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I Am Against All Forms Of Abuse

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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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    Stop female mutilation it's a disgrace

    and any one carrying out these acts should be mutilated permanently as child abuse
    howardcoleman howardcoleman 66-70, M Mar 20, 2014

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    I Ruin Photos

    So the other day I asked my wife to take a photo of my son and me. The immediate response I got was "NO!". "You'll ruin the picture like you ruin everything". This made me think as I found myself uploading photos to snapfish to share with everyone that the last picture of my...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M May 31, 2012

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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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    People Or Animals Who Would Stand For Such A Thing.

    Emotional, mental, or physical who would really approve of it? I got bullied but was lucky to be as strong as I am. I have a strong will and brute strength. I would defend myself from many. I wasn't even seen as a women sometimes. I don't really care anymore. It's funny when I...
    Tara277 Tara277 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 6, 2012

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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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    Take A Stand

    I was a victim of abuse so from a woman's perspective I know what it's like. I work with children who daily live in fear of someone hurting them. I've witnessed the effects first hand, on animals that were neglected and abused. No abuse is excusable...we need to give a voice...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 29, 2012

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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

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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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 11

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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

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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 16-17, T 1 Response Mar 17

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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

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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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    But few with power are.

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

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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.
    jakeyxedge jakeyxedge 18-21, M May 28

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    My Mother-in-laws Turn

    Today my mother-in-law visited us. Everything stated off well. Then I left the room to use the bathroom and have a smoke. When I came back they were begining an argument. The argument consisted of how she was abused as a child by her father. How her father was never...
    j21043 j21043 31-35, M Jul 29, 2012

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    Education is the best way to end abuse.

    http://www.theduluthmodel.org/pdf/PowerandControl.pdf
    sandmoon sandmoon 36-40, F Sep 18, 2014

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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

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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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    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 36-40, F 4 Responses Jan 25

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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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    True fact. http://youtu.

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

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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 Mar 16

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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
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Mar 16

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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 13-15, M Aug 25, 2014

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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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    How is this even a group? How can you NOT be against rape, honestly?
    equinoxxx equinoxxx 13-15 1 Response 5 hrs ago

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    Ok. I will post this but kinda know what I'm gonna get. Karma. Sure. So my friends here know what I'm like. Cheater, *****, selfish. Well I've not been on here for a while as I've...
    CheatingTracy CheatingTracy 22-25, F 32 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Hey Soniador1963 You can misrepresent all I say, you can lie about me insulting one of your friends and you can block me for pointing out your dishonesty. But people like me will...
    desopaws desopaws 46-50, M 13 hrs ago

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    I don't understand why some people look away.I truly hated my neighbor for not intervening.My mother physically,emotional,and sexually abused my siblings and I.Finally we had...
    Duckygirl2 Duckygirl2 46-50, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I was the victim of sexual child abuse. It was a friend of a relative. She was a middle aged drunk. Just the thought of her touching me makes me sick. I love being on EP but gay...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 6 Responses 17 hrs ago

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    I was abused when I was a child. I'm 22 now and have a 1 year old and trying so hard to deal with my, I have had counselling on many occasions with different people and I still...
    JenniferSmith2658 JenniferSmith2658 22-25, F 1 Response 18 hrs ago

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    Growing up I witnessed a lot more than I should have and grew up way to fast. My dad sold marijuana and was an alcoholic. He would come home drunk and abuse my mom. I was about 7...
    L48O1516S2342T L48O1516S2342T 18-21, F 10 Responses 19 hrs ago

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    I will forever be scarred by the emotional abuse that I have endured. How can a relationship that started off so great take such a drastic turn? How can the man you love turn into...
    kait52 kait52 18-21, F 1 Response 22 hrs ago

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    Sorry I haven't posted in about a week. It has been pretty tough for me these last few days. Today was awful too. So my parents were having some people over for lunch. The rule...
    soccergalxd soccergalxd 18-21, F 11 Responses 1 day ago

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    In the past few years I have been shamed blamed and ridiculed for a decision to choose myself and my health over my own child. I had an abortion. Since then I have been diagnosed...
    MoonFlowerCloud MoonFlowerCloud 31-35, F 1 day ago

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    I have social anxiety, depression, PTSD, agoraphobia, and other extreme health issues that I don't get any assistance for, and I can't afford healthcare, so I have to deal with...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Martial arts is wondering and there are so many different ones. My goal is to be a well rounded fighter in every regard.
    JabsShin JabsShin 26-30, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Hi ok so I have been a victim of emotional and mental nd a little bit of physical abuse in the past. I have been in about 4 relationships that were like that not all were physical...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    This was written by a friend. Thank you Indigo Sigh. As always you nailed it. By Indigo Sigh 1) Why don’t you tell me about it? I dislike this because he does it in such a...
    enchantress4ever2 enchantress4ever2 41-45, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've always had a problem with my dad. I never felt like I was living up to my sister or being the kid he wanted. He pushed me to join sports but I had no interest in them. He made...
    emaseraptor emaseraptor 18-21, F 5 days ago

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    Sexual abuse. I was sexually abused as a child and it's the biggest secret I have. I suppressed the memories because I was very young but I always had flashbacks. They came...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have experienced both. My parents never hit (except if they had a reason), but at elementary school I was always being hit by kids that didn't like me for whatever reason. They...
    evreno evreno 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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