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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 244 People

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Interracial relationships are absolutely beautiful. Someone who has absolutely different cultures but still loving him or her despite your differences :)
    Khyleez Khyleez 16-17, F 6 hrs ago

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    Been with all types of colors and races; racism is not within my capability. Sure do love them Latino, boys, tho. Muy delicioso. (;
    mermaids312 mermaids312 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    okay this might sound stupid or whatever but I really need advice and help. I'm a 13 y/o girl and I recently starting liking another girl named rachel a lot. this is going to sound...
    cadoh28 cadoh28 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I have no problems with relationships with a boy thats sweet ,sexy and smart kind just wannna a perfect guy ......... andam 18 and sweet loving
    kayla6890 kayla6890 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    The relationship is over. I left him almost 7 years ago. I just couldn't stand the abuse anymore. I knew I deserved better. The terrible thing is, almost 7 years later, he still...
    AmayaTsuki AmayaTsuki 26-30, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I love interacial relationships...it makes me happy that people are so open to other races other than their own race
    DestinyG143 DestinyG143 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Because love is everything for me without love I am nothing, without them I don't exist.
    111rosy560 111rosy560 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    As they say Give your used goods to the needy... Well shot of him that's for sure...
    SufferNoFools SufferNoFools 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    if it were not for interracial relations, half of us would not exist
    ms5271115 ms5271115 36-40, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    "I hit you because of what you said to me"- those were the words of my soon to be husband. He hit me exactly a week before our church wedding... In my home country, every Lent on...
    Marife7128 Marife7128 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Interracial couples are so cute. I've never really been attracted to boys of the same race as me (white boys for the win lol)
    suicidalbieber suicidalbieber 16-17, F 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    Because of my abusive relationships, I've learned not to trust people, especially men. My first boyfriend was into bondage, which if I had been more experienced with relationships...
    al13ngr33n al13ngr33n 31-35, F 6 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was three years old my parents were killed in a car accident. And I was sent to live with my aunt and uncle. My aunt and uncle loved me very much although my aunt was very...
    meneme1995 meneme1995 18-21, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    In some weird way I know you meant well. Even after my concussion. Even after feeling your relentless force. It's just that when you got really passionate about something you would...
    wingedjaguar wingedjaguar 22-25, F 7 Responses Aug 24

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    Mabey because they still cause me pain I don't forgive
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Aug 23

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    But it's much more complicated than those who may have judged me as a weak victim and him as a monster.
    Friendlygirl84 Friendlygirl84 31-35, F 5 Responses Aug 23

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    I have one social site where i started to spend time more often. Some days ago i added there a guy who lives far away from me. I wrote him messages just about the places we live...
    lonely4560 lonely4560 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 23

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    After living in fear not knowing what mood he would be in each and everyday I built the courage to flee, reported him to police for the physical abuse he put me thru, petrified of...
    katinDahat katinDahat 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Maybe I do have a problem, or maybe I don't. My concern is when it comes to small minority groups with very unique gene pool mixing with much larger gene pool you tend to loose the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 22

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    I was maybe about 16. He lied to me about his age... saying he was 17 when really he was 25. He used to cut me, choke me, and rape me. He used me for sex and then when i got...
    nicky3489 nicky3489 18-21, F 7 Responses Aug 21

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    Two times I have stood up to men who were being abusive to women. One time many years ago I was walking in my neighborhood and I heard a man screaming and cursing. I walked a...
    amazingdream amazingdream 46-50, F Aug 19

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    Colors are for mixing after all. To create a masterpiece.
    turkeymachine turkeymachine 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 19

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    There are numerous older men in the world who are single and seeking someone special in their life. For all such men, AgeMeet.com has been created as a reliable online platform to...
    alicacc11 alicacc11 26-30, F Aug 19

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    Just because im extra quiet sometimes it doesn't mean I won't speak up. It's almost like I cant hold it in if something has to be said. I remember this girl was giving a speech...
    anonamanda001 anonamanda001 18-21, F Aug 18

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