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I Am a Victim of Verbal Abuse

Discussion groups for women who are verbally and emotionally abused by their spouse 2,079 People

    This more of a question,

    but I was hoping someone else from here might be able to answer my question. That question is: "Is my father emotionally/verbally abusive?" This stems from the fact of someone of the things my father does, and a couple close friends of mine have told me that my father is...
    SomePineapple SomePineapple 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 2, 2015

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    PuckDrop PuckDrop 22-25, M Jan 18, 2015

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    Mother And Brother

    I have been verbally,emotionally and physically abused for most of my life. From about the age of 7 to about 18, my brother often physically abused me. Between being bullied at school and beaten up at home, my upper body was often covered in bruises. As bad as the physical abuse...
    Lilly292 Lilly292 41-45 1 Response Oct 11, 2013

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    I'm verbally abused when I do the littlest

    thing wrong. it could be I didn't clean something quick enough. I'm called every name in the book. and sometimes he even spits at me and threatens to kick me out.. I don't know what to do. I feel like I'm nothing. I can't think of one thing I'm good at anymore... and have no...
    Cupcakejunky Cupcakejunky 22-25, F 3 Responses Mar 25, 2015

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    My mother just ranted to me about how boys

    can't change to be girls and that gender neutral things are stupid. I think I will go cry now.
    rowanr5rocks rowanr5rocks 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 13, 2015

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    Destructive

    My father is a very destructive man. Anything he sees that does not go the way he likes, he destroys it. He destroyed my childhood, for one. He would always yell at me and hit me. He'd drag me across the floor and beat me until he was satisfied. He threatened to kill me multiple...
    duClo duClo 18-21, T 2 Responses Aug 20, 2012

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    my mum and dad devorced

    when i was seven, i used to live with my mum and now i live with my dad due to school, living with him is not as fun as it used to when i was with my mum...my stepmom keeps on telling me that if i don't work around the house i will go back and live with my "**** mum"...she tells...
    scp17 scp17 18-21, M May 13, 2015

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    My ex fiancé was my world.

    They say when you move in together you get to really know your partner... Oh they were right. The amount of times I went to sleep crying because he would belittle me and make me feel like **** because we were at different ends of the spectrum of life... I walked out on him once...
    asilentheart asilentheart 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2014

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    I didn't even know that my life wasn't normal.

    To me, it had become so normal. I was with my husband for 9 years. Things started out great, he was nice, seemed like he cared about me. Then, he gradually started yelling at me and calling me names. Always under the guise of I did something to not make him happy. I am a pleaser...
    romancandle16 romancandle16 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    I can't ******* take anyone anymore,

    everyone is always screaming at each other, blaming one person, talking about about everyone there is to talk about then lying and saying they never said anything about them, everyone making you want to do so many things, hurt them, slash your wrists, bang your head against the...
    FlipFlap98 FlipFlap98 16-17, F May 23, 2014

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    I was verbally abused

    for years by my spouse, one day, I decided enough already, so I told myself, next time it happens again, it's war, felt better and been doing that Ever since.
    tigerlo2 tigerlo2 61-65, M 1 Response Mar 21, 2015

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    I am new to this and it's very hard

    for me to open up. My wife is verbally abusive toward me. I can't take it anymore I just don't know who to talk to about it so I thought I'd give this a try.
    315tatfan 315tatfan 26-30, M 2 Responses Jul 16, 2014

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    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 18, 2015

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    I can't yell back.- One of the perks of being

    voiceless is I can scream in your face when you yell at me. I can never get through to people. The only way I can is by sign language. And no one in my house can do that. SO I'm on my own here. No voice. I sucks. Especially my foster mom is trying to talk to me. She seems to...
    VoicelessAngel VoicelessAngel 18-21, F Dec 8, 2013

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    I have been verbally abuse

    and everyone looks at me like I'm crazy I have God on my side.
    unhappyperson707 unhappyperson707 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 10, 2015

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    Each day I analyze my situation

    and ask myself, what is going on in my marriage? Is this abuse? Do I stay or do I go? I am 33 years old and now a mother of three. I feel like this is my last chance at a successful relationship/marriage and if this marriage fails, then I am doomed. I have a nine year old son...
    Meriposa1980 Meriposa1980 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2014

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    Women

    all,y life i have been put down by women..women are complete savages.when i was in school they called me names for no reason and then again when i "thought" all of them was not the same.when they seem to all be the same..they seem to get enjoyment out of always putting a guy down...
    irongrenadier irongrenadier 26-30, M 2 Responses Feb 8, 2012

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    Yesterday was a horrible day.

