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I Am a Child Abuse Survivor

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    Things were done to me by my Mom

    and Dad. I remember the things they did, and I remember their faces while they were doing it. But when I try to say it out loud, or admit it to myself, I feel ashamed, and I wonder if I just made it up. But I know it happened, and I always knew it happened. I tried sharing it...
    trek99 trek99 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 6

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    Time To Share

    I haven't really talked a whole lot about my past here, but recently, I think I have felt inspired to do so because of the strength of other friends in my circle who have talked about their experience. I think it's important to share, not for the purpose of reliving the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 31 Responses Apr 30, 2011

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    This Is My Story...

    It's something I have always put away something that I have tried to forget something I don't normally talk about. But lately I'm thinking a lot I think about a lot of things... I'm thinking about the new direction I want to take in life I have decided to close this first chapter...
    surrealreality surrealreality 31-35, F 23 Responses Oct 14, 2011

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    ~Once upon a time, there was a girl,

    a young angel, pretty and blonde, who had appeared sixteen and one night her and her boyfriend had sex and she got pregnant and fell from grace but a prince married her because her boyfriend left . A couple months later, a beautiful baby met her new father and mother. 2 years...
    LadyXSilverthorne LadyXSilverthorne 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    My memories of being sexually abused is brief,

    not there mainly. I don't remember anything but glimpse of few events and that's all. Anyway, to me as a child in the age of 5, whatever it was, it must intensified by now, mainly because the adults at that time didn't work for my advantage. I had a heated argument with mom...
    StrongWoman9 StrongWoman9 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 10

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    Hello Im a 31 year old Female.

    ..Married with Children. .I was Molested by my Dad...I remember I was about 8 years old...My dad would turn on *********** soo I can watch with him..My dad wanted to Specifically watch the Women performing Fellacio on a Man...When it was over he would have me do the Same to him...
    Charitee Charitee 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 15

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    We would like to believe

    as a society that we build prisons for the evil that are in this world. The reality is the most evil are often the ones that are too clever to allow themselves to be locked up. They are true sociopaths, and they reproduce torturing the most innocent. They are ugly with their...
    venusdi venusdi 70+, F 12 Responses Feb 3, 2014

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    LoganSurfing LoganSurfing 18-21, M 4 Responses Jun 16

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    A friend sparked an enormous soul searching the

    other day when she asked me if I was a bug to be picked up and eaten? If you know me at all you'll realise how much pride I have in my "strength" so I did not like to be asked this question. Like when a social worker told me I was like an amoeba, the most thought provoking...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 3

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    This story is my own,

    I’m not telling it to get pity but cause it helps to talk about it and I know it can help others in the same situation or who have been there…. This is not a fun story, some may find it hard some may find it hard… some can relate.. When I was born, I already had a big...
    ChantouKimmy ChantouKimmy 41-45, F 7 Responses Mar 20

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    Sexual abuse. I was sexually abused

    as a child and it's the biggest secret I have. I suppressed the memories because I was very young but I always had flashbacks. They came periodically but I never paid them attention. I didn't want to deal with the pain that came with them. But I knew I was different. I cringed...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    My dad died suddenly a few weeks ago.

    My mom called me at work and let me know she's found him dead. It was a huge shock and I'm still not quite recovered. He was an alcoholic and would beat me with a leather belt after verbally abusing me. He'd call me stupid or scream "What the hell is wrong with you?" When I...
    AlacrityMelancholy AlacrityMelancholy 41-45, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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    cant share my story yet

    but I belong here
    htrdbldsevl htrdbldsevl 36-40 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It happened so many years ago

    but I still remember it like it was yesterday. I don't hold bad feelings against him.
    Thog Thog 51-55, M 2 Responses Jul 15

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    LETTER TO MY MOTHER when I was 4,

    I remember standing at the door on the right side of the house in Waterloo, crying and begging you to take me to grandmas with the boys but you never let me go. You made me stay by myself with randy,(my bio father) all day and most of the evening. You knew what he was doing to...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    CULT SURVIVORI grew up in a evangelical

    fundamentalist group that was ran by my "Family". I escaped child abuse, neglect and the rise of a religious cult.I am finally willing to share my story. The more it gets out there- The safer I am. PLEASE HELP.
    DestinyChangesC DestinyChangesC 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 9

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    To Ali Mirza, my abuser

    for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. (A Malignant Narcissist, psychopath, antisocial, hateful, wife beater, child abuser, blackmailer, emotional terrorist, pathological liar, manipulator, coward, adult bully & emotional rapist - a...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 30

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    I am twenty and I am still haunted on what my

    parents did to me when I was little. They have done everything from emotional manipulation to mental abuse; they even have gotten physical at some points, and I just don't know how to move on with my life if they won't admit to what they did to me when I was little. I want to...
    icanonlydeterminemyhappiness icanonlydeterminemyhappiness 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    jeepxjdude2000 jeepxjdude2000 26-30, M 3 Responses Jul 17

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    I was abused in a foster home.

