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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 228 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 Sep 18

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Hello, I am a 21 year old girl who can proudly say that one year and 7 days ago I made the decisions to finally be strong and leave my abusive boyfriend. This is not the easiest...
    brittany122 brittany122 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 6

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    I really only like black guy. So I definitely don't have a problem with interacial relationships.
    PrincessKylieP PrincessKylieP 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 8

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    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 6 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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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 a week ago

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    I'm not sure of what's happening. I'm not sure if it's GSA, I mean, I assume it is. I'm confused about it and maybe if I share my experience, I can figure it out better. I'm a boy...
    Noahtuk Noahtuk 26-30, M Oct 29

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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...
    Uht2014 Uht2014 46-50, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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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
    HisMainCHICK HisMainCHICK 16-17, F 4 days ago

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    Twenty-six years, I was infatuated with a man that didn't have the same feelings for me. I still think of him often, but he broke my heart. I was so taken with him and told him how...
    Sara600 Sara600 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 17

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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 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Almost one year since my divorce from my verbally abusive ex husband has been final. I am so much happier. I feel more like my old self every day. He was so mean to me. Always...
    jameshasmyheart jameshasmyheart 41-45, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    My boyfriend is the sweetest! He asked me to be his girlfriend... he bought flowers and he put them on his poker table and there laid a card and inside read: "would you be my...
    missyluvslilies missyluvslilies 26-30, F 6 Responses 9 hrs 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 6 days ago

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    ^.^ Yupp i do not have a problem at all
    Hopeisinme Hopeisinme 18-21, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    iv been in abusive relationship and It took me awhile to leave it .I carried that persom into my relationship ship now.It has ruined the relationship between me and my boyfriend...
    theobserver5 theobserver5 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I keep wondering if he'll come back? He left me after he beat me and I haven't heard from him since. It's been a month. This is the longest in our lives we've gone without contact...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 31

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    Hahaha this depends who the human is! If they're a nice human then I have an equal amount of Sympathy, if not? Yea that's a different story...
    thatcrazyveggo thatcrazyveggo 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 30

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    I was in an abusive relationship. I was afraid all the time. While pregnant. They say to just leave. But leaving is not easy. When I did leave, I was scared. I'm still afraid of...
    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 1

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    I don't think I'm ever going to be able to find a good relationship...I know it sounds sad and negative; however, all I keep seeing are the warning signs that I ignored in my last...
    eduray eduray 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 12

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    I date women. Mom was a single mother. She dated, a lot. Has childhood matters of her own. I never grew up around a man that didnt drink, scream, hit, beat, do drugs, and im...
    ScaredButterfly75 ScaredButterfly75 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 14

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    I grew up with abuse. it was always around me of every kind. I swore to myself that when I grew up I'd never let me and children live the type of life my mother and I had lived...
    openlycurious openlycurious 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    Ages 16-19 I was in an emotionally and physically abusive relationship. While I've grown past and become a stronger person, I'm really struggling with dating now. I'm in a new...
    BabyBlondeOne BabyBlondeOne 18-21, F 7 Responses Nov 2

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    just a little over a year ago I was goning out with a kid I grew up with it was going really well I felt like he was the one then he started doing herion and got abusive so when he...
    godsgift1993 godsgift1993 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2

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    Once upon a time, I was married to an abusive man and now three years after the divorce, I am still haunted by it. And now, a wonderful man has come into my life and I continously...
    JustConnie JustConnie 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    A long time ago I was married to an abusive man. When we first met he would throw his jacket over a puddle so I didn't have to walk in muddy water. He focused on my every need...
    yooper01 yooper01 56-60, F 6 Responses Nov 8

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    We get married for almost 3 years and after wed my MIL and SIL lives with us. They dont even contribute any penny for either bills, foods, grocery... almost nothing. We both feed...
    jacquelinepham jacquelinepham 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 11

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    My first boyfriend ever ruined me. We dated for 2 years and we lived a pretty good distance away but always saw each other and at one point I was staying with him. First, he was...
    cokimsta cokimsta 22-25, F Nov 12

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    I met this guy more than a year ago. He is a photographer. I was a cosplayer at that event. When we met, he asked to take my picture and I said 'yes'. Little did I know that I'm...
    kerencc11 kerencc11 26-30, F Nov 11

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    I believe interracial relationships are all around beautiful. I've had my share and tbh, when you're the type of person who doesn't really care about skin color, you never really...
    MickxLove MickxLove 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 14

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