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Need support for emotional aftermath of leaving an abusive relationship

About a month ago, I left a partner who had rapidly escalated into severe verbal abuse with me. We were together for a couple years but only lived together for three months. He has mental health issues and is treatment-resistant and talks about suicide, and I am worried about him. We are no contact at present, but he's on my mind almost 24-7. I'm wavering that I did the right thing by leaving, even though I felt endangered. I need to be bombarded with support from all sides to counteract his brainwashing and help me know I did the right thing and I really will be happier one day. I know Metafilter is especially good at this so I am turning to you for help. [more inside]
posted by Rainflower on Jul 10, 2013 - 35 answers

How to bring up attitude and exes without causing another argument?

The boyfriend will take things I say in totally the wrong way, how do I explain this to him without starting another argument? And he compares me to his ex when doing this stuff...long-winded details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 16, 2013 - 36 answers

How can I most peacefully exit an abusive housing situation?

I called for a house meeting to address a housemates abusive behavior towards me but have determined that the best option for me is to simply remove myself from the situation and move out. Do I call off the meeting or do I still have it and then tell the house later that I want to move out or something else? [more inside]
posted by defmute on Mar 19, 2013 - 23 answers

How can I help my friend who is verbally abusive to his partner?

My friends B and N have been together for years. They are happy together, supportive, and good people. But N is regularly verbally abusive to B, in small, sarcastic ways. It makes me (and other friends) uncomfortable. Can I do anything to help? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Nov 25, 2012 - 40 answers

I just really, really hope I never have to see this again.

How to confront a stranger being very, very, verbally abusive to their child? [more inside]
posted by mediocre on Nov 8, 2012 - 29 answers

Will learning to orgasm through masturbation help me through my divorce?

Will learning to orgasm through masturbation help me through my divorce? Female, been married 10 years, left because of verbal abuse, disturbed by reawakening of my sexuality now I'm "old" (nearly 40) and unloved. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 10, 2012 - 12 answers

How do you deal with verbal abuse in the workplace?

How do you deal with verbal abuse in your workplace? [more inside]
posted by marimeko on Mar 18, 2012 - 21 answers

This is not my beautiful house

I am really lucky. I have a beautiful house, a good job, a smart, talented kid, a devoted, responsible husband. My life, by all objective measures, does not suck. Except it kind of does. Marital woes question: Should I stay? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 25, 2010 - 97 answers

How to protect ourselves when reporting child abuse at a neighbour?

Best way to handle reporting (suspected) child abuse at our only neighbour? [more inside]
posted by Kickstart70 on Jun 7, 2009 - 26 answers

Should I call social services?

The little girl who lives upstairs is subjected to frequent verbal abuse, drug use, and occasional physical violence, though she's not being physically or verbally abused herself. How should I help her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 5, 2008 - 21 answers

Should I Stay Or Should I Go?

I have been in a troubled marriage for so long, I have lost perspective on how bad it may or may not be. Outside opinions welcome. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 1, 2006 - 62 answers

What to do when the one you love turns momentarily nasty?

Red flag filter: how seriously should I take an out-of-character outburst from a romantic partner? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 3, 2006 - 29 answers

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