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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 229 People

    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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    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 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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    I have no problem with interracial relationships my boyfriend is half black and it don't bother me at all we been together for 7 months and I couldn't be any happier
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20

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    I can't believe in this day and age anybody would have a problem with interracial relationships. I think they're beautiful!!
    ForeverLynn ForeverLynn 31-35, F Nov 24

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    I honestly have no problem with interracial relationships c: In fact, I want to be in one soon c:
    TerrabyteMcEwan TerrabyteMcEwan 16-17, M Dec 3

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    i am a Mexican American but i LOVE white girls and Asian girls i love them way more than Mexican American girls. i guess like they say, opposites attract, its true. i have brown...
    LightSparks LightSparks 26-30, M 4 Responses Nov 20

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    Well, it's been over a year now since the DDay, so I thought I'd give an update. The anniversary of DDay came and went without much thought or attention paid to it. Of course, I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 20

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    Not really suppose to have feelings for a guy. But It's just he's cute, funny, sarcastic and when I'm around him I can't keep eye contact but I have to stop myself from looking at...
    JohnoCA JohnoCA 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 22

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    I dont fully love him yet but I have love for him and no one can take that feeling away from me but him
    FLAndFF FLAndFF 16-17, F Nov 23

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    to have a foreign girlfriend it will make me proud and also my friends. ^_^
    darwin15 darwin15 22-25, M 2 days ago

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    My parents are both wonderful people. It isn't that they don't have time for me (which it kinda is actually) but my sister has lupus, shes 32 and I'm 22....she's been sick since...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F Dec 2

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    I started school this year expecting nothing special, just another ordinary year. I was walking out of the school on the last day of the first week when I was looking down at my...
    RonnieRider RonnieRider 18-21 Dec 2

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    Exactly. I don't have time for people that are rude to me Tonight, I drove an hour to get this man from work and take him home. We arrive at his place. There's such limited...
    IntomeYousee IntomeYousee 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    ~20 Years Later~ . So, that guy I dated when I was 16-17 yrs old and again when I was about 20-23 yrs old (cause I thought he might had changed during that time but didn’t...
    OlivePhire OlivePhire 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 20

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    This group really annoys me. Might as well make a group for people who have no problem with humans breathing air or horses eating grass. I know their are still backwards thinking...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    Wow there is so much I want to say because this is the first time I'm saying anything about what has happened to me and how I really feel. I'll start at the beginning I met a guy...
    blondebroken blondebroken 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    im not sharing my story for pity. im sharing it because I want people to kno if I can hanle it anyone can. I was in an abusive relationship when I was 14. I got two concussions and...
    lilmisssme lilmisssme 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    Last year I met this guy, who I fell in love with two months into "talking." We worked together. He would talk to me during work hours but after I wouldn't receive a cal or text...
    TVel94 TVel94 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 9

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    whitneycc11 whitneycc11 26-30, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Yeah defiantly no problem with interracial relationships, I myself am a product of an interracial relationship and I am half white half Costa Rican. I'm also dating a Native...
    femazing femazing 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 23

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    I love seeing Interacial relationships. They're one of the most popular ways of dating these days. My first relationship was with a white guy. He was mixed as well. I remember one...
    xxblasianxx xxblasianxx 18-21, F 7 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I am in an interracial marriage and have three beautiful biracial children. I don't even think about it anymore, until I saw this topic. It caught me off guard really, then I said...
    justjayne justjayne 41-45, F 7 Responses Nov 20

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    Interracial relationships rock! My two strongest crushes have been on the gorgeous results of an interracial relationship! :P
    Starrkya Starrkya 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    I think interracial relationships are beautiful! I hope to experience one in my life and maybe even have an interracial marriage.
    curvydavi curvydavi 16-17, F Nov 23

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    Why is this even an issue? Why is there even a word for it?! It's just as ridiculous as talking about relationships between people of different height or weight or eye color.
    FryyM FryyM 22-25, M 5 Responses Dec 4

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    Younger women dating older men mainly because younger women are attracted older men. older men mature, confident, stable .Mature guys always know how to treat their women.These...
    tessacc12 tessacc12 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    It was bad...he would hit me and force me to do things I didn't want to do..the bruises were very painful....
    Court24 Court24 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I was with him for 6 months. That's all the time it took for him to completely break down my walls and destroy me. I've always thought of myself as a strong person, but I guess...
    NoF7cksSeven NoF7cksSeven 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    My baby is 3 weeks old, I left her father 2 weeks ago because he was getting more and more controlling. I was scared. Now I've gone, it's like he doesn't even care about me or my...
    jazvdb jazvdb 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 7

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    Wow, so, I'm always that guy who tends to get girls who are "out of his league" not trying to be egotistical it's just what I'm told. I'm learning that it doesn't take these girls...
    Lostradamus Lostradamus 26-30, M 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I'm so screwed up he has me believing I enjoy the pain or being scared. his aggression comes with drinking and usually linked to sex. he "punishes" me during sex or forces me to do...
    justinsneedow justinsneedow 41-45, F 3 Responses Dec 7