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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 342 People

    My Struggle Overcoming Emotional Abuse

    I've been free almost six years now. Still battling the after effects of being so very controlled and being verbally and emotionally abused. Sometimes it felt like torture to me - for instance, I would simply request something (like please clean up the basement) and be met with...
    stark7 stark7 46-50, F 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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    I guess I can't quite say

    that I'm a survivor of emotional abuse since I am still in the relationship. By the time I knew what emotional abuse was or that it even existed I already had two children a felt compelled to stay. A bit over a year ago she came in the house screaming and swearing at me to get...
    LOMD LOMD 36-40, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 2014

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    You're not alone and you're not worthless.

    If you ever need someone to vent to, talk to, or be there for you I'm here. Feel free to message me whenever, I love helping others and I love being there for you. Yes you, whoever is reading this.
    Michaelyourguardianangel Michaelyourguardianangel 18-21, M Nov 19, 2014

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    There is life after abuse

    and no one has to suffer! The cruelty that anyone endures from an abusive relationship should not be underestimated at all. I would like to invite people to follow my blog as I go through to eventually publish my book, "From Control & Fear to Success and Freedom"! Keep on...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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    It does get better in time,

    the emotional bruises repair but it takes time and effort. Be kind to yourself and hold your head up high.
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    I was with "him" for almost 30 years.

    In the beginning I did notice that he was somewhat controlling. Also he could be manipulative. However in those times these actions were subtle. That is how the cycle of verbal abuse, control, manipulation and emotional abuse begins. During the latter years of our marriage...
    Freedom425 Freedom425 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 23, 2014

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    Its a very sad reality

    when you actually discover you are a victim of emotional abuse. I was the same, I didn't even know I was made to believe I was the crazy one. One of the things my partner would do is this: He would ask me where something is and I would respond normally, oh it's in the...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 17, 2014

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    6 weeks on and this is how I am feeling now!

    And I am surviving and coming back stronger. I must be honest and say that it still hurts, like any wounds but it’s turned from complete constant agony to an occasional annoying niggle. All the words he said to me I am fighting back and totally disagreeing because lets face...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F Nov 25, 2014

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago,

    and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17 whether they like it or not, they cannot make me stay. I am done with my mother telling me that I am a mean and ugly ***** . She says...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18, 2015

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    Change is so difficult

    but so necessary. It makes it's an easier process with people who understand
    Jens0132 Jens0132 56-60, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2015

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    I will forever be scarred by the emotional abuse

    that I have endured. How can a relationship that started off so great take such a drastic turn? How can the man you love turn into the man you hate? When someone you love more than anything says hurtful things to you constantly, how will you ever forget them? "You will never...
    kait52 kait52 18-21, F Jun 29, 2015

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    I am a survivor, I left just over a month ago

    and I have fought hard to get myself back on top, I know it will take longer than this but already things are getting better and I am getting my life back. I am writing a book called "From Fear & Control to Success & Freedom" which tells my personal story of the cruel abuse I...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 18, 2014

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    There is life after abuse

    and no one has to suffer! The cruelty that anyone endures from an abusive relationship should not be underestimated at all. I would like to invite people to follow my blog as I go through to eventually publish my book, "From Control & Fear to Success and Freedom"! Keep on...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F Nov 19, 2014

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    Survivor Now Not A Victim

    This is a choice I wish to identify myself with now. I have not had the strength to see myself for what I had been through.  I was a victim for years and wasn't even aware of it.  The emotional toll it took for me to actually identify what I had been living through was...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 3 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Survivor ? You Decide

    Like most of us who start on of these stories, I can tell you how the abuse started  I can tell you what the facial expression on his face when he did what he did or said what he said . I can tell you how distant and cold he was when He showed no emotion while I was there...
    missyg4643 missyg4643 31-35 1 Response Jun 22, 2010

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    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M Nov 17, 2014

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    I am a high school student in a large school in

    New England. I was emotionally abused for a few years by a girl I thought was my friend. I have trouble talking to people about it, because no one really takes my experiences seriously because of the fact that the girl and I weren't dating, there was no "domestic" anything...
    OrionO OrionO 18-21, T Jan 19, 2015

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    Can anyone relate to the following?

    your thoughts please! The Real Charmer - The Cycle of Abuse! Just how easy is it to become wrapped up in an abusive relationship? Every girl wants to feel loved and wants to feel special and be swept off your feet, trust me there are many men out there who will do just that...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 13, 2015

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    There is life after abuse

    and no one has to suffer! The cruelty that anyone endures from an abusive relationship should not be underestimated at all. I would like to invite people to follow my blog as I go through to eventually publish my book, "From Control & Fear to Success and Freedom"! Keep on...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F Nov 19, 2014

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    You would never think looking at a child such as this one, was going through so much sexual abuse. It's sickening and sad looking at this picture knowing what was hiding behind...
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    **** three more years. **** "it's not that bad." **** "I understand." **** "be strong." **** "get out more." **** "make friends." **** "we love you...
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    " I am " I am 16 But mentally I am 10 Emotionally I am afraid of everything I am a victim of abuse and I am ashamed . No one knows how hard it's to hide the pain behind a...
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    bookworm342 bookworm342 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    It's all i seem to do recently is bicker and cry because Im depressed and dont know what to do I'll be blunt n to point and try explain, I was so happy for last 6 years after years...
    1982Caroline1982 1982Caroline1982 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was physically abused as a child. People think it is okay, but it is truly damaging. I was also suffering from sexual assault trauma that started at age 4. My parents along with...
    AliceMarie92 AliceMarie92 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    Everyday's just getting worse at home, especially tonight, and I'd do anything to get out of here and go live with my teacher who's more of a father to me than my dad. I'm...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My whole life has been built on abuse of almost every kind but as I see it now, it was a soul forged through fire and it has made my soul strong, as strong as any metal and as...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 6 days ago

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    I am here because I need your help. I am not the victim though. I am the abuser and I want to stop. I can't afford therapy. My issues stem from not feeling worthy or having self...
    Backspaceblogger Backspaceblogger 26-30 4 Responses a week ago

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    I am a survivor suicide and coma couldn't hold me back thanks to the ALMIGHTY!!!!
    riderz4christ riderz4christ 36-40, M 14 Responses Feb 2

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    Lately, I decided to dedicate my free time to volunteer.Among other things, I'm helping children with learning disabilities. Among the large group of children, there is this shy 9...
    aloysia aloysia 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 2

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil...
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    I feel so suffocated here and there's not much I can do about it. He yells at me to the point where I'm crying every fricken' morning, won't let me take naps anymore, takes my...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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    I was very naive and he was my very first boyfriend, first EVERYTHING. As we started our relationship, he began to change... He had anger issues. He would snap... Call me horrible...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 31

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    I have survived Leaukimeia. I was 7 years old, in the first grade, when I went to a local hospital when I was "abducted" and put into an ambulance. The ambulance took me to...
    19pollard97 19pollard97 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 31

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    Just cause you had a ****** childhood doesn't mean you should physically and emotionally abuse us. I hope karma. Comes and bites you. For all those times
    Avila96 Avila96 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    I'm not really sure that I am a victim of emotional abuse. I've lived with my parents in the same house for twenty years, aside from the three semesters I spent in college, which...
    krcb krcb 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 31

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    My goal here, sharing part of my emotional abuse story with you, is to help anyone who feels like they're alone in what they're going through. The beginning was amazing. I had...
    missyorkk1 missyorkk1 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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