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I Married a Controlling, Emotionally Abusive Man

Anybody else out there living under such duress?? 105 People

    Idiots Unite

    I'm divorced for many years now but you'd never know it. He's never been far and kept his leash tight. He knows my weaknesses and never seems to forget how to hit below the belt when throwing out his verbal abuse. I know I need to leave the area to get away from it, I know that...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 11 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    Still in love with a man who hurts me

    Can't believe it's already 4 1/2 years of this. He can be so mean and so sweet. I'm no dummy, I know about the cycle. I believe in separation with the hope of reconciliation but com' on, he's not gonna go to counseling for abuse on his own. Why would he, nothing is ever his fault...
    catmode catmode 31-35, F 5 Responses Apr 15, 2011

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    How Creepy Is This ?

      I have been reading the horrific news about the man who dressed up as Santa and stormed a Christmas party killing his wife and eight of her relatives. It is simply monstrous. What made this news look even creepier to me was what I read yesterday. The killer had abandoned...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 13 Responses Dec 28, 2008

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    Control Freak I Married

    He takes the energy out of me,he is not my baby daddy,I know I could be alone,how do I leave somebody that knows my bank card numbers and everything about me,I will have to get the strength to leave,and that time has come,I want to leave and am ready not to turn back again,turned...
    rebeccaacosta rebeccaacosta 31-35 2 Responses Mar 15, 2012

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    I Am Abusive Man

    i am a abusive man and i dont what to do it no more im am sorry to all you pealpe who have been abused im dying but im still going to get help so i can dye nowing i done somethig about it sorry to all you ladys out there
    brianmac1863 brianmac1863 46-50 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    THE MARRIAGE NAZI

    I Married a Controlling, Emotionally Abusive Man. I dealt with a control freak who was also verbally and mentally abusive. Living with this man was a nightmare. My self esteem went down the drain, I became an emotional mess. I was stupid enough to believe everything he said...
    underconstruction underconstruction 41-45, F 25 Responses Feb 14, 2008

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    Where do I start, how do I not blame myself,

    how did I let things get like this. We've been together for 8 years (not legally married) and have a six and seven year old. Things were awesome when we started, we were happy. I had my kids back to back and dedicated myself to my home, my kids, to him and to my schooling. I...
    1forever 1forever 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    Why Won't He Leave Me?

     I have been with a man for 13 years now and we have 2 children. Both girls 11 and 7 years old.  This man is verbally abusive, physically abusive, emotionally abusive to me.  We are not legally married and when I try to have him removed from the home I'm told that I cannot...
    benaka benaka 31-35 7 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    17 Years Being Blind

    I have been with this man for 16 years. only my kids getting older were able to open my eyes. Mind you this is their father whom i had three boys and stayed for them now they are screwed up and I am so mad that i didn't no what the hell was going on Its like a fog i remember bits...
    ahgreek ahgreek 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 28, 2009

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    It All Feels So Hopeless

    It's all too typical........He is an extrememly respected man in the comunity.  Everyone loves him...thinks I am so lucky to have him..... And yet living with him has broken my self esteem.....which was so strong.........I am depressed....... I have isolated myself into...
    Tatter Tatter 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 12, 2009

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    "Hope you are ready to fight in court to get

    anything" "You're crazy, I will make sure you never see the kids again" " You are such a loser" "Tell them (the kids) you don't want their mommy and daddy to be together anymore" "I'm not agreeing to any custody , the kids are mine" All of these hurtful words from the person I...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    How Do You Bounce Back With All the Pain and Damage That Comes From Being In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship?

