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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 300 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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    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

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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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    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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    Change is so difficult

    but so necessary. It makes it's an easier process with people who understand
    Jens0132 Jens0132 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 28

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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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    SO I survivedd it. Buut I still am suffering.

    I wish hed die. He manipulated me.. said he wanted my child and get married. etc etc. but he had a dark side. Towards the end all I saw was his dark side. He threatened me.. called me names, and lied . he kicked me and all this physical crap too. he called me names i wont...
    amtired amtired 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 8

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    survivor! NOT a victim,

    but in fact a survivor! If you are reading this and are being abused, you CAN get out.theres always a way out. dont let the abuser cut you down to believe u cant leave. Thats the name of their game. And thats all it is to the abuser. a game. a childish stupid little game.
    amtired amtired 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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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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    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 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M Nov 17, 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

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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 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 22, 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 16-17, T Jan 19

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    so I'm lost on my own bubble.... I don't no what to do anymore where to turn to only way out seems like death but I have a son he is 3 yrs.... I feel like I'm better of having...
    Ineedoutofthishellhole Ineedoutofthishellhole 22-25, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    And sexually abused. The sad thing is when I want to talk about it with someone they dismiss me so easily because I'm male. Physically abused? I should have 'manned up' and fought...
    LukasMeoww LukasMeoww 16-17, T 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Why am so afraid to leave when I know I have too. Wish I had some support and finances he doesn't give me a penny
    cmabbott14 cmabbott14 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    So after I wrote on here last night about trying to escape this abusive relationship my partner snooped through my phone and found it. So scared
    cmabbott14 cmabbott14 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    Looking for good advice on how to leave abusive relationship. Someone who can give advice and listen open mindedly
    cmabbott14 cmabbott14 22-25, F 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    Anyone want to talk feeling very down
    cmabbott14 cmabbott14 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    When i was 13...i don't know if anyone will read this i just feel i need to get this in writing because i have told only my therapist and my dad. My therapist didn't help much, and...
    Sawke Sawke 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    The trouble with emotional abuse is, it leaves no visible scars. You can't prove it. Iv'e managed to escape my abusers, but escaping the lingering feelings of worthlessness and...
    GraceJediHeart GraceJediHeart 26-30, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M 1 Response Aug 26

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    To my brother After everything I have been put through, I get messages from my brother or some idiot acting like him. I sent the audios that I have posted. Apparently he thinks...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F Aug 25

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    I'm not a loud or confrontational person. I was kicked out of my family and disowned because my mother and my brother were abusing my brothers kids. My mother is the one that...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F Aug 25

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    when I was born my mother couldn't except me ... I still don't know why. However my dad loved me to bits and took really good care of me while my mum couldn't even look into my...
    kstra38 kstra38 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    By my ex and I'm still learning to pick women out. It's sad cause I'm almost middle aged and haven't found my true love yet. I'll keep being patient.
    Encontrados Encontrados 41-45, M Aug 24

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    I tiptoe on eggshells around you darling, I try not to remind myself of the heartache, The pain too real to pretend it never happened. Don’t you see, he destroyed who I was...
    chronicfiend chronicfiend 22-25, F Aug 23

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    My mom has degraded me to the point in which i feel worthless. Calling me stupid, good for nothing, and various other things. If a mother doesn't love her children what does that...
    wolfieof wolfieof 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    my father . he , never stops yelling at me for the slightest things . I left my shoes out in the middle of our garage and he tripped on them and he nearly snapped and physically...
    NotMyselfAtAll NotMyselfAtAll 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    What do you do when someone constantly threatens you with self harm and suicide everytime you try to break the bonds with them or even just take a step back to look after yourself...
    Mari3028 Mari3028 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 20

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