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I Should Have Gotten Out Years Ago

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 92 People

    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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    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 24 Responses Dec 30, 2009

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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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    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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    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 5 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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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    every one has life outside EP that's obvious ..LOL but i meant , when i am here i will never ignore any one message , whether any one message me , i will reply them always if i...
    rst190 rst190 18-21, M 2 hrs ago

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    And my living room and my kitchen and bathroom! Its been a horrible few years! But I'm ready to move forward! Yay :)
    meishamoi meishamoi 36-40, F 1 Response 21 hrs ago

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    I had my first real gay experience with a good friend of mine when I was 17 and im now 24 and havent done anything since cause im not out at all.
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    Im living in a country in Europe and the school i went to was a all girl school and i promised my self i would never date and i will wait for the guy that one day when im in...
    gurlhates gurlhates 18-21, F Oct 29

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    lol. i used to do this daily n i still do it but just not as much. the bar gets expensive and the people can get on my ******* nerves. buying beer n drinking all alone in my room...
    LightSparks LightSparks 26-30, M 1 day ago

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    I have, yes it isn't something I'm proud of. And I know I shouldn't have. I know I shouldn't. So why do I? I don't know.
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have cheeted on someone and i TOTALY regret it
    bowsrlife bowsrlife 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 13

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    So I was feeling icky today I went to tie my hair back I knew I was gonna end up puking. As I did so I noticed my Tshirt wasent covering my tummy fully. I had a moment of this is...
    selenam selenam 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 5

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    Alright well this one was so not expected. This was a recent thing and I know yall are probly gonna laugh at me for this but oh well. So I have these sweats that are super baggy I...
    selenam selenam 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 6

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    We'll I'm in high school now and I feel like I hag out with the wrong people but I still hang out with them why is the question .See we have 80 mins of lunch but it's broken up...
    Heyitsjalenn Heyitsjalenn 13-15, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    well, I am totally lost without him. I cant bring myself to even try to see anyone else, but..... I am sooooo lonely its killing me!
    13796392k 13796392k 51-55, F Nov 7

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    My boyfriend left for Warped Tour without me so I sat alone in my room and drank.
    ajskyler ajskyler 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've done that before and it was a dark ******* day,I tell you what.
    KurMujun KurMujun 18-21, M 2 days ago

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    "Don't fall for me", he said once again, like always. She took a deep sigh & said, "i won't, trust me, but the same applies for you too, don't fall for me either" She had learnt...
    Xyanii Xyanii 22-25, F 21 hrs ago

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    Enjoying a fantastic holiday with my family after finally telling my dad that I'm transgender. My mother and sisters have known for ages but my dad and brother work away all the...
    girlynicole girlynicole 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    I feel like a fool I don't want to be a tool I have been hurt and I in turn have hurt I have loved deeply years ago but now I have run dry I am hesitant to even try All I do is...
    tan54321 tan54321 31-35, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    How can I get some real good and fun friends in the uk ? I was living in Florida before and moved to uk after I got married few years ago my wife from the uk and now we are...
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    Consider for a moment all the things we google search, all the things that our friends search, and that people outside those circles of people probably google search for everyday...
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    So years ago, I met this guy at work. He was new, so to make him feel welcomed, I asked about his life. He was married with 1 child. I was single then, but I don't go after married...
    Holls215 Holls215 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    So my first post on here was about two years ago. Since then, things have not gotten much better. I am a nurse but am on my third job in two years because I am looking for a job...
    jbsrn jbsrn 22-25 a week ago

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    Once upon a time, about three years ago, I was asked my opinion of what an ideal man is. I immediately thought about the one person I looked up to, since I was a kid, my grandpa. I...
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    When I was younger, maybe 14 or 15 my dad fell off the roof onto the driveway. He got screws and bolts put in his elbow and arm to hold him together and this is when he started...
    Wbyogimaso Wbyogimaso 26-30, M Nov 4

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    So ever since I was a little girl all I've ever heard was "omg you have a really big butt!" I heard this from the age of 5 years old to now (22) I became so self conscious about it...
    denisestephanie denisestephanie 22-25, F 16 Responses 3 days ago

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    Hi, so i'm tired of liking this guy and i know it's kinda my fault but i think it's just because i'm scared 4 yrs ago i started going out with my ex boyfriend. at first i was...
    xoxsabrinaxox xoxsabrinaxox 16-17, F Nov 8

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    I have been married to my wife for almost 10 years but together for 21 years. Our relationship started when we were both young, 21 and 22 years old. I was immature and ended up...
    crzy4mywife crzy4mywife 36-40 3 Responses Nov 11

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    I don't normally do things like this because I like to deal with personal things within the walls of my home. But I am really struggling with this and figured I could get some good...
    dgords dgords 26-30, M Nov 13

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    My name is Celina. My recruit (Larry) left on Oct 27th. It was one of the hardest days I have ever gone through. Larry and I have been together for two amazing years. When he...
    CelinaH1907 CelinaH1907 18-21, F a week ago

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    I almost can't believe that I'm writing this here, but I feel a need to tell my story and this is not something that I think my friends would understand. So I'm writing it here and...
    Gwendoline111 Gwendoline111 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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    Hi guys, i am 38, diagnosed at age 24 (with 5% vision), but knew i had a problem at 13.. Dr.'s just couldn't figure out what it was.. My sister and i have had RP since the onset of...
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    So this was friend B, whom I have mentioned before in other experiences. It grew to the point where all we did was fight. She would easily ditch me, it seemed like she was hiding...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 13

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    This love started many years ago.. 8yrs+ She is my first and i love her alot. It was very brief but it was true and pure. We hadnt even slept together but the feeling was good. We...
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    I am 59 years old, married for 35 years to a man I found out I didn't know at all. I found out 3 years ago that he has been a meth addict for 7 years. We had been working on a...
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