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I Survived Torture and Torment At the Hands of Someone I Loved

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    Abusive Family

      I have had physical emotional and s*exual abuse from most of my family.  I have witnessed my mother do terrible things to us all. When I left home I chose bad men and similar situations.  then I realised that a good relationship makes me happy.  I still...
    emmasharn emmasharn 31-35, F 1 Response May 11, 2009

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    My 17 Year Old Boyfriend Who I Have Been Dating For 15 Months Cheated On Me With A 30 Year Old Male Stranger

     I'm 16. We've been dating for 15 months. I'm innocent. We live in good neighborhoods and we go to a good school. He was the perfect boyfriend. Polite, Opens all doors for me, total gentlemen. I bragged to my friends about how sweet he was (not rude bragged though).  ...
    MyHeroWasFake MyHeroWasFake 18-21, F 6 Responses Jan 8, 2010

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    It Hurts

    I am finding out by people on here there is a way out it just having to take that step. I either stay and hope in time he will change to the better or get out. I have been in several relationships where I got hurt bad married 2 times. I feel the only reason I choose men like this...
    guitargirl guitargirl 46-50, F 2 Responses May 11, 2009

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    Even though there are many people who love me, I still long for the one that won't abandon me when times are rough or not ideal. I have changed for love, bent over backwards, made...
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    I do wish that some people say they do but their actions reflect opposite I feel as if somedays I'm the most unloved person in the world and I wish I didn't I wish I could be like...
    nicenerd5107 nicenerd5107 13-15, M 17 hrs ago

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    2 years ago, I met a boy, someone I really loved, yet being young I couldnt even recognise love let alone grasp the concept. So anyway things between me and him were great for a...
    missyy27 missyy27 16-17, F 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    i have not lost just one person i have lost a few people in my life who have meant alot to me. (And its a long post) Whilst some people think that i "lie" when i talk about whos...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 25

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    I have always loved m/m tickling. I have yet to be in a tickle torture situation, but I am both a tickler and a ticklee. I really can't wait to be tickle tortured or tickle torture...
    tickler96 tickler96 16-17, M 4 Responses Mar 31

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    I dont know how or why we do it, but we ALWAYS hurt those we love most. Even in the past, i hurt my closest friends. Theres this guy ive been friends with for about three years...
    chooseyourownlife chooseyourownlife 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    Hey David. I'm just going to pretend that you're going to read this like I'm sending it to you... but maybe I'll be more open, because I know you never will. So first off... I...
    DancingWithFire DancingWithFire 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    For any Demisexual people out there, you probably understand where I'm coming from when I say I've only truly loved someone once. I'm a Demisexual; and I can't fall in love without...
    SavedByMCR SavedByMCR 16-17, F Apr 10

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    looking for someone måle/female who also wants to leave this planet, would be Nice to go holding eachother but not essential, support is a must. I've been suffering long term...
    theonlyoption theonlyoption 22-25, M 29 mins ago

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    Losing connection with someone I really care about. Don't know if it's my controlling and needy attitude or their don't care , not worried attitude but it's not looking too good...
    slimshady101 slimshady101 22-25, F 18 mins ago

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    My hands, how you torture me so. Even in the hot pits of summer my hands remain cold. Sweat runs out my pores. It`s quite nasty. Every time i use the subway i cant hold the...
    seraphinamisbhavn seraphinamisbhavn 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    I'm so tired of being here. I hate my life, it's so confusing, overwhelming and filled with pain. Nobody has ever loved me, not even my mom or sisters but if I were them I'd hate...
    bulimicbixtch49 bulimicbixtch49 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    I can probably be most of you'll, older sister... Before today, I didn't think of responding to most experiences here on ep, because I can tell when some really wants help, or...
    Chabelle Chabelle 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    So my grandfather is a really nice man and fun to be around but as soon as he has a few drinks he gets very handsy with me. He'll grab my butt and shove me around places. Last week...
    yturgi yturgi 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    i was twelve, and was coming up to my first year in high school. i was absolutely dreading my first day at a new school, because i had never been the new girl before. the only...
    eviemay6 eviemay6 16-17, F Apr 15

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    I've gotten tickle tortured soo many times I love it please someone tickle me
    BobbyAlesi BobbyAlesi 16-17, M Apr 4

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    Hi I'm Keeley- I've had so much happen to me in my life i don't even know how I survived this far.. I just got through a horrible break up.. Been together for over a year and I...
    BrokenKeeley99 BrokenKeeley99 16-17, F 3 Responses Apr 12

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    I'm not saying that to hear things like you don't know, or anything like that. I know what it is. Already. I just wish I had stopped these pictures in my head. Because I can't stop...
    WickedScullyOfTheWest WickedScullyOfTheWest 31-35, F 1 Response 9 hrs ago

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    Me and my ex-fiance met in high school. we feel in love since then moment we seen each other. we got pregnant and he decided that he wanted a better future for our daughter. one...
    navarro2014 navarro2014 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Everything came down to this, her answer.. Her answer to be mine? Was a yes. I was thrilled, so was she. A week or two went by and we already exchanged I love you's. I meant it...
    irespectyou irespectyou 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 31

