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I Was An Abused Child

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    Tonight I'm having random body aches.

    Lower back especially. I've read somewhere this isn't unusual for survivors of child abuse. Phantom pains plaguing me. This is new. The pain is. I'm not sure if it's because I just turned 43, or if it's because new things have been surfacing. Deep down I feel like this pain is...
    scarecrow71 scarecrow71 41-45, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    My mother married a terrible guy in my tween

    years. I remember meeting him for the first time and telling my mom that I didn't like him. I remember feeling really uncomfortable around him and a red flag kept going up. I told my mom and she thought I was just jealous of him taking some of her attention. I was right though...
    2infinityandbeyond 2infinityandbeyond 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 13

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    In October, I saw my abuser

    for the first time in 11 years. I was adopted and my mothers first husband physically, emotionally, and sexually abused me. he is the root cause of most of my fears that as a child I suppressed because I didnt know how to handle them, as an adolescent I couldn't come to terms...
    cillasavage cillasavage 18-21, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    My father was an angry violent drunk I'm not

    ready to say what happened yet
    Gothicemogirl Gothicemogirl 18-21, F 13 Responses Apr 30

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    Bethany17 Bethany17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    Sometimes my mom beats me

    and tells me she wants me to die because I'll never amount to anything anyway and that she hopes I get a husband who beats me..sometimes I wish she would have just killed me the last time she hurt me she's right I've only td my boyfriend and he thinks that I'm lying because my...
    coffeecake420 coffeecake420 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 22

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    https://www.dropbox.com/s/72mddsl69zlrd21/Growing%20up%20With%20Secrets-S.Brooks-7_30_14.pdf
    zeeva70 zeeva70 41-45, F Jul 30

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    I think I was an abused child.

    Growing up (4-8) my mom would get angry over the littlest things like me forgetting to put my shoes in the closet or missing the garbage when I put something in. Instead of telling me to do something right she would smack me or pinch me by the ear to a point where it was so...
    salemwinters salemwinters 13-15, F 3 Responses Nov 16

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    Its all started when i moved to switzerland.

    Im from Holland. When i came to Switzerland i was 12. Its was hard because i couldn't speak any english, i wasn't able to communicate so i couldn't really makr friends. Later i got more and more friends . The problem was that at home i wasn't always safe.. I got beaten up by my...
    EmilySwitzerland EmilySwitzerland 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 5

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    Verbal Abuse

    My whole life my dad has verbally abused me, up until a month ago when I got married and moved out, and now he acts weird. But anyway, it was never physical, so it wasn't the same as many other poor people out there who have it much worse, but it still took its toll. He yelled at...
    Andraste Andraste 22-25, F Mar 11, 2011

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    Was I Abused? I remember

    when my mother had first became lesbian. ... and one girlfriend in particular, had 2 children of her own. We were playing in the living room and mikayla started taking stamps and stamping their mothers (my mom's girlfriend) new white lazy boy. Both me and my sister started...
    LotusFlower994 LotusFlower994 18-21, F 4 Responses Nov 2

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    i remember when my parents started having

    problems. even before the both of them ignored me to no end. dad was always on the computer and my mom was always watching tv. the divorce made it a lot worse. i kept getting hit and i remember them fighting over me trying to pull both my arms apart until i cried basically...
    komaeda komaeda 16-17 1 Response Dec 13

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    I was raped again a few weeks ago

    and the guy is finally in jail. The flash backs are killing me. The insomnia is terrible. End thoughts to kill myself are running rapidly through my head.
    Rayven1997 Rayven1997 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 2

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    When I started this new account i said I would

    use it to share more of my story. Well that didn't work out to well considering I've only posted two or three experiences about my life and the rest are pretty much just pictures, my dogs, and song lyrics. xD So as a new attempt at sharing here is another part of my life...
    LivviyLove LivviyLove 16-17, F 3 Responses Aug 2

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    I can't forget what he's done to me physically

    or what he's said verbally. The words he said....that's where the real scars are found when you look into my eyes...that is if I can manage to make eye contact with you. This abuse no longer exists in my life....but I can't stop the flashbacks......ohhh it's the flashbacks that...
    lonewolf2323 lonewolf2323 18-21, M 2 Responses Sep 24

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    well...I wasn't an abused child.

    ..lol but my mom kicked my *** throughout child hood because i deserved it being a little punk in my day hahah just saying
    jonnygoode74 jonnygoode74 36-40, M Jul 10

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    My dad would beat me up

    so much as a child and still today as an adult that I thought it was normal. Thought that every child went through what I went through. Bruises I would have on my body was a normal thing to me. Some day I feel that life would be better if my dad died.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 29

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    Caravan

    While we were living in a little caravan, my father would send my brother and I out to walk, to get his time alone to beat our mum because the caravan was so small and he wanted to be particularly violent. He planned this enough to be able to send us out. it was not rage, but...
    demonizd demonizd 31-35, M 10 Responses Feb 15, 2009

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    Abuse And Bedwetting

    when i was 11 my aunt died and my uncle blamed me for no reason. he whipped me and torchered me all the time. aswell i wet the bed cause of the stress. i was broght goodnites by my mum and he made fun of my and still abused me. by the age of 12 i had stopped wetting and had the...
    bedwetterdiaper bedwetterdiaper 13-15, M Aug 29, 2012

