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I Have Suffered Mental Abuse

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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...
    Jah70 Jah70 41-45, M 1 Response Aug 2, 2012

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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...
    ashley3556 ashley3556 26-30, F 5 Responses Sep 26, 2009

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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...
    MovingForward28 MovingForward28 26-30, M 4 Responses Aug 3, 2010

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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...
    78harley 78harley 61-65, F 1 Response Mar 29, 2012

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    How Stupid I Could Be! - I have only been married for a year now, my husband says that the year has been a good one for him, he's been happy and dispite our fighting and...
    redflame redflame 31-35, F 3 Responses Apr 28, 2010

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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...
    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...
    jems1979 jems1979 31-35 Nov 23, 2011

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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...
    LisaMarie1988 LisaMarie1988 18-21 4 Responses Aug 23, 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...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F Aug 15, 2008

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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 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...
    MiniDoom MiniDoom 18-21, F Mar 20, 2013

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response May 8, 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...
    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...
    kaitey1029 kaitey1029 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 19, 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...
    scantron scantron 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 19, 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...
    littleja littleja 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 16, 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...
    evolving2010 evolving2010 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 25, 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...
    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...
    melvis501388 melvis501388 18-21, F Jul 15, 2013

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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...
    Dimples99 Dimples99 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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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...
    seekinghope seekinghope 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 11, 2011

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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...
    DumbBroad17 DumbBroad17 36-40 2 Responses Apr 27, 2012

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    I was by my boyfriend. We broke up and that's were it started. I wanted to remain friends or get back together. We remained friends but he said I had to change and I worked my but...
    Loveisupsetting Loveisupsetting 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Hello :) if you're reading this, then you're probably feeling pretty crappy right now, and probably a little confused and angry. Maybe you feel alone, like I once did. Or maybe you...
    xMina97x xMina97x 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    My mom just told me the other day that I might have been sexually abused when I was 4. I was like, "What do you mean, "might" ? " She would drop me off at daycare when she went to...
    innerself000 innerself000 18-21 1 Response Apr 7

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    I am the oldest of six siblings, in which the three oldest are of mixed race (father was black, mother,white). My mother married a man who was physically and mentally abusive, and...
    SkateChamp4 SkateChamp4 56-60, M Apr 9

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    U dont understand tho. And u never will. Idk what parents I'm coming home to? Jesus freaks that care about what I'm doing every second? Awesome parents? Or maybe the parents...
    sleepingolipiercedthebronx sleepingolipiercedthebronx 13-15, F Mar 28

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    Rn im in a mental hospital because for no reason they think im sick -,-
    EmilySwitzerland EmilySwitzerland 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I suffer from anxiety and depression. I have been a sufferer of mental illness once the age of 8, since they first put me on antidepressants.
    anm52309 anm52309 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Hello, this is my first post :) through the next posts, I am going to tell you the story of my life, and why I want to end it so badly. It all started back in grade 5, I had many...
    XoxOutcastxoX XoxOutcastxoX 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    Im tired of these medicine's, it's been two years since my serious depression, anxiety and selfharm. I dont want to take these medicine's, i have been taking them for so long and...
    Soldottern Soldottern 16-17, F Mar 31

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    I suffer from depression anxiety and self harm. I have been on so many meds, begged for help and I will always be this way. I have always felt this way. I wish I was dead.
    Mangocupcakes Mangocupcakes 16-17, F 3 days ago

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    You may think I am weird if you read this and hope to never see me on the streets. You may look the other way or call me names but I call myself names all the time. I just want to...
    rose114 rose114 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 18

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    I have borderline personality disorder, major depression, anxiety and EDNOS.
    elleohzed elleohzed 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    So I have depression. Is it not the most ****** up, confusing illness of all time! Why do I have this?
    mingerama mingerama 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I have bulimia, I've had it since I was 12, I never really new what it was but me and my friend used to make this thing called 'sick juice' so you basically make this kind of...
    TheGreenEyedGirl TheGreenEyedGirl 18-21, F Mar 30

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    How do you get over the fact that your husband has a female co worker that has a mouth like a pig and you have seen some inappropriate emails from her to him and another male co...
    sarah390 sarah390 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    Sometimes I think I'm having a breakdown. The hurt overwhelms me and take over. My doctor put me on Prozac, but I guess it hasn't kicked in yet. I can't shake the depressed...
    Booksaremypassion Booksaremypassion 41-45, F 1 Response Apr 4

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    I swear I can't take it anymore! I can't take going into school and walking through the halls while getting strange looks from people. If I look down they say I look depressed but...
    kelseytoby kelseytoby 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I grew up in the center of two warring parents. Two stubborn pigheaded people who not once thought of putting aside their differences so that I could possibly have some semblance...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 2 Responses Mar 25

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    Ever since this girl first walked into our school for the first time, I couldn't take my eyes off her, and I know I probably wasn't the only one gazing at her beauty. Through my...
    elugo123456789 elugo123456789 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Tonight is another one of those nights where everything seems hopeless, without a light at the end of the tunnel. I try to cover it up but the cracks are beginning to show, again.
    nottobevelealed nottobevelealed 16-17, F Mar 30

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    I suffer from social anxiety and depression
    Jbriefs Jbriefs 16-17, M Mar 20

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    I've been suffering from depression for a couple of years, but it's gotten very bad since last summer and I've started self harming. Whenever I try to tell my friends about having...
    madelinemaryann madelinemaryann 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    ......god help me,cant do this anymore......going insane......
    efox7 efox7 22-25, F 4 Responses Mar 29

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    My family really is a chaos. They boss me everything, I'm controlled. They can't take me seeing doing nothing. They want me to work her, work there, work everywhere. It's okay if...
    RickaLorraine RickaLorraine 13-15, F Apr 6

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    Hi everyone, I need to share this amazing experience with you guys. I met this amazing guy who looks completely normal. I got to know him, because I thought he was cute...
    Jasmine650 Jasmine650 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    I feel like youre rejecting and excluding me and I dont know what to do about it. When I look at you I see normal well adjusted adults who dont have serious mental health issues...
    RichardIsaFFFFaggot RichardIsaFFFFaggot 70+, F 8 hrs ago

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    im new to this , im in a verbal and mental abuse relationship , im 45 yrs old , im waiting on my ssi case to be done , no matter what I do , everything is always my fault , I have...
    melinda2014 melinda2014 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 5