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I Have Been Emotionally Abused

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    I'd say it has affected the way I maintain

    intimate relationships in my adult life. I have severe trust issues due to certain boundaries being broken and certain obligations that were expected to be carried out, never being carried out. It's hard accepting what happened, but being able to talk about it does help.
    JackP94 JackP94 18-21, M 19 hrs ago

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    I Think I Should Tell You

    i think i should tell you that i am only fourteen. i was thirteen when this all started. well, here it goes..it was the the beginning of the summer of 2008 when this all started. i met this great guy over the internet..he's four years older than me, but i knew he went to the...
    makenaaa makenaaa 13-15 Jul 22, 2009

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    Winter Blues...........help

    WHILE AM GRATEFUL FOR A place to stay the trade off shouldn't be me being abused because it helps them feel better and deal with their stress. The trade off shouldn't be me submitting to domination humiliation and abuse.. I just don't know how much longer I can sacrifice mental...
    Jan 10, 2013

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    Is This A Bad Relationship?

    I don't know what caused me and my boyfriend to be like this, before we used to be happy and laughing all the time and now all me and him do is argue.. He makes me cry and feel like ****, and he'll call me names. So I won't do anything.. I'll just take it, the worst part is its...
    GreyShadows GreyShadows 22-25, F Sep 13, 2013

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    I Have....

    I have been emotinally abused in many  situations. I have been abused by my parents, by friends, and by my boyfriends in the past. some would aslo say that my current boyfriend is verbabally and mentally abusvie to me, however i think otherwise. however there are times i...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses May 28, 2009

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    I am a bit slow understanding things at times

    and my friends always made fun of me because of it.
    rag2 rag2 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 8

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    I Don't Think I Could Ever Love Myself

    I'm going to try my best to keep this short for you guys. Ever since I was little, I can remember loving food. Especially sweets and carbs, and just about everything else that is terrible for you. I would always out-eat my big brother and both my parents, and snack time was my...
    roguemeup roguemeup 22-25, F Dec 28, 2010

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    Is This Emotional Abuse?

    Dear all, this is my first post so here goes! I am writing this the day after a huge row with my parents. I am 36 years old and ever since I can remember my mum and dad have belittled me, put me down, criticised me and ignored me. My twin brother moved 100 miles away a a few...
    bakern61 bakern61 36-40 2 Responses Apr 22, 2011

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    You went on your way

    and continued to enjoy life with your friends and family. I just got worse and became sicker from holding everything you put me through in. I felt ashamed that everything that had happened was my entire fault. It wasn't until a year later after you broke up with me, when I hit...
    RobinPancakes RobinPancakes 18-21, F 1 Response Feb 14

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    Found a picture of my dog today.

    He died last year. I grew up with him ever since I was 2. He reminds me of every single happy memory I had. Now I can't stop crying. Lovely.
    AnthonyTonyWhat AnthonyTonyWhat 16-17, M 3 Responses Jul 20

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    EijayvA

     I know he has treated other girls this way. It started when I was 17, before I fell pregnant. I was kicked out of home at 17, as my mother has never liked me, and after my parents got divorced and she kept the house, and my sisters and I, it all went wrong. Two of my sisters...
    Whinny00 Whinny00 22-25, F Jan 30, 2013

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    I Have Been Emotionally Abused I guess this

    is not something guys usually recognize or admit. I just got out of a truly terrible relationship. The girl had a lot of emotional problems, and like a fool, I thought I could fix them. It was actually really wonderful at first. She was interesting, loving, caring, and...
    JohnMoreDread JohnMoreDread 26-30, M 4 Responses Feb 6

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    I was talking to my Boyfriend

    for about a year and we hit if off right from the beginning! I felt so comfortable with him, telling him things, he made me feel so happy. 6 Months before then I lost My Sister, it was a sad time in my life. But then he came along and Made me feel happy, secure and cared about...
    NoPainisForever NoPainisForever 22-25, F 6 Responses Jan 10

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    Family, Friends, Two Things I Dont Have

    my family has been at war with eachothe for the last 10 years, since i was 6, the year my dad was diagnosed with MS. he's a terrible hearless cruel, selfcentered, jerk, i hate im i really do, he has yelled at me, cussed at me, screamed at me, ,has said terrible things to me over...
    blueyes64 blueyes64 18-21, F 3 Responses May 23, 2009

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    My Ex Abused Me

    I was abused by my alcoholic abuser for 5 years. I see his face everyday.
    cthomas1243 cthomas1243 22-25, M Oct 8, 2013

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    I Have Been In a Too-common Way

    I feel I have been emotionally abused too, in a way that is becoming all too common these days. Last year, out of the blue, my wife said " I want a divorce". Now after 35 years together, and not having any obviously big problems, this can be pretty flattening. I tried...
    printpants printpants 56-60, M 2 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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    I Dont Know

    This is my first story on here but im not sure what this might be My dad besicly just likes to treat me and my mother badly, He is allways swaring at us and verbuly abusing us, im not sure what to do
    KenzoCarmen1 KenzoCarmen1 16-17, F Jul 21, 2013

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    My Misfortune.

