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

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

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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 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 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 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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    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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    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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    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’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I was physically, verbally and emotionally abused as a child...Im bipolar and have to deal with anixiety and depression issues..As an adult I was almost free from all of the abuse...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 5 Responses Apr 12

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    If I could tell any female going through emotional abuse I would say learn to love yourself. Accept your own flaws and embrace them. Do not accept or get used to any male putting...
    love9494 love9494 18-21 Apr 4

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    I was not just emotionally abused by my mother. I was physically and emotionally abused. My mother would scream and yell at me when I cried. She would tell me to stop crying, OR...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18

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    This wonderful kind man (so I thought)came into my life and charmed me beyond belief, he was so kind and emotionally supportive of me. But the criticism and threats of leaving me...
    meramera1 meramera1 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 6

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    my mum and dad both emotionally abuse me daily
    Thedepressedgirlatthewindow Thedepressedgirlatthewindow 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 21

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    I think if you give a child the silent treatment it can be abuse because it's actions that do damage to their psyche, but if an adult gives another adult the silent treatment I don...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I believe because of my nature and my father was very angry a lot and verbally abusive to me when I was a kid, that I have always been vulnerable to more abuse and manipulation...
    aileen2 aileen2 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    I just heard the front door open and it terrifies me...Im in my room, but Im filled with overwhelming fear and anxiety...I know that they wont physically abuse me, but I was badly...
    serenityshadow serenityshadow 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 12

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    What if I have nothing to say? What if I can't put my thoughts and feelings into words? What if I don't trust you with my deepest thoughts and feelings? What if I believe that...
    notthis78 notthis78 36-40, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Me, too. Targeted, crushing w/long lasting effects. I've been through so much of over months w/people I believed loved me. When you're blocked to talk, text, email except for rare...
    Leighterry7722 Leighterry7722 51-55, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Yesterday the brother of the man i am in love with said i 'abuse' people verbally, including him and his brother. it has upset me bcs i have been verbally abused in my lifetime a...
    hayleyusa hayleyusa 46-50, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Oh my god today i realized that the reason i am always sleepy and tired is because of the contact lenses i wear apparently it puts a lot of strain on my eyes. Throughout college i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 18

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    My father was extremely emotionally abusive to me as a child and young adult. He is extremely manipulative and plays such games that it's only now that I am 28, I am realising how...
    freyaB freyaB 22-25 Apr 12

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    I am new to this and would like to share my story. 2 months ago i ended my 11 month relationship with my first love, a girl who i considered my world, treasured and adored. i am...
    Amnesiac93 Amnesiac93 18-21, M Apr 8

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    When I was three days old my father beat me until my lungs failed. He went to prison. My mother's boyfriends wouldn't leave me alone and if I told my mother what was happening...
    NightAngel1969 NightAngel1969 46-50, F Apr 15

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    I don't understand abuse within a relationship. If you truly love someone why would you want to hurt them with words or actions. When you love someone you want to see them smile...
    Searchingforreallove Searchingforreallove 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 17

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    Yes i have an emotionally abusive mom if you have read my experiences but she went all out to give us luxuries after my dad passed away even this wifi i am using.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 18

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    Well I was abused by my brother,distant cousin,aunt and two older guys who lived next door. I said it for the first time am able to admit to it all
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F a week ago

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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 4 days ago

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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 4 Responses 4 days ago

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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 2 days ago

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    Purposeful hurt and hate: where is the love? It's absolute torture being locked out. To keep reaching and reaching and reaching and getting n o t h i n g.
    kushhqueen kushhqueen 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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