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  1. Fay F

    Feeling Like A Victim

    I'm trying very hard not to have the "victim" mentality. Nobody is putting a gun to my head and forcing me to stay with an abusive partner. What is wrong with me? Why can't I just buck up and ask him to leave already? My Excuses: 1. I love him 2. We've been together 16 years 3. I know deep...
  2. Fay F

    I made a boundary...trying to keep it!

    Hi everyone, Thanks to all of you who have been so helpful! I was away for the last week or so, I have a sick pet and it was looking grim, but she's on the mend thankfully. My husband came home and we had a nice long talk. All talk all talk, no action. Same old. I really needed his help with...
  3. Fay F

    Would You Choose To Be Lonely?

    Hi everyone, I'd like to pose a question, based on what I'm going through. If you realized that you are too lonely to live alone, too scared to start all over again and too nostalgic with good memories, would you leave a relationship that was bad 50% of the time and really good 50% of the...
  4. Fay F

    Police Involved...

    It's unbelievable what happened tonight. In previous posts, I've mentioned that I was separated from my husband of 16 years. I moved into the "sunroom" and he stayed in the bedroom. He's been verbally and emotionally abusive to me and it's escalated a lot lately. I was in my room when he...
  5. Fay F

    Made To Feel Invisible

    Last night I decided to go to bed in my bedroom with my husband. (I'd been living in my side of our office to get some space from his anger). He came to bed around 5am. At one point, he was pushing me physically away from him and I asked him what was wrong. He said that because of me, he hasn't...
  6. Fay F

    Falling Out Of Love

    Hello everyone, If you are in/were in a relationship...what are/were some of the signs that gave you the notion that you are/were falling out of love with your partner? I'm in a tough situation where, for a long time, I suspected my husband stopped loving me because he no longer made an...
  7. Fay F

    Needing Time Alone - A Bad Thing?

    Hi everyone, A question for those in marriages/long-term relationships. Is me wanting time alone every day a bad thing? I've been married for nearly 16 years and used to dote on my husband. He used to work and I stayed home, kept the house, did the shopping, pet care and when he came home he...
  8. Fay F

    New Here

    Hi everyone, I'm Fay, I'm new here. Been married going on 16 years. Lots of troubles. I feel lonely in my marriage. Hope to get some good advice, or just some support. And maybe down the line, be able to give some back.