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I Just Got Out of a Bad Relationship

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    Stupid Girl...

    Was with this man for more than four years and somehow compomised all that is important to me.  He was unkind, manipulative, lier, cheat, user and somehow he was always able to "work me".  Now trying to stay strong and not allow myself to be guilted for my...
    stupidgirl1000 stupidgirl1000 36-40, F Nov 12, 2009

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    I Am An Idiot

    It was bad enough that my husband of 22 years began cheating, and ultimately left me for a "younger model". It took 2 1/2 long, painful years to divorce him. I had no self-esteem left in me by the time it was over, I had been verbally abused for the last 10 years, and I was...
    franciem franciem 51-55, F 2 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    It's been a 4 months now,

    things didn't end so well. Looking to make a new begin. The best part of the whole deal is that I'm single again and can do as I please.
    unknown0088 unknown0088 26-30, M May 12

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    Its Been Over

    I met my ex in high school in my junior year and he asked me out told me how much he liked me and a week later told me he loved me. At first i didn't like him as much as he liked me and i did not take the relationship seriously because i was still young. To be honest i broke up...
    mgquis90 mgquis90 18-21 1 Response Jan 15, 2012

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    I Have A Major Prom Dilemna!!

    so i really wanted to ask a girl to prom. but then one of my friends, surprisingly asked me, and in the heat of the moment I said yes because she was in front of a group of her friends and I didnt know what to say..because it was so abrupt and unexpected, and I just didnt know...
    boyfo12 boyfo12 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 13, 2010

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    Not Fully Out Yet But I Want To Be

    I have been in a relationship for 3 1/2, practically living like we're married. We discuss marriage, buying a house, and future children.  Only problem is, he is manipulating, rude, emotionally disconnected, and neglegent. I have a 4 1/2 year old son whos biological father has...
    hurtmommy hurtmommy 31-35 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    My On Again-off Again Relationship

    I had met my now ex boyfriend almost four years ago. At first, things were rocky but we managed somehow. We talked and dated for awhile before making anything official. I've personally have never had insecurity issues before until him- then again, all my other relationships have...
    tee04 tee04 18-21 3 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    Why Did I Fall For His Lies????

    It was 8th grade, me and my ex were just friends at the time and i already had a boyfriend so nothing really happend that year besides a little flirting here and there, he liked me but i was already in a relationship.. so the next year we were in highschool and we started talking...
    brokenheartedgurl brokenheartedgurl 16-17 Aug 26, 2012

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    lolitamunchkin lolitamunchkin 16-17, F Jul 16

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    I Just Got Out Of A Bad 4 Year Relationship!!

    The guy I had been with and engaged to for four years just ended. We found out that we just couldn't do it any more we fought a lot and couldn't get along in a relationship. We always worked better as friends so that's what we planned but he recently got a new gf who is a lot...
    Nicoleh7213 Nicoleh7213 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 5, 2013

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    I Want To Save The World..from Him

    I feel like i need to save every women that my ex brings into his life. He will lie, manipulate, and abuse her like he did me and the women before me. He acts like hes an amazing guy then turns on you! I have a restraining order and so does the women he dated before me. While...
    thiswordfallsonme thiswordfallsonme 26-30, F Oct 23, 2011

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    I spent a miserable year swooning over a silly

    girl who could so easily screw me over and break my heart with some sort of brilliant ease knowing I would always be there with open arms. Maybe I just attract ********, who knows. Glad I finally became my own crutch and left that disaster.
    DeathToPosers DeathToPosers 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 10

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    Just Want To Be Happy,,,,,As When I Was A Child,,,:)

    for last 27y bad relationship i m still in,,,just for the sake of my kids ,,,,,,,,,,waiting for the day to be freeeeeeeeee
    sara05 sara05 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 10, 2013

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    Analysing Me, Instead Of Him...its Haunting

    I don't know where to start... except for the fact that I am hurting... I have been with my first love, for 4 years , on and off. God knows I love him, God knows how I've tried. We first started dating when I was only 18, him 17 (bad stage in our lives, both in a party phase). He...
    n0x4vfpz n0x4vfpz 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 5, 2009

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    Somuchformyhappyending.

