to wet the sheets because my blood stuck to them.....I...
    PoppaBear53 PoppaBear53 56-60, M 2 Responses Apr 6, 2010

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    My mother was almost killed by her first husband. I've never experienced this myself, and I hope I never do!
    TayterTot TayterTot 26-30, F Feb 21, 2009

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    Does It Have to Physical???

    I am in a long term relationship.  Her previous relationship had physical and mental abuse aspects to it.  I am told I am trash, I am told that I can not be trusted, she has secrets and desires that don't include me.  Try and get close to someone and I get all...
    rw5453 rw5453 56-60, M 1 Response May 20, 2009

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    Empathy...Love Can Hurt

    I understand and feel your pain. My first sexual boyfriend would say he loved me, but act like I was nothing but trash. Nameless tales of him are all over EP. He did love me, once....but only because I let him abuse me. Never again.
    TheRealWoman TheRealWoman 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2008

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    My Heart Goes Out To Them

    It makes me want to save them. I have known good people in abusive relatonships. They were in them because they didnt think they deserved better, They expected them to change, They were married or had kids with them. They felt trapped! People can be harsh and say they have a...
    MysteriousShadow MysteriousShadow 18-21, F Mar 25, 2012

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    I Don't Understand People Who Don't Understand

    The general public is so ignorant about abuse.  They make a judgment call on something they know nothing about.  Have you ever heard "It's her own fault.  She must be doing something to make him angry."  "She must want to be there."  I...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 9 Responses Dec 19, 2008

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    I Have Sympathy On a Powerful Level

    I don't like the thought of some one suffering in an abusive relationship, any relation for that matter. It pulls at my heartstrings and I will intervene if allowed or possible.
    Marowit Marowit 18-21, F Jan 4, 2009

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    Women Aren't the Only Ones Physicaly Abused

    I am currently with a man who has gone through a lot.  He's lost several friends and family members in the past two years, most devistating was his little brother who committed suicide, which was a shock to everyone who knew him.  But before all of this, he was in a...
    je006j je006j 26-30, F Mar 9, 2009

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    The Cycle Still Needs to Break

    If I have any sense of anger or resentment for someone in an abusive relationship, I know I am only contributing to the anger already present in that unfortunate situation. To me, the major feeling I have is sadness. It's odd. The false judgment is that people...
    Tekkamaki Tekkamaki 31-35 10 Responses Oct 23, 2008

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    Escape

    Escape July 26th, 2013 Not thinking about you is like not breathing, so why do I want to stop? Am I afraid letting go is going to be hard like a scary drop? All these voices in my head... which one is yours and which one is mine? You have taken my sense of independence through...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 27, 2013

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    Abusive Relationships

    No human being should be placed in an abusive situation ...Not even an old man or woman ...It is degrading and frustrating to experience such an act no matter what are the situations ...Human life is precious as dictated by GOD ...We are very important , and very liable as...
    lilianne lilianne 46-50, M Feb 15, 2009

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    It's Wrong...

    I've known a lot of people that have struggled with abusive relationships and it kills me to see it. I've notived that one recurring motif in these struggles is the idea the person being abused has that it is their fault, that they deserve. Let me say this: No matter what...
    godsmack666 godsmack666 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 30, 2009

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    My Friend Is..

     My friend is in an abusive household. She is 20 years old, I have known her for years but only found this out about a month ago and I am devastated. We were having an intense discussion about other things and this topic weaved into it. She told me that that her father is...
    CosmicLucidity CosmicLucidity 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 20, 2009

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    People Can Be So Ignorant.

    In my one class, we watched a move about dating abuse. It is a class full of girls. Some parts were upsetting me, as I just got out of a bad relationship, and some of the things the abusive guy was saying and how the girl was reacting were similar to me and my exboyfriend. So...
    sasukesnumber1fan sasukesnumber1fan 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 11, 2010

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    My Heart Goes Out to Anyone Who Has Been In Or Is Currently Trapped In An Abusive Relationship

    My story is in my blog on my page, but I just want to take the time to say that I sincerely empathize with anyone who is struggling to get out of an abusive relationship, and especially those individuals who are emotional prisoners of what they believe is acceptable...
    GoldStar049 GoldStar049 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    No sympathy for a king Over seas battling like I'm in the ring No letters of worry from family I had to keep up with them sadly Finally Coming back home Was over seas with no...
    Bach13 Bach13 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16

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    I have no problem with interracial relationships. My mother was white, my dad was black. They were happily married, and then my dad passed away. She doesn't want no other man. I...
    xoxoMeowliciousxoxo xoxoMeowliciousxoxo 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 7

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    So I have been friends with this girl for over a year and now we are honestly best friends. I haven't been this close to someone ever in my life. We met at work and after a couple...
    cj177 cj177 22-25, M 1 Response Jul 25

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    Care For Those Who Dont Even Care About Me
    michigan11 michigan11 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I only thought about it today, I know I definitely love a guy but I can't have him, but there's this other guy I will see soon I about a month and I got an image in my head of...
    kieran456 kieran456 13-15, M 2 Responses Jul 3

