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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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 3 days ago

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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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    :(

    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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Actually, this wasn't just an abusive relationship, he even raped me. I'm scared to say that but he wasn't charged because of multiple things. 1. They said he didn't rape me...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    I have no problem with interracial relationships. I love seeing mixed couples together when I am out with my black boyfriend. I love having mixed children with black lovers too...
    maturemominbackyard maturemominbackyard 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 8

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    My family's african... Like straight out of Africa. but we grew up in the western world. My whole life I grew up in predominately white neighbourhoods. My parents although still...
    noelleb noelleb 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Be strong. Get though hardships even if it's horrible. Once you hit rock bottom the only way is up. I have love for all of you and I'm sorry for your situations. Xoxoxoxo Don't end...
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    This is NOT my story. This story belongs to Annie3321. I am posting it here for those that struggle with staying. It is amazing insight into what happens once the "affair fog...
    Uht2014 Uht2014 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm starting to have feelings for a co-worker. I know that he would never look at me that way, but I can't help but fall deeper.
    shortstackshell shortstackshell 26-30, F Aug 29

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    The guy that I still have feelings for I use to be scared of saying hi now he stammers a bit saying hi and steals a glance oh if he didn't lead me on it wouldn't be like this :(
    bohemianlife925 bohemianlife925 16-17, F Sep 3

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    He had always made me happy, I remember when we first met - I was one of those who believed in love at first sight. After dating for six months he started to become very aggressive...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Sep 11

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    I've been reading the threads on "the other woman" all day, and all I can feel is disgust and contempt. You play the victim card like nothing else. "Oh, it just happened," "It...
    rollingdoro rollingdoro 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    i don't like being touch. in pictures, i am very aware of my distance with others. it started with narc mother and continue with abusive boyfriend. we were walking next to each...
    fien fien 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    Interracial relationships aren't bad, they aren't evil, they aren't cute and they aren't good either. Interracial relationships are just normal relationships. There is no need to...
    Although Although 13-15 1 Response Aug 25

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    I left him and i cried my heart out. He messaged me past midnight for 3 days to ask if we could go have dinner as "friends" just before i left Europe because he would feel bad...
    Cookielover5752 Cookielover5752 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My husband is verbally and emotionally abusive. When he is angry, which is often, he tells me he hates me, he's disgusted by me, he's not attracted to me, he's ashamed of me, he's...
    Gals5 Gals5 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 23

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    I was married for 10 years, my ex was verbally and physically abusive. He stopped working for the last two years,and I was the main support of the house. He would always accused me...
    liza0324 liza0324 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    So, I just realized a week ago, that my marriage of 24 years is abusive. I feel so stupid for not owning up to this before. My spouse has gotten physical on at least ten...
    dpwm9dpw dpwm9dpw 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 30

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    Currently in an abusive relationship But for some reason I still love him. I don't know what to do or think. His emotions are the only thing that matters and mine barely do. I just...
    Elibabe303 Elibabe303 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 8

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    Does my man love me or not He's very mean sometimes he's got really bad anger issues and says horrible things to me at one point he was physically abusive but he stopped but the...
    Elibabe303 Elibabe303 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    Makes me sick knowing that such a deranged jealous paranoid abusive ******* is now a dad. I'll pray for his girlfriend and that baby. I hope it's at least changed him and made him...
    monstahmash monstahmash 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I have been, and still am part of a really abusive selfish mother and an enabler father. My mother is so derailed mentally, she is viciously crewel. She has antagonized me from...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm one who has no problem with interracial relationships. Most of my romantic relationships with women have been with non whites. I dated mainly Hispanic women in high school...
    CrazyWaterSpring CrazyWaterSpring 51-55, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Just found out my abusive ex is dating someone else . I tried to warn her but she could hardly believe me because of how charming and shy he is right now . I tried explaining it's...
    leaom22 leaom22 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I really don't see a problem with interracial relationships, I mean who you love is who you love.
    RandomUsername15 RandomUsername15 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 23

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    You can't help who you love. I myself am a big fan of interracial relationships :)
    June4U June4U 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    We live in the 21st century...what kind of person still has a problem with interracial relationships? I mean seriously? Why?!
    aqizakc aqizakc 16-17, M 5 Responses Sep 8

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    I find white men so attractive and I'm a black female. I was seeing a white boy but we were friends first and I find that it's hard finding white males who are attracted to black...
    lm1993 lm1993 18-21, F 14 Responses 6 days ago

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    We fight every morning in class, she always ******* puts me down, she makes fun of me all the time, she yells at me everytime I complain, she yells and begs me to get her way...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F Aug 21

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    And if you are, then I hope you are smart enough to recognize it so you can do something about it. I'm a pretty passive guy and my tolerance for "****" is very high but I deluded...
    Zolaugh Zolaugh 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    I have lost myself completely in this relationship. I want to be happy, and outgoing like I was before I met you. You took away my friends and family from me, and now I feel like...
    cbaremans cbaremans 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    It's started of great, dinner dates and cinema dates. Every weekend I would stay in his place. Until I missed a weekend because I went out with my friends instead. After that...
    summerp01 summerp01 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    my boyfriend is trying to convince me that I 'admitted' doing something with another guy before our 'split up', when I didn't. I was sure he broke up with me so I turned to alcohol...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    So I found out 5 days ago my boyfriend had been cheating on me. I've started to come to my senses a little since and realised that what was going on during the relationship was not...
    Charlydx Charlydx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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