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    Am I being emotionally abused?

    My boyfriend and I have been together for eight years on and off. He has always had terrible anger problems. The minute I bring up something that he has done that bothers me, no matter how small the issue, he sees red and turns into what looks to me like a monster. He has never physically hurt me but today he got so mad that he threw a cereal bowl and it almost hit my head. When I gasped out of fear and began to cry he immediately got up and packed a bag and said that he would rather live on the street then live one more day with me and never apologized. Now he is texting me about how sorry he is and it is probably so I will let him back in the house. He has said and done horrible things to me over the years and I have always felt like I am being abused because it never got physical I never really categorized it that way. I once found out that he told a female coworker of his that he is only using me for sex. When we fight he gets very close to my face and tells me i make him hate his life and that i disgust him. Am I being emotionally/verbally abused?

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    Sometimes it is not so much how something is labelled imo - is more to do with how it makes me feel. I lived with demeaning insults for years (made me feel miserable) - my partner also threw things - broke stuff - sure he did this to vent his rage - scared the daylights out of me. I stayed (hoped he would change...promised on occasions he would (long enough to hook me back in) always went back on his word. He never told me that he only saw me as a sex object - think that disrespectful insult...would have got through to me showed how toxic my relationship was (when not much else did). Long story short eventually I did face the facts...how my partner was, was likely how he was going to stay. Decided I had two options to stay and put up with it...or decide that I wanted better and walk away. Was not easy but in the end I did the latter...

    Can't tell you what to do - not my place...must be your decision - but hope what I have shared helps you nto find your way forward. Don't know if you have looked at the resources listed under the 'help' tab in out header...looked at the help out there for woman in your position who decide to leave.


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