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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 56 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 1 Response Jan 19, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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...
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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...
    d0vahkiin d0vahkiin 16-17, F 3 Responses Sep 30

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    I've finally come to terms that what I have been experiencing from this man these last 7 years is emotional abuse. This is the first time I've used this term. It's so frightening...
    whatsleftofme01 whatsleftofme01 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 4

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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...
    RedXSue RedXSue 51-55, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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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...
    insideourheads insideourheads 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 13

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    My boyfriend emotionally abused me for 2 years...I thought he was just moody and it was my fault for not being able to make him happy. I broke up with him a few weeks ago. I didn't...
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F Oct 10

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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...
    Adpatrick Adpatrick 18-21, F 6 days ago

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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 3 Responses Sep 21

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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...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 12

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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 1 day 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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    Somehow i have this detail in my head how my father almost threw me to the wall as i said that my boyfriend read something in my diary and didnt liked it... My parents pressured me...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 16 hrs ago

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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 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 a week ago

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    My grandmother has been emotionally(and sometimes physically) abusing for 7 years, but I have never told anyone. She is the kind of person no one would suspect of doing something...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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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 18 hrs 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 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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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 2 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 3 Responses Sep 22

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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 2 Responses Oct 6

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    phoenixprincess phoenixprincess 70+, F 3 Responses Oct 11

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 6 days ago

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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 3 days 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 2 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 2 days ago

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