    I have shared a story here about this guy before.  When I was almost fifteen, I met this guy online, he was nineteen.  His lies started right then and there.  He was a pathological liar, he didn't know how to stop, I don't think.  I don't have time list his...
    urbrandofheroin urbrandofheroin 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 13, 2009

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    Since I was 8 by my stepmom.

    ..to add to more problems. It will forever negatively impact my life
    manderpanderz manderpanderz 16-17, F Jan 31

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    I have always been emotionally abused by others

    at my school, but it really took a toll on me when a new nanny came into my life. There are many situations but I'll only talk about a couple. One time she came to my school claiming to be my mother, then she emptied out my locker and brought everything home in a trash bag. She...
    copperyellowlion copperyellowlion 18-21, F Jan 31

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    It Goes On

    I know I told the beginnnings of this thing some time ago here, but everything got opened up again today.   My ex has left all her clothes, jewelry, and other stuff here for over a year. The whole atmosphere has been one of uncertainty- I know she left, but everytime I...
    printpants printpants 56-60, M 2 Responses May 31, 2009

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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...
    Nataliewoofwoof Nataliewoofwoof 18-21 1 Response Jul 18

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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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    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...
    CharlieA6654 CharlieA6654 13-15 1 Response Jul 16

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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...
    NoMoreTearsToni NoMoreTearsToni 18-21, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was 11 or 12 and It was the middle of the night I got raped by my own brother how daire he and he got coughs that night and now I'm mentally scared and have issues sum times I...
    darklightcrystal darklightcrystal 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 11

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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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    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...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 22-25, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Many times, so I've turned it off and I feel nothing
    EvaSFenty EvaSFenty 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My exliver wanted to try anal sex. I wasn't comfortable with it but decided to give it a try to please him. It felt awful, ugly, and dirty. It hurt so much so in the middle of it...
    pao0768 pao0768 46-50, F 2 Responses Jul 4

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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    For my entire life I have only wanted my dad to love me. He says he does with phrases like "kiddo I love you so much" and "you are my saving grace.". But if I was his saving grace...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F Jul 15

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    He used to control me. If I would talk to a guy friend then suddenly I was cheating on him. He would accuse me of faking my asthma, that was the one time I stood up for myself. A...
    cmdoran cmdoran 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have been to emotional hell and back. I have been cheated on, used, abused mentally, and stabbed in the back by "friends", But I will not be a bitter women like I used to be. I...
    strawberry38 strawberry38 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict. We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    I have been seeing a man that has been going through a divorce. We have been together for 1.5 years. There were times that were special and we were very happy. Other times that...
    HelpingMe HelpingMe 36-40, F Jul 8

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    I have been secretly dating the guy I was in live with for two years for a week- and 3 weeks ago he left for a trip to Europe. He messaged me on Facebook for 3 days and from then...
    MentoPiano MentoPiano 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 11

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    I'm new to this. I am the daughter of a police officer and have never touch drugs. I am also the partner of a man with a 17 year heroin addiction. We have been together for around...
    hoppy87 hoppy87 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 14

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    I need help! I have recently begun to recognize that I have been brainwashed by my family. Although I am becoming stronger, I still think that I am being manipulated by them. Worst...
    artiebrown14 artiebrown14 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 19

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    I had been married for four months before I found out that my husband, whom I have been in a committed relationship for 9 years including a year-long engagement, cheated on me. It...
    krk314 krk314 31-35, F 5 Responses Jul 21

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    I'm sharing this with you because I want to know how I can move forward from this. I do love my husband but I feel so betrayed by his actions. And not just him his family and...
    2011dolly40 2011dolly40 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 23

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    I have been bullied before I been bullied but I haven't told a lot of people I love EP because it's like a journal and I can show how I really feel and how I really am Back to...
    Hiddenamoungus Hiddenamoungus 13-15, F a week ago

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    I think I've been told a few times even though I personally don't like my voice since my voice is a little deep and I have been called, "Sir" and "Bro" over the phone a few times...
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I feel as a 30 year old woman I should be more accomplished I did everything right I've always been there for my family as they have been for me but sometimes I feel like I'm doing...
    feelingstuck30 feelingstuck30 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I often find myself wondering what if....how would we have been together if we had ever really had the chance.... I always kept these thoughts to myself, afraid of what you'd think...
    Oso41412 Oso41412 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 2

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    I have been to Europe three times now, so excited to go again. I've visited Germany, Luxembourg, Belgium, Netherlands, France, Switzerland, and Austria so far and they all are...
    GMnaked GMnaked 46-50, M Jul 6

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    I have lived in the UK all my life. I have been to France, Spain, Germany, America and Holland. I wish I had been to more but my mum is afraid of flying and I'm only 18 so there's...
    MattySomeone MattySomeone 18-21, M Jul 6

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    I have been to a few countries. Italy, Britain, Germany... I think I prefer my humble France to any of those places! Once I even traveled to another country to deliver coffee to a...
    Wattouat Wattouat 18-21, F Jul 6

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    I want to go to tokyo and I'm looking for anyone that have been to tokyo here 😩
    Hunnnson Hunnnson 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 7

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