I've been dating my boyfriend for two

I've been dating my boyfriend for two years now. We were best friends for years before we ever started dating, and have a lot of history behind us. At the tender age of twelve, we developed a sort of obsession for one another; it ended painfully, with my parents taking me out of school, putting me in a private school, and threatening a restraining order on him if he were ever to try to talk to me. Two years later, freshmen in highschool, we resumed our friendship and became more than friends very quickly. In my absence, however, he dated another girl for a year, and was in a very serious relationship with her. Since, he's assured me that it was simply in compensation for not being able to be with me, and I believe him, since I had many similar relationships.
We've been together ever since, and our relationship is wonderful-half the time. It's clear that he loves me, as I do him, and he's mentioned several times that he wishes to propose in a matter of years. The other half of the time, however, it's awful. I've lost all of my friends because of him, as well as many of my passions (art, travel, music, etc.), because he simply refuses to let me do anything. He's extremely jealous, which is why I have no friends left. I've always been the type to befriend guys more easily than girls, and he doesn't trust any of them. I've resumed a friendship with an ex-boyfriend of mine, which he is absolutely furious about...however, if I mention being insecure or unhappy about him talking to ex-girlfriends of his, he dismisses my concern and becomes extremely annoyed. Essentially now, I have nothing left, whereas he may do whatever he wants. It's a love-hate relationship, and while half the time I'd do anything for him, the other half of the time, I want to kill him. The problem is, I'm terribly dependent on him now. We have so much history together, and such a deep relationship that leaving would be impossible. I know it's the cliche thing to do now, but regardless. Years ago, I'd cut and burn myself constantly; I have hundreds of scars to prove it. He did as well. We both thought that once we were together again, the urge would stop...and it did, for him. I try not to, but every so often I lose myself and can't seem to control it. I try to hide the marks from him, but always feel terribly guilty for hiding something from someone I love.
It all just makes me feel so fickle, that I can go from love and adoration to hatred and loathing at the drop of a hat, in a matter of simple seconds.
He has several (denied) mental disorders as well; depression, mild manic-depression, anger control issues, and I believe he is a sociopath. He vehemently denies every one of these when I try to talk to him about them, to the point of becoming angry and offended.
I want to marry him. I love him with every ounce of my being, and half the time, I don't know why. He loves me as well; he would do anything for me, and has proven it time and time again. He's selfless and generous and charming and loyal and affectionate. Our relationship is not based on s**, either, like many relationships of those of our age group. We've had s** once, but agreed that it made us feel dirty and that we would wait until we felt ready again. We're so wonderful together, but we're also terrible. There is no in-between; is it wrong of me to feel this way? I just feel so fickle and so weak, that I can't leave him. I don't want to, either, because I love him, but I know deep down that a lot of the time, the right decision would be to leave. I love him, and yet I hate him.
I'm terribly confused, and I wish I had the strength to make up my mind.
I'm sixteen years old.

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  • Honey chile if u stay this man will eventually kill u. Why do u think ur parents were so against u being with him?????????

  • I have been thru a similar situation at a similar age I am now 27 I started dating this guy when I was 16--17 I also lost all my friends a good job alot of money and my own intrest all because I gave my all to him, he is controlling you, I stayed with him for 10 years I thought at the time that he was my everything and with out him I felt like a losser thats wrong now when I look back I wasted 10 years of my life walking behind him being a slave to my feelings for him. I wish I could turn back time and start all over again. you are still young you have all the years ahead of you Get Out Now...... Its not a healthy relationshiip... Yeah I hear what your saying we loved each other as well so much that he started hitting me cause he was afraid of lossing the power in the relationship but I was silly and never left him cause I thought he was it and that I was nothing with out him OH HOW I WAS WRONG>>>> dont do what I did and give into the feeling of being LOVED you do have people real people that are in love with you and not just love you by habbit and fear of being alone or fear of seeing you or him with someone else thats wrong dont wast your time on somthing that is no meant to be... Its hard to see now a YOU with out HIM but trust me it would be the best move you could do in life!!!

    Stay Healthy in the mind and soul and LEAVE HIM!!

  • he'll continue to restrict your movement even if you are married. No friends because you might have an affair. No hobbies because he'll find a reason. do you really want that, to wake up when you are 35 and know you deserve better?

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