I Had An Abusive Childhood

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    When i was younger my dad would always get drunk, and he was a mean angry drunk... he'd always get so angry at the world, and i was the one he took it out on, he'd whip me with the metal part of the belt, he threw me through a window in my room once, and my mom would just let it...
    HoplessnessValid HoplessnessValid
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

    Awful Childhood

    i had a very truamatic and abusive childhood, since my stepfather ( main abuser) died, i have not been able to stop binge eating, i am now very overweight and get depressed a fair bit. i do try to be cheerful and enjoy my life, its just not always that easy, if anyone has...
    meggymolly meggymolly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2007

    Searching For A Safe Place To Rest

    I grew up with a very abusive childhood, my father was extremely large, tall, authoritative, and beat my mother before I was born. The youngest of three, my father began beating us instead of my mother. My childhood molestation by an older cousin was overlooked, and as we grew...
    Seraphim7x70 Seraphim7x70
    1 Response Jan 18, 2012

    The Wicked Stepfather

    Our mother left us for a shitkicking moron who didn't like kids and moved to Florida. He drank Crown Royal, usually a 1/5, he was proud of that measure because that was when he would go on rages for days. Verbally abusive. Would get in my face and threaten me on a weekly basis...
    lcwall lcwall
    41-45, M
    2 Responses Jun 1, 2008

    A Child In An Adult World.

    for the first five years of my life i was brought up in an orphanage on the east coast of england but this was after i had been subjected to physical and sexual abuse from my biological family for six months.    the form of abuse that went on in the orphanage was...
    ponkawolla ponkawolla
    51-55, F
    Jul 21, 2009

    Goodbye Family, At Least I Won't Be Hit Anymore.

    Hi my name is 'Marie' I'm fourteen years old and have a mother who hits me a lot. I guess I can't blame her, I always forget things or do things wrong so she gets really frustrated with me... I just can't deal with everything anymore. I don't want to call up child services...
    marierosee marierosee
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Sep 22, 2010

    "I Had An Abusive Childhood"

    Pick your form of abuse to chose from, and you can gaurtnee that I went through it. Weather it be emotional abuse. Physical abuse or sexual abuse I went through it all. And In a way I believe that going through that has made me stronger and it has made me aware of my surroundings...
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 28, 2008

    How It Begun

    There was 3 of us kids- 2 brothers younger and older and me, the middle child. Ray my older brother was 7 and I was 5. We were blood related but after our adoption had our names changed. The youngest brother was 3. We had 2 "upstanding citizens, christian and very proper...
    drakneko drakneko
    22-25, T
    1 Response Jul 14, 2013

    My Father

    When I was young around ten or eleven I was helping my mother in the kitchen we were acting silly when my father came in we stopped I heard him slam the door shut then he came in and sat at the table he didn't say a word just sat there mom put a plate in front of him she wasn't...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 18, 2012

    Get Over It , Its Just Life Boohoo Stop Crying

    I was beaten the Crap out of with a Bat, pipe, or what ever they felt like using ,,, kick Down the stairs drown Right out the window, and step on ,my whole Childhood was spent siting on a Chair , and than at 8 years old Rape by my Grand father, that went on for about 6 years , at...
    Rachelsamantha Rachelsamantha
    41-45, M
    4 Responses Aug 23, 2012

    Never Accept Gifts From Stranger Or Anyone You Know

    I was malested as child living in a small town, funny thing people new about and did nothng,i was maybe 12 years old pushing lawn morrers working for this man, he brought me in his house and gave me icecream and soda , then next thing i was giving him a hand job at the time, i...
    reddmack reddmack
    46-50, M
    2 Responses Jan 13, 2012

    Well Here It Is...

    when i was a very small child, i guess things were probably ok. what i remember is being happy till i was about five years old. my parents got divorced when iwas three or four and my dad began to date a woman that would later become my stepmom. when they first met i liked her...
    avagwen420 avagwen420
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2009

