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I Survived Abuse, Losing My Kids and Drug Addiction

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    There were 4 of us. We were all outcasts. We grew up together but didn't hang around each other. We looked into each other's eyes though and when we did, we knew, we knew we were...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 5 hrs ago

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    I am 42 years old and now divorced from a man who is an abusive cheat. It's been nearly 3 years since we split and I'm still struggling to come to terms with the fact I was married...
    Stargazer18 Stargazer18 41-45, F 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    My life seems terrible to you but I seem as if my life was just coincidentally a bumpy ride. I didn't complain about losing my virginity at age 10 with my mum's ex boyfriend...
    TheMysteriousGirl TheMysteriousGirl 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I am a pastor's kid, and more accurately, I'm a person whose father and older brother happen to be pastors. Truly knowing this somewhat helps take the blame off of myself for not...
    Borg2063 Borg2063 26-30, M 19 hrs ago

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    Hello, I'm confused. I don't know were to being, I guess I'll start with this.. As a child I always had my head to far up in the clouds to realize how bad things were in my...
    SkyZoe SkyZoe 16-17, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Why is it most bad people always get the perfect life? I knew a really nice woman and she died of cancer. She never smoked a cigarette in her life. She didn't drink, but yet she...
    MyKingsPrincess MyKingsPrincess 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I don't know if I am a survivor...Yes I have a heartbeat, but am I really alive?? My first abuser was my father. He then created a ring of people. I don't know how I survived...
    CRPSsurviving CRPSsurviving 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    A friend sparked an enormous soul searching the other day when she asked me if I was a bug to be picked up and eaten? If you know me at all you'll realise how much pride I have in...
    Faerylight Faerylight 41-45, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    When i was about 3, my sister came to get me and told me that Sandy, an Indian man who lived with us, almost constantly since birth, until my parents separated in year 10, when i...
    PixieGrin108 PixieGrin108 22-25, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    To my father, my abuser for 25 years: I am writing to inform you that I know exactly who and what you are. Additionally, despite your many years of bullying & brainwashing...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Hi. My friends MOM physically and emotionally abused him.....but that's ok right? My own mom was an *** often and i have several friends whos moms physically and/or emotionally...
    Shonronrep Shonronrep 18-21, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    This more of a question, but I was hoping someone else from here might be able to answer my question. That question is: "Is my father emotionally/verbally abusive?" This stems...
    SomePineapple SomePineapple 16-17, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Child abuse is the worst thing that someone could do to a child. No child deserves to be hurt in any kind of way. Child abuse effects you for your entire life. It leaves you with a...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I am a survivor of domestic violence was married to a man for 18 years of abuse towards me and my kids. We went thru physical mental and verbal abuse until he tried to kill us but...
    Sassykat3p Sassykat3p 46-50, F 4 days ago

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    The simple things in life, what a topic for me to comment on, for many years the simple things in life where, well.simple, getting high as a kite and drunk as a skunk, every day...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've actually lived two lives in my opinion, my first life being that of continuous drug and alcohol abuse starting at age 14, my second life is the one I now live, a clean and...
    aerosnz aerosnz 56-60, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was the victim of sexual child abuse. It was a friend of a relative. She was a middle aged drunk. Just the thought of her touching me makes me sick. I love being on EP but gay...
    equusrider equusrider 56-60, M 7 Responses 6 days ago

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    I'm new to this but I've never gotten over my experience and I thought maybe sharing it would help. I don't even care if no one takes the time to read my story, honestly. I am...
    daisyparker daisyparker 16-17, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I just really need to let this out. When I first met my S/O, my relationship with his family was great (for the first few weeks). I went to a concert with his mother, got along...
    blamegame91 blamegame91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 26

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    Hi ok so I have been a victim of emotional and mental nd a little bit of physical abuse in the past. I have been in about 4 relationships that were like that not all were physical...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    Final episode in history of my inner life. Senior year and hs. Like I mentioned previously, senior year was absolutely chaotic. I had left the house I'd lived in the longest of...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    I am to the point that I just don't even care anymore. I met my man 5 years ago. He was just finalizing his divorce. He had been separated from his ex for almost 2 years at...
    roxmac roxmac 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    This is really bothering me I wish I had a therapist I'm in the process of getting one but anyway my boyfriend and I live with my mother and it is the hardest thing. Living with my...
    LuvLostSoul LuvLostSoul 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 25

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    I was bullied especially during my primary school days by fellow students for being intelligent and the best student in class. I was bullied for being liked and trusted by...
    Mary077 Mary077 26-30, F 4 Responses Jun 25

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    I am going through a divorce after 15 years of....a sick marriage with two young kids age 7 and 3. There has been a lot of emotional/psychological abuse, control issues, and...
    betweenrockandhardplace betweenrockandhardplace 36-40, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I am an abuse survived. I have a Facebook page called letters to my mother and anyone that thinks abuse is ok. i am 45 & my family turned on me BC i got my niece and nephew out...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Sexual abuse. I was sexually abused as a child and it's the biggest secret I have. I suppressed the memories because I was very young but I always had flashbacks. They came...
    Dezaria Dezaria 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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    Family Stories (Part 2)........., This is the 2nd part of family history as told to me by my mum whose memory is fast fading but still has her long term memory intact. I have heard...
    nswwoy nswwoy 51-55, M 1 Response Jun 22

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    It sure as hell is not a choice. I just read a lot of judgemental a$$hole comments from people who lack factual knowledge on mood disorders. There is a reason they do cognitive...
    krazeekatie krazeekatie 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Hate Child Abuse and anyone who hurts kids
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Jun 21

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    Now you see my life. This is my 100th post in Experience Project and I felt like it was time to reveal my origins, also known as my childhood through early age, to teenager...
    HighEndofYourLow HighEndofYourLow 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 21

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    I have experienced both. My parents never hit (except if they had a reason), but at elementary school I was always being hit by kids that didn't like me for whatever reason. They...
    evreno evreno 13-15, M 2 Responses Jun 21

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    My mother is a ***ing psychopath. Usually you hear about abuse in broken down, poor homes with drug addicted, prostituting mothers. Nah, we're rich. Nah, we're not rich, we just...
    shivanifml shivanifml 16-17, F Jun 20

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    I was previously married. It was an experience for lack of better words. This week I have felt the need to read over my old blog that I kept privately to keep me sane. I just cried...
    Elpis11 Elpis11 31-35, F 5 Responses Jun 20

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    We've known it's coming for a long time. Years in fact. There was no infidelity, it was more mental and emotional abuse and as he let his health become worse his abuse also became...
    whispywillow whispywillow 46-50, F 2 Responses Jun 20

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    After reading the experiences here I don't know why I lived. I am sorry for all who have survived but faced injuries, lost forever, or lost someone in an accident. Here is my...
    thehappyrancher thehappyrancher 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 19

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    The only time I ever got hit was by my mom, and this was recent, like a year ago. It was on a long car trip to texas and we were both really tired and frustrated and we were...
    wishdish wishdish 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 19

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    I am 44 years old I have experienced Bi polar with mixed episodes, Mania and depression Anxiety and panic PTSD and Scizophrenia. never diagnosed but clearly have dealt with...
    smalltownwitch smalltownwitch 41-45, F Jun 18

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