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I Am Against All Forms Of Abuse

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    Okay, so I just read a long,

    detailed thingie about Scientology, it's history, it's tenants, and how the organization operates. I'm now officially convinced that Scientology is the worst kind of criminal cult. The creator of Scientology originally tried to sell his whole philosophy to the psychology...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 31-35, M 2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    Did you know ************ is under the

    definition of self-abuse? Look it up! self-abuse - dictionary.com (3rd definition) - crazy right? Puts a whole new perspective on why people may be doing this, widely accepted and also taboo to talk about, subject.
    Everyheartbeat Everyheartbeat 26-30 2 Responses Jan 11

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    Education is the best way to end abuse.

    http://www.theduluthmodel.org/pdf/PowerandControl.pdf
    sandmoon sandmoon 41-45, F Sep 18, 2014

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    I love how at every job I've ever worked,

    they have these long, detailed policies posted about how discrimination/harassment/etc based on race, gender, etc won't be tolerated. Okay, great - I'm glad that that particular subset of bullying isn't allowed. But what about people who harass you because they're abusive jerks...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 22, 2015

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    There Are All Forms

    There are all forms of abuse; physical, emotional, mental, and variations thereof. The abuse that bothers me the most is that mental, emotional variation called passive aggressiveness.  I think it bothers me so much because it's not only hurtful it's also frustrating.  I would...
    lyricaldemise lyricaldemise 36-40, T Aug 2, 2012

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    It comes in different forms.

    We all do it. It's become natural, and accepted. It makes me so sad as anger keeps in. So much I've seen. If only that could vanish.
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 1 Response May 10, 2015

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    Mental abuse may not leave a bruise

    but it's still abuse. And it changes people. My children will never have to worry about that from my husband or I, like both of us did from our fathers.
    Casaundra612 Casaundra612 26-30, F Feb 7, 2015

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    Never Tolerate Bring Hit!

    !! Does the abuser your with call it domestic discipline or refer to themselves as the head of the household? Are they using any church or social group to reinforce the physical abuse? Is there name calling including buy not limited to calling you "submissive" or treating...
    LadyGypsy LadyGypsy 41-45, F 4 Responses Jan 25, 2015

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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 1 Response Feb 18, 2015

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    The best way to bring ugliness to the surface

    is to create a group or social context in which that ugliness is celebrated. Just because you have a group of people around you that say it's okay doesn't make it okay.
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 31-35, M Jan 25

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    The Elderly

    This is one form of abuse not often spoken of but my friends it happens a lot! I worked as a CNA for a few years and i could tell some hair raising tales. Ive seen a daughter slap her mother,because mama didnt want to eat. ive seen paitents ignored because they need or want extra...
    The1960texan The1960texan 51-55, M Aug 18, 2012

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    It's true! It is... I AM against ALL forms of

    Abuse, and even when the person being abused is also the one who is being abusive. There is nothing wrong with pain, feelings of shame, guilt or even self doubt. However, when any natural human emotion is brought upon someone in a manner that is less than just it suddenly...
    zacqknight zacqknight 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 12

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    A friend of mine that has a mentally

    and emotionally abusive boyfriend. He physically pushes her around too. In addition to this she's 9 months pregnant with their child. I really worry about and fear for her safety. What can I say to her? Any thoughts?
    Mfudgie Mfudgie 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 3, 2015

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    Whether it's verbal or physical,

    on a human or an animal, abuse is abuse. And anyone who could abuse a being should have their *** royally kicked by several people.
    IfYoure555Im666 IfYoure555Im666 18-21, M May 28, 2015

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    There was a time when I had no idea what abuse

    is. I experienced a form of abuse as bullying in my teen years. I thought it was a nightmare. It changed me at the core. But I still had no idea what abuse really is. I went through cycles of hate and anger, followed by utter emotionlessness which scars me to this very day. And...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response May 25, 2015

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    The girl you just called fat.

    .. She's on diet pills... The girl you just called ugly...she spends hours putting makeup on hoping people will like her.. The boy you just tripped... He is abused enough at home... See the man with the ugly scars ... He fought for his country.. The 14 year old girl ..with a...
    chain55 chain55 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2015

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    Any form of abuse can break a persons will to

    live. Sexual, Mental, Physical, Emotional, Financial (yes there is financial when don't allow someone to have money), and Verbal. Physical abuse hurts like hell, but the bruises go away, Emotional the feelings go away, Sexual the dirty can be washed away, BUT Verbal the words go...
    youngnoldsoul youngnoldsoul 31-35, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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    I haven't posted on here in a long time.

