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I Have Been Emotional Abused

Have you ever been emotionally abused? Your feelings hurt? He didn't care? She didn't bother? This is what we have experienced. 2,714 People

    I Am So Confused

    I am really confused and often think I am the crazy one.  I find myself doing things that just aren't me... My boyfriend of three years (off and on and complicated) decided that he was going to move from AZ to California where I had just moved to a few months prior. ...
    sunshine123 sunshine123 21-25 7 Responses Feb 1, 2008

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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 emotionally abusive person. I was extremely depressed, and stressed, and didn't know yet that it was because of my husband. I...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Another Day Of Him Making Me Cry

    The one man who is supposed to love me and make me feel wanted...makes me feel like crap...today he texted me that he showed his friends pictures he had taken of me...although they clothed they was still pretty personal...so i told him he couldnt take anymore pics...and he...
    WishfulWander WishfulWander 22-25, F 5 Responses Nov 16, 2010

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    I Have Talked About This Here Before.

    I have shared this story with EP a few times, about the much older guy who I was involved with, long distance, for about three and a half years.  When I was "with" him, he had total control of me.  From three states away.  He was always so miserable and...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 18, 2009

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    Emotionally Abused

    I thought he was the one, I thought he was the one for me. I thought I was the only one. I thought I was the only one for him. Then come one day He kept saying mean things And just wouldn't stop what he was saying. It mentally and emotionally tortured my poor soul...
    lostgirl88 lostgirl88 18-21, F 4 Responses Dec 1, 2007

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    Emotional abuse isnt only insults

    and shouting at you. If they ignore you it is abuse aswell. Ive been ignored all my life from my schoolmates, work collegues and my sister. Friends left me and hurt me. Ive been thinking this may be cos of my social anxiety. Im sure it is, but anyway, this is no reason to punish...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 2 Responses Apr 20

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    My family really is a chaos.

    They boss me everything, I'm controlled. They can't take me seeing doing nothing. They want me to work her, work there, work everywhere. It's okay if there could be any salary but there isn't. I'm really tired of my family, I just can't post it all her but you can PM me in...
    RickaLorraine RickaLorraine 13-15, F Apr 6

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    I do everything for my family to help out

    and make things easier for my stressed out mom. I do all her errands, I take care of her 12,000 sqft house while she lives with her mom to take care of her every few days. But the second my sister (who doesn't contribute at all) comes into the picture, my mom just tears me down...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Healing

    I am a victim of emotional abuse. Wait, let me rephrase that, I am a survivor of emotional abuse. I have been lied to, manipulated, and shamed for my feelings. I am healing nicely, and I am able to stand on my own two feet now. Here is what I wish I could tell the world: do not...
    Rosalinn Rosalinn 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 25, 2012

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    Hello all I would like to share my experience

    of how I was emotion not abused for three years and would like some advice of how to recover from this and hopefully I can help others who are going through of who have been through the same thing I met my ex when I was 19 we were together for three years and have been split...
    leaxxxxxxx leaxxxxxxx 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    The abuse has stopped a friend's father talked

    to my dad and i have a good support group Thank you everybody for your help and support i have really appreciate it!
    had1224 had1224 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Family

    I still have a problem being alone in the house. I can't stand the silence here... I'm living far away from my family because at the time, I was ashamed and feeling so guilty, feeling like it was my fault for being abused. So I hid from my family... I went to school and...
    6cwmc 6cwmc 26-30, F May 16, 2013

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    A Letter to Daddy

    I am on a voyage of self discovery.  I have realized that a great deal of the pain in my life stems from emotional and physical abuse that I endured from my father growing up.  In order to heal myself, and in hopes of finally having a healthy relationship with my father...
    TreadingWater TreadingWater 31-35, F 17 Responses Jul 27, 2008

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    Straight Inc.