    I just can't believe how much I'm getting bullied by my own family. They aren't helping with my depression at all. They worsen the whole situation especially my self-image. I wish they knew how much they're hurting me, how much damage they're causing, how much they're drowning...
    AndreaCulea AndreaCulea 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 12, 2015

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    My Love, My Abuser.

    My love, I understand you have issues with your anxiety. I understand you have bad days. What I don't think you understand is that you become very abusive with your words when you feel this way. When you feel anger, you lash out on me. Do you forget I am the only one you've...
    redrider48189 redrider48189 26-30 1 Response May 14, 2013

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    When I Was a Kid........

    ~ It was REALLY bad. I'm an adult now, so it isn't as nasty. I'm still called names, & picked on, but it's mostly myself doing it. =[ I kept every nasty thing ever said to me inside...........Makes for a nasty surprise sometimes. I can be feeling really good about...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Mar 21, 2009

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    Whoever made up that rhyme about “sticks

    and stones will break my bones but names will never hurt me” was just plain wrong! Words do hurt. People who are subjected to verbal abuse suffer. People who are subjected to it over time can get so used to it that they lose their sense of themselves as people worth loving...
    areYoureallyhere areYoureallyhere 22-25, F 3 Responses May 10, 2015

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    i didn't know that words

    and threats and hostility were abuse. i still don't know if i believe it. Prove to me that there is safety from the kids and i feeling unsafe, from being afraid that he will follow through on threats, from walking on eggshells constantly. my husband drinks every night, both beer...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    Guys I think I need help.

    Like yeah I've been verbally abused but I think I'm verbally abusive to other people too.
    XxAllixX XxAllixX 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2015

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    I am 98 % invisible 1 % drama to friends

    and family 1 % hated and used by her.
    needworth needworth 36-40, M Jan 18, 2015

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    It's funny how it happens

    so slowly... One minute they're your Prince Charming and the next, you're full of anxiety just wondering what will set him off next. Is the house the "right" way? Did I do "enough" today to be able to answer all of his inquisitions? Will he yell tonight? Call me names? Then...
    Lostrainbow Lostrainbow 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 4, 2014

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    I am currently in a verbally abusive

    and mentally abusive relationship. I want out, but don't know the first steps to take. I have 4 kids and I want to divorce their dad (the abuser). Help!!! Any advice would help! TIA!
    llk84 llk84 31-35, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2014

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    I have friend . It is immaterial

    whether it is him/her . If we got for a coffee or lunch or dinner and the food or service is bad . I am not allowed to complain . If i complain that person walks out of the place and calls me i am an as-hole Infront of public. That person believes one never should complain . Now...
    olivetree1969 olivetree1969 46-50, M 1 Response Jan 4, 2015

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    I am a subject of verbal abuse 75% of the time

    60% kids 15% parents. I can not be emancipated due to me not reviewing any money. I would have to work to fund my private school, and my life would be terrible. A kid beat me up and threatened to kill me if I cried. My father said that I was only acting sad for attention and...
    DARTHGLADIUS DARTHGLADIUS 13-15, M 1 Response Oct 21, 2015

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    I tried to explain to my mom what her

    fat-shaming does to me mentally and she showed no emotion until I accused her of not caring, then proceeded to yell and fat shame me more. eventually she sat down and ignored me as I went back up to my room to cry. sometimes I wish she would just beat me instead, because then...
    bailurs bailurs 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25, 2015

