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I Am A Survivor Of Emotional Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 173 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response Dec 1, 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 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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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! 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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    diegosauns diegosauns 18-21, M 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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    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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    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 was physically, verbally and emotionally abused as a child...Im bipolar and have to deal with anixiety and depression issues..As an adult I was almost free from all of the abuse...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    Emotional abuse is just as bad I think because it causes undue stress. Stress can kill you. It will cause you to make poor decisions. I am victimized at times even at the age of 3...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I was not just emotionally abused by my mother. I was physically and emotionally abused. My mother would scream and yell at me when I cried. She would tell me to stop crying, OR...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 11 hrs ago

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    This wonderful kind man (so I thought)came into my life and charmed me beyond belief, he was so kind and emotionally supportive of me. But the criticism and threats of leaving me...
    meramera1 meramera1 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    If I could tell any female going through emotional abuse I would say learn to love yourself. Accept your own flaws and embrace them. Do not accept or get used to any male putting...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 Apr 4

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    my mum and dad both emotionally abuse me daily
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think if you give a child the silent treatment it can be abuse because it's actions that do damage to their psyche, but if an adult gives another adult the silent treatment I don...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    It is very easy to become an active member of the group. You can announce your desire to help female survivors here and you can be got in touch here or on your whiteboard or of...
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M Apr 12

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    I just heard the front door open and it terrifies me...Im in my room, but Im filled with overwhelming fear and anxiety...I know that they wont physically abuse me, but I was badly...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    Yesterday the brother of the man i am in love with said i 'abuse' people verbally, including him and his brother. it has upset me bcs i have been verbally abused in my lifetime a...
    hayleyusa hayleyusa 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My father was extremely emotionally abusive to me as a child and young adult. He is extremely manipulative and plays such games that it's only now that I am 28, I am realising how...
    freyaB freyaB 22-25 Apr 12

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    I am new to this and would like to share my story. 2 months ago i ended my 11 month relationship with my first love, a girl who i considered my world, treasured and adored. i am...
    Amnesiac93 Amnesiac93 18-21, M Apr 8

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    When I was three days old my father beat me until my lungs failed. He went to prison. My mother's boyfriends wouldn't leave me alone and if I told my mother what was happening...
    NightAngel1969 NightAngel1969 41-45, F Apr 15

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    I don't understand abuse within a relationship. If you truly love someone why would you want to hurt them with words or actions. When you love someone you want to see them smile...
    Searchingforreallove Searchingforreallove 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Yes i have an emotionally abusive mom if you have read my experiences but she went all out to give us luxuries after my dad passed away even this wifi i am using.
    Mewber Mewber 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Well I was abused by my brother,distant cousin,aunt and two older guys who lived next door. I said it for the first time am able to admit to it all
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I believe because of my nature and my father was very angry a lot and verbally abusive to me when I was a kid, that I have always been vulnerable to more abuse and manipulation...
    aileen2 aileen2 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    Me, too. Targeted, crushing w/long lasting effects. I've been through so much of over months w/people I believed loved me. When you're blocked to talk, text, email except for rare...
    Leighterry7722 Leighterry7722 51-55, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    If reports are to be believed China has arrested and imprisoned five women who planned on International Women's Day a protest against sexual harrassment on public transport. It is...
    hasmita hasmita 61-65, M Mar 29

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    I believed the words you threw at me. They bore down deep into my soul. To my very core I believed I was unworthy of your respect. That I deserved every horrible name you uttered...
    Happinessismine Happinessismine 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 31

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    Someone said that happiness is a choice. You cannot change your past but the future is in your hands. Your reaction is Your responsibility.
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F Mar 31

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    I have to spend 3 whole days with my dad while on vacation. I had to sit in a car with him for about 8 hours so far, and it felt like torture!! I don't know how I'm going to...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    I'm a first time mom, and stupidly I believed my SO when he said he would change.... thought it would get better when we had our beautiful baby boy.... but it's only gotten worse...
    FTMandLost FTMandLost 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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