“I’m trapped in a relationship with an emotional bully”

I feel trapped in my life. I’m stuck in a relationship with the father of my son, and it’s miserable. I can’t stand him and he can be an emotional bully, but we live together, and I feel like financially, I have no other options. I’m already living paycheck-to-paycheck.

I want to move down south, but can’t because I feel too guilty taking my son away from his family. I still have strong feelings for a guy I was briefly dating, who remains a friend, that I chat with every now and then, but, I know I don’t have a shot with him romantically. My job stresses me out to no end. I feel like I’m always unhappy and drowning.

I know what would make me happy but it’s all out of reach. I feel like I have nowhere to turn or anyone to talk to so I just keep it all bottled up.

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One thought on ““I’m trapped in a relationship with an emotional bully”

  1. Dennis Hong says:

    First off, I think you need to do what’s best for you at this point. If the father of your son is an emotional bully to you, there’s a good chance he’s not going to be a good father to your son, anyway. So you may want to consider whether it’s actually in his best interest to live with his emotionally abusive father.

    Having said that, what I think you need more than anything else right now is a support system. Do you have anyone you trust that you might be able to stay with for the time being? Or any family?

    If you do, my suggestion is to reach out to them for help.

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