    Dysfunction In The Back Of The Yards

    It hurts to tell this story but I will. My mother had a dysfunctional childhood herself and in the 70s she would go out to party with her childhood friend and leave our father home to watch us. She would be on the phone in the afternoon when we were home and she would make us go...
    nomorepoison nomorepoison
    1 Response Mar 25, 2012

    My childhood wasn't all bad

    as there have been good memories. Cutting a long story short my mum is an alcoholic and quite aggressive by nature. My brothers and sisters were both beaten and humiliated, until we were big enough to defend ourselves and then it became physiological. My dad was a workaholic and...
    jcwal jcwal
    36-40, M
    1 Response Mar 11, 2014


    My mum remarried and he physically and emotionally abused me and my sister for seven years until he tried to kill my sister and my mum moved out
    livybaby98 livybaby98
    13-15, F
    Jan 19, 2012

    Not As Bad As Some..but Still

    The worst part of my childhood was my brother. I remember one time when I was just sitting in the living room watching tv he came over to where I was. I thought oh no now what is he going to do to me. I was starting to have enough of my own problems. I had just got on the honor...
    Tara277 Tara277
    31-35, F
    Nov 15, 2012

    I need to get this out.

    I am home visiting family right now. I have finally come to terms that I do not have an emotional connection with my birth mother. I thought that was the case, but now I see that it is the undeniable truth. And I'm okay with it. She's like an ordinary person that I see on...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee
    26-30, F
    Jul 27, 2015

    The Bigger Person

    I suffered an abusive childhood at the hand of my mother. She was verbally, emotionally, and physically abusive. Now I'm grown and she treats me differently - better. I almost decided to cut ties with her when I left home 4 years ago. I still speak to her and visit her...
    RoyalTeee RoyalTeee
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 30, 2013

    My Abusive Father

    No family is perfect. Mine was far from it. Even on the outside looking in you could tell there were things here and there that didn't quite work. But nobody knew what went on with my father. The first time my dad hit me was when I was seven years old. I had just come home from...
    thingsgetbetter thingsgetbetter
    16-17, F
    3 Responses May 29, 2011

    Nightly Prayer.

    Now I lay me down to sleep I pray the Lord will set me free. Please send my father -whose face I have yet to see To rescue me from the hell I'm in. Why must I live my life ashamed. Held captive...
    100russianslepoet 100russianslepoet
    16-17, F
    1 Response Aug 15, 2011

    It's Part of My Culture...

    It's sad, we don't call it abuse though, it's called discipline or how my mum used to put it, love... I guess I learnt at a young age, how much love hurts ~smiles~ She hasn't laid a hand on me or my brothers ever since and things are better and it is sort of hard to remember...
    LadySoulist LadySoulist
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 3, 2007

    A Product Of An Unhappy Home

    When freinds ask me how did I spent my childhood ? How do we usually spent Holidays like Christmas holidays ? Or hear someone talk about their happy days during childhood that how they missed those days they want to get back to those happy days ? I would just wonder How is to be...
    zephyr2005 zephyr2005
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Aug 10, 2011


    Christmas day of 1992. That was the day I was due to take my first breath. I wasn’t born until January 4th of 1993, ten days later. It’s been told that it was so cold that winter that I slept between my parents to absorb their body heat. On that Monday afternoon, my sister...
    pasch pasch
    22-25, F
    Aug 19, 2013

    Abusive Step Dad

    Let's just say that I had an abusive childhood because of my step father, and leave it at that for right now.
    IanMatthew IanMatthew
    56-60, M
    Oct 28, 2010

    Anagha Rose

    I was always a burden on my parents. I came two months early, got 14 cases of pneumonia before I was 6 then when my sister was born when I was 61/2, I didn't grow up fast enough to be a good responsible older sister. I didn't keep my grades up when they took me out of school to...
    Anagha777 Anagha777
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 1, 2011

    Well Here It Is...

    when i was a very small child, i guess things were probably ok. what i remember is being happy till i was about five years old. my parents got divorced when iwas three or four and my dad began to date a woman that would later become my stepmom. when they first met i liked her...
    avagwen420 avagwen420
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 26, 2009

    For as long as I can remember I was beat.

