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I Survived Abuse, Losing My Kids and Drug Addiction

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    My parents got a divorce before I turned one. My mom wanted to stay sober and my dad relapsed. I lived with my grandmother and father consistently until I was five years old. My...
    SapphicMinion SapphicMinion 26-30, F 21 Responses Feb 20

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    Benzodiazepines /ˌbɛnzɵdaɪˈæzɨpiːn/ (sometimes colloquially "benzos"; often abbreviated "BZD") are a class of psychoactive drugs whose core chemical structure is the fusion...
    lunadelobos lunadelobos 41-45 1 Response Feb 19

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    I am facing a real challenge, I know in reading this you may say well the choice is easy. But I find myself just thinking about it over and over. My husband is a drug user...
    cristina2169 cristina2169 31-35, F Feb 22

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    I have been with my husband for 13 years. He's been a drug addict for 5 years. crack is his choice. He has been to jail for stealing. He has been to rehab, and meetings every...
    justforme08 justforme08 46-50, F 1 Response Feb 18

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    Sometimes I still wish he had just hit me. So much easier that way. "See- I was abused, I can show you the bruises! " I thought I was strong- I left, I am in a new, healthy...
    skcurrier skcurrier 36-40, F 1 Response Feb 20

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    iv never liked kids...even when I was a child other kids were playing with baby dolls and i couldn't stand them...I would rather play with barbies and video games. from the time i...
    phinixmak phinixmak 26-30 Feb 19

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    My girlfriend and her little brother live with her mom. Last year, her big sister and her husband Jay moved in with them, with their 3 year old twins. My girlfriend started telling...
    KingLaserDestroyer KingLaserDestroyer 18-21, M 6 Responses Feb 14

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    it's funny how you can't see it until you turn away from it. it is what I grew up with. it was just life until I had kids of my own. I knew my kids would never feel that pain from...
    simplyafriend simplyafriend 41-45, F Feb 22

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    I personally was not beaten as a child so I can't relate that well to people that were but I've heard stories on the news and what not and actually seen kids that have been. I make...
    tankfan96 tankfan96 18-21, M 2 Responses Feb 22

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    I have an ex.Whom I followed to a different state.She's older than me.50.She has kids & grandchildren.Here's the thing.Their all disgusting.They don't have any running water in...
    Artist77 Artist77 36-40, M 4 Responses Feb 6

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    Once I was so young and wanted. Everyone cared for me. But like a new toy, I was broken and discarded by everyone. I actually hate the people who left me more than the abuser. Now...
    Wounduponwound Wounduponwound 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 21

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    I grew up in a home with neglectful and/or abusive and absentee parents, and as a result I wasn't taught anything about life, and just general life skills that every person should...
    Undeadly Undeadly 41-45, F Feb 6

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    Death Sentence for the Bali Nine Ring Leaders. I have NO problem with their fate at all. 1) It is now all over the media and I am sure among many in the community that the 2 ring...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 4 Responses Feb 10

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    My Mother's Betrayal-You say you loved me,Mommie Dearest. I am your first(surviving infancy) born. The first love of your life. You love me so much that you abandoned me when I was...
    OrchidOracle OrchidOracle 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 22

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    There are daughters of narcissistic mothers who have barely survived psychologically. In the extreme, there are daughters who starved themselves to death by anorexia as the only...
    rescueme99 rescueme99 41-45 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I absolutely LOVE candid photos and pre-arranged photos. They can't be scary, violent or gory though. Or hateful. There is a bunch of gifts I have natural and special, and some of...
    nsquaredmeanshartspaired nsquaredmeanshartspaired 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I am 25 years old and have recently moved back home to live with my parents for a few months. I always knew my family was extremely dysfunctional growing up, but I always thought...
    Thristic Thristic 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20

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    Did a lot of drugs. Joined the Navy. Went to college, met a girl, went to grad school and got a PhD in engineering, got married, had two kids. Was told "I never loved you, I only...
    HeroHeroGoDoYourJob HeroHeroGoDoYourJob 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 12

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    You Never Thought Of Anyone Else-I hate that she cannot live without a certain demented individual who has beaten and pimped her as well as abused her children ever since he walked...
    OrchidOracle OrchidOracle 26-30, F Feb 24

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    Strength is something to be admired, and something we all posses. If you step back and look at all your capabilities, accomplishments, and life roles, you will find that your...
    SecretAngel6 SecretAngel6 26-30, F 2 Responses Feb 13