    I was married for 15 years to a man who never even took the time to get to know me. He didn't want to know me, I guess it was just not worth his time. I got to the point where I just couldn't take how bad it made me feel about myself and really zapped my self-esteem. I took my...
    frenzygirl frenzygirl 31-35, F 6 Responses Feb 15, 2008

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    13 Years Too Long

    I am with the coldest person on earth who separated me from my family and friends, withheld affection and makes sure I am too broke to leave. I'm done here but I am also 50 and want to know human affection again, It's hard because I have been like this so long I feel like a robot...
    latoni latoni 46-50 1 Response Dec 24, 2012

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    Verbal And Emotional Abuse From Husband

    Married almost 11 years. He has proven to be emotionally abusive but even though I recognized something was wrong from the start I couldn't put a name to it. He can be romantic and loving sometimes, but usually everything always comes back to him...what he wants....etc. my...
    Rosemund Rosemund 46-50 1 Response Jun 21, 2013

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    Stuck For Now

    I am married to a hateful abusive man who flys off the handle in the blink of an eye. I have a plan to leave him however it is going to take a couple of years. I am in financial ruin because he started a failing business which only adds to the stress. I have no family to rely on...
    Clea1970 Clea1970 36-40 2 Responses Jan 20, 2011

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    I'm Starting To Think I Belong Here.

    I've had a difficult time coming to terms with this. I think I'm still a little skeptical, but it's growing on me. My husband ("Max") is not particularly jealous that I'm aware of. He's usually not aggressive, though he can get pretty nasty in an argument (of which there are many...
    whisperingthunder whisperingthunder 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 26, 2012

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    Living In A World Of Pain

    I've known my husband since 10th grade. When we first started talking he was very self-centered, emotionally unavailable and promiscuous. I figured it was just because of his age and eventually the relationship went nowhere. 3 years later, I ran into him again on campus. He gave...
    Valq Valq 26-30, F Dec 2, 2012

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    I'm Getting A Divorce

    I married a controlling, emotionally abusive man.  A half hour ago I ended the 7 year marriage and we are now simply roomates.  I have lived all this time with a man who's a "crazymaker".  He manipulates, changes the truth and history to serve his present needs...
    Gabriell Gabriell 56-60 7 Responses Jan 6, 2010

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    Not Me, But My Sister...help!

    My whole family agrees, my sister's boyfriend is an a**hole. We don't know what to do anymore.  We have all voiced our concerns about him but it is like talking to a brick wall. He is not only an alcoholic, but he mentally and PHYSICALLY abuses her.  he is 10 years...
    tarenava tarenava 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 11, 2009

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    Another One Of Those Days

    As I sit at my desk at work I reflect over my life. I'm not happy with the things I have accepted. I'm not ok with the fact that I let someone rob me of my happiness. I wanna get it back, I have to. I feel empowered like I can start over and make some much needed changes to get...
    Valq Valq 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

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    I Dont Know How Much Longer I Can Stay....

    I don't think the last shred of self esteem I have left will allow me to. I have been married for 13 years with two children ages 12 and 6. For a long time i didn't characterize his outburst as abuse but now looking back after reading up on verbal and metal abuse I realize that...
    arret arret 31-35 2 Responses Jan 3, 2012

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    How Do You Leave?

    i cant step out that door, i dont know why i just find myself unable...im not strong enough i guess. Just please any advice would help. 
    serenity94 serenity94 22-25, F 7 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    He Doesn't Even Know He Sucks the Life Energy From Us!

    My children know they will never be able to make him happy.  My friends call him the "funsucker".  I am emotionally sucked dry from being around him.  His need to always be in control, makes me feel I have no say in our marriage.  He keeps telling me...
    searching4answer searching4answer 41-45, F 17 Responses Feb 13, 2008

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    We have been together for 10 years and married for six of them. Have twin, two and a half year olds and a four year old. My husband is a control freak and emotionally abusive. I...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 1

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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F Aug 13

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    Hi , I am a married man from Singapore. I need to tell you how I feel. I am married. the thing is deep inside, I crave a macho man. I wish I have a man to love me and understand...
    gurchaaran gurchaaran 31-35, M Aug 7

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    I am going to be married to my love.But this is not happening grandly as I always wised for as we both belong to different caste(Its still a big issue in India) . Still I owe my...
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    i wanna marry 51 years old man, and I'm 26 now. he has 0 in his bank account. he has financial problem, he has 2 kids from his ex wife, and his kids don't want me to marry their...
    ajenkk ajenkk 26-30 3 Responses Aug 13

