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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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    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 1 Response Feb 15, 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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    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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    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 4 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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    Ray Rice shouldve been fired forever from the

    NFL. Its fine to forgive but he needs to go and his girlfriend should forgive and move the hell on. Why are men are so abusive? Why do women stay? There's never an excuse to hit a woman. You can grab their hands if they try to hit you to defend yourself but never attack .
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 19, 2014

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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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    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 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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    Because i was in one myself

    for several years. He abused me as my bf, and i believed him when he said he would change and control his temper. I believed him so completely that i married him. I stayed with him when he abused me as my husband. I lived through the cycle of fear, forgiveness, empathy and anger...
    violet1698 violet1698 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 18, 2014

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    I do. My heart goes out to every single person

    who is in an abusive relationship. I urge you to get help and get out of your relationship. You deserve to be free from that, and to be safe and happy. It is not your fault you are being abused, and no one has the right to hurt you, period. Call your local welfare office, your...
    oathtoorder oathtoorder 18-21, F Aug 10, 2014

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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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    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 22-25, F Jan 4, 2009

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This is a long story.... Just before beginning of the school year this year this guy added me on Instagram he was native like me n he lived in the same area I was living in. So I...
    cassie200015 cassie200015 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    I found this article and believe it to be True. Grace for Imperfection July 2, 2015 Unconditional love and acceptance – isn’t that what every one of us searches for as we...
    NOWHealing NOWHealing 61-65, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why should I be the one who is too ashamed about him physically hurting me? I'm so ashamed that I can't even tell just one person. I fear feeling like a complete fool because I...
    Jennnnla Jennnnla 22-25, F 8 Responses 3 days ago

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    Its not that I have for given them, its more like I'm thanking them for what they did to me, cause life ain't about age, its about experience
    HeCallsMeMami HeCallsMeMami 13-15, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Last night a x girlfriend from a month ago called me crying. Her step dad kicked her out and she wanted to stay here. Well we hit the store I bought a bunch food for her, we had a...
    Barthy5757 Barthy5757 41-45, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My dad treated my family like crap. For years. I forgive him, but I won't forget what he did to us.
    imveryboring imveryboring 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I recently had an experience which reminded me how hidden , corrosive and hurtful racial prejudice can be. My special person is white , a gentle lovely man. Am black as in coffee...
    Strawberrygiggles Strawberrygiggles 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was being nosy and looked up an ex. He has a wedding registry this year. I had a feeling he was getting married or was already married. I don't like this ex. So idky i felt so...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    So many one sided Relationships... I even keep going back to these people that I give and give to but never see an ounce of return, a phone call or a hello would be nice, hang out...
    MatthewNS MatthewNS 16-17, M 5 days ago

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    It feels like I follow him around and annoy the crap out of him. Like a lost puppy. I sit around hoping he'll text me or hoping he'll respond. I want to so bad just leave and get...
    amrosi amrosi 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm Japanese-Filipino (Japanese from my mom's side and Filipino from my dad's). I'm 21 (September '93) and I think interracial babies like Caucasian and Indian mix is sooo...
    deleted deleted 26-30 15 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was in a relationship for 5.5 years.... Engaged and all. He broke up with me. For nothing . In the end thanks to work my best friend I got out of a abusive relationship. Don't...
    cnabri92 cnabri92 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I woke up this morning hearing the presenter discuss the Ashley Madison hacking and there was a phone interview with a 40 year old woman with kids who is signed up to a similar...
    usernameinneed usernameinneed 26-30, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    U & Me forever this way www.nidhisuraj.com There are so many Love Stories in this world. Few stories become so famous but few are unsaid and been buried with time. Few...
    evan003 evan003 18-21, F a week ago

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    Here is the question, how long can a broken heart be recovered? How long can forget a person who doesn't love you anymore? How long...?
    love7078 love7078 36-40, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I am married to the man that abused me. we worked through things, I found a way to forgive him, he's getting help. but now he's gone because of the charges that got brought up...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 19

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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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    While growing up I was verbally abused and physically abused. maybe thats why all my exs were drawn to me. they all were abusive also. One reason I fear people these days.
    Averageguy41011 Averageguy41011 41-45, M 4 Responses Jul 19

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    We do more for those we respect than those we fear. Anonymous
    tryingagainII tryingagainII 56-60, M 3 Responses Jul 18

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    I guess it all goes back to tolerance: so many people were brought up very traditional; marry only into your ethnicity and so forth. The very fact that we as a whole body of...
    ascherlukas ascherlukas 16-17, T 1 Response Jul 18

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    Most people don't understand the love me and my twin brother share! But that's ok! I'm not here to make them happy! I love him more then anything I've ever know! He's my best...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I need help. When I was 13 I was with a 25 year old who was physically, mentally and sexually abusive. I anonymously contacted the police and he was sent to prison for drug dealing...
    ally96 ally96 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 16

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    I think interracial relationships are a great idea. Though I had sociology with a lot of kids or interracial households and all their parents were divorced or separated. So I...
    Maybeincubus Maybeincubus 22-25, M 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Have to go back home for my grandfathers funeral. Extremely nervous that my ex will show up and try to follow me back to where I live now!
    Cat052314 Cat052314 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    Why cant guys have so many options for clothes like girls dam it! I like looking pretty! ... even though i am a man and not gay! It feels good
    PriyankaShah83 PriyankaShah83 31-35 2 Responses Jul 15

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