    I was emotionally, mentally, physically and sexually abused most of my life. . I was held against my will in a warehouse for months. The people resposible for this are being protected by the government. The fear and intimidation is still with me today.....it has been 20 yrs since...
    lucianna lucianna 31-35 4 Responses Nov 7, 2008

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    Emotional And Verbal Abuse By Husband

    I have been going through this forever and I'm doing something about it like:  telling family, going for counselling, and trying to respond to it differently.  I keep a positive attitude, but it's hard when I'm confronted with the abuse.
    klegall klegall 41-45, F 1 Response Dec 15, 2011

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    Well everything began

    when my mom was going to leave my dad a few years after i was born and my dad put a gun up to my head. and told my mom that if he cant have me then he sure at to hell going to let her have me.. when they got back together a few weeks after that happen. everything seamed just...
    katmoore1 katmoore1 18-21, F Jan 5

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    Bein Emotionally Abused Growin Up

    i have been emotionally abused growin up. i never was allowed to express myself at all, but now that im all grown up its very hard for me to say how i feel without feelin afraid someone is goin to put me down for sayin what i think and feel.y
    rodeoqueen rodeoqueen 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 7, 2010

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    My Life : Part 1

    Days start with heartburn , thinking and waiting for this pain to end . I always wonder am I only meant to be hurt ? I always gave love and care. being extremely emotionally abused to the extent it has affected my health. I can no longer breathe with crying my nights through...
    JacobSky JacobSky 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    Its been a year and a half

    since I left, because the abuse turned physical. I feel like mentally, the effects of a 6 year abusive relationship are more prominent now than ever. I am trying to reconnect with old friends, but I've lost so many years. I have a difficult time making new close friends. I just...
    Feelingsmiles Feelingsmiles 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 14

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    I posted an experience

    before about this but I posted before I finished Anyway I was with my ex for three years he was very controlling early on Sending msgs like Who are u really there with? He would make out like I would cheat Told me his ex cheated very early on first couple of dates Wouldn't...
    leaxxxxxxx leaxxxxxxx 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 15

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    I Am Emocionally Abused

    I am emocionally abused by my bf, a narcissistic man that doesnt care at all about me. If i want to meet him, i have to go to his house. Im emocionally, i like to cuddle, petting he just go to bed and get sleep at the same time he is laying in bed. He doesnt kiss me, he doesnt...
    marirosi marirosi 41-45, F 4 Responses Dec 2, 2011

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    For me it was (and really still is) my parents

    and, to a lesser extent, my sibling and, of course, she picked up that behaviour from them. I deal with it by trying to disassociate myself from them emotionally and to be aware of their tricks, which is much easier now that I am older and do not believe in the societal...
    wander099 wander099 22-25, F Dec 29, 2013

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    Before when I was in 3rd grade,

    I would play with my hair. Like pull it, put chalk on it and even sometimes chew on it. People called me weird, stupid, sped and even ugly girl. In 6th grade I was in a tomboy phase and everyone called me a butch. They cussed at me, thrown me around and even physically hurt me...
    BlahhHead BlahhHead 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    It started in Childhood with my parents.

    More specifically my Mum and the endless cycle has left me scarred mentally and emotionally and deep down I know that until I'm able to forgive them then it won't truly begin to heal. The best way I can describe my relationship with both my Parents is to call it a...
    LewisCollins LewisCollins 31-35 Feb 18

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    I was verbally, physically,

    sexually, and emotionally abused as a child until I went off to college. My mother allowed myself and my brother to stay in a home where we were abused. Mothers are supposed to protect their children. She always criticized me about the way I looked and what I wore. It gave me...
    Australianladybug Australianladybug 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 8

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    I Dont Have The Support Of My Parents

    my mom and dad always keep shouting at me and infact they r ultimately responsible for my sadness and tears.whenever i achieved something ,i was not given the right encouragement but whenever i was down,that feeling of sadness was increased by my mother.even though my father...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Feb 12, 2013

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    Hate This Feeling Inside Me....

    ever since i was little i was always the target for people. i was shy, awkward, and never really had any friends. it got so bad that everyday i would come home ffrom school crying. and then get abused more by my family. my mom would always tell me that no one is ever gonna merry...
    countingshadows07 countingshadows07 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 5, 2010

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    Not Something That I Will Never Forget !!

