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I Am a Victim of Emotional Abuse

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    I was really pissed off yesterday. My fiancé took me and his dad to steakhouse but he was annoyed because his dad was drinking. All I did was ask him to just put down his phone...
    anzii anzii 26-30, F 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    I'm not 100% sure if everything in which I have experienced is different forms of abuse or if it's just me being over sensitive. I have known my previous partner for 5 years and no...
    aimsean aimsean 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    so ******* hate you!!!!!!!!!!!
    madbutterfly madbutterfly 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 8

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    Hi. I had recently left an abusive relationship. Help?! I know he was so cruel.. but now.. I miss him. Whyyy ? I don't know what to do. I feel very alone. I feel lost without...
    amtired amtired 22-25 8 Responses Mar 13

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    Just Because Its Not Visible Does Not Mean Its Not There - I know there are many examples of emotional/mental abuse on here, and each one is important. I also know that this form...
    Army0917 Army0917 31-35, M 9 Responses Mar 19, 2011

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    His family helped me get on my feet, and I love them. But we fight constantly. I hate him. I can't tell whose the bad guy in this situation anymore. I hate him.
    caitlinisnifty caitlinisnifty 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 20

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    Men Can Be Abused Too... - I've been in emotionally abusive relationships all my life...including growing up with my mother. She still does it to me. I'm 39 and my mother still has...
    Trevoc3 Trevoc3 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    Unfortunately, the act of "emailing" him was further participation of the abusive cycle. Part 1 Destroying Healthy Communication My emails came about very early in the game, I...
    authenticexistence authenticexistence 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I recently got out of a verbal and emotionally abusive relationship but rather than share the actual story...for I am not up to recounting it...I thought I'd share the signs that I...
    theodore2324 theodore2324 22-25, M 4 Responses Jan 24

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    my mom has been emotionally abusing me for about 21 years. seeing how I'm only 22 you could see how my life has just been a daily struggle. others in my family abuse me as well...
    thelostgirl25 thelostgirl25 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 7

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    Is this your abuser too? - Hello. Recognize me? I am the one who came along and built you up when you were down, employed you when you needed a job, showed the way when you were...
    Valkirey Valkirey 22-25, F 2 Responses Dec 24, 2011

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    im new to this , im in a verbal and mental abuse relationship , im 45 yrs old , im waiting on my ssi case to be done , no matter what I do , everything is always my fault , I have...
    melinda2014 melinda2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Growing up, my mother would have these "moods" where she would get angry at some small mistake or mishap and scream and yell at anyone within her sight. She would always blame me...
    bookworm2014 bookworm2014 22-25, F 5 Responses Jan 13

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    I didn't know about it untill I read a questionaire about it and found out that it is possible that my internet boyfriend is like this. He would get mad at me for the smallest...
    UglyGhostGirl UglyGhostGirl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 7

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    (No lie, true story of me) The first time I was sexually abused by my father was when I was about 6. He came into my room and took off my pants, then yeah.. The other times was in...
    Missmayicx Missmayicx 16-17, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

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    I grew up with a mother who had a hatred for men. I was her only son out of 4 kids and I was the recipient of her anguish. I now suffer from PTSD and struggle with it every single...
    kpax81 kpax81 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    Coming Up For Air - I loved the attention.After being ignored for so many years I loved that someone thought that I was worth listening to, that what I had to say mattered.I loved...
    Quintesse Quintesse 46-50, F 69 Responses Aug 19, 2011

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    I Am On A Mission To Find The Angel Who Brought My Family To Safety One Horrific Night. - EXCERPT from my book, The Power of Addicted Love, written by Teresa Hamilton. I was...
    mylilsaab mylilsaab 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 4, 2013

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    I am 20 years old and just got out of an emotionally abusive relationship. I was in the relationship for just under a year. It started off as the perfect relationship- he would...
    REKLAWEDNAV REKLAWEDNAV 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    7 Years. Of those 7 years I was only happy for about 3 years. 7 years with a man who gave me so much joy in the beginning. Now it's like he lives to tear me down. To humiliate me...
    bmichelleb bmichelleb 26-30, F 6 Responses a week ago

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    The Emotional Abuse That I Have Endured For Years. - I am an emotional abused victim . Till one day I decided that enough is enough! I let a man who I loved and cherished with all...
    1SouthernBella 1SouthernBella 46-50, F 21 Responses Apr 26, 2013

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    I Was Emotionally, Mentally, And Verbally Abused. -   I was abused by my father, sister, and brother. My parents got divorced when I was 9. That's when my life turned into a...
    CrystalViolet7 CrystalViolet7 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 15, 2013

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    ~THE ART OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE~ THE CANVAS How do you become the victim of emotional abuse? Why don’t you just get out? I’ve been asked “What did he do to you?” BRUSH...
    Breeziiee Breeziiee 41-45, F 3 Responses Feb 20

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response 5 days ago

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    ..when you over care about the ones you love ..try your best to protect them and then they forget whatever you done as soon as you do one simple mistake .. Believe me its the worst...
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F Apr 9

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    can someone talk to me?????? :(
    madbutterfly madbutterfly 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 7

