I Am a Survivor of Child Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 141 People

    A letter to my mother

    for forcing me to live thru a life of hell I remeber telling you that all i wanted was for you to admit what happened to me and say u were sorry. I was 30 years old. You apologized. Then immediately refused to acknowledge what u had done. You are a sociopath.You are without a...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother
    46-50, F
    Jun 24, 2015

    I Chose Not To Define Myself As A Victim Of Child Abuse And Rape

    I recently wrote a reply to a postsecret.com post. Then i realised I wanted to share my experience with other people. Here's how it went:     "Dear Frank, I hope this email finds you... It's a reply to : http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_a7jkcMVp5Vg...
    tonydais tonydais
    18-21
    1 Response Nov 9, 2009

    I Am A Survivior Of Mental, Emotional, Physical, And Sexual Childhood Abuse.

    Hi everyone, this is the first time I've had the strength and courage to share my story openly and without fear. My name is Martina Christina Ramgadoo and I hope that my story can help change the lives of children that have been or are being abused by their parents...
    MartinaChristinaRamgadoo MartinaChristinaRamgadoo
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Dec 8, 2010

    Be Less Than You Can Be

    This is a hard topic to discuss. Most parents, teachers, doctors, etc., encourage children and young people to be all they can be, to do their best, to strive to achieve. Most parents are proud of the accomplishments of their children. My mother always compared her...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2010

    Once Upon a Time

    Once upon a time, I had a daddy. My daddy was the best daddy in the whole world and no one could convince me otherwise. He played with me, read me stories and let me sit up on his shoulders. He made me really happy. Manipulation. Guilt. Abuse. He was a power-hungry man and got...
    Rollzio Rollzio
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2008

    The Picture Is Right...

    As an abused child, I felt unloved, was unwanted, and had little hope for the future. It's a damn crime what parents can do to the innocent. A godd*mn crime.
    drcynic drcynic
    26-30, M
    4 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    Not As Strong...

    I have slowly been coming to the realization that I'm not as strong as I once thought I was, when it comes to talking about my abusive childhood. Perhaps it's the hormonal, emotionally fragile state I find myself in as a result of menopause, or simply because I've begun to...
    rollingwithhusky rollingwithhusky
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 25, 2010

    Abuse and Denial Transformed To Acceptance and Joy through Forgiveness

    Twenty years ago an event profoundly shaped my entire being and I almost forgot about this secret that I've kept buried; because I was told to do so by my abusers, whom I still love, my parents. After a decade of hypochondria, I have become able to lift the veil that is my denial...
    gentlebudderflyer gentlebudderflyer
    26-30, M
    Feb 9, 2013

    I Thought It Was Normal

    My step father used to beat the living sh*t out of me when I was six years old.  This was an everyday thing....  I thought it was normal.  Pots and pans whizzing by my mother's head.... I thought this was normal.  Walking in on my step dad and our next door...
    wikkedirish wikkedirish
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Jun 27, 2008

    A Dark Past

    Most people who meet me today know nothing about me or where I came from. I have become so good at leaving out details, and painting a pretty picture for people so as not to feel different and to fit in. My father was an ex Marine and Patrol officer. I know that he killed men...
    Kenpogirl1 Kenpogirl1
    22-25
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    Why Did You Do It Dad?

    My story begins a late night, where I tryed to commit suicide.  I was twenty two years old, studying at the University of Copenhagen, working at a youth center and leading a normal life for a twenty two year old with parties and lot´s of friends.  I thought my...
    tuttemus tuttemus
    31-35
    1 Response Jun 17, 2010

    As a kid I was molested

    for 5 years by a neighbor I considered my "friend" come to find out I was only being used by his sick games and perverted words and actions. I used to block this out for so long until I could no longer ignore the past and the damages that have occurred instead I confronted him...
    silencedhumanity silencedhumanity
    18-21, F
    Feb 12

    When my single mother couldn't make ends meet,

    I would pay for it in anguish. There was nothing scarier to me than the end of the month. I felt as though 'something wicked this way comes'. When there wasn't enough money to pay all the bills my mother would blame me and my existence. "If you wouldn't have been born, i wouldn...
    cleartext cleartext
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 20, 2014

    I Am A Survivior Of Mental, Emotional, Physical, And Sexual Childhood Abuse.

    Hi everyone, this is the first time I've had the strength and courage to share my story openly and without fear. My name is Martina Christina Ramgadoo and I hope that my story can help change the lives of children that have been or are being abused by their parents...
    MartinaChristinaRamgadoo MartinaChristinaRamgadoo
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 8, 2010

    I Can't Really Think of a Title Right Now

    It began for me when I was about three years old.My parents got married and I got to meet my dad,who had issues,as we politely say in this modern world.Things were pretty good for a while,I do have plenty of happy memories and try to focus on those.For a while I had hearing...
    dubkebab dubkebab
    46-50, M
    5 Responses Jul 8, 2009

    I Grew Up Knowing Only the Warzone That Was My Home

    I was born to a 32 year old schizophrenic. My life was like being in a constant war zone, never knowing when it would subside. my mother beat me from the time I was born, and also her own mother. She sexually, physically and mentally abused me, and shared my very young body with...
    searchingformeaning searchingformeaning
    36-40, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2008
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