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I Believe Emotional Abuse Should Be Treated As The Crime It Is

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    People this dumb should be shot. How do you convict a person of an emotional abuse? How do you ensure that it is not just an over sensitive person who is complaining? Who decides what abuse is? Many people I have been accused of being "mean" by, have just hated the fact that...
    bunnyhunterz bunnyhunterz 31-35, M 2 Responses Oct 22, 2011

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    It should be a crime.

    ...physical abuse is a crime, why not this ? the scars and damage it leaves and not for a while, but for a life time. It changes lives forever, and some can put it away where it does not hurt them totally, while others fight with it on a daily basis. it causes people to...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    It Should Be Punished

    I tend to think emotional and verbal abuse go hand in hand. I dealt with it from my family and in a couple of relationships I was in. Anytime I had a feeling of any sort I would be told I was imagining it, making it up, they even called me crazy. My family went to the point of...
    college101 college101 31-35, F 11 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    I have a brother who's 35 years old

    and recovering from a bad car accident. His wife is showing signs of abuse & control. An example is when he got a new phone a couple weeks ago when he finally got out of a three month hospital stay and transitioned to a rehabilitation center. He got upset that neither I nor our...
    orchid314 orchid314 36-40, F Feb 1

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    Please Stop...Make It Stop...!!

    Please No No.... Please stop... Make it just make it STOP.....!!!! Not again Please no not again this has to stop...? please don't hurt me... Hiding quietly in a corner.. But you drag me out with such a force my arm is dislocated I scream out in sheer pain... If that's not...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 22, 2013

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    Emotional abuse is still a form of abuse

    and I think should be treated as a crime. No one has any right to emotionally abuse anyone or abuse anyone in any other kind of way. It's a crime and should be treated as such.
    wantinghelptochange wantinghelptochange 16-17, F 1 Response May 29

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    Worse Than Physical Abuse

    And probably worse. Unlike being beaten physically, being beaten emotionally doesn't leave a visible bruise only an emotional one. This is why its not viewed as a crime. There has to be visible evidence for something to be treated as a crime. Meanwhile, so many people are...
    deleted deleted 26-30 11 Responses Oct 25, 2009

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    I Was Emotionally Abused In School

    My story is a little different. Most of the stories about emotional or mental abuse come from individuals who were abused by family members. At school I was a victim of emotional abuse from one teacher and by my peers. When I was in 3rd grade, I had the teacher for hell. For some...
    nascarlucy nascarlucy 46-50, F 1 Response Nov 28, 2012

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    Hi

    is it a crime when i want to be treated this way by a woman that i want to be with way? i never had this and i want it
    mad316 mad316 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 8, 2012

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    I am sick of being treated like ****!

    Why is it I am not important to anyone?
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 21

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    It Hardens Your Insides.....😡

    The words cut through your thoughts, making you doubt your self, where you never did before... The words begin to seep in deeper to your mind, causing pain you never felt before, soon attacking who you once were, pulling you away from that place you once used to know, now...
    DarkThornedLilyRose43 DarkThornedLilyRose43 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

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    It Wasnt Love,

    When he came to my life ,he seemed like a charming man ,good ,polite ,quite ( spoke so quietly and calmly ),he laughed alot ,that made me fell that i was funny . We did lots of things together ,and spent most times together during the first weeks ,but then he started to look...
    kikikenya kikikenya 36-40 2 Responses Oct 23, 2012

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    Please Read This Story And Help If You Can.

     I have a friend ,Steph ,who has a group called Voices. The group is to help heal survivors of childhood sexual abuse."Voices " stands for Voices Of Innocent Children End Silence. Steph has applied for a $50,000 Pepsi grant to help her help more victims of childhood sexual...
    jillian222 jillian222 56-60, T 2 Responses Feb 4, 2010

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    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M Jul 17

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    How

    It should be a crime, i grew up being verbally emotionally and physically abused on many occasions. but whereas you could show cuts and bruises as proof, how can you prove you are being emotionally abused especially as the people who commit these crimes are often charm itself in...
    IF64 IF64 46-50, M 1 Response Nov 11, 2013

