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I Was Abused As a Child

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 234 People

    My Childhood Hell!

    Ever since I was 2 years old I was abused by my stepfather, I finaly had the courege to move out at 17 years of age. I dont want to go in to much detail as I already have flashbacks, of times when for example he through a screwdriver at my hand or the time be got me with thea...
    firebird firebird
    18-21, F
    1 Response Mar 21, 2009

    It Never Goes Away

    Child abuse is the worst thing that can happen to a person in that it colors a persons outlook for their entire life. The physical abuse  doesn't have to be that bad to change someones outlook. Getting slapped around every now and then might be recoverable. But couple that...
    oddtour oddtour
    46-50, F
    4 Responses Jul 24, 2011


    As a young toddler me and my brothers and sister were physically abused daily by numerous people. I can remember just about everyone of them like it was yesterday but have problems remembering things that my wife told this morning. I always feel like my wife and kids would be...
    Hawkfan80 Hawkfan80
    36-40, M
    Sep 8, 2012

    My Nightmare

    I was abused at 8 in a school for underprivileged and it was found out.I went to court at 8 and I was told I was lying. No one believed this day it haunts me. *** did happen and I relive it every day. I was then abused at the age of 12. I assumed I was in the wrong and this...
    Kevinj1965 Kevinj1965
    46-50, M
    1 Response Nov 5, 2012

    And It Ruined Most Of My Life

    He was the son of a family friend. I hate him. I found him on myspace, with a ton of pictures of a neighbor's five-year old girl. I was five, when he did it to me. The comment said "Five year olds just love me!". And I bet they do. I wonder if his wife knows? For awhile I wasn't...
    kateo11 kateo11
    1 Response Dec 3, 2010

    Scared, But Going Forward

    Hi, I'm 25 years old and this is my story... When I was born, I didn't have a father...My mother and father weren't married...and I never have met my real dad. When I was around 2, my mother married my stepdad. He had been abused when he was a kid because his father was an...
    Seenitall26 Seenitall26
    Jan 3, 2013

    Mental Emotional Physically And Verbal Abuse

    A lot of my childhood I think I've actually repressed, that's how bad it was. There's a lot I don't remember. I don't remember holidays or birthdays or anything like that. i'm one of 4 children and i'm the youngest. First generation Americans. My dad is from Iran, he came when he...
    sneek10 sneek10
    22-25, F
    Oct 3, 2012

    I Still See Him, I Hate Him So Deeply But No1 Seems To Want To Do Anything About It

    Theres very little i can remeber about my childhood as i have mentally blocked alot of it out. My dad was a drug taking women beater who beat my mum alot through out my child hood. My mum was a lovely women who tryed to do the best by us. Well anyways getting to the point, my mum...
    annonimous1024 annonimous1024
    May 31, 2012

    Shes Finally Gone

    Today... my mother passed away... but I am not sad... did not shed a tear...instead..I went to work like any other day. I feel its a new beginning for me and my life. I will be heading home... after funeral arrangements are made... out of respect for the rest of the family. It...
    baker998 baker998
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Jul 15, 2011

    First Sexual Abuse Memory

    I was just trying to think of that the other day. I was thinking...if I wrote a book about my life...what would the first sentence be...describing my very first memory of childhood. Sorry to say, it wasn't a very pleasant memory. I was sexually abused as a toddler by my adopted...
    Namaste2u2day Namaste2u2day
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2011

    I Think

    I suffer in adulthood with low self esteem and depression. I was abused my my brother. No penetration just silly stuff. I didn't seem to realise when I was young though what was going on there were no threats of hurrying me or anything and I kept going back for more? It disturbs...
    je28 je28
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jun 20, 2012

    I'Ve Moved On I Think

    My story is hard for me. I don't tell people about me life. But here I can be free. My mother was married with two previous children within her first marriage. My father was her husbands good friend. My mother cheated on her husband many times and soon became pregnant. She told...
    Ithappens2013 Ithappens2013
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 22, 2013

    The Garden Shed

      I was seven at the time. That night was the longest night of my seven years and one that was to affect me for the rest of my life. My mother had asked me to weed the garden under the big tree in the back yard. It was a large star shaped garden full of forget-me-nots and...
    kittykat236 kittykat236
    3 Responses Aug 23, 2009

