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I Suffered Emotional Abuse Through Out My Childhood

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 8 Responses Jul 6

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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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    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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    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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    Related Experiences

    I joined this experience, not because I am a victim of emotional abuse by somebody else, but because I am emotional abuse's victim. in other words, I am the emotional abuser. I...
    WeArePilots WeArePilots 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 11

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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 3 Responses Nov 22

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    Okay, I don't really know if this counts as emotional abuse or not but I want to let things out in a healthier way. My mother has 2 modes. Nice or mean. Nowadays, she's normally...
    Dove06 Dove06 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 28

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    I was married to a woman who emotionally abused me. We have kids and she does it still through them or the silent treatment I'm not the type to stay with ex girlfriends If it's...
    cutie7710 cutie7710 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    My gets easily up set over the smallest things. My two siblings and me all hate dealing with him most of the time. He also puts us down. The stupid thing is we still trust him, try...
    Wheresthesparks Wheresthesparks 22-25, F 6 days ago

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    I experienced Verbal Attacks / Emotional Abuse/Isolation/Minimizing, Denying, and Blaming ..., and one day i will talk about it ..
    pipitta pipitta 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    I was emotionally abused all of my life. I cant find answers why. No matter were i went, everyone disrespected me for no reason. Friends left me and everyone either told me i was...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 4 Responses Dec 13

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    Why do I hate my bf who is an emotional abuser when he is happy? Why do I feel like sh*t when he gets to smile and laugh when he has no clue how *****d I am inside. :/ why
    love9494 love9494 18-21 1 Response 1 day ago

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    So sitting alone at a restaurant and watching loving couples come and go. kissung and touching. my mind goes back to where we use to sit like that all the time. no end to the...
    justlikejessejames justlikejessejames 36-40, M 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    "You are absolutely useless." "She's a failure, she can't do anything right." "I'm so tempted to just kick her out on the streets." "You don't do anything I say, you don't help...
    BlackSnakex BlackSnakex 13-15, F 3 hrs ago

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    Life It is not easy to write my painful situation. Yesterday, I was shattered . My hear broke. My marriage is a mistake. I married my friend – we used to work together. The...
    sdstalks sdstalks 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 2

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    I was bullied as a kid, ignored as a teen, and put down by most every guy I dated until recently. I grew up in a home where my father emotionally and physically abused my mom and...
    hoobityhobbity hoobityhobbity 26-30, F 8 Responses 4 days ago

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    ok sorry people. Im still struggling. I left the guy but... why do I feel I need to go back? I need to not care. But I feel like Iwas owned or something. I am afraid of him...
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Nov 30

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    Because of my work schedule (I work very long days + long commute) I try to stay connected with my daughters throughout the week by little creative reminders that I love them and...
    deepbreathneeded deepbreathneeded 36-40, M 5 Responses Dec 7

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    I don't know where to start this off, but I'll just first say that I can't do anything remarkable. I'm not special. I'm not good at anything. I'm just ordinary. I try so hard to...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 14

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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 Nov 23

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    6 weeks on and this is how I am feeling now! And I am surviving and coming back stronger. I must be honest and say that it still hurts, like any wounds but it’s turned from...
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F Nov 25

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    ...and I'm still recovering. I used to wonder about my father... how little things could send him into a rage. How his words and actions always mismatched the perceived offense...
    DubstepEnderFox DubstepEnderFox 26-30, F Nov 28

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    I feel so torn right now. My husband has put me through so much over the years and now hes don and out, depending on me more than ever to care for him.I don't want his condition to...
    Melody47 Melody47 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10

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    My ex boyfriend and I broke up because he had to go to jail for the assult and strangulation of his ex girlfriend from a couple years ago... Still talking to him supporting him...
    funluvz funluvz 26-30, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    You may mess up, but you are not a mess up. You may make a mistake, but you are not a mistake. You may screw up, but you are not a screw up. You may fail, but you...
    torr62 torr62 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days 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 2 Responses Nov 23

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    My dad's always been emotionally abusing me, my mom, and my brother. My mom wants a divorce (since he's also cheating on her), but she's too afraid as to what to do. What can I do...
    hoseki hoseki 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 30

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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...
    heartless2 heartless2 22-25, M 4 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 Nov 22

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    It does get better in time, the emotional bruises repair but it takes time and effort. Be kind to yourself and hold your head up high.
    LindaMabelle LindaMabelle 36-40, F Dec 1

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    My, now ex, just came clean about being with another women while we were together. He was emotionally abusive, called ever name in the book (sl$t, troll, family hates me for a...
    funluvz funluvz 26-30, F 5 Responses Dec 11

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    Is there any survivor who was abused by different people all the years? Please tell me im not the one!
    angel8i angel8i 31-35 2 Responses Dec 13

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    Emotional mixed with Mental. Six years of this. My bio-father hated that my mother divorced him, used her children as tools against her. He has ruined her good name, and still...
    SilverSerphant SilverSerphant 18-21, F Dec 13

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    I had children with my highschool sweetheart at the very tender age of 19. I would do anything and everything for her, she was the best thing that had ever happened to this...
    JordanRetros85 JordanRetros85 26-30, M 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    Why does the abuser putting you down think you are being sensative?
    love9494 love9494 18-21 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    Last year I met this guy, who I fell in love with two months into "talking." We worked together. He would talk to me during work hours but after I wouldn't receive a cal or text...
    TVel94 TVel94 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 8

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    Nightmares. Every night. They only get worse. And it doesn't help I still see him every day. I had bruises everywhere. 7th grade was when I became "clumsy" all of a sudden. Well...
    CraZyPrinceS CraZyPrinceS 16-17, F 4 days ago

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