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I Stayed In a Relationship When I Knew He Was Cheating

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    Just Like a Salesman

      He was the "good times" guy. He was fun. He was kinda dumb. But he had some panache that my previous aerospace engineer boyfriend had lacked. He was good at grand gestures...New York for the weekend, ten dozen roses for my birthday. But on the card? He spelled...
    serenityprayer serenityprayer 31-35, F Jun 30, 2009

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    As long as you don't bring it home.

    I found out. Twice. He is not a very good liar or cheater so that didn't last
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I Keep Thinking He'Ll Learn

    Oh he's learning alright. Learning exactly how to not get caught again. It all started when I was 8 months pregnant with our first child. A thank you for your flower purchase came in the mail. I didn't get any flowers so I called him to find out what was going on. He didn't...
    klady23 klady23 26-30, F Apr 5, 2013

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    I Finally Left!

    Because I was in love, and naive, and he was one hell of a smooth talker.  He could sell a pair of 500 dollar shoes to a person with legs.  Do I have regrets, yes and no.  I loved him, and I learned a lot about myself and the world by being with him; but that was hell on...
    JustBernieGirl JustBernieGirl 31-35, F 5 Responses Feb 15, 2011

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    Just One Time?

    In retrospect it seems stupid. It's the one thing I swore I'd never do. I tolerated cheating. The first time was when he kissed her in my room during my party. Thrice they made out during my party. I knew, yet I kept quite. When he confessed and swore to never do it again, I...
    xSilverWillowx xSilverWillowx 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 3, 2011

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    Reason Enough

    I expected him to cheat. In fact, when he asked me to marry him, I assumed he meant a marriage in name only.  After all, he was gay.  And not that closeted, repressed, nobody knows kind of gay.  No, he was out, proud, and had already confronted everyone who might have a...
    RascallyRabbit RascallyRabbit 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 12, 2011

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    Just A Question

    If you know that he is going to cheat, shouldn't you plan to cheat too? You knew he was going to, you stayed with him anyway, so shouldn't you be allowed to have some on the side as well? Just asking.
    rocktheduece rocktheduece 41-45, M 2 Responses Mar 21, 2011

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    Broken

    Its finally over but the memory of that relationship still haunts me.He was a serial womanizer but i was only 18 so being young & naive I thought i could change him. He was controlling & possesive-slept with girls who I thought were my friends behind my back & told...
    angelwingz angelwingz 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 4, 2009

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    Hello, I'm Rose ( Not real name ) I recently

    found out that this guy I have been talking too for months has been cheating on his Gf with me... I had no clue at all that he had another secret life. He's been dating his gf for about 2 years now, oh yeah by the way he's 20 about to be 21! And I'm 15 he has no clue I'm 15 I...
    BieberBabe13 BieberBabe13 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 4

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    I Never Listened

    My ex and I recently broke up a couple months ago. He and I were dating for over a year and were madly in love with each other. So I thought. From the very start when we first met, his mom never liked me. She was so in love with his ex girlfriend. After time I thought she liked...
    justanordinarygirl23 justanordinarygirl23 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 22, 2013

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    I Know Exactly When You First Became Infatuated With Her

    Something was going on emotionally if not physically before you vanished.
    BPBitch BPBitch 41-45, F Feb 2, 2013

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    I am in a relationship in

    which my bf cheated on me. it is difficult for me because his cheating this time is physical and emotional. I still want him and love him very much because I see a home in him. When I take a time off with him, I can't seem to function. Maybe I love him more than I love myself...
    mrnlq mrnlq 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    Am I The Only One?

    Many times I find myself asking this question. Especially here recently.. I'm not sure why I joined this website or why I'm writing this. Maybe because its easier to share my feeling with a group of stangers?becauseI'm not sure who can even view this. I just feel like I've held...
    cb333 cb333 22-25, F 1 Response Nov 19, 2013

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    I would get the belt, wooden spoon, hand, textbook, hairbrush basically whatever was close all the time. I got a beating with the belt when I was 4 for eating my Easter candy...
    Thatonegirl53 Thatonegirl53 18-21, F 18 Responses Sep 1

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    My last time with the belt was at the start of summer when I was stupid and told my parents I was going to my friends to watch a movie and hang out. Really wasn't 100% lying...
    laurenstone97 laurenstone97 16-17, F 20 Responses Aug 23

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    My mother passed away when I was 17 and it all went down hill from there. Nobody was there from that point on.
    sunnygirlfriend73 sunnygirlfriend73 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 28

