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I Was A Victim Of Neglect

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    Welcome To The Group!

    I don't know why there wasn't a group for this already, because its a serious and traumatic thing to have to go through. I certainly hope others will join this group. I want others to know they're not alone in being alone! We can find some strength from each other, and from...
    pengimachine pengimachine 18-21, F Oct 26, 2012

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    My Life Alone.

    I'll tell you a little about how I grew up. I lived in the Santa Cruz Mountains in Northern California with my mother. Our neighbors were far enough away that you had to drive to their houses. We were isolated, to say the least. My father died when I was three, and my two older...
    pengimachine pengimachine 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    If you want to have some context as to where I am coming from with this post, please read my last entry here: EP Link … I can’t take it anymore. I really can’t. I think...
    UsernameEntered UsernameEntered 22-25, M 2 Responses Apr 6

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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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    Why did he take it all? I was not smart. I knew I was not smart because I was told that every day. Sometimes with words and sometimes it was said with a look or a certain shrug...
    NoDavid NoDavid 46-50 1 Response a week ago

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    Unfortunately, the act of "emailing" him was further participation of the abusive cycle. Part 1 Destroying Healthy Communication My emails came about very early in the game, I...
    authenticexistence authenticexistence 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 20

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 12 Responses Apr 4

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M Apr 4

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    Hi, it's Dakota again. I've already told my story of being raped by my uncle and three strange men last summer, just after I turned 14. One of the men was killed in a bad drug deal...
    mouthdakota mouthdakota 18-21, M 10 Responses Apr 4

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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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    Since I turned nine years old, I feel as if my parents started to get a lot angrier and more aggressive towards life, people, and at just about everything. I was one of those kids...
    ImagineA ImagineA 16-17 1 Response Mar 22

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    I don't like to go back to this era & I chose to forget it all. I am 31 now but when I was 12-13 my older sister moved back into the house I grew up in & brought her boyfriend to...
    BlueEyes3182 BlueEyes3182 31-35, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    Amen. I am a victim of it from BOTH ends. I was abused as a child and THEN abused my multiple partners. I survived though. And I live to tell about it so, Gods good.
    pinkkcotton pinkkcotton 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 20

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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 am I victim of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse.
    Wishingtobegone Wishingtobegone 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 23

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    I'm joining this group, not to take on a 'victim mentality' as the psychology folk would call it, but to share with others who have similar experiences. This is all for the sake...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    My mom psychologically tortured me and my two older siblings growing up. She is an extremist Christian and has borderline personality disorder. She is not diagnosed by I am a...
    SilianRail SilianRail 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    I admit it - I like to cross-dress. Sometimes, I would put something on, and just for a bit of a rush, take a quick walk around the outside of the house (either from the front door...
    KatieTreat KatieTreat 51-55, T 1 Response Mar 28

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    The other day I was working on a project for my studies. It's an emotional art piece - it's about me coming to find my own self, to ground in myself rather than in other people...
    onelife22 onelife22 22-25, F Apr 7

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    I was depressed all the time a mother of toe and one on the way I felt lost I had a home And husband a car a boat a family.. No reason I know now to be depressed I lost my 7 month...
    laceykight laceykight 26-30, F 6 days ago

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    Iv never done this before excuse the long story but I need to get every detail off my mind I have no One else to talk to I'm hoping some1 will understand I was on holiday when it...
    Candlelight01 Candlelight01 22-25, F 1 Response 1 hr ago

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    I WAS the other woman. He chose his wife and son. Now I'm nothing to him. 16 years and I'm nothing. The affair lasted 8 years but 8 years prior to that we were the best of friends...
    Movingonmovingon Movingonmovingon 36-40, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    It all started when I was 13. I had no other way to school as I lived half an hour away to the closest high school so I caught a private bus to and from school every day with other...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response Mar 24

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    When I was 7 years old I got burned, my aunt was getting married outside at grandma's house, the family had been busy making the outside beautiful, burning brush and old branches...
    thatonegirlbree thatonegirlbree 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 25

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    Besides my family and two other people that I have told, this is my first time telling this story. I was very hesitant about posting this story but I feel like by expressing how I...
    Skinnylove29 Skinnylove29 18-21, F Mar 27

