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I Was Abused By My Ex - Husband

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    Well Not Husband But Boyfriend

    I was driving, he hit me with the back of his hand and broke my blood vessel in my eye, and messed up my lip, and then pulled me by the hair back and forth. He also emotionally, mentally abused me through out our three year relationship. I hate him
    celestialsun celestialsun 22-25, F 1 Response May 13, 2009

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    Have Forgiven

    You know everything started out so great. Then he started hanging around the wrong type of people. The cheating staying out late the disrespect just having a bad attitude. I used to blame myself. I will say I was not perfect but what he gave I did not deserve. None of us do. With...
    iamchanging iamchanging 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 9, 2010

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    It Was Just An Ex-boyfriend

    I was really lucky compared to the other people here. I was abused by a boyfriend, so it was very easy to get out of the relationship right away when the abuse started. It was a live-in, so it took me a few weeks to move out, but no long-term harm done. I'm just more careful than...
    Zandze Zandze 26-30, F May 2, 2007

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    Love Doesn't Have to Hurt

    On Oct 3rd 1987 I was 19 I met a guy and I thought he was my dream come true he treated me great , we did everything together I even went on a week long trip to Fla. with him and his parents , 8 months later we got married about a month after that my dream turned bad...
    BEAUTIFULDISASTER BEAUTIFULDISASTER 41-45, F 14 Responses Sep 14, 2006

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    Many Years Ago Now

    When I was 16 I met my ex-husand-to-be. My home life was chaotic, dysfunctional and smothering. I guess, in a very innocent way, I  used him to escape. Not to say I didn't love him, but I was 100% primed to accept just about anything just to be loved and to get away from my...
    haecceity haecceity 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2007

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    I Will Not Be Broken

    What began as a beautiful relationship of equal respect and partnership ended with a Protection from Abuse Order- I'd never realized how much my pride could harm me until after I was free of him and left to reflect upon what went horribly wrong. I'm not someone that anyone would...
    AthenaAdAbsurdum AthenaAdAbsurdum 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 11, 2007

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    8 Years and Counting

    In December it will have been nine years since I got out of my abusive marriage. Through all the pain, heartache, sacrifice and tears I am still here. The scars remain even where the wounds have healed. Looking back, I was young and idealistic. I can remember my parents telling...
    CatastrophicDreamer CatastrophicDreamer 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    I used to tell him to hit me

    so people could see the scars he left on my heart with his words
    justmebroken justmebroken 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    There Are Many Forms Of Abuse

    My ex husband abused me physicallty emotionallty and sexually. The emotional abuse by far was the worse. I could heal from the physical stuff but the emotional  abuse was harder to get through. He was never ever faithful to me and It ate me alive. I am a better person for having...
    Paige42986 Paige42986 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2011

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    How Can I Think of a Title For This...

    I got married out of desperation to get out of the house.  He seemed like a nice enough guy.  I knew him from church.  About two weeks in to being married he started to yell at me.  It got worse from there.  I really don't remember most of the 4 1/2 years...
    devotedsupporter devotedsupporter 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2006

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    Mentally . Emotionally

     i left two yrs ago today ...  and i am still recovering from the mental anguish i encountered ... he broke  me ... something i never thought could happen to me . i was so strong before i met him .  when i moved here i weighed 82 lbs  and didnt want to...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 24, 2007

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    See Another Story I Wrote On The Subject

    I reckon he has 2 personality disorders "psychloid" and "histrionic".
    blondiesindy blondiesindy 36-40, F May 13, 2011

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    I Have Come To Terms With It

    But it has taken a while. I hadn't realized how much it had been hurting me. I had told myself that it didn't really matter, that it could have been much worse. For a long time I couldn't make sense of what had happened and felt as though it must have been my fault as much as his...
    Byebyebabyblue Byebyebabyblue 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 20, 2010

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    One In Three Is One Too Many... a Call to Arms.

    My name is EPJake.  Many of you know me.  Many of you do not. I am sharing a story with a very specific purpose.  I have been doing some research around domestic violence and abusive relationships.  I found a very frightening and very real statistic...
    EPjake EPjake 26-30, M 4 Responses Mar 5, 2009

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    I Got Flowers Today

      I Got Flowers Today It wasn't my birthday or any other special day. We had our first argument last night, and he said a lot of cruel things that really hurt me. I know that he is sorry and didn't mean the things he said. Because he sent me flowers today. I got...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace 41-45, F 2 Responses Jun 27, 2008

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    Since I was little, my step dad abused my family..including me.
    RyderSebastian RyderSebastian 16-17, M Dec 1

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    from age 5 til I was a teenager I was sexually abused by several family members and a close family friend . I have never had therapy for this . so many memories .
    lukeshort46 lukeshort46 46-50, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I still am abused by him. Physically, mentally... He's nasty. He treats me like a piece of **** and when I needed help with my suicidal thoughts he just told me I was faking my...
    darlingitsgrunge darlingitsgrunge 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 9

