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I Have Forgiven Those That Abused Me

A group for those that have forgiven people that abused them in the past 44 People

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    I was sexually abused when i was nine by my cousin. I have forgiven them, but the effect it has had on me is huge. I can never forget what they did to me. It is always on my mind even though all i want is to forget about it. The fact it was someone i trusted makes it worse, i now...
    ChloeHannah ChloeHannah 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2011

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    I Want To...

    But not for them, and for their peace of mind, but for MINE. I don't want to always have this hate, and Anger inside of me! I just don't want to be an Angry person. I want to be able to forgive those who have hurt me, and abused me, so I  can move on, and be a better, happier...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 21, 2010

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    Forgive And Forget...

    They say that people should forgive and forget. I can forgive. But I can't ever forget. What I have experienced has shaped and molded who I am. Has made me a fighter, and made me stronger. But....does that mean that I have truly forgiven?
    KitCat76 KitCat76 31-35, F 3 Responses Oct 4, 2010

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    I Forgive Those That Think And Speak Ill Of Me.

    I forgive them no matter what they say or give ill advice about me. Yet; I do not forget the things that are said.
    Snookybear Snookybear 36-40, M Jun 30, 2010

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    Slowly, But Surely

    I have forgiven quite a few people who have abused me. I will say, though, I'm still working on others who's abuse cuts a little deeper than most. I know that I will eventually get there, and I hope for it to be soon, but I will just work through it and let it come naturally. I'm...
    WorkItMami WorkItMami 22-25, F Nov 9, 2011

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    **** three more years. **** "it's not that bad." **** "I understand." **** "be strong." **** "get out more." **** "make friends." **** "we love you...
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    My sexual abuse commenced as far back as I can remember to about 7yo. I do not want to particularly go into great detail except to say it began with a family friend of my older...
    maturegurl maturegurl 46-50, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I really need help. I think I may have been sexually abused when I was younger, but I'm not sure? It's really conflicting, because the person who did it was my mom. Nearly every...
    Samuelss17 Samuelss17 16-17 2 Responses Feb 1

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    I was abused many times over the years as a kid. The most frequent/egregious abuser was my stepfather. It made me distant myself from people. It impacted my ability to be intimate...
    GodHatesMe2010 GodHatesMe2010 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 1

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    Just cause you had a ****** childhood doesn't mean you should physically and emotionally abuse us. I hope karma. Comes and bites you. For all those times
    Avila96 Avila96 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 31

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    He feeds off of my suffering. He doesn't just feed off of it, he finds it DELICIOUS. I know this because I have FELT what he feels before. It is HORRIFIC to feel the sheer amount...
    Hush92 Hush92 18-21, F Jan 30

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    The guy I was with recently dumped me and I realized that all the significant, romantic relationships I have been in have been abusive in some form. They've either flat out abused...
    terrywill15 terrywill15 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 29

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    I was abused as a child. I've never talked about it. this is the most I've ever talked about it now but I've been holding it in for 15 years. I've been able to usually keep a hold...
    LittleBird131 LittleBird131 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    I guess i do. I just have obsessive thoughts everyday at times in the day and oh i have demonic dreams that have come true and I also have demonic oppression and Satanic possession...
    Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday Angelinawhitepromdresseveryday 16-17, F Jan 26

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    fun story: I had an obvious bruise on my jaw for 2 weeks because my friend didn't think to warn me before throwing a ball at me He was forgiven because it was cool looking
    submissiveboyy submissiveboyy 18-21, T Jan 24

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    But sometimes I wonder if it was abuse at all. I wonder if I'd be way less ****** up if labels like that didn't tell me to be victimized. I was so young I didn't think of myself as...
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 24

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    I have been abused as a child...
    NikkiButlerGreen NikkiButlerGreen 26-30, T Jan 24

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    This is not based on any particular incident, but rather on what I wish I had said to all those who have tried, with varying degrees of success, to intimidate me. That was back...
    Serenitree1 Serenitree1 70+, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    Another day of abuse. Yesterday my narcisstic (who only cares about him and herself) mother dearest took out the cord to the monitor. 4-5am this morning when mum and I would be...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 1 Response Jan 23

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    my experience in the past cause me to feel depressed. back in my highskul days i was a victim of bullying the whole yr was rily an awful experience for me. from then i begun to...
    bokading bokading 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 23

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    Grace2U Grace2U 66-70, F Jan 23

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    My Sin Debt Has Been Paid In Full!Never forget one very important thing. When Jesus died on the cross for your sins, His blood covered your sins not for just that moment, but for...
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    I used to shut people out when I'm hurt.It was like I will stop communication with that person and avoid that person as far as I can.I held a hidden resentment and anger towards...
    SingapuraGirl SingapuraGirl 36-40, F 6 Responses Jan 23

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    i had an emotional affair with my ex boyfriend and my husband just found out today who I was speaking to. I have not been this low in such a long time. my husband travels Monday...
    embelina06 embelina06 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 22

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    SONG ~ ALABASTER BOX~SUNG BY LILLIE McCLOUD Gosh wow I LOVE This incredible song :D!!!Also the woman is stunningly beautiful,I LOVE HER SPIRIT OF JUBILATION,FIRE, POSITIVITY...
    NyxInvictus NyxInvictus 41-45 2 Responses Jan 22

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    I was sexually molested by my own father for many years. And my mother did nothing about it but she was also physically and emotionally abused me for many years. And please don't...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 22

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    Forgiveness is not for the weak, Forgiveness can only be done by the very strong! Mahatma Gandhi Darlingrose
    darlingrose darlingrose 70+, F 6 Responses Jan 21

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    i don't believe i have this condition. But then on rare occasions there are conversations i don't remember having and things i don't remember doing and time i've had trouble...
    shimmeringrose shimmeringrose 36-40, F 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I have NEVER seen the good in anyone or anything in this world. I don't believe in forgive and forget. I ABSOLUTELY do not believe in forgiveness. I do not believe in kindness, and...
    BrokeBandit BrokeBandit 41-45, F Jan 20

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    2 abusive relationships back to back..My daughters father had me in jail over something i didnt do. Iv havent worked in those 4 years..Iv been traumatized and beaten..Iv...
    findingtruth828 findingtruth828 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 20

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