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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 1 Response Jul 30

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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 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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    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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    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

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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 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

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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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    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

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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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    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 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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    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

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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

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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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    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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    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 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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    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 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 3 Responses Oct 16

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Aug 25

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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...
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    I have experienced the pain of psychological abuse.
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    The roller coaster ride that is my life. I get so tired. Tired of his mood swings. For a few days things are wonderful and then he changes. He's mean. I'm scared
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    I'll keep a long story short. I've had a friend since I was about 5. I can honestly say that I've done a lot for her, but it was never enough. She always complained about how 'I...
    IthinksoIam IthinksoIam 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    Yep. My former wife used to do it often!
    picklebobble picklebobble 46-50, M Nov 4

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    I was a people pleaser especially to the ones I love. I had this thinking that if I please them they would stay, they would give me the affection I need. I was dead wrong though...
    filledspaces filledspaces 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Please read-I've been trying to figure out whether my father is emotionally abusive or not. So for the past several years I have been noticing very problematic things my father...
    njhbabe njhbabe 13-15 2 Responses Oct 26

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    I'm twenty two years old & I'm gonna write a story of my life hopefully to help others and let them know that if anyone's been through sexual abuse that your not alone. It is a...
    caitlinbrooke81 caitlinbrooke81 18-21 Nov 11

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    I have been friends with "Joe" for 17 years. We have come in and out of each others' lives at different times (moving, college, etc), but it always seemed we had a loyal bond that...
    butrrcup butrrcup 31-35, T Nov 12

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    Have any of your stories on EP ever been plagiarized? It’s happened to me, believe it or not. In my case, it was one of my earliest stories, which I deleted from my account a...
    Rutterman Rutterman 36-40, M 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    Being stalked well was one of the weirdest and f**ked up time of my life, Recently Graduated tertiary studies and was about to join my dream career, So anyway at the start of 2013...
    Arizv11 Arizv11 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    yesterday I had to work naked in front of a woman and I loved it, What I do is clean carpets and some times I use chemicals that take the die out of your clothes and for this...
    007carpetman 007carpetman 51-55, M 6 Responses Oct 26

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    verndewd verndewd 41-45 1 Response Oct 27

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    As you all know there was a man in my life who persecuted me and made my life a living hell . I wish if I was a talented author to write the whole story with all the details but...
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    on Saturday my fiance, who I have been with for almost 4 years, went into rehab. we have one son together. i learned that he has been addicted for about a year, lying, taking money...
    Amandaf13 Amandaf13 22-25, F 3 Responses Nov 3

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    The assault on a female case has been continued once again. It happened June 3. I'm so tired of this. It's draining energy I don't have to spare! Because every time court date...
    NCheartinNY NCheartinNY 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 3

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    When I found out my spouse of 18 years cheated on me I was devastated. The first thing I felt was a stomach ache. Then I had pain in my neck and shoulders. Had trouble sleeping...
    AloneRestless AloneRestless 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 7

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