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I Have Suffered Mental Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 371 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    ...

    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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    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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    (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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    Related Experiences

    I often read about people who are in dysfunctional families, who have or are suffering from emotional, physical, mental abuse. I can tell you that you cannot continue to function...
    stormy1012003 stormy1012003 51-55, M 18 hrs ago

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    You know what ****** me off? When people wish mental illnesses on themselves. As if having Depression, Anxiety, Panic attacks, Borderline Personality Disorder, Complex PTSD...
    Inevitablyflawed Inevitablyflawed 18-21, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Another brief mental hospital story: During my initial evaluation upon entering the enchanted kingdom for the third time, I told the doctor that I have a reasonable grasp of self...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 1 day ago

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    Sometimes I just want to curl up in a ball and sleep all day, but responsibility calls to me
    srakp srakp 41-45, F 1 day ago

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    I was mentally abused by my father which I feel is just as damaging as sexual abuse. Lately I've been wondering if that is why I liked daddy/daughter role play and was a "sub" for...
    seyelence seyelence 41-45, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    And I'm tired of everyone pretty much trying to shove medicine down my throat. I hate the way it makes me feel. I don't want to lay around like a zombie. It makes me feel like I...
    HappilyMrsLetson HappilyMrsLetson 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    Wow I don't even know where to start….but in a nutshell, my father has been emotionally manipulative and abusive for his entire life. I did not really feel the wrath of his evil...
    kimalee77 kimalee77 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Ever have something you want to write about...but can't find ANYTHING to get your mindin the frame it needs to be in to write?pffft....I think this may need to be under:"I am...
    nocool nocool 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I have bipolar disorder, BPD, social anxiety, perfectionism, and low self esteem. It's hard to love, or even accept myself. Nobody understands me, even psychiatrist or psychologist...
    halohai halohai 18-21, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I feel like a ******* alzheimer's patient. Today has basically been a series of psychotic episodes and a few moments of lucidity. Adjusting to new meds sucks.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    It's so tiring to constantly battle yourself
    sarahbear420 sarahbear420 16-17, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    very sick of dealing with bipolar. all i want is to be done with it.
    EvilPrincess87 EvilPrincess87 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    A little story about life in a mental hospital. I have bipolar 2 and I drink, so a guy like that is bound to wind up in the hospital. Several years ago, I was inpatient and sitting...
    DanteBlake23 DanteBlake23 36-40, M 4 days ago

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    I think it's been a bit over 5 years, but that depends on when I should count that it started. It esentially started with a semi-trauma. Maybe a bit before that but holy damn did...
    bluecupcakes bluecupcakes 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    No, I do not choose to hallucinate, I do not enjoy my mind playing tricks on me, and I would rather be dead than deal with this **** another second.
    DreamWarriorBlake DreamWarriorBlake 22-25, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I have been battling most of my life health issues I didn't understand until now. I have physical and emotional issues and cannot get long term disability although I keep trying...
    butterflyangels2387 butterflyangels2387 26-30, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    So my family really enjoys scary movies and ghosts and stuff like that and so do I. But I have schizophrenia and really experience that's kinda stuff. It's weird to me that they...
    Dahlia86 Dahlia86 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I suffer from Bi Polar depression. When I was first diagnosed with depression, they diagnosed me with chronic depression which is depression caused by the fact that somebody wants...
    AnyExperience AnyExperience 13-15, F a week ago

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    Up front my dad is a great guy. He would do anything for us kids, anything for just about anyone, very supportive. He never misses a sporting event and would feel guilty if he did...
    tigertail123 tigertail123 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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