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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 121 People

    Or not. What is survivor.

    Do they hold jobs. Do they avoid applying for disability pay. Do they cheer up. If so then me didnt survive.
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 17

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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 Dec 1

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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

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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

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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 2 Responses Nov 19

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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

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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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    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M Nov 17

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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

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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

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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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    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 2 Responses Jan 19, 2012

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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

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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

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

    Can barely sleep. Hate any who act like him. So did i survive???
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 26

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    It took me 6 years to realize that I am a victim of emotional abuse. As a teenager I also said that I would never be "one of those girls" and be in a relationship that destroyed...
    Laniemae45 Laniemae45 22-25, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I joined this experience, not because I am a victim of emotional abuse by somebody else, but because I am emotional abuse's victim. in other words, I am the emotional abuser. I...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    Today he screamed and called me names all because of a headphone gift set. I just sat quiet as he screamed and yelled in the car. Calling me a ***** and ruining his day, after I...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I experienced Verbal Attacks / Emotional Abuse/Isolation/Minimizing, Denying, and Blaming ..., and one day i will talk about it ..
    pipitta pipitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I was emotionally abused all of my life. I cant find answers why. No matter were i went, everyone disrespected me for no reason. Friends left me and everyone either told me i was...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 4 Responses Dec 13

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    My gets easily up set over the smallest things. My two siblings and me all hate dealing with him most of the time. He also puts us down. The stupid thing is we still trust him, try...
    Wheresthesparks Wheresthesparks 22-25, F Dec 16

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    I was married to a woman who emotionally abused me. We have kids and she does it still through them or the silent treatment I'm not the type to stay with ex girlfriends If it's...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F Dec 19

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    Why do I hate my bf who is an emotional abuser when he is happy? Why do I feel like sh*t when he gets to smile and laugh when he has no clue how *****d I am inside. :/ why
    love9494 love9494 18-21 1 Response a week ago

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    I think that she emotionally abused me but it doesn't seem real. It was when she hit me that everything felt more real, when I realized that she had intended to hurt me with all of...
    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Is there any survivor who was abused by different people all the years? Please tell me im not the one!
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 2 Responses Dec 13

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    ok sorry people. Im still struggling. I left the guy but... why do I feel I need to go back? I need to not care. But I feel like Iwas owned or something. I am afraid of him...
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Nov 30

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    I was bullied as a kid, ignored as a teen, and put down by most every guy I dated until recently. I grew up in a home where my father emotionally and physically abused my mom and...
    hoobityhobbity hoobityhobbity 26-30, F 9 Responses Dec 18

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    So sitting alone at a restaurant and watching loving couples come and go. kissung and touching. my mind goes back to where we use to sit like that all the time. no end to the...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    Life It is not easy to write my painful situation. Yesterday, I was shattered . My hear broke. My marriage is a mistake. I married my friend – we used to work together. The...
    sdstalks sdstalks 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    "You are absolutely useless." "She's a failure, she can't do anything right." "I'm so tempted to just kick her out on the streets." "You don't do anything I say, you don't help...
    jiayong jiayong 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Another horrible day. I sin to deal with my mother. Because The Lord doesn't come for me. She hurt me so bad. I wanted to commit suicide so badly today if I could. Why oh WHY is...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My dad's always been emotionally abusing me, my mom, and my brother. My mom wants a divorce (since he's also cheating on her), but she's too afraid as to what to do. What can I do...
    hoseki hoseki 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    My, now ex, just came clean about being with another women while we were together. He was emotionally abusive, called ever name in the book (sl$t, troll, family hates me for a...
    funluvz funluvz 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    Emotional mixed with Mental. Six years of this. My bio-father hated that my mother divorced him, used her children as tools against her. He has ruined her good name, and still...
    SilverSerphant SilverSerphant 18-21, F Dec 13

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    My ex boyfriend and I broke up because he had to go to jail for the assult and strangulation of his ex girlfriend from a couple years ago... Still talking to him supporting him...
    funluvz funluvz 26-30, F 4 Responses Dec 14

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 15

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    I had children with my highschool sweetheart at the very tender age of 19. I would do anything and everything for her, she was the best thing that had ever happened to this...
    JordanRetros85 JordanRetros85 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 17

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    Why does the abuser putting you down think you are being sensative?
    love9494 love9494 18-21 2 Responses Dec 20

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    so.. Im STILL SUFFERING. EXTREMELY. AAAAH HELP?????!!!!!!!! I FEEL I AM LOSING IT. GBUSHGIDASCHXWDBNIUEIOHJIHWVFDIUHEIWPHEWPIU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUUUUAAACK! EH...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 day ago

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    In 2004 I came across a guy who got me mad .i do not want to mention his nationality for safety reason but he is a white man from a Western European number and I have an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    I have an abusive sister. My sister is 4 years older than me & it seems like she has always been competitive, jealous or holds resentment towards me...whenever she talks to me she...
    MarylouD MarylouD 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Because of my work schedule (I work very long days + long commute) I try to stay connected with my daughters throughout the week by little creative reminders that I love them and...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 4 Responses Dec 7

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    I feel so torn right now. My husband has put me through so much over the years and now hes don and out, depending on me more than ever to care for him.I don't want his condition to...
    Melody47 Melody47 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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