    Let's just start of by saying this person shall remain nameless. I'll call this person X. X & I started off as a fun relationship but shortly it became serious. At first I thought nothing of X to be honest. But I caught myself falling in love shortly. I tried to stop it, but it...
    painkiller96 painkiller96 18-21, F 7 Responses May 31, 2012

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    I Am So Relieved

    I just broke up with my boyfriend of over two years. I feel like a huge weight has been lifted off of my shoulders. Sometimes sadness and loneliness threatens to overwhelm me but I just think of all of the reasons why I broke up with him and I toughen my resolve. The first year...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13, 2011

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    My First Love...

    I was 13, and got my first real boyfriend. Everything was all smiles and happy. He was 15, and didn't have the best reputation with girls, if you know what I'm saying...we only saw each other maybe two times a week. I didn't know about what he was known to do with girls... So we...
    Sydnysydny Sydnysydny 16-17 May 31, 2011

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    Broken..

    I know that things take time. I know that having been in a verbally abusive relationship for eleven years means I need time to heal. To figure out why I have such a lack of self respect that I would choose to love someone who thinks it is okay to treat the one they "love" with...
    quizkitty quizkitty 31-35, F 1 Response May 21, 2011

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    Just Needed To Get This Story Off My Chest!!

    I was with this chick for 2 years and she cheated on me with the same guy for a whole weekend before our vacation together. We actually went on the vacation and i found out 2 days into it!! She left the next day but i stayed for the 5 remaining days to have some fun. Im 27 shes...
    michaels214 michaels214 26-30, M 4 Responses Jan 30, 2011

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    Can It Really Be Me?

    My girlfriend who is living with me left out of state for the 2nd time at a last minutes notice with our 8 month old. We argue and for some time now instead of focusing on the actual problem she shifts the arguments saying the issue is how I want to be so right about just about...
    vic450 vic450 31-35 Oct 7, 2010

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    Betrayal

    was with my ex for nearly 9 yrs and we have 2 children together. he cheated on me multiple times and 4 yrs ago he left me for someone else. we were apart for a year after which he begged me to take him back which against my better judgement i did.he cheated on me again a couple...
    blush83 blush83 26-30 2 Responses Feb 18, 2012

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    A New Beginning

    I need to start 10 years ago when we got divorced.Then, he came crawling back saying that he changed. We had our ups and downs like normal couples but he was still abusive and controlling. I told him I have had it.I AM DONE! What do u mean? I love you because you are their dad...
    Durandee1620 Durandee1620 36-40, F 3 Responses May 27, 2007

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    Bad Break Up

    Jus a few hours ago my gf was cheating on me and broke up with me
    Axel4545 Axel4545 13-15, M Dec 23, 2012

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    I Finally Did It!!

    I left! I got a uhaul, packed my stuff, took my son and went to california!! I have been here a week now and although I am worried about the legal ****, I am soooo happy. I got a restraining order and temporary custody rights until the hearing. I left! I still...
    KristyO KristyO 31-35 4 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Broken Hearted

    I left a bad relationship months ago and moved across country thinking it would help but it hasnt I am still as miserable and devestated as I was 8 months ago What is wrong with me why dont i have the strength to just let go and cease all contact anyone else been through...
    bubblz4u2u bubblz4u2u 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 12, 2012

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    He dumped me through text saying 'All you do is

    be sad I can't take it anymore, and I found a new girl' This was a month ago and I'm still wondering where I went wrong
    stayhappyitsmadi stayhappyitsmadi 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 30

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    I Just Got Out of a Bad Relationship

    Without goin into too much detail, here is my story. I am 25 and just got out of a bad long term relationship. I didn't end well but I am still not over her completely. Honestly, I don't think I will meet a girl that is more attractive than her. She is really gorgeous and has a...
    herewegoagain1312 herewegoagain1312 22-25 1 Response Jul 24, 2009

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    I Developed An Unhealthy Behavior!

    I have been out of a controlling and emotionally/verbally abusive relationship for over a year now...but I still carry bagage. I assume I will always carry some hurt and resentment for the situation. But now I carry aggression!! I have became an aggressive and violent person. I...
    thiswordfallsonme thiswordfallsonme 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 22, 2011

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    Why Did I Fall For Him Again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    dating this guy for two yrs had a baby and 3month after are son is born, he decide  that he was not happy with me and wanted some space. 8 month later we findout the are son have sickle cell and decide to make up. only god no why i did , 3week ago i findout that he is...
    songbird31 songbird31 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 14, 2010

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    Young And Stupid

    I understand that my story versus everyone else's in the group is incomparable (most people on here have had more experience)...but I don't feel that I've felt any less heartbreak. I just got out of a relationship where my partner revealed to me he was HIV+ and NOT ONLY THAT! He...
    diegom diegom 18-21 1 Response Sep 30, 2010

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    Why???? You Said I Was Your Babydoll.

