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I Let Go of a Disfunctional Relationship

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 People

    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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    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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    I love the beginning stages of a relationship where you've just met someone, you don't know if they like you like that yet and so you get to flirt with them meanwhile until one of...
    EngulfingBreeze EngulfingBreeze 22-25, F Nov 21

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    Do you believe me? I want to be in a relationship, but I am not ready. It isn't that I can't wait, or that I even want to be in one. I am just eager. Eager, because I want to...
    sesi1116 sesi1116 22-25, F 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    Many believe past relationships are a sign of failure or time they wasted with the wrong person. Yes, relationships leave us with feelings of sorrow, uncertainty, and guilt but...
    Paris46 Paris46 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 28

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    So this is new... Something that a lot of people probably don't hear a lot and to be fair, I don't know why it is either... But here it goes... I have been in 4 relationships so...
    sancarn sancarn 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I don't even know what to say honestly. But imma try my hardest to tell you what's on my mind right now in the best way possible!! I literately just faced a blunt. Now there is all...
    Casspper Casspper 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 5

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    In 1996, my first boyfriend presented me with an engagement ring. I just graduated high school. I accepted and we began our long life of knowing each other. We were engaged and...
    DreamChristine DreamChristine 31-35, F 8 Responses Dec 4

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    I'm in a one way to a dead end relationship! I'm not happy but I let him stay because I really don't wanna deal with the debt I have.. Pardon that he's part of the reason I have...
    Jeshayna Jeshayna 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    After struggling with and escaping my mother's abuse for three months, I've finally grown comfortable with letting my siblings know what goes on in my life. But today I was...
    Cranksta Cranksta 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    9 rules for online friendships/relationships on EP 1. Be honest but not too honest. There are things that you should be totally upfront about. Don't try to hide who you are...
    fullofmemories fullofmemories 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 3

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    I have been with my gf for almost a year. We met in college (while we were both with other people) but knew that we wanted to be together. We have since changed our lives to be...
    bw27237 bw27237 36-40, F 21 hrs ago

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    Letter from a twelve-year-old by The Unicorn I support NAMBLA because they have given me a chance to philosophize publicly by printing my column. NAMBLA gave me support...
    Punkboy2449 Punkboy2449 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 28

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    When I first met him he was fantastic, we began dating very quickly everything was good. When I moved in things changed dramatically. I wasn't allowed to go anywhere not even to...
    missjulia123 missjulia123 22-25, F Dec 8

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    There comes a point in a relationship some relationships, when you either double down or let go. You never want to be the only one who wants to be in love, like, or just lust of...
    IAMJ10100 IAMJ10100 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 12

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    Ive been in a complicated relationship for years. I try to remember how it all started but I cant. I love this person very much even though she has so many flaws. No I am not...
    Tattooheartxd Tattooheartxd 18-21, F Nov 25

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    I am afraid of relationships. So much so I have learned that it prevents me from having relationships. Even if I have met someone and we are planning to do something, I'll cancel...
    VarianWrynn VarianWrynn 46-50, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    Another thing I find very important that I feel is lacking from all of my previous relationships is I am tired of being told so many promising things by my (in)significant other...
    city87 city87 26-30, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    To his female "friend"... I think you and him will never have the same relationship that you once had, because of me and what did you expect? you should have known things would...
    Nannyxd Nannyxd 18-21, F Dec 11

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    Toxic comes in many forms, the thing that they all have in common is you never know the extent of the damage until later, in my case, 3 years later I'm still discovering. The...
    Hugmybear Hugmybear 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 22

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    Sometimes I'm so happy and he makes everything seem perfect then other days I just can't seem to cope. We have been together over a year, we aren't/have never been s3xually active...
    mysteryteen mysteryteen 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Im so confused I need answers.. Okay so im currently in a relationship with my boyfriend of 1 year and 5 months. We could have been together for 2 years and 5 months but He broke...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Nov 20

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    Long distance relationships, if you're in one here's what you can expect....phone calls, texts, emails, forgotten holidays & birthdays, making the most if the time you have...
    justsuzy justsuzy 56-60, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    He and I will be 8 months in 10 days. This relationship is truly one of the hardest things I have done in my life. He is a huge secret, which makes it hard because I love him so...
    poopy0219 poopy0219 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 3

