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

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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 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 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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    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 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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    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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    Those who emotionally abuse others usually have

    parents who are abusive as well.They are victims too in a way.
    restored87 restored87 46-50, F 7 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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    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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    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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    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/02/20/signs-of-emotional-abuse/
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M May 29, 2014

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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 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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Emotional abuse is heart and soul mutilation http://www.joy2meu.com/emotional_abuse.html
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    The emotional abuser is a Narcissist. The narcissist asked me to help him out on a debt for two months, which we have agreed upon. I set expectations for him that I can help him...
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    I never considered emotional abuse as an option until a couselor
    Reinventmyself Reinventmyself 46-50, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    I think that my dad is emotionally abusive. You know that little voice that tells you something isn't right? That you aren't being treated right? I hear it, but it's hard to really...
    dartfrogged dartfrogged 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    A message to my Ex I hate you, I love you You broke me You killed me You ruined my life You hurt me in so many different ways You abused me for 1 full year You drained what ever...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    I need some help.... I've been with my partner 3 years and ever since our son was born 9 months ago I've been treated like dirt. I can understand pregnancy hormones but everything...
    bighugstoall bighugstoall 26-30, M 3 Responses Mar 20

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    It involved a lot of being treated ultimately like a doll, something to take out when she wanted to play "mommy". Then my role was to be quiet and polite, and perfect. If I couldn...
    BriImani BriImani 18-21, F a week ago

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    I have been in an emotionally abusive relationship for 11 yrs now. We have a 6 yr old son together. Things started off good he was laid back , funny, charming , hardworking...
    mnc13085 mnc13085 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 12

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    "The dance that we learn as children - the repression and distortion of our emotional process in reaction to the attitudes and behavior patterns we adopt to survive in an...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I'm a 16 year old girl and because of that, these memories are still very fresh in my mind. It hurts yes, but I don't really want to forget. I know my father was not a nice person...
    AnnabelleKirkland AnnabelleKirkland 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I'm in a emotional manipulation abusive relationship. I love this man more then anything in this world. But I'm so unhappy he is a liar and a cheater and when he cheats it's...
    doucet927 doucet927 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 3

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    Mongolians have calumniated me grossly possibly attempted material damage of me, and possibly Mongolian soldiers have sexually abused me when I advertised to Soyombo newspaper to...
    inezaltar inezaltar 36-40 1 Response Mar 9

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    Yup. My mom didn't really know how to handle cetian situations. I was called easy. Hoe. Slapped. Degraded. All of her words stuck on me. My parents were very strict. Our...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 Mar 7

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    it is not fair not fair not fair i punish them in my head if nobody punish them i do it
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F Mar 8

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    To be scolded at first thing in the morning and lastly before bed... To be put on the back burner to tv, friends, and alcohol... To never get even a 99 cent or handmade card on...
    snm1991 snm1991 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    I feel as though I can't go on anymore ! So much pain, so hurt, so much damage , I wish I could just go to sleep and never wake up again...
    Heartbroken46 Heartbroken46 41-45, F 1 Response Mar 14

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    How does she find a way to hurt me even when we aren't talking.
    desculpa desculpa 22-25, F Mar 16

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    All she did was make me feel terrible, she tells me I didn't do enough and I didn't care enough, that I wasn't good enough. But all I want is her, I'm so desperate, and so alone...
    Phantom7835 Phantom7835 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 17

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    Still am. And she's drunk tonight, like every night. And her drunk boyfriend is passed out on the back porch. And she has the nerve to start talking about how I am so very...
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 17

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