    I Was Abused

    I am strengthened by the words of the people before me and feel less alone in the fact that it took so long for me to remember the details of my abuse. I was emotionally and physically abused as a child. As hard as the physical abuse was, I'd say the emotional stuff was what I...
    cop071000 cop071000
    Mar 29, 2013

    Life As I Know It

    My mother was seventeen when she married my father. He began abusing her shortly there after and it continued until I was four years old. When I was three or so my father had my mother baker acted because he convinced her she was crazy. In that time he raped me and I don't...
    butterflywings92 butterflywings92
    18-21, F
    Aug 10, 2012

    It Only Happend Once..

    I was abused by my next door neighbor who was 17 at the time and I was four. I preformed ******** on him and remember seeing him *********. My parents never made me feel bad about it or that I was wrong in any way. But... my father decided to forgive him and there I lived...
    PinUpPaige PinUpPaige
    31-35, F
    3 Responses Jan 26, 2009

    Mum Would Have Sex In Front of Us...

    I was abused on so many levels and from so many sides that I feel I have been ruined to the point where I never thought Id be able to function in society as a normal human being. Im going to keep this short so its fair to say that this is the bare minimum of the full...
    jadie02 jadie02
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    It Started When I Was Really Young

    I have battled to put this part of my life behind me for so long. I was abused by an older sibling from a young age until I started getting my period age 13. I feel it is now affecting my life as I constantly expect the worst of men, especially my boyfriend.The abuse went on...
    defydodds defydodds
    1 Response Nov 30, 2010


    i come from a family of six kids. My siblings and i are terrified of our father to this day. he tells us everyday that he loves us and he shows us love as mush as he could. Itwasnt always bad. when hes angry he tells us hes going to kill us and were too afraid to run. He is a...
    Micahh Micahh
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 8, 2012

    Learning How To Heal

    This an essay I wrote about how i am coping with my sexual abuse that happened when I was 12, I am now 24. Hope you enjoy it!     **** happens?   Sometimes I wonder why, when things in life appear to be perfect, when you are so happy that even your bad...
    pcrj85 pcrj85
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 12, 2010

    I Was Abused As a Child.

    I remember playing in the sun with my little sister. We were having so much fun together with an old oil barrel. She was in there while I rolled her couple rounds. I went in rolling myself when my sister left. I remember perfectly the barrel stopping and a hand taking me by...
    tp76 tp76
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 10, 2008

    My mother choose her husband over me!

    I'm pretty sure she knew all along. His biological daughter (my half sister), hates me for speaking up. Yet, I've managed to graduate from HS and obtain my Bachelors. I've been to a psychologist who stated "I'm fine!" I've managed to have a semi-normal relationship...But I'm...
    slowlyovercoming slowlyovercoming
    26-30, F
    1 Response May 30, 2014

    It Started When I Was About 12

    When I was about 12 or 13 a neighbor "friend" started abusing me. He liked boys. He would feel me, get me to feel him, called it love, gave me money, took me on trips. I was ripe for the picking. My family was poor. My home life was a wreck, my dad was an abusive...
    millbyte millbyte
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Apr 12, 2008

    =c Why Me

    I was one of the most improving cases of an abused child. I was abused not by my mother, but by my older sister. She was a middle child, so she was always jealous of me and my brother(hes the oldest). I remembered fighting hard for her attention and she would beat the **** out of...
    TeeTee18 TeeTee18
    18-21, F
    Jun 9, 2010

    By a Man Who Never Should Have...

    When I was 9-10, I was abused by the teacher (I cannot say 'my'), not raped, he 'just' kept on touching me where he shouldn't have... Once, during a trip with all the class to the mountain, he came in the dormitory and the girl next to me was sleeping, or made as if, and he...
    Gaetane Gaetane
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 7, 2008

    My Horrible Childhood

    well my mother was dating a man she met at a club one night who happened to be married but he was still with my mother well i was 4 when it happened to me he would start out light just touching and i would cry and he would tell me well bribe me with wonderful things. welll he...
    Mademoiselle Mademoiselle
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 29, 2008

