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I Was In An Emotionally Abusive Relationship

This is for those women and men who are unhappy in a relationship because of control issues...come in and share your story,...We are the ones who understand... 2,868 People

    Need The Courage To Leave - hi, I have been with my npd partner for 3 yrs relationship moved too fast with him declaring his love for me after just a couple of weeks, I then found...
    Iriseagain Iriseagain 26-30, F 9 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    Quick Update On My Story Divorcing My Asperger Husband. - I gave divorce paperwork to my husband to sign. He didn't sign it yet. But OMG! Such an amazing change! On Sunday he took...
    Squized Squized 46-50 5 Responses Jan 29, 2013

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    I Lost Two Years Of My Life And Several Friends To An Emotionally Abusive Boyfriend. - Having broken up with my first real boyfriend at the age of 19, I was really frustrated and...
    phunfonics phunfonics 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 30, 2012

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    My ex of two years was emotionally abusive. I was living with her and she was very critical towards me. Ranging from how I washed the cast iron pan to how I'm not handy like her...
    sylworks sylworks 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 16

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    I was so depression...when my ex boyfriend always a use verbal abuse that makes me feel bad on myself. Realize he is the one who insecure to makes me feel that way too. I don't...
    xoshorty21 xoshorty21 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 10

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    I Am Just Starting To See.... - The extent of the abuse and control I allowed this man to have over me. I'm really amazed, I truly wasn't aware that it was as deep as it was. I...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 41-45, F 6 Responses May 3, 2012

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    I dated a guy (steve, though that's not his real name) for almost 5 years. and he was just really, really, really mean. he never called me names or anything but he was constantly...
    findingbeemo41 findingbeemo41 22-25, F Feb 22

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    Parents, they can be the most abusive. How unfair? When the person you are supposed to trust the most in this life, as a child, a teenager and later on a grown-up, is the one that...
    denise0707 denise0707 36-40 Feb 28

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    After being through an abusive relationship I was convinced that my core beliefs were fundamentally wrong. But, breaking up with the abusive person meant not only leaving someone I...
    sylworks sylworks 26-30, M 3 Responses Feb 17

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    Don't Tear Me Down - I was worthless, stupid and I could never survive without him.  I was incompetent as a mother.  Everything I ever did was wrong and I heard it...
    ichooselife ichooselife 36-40, F 9 Responses Jul 21, 2008

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    we are freshman in highschool, age 15, he's 16. at the beginning of our relationship he acted as if he didn't know me, he'd never sit with me at lunch, or ever try and spend time...
    katiebrooks005 katiebrooks005 13-15, F Apr 5

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    Use Me, Abuse Me. - I was 17 when i first met my ex fiance' Chong. He was 18 at the time. I met him from a group of friends. He was an *** but i thought it was just a show for our...
    MissSpookiness MissSpookiness 26-30, F 4 Responses May 10, 2012

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    Hey um I just joined and I need advice I've been with this guy for 14 months at first it was amazing he was perfect but then out of the blue he ****** off with some other girl just...
    Jessietyler Jessietyler 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    I'm still in an abusive relationship!! I've come to hate him and his parents (whom we live with) everyday he puts me down somehow he always finds some little thing to get at me tht...
    itsme15164 itsme15164 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 2

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    Have Self Respect, I Didn't - I was in a emotionally abusive relationship. I couldn't handle my own stress and hers. I was insulted, berated, belittled and blackmailed. I had my...
    formermusician formermusician 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 29, 2013

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    I feel like lately instead of accepting all about myself I've been doing a nice job rejecting it. I am in a phase where I really have trouble feeling like I'm enough. I've always...
    Lavender198 Lavender198 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    Emotional Abuse And Control Disguised As "My First Love" - He was my first real boyfriend. We dated for 10 and a half months. I was 17 and he was 19. He seemed perfect. He was...
    mandypandi mandypandi 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 18, 2013

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    I just broke up with my girlfriend that I have been with for 8 years now. I struggle with a addiction problem that she just can't accept. She becomes abusive and violent when I...
    lovelife2014 lovelife2014 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Words Hurt Just As Bad - I have been in an off and off relationship for 5 years. we have been/struggled through a lot, and i thought things were getting better, but now i am not so...
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2013

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    I Should Have Left THEN... - My story is a lot like others. A series of events that looking back were all indicators of when it was time (or more than time) to walk away. My ex and...
    JBird726 JBird726 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 24, 2013

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    I had known D since we were 10 and began dating when we were 15 and dated for nearly 5 years. the first couple of years were like most high school relationships. We fell in love...
    Alex2442 Alex2442 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 3

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    My ex boyfriend called me names, like, ugly, fat, stupid ect. he wouldnt let me talk to my friends. he would leave at night and come back drunk with hickies all over him. then he...
    chezza33 chezza33 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 7

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    If you've read my last story, you'll have a better understanding to my experience for this one. I have no idea how to get myself out of this hole that I dug myself into. I have...
    cak22 cak22 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    liquescent liquescent 18-21 1 Response Feb 17

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    Men Get Abused Too ! -  My GF is a young and narcissistic - I'm sure she has some personality disorder - ever seen the movie "anger management" ? . She get volatile...
    bigyin bigyin 46-50, M 6 Responses Oct 4, 2008

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    I wish I could agree with the "was". I think I am, but I feel it is my fault so I can't leave. When I met him he was so charming, I fell in love at first sight. He moved into my...
    TiffRoo TiffRoo 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 13

