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I Survived Abuse, Losing My Kids and Drug Addiction

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    My moms ex boyfriend bought her a car,bought us a house (we all lived together),two dogs,i had 2 sisters and 1 brother he gave me,with in the years my mom saw the horrid man he was...
    Wisdombird Wisdombird 13-15, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    Hello. My name is Kaitlynn. I'm 18 years old, and have lost my parents to addiction. I was born illegitimate to a young couple in their mid-twenties. My dad was in a band he was...
    Erealia Erealia 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    My story I keep asking myself when it all started. If there was a specific day or a specific event to be able to pinpoint when I started to loose myself. There is no day or...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response Mar 22

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    We are all survivors. I survived the crazy dope partying days, the opps I just got pregnant stage, **** got hitched to divorce at 27 to full time single mom and 12 hour crappy...
    Halebound4ever Halebound4ever 36-40, F 1 Response Apr 8

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    I used to take meth. It started out as an experiment, to enhance sex. I took it for a period of 10 months. I wasn't a heavy user, buying a gram that could last me 2 weeks, but it...
    alifeofpoz alifeofpoz 31-35, M 1 Response 14 hrs ago

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    My dad is my abuser and I didn't know why I felt so dysfunctional until recently. My mom is amazing, and she is a survivor of horrible abuse herself so I never knew that emotional...
    katieowl katieowl 18-21, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been do all types of drugs since I was 14. First harder drug I did was ecstasy was amazing did it every week in the summer then the hallucinogenics shrooms and LSD wasn't a...
    Danny278 Danny278 22-25, M Apr 1

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    7 Years. Of those 7 years I was only happy for about 3 years. 7 years with a man who gave me so much joy in the beginning. Now it's like he lives to tear me down. To humiliate me...
    bmichelleb bmichelleb 26-30, F 6 Responses Apr 10

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    Happy April! April is Child Abuse Awareness Month. Today, I was reminded of a status I wanted to make while on Spring Break but never got around to. You'll get the connection to...
    RuthieAnja RuthieAnja 18-21, F Apr 2

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    Can kids or adult survivors of child abuse sue thier parents? The answer is complicated. The short answer is no. http://whatprivilege.com/abused-kids-cant-really-sue-their...
    Ishtaria Ishtaria 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Oh, I so do. I think about the kids I teach in Sunday school, and if I ever found out that anyone abused them in any way, I don't know what that would do to me. That could very...
    Whoami30 Whoami30 26-30, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I am high prolly 70 percent of the time, I'm still able to function at college and work but i just feel like i prolly use too many drugs. But i can't stop and I'm not going...
    fishfood7 fishfood7 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I grew up with a mother who had a hatred for men. I was her only son out of 4 kids and I was the recipient of her anguish. I now suffer from PTSD and struggle with it every single...
    kpax81 kpax81 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I've never been too crazy about kids in general. I know people say it's different with your own, but I just don't see myself having any. Part of it could because of where I am in...
    lolwhutisthis lolwhutisthis 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 25

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    THE JOURNEY THROUGH THE LAND OF THE “UNIMAGINABLE STARTING OVER” If someone would have told me that I was going to lose my children a year ago I would have laughed. If...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 Mar 26

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    I was married once and my marriage failed... quite miserably.. I have always thought that I am just one of those people who were never meant to be married; even from a very young...
    prettyredhead2650 prettyredhead2650 26-30, F Apr 4

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    Where do i even start... my mother is my everything, she is my best friend and all the family i have left since i do not have a relationship with my other family due to abuse. I...
    gardengirl17 gardengirl17 18-21, F Apr 7

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    Please anyone who got out of an abusive relationship. Give me some words of encouragement and support. I don't even know where to start. No job because he convinced me to quit and...
    JenI22 JenI22 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 27

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    I remember when my grandmother would make us kids Get on the floor on our knees And elbows and beat us on our backs with a belt or braided up switch....if you move the beating...
    coraleigh coraleigh 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 30

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    I've been abused a lot as a child and its molded me into a cold hearted being. I once wrote the only thing I wanted in life was to be loved. Now, I'm isolated. I made a decision to...
    Musicthataltersyou Musicthataltersyou 18-21, M 3 Responses Apr 3

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    Horror of horrors that I should have to remember this. Joe came up with a disgusting game "open your mouth and close your eyes and I'll give you a big surprise." I did and he spit...
    Smilenbhappy Smilenbhappy 46-50, F 2 Responses Apr 4

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    If youre in one of these relationships like i was; you need to get out. I know its terrifying afterwards; my neighbors probably think im a crazy cat lady cause my blinds are always...
    CarterandEmily CarterandEmily 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    Touch a hot stove and you learn to never touch the red coils. Hit a kid and your mom punishes you by hitting you because you aren't supposed to hit kids.
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    Is it withdraws or is it me. Feeling kinda crappy today. I'm usually a pretty upbeat kinda guy. Like the glass is always half full kinda thing or it can be worse. But now it is...
    ryan88880 ryan88880 26-30, M Apr 2

