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I Have Been Emotionally Abused

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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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    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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    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 Jul 30

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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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    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 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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    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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    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 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 6 Responses Jan 10

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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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    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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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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

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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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    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...
    Mjkittycass1985 Mjkittycass1985 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When I was five years old, a man sexually abused me more than twice. I'm afraid to tell people, because what if they see me differently or disgusted??
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    It's Hard To Kill A Dead Man I wrote this story, got some great comment but then deleted it by accident while trying to edit it. Here it is again: Back in the 90s, I had been...
    Brainyblonde Brainyblonde 66-70, F Aug 19

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    There is a lot of self pity when something like that happens to you. I understand. You sit in the shower feeling dirty. Afraid to touch yourself. Not wanting to. But please don...
    MadMint MadMint 18-21, F 3 days ago

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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...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    My father being the manipulator... He was divorced from mum and jailed for a short term when I was 7 but I only found out why at 17. Before that, I was always 'daddy's little girl...
    TheBratPrince TheBratPrince 18-21, F Aug 28

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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...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response 11 hrs ago

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    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F Aug 22

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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 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I HATE U MASON!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Strangerdanger47 Strangerdanger47 16-17, F 1 day ago

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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...
    poorwhitetrash poorwhitetrash 46-50, F 1 day ago

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    I have been physically abused by my alcoholic dad ever since I was in 3rd grade. He went to jail for a couple years but is now back. It has gotten better now that I am bigger and...
    ihill032299 ihill032299 16-17, M Sep 2

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    My ex gf just got arrested yesterday for showing domestic violence towards me in our school parking lot this week. I told the witnesses to call the police, and they did. When we...
    Kiyamilan Kiyamilan 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 22

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    Compared to what some of the people here have been through, I had it easy. I met a guy I thought was near perfect- he was cute, he was smart, and I thought he was sweet. I'm clumsy...
    HorizonHeart HorizonHeart 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    A Bridge Across the Pain. I remember one morning when I was three and sitting across the table from my father at breakfast, just he and I, when for no reason I could think of he...
    Steffi97 Steffi97 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 19

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    my boyfriend is trying to convince me that I 'admitted' doing something with another guy before our 'split up', when I didn't. I was sure he broke up with me so I turned to alcohol...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 4 Responses Aug 31

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    I have been, and still am part of a really abusive selfish mother and an enabler father. My mother is so derailed mentally, she is viciously crewel. She has antagonized me from...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Update! There's hope guys - don't settle! Last time I posted it had been only one month since being cheated on - and I was a mess. Only thing I was sure of is that there was no way...
    imatulipinacup imatulipinacup 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    I have to say, I've never witnessed or experienced blocking at such a high frequency on any other site as much as on EP. It amazes me, humors me, and appalls me at times. Even...
    AllStarcrushNate AllStarcrushNate 26-30, M 6 Responses Sep 8

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    I've been so busy with school work , my son and other family things I haven't been on in forever . First I lost my second child a month ago so I've been going through that and...
    Loving1234 Loving1234 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I've been few continents by myself. The most difficult places have been the spanish speaking countries. ( language barriers, dangerous, etc) I must say people in Peru are nice and...
    nomadic32 nomadic32 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 20

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    Well that was fun...I had an accident at the farm and ended up with a concision...I have been here for 2 days now and I don't even know what happened...must have been bad cause my...
    BustyRedHead321 BustyRedHead321 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 4

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    I have been cheated on more than a couple times, my latest ex cheated on me but is now texting me all the time.part of me feels like hey karma is a ***** because he says the new...
    LoudMouse LoudMouse 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 6

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    I live in a city that is very expensive and only work in a fairly low paid industry. long story short I cant live with family and I am a Christian who believes it is better for me...
    funkykristi funkykristi 31-35, F Sep 10

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    I have been with my boyfriend for 6 years and he is my life but the guy before me was a jerk. He had sex with someone in my bed whilst I was at work luckily I was left off work...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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