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I Am Against All Forms Of Abuse

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    But few with power are.

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

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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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    Converted Converted 46-50, M Apr 11

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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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    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

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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 2 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    True fact. http://youtu.

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

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    Related Experiences

    Verbal abuse it like hurting someone from the inside out and psysical abuse is hurting someone from the outside in. In the end it's all the same, abuse
    KayleeanneW KayleeanneW 13-15 1 hr ago

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    I know a young girl that I have gotten close to over past several months I became aware of a guy with intentions to sexually abuse her and got her to put me in touch with her...
    Cargan2016 Cargan2016 31-35, M 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was the victim of sexual abuse, begining when I was 4 and lasting until I was 16. My abuser was an older female relative, I've only recently been able to talk about what happened...
    Jonathanwest7 Jonathanwest7 22-25, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I had a friend who was abused by her father in her childhood let's say aged 5 until 14, she told me this and has allowed me to share her story on being abused as a child. Her...
    Awen876 Awen876 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    So, I have issues opening up to people in person. I don't have any friends to begin with. So I figured I'd just come online. Although I've suffered from emotional abuse, and still...
    BudLilly BudLilly 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    They say the phyical scars of phyical abuse goes away. And it is easier for others to see there for some are lucky and are able to get the help they need. As to emotional people...
    space4rent space4rent 36-40, F 8 Responses 2 days ago

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    My father verbally and emotionally abuses me and honestly it takes just as much toll on you as physical abuse. They are obviously different levels but the damage is the same. The...
    aacbluey aacbluey 18-21, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My mom abused me and called me ugly names tryd fighting me in 6th grade pulled me by my hair all the time socking me in my head over and over I used to get headaches all the time...
    pgonzales pgonzales 18-21 3 days ago

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    Some people are boring, they have no said persona. But they take or fake it in order to implicate others. In this process, they tend to make friends with other fakes. This flock...
    Aryg Aryg 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It is disgusting, unnecessary and very narrow minded.
    WokenandOpen WokenandOpen 31-35, M 6 days ago

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    We almost always hear people talk about when men abuse women, but it goes both ways. I used to live in a foster home where the women would abuse the man, and I saw the effect it...
    Falum Falum 16-17, F Jul 27

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    I've been abused all my life. I've been emotionally abused and neglected since day 1. I've suffered 12 years of bullying and 9 years of sexual abuse and hitting from my father. I...
    DexterMalloween DexterMalloween 13-15, M 7 Responses Jul 26

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    I've been plagued by contempt for my father for many years, and I'm trying to figure out if it's just an issue with my brain, with me as a person, or if I was actually emotionally...
    expandingforward expandingforward 36-40, M Jul 26

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    My uncle has just recently died. That's why I am sharing my experience now. I feel such relief and joy at his death but of course I could never verbalise this. You're supposed to...
    Pattycake1234 Pattycake1234 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 25

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    Im Arab I do to as well hate racism and countries built on racisim. Defining them selves as a race better than others. we are all the same .
    Iamdusk Iamdusk 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 25

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