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    I am loving a man and he is 15 years older than me. He is my relative. I love him so dearly and I want to marry him. My age is 19. Is this fine to decide my life partner at this...
    uthayashree uthayashree 18-21 2 Responses Aug 7

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    Took away the car keys today.... My vehicle broke down, sold it. He got a new one so I got his old one (his prior to our marriage). Drove it for a while then demanded I pay him...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 5

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    I recently got a divorce. My ex was emotionally abusive and nothing I did made him happy. He actually wanted the divorce but for some reason still finds it necessary to be cruel...
    ktc1575 ktc1575 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was wondering if anyone can give me advice for the situation I am in. I have been with my husband for 12 years, married 8 with 2 sons. 4 years ago my husband had a mental...
    Cindermoon Cindermoon 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 17

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    I married a man who is not who I thought he was and now I feel completely trapped .... I need a break ... I don't think I was meant to be married ... I give too much of myself and...
    season82 season82 31-35, F 21 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    I am married to a man who never wants me or needs me, who doesn't even seem to want to cuddle. I just feel so alone.
    000thoughtful 000thoughtful 41-45, F 3 Responses 4 hrs ago

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    I am new member and I am female. I just want to say . This is my second marriage . My first husband was a controlling , macho, abusive, drunken, jerk. I had the worse now I have...
    himher1952 himher1952 61-65, F 4 Responses Aug 16

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    I am currently reading a book about controlling parents and how to deal with the past. It is helping, but I am emotionally stuck. Part of me feels that I am being over dramatic...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 29

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    I have thought about posting my story but often chicken out maybe out if fear and selfishness, but if anything I say could help another woman that is what I need and want to do...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    So my mother has officially stated she doesn't like me. And that I'm to have nothing to do with my siblings. Yet she's still managing to ruin my life. My plans, my emotions, my...
    luna1912 luna1912 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Internet is full of stories of people falling in love with someone else while married to their husband or wife's. Most of the stories proclaim that their husbands or wives were...
    arwhap13 arwhap13 31-35, M 4 Responses Jul 31

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    I am Married But emotionally I've divorced him as he has emotionally destroyed me Tonight I thought day 1 of no arguing but no gets into bed and he starts..... Emotionally and...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 8 Responses Aug 9

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    This is the hardest thing that I have ever had to admit... I haven't told anyone. Even as I write this I contemplate hitting the backspace and erasing it. I'm terrified that my...
    ParaKlio ParaKlio 41-45, F Aug 17

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    I was married for 10 years, my ex was verbally and physically abusive. He stopped working for the last two years,and I was the main support of the house. He would always accused me...
    liza0324 liza0324 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am currently married and unsure if I am in an abusive relationship or if I am just difficult to deal with. My husband has never hit me, but the things that he says to me and...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    For seven months, I was in a controlling relationship. I thought I had met the man I wanted to be with always. There were red flags from the beginning, but I was so attracted to...
    flpatty flpatty 51-55, F a week ago

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    Im 18 and feel like my parents are controlling every part of my life. No friends and no private life. And I dont have the freedom of anything. But if I stay a bit more, Im afraid...
    Aurora10 Aurora10 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    I woke up this morning feeling worse than I did yesterday. I haven't talked to my fiance about any of this and I really want too. I worry that he will dismiss my feelings and tell...
    CatLover311 CatLover311 22-25, F Jul 30

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    I'm 27, with no kids.....just a dog. I've been married for almost 2 years, but I've been unhappy the entire time. We were together for 2 years before we got married, and I was...
    wishihadatimemachine wishihadatimemachine 26-30, F Aug 12

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    I want to leave my husband, but I love him.... See my story is very long , and sad. I will tell you the short version of the life of me and my husband . We meet when I was 18 and...
    choli choli 26-30, F 11 Responses Aug 14

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    I'm 25 years old and I live in south america, I still live with my parents only because I'm scared of leaving and them having heart attacks or something and blaming it on me, I...
    TheGuiltTripGirl TheGuiltTripGirl 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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