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I Have An Abusive Father

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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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    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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    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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    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 1 Response May 25

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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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses May 1

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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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    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 have a worst father in the world.

    He is such a loser. In spite of so much of knowledge , he couldn't do anything in his career. He himself don't value his parents and deserted them when in need. My paternal grandparents contacted him a lot but he just kept ignoring them , never visited them. They all though all...
    TrueLoverN TrueLoverN 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 11

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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 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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    The only thing that keeps me from doing

    something stupid, is the thought that one day I will not have to be next to him. I do not believe any of these abusers should have the privilege to hear or be referred to as "fathes". So to proceed with "HIM". There is days worse than others, but it's always something in his...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F Oct 11

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    I don't have a mother.

    I haven't spoken to my mother in years. She's a heroin addict who, no matter what, never seems to get better. I just recently found out that my dad is no better. He abuses various types of pills, as well as his drug of choice, cocaine. I'm always getting screamed at for...
    amychristineee amychristineee 16-17, F Sep 16

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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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    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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    *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 5 Responses Mar 22, 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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    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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    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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    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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    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 2 Responses Feb 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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 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...
    Drags800 Drags800 26-30 4 Responses Mar 4

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    Related Experiences

    Since I can rationalize my father has been verbally and physically abusive. I think it grew in intensity as the years went by and my personality started to evolve. I still live...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 2

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    My father is an alcoholic....a really bad one, he just yells for no reason and says the cruelest things, it's very embarrasing when he does it in public :/ he hasn't hit me but he...
    Zezebabe Zezebabe 18-21, F Oct 2

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    He is my teacher and I don't think he knows I look up to him in this way, but some other teachers know and the counselor. I do have a biological father living- but he left when I...
    LittleBlackSubmarine LittleBlackSubmarine 16-17, M Sep 28

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    I wish I could run away and never look back. My entire childhood was spent dealing with my father who has severe PTSD that has caused him to abuse my entire family for the past 13...
    alexmarie214 alexmarie214 18-21, F Sep 20

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    I am usually a person who can smile through it all, I can even encourage other people out of gutters. You can bet half of the people that know me.. Will say oh yeah I know her that...
    ofthisgirl90 ofthisgirl90 22-25, F Oct 9

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    I hate how my mom beats me up like I'm some random girl in a bar. She hits me hard, straight to the face while pulling my hair.
    isabellaalyssia isabellaalyssia 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 7

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    I'm not sure if it's emotionally abusive, but it hurts either way. She had a lot of **** as a child, an alcoholic verbally abusive father, an emotionally distant often absent...
    PinkNailPolish PinkNailPolish 18-21, F 19 hrs ago

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    Two Days ago on my Birthday I received several texts from my Father stating that how disappointed he was in my real sister and I and that it was disrespectful of me and my sister...
    tipadee1 tipadee1 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 26

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    My dad stayed around with my mom until my brother was 7 and i was 5 because my mom moved us to North Carolina for a better life my mom lived with my father for about 10 years so we...
    Himynameis123456789 Himynameis123456789 18-21, F Oct 5

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    Not that i want a relationship with the piece of Sh1t ...but i really wish i could have a father...Any kind of figure that is like a father to me...I have always been without a...
    EmoNekoNiki EmoNekoNiki 18-21, F Sep 23

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    When I watch the movie “Mermaids” with Cher and Wynona Rider. I can see my own childhood any many ways in that film, it’s so uncanny. I never met nor knew my natural father...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 6

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    I am the mother of children with different fathers. Right away when people hear that, they think bad things. They judge incorrectly. I never actually thought I would be in this...
    Col308 Col308 31-35, F 1 Response Oct 10

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    I miss my father,He passway for almost two months now.. So, those who's still have a father,, show to them how much you love them, you'll never know how many years more you can...
    onionheart16 onionheart16 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 25

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    Emotionally and physically. By many different people.. I do not have a father, I never have. And my mother has drunk alcohol all my life as well as sought affection from many...
    asdfnx asdfnx 18-21, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    I have always wanted to be a father since I was a child. My father was very abusive and made sure that we always doubted ourselves and our worth to the point of attempted suicide...
    shadowpaw88 shadowpaw88 26-30, M 1 Response Sep 24

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    Been neglected by a father because he who damned himself as a coward since he left. Been hurt by my mother who had been abusive and she did indirectly with verbs. Does parents has...
    msunique1989 msunique1989 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    When my parents divorced I was sixteen... and then my father’s true colors started to show. For almost eight years, I was emotionally / mentally manipulated and abused by his...
    HayBail HayBail 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    GOOD NEWS> I am on a waiting list to stay at a local agency that takes families with children. I call every week, and this week I was told that in a month there should be an...
    lisaandshasta123 lisaandshasta123 41-45 1 Response Oct 10