    Males who have been raped and sexually abused, you're not alone. I'm not comfortable sharing my story so publicly but I'm here for anyone who needs to talk.
    lubesh lubesh 16-17, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    My Mother Destroyed Me

    When I was a child my mother abused me mentally, verbally, emotionally and physically. She used to beat me in the face and head, call me names, pull my hair and made me believe I was worthless. For most of my childhood, I didn't realize I was being abused. I guess I just...
    AyselMoonbaby AyselMoonbaby 31-35, F 120 Responses Mar 18, 2011

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    Strong

    Please be aware, the story may contain triggers. Please stop reading if you feel you've had enough. I need to write and share this, but there is no need for you to suffer from what I wrote. Today I feel strong. Usually I use those days to be merry and happy, but today I...
    Idonwannadie Idonwannadie 46-50, M 14 Responses Sep 27, 2012

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    My Father And I

    It was Saturday, I hated Saturdays! My mother being a motor welder/winder used to love Saturdays. She would dress up from head to toe to meet her friends for lunch then do groceries. She'd be gone for hours. I can remember begging to go with her and she'd always say "No", my...
    SparkofHope SparkofHope 46-50, F 19 Responses Sep 26, 2013

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    I remember being 6 years old

    and my older siblings had left home. My mother had jus had the youngest in our family. The twins were almost 3. My mother was a very sick alcoholic. Our father was the worst pervert I have ever met in real life. They started me on drugs and alcohol at this early age. After about...
    squirllykid squirllykid 46-50, F 3 Responses Aug 4, 2014

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    I've been having more flashbacks

    than usual lately. They vary with intensity but never really go away. I have been living with it for so long that I've come to accept they will always be there. The problem I have is that those who know about it think that I'm just a bitter person who can't let go of the past...
    ashamedofmyfamily ashamedofmyfamily 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I was 11 years old, my mom was working,

    my stepdad was drinking his usual beer. I was in my room trying to stay out of his way I didn't want another beating from his belt. It wasn't long before I heard him calling my name. I went downstairs and he told me to bring him another beer. When I handed him the beer he...
    sarah95w sarah95w 18-21, F 21 Responses Apr 22, 2014

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    Happy People And Me

    I was abused verbally, physically, sexually.The main one being my dad, although it was my uncle who raped me first.But my dad had continued access, and he used it.My mom worked every night-well, five days a week, and...yeah.So my experience is that the worst thing that can...
    hylierandom hylierandom 41-45 26 Responses Jun 27, 2011

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    My cousin molested me

    since i was to young to remember. I started to realize it was wrong around the ages of 7-8. He slept over all the time practically lived with me. I started to tie my pajamas really tight or wear jeans to bed but he would always get them off. One night i stayed up till the...
    Prettygurl234 Prettygurl234 16-17, F 8 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    My Childhood

    Violence was very commonplace at home. I would often ask my mother whether it was normal to be beaten up by my father. She would reply that I was lucky to have a father who could provide for us and that complaining was very ungrateful towards my parents and towards God's...
    deleted deleted 26-30 26 Responses Jun 10, 2013

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    Abuse Comes In Many Forms and Degrees

      When I was a teenager, my mom kicked my step dad out when I told her he'd been sexually abusing my sister and me. There were tears and hugs that one night and then everything was expected to go on as normal. My mom acted like she didn't want to put us through a...
    sufirehorse66 sufirehorse66 46-50, F 32 Responses Aug 27, 2009

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    A Few Words Of Encouragement

    before i let anyone in on my abuse story, i just want to say how grateful we should all be that we even RECOGNIZE that we were abused. there are many people who take tons of therapy to learn these things about their lives. i had to teach myself through small baby steps how to do...
    foldedunfolding foldedunfolding 31-35, F 15 Responses Jun 1, 2012

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    I'm still not certain about being a survivor.