    He was cheating on me with several women, including my own daughter the entire 5 years.
    babydoll0722 babydoll0722 41-45, F 3 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    So...

    oooooo... ooo. Hey, how's it going? I'm good. Thanks for asking. You're good? Good. Soooooo... oooo... o. Yeah, I'm in a relationship. It's pretty good. It's also pretty bad. I like to think many times that we are helping each other to correct character deficiencies in each other...
    namegame namegame 26-30, M Jul 2, 2013

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    It Makes Me Feel Dumb Just Thinking About It ...

    I had fallen in love with the idea of being in love with someone and was so blind by how he treated me when I wasn't with him that it took me a long time to realize he was just collecting me like a butterfly displayed on the wall. He was constantly controlling me and if I did...
    CurioCity74 CurioCity74 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 27, 2011

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    He Wont Leave Us Alone!

    Well his name is Mike.. He is my ex who now resides in Brooklyn New York... He and i broke up awhile back because we were lookin for two different things... He now continues to try and break me up with the most amazing guy i have ever met to fullfill his own demented desires...
    tragedyhappens tragedyhappens 22-25, F Feb 4, 2008

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    I Am Not Looking

    To Date/ Cyber Chat/ Nor Sex Chat. I just got out of a bad relationship....
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 2, 2013

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    dont know what to do next any suggestions ?? i mean it was not a serious or a bad relationship we both knew it would end some day and both had a good time together but i just...
    kartikeybharadwaj kartikeybharadwaj 22-25, M Jul 13

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    I got out of federal prison in March and life is going good I learned a lot in prison and I'm not on drugs no more can be happy drug free. Meth almost took my life. God spared me...
    melodyjk melodyjk 41-45, F 1 Response a week ago

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    They weren't bad to the point of physical abuse, but they were far from good. I met my first girlfriend when I was in my last year of high school. We got along great, but I...
    AgentSickler AgentSickler 18-21, M Jul 11

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    And here I was thinking the guy was a sociopath. No, he's just a narcissist. Like that's supposed to be comforting or something.. Well, here's the story. When we first met, he fell...
    JourneeBlue JourneeBlue 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    hey all ! ... this is important and big. can i have a small time of yours, just little.. few minutes.. i sign up here around a year back to share my story with people and i did. i...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I've never been in a romantic relationship, but I do feel that my friendships did not help me much in the end. These friendships weren't violent or anything, but I did not feel...
    thisisausernametoo thisisausernametoo 18-21 Jul 13

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    I feel like I can't do anything and say anything without getting in trouble. I don't really know how to act around people even my family. My mum and dad say they are trying to make...
    samdavis3 samdavis3 16-17, M Jul 2

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    I'm never doing anything illegal again for the rest of my life. Jail is an awful, scary yet humbling experience. I will never drive drunk or evade arrest with a motor vehicle again...
    TrishaNicole TrishaNicole 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    He wonders why I never want to talk to him, and why I lock myself in my room or try to stay away from that house. But everytime we talk it ends up in him screaming normally from...
    BulletForMyBlackVeil BulletForMyBlackVeil 13-15, F a week ago

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    My father and I haven't spoken in over five years. He still lives in denial about being physically abusive towards me.
    metalman27 metalman27 22-25, M a week ago

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    They told me I look like The little orphan Annie :(
    2tall4heels 2tall4heels 16-17, F Jun 30

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    It's just a trick I seem to have attained over the years. I know it isn't the best thing to do, but sometimes it just helps me to feel better.
    LittleMissIntrovert LittleMissIntrovert 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I need advice please from any one no negativity I recently ran into a guy I went to highschool with we have been talking for a month now we hang out and he calls me everyday or...
    slynn999 slynn999 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I had this best friend for five years. We met in high school and became really good friends. We had a lot in common and I just felt myself around him. He's a male, I'm female. We...
    twicefake twicefake 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    As far back as I remember I always recall wanting to get away from the house as far as I could go. My favorite toy was one that involved transportation. Either a Big Wheel, a...
    Badtimanonymous Badtimanonymous 31-35, M Jul 6

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    All throughout high school I was the "popular" girl. I never liked being in relationships & I certainly never paid any mind to any at the boys at my school. I was a bit of a "heart...
    ElenaSC ElenaSC 18-21, F 2 Responses