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    1. You were purposefully made with the divine Love and Intention of God. Whether or not you believe is irrelevant, you are Loved. 2. Mistakes are intentional and necessary to...
    OnlyLoveKeepsTrying OnlyLoveKeepsTrying 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 24

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    Hello, I am a 45 year old male who has been married for 21 years this coming August. Over the past few years our marriage has gone downhill in a bad way. I worked at the same...
    musictrucker musictrucker 41-45, M 19 mins ago

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    Childhood rejection is very dangerous and we people need to wake up and not let it define our character. If we lack intimacy and open closeness in the relationship with our parents...
    Georgio84 Georgio84 26-30, M 3 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Everybody who I've told what she does to me says that she is abusive, but I'm still not sure. I know that she's narcissistic because in all the articles I read about it almost all...
    jules401 jules401 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I read this article about karmic relationships it is so amazing... Greetings and welcome to all of you! As the title suggests, I want to explain what it is meant by "Karmic...
    cutiehmm cutiehmm 26-30 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Before and After … Nearing 8 months after my separation, I reflect on the emotional desert I have called my marriage. During those years, I was starved for a smile or a hug. A...
    SleeplessKnight SleeplessKnight 41-45, M 11 Responses Apr 6

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    For mental illness and behavioral problems. And I am very concerned about the amount of abuse in those places done by staff. The other kids there where just dysfunctional (for the...
    Arcturianblue Arcturianblue 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    Words can't express all that I'm feeling right now, i spent 2.5 years on this jerk, only for things to repeat. But this time it felt like things were getting better, after I had...
    Stargasm Stargasm 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    We met when i was 16 and he was 17. Dated for 3 yrs and got married right after i graduated high school. During my last year in HS he joined the military. we stayed together and...
    PerdidaPorEl PerdidaPorEl 26-30, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Disabled. Why. Why so many disabled. Why are victims better than others. When will society stop disabling us. When will health become the goal. When will society...
    converted converted 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I've taken Adderall for nearly eight years. I want to quit so badly. I used to be fun and creative. I used to have friends. I used to love socializing. Adderall was a miracle when...
    Alanameyers89 Alanameyers89 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 30

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    1. I have 2 children 2. I'm married 3. I have 3 dog 4. One of my dogs has 3 legs 5. I put on a fake smile a lot if times lately 6. I had my daughter when I was 14 7. I had my son...
    brokenbecauseofhim brokenbecauseofhim 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    Ok so I don't know how long this will be.. Growing up I was always a confident popular girl.. I met my ex when I was 15, he was 17.. He was cool, had a car and was fun to be around...
    crrc crrc 31-35, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Results of Psychological Testing: Reason for Referral: Mr. Freedman sought a psychological evaluation in order to obtain more information about a diagnosis for himself. Mr...
    flipper1966 flipper1966 56-60, M 1 day ago

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    I have been through a lot in my life. Child abuse, ACOA, drug and alcohol addiction, self injury, suicide attempt, loss of friends and loved ones, mental illness and recovery. I...
    dreshany dreshany 36-40, F 2 Responses Apr 11

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    What am I going to say to you? All my life I've probably been suffering because of you. Thinking back, it's pathetic what happened. I don't even know now, I'm tired. Ever since I...
    jxstagirl jxstagirl 13-15, F Mar 24

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    Letting Go Of Him Because He Cannot Let Go Of Her- Self-condemnation is the gateway to drug abuse,suicide,and worse. When I get sick of being the child of a drug addict,convicted...
    2ndGenPuppet 2ndGenPuppet 18-21, F Mar 31

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    Truth is, maybe I am much dumber than I ever though, and as it turns out I am. After my husband died living with the kids was getting harder and harder, they are so jealous and I...
    mommaceitta mommaceitta 51-55, F Apr 3

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    A Decision I Made... Years Ago. To have and to hold from this day forward. Sept 15, 2001 on this date I informed my spouse and said "I was going to transition into a woman, many...
    Trisha60ts Trisha60ts 61-65, T 3 Responses Mar 24

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    He was in my life the first four years, but after that it went downhill. I found out about his alcohol addiction and the fact he cheated on my mother. I believed him until I was in...
    PearlRose PearlRose 18-21 1 Response Mar 29

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    Remote Control Electronic Brain Punishment? October 18, 1988 Dear Sir: I am currently involved in a crisis of a bizarre nature which I'm sure will be of utmost interest...
    Forget2Trust Forget2Trust 26-30, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    My name is Dakota. I'm 14. I'm a victim of sexual abuse. I'm overcoming this trauma one day at a time. I'm learning to trust again. If you want to know my back story, please read...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 4 Responses Mar 22

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    My name is Dakota. I'm 14. I'm a victim of sexual abuse. I'm overcoming this trauma one day at a time. I'm learning to trust again. If you want to know my back story, please read...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 22

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    My name is Dakota. I'm 14. I'm a victim of sexual abuse. I'm overcoming this trauma one day at a time. I'm learning to trust again. If you want to know my back story, please read...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 22

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    My name is Dakota. I'm 14. I'm a victim of sexual abuse. I'm overcoming this trauma one day at a time. I'm learning to trust again. If you want to know my back story, please read...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 5 Responses Mar 22

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