I Was Abused

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 213 People

    Can anyone help me?

          I was physically and sexually abused as a child. My father is a sociopath so unlike many abused children, I never saw him fly off the handle or get angry, his abuse was controlled and calculated designed to torture myself, my older brother and sister...
    zaylee zaylee
    26-30, F
    1 Response Mar 7, 2009


    I have been abused my whole life even now..... My sexual abuse started at 4 and lasted until 21. I have been raped more than 3 times. My parents did nothing about my sexual abuse. I have been molested by more than 20 different people.....girls guys,kids adults....my grandpa was...
    onlyme1324 onlyme1324
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Jul 25, 2013

    Sometimes It feels like am going crazy.

    I can still feel his hands on me His eyes his demanding voice When I close my eyes it happens. I get the paralyzing fear, I can't feel my legs or arms I can just suffer in silence.
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    May 23, 2015

    2 Experiences...

      My mom ran away from my grandfather because he was so controlling. She ran into the arms of my biological father. He was funny, sweet, and mature. My mother didn't know that underneath all of his charm he was an abuser. He probably still is.  He would fly into fits of rage if...
    AmoreCalls4Help AmoreCalls4Help
    1 Response Jul 23, 2011

    So its formed who i am i remember it just

    so i can feel alive somehow
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 6, 2015

    Yes, Not As Bad As Other People...

    Yes, not as bad as other people, though.If you've read my other stories, you know quite a bit of the story...It's something I'm relatively open about with everyone who doesn't matter. Its something I never ever discuss with my family, and go to great lengths to hide it from them...
    eyes eyes
    31-35, F
    6 Responses Dec 10, 2007

    My Abuse

    D uring my childhood from about the age of 4 I was sexually abused for quite some years by 2 family members, and I was always told to keep it a secret and it was our secret until I got older and then the secret turn to fear if I told any one I would not see my mum again and...
    WAClint WAClint
    36-40, M
    1 Response Oct 10, 2009

    Always Forgotten

    I was abused for 8 years. I spoke out but from lack of support after my mum kicked me out, I said I lied. Then I spoke out again after the abuser sent me suicidal messages. but they dropped the case. The abuser made them look like the victim by crying and threatening...
    amandaduff amandaduff
    1 Response Aug 1, 2009

    It's Hard Sometimes

    I was abused in many ways..emotionally, physically, sexually. It's hard sometimes to deal with but I've got a huge support system and I just get through day by day. It's taken me so long to get where I am now...even liking myself. I know the rest of my inner peace will come...
    SteelCityGirl74 SteelCityGirl74
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Dec 8, 2007


    on july 16, 2007, i was raped by my best friend. i was fifteen years old
    cobbbalt cobbbalt
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 20, 2007

    Different Abuse Different P...

    Different abuse different people.  However, the most painful was by my x fiance.  I found him doing drugs and left he followed me until I stopped for gas and beat me up pretty bad.   
    beaglewoman beaglewoman
    26-30, F
    Nov 7, 2007

    Invisible Scars and Silent Screams

    My husband said something to me today that shot my eyebrows way up past my hairline and made me rethink writing a story here.  He said, "There is no such thing as emotional abuse."  Because he has done so much work both on his own and with counselors, I found...
    hAnih hAnih
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Dec 11, 2007

    My Secrets

     I was molested by my granfather age 5-10 raped age 12 slept with a cousin age 14 in a gay relationship age 30 Suicidal age 36......
    Blind Blind
    36-40, F
    8 Responses Aug 10, 2007

    For the first time last night I thought about it

    and my body started shaking tears were buring up my cheeks and the pain was the same as it never was If I have a gun I would kill all the people who abused me then myself. Ill never be oky
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    May 9, 2015

    Even Nearly 10 Years Later, I Remember.

    Daycare. Where you learn that you can use your words instead of whining or crying or throwing a hissy fit. Where you learn how to make friends. Where you learn that the world is a lot bigger than what you thought it was before. Where you learn how to write your name, if you’re...
    LiveLifeLikeYoureDying LiveLifeLikeYoureDying
    Apr 23, 2013

    I Was Physically Abused.

