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I Had An Abusive Childhood

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    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 22-25, F 1 Response May 1, 2011

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    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 3 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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    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 2 Responses Mar 11

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    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 26-30 Nov 18, 2012

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    Childhood

    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 18-21, F Aug 19, 2013

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    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 26-30 Dec 6, 2009

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    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

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    "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

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    Home Is Where The Heartbreak Is

    I've felt unwanted my whole life especially when growing up in the household I did. I was told I wasn't wanted, I was stupid, I was wrong, I was useless and worthless. My parents were both drinkers and when they got drunk you had to walk on eggshells. If you did one little thing...
    FilipX FilipX 31-35, M 9 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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 4 Responses Oct 3, 2007

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    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

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    Yes It All Happened To Me

    When I was little I abused nelegected and a whole lot of other things yes it true there are people who have suffed alot more but when we tell our stories we are not interested in other peoples suffering we worry about our own. Just like when they are writing there story are they...
    DAW2012 DAW2012 51-55, M 2 Responses Sep 4, 2011

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    Abuse....

    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 16-18, F 2 Responses Jan 22, 2008

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    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

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    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 26-30, F Nov 15, 2012

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    Stepfather

    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

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    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

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    One day, my dad came home from work (he was an

    SFC in the army) He sat down on the couch next to me, lit his cigarette, and started to yell at my mother. She told him not to scream in front of me and he put his cigarette out on my arm. I was 6.
    realhumantrash realhumantrash 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 24

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    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 26-30 Nov 15, 2009

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    Mum

    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 31-35 Sep 11, 2008

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    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

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    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

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    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 3 Responses Sep 22, 2010

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    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

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    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

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    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 26-30 1 Response Jan 18, 2012

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    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 3 Responses Nov 26, 2009

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    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

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    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 26-30 May 22, 2009

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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 41-45 1 Response Mar 25, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I need some help now.. really I was a victim of emotional abuse. My father never ceased to criticise me, underestimate me, hated me, told me i am good for nothing . (if you are...
    ShadowlessSoul ShadowlessSoul 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I never had any brothers or sisters to play with. I was always alone in my room playing. I wish I had a childhood. My parents didn't even buy me any nice toys..they'd buy me like...
    anathefluffycat anathefluffycat 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 1

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    I had a childhood love. It was real and I believed it would last forever. Though we were little kids, secretly we got engaged. I knew I would spend the rest of my life with him but...
    Eyeaspasta Eyeaspasta 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 29

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    I am currently married and unsure if I am in an abusive relationship or if I am just difficult to deal with. My husband has never hit me, but the things that he says to me and...
    Gonzales96 Gonzales96 18-21, F 6 Responses Aug 16

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    I have very few happy memories of my childhood. Firstly, because of the toxicity of my home situation, I wasn't a very pleasant child. I bullied someone and was generally rude...
    33dulling 33dulling 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I lost my Dad when I was four so yea....I have a had a lot of time to think about his death, fathers, him and well, everything. I was four and although I was in the room right...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have thought about posting my story but often chicken out maybe out if fear and selfishness, but if anything I say could help another woman that is what I need and want to do...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    I am now 23 years old. I thought it was a good idea to seek out my biological mother the moment I had turned 18. I eventually found her, started talking to her. At first she seemed...
    TRVPiiN TRVPiiN 22-25, M a week ago

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    Or I still am in one. I'm not sure. At the moment he's not here and he says he's not coming back but he always comes back. I don't want him to come back. I am frightened of him...
    paliglass paliglass 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Keep in mind that I was always one of those girls that never understood why women stay in abusive relationships. I was a broken child. Acted out, drugs, sex basically whatever I...
    mmememe mmememe 22-25, F Aug 26

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    This is the hardest thing that I have ever had to admit... I haven't told anyone. Even as I write this I contemplate hitting the backspace and erasing it. I'm terrified that my...
    ParaKlio ParaKlio 41-45, F Aug 17

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    I recently got a divorce. My ex was emotionally abusive and nothing I did made him happy. He actually wanted the divorce but for some reason still finds it necessary to be cruel...
    ktc1575 ktc1575 51-55, F 1 Response Aug 21

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