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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 292 People

    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 Jun 29

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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 3 Responses Nov 19, 2014

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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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    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M Nov 17, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
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    I was abused in a foster home. Males who have been raped and sexually abused, you're not alone. I'm not comfortable sharing my story so publicly but I'm here for anyone who needs...
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    This has bothered me my entire life. My entire life my mom has had a tendency to ignore me. I can't remember a time where she has ever done anything for me, she only does for...
    UnwantedUseless UnwantedUseless 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've been abused all my life. I've been emotionally abused and neglected since day 1. I've suffered 12 years of bullying and 9 years of sexual abuse and hitting from my father. I...
    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 5 Responses a week ago

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    I've been plagued by contempt for my father for many years, and I'm trying to figure out if it's just an issue with my brain, with me as a person, or if I was actually emotionally...
    expandingforward expandingforward 36-40, M a week ago

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    People will hate you, rate you, shake you and brake you.. But how strong you stand is what makes you 💜
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 24

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    I recently confronted my LG's about their past and current behavior at the dinner table. I have been abused physically, mentally, verbally and emotionally abused by them since I...
    HelloEla HelloEla 18-21, F 5 Responses Jul 24

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    Up front my dad is a great guy. He would do anything for us kids, anything for just about anyone, very supportive. He never misses a sporting event and would feel guilty if he did...
    tigertail123 tigertail123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 23

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    Not only by my parents, but from other kids, and even teachers at school, they all used to say I can't do this because I have autism, I can't do that because of it, and for the...
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M Jul 23

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    Hi, I'm Gianna and I'm currently 15. I'm sorry if anything I say offends you in any way, but I tend to be very blunt because that's the way I've been talked to. I have been...
    CagedBird1778 CagedBird1778 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    My parents were divorced about a decade ago. The Cause: my mom and dad would have terrible fights. It was horrible. I was an only child. My mom would sometimes sleep in my room...
    Novuko129 Novuko129 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 22

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    I felt used and abused emotionally in my marriage. I used to take pride how patient and forgiving I can be. Then I met a guy who was in a similar situation with his wife. We worked...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 22

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    To my mom who has tortured me for years I'm taking my life back. I am not worthless and I have people who love me even if you don't. In three months I'm leaving you will not make...
    Bellamey1 Bellamey1 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    But it wont be. Free speech will stay. Or demolition man concept will come. Fined for profanity. But that wont stop abuse. Just train more critics. Hypocritical...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 21

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    I want him gone I want him out of my house I can't stand him any more is getting worse and worse he keeps saying all these mean horrible things to me I can't take it any more he...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 3 Responses Jul 20

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    I love to learn and I am a knowledge seeker. I didn't know how much I was going to learn when I got married. The hard way. Learning the hard way though, is very effective. You gain...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 13 Responses Jul 20

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    by my boyfriend for a year now. At first everything felt fine, we were in love and happy. Then we starting fighting everyday after I moved away to college. He would yell at me and...
    rose0605 rose0605 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 20

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    let's see so the other day I was called lazy and I don't want to do anything with my life just because it's taking me a lot of time to find a job well guess what he doesn't work...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I'll assure you that I will leave.
    Glumie57 Glumie57 16-17, F Jul 19

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