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I Have An Abusive Father

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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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    hi, sorry i cant tell you my name but,

    it would feel really uncomfortable if anyone i know saw this. Anyways ever since i could remember I've lived with an abusive step-father. P.S, when i was born i lived with 2 people who my mother worked for as a maid, and they've been taking care of me ever since like i'm their...
    anonymous1765 anonymous1765 16-17, M May 19

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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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    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 16-17, F Jul 27, 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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    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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    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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    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 3 Responses Nov 24, 2013

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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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    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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    *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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    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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    He's An A**

    Yeah, my father did a number on me and my siblings growing up, but I let that go and moved on a long time ago. I went years without having a relationship with him at all, then, out of nowhere about 11 years ago he contacted me and I foolishly allowed him back into my life. Mostly...
    cc5439 cc5439 41-45, F Sep 19, 2009

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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 26-30 5 Responses Mar 4

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    So this is a story that I'll never forget

    and have never shared with anyone (other than our useless school counselors Who only made it worse) Shall I share this story? Ok here goes. I was in 6th grade when It all became so real. My dad beat my mom worse than he ever had before - to the point where she was barely...
    Dimples411 Dimples411 18-21, F May 3

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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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    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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    Another Fight

    things got heated gain. long story short i was fighting with my dad agian. bout something stupid. he startded to push me. i punched him. he held me down and punched back but not as hard as he could. after a long struggle he fcked off. he blamed sh!t on my mom and me like its our...
    maverick321 maverick321 70+, M 2 Responses Feb 19, 2012

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    I don't remember a day

    when I could call my parents relationship healthy. He was a sailer and we moved all over for him, we gave up friends, family, schools, jobs, everything. This was not enough, he would come home with so much anger. So much anger. I would do something wrong and he would lift me up...
    maccy16 maccy16 18-21, F May 25

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    Beats me up with a set of golf clubs

    or baseball bat depends on what sports season it is (everytime i talk back). His brain is just stuck on his classic mafia films.
    trentoy trentoy 18-21, M 6 Responses May 1

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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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I am exhausted. Its 1:45am on a friday night. I just got off the phone with my mother, she wanted to make sure i was ok but instead i tried to soothe her. As usual my father has...
    sweetplumeria sweetplumeria 36-40 2 Responses Jul 19

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    My father committed suicide when I was eleven. I used to think that this was the most traumatic experience of my life. I'm 29 now and things are slowly getting better.
    SmokingChrome SmokingChrome 26-30, M Jun 30

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    I'm so upset. All my 14 years of living I never had a father. It's not because he left, it's because he never knew about me. Last year I started to get interested in finding him...
    xobeybriannax xobeybriannax 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I grew up with an abusive father, alcoholic and drugs came before his daughter. My mom and dad divorced when I was 12, shortly after my dad married the neighbor lady. She has two...
    mudflap73 mudflap73 41-45, F 3 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I don't know who my father is, the state of Ohio did do blood testing on a few names my mom gave and unfortunately one didn't go in. They assumed that he "tried to run" so he was...
    yuliaKitsune yuliaKitsune 22-25, F Jul 5

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    My dad was never there for me. He lets me live with him, he feeds me and gets me what I want or need. But that's not really what I want. All I want is a father that has time for me...
    Cwins165 Cwins165 13-15, M 13 hrs ago

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    With my bad days, comes doubt that maybe I wasn't suppose to be a father, especially a father of four, but its amazing that just the smallest thing a child does can put a smile on...
    Pmiller3 Pmiller3 26-30, M 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    Yes fathers are important then mothers . Im a daddys girl and i love my dad so much . Hes a wonderful father .
    paola93 paola93 18-21, F 5 hrs ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 4 Responses Jul 21

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 19

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Jul 21

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    As I said before I was 15 when my mother,2 siblings, and I were finally liberated from my abusive bigamist(married to a woman in Ukraine while married to my mother in US)father. He...
    Eitan Eitan 22-25, M Jul 15

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    I don't understand the darkness of human nature. Why is it that when your chips are down, the human tendency is to gang up on that person and to put them down even more, instead...
    Solfeggio Solfeggio 36-40, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I'm new to this experience thing. But The reason I joined is so that I could write about my feelings towards my "dad". Ever since I was little he's really been nothing more than a...
    aloflo aloflo 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 15

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    My story is extremely complicated, but quite interesting if you erase all the negatives....I am from a mixed heritage and was born to a catholic mother and Jewish father. When I...
    londongirl98 londongirl98 16-17, F a week ago

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    I met with my son's father a while back, must be nearly a year now, and I didn't really know him all that well, so we went on a few dates and I let him into my home. He didn't know...
    timeline112 timeline112 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 30

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    I think when I was about nine or ten years old, I realized my mother was doing drugs. When you're a little kid, that is definitely a big deal, and with everything being shoved down...
    OldAbandoned10 OldAbandoned10 22-25, F Jun 30

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