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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 2 Responses Aug 10, 2014

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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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    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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    eharber97 eharber97 18-21, M 12 hrs ago

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    ...and I still am. I want to leave, but my parents have kicked me out of their house, and his home is the only place I can go. I am stuck here. Im about to buy a car and live out...
    neonslug neonslug 18-21, F 5 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'd love to have an interracial friendship! it would be so interesting to share life experiences
    mariangelav mariangelav 16-17, F 20 hrs ago

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    I feel alone and stupid. Because my ex boyfriend or my boyfriend I don't know what it's now one day he love me and care the next minute he doest, I'm been with him for five year in...
    tweetyreck tweetyreck 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    this is a poem I wrote about women being abused and I hope you like it this isn't a relationship it's a hostage situation silences screams louder then a fat lady sings hands...
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Definitely something that I look for in a relationship but would be okay if I was dating someone of the same ethnicity.
    ShyKidz ShyKidz 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I'm someone that would love to be in a interracial relationship. I'm a young African-American guy that has always had a thing for white girls and especially foreign girls...
    MrIppikodoku MrIppikodoku 18-21, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I enjoy being in interracial relationships, I just think it's so much more fun dating someone outside your race
    Leemain Leemain 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I think it is all about taste. I am white and have a black man, always had and have no idea why, but that is what I like
    Llarra Llarra 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    now I know this is nothing compared to some of the stories I just seen on here, but here it goes....I started dating my boyfriend almost 6 years ago...during the 6 years we have...
    teeq22 teeq22 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    It really shouldn't be a problem. It's 2016. Change is happening. I hate people who judge others for liking other races. It's not a big deal
    DiamondAuthority DiamondAuthority 18-21, F 10 Responses a week ago

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    I don't really know where to start. I've been with my boyfriend for 2 and a half years. Everything was lovely and fine, we were both happy. We argued, but doesn't everyone? We got...
    Jennywirral Jennywirral 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Interracial relationships are too cute
    bestcleavageever bestcleavageever 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I would love for a black or white girl to message me
    Saints521 Saints521 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 1

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    It hurts mostly everyday I still get emotional I can still picture everything that happened I can still feel her hands banging against my head. How the first month's it was just...
    Introvertedchild18 Introvertedchild18 18-21 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I dated a diagnosed psychopath. He showered me with love and affection and showed so much interest in me from the start that I was smitten. Also he was very charming and handsome...
    AnonymousKCQ AnonymousKCQ 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 1

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    I definitely have no problem with interracial relationships. I have dated, married and even been get pregnant several times by different black men. I am a white woman and just...
    vabeachfemale vabeachfemale 51-55, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    Understanding why and how we let these people in our lives is the only way to break the chain of abuse. These behaviors are modeled for us by our parents and we follow suit, but...
    lexingtonjane lexingtonjane 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Everything between us started off perfect. It was too good to be true of course. 1 month into our relationship he cheated on me. I forgave him like an idiot of course. He seemed...
    v1ct0rtilla v1ct0rtilla 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 30

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    The guy I was with recently dumped me and I realized that all the significant, romantic relationships I have been in have been abusive in some form. They've either flat out abused...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I don't care whether you are beauty or ugly, white or black , rich or poor, Asians or Europeans and what so ever on. But i respect their kind Heart that will melt for others...
    pjskj pjskj 51-55, M Jan 27

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    I've never really talked about it except to people I'm closest to, so here goes nothin. When we started dating he treated me like I was precious and gave me attention i had never...
    SnowWhite87 SnowWhite87 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I have been through two abusive relationships, I am out now and safe. I want to tell everyone out there that no abuse is exceptable no matter if it's emotional physical or sexaul...
    chockywhockydoda chockywhockydoda 51-55, F 1 Response Jan 27

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    Tonight he threw my dinner at the wall. I have been snowed in without access to my car as it is BURIED in snow. On my boyfriends way home I had asked him to pick up something...
    dcp1058 dcp1058 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 27

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