Most Helpful Guy
the way i grew up was hard (mom is mentally ill) but it tought me how to be self reliant and understanding.1
Most Helpful Girl
I was in a long-term relationship. Both of our savings and wages went into building a home. We totally gutted the house I. e new kitchen, bathroom etc. I'd been with him from school age.
He became controlling and emotionlly abusive. To cut a long story short.. he forged my signature and took our home from me. He left me homeless and penniless. Fortunately I had great friends and close family to be there for me
I had two choices , sink or swim. I struggled and fought for years to get my life back on track.
Eventually I regained my strength and gained back more than I ever lost. I have my own home, and I'm financially stable , so I'm so happy in my life right now
The experience was painful, but I've refused to allow his actions to cause me to become bitter and resentful. It's made me more of an independent and more assertive person.
It hasn't affected how I view other guys or relationships in general. I'd never judge a new guy based of my exes behaviour. It's something I rarely talk about not though, it's the past , but I haven't allowed it to define me in a negative way1