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I Was Manipulated By My Ex

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 80 People

    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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    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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    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 7 Responses Oct 13, 2011

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I feel I'm always being manipulated. People pull me in then throw me out when they're done using me :/
    bribaby43 bribaby43 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    oh boy do I ever hear ya! I don't think anything hurts worse than feeling like someone's leftovers
    IFoundYourDiary IFoundYourDiary 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    I'm numb.... Stage 2 numb. Can't move a muscle. He's doing the exact opposite. Playing the " truthful husband " card to her. Why'd he involve me. We didn't have sex. So I'm not a...
    coffeedrinker89 coffeedrinker89 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 7

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    I left an abusive ex. He manipulated me.
    amtired amtired 22-25, F Feb 22

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    He was my AP European history teacher sophomore year of high school. I immediately developed a crush on him. He was charming, funny, and I thought he was rather attractive as well...
    aa42 aa42 18-21, F Feb 19

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    I just cut off one of my long term besties. She was there for me at my hardest time and we’ve known each other since childhood. We had lost sight of each other for over ten years...
    mishale80 mishale80 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    Every time I get into a relationship, she knows exactly how to manipulate me. It's cute for a while, and then I realize just how miserable I really am. After a while, I get fed up...
    Xamad Xamad 22-25, M 3 Responses Feb 9

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    I was 14 and it was a big turning point. Mom finally excepted that I was different and let me dress as a girl in the open at home. And almost everyone in the family knew about me...
    Jackie1962 Jackie1962 51-55, T 19 hrs ago

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    It was in 6th grade. my friend's birthday that time, and I wanted to come over her house since she threw a party. There was no way to get there but walk. So I did, it was a long...
    katherinneee katherinneee 18-21, F 23 hrs ago

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    I was wearing a pink dress shirt, khaki skirt, black leggings, and black leather knee high heel boots with my hair in a bun. My daughter was wearing a blue under shirt, light khaki...
    girlygirl2 girlygirl2 22-25, F 7 hrs ago

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    The other day a friend of mine mentioned how she wished she could get flowers from someone. Not wanting to make it seem like I was making advances as that is not why I am on here...
    Joshua1325 Joshua1325 26-30, M 6 hrs ago

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    So I found out today that I am in the process of being evicted due to the fact that I missed 1 month of rent, and I thought it was clear as to why I was going to miss said payment...
    Dickard101 Dickard101 22-25, M 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    When I was 13 I was picked up by a guy in a truck while hitch hiking when I fell asleep he started touching my leg I acted like I was still asleep I don't know why but it got me...
    shyteen1998 shyteen1998 18-21, M 9 hrs ago

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    It just started happening and before I knew it, it was half way out into my diaper. I quickly grabbed one of those twist open air fresheners and opened it and put it in my cart. At...
    Diapereddaddy1922 Diapereddaddy1922 26-30 2 hrs ago

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    I wouldn't say it was a frightening car accident but I drove past a car accident tonight where the vehicle that was hit was a police car.
    jmmoosey jmmoosey 31-35, M 1 hr ago

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    I first did heroin in 1977 at the age of 17 I was in high school and I shot up in the bathroom it was better then pot I fell in love fast and was an addict until 92 I'm Luck I don...
    primeoflife primeoflife 51-55, M 26 mins ago

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    ive not got many friends, i want to feel loved in real life (afraid to be heart broken), ive not done much in life, i dont know how to change or start life :( so if life was about...
    Kanimaz Kanimaz 13-15, F 19 hrs ago

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    Lol here's an old picture of me when I was much younger Sorry for the flare I look so weird haha
    Ladybugprincess Ladybugprincess 13-15, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Was Strapped Down At The Dentist As A Kid On A Papoose Board and hated it
    god1011 god1011 22-25, M 11 hrs ago

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    I'm paying for it. I should get to choose whether or not I attend. I mean, it's my loss, right? A professor of mine once said, "College is the only thing I know of for which...
    quirkygirl520 quirkygirl520 22-25, F 4 hrs ago

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    I'm 19 now, but the rape happened when I was 14. My mum and da had split up, and I moved out with my mum. I had to move school and I had no friends. I felt so lonely. This was when...
    Jmemma Jmemma 18-21, F Feb 5

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    hey guys .. !! i am 16 and in a confused stage on life ' teenage' !!! man these can get the world around !! Today i decided to share my story with you guys because i was dying...
    aishaaa29 aishaaa29 16-17, F Feb 5

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    When I was 7. That's when the molestation began. No one else knew about it, I refused to tell anyone. It happened for two years on and off, and I was scared. My mom remarried and...
    salvatore1865 salvatore1865 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 5

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    2 years ago I was diagnosed with lung cancer and opted for removal of the infected part. I expected to be discharged in 10 days but didn't come home for 6 months. I spent 8 weeks...
    Hotspur1948 Hotspur1948 66-70 Feb 5

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    Most infractions of my parents rules would earn a padding by my mother - but that's another story. For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 2 Responses Feb 5

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    I am tired of being a good person. I am tired of losing at everything. I wish I was a cheater like most people. I wish I was stupid. I wish I was greedy. I wish I was a good liar...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 8 Responses Feb 5

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    I guess it's been a long time since I've even updated my situation. I don't even remember where I was- around October was it? Well, I was in a foster home for a couple weeks then...
    QueenJayde16 QueenJayde16 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 6

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    I had to see many diffent psychiatrists psychologists and counselors, all of whom having different approaches and opinions and different meds for me to take. I was diagnosed with...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Feb 6

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    I was bare bottomed paddled by my mother well into my teens for my misdeeds. It was usually done after a scolding while standing up and exposed from the waist down. She would...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M 3 Responses Feb 6

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    For serious misbehavior, we would merit a good strapping by my father. We would then have to wait all day because strapping was usually done at bedtime with just pajama tops on...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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    At 15 years old, I was spanked for bathing too long. I had just come home from the beach and was about to use the bathroom to wash the salt off. My mom said to be very quick...
    whitebirch999 whitebirch999 66-70, M Feb 6

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    Being in the middle of the continent the only thing we really have to worry about weather wise is tornadoes here. We are at the tail end of the "tornado belt". When I was a kid...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 5 Responses Feb 6

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