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    Your Decision, Your Life - Oh, how wonderful it is to finally have some PEACE...Kiss   I may not have all the things I once had, but I now know what was missing that makes...
    LADYFAY LADYFAY 56-60, F 7 Responses Apr 10, 2008

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    Recently (like...6 days ago) I left my emotionally abusive Ex (let's call him B). We were together for just shy of 9 months, and lived together for 4 months before that. Everything...
    StartingAllOver StartingAllOver 18-21, F Feb 16

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    Intelligent Women Suffer Abusive Men Too - Having survived an abusive three and a half relationship, two year marriage, I am happy to share my thoughts and offer any advice I can...
    carolinewirral carolinewirral 46-50 8 Responses Jan 2, 2009

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    How I Can Change It - I am married for 5 years now in begining everything was fine but after 2 years my husband started changing. He started ignoring me shouting at me without any...
    littlestars littlestars 26-30, F 24 Responses Aug 17, 2011

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    Finally Untethered - I have one relationship in my past that I tend to make a lot of references to.* At this point I am able to discuss this person and this situation and even...
    castallare castallare 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 28, 2009

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    I was in a emotional abusive relationship and I'm out of it now . My ex and I started dating freshman year of high school but we've known each other since 7th grade . He never used...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F Mar 31

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    My now sorta ex got tired of having to commit to a serious relationship with me once she turned 21 (because she wanted to go out to bars and not have to worry about me staying home...
    Mercey Mercey 18-21, M Mar 17

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    I was so depression...when my ex boyfriend always a use verbal abuse that makes me feel bad on myself. Realize he is the one who insecure to makes me feel that way too. I don't...
    xoshorty21 xoshorty21 22-25, F Feb 10

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    We were together for almost 5yrs, we never lived together and we have a 1 yr old kid and only last month I discovered I was in an emotionally abusive relationship. I got the name...
    reallysorry reallysorry 22-25 4 Responses Feb 8

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    The Answers And Signs To Your Abuse - I was a victim...I asked myself these questions but I finally found it. I was a victim of subtle emotional abuse. It was subtle because we had...
    mandypandi mandypandi 18-21, F 9 Responses Apr 3, 2013

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    I just divorced my abusive husband of 3 years. We dated over a year before we married and overall he was a terrific guy. He wasn't perfect by any means and he said some hurtful...
    Setfree2013 Setfree2013 31-35, F 6 Responses Dec 4, 2013

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    All the women's touching stories I've heard on this site and elsewhere seem to have some pretty noticeable similarities. For one, the abuse is, instead of how most people might...
    experifink experifink 26-30, F 3 Responses Feb 22

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    Divorcing My Asperger Husband. Divorcing Christian. - Greetings to everyone who needs help and to everyone who can provide it ! I am here not to blame people with neurological...
    Squized Squized 46-50 7 Responses Jan 28, 2013

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    I was In a relationshit for a year with this guy I no longer can call my friend. I saw ALL the signs but, I still was able to love him and forgive everything he had ever done to me...
    ImSplendid ImSplendid 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    My first relationship was with a transgender M to F, before her surgery, but I didn't have gay tendencies, never touched or saw her privates. At first it was great, everything was...
    Auricor Auricor 26-30, M Jan 5

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    Totally Confused and In Love - I am currently in a 3 year relationship that i feel is very abusive in teh beginning if we got into an argument he would get very mad and sometimes...
    totallyconfused09 totallyconfused09 31-35 5 Responses Feb 24, 2009

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    I got used to being emotionally abused from my dad and as i got older it was immune to me! i didn't realize how poor of a decision i made to settle for someone who had no...
    Islandkween Islandkween 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 26

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    The peace I have now that I was taken away from before truly shows that these relationships hold you back from loving yourself and loving others. Self-awareness is completely gone...
    blowyamind blowyamind 22-25, F Apr 3

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    The Abusive Man - I was in an abusive relationship for a year and a half. This was during my undergraduate study.  It has been one of the most difficult and eye opening...
    SamanP SamanP 22-25 4 Responses Apr 20, 2012

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    I survived a narcissist. Oddly enough, so did my sister so I have someone close to talk about it. I think the common thread with abusers is they start slow so you don't notice. It...
    chookie77 chookie77 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 1

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    My Story - i have been with my boyfriend for a year and one month. He started to get super controlling over me didnt want me hanging out with my friends and always put my family...
    kalikween28 kalikween28 22-25, F 118 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Sometimes, when someone is in an emotionally abusive relationship, they have no idea. Sometimes, we are completely oblivious to the fact that our lovers are even treating us wrong...
    goodbyeghosts goodbyeghosts 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 27

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    When Love Hurts - When Love Hurts I can relate to many women, who have been mentally and emotionally abused, by what started out as a loving, and caring relationship, then it...
    LADYFAY LADYFAY 56-60, F 14 Responses Apr 17, 2008

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    Thirty Years And Still Haven't Found The Strength To Leave... - I am embarrassed to say I have been married for thirty years to my emotionally abusive husband. It seems I am a very...
    lmaw lmaw 51-55 8 Responses Jun 5, 2012

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    There isn't a topic for those already in a Emotionally Abusive relationship. So I decided to post what happened to me today: Before I begin, me and my partner have been together...
    SoAntagonistic SoAntagonistic 26-30, M 2 Responses