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I Suffered Emotional Abuse Through Out My Childhood

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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 mind now.. She had her light blue cardigan over her head and her face had blood on it. I got scared. My mum said to my eldest sister:"take me to the...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 7 Responses Jul 6

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    A Child Born From Sin, Part II

    My previous post was a detailed explanantion on my childhood traumas as well as my life, but in this portion I will be furthering detailing my thoughts on being born from an affair. A month ago (right before Christmas) my father (who I had been estranged to for most of my life...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M Feb 21, 2013

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    I Suffered Emotional Abuse All My Childhood, My Story

    Hi, my name is Ian. I was born january 1981 to an alcoholic mother & an abusive father who would beat my mother up on a regular basis. This is the reason she turned to alcohol to numb the pain. My parents broke up due to the violence in their relationship. My father left...
    imd81 imd81 26-30, M 1 Response Oct 5, 2011

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    I Escaped

    I had a step parent hate me. Who enjoyed screwing with my head every chance she got. Often her favorite tactic was to catch me alone and tell me the horrible things she could think of. She loved to tell how bad of a person I was and how I would end up all alone because no one...
    serenebird serenebird 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 6, 2010

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    My Father Is An Idiot, and so am I

    I forgot the good times and remembered the bad times my father abused my mother while drunk. Doing otherwise will betray my mother. He tried a few times to kill himself in front of my mother and I after the divorce. I seen him stick his fingers into the fuse holders in the fuse...
    SirPhoenix SirPhoenix 41-45, M 9 Responses Dec 15, 2009

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    Through Glass

    The sixth entry to my memoir "A Child Born From Sin" I'm looking at you through the glass... Praying that one day you'll come inside... You'll stand infront of me.... And call me your son.... A father, what is a father? Is a father someone who is loving and kind? Is a father...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M Mar 20, 2013

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    Why Was I Abused As A Child Where Were You, God,?

    Why was i abused as a child where were you, God,? Need to to get out of Edinburgh.......i need a holiday ..if only i had some funds.... I feel i am cracking up about my past i cannot control my thoughts I am an emotional wreck....... Never thought i could feel this way...I...
    rosesweet rosesweet 56-60, F Jun 12, 2013

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    Dear Dad

    Dear Dad, These are the things I wish I had the strength to tell you but I know I never will. I am too scared of what you would do/say. You emotionally abused me from the age of three and it has never stopped. Sometimes its worse than others but it never goes completely away. I...
    mellorabbit01 mellorabbit01 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 22, 2011

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    Being In Care

      I'm Jimmy dean and guess what? I'm a mess, i grew up in kids homes, all kinds around the country, they didn't mind disturbing me 'cause I was seeing a shrink, i was a liability although they called me a heartbreaker. I wasn't adopted 'cause I was getting pretty old, glue...
    jamesdean4ever jamesdean4ever 18-21, M Oct 7, 2011

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    A Child Born From Sin

    From the perspective of the average person, I look like a regular guy attending his first year of college.; I have a lot of friends, I have a family and I have my music (I'm a music performance major in college.) Behind the image of the regular guy is a history of abuse, neglect...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Feb 20, 2013

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    Never Ending Abuse

    My dad started emotionally abusing me when I was 3 years old. It has been an on and off thing ever since then, when I say on and off I mean sometimes its really bad and very obvious and other times it will be very very subtle so I don't even realise what's happening but he is...
    mellorabbit01 mellorabbit01 18-21, F May 31, 2011

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    How Many Times

    As I look back at my childhood, I can honestly say that I can't count how many times I had to listen to the verbal abuse that my so called friends, my peers and even my clergy brought down on me.  I used to think that I had a target painted on my forehead with a sign that...
    Michellewhois Michellewhois 56-60 1 Response Jan 30, 2010

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    A Child Born From Sin, Part III

    This is the continuation of my memoir "A Child Born From Sin" For so long I've been treated like nothing, for so long I've been neglected, for so long I've been battered; all I want is to be loved by someone, but how can I when the people who are supposed to love me the most...
    Cerorizo Cerorizo 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 5, 2013

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    Related Experiences

    I'm assuming it has a lot to do with how I act now, my mental issues and whatnot.. It sent me down a dark path for a long time because I couldn't seem to let it go and it bothered...
    Britt4ny Britt4ny 70+, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My childhood was dysfunctional, a fact I didn't really figure out until I was about 15. Since then, I can't say my life has improved much. I went away for college but immediately...
    ediskrad ediskrad 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 13

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    I'm like a sore thumb in my family. I stick out, I don't belong and I definitely didn't feel welcome when I used to live with them.. I was the child that was nagged and pushed...
    christismyguide christismyguide 22-25, F 7 Responses Oct 25

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    I grew up with a lot of abuse in general, and there are so many consequences that I had to work through in order to come out above the ‘programming’ of the mind, which often...
    phoenix66 phoenix66 46-50, F 4 Responses Oct 24

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    I'm currently in a relationship that I only recently realized was emotionally abusive. I spent my childhood watching my mother get physically slapped around and told she was...
    emoteemo emoteemo 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 8

