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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. 2,884 People

    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 am still dealing with it.

    but one of the ways I am dealing with it is through my art. If you would like to submit anonymous content for my project check me out on facebook insideourheadsproject
    insideourheadsproject insideourheadsproject 18-21, F Oct 14

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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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    I'm currently in a relationship

    that I only recently realized was emotionally abusive. I spent my childhood watching my mother get physically slapped around and told she was worthless, so I swore I would never be as weak as she was, but here I am, after almost 4 years, just now realizing that I've been...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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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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    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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    And i am sohhhh. Tiiiiyurd.

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

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    I have a deep long standing belief

    that says I deserve to be treated badly. Then I find myself allowing others to treat me badly or call me names. I go on like it didn't happen then obsess about it later.
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 17

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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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    Kicks And Giggles

    When I was a sophomore in college I met this guy that I became friends with. After about a year we started dating. I had gained weight in college and he offered to help me lose it. He monitored what I ate and how often I worked out. after losing about 15 pounds in the first...
    Babynme Babynme 26-30 1 Response Dec 27, 2011

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    Have been and still trying to come to terms

    with the factor and entirety of it all I have been with my partner 19 years Oh the hindsight of all the red flags now I can look back People appear to think because you aren't hit beaten bruised in the physical sense then the abuse isn't happening ? I wake daily trying to...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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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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    SUPPORT GROUP ON FACEBOOK - https://www.

    facebook.com/groups/312914168881814/
    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F Aug 22

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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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    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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    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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    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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    Last year was one of the worst

    for me. I had been with this guy for 10 1/2 months then he stopped texting & calling me. Back then I didn't see how he abuse me emotionally but now I see. He use me for money & sex. He use to make side comments on my body, my feelings & etc. However instead of being a man...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 12

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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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    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, T 2 Responses Nov 18, 2012

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    im feeling down about my life i feel very ill

    inside in such a dak lomely place eat to much not sociab;e no hope sorry to feel negative but a[art of me just doesnt care anymore my mother treats me like **** i let men treat me like crap i treat myself like crap i dont know how to maje myself feel better i dont know how to...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F 1 Response Aug 14

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    I am in so much pain.

    My boyfriend has abused me for so many years, and every week for the last year and a half. I feel broken. My health is in the gutter and I lost my job because of the abuse. I try to reach out to my friends, but not many seem to care. People I thought were caring and nice people...
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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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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    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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    My boyfriend emotionally abused me

    for 2 years...I thought he was just moody and it was my fault for not being able to make him happy. I broke up with him a few weeks ago. I didn't know what was happening to me. My friend who's into BDSM told me he trained me into an unwilling unknowing slave...
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F Oct 10

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    After my mom died, it was just me

    and my father living together. We've never gotten along. He's bipolar and always takes out his anger on me. He says I'm a loser, I'm worthless, a failure, not worth living... But then he apologizes every time after. I just can't take it.
    PFowler PFowler 16-17, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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    Mother at it again today.

    Sick of crying, sick of being her emotional and psychological punching bag. And she LOVES me? Yeah right
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 3 Responses Sep 12

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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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    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 25

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    I am new to this, and I came here

    because my brother is being emotionally abused and everyone thinks he is being a baby about it
    hollywallie77 hollywallie77 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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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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    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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    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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    If someone could talk that'd be great.

    I recently left a guy who made me feel like dirt. He called me names. Kicked me.slapped me. Threw me. Hurt my ribs, choked me... Etc... He smokes drugs. Throws things if he doesnt get his way.hits himself over the head also if he doesnt get his way. But I miss the son of a...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Sep 18

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    i let myselg let some one take advantage he

    would buy me things then i had to slleep with him but i also used didnt mean to like a father figure but hate myselg getting involed with an alcholic i dont drink i have in past years ago i dont know what to say im afraid of men they scare i use to be a heaslthy person and i m...
    hannahabbie hannahabbie 46-50, F Aug 9

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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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    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Sep 16

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    How can this man be so adored by people at

    "his" church but be such a crappy uncaring person. The way I've been treated by him has seriously hurt my feelings toward God and church. But his groupies at church only see the wonder that is him. GAG!!!!
    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 2 Responses Sep 21

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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 26-30, F 1 Response May 30

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    I was physically mentally

    and emotionally abused by my ex boyfriend. I dream about him all the time. I can't stop dreaming about him. So I messaged him today. Why do I still care about him? Makes me disgusted. Something doesn't feel right.
    reneelove1 reneelove1 26-30, F 4 Responses Sep 16

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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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    Physically and mentally

    and emotionally as well and I've just gotten out of it and it ended very badly. On top of it all I could be expecting and I had sent him a picture of the test (which I can't make out hoping he'd be able to) he tells me basically he doesn't care...I've loved this person...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 16

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    Wantfreedom67 Wantfreedom67 46-50, F 1 Response Oct 20

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    My dad beat the killer instinct out of me

    and my siblings at a young age. He carefully and systematically declawed us knowing if we fought at school we would get the same when we got home. School was hell. Once people know you are unable or unwilling to defend yourself let the games begin! Each of us were subjected to...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F Sep 17

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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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    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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    I don't know if this counts

    as emotional abuse, I'm a 21 year old male. So if that matters in whether I am or I'm not I guess I have gender issues too. The Mother who raised me has been emotionally abusive since high school. When my father died she would constantly throw **** at me, like plates or boxes...
    Nataliewoofwoof Nataliewoofwoof 18-21 2 Responses Jul 18

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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 Jul 24

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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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    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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