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I Suffered Emotional Abuse Through Out My Childhood

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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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    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 1 Response Jul 6

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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, 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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I'm only 14. I've had depression, technically, since I was about 8 or 9 (when I realized just how big of an a**hole my dad was), but it's only been a problem for about a year or so...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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    I don't know if this counts as emotional abuse, I'm a 21 year old male. So if that matters in whether I am or I'm not I guess I have gender issues too. The Mother who raised me has...
    Nataliewoofwoof Nataliewoofwoof 18-21 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Im now 9 years using the internet. I was trying to put my feelings on EP, other forums online, but i met rarelly any victims of abuse.Either they have shame to come out and talk...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    It should be a crime....physical abuse is a crime, why not this ? the scars and damage it leaves and not for a while, but for a life time. It changes lives forever, and some...
    SassyBabe39 SassyBabe39 41-45, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My name is Angel. I'm 13 now. I have experienced emotional abused since i was 4 or 5 i don't know. Its started with my friends at school. we are so happy together. then a new girl...
    CharlieA6654 CharlieA6654 13-15 1 Response a week ago

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    I do everything for my family to help out and make things easier for my stressed out mom. I do all her errands, I take care of her 12,000 sqft house while she lives with her mom to...
    thatgirlkay thatgirlkay 18-21, F 22 mins ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    I was in an abusive relationship. She was my best friend, and I thought it was normal when she poked fun at me. We got closer and it got worse. For the past year when we hung out...
    jentile jentile 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    Part 2: Well it's now been 6 years. I am the crazy one and he is mr perfect to his friends and family! A few times we went out with friends and he was mr chatty to everyone but me...
    snw1980 snw1980 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    We'll my situation isn't really that bad I don't think. This has been going on for about 3 years and married for the last one of those years. I recently have been reading a lot and...
    vana240 vana240 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

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    I am not one to write on forums, blogs or message boards but after 9 months of trying everything else--- drugs, alcohol, dating, a shrink-- here I am. I want to tell my story and...
    arw2014 arw2014 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    I feel like I need to share the truth about my relationship somewhere. I have been in a relationship with a guy who has made me feel isolated, like a disgusting animal, a stupid...
    myselffirst myselffirst 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    I'm having to see a psychologist now. Since I was a kid I put up emotional barriers and taught myself that feelings were weakness since my parents always rejected mine. Feelings...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    Dear ******* Who Hurt Me for Four Years, I am no longer your emotional slave. You hurts me so bad that I was diagnosed with PTSD. You drove me out of the state, 1000 miles away...
    sarahtorrella sarahtorrella 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I was in an emotionally abusive relationship for nearly a year back in 2012. It was my first real relationship, and he was the first guy I fell in love with (ironically). Needless...
    bluebubblebug bluebubblebug 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    About 3 years ago I was drugged, raped and sexually abused..I was in a bar and 3 guys came and put a knife to my back...that is all I am gonna say cause..ya it's still very vivid...
    CosplayGirl321 CosplayGirl321 22-25, F 5 Responses 6 days ago

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    Has anyone had experience being abused by their teenager daughter.
    Robyn64 Robyn64 46-50, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    I say this out loud several times in my stories. I didnt choose my mother and father being like this to me. They put all the hate towards me. My mother had moral that a daughter...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I am going to try to trust them, one last time. My mom cried on the phone a couple of weeks ago and said "I'm sorry we're such untrustworthy parents and we never do anything...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    For my entire life I have only wanted my dad to love me. He says he does with phrases like "kiddo I love you so much" and "you are my saving grace.". But if I was his saving grace...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F Jul 15

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    Today is an anniversary of sorts for me.. It marks two years since the day i walked out of the hell i was living and never went back. It was one of the hardest things i ever did in...
    sunpea sunpea 36-40, F 5 hrs ago

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    HELP. Should I contact him? My ex has discard me while exhibiting denial. He left me and moved back to our born country About 5 months ago after sabotaging any attemps to make it...
    dunam dunam 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I miss her so much... yes, I know it sounds crazy but I do miss her so much... today was her last day at school... she's a teacher... she's then gonna head for Spain to walk il...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    I asked her to send me my gifts back. She said "yes" but that she needed my address for that (she'd never bothered coming to my place, I always had to go hers). She didn't send the...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    Every opportunity she had while we were together and after she'd dumped me by text she used to humiliate me. She once answered the phone while we were making love, found the fact...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    And all I'm asking for is to get my dignity back, get some apologies. I've begged for some. I never had them. She must have enjoyed humiliating me more instead.
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M 15 hrs ago

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    I remember once a "funny" anecdot. I'm French. She's half English half French which means she can speak "some" French. Anyway... Once again, she'd found a new way of humiliating me...
    Apoil Apoil 36-40, M 14 hrs ago

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    Every day unfortunately. He degrades me, berates me, humiliates me... Threatens and intimidates me... Makes me feel about an inch tall. Worthless, useless, hopeless...
    Drechavo Drechavo 26-30, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I think words are louder then actions
    dominick5 dominick5 13-15, M 6 days ago

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    And i am sohhhh. Tiiiiyurd. He called. And sounded like he wanted to apologize. But life went on. And he stayed corrosive. Stupid drunk.
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Part 1: I have been married 6 1/2 yrs together for 8. He is so subtle that I am just now realizing what it truly going on. I thought I married the perfect guy until not long...
    snw1980 snw1980 31-35, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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