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I Want to Divorce My Emotionally Abusive Husband

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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'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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    I have a heavy paper work with my lawyer. Lol I will have to go to the court with all paper work over. Long way to go
    girlyloveorange girlyloveorange 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I want to leave my husband....he but an *******. It's not fair to my son and me to be treated like this! I am so thinking about doing it so help me God
    NorthCarolinaNC NorthCarolinaNC 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Four and a half years and it's finally over. I don't know how to feel. He was my first love, and everything to me. No matter how much hurt and pain I felt in the relationship, I...
    ChristinaWolf ChristinaWolf 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    My BF can be very abusive, emototinal and other ways. Love to meet others like me, that some reason stay, or maybe talk to a guy like him to get his point of view. thanks
    Want2BGood Want2BGood 16-17 4 Responses Apr 17

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    They say you don't know what you've got till its gone. True, but in a slightly diferent way. took me maybe a month or two to realise her leaving was the best thing to ever happen...
    theonlyonelikeme theonlyonelikeme 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    I had been single for almost a year when I met someone. In the beginning. He was so charming. The conversations we had were so deeply intimate. He seemed to understand me. It was...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 8 Responses Apr 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 9 hrs ago

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    My father was extremely emotionally abusive to me as a child and young adult. He is extremely manipulative and plays such games that it's only now that I am 28, I am realising how...
    freyaB freyaB 22-25 Apr 12

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    I have had a terrible first and only marriage, I divorced my physical and mental abusive husband after he attacked, raped, kicked my 8th month pregnant tummy with his work boots...
    singleredheadfemale singleredheadfemale 41-45, F 8 Responses Apr 10

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    I am in love with a married woman whom I deeply admire and want to desperately spend the rest of my life with. We both are pretty much of the same age. Let me tell about this...
    super36 super36 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    my family is too toxic and emotionally abusive for me, i can't take it anymore. i can't keep pretending i'm happy because deep inside i know i'm not happy at all. my parents never...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I love my parents very much, but their are aspects of them I just don't wanna become. My father was a drug addict, an alcoholic, cheater, and just very unstable in general. He...
    DevinaLockwood DevinaLockwood 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I've been in both physically and emotionally abusive types of relationships. It's been a crazy road but I think I've finally found a place where I know my worth and that I can do...
    thepooloftears thepooloftears 26-30 5 Responses Apr 10

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    Yes i have an emotionally abusive mom if you have read my experiences but she went all out to give us luxuries after my dad passed away even this wifi i am using.
    Heretorant Heretorant 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I have Written about my experiance.s with my husband over the last 14 years, It seemed the more we tried to compromise the worse things became. Now its no holds bared in keeping...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F 4 days ago

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    I want the most out of life. I want to keep my husband, cuz I think he's pretty great. He's a good forever guy. But I'd also love to be in love again. And I'd love to have a...
    saundra04 saundra04 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    I can't wait like I want to have a husband who is huge and we just feed each other and eat everyday and fat kids who just want to eat and get bigger we will be so lazy and we will...
    woodfloor woodfloor 18-21, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    This should help you with your exploration .. According to the Sharia law: • Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above). • Criticizing or denying any part...
    rubyredrascal rubyredrascal 36-40, M 1 hr ago

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    So I discovered a week or two ago that I am suddenly receiving my husband’s texts on my iPad. I should have disabled this as soon as I discovered it. But I did not. Saturday I...
    sarabear7 sarabear7 36-40, F 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    100.) I woke today very bored. Sitting in my house with nothing to do and found this experience and thought it will kill sometime. 99.) I grew in a small town just outside of...
    tornsin tornsin 31-35, M 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I want to know what me and my husbands child will look like. I never want my legacy to suffer in a world of overpopulation and depleting resources. My husbands white and...
    interracialfiend interracialfiend 22-25, F 9 hrs ago

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    I'm at this junction. We have been married 10 years, we have 3 beautiful boys, and my husband will always pick the xbox over us. I guess I knew it from the beginning. The day we...
    valwand3 valwand3 26-30, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Hi. Im married for 3 years now but weve been together for seven years, im beautiful and slender, no man just let me pass. I miscaried since 2011 still no lucky, im always dipressed...
    Mingas2 Mingas2 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 4

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F Apr 4

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    When I first met my husband. He swept me off my feet. it was some seriously Disney movie fairy tale..He is from Brazil. charming , beautiful , life of the party personality. and...
    lostinBrazil lostinBrazil 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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