    Being abused emotionally is just as painful as being abused physically. Emotional abuse leaves wounds and they don't heal as fast as physical wounds heal, but there are scars that are always left behind. The scars that emotional abuse leave behind are invisible but they are there...
    TwilightDream TwilightDream 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 21, 2012

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    Mom Kicked (My?) Dog

    So my dad initiated to buy me a dog to relieve my depression. I opposed to the idea vigorously, because I knew something bad was going to happen to that dog. Beside, I felt bad that someone had to buy that dog because I couldn't even afford a little dog myself. Mom was excited...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 5 Responses Nov 23, 2011

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    Why can't my brothers

    and nephews understand that messing up now is going to affect them in the long run? Don't they know that people love us failing. Why can't we do anything about it instead? We just **** up as much as possible. We just give our last name an even worst reputation. We **** up, and...
    MJack1234 MJack1234 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    It Takes A Long Time To Heal

    When I was a child, I had been caned (free style---me running around with the cane chasing me, landing on random part of my body, and then getting kicked if I fell on the ground), slapped on the face, cursed in all areas of my life, threatened by violence anytime anywhere, and...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 8 Responses Jun 8, 2011

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    Well here it go`s ,,,

    my childhood was`nt very good one, that`s too say that there was saxual,violence,drug,and alcohol abuse. abandend by my dad, i never really new him i felt angery and alone, feelings that i never excepted. Mom was always working just to put food on the table and pay the rent...
    chuckvasquez chuckvasquez 41-45, M Dec 13, 2013

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    I was severely depressed from ages 12-19

    and my mom would blame me for it, sent me to a mental hospital so she didn't have to deal with me even though the doctors didn't think I needed to go, and then had me live with my grandmother for a few months because she still couldn't deal with me. I am only now recognizing...
    amethyst19 amethyst19 22-25, F 1 Response May 30

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    GaleJake GaleJake 13-15, M 1 Response May 2

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    And i am sohhhh. Tiiiiyurd.

    He called. And sounded like he wanted to apologize. But life went on. And he stayed corrosive. Stupid drunk.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 18

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    Dear Person Who Was Supposed To Be My Loving Husband.....

    For our whole relationship I have tried to give you the benefit of the doubt. You had a bad childhood, you were never appreciated, people just basically treated you like crap wherever you went but you know what pretty much everyone has gone through a rough patch. There are...
    quizkitty quizkitty 31-35, F 6 Responses Jul 17, 2011

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    Apparently I cant give specifics to this story

    (I know I tried). Since it couldn't be approved for the content because I'm still single I'll give the PG version. Basically I have suffered abuse from my future mother-in-law for 2 years now. Her constant berating and belittling has affected my self esteem and personal life...
    ksad50 ksad50 51-55, F 2 Responses Jan 13

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    11rachel 11rachel 13-15, F 2 Responses Mar 11

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    No One Believes You.

    Emotional abuse is so hard, because no one seems to take it seriously. Like, if he didn't hit you, then you shouldn't be complaining. That... I tried to leave him dozens of times, and somehow I would end up back with him. It was so hard. It's been two years now, but I still get...
    Euterpe Euterpe 21-25, F 7 Responses Dec 4, 2007

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    I hate the feeling in a relationship

    when you are the last person to know everything. When you feel embarrassed and laughed at because you are loyal and he is not loyal to you. The feeling when you will forever hold him down & you will never get that same Love in return.
    Lucky1217 Lucky1217 18-21, F Jan 14

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    My name is Angel. I'm 13 now.

    I have experienced emotional abused since i was 4 or 5 i don't know. Its started with my friends at school. we are so happy together. then a new girl came in. she started saying rumors about me. my friends trust her more than me. we've been friends since we were in diapers. we...
    CharlieA6654 CharlieA6654 13-15 1 Response Jul 16

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    It's amazing how much the little things hurt.