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    Yes, I am looking for someone to talk to, but at the same time i wonder if i will ever get someone to talk. Straight to the point, I am a sex starved 33 yrs old husband, who is...
    imherefor imherefor 31-35, M Apr 4

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    I like one of my best friends. I've liked her since I saw her in 7th grade, and now she is dating my best friend. I told her about how I feel, and she told me that she loved me as...
    ThePainedBoy ThePainedBoy 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 6

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    I was driving alone, like i always did for d past 4weeks.. and there was this car ahead of mine, we're moving at 50-60km/hr (busy street).. He wore a shade (sunny day), and a cap...
    bellabong bellabong 26-30, F 9 Responses Apr 9

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    I just want to be loved. If someone loves me it's so much better than sex. Just the simple things like cuddling, or holding hands, snuggling under a blanket together watching tv...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 9

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    It's not exactly that I need someone to talk to...I am in most part, 3/4ths of the time misunderstood and not respected as much as I would like. So sometimes I wonder if it just...
    Psychologica Psychologica 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 11

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    A 2 time survivor. I am fair skinned and susceptible to skin cancer. As a golfer, that's a big concern. I have had friends with minor skin lesions which were easily taken care of...
    lakeluver lakeluver 66-70, M 1 Response Apr 15

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    I lost my first love to suicide at age 19 (he was 20). I found him hanging in the attic. His parents were out of town…so I rode alone in the ambulance to the hospital with him...
    shylainey shylainey 18-21, F 7 Responses Apr 6

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    I have all of these feelings inside me, I want to have somebody to hold and somebody to love, I want a girlfriend so much. I have friends that love me to pieces, and I love them...
    WandererJay WandererJay 18-21, M Apr 7

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    Its easy to say, that I am hard on myself, I always have been. Some say that I may be a bit too hard on myself, and that may be true too, but something that I am learning as some...
    NYSlilAngel NYSlilAngel 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 14

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    He wasn't necessarily the sole root of my transformation, but he undoubtedly helped me in a way I can't describe. Spring break I met a boy on a cruise two years older than me...
    sabzz7 sabzz7 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I'm happy that I survived this first day but actually I'm nervous. Nervous because I need everyday applicants and there is a quota to fulfill.
    nyliemax nyliemax 18-21 Apr 1

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    I grew up being tortured on a daily basis. Everything from name calling, to gum/eggs in hair, to being physically pushed down/shoved around. I've never been the type to have the...
    butthumbs butthumbs 26-30, F Apr 5

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    We are all survivors. I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    i survived sudden cardiac death and am one of the 5% percent that survives. alas,stuck in a sexless marriage and no manner of communication seems to solve that. any advice on...
    bill977 bill977 51-55, M Apr 11

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    This is possibly the most alone I've ever felt... I feel like I don't even know who I am anymore and the emptiness I feel continues even around family and friends. My own...
    EmptinessofSeth EmptinessofSeth 31-35, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    You really took me by surprise You're someone, I've needed for a lifetime Your heart was cleverly disguised And it didn't look that way in my mind Tell me, how could it be I was...
    saltyorsweet saltyorsweet 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My cousin jumped to his death a few days ago. I had no idea he was even depressed. He was only 30 years old. I haven't seen him in a year, but we grew up together and I still...
    PsycheEros3704 PsycheEros3704 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    At first glance the narcissist appears to the unsuspecting onlooker as being full of self-control; they come across as charismatic, educated, confidant, charming, and sociable...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I posted a previous experience about liking a girl that had a bf and I listened to you guys and just stayed her friend till they broke up or etc and yesterday they broke up I wasn...
    LoveToSpare LoveToSpare 13-15, M Apr 12

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    I was so naive and most of the time unattended. Nobody ever told me "don't trust strangers" or that sort of stuff, so I grew up trusting everyone and believing weird/crazy things...
    esmeraldream esmeraldream 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My Dad's aunt and my sister's mum She just died about two hours ago i cant get over it. I do believe that God is watching over us and that we will meet Him someday. Things happen...
    ssaaraahh ssaaraahh 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    I just broke up with a gf of 4 years. We lived together for 2 years. She is a bi and she has fallen in love with a guy at work. I am crushed when I caught her lying to cover up her...
    miknat miknat 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    A good friend of thirty years (or so I thought) went silent on me a few years ago after an email exchange where I politely told him I wasn't in a space to read about his Jehova...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T Mar 31

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    You see, I fell in love with a girl.. We've been having on and off fights for 3 years since we've met. It's mostly because I'm selfish and all I ever cared for was myself. Now we...
    IzzyTheGreat IzzyTheGreat 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I don’t want someone to love me like Edward loves Bella. I don’t want someone to love me like Romeo loves Juliet. I don't want someone to love me like a fat kid loves...
    KellysMyName KellysMyName 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I am overthinking. I am trying to keep myself distracted. My mind is too powerful. I keep thinking of "him". Logically I sit here and say to myself -"you are married, albeit...
    confusedmajorly confusedmajorly 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 5