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I Have Suffered Mental Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 375 People

    Is This Abuse?

    i'm not sure if I'm in an abusive relationship or not. he tells me i'm crazy and i keep getting on more and more antidepressants so i don't care when he tells me I'm stupid. I've taken care of our two children now for four years and he maintains that he's been the only one...
    littleja littleja 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 16, 2010

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    Family Not Doing What They Are Supposed To Do

    I am only 15 and I am being pressured by my family, by my mother and father, and my sisters always make fun of me and "Bullying" me... I am doing my best to get through it, I'm not sad about it because it got me so much stronger and I like myself the way I am right now. It's...
    FemaleUnknown FemaleUnknown 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 23, 2013

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    Mental Abuse

    I have, including the silent treatment.  The best part, I tried pulling up and my hand kept pulling down.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2011

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    Why Can't I Just Leave!

     I am in a relationship that is completely wrong for me but for some reason I just keep coming back to it. My boyfriend is incredibly cruel and mean to me. He is mentally and physically abusive toward me. There is not one day that goes by that he does not call me horrible...
    ashley3556 ashley3556 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    I Feel Worthless.

    Have you ever been told something and at first you're all like "wow that kinda hurts but whatever."and then after a while you notice they keep saying the same thing? "You're a nothing.""all you do is stay in your room" "you can't do anything right""you can't make a mistake""didn...
    MiniDoom MiniDoom 18-21, F Mar 20, 2013

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    Why do Men who you love Want to control you(

    not all of them) And make life miserable
    josiehear2help josiehear2help 41-45, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2014

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    Mental Abuse

    Ive been with my partner for nearly 6 years now. It was going perfect for the fist year. I was shocked how quick he changed. In 2006 we had our own flat together and was going good, until he got heavy on cannabis. Thats when his moods began to change. When ever he couldnt get a...
    LisaMarie1988 LisaMarie1988 18-21 4 Responses Aug 23, 2010

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    Mental abuse is just

    as bad as physical abuse. At 15, I got together with a 23 year old. He kept me home, tried to steal me from my family, made me grow up, and found out I was cutting and tried to cut me as a metaphor. I'm not with him now, thankfully. I know it is nothing major but at the time it...
    amberraine amberraine 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 1

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    Hurting Badly

    My son (33) (who is very successful in his career has absolutely crushed me.)  I was going through an extremely difficult time trying to deal my my husband's abusive alcoholic behavior.  I was severely depressed.  (I do not want to talk about that at this time)  I was very...
    seekinghope seekinghope 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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    Im Not Perfect...

    when i was little, kids would always tease me cause i was always the new girl almost evry year or so. then once we finally stop moving all the time, we just had to pick the worst town -peppy annoying rich kids. its horrible they are always bothing me to this day saying how im a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8, 2011

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    33 Yrs Of What

    I must sound like I am nuts, he tells me this, I am 65 yrs old.  I was in an abusive physical marriage for 9 yrs.  My son 2yrs at the time, he kicked him, while being mad at me.  I knew I had to leave.  With the help of friends, Ieft.  I was stranded on the side of the road...
    78harley 78harley 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    17 Years...s E V E N T E E N Y E A R S...

    It started when we were married.  The constant correcting at first...then the easy to anger...the constant arguing and NOTHING not even taking the blame would end it.  All blame shifted to me.  You ask...what did we argue about.  ANYTHING...he would argue about ANYTHING and...
    DumbBroad17 DumbBroad17 36-40 2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    I have come out of my country looking

    for a job and fortunately i got one after arond 4 days. Presently Iam working in this Company from last 1.7 years. I have been selected as Project Engineer and salary was decided to be 400 RO. after some 2 months my boss has turned compeltly against me. i was new in country and...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M Dec 18, 2014

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    I Know What It's Like

    I hate the feeling of being mentally abused, it started really early for me and lasted until I left home and then has happened at times since then by other people. I started to condition my mind to be able to take it without crumbling.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 7, 2011

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    ...

    This is a big thing in my life, not lately but i was brought up in a abusive family. With my mother in different relationships with alcoholics, and drug atticks, and then my father being on drugs, and there divorce. It's just a big rollercoaster. Everyone tells me that i could...
    kaitey1029 kaitey1029 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 2009

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    OVER and Over

    It's just a thing I guess... my father did it and then I married into it. It can eat you alive but there is hope and you can escape. Of course I still get it from time to time but trying to fight back.
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Aug 15, 2008

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    Family Member Suffering, But Unsure How to Help.

