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I Was Abused By My Ex - Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 81 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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, 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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    Related Experiences

    I was emotionally abused for 4 years before he started to physically abuse me. It started with him being drunk and grabbing my arm at a bar until I almost screamed, I had a bruise...
    osafloja osafloja 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 29

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    For the first time last night I thought about it and my body started shaking tears were buring up my cheeks and the pain was the same as it never was If I have a gun I would kill...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F May 9

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    At first everything was great. He was exactly what I was looking for. He completely swept me off my feet. Everything was perfect until one day we went to his friends wedding. He...
    uhohello uhohello 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 30

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    Something happened to me that made me wonder about the nature of abuse in the world. My wife was on one of her tirades so I did as I usually do, I shut up and walked away. As I...
    wcsteel wcsteel 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    Sometimes I wonder about God sometimes I wonder if he sees me people will say 'things will get better just hold on' We thay have not I just feel like I am being punished for...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    So its formed who i am i remember it just so i can feel alive somehow
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 1 Response May 6

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    My Father keep on abusing me :(
    JahirO JahirO 13-15, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I don't think I can ever fully be just 'oky' I am flawed,Tainted and am afraid that other people see that too what's the use of getting close to people who will leave once thay...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Writing about it is the only thing that makes me feel better I guess
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 9 hrs ago

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    Sometimes It feels like am going crazy. I can still feel his hands on me His eyes his demanding voice When I close my eyes it happens. I get the paralyzing fear, I can't feel my...
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    Well I was abused by my brother,distant cousin,aunt and two older guys who lived next door. I said it for the first time am able to admit to it all
    00Broken00 00Broken00 18-21, F Apr 27

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    As I said I was the controller in my marriage, The operational word in this sentence is "was". Now everything is out of my control and my husband is ruling everything with an iron...
    isis55 isis55 51-55, F May 9

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    When i was 4 i had a rough life, i was abused (mostly emotionally) so when i turned 7 years old i ran away from home one winter, dressed in only a no sleeve shirt and a diaper...
    BabyAngel9618 BabyAngel9618 18-21, F May 6

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    it was the son of my dad's girlfriend.... i was 7 and he was 14 and sometimes he'd just wake me up in the morning, pull me to his room and on his bed and then it would happen.... i...
    aimeetomlinson aimeetomlinson 13-15, F 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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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 was an abused child growing up, all done by step-fathers. I don't hold anything against my mother, since she was mistreated along with me. My first step-father abused me and my...
    Sonicblu Sonicblu 41-45, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    Hi I go by fruity punch on here.I would like to share personal experience that happen to me with my parents.When I was growing up I was emotionally abused and verbally abuse by my...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 May 14

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    At the age of 14 I think, my dad sexually abused me.. I don't remember it all, but the first time it happen, me and him was going to travel to another country to met his brother...
    Bekerkrkrk55 Bekerkrkrk55 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 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 lost a little boy to CPS. While I was incapable at a time to be a mother to my son for issues out of my control, with a little help and encouragement I could have gotten back on...
    tmurray14 tmurray14 22-25, F 1 Response May 5

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    I don't know if I was sexually abused or not... When I was fourteen, I had a boyfriend who was seventeen. My parents didn't mind the age gap as long as he treated me ok. I had...
    irononmylips irononmylips 16-17, F 2 Responses May 10

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    This was the closest pic I could find that resembles her. I never got to take her pic except with my unsmart cell phone. I don't know where to start. The person I live with...
    hartinar hartinar 36-40, F May 7

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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 4 days ago

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    Feeling close to completely breaking down all my life ripped apart piece by piece my dad abused me since before I was born kicking my mom in the stomach when she was pregnant with...
    tyguy4life tyguy4life 18-21, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I didn't even know what had happened to me until I was 11 or 12. Suddenly, I just woke up and realized that at around age 5 I was sexually abused. It never occurred to me that...
    AllieLeigh AllieLeigh 26-30, F 2 Responses May 9

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    I am lost... I recently reliesed that I am being emotionally abused by my mother. I know that saying I only reliesed this at 18 sound crazy, but to me the way she spoke to me and...
    Anonymous055 Anonymous055 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    From the age 3-11 I was sexually abused by one of my cousins. In retrospect, I viewed him as a brother, because we were so close, but now.... I don't really know what to say. I...
    behavedmisfit behavedmisfit 18-21, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    The weird thing about it is that it was my oldest cousin who abused me. I was 4 at the time and she was 18. Everyday she'd have to watch me while my parents were out, and if I did...
    n0ah n0ah 13-15, M 4 Responses May 10

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