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    He was perfect from the beginning kind patient sweet. He moved in with me and I was totally in love he was my first true love. I ended up falling pregnant and it all started just...
    leeleelou leeleelou 26-30, F 5 Responses Mar 28

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    Demon Possession and the Real Battle I shouldn't be, but I am constantly amazed by the stories of spiritual abuse, not only in this group, but in others. One of the recurring...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    The Real Battle As I wrote about in the previous entitled article Demon Possession and the Real Battle, I discovered that the spiritual battle did not involve yelling and screaming...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    The Truth The phrase, "the truth," is held in high esteem by most churches. Orthodox churches teach that there is TRUTH and then there is truth. In this article, I am addressing...
    fln38 fln38 51-55, M 1 Response Mar 29

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    This has happened to me twice and I've only worked at two different places. It's extremely irritating. The first time I told. The second time was today and I haven't said anything...
    fairytalesandspiderwebs fairytalesandspiderwebs 18-21, F Mar 30

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    What did I do to deserve this? I loved him and was always there for him, even when he would scream at me or hit me. I never did anything to deserve this, in my mind, but whenever I...
    LtngBug67 LtngBug67 46-50, F 5 Responses Mar 30

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    I was a small girl back then, a man joined me in my bed, My parents where not around. I was only 14, the fondled mt private parts. I was too scared to say anything, I could not...
    patiencebernard patiencebernard 26-30, F Apr 6

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    WEIGHTED AVERAGE COST of DEBTS (WACD) for WHOLE ECONOMY........... For those that live in Australia and indeed everywhere in the world, we would have been bombard by the cry from...
    jiaberg jiaberg 51-55, M 1 Response a week ago

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    I was really pissed off yesterday. My fiancé took me and his dad to steakhouse but he was annoyed because his dad was drinking. All I did was ask him to just put down his phone...
    anzii anzii 26-30, F 6 Responses 5 days 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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    When I was 12 my parents separated for the second, and last time. A couple months after my mother moved out of the house I had grown up in my fathers then girlfriend moved in. It...
    princessofthebella princessofthebella 22-25, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    (No lie, true story of me) The first time I was sexually abused by my father was when I was about 6. He came into my room and took off my pants, then yeah.. The other times was in...
    Missmayicx Missmayicx 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I have been seeing a woman with borderline personality traits for about 10 months now. When I first met her I had recently broken up with my partner whom we were together for 7...
    lethealgia lethealgia 31-35, M 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Well, where to start? A few years ago, when I was 12-13, me and this girl, who is my third cousin, became really close friends and she is now my best friend and Im now 17 getting...
    BrokenBonds BrokenBonds 16-17, F 4 hrs ago

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    I don't like talking about it...I try forgetting but that never works. All those memories come back in my dreams. I was raped when I was five. This is the only time I've ever said...
    McLovin0000 McLovin0000 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I am a survivor, after being in a relationship for 10 years with it turning violent after almost 3 years, I can say that I'm finally leaving. It's scary and I know its going to be...
    lavendershade lavendershade 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 20

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    When I was little, my parents physically fought. And one day my dad beat me with a red plastic chair. I've had black eyes and bruises bc of him
    raykay1998 raykay1998 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    My mom calls me names and always say I never do anything right and that it is better if I was born a dog, is that verbal abuse or? I don't know I try not to let it et to me but I...
    lilay98 lilay98 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I left my abuser when I found out I was pregnant again, since he beat me previously causing my child to die. Now my son is 16 and is abusing me too. I can't take it anymore! I am...
    dumbwhore dumbwhore 36-40, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    My father is an acaholic, he has been every since I was born he tells me lies abou how my mother never wanted me and she wanted a boy and that I'm worthless and he throws his...
    RavenHearts RavenHearts 16-17, F 6 Responses Mar 24

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    My older brother takes his anger out on me , he has been for years. Mostly verbal abuse he uses some seriously ugly words just to bring me down and make sure I'm as miserable as he...
    kim95164 kim95164 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 25

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    My fiancé slapped me today. He got fired yesterday but told me a lie about how they laid him off because they couldn't afford it. I could tell he was lying, so last night I looked...
    missmanamana missmanamana 26-30, F 6 Responses Mar 25