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I Survived Abuse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 84 People


    Honestly, I do not resent having been severely beaten as a child. I think it has made me stronger. I feel like having gone through this I can empathize more with people who are suffering. I feel that I could take pain until I died, but would never be broken. I understand pain...
    Tricz Tricz
    22-25, M
    6 Responses Oct 31, 2007

    All the Abuse Caused Me to Have Trust Issues With Males.

    My first stepfather physically abused me. It still bugs me to this day because although my mother and him are divorced, she still is best friends with him. I think it's wrong. How can you still even think about even still talking to someone if they did so much damage to your...
    WraithformsLovelyAngel WraithformsLovelyAngel
    18-21, F
    Feb 18, 2009

    My Story: Tales of a Sinner

     I was just like any other 12 year old girl, starting to get the waves of puberty, discovering makeup and the soothing sounds of all those boy bands. I enjoyed life. I hung out with my friends, had slumber parties, went bowling, and started taking interest in boys...
    FinallyAwakened FinallyAwakened
    18-21, F
    1 Response Nov 7, 2007

    Hide and Seek

    I remember running and hiding in cupboard or the bathroom. When i think about i can feel the fear in me when he beat at those doors. Screaming at me to come out, or worse when he tried to convince me by using that sing song voice. Telling me he "loved me", "it...
    ShayChrysalis ShayChrysalis
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 7, 2007

    I Am a Survivor

    I survived abuse at the hands of my former boyfriend.  He used to pull my hair, punch me in the stomach, stomp on my feet, and mentally abuse me as well.  He also attempted to kill me several times while I was with him.  He tried to drown me, choke me and...
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm
    46-50, F
    11 Responses May 13, 2008

    The Scars Are Invisible.......but They Are There.

      It has never been truly physical abuse. My ex knocked me against a wall once but it was an accident. We were fooling around & things got carried away. He didn't know his own strength. lol. Mental abuse has been rampant in my life since I was little. Mainly thanks to my father...
    WynsHeart WynsHeart
    36-40, F
    May 23, 2011


    My mother started dating a man as soon as her and my father divorced. He immediately moved in with us and we all realized he was an alcoholic. He'd threatened my mother, my brother and my sister on numerous occasions. Every time I would immediately stand up and say something...
    pinkspikes pinkspikes
    22-25, F
    Nov 19, 2007

    It Made Me Who I Am!!

    I was a victim of abuse for 15 years which is sad considering that i am 16!! I have been abused since BIRTH... shows how much my mother actually wanted me. Well my daddy never abused me it was my mother up until i was 7 and then it continued when she got remarried... her husband...
    tragedyhappens tragedyhappens
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 24, 2007

    We Were Saved From Him

    He threatened many times... told me it'd be easy. I tried so hard to stop it, told him I loved him and his baby needed him. I tried and tried until one day I just told myself I didn't care anymore. I never thought he'd actually do it, but I never thought he'd strangle me either...
    foreverwandering foreverwandering
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Mar 25, 2010

    You Can Be Free

       4 "Do not be afraid; you will not suffer shame.        Do not fear disgrace; you will not be humiliated.        You will forget the shame of your youth        and...
    miriamswalk miriamswalk
    Apr 2, 2009

    Daddy Dearest

    My birth father was bipolar but drank it away. When he was up we had the best times, going to the beach, parties with his friends, he knew all the wrestlers here in Florida so we'd go and meet and hang with them, CB Breaks and more. I remember so many fun times with him. And...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality
    36-40, F
    Oct 26, 2007

    I Survived

    When I was seven my step-dad started abusiving me.  When I was sixteen he sexually abused me.  From the ages of seven to seventeen I was thrown up against walls.  I was chased with a car while I was on my bike.  I was also dragged into a car.  I was...
    heavenknowsmyname heavenknowsmyname
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 7, 2007

    I Survived It to

    This is one of the most hardest stories to tell.  I was 5 yrs old when my oldest brother started to molest me.  He said if I told he would kill me.  I told anyway cuz I thought my mom would save me.  She didn't.  He didnt kill me, but he killed my...
    SouthernGirl08 SouthernGirl08
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Oct 26, 2007

    I Know Its Oka To Question Myself Because Of My Past

    I was approached by  a pastor the other day. he asked me multiple times to come to his church this and that.. for some reason no matter my reasoning he kept asking me. I wanted to yell at him and say look leave mealone but parts of me wont do that because he is only doing his...
    k1lljoy k1lljoy
    18-21, M
    Apr 12, 2011

    Always Looking Forward

    From as far back as I can remember there was abuse in my household growing up. A similar tale to others, my father was verbally, and physically abusive to my mother, sister, brother and me. I do consider myself fortunate to have been the youngest as my mother and siblings had to...
    LonelyStar LonelyStar
    22-25, F
    Sep 24, 2008

    I Survived!

