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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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    it happened a while ago me and my friend were heading back home ... we got in a tube and there was this A**hole who kept nudging us and pressing himself to us ... my friend got...
    curiousmoi curiousmoi 18-21, F 8 hrs ago

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    I was on holiday with my family and friends. We should have locked all the doors and windows. We trusted the guards at our hotel to keep us safe. I woke up in the middle of the...
    alexandraking alexandraking 13-15, F 2 hrs ago

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    I want to recommend a book to all women who've suffered abuse, domestic violence, abandonment and/or neglect. It's called "Butterfly Tears: Stories of Entrapment to Empowerment...
    EmpoweredGal EmpoweredGal 46-50, F 2 hrs ago

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    I haven't been a tall person my whole life. Though a majority of it i have, but at times i haven't, and have been rather short. This stopped me from doing what I did best. Stopping...
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    Nobody is powerless. “Be not the slave of your own past - plunge into the sublime seas, dive deep, and swim far, so you shall come back with new self-respect, with new power...
    PurpleGlassPalace PurpleGlassPalace 26-30 1 Response Sep 5

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    I feel like I have a sign on my head that says "hurt me". hurt my feelings, hurt my heart ,do whatever you want to me because it doesn't matter.I wish I could stand up for myself...
    ALEYXI ALEYXI 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    Female Narcissists Are female narcissists different than male narcissists? Most narcissists (75%) are males and, in general, there are only minor differences between male and...
    mrennie61 mrennie61 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 18

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    I. Am. I also want to state right here that not just Woman are victims of Rape. There are men, chidlren of both genders, and yes women. Please don't sterotype this as a thing that...
    Cassadilla1822 Cassadilla1822 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 24

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    I am an abuse victim survivor. And I think people need know that an abuser can be anybody. They can be black or white, male or female, mother or father. And anybody can be a victim...
    Inherownwords Inherownwords 31-35, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    My sister (3 yrs older) sexually abused me when I was 11. She was abused by my grandfather. I get flashes of her holding me down kissing and touching me - I felt guilty, sick and...
    lulumonta lulumonta 13-15, F 8 Responses Aug 17

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    Hello, my name is Diane and I am a junior at Rutgers. After the recent news concerning Mike Brown/Ferguson and police brutality, and reading about the protests occurring in NJ, I...
    deekayyy deekayyy 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 18

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    I'm a victim of sexual assault. My drink was spiked at a party, I fell asleep and 2 men sexually assaulted me...they took photographs aswell, ten in total- of them committing the...
    Jacobscracker Jacobscracker 31-35, F Aug 17

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    I think about Janay Rice. I pray I'll have the strength to leave any abuser ... whether emotional, physical or sexual. I've done it before and know I am stronger because of what I...
    easynuh easynuh 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I didn't even know that my life wasn't normal. To me, it had become so normal. I was with my husband for 9 years. Things started out great, he was nice, seemed like he cared about...
    romancandle16 romancandle16 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    Beware what you do online. I met someone on this website back then. A fake profile. A girl, very pretty, very sympathic. She was trying to get under my skin. She pretended she...
    mathematics1 mathematics1 18-21, M 2 Responses Aug 21

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    I'm feeling very hopeless and overwhelmed. I've been married for almost 17 years to an emotionally abusive narcissistic alcoholic. It wasn't until about four years ago that I...
    kmn789 kmn789 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 22

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    I was once alone... I was isolated from the outside world, my family, my friends. He wanted that to be. I did not want them to see. I was filled with shame, shame on me. I was...
    Mm8335 Mm8335 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 25

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    About maybe four years ago it started, I had really gave my love to a guy of my dreams, but I was so young and foolish, and he went out with me for a couple years and then just...
    Zoex3 Zoex3 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 26

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    My foster mom had me sexually abused in the hospital. By a "doctor". I was seven. I had many many hospital stays growing up, treating my chronic lung condition. I'm a victim of...
    iMinnow iMinnow 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 28

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    We met on Fb. My cousin co-signed him because they were old pals and he seemed well educated, handsome and charming. We hooked up so fast. Seems I was in a rush to have a...
    milanmilan milanmilan 36-40, F Aug 31

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    One my my earliest memories and most vivid is from when I was 4. It was a year or 2 after my parents divorced and my mother was in a downward spiral. Her boyfriend moved in with us...
    ausofbounds ausofbounds 41-45, M 4 Responses Sep 1

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    When I was 4 years old my parents were divorced. I remember 2 police cars driving up the road while my mother and dad were yelling at each other. My mother got custody of me and my...
    mymindhurts mymindhurts 18-21, F Sep 4

