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I Survived Abuse, Losing My Kids and Drug Addiction

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    Hello I am the wife of a drug addict. We have been married for 2 years July 21st. I began to notice major changes in his behavior and mood changes. Also the way he was w me. He...
    CE21 CE21 31-35, F 3 Responses Jul 5

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    For the past 8 years of my 'life' I have suffered with severe anxiety and depression. They say it's meant to get better, but every day just gets harder. I'm almost starting to feel...
    36chambers86 36chambers86 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 17

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    I'm currently 7weeks and 5 days clean from my addiction. Addiction runs in my family and so does alcoholism, abuse, and depression. I have depression and I think I might be an...
    StargirlWarrior StargirlWarrior 13-15, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    This is hard for me to talk about, I have trust issues, depression, anxiety, sleeping and eating disorders. I have been under lots of counselling. I'm in cahms or whatever, I've...
    girlinwhite227 girlinwhite227 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 30

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    A message for a dear friend of mine (I won't mention the name): The box-squared room covered in depression, the dripping liquid coating the tiled-floor, or perhaps the glass blade...
    auraboreale auraboreale 18-21, F Jul 14

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    Welp so it looks like I'm the first post here. *takes a deep breath* okay, so my mom who is now 37 years old is a drug addict, more specifically meth, speed, heroine and whatever...
    Cryingsmile Cryingsmile 16-17, T 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    This kind of allegation once made is hard to beet and so it wold seem even harder to recant for the alleged victim. But for the supposed offender there is only that you are in...
    memyselfamdi memyselfamdi 46-50, M Jul 19

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    I always have been I always will be, because your beautiful because your everything I ever wanted, and my dreams don't come true. I am so scared I'll lose you that I do everything...
    FeelingAmazingRightNow FeelingAmazingRightNow 13-15, M Jul 19

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    I always have been I always will be, because your beautiful because your everything I ever wanted, and my dreams don't come true. I am so scared I'll lose you that I do everything...
    FeelingAmazingRightNow FeelingAmazingRightNow 13-15, M Jul 19

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    This actually comes from my parents because they've never have done drugs and yes they've drank alcohol but like on rare occasions such as new years. Plus alcohol turned my...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    People now a days are so disconnected by technology that they don't have a solid grasp on reality. When they hear someone has died, they don't see the mourning, heart-broken family...
    emowulf emowulf 16-17, M Jul 20

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    Every kid should be happy with their lives and no one should abuse a child in anyway. If it's verbal or physical, I don't want kids to suffer what people like me did.
    Alyzza123 Alyzza123 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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    The day I tried to die was a major pivotal point in my life. My Depression wasn't sudden; it was more of a build up of things. I remember the day I first self harmed. I wasn't...
    needtotellsomeone needtotellsomeone 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 12

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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 Jul 18

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    I've been taken advantage of. What do you think? Aside from all the emotional, verbal and narcissistic abuse from my wife, she swindled me out of $250,000! My wife and I bought a...
    acuratech acuratech 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So ive decided i need help understanding if i am in a relationship that is worth it... I met my boyfriend when i was 15 we dated for maybe 2 months then i started having problems...
    paola04414 paola04414 18-21, F Jul 8

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    People who really know me know that I have a big heart underneath a tough shell. All of my life, I have felt the burden of emotions that I did not want. The primary offender is...
    MaunaLani13 MaunaLani13 46-50, M 4 days ago

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    I abuse ADD meds to be productive. I became immune to the high so now I double up on my dose. I've found out after years of taking them I'm now worthless without them
    ChaseOnTheFly ChaseOnTheFly 31-35, M Jun 30

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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 finally became clean, it's now 40 days since I quit and the cravings are becoming less and my head has finally managed to start straightening itself out. It's hard, but worth...
    IeuanTemplar IeuanTemplar 22-25, M Jul 9

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    I hate what they do. My parents used to call me stupid and retarded because I couldn't process information exactly as well as other people could, I was uncoordinated, I got lost...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 2 Responses Jul 1

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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...
    Sorrentina Sorrentina 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 6

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    It's a terrible terrible thing to deprive a child, the purest form of a human being of happiness. Eventhough I don't like kids I would never imagine why ANYONE would want to cause...
    Someoneatschoolfoundme Someoneatschoolfoundme 16-17, F 4 Responses Jul 17

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    When I was a kid I always wanted a family like the ones that I would watch on the television. My mother had 2 jobs during the time. My father well let's say........ Poppa was a...
    natashaxxs natashaxxs 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 17