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    I've been with my boyfriend for a little over a year, he's been jealous and controlling since day one. He tells me who I can hang out with and when, made me delete social profiles...
    marinadelmonroe marinadelmonroe 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 3

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    I don't like to talk about this, but I guess it's a part of me... I am the youngest of a blended, 8, Children Family. In my Family, we don't call each other step... My mother is...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    After the second incident happened I had to distance myself from him. I cut off all contact, and since he was living with my parents I stopped going there so much. Had a young...
    freedom432 freedom432 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    It will now be almost a month since I left my abuser. But the pain, however, is still affecting my life. Right after I left him I was feeling numb--I couldn't experience the grief...
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 5

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    I just told my dad that he should step up and confront my grandmother for allowing my grandfather and my aunt to abuse me for as long as they did. I came out with this a few months...
    mophasa mophasa 36-40, M 1 Response Dec 5

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    I was sexually. I start to years every time I think about it. I still live with them and nobody knows about what happened. I guess you could look at it goodly but I just think that...
    Gage03 Gage03 13-15, M 5 days ago

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    15th post. My panic attack yesterday left me emotionally and physically drained. The way I'm feeling today, there is no way in the world I am going to beat this fight. I would much...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    I had been married for 23 years when I fell in love with another man. I had felt disconnected from my husband for a lot of years but thought I was doing the right thing by staying...
    Alucia66 Alucia66 46-50, F Dec 11

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    28th post. A couple of other times that spring to mind when I think about the abuse, were two instances where once again I can't understand what went wrong. A few years back we...
    rana3434 rana3434 36-40, F 2 Responses Dec 2

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    First I gotta say, you can't be to careful when it comes to your kids, no matter how trusting a person might be. Yes I was abused as a child. My story is nowhere near as bad as...
    trayomis trayomis 31-35, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm sick of trying to get help.. therapy for over a year and so many diffrent medications.. no one cares.. now my therpaist is telling my husband to ignore me when I say I want to...
    krissy1314 krissy1314 18-21, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    In October, I saw my abuser for the first time in 11 years. I was adopted and my mothers first husband physically, emotionally, and sexually abused me. he is the root cause of most...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    What irritates me the most about my husband, is the fact that he won't let me hold his phone. I can not stand that! if I even glance at it, he gets mad. It ****** me the **** off...
    openlycurious openlycurious 18-21, F 1 hr ago

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    My wife has been through a LOT in her life and there is obvious emotional and mental damage that she has not dealt with. This has also led to some problems in our marriage. We...
    ConcernedHusband83 ConcernedHusband83 26-30, M 3 days ago

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    i have cheated on my husband multiple times. we have been married for 3 and half year and I started cheating since last year. It was an arranged marriage and I got married really...
    idontknowwhatiwant idontknowwhatiwant 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 27

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    I knew I was sexually abused as a kid but I didn't remember by who. I'd blame all my moms friends except two and it turned out to be one of them. My mom finally told me four years...
    CaliArs CaliArs 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    my husband did not care to come home after our miscarriage
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 18 hrs ago

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    It is definitely a love/hate relationship with my AH. One moment I see the old him and it fills my heart with joy and some sadness because I miss that him. The next day he may...
    KatieDarling7 KatieDarling7 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I feel so torn right now. My husband has put me through so much over the years and now hes don and out, depending on me more than ever to care for him.I don't want his condition to...
    Melody47 Melody47 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    when i was really little my dad used to sexually abuse me... he used to make me do things... i told my mom and she didn't believe me... my parents broke up when i was 7 and my mom...
    emmaline7904 emmaline7904 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23

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    Sexual abuse ( Rape ) is a terrible thing done by people ( not necessarily terrible people ) but by people who are really messed up in the head. It has scarred me for life I'm not...
    RyRyOfAwesomeness RyRyOfAwesomeness 13-15, M 2 Responses Nov 26

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    The child will rage as the blood flows down the legs, Beaten and raped and blind in rage. All the hell will ignite in a flash of fire as the child sees black then slash and red...
    TheBlessedOne TheBlessedOne 46-50, F 4 Responses Nov 29

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    My mother married a terrible guy in my tween years. I remember meeting him for the first time and telling my mom that I didn't like him. I remember feeling really uncomfortable...
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Its been sometime that i've thought about all of it. About my father, bother-in-law, my brothers. I couldnt sleep at all, i remember each night i wount sleep bc i know he was going...
    nekokitty13 nekokitty13 18-21, F 11 Responses Dec 12

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    Was i abused? Between the ages of two to about seven yrs old i was having oral sex with my mom there is a lot more to this coservercial situation on this
    howard1945 howard1945 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I’m a survivor. I’ve been sexualy abused by my father many yrs.. My mother also beated me up every single day. After i grew up,i told police third times what happened to me so...
    juryandrews juryandrews 31-35, F 3 Responses Nov 24

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    I see my ex-husband everywhere. His face appears in my dreams, I see him in the check-out line at the Bay, or while waiting for the subway. I am constantly thinking about him...
    chatonenamour chatonenamour 31-35, F Dec 10

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