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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 229 People

    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 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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    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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 have been in an abusive relationship with someone who is paranoid and bipolar and I know its hard to get up and leave especially when they say they need help but the only help he...
    tlove22 tlove22 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    I don't understand why these people are surprised when their married "s/o" is caught in a lie, doesn't have time for them, is caught cheating with another "other man/woman" outside...
    FreudianSlip13 FreudianSlip13 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 19

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    I absolutely have no problem with interracial relationships. I started dating black guys in high school and continued to do this even today. I am currently dating a black man. I...
    femaleofficeworker femaleofficeworker 51-55, F 11 Responses Feb 8

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    Yeah, I think I have been forgotten by the most important person in my life. He has up and forgotten me. I was, wait let me rephrase that, I AM in love with him. I have been since...
    wannaloveyou wannaloveyou 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I have feelings for my in-game guild boss. He's a great guy, but he's monogamous, and I am polyamorous.. It's complex.
    standingfirm standingfirm 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Always Have Room For More Friends
    goodnites1091 goodnites1091 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    Ive been in abusive relationship wen my bf hits me and calls me names , ive been telling my parents soo many times that i wanna move out to where im living right now but they cant...
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    This for every girl that been in abusing relationship please y all need to leave, I been in abusing relationships for 5 year my boyfriend always yell at me and beat me up until I...
    tweetyreck tweetyreck 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 15

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    I wonder sometimes if I'm doing the right thing. I've been in a relationship with my boyfriend for 3 years now. We started dating when we were 16. Things started out simple. "I don...
    AEKE AEKE 18-21, F a week ago

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    my best sexual relationships were with black and Hispanic women, but my best love relationships are with white women.
    RedFloppyShoes RedFloppyShoes 41-45, M 1 Response Feb 9

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    I was in an abusive relationship about 4 years ago. Although that was a long time ago, the flashbacks I have from it are constant. I'm terrified that one day he's going to fulfill...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 4 Responses Feb 16

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    I would really like to date a European guy but I'm not picky when it comes to race. I would really like to date a German, British or Romanian guy for some reason those are my top...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 7 Responses Feb 8

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    My ex and I parted ways almost 6 months ago. I did not realize he was abusive until it was too late. I had known him since I was 14. We started dating when I was 16 by 17 I was...
    BriDene25 BriDene25 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    Hey, I was in an abusive relationship for 5 years and ill tell you my story. I have two children with this man they are still very young. He physically abused me basically everyday...
    maddzt maddzt 22-25, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    I love and have no problem with an interracial relationship. I have had several interracial relationships with black men. I have my twin daughters by a black man. My oldest two...
    momfromcolorado momfromcolorado 41-45, F 1 Response Feb 23

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    I have a child with a man that constantly tells me all I am good for is sex . He doesn't have anything to do with his child because she doesn't "look like " him he resents me and...
    decievedbylove decievedbylove 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 18

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    Breaking The Cycle Of Abuse With GOD'S help, I am working on breaking the cycle of abuse that seems to keep following me....I talk about writing a book, Well just on this chapter...
    faithful77 faithful77 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 20

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    Not too long ago i posted about my boyfriend who i had been with for two years I have decided to update the story for you. I did the risky thing and told my mom what was going on...
    dancingkoalas dancingkoalas 22-25, F Feb 24

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    i am still married to him..almost 4 years now... he look like a normal guy u see with quite a stable job and love his son. but he hit me. he kick punch me and he never regret...
    belladross belladross 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    True love has got some unique ways of uniting people. I don't believe skin colour describes an individual's personality . . Mutual love is what counts. Haven't dated a white woman...
    hengam hengam 31-35, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Screw race all men have to stand up to take a **** and all women have to sit down . My point men are men and women are women stop worrying about color do what you gonna do and...
    Princeofnothing Princeofnothing 18-21, M 5 Responses 3 days ago

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    My last relationship was my first interracial relationship. It was very special and yet, no different in many ways to any other relationship, really. It started out similarly, at...
    deetrix deetrix 46-50, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    Colors were made for mixing right? I can't have a preference cause all women are beautiful
    MTBlake33 MTBlake33 22-25, M 2 Responses Feb 21

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    so i was in a relationship, for a year.. and my boyfriend was acting very very weird.. then he never replied to my texts.., after a few months he said " i have a new girlfriend...
    SugarMami SugarMami 13-15, F 7 Responses Feb 24

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    where can I find a white guy to date- am not a racist- I can date any race.. just for a change
    lolinana lolinana 31-35, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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