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    Yes I am Verbally and emotionally abused by my

    parents, and it is a long time struggle for me. I have been praying to God to change my situation, but I am still in the same rut. But there are things that God made realize. 1. You cannot choose your family. 2. Your parents only love you the best way they know how. 3. Satan...
    codeyellow codeyellow 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    Trying To Keep Strong To Ensure I Don't Let My Emotionally And Verbally Abusive Husband Wheedle Back In

    I have been living with my husband for almost 11 years and Ive recently woken up to the reality he has been abusing me and my kids. We got together very quickly after I left my first husband and my two boys were then aged 11 and 7 years. When we were based in my house (first few...
    Fluffie63 Fluffie63 51-55, F 4 Responses Sep 1, 2013

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    The physical abuse stopped 13 years ago

    and the verbal/ emotional abuse began. I'm not the same person I use to be. I had friends, family, and I was such a friendly outgoing person. When your called names or yelled at for everything on a daily basis it really changes you and you start to believe you are as bad as he...
    1melody79 1melody79 36-40, F 4 Responses Dec 7, 2015

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    I feel worthless as my wife has abused me

    verbally for over a yr. I feel less than human.
    needworth needworth 36-40, M 2 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    Abuse

    I share those feelings of not ever being good enough. When I was little I was abused and now I just got out of an abusive relationship with a man who abused and betrayed me. I am grateful to be out of it, but I am still trying to get on day by day with these feelings.
    lucky26 lucky26 26-30, F 8 Responses May 18, 2009

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    There have been so many incidences

    that I no longer want to remember them. I don't want to disclose the people who did that but It bruised me and made me a loner and introvert. I go back into my shell as soon as I sense aggressiveness in a person. I have been accused of being distant and cold. I do not want to be...
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 21, 2014

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    I just want to share my story

    for those women and girls that feel trapped... I just ended things with my boyfriend of 1 year and 6 months and I cannot recall the last time that I felt this kind of peace. Everything was perfect, until around 8 months into the relationship. He became verbally abusive. At...
    euphorian euphorian 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 18, 2014

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    popstardiva popstardiva 13-15 Mar 15, 2014

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    The Scars You Can't See

    I think that verbal and emotional abuse is the worst kind. If someone beat you up, you will heal, your wounds will dissapair, but when someone says something that really sting, it will last forever, it will suddenly without any warning pop up in your head, and than be on repeate...
    NotAllScarsCanBeSeen NotAllScarsCanBeSeen 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 13, 2013

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    I know I'm in an emotionally abusive

    relationship. 50% of the time it's really good and 50% of the time it is not. There's so much information on how to leave an abusive relationship, but not much for those of us who chose to stay for certain reasons. Is there anyone who is staying in a relationship that is...
    lmcarter74 lmcarter74 41-45, F 5 Responses Oct 29, 2014

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    24 hours a day 7 days a week 4 weeks a month 12

    month's a year, I have to live with my verbal abuser and no adult will stand up for me or believe me.... i am stuck here...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 22, 2014

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    Today my dad walked in

    and just screamed at me. Right from the front door. I have no idea what he said, but he just screamed at me and this is like every day. 😡
    AnonymousAngel13 AnonymousAngel13 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 9, 2015

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    I was married for 14 years to a verbally

    abusive man. The words he said left me feeling unloved, unsupported, dirty, and doubting everything I have ever known or believed about myself. I left him 5 years ago and it was the best thing that I've ever done. I've remarried the most loving and kind man, but am now...
    ka555 ka555 56-60, F 3 Responses Apr 23, 2014

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    I was abused for 14 years by my father.

    I feel bad for anyone who has ever had to go through that hell.
    AnarchyOfAthena AnarchyOfAthena 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 18, 2015

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    My dad Verbally abuses my mom,

    sisters and I. He calls me names. And makes me feel like i'm going insane. I used to self harm and he would make fun of me for it. He hurts me everyday and I just have to shut out his voice when he talks.
    LillyBailey LillyBailey 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 14, 2014

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