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I Was a Victim of Predatory Lending

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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 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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    My family and I are victims of police misconduct. I have file a formal complaint with local, state, federal agencies, and to anyone that is willing to listen and has yet to get a...
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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...
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    I'm not sure why empathy is so hard to find. It would be nice of people could understand each other. I'd like to say we wouldn't hurt each other as much as a species with more...
    BleedingOrchids BleedingOrchids 13-15, F 53 mins ago

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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 3 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 7 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 Apr 13

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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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    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 13 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 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 12 Responses Apr 4

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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 was married for 14 years to a verbally abusive man. The words he said left me feeling unloved, unsupported, dirty, and doubting everything I have ever known or believed about...
    ka555 ka555 51-55, F 23 hrs ago

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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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    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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    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

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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 7 when I first got molested ... My neighbor upstairs forced me to touch him . All I remember was the last time . I'm 21 now and still dealing with this till today .
    loveandlightt loveandlightt 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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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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    He was my bf at the time, he hit me first but I was stupid n stayed then he raped me multiple times for a month...
    bigca1697 bigca1697 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 10

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    Hi, I was burned in house fire when I was 19 yrs, I,m 39 now, with 3 beautiful children And good friends ,I have 45% burns, which most people don,t know cause I,m covered up all...
    annmar annmar 36-40, F Apr 11

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    If you have any mold or mildew aound your home or even nearby, get it removed immediately. I let mine go on thinking just because the house was old it had to be there. It wound up...
    jvb13 jvb13 56-60 1 Response Apr 11

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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 Apr 14

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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 Apr 15

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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 Apr 15

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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 Apr 15

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    I married a rape victim and wasn't told about it for almost 10 years. Trying to be supportive but still reeling from comprehending how much it has affected me.
    durachoks durachoks 31-35, M Apr 15

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    You can read my full experience on my experiences. So the guy that took advantage of me gets out the September after spending 7 months in prison and I was wondering if anyone knows...
    unknown331 unknown331 16-17 1 Response a week ago

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    I will always try to see what you see, feel what you feel. No matter how wrong, I think that those who inflict pain are also victims and suffer as much as those receiving it...
    esmeraldream esmeraldream 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    I am currently dating (almost 2 years now) a man who suffers from BPD (Borderline personality disorder). Every month he has episodes of intense anxiety and depression due to this...
    melissac2983 melissac2983 31-35, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    I learned a lot of things while i was married to an abusive man for 10yrs.. I learned that i am not strong enough to take care of myself.. and so i stopped and let him I learned...
    sweetpea6200 sweetpea6200 31-35, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    (Survivor.) When a church leader grabbed my hand and put it on people during the service, and commanded me to 'impart' power to other people, I refused. 'But you're a Christian...
    Buckley4U Buckley4U 36-40, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    THIS IS A REAL AND LEGITMATE FORM OF ABUSE. I struggle with the fact that not only was my ex emotionally abusive, but so was my own father. I can legitimately say that I am...
    cemarie128 cemarie128 18-21, F 1 day ago

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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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    Hey everyone. I hate that this experience topic even exists. Your pain, whatever it is, you don't deserve it. Even if you think you do, you don't. No one deserves this kind if pain...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F Mar 28

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    I was no raised in a church, but I got saved after reading the bible in my early 20's....I went to church a lot over the next 4-5 years, but got very disenchanted with what I saw...
    windynight54321 windynight54321 31-35, M 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I just left a three year relationship that has took the life out of me. During this last year he has cheated continuously, physically and emotionally abused me. I stayed and went...
    mariishurt mariishurt 31-35, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    My god that's be so cool!!! I picture myself now!!! Being a really cute one too. Just gliding around with little bat wings then sinking my teeth into an unlucky victim!!! Maybe...
    Awakened92 Awakened92 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 5

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    I didn't know about it untill I read a questionaire about it and found out that it is possible that my internet boyfriend is like this. He would get mad at me for the smallest...
    UglyGhostGirl UglyGhostGirl 22-25, F 10 Responses Apr 7