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I Have An Abusive Father

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    Our Fight

    I have only shared this story with one person. This experience has caused me a lot of pain & 5 years after the fact, I just feel like I really need to get it off my chest. I was 15 years old. I always had a straied realtionship with my father but, I was trying to get to know him...
    Aleighsha Aleighsha 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 8, 2011

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    Uncontrollable Rage From My Abusive Father

    My parents would do anything for my sister and myself. They give us money when we need it, cook us dinner, support us in school. I have a normal family. But my father has an uncontrollable rage when he gets angry. Nothing can stop him. Since I was little he would get really angry...
    valentina5 valentina5 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 16, 2012

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    *Kitten Rant*

    Yeah, my father was bad news. He was awful to my mother and they got a divorce when I was four. He has physically and verbally/mentally abused my brother and I. He's sociopathic and can switch personalities. He lies constantly. A lot of what he says is so farfetched it's...
    Toukos Toukos 18-21 6 Responses Mar 22, 2013

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    Just Not Nice.

    It only happened 3 times, I don't call it abuse because it didn't happen regularly. I don't live with him & I thank-god for that. I live with my Mother. I'm 18 & all this happened when I was 15. Why can't I forgive him?! I still see him, we get together.. (never...
    Aleighsha Aleighsha 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 31, 2009

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    I Thought He Cared About Me

    my father and i used to have an amazing relationship. we used to go hunting and fishing together. we rode dirtbikes together for a few years. but for almost all my life my father has been a truck driver, and i used to love going with him. but in the past year or so my dad has...
    provencher98 provencher98 13-15, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2012

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    Just Now ..

    My mom and my dad were arguing over a debit card with my child support on it .. And he came in and pushed me and slapped me ? All I said was leave me alone? Was I wrong? Uh ..
    xxcbrennaxxxc xxcbrennaxxxc 13-15, F 4 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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    Nobody Knows Or Cares

    my dad is an abusive man , he abused my mother and we called the police but when he came back we all acted like nothing happened , and now hes after me . hes been isolating me and threatening me , i got so mad that my sister and mother couldnt stand up for themselves that i told...
    123incognito 123incognito 70+ Sep 10, 2013

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    Violence is everywhere in my life

    i'm actually at work now and i have to get some stuff done. but i really have to write. i get violent threats at work (in the form of office bullying) and at home, my parents have the worst temper. i've been the blacksheep of the family for a long time. my family perceives me as...
    blacksheepmf blacksheepmf 22-25, F 2 Responses Sep 19, 2009

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    Fight Back!! And Dont Dwell.

    i have an abusive father. i first realized that at the age of 12. hes told me things no one should ever have to go through. he doesnt like me i know couse hes told me. i dont like him he knows it. iv always had a hard time excepitng the fact that i have an abusive father. iv gone...
    maverick321 maverick321 70+, M 3 Responses Jan 30, 2012

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    He treats us like street dogs.

    Nobody can stand up to him, not my mother, nor can my brother. I hate to see people get treated less than they deserve so let alone my family. I'm the only one who reacts to his behavior, I used to sit in my room and pretend not to care, or at least I fooled myself that I didn't...
    Unsp0kenW0rds Unsp0kenW0rds 16-17, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I Don't Know What Will Happen

    My dad recently lost his job ands trying to give up smoking, however the abuse has gone on for years. Mum thinks he has a psychiatric problem, i agree. He's never happy, always finding something to be mad about and blames everyone else for his misfortune. He controls our diet...
    bella97 bella97 13-15, F 3 Responses May 26, 2012

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    I'd Rather Be Homeless, In a Way.

    I called the cops on my dad today. He threatened to smash me in the head with his mandolin(the loud one) and then smashed it over the water heater I was behind, then knocked that over. I said "..ok, that was YOURS...." He then said something like "Now you can't...
    Geza Geza 26-30, M 3 Responses Dec 23, 2007

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    It Took Years For Me To Realize It

    My dad is emotionally and verbally abusive to my brothers and I and was physically abusive to my mom. When I was in 1st grade, my parents' marriage started getting rocky. They were constantly arguing over the smallest of things and they used to scream and yell for what seemed...
    introvertedloser introvertedloser 13-15, F Jul 27, 2013

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    I Cannot Forgive My Abusive Father.

