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Welcome to our friendly online community. We are so sorry to hear that you are feeling isolated while you are in such a high stress home situation. It sounds like the relationship has become very unhealthy. Please know that you are not alone in this.
We hear that you have previously contacted DV services, but in case you haven't tried them, 1800RESPECT offers 24/7 confidential information, counselling and support for people impacted by sexual assault, domestic or family violence and abuse. You can contact them on 1800 737 732 or visit https://www.1800respect.org.au/
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Hello Dear Tinalea,
I am really sorry for what your going through...No on should be treated the way your bf is treating you..it’s not okay....
My husband was so sweet, caring, loving and treated me so good...then we got married...Things changed...he got demanding, abusive and treated me like his personal slave...I lived like that for 38 years...I was too afraid of him to leave him.....I’m telling you this because a few times I did try to leave him, unsuccessfully..he always found me and when he did...he always said he will change...he did change until I walked through the front door again,,,,,People don’t change..because it’s who they are and don’t know any other way.....So please dear Tinalea...please be very careful of your mental and physical health....
The contact 1800 respect is a good place to start to get help....Firstly you should care for you..later when you are in a better position in life...then you can think about getting your furniture back if you wanted to...You before anything or anyone else....
Please look after yourself and keep us updated on your doing if you want to..no pressure dear Tinalea....we are here for you...You are not alone..many people on the forums have been or still going through abusive partnerships or marriage......including me..
My kindest thoughts with my care..
This must be difficult for to experience but I cannot help but understand how you can resolve this issue. Most people try to change someone (I am no implying this on you as such) but when it comes to a lot of men, most woman attempt to change their partner (sub-consciously or if they don't like how their partner reacts, they become stuck. It isn't always abuse either, sometimes, couples need to stop picking on each other and get out the house and live.
Relationships are not a one way road - people need to understand that both parties need to keep the spark alive - the whole time. When one becomes too content, things change for the worst. You both need to water your garden together, if that cannot be done, things cannot improve.
So for you, I would try to slow down a bit, learn to ignore his bad behavior (especially if you have already tried talking to him, some men just get sick of the same routine) and try not let it get to you. The more you retalieate, the more you will push each other away.
Also - you are his rebound - these never go smoothly due to the initial fantasy stage from the breaching party. He may still be stuck on his ex or not treat you properly because rebounds are a fantasy - soon the mud seeps through the cracks.
Please focus on you - you are more beautiful, talented, caring, supporting and loving than you think you are. Stop focusing and enabling him so much and things may improve. He will be wondering, why is she not pursuing me as much and he will then learn to be better to you. Love needs to be earnt not demanded for.
Be strong and be brave.
Your last post to me I can relate to very much....My life has been always lived for pleasing other people..and now I’m free of all the abuse I went through I don’t know me...I have been used to taking orders, been controlled daily, told what to wear, what to do..or suffer the consequences...so I always done things to keep the peace...and now with a damaged mind and soul..I don’t know who the real me is....
I am pleased your thinking of getting away from the life you have now..you deserve a peaceful and beautiful life....I really hope lovely lady that you can find a rental property...most charity organisations should help you with the basic furniture you need until you can get on your feet..hopefully in time you can get your furniture back...but always remember Tina...that in time furniture can be bought and replaced..but your soul and heart once damaged by a narcissist person...takes years to heal...
I am very proud of the strength and courage you have you to know that his treatment of you is unacceptable....I never had that courage and now I’m still paying for it...
I wish you all the luck in the world with finding a rental property....You are one awesome and beautiful lady....please never forget that...
Here if you feel to talk....
My kindest thoughts and wishes for you dear Tina..