    I have a family member who I used to be very close with. She met a guy about 10 years ago and since she hooked up with him, she has changed. She was always the quieter one of the two of us, but she has become almost reclusive, apart from taking the children to school and to their...
    oz37 oz37 31-35, F 3 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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    Sudden Realization

    I realized that my sister has been mentally abusing me ever since we were little. She is two years older than me, we are both adults now, and she still does it. I have always known that she was jealous of me because I got all the attention when I was born and  a lot of the...
    scantron scantron 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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    Father Of Mine

    ****I have encountered mental abuse throughout my entire childhood and adult life.  While I have attempted to escape the emotional pain of my past...I find myself to be a work in progress. Below is a copy of a post from my blog that I wrote about my father.  He has been...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    Was It Mental Abuse

    i became very best mates with my mate we then became a couple it was good for four years but at start he did nick money off me once about two years back he get angry very quickly he been on class a drugs on and off for 10 years it was in the last year he would call me names blame...
    jems1979 jems1979 31-35 Nov 23, 2011

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    Just Didnt Know....

    I was a victim of Mental Abuse from an early age..... My behaviour nowadays portrays a social freak because of it. My last Partner controlled every facet of my life and now feels that she still can. I feel like I am trapped in a glass bell jar...
    Jah70 Jah70 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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    (empowerment) You Are Not Crazy - Recognizing That You've Been The Victim Of Abuse

    These are two links I found invaluable for understanding and escaping from the dynamics of abuse, as well as identifying abusive people and situations in general. Abusers will almost always try and convince their victims that they're the ones doing something wrong and "causing...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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    I've just finished up a chunk of time on a new

    job, and the verbal mindfucking that came with it was unreal, I have a week or so off from this person, but I dread the return. Doing good work, but can't get away from the mindfucking. I'm older and presumably wiser than this person and I just can't take much more. I thought t...
    mrrabbitdigital mrrabbitdigital 51-55, M 1 Response Aug 9, 2014

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    I Am Not Crazy

    Oh my mother and my one ex-husband were good at it, I mean really good at it. They literally had me believe I was going crazy. I wasn't I was just a toy in their endless mind games to make me feel like I was no good. That I was so evil and uncaring and that I had always been the...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Dec 19, 2011

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    Never Good Enough

    In my other storys they explain what I went through physically. So if you guys want to you can read my story if not ill give you a quick summary I was raped when I was fourteen. I'm 17 now and my mental abuse was by the same guy. I was with him for seven months I couldn't get...
    melvis501388 melvis501388 18-21, F Jul 15, 2013

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    I was physically and mentally abused as a child but my father so I've lived with a lot of insecurities and my life
    Mackmc9056 Mackmc9056 51-55, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    I thank my lord and savor for everything I have wants and needs I came out of my shell for once I see there's hope
    Nikkilight25 Nikkilight25 22-25 4 hrs ago

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    When does the abused become the abuser? Is the abused that damaged that they can abuse another without realising it? Or does the abused think everything is an attack on them? What...
    myownbox myownbox 26-30, F 5 hrs ago

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    I suffer from depression. I miss the town I was spending the Summer in. There's something special about it... And all it takes is that one song to make me think of it... Then...
    Triforce184 Triforce184 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    What do you do when have made up your mind about living anymore?
    cactie87 cactie87 26-30, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Mental illness changes you. You start to do things you always swore you'd never do. You get to a point you always sworw you'd never get to. You look back at who you used to think...
    RandomInkFlow RandomInkFlow 18-21, T 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    Today, I'm in blue again. The feeling of drowning can be really exhausting. Especially when we have to deal with the same challenge for years. But I don't give up this time. At...
    Reneems Reneems 31-35, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have had depression for quite some years thoughts of feeling no good. And like I'm worthless but now I have support and love within myself b
    Nikkilight25 Nikkilight25 22-25 1 Response 3 days ago

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    the anxiety is overwhelming, its days like today that I really have trouble pushing on. hard to find real reason to anyway.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I can't remember how to spell or pronounce it, but I was diagnosed with a form of depression that is constant, underlying, and unprovoked. Its a brain chemical issue that I was...
    RenegadeKay RenegadeKay 18-21 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Everytime I try to do something about my depression, it just makes things worse. Life is cruel.
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 3 days ago

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    Once upon a time there lived a beautiful couple who loved each other very much. He had a good job and she had designs of brilliance. They were living with a terrible friend of his...
    SoberingBabySteps SoberingBabySteps 31-35, M 3 days ago

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    I think I might have psychosis. I have depression and social anxiety, but there are things that have happened that lead me to believe I also have psychotic episodes. If anyone has...
    Dawhead Dawhead 13-15, M 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I use to think it was OK for me to want someone to love me with the intensity I felt I might be able to love. I wanted to be the center of their world. Have them worship the ground...
    BeautifullySickkk BeautifullySickkk 31-35, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    I found a boy that said he loved me and i believed him. He made me feel worthless. Like every thing in this earth was my fault. I blamed my self it was like taking a shovel to my...
    RealMsKate RealMsKate 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I support the semicolon movement!
    emetophobic247 emetophobic247 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My mom has degraded me to the point in which i feel worthless. Calling me stupid, good for nothing, and various other things. If a mother doesn't love her children what does that...
    wolfieof wolfieof 18-21, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I recently decided to stop speaking to my mother. I know she will never admit to what she did, but I was able to overlook it in the interest of my brother. This summer it became...
    AliM3ss AliM3ss 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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