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I Suffered Emotional Abuse Through Out My Childhood

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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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Am I Being Abused?

    my grandpa constantly called me names and even started calling me terrible names with lots of cuss words. my parents are divorced and my dad refused to tell me where he lives. He tried to take away a phone he had gotten me for a present , when i asked him where he lived too many...
    Feb 11, 2013

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    How can a person say that she loves you and yet emotionally abuses you? Threaten to sue me for god knows what. Threaten to reveal to my family and friends about the secrets I...
    HeyHiHelloOla HeyHiHelloOla 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    It sounds silly, because I'm a guy. I just broke free from an emotional abusive relationship, but I don't know if I've really broken free. I find myself sad at night, I wake up...
    rustyhouston rustyhouston 31-35, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    Nobody is powerless. “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response Sep 5

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    I thinks it's worst than physical. Although I have not experienced the physical. Sounds heal. Harsh words stick with you for a lifetime. My question is why do I find who are...
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    Over the past six months I've been going through tons of emitional abuse. My BFF used to insult me, make me feel worthless and weak. I overlooked it because I never really had a...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Is someone please available to talk? I really could use someone to talk to. I had a recent breakup with an abuser. I feel shattered. I feel weak. I feel so alone. He beat me...
    amtired amtired 22-25 8 Responses Aug 18

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    I am not really sure if anyone is going to read this, but I need to get this off my chest. I started dating my now ex-boyfriend my freshman year of college. We exchanged numbers...
    kburrs kburrs 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Don't let them brainwash you into making you feel guilty. You have every right to pursue that which you call freedom. You are not who they define you to be. You are who you know...
    honestyreality honestyreality 22-25, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    Right now I'm like sobbing my eyes out as I write this. My dad and I don't get along too well. All he does is complain, yell at me, threaten to hit/abuse me ALL THE TIME. (Even In...
    Hipstercatlover Hipstercatlover 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 30

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    So I'm losing my full respect for my family. My dad and brother are extremely verbally abusive towards me. My sister and mother are always on their side. Look, I really am...
    damjenny damjenny 16-17, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I need to get away from the abuse I wish some one would help me I need someone to love me and give me a place to call home
    Mallexx Mallexx 18-21, F 3 Responses Aug 27

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    Imgoin insane. I'm still recovering from abuse.sTILL. Its frustrating. And some people (only a few,) tell me crap that just makes me feel worse. But I HAVE found a lot of nice...
    amtired amtired 22-25 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Again. I really could use someone to talk to..yet again? : I'm sorry people...I just could really use support rite now. I am recovering. But not as quick as I had...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Mother at it again today. Sick of crying, sick of being her emotional and psychological punching bag. And she LOVES me? Yeah right
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I was once alone... I was isolated from the outside world, my family, my friends. He wanted that to be. I did not want them to see. I was filled with shame, shame on me. I was...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    About maybe four years ago it started, I had really gave my love to a guy of my dreams, but I was so young and foolish, and he went out with me for a couple years and then just...
    Zoex3 Zoex3 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    I keep asking myself if he really loves me? Does he mean what he says? Why was it so good in the beginning and then turned so ugly....my boyfriend, he came from a broken family, he...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Yes, not a pretty thing this, at all. Nor is it something I can look back at and laugh, though I've made a big effort to put it where it belongs, long long in the past.
    sometimeslonelytoo sometimeslonelytoo 41-45, M 2 Responses Aug 16

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    He told me to kill myself..over and over and over.....and over....
    amtired amtired 22-25 10 Responses Aug 21

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    Maybe I should kill myself..I....I. Don't know how to handle this..,.. I.... AAaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAH. Going crazy.I can't let psycho people get to me... :/ I dno...
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Aug 22

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    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F Aug 22

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    My mother is the most evil person I ever met! No one have treated me worse in my whole life. My mom is a total ***** who is trying to destroy my life every day, her biggest fear...
    afreespirit afreespirit 16-17, M 4 Responses Sep 2

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    I need to express this. I feel so alone and feel that I am going through all of the emotions at once dealing with this. I sometimes don't even know where to begin. But I pray that...
    FromJWtoJEW FromJWtoJEW 36-40, F 2 Responses Aug 29

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    I want to begin this by saying that I was once a completely normal girl. I grew up in a house with a yard, two parents who were hard workers and a lazy pet dog. I never got into...
    Naivegirl0963 Naivegirl0963 26-30, F 6 Responses Sep 2

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    My unintended story... I did not intend to write this story when I started writing this morning. I guess this must’ve been wanting to come out. My parents divorced a year...
    Iamhere4me Iamhere4me 36-40, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My Ex is a Narcissist I have suffered for 3 years his emotional abuse has left me so empty I don't know where to begin in rebuilding my life its only been 2 days but I am...
    sazz85 sazz85 26-30, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I need some help now.. really I was a victim of emotional abuse. My father never ceased to criticise me, underestimate me, hated me, told me i am good for nothing . (if you are...
    ShadowlessSoul ShadowlessSoul 31-35, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I thought i get it all off my chest on here seeing as I was reading lots of emotional abuse and psychical abuse stories on here a few weeks ago that got me moving in my decision to...
    catgirl87 catgirl87 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    So, how to start? I got married 2 years ago last weekend to a nice boy, a good Christian boy, or so I thought, so he led me to believe. Turns out he was lying. About all of it...
    geolbt geolbt 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    This is me at 2 years and a half - my parents separated at age 3 or so - and was sent to stay at my grand mum , it was the first time I had suffered depression , missing my parents...
    stephenrko stephenrko 31-35, M Aug 30

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    I have lost the connection with my husband after dealing with his emotional abuse, alcoholism, and the affair he had. The emotional abuse and the disrespect was off and on, it wasn...
    Liz0143 Liz0143 31-35, F Aug 16

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    My best friend was abused as a child and from the stories he told me, I am still really distraught over what his Dad did to him. It was physical and emotional abuse. People always...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27

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      My grandmother told me she would be willing to disown me for falling in love with a black man. This is the most extreme and traumatic example of how she treats me on a...
    twiztedrune twiztedrune 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    Everything was so perfect...no worries..no hurt..no sadness..but then that time came..went through emotional abuse both from my mom and then from my ex-fiance..had times of total...
    genesis99 genesis99 22-25, F 4 Responses 4 days ago

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