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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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    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

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

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    I joined this experience, not because I am a victim of emotional abuse by somebody else, but because I am emotional abuse's victim. in other words, I am the emotional abuser. I...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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    I guess I can't quite say that I'm a survivor of emotional abuse since I am still in the relationship. By the time I knew what emotional abuse was or that it even existed I already...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 3 Responses Nov 22

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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I experienced Verbal Attacks / Emotional Abuse/Isolation/Minimizing, Denying, and Blaming ..., and one day i will talk about it ..
    pipitta pipitta 26-30, F 1 Response Dec 8

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    I was emotionally abused all of my life. I cant find answers why. No matter were i went, everyone disrespected me for no reason. Friends left me and everyone either told me i was...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 4 Responses a week ago

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    My gets easily up set over the smallest things. My two siblings and me all hate dealing with him most of the time. He also puts us down. The stupid thing is we still trust him, try...
    Wheresthesparks Wheresthesparks 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    I was married to a woman who emotionally abused me. We have kids and she does it still through them or the silent treatment I'm not the type to stay with ex girlfriends If it's...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    Life It is not easy to write my painful situation. Yesterday, I was shattered . My hear broke. My marriage is a mistake. I married my friend – we used to work together. The...
    sdstalks sdstalks 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I'm leaving my abuser (my boss, I live with his family) but I haven't told him yet. My family and boyfriend support me in leaving, and say none of it is my fault, but I still feel...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 21

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    Emotional mixed with Mental. Six years of this. My bio-father hated that my mother divorced him, used her children as tools against her. He has ruined her good name, and still...
    SilverSerphant SilverSerphant 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Sticks and stones just break bones But your words have burnt a whole in my heart No matter what any one else says I blame myself for this relationship broken apart And Why why...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 21

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    ok sorry people. Im still struggling. I left the guy but... why do I feel I need to go back? I need to not care. But I feel like Iwas owned or something. I am afraid of him...
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Nov 30

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    I was bullied as a kid, ignored as a teen, and put down by most every guy I dated until recently. I grew up in a home where my father emotionally and physically abused my mom and...
    hoobityhobbity hoobityhobbity 26-30, F 9 Responses 2 days ago

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    My parents and boyfriend are planning a way for me to leave this abusive home tomorrow. I'm too sick and depressed to even function, so I am so thankful for them. I hope I can...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    All A's in school and no true "good job", but she does give me money, so I suppose she believes that should make up for it. I have anxiety and a bit of depression and all she...
    polarice36 polarice36 13-15, F 2 Responses Nov 25

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    I have an abusive sister. My sister is 4 years older than me & it seems like she has always been competitive, jealous or holds resentment towards me...whenever she talks to me she...
    MarylouD MarylouD 51-55, F 2 Responses Dec 1

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    Because of my work schedule (I work very long days + long commute) I try to stay connected with my daughters throughout the week by little creative reminders that I love them and...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    hey everyone, I have experienced an awakening, and realized that my father was not the good man he remembers himself being, nor do i remember him being. My dad constantly brought...
    chidoc chidoc 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    Worrying yourself sick is a thing, as the day approaches that I will have to confront and leave my abuser, I get so anxious it consumes me. I was in bed for 6 hours today with a...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 22

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    Good news coming, new laws are being put in place to outlaw any types of abuse in relationships this is just what we need! please check out this brilliant article! http://www...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 2 Responses Nov 23

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    My dad's always been emotionally abusing me, my mom, and my brother. My mom wants a divorce (since he's also cheating on her), but she's too afraid as to what to do. What can I do...
    hoseki hoseki 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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    It does get better in time, the emotional bruises repair but it takes time and effort. Be kind to yourself and hold your head up high.
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F Dec 1

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    My, now ex, just came clean about being with another women while we were together. He was emotionally abusive, called ever name in the book (sl$t, troll, family hates me for a...
    funluvz funluvz 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    Is there any survivor who was abused by different people all the years? Please tell me im not the one!
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 2 Responses a week ago

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    My ex boyfriend and I broke up because he had to go to jail for the assult and strangulation of his ex girlfriend from a couple years ago... Still talking to him supporting him...
    funluvz funluvz 26-30, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I had children with my highschool sweetheart at the very tender age of 19. I would do anything and everything for her, she was the best thing that had ever happened to this...
    JordanRetros85 JordanRetros85 26-30, M 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    i'm hurting. his words are vicious, cruel, disgusting, and couldn't be farther from the truth. yet i give in to his bs and swallow it. absorb it. in the same sentence he will...
    mermaid81 mermaid81 31-35, F 7 Responses Nov 21

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    Oh wow.I'm finally free.finally! Eh.. But eh.... Whew! Whatta unnecessary rollercoaster THAT was! Phew! Jeez!
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Nov 21

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