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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, 2014

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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

    To put it simply, I'm a 19 year old suffering from anxiety and depression, I have an older brother who has been physically abusive, a younger brother who is autistic and I am a...
    CPJS CPJS 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 9

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    You know it's an issue when your friends and family have to tell you that he put you through emotional abuse. That moment when you realize the lies, and the empty words. It puts a...
    Maihowl Maihowl 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 7

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    The emotional abuse was there from before but I didn't know I was emotional abuse until recently. The abuser is my baby father he calls me ugly says I have horrible body and...
    Sammi92 Sammi92 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 15

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    My boyfriend I live with food the last nine months emotionally abuses me. only when we fight though. He will call me names like idiot, stupid, crazy, say ****off or **** you...
    joyrich joyrich 41-45, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I am a high school student in a large school in New England. I was emotionally abused for a few years by a girl I thought was my friend. I have trouble talking to people about it...
    OrionO OrionO 16-17, T Jan 19

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    Abuse is never easy to talk about. you always think nobody will believe you or that you'll seem over dramatic. The truth is, it really doesn't matter if anyone believes you. At...
    BrokenSilence22 BrokenSilence22 18-21, F Jan 1

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    I had a severe physical health scare that meant two months at many different doctors and going through different procedures and they could not figure out why I was having this...
    catgirl192 catgirl192 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 3

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    I have no where to turn. I've been married 15 years. My husband is emotionally and sexually abusive. The way he speaks to me is unbelievable. He even does it in front of others...
    innerstrength44 innerstrength44 46-50, F 8 Responses Jan 1

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    For as long as I can remember, my parents have emotionally and mentally abused me. Over the years, I've developed some serious issues with anxiety and depression due to the abuse...
    DarkDesires019 DarkDesires019 18-21, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I went out today. My stepfather was in his usual mood going out (well a lot of the time he is like this). I thought it was odd that mum was being ok to me. It didn't dawn on me...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 1 Response Dec 31, 2014

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    One is emotionally mature IF: You are able to see each situation as unique and you can adapt your style accordingly. You take responsibility for your own life. You understand...
    BeyondIllusions BeyondIllusions 56-60, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    My dad has come so far in the abuse arena but he will never be not abusive and not curse and hurt his family. One day I will move out and be at peace. I hope I never carry on the...
    doglovverr56 doglovverr56 22-25, F Jan 1

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    mylife is a mess. i guess its upto me to change it. eh. im recovering from abuse. and i hung out with my abusive ex last week. he smoked meth the whole time. gross. i dont...
    amtired amtired 22-25 1 Response Jan 10

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    So my ex moved about two hours away to start anew about 4 months ago. He magically got a car of his own right before this but I don't want to think about right now. 10 years...
    calamitymom calamitymom 36-40, F Jan 2

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    At age 51, I finally told a member of my family (my sister) that I was bullied very badly as a child. Her response was one of disbelief. She thought I was lying or exaggerating to...
    DarkPathos DarkPathos 51-55, M 3 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not quite sure what to do. I am in love with an abusive alcoholic. I have built a life with this man. I know what I'm going to hear, so I'm hoping that there may be a...
    kevans1906 kevans1906 26-30, F 13 Responses Jan 15

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    I know I disappoint him why else would he say those things to me? I try to do what I'm told, but how can I do all that when I'm taking care of our child and what you ask of me is...
    helplesssole helplesssole 18-21, F Jan 2

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    Two years later & true colors are surfacing above the beautifully polished man you presented to be. Here I am, once again fooled, foolish, and weakened. There is no amount of sorry...
    QueenieV QueenieV 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Hello again everyone! I've been married 8 yrs now, legally. However I am no longer residing with my spouse. The last straw for me was when he would not allow my children and I to...
    nicam2g nicam2g 26-30, F 5 Responses Jan 2

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    I am suffering. again. I dont know what to do anymore. He said he loved me but treated me like dirt. I was choked and kicked and slapped.... annd called names. and put down. so How...
    amtired amtired 22-25 6 Responses Jan 6

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    I have lived with my aunt since my parents died when I was 3. She has always been very strict with me and not with my 4 girl cousins who are younger than me. She has always kind...
    meneme1996 meneme1996 18-21, M 3 Responses Jan 7

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    im suffering i am addicted to my abusive ex. hes extremely mean
    amtired amtired 22-25 Jan 14

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    My first relationship was a narcissist. I should be more screwed up than I am now.Damaged my self esteem to the floor showing variations between "concern for my studies" and "you...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    To my mother, You cry But your tears Are my life
    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 17 hrs ago

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    The fallen angel who shined upon me This is something that stood in my head for the past couple of hours ,its about the most amazing girl i've ever met all she ever did to...
    shanur123 shanur123 22-25, M Jan 5

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    ~THE ART OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE~ THE CANVAS How do you become the victim of emotional abuse? Why don’t you just get out? I've been asked “What did he do to you?” BRUSH STROKES...
    Breeziiee Breeziiee 41-45, F 1 Response Jan 4

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    Though I was not abused in my childhood, I can only imagine what life must be like for kids who have to go through it. Lives can be DEFINED by it, sometimes for better, sometimes...
    WikaloFwoosh WikaloFwoosh 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 21

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    I am so stressed out of everything like I have a million things to do and to keep up with. first of all, I have my dad's mental and emotional abuse which is so much worse than...
    Silentsuffer Silentsuffer 13-15, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Yes I am Verbally and emotionally abused by my parents, and it is a long time struggle for me. I have been praying to God to change my situation, but I am still in the same rut...
    codeyellow codeyellow 26-30, F 2 Responses Jan 18

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6

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    It's been 3 years since I left him. I am currently in a new wonderful relationship, but my past haunts me every single day. I've never reached out for support, and I worry that...
    Erika88o Erika88o 26-30 Jan 6