    By my mother and father. They haven't touched me for almost 2 years now, we go to family therapy and things are getting better now.
    dianeemariee dianeemariee
    16-17, F
    1 Response Jul 22, 2014

    I told my mother I wanted to live with my Dad,

    she walked up to me and started choking me... I was 15. she always had a temper, so I guess I wasn't surprised when she beat me with a cast iron skillet too ..
    TPond TPond
    22-25, F
    1 Response Nov 26, 2014

    My Father

    he was white and in his 50 by the time i was born but back then hed might as well have been a goliath by how much he scared me. im the youngest of 3 and me and my middle brother would fight as little boys do,so to save i suppose he would beat at the same. he tool of choice was a...
    stephenthompson14 stephenthompson14
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 12, 2012

    Yes, I Did

    Pick your form of abuse to chose from, and you can gaurtnee that I went through it. Weather it be emotional abuse. Physical abuse or sexual abuse I went through it all. And In a way I believe that going through that has made me stronger and it has made me aware of my surroundings...
    deleted deleted
    Dec 6, 2009

    My Dad Ruined Me

    When I was a little girl my dad would beat the crap out of me. When I did something wrong and I mean even somthing little my dad would beat me. He would take off his belt beat me with it, slap me, pick me up buy my hair throw me on the couch and worst of all kick me. The reason...
    jsdeamonhome jsdeamonhome
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jun 8, 2012

    Mental and Physical

    my father started to physically and mentally abuse at the age of 13.. that is the year i started to gain weight..eventually he stopped the physical abuse because i hit him back... the verbal abuse never ended.. he even told me on several occasions that i should kill myself...
    valentino valentino
    41-45, F
    1 Response Oct 3, 2007

    My Father Mostly.

    He was not a father per se.  He was a tyrant - a childish one at that - that demanded unconditionaly service from his entire family.  If his wishes were not met, we were beaten or humiliated.  He did some many bad things to my brothers ... there are just some...
    deleted deleted
    Nov 15, 2009

    I Don't Want To Become My Father

    I feel utterly... and totally disgusted with myself. My father used to physically abuse me when I was a child, not sexually but he was nothing short of hurting me more than he should when I did something wrong. Today, the grandson of my dorm mother, who usually is a little pill...
    thegirlyouleftbehind thegirlyouleftbehind
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Dec 3, 2012

    I Had An Abusive Childhood....

    Pick your form of abuse to chose from, and you can gaurtnee that I went through it. Weather it be emotional abuse. Physical abuse or sexual abuse I went through it all. And In a way I believe that going through that has made me stronger and it has made me aware of my surroundings...
    deleted deleted
    May 22, 2009

    I Went Through Being Molested and Saw Alot of Violence Growing Up!

    Well my mom was raped when she was 5 by a family member so I have never blamed her. My mom and dad had a troubled marriage and my dad is a recovering herion addict and alcoholic. They fought physically and so I saw all that. They divorced when I was 7. I was sent to live with...
    LuvMyLiFe LuvMyLiFe
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Aug 29, 2008

    I know what it's like to be hated by my own

    family then beaten and blamed and lied to.. I've been hit kicked and attacked while still asleep I've been hurt in many Diffrent ways than some would want to know I've seen my own blood so much as a kid I thought it was normal and I beloved everyone fought and was mean.. that...
    deleted deleted
    Mar 30


    Mum was violent. She hit me and my siblings regularly. She punched me on the head and told me, "I hope this gives you brain tumour" She didn't clean the house and rarely washed me when I was little. She called me names and threw things at my head; knives and stuff. She...
    nuntia nuntia
    Sep 11, 2008

    Not necessarily abusive,

    I guess? My dad just "over" did the whole discipline thing. I used to be terrified of my dad, because I knew anytime he yelled at me, he'd hit me. I used to sit in my room, worrying that he'd just walk in and slap me. But one day, I decided to stand up against him, which...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jul 21, 2015

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