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I Was Manipulated By My Ex

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    Three Ex Manipulators

    I used to have a tendincy to fall in love with men that manipulated me until I was rock bottem.. completely lost, depressed and hopeless. I did not understand that I was letting this happen and that it was my choice of men until the tirth one. I think being manipulated is like...
    Kiowa Kiowa 22-25, F 4 Responses May 18, 2009

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    It Was Horrible

    The girl I lost my virginity to and the girl I was seeing right after I emerged from a coma. They both manipulated my every thought. Not at the same time because that was 2 years apart. I guess I let them into my mind way too much.
    Snookybear Snookybear 36-40, M 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    Grudge

    I was always one to hold grudges; yet, somehow, after all I have been through I can;t hold a grudge against him. I forgive you Dan, for all the manipulative things you have done to me. Of course, how all stories are, it didn't seem as bad in the moment but in hindsight it was...
    amyslife amyslife 18-21, F Jul 26, 2011

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    And He Taught Me Well

    I am not a manipulative person whatsoever, I don't believe in emotional head games or tweaking a situation for a gain.  For the most part I am very open and honest when it comes to handling situations.  But there is one time I did use manipulation in full force.And it was an...
    snowberry75 snowberry75 36-40, F 6 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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    So Many Things That I Now See...

    He would say, "My ex: wanted me to buy her things, wanted attention all the time, was always complaining.... I'm glad you're not like that." He would say he was 'too depressed' to do anything, to want me, to look for a job, to not have to be high all the time. Strange because...
    VfangzV VfangzV 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 13, 2012

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    A Wake Up Call

    my story is very long and very detailed, but its was huge life lesson that i had to learn the hard way.He was my ex boyfriend and my first boyfriend i was so emotionally attached to him and he knew it...first time he used me was 2 months after our break up we were out with two of...
    lulu55 lulu55 22-25, F Jul 13, 2012

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    Gullible

    I would never have labeled myself as gullible, but yet I was manipulated and played by a guy who I thought cared about me. Isn't hindsight a painful thing? Loking back, I should've seen how he used me and spoke about me to his friends. But I convinced myself all guys were like...
    Faile Faile 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 13, 2007

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    That Was My Husbands Second Job

     he manipulated me from day one ..and i just dont even know how i allowed it to happen ...  but he had me weak .. and thats the only thing i can look back on .. I know when i handed him the control .. and i wish i hadnt done it .. I love hindsight ..
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F Jun 13, 2007

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    He Never Existed

    I fell in love with a man that never existed. My ex claims that he just listened to me and made himself into whatever interested me. I was in love with my idea of love and my ex never wanted to see me go (so he says) so he hid his true self from me to keep me around. But when the...
    subeject101 subeject101 18-21 1 Response Sep 22, 2011

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    Related Experiences

    I don't really want to go into detail... I feel like it's not really my place to talk about this... But my younger sister has emotionally manipulated me for as long as I can...
    ADawnS ADawnS 18-21, F May 15

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    This is a long and a complicated story. But I am going to make it short. I was 14 and he was 25. Yes, I know the age difference is huge. He was a very handsome man, that seemed...
    angelicaa123 angelicaa123 16-17, F 3 Responses May 18

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    I'm realizing I keep attracting manipulators. A site quotes that a manipulator gets you to compromise your values and lowers your self worth! How many times has this happened to...
    HigherCalling HigherCalling 26-30, F 1 Response May 12

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    before this experience happened to Me I never cared about anyone I was always a loner but then I her met on an online game we became friends immediately then one day she told me...
    atomisk128 atomisk128 22-25, M 6 hrs ago

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    Yes.., i hate to admit it but me and my gang used to bully a lot while we were in school..we used to make fun of guys, girls and even teachers...but everyone found us naughty..and...
    AlexGabriel AlexGabriel 22-25, M 2 Responses May 2

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    I'm a really shy person, so it's hard for me to confess my feeling to people. So I tried get my crushes attention through Facebook acting like someone else and yeah I realize how...
    deleted deleted 26-30 May 2

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    Growing up in a town of about 8,000 people I was one of the few students who stood out. I grew up on an Indian Reservation and was bullied just for being different. I am mixed...
    tcteacher tcteacher 26-30, F 1 Response May 3

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    It happened when I was going to my first Halloween party as an adult a few years ago. Being an admirer of cosplay without ever having the opportunity to go to the conventions, I...
    nonapat nonapat 36-40, M May 4

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    When I was thirteen I went to lay in my dads bed because I had a nightmare and was scared. Well let me tell you that was when the nightmare started. It was dark he was asleep, I...
    kristen1993 kristen1993 22-25, F 2 Responses May 5

