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

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

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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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    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M Jul 17

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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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    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...
    newaccountquinnmac12 newaccountquinnmac12 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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    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 8 Responses Aug 18

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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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    I was once alone... I was isolated from the outside world, my family, my friends. He wanted that to be. I did not want them to see. I was filled with shame, shame on me. I was...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 Aug 14

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    I thinks it's worst than physical. Although I have not experienced the physical. Sounds heal. Harsh words stick with you for a lifetime. My question is why do I find who are...
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 5 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 2 Responses Aug 14

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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 Aug 14

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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 Aug 16

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    He told me to kill myself..over and over and over.....and over....
    amtired amtired 22-25 9 Responses 6 days ago

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    Maybe I should kill myself..I....I. Don't know how to handle this..,.. I.... AAaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAH. Going crazy.I can't let psycho people get to me... :/ I dno...
    amtired amtired 22-25 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    Don't let them brainwash you into making you feel guilty. You have every right to pursue that which you call freedom. You are not who they define you to be. You are who you know...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    About maybe four years ago it started, I had really gave my love to a guy of my dreams, but I was so young and foolish, and he went out with me for a couple years and then just...
    Zoex3 Zoex3 13-15, F 1 Response 14 hrs 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 Aug 13

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    So, how to start? I got married 2 years ago last weekend to a nice boy, a good Christian boy, or so I thought, so he led me to believe. Turns out he was lying. About all of it...
    geolbt geolbt 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My abuse was that of neglect and emotional abuse. There was some physical abuse but not enough to be scared from it. I was bullied all through school. I was even bullied in my...
    lonesojourner lonesojourner 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 1

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    I've been off and on with my beliefs. I don't know what to choose anymore. I want change but yet, the people around me (Friends, family, etc) is pulling me back. My step dad is an...
    Lovely1Bones Lovely1Bones 16-17, F 7 Responses Jul 27

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      My grandmother told me she would be willing to disown me for falling in love with a black man. This is the most extreme and traumatic example of how she treats me on a...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    I believe the only true form of love is the one a parent has for their offspring. I don't believe in love platonically as in friends, and I sure as **** don't believe in it...
    Lov3intheasylum Lov3intheasylum 31-35, F 8 hrs ago

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    On Sexual Abuse I will go, with the reason I am composing this letter, this is I'm sending this missive, because my daughter who is 8, was sexually assaulted, By my 22 year old...
    IrmaH IrmaH 36-40 5 days ago