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I Was Manipulated By My Ex

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 85 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    This is not something overly serious, but none the less scary. When I was young, roughly 7 years or something. I was home alone with my elder brothers and I think the movie alien...
    mirkwood86 mirkwood86 26-30, M 59 mins ago

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    I can't believe this just happened! I was in the living room watching TV, Andrew came and told me to change my clothes cuz we have to go visit my aunt. I hate her she is a diva, u...
    weirdo2003 weirdo2003 13-15, F 1 hr ago

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    When I was about 15 years old, myself and three of my friends skipped school. In the morning, rather than getting on the bus, we went down to the river. We really done nothing...
    DaleArbus DaleArbus 46-50, M 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I want to take this time to thank God for my safety today. I was hiking alone in the mountains of Amman, Jordan and when I reached the top of the mountain there was a narrow road...
    markmark254 markmark254 16-17, M 1 hr ago

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    Usually the spankings my sister and I received were in private; although there was not much 'private' about them!! The pistol-like cracks of Mom's Hairbrush and the howling...
    sunnybunny2009 sunnybunny2009 46-50, M 2 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    i was prescribed citalopram by my doctor for my depression. i was put on 20mg daily, it did not help, it did not alleviated my problems and i found that i kept having thoughts of...
    lilhunters lilhunters 18-21, M 4 hrs ago

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    I'm really not sure what to do. My daughter is a little over 2 and a half now, and so it's hard for me to get information from her except through what she says of her own...
    somebodylovely somebodylovely 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    Hi I'm 24yrs old, been married for 4yrs and 22wks pregnant with my first baby. I found out about a month that my husband has been trying to contact other women through a dating...
    Sweetks20 Sweetks20 22-25, F 3 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    When I was growing up my dad would tell me all the time I was a mistake. My parents had two girls when I came along. They were 8 and 9 years older than me. My parents only wanted...
    Kamryn83 Kamryn83 31-35, M 1 Response 6 hrs ago

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    I've never had the guts to talk to anyone about this before but here goes. When I was about 5/6 I used to be looked after by my neighbour after school when my parents were at work...
    anonymous61573 anonymous61573 16-17, F 3 Responses 8 hrs ago

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    more then once but not with same man. one way a friend of my mum name greg he raped me when i was 8. two my own dad did it. so i dont really trust munch now cause of being raped...
    slivereyes slivereyes 36-40, F 2 Responses 11 hrs ago

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    But I just feel ugly from the inside out for the first time in my life. I've always been over weight but that never bothered me. I felt beautiful and I was confident, so much so...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    not so much now but when i was younger i was a bit off a late developer and didnt start puberty till i was about about 14 but didnt start to get hair down there till i was about...
    BAZYC BAZYC 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    When I was 12, I was molested by an older boy who I thought was my friend. For my 12th birthday my friend gave me a speedo and he told me that I should wear it whenever we went...
    jeremytalks jeremytalks 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 21

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    I was in my second car accident today. First accident with me being behind the wheel. Everything was fine, the car in front of me was moving at the speed limit, so I checked over...
    inanitas inanitas 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I've been cutting myself since sixth grade, which is when I was bullied a lot (I'm currently in eleventh grade). In early May, I attempted suicide by overdosing on my...
    nerdfighter314 nerdfighter314 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Dear Dr Stephanie I'm very thankful for all the time ,advice and therapy you ve given me ..I have benefited very much from those session and my life is much darker without your...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    I was very ugly and awkward in the middle school. No guy liked me. Then my best friend Liz got a new neighbor. He was our age but he went to another school. He convinced us to...
    coolestdweebyahknow coolestdweebyahknow 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Confused? Who am I? I am a man who should have been born a girl. As a child I did not like boy play. I preferred girl’s styles. I believe that I was more mature at an early...
    jbamberg jbamberg 46-50, M 6 Responses Jun 19

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    It was two days ago when my best friend asked me not to go to training but to go out with her and two other guys from which one she really liked and I was like whatever, what could...
    PerditusAnima PerditusAnima 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 19

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    I remember the next one like it was yesterday I was about 8 and my best friend begged me to go to church with her and I wasn't even religious I then ask my mom and she said sure...
    beautiunkown beautiunkown 18-21, F Jun 18

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    It was before we got married we had been together bout three years had a son we was in process of moving to my hometown 30min away i stayed with family 30min away to find job n...
    Sonnier2013 Sonnier2013 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 18

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    So I'm new at this I was looking for a topic when I suddenly thought about spanking, so here's my story: I'm in a family of 3 brothers, jake which is 17, Mike is 15, and Andrew is...
    weirdo2003 weirdo2003 13-15, F 2 Responses Jun 18

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    Middle school was a living hell for me. I remember constantly being made fun of. Especially my 6th grade year.. My mom wouldn't let me get my eyebrows waxed yet so people would say...
    kelsiex920 kelsiex920 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 17

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    it started innocently enough I guess. his mom and my dad were together. he came home one year from visiting god knows who and he was nice. much nicer than he was before he left. he...
    reignhootowl reignhootowl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    When I was younger the house that my family lived in didn't have a working washer or dryer, so every 2 weeks I would go with my mom to do all of our washing at the laundromat down...
    Maximum1397 Maximum1397 18-21, M Jun 17

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    Well when I was in 4th grade this girl named Tabitha Youngs made my life a living Hell. She said she thought I was a guy BC my legs were hairy. Always tried to race me. I was a...
    EndlessFormsMostBeautiful EndlessFormsMostBeautiful 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 17

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    I was robbed of my childhood by an Indian Genocide who claimed to be my Real Mother. She destroyed my Guyanese Family, and stole my real Mother's identity over the Caste System...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    I wish I have never worked at hotel du vin Brighton ,I got terrorised and traumatised there enough by the head housekeeper and the French bar manager ..both of them hated me and...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    Necrophilia I eventually realised that I was just a delusional idiot who waisted their time ,money and passion on men who did not think of me more than a piece of trash ..I started...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Jun 16

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    this new age spiritualist used weird concepts that I was interested in to pull me into a formation of a cult. wanting me to be to the point where I could be as manipulative as him...
    Jem12Sabre Jem12Sabre 18-21, F Jun 15

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    I was recently house setting for my son while he was out of town for a week long business trip. He had arranged for me and a couple of his friends to stop in and check on his dogs...
    scott794 scott794 36-40, M Jun 14

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    My aunt Carroll was watching me over the weekend when I was 11. and one time when we were shopping she told me to clean up and I said no. She said were leaving now.i didn't want to...
    jellybean0617 jellybean0617 13-15, T Jun 14

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    I was 16 in the 10th grade and was being rude to a teacher. I was sent to the office and the male principal wanted to know why i was being rude so i smarted off to him and he had...
    beavers6 beavers6 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 14

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