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    This is pretty long, so bear with me, I just don't know what to make of what I just found out. Also, my punctuation and grammar kind of suck... About 4 years ago, my childhood...
    LitoWatts LitoWatts 26-30, F 1 Response May 5

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    after my biological father got deported, me and my mother moved back to her hometown and there she met my stepfather. well, ex stepfather now. i was 3 years old when they met, i am...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 6

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    About a year ago , I got really drunk after receiving some bad news , I then got it into my head to sleep with a man I did not know without using protection During our encounter...
    babina8 babina8 31-35, F 1 Response May 6

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    The neighbour next-door Mrs. Potts often babysat a 6 year old girl a named Stephanie. Mrs. Potts was jovial her tummy jiggled while laughing never trust a smiley person I've always...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M 4 Responses May 7

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    I was molested for 10 years and raped for 13 now I'm 17 and I can't tell my counselor or the police or any friend about it because my mother threatened me for 16 years to not tell...
    JuanR JuanR 22-25, M 3 Responses May 8

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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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    What is a Mother? For me I was lucky I had a friend’s mother stand up for me when I was young, and even before I fully understood what was being done I knew she loved me like her...
    rickibrat2 rickibrat2 61-65, M May 9

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    When I was in grades 7-8 I was bullied. When it started I was going for football tryouts. I was kind of chunky at the time. I wasn't working out at the moment. It started with this...
    Rockyroad23 Rockyroad23 18-21, M 3 Responses May 9

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    True story.... I came from school, I'm not sure if I was having a good day or not. Or why exactly I drank. It could have been because I had a bad day or because of my break up or I...
    LeahLoveeU LeahLoveeU 13-15, F 2 Responses May 9

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    (Not revealing my name) My birthday is October 29, 1997 and I was born in Dallas, Texas. I was my birthmother's 8th child. She gave away 4 and kept 4. I was part of the 4 that were...
    esxx esxx 16-17, F 3 Responses May 10

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    My story happened a few weeks ago and, so far, has not repeated. Prior to this experience, I would occasionally wake up remembering an extremely intense sexual dream. The dreams...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 10

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    When i was younger my parents used to travel a lot. They used to leave me with my uncle Kevin. Growing up I liked my uncle. We were so close and hated seeing him with other women...
    PrincessGobii PrincessGobii 18-21, F 1 Response May 11

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    It felt like everything negative in my life was starting to get a grasp around my throat; my friends, my family, and my ex-girlfriend. Didn't start that way. The year was 2012 and...
    Orchards Orchards 22-25, M May 12

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    When I was fourteen, one of the people I trusted the most was my Best friend. every night he would stay the night as if he lived there. I loved taking care of him. infact I loved...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 12

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    When I was 13, my friend had a messy gameshow themed birthday party. The invitations said to wear clothes that could get dirty. I didn't have any old clothes that fit me so my...
    jtbaseball024 jtbaseball024 18-21, M May 13

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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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    When i was bout 4 or 5, there was this teacher who came to my house to teach my sister mathematics. He used to sexually abuse me and my sister, he used to ask me to touch him...
    anonymousgirl2000 anonymousgirl2000 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    I was raped. When I was 7 by my step dad. My mom was leaving to go work out and my step dad was home. Everything was normal he was acting fine until it was time to go to bed. I...
    kinkyside kinkyside 13-15, F 1 Response May 14

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    I was in rush hour traffic. And lane was merging , that was my right to move to the merging lane but guy was on my left side was been rush he tried to cut me through but there was...
    mkdpk mkdpk 41-45, M May 15

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    Someone asked me once if I ever considered suicide. If my memory is correct I think I immediately said no. I said if be more likely to lose it and kill someone else before I'd kill...
    Halestone Halestone 22-25, F May 17

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    My childhood was always filled with bullying. I was a small kid and I wasn't smart either so I would do things accidentally to embarrass myself and I would get bullied for it. I...
    rororunaway12 rororunaway12 18-21, M 4 Responses May 17

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    When I was nine years old, my mom's friend drove me and my eleven year old brother home in 2004. It was a two hour trip. It was snowing outside and we were driving on the freeway...
    vanityvanity vanityvanity 36-40, T May 19

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    i was reccently kidnapped for about 8 months and i ws recently found by police a few months ago and i'm ready to share i had just moved out of my parents house and bought a one...
    Shygirl1997 Shygirl1997 18-21, F 2 Responses May 19

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    My mom was always pretty ambitious when I was a little kid. She started her own small online store alongside my dad before I was born. But soon she was ready to move onto something...
    anon1296 anon1296 18-21, F 1 Response May 20