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I Have Suffered Mental Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 326 People

    (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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Am I The Crazy One?

    For years I have lived with an angry miserable person. He can always find something to complain about and nothing ever seems good enough for him. He has a short temper and on many occasions will threaten violence against the person he is mad at. We have had a few physical...
    Dimples99 Dimples99 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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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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    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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    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 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I've been taken advantage of. What do you think? Aside from all the emotional, verbal and narcissistic abuse from my wife, she swindled me out of $250,000! My wife and I bought a...
    acuratech acuratech 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    And all I'm asking for is to get my dignity back, get some apologies. I've begged for some. I never had them. She must have enjoyed humiliating me more instead.
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    I miss her so much... yes, I know it sounds crazy but I do miss her so much... today was her last day at school... she's a teacher... she's then gonna head for Spain to walk il...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    I asked her to send me my gifts back. She said "yes" but that she needed my address for that (she'd never bothered coming to my place, I always had to go hers). She didn't send the...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    Every opportunity she had while we were together and after she'd dumped me by text she used to humiliate me. She once answered the phone while we were making love, found the fact...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    I remember once a "funny" anecdot. I'm French. She's half English half French which means she can speak "some" French. Anyway... Once again, she'd found a new way of humiliating me...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M Jul 23

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    It's more than just mentally abused but the physical pain has healed faster than the mental, My entire life I was a punching bag for my brother, all of my friends and sometimes...
    LunaValentine LunaValentine 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 15

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    My ex wife would lose it if I used the wrong words to answer her.... Everytime I was late even 5 or 10 minutes she accused me of cheating. She'd threaten to leave if she didn't get...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    My name is Angel. I'm 13 now. I have experienced emotional abused since i was 4 or 5 i don't know. Its started with my friends at school. we are so happy together. then a new girl...
    CharlieA6654 CharlieA6654 13-15 1 Response Jul 16

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    I COULDN'T LEAVE MY MUM: It was in summer 1981, I was 12. I was at home with my three older sisters.. At about 7pm my mum came through the front door.. I still can see her in my...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I was a victim of domestic abuse I was abused by my boyfriend would love to talk to some of you guys to ease the pain
    Prettybirds Prettybirds 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    Even when I was 3 years old. It was only my dad who did it. My mom sat by and watched because she couldn't do anything about it but come help me afterwards. My dad always thought I...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 11

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    Just wanted to throw this out there ... Too much of feminist propaganda in the world today, castrating men mentally .. Some people will know what i mean
    RowenaBrana RowenaBrana 22-25, F 7 Responses Jul 13

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    So ive decided i need help understanding if i am in a relationship that is worth it... I met my boyfriend when i was 15 we dated for maybe 2 months then i started having problems...
    paola04414 paola04414 18-21, F Jul 8

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    I was 11 or 12 and It was the middle of the night I got raped by my own brother how daire he and he got coughs that night and now I'm mentally scared and have issues sum times I...
    darklightcrystal darklightcrystal 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 11

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F Jul 21

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    Sometimes it's really hard, but I always need to keep going. I was hospitalized for two days for extreme panic attacks. The whole thing was absolute Hell. I've struggled with...
    stephaanicole stephaanicole 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    Hello.my names Alex and i have schizoaffective disorder, its a combination of schizophrenia and bipolar or depression in my case its depression. it feels so strange when i think...
    weirdalex21 weirdalex21 18-21, F Jul 9

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    I don't know if this counts as emotional abuse, I'm a 21 year old male. So if that matters in whether I am or I'm not I guess I have gender issues too. The Mother who raised me has...
    Nataliewoofwoof Nataliewoofwoof 18-21 1 Response Jul 18

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    But right now I feel like I'm in a really good patch. I have a good job, uni is going alright and I actually have some friends. I have been getting some negative thoughts lately...
    KateyCake KateyCake 18-21, F Jul 6

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    There's a monster inside of me. Yes, a monster. It's not some fairytale creature with large fangs, or a hairy body, no. It's real. I can feel it festering inside of me. It is me...
    edlineuser edlineuser 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    It's been pretty easy to cope with for a very long time, thanks to the fact that I stopped self-medicating years ago! But lately, it's been harder and harder to even think I'm a...
    TtotheD TtotheD 56-60, M Jul 18

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    Years, Months, Days, & Hours on end. I live to draw / sketch, but I'm way to critical of My skills / works. I heard / know an Artist is Their Own worst enemy. But I'm pretty bad...
    Ronin1369 Ronin1369 36-40, M Jul 19

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    Paranoid schizophrenia. Had it for a long time now. I don't like it when some people pretend they have it just to get sympathy or sound cool, schizophrenia is terrifying sometimes...
    Roslein Roslein 18-21, F 8 Responses Jul 4

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    It's so hard. My teachers seem to think its my fault, but I can't control if I forget something. If I daydream about something worth my time. My iq is 117, so why can't I do...
    100problems 100problems 16-17, F 3 Responses Jul 4

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    I just moved to another state to start school and I am having a rough transition with finding new doctors. The first psychiatrist I saw was rude and unhelpful, and I am really...
    Babaghanouj Babaghanouj 22-25, F Jul 6

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    I'm not really sure that what I have can be classified under anything specific.. I have 26 (and counting) voices in my head...? I mean, they all have there stories and...
    HaHaHarleyQuinn HaHaHarleyQuinn 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 7

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