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

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    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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    I Believe...

    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Jul 16

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M Jul 17

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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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    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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    Related Experiences

    For sexual, I was at a party and I remember feeling really sick from drinking too much and then I woke up alone in a bad in the house naked. And I went to the bathroom and there...
    newaccountquinnmac newaccountquinnmac 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I need help so bad. I don't know how my life could end up so destroyed. I am 34. I have been emotionally abused since I was 17. I was raped at 16. The same person I met at 17...
    dolly454 dolly454 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 28

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Is someone please available to talk? I really could use someone to talk to. I had a recent breakup with an abuser. I feel shattered. I feel weak. I feel so alone. He beat me...
    amtired amtired 22-25 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Is hate a strong word? Possibly. It doesn't matter though. He doesn't respect me. He uses me emotionally when he feels alone. When he finally has what he wants elsewhere, let's say...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 4 Responses Jul 24

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    People who really know me know that I have a big heart underneath a tough shell. All of my life, I have felt the burden of emotions that I did not want. The primary offender is...
    MaunaLani13 MaunaLani13 46-50, M Jul 24

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    Physical aggression by a man toward his partner is abuse, even if it happens only once. If he raises a fist; punches a hole in the wall; throws things at you; blocks your way...
    Lostnalone22 Lostnalone22 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 31

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    I recently learned that domestic abuse isn't limited to couples , I would never guessed it was also roommates as well. I did a lot of research into this before I figured out that I...
    Lunnaku Lunnaku 26-30 1 Response Aug 3

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    Has anyone had experience being abused by their teenager daughter.
    Robyn64 Robyn64 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 20

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    My dad has been emotionally abusing me for as long as I can remember. I want to move out but I have younger siblings who love me. I can't leave them. He doesn't do those things to...
    atmarie atmarie 18-21, F Jul 25

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    I had recently gotten out of a three year relationship when I met my current husband. He was an old friend, well liked by a lot of people. I thought I knew him. We wound up...
    breakingout2014 breakingout2014 26-30, F 5 days ago

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    Found a picture of my dog today. He died last year. I grew up with him ever since I was 2. He reminds me of every single happy memory I had. Now I can't stop crying. Lovely.
    AnthonyTonyWhat AnthonyTonyWhat 16-17, M 4 Responses Jul 20

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    I say this out loud several times in my stories. I didnt choose my mother and father being like this to me. They put all the hate towards me. My mother had moral that a daughter...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    Person.... H gets mad easily, calls me names, makes fun of me.
    lilixis lilixis 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 22

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    I do everything for my family to help out and make things easier for my stressed out mom. I do all her errands, I take care of her 12,000 sqft house while she lives with her mom to...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 24

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    Many times, so I've turned it off and I feel nothing
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    Can my dad be abusing me and not know it? I mean...is it possible he has no clue?
    atmarie atmarie 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 25

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    Or am i???? My mind wants revenge. Can barely sleep. Hate any who act like him. So did i survive???
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 26

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    Or did i ?????? Data says no yet i breathe for pals. The debate continues. More data sought.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Jul 30

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    I'd say it has affected the way I maintain intimate relationships in my adult life. I have severe trust issues due to certain boundaries being broken and certain obligations that...
    JackP94 JackP94 18-21, M Jul 30

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    I'm conditioned like an animal to watch my phone. If I ever miss her call, all hell breaks loose. If I don't respond to a message in less than three minutes, "you don't care about...
    petitambition petitambition 26-30, M 3 Responses Aug 7

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    I still don't quite understand this but if you ask my ex psychologists they'll vouch for me
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 7

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    Nothing like waking up and being called lazy and useless. I don't recall those being words of affirmation :(
    TheCunylinguist TheCunylinguist 41-45, F 3 Responses Aug 8

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    i let myselg let some one take advantage he would buy me things then i had to slleep with him but i also used didnt mean to like a father figure but hate myselg getting involed...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Aug 9

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    I need someone to talk to. Just to know some one is listening. He can be so sweet at times, but the things he says when he's mad..... I don't know why I stay. I'm so sad all the...
    person411 person411 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 9

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    she was 19 and I was 8, at a party for new year as I was asleep in bed, she come into my bed and started to cuddle me. This felt very nice, and the smell of alcohol from her...
    robforyou robforyou 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 10

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    And learned bad news. All who have power are posing as good. But acting like him. How sick society became. Is due to them.
    Livyn4pals Livyn4pals 46-50, M Aug 10

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    I was with my ex for 6 years. At first it was great even though i got pregnant very quickly. We moved into our own place and planned to be a family. Once the baby was born, it was...
    soontobeexwife soontobeexwife 26-30, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    im feeling down about my life i feel very ill inside in such a dak lomely place eat to much not sociab;e no hope sorry to feel negative but a[art of me just doesnt care anymore...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    Yes, not a pretty thing this, at all. Nor is it something I can look back at and laugh, though I've made a big effort to put it where it belongs, long long in the past.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I sometimes feel I grew up without a father. And I sometimes think I would've been better off without one. Growing up, I could never understand the 'daddy's little girl concept...
    JacqtheRipper JacqtheRipper 22-25, F 6 days ago