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I Was Abused By My Ex - Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    I was molested by my stepfather when I was 13-14. I'm 32 now, and to this day I have never told a soul. I always faked being asleep the many many times it happened. I didn't know...
    thelonereader thelonereader 31-35, F 3 Responses Feb 12

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    Now let's be honest dont u IMAGNE a great loving husband and amazing kids. And that U are not gAnna fight. Well your Wrong sure U can say BUT WE LOVE EACH OTHER. Look at UR parents...
    stelliester stelliester 13-15, F Feb 13

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    I really do not know where to begin. I know hate is a strong word but I really hate the person he is fits better. We have been married almost 7 years and the last 2 have been...
    triedofit triedofit 41-45 Feb 15

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    For 15 years I have put up with not being good enough or pretty enough or skinny enough for her son. However, this tops it all. My mil just decided to rip out chunks of my hair and...
    huntress1785 huntress1785 26-30, F Feb 8

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    I feel a lil un easy about posting this..but that's what this app is all about right? Being ourselves without judgment ect ..but I feel stuck ..at home...Im abused daily by my...
    glisteningheartz glisteningheartz 18-21, F 2 Responses Feb 6

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    stay alive stay strong get human lights by your hand with someone's help i am survivor of sexually abused by father i am survivor of phisically abused by mother i am domestic...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 9

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    my husband tells me how stupid I am and that I'm no better than trash. I have a good job, pay all the bills and pay for all his expensive hobbies. He doesn't work because he can't...
    pam618 pam618 36-40, F 2 Responses Feb 24

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    i was sexually abused when i was 8 by a woman when she was 21
    priyanujdev priyanujdev 26-30, M Feb 10

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    My step dad used to try and 'toughen me up' when he realised I just wasn't like that he started mentally abusing me, he would say I was a girl for not liking fighting and would...
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    i am survivor of sexually abused by my father. my mother and sisters always beated me up and called me useless,you are joke,ugly,nothing. ...i live alone now. flash back is...
    JerryJerryA JerryJerryA 31-35, F Feb 8

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    My husband and I have been together for almost 8 years now. We have no kids together, and he has 1 son from a previous marriage. When I moved in to my husbands house (8 years ago...
    bbstorm bbstorm 26-30, F Feb 13

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    Feel Pain For All Abused Children
    god1011 god1011 22-25, M 22 hrs ago

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    I do everything I can to make my husband pleased with me, and proud of me, and I respect and honor him as my husband and as head of our home. It is a choice I freely make, every...
    candichest candichest 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 5

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    I feel bad that I do but I do. My husband and I have been together for 8 years and married for 5 months so I feel that it's wrong for me to resent him for his ways when I've known...
    Javail5 Javail5 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    This maybe a bit lengthy so I'll apologize in advance.. My husband and I married in October 2013, found out I was pregnant in February 2014, "separated" due to his drug addiction...
    southernstylist southernstylist 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 10

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    I am almost 32 years old, unemployed for 6 month as I returned to my home country and again living with my parents, actually me and my husband both are living with my parents. My...
    bubucis bubucis 31-35, F Feb 17

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    cubangem83 cubangem83 31-35, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't only think it...I did it...with someone "I've always wondered about.."sexually" that is. I love my husband to bits....we have a great relationship, friends first then...
    jackedup1 jackedup1 31-35, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    A few years ago I went through a rough time. I could say it was all the raging hormones clouding my judgement but really, I knew what I was doing. I don't expect any pity, in fact...
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