    When I was in the third grade my brother started a very angry stage of his life. He was always lashing out, raging out, or running away. My parents both worked until later at night, so he had to watch me until my dad got home at seven pm, or later. I don't remember why it started...
    deadsilence1127 deadsilence1127
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2010

    My name is Olivia and I am a survivor.

    To be honest though, sometimes I'm not sure if what was left behind can be counted as surviving. I'm isolated, in almost everything I do. I have friends and family, I love being around people, I have a support group, but I never let anyone touch the real me. I'm not even sure...
    oh00236 oh00236
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jan 17, 2014

    Don't Know How To Change This...

    I would never ever began to relate my abuse to anyone on here. It wasn't nearly as bad. In fact I've never really told anyone the extent of it. Or much of anything really. It still haunts everyday though. This day is worse than others. I watched the episode of The Real World last...
    RoseDawson RoseDawson
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Apr 7, 2011

    It was for a long time,

    until I moved out and even now when I visit I get smacked around. That's why I almost never visit my family.
    Insanity404 Insanity404
    18-21, F
    Mar 16, 2015

    I Was Abused

    On August 10th, 2010, I was raped by my ex-boyfriend. Because of that I now have a daughter. I love her to death and thankfully she looks like me. I didn't tell anyone that I was raped, I didn't want anyone to know I wasn't strong enough to defend myself..
    FallenAngelShi FallenAngelShi
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 25, 2011

    All Dictatorships End In Rebellion

    Alot of people on here were sexually abused. I was never. I was pyshically and emotionally abused by my father, a police officer who treated us as criminals. We were servants. We cleaned every speck of the house, and if it wasn't done, we were beatand told we were no good. It...
    dustygirl122 dustygirl122
    16-17, F
    4 Responses Nov 24, 2007

    Writing about it is the only thing

    that makes me feel better I guess
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    May 23, 2015

    I met him through a friend he was

    so nice at first he asked me out and I said yes because I was in love with the idea of love but I never noticed his violent side towards others I was a stupid little girl and when he asked me out I said yes we dated for months then he started getting violent the first time he...
    Arriana123 Arriana123
    1 Response Dec 22, 2015

    Yes I was, but it's a story about my childhood

    and I don't wanna talk about story with kids in here...even if the kid was me.
    nereo nereo
    22-25, M
    Feb 2, 2014

    I Have Been Abused and Used.

    I have been raped twice by strangers. And many times by my husband during his psycho blackouts. I have been beat and knocked out. Am I stupid to stay? Probably. But sometimes I really don't think I deserves any better. My parents used to run a group foster home for children with...
    luckypickle luckypickle
    11 Responses Aug 1, 2009

    I Have Issues

    I remember my mother barely being home to take care of us. My brother and I were starved to a point where I ended up suffering from malnutrition. I couldn't walk and had to crawl in order to get to places and my entire body would shake. My mother was also physically and verbally...
    Jihaeson87 Jihaeson87
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 13, 2012

    I Dont Even Know

    me and my sister were molested by my cousin at my grand parents house when i was 4 or 5 the fact that i told my parnets and they egnored me was worse then being molested
    justalex justalex
    16-17, M
    1 Response Oct 20, 2007

    I Was. Now She Is

      Then   Relationship abuse. I wanted to get out i really did. something was stopping me. i wish i could have listened to all the people that told me he was no good and would leave me for another woman when he was tired of me. I thank God that it never got too ...
    Xparamourx91 Xparamourx91
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Mar 31, 2008


    I feel guilty for posting this after reading some other articles that you have all written.  I wasn't very much physically abused, so I feel like it wasn't that bad... But I still think about it a lot, sometimes, and it's really hard to get over. I guess I need to explain a...
    SeraphicWannabe SeraphicWannabe
    22-25, M
    12 Responses Jun 18, 2008

    I don't think I can ever fully be just 'oky' I

    am flawed,Tainted and am afraid that other people see that too what's the use of getting close to people who will leave once thay know how damaged I am.
    00Broken00 00Broken00
    18-21, F
    May 21, 2015

    My Teacher

     I started dating my band teacher when I was fourteen.  I knew it was wrong but i loved him and he loves me.  One day he asked me over to his house and I said sure.  He picked me up and when I got there he turned into a different man.  He yelled at me and...
    melzy100 melzy100
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 19, 2009

    Trying To Heal Myself And Let Go

    Where do I even begin. I wish that I could just be normal but how do I be normal when so many bad things have happened to me. From since I can remember my family used to visit my aunt, uncle and cousins often. My cousins, my sister and I would always have sleepovers but every...
    brokenandhurt brokenandhurt
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Nov 3, 2009

    I visited my mother today.