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    Its a very sad reality when you actually discover you are a victim of emotional abuse. I was the same, I didn't even know I was made to believe I was the crazy one. One of the...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I guess I can't quite say that I'm a survivor of emotional abuse since I am still in the relationship. By the time I knew what emotional abuse was or that it even existed I already...
    LOMD LOMD 31-35, M 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am a 41 year old male whom has been a victim of emotional abuse to a sometimes extreme and severe level for almost 23 years with the slow but effective transition up until today...
    emotionally114 emotionally114 41-45, M 2 Responses Nov 10

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    Still getting emotionally abused and I feel like I am allowing it by not dropping her. Is the next step that I not care what she says to me. About 17 minutes ago she pulled a "you...
    Am3917 Am3917 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I been emotional abused by my mother since long ago.. It was a long story.. She been addicted to gambling since long ago.. I and 4 of my siblings were having problem to live...
    tarachoo tarachoo 26-30, F Oct 29

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    She was really bad today. I forgot the whole events because my memory is so short. But it made me cry and she was evil about it. I wish I could record all what she does. But it...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 Nov 2

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    My step mom emotionally abuses me. I'm not sure if she understands how much it hurts, but she does it consistently. I am the bad child in my family, I have accepted that I guess...
    LittlemsA LittlemsA 13-15, F 6 Responses Nov 3

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    I am new to this, and I came here because my brother is being emotionally abused and everyone thinks he is being a baby about it
    hollywallie77 hollywallie77 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 2

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    With my being in love with a loser has caused a lot of agony. Being cheated on over and over. Being told that he didn't like what I had on and that I was crazy. Yea i was damn...
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 4 Responses Nov 12

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    Good news coming, new laws are being put in place to outlaw any types of abuse in relationships this is just what we need! please check out this brilliant article! http://www...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    My parents and boyfriend are planning a way for me to leave this abusive home tomorrow. I'm too sick and depressed to even function, so I am so thankful for them. I hope I can...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    Here is my experience.. still experiencing.. My 21 year old daughter met a man on Christian Mingle. 2 weeks later she was asking us to meet him and gave some details about him that...
    mrdesoto918 mrdesoto918 36-40, M 2 Responses Oct 30

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    I am a survivor, I left just over a month ago and I have fought hard to get myself back on top, I know it will take longer than this but already things are getting better and I am...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    There is life after abuse and no one has to suffer! The cruelty that anyone endures from an abusive relationship should not be underestimated at all. I would like to invite...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    There is life after abuse and no one has to suffer! The cruelty that anyone endures from an abusive relationship should not be underestimated at all. I would like to invite...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 4 days ago

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    There is life after abuse and no one has to suffer! The cruelty that anyone endures from an abusive relationship should not be underestimated at all. I would like to invite...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    He finally contacted me this morning. It was not a closure at all. It was still a bunch of contradictions. He had the nerve to say, "_____, I know you've been going through a lot...
    NastasyaFilippovna NastasyaFilippovna 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I am in so much pain. My boyfriend has abused me for so many years, and every week for the last year and a half. I feel broken. My health is in the gutter and I lost my job because...
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 6

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    There was a girl who made me feel so bad...it started out as a d/s relationship but made things so bad after that...she started using her role as a domme to abuse me, saw other...
    angelsamael angelsamael 18-21, M Nov 14

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    Andy rooney time. Ever noticed how jerks make you doubt yourself just by questioning your actions. Ever notice how they ignore their flaws by making you think you did wrong...
    OddlyScintilating OddlyScintilating 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 25

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    I thought I was wronged until I read this. I was married to a Narcissist and he swindled me out of 75,000.
    Rie70 Rie70 41-45, F Oct 25

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    I'm in an emotionally abusive relationship, and I just realized it a week ago. I have all of these feelings inside of me and I wonder would it be a good thing to share them with...
    danielle221 danielle221 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26

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    this post is going to be super long. also excuse the random jewish phrases i will try to translate them... my sister wrote this on a public blog about her therapist and this is the...
    Anaihsohs Anaihsohs 18-21, F 3 days ago

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    You know your abuser is damn good at what they do when you blame yourself for feeling ****** despite knowing that it's all their doing.
    roguish roguish 16-17, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    Sometimes the intentional silence can be the worst abuse of them all. It makes you feel invisible, unimportant, and wonder what you did wrong to deserve this treatment. It can...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 23

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    I have experienced the pain of psychological abuse.
    LiveKindly LiveKindly 26-30, F 1 Response Nov 4

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    i hate this feeling. the after effects of the abuse. i still miss the ******* i dont get it.iM GOIN INSANE. HELPPPP?? I WANNA DIE
    amtired amtired 22-25 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm leaving my abuser (my boss, I live with his family) but I haven't told him yet. My family and boyfriend support me in leaving, and say none of it is my fault, but I still feel...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Worrying yourself sick is a thing, as the day approaches that I will have to confront and leave my abuser, I get so anxious it consumes me. I was in bed for 6 hours today with a...
    mea95 mea95 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago
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