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I Have Been Emotionally Abused

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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 4 Responses Jul 20, 2014

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    Don't let them brainwash you into making you

    feel guilty. You have every right to pursue that which you call freedom. You are not who they define you to be. You are who you know yourself to be. It is not your fault. It is not your fault. You are perfect being you. You have nothing to lose. You will overcome all the agony...
    honestyreality honestyreality 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 25, 2014

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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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    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 3 Responses Sep 14, 2008

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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, 2014

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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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    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, 2014

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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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    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 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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    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, 2014

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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 26-30, M Oct 8, 2013

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    My step mom emotionally abuses me.

    I'm not sure if she understands how much it hurts, but she does it consistently. I am the bad child in my family, I have accepted that I guess. She doesn't tell me I'm stupid but she takes every chance she gets to put me down. She points out my GPA is only a B+ when her kids...
    LittlemsA LittlemsA 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 3, 2014

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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 18-21, F Jan 31, 2014

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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 1 Response Jul 30, 2014

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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 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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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 5 Responses Jan 10, 2014

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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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    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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    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, 2014

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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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    My grandmother has been emotionally(and

    sometimes physically) abusing for 7 years, but I have never told anyone. She is the kind of person no one would suspect of doing something like that. she is loved by, our church, and our family. She knows my life could be a lot worse than what is right now, so she always reminds...
    Cassandrae Cassandrae 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 16, 2014

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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 don't know why u did it to me Mason.

    I didn't do anything to you. But u don't know that I cheated on you when I was drunk. I'm sorry!
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 13-15, F Oct 5, 2014

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    He finally contacted me this morning.

    It was not a closure at all. It was still a bunch of contradictions. He had the nerve to say, "_____, I know you've been going through a lot of pain. I don't want to pursue a relationship with you. I don't want to continue on. There are no answers to give because you've done...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    When i turned 20 flashbacks of being touched by our driver when i was 4 or 5 yrs old i remember everything he did but it was a confusing and scary thing i did not understand what...
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    Wow! Violated doesn't even begin to describe how I feel right now!! I was catfished by a girl by the name of "plunkedd" on okcupid! She was using pictures of a Russian model and I...
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    Really rough day. Was in tears and now just emotionally defeated and depleted but I need to pick myself up, dust myself off and try again tomorrow...the eternal optimist:) I need...
    Messybutbeautiful Messybutbeautiful 31-35 3 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    There is one time in particular that I still wonder about, did I do the right thing? I lied to my father at age 16 or so. My mom was there too. He asked me: "Tom (not my real...
    steverick steverick 56-60, M 3 Responses Jan 9

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    Nope. Not a mental hospital. That's what they told me. It's not a mental hospital. I was 15 years old. They told me (2 psychologists in a room with me, and I think maybe my parents...
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    I've been through so much in my life and I've been hurt so many times. I've been used, taken advantage of, cheated on played and lied to repeatedly by the ones I love so dearly. I...
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    Ok, so maybe i've been single for pretty much all of my life. I've been on dates of course, and I'm not a virgin either if that's what you're thinking, lol. There are a couple of...
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