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I Want to Divorce My Emotionally Abusive Husband

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    I need to divorce my husband

    but I am scared of him getting remarried and my kids loving their stepmother more than me.
    sherrybetan sherrybetan 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 10, 2014

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    1, 2,3, 4, I Can't Count It Any More!

    How many ways is my husband emotionally abusive? Here is a little descriptive prose, in light of the situation: 1,2,3,4, I don't wanna count more... Soon I'm walking out the door. 5,6,7,8, who'd a though I coulda hate? When did I think he was really great? 1,2,3,4, What's...
    konichiwabtchs konichiwabtchs 36-40 8 Responses Jun 25, 2009

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    I've been with this guy

    for 4 years, married 3. Almost immediately he began to emotionally and physically abuse me. Tonight, he may have gone too far. Things had been looking up since last Monday. Then today, it went to **** in a big way. I need to vent so here it goes.... I am 5'1" and 105lbs. He's...
    Istherehelpforme Istherehelpforme 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I think it's time to call it quits

    when your seven year old says "mommy, why did you marry him? You need to marry someone else. We need a stepdad."
    putyourrecordson putyourrecordson 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 23, 2013

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    I Can't Get Away

    Here I am sitting in a dark motel room because once again my husband has kicked me out of my own house. Hootin and hollering that he is done with me. If only this were true. And the story goes on like it has always gone on. We had a beautiful day. And then there came a point in...
    BoundAndBroken BoundAndBroken 22-25 6 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    Confused

    I need help,i have been married to a man for 15yrs,we share 4beautiful children,he has always treated me as if i was beneath him,told me i wld never b anything,but his wife,are daughter got diagnosed wth terminal cancer,he was never home always out of state for work,so i met...
    brokinsoul brokinsoul 31-35 5 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    I was in an emotionally abusive relationship

    for 9 years, it was great at the beginning, he was charming etc, but after 4 years the cracks started to get worse and I lost all confidence in myself. After being married for over a year, the last straw was when he physically assaulted me. Now he has moved on with a new woman...
    lou2014 lou2014 46-50, F 2 Responses May 10, 2014

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    Abusive Husband - Narcisstic Personality Disorder

    3 years ago I wrote a post about my abusive husband called "Is this abuse?" I have to say that today my eyes are wide open and the answer is a unequivocal YES! Though not officially diagnosed, this man is without a doubt a narcissistic abuser. At the end of my rope, and after...
    randomthoughts randomthoughts 46-50, F 46 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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    Stay Or Go Bc I Dont Know Anymore

    been with my husband for 7 years now. Married for a couple months and it seems that its only getting worse. We got married and he was still in college working full time and I know he was stressed and he took alot out on me. Over time I got used to it. I would get yelled at and...
    opencomein opencomein 26-30 1 Response Jul 6, 2012

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    My husband was always abusive,

    always self centered, always loved. It wasn't until he decided to get his attention elsewhere that I decided to look at him for who he is. Now I'm desperately trying to get a divorce he never wants to agree to, and dealing with his ridicule of my life as a single mom of 3. I...
    leigh8133 leigh8133 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 10

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    Now that I've left him,

    both of our children think he's the greatest person on the world and want to go back.
    putyourrecordson putyourrecordson 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 3, 2014

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    Married to a passive aggressive/narcissist-I

    have been with my husband for twenty years, married for fifteen. I use to think there was really something wrong with me. I'm 43 years old now with two teen daughters, and I see that all the indirect, and direct digs, silent treatments, nasty body language, nasty looks(that are...
    tmcmjc tmcmjc 41-45, F 5 Responses Apr 1, 2014

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    Well, where do I begin?

    I guess I could say that I still have some feelings for my husband, I be lying if I said I didn't. But, after the beat downs from his harsh words, and sometimes his use to be soft, gentle hands. The spark is gone, my life will never be the same. He knew all the right bottoms to...
    franhigg franhigg 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 18, 2013

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    Trapped

    My husband has a history of being emotionally abusive. He is in therapy now but I can't let it go, all the things he did. Why can't I forgive? He still has traces of it - controlling, calling me fat. Is this emotinal abuse We have children he said if I try and divorce him he...
    Homebirdie Homebirdie 36-40 5 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    I'm trying my hardest to stop my stalker

    and expose um for what he really is. He's a threat to so many detrimental things. Sooner or later I will come across the right path and walk out in total victory.
    dramafever dramafever 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 11

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    About Ready To Just Bail

    Bombs and blasts burst in the background as I write this blog while my husband of ten years watches his military show from his favorite chair for about the fifteeth time..the same episode.  That's where he is ALL THE TIME, every day and night.  He does work..but it...
    pamela1229 pamela1229 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2010

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    I am married to emotionally

    and financially abusive husband. I have 2 kids 7years old and 4years old. We live in NYC. My credit history is bad so I can not rent my own place. My parents live in PA and I could go stay with them but I am afraid my husband will charge me with kidnapping if I take kids out of...
    Helen0728 Helen0728 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 19, 2014

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    I used to consider myself a strong,

    responsible, loving, sexy and happy professional woman. Now, I am starting to realize that I doubt myself and my confidence has gone down. my husband of twelve years has constantly attacked every part of myself, initially with his body language, bad looks, dismissing behaviors...
    Gigimarie2 Gigimarie2 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 3, 2014

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    Does He Really Not Get It?