    This is my expression of a great frustration, and I'm essentially going to rant. I hope this is not a problem. My parents have been divorced for, apparently, nine years. I have been under the impression that he'd found God and was moving on. Yet, I cannot let go. I found out...
    juneeily juneeily 22-25, F Aug 17, 2012

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    Toxic..

    Ever since I was little, I can remember my father being abusive. Emotionally, mentally, and physically. Back then, it was MOSTLY towards my mother. Then one day, she decided she would bury her issues and abuse under a crack-cocaine addiction. Thus, resulting in a divorce between...
    AbusednBroken AbusednBroken 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2012

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    Fathers Possession

     I was single until I was 33. My parents bouhgt a ranch in Mt. and I worked there every summer since I was 16 till I got married at 33. My mom was an alcoholic and hated my Dad. He looked to me for his love and entertainment early on. I took him back packing, fishing hunting...
    stella6666 stella6666 51-55 Jan 28, 2011

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    I Just Remembered This Very Strange Fact…

    remember when i said that my father called me a snob for not using public transport when other girls my age were takinbg the bus (http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Have-An-Abusive-Father/706572) ? well i just remembered that when i was in junior high, my parents signed me...
    blacksheepmf blacksheepmf 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 3, 2009

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    Too...tired

    I'm tired...so tired. No one will notice when I'm gone...I'm tired. I need sleep. An eternal sleep. I'm tired...so tired.
    redteareyes redteareyes 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3, 2013

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    My dad is a phsyco path

    and has killed my dog, almost killed me and my mom, but day after day I have to see him because of the court order saying I must
    EmoGirl286 EmoGirl286 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    I Have An On And Off Abusive Father..

    there will be days where i have a playful relationship with my dad and other days hes blows up... He first slapped me when i was four. WHY? i don't remember but i think it was because i went looking for my mom who left to buy stuff. Then when i was six,(2005) my dad and mom had...
    arielle1 arielle1 13-15 May 26, 2012

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    My dad is like the ******* devil he hates me ;(

    when I was young he touch me and if I said no he would hit me He hit my friends i injured him (stabbed) this man Ronald Parker (dad) has ruined my childhood life he wanted the best son i tried to be the best son but he never liked me he shot me with my BB gun when I was 8 on...
    Drags700 Drags700 31-35 5 Responses Mar 4

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    What Is It Like To Have A Real Daddy?

    He made me lay across the bed and ranted and yelled... he made me take my clothes off. He was a monster. My experience with this man was degrading and perverse. He would hold a gun on us and spout what he could do when we were all little... One night I was woken up by him...
    bomboolay bomboolay 61-65, F 14 Responses Nov 2, 2009

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    I Hate My Father

    I hate my father and wish he were dead.  He abused my sisters and I growing up.  He would physically and verbally abuse us.  Also, not talk to us for years if we made a life decision HE didn't approve of such as choice for major in college...
    Deseret1 Deseret1 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 17, 2009

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    My 85 Year Old Abusive Father

    Well, I am sure I am not the only one that had to deal with a father that terrorised all of his 9 children on a daily basis.  This also includes abusing my sweet mother who has now passed away..Myearliest memories are of him taking out his anger on my brothers because they...
    lisemarie lisemarie 51-55, F Nov 2, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    Where to begin. All I can say is although I have moved out of my fathers toxic home, I am still very nervous as I write this. I can literally feel the anxiety building up. Ok...
    rrrrandom rrrrandom 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    how can a father say your a peice of **** then hug your cousins like nothing happend how can a father say he loves you when he puts every one else above you how can a father...
    fkfh fkfh 22-25, F 4 days ago

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    My father uses "honor thy father and mother" as a way to control me. I'm 23 and he wants me to put him over my obligations to pay rent and buy groceries
    maggie4857 maggie4857 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last time I seen my dad was a couple years ago.. At the KFC drive-thru.. He seen me & did up his car window & ignored my existence completely. But the look of regret & sadness on...
    dplastini dplastini 18-21, F Mar 29

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    My father left one week after I was born, he called once when I was in third grade but it was meant for my uncle about money. My grandparents hated him and always said things about...
    osnitrapzi osnitrapzi 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    A man is no man If He holds abuse in his hands Words full of hate Im sure most of you can relate Some call it discipline Some call him crazy But whatever you call him He...
    lifeinmyeyes13 lifeinmyeyes13 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Well not so much now since I learnt the Three magic words "**** off dad!"
    rocketman84 rocketman84 26-30, M 2 days ago