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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 Jul 18

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    I believe that a child just as every other human being is entitled to their own opinion that was not set on them by their religious parents or guardians. By telling someone (child...
    trysten778 trysten778 13-15, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm not completely unhappy with my life. In fact, I'm actually pretty happy with it overall with the exception of my education and career. When the economy collapsed, my education...
    PunkinH2O PunkinH2O 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 12

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    I feel like I have to get this off my chest as it is making me increasingly ill. My life in general is making me increasingly ill. I am 21 year old with Borderline personality...
    Daisypie Daisypie 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This are very hard times for me and my family. If you read my other post, i have a brother in rehab and its breaking my family's heart. My big bro is about to be a daddy and my dad...
    Marypossa Marypossa 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 5

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    My Mother, simply put, is the meanest, angriest, most unpleasant person I know. She is a mentally ill psychotic, a tyrant, and a bully all rolled into one. My parents split up when...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 29

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    My story if I told most wouldn't believe half of it.Sometimes I don't believe half of it but it's all true.There are much worse off in this world filled with misery.So to tell my...
    bignatbreastluver bignatbreastluver 46-50, M 1 Response Jul 21

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    It's impossible to write my story, because I know that no one will ever believe me... When you're in love, it's hard not to do anything for the person you care about... No one...
    HUMAN2BME HUMAN2BME 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 18

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    My whole family is dysfunctional, My mums side you had... My mum bless her was an alcoholic, My brother was a druggie and alcoholic, Three of my mums brothers were druggies and...
    Gentleandlovingsoul Gentleandlovingsoul 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    Really I'm still in shock and I haven't really figured out how to feel about this yet. Maybe talking about it here will help. I'll start from the beginning with how I met and...
    NuuIdeas NuuIdeas 18-21, M 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I struggle telling people about my problems. So, I guess just writing my whole story would be better. Haha, I know it'll be pretty long. I'll just go ahead and say it: my mother...
    BookWonderer BookWonderer 13-15, F 4 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm 29 my life came crashing down around me about 2mths ago I've been given a bad hand at live so much so that I wish like the rest of my family I was dead but death isn't comming...
    CathyKenney CathyKenney 26-30 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    These are some of the reasons why I feel the need to die. Abuse. Bullying. Intrusions. Hatred. Scorn. Rejection. Other people focused on my life exclusively and somehow them...
    deepscar deepscar 46-50, F 14 Responses Jul 1

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    My brother. I think this is his 5th time to. When he was 13 he slit his wrists and then developped a nerve condition. When he was 15 he locked himself in his room with a gun but...
    QuinnStew QuinnStew 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I'm 16 and I'm addicted to laxatives. From a very young age the only things I've ever wanted it to be "skinny". Even being young I'd blow the candles out on my cake wishing to be...
    britterz123 britterz123 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    To make a very long story short.... My parents had 5 kids and they tortured every single one. My parents had my sister and I when they were 40. I'm a twin. My siblings are about 2...
    snooze2014 snooze2014 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I wasn't able to carry a baby to full term so when my sister called me 3 days after her daughter's 12th birthday I jumped at the chance to take my niece into our home. We had just...
    Megit Megit 56-60, F 2 Responses Jul 14

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    I'm pretty maxed out on the loss/death abuse department. I used to abuse drugs pretty heavy. I got the habit from my family who gave me drugs for the first time when I was 9 yrs...
    OutcastBlacksheep OutcastBlacksheep 36-40, F Jul 21

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    im going to open up a little to ep.. well tomorrow i have to go to court early in the morning, because my parents r getting a divorce.. this is the second divorce process i have...
    deadrosez deadrosez 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    I miss you, Dad. I miss you every day, but today most of all. I remember you every day, but right now I'd give anything to be able to pick up the phone and talk to you once more...
    morganonnet2 morganonnet2 51-55, M 3 Responses Jul 11

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    Dad: socially awkward, is always afraid of standing up to people, lets his kids get away with almost everything Big sister: social anxiety, smokes marihuana, gets away with...
    haroni haroni 18-21, F Jul 18

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    I am the oldest child of 3 children. We all share the same drug addict mother, however we each have different drug addict parents. I was Taken away from my mother right before my 1...
    secretdestiny secretdestiny 18-21, F Jul 11

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    My experience is one that both came as a shock, and in some weird way, a confirmation of the fears I've always had regarding my parents and their conditional love of me. I've...