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I Should Have Gotten Out Years Ago

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    Caddi. I wish I'd realised years ago, I could of changed my life. It's too late now, I'll have to settle. I had plenty of chances before, but I didn't quite realise what it was like until now. It will always be inside me as it has changed me now, forever, I will never be like I...
    Keelie Keelie 66-70, F Dec 30, 2009

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    She's Living Up Her Role

    Just because you're the step mom, doesn't mean you have to act the part. - I lived out of state for 3 years. During that time, I got married, graduated from school, and had a baby. Not once in all that time did my family even consider coming out to see us. No one sent us a we...
    justtheafterthought justtheafterthought 31-35 Nov 26, 2013

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    Red Flags.......

    There were so many of them....screaming at me to stop and think....really think about what's going on but I ignored them.  I didn't want to believe that the man that vowed to love me "till death do us part" no longer wanted to be my husband.  Most of all, I didn't want to...
    Mahal1023 Mahal1023 46-50, F 3 Responses Mar 17, 2011

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    Regrets?

    Even as I clicked to join this group I felt disloyal.  For me to admit that I should have gotten out of my marriage years ago is a huge step.  I may have hinted at it before, but to truly voice that feeling is something else entirely. I think the main reason that I...
    womaninbliss womaninbliss 51-55, F 40 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    I Got Out But He Still Makes Me Miserable

    I got out of my marriage after only 4 years. I could see where it was going, the signs of abuse, the way he talks to our daughter, and wanted to end it before it got bad. He still makes me feel like **** for ending it and loves to tell me how ****** up I am (because I'm in love...
    nicksgurl nicksgurl 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 10, 2012

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    Should Have Left Long Before I Felt Trapped!

    After four year of marriage work became more important to my husband and I was second. Sex became less and less I should have left! I stuck in because I did not want failure to try and recover... but then my son was born and things became more strained in our relationship. We...
    cowgirl2013 cowgirl2013 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1, 2013

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    What Am I Waiting For...

    I am a 35 year old dummy who use to be really smart . My husband is a good provider , But I think I was a good provider before I married him . I had no wants , good credit nice house and money saved . I got married and now all I have is a splitting headache . I don't know where...
    babysocks86 babysocks86 36-40, F 6 Responses Mar 29, 2012

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    I Just Want Peace And Happiness

    I had a dream last night.  It was more like a flashback because this happened when my daughter was about 3 months old.  It was a sad dream.  Now I'm angry because I'm remembering, not only this but other things too.  It's making me think how foolish I've been...
    TexasLily TexasLily 51-55, F 23 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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    And Now I'm Old

    I am 58. I've been in a marriage to an emotionally abusive man for almost 29 years. It started out OK, though there were plenty of signs if I hadn't been so stupid. I was 29 and in graduate school. All the men I was meeting were unemployed losers. I wanted to meet someone, get...
    sewbuggy423 sewbuggy423 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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    I Should Have Gotten Out In 1984!

    I was 20 and had just reached my first base in the military when I met my husband. We were engaged in 4 months and married in 7 months. I threw myself into the relationship. He didn't like my friends, basically said If I hung out with them anymore, he would not date me again...
    banburycat banburycat 46-50, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2012

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    I cannot get over the hurt that my husband caused me over three months ago. I am in therapy and doing all the reading etc. I can, but I cannot seem to let go of what happened and...
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    It never fails... As soon as I start to back away and move forward, he shows the changes that I needed to see years ago, even months ago it probably could have worked. I start to...
    TheGoddessB TheGoddessB 31-35, F 3 days ago

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    Many times with my brothers around the bond fire!
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    hazel9 hazel9 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I'm new here, and haven't had the chance to scroll through the entire thread so forgive me if I present any redundancy. It's been six months since we broke up, and during that...
    cassieblue13 cassieblue13 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I remember clearly the one time I came home on leave from the military and got the vibe that everyone had moved on. My sisters had families and kids and were quick to ignore my...
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    please dont judge me for my grammer or lack of proper writting skills. I write as I speak you can say. Ill try to remember puntuation and all but might miss alot. Anyway here is my...
    feelinghopless feelinghopless 41-45, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    Big old cars with bench seats are way better than bucket seats & a stick in the floor 😗
    BCRichWarBeast BCRichWarBeast 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 23

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    When I was dressing my brother as a mummy for Halloween.. Such sad times... He had to be a semi wrapped mummy :P
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    When I was about 14/15 years old, I encountered a beautiful dark skin black woman online who was married to an Asian man from China. They seemed very much in love and I admired...
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    I think once you have been married for 20+ years, you expect that the relationship is going to make it, even if it isn't perfect. I met my ex when I was 20 in FL, we were both...
    RJWLAW48 RJWLAW48 46-50, F 3 Responses Jun 22

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    ​I'm 21 years old and 5 years ago I got really ill.It started out as rapid-cycling and it was really intense and could switch in a matter of hours. They gave me lamictal and...
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    Hey everyone. I've been struggling with depersonalization since I was 12. I am 27 now. I just want you guys to know that it CAN get better. When it first started happening I...
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