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

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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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    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 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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    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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    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/02/20/signs-of-emotional-abuse/
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M 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 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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 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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    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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    I grew up with a lot of abuse in general, and there are so many consequences that I had to work through in order to come out above the ‘programming’ of the mind, which often...
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    I am a 41 year old male whom has been a victim of emotional abuse to a sometimes extreme and severe level for almost 23 years with the slow but effective transition up until today...
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    My childhood was dysfunctional, a fact I didn't really figure out until I was about 15. Since then, I can't say my life has improved much. I went away for college but immediately...
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    I been emotional abused by my mother since long ago.. It was a long story.. She been addicted to gambling since long ago.. I and 4 of my siblings were having problem to live...
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    She was really bad today. I forgot the whole events because my memory is so short. But it made me cry and she was evil about it. I wish I could record all what she does. But it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 2

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    Still getting emotionally abused and I feel like I am allowing it by not dropping her. Is the next step that I not care what she says to me. About 17 minutes ago she pulled a "you...
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    I am new to this, and I came here because my brother is being emotionally abused and everyone thinks he is being a baby about it
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    With my being in love with a loser has caused a lot of agony. Being cheated on over and over. Being told that he didn't like what I had on and that I was crazy. Yea i was damn...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm like a sore thumb in my family. I stick out, I don't belong and I definitely didn't feel welcome when I used to live with them.. I was the child that was nagged and pushed...
    christismyguide christismyguide 22-25, F 6 Responses Oct 25

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    this post is going to be super long. also excuse the random jewish phrases i will try to translate them... my sister wrote this on a public blog about her therapist and this is the...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F 16 hrs ago

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    He finally contacted me this morning. It was not a closure at all. It was still a bunch of contradictions. He had the nerve to say, "_____, I know you've been going through a lot...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    Have been and still trying to come to terms with the factor and entirety of it all I have been with my partner 19 years Oh the hindsight of all the red flags now I can look back...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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    my ex best friend made me believe that i should die and i cant make myself to not believe this anymore.
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    My stupid psychological nasty abusive mother came to me in my room and said how she could be charged with man slaughter and neglect for me staying in my room. Oh. Is that what it...
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    mrdesoto918 mrdesoto918 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    She never *ucking cares or loves me. Manipulative, nasty and abusive person she is. She lowers me down to nothing Nearly had a panic attack when I heard something just happen...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Oct 21

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    Somehow i have this detail in my head how my father almost threw me to the wall as i said that my boyfriend read something in my diary and didnt liked it... My parents pressured me...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    I am in so much pain. My boyfriend has abused me for so many years, and every week for the last year and a half. I feel broken. My health is in the gutter and I lost my job because...
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I am a survivor, I left just over a month ago and I have fought hard to get myself back on top, I know it will take longer than this but already things are getting better and I am...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I suffer bad anxiety about 13 years cos i was abused, dumped and ignored. I dont see any changes for me. How do u cope with anxiety? Without meds?
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 21

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    You know your abuser is damn good at what they do when you blame yourself for feeling ****** despite knowing that it's all their doing.
    roguish roguish 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    Sometimes the intentional silence can be the worst abuse of them all. It makes you feel invisible, unimportant, and wonder what you did wrong to deserve this treatment. It can...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I have experienced the pain of psychological abuse.
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    There was a girl who made me feel so bad...it started out as a d/s relationship but made things so bad after that...she started using her role as a domme to abuse me, saw other...
    angelsamael angelsamael 18-21, M 5 days ago

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    I was a victim since childhood and it continued all my life. Im a victim for life. One started to bully me and the others continued. I didnt deserved that. I feel like ghost in...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There is life after abuse and no one has to suffer! The cruelty that anyone endures from an abusive relationship should not be underestimated at all. I would like to invite...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 1 day ago

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