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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 People

    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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    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 ? 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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    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. Β I was a victim for years and wasn't even aware of it. Β 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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    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...
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    Sometimes I wish he physically abused me than mentally. The emotional abuse will not leave your brain. I feel like I am constantly being beaten again and again. Why can't I get...
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    It took me a very long time to realize that I was being abused. I am a college student now and I am working on a project to try to show my fellow students what emotional abuse...
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    Yes I did. I'm a survivor! And so glad I'm away from all that now. It took a long time to get over it and some days I think of it. But my husband had helped me so much through all...
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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 4 Responses Sep 29

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    Last year was one of the worst for me. I had been with this guy for 10 1/2 months then he stopped texting & calling me. Back then I didn't see how he abuse me emotionally but now I...
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    I was in a relationship with someone who is my teacher and also my superior at work. At first it was an extended honeymoon, but more and more she seemed to be intent on pushing me...
    brightflame brightflame 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    My stupid psychological nasty abusive mother came to me in my room and said how she could be charged with man slaughter and neglect for me staying in my room. Oh. Is that what it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 5 Responses Sep 25

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    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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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 Sep 28

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    I've endured. I've survived. I'd like to thank the following: God (for protecting me and seeing me through) Friends & family (for being the listening ears when I was trying to sort...
    NotFiction NotFiction 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 9

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    I don't even know how I survived my abuse relationships. It affected me. I feel like I will never be loved in a relationship so I stay single. I still meet not so good guys so I...
    cara12345 cara12345 26-30, F Oct 14

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    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 16

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    Have been and still trying to come to terms with the factor and entirety of it all I have been with my partner 19 years Oh the hindsight of all the red flags now I can look back...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I suffer bad anxiety about 13 years cos i was abused, dumped and ignored. I dont see any changes for me. How do u cope with anxiety? Without meds?
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    You know your abuser is damn good at what they do when you blame yourself for feeling ****** despite knowing that it's all their doing.
    d0vahkiin d0vahkiin 16-17, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Sometimes the intentional silence can be the worst abuse of them all. It makes you feel invisible, unimportant, and wonder what you did wrong to deserve this treatment. It can...
    Maihowl Maihowl 18-21, F 2 Responses 14 hrs 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 Sep 24

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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 Sep 28

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    Although it's been a yr in August, I am still replaying the words that has haunted me. I masked the pain, hardly ever talk to people about my DV case. I mainly keep to myself these...
    NewLife0817 NewLife0817 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    I don't know why u did it to me Mason. I didn't do anything to you. But u don't know that I cheated on you when I was drunk. I'm sorry!
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Oct 5

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    At home it's so hard to stay positive when you're surrounded by negativity.
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 6

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    I just want her to love me the way I do her ( my partner) I mean she is always saying I'm stupid I don't deserve her and I should go kill my self I want to leave but i can't I love...
    TheForgotenAnimator TheForgotenAnimator 18-21, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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    I am still dealing with it. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me out on facebook...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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    I am still dealing with it. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me out on facebook...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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    My ex just told me he wants half of our chattel property (I don't know if the term is right; I mean everything that is not real property; the things you can take with you, like...
    bettyajz bettyajz 36-40, F 2 Responses Oct 14

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    I leave him after time and time again of mentally abusing me, after he gets drunk and is mean to me. Every time he comes back and apologizes. says he was drunk and didn't mean it...
    TDP9196 TDP9196 22-25, F a week ago

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    This is hard subject but doesn't matter when it happens effect you and then and for the rest of your life if you don't get help or support in your life I have trauma bad memories...
    Unknown1456 Unknown1456 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Always defending him. He acted like a tool. Thought maybe she would listen. Then decided to be nasty and join in. Said that was nasty. Then pretended she didn't hear me. Closed my...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was all my life a victim of bullies, better to say female bullies. Its hard to believe why female will hurt the same female for no reason. Girls should support each other and not...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm tired of being this man's nothing
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    Eh. This sucks.will I ever recover from his bs? And also bs other people have thrown at me too?
    amtired amtired 22-25 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    It's not easy and I still up through it but I went through it for two years in a row then it went away go a while now it's kinda here kinda not
    livelovehopefree livelovehopefree 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    She never *ucking cares or loves me. Manipulative, nasty and abusive person she is. She lowers me down to nothing Nearly had a panic attack when I heard something just happen...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 days ago

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    Hi. This post is more to do with me just writing down my feelings about a recent break-up with a BPD ex girlfriend, as I'm having a really bad day today. We had been dating (and...
    GoodThingsToCome GoodThingsToCome 26-30, M Oct 2

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    I'm actually still being abused. Yes, physically. By my brothers. When I tell people they say "every sibling PICKS on the other. It's normal" the thing that no one notices is it...
    lexrae lexrae 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 13

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    I am still dealing with nearly a year of emotional abuse. but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project...
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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