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I Was a Victim of Predatory Lending

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 3 People

    I Could Possibly Be Homeless Soon

    In 2004 I decided to refinance our home to get rid of some medical bills and a few credit cards.  I found a lender who I worked well with, and the whole process took a short amount of time as we had great credit and I am a good household manager.  My husband had nothing...
    Michiganmom Michiganmom 46-50, F 2 Responses May 13, 2008

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    Paying $13,000 For A Car That Costs $3,000 (or Probably Less Than That.

    At the beginnings of this year, (January 2010) we were living in Richmond, VA and we were in urgent need of a car.  Our credit was not the best, but both of us were had a decent job.  We are educators that with the economic situation of the country in the last 4 years...
    mareignotum mareignotum 56-60, M 1 Response Nov 16, 2010

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    I was bullied all through high school (in the UK) by different people. The worst one was when I first started at that school at age 11 and it was a girl in the year above who...
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    Hey everyone, it's my first time posting, so I will keep it short. It's also 3:45 am. I wanted to talk about my sociopathic, violent brother. This guy lied and told us in great...
    LiftedCurse LiftedCurse 31-35, M 1 day ago

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    Yes. This needs to be addressed immediately. It's true that I am a youngish woman. However, I am not a youngish American woman. It has occurred to myself and others that the U...
    MegBrady MegBrady 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Quite often abusers flip on you when you wont be their victim and you fight back...kick and uncaged lion *************...I dare you...
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    I'm feeling...numb, to be honest. I broke up with him, failed at going No Contact, spent two HORRIBLE months considering going back together and suffering from worse abuse than...
    womaninchains womaninchains 22-25, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    My whole life has been built on abuse of almost every kind but as I see it now, it was a soul forged through fire and it has made my soul strong, as strong as any metal and as...
    Spitbak Spitbak 46-50, M 3 days ago

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    I don't know how long this guy has been stalking me. I do know I have had a stalker for at least 15 years. I am 32 now. I met my husband 11 years ago. We separated 8 years ago, he...
    Stalkervictim Stalkervictim 31-35, F 4 days ago

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    I am here because I need your help. I am not the victim though. I am the abuser and I want to stop. I can't afford therapy. My issues stem from not feeling worthy or having self...
    Backspaceblogger Backspaceblogger 26-30 4 Responses 4 days ago

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    To be fair though, I hate it when people act like a victim in general.
    IntenseCookie IntenseCookie 16-17, F 5 days ago

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    This you may see in a different light. But this is the first time that I believe I have been sexually harrassed. Before you judge, hear me out. I was sitting on a bus home from...
    Teaganwhitney Teaganwhitney 13-15, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was very naive and he was my very first boyfriend, first EVERYTHING. As we started our relationship, he began to change... He had anger issues. He would snap... Call me horrible...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 22-25, F 4 Responses a week ago

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    I'm not really sure that I am a victim of emotional abuse. I've lived with my parents in the same house for twenty years, aside from the three semesters I spent in college, which...
    krcb krcb 18-21, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    My goal here, sharing part of my emotional abuse story with you, is to help anyone who feels like they're alone in what they're going through. The beginning was amazing. I had...
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    Singlemother78 Singlemother78 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 24

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    But sometimes I wonder if it was abuse at all. I wonder if I'd be way less ****** up if labels like that didn't tell me to be victimized. I was so young I didn't think of myself as...
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 24

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