I Am a Survivor of Physical Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 222 People

    Anyone Abused And Now Fear They Might Follow In Their Parent'S Footsteps?

    New documentary about the cycles of family abuse is looking for people in the Southern California area who would be willing to share their story, as well as receive professional therapy from a licensed therapist. We can help your family break through these painful paths and...
    janesmith12 janesmith12
    36-40, F
    Apr 24, 2013

    Needed Out!

    I was 17 when i met my ex. The year previous my father lost his job due to alcoholism, needless to say our house was chaotic, my mother worked 6 days a week to keep a roof over our heads, money was tight. I had one older and two younger siblings. I'd just left school and was...
    gedd75 gedd75
    2 Responses Jul 17, 2011

    when i was 7 yrs...a guy lived near my place.

    ..he was like a brother..my parents were never home...i never understood what he did to me...but now i do...and it feels disgusting..
    samaira02 samaira02
    22-25, F
    Jun 5, 2014

    I recently got out of a four year relationship.

    My ex was an alcoholic and also smoked weed. When he would get really drunk or high he would become very angry and mean. He would verbally abuse me, lie to me and cheat on me. Eventually I had the strength to leave but the damage to my self confidence was done. A year later he...
    motleybird motleybird
    26-30, F
    Oct 7, 2015

    Disfonctional Family

    Not sure if I can call myself a survivoryet. Not sure were to start I will start with the most recent news that I have received. I have been going through some test just before christmas a ct scan, and mri. I finally got my result a few days ago. They have found a tumer...
    suchamess suchamess
    6 Responses Jan 11, 2009

    I was physically abused by everyone around me,

    growing up. So many foster & biological family used to beat me for no reason, & the kindergarten teachers used to lock me up in a small janitor closet for 6 hours a day, saying that I'm a bad kid & that would change my behavior. Because of that, I ended up with multiple...
    otad12 otad12
    31-35, F
    1 Response Feb 8, 2014


    I remember every beating. I remember every memory. I remember like it happend 5 minutes ago. The beatings with the wires, bottles, your hands anything you could get your hands on... It's been some time and I should forgive you.. But u don't . I won't . I refuse . You damaged me...
    Xxhurtepainxx Xxhurtepainxx
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Sep 9, 2013

    Closing My Eyes

    She stands in the mirror, lifts up her shirt to see a million gashes, a million brusies, a million scars, a million branded marks, a million stories. She stares back at her own empty eyes, lifts her hand to her own reflection, and flinches at the angry red scars on the inside of...
    bigeyesseemore bigeyesseemore
    22-25, F
    May 31, 2012

    When I was 19 I got married to a man I thought

    loved me. Two weeks after getting married he began verbally and physically abusing me. I tried everything to save our marriage. Counseling, therapy, everything. I went back 3 times, he was arrested once and almost killed me twice. The Lord spared me and I'm not ashamed to tell...
    jencrock jencrock
    31-35, F
    Mar 18, 2014

    I Survived A Psycho Killer Step Dad And I Rescued Me And Mom When I Was 11 Years Old

    Of course it was a joint thing. Mum had tried everything, telling people, going to the Police. But we just basically disappeared. It didn't work the first time, we needed to adapt, get better at it, 3 times, finally we were gone forever without trace. And we needed to protect...
    joe383 joe383
    51-55, M
    Feb 5, 2013

    A Life of Abuse

     I am 14 years old and I have been abused sinse I can remember. When I was younger My father physically and mentaly abused me. My clearst memories of him are being thrown against walls and whiped with belts.   Then when My Mum finally got up...
    bornagain499 bornagain499
    3 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    Growing Up With Abuse; Or Was It "just Discipline"?

