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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

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    He dropped me off at the front door,

    gave me a tight hug, kissed my forehead and walked away. I ran upstairs trying to avoid the door man. He knew my parents and last thing I needed was him noticing my bruises. I called my parents when I got inside and told them I lost my phone. I jumped into the shower and...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F Jun 11

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    He didn't chase me or anything

    but he was walking fast. Two bikers passed by so I stopped running out of breath. He grabbed my arm and turned me around. He told me to stop running and he held my wrist and we kept walking. I gave up, there was nothing I could do. Run away, hit him back? No, that would...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 10

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 28

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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 3 days ago

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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 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 8

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    He grabbed me by the arms

    and forced me to get off the train. I stood there staring deep into his eyes begging for him to get off with me. I could hear laughter in the background and blurry figures of people moving too. He finally gave in and got off the same stop. He seemed mad the entire trip I mean it...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 13-15, F Jun 10

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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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    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 hate men that abuse woman and children. I don't think that someone who abuses can even call themselves a man. I think someone who abuses woman and children is a worthless piece...
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    I feel so much pain for all the abused children out there, maybe it was because I was one of them, I was in their shoes, and I know what they are feeling, and the paint that they...
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    I do not like being told to just get over my past, and to just get over the abuse that I have gone through. I don't believe anyone can just get over it. You have to deal with it...
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    BigBaddaBoom BigBaddaBoom 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    im scared to write this cuz i dont open up bout negative stuff on ep. my dad has aways said abusive things towards me n my mother n always keeps us afraid of him n under his comand...
    JennaRee JennaRee 13-15, F 9 Responses 4 days ago

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    I was in foster care for a few years when I was younger and it was the worst time of my life. One family in particular made me into who I am today by making every day a living hell...
    lubesh lubesh 16-17, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    This is like a way of opening up to whole to show what i have been into. I got three sisters. Two are like their own dad,devils, and most of all selfish. I had one of them who like...
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    buffybellissimo buffybellissimo 16-17 a week ago

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