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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 42 Responses Aug 30, 2012

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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'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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    I did it. I left him. I can't believe I had the courage but enough was enough and I can't believe he let me go. I thought I would feel free but all I feel is terrified. I don't...
    janie2290 janie2290 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I recently got married a few months ago. My husband is an Eastern European man and I am a Canadian citizen. We met online. The way our relationship grew in three years was like a...
    kellikelli kellikelli 18-21, F 7 Responses May 2

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    Okay well I'm new here anyway I was in an abusive relationship for a year. it fuxked me up mentally and emotionally. the day I broke up with her I overdosed I'm okay though...
    meganmarie92 meganmarie92 22-25, F 2 Responses May 12

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    I can't tell my family because I still get so defensive for him. I know he is wrong but I still care and i feel horrible for him at times and can't think of anyone else disliking...
    CC56591 CC56591 22-25, F 1 Response May 9

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    Still married to him! If he had not done a cold turkey switch, much like he did with drinking, in how he treated me...I'd have been splitsvill last June. On his part it was...
    teadiva teadiva 31-35, F 1 Response May 7

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    I was in same situation got restraining order yesterday. I cant go through it anymore.we deserve better
    dickinsonjewelscents dickinsonjewelscents 31-35, F 1 Response May 9

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    And as a man, I don't understand what to do. I have tried to make this work for so many years, but I don't know what to do anymore. I just take the abuse right now because if I...
    guyinphoenix guyinphoenix 41-45, M May 11

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    I have been married 9 months and I loved him so much. I feel he is a different man. He is convinced I cheat on him and as soon as I fall asleep he explores threw my phone looking...
    loulou96 loulou96 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi I go by Fruity punch on here.I would like to share a personal story from my experience with my mother.Let me start back when I was younger for you to understand the emotional...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 1 Response May 13

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 27

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    I have emotionally abusive parents. My mother thinks it's okay to put me with siblings that I dislike and will bring up stuff from the stuff to provoke my anger, she comments on my...
    melodicsadness melodicsadness 18-21, F May 2

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    My parents gave me to my grandparents when I was born, it was just easier for them. They were wonderful but my granddad died when I was 13 and Nan couldn't take care of me. I ended...
    Hurt329 Hurt329 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    I have a mother who is emotionally abusive, lacks reason and I suspect she has bipolar disorder. She injects nothing but negativity in my life and I have told her numerous times...
    organizedmadness organizedmadness 41-45, F Apr 26

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    The feeling I hate the most when unable to sleep is the piercing loneliness. There's nothing between you and your thoughts and you wish you had someone to call, someone to message...
    Featherwings Featherwings 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    My Name is LIZZY SYLVIA, From United Kingdom. I wish to share my testimonies with the general public about what this man called Dr.Agumagu has just done for me , this man has just...
    Kenned Kenned 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    I find that my situation is different than many I've read here and also very much the same. Some of these posts actually make me think "I don't have it so bad", but the bottom line...
    iwant2bhappyagain iwant2bhappyagain 56-60, F May 9

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    I'm 26 weeks pregnant, and I was fighting to save my marriage since I've found out I was pregnant, my husband is currently serving in the U.S. ARMY & he was the best thing that has...
    ladyonthemoon15 ladyonthemoon15 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I was divorced for 10 years. First ex was a womaniser and had that freewheeling life, which meant that I had to pay off his debts. Then I met X and remarried. I'm what you call a...
    lilmschirpy lilmschirpy 41-45, F 5 Responses May 4

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    Sharia law is not direct in the Quran (the Islamic holy book), but is made from interpretations of the Quran and Hadith (recorded sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)). The...
    heyimalive heyimalive 18-21, T Apr 30

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    Sharia law is not direct in the Quran (the Islamic holy book), but is made from interpretations of the Quran and Hadith (recorded sayings of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)). The...
    heyimalive heyimalive 18-21, T Apr 30

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    Struggling to stay afloat... It's been a year since my parents moved away, six months since my horse was moved to pasture in another state. I used to be an avid runner and weight...
    Silc Silc 26-30, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I always feel so embarrassed about it. I married two different people, both of whom I knew I shouldn't be marrying. I just felt like I was in too deep to get out of it. My first...
    smc92079 smc92079 31-35, F May 16

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    Due to some problem with my visa, I had to go back to China to live with my parents and find work there after studying in the US for two years. During these two years, I made sure...
    LouraMax LouraMax 22-25, F Apr 30

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    my husband went to jail because my stepson lied about abuse. My husband had to take a plea to get out of jail and is now on probation. I had to leave the state with our kids or...
    shivasgirl shivasgirl 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    My husband of 11 years cheated on me. He actually even proposed to her, and we are still married. He filed for divorce, had a vasectomy reversal and set a wedding date for this...
    LRMommyof3 LRMommyof3 36-40, F 3 Responses May 15

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