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I was in a situation almost identical to this one. My (now ex) boyfriend used to constantly need to know what I was doing, and who I was doing it with, and if he didn’t like it, I got in trouble. He made me feel emotionally miserable for two or three months before I finally decided to break it off. It was incredibly hard to do at the time because I never thought I was going to find someone who liked me again if I broke it off with him, but I did it because everyone around me could see how miserable I was. It was so bad I was seeing a counselor without the knowledge of my boyfriend.

I will say this, there is good that will come out of this situation. I was absolutely sure my life would fall apart after we broke up, but here I am, seven months later, stronger and more emotionally mature than I have ever been before. I have a great new boyfriend who treats me like a princess and respects me, and my life has completely turned around. It will hurt at first, but after a little while, being out of an emotionally abusive relationship will make you feel free again. You don’t deserve to feel like this, and don’t ever let yourself believe that you aren’t good enough to find someone who will treat you right.