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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    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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    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 1 Response Jan 19, 2012

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    Or am i???? My mind wants revenge.

    Can barely sleep. Hate any who act like him. So did i survive???
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 26

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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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    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

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    Related Experiences

    As a victim myself, and as somebody who has studied emotional abuse very closely, I know it when I see it. And I definitely see an abuser in both my brother and in his wife. They...
    d0vahkiin d0vahkiin 16-17, F 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Since i was young i never really had a family along with my fathers physical and sexual abuse he emotionally abused me. He'd yell and call me a worthless piece of **** ***** and a...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F a week ago

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    How can a person say that she loves you and yet emotionally abuses you? Threaten to sue me for god knows what. Threaten to reveal to my family and friends about the secrets I...
    HeyHiHelloOla HeyHiHelloOla 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    I was physically mentally and emotionally abused by my ex boyfriend. I dream about him all the time. I can't stop dreaming about him. So I messaged him today. Why do I still care...
    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    My wife has been emotionally abusing me for about 9 months. It started when she abandoned our relationship completely when she began training for a figure competition in January...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    It sounds silly, because I'm a guy. I just broke free from an emotional abusive relationship, but I don't know if I've really broken free. I find myself sad at night, I wake up...
    rustyhouston rustyhouston 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 11

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    As a male victim of an emotionally & verbally abusive marriage, I had a hard time finding people who would listen and help, especially in the Christian church world. As the...
    bwDVOWRD bwDVOWRD 26-30, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I wonder, how it would have been if I was raised in a normal family. My mother is a narcissistic person (NPD) and my dad was and is her enabler. I was raised with the burden of...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    Used to be sexual...then father died at age 7....mother fell apart for a year or so...never got out of bed...5 year old lil brother...couldn't trust her with him...missed a lotta...
    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F Sep 20

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    So today I did the most hardest thing in my life.. I left my abusive boyfriend. I sat there going back and forth in my mind, questioning whether I am doing the right thing. For...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Right now I'm like sobbing my eyes out as I write this. My dad and I don't get along too well. All he does is complain, yell at me, threaten to hit/abuse me ALL THE TIME. (Even In...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    Imgoin insane. I'm still recovering from abuse.sTILL. Its frustrating. And some people (only a few,) tell me crap that just makes me feel worse. But I HAVE found a lot of nice...
    amtired amtired 22-25 4 Responses Sep 9

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    Again. I really could use someone to talk to..yet again? : I'm sorry people...I just could really use support rite now. I am recovering. But not as quick as I had...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Sep 10

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    Mother at it again today. Sick of crying, sick of being her emotional and psychological punching bag. And she LOVES me? Yeah right
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Over the past six months I've been going through tons of emitional abuse. My BFF used to insult me, make me feel worthless and weak. I overlooked it because I never really had a...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Physically and mentally and emotionally as well and I've just gotten out of it and it ended very badly. On top of it all I could be expecting and I had sent him a picture of the...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I haven't really figured out how this works but i guess i just have to write about it. Well. I remember being abused by my mother. I haven't really talked about it with anyone...
    leaskyy leaskyy 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 18

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    I have a boyfriend I have been with for nearly 4 years. At the start of our relationship he made me feel so loved and was so caring. But then he started being shady he'd lie to me...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    I have a question if this is abuse. Here is my story. When I was a child I always seemed to be in denial about anything relating to my father. The memories are just starting to...
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    My mother is the most evil person I ever met! No one have treated me worse in my whole life. My mom is a total ***** who is trying to destroy my life every day, her biggest fear...
    afreespirit afreespirit 18-21, M 3 Responses Sep 2

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    Nobody is powerless. “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    I am not really sure if anyone is going to read this, but I need to get this off my chest. I started dating my now ex-boyfriend my freshman year of college. We exchanged numbers...
    kburrs kburrs 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    So I'm losing my full respect for my family. My dad and brother are extremely verbally abusive towards me. My sister and mother are always on their side. Look, I really am...
    damjenny damjenny 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I keep asking myself if he really loves me? Does he mean what he says? Why was it so good in the beginning and then turned so ugly....my boyfriend, he came from a broken family, he...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 14

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    I HATE U MASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F Sep 16

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    Everyday is a balancing act. I try as hard as I can to not drown in my own bitterness. I begin and end each day with the same thought, how can I get away from this man. I've been...
    tianatlc tianatlc 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    I have a deep long standing belief that says I deserve to be treated badly. Then I find myself allowing others to treat me badly or call me names. I go on like it didn't happen...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    My dad beat the killer instinct out of me and my siblings at a young age. He carefully and systematically declawed us knowing if we fought at school we would get the same when we...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F Sep 17

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    If someone could talk that'd be great. I recently left a guy who made me feel like dirt. He called me names. Kicked me.slapped me. Threw me. Hurt my ribs, choked me... Etc... He...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Sep 18

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    Ok this a long text to my husband I felt like I needed to let this out. Excuse my language also, I only do it when I'm mad. I ******* spend 42 hours in the hospital 42 trying...
    Melissa0326 Melissa0326 18-21 1 Response Sep 20

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    We need to stand for something, even if we can only get to our knees.
    KeiHamilton KeiHamilton 16-17 Sep 20

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    It's never easy but hey never bieve any thing that causes you to feel down. Only keep a positive attitude about yourself.
    babyglp babyglp 46-50, M Sep 21

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    In school mostly.... Kids huh
    sashakimi4 sashakimi4 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 21

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    When people found out I was gay, they weren't so nice. I was jumped at school and would come home bruised up, they would call me names, and even my friends wouldn't talk to me, but...
    lexybear32 lexybear32 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 21

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    Yesterday my dad caught me with my boyfriend. My parents said I'm a sneaky *****, worthless and now the biggest disappoint of their lives. They won't let me have any contact with...
    Flyyer73 Flyyer73 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    How can this man be so adored by people at "his" church but be such a crappy uncaring person. The way I've been treated by him has seriously hurt my feelings toward God and church...
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 21

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    My ex husband is doing 6 years for trying to kill me. It's been 6 years since this happened and just tonight I had somebody ask me why I didn't fight him or try and kill him. I'm...
    medinagrl medinagrl 36-40, F Sep 21

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    Vindicated!! It was a small win, but at couples therapy tonight the therapist told my wife that no matter what I offer her in gestures or attempts, she only gets angry or...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    After my mom died, it was just me and my father living together. We've never gotten along. He's bipolar and always takes out his anger on me. He says I'm a loser, I'm worthless, a...
    PFowler PFowler 16-17, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    You know your home life is bad when school is the high light of your day. I'm not sure how much more I can take
    Flyyer73 Flyyer73 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Want to share a bit of my story with Domestic violence: Well I had joined a dating website and met a guy in April 2011 and the first time we met we drank all night smoking...
    jlam123 jlam123 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I was emotionally abused, emotionally blackmailed, and thanks to my friends and family I left him. But I miss it. I want to be abused like that again. I want to be physically...
    Gallowsweet Gallowsweet 18-21, F a week ago

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