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    Abuse

    Because it hurts so much to keep telling my girls ,I went to the police ,my lawyer, CYS, your therapists,and evey ******* body else and they said mom has to beat or kill you before they can do anything.
    jillian222 jillian222 56-60, T 9 Responses Oct 11, 2009

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    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/02/20/signs-of-emotional-abuse/
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M May 29

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    I was physically mentally and emotionally abused by my ex boyfriend. I dream about him all the time. I can't stop dreaming about him. So I messaged him today. Why do I still care...
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    I have a boyfriend I have been with for nearly 4 years. At the start of our relationship he made me feel so loved and was so caring. But then he started being shady he'd lie to me...
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    I have a deep long standing belief that says I deserve to be treated badly. Then I find myself allowing others to treat me badly or call me names. I go on like it didn't happen...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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    If someone could talk that'd be great. I recently left a guy who made me feel like dirt. He called me names. Kicked me.slapped me. Threw me. Hurt my ribs, choked me... Etc... He...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Sep 18

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    How can this man be so adored by people at "his" church but be such a crappy uncaring person. The way I've been treated by him has seriously hurt my feelings toward God and church...
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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    So today I did the most hardest thing in my life.. I left my abusive boyfriend. I sat there going back and forth in my mind, questioning whether I am doing the right thing. For...
    lon12 lon12 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    My wife has been emotionally abusing me for about 9 months. It started when she abandoned our relationship completely when she began training for a figure competition in January...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 2 Responses Sep 21

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    It sounds silly, because I'm a guy. I just broke free from an emotional abusive relationship, but I don't know if I've really broken free. I find myself sad at night, I wake up...
    rustyhouston rustyhouston 31-35, M 7 Responses Sep 11

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    bwDVOWRD bwDVOWRD 26-30, M 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    Nobody is powerless. “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 5

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    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 3 Responses Sep 16

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    cherryjar cherryjar 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 20

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    amtired amtired 22-25 4 Responses Sep 9

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    Again. I really could use someone to talk to..yet again? : I'm sorry people...I just could really use support rite now. I am recovering. But not as quick as I had...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Sep 10

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    Mother at it again today. Sick of crying, sick of being her emotional and psychological punching bag. And she LOVES me? Yeah right
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses Sep 12

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    Over the past six months I've been going through tons of emitional abuse. My BFF used to insult me, make me feel worthless and weak. I overlooked it because I never really had a...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 13

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    Physically and mentally and emotionally as well and I've just gotten out of it and it ended very badly. On top of it all I could be expecting and I had sent him a picture of the...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    I haven't really figured out how this works but i guess i just have to write about it. Well. I remember being abused by my mother. I haven't really talked about it with anyone...
    leaskyy leaskyy 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 18

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    I have a question if this is abuse. Here is my story. When I was a child I always seemed to be in denial about anything relating to my father. The memories are just starting to...
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am not really sure if anyone is going to read this, but I need to get this off my chest. I started dating my now ex-boyfriend my freshman year of college. We exchanged numbers...
    kburrs kburrs 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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    So I'm losing my full respect for my family. My dad and brother are extremely verbally abusive towards me. My sister and mother are always on their side. Look, I really am...
    damjenny damjenny 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 10

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    I keep asking myself if he really loves me? Does he mean what he says? Why was it so good in the beginning and then turned so ugly....my boyfriend, he came from a broken family, he...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 14

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    I HATE U MASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F Sep 16

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    Everyday is a balancing act. I try as hard as I can to not drown in my own bitterness. I begin and end each day with the same thought, how can I get away from this man. I've been...
    tianatlc tianatlc 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 17

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    My dad beat the killer instinct out of me and my siblings at a young age. He carefully and systematically declawed us knowing if we fought at school we would get the same when we...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F Sep 17

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    Ok this a long text to my husband I felt like I needed to let this out. Excuse my language also, I only do it when I'm mad. I ******* spend 42 hours in the hospital 42 trying...
    Melissa0326 Melissa0326 18-21 1 Response Sep 20

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    We need to stand for something, even if we can only get to our knees.
    KeiHamilton KeiHamilton 16-17 Sep 20

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