    But every other time I posted on here I got a lot of support so id like to give you guys an update. Not much has changed at home. I still get hit and spanked several times everyday. Other than that, I'm pretty much limited to my room. My parents don't really want to eat dinner...
    goldfishies1616 goldfishies1616 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    And Her Mother Is Now In The Thick Of It

    So we are suppose to go on vacation next week. A week solid of a person that does nothing but argue. Imagine my excitment. After last weeks argument she decided she wasn't going, now she is. She got the place for a fathers day gift for her dad. When she invited her parents...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 4, 2012

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    Where do I start I lived in a very violent

    household for around 16 years. Daily there would be put downs/fights physical and emotional. And it was hidden away. My mother suffered a great deal and I'd divert a lot of it onto myself. I realised I dislike violence I have had a difficult time getting on my own two feet as...
    Zzzzzzzzrrr Zzzzzzzzrrr 31-35, M 2 Responses Apr 20, 2014

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    This week is fall break

    for me. Most kids love breaks from school but I hate them. It usually means my parents can hit me and leave really bad marks because no one will see them. I always get spanked and hit a lot more too since I'm not allowed to leave the house. I just feel like my dad is going to...
    goldfishies1616 goldfishies1616 16-17, F 9 Responses Oct 21, 2015

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    But powerless to stop this.

    http://ourfuture.org/20140425/trade-deal-means-lower-wages-for-90-of-americans-why-is-obama-pushing
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 16, 2015

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    My story is up on my profile under "I am me,

    I am you, I am them". This one is for something I witnessed and decided to stop, there are several incidences like this, but this was the latest, and one that I am not proud of at all, but I will share it anyway. This happened last May, it was just getting nice, and I remember...
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 2 Responses Sep 13, 2014

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    What about Verbal Abuse?

    What constitutes Verbal Abuse? Can it be stopped? Is it valid? I have my opinions on these questions, what are yours?
    Aleksandar262 Aleksandar262 26-30, T 1 Response Mar 17, 2015

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    You always Hear about a guy rapeing a girl

    or a guy hiting a girl, but people think that is fine when it's vice versa, I hate it abuse is bad no matter what gender.
    dominick6 dominick6 16-17, M Aug 25, 2014

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    True fact. http://youtu.

    be/oBGknTpFsSg
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 16, 2015

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    I don't normally call people out

    but Karldodge is probably the most abusive person on the entirety of EP. People have opinions and political criticism is all in the game but there should be no place on this website for threats an personal abuse. Now when he calls me an English socialist f*** or whatever, I won...
    Burnley123 Burnley123 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 2

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    I hate when I tell someone

    that I'm abused and have depression and an anxiety and mental illnesses and that I self harm and they pretend to care for a couple of days and then after that they jut don't give a **** and don't care anymore and decide that I'm faking my serious situation. Who would do that...
    ECESES ECESES 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 7, 2015

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    I don't understand how some one can hurt people

    for no reason. What kind of sick thoughts go through your heads? Do you feel guilty, or try to justify what you did?
    CreativeKitty CreativeKitty 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 22, 2015

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    I need to say this for all of us.

    I take full responsibility for what I am about to say. I realize MANY will strongly disagree w/me. I am a Christian. Have been one for 44 years. Some of us Christian give Christianity a bad name by what and how we say what we are saying. How we live/behave. I have noticed...
    RhodeIslandLady RhodeIslandLady 56-60, F 4 Responses Mar 25, 2014

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    Live your life to the best of your human

    capability. Open your mind up to new ideas and share them with the world. Value the ones who always think about you and want you to follow your dreams Eliminate all negative people from your environment and life and keep your head up.
    Sheismybestfriend Sheismybestfriend 31-35, M Sep 17, 2014

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    Domestic Abuse: https://m.

    youtube.com/watch?v=VZ27W2K12fk
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000 13-15, M Jan 17

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    Any and all it's NOT ok,

    it messes up the mind, scars the soul. I have PTSD depression and some other things, I've tried to o d Mostly cause of the abuse... Why is the world so cold? I've been trying to find the light or happyness
    1Freeyourself1 1Freeyourself1 18-21, M Dec 29, 2013

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    To all the people who stay in bad situations

    for their kid's sake: The thing about kids is that they learn a lot more by what you do then by what you say - if they see you sitting in unhappiness and not doing anything about it, then they'll grow up and do the same thing. If they see you getting abused and just taking it...
    SilverSearching SilverSearching 31-35, M Sep 8, 2015

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    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Apr 11, 2015

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    But few with power are.

    http://youtu.be/ygVoDLet4ns
    JustBipolarMe JustBipolarMe 46-50, M Mar 16, 2015

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    My sexual abuse commenced as far back as I can remember to about 7yo. I do not want to particularly go into great detail except to say it began with a family friend of my older...
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    Yes, all abuse is wrong, sexual or not. I think that other forms of abuse are more overlooked if they are not sexual in nature. I have to say that is just not acceptable. NO...
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