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I Let Go of a Disfunctional Relationship

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    Love/Hate Relationships Are Wild

    I had the experience of a love/hate relationship once with someone I knew for a few years as a good friend.  To this day I'm not sure why the relationship went the way it did. But OMG it was so powerful. We loved each other so much we were always as if we were one.  The...
    WarriorMom WarriorMom 51-55, F 2 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    Alcoholic Wife Beater

    So it took me almost 6 years To fully wake up and realize That no matter how badly I wanted it to work It wasn't meant to be He wasn't the guy for me My whole life I have been pretty much an "only child" (not literally but all my siblings are way older~ hence...
    delishious delishious 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 4, 2010

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    Nothing But Drama

    Let me start off by saying, thank GOD I was never married to this psycho. Anyway, I met him at the factory where I worked. He asked me out but I didn't give him an answer right away. Bout a month later, we finally did go out. He seemed to be the perfect guy. But it didn't last...
    FactoPlast98 FactoPlast98 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 21, 2009

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    The List

    I made the list sometime in high school. It had everything I could ever dream of in a man. When I met this guy, he was all I'd imagined and then some. Fast forward two years. I was on my knees, begging him to take me back - pleading and saying I was sorry. I even sort of...
    onceandfutureglow onceandfutureglow 31-35, F 26 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    My relationship is very complicated. Since my boyfriend is German and I am Norwegian. He doesn't have any family in Europe, because his relatives live in countries he's not a...
    xxIslandgirlxx xxIslandgirlxx 22-25 56 mins ago

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    this is a poem I wrote about women being abused and I hope you like it this isn't a relationship it's a hostage situation silences screams louder then a fat lady sings hands...
    luv2pee23 luv2pee23 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    I (a lesbian) hit my girlfriend Saturday while drunk(I don't drink often, maybe twice a year.) She kept calling me ***** and I lost it. I only hit her once. She hit me 8 times. I...
    Maia12345 Maia12345 36-40, F 3 hrs ago

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    Yes i'm in a relationship with Food, music, dancing, travelling and with all the lovely people over here on this site :P
    Rejuvenated90 Rejuvenated90 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    I mean, I have. But I think It's not a relationship. it took only about a month or less. And it's on and off kind of commitment. No proper yes' and no's, thank you's and goodbye's...
    cjg1289 cjg1289 26-30, M 10 hrs ago

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    Hi, i have a friend who would want to be in a relationship, she is a lesbian and 16, she prefers someone older, message me and I'll give you her info
    itsmereesa itsmereesa 16-17, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I feel like I can't ever be in a relationship because my mind is back and forth between nothing and everything. I'm too scared to let anyone who has interest in me past friendship...
    foreverachild foreverachild 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Im getting tired of people asking "does long distance relationship really work?" well let me ask you something, do "normal" relationship work? some of them do and others dont. then...
    GamerInLove GamerInLove 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Chains and Change Our relationship is a chain. It's a series of links, each one separate and unique, but joined together for a common cause. Every link of that chain is formed in...
    Ourjourneyoftrust Ourjourneyoftrust 70+ 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm feeling...numb, to be honest. I broke up with him, failed at going No Contact, spent two HORRIBLE months considering going back together and suffering from worse abuse than...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    In order to have a great relationship the most important thing is communication and that you are both on board with what is happening. Everyone has a different idea of what a great...
    Inj3ction Inj3ction 22-25, M 3 days ago

