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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 Oct 26, 2012

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    ...almost 40 and still dealing with her crazy ****. Why can't I move forward?
    twinmama3609 twinmama3609 36-40, F Jun 30

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    Remember When Taylor Swift Was The Victim? In many of her hits, she was the victim in her relationships. Nobody said anything about it at first. Then she went through so many...
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    Im now 9 years using the internet. I was trying to put my feelings on EP, other forums online, but i met rarelly any victims of abuse.Either they have shame to come out and talk...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    Best thing to EVER happen to me!- At age 9 I failed a math quiz and feared the beating I would get at home. My mother didn't spank. She beat me with a belt all over my body and...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 2 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    There is nothing in the fridge or cabinets but expired food and sardines. My mother went out to get everybody food at Burger King but me because I was too depressed to go to church...
    KawaiiKisu KawaiiKisu 13-15, F Jul 13

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    I am currently in highschool and try to fight bullying as much as I can. But I can never escape the fact that I once was a bully. Being a socially awkward person I had trouble...
    SalemKat SalemKat 13-15, F Jul 3

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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 5 days ago

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    I was a victim of domestic abuse I was abused by my boyfriend would love to talk to some of you guys to ease the pain
    Prettybirds Prettybirds 13-15, F 5 Responses Jul 11

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    Never in my life would I have imagined myself being a victim of domestic violence. My boyfriend & I were perfect once upon a time, & things went so wrong so fast. I loved him, & a...
    HeartbrokenHeroine HeartbrokenHeroine 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 11

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    I grew up believing my parents had the best relationship. Sure, they hurled verbal abuse at each other but they always managed to resolve their issues. They love me and my my...
    StephFred StephFred 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 6

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    My mother was never physically abusive, but she certainly emotionally abused and neglected us. If I would write down everything that she did, then I would have one unbelievable...
    LostMittens LostMittens 31-35, F Jul 14

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    Hi there, I’d just like to share my story of an exhausting mistake I made. When I was young I enjoyed a ridiculously close relationship with God. No joke, my mum and I had been...
    buttonthimbles buttonthimbles 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Things haven't been the same since my best friend Taylor got a new bf and had a baby. We were still friends but not as close. I felt jealous because she was my bf first, and I felt...
    KiannaJ KiannaJ 22-25, F 5 days ago

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    My ex fiancé was my world. They say when you move in together you get to really know your partner... Oh they were right. The amount of times I went to sleep crying because he...
    asilentheart asilentheart 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I feel like I need to share the truth about my relationship somewhere. I have been in a relationship with a guy who has made me feel isolated, like a disgusting animal, a stupid...
    myselffirst myselffirst 18-21, F 8 Responses Jun 26

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    When I was 16 and a junior in HS, I was invited to the prom by my best friend. I was super excited because I am a bit of a social outcast. I am always alone but he at least likes...
    sadsarahg sadsarahg 18-21, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I was in an emotionally abusive relationship for nearly a year back in 2012. It was my first real relationship, and he was the first guy I fell in love with (ironically). Needless...
    bluebubblebug bluebubblebug 22-25, F 4 Responses Jun 27

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    I was molested by my uncle from the time I was about 3/4 until I was 13. I also found out later on in life that this same Uncle raped 3 of my cousin and 1 of my closet friends. I...
    Chocamay Chocamay 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I'm only 14. I've had depression, technically, since I was about 8 or 9 (when I realized just how big of an a**hole my dad was), but it's only been a problem for about a year or so...
    LaurenHarris LaurenHarris 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 28

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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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    This will be my most personal story. It's not just about me, but I figured I should put everything in one place. This will be long, so anyone who actually wants to take the time to...
    lonachan lonachan 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 7

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    I was emotionally abused by my mother all of my life. The abuse started as i was 9 and continued till last year. As i lived with my parents in my mother country i was hurt every...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 8

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    If I was to write every single detail, I'd probably be typing all night. Plus I am too lazy :P But well me name is Emily, I'm 17 years old. I was raped when I was 12 by a...
    Emily97x Emily97x 16-17, F Jul 9

