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I Let Go of a Disfunctional Relationship

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I haven't been in an age gap relationship but by greatgrandparents were. My great grandfather's first wife died shortly after their children grew up and left the house. So, he...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 37 mins ago

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    Everyone wants to be in love,to be loved to be cared by someone.Even then also we are sometimes scared to be in a relationship.True love,love at first sight,prince charming...
    Magena Magena 31-35, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Maybe? I'm in a long distance relationship and its 5 months on 7th September... We're planning to meet soon!
    ReemNoctis ReemNoctis 16-17, F 15 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    You know that ONE special person in your life, who just... Makes everything worth it? A friend, a sibling... Whoever it is, you know who it is for you. Hold onto that person...
    writingforlife6 writingforlife6 18-21, F 11 hrs ago

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    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 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    After having a hubby who has been deployed and now he goes to Washington DC for 3 months at a time I say.....yes, long distance relationships can work.
    gundyone91 gundyone91 22-25, F 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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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...
    kimcc11 kimcc11 26-30, F 19 hrs ago

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    First and for most let me clarify that I am head over heels in love with my man. I am constantly thinking about him, can't wait to see him, always want him near me. Sad, I know. I...
    amidoingthisright amidoingthisright 26-30, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    I have self-respect. I don't want your attention if you only- want it when it's convenient and I don't want you to expect me to give you my 100% attention when it's not returned. I...
    collegegirl64 collegegirl64 18-21, F 13 Responses 1 day ago

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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...
    earthlingcc11 earthlingcc11 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I think I have found someone worthy of being in a relationship with, but I am so afraid. Once I have something worth losing... Then what? I am used to breakups feeling inevitable...
    kitkat0216 kitkat0216 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I think the worst things you could possibly do to someone is leave them without an explanation. It happened to me not to long ago, i lost the one I thought I was going to love...
    lina96 lina96 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    So I'm in this long distance relationship and it sucks. I've been with this beautiful women of mine for eight months now and she had to move on the other side of the US to further...
    Sean49 Sean49 22-25, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Life is full of surprises! So after all of your loving support here on EP, I thanked the Universe for the love this relationship blossomed in me, and decided to continue to love...
    TheRightFitforLife TheRightFitforLife 46-50, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Where to start ..... Met this guy MM 5.5 years (dec 2009) ago. Just separated from husband. Got into this new relationship and things were fine to start off with. He was seeking...
    RozieG RozieG 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Big decision to make and I need some advice. So allow me first to give you some background. I first met my wife not too long after a really bad heartbreaking relationship where I...
    TiredDaddy TiredDaddy 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 24

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    Big decision to make and I need some advice. So allow me first to give you some background. I first met my wife not too long after a really bad heartbreaking relationship where I...
    TiredDaddy TiredDaddy 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I really need some advice from an outside perspective. I feel torn between to men and it's breaking my heart. A few month ago I split up with my ex who I have a 3 year old to, we...
    BusyMummy90 BusyMummy90 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    I'm the type of person that can be very blunt with others, no matter what their situation may be. I was never too social as a child, and the friends I did end up with never really...
    MisAnalogy MisAnalogy 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    I have the worst relationship ever. He steals he lies, if I want him to treat me like he loves me, I'm supposed to ask and beg for it. We never talk. We're never happy, and he...
    ShekenahRising ShekenahRising 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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    Hello me and my ex girlfriend were together for 12 years we had our ups and downs but stuck through it. In the 9th year together I bought us a home. We moved in and for three years...
    Madmanwithabox29 Madmanwithabox29 26-30, M Aug 18

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    Yesterday at Sunday dinner, my fiancé had a couple of drinks and started joking around and my family (my siblings and their spouses, my parents were not there) started freaking...
    Sewlovely Sewlovely 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I remember very well and I am still with her. First time I saw her was last year round the end of January. We met at a small birthday party of a mutual close friend (friend not...
    Padresfan Padresfan 18-21, M Aug 16

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    To me it was my fault fallinh in love with a boy the spark that i have never felt before when we kissed and just him holding me felt wonderful. There are so many things i want to...
    Soups Soups 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    It would have to be an online relationship because even if I was willing to let the world know that I feel like I'm female deep inside, I don't think anyone who knows me in real...
    mickitg mickitg 41-45, T 2 Responses Aug 16

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    The couple who are out for dinner but they eat their food in silence while looking around, everywhere but at eachother. The couple at home where day after day after coming home...
    Trainedheart Trainedheart 31-35, F Aug 16

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    I'm currently in an interracial relationship but we are seperating after 26 years together. We were once inseparable...but now she says she has to " find herself". I have gotten...
    NotHardToPlease NotHardToPlease 46-50, M 6 Responses Aug 15

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    Every relationship is start with a guy barely skims the surface of the person who I really am. And when I do get closer to a person I start to have feelings for... They always let...
    bc16 bc16 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 13

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    My boyfriend and I broke up (you may have read that story) and I was really mad at him. I was mad at myself too and so to take my mind off of it, I activated a profile on an online...
    serapphine serapphine 31-35, F Aug 12

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    Set the bar for your expectations. You built relationships after a lifetime commitment. So don't let go any of your relationships even if all your expectations go unnoticed.
    hiddentears hiddentears 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 12

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    last year made 5 years since I've been with my first true love. there was alot of ups and Downs as in other relationship but then I couldn't tolerate it anymore.... he'd cheat and...
    taneccia taneccia 18-21, F Aug 11

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    I am going through a very dramatic, messy divorce from a man with whom I share two children. Things were always volatile, but never abusive until about a year ago. On August 20...
    emlm622 emlm622 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 11

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    I was in an emotionally abusive relationship with some physical outbursts under financial domination. I suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder from the relationship with...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 11

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    He says he loves me, but now I'm not so sure. I'm Christian and so I believe fully in waiting until marriage. My BF, however, is not exactly a saint. Countless times he has...
    JessamyW JessamyW 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 11

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    Recently we celebrated our 10 month anniversary, it was great. He got back late from work that morning apologizing for the fact that he couldn't get up on time to come pick me up...
    skitty25 skitty25 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    I've been in a relationship with a 26 year age gap for almost 4 years now. I have known him for about 10 years. Everyday I fall more and more in love with this man. People ask me...
    ringsofsaturn68 ringsofsaturn68 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 11

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    Since my boyfriend has been in boot camp our relationship seemed to have blossomed and we have began to appreciate each other even more than we used to. However, in the past he has...
    kat115nk kat115nk 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 10

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