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    I am not really sure if anyone is going to read this, but I need to get this off my chest. I started dating my now ex-boyfriend my freshman year of college. We exchanged numbers...
    kburrs kburrs 18-21, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was engaged to who I thought I was going to spend the rest of my life with. I didn't realize how much abuse I was receiving until I had him arrested. He finally hit me and I had...
    stacyda30 stacyda30 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    It sounds silly, because I'm a guy. I just broke free from an emotional abusive relationship, but I don't know if I've really broken free. I find myself sad at night, I wake up...
    rustyhouston rustyhouston 31-35, M 6 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was raped when I was 15 by an 18 year old who I knew and kept seeing because he was a family friend. After I always thought I would never get straight again but then when I was...
    mparker7789 mparker7789 22-25, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I keep asking myself if he really loves me? Does he mean what he says? Why was it so good in the beginning and then turned so ugly....my boyfriend, he came from a broken family, he...
    AndreaaG AndreaaG 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    it's me again i have already posted about my long distance relationship. well i met the guy in june and i was so disappointed , he wasn't the same guy i was talking to. The first...
    lamentonnaise lamentonnaise 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    There seems to be a black cloud that follows me everywhere I go. I tried to leave my abusive boyfriend yesterday. I already had a bag packed and hidden away. We got into a...
    BrandNewChic BrandNewChic 41-45, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I am not sure how old I was at the time. I know I had started school so was in about Year 2. We were on the family's annual vacation and camping on the North Coast of NSW. The area...
    KatherineBelinda KatherineBelinda 61-65, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I wonder, how it would have been if I was raised in a normal family. My mother is a narcissistic person (NPD) and my dad was and is her enabler. I was raised with the burden of...
    pistacchia pistacchia 46-50, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    I was raped when i was 10y old by a ex neighbour. At that time i didnt knew what i felt but i was confused but somehow i liked it. Feeling the touch of a man, was so different but...
    thedeadtones thedeadtones 22-25, M 1 day ago

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    I have just found out my friend was raped by her brother, she calls me crying all the time and I don't know wjat to do .. I know it's true cause I saw screenshots of messages of...
    anon2620 anon2620 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 19

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    30 Things I’ve Learned About Love from My Emotionally Abusive, Narcissistic, Alcoholic Husband 1. If you trust someone, they will repay you with suspicion and jealously. 2. If...
    KMarie789 KMarie789 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    My family loves my abuser. My sister and Mom both know what he did to me as a child, because I told them directly. They welcomed him like an old friend when he came to our door...
    Bobbiin Bobbiin 18-21, F Aug 22

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    So, how to start? I got married 2 years ago last weekend to a nice boy, a good Christian boy, or so I thought, so he led me to believe. Turns out he was lying. About all of it...
    geolbt geolbt 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I thinks it's worst than physical. Although I have not experienced the physical. Sounds heal. Harsh words stick with you for a lifetime. My question is why do I find who are...
    Prettygirl8726 Prettygirl8726 26-30, F 4 Responses Aug 26

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    I was molested and raped when I was 5 and it really did something to me. Spiritually, mentally even physically. Even till this day, I still smell him on me. I just........sigh...
    Salute2MyFlaws Salute2MyFlaws 18-21, F 9 Responses Sep 3

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    Mine happened 18 years ago. I haven't been by that apartment complex for a long time. Today I happened to drive by the apartment complex where it happened. I didn't want to but I...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 2 Responses Sep 3

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    How can a person say that she loves you and yet emotionally abuses you? Threaten to sue me for god knows what. Threaten to reveal to my family and friends about the secrets I...
    HeyHiHelloOla HeyHiHelloOla 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 6

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    My mom was really nice at first until we moved back to Florida from Georgia. Her and my dad were trying to work things out but she had a mental illness and bipolar. They say that...
    amersonjazzy amersonjazzy 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 6

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    I started at university not too long ago and we had to do a presentation on any topic, so I picked the dangers of fire and then told them how I got burnt. I was so nervous but I...
    Makemewhole Makemewhole 22-25, F Sep 8

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    When I was 14 my dad started touching me in very sexual ways and earlier this year he said very inappropriate and sexual things to me. I'm scared of him and I'm ashamed about it...
    LadyDreaming LadyDreaming 13-15, F 5 Responses Sep 8

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    I was raped in a public place, I froze during my assault, I often have terrible dreams about it. I feel so dirty, learning how to deal with it isn't easy but I've got amazing...
    gettingstronger1111 gettingstronger1111 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 9

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    My mom. Every girl wants a woman they can look up to and depend on. Share secrets and do makeovers. Talk about boy problems. My mom, she's nothing like that. She was in a car...
    Madis9957 Madis9957 13-15, F 3 Responses Sep 9

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