    I started getting abused in May 2003, physically, by my dad. He was off work for 6 months and started drinking a lot more than usual and became physically aggressive towards me. I was about 15 at the time. He's tried to strangle me, he's hurt my wrist, I've been pushed around and...
    lilmariah lilmariah
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2009

    Survivor of Abuse

    I was physically and sexually abused by my brother.  I was emotionally and physically abused by my mother.
    troubled28 troubled28
    26-30, F
    Sep 13, 2007

    Everything Under the Sun

    some of my earliest memories are of being hit, often for no good reason.  you name the type of abuse, i have survived through it.  and, yeah, the journey has been long, and often hellish, i am a stronger person for it. i remember how badly i hurt, the uncertianty of...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Aug 5, 2007

    Does Anyone Survive Without Scars?

    I was abused as a child in every way, sometimes it was discipline that went overboard and I wholeheartedly take responsibility for come of those (I was quite the little demon child), but most of the abuse was unwarranted and cruel. My mother was married twice, and both of my step...
    Stayinshadow78 Stayinshadow78
    31-35, M
    3 Responses Oct 5, 2010

    Until Now..

    I may have written about it a few years ago (decided to delete it) but I've never really talked about it. I did talk about the beatings but I never mentioned the sexual abuse. Well, no details here though. My mom was a single parent. That means she had to hire sitters. She...
    acheron acheron
    22-25, F
    Sep 14, 2007

    Sexual Abuse

    When I was a very young child, I was sexually abused by a cousin and a next door neighbor. This went on for quite a few years of my life. I have battled with sexual inadequacies now for most of my life because of this. I have kept it buried most of my life and never shared it...
    picgirl picgirl
    31-35, F
    29 Responses Sep 14, 2007

    Dunno If My Story Goes Here....

    But I was physically and emotionally abused by my father's second wife. I was miserable growing up and try real hard to erase her from my life. Yet I find myself having to struggle with it from time to time. Nobody believed me. and that was the hardest part. She never hit me in a...
    Massconfusion Massconfusion
    36-40, M
    3 Responses Apr 19, 2008

    Emotional Abuse

    Although I'm on the other side of the world now from all the things that happened to me when I was a kid, I still can't escape my past.  I'm still stuck thinking the same thoughts, and trying to forget the same memories.  But then of course, nothing fixes a thing so...
    Lucid Lucid
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Aug 5, 2007

    I Survived

    My ex was anger-retaliatory abuser . I though different types of abuse, emotional, sexual and physical. The abuse happened between the ages of 14 - 18. It started off as a coping tool for him. He had lost control in one area of his life and tried to regain control through...
    ShayChrysalis ShayChrysalis
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 15, 2007


    My first 20 years of life i spend,hiding from or running from some type of abuse.It happens and i learn to avoid it.For each type of abuse you can name i have experienced it,by a friend,family etc,but i dont wish to list them or go back there. Its like a dream that happened to...
    public public
    41-45, F
    1 Response Nov 4, 2007

    Hard To Write...prolly Harder To Read.

    I don't remember ever not being abused.  My earliest memories are of violence; stuff like getting knocked *** over teakettle for some small offense.  I was two.My parents frequently denied me food, frequently locked me in the basement for days at a time.Mom liked to hit my hand...
    Plaid Plaid
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Apr 8, 2011

    All the Votes Are Not In Yet

    I was sexually and emotionally abused.  I have survived thus far.  But the final tally isn't in yet.
    Freestanding Freestanding
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Oct 12, 2007

    Know This

    I was beaten so severely that I have broken bone scars on x-rays to prove it. My point is this, I saw what happened to him for all the years of abuse he dished out and it seems like karma is teaching that man a lesson I don't want any part of. I can't even watch it as it is...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses Mar 11, 2011

    My Dads Brother Abused Me .

    This is the first time I am talking about this. So here goes. When I was a little girl .I was a pretty little thing , blonde curls big blue eyes very shy. My dad put me on a pedestal and wrapped me in cotton wool. i adored my dad. We used to have partys at our house .My...
    missmoonriver missmoonriver
    1 Response Aug 27, 2008
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