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

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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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    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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    But it wont be. Free speech will stay.

    Or demolition man concept will come. Fined for profanity. But that wont stop abuse. Just train more critics. Hypocritical critics. Clueless critics. Anger transference will continue. And the poor will stay targets. Because self defense was removed. To place...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M Jul 21

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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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    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 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...
    sartur sartur 36-40, F 12 Responses Jul 20

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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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    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 10 Responses Oct 25, 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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    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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    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 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 20

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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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    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M Jul 17, 2014

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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 May 27

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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 1 Response Mar 21, 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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    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 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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    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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    Those who emotionally abuse others usually have

    parents who are abusive as well.They are victims too in a way.
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 5 Responses 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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    http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2013/02/20/signs-of-emotional-abuse/
    AlwaysPersevere71 AlwaysPersevere71 41-45, M May 29, 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 18-21, F 1 Response May 29, 2014

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