I’m not sure exactly where the phrase “the straw that broke the camel’s back” comes from, though I feel it’s safe to guess that it had something to do with a time and a place where camels would be used to transport all sorts of goods, including straw, and that while any one straw is obviously of negligible weight, eventually you will hit a tipping point at which the cumulative effect of all those little things just becomes unbearable.

And that’s what often happens in relationships. Even when they’re going badly, we put up with a lot of it, bit by bit, until finally something breaks.

That’s what these anonymous confessions are all about.

10. The beating

Nobody deserves that, good for you for getting out.

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9. The other woman

I’d say that’s understandable.

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8. Trying to sneak it past me

That’s a pretty big deal, dude.

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7. The gold digger

Yeah, men absolutely do it.

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6. So repulsive

That’s way too many chances.

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5. The counselor

All play and no work makes you a dull boy.

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4. The arrest

Holy crap that is really intense.

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3. You fix it

Hey, that’s not exactly how this works.

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2. Make me happy

Sounds like he needed to work on him first.

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1. The wretch

Well that’s…a happy ending? Of sorts?

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Some pretty intense stories right there. I guess some straws really weigh quite a bit more than others.

Have you ever been in a situation like this?

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