    I love my husband. I do. I can't help it. Maybe someday it will change, but right now it hurts how much I love him. And that is the problem. He holds everyone to impossible standards (especially me) and is no where near them himself. He treats me like sh*t without even realizing...
    NovaAnimus NovaAnimus 26-30 4 Responses Sep 30, 2013

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    I know that heaven must be a really wonderful place. If it wasn't for the fact that I want to be here with my husband, I would be ready to go there now.
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    I will have to write later. But I was in a 3 yr relationship with a man who was physically abusive. He would literally pin me down on the bed & threaten to kill me. He would have...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 6 hrs ago

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    My mom and dad divorced when I was 11. but that does not affect my life. my mom and dad didn't live together since I was 3 or 4 years old due to some crisis and I stayed with mom...
    ThePreciousMe ThePreciousMe 22-25, F 10 hrs ago

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    I don't understand how an entire family can wage a war on the person that saved 2 kids from an abusive grandmother and father. How can anyone justify defending the abusers while...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    I haven't cut in about 2 years. its been hard on me lately. with stress at home, family issues, and working all the time but it not being enough. I want to tell my husband but I...
    Ravenslove1408 Ravenslove1408 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I still feel bad about leaving my ex-husband a year/two ago… His parents and 4 siblings all lived in our small town in Oregon where we went to high school… But with little...
    surioregon surioregon 26-30, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Part 3. We were invited to a New Years Eve party 2 years ago, I wanted to suprise my husband, I bought a nice tight black short dress with a slit up the side. The top of it was...
    carolfox carolfox 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    My grandparents took custody of me when I was very young. Then at 12, I wanted to live with my mom (mom and dad have not been together since I was a year old), she was very...
    ladycentaur ladycentaur 16-17, F 2 days ago

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    Lately I've been feeling/thinking that I would be better off with out my husband. I love him very much but I just feel better when he isn't around. I've grown accustomed to being...
    URLOVED4EVA URLOVED4EVA 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    So here's how the story goes. I have been married to my husband for 5yrs. I am 28 and he is 31. We have been together a total of 10yrs. However, we are very different people. He...
    beautifulnightmare05 beautifulnightmare05 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I married a man that we tried to control it suceded for 20 years after our marriage and he became an anti control freak. He took a job that a friend of his fathers son wanted. My...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Keeping my man happy in every way is my role in life and the purpose I was made for and I wouldn't have it any other way! I am here to serve, please and obey my man!
    Rscfm04 Rscfm04 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Where to start ..... Met this guy MM 5.5 years (dec 2009) ago. Just separated from husband. Got into this new relationship and things were fine to start off with. He was seeking...
    RozieG RozieG 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    "I hit you because of what you said to me"- those were the words of my soon to be husband. He hit me exactly a week before our church wedding... In my home country, every Lent on...
    Marife7128 Marife7128 51-55, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    A couple of years ago I divorced my now ex-husband. He cheated on me a year after we were married. Our relationship changed the day I caught him cheating and went downhill from...
    scifyblue scifyblue 31-35, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    We have been married for 20 years and have a 10 y.o. together. We have been through many things together, like any couple I guess. In our marriage I am the one who leads and he is...
    Miranam8 Miranam8 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm with my huband for 8 years.I'm european white christian and he is arab syrian muslim.I grow up not to hate anyone and not to put anything above state and law.I went to his...
    Olimax Olimax 31-35, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I seriously want and need a husband from Dubai 😫 such a beautiful place and so luxurious
    barbiedoll899 barbiedoll899 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My dad controls my life, and he enjoys it. He belittles me, insults me, makes me feel insecure about myself. He gets angry over small things and I feel like i'm always walking on...
    Mayurichi Mayurichi 13-15, T Aug 24

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    I don't really have any other place to process this, so I'll just do it here. This has got to be the craziest Rollercoaster of emotions I've ever experienced. When we finally...
    mg75 mg75 36-40, F 5 Responses Aug 22

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    I love my husband. I always will. I know that. He is a wonderful father to our son, and loves him deeply. Seeing them together gives me hope, but I know I can no longer hold on to...
    thanatophobic thanatophobic 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Born into an abusive family. My father was physically and verbally abusive and it never let up until one day he was arrested. My mother, of course, stayed with him because she didn...
    Liftofferik Liftofferik 26-30, M Aug 22

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    my boyfriend has spoken to over 100 others girls during our 1 year and 5 month relationship, he's verbally abusive, he tells me no one wants me, hopes i die, hopes i kill myself...
    mxlly mxlly 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 21

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