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    First of all I'd like to say this post really helped me understand more of what exactly I'm going through and i feel a sense of relief, 2ndly I fell in love with a con at 21 years...
    marissabrooke31 marissabrooke31 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 9

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    So I was reading psychology blogs for borderline and I found this for love addiction.I scored YES on all 40 hahaha.Oh dear.Where do I get therapy for this. Check out the links...
    aquabunny aquabunny 22-25, F 1 Response Feb 26

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    After another couple grand for a lawyer - I am overwhelmed with the situation with the ex & children! I do really "hate" being a "stepmom!" My boyfriend was with a woman with 3...
    patientlove patientlove 22-25 1 Response Feb 7

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    It's time I come clean about myself. It will help me a bit to just confess my sins here. I was never aware of these things all these years. All the time I thought I was doing well...
    jollygoat jollygoat 22-25, M Feb 25

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    my mom had a rough upbringing. rape, abuse, etc with about 13 other brothers and sisters. she had 3 kids. I'm the baby. as kids, we had a horrible childhood as well. she made sure...
    niafiend niafiend 18-21, F 5 Responses Feb 24

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    It's just as good as it gets, ain't it? While rummaging through the documents in my Fake Mother's Room, I discovered evidence on how she was reported to the state of New York for...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 24

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    I was told I need to prove myself. I admit at this stage in my life I again have hit bottom and filled myself with depression as BPD has raised its ugly head again but in my life...
    wickedone72 wickedone72 41-45, F 20 hrs ago

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    I was dealt a bad hand at birth. My story isn't as bad as the book 'child called It', but it was pretty close. I have always been excluded for as long as I can remember. I remember...
    alive2013 alive2013 31-35, F 1 Response Feb 21

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    Has anyone walked away from this and survived? Nothing is changing here for me. I'm very scared of losing what is essentially my closest best friend after sharing every second of...
    foreverWantingMore foreverWantingMore 31-35, F 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    It helps me to think of depression as a sort of addiction: I am addicted to thinking/feeling poorly. Takes the pressure of being defective off. My mother thinks we're defective...
    SimplyPerson SimplyPerson 26-30 2 Responses Feb 9

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    My mother is slowly losing her once impressive command of language. Commonplace items are now routinely referred to as "whatitsname" or "that...you know". But two words that still...
    talkinaftermidnight talkinaftermidnight 36-40, M 5 Responses Feb 7

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    Hi there... I need some help from others that have gotten out of a narcissistic marriage, and have kids. Here's the rough sketch of my story: I was in relationship and married to...
    beesknees12 beesknees12 41-45, F 7 Responses Feb 16

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    My dad is more than likely a psychopath. He takes delight in physically, verbally, and emotionally abusing others. He especially liked hurting his kids. He loved to beat us...
    MarieLund53 MarieLund53 61-65, F 1 Response Feb 7

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    My ex and I parted ways almost 6 months ago. I did not realize he was abusive until it was too late. I had known him since I was 14. We started dating when I was 16 by 17 I was...
    BriDene25 BriDene25 22-25, F 6 Responses Feb 15

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    My Mother was murdered by genocides from India living in the USA, because of the caste system, however, I am living with an Indian genocide who claims to be my Real Mother, but...
    ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT ONESTARRYSTARRYNIGHT 26-30, F Feb 21

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    My father told two of his friends to grab my little brother they started walking over when I said that I will take the beating. My father said fine and the two friends grabbed me...
    protector3 protector3 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 22

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    Any other daughters of narcs have this? My mother never asks how I am or cares about I feel. Talk about my problems, she doesn't listen and switches it to be about her (common...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 a week ago

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    I love my Scars. Because they tell of the past, of what I once went through. Of what I still go through. Emotion, physical, and mental abuse. The scars also show old addictions I...
    SweetAlone13 SweetAlone13 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 9

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    Recent Oldest Rating I am 43, i have been on some form of amphetamine or another since i was 20. It started at first as phentermine diet pills to lose weight, on off and on off...
    ibra0310 ibra0310 41-45 Feb 10

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    The colors behind the people I'm connected to meld into dissonance. All stare. I was promised nothing does, but all stare. My ego hasn't quite wet my cheeks. All right. I'm a bit...
    carmansoul carmansoul 16-17, M a week ago

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