DEAR DEIDRE: DESPITE falling out of love with my controlling girlfriend, I can’t get away from her.
We met just over a year ago and it got serious very quickly. I met her family but never liked them.
They’re evil people.
I am 20 and she is 19. I have tried to tell her I want out but she starts crying, then gets mad and threatens that she will ruin my life and say I’ve raped her.
I have met a girl at work and really like her.
I want to ask her out, but I am scared my girlfriend will split us up.
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DEIDRE SAYS: I do understand why her threats make you nervous but you can protect yourself by telling other people about them.
Tell your parents, tell your workplace, tell the police – with someone responsible with you to back you up.
Then tell your girlfriend you’re over and block all contact, but give it time before you jump into a new romance with the girl at work.
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