    My Story

    Is so out there, and so unique that I feel like to tell my story would be to give away my identity on here. That is something I dont want to do. I will share how it began. I was four years old, and my mom was in the hospital for a surgery. I was left with my step father, and my...
    KindaSilly KindaSilly
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2011

    The Presence Of My Past Presents Itself

    My past has guided every choice I ever made, unwittingly.    I was married at 19 to a violent man and left after 4 months when he showed his true colors.  I have been single ever since and I am 51, although I have had relationships that lasted a few years...always infiltrated...
    Namaste2u2day Namaste2u2day
    51-55, F
    Jan 14, 2011


    i was abused as a child, it started when i was 5. sat upon grandads knee, it started with fondling me, otherwise known as a special tickling for special girls like me, with my parents working he looked after me after school. soon it progressed to playing see saw on his lap. hed...
    tornapart38 tornapart38
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Nov 20, 2009

    Then and Now

    when my mother and father were married i was verbally & emotionally abused by my alcoholic father. i was made to watch him physically abuse my mother countless times- sometimes for hours. when it came to me, no matter how much i excelled in school or sports it was never...
    leftoversky leftoversky
    70+, M
    2 Responses Jul 20, 2008

    This goes along with my "I hate my dad" post.

    I was an abused child and it sticks with me everyday I breathe. When my parents divorced my mother was left to take care of us by herself. She did the best she could however mentally she could not handle it. I remember the physical abuse as early as about second grade. It...
    justagurl2003 justagurl2003
    31-35, F
    Jun 7, 2014


    By someone that was meant to look after me.   Do you see why sometime's Im a little ****** up?
    MrsLalaninjacakes MrsLalaninjacakes
    26-30, F
    18 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    Admitting The Truth

    This is an extremely hard thing to do as I have never ever acknowledged this before. I am struggling to remember the details as i believe my mind has tried to block this out for so many years its hard to get ot all out! Basically i reckon I was around 7-10years old, I just...
    Brokenat26 Brokenat26
    26-30, F
    1 Response Feb 24, 2013

    Abused From A Very Young Age

    I have never spoken to or told anyone this... I was sexually abused from as young as i can remember, when mum used to go out to work dad would touch me down below, and said if i told i would go away and never see mum again. He would stick small things inside me and orally abuse...
    mogglie mogglie
    Oct 2, 2012

    A Great Guy

    When I was little, my mother married a man, whom I believed was my father. Outside, he was respected, a hard-working guy, still neat, bright smile. But at home he beated his wife in front of "his" little girl. My mother and I left, and so I saw him alone one WE out of...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Jan 24, 2008

    Somethings missing. I wake up every day trying

    to fill this hole inside, trying come to terms I guess. I don't know if my childhood is the cause of my emptiness or if it's just me. I was into drinking and drugs in high school. Did a lot of things I probably shouldn't of been doing, but I picked my self up. Quit drinking...
    MyDarkPassenger5 MyDarkPassenger5
    22-25, F
    Dec 31, 2014

    Child Abuse, And Neglect.

    I am still very emotionally scarred from my past. When I was around 6 years old my mother would leave to go to bingo a lot. She would come home very late. My father would start drinking the minute he got home. I was ignored all the time. I have a sister who is 4 years older than...
    WeAllBreakDown WeAllBreakDown
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 1, 2012

    Blamed For What Happened

    i was abused as a child by a family member, the abuse went on for 6 yrs. during that time this persons wife overheard him abusing me but never did anything about it, until 4yrs later. she has always said it wasn't abuse because of what she heard, she thinks she heard moans of...
    alwaysunhappy alwaysunhappy
    31-35, F
    1 Response Oct 2, 2009

    When i was 10, my parents were killed in a car

    crash. Then i got passed around lots of foster families, all of them but one were abusive. I don't want to go into detail, but they made me mental, suicidal. You can probably imagine what they did. It keeps coming back, in flashbacks. i've tried to kill myself 7 times because...
    Imbroken21 Imbroken21
    22-25, M
    1 Response Feb 9, 2014

    Who Is More To Blame?