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    I'll be completely honest, I've never been in a real relationship. I'm gay and I hate that the gay community is mainly centered around sex. I don't want sex, I want friendship...
    KeithPrice94 KeithPrice94 18-21, M 4 Responses Dec 3

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    That moment when people talk about their relationship, and how it's working so well ect. I really try to be happy for those people, but in truth I just feel like someone is waving...
    dabram71 dabram71 16-17, M Dec 6

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    I'm in a long distance relationship for the very first time. We met online and it was cool to have someone to talk to. We were just friends but then we started liking each other...
    greenpurpleblack greenpurpleblack 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 7

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    I am in a 1446 km LDR. It all began on 4 January. A few days after New Year’s Eve, my life had returned to the normal routine of study, boring days and stress when someone added...
    Chiara92 Chiara92 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    A Daddy Dom wants to be the center of your universe. He wants to be able to provide for your every need and care. But more than that he wants to be able to shape and mold you to...
    a1benjmin a1benjmin 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 11

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    7 days. 7 freaking days. In a week he will tell me if he's actually coming or not. We know each other since almost 2 years and a half and it all was in a very random way...
    Frangenia Frangenia 16-17 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Letters to my ex husband. Letter 1 Dear Steve We both no the truth about this past year despite what you've told people and made the courts believe. We also both no the level...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F Nov 20

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    This guy recently asked me out like 4 days ago, and I said yes. I dunno if this is reality or a fantasy but I wanted a bf who was gonna text me good morning and goodnight and wanna...
    Cece4 Cece4 18-21, F 8 Responses Nov 20

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    He has been gone 32 days now. The only reason I know that is I have been keeping a journal to keep him up to speed on every day since he was gone once he returns. I've only gotten...
    sebuka92 sebuka92 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 21

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    I won't give him up, but I might have too. ------ Here's the story: Alright. I know I might be judged severely. But I am 15 years old and I'm in love with a 23 year old man. He has...
    cydneyxx cydneyxx 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    I Just Wanted to Let You Know You Should Know ..... You are meant to have an amazing life! ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡ You are meant to have everything you love and desire. Your work is...
    letsloveloSETHehate letsloveloSETHehate 36-40, M Nov 28

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    Despite my letting him know that I miss him, my bf still chooses to go hunting every weekend of hunting season. When hunt season is over, he still goes to scout for places to hunt...
    pineappleparade pineappleparade 31-35, F Nov 29

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    I think after being hurt so many times, your body especially your heart automatically just becomes numb to the idea of a relationship and when someone comes along you just think...
    SlowlyLosingItAll SlowlyLosingItAll 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 29

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    I'm writing here because I feel like I don't have anyone in my life who cares enough to listen to my problem. The man I've fallen in love with is causing me extreme emotional pain...
    pandagirl09 pandagirl09 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    Letter to my ex husband letter 3 I thought I could Handle seeing you. I couldn't. Your still controlling my life. Told myself It is my house too. I'm legally allowed to be there...
    Sunrise13 Sunrise13 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 30

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    Well, my names Yandy. I'm in a LDR and I've been with my girl for over 9 months. It was so close to being a year 😔 until we...I broke up. I broke up because of the arguments...
    yandyspeed yandyspeed 16-17, M Nov 30

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    I found my ex after stalking facebook. I was still in love with him. We broke up over missunderstandings. We find each other and fall back in love. He goes to jail for four years...
    ctzellers ctzellers 18-21, F Dec 3

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    So I just got out of a 5 1/2 year relationship. I dumped my boyfriend for the following reasons:Lack of ambitionLack of support/ never helped around the household, never worked...
    amandasbadluckchuck amandasbadluckchuck 22-25 Dec 3

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    im not sharing my story for pity. im sharing it because I want people to kno if I can hanle it anyone can. I was in an abusive relationship when I was 14. I got two concussions and...
    lilmisssme lilmisssme 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 4

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    This happened to me three times while working at this resturant. 24-28 year old black guy that speaks slangish but very proper when need to. Always happy and in good mood, don't...
    Icanhelpjustask Icanhelpjustask 26-30, M