    I had a great time, but for some reason, as I was walking home I started to think my ex-stepfather. He tried to sexually abuse me when I was 15 years old. He had shown some interest in me when I was bit younger too but he hadn't done or said anything before this. It started...
    Pagan7 Pagan7
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Apr 5, 2015

    My dad has always spanked me.

    But it was my stepfather who would abuse me. Im 15 my dad and mom divorced. My mom quickly got a boyfriend since she had nice boobs and a big ***. Any who, this man was big and strong. He would slap me push me punch me every once in a while.I remember the first time he really...
    Joey455 Joey455
    13-15, M
    1 Response Dec 26, 2015

    Get Help

    My dad abused me as a child. Thats the first time ive wrote or said that so thank you for that. Ive written my story in another group called i belive in love because people who have suffered abuse by people they should have trusted need to believe there are good people out there...
    deleted deleted
    Oct 25, 2010

    #151 Teachers, Doctors, Psychiatrists. They Are All Capable Of Abuse. They Have The Power.

    I have been fighting depression since puberty. It was never diagnosed because everyone figured "Hey, what the heck, it's puberty." Then when it didn't stop I was told to "Grow up little girl. You are through with puberty. Get over yourself." Placing a whole whack of guilt on top...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue
    9 Responses Dec 22, 2010

    Beatin n bruised

    i was molested at age 6 by my baby sitter's son he was 19 and i was then abused form the age of 7 ......my mom doesnt want me she says said i was a mistake she wants to take back. I grew up thinking i wasnt allowed to feel a certain way or i'd be hit. So i grew up...
    MoreCuts MoreCuts
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Nov 1, 2007

    Though My Parents Were the Bes...

    Though my parents were the best, my family was awesome, and my friends were always there for me -- it was the strangers around me that weren't too kind to me. When I was 5 years old, I was molested for several years by an elderly neighbor. He would always tell me that he was...
    deleted deleted
    4 Responses Nov 7, 2007

    #97 How To Destroy A Childs Self Esteem In One Easy Lesson

    I really don`t know where to start my story. First I guess, a little background. I had a fairly normal childhood; a mother who adored her children, sewed for us, dressed us like little dolls but treated us like young people with feelings and opinions of our own. My father was a...
    DragonBlue DragonBlue
    1 Response Dec 13, 2010

    A Tribute(?) To Family...

    I would say that I am awful and beautiful. There must be something appealing because people want to be close to me. I tend to not let them, at least not for long. What happened in my childhood is that my mother traded me for "affection" from men, or for drugs, or just for the...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response May 25, 2011


    You were my bestfriend in the whole wide world. You were the sweetest, most caring person, I have ever met in my entire life. We told each other everything, and anything. We would go everywhere together. The mall, the park, the bowling alley, literally everywhere. You were so...
    laurenlovesyouu laurenlovesyouu
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Aug 12, 2011


    i was molested by my uncle for 8 years. beaten by my other uncle. im now suicidal and im a cutter. wow. what a few years a abuse can do. this stuff really messes people up. i wish there wasn't this kind of stuff. i hope all of you out there can get through this because i know im...
    ZombieDomi ZombieDomi
    16-17, F
    1 Response Oct 25, 2009

    Are You Abused

    I was abused as a child and as an adult.  I thought if I wasn't being hit or cursed at, it wasn't abuse.  There are many kinds of abuse and the worst is often mental.  Am I Being Abused?   CHECKLIST (provided by the National Coalition Against Domestic...
    livinglove livinglove
    1 Response Mar 9, 2009

    May Be I Don't Exist

    Life is something so precious that can't be measured can only be felt. I'm well aware of that fact. But the truth is that I'm not strong enough to bear the cost of living in this beautiful prison that God has blessed us with. I'm weak and I'm tired of my Life. I'm a Nihilist.I...
    deleted deleted
    3 Responses Jun 9, 2011
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