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

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    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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    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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    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, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/02/20/signs-of-emotional-abuse/
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M May 29, 2014

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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 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, 2014

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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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    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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    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 am sick of being treated like ****!

    Why is it I am not important to anyone?
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 21, 2014

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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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    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 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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    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M Jul 17, 2014

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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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    To put it simply, I'm a 19 year old suffering from anxiety and depression, I have an older brother who has been physically abusive, a younger brother who is autistic and I am a...
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    The emotional abuse was there from before but I didn't know I was emotional abuse until recently. The abuser is my baby father he calls me ugly says I have horrible body and...
    Sammi92 Sammi92 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    Today he screamed and called me names all because of a headphone gift set. I just sat quiet as he screamed and yelled in the car. Calling me a ***** and ruining his day, after I...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 2 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    My boyfriend I live with food the last nine months emotionally abuses me. only when we fight though. He will call me names like idiot, stupid, crazy, say ****off or **** you...
    joyrich joyrich 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    Why has being in an emotional abuse relationship caused me to become distant with my family? Like I feel like I am unable to fully engage with them ? :/
    love9494 love9494 18-21 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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    You know it's an issue when your friends and family have to tell you that he put you through emotional abuse. That moment when you realize the lies, and the empty words. It puts a...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    I am a high school student in a large school in New England. I was emotionally abused for a few years by a girl I thought was my friend. I have trouble talking to people about it...
    OrionO OrionO 16-17, T 5 days ago

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    Abuse is never easy to talk about. you always think nobody will believe you or that you'll seem over dramatic. The truth is, it really doesn't matter if anyone believes you. At...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F Jan 1

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    In 2004 I came across a guy who got me mad .i do not want to mention his nationality for safety reason but he is a white man from a Western European number and I have an Indian...
    lostsouluk lostsouluk 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Another horrible day. I sin to deal with my mother. Because The Lord doesn't come for me. She hurt me so bad. I wanted to commit suicide so badly today if I could. Why oh WHY is...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 2 Responses Dec 26, 2014

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I am suffering. again. I dont know what to do anymore. He said he loved me but treated me like dirt. I was choked and kicked and slapped.... annd called names. and put down. so How...
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Jan 6

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    At age 51, I finally told a member of my family (my sister) that I was bullied very badly as a child. Her response was one of disbelief. She thought I was lying or exaggerating to...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    So my ex moved about two hours away to start anew about 4 months ago. He magically got a car of his own right before this but I don't want to think about right now. 10 years...
    calamitymom calamitymom 36-40, F Jan 2

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    I have no where to turn. I've been married 15 years. My husband is emotionally and sexually abusive. The way he speaks to me is unbelievable. He even does it in front of others...
    innerstrength44 innerstrength44 41-45, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    I can't handle it all. my dad always calls me names and just treats me like a scum of the earth. I don't think he understands that if you tell someone for long enough that they're...
    thisistina thisistina 16-17 3 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    so.. Im STILL SUFFERING. EXTREMELY. AAAAH HELP?????!!!!!!!! I FEEL I AM LOSING IT. GBUSHGIDASCHXWDBNIUEIOHJIHWVFDIUHEIWPHEWPIU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUUUUAAACK! EH...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    So I went out today. My stepfather was in his usual mood going out (well a lot of the time he is like this). I thought it was odd that mum was being ok to me. It didn't dawn on me...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    My dad has come so far in the abuse arena but he will never be not abusive and not curse and hurt his family. One day I will move out and be at peace. I hope I never carry on the...
    doglovverr56 doglovverr56 22-25, F Jan 1

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    mylife is a mess. i guess its upto me to change it. eh. im recovering from abuse. and i hung out with my abusive ex last week. he smoked meth the whole time. gross. i dont...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Jan 10

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    I was raised in an abusive him, will all of the above! A neglectful mother and a drunk father. I was also bullied at school until I had had enough, I kicked my father out and...
    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 25, 2014

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    My ex friend, basically ruined me -.- First he started calling me names, humiliating me, ignoring me, and ended up ditching me and leaving me all alone which resulted in depression...
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 27, 2014

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    Another story is about my mom who sometimes does this. She doesn't know the language in the country we live in so she forces me to translate everything. I mean everything, bills...
    PsychologyNerd PsychologyNerd 13-15, F Dec 27, 2014

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    I am a married man 17 years. I am screamed at often by the wife, who has no respect for me. I will not leave my two daughters (ages 14 to 11) and that is the main reason I am not...
    OklaMe OklaMe 46-50, M 4 Responses Dec 29, 2014

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    I know I disappoint him why else would he say those things to me? I try to do what I'm told, but how can I do all that when I'm taking care of our child and what you ask of me is...
    helplesssole helplesssole 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Hello again everyone! I've been married 8 yrs now, legally. However I am no longer residing with my spouse. The last straw for me was when he would not allow my children and I to...
    nicam2g nicam2g 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I have lived with my aunt since my parents died when I was 3. She has always been very strict with me and not with my 4 girl cousins who are younger than me. She has always kind...
    meneme1996 meneme1996 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    im suffering i am addicted to my abusive ex. hes extremely mean
    amtired amtired 22-25 Jan 14

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    I'm not quite sure what to do. I am in love with an abusive alcoholic. I have built a life with this man. I know what I'm going to hear, so I'm hoping that there may be a...
    kevans1906 kevans1906 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 15

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    My first relationship was a narcissist. I should be more screwed up than I am now.Damaged my self esteem to the floor showing variations between "concern for my studies" and "you...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15

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