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I Was Manipulated By My Ex

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 75 People

    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 1 Response Jun 10, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    When my parents divorced I was sixteen... and then my father’s true colors started to show. For almost eight years, I was emotionally / mentally manipulated and abused by his...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I am now 24 years old and have not looked into the case seriously until now. When I was about 13 years old I remember going to bed like normally and being in a deep sleep. I...
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    When I was 5, I was sent to the corner by my babysitter, jenny , and when my mom came home, she told me to head to my room. My mom came in afterwards with the wooden spoon and I...
    MayDiana MayDiana 16-17, F 1 Response 10 hrs ago

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    I wish I was good enough to keep you busy. I wish I was good enough to be able to capture your attention and have you not worry about anything else. The reality that I've come to...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 7 hrs ago

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    Worst part of being Catfished is you are left with false hope. I feel like It's like bringing in a stray dog letting him get comfortable by the warm fire and just when he thinks...
    onlywhenloney onlywhenloney 41-45, F 1 Response 12 hrs ago

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    So I was at his house for one night when his parents were away so I stayed there for 2 days. He asked me to help him do the chores but I retaliated so on the spot he smacked my...
    MayDiana MayDiana 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I can handle most of it. I can handle the flashbacks and not being able to smell cigarette smoke or see certain cars or having to leave certain situations but I'm getting really...
    musikachick musikachick 16-17, F 11 hrs ago

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    I am such a sweet, innocent girl. I got dropped for some hoes 😩 Why can't I get over this, I was cut off so wrong.
    johnsonj68 johnsonj68 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I don't know if it's just me or are the years and days going a lot faster I fell like if yesterday I was just about to start midle school but now I'm 10 grade I don't know where...
    josesliknot josesliknot 13-15, M 4 hrs ago

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    When I was about 9-10, there was a girl in my class, we used to play sometimes after school. She didn't live too far from me. She was a year older than me. She was a really big...
    Mia97 Mia97 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 24

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    Growing up I feel like I had it all. My parents had money, we had a beautiful house to grow up in, a big backyard with a pool, swingset, and a trampoline. The community I grew up...
    njflyer njflyer 26-30, M 5 Responses Sep 24

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    My mother likes alcohol, she always has. And when she drinks too much, she blacks out and gets really touchy. One night when I was 7 she got drunk while my father was away for work...
    CNT283 CNT283 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 24

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    I was on the way to school. West Valley College in Saratoga, CA. There was a memorial there for Nicole Miller who was on one of the planes. She was good friends with my girlfriend...
    fiendforlife fiendforlife 31-35, M 1 Response Sep 25

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    I lay in my bed this morning thinking about it all. Every last little detail of what happened. Then I realized I was thinking about it.. and I started to think about why I was...
    bubblefishkiss bubblefishkiss 26-30, F Sep 25

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    A friend of mine talked me into joining a social network, I won't tell which. A crazy characteristic of this site is that introduced you to people from your geographic area. That...
    Adamtheone Adamtheone 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    Because it would take way more effort than I intend, I won't explain my previous experiences and events that had occurred. What I'm about to tell you is a true story, and I want...
    ADifferentDude ADifferentDude 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 25

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    End of last year I was in a car accident. It could've been worse and people keep telling me I should be grateful it wasn't worse. And I am. But it doesn't mean it doesn't still...
    Elysion Elysion 22-25, F Sep 25

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    One of the things my mother used to do in order to assert control over me was to abandon me. She did it regularly. She didn't start until I was old enough to be able to take the...
    itsu526 itsu526 46-50, F Sep 27

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    I hate it, but I've gotten used to it. In college, my friends started gossiping about me because I had a different schedule from them. I had no choice but to meet and hangout...
    lonelydinosaur lonelydinosaur 26-30, F Sep 27

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    I got the idea when I saw a couple of photos of women wearing gags in public. So I decided to take a walk and wear a ball gag at the same time. Of course I was worried about people...
    MillaMagia MillaMagia 36-40, T Sep 27

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    First month of last summer was terrible. I was depressed. I was depressed because I was deeply in love with a guy who didn't care about me. I was depressed because that guy didn't...
    HandaGabriella HandaGabriella 13-15, F Sep 27

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    3 years I never complained about him to anybody , not even my closest friend not even in the worst situations when my heart gets shattered , but now I know it's over and finally...
    fahad133 fahad133 22-25, M Sep 27

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    I had been naked in public a few times before this and despite a few close shaves had never been caught or reported. This time I was walking home from school with my friends when...
    Bartimaues Bartimaues 22-25, M Sep 27

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    Part Two of at school... The second time l was on the receiving end of the tawse was the day l forgot my gym shoes.. I was getting changed into my gym short and t shirt and...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 5 Responses Sep 28

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    INTO THE WILD † The Next Generation | One Youth Australia | I recently just returned from Youth Camp and it was amazing! I have always followed God but i was slowly drifting...
    Sib232228 Sib232228 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 28

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    Well it's been years since it happen but let's say I will never forget. I hold a grudge against this girl and always will. It was in elementary I was friends with the boy she liked...
    mydarkworld13 mydarkworld13 18-21, F Sep 29

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    One day I was playing outside on the swings before supper, and Mom was inside. I was swinging sideways while my sister Rachel was swinging beside me. She got annoyed and told me to...
    spankedbarebutt spankedbarebutt 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 29

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    I've been spanked for a load of things. I've been spanked since I was a young girl. When I was 13, my mum was out in the evening so I decided to sort of let loose around the house...
    LilJade99 LilJade99 13-15, F 13 Responses Sep 29

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    I was cheated on by my ex, I had this 30 year old women messaging me telling me that she was going to come to my house and kill me, and that she was going to set my house on fire...
    Carliew Carliew 18-21, F Sep 29

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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 Response Sep 29

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    I've been writing about the decision and the circumstances around it. On Saturday we went to the clinic. My pregnancy was further along than we thought; 7 weeks. That meant I'd...
    thecellardoor thecellardoor 31-35, F Sep 29

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    I used to be TURKEY6 previously on this board but I deactivated for almost a year. I was the other woman in a strange tumultuous relationship for 2 years (off and on). We haven't...
    tinyivory tinyivory 31-35, F 1 Response Sep 30

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    I was molested by the neighbors great nephew at 6-8 yrs old. He took me into a tent in the backyard, showed me sex magazines and started touching me and kissing me and then that's...
    StuckSki StuckSki 41-45, F 3 Responses Oct 1

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    In my house nakedness is not encouraged so I have to find my moments when I can. I love being naked, as you will see from my other stories, and I love sleeping naked, but can only...
    Bartimaues Bartimaues 22-25, M Oct 2

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    I can't believe what happened today, Today was seriously my day. So I bet ur wondering why I'm so happy? Well here is how it started: It was a normal day at school,ok, I lie...
    AriaDream AriaDream 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I was a sophomore in high school and I felt like I was missing out on something. I use to see everyone make out and I felt like I was the only who never kissed. So one day I went...
    destiny0710 destiny0710 18-21, F Oct 2

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    It was at a party. We were both drunk. I knew of him long before he even knew my name. When we were just making out it was really passionate and thrilling. One thing led to another...
    cypressjon cypressjon 16-17, F Oct 2

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    One Dare too many! During my time at school I could never believe my capacity for getting into trouble. Like the time we were playing Dares before a music lesson. We had an...
    Jilly53 Jilly53 56-60, F 4 Responses Oct 3

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      I was only dressing for a short time, when my mom saw a posting for a womanless beauty contest. She told me about it and asked if I would like to participate. I said...
    sandybrandy70 sandybrandy70 41-45, T Oct 3