I’ve heard it said before that there’s no such thing as a bad divorce. As in, if someone felt the need to end a marriage, then that marriage needed to end, and was not a mistake.

I think I tend to agree with that wisdom and would apply it across the board to relationships generally. Some things just need to be over, especially when they get abusive, controlling, dangerous, or some combination of the three. Or, if you just plain know that you gotta leave, but you can’t face the person you’re leaving.

Of course, that’s easier said than done. So for those who essentially made a run for it from their relationships – how did it happen?

Here are 10 anonymously contributed stories to tell us.

10. Two life sentences

So glad to hear you got out of there in time.

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9. Psycho

The things we hide away.

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8. Where I am

I hope he never finds you.

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7. A different state

Absolutely despicable.

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6. I secretly hope

Some things you just have to let go of.

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5. With her here


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4. The man of my dreams

Gotta love a happy ending.

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3. Several states away

Somebody get this man an award

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2. He did it again

Cut your losses.

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1. Wasn’t working out

Well, that’s gonna sting forever.

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Pretty intense tales right there. Feeling lucky my breakups have been considerably more low key.

Have you had an experience like this?

Tell us about it in the comments.