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I Have Sympathy For Those In Abusive Relationships

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 229 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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, 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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    Related Experiences

    well I have Bern in Ann abusive relationship for about6 yrs. Although it is mostly verbal. I never would have Boehm with someone like that for long before. Somewhere along the...
    giggles1469 giggles1469 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    I definitely have no problem with interracial relationships. The truth is I love women of all backgrounds.
    mattywheels25 mattywheels25 26-30, M Apr 9

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    I clearly have no problems with interacial relationships because my entire family on both my mom and dad's sides are all mixed up lol. Our family reunions are awesome
    Aussie1509 Aussie1509 22-25, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have no problem with interracial relationships but my parents do so that sucks for me :/
    MariexOkay MariexOkay 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 11

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    Naturally, although it is not impossible to get children with herpes, you'll need to take additional precautions. You could have a kid without giving herpes to it, but you as well...
    smitha143 smitha143 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I really have to wonder, does anyone really forgive and move on, without ever thinking about it again ? They said you haven't forgiven if you haven't forgotten...is that true? How...
    KrisKrosSk8 KrisKrosSk8 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    I've forgiven my father who left but now I have to forgive my step-father who seems non-existent in my life and because he seems this way I treat him as such so when he says...
    ChelseaJN ChelseaJN 18-21, F Apr 10

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    Dear Experience Project readers, I am madly, truly, passionately, genuinely just deeply in love with my best friend G and have been for the past 2 years. We just recently admitted...
    Sunnysan22 Sunnysan22 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    DON'T HAVE TIME for people who ask me stupid questions like "Are you Chinese?" "Are you American?" Clearly, if you don't give two damn about it, then you wouldn't be asking. And...
    IloveAutumn115 IloveAutumn115 22-25, F 15 hrs ago

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    Before Christmas I started seeing someone. My abusive ex found out and begged me to take him back. I did. Nothing changed other that the physical abuse stopped and he turned up the...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 26

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    I've been in both physically and emotionally abusive types of relationships. It's been a crazy road but I think I've finally found a place where I know my worth and that I can do...
    thepooloftears thepooloftears 26-30 5 Responses Apr 10

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    What if the guy/girl is a compulsive cheater and you know he/she sleeping around even when he/she has a girlfriend/boyfriend and a child and you just happen to be one of those...
    bettybloops bettybloops 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 9

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    The man I love is abusive and I have been with him for about a year now see he is a alcoholic abusive guy but he is 36 I am 21 almost 22 I am also paralyzed and have epilepsy but...
    kmccrady12653 kmccrady12653 18-21, F 4 Responses Mar 27

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    Caution: the following is a rant, not looking for pity, prayers or advice just venting it all out. Looking back on those years I am not filled with regret. I fell in love with the...
    Lestat93 Lestat93 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm a black woman and my fiance is white. We were invited to one of our friend's birthday party yesterday, who's also in an interracial relationship/marriage. He's black and his...
    Msprissy Msprissy 36-40, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was in a abusive relationship for a year,Its crazy how much I've been through and its sad to say I've never hate someone so much on my life,he humiliated me in from if his family...
    lovesocrazy lovesocrazy 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I still have flashbacks every once in awhile, and have nightmares. I'm just so sick of people treating me like I'm fragile, because I'm not. I got out of the abusive relationship...
    untamedx3heart untamedx3heart 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 27

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    Hi, this is my first time here so, here goes nothing.......... I met my current boyfriend while working in another state, I never thought that I could actually find someone as...
    Silo6 Silo6 26-30, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    In my city there are a lot of interracial relationships. I've grown around them. I myself have been in such relationships. Race isn't a factor when it comes down to love.
    UnbalancedHero UnbalancedHero 16-17, M 21 hrs ago

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    You play with fire you are going to get burned and deserve everything you get. Its funny when they say that their "partner" would never lie or cheat. Ha! Shame on you and shame on...
    GreenmanJames GreenmanJames 26-30, M Apr 10

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    If I did, I would have a problem with myself. My girlfriend is a white European, I'm black and my family is from Africa. I know, perhaps I'm to 'young' to have a girlfriend. But I...
    ma005 ma005 13-15, M 4 Responses Apr 8

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    I have many friends who are either dating or married to a person of another race. I personally see nothing wrong with interracial relationships. I have never been involved with...
    joan1976 joan1976 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I definitely dig interracial relationships. Lol. I have a big preference for white women. I have since I was around 5. Haha.
    Princey88 Princey88 26-30, M Apr 1

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    Iwas in a three month relationship with a guy who was Hispanic and it was the best three months ever! he was always there for me I was always there for him we got stares but we...
    beautiful244 beautiful244 22-25, F 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    how to cope with the feelings of abuse? does anyone know. ...I still see flashes of it and now I feel not like myself. like I have to hide and be someone I'm not.any advise?
    pandaangel pandaangel 26-30, F 4 Responses Mar 21

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