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    I am satisfied and happy with the friends I have.Thanks for standing by me -friends.It is easy to make friends but difficult to keep them .I don't mind ,though,having a few more...
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    So I lived 5min away from this guy, we spoke everyday for a year.. Crazily enough we never met up, because I was too scared and have massive anxiety etc.. So we never met but I'm...
    dontkillmyvibe17 dontkillmyvibe17 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    there's this guy who broke my heart and I still have feelings for him. can anyone give me advice on how to forget about him completely?
    meguare meguare 13-15, F 3 Responses Jul 23

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    If you don't have time for me, i certainly dont have time for you....stop wasting my time because I am done.
    sisi19 sisi19 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    It's the worst kind of love. The kind that looks straight into your eyes as it stabs you in the back. There's someone I have loved for almost a year now. He doesn't know. I have...
    supersofie supersofie 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    He used to control me. If I would talk to a guy friend then suddenly I was cheating on him. He would accuse me of faking my asthma, that was the one time I stood up for myself. A...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    Between my 8th grade and freshman years of high school, I took an online class called "philosophy and pop culture." It taught basic theories and principles of philosophy as well as...
    WhimsicalWerd WhimsicalWerd 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Been seeing my abusive ex again . It's only been 2 weeks and it's already getting bad. I'm always shaking and feel anxious when I'm not with him . It's like a drug as cliche as...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 13

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    The best solution is to leave immediately at all costs. We live in an unjust world. The justice system won't protect you and if you try to take matters into your own hands you can...
    Kwaters12 Kwaters12 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We all have scars, I'm nothing special. I neither need help nor support. I don't ask for pity or advice. I understand the pain in your eyes before I see your bruises. I have been...
    JaneBloodyAusten JaneBloodyAusten 31-35, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    For all of those wondering if they are in an unhealthy relationship.50 Signs You're in a Bad Relationship
    findmeholdmeloveme findmeholdmeloveme 18-21, F 14 hrs ago

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    I was once married to a very abusive & controlling man who almost took my sanity & made me believe that without him I could do nothing. I never saw his evil nature until the latter...
    pebbles83 pebbles83 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    To long I was in the trap of a abusive marriage. Everyday waking up trying to convince myself it was the "right" thing to do by staying. To keep my family together. Everyday his...
    Happythoughts7771 Happythoughts7771 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 2

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    I love it when it rains, but to think that some low area here in my place like downtown will be possible for floods due to heavy rain I'm beginning to be sad... It's raining now...
    smjuap21 smjuap21 22-25, F Jul 15

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    Maybe my story can give hope to someone else. I was in a relationship with this handsome, smart, funny guy. Then one day that guy changed. Maybe not one day, maybe one week, or...
    SamanthaSweet SamanthaSweet 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 8

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    I really don't want to talk too much about it but I married a controlling psychopath. He changed as soon as we were married and went on a spiral of abuse and menial torture. He was...
    TamaraTheWorld TamaraTheWorld 26-30, F 7 Responses Jul 10

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    And he screwed me over :( we've been seeing eachother for about 4 months and I decided I should look at his phone just once to see if I could trust him. Well it's a good thing I...
    Rosaalie Rosaalie 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    So basically it all started in 2012, I thought I met what was the girl of my "dreams" how wrong was I? Although the abuse wasn't physical it was emotional and mental abuse. She...
    l0velyinsides l0velyinsides 18-21, F Jul 16

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    Yesterday while at work a friend came in for lunch. He sat at the counter We exchanged hellos and while taking his order in walks my ex. i could instantly feel my nerves kick into...
    sinistergirl sinistergirl 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 18

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    His name was Jim. I was 16 and he was 21. I lost my virginity to him. And even though we weren't in a committed relationship we were off and on for over a year. He was a complete...
    wheelsxoxo wheelsxoxo 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I have a pattern. I see the signs way too late. He tells me who he wants me to be. He starts commenting on my lifestyle in a nonthreatening way. Our relationship blooms and becomes...
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    I'm still with my abuser. Some of the things he's done to me caused me to have nightmares. I love him dearly and even though I know he is poisonous to my life I can't leave. Iv...
    Stiggyb Stiggyb 26-30, F 11 Responses Jul 20

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    I got a letter today from my ex. Who i have a restraining order against. Its not signed and its typed but the words are his. It read... Libby, I've tried talking to u in person...
    sinistergirl sinistergirl 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 25

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    I don't understand what I did wrong . he would come home angry from a long day at work and take it out on me . every little thing I did set him off , and he would hold me up...
    abbyhh25 abbyhh25 16-17, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    Oh man, I don't even know where to start... it is like living a never ending nightmare. I do not want your pity or you feeling sorry for me. It is what it is. I am married to a...
    annethruth annethruth 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Everyone that has shared a similar experience all have one thing in common, we all say 'but I love him'. I hear your stories and can relate deeply to them. There would be nothing...
    Smiles4u2014 Smiles4u2014 41-45, F 2 days ago

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    My mom seems to though. She was mad that John Legend wrote All of Me for his white wife. I see no problem in this. They love each other, that's it.
    mandarin125 mandarin125 13-15, F 10 Responses Jul 6

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