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    I alway got spanked when I was little because of stupid little things
    sykikghost2 sykikghost2 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 30

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    I used to saduce the girls that babysat me when I was little. There were 2 vary memorable girls I miss a lot.
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    Amipa91 Amipa91 22-25, F Sep 4

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    Hello everyone. You may call me discipline :) I don't want to give away my real name until I have gotten to know you all better personally, anyway. Back on topic. I have never been...
    Disciplining Disciplining 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 6

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    agent268 agent268 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 12

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    From age 12 I was punished with the belt when I was naughty, I got it very hard and usually had tears. I hated getting it. Looking back my beltings did me a lot of good. My...
    Bill266 Bill266 31-35, M 9 Responses Sep 15

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    I got spanked with a belt when I was a kid. I turned out alright from my own point of view. I wasn't a really bad kid and only got it when I did really stupid stuff or lied. My...
    Ordinarylady Ordinarylady 22-25, F 8 Responses a week ago

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    not really kid..when i was 11yo..its been 7 years and i still missing her :(
    1golenaz 1golenaz 18-21, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I lost her when I was about 1 I think it was the most saddest thing ever then once she was gone no one even stuck up for me when I would get abused
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    It's really sad because I know my dad loves me and he had good intentions but I'll be afraid of him forever because of what he did. I just wish he could have found another way so...
    mic112 mic112 18-21, M 8 Responses Sep 11

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    she is much younger then me when I met her and looked like total white trash but I loved that she had a thin little body
    live4adventure44 live4adventure44 36-40, M 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Yes i did, v_v and it was not fun.....not fun at all :( Lol.........................
    silentkillxc silentkillxc 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I need to ask a question for any women my age. Please understand that I'm not trying to make you feel uncomfortable or flirt, nothing like that. Just looking for some feedback. How...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I find it more attractive when a guy builds something or puts something together for me and puts some thought into it rather than spending ridiculous amounts of money extravagant...
    tsumakov tsumakov 26-30, F Aug 27

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    Oh ya! My dad loved his leather belt across our bare butts. The only time he went to far was when he called me in from playing in the yard and hid behind the front door as I came...
    thezig69 thezig69 41-45, M 3 Responses Aug 29

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    •I tried to balance the light switch in between on and off. •My mom told me the refrigerator light wasn't always on so I looked while I shut it waiting to see someone turning...
    hellerpeople hellerpeople 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 30

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    It was my parents form of discipline when we were very bad, I know it certainly taught us not to do it again. It didn't happen often, perhaps because we learned our lessons well.
    Wheels64 Wheels64 46-50, M 1 Response Sep 1

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    Before I told I went to my grandmas and grandfathers house every other weekend. My grandfather molested me for years. I don't remember when it started but I know it had been...
    justanothergirl11 justanothergirl11 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    As lot of children when I did something wrong I got spanked on *** or got the belt when I went too far and I won't do it to my children.
    Doufy62 Doufy62 26-30, M 8 Responses Sep 4

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    i'll start by saying it was not a pleasurable experience and was a form of discipline that did work, somewhat. there were lessons i learned from this method that i think would've...
    trailsonrails trailsonrails 51-55, M 3 Responses Sep 7

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    I got whopped with the belt for what I did in school. I remember one time I forged my dads signature on a detention slip he had to sign and the Assistant Principal called my...
    Marisacruz20 Marisacruz20 18-21, F 7 Responses Sep 8

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    We would have dirt clod wars. There was a deep unpaved drainage ditch behind the houses across the street from us. After a heavy rain there would be a great deal of debris left...
    Deedle623 Deedle623 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    How did you deal with the aftermath of a belting? Dad walked away the moment we were done, sometimes even tossing the strap besides me at bed, it was the sign it was over at last...
    rcarlos72 rcarlos72 36-40, M 9 Responses Sep 11

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    Yup. At 16 I decided I wanted to expand my sexual horizons and chose to lose my virginity to the guy I had been saying for a month. He was a poor choice; treated me terribly and...
    canadagirl0101 canadagirl0101 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I'm a "Daddy's Girl", plain and simple. I always have been. But when it came to discipline, my father was always very strict. NOT abusive. But he did believe in spankings and he...
    SunnyDayze SunnyDayze 22-25, F 20 Responses a week ago

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    i was 9 it was the summerhols and i'd being misbehaving all day be smack few times but i was at the table having tea with my parents and three of my anutys my aunty asked me a...
    naughtykerry8 naughtykerry8 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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