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    this article is great .. thanks ASHISH https://sites.google.com/site/parentstorture/home
    vishar vishar 16-17, M Apr 9

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    When I got pregnant at 17 my then boyfriend forced to live in their house which was a hell cause his father is an alcoholic dickhead. I've tried many times to leave my husband but...
    alivia25 alivia25 26-30, F 2 days ago

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      my step-brother committed suicide a few years ago, and last night and several other nights i have dreamed (nightmares truly) because he was so abusive to me and my...
    jdn86 jdn86 26-30, M Mar 26

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    I could not think of a more perfect father than mine. Born as the oldest child of 8 sisters, my dad and his family grew up as a lower-class arabic family, at one point even...
    bassamelali bassamelali 18-21, M 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I've noticed majority of criminals came from a single parent household . The kids at my school lots of them have no father they act up at school. They come from single parent...
    REALWORDS823 REALWORDS823 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    My family was more involved with making people believe we lived some perfect or amazing life but reality...it was all a show. Now, in comparison to others experiences i had it...
    bandelt7 bandelt7 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 hrs ago

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    I've recently read that a lot of people have difficulty understanding why people in an abusive family/relationship just don't leave the abuser. I understand why they think so...
    imprintedme imprintedme 22-25, F Mar 24

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    For a little over a year I have been trying to explain the reasons and motivations behind the way I have lived my life since I married my husband. I have never been able to explain...
    isis55 isis55 56-60, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    I wish I had had a real Father. A dad that loved and cherished me and my brothers. My dad is an emotionally abusive man. He is also a severe narcissist. I stopped speaking to him...
    Howyahorse Howyahorse 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Sins Of My Late Father- I am 22 and started losing my sight at age 5. My parents were sort of self-absorbed party animals and neither me or my siblings attended school so my loss...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I grew up listening to my parents arguments and fights. Whenever we went to a vacation together,I always waited anxiously for that sinister moment that's gonna ruin our fun,the...
    kerita99 kerita99 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 27

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    My father has not been around much throughout my entire life. I am currently 24 years old and almost turning 25 in less then a week. He over criticizes me and compares me to my...
    jezebelx jezebelx 22-25, F a week ago

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    I was with my daughters father for 5 years it started off so nice like all relationships do loving or so i thought, it took me about a year or so to really figure out i was being...
    msrose22 msrose22 22-25, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I grew up with my grandparents. My mother had a relationship with my father. He was abusive time to time, he had come issues with his life, I have heard that he robbed some close...
    melodie9 melodie9 18-21, F Mar 28

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    Throughout my teens and early 20's i considered myself to be a moderately social person, i worked and was able to hold a job, i partied even though im a really bed dancer, i...
    Dale1987 Dale1987 26-30, M Apr 9

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    Another outlet of why I don't trust easily anymore. He was nice before, but before he came my stepdad, he beat me. He promised that he'll be a good father figure after the wedding...
    HottRoddTX HottRoddTX 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    Hello, I am thirty five years old, and I have a huge issue. I happen to be attracted to young guys. Now, I don't mean like little twelve year olds...but like fifteen and up. It's...
    OldWoman9 OldWoman9 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    My grandmother I lived with. And she used to beat my sister. She would also tell me and her about how my mother and father gave us up because they didn't love us. It's been hard...
    Darkflowers Darkflowers 13-15, F Mar 27

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    I grew up the youngest in a family of all boys. My family was very religious but secretly abusive. My parents divorced at 12 and I was given to my mother due to me being abused by...
    spiffyjodzilla spiffyjodzilla 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 26

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    As I type this tonight, I find myself wishing I could turn back the clock and yet i realize that we are all here in this moment for a reason. From me writing this to you reading...
    PeterBGood PeterBGood 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 5

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    I'm not sure many people are on this site anymore since it was taken down, but I know a few people who are, so I will start a new series again. Jason sat in his social workers...
    Surf07 Surf07 18-21, M Apr 6

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    I am an extremely high functioning psychopath and no one knows what that actually means. I hate when people use the term sociopath and psychopath synonymously. A psychopath has...
    Siarnaq Siarnaq 16-17, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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