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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 237 People

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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 31-35, F Feb 21, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am writing this just after one of their outbursts. They called me a witch, hit me and dragged on my hair several times and screamed at me to shut up when i pleaded for them to...
    isswa isswa 13-15, F 6 hrs ago

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    Absolutely nothing at all, we all bleed red blood and we all are looking for that right person to make us whole. No one has a way of knowing you they're gonna fall in love with. It...
    SeanaO SeanaO 22-25, F 6 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    I have no idea why anyone would have a problem with interracial relationships. People should have the freedom to love without other people trying to stop them. :)
    1Rosie 1Rosie 18-21, T 2 days ago

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    i miss you david its been years since we have seen eachother or talked always know i love u >always & forever< this song i dedicate to you (in case) by demi lovato ?
    sisiyah sisiyah 22-25, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I escaped... He nearly stabbed me in the chest with a buck knife. He broke my nose, he dragged me into the house by my hair. I thought he was going to kill me until I begged for...
    arandomuse arandomuse 26-30, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    A woman with curves is a woman I want A woman with curves is breathtaking to watch When she walks down the street all heads turn To look at a vision of beauty with a hotness that...
    thebustierthebetter thebustierthebetter 46-50, M 5 days ago

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    I think I would be proud to have a kind, thoughtful boyfriend who appreciates me as I appreciate him. Whatever packaging that comes in doesn't matter to me.
    ksandd ksandd 13-15, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    chavacc11 chavacc11 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    My last relationship lasted 5 years. I met the father of my son when I was 17 through a mutual acquaintance. Soon I was kicked out of my mom's apartment after he tried to break in...
    ImStrongerThanThat ImStrongerThanThat 22-25, F a week ago

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    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 a week 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 Jul 26

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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 7 Responses Jul 25

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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 Jul 24

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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...
    Justme2103 Justme2103 41-45, M 2 Responses Jul 23

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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 Jul 23

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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 4 Responses Jul 23

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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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 22

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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 Jul 21

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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 14 Responses Jul 21

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    I was with a guy for 7 months. In that time he told me he wanted to spend his future with me. On Valentine's Day he gave me a promise ring. I was head over heels in love with him...
    thisbeautyunknown thisbeautyunknown 22-25, F Jul 21

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    I think it's kinda ****** how someone's willing to come into your life for the second time just to hurt you all over again. why come back when you're not into a commitment? idk, I...
    itllkillme itllkillme 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 21

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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 Jul 21

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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 Jul 21

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