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I Have Suffered Mental Abuse

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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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    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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    (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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    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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    ...

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 9

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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 2 Responses Aug 3

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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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    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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    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 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

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    Right as I was ready to leave a relationship my partner found out he had terminal brain cancer. He ended up controlling my life, he abused me through this and made me feel like I...
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    On numerous occasions my father would talk down to me telling me I wouldn't make it in life doing what I wanted to do so to please him I went to a school that would make me money...
    missmorgan3400 missmorgan3400 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 6

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    I have a lot of things. It's weird how I go on my daily life blending in with everyone else while my head is so chaotic. I have split personality: the other personality I have is...
    ponycupcake ponycupcake 18-21, F Sep 30

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    And lately I'm really struggling. My job felt like the only thing good... And now that's going bad. I feel so happy not being there but I don't think I can just quit and manage...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    This is a message to every single woman who is in an abusive relationship.... Please know that you don’t deserve to be treated like that, no person or animal deserves that...
    blommetjies blommetjies 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    I leave him after time and time again of mentally abusing me, after he gets drunk and is mean to me. Every time he comes back and apologizes. says he was drunk and didn't mean it...
    TDP9196 TDP9196 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I dont quite know where to start with my experience as i feel i am just coming to the realization of what i have been putting myself through.i am nineteen years old and currently...
    kdilla14 kdilla14 18-21, F Oct 10

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    I have the illnesses of bipolar and panic/anxiety disorder. I also have damage in my right brain from an injury as a baby. I was not diagnosed until I was 47. This is because...
    Bibiana554 Bibiana554 56-60, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    You know my name, but not my story. I am strong, yet also weak. I am independent, yet also dependent. I am optimist, yet pessimist. I am many different things, which make me who I...
    SimplySecure SimplySecure 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Somehow i have this detail in my head how my father almost threw me to the wall as i said that my boyfriend read something in my diary and didnt liked it... My parents pressured me...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Sometimes I don't know what is real and what is not real. When I first realized she hears voices, it was really hard. I realized a lot of things I believed had happened to her...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 Sep 28

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    When I was about 5 my cousin would abuse me. I was small at the time so I didn't know what was happening, he would say it was a game of thief and cop and I was the thief. He would...
    lunaClipse lunaClipse 18-21, F Oct 2

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    My boyfriend emotionally abused me for 2 years...I thought he was just moody and it was my fault for not being able to make him happy. I broke up with him a few weeks ago. I didn't...
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F Oct 10

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    Last year was one of the worst for me. I had been with this guy for 10 1/2 months then he stopped texting & calling me. Back then I didn't see how he abuse me emotionally but now I...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 12

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    Have been and still trying to come to terms with the factor and entirety of it all I have been with my partner 19 years Oh the hindsight of all the red flags now I can look back...
    fivefoottall fivefoottall 46-50, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I know that there is a life after all the pain and suffering from a mental disorder there is hope if you don't want to find it in a person we all have one god and his hand is...
    MermaidUnderneath MermaidUnderneath 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    My depression started back in high school around fifteen years old. By fourteen I finally knew what being gay was cause I had no idea despite having secret same sex attractions for...
    MachineEmpire1985 MachineEmpire1985 26-30, M Oct 11

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    With Borderline Personality Disorder, it is very hard to do much. recently i have been very good about going to the gym every day, but today not so much. it is also nearly...
    ana95j ana95j 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 29

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    I'm 20 years old and I have borderline personality disorder. I haven't told any of my friends because I know they won't understand it. I'm terrified of being alone, but because of...
    Brynn8 Brynn8 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 2

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    I have struggled for years with depression, anxiety, and PTSD, all of which led to my struggle with self harm. I have done a lot of work over the years to develop coping skills and...
    katnoelle14 katnoelle14 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 2

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    Well.. i have lots actually.. it really ***** with me you know? Really ***** with me. Sometimes i just wanna ******* stab someone.. sometimes i kill animals cos i have a psychotic...
    RazorToMySkin RazorToMySkin 16-17, M Oct 8

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    ADHD and depression and anxiety- Dx age 9 PTSD and major depressive disorder- Dx age 20 Possible dissociative disorder (undiagnosed). I have other parts inside my head. They have...
    ChantelSurvived ChantelSurvived 22-25, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    So i have borderline personality disorder, schizo affective affective disorder, anxiety and panic disorder. All i ever wanted my mom to say is i love. But no im 37 years old and i...
    uvet123 uvet123 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 12

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    i have been told by a friend that i have did or dissociative disorder. I become my past sometimes and repeat memories. i'm not in control and never know i'm doing it. my memories...
    RubyStarfire RubyStarfire 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13

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    Here for anyone who needs to talk <3 I was diagnosed with depression, then later diagnosed with bipolar disorder. Don't let a day go by that you think that it's not worth living...
    ModifiedMamaofTwo ModifiedMamaofTwo 16-17, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder. (GAD) I think I may also have borderline personality disorder. (BPD)
    imJboy2001 imJboy2001 13-15, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My father had schizophrenia. I have not been diagnosed with schizophrenia, but I have been diagnosed with borderline personality disorder, OCD, schizoaffective disorder, and...