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    I mean I would love to be in a relationship. I want to know what it's like to be in a relationship. But for as long as I can remember, I was one to never be able to keep a long...
    MrIppikodoku MrIppikodoku 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    And the funny thing is... although I'm not interested in having a serious relationship I feel bad when I casually sleep with my best friend. I guess it's about me wanting to feel...
    LaPetite1 LaPetite1 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I guess I am not ready for one. I don't know how to get to a place where I will be ready for one. This really sweet and attractive and lovely guy clearly wants to get to know me...
    WingsofTime WingsofTime 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am here because I need your help. I am not the victim though. I am the abuser and I want to stop. I can't afford therapy. My issues stem from not feeling worthy or having self...
    Backspaceblogger Backspaceblogger 26-30 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    so...this is what I thought back before I met my boyfriend, it was strange I never thought he would want to do that, he told me he loved me and called me beautiful but after we...
    PoetryApocolypse PoetryApocolypse 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    now I know this is nothing compared to some of the stories I just seen on here, but here it goes....I started dating my boyfriend almost 6 years ago...during the 6 years we have...
    teeq22 teeq22 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My bf and I started dating a year ago. He was just coming out of a relationship with the mother of their then 2 year old child. He hid the relationship for a long time, but then...
    franklymydear42 franklymydear42 41-45, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    continuation… She was unhappy with the relationship that they have with her boyfriend, I told her that I will not let her love me more than him, what I just want is let me love...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F a week ago

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    There was one person that I met on my first job. A person whom become my friend, best friend, partner in all the crazy stuffs that I do. Every day we had exchanges of messages...
    stunnedprincess stunnedprincess 22-25, F a week ago

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    Rebirth, and Rediscovery. It's been a year since we met, an amazing year of two people coming together and becoming a couple. And as with all relationships there have been ups and...
    Ourjourneyoftrust Ourjourneyoftrust 70+ 1 Response a week ago

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    Through this site, I met someone who has become very dear to me. We had been talking intimately for the past 7 months, we professed our love toward each other, exchanging lovely...
    PerfectStrangerForYou PerfectStrangerForYou 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Understanding why and how we let these people in our lives is the only way to break the chain of abuse. These behaviors are modeled for us by our parents and we follow suit, but...
    lexingtonjane lexingtonjane 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 31

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    Here's how to spot it!1. You feel on-edge around this person, but you still want them to like you. You find yourself writing off most of their questionable behavior as accidental...
    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    The guy I was with recently dumped me and I realized that all the significant, romantic relationships I have been in have been abusive in some form. They've either flat out abused...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I just got my first letter today...and it was not a fun letter to read. he seemed miserable, I can't help but cry when I read it...
    Dana7371 Dana7371 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 28

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    I've never really talked about it except to people I'm closest to, so here goes nothin. When we started dating he treated me like I was precious and gave me attention i had never...
    SnowWhite87 SnowWhite87 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 27

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    I just had a dream where I met someone beautiful, intelligent and awesome. We got on so well, probably because they were a reflection of me. I love these kind of dreams because it...
    sancarn sancarn 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 27

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    Just when I think, feel I have moved on, and I had, emotionally. I had been single for at least 3 months, and I got involved with someone who, unintentionally, and fell for...
    YokoOnosVision YokoOnosVision 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 26

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    I've been with this guy for 2 years, and I'm terrified. Does that make sense? I've always been afraid of falling in love, and whenever I have, I have gotten hurt, badly. And know...
    Tutuita Tutuita 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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    I was always afraid of my Dad and we had a very troubled relationship. He was very critical of me and I could never please him. He was very domineering and strict with me as a...
    jburns1947 jburns1947 61-65, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    Hello all. I've never been in arelationship. But recently a guy appeared. But online. He came just as a penpall friend. He even told me he liked some girl (this girl also online...
    Memonster Memonster 26-30 1 Response Jan 24

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    Hello all. I've never been in arelationship. But recently a guy appeared. But online. He came just as a penpall friend. He even told me he liked some girl (this girl also online...
    Memonster Memonster 26-30 Jan 24

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    Hello all. I've never been in arelationship. But recently a guy appeared. But online. He came just as a penpall friend. He even told me he liked some girl (this girl also online...
    Memonster Memonster 26-30 1 Response Jan 24

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    I go online and I see SO MANY questions about relationships such as "does a girl's weight matter to be attractive?", "how to get someone to like you back?" or "what do guys find...
    SkyouInSpace SkyouInSpace 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    a healthy relationship sounds like a myth to me. i was raised by old school parents who had me in their late 30s and early 40s. so growing up my parents tended to be the age of my...
    jaymazing jaymazing 22-25, M 9 Responses Jan 23

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