    Who is more to blame? The parent that administers the abuse or the parent that looks the other way while it is going on,feigns ignorance? Then when the situation gets too uncomfortable,picks up and leaves the home front,leaving the helpless child all alone with her aggressor...
    Ravb Ravb
    41-45, F
    2 Responses Feb 15, 2013

    What to Do

    i was abused as a child i was sexually abused , druged and beaten for for 14 years by my father i am sorry but im not willing to write about it yet . its been16 years sins then and now its all come back to me i feel lost, anger ,hurt ,  why after all this...
    ghsty ghsty
    1 Response Jun 9, 2009

    I Thought I Was Over It

    I was sexually abused by my uncle from the age of 11 to the age of 13. I loved him dearly before all this and even during what he did to me. I feel so guilty for loving him, aren't your abusers meant to instill fear into you in order for them to abuse you. He didn't, he just...
    budderfly budderfly
    36-40, F
    1 Response Sep 17, 2011

    Betrayed By My Choirmaster

    I was 8 years old i found out my singing voice was good and received lots of praise from different people. The Choirmaster seemed to take me under his wing and helped train my voice. He was a teacher at a high school trusted and respected by my parents. I was around his flat...
    bilbo68 bilbo68
    41-45, M
    1 Response Aug 21, 2011


    For some reason I just can't stand the word "SURVIVOR" when it comes to abuse...I was a "survivor" for almost 50 years...just like a person in a coma is still 'surviving'...I had no laughter and no life to speak of...I was alive..but not living...quantity without quality... I...
    Namaste2u2day Namaste2u2day
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 13, 2011

    What Shall I Do Now?

    I am  a 56 year old male. As a child i was severely physically and emotionally abused by my mother.I came from a very  large family. I was one of 17 children. My mother singled out 4 of us to take out her frustrations on. A few years ago I made attempts to make amends...
    baker998 baker998
    56-60, M
    3 Responses Mar 9, 2009

    They Blamed The Wrong People

    When i was a baby i was sexually and physically. Abused by my foster parents. I was there while my parents where dealing with issues. The foster parents blamed my biological parents for it and it continued for over 3 years. My parents where tried in court and found not guilty...
    Vzm198604 Vzm198604
    26-30, M
    Apr 3, 2013

    It'S Always The Ones Closest To Us.

    I remember it happening. Took me 10 years to realise it happened. It was my cousin, whom I was very close to, before and after. I was 5-6 years old, he was 12-13, old enough to know what he was doing. It always happened at family parties at his house or when my parents would go...
    kayleighequalsderek95 kayleighequalsderek95
    18-21, F
    Oct 29, 2013

    I Was 6

    I was 6 years old when the abuse started my mother had moved her new bf in and he often looked after us while she was at work. The abuse started on 1 of the occasions he was left alone with us it started with him saying things like what he wanted to do to me then he started...
    purplepaws purplepaws
    36-40, F
    11 Responses Jan 25, 2009

    6 Years Of Hell

    Hi my name is Liam it all started when i was 6 my mum and dad Had to get a job working nights to pay the bills so thay had to get some one to look after me overnight so my dad got one of his mates to come and babysit as i knew him and i had met him before and he had kids around...
    Leaim99 Leaim99
    18-21, M
    1 Response Aug 9, 2013

    Breaking Me

    You broke me. You neglected me. You hit me. You hurt me. You name called me. You let someone rape me. You didn't deserve me. You should have abandoned me. You should have killed me. You made me hate me.
    ExquisiteBeauty ExquisiteBeauty
    36-40, F
    Apr 20, 2013

    I know there's so much worse experiences people

    have had compared to my story but it still effects me to a degree where I feel suffocated. I feel bad for even writting this but if I don't get it out then I feel like I'm going to explode. From what I remember of it, it was only a short period of time, I only just remembered...
    lovetodraw19 lovetodraw19
    22-25, F
    Nov 8, 2014

    Haven't Told My Boyfriend...

    I am not sure I can.  I don't really want him to know.  I don't want him to treat me differently.  I am in love with him, and I think that we are quickly approaching SERIOUS.  We are already in love, and he gave me a key to his apartment a couple days ago...
    jodo jodo
    26-30, F
    2 Responses May 19, 2010

    Sorry to Say, But Yes I Was.

    When I was younger, I would not tell anyone about my real mother.  She was very abusive to me,  for some reason I felt like people would feel sorry for me.  But now I don't feel that way. 
    dixie934 dixie934
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2007
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