    Discipline was always an issue as I was growing up.  I attribute a lot of it to parents who were too young to be raising children.  The discipline used in my home was usually physical, but even though my actions did warrant discipline, it went too far most of the time...
    mcarma mcarma
    31-35, M
    2 Responses May 4, 2010

    Saying Hullo Again - You're Better Than You Think You Are

    I was reading a collection of papers by Michael White, and this particular set of paragraphs left daggers in my heart. I'm sharing it on here because I think that a lot of the people who find their way onto EP are the sorts of people who have been through the ringer in life, and...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28
    26-30, M
    Jul 28, 2010

    I Have Been Abused!

    My mom got pregnat with me when she was 18 and had me when she was 19. My dad was a yr younger than my mom. My dad was terrible my mom told me. I don't remember him. I only know what he looks like from the one picture I have seen of him. That was 15 yrs ago though...he was...
    katieharkemarules katieharkemarules
    1 Response Mar 26, 2010

    Physical And Emotional Abuse And What It'S Done To Me

    I have been in a abusive relationship for almost five years now. This is the first time I have truly spoke up about what I have been through. The first time it happened I thought he just slipped. Got to upset but I was wrong I have had my head slammed into floors I have been...
    jessnutt91 jessnutt91
    26-30, F
    Apr 24, 2013

    Broken I Am, I Picked Up The Glue And Started To Mend.

    "Now write your story below", that's what I see..... How many other people looked at that and thought, it isn't that easy for me?  Easy??? Nope, it has never been.   I'll share the latest event that forced me to go, I could no longer stay in this place. I had to...
    Iwon Iwon
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2010


    So I went to a residential one time because I was severely depressed, wasn't accepting of any help, and recently tried to end my life. It was hard but I managed. We were divided into units. 4, 5, and 6. Unit 7 was the one everyone worked for because it had the most laid back...
    EmpowermentProject EmpowermentProject
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jun 16, 2013

    my parents would beat me,

    choke me and throw me in to walls
    darkangellights darkangellights
    18-21, F
    Feb 2, 2016

    Child Abuse Living In Fear

    My earliest memories are of my dad hitting me daily. According to my mom, even as an infant. He hated and resented me because I was like them, his family. I was a quiet child and very shy with little or no self esteem. My dad would tell me I was like a rat slithering around...
    Cottentail Cottentail
    1 Response May 16, 2013

    My Bio Mothers Story This Is Sad And Horrifying

    i don't think my mother has computer access and i don't think she would ever post any thing on the internet so i want to share my moms story because my bio mother was severly physically abused by her mother which whom i never met thank god. my mother Karen Klare and her sisters...
    AppleCherry2013 AppleCherry2013
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Dec 17, 2012

    Escape From Hell

    My father was an extremely cold man who used to "discipline" me with beatings that were very traumatic. It is only now after many years I feel I can talk about it. He was very emotionally abusive as well, he neglected me. I struggle with mental illness and low self esteem.
    1 Response Jan 25, 2013

    Still Fighting

    I was married to an abusive man for 15 year phyiscal as well as emotional, a constant tug awar on ur soul we had 3 kids, finely after years i had the strengh to get out and move on it's been on going battle i put my foot down to emotional abuse told him enough was enough, so he...
    nevergiveup5 nevergiveup5
    1 Response Sep 22, 2010

    When I was about 14 my brother in law would

    beat me. He beat my tail end so hard that I couldn't sit, he used to punch my hip bones so I couldn't lay down, he choked me until I blacked out and he threw me Into glass tables.
    babykaykez babykaykez
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 20, 2014

    Continued Tradition

    One Republic- "Wish I didn't know the meaning of fear". As a child, sure I knew fear... but there were times I didn't even know I was in a scary situation. My father abused my mother emotionally/mentally, sexually, and physically. My father abused me through medical neglect...
    roseshideinthemind roseshideinthemind
    18-21, F
    1 Response Aug 9, 2013

    I have always felt alone

    and i have never been able to share my story for many reasons ...the main one being severe trust issues... I hope that in time i will be able to share bits of my story on here...i need to get it out as it eats me up every day and if i told people in my life they would not...
    cheekygirl21 cheekygirl21
    36-40, F
    5 Responses Aug 22, 2014
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