I Have Overcome An Abusive Past

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 171 People

    My Husband

     he tried to kill me ... not physically but mentally he used to play so many mind games with me .. he broke me down ... and i will never let anyone do that to me again ...    i remember laying in bed crying because i was in labor and he wouldnt get up and take...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Jun 4, 2007

    Part 1

    My mom was 17 when she got knocked up by a married man so she let her parents adopt me.My grandma was too old and very upset by my mother's actions so she was very angry with me.I was also a colicky,fussy baby.When I was 2 she lost her temper with me,shoved my face through my...
    brokenrose brokenrose
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 8, 2008

    My parents gave me to my grandparents

    when I was born, it was just easier for them. They were wonderful but my granddad died when I was 13 and Nan couldn't take care of me. I ended up moving in with my parents for the first time. From 13-18 I went through hell there. I was kicked out multiple times for all sorts of...
    Hurt329 Hurt329
    18-21, F
    3 Responses May 3, 2015


    I can show you the X-ray that was taken at the clinic where my little sissy does ultrasound and shows where my collarbone was broken in several places and had healed all messed up because they were injuries from when I was a just a little kid and my dad had almost killed me a...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Mar 7, 2011

    The best decision I ever made was to have the

    courage to walk way from my abusive relationship. It took a long time to get over but I am so much happier with my life now. I hope other people have the support and courage to know they deserve better! ❤️
    elissamay33 elissamay33
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 2, 2014


    when I was about 2 (before my mom & dad divorced) my parents were drunks. they were always fighting, and my dad would hit my mom. one of the days when me and my mom went to visit my grandma we came home and my dad held a gun to my moms head and told her to burn every yearbook...
    s0broken s0broken
    13-15, F
    1 Response May 26, 2009

    I overcame a lot of the anger

    when I realized the ones who hurt me can never take my soul. I saw them as humans with frailty and dysfunction. Survivors are my heros, We are all in this together...here to help other trauma/abuse/addiction survivors. The better you live the weaker they become. Never let anyone...
    nolabellenuit nolabellenuit
    36-40, F
    May 21, 2015

    I haven't gotten over all the emotional scarring

    but bruises heal and I had to move on.
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Jan 21, 2015

    it wasn't physical. it was more mental.

    I think they thought they were being truthful. but you should never ever tell a child that they aren't intelligent enough to do anything but serve others. I have been called many names but my actual name. the sad, really sad thing was I answered to them.
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    1 Response Jan 22, 2015
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