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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 2 Responses Nov 11, 2013

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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 10 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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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    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 Apr 12

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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
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    katieowl katieowl 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    Emotional abuse isnt only insults and shouting at you. If they ignore you it is abuse aswell. Ive been ignored all my life from my schoolmates, work collegues and my sister...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    kpax81 kpax81 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I didn't know about it untill I read a questionaire about it and found out that it is possible that my internet boyfriend is like this. He would get mad at me for the smallest...
    UglyGhostGirl UglyGhostGirl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 7

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    I am 20 soon and I don't know why it took me so long to realize that I could be (or am) a victim of emotional abuse by my mom. She had 6 children and out of all of them I feel like...
    teeohfancy teeohfancy 18-21, F 4 days ago

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    melinda2014 melinda2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    When I was 12 my parents separated for the second, and last time. A couple months after my mother moved out of the house I had grown up in my fathers then girlfriend moved in. It...
    princessofthebella princessofthebella 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I am a man, and my wife is... it's hard to say it and feel like I'm really telling the truth, but she's my abuser. She treats my questions as though they have obvious answers...
    Felixthestoat Felixthestoat 18-21 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    ..when you over care about the ones you love ..try your best to protect them and then they forget whatever you done as soon as you do one simple mistake .. Believe me its the worst...
    ludee94 ludee94 18-21, F Apr 9

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    I'm a 16 year old girl. My whole life I have been trying to make my parents proud, but I've never been able to socialize properly with kids my age, I was always numb or upset...
    AGirlSearchingForAnswers AGirlSearchingForAnswers 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    I learned a lot of things while i was married to an abusive man for 10yrs.. I learned that i am not strong enough to take care of myself.. and so i stopped and let him I learned...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    (No lie, true story of me) The first time I was sexually abused by my father was when I was about 6. He came into my room and took off my pants, then yeah.. The other times was in...
    Missmayicx Missmayicx 16-17, F 5 Responses Apr 15

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    Halseyhope Halseyhope 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    4k5dii 4k5dii 46-50, M 1 Response 19 hrs ago

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    I was six years ils when my biological mother would beat mr everyday and she choos drugs sex and alchol over me and she put my brother in the oven. she would beat me everyday and...
    lillyg96 lillyg96 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    How can ppl joke about pedophiles preying on kids? I don't get it. It's not funny.
    xm6700 xm6700 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 30

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    Well I never told anyone about it because I didn't think it was a big deal! Well I told my mom and dad yesterday! My step dad use to touch me and stuff
    mcginnis98 mcginnis98 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 4

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    My family really is a chaos. They boss me everything, I'm controlled. They can't take me seeing doing nothing. They want me to work her, work there, work everywhere. It's okay if...
    RickaLorraine RickaLorraine 13-15, F Apr 6

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    At first glance the narcissist appears to the unsuspecting onlooker as being full of self-control; they come across as charismatic, educated, confidant, charming, and sociable...
    rcp10 rcp10 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    Psychology says: To be haughty means to act with blatant arrogance or disdainful pride. The narcissist displays all of these characteristics in that they consider themselves to be...
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    anzii anzii 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 14

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    I keep following a dangerous path. Spending time with guys who say they are good and in the end they use me. I am tired of it all.
    eessbb16 eessbb16 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 15

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    It's true... Want to sit and cry...
    Thatbrokengirl1 Thatbrokengirl1 16-17, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    eessbb16 eessbb16 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    I am currently dating (almost 2 years now) a man who suffers from BPD (Borderline personality disorder). Every month he has episodes of intense anxiety and depression due to this...
    melissac2983 melissac2983 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Recently, someone said to me that they felt like if one truly cares for another then they should give another pretty much limitless opportunities to screw up without the...
    IamMarah IamMarah 31-35, F Mar 27

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    THIS IS A REAL AND LEGITMATE FORM OF ABUSE. I struggle with the fact that not only was my ex emotionally abusive, but so was my own father. I can legitimately say that I am...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I was married for 14 years to a verbally abusive man. The words he said left me feeling unloved, unsupported, dirty, and doubting everything I have ever known or believed about...
    ka555 ka555 51-55, F 15 hrs ago

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    Many people ask why do you stay in an abusive relationship the answer to that is simple many times with emotional abuse you do not realize you're being abused because the abuser...
    jadelaoch jadelaoch 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Everybody who I've told what she does to me says that she is abusive, but I'm still not sure. I know that she's narcissistic because in all the articles I read about it almost all...
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    The peace I have now that I was taken away from before truly shows that these relationships hold you back from loving yourself and loving others. Self-awareness is completely gone...
    blowyamind blowyamind 22-25, F Apr 3

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    It's honestly the worst thing ever and I would never wish abuse upon my worst enemy. I can't take back this past year and a half and I regret it every day. It truly does suck. I...
    cak22 cak22 18-21, F Mar 31

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    my father mentally , physically, and emotionaly abused me as a child
    JamesB20 JamesB20 18-21, M 6 days ago

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    Married to a passive aggressive/narcissist-I have been with my husband for twenty years, married for fifteen. I use to think there was really something wrong with me. I'm 43 years...
    tmcmjc tmcmjc 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 1

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    The man that that emotional abused me for so long, but never again.
    TeKKeeVee TeKKeeVee 61-65, F 3 days ago

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    I believe that while the bullies of my yesteryears were intentionally cruel and reveled in their cruelties to me, I was a victim to their ways days, weeks, months, years. Some of...
    blossomingbeauti blossomingbeauti 36-40, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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