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    My ex wife would lose it if I used the wrong words to answer her.... Everytime I was late even 5 or 10 minutes she accused me of cheating. She'd threaten to leave if she didn't get...
    Z00Z00Z Z00Z00Z 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 11

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    Even when I was 3 years old. It was only my dad who did it. My mom sat by and watched because she couldn't do anything about it but come help me afterwards. My dad always thought I...
    Zalbaar Zalbaar 13-15, M Jul 11

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    For a very long time, I've been searching for a place to tell my story. This seems like my best bet so far, so here goes. When I was 14, I was in my first real relationship. It...
    junelily junelily 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 12

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    As a freshman in high school I found a guy who I thought was amazing which turned out to not be the case. He was a football player that was over 6 feet and 200 lbs, while I was a...
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    Trigger warning The neighbor kid and I had been hanging out for multi yrs, he started to get violent... But being in the country, the next nearest neighbor who had kids my age...
    Notalone00 Notalone00 31-35, M 6 days ago

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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 5 days ago

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    Glass everywhere. Blood tipping from the top of my head to the bottom of my toes. I can't see anything but a full wrecked house. I told myself to "Calm Down and that everything...
    queenlekxie04 queenlekxie04 13-15, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I cheated on my husband, then i left him. He was mean, and I'm tired of repeating the details, but by mean I intend to say that he fits into many of the descriptors of an...
    Regrets472 Regrets472 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Twice. Once by school. Once by betty ford hospital. Both were abusive. The first drained insurance. Then recommended state hospital. For a teen. The second was...
    converted converted 46-50, M 2 Responses Jun 25

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    I don't know whats worse; the physical or emotional abuse.. Physical signs of abuse go away, well most of mine did; a couple scars and such here and there but nothing a little...
    softballgirl3 softballgirl3 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    No blood I can still stand, I get some bruises or scratches. But really does it make a difference, I get kicked in my legs hard, hit hard, things thrown at me. I've learned to be...
    Anna85xo Anna85xo 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 26

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    i have always seen suicide as a selfish act and as being a quitter. it's been a few years now since i received an email from someone i thought may do self harm. it was their...
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    BULLYING AT WORK…….HOW OFTEN DOES IT TAKE PLACE? HOW MANY OF US SUFFER IN SILENCE JUST TO SAVE FACE? AFTER ALL WE ARE ADULTS,ALL GROWN UP NOW….. AND HOW DO YOU TELL...
    sirslilangel sirslilangel 41-45, F Jul 5

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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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    I am now 48 years old but 40 years ago I was abuse at 8 years old by a gang of older lads they were in their teens the same year I went back to wearing baby pants there was 9 older...
    midlothian midlothian 46-50, M 2 Responses Jul 14

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    Dear ******* Who Hurt Me for Four Years, I am no longer your emotional slave. You hurts me so bad that I was diagnosed with PTSD. You drove me out of the state, 1000 miles away...
    sarahtorrella sarahtorrella 18-21, F Jul 15

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    I lost everything because of someone who should have protected me. My mind is so screwed up and I don't know how to cope with it anymore. I lost my childhood, my family, my sanity...
    Ren10 Ren10 13-15, F Jul 15

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    I'm a 24 years old female. I was sexually abused by my biological father for 10 years or so. He came onto me at night. I thought every girl had to go through it. Realized I was a...
    cloudish cloudish 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I was pulled into a men's public toilet by a man I had only just met and raped. A year later I still hear his whispers in my ear 'I know you want it'
    jesslauren30 jesslauren30 16-17, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    ask me questions. i'm trying to recover as we speak, I've been working on it for about 4 months now. I am not afraid of people's judgement because I'm not going to defend my past...
    DrkHrse DrkHrse 22-25 1 Response Jul 1

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    I feel like no one cares, or takes me as serious as my experience with sexual assault was. Like just because I never got fully raped mean that it doesn't matter. Well if this...
    Lexieshayy Lexieshayy 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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