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I Was Abused By My Ex - Husband

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 80 People

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Where do I start? My dads an alcoholic My older brother hates me My mum doesn't even talk to me I was sexually abused by my grandad from the age of 6 to 12/13. I may write more...
    tltlc tltlc 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 1

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    I was emotionally abused, emotionally blackmailed, and thanks to my friends and family I left him. But I miss it. I want to be abused like that again. I want to be physically...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F Sep 22

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    When I was 4 years old my parents were divorced. I remember 2 police cars driving up the road while my mother and dad were yelling at each other. My mother got custody of me and my...
    mymindhurts mymindhurts 18-21, F Sep 4

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    I don't have any children of my own but I can not imagine being able to abuse my own flesh and blood. I was never abused as a child by my parents but I was sexually molested by...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    I cheated on my ex husband with a childhood boyfriend who has a habit of coming in and out of my life. He was my first kiss and a few other firsts... We did it at the bottle shop...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 2

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    I have been having an affair with a man from out of state and now I'm pregnant. My husband found out about the affair and I told him I stopped seeing him but I did not. Now I am...
    nlast321 nlast321 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    My husband and I were married for 10 years and have two children together. He had an affair a year ago and left me for the other woman the day after Christmas of 2013. I filed for...
    mrevis18 mrevis18 31-35, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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    Wow there are other people out there like me. Thank God - I'm not stupid or crazy. I hate this man and yet my heart hurts when I think about walking away after 17 years. But my...
    Cflo Cflo 41-45, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I have a friend, who I will call Melissa (not her real name) who has more than her share of challenges in life. I have known her most of my life as we attended the same grade...
    ginger1979 ginger1979 41-45, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    I have social events I go to like conventions and festivals. I go to these things to make NEW friends. She's always got to be there! She's with me 24/7! When she comes with me to...
    RainbowPastel RainbowPastel 16-17, F 23 hrs ago

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    Okay. Well, I was humiliated in school today, by my gym teacher. I went down to gym class, got ready, and headed out to the gym. At 9:17am we got our field hockey sticks and a...
    pupie99 pupie99 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    I hate being near with drunk people. I find it annoying. Especially if it's my boyfriend. My bf soon to be husband like to get wasted. He's acting like some college boys. He'd...
    LovelyLilly13 LovelyLilly13 22-25, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    10 year old Yemeni girl smiling after she was granted a divorce from her husband- a 30 year old man.Nujood Ali was nine when her parents arranged a marriage to Faez Ali Thamer, a...
    Bewail Bewail 22-25, F Sep 5

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    I started this profile to vent my frustration. I have had 2 profiles removed and have deleted 3 because of ignorant inbred retards . Too all the azzholes who make threaths and...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Sep 2

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    Today was terrible, started out as a good day with me spending time with my lover. Trying to figure out how to deal with how he is going to tell his mother that I'm pregnant and...
    HisCharmedOne HisCharmedOne 26-30, F 3 hrs ago

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    My ex husband is doing 6 years for trying to kill me. It's been 6 years since this happened and just tonight I had somebody ask me why I didn't fight him or try and kill him. I'm...
    medinagrl medinagrl 36-40, F Sep 21

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    As a child I was sexually abused by my father it went on for year I was eight when it first happened nine when I ended it first I really didn't know what was going on he would call...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm 53 and have wished I were dead my whole life. I used to try to commit suicide but after failing 4 times I have given that up. I am resigned to the belief that I will live like...
    depressedrobin depressedrobin 51-55, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    All I want some days is for my husband to empathize with me. Help me take the world off my shoulders for one day but that never happens, I want to be in a good relationship but...
    Tiffany772 Tiffany772 31-35 3 hrs ago

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    Dear Future Husband, I don't know your name. I have no idea what you look like. You may be a janitor or you could be a successful doctor...
    ComplicatedGirl18 ComplicatedGirl18 18-21, F 3 hrs ago

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    Welp.. Here goes nothing At the time I was only in the 4th grade.. My mothers brothers and sisters only had boys.. So I was pretty much the only girl (at the time) me and my 2...
    ThebeautBird ThebeautBird 18-21, F 6 Responses Sep 12

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    When I was 14 I had been put on a work experience project by the school. I was working for two weeks in a hotel. The manager there was in his mid 20's and after the placement was...
    monstahmash monstahmash 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 15

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    This is a sensitive subj to talk about, when I was 5-6 I was sexually abused by my uncle, I still remember everything although in 16 now. I never did something about it, I still...
    myownmind2 myownmind2 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 4

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    When I was around 10 my brother sexually abused me. I didn't know what he was doing and it scared and confused me but I went along with it because I trusted him. I don't hold...
    ItalicHail ItalicHail 16-17, M a week ago

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    I have been physically abused by my alcoholic dad ever since I was in 3rd grade. He went to jail for a couple years but is now back. It has gotten better now that I am bigger and...
    ihill032299 ihill032299 16-17, M Sep 2

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    I was sexually abused by my older brother and I told my mom but she didn't really seem to take much concern and it honestly kills me inside to ever be around him
    hellandtoast666 hellandtoast666 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 3

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    When I was five years old, a man sexually abused me more than twice. I'm afraid to tell people, because what if they see me differently or disgusted??
    samjuliah samjuliah 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I was physically mentally and emotionally abused by my ex boyfriend. I dream about him all the time. I can't stop dreaming about him. So I messaged him today. Why do I still care...
    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    I need to ask a question for any women my age. Please understand that I'm not trying to make you feel uncomfortable or flirt, nothing like that. Just looking for some feedback. How...
    dontknowmylife dontknowmylife 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 17

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    I feel I must give you a little back story. My sister is about 4 years younger than me and has always had a bit of a competitive side. I guess I was never paying much attention to...
    Trinitey779 Trinitey779 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    My husband booked a room to take me on a sex filled romantic getaway. When we arrived at the lodge it was really nice and very quiet. No one around. After we checked in we headed...
    glittergirl19 glittergirl19 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    The long and short of it, I was married 7 years to my alcoholic husband, divorced from him for 6 years and we recently remarried after he seemed to be clean and sober and dedicated...
    tracylpiatt tracylpiatt 41-45, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I would like to tell my story and see what you think of it. Been married for 7 years. My husband is an expat living in my country. My father gave us an apartment free to live in so...
    Gretasun Gretasun 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    I've moved on! I discovered EP in June of 2011 because I wanted to learn about phone encounters...(I don't wanna write s..... e.... x... because then Ep doesn't always let me...