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    I was emotionally abused by a girl I grew up with from the time I was 5 years old to around 16, the worst part being between 9-15 years old. It even went as far as physical abuse...
    untetheredsoul untetheredsoul 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 28

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    I don't like the word "victim,"I'm not a victim, I am a strong survivor who went through emotional abuse for a short period of time with a boyfriend who I dumped before it ever...
    learningtolovemyself7 learningtolovemyself7 22-25, F 3 Responses Dec 21, 2013

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    My whole entire life everyone has belittled me in all kinds of ways. I'm too clumsy, I'm not smart enough, I'm not pretty enough. I'm just never enough.
    SorrybutIamnolongerhere SorrybutIamnolongerhere 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 4

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    Drained By A Vampire - No, not the fictional variety, but the emotional variety. More and more was asked of me, I gave and gave. I gave not only time but trust. And I lost so much...
    DinahMoeHumm DinahMoeHumm 41-45, F 4 Responses Aug 2, 2012

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    Dad just came into my room, there are a few boxes underneath my bed because there isn't much storage place anywhere else In the house,which bothers him a lot. he comes in and says...
    pinkblueberry2 pinkblueberry2 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    So.. I must vent. People tell me I seem ok.. but i am not. please don't judge. We are all human. So... my ex has driven me to the point of near insanity. I wish I never met him...
    amtired amtired 22-25 8 Responses Mar 8

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    My dad is my abuser and I didn't know why I felt so dysfunctional until recently. My mom is amazing, and she is a survivor of horrible abuse herself so I never knew that emotional...
    katieowl katieowl 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I keep following a dangerous path. Spending time with guys who say they are good and in the end they use me. I am tired of it all.
    eessbb16 eessbb16 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Tale of Two Husbands: Dr. Jekyl & Mr. Hyde - I can't believe it happened to me. I thought I was too smart, too wise. I'd had therapy. Hell, my husband had worked as a mental health...
    FormerDoorMat FormerDoorMat 51-55, F 62 Responses Mar 12, 2009

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    Not True - ***** do this and ***** do that that's what I got woke up to everyday. Your nothing but a worthless **** no one will ever want you. Your retarted! You can't do anything...
    holehearted79 holehearted79 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    In the beginning my now husband was very sweet always opening the door for me and always putting me before everything else. There was a time i actually felt like he loved me. After...
    Sexygirl8807 Sexygirl8807 26-30 38 Responses Dec 13, 2013

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    Alot of people assume emotional abuse comes from boyfriends or significant others. My story is different. My abuser lived right next door. She was my "best friend" The following...
    stellaj16 stellaj16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 2

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    I just walked out of an abusive relationship funny he forced me to leave the last thing he said was either you blame all of the abuse on yourself or gtfo i finally came to terms...
    rossp24 rossp24 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 11

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    Smile - I was and still am. But I'm strong.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Sep 16, 2013

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    I am frustrated with myself. I am now seeing the pain of my years spent with my Narcissistic X playing out in my 22 year old daughter.   I lived for 20 years with this man...
    flodials flodials 41-45, F 2 Responses Dec 5, 2013

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    I have been with my boyfriend for almost 4 years now. He used to be extremely loving and caring, always picking me up from work even when its late and sending me all the way home...
    silentaxegirl silentaxegirl 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 5

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    Home That Doesn't Feel Like Home - I'am a victim of emotional abuse. Ever since I was a kid my parents would emotionally abuse me. They will say how worthless I am in the family...
    kaaat101 kaaat101 16-17, F 17 Responses Jul 15, 2013

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    Inspired By A Dear Friend. - I've posted experience before, but had taken it down after having become frustrated and removing all of my experiences. But I've been completely...
    Omnomonymous Omnomonymous 26-30, M 10 Responses Dec 27, 2010

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    The Art Of Emotional Abuse - ~THE ART OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE~ THE CANVAS How do you become the victim of emotional abuse? Why don’t you just get out? I’ve been asked “What did he...
    Breeziiee Breeziiee 41-45, F 20 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    ... - and it makes it really hard to have normal relationships once you're damaged goods... because now everything makes us feel vulnerable and easily hurt. And so, even if it's...
    CrazyHippieChick CrazyHippieChick 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I was bullied most of my life in school and at home, I became so used to it that I was unaware my ex was emotional abusing me and putting me down until I saw what it was like for...
    lunalight21 lunalight21 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I think my husband knows, I'm using what I have I feel less pain. I have to, it's not just emotional pain but physical pain. So I'm crossing sleep meds with Percocet and shots...
    JossiDaedog JossiDaedog 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 2

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    A Little Poem About My Ex Abuser.... - SOMEONE I AM SEEING TOLD ME TO WRITE THIS SO I THOUGHT I WOULD SHARE IT WITH YOU GUYS...HERE IT GOES... I REMEMBER THE MINI TRIPS WE...
    mellymel30 mellymel30 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    Trapped No More - You are nobody now. I deny you You played mind games Which drove me to insanity It wasnt meant to be like that. But I could not change you. I was weak unaware...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 13, 2012

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    I just left a three year relationship that has took the life out of me. During this last year he has cheated continuously, physically and emotionally abused me. I stayed and went...
    mariishurt mariishurt 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 31