    Mom was 15 when I was born, and I was 5 when she and her new boyfriend were murdered. They were both bound and forced to watch her ex-boyfriend sexually assault me, and then I was taped to a ladder-backed chair and watched while he brutally murdered them. My family was very...
    scarred4lifeby5 scarred4lifeby5 61-65, M 1 Response Jun 1

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    My Parents

    I have never received a hug or kiss from my parents. If I have I don't remember it. I've never gotten a birthday present or blown out candles. I didn't know kids got all this until I made real friends in 5th grade. I didn't understand. My friends don't understand how I could get...
    atraptbird atraptbird 16-17, F 34 Responses Jun 28, 2009

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    Please look at my page about the abuse I was

    forced to endure by my mother Letters to the My mother and anyone that thinks child abuse is ok
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    When I was like 5 my moms boyfriend would abuse

    me and my brothers everyday until she got home it was a living hell.
    Marines75 Marines75 13-15, M 10 Responses Mar 22

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    My Mother Let A Man Rape Me When I Was 10 Years Old

    When I was born my parents were in the process of getting a divorce. It wasnt long before my mother found someone else to take my fathers place. The knew man named Paul was in my mothers life for about 13 years total before they finally broke up. Paul had more than one girlfriend...
    17andSexXii 17andSexXii 18-21, F 46 Responses Jan 5, 2011

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    I am a victim of child abuse .

    I've been abused by my dad ever since i was 3 years old. It stopped about a year ago right after I went to childcare .
    emmie278 emmie278 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 15

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    Dear Daddy, I loved you

    so I hope you know I looked up to you even though You took my grace, you took my faith You made me weak and such a disgrace Just a baby, innocent, and whole You took that a away, all of it you stole And now I am here, shattered and confused How someone so little could take...
    deleted deleted 26-30 14 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    My dad started off as a good man.

    It was only when I was 3 that he began abusing my mother then me. He would come home drunk and we would both hide in a closet and hope he fell asleep before he found us. Sometimes he would end up breaking my mums arm or my leg and we would go to hospital but just tell the nurses...
    Alexrrrr Alexrrrr 18-21, F 2 Responses May 20

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    I just want to post a "THANK YOU!

    " to all the people on this site who use their experiences to support others. I've been having a difficult time coping and it usually gets worse around the holidays and my birthday, which is today (yesterday legally but that's a long story). Anyway, thanks guys. Hugs to everyone...
    ashamedofmyfamily ashamedofmyfamily 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 17

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    I was mentally abused by my father

    which I feel is just as damaging as sexual abuse. Lately I've been wondering if that is why I liked daddy/daughter role play and was a "sub" for most of my life wanting to please a man and have him dominate me. That is now changing :)
    seyelence seyelence 41-45, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I don't remember allot about my childhood.

    but I remember the abuse more clearly. I really wish I could get mental help. it's like my hart has shattered into shards of glass .
    flowergirl1997 flowergirl1997 18-21, F 20 Responses May 23

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    okay here goes, my first memory i remember is

    when i was 3 and my dad bought me a play house castle i had so much fun with it. i walk out my room and see my dad beating my naked mom, i'll never forget that its burned in my brain. my dad left after a while and my mom met the devil himself it is because of this that i feel i...
    IamTheReject IamTheReject 18-21, M 2 Responses May 23

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    I really want to vent.

    I guess I’m having one of those nights where most things make me angry. I’m angry in a really personal and selfish way so it’s difficult to share. I’m hoping writing it down and sharing it here will help me deal with what’s going through my head. What I really hate is...
    CoopSmith CoopSmith 26-30, M 2 Responses Jun 3

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    "What Happens In This House, Stays In This House."

    That was the catchphrase growing up with my parents. As an adult, hearing something like that sends alarm bells ringing. This is a story of how abuse and neglect nearly ruined me, but hasn't. I am two short years away from being thirty years old, and it's only through writing on...
    littledharmabum littledharmabum 26-30, F 24 Responses Mar 30, 2008

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    My Dad

    I am 40 years old, and a survivor of child abuse. Although it seems so far away now, I choose to write because I am so moved by the other stories on here. I hope that I can be of help to some of you. The pain we endured cannot be reversed, but perhaps we can do something to...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 8 Responses Jun 19, 2013

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