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

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago,

    and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17 whether they like it or not, they cannot make me stay. I am done with my mother telling me that I am a mean and ugly ***** . She says...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 18

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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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    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 51-55, 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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    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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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    Those who emotionally abuse others usually have

    parents who are abusive as well.They are victims too in a way.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 46-50, F 6 Responses Feb 19

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

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    I can think of so many people I've crossed

    paths with who are so toxic in this manner that I feel for those who they interact with after I'm gone. Kinda like how after a bad relationship you think to yourself damn I hope the next ***** has some awesome gum boots for the **** storm coming their way. I almost feel bad for...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Feb 19

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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 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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    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 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 2 Responses Nov 28, 2012

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    I feel like emotional abuse is underrated a lot.

    I feel like I may be or maybe not. My parents are not very supportive of my emotions. My mom calls me a f****ing b***h and other things. When she found out about my bullying she never called that I was being bullied she always said i "had a problem fitting in" and she's done...
    jess965 jess965 13-15, F 2 days ago

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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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    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M Jul 17, 2014

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    TheCupcakeQueen TheCupcakeQueen 13-15, F 1 Response May 16

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    I was made to smell,kiss and then lick my fathers feet as discipline. He said it was to keep me in check. It went from once.....to every night when he came in from work. He says it...
    davidc148 davidc148 41-45, M 13 hrs ago

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    I want to begin by saying that I know that hurt people hurt other people, that everyone is doing there best from their level of consciousness however twisted it might seem to me...
    mariayoga mariayoga 31-35, F 1 Response May 16

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    You Are not alone. I know how you feel and I know what it is like when those thoughts and feelings creep in. Remember, we actually don't have to believe everything we think. Due...
    mariayoga mariayoga 31-35, F 1 Response May 14

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    OK, this might seem trivial to most people. I am a little embarrassed to say anything. but I used to get angry sometimes when I was young, which is perfectly normal. But I would...
    kcyata kcyata 41-45, F May 18

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    when I was in high school my high school first love turned out be controlling, manipulative and verbally and emotionally, physically abusive, I was isolated from friends and family...
    Kmek3232 Kmek3232 31-35, F 1 Response May 6

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    Well, it's more that I'm emotionally neglected by my mother- but neglect is a form of abuse. So yeah.
    PendulEmPlum PendulEmPlum 18-21, F 1 Response May 19

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    i was nine years old , when my friend's mum got sick and my mother asked to go for a sleep over to keep her company as her mum was very sick. she had her own bedroom but her mum...
    filante filante 26-30, F 1 Response May 7

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    Feeling close to completely breaking down all my life ripped apart piece by piece my dad abused me since before I was born kicking my mom in the stomach when she was pregnant with...
    tyguy4life tyguy4life 18-21, M 1 Response May 18

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    Not just by my step-mom, but my biological dad. Through emails and hand written letters, I've come to terms with the abuse. I much rather be hit, kicked, punched, and bruised all...
    XxxFallenAngelxxX XxxFallenAngelxxX 22-25, F May 19

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    I should have dropped out of school. I remember how happy I was when I was a young kid. I was very carefree and joyfully excited with life. Then school came along and has damaged...
    AnonymousGuineaPig AnonymousGuineaPig 22-25, M May 21

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    How do I know if my Dad is truly emotionally abusing me? I just feel so confused....I've hated him since I was at least 9 or 10. Truly hated him, with a cold fury. The trouble is I...
    HappyKitty18 HappyKitty18 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 30

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    How do I know if my Dad is truly emotionally abusing me? I just feel so confused....I've hated him since I was at least 9 or 10. Truly hated him, with a cold fury. The trouble is I...
    HappyKitty18 HappyKitty18 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 30

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    Growing up, I was so unaware of this condition and didn't even realize my wife would do the same thing until we got divorced. My mom was always manipulative and handled every...
    karlmartink karlmartink 36-40, M 4 Responses May 2

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    One day, I'm going to do it. I am going to end my life. I don't want to be abused anymore. And I realize there's no hope for me. When I die, I will be free. The world is better off...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 7 Responses May 10

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    I love my Ma still. I really do. And nothing will ever change that. But at times I feel like dirt. Her and my brother call me fat all the time so my self-esteem is really low. She...
    EternityRoses EternityRoses 16-17, F May 11

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