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
    46-50, F
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2013

    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

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

    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...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Jul 16, 2014

    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
    16-17, F
    May 27, 2015
    dominick5 dominick5
    16-17, M
    Jul 17, 2014

    Physical scars heal in time.

    Psychological ones are traumatic and can affect the rest of your life. Bollocks to the "sticks and stones may break my bones, but names will never hurt me" philosophy!
    PeterSp8 PeterSp8
    46-50, M
    Jun 20, 2015

    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

    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
    10 Responses Oct 25, 2009

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    I love to learn and I am a knowledge seeker.

    I didn't know how much I was going to learn when I got married. The hard way. Learning the hard way though, is very effective. You gain knowledge at a depth you wouldn't get by just reading a book. When emotions are involved the lessons learned are powerful and last a lifetime...
    BijouBlue BijouBlue
    36-40, F
    13 Responses Jul 20, 2015

    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

    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
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 29, 2014

    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, 2015

    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, 2015

    I am sick of being treated like ****!

    Why is it I am not important to anyone?
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Mar 21, 2014

    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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    Grrlpeach Grrlpeach
    13-15, F
    Apr 21
    GREETINGS TO ALL FROM THE EVIL ONE. Well, that's what you believe, anyway. I hope during my time on EP that I have caused some of you to think about the things I have said...
    GeordanoBruno GeordanoBruno
    61-65, M
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    This is the last day of Ep. I was abused as a child. When I was aged eight he abducted me. He made me take off my knickers. He played with me. He threatened me. He affected my life...
    Lauren30 Lauren30
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Apr 20
    Yes I do believe. In Ep we could say what we believe. Please don't go Ep!
    Lauren30 Lauren30
    16-17, F
    Apr 20
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    mousecatt mousecatt
    18-21, F
    Apr 20
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    18-21, F
    Apr 20
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    TheEncounter TheEncounter
    46-50, M
    Apr 17
    I was emotionally, verbally and physically abused for 7 years (5-12) by my father, mainly. I can't really remember the first time he started, but it was always my fault. I couldn't...
    sunoae sunoae
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Im so sorry that I don't believe in a common thing that others believe in
    Thenotsoshyone Thenotsoshyone
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 17
    this song is made as campaign song ''stop abuse'' this is cover song,still beautiful in a differently way. i am also abuse survivor and this makes me cry and encouraged me always...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 17
    Isn't it interesting if the one who abused you (assuming someone close) chose to treat you normal afterwards, hoping you forgot about it, but then you tell this person about it and...
    smo0ch smo0ch
    22-25, M
    2 Responses Apr 17
    Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn't anyone who doesn't appreciate kindness and compassion. Dalai Lama
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 16
    Today at 39 I started seeing a therapist for help with sexual abuse I experienced during my childhood. I didn't know that something that happened to me so very long ago could...
    goforward19 goforward19
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    I don't know of this is sexual abuse or not I'm not sure. I have a fear of men and boys I'm ok with my brother and dad but with others no. It's just mainly guys and men that are...
    Mariavampiremm Mariavampiremm
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 16
    I was told by a CPS agent that it would be better for my niece and nephew to stay with their abusive mother since there's a chance of them being treated worse or even split up...
    CrimsonMoons CrimsonMoons
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 14
    getting a kick *** ammout of physical pain right now. trying to get off cymbalta for fibromyalgia and the withdrawals absolutely suck. so now i have ungodly pain everywhere and...
    ArnoldJRimmer ArnoldJRimmer
    46-50, M
    Apr 14
    If you are absent during my struggle, don't expect to be present during my success... I believe in this quote to my core. I have had my ups and downs, I am not perfect, but I am...
    BernadetteAshley BernadetteAshley
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    Sometimes, I probably come off as cold. My personality definitely changes around them. My mother and sister especially. When I’m around them, I’m more closed off. I don’t...
    emilyflys26 emilyflys26
    31-35
    1 Response Apr 14
    tonight i feel the heavy feeling that make my heart sweats to tears...because i miss my life that make me grow as a person today...i know i can have that back..just a second,minute...
    IqbalStyles IqbalStyles
    18-21, M
    Apr 14
    You have no morals if you force someone to face their abuser. "She's your mother" is not a effing excuse.
    PetiteChica PetiteChica
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 13
    My Mum was married to a violent alcoholic and I'm their daughter. He left when I was 1 and her saviour quickly turned up to help her with me and my older brother. The next 25 years...
    AnxiousAnnie2424 AnxiousAnnie2424
    31-35, F
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    lonelylifeindia lonelylifeindia
    26-30, M
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    LucidxxShivery LucidxxShivery
    26-30, F
    Apr 13
    We wonder why we treat ourselves so badly! It's the mean and sad voices of our childhood! Some voices are there to protect us from harm...some are just mean! Address the protective...
    Shewolfiie69 Shewolfiie69
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Apr 12
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    ManifestoOfThePhoenix ManifestoOfThePhoenix
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    I recently broke up for probably the hundredth time with my boyfriend.We were in relationship for nearly six years. I want help in actually understanding what is actually going on...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Apr 12
    Actually, to be honest..I'm not sure yet. I believe that my family means well and I do not believe that they would intentionally do me or other members of my family harm but...
    mousecatt mousecatt
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Apr 12
    The first time a man tried to hit me, my sister got in the way. He broke her arm. He apologized profusely all the way to the hospital. Explaining how it was all an accident... How...
    Lullacus Lullacus
    22-25, F
    Apr 12
    It has been known that if I don't love myself, how can I love another. You Father love me, because, I am uniquely and wonderfully made. You are love, and because You loved me from...
    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 11
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    meto2015 meto2015
    41-45, F
    Apr 11
    Christian Greed https://dochub.com/timesoftrouble/kWbzzO/christian-greed What can truly amaze a genuine believer that looks only to the Father is just how true his words on world...
    timesoftrouble timesoftrouble
    56-60, M
    Apr 11
    I'm speaking about Aillin Wuornos(a serial killer) in this video. If you have little time,please watch this video. Thank you. https://youtu.be/58v4gZ0Fd4w She got excution and...
    genjiipiexx genjiipiexx
    31-35, F
    Apr 11
    I think of all my experiences this one is the most difficult to discuss. I was sexually abused when I was a kid, for many years, but I don't want to discuss the abuse itself, that...
    AwakenEdge AwakenEdge
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Apr 10
    Hello All. I want to thank each of your for your participation in this group. I started it several years ago and then resigned membership, but let it continue to see what...
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