    “Don't you wish you'd have just gone here intead?” or “Don't you think this would have been better?” I fell under a constant stream of how nothing I ever did was right, all while trying to do everything. I was the one who did the shopping for everything. I was the one...
    Protag Protag 31-35, F 1 Response Dec 13, 2013

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    I Do Not Matter

    IT HAPPENED LONG AGO I TOLD MY DAD ABOUT THE B***H ABUSING ME HE TURNED AWAY HE SAID GET OUT OF MY SIGHT YOU MAKE ME SICK!!! I TELL MY WIFE HOW I FEEL AND SHE HAS NO RESPONSE.I LISTEN TO OTHERS BUT I KNOW HOW I FEEL DOESN'T MATTER. I HAVE ALOT OF BURIED FEELINGS AND NO ONE TO...
    thelambsink thelambsink 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 14, 2010

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    Is hate a strong word?

    Possibly. It doesn't matter though. He doesn't respect me. He uses me emotionally when he feels alone. When he finally has what he wants elsewhere, let's say sexually, he drops me like a bad habit. By he I mean my ex. He's the cause of a lot of the sadness I experience now. We...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    Bad Teacher Ruined What Could Have Been My Life?

    I don't have to many early memories, just bits and pieces, but there was one incident that happened that i must have blocked out for many years because i never told my parents or anyone, until i was in highschool. I still have no idea what happened afterwards, and why i didnt...
    Sexishedevil Sexishedevil 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 8, 2011

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    My Disdain For Leather Belts And Babysitters

    I've led a happy life and have two good parents.  Unfortunately, my mom and dad don't always meet the best people. As a child having both parents in the military, sometimes I am passed around from person to person to be taken care of when my parents are deployed or working...
    Daki22 Daki22 18-21 Sep 24, 2011

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    I Have Been Emotional Abused

    For years my brother and would fight all the time and he would call me all sorts of names. A couple times he even hit me and I would always end up crying. I believe all the things he called me and most of the time I just feel worthless. Nobody loves me, I'm ugly, fat and stupid...
    crystal234 crystal234 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 29, 2013

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    I wasn't born into a good family.

    Truth be known if abortion was legal in New York in 1967 I would not be here. My mother wanted a girl,she hated boys. You can imagine how much of a disappointment I was when she found out. Not only did I endure being slapped for near anything I did,but having to hear boys are...
    TheBrooklynKid TheBrooklynKid 46-50, M 1 Response Mar 8

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    Have U Ever Been Sexually Or Physically Abused?

    GROWIN UP I USED TO GET KNOCKED OF MY CHAIR, AND SLAMMED AGAINST WALLS BY MY PARENTS. WHEN I WAS 12 MY DAD SEXUALLY ABUSED ME, HE BROKE MY PELVIC BONE. I HAVE BEEN DEALIN WITH THIS MY WHOLE LIFE. I DONT KNOW HOW I CAN EVER FORGIVE MY PARENTS FOR WHAT THEY DONE TO ME. ALL I KNOW...
    rodeoqueen rodeoqueen 31-35, F 12 Responses Aug 16, 2010

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    And I think that I still am.

    Anyone who's made it through this, how can you tell. I'm freaking out, I know I'm being emotionally abused because he makes me feel so low sometimes but I don't know if that's me making him say things. He's so forceful and he lies about the simplest things. How can I even...
    Adam9988 Adam9988 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 14

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    Life With My Step Father

    I’ve wanted to put my feelings about my step father into words for many years, but it has taken a long time to crystalise my thoughts. I have spent my whole adult life with a range of insecurities, and a bad lack of confidence that has seriously damaged my career...
    badgerbaby badgerbaby 41-45 7 Responses Jan 23, 2012

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    My x was the same (and we have a daughter

    together who he also emotionally and verbally abused) at first he said all the right things and told me he loved me then when moved in with me and our daughter who he had just met for the first time he slowly became a mean and hateful person, but I still loved him and made...
    Loulou2001 Loulou2001 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 2

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