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    When i was 6 years old my mum sent me to england

    for a better education. to live with my dad & stepmom,four half sisters and two half brothers, none of them treated me like a sister. They all wanted me to go back to my mum and to be honest so did I. Dad had a heart attack few months after which meant he was hospitalised for a...
    maat123 maat123 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 10

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    I've been both physically

    and verbally abused my whole life. My parents used to do it when I was younger I remember having welts and bruises from them at least once a week. Then when I got older and my parents worked they would leave me with my aunt and uncle. My aunt would verbally abuse me but never...
    Trish12321 Trish12321 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    It is an awful thing to see on the outside a

    child that has been abused. The problem is that there are so many varying degrees of abuse and dysfunctional families especially from the 1980's when it was socially acceptable for parents to do thing to their children that now are illegal. For example: my entire life until i...
    teekitten teekitten 31-35, F 1 Response Nov 19

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    This Is Difficult.

    But that's why this site is here, right? When I was 8-9 years old, I was verbally, violently, and sexually abused by my older sister who was 15-16. The first time she molested me was in her bedroom closet which would later be my own bedroom closet. It happened quite a few...
    johnnyever johnnyever 31-35, M 4 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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    What can I say, dad was a bully & we feared his

    every move. Grandpa was a perv. U get it
    MiddleSister45 MiddleSister45 41-45, F Nov 17

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    Child abuse is not the way.

    When my Mom abused me I was very angry and sad and I don't know what was going through my messed up head but I wanted to have children just so they could hurt a little more than I did because I learned from my Mom that children are born to do your work for you and take your...
    Qwerkyqwerty Qwerkyqwerty 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 9

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    When I was 4 he brought home a little orange

    kitten. It was very cute and my sister and I played with her for a bit. A couple hours later he couldn't find the kitten and was convinced I let her outside and that she was gone. I promised I didn't but it didn't matter. I was helping look for her in the bathroom when he...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    prettybrowneyes1993 prettybrowneyes1993 18-21, F Aug 22

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    I was beat battered bruised

    but I never gave up my parents broke my ribs but never shattered my soul I believe in forgiveness the only way to move on. I am a survivor. I am resilient
    Emocupcake37 Emocupcake37 18-21, F 2 Responses May 22

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    Recently I have been having really bad

    flashbacks from my childhood. My dad left me on my grandmothers doorstep at 9 months old, at 2 years old he met a woman and took me back. This woman was horrible. She locked me in closets, tied me up with her bathrobe ties and duct tape, force me to drink Tabasco and dish soap...
    HerrExperience HerrExperience 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    And Because Of It Im Evil

    Because of how much he hurt me and how it still plagues me even though mom doesn't know I just want to put him six feet under in a cardboard box.
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I was sexually,physically,

    and verbally abused for three years from 9-12
    AnasFailure AnasFailure 13-15, F 3 Responses Oct 19

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    While I was growing up I was abused daily by my

    oldest brother. He would beat me repeatedly. He blacked my eye on more than one occasion. There was nothing I could do about it. My mother even allowed him to do it, even encouraged it. He would lift me off of my feet up against walls and choke me while I couldn't breathe. I...
    nephthysbaby nephthysbaby 22-25, F 3 Responses Jul 16

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    Stronger

    You hit me,hurt me Beat me black and blue Called me names,wouldn't let me be Degraded and belittled me,till I believed it true Threw me into walls,kicked me around Terrified,frightened me,made me wish I'd die Told me you'd kill me,my body'd never be found Filled my head with all...
    noname2071 noname2071 16-17, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    when birth parents got a divorce 3 of us went

    into foster care , when we went in our 1st foster home, we all abused everyday. it went on for 3 yrs.
    moedogger51 moedogger51 46-50, M Nov 19

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    Well, here we go...When i was a child i cam

    into the world with an alcoholic father he was abusive...he smoked weed and drank a lot liquor and beer well he would send me to my room a lot weeks and months at a time i often remember summers going buy and heating spaghetti noodles up on the propane stove beside my bedroom...
    SeJunior SeJunior 18-21, M 2 Responses Jul 21

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    I Was a Birth Anamoly

    I was born different than other babies, it was called a birth anamoly. To my mom I was less than perfect and she had a hard time dealing with it. My dad unlike other fathers whose children did not measure up cared about me. My mom would abuse me as well as my grand parents. ...
    Micayla Micayla 61-65, F 6 Responses Oct 10, 2008

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    I was adopted at three days old.

    My adoptive Father is the best Daddy a person could ever ask for...but my adoptive mother...I can't even call her a mother. She was very verbally abusive and physical when angry enough. I felt this need to have a mother my whole life and never knew why. In eighth grade that...
    letMeHelpYou156 letMeHelpYou156 18-21, F Jun 22

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    My Life

    I was raised by my mother until i was 4. Then the state took me away to live with my grandmother. Many people dont believe that I can remember as far back as i can in the detail that i can. My mother started abusing me when i started to walk on my own. She would hit me or not...
    wickedfantasy420 wickedfantasy420 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Was i abused? Between the ages of two to about

    seven yrs old i was having oral sex with my mom there is a lot more to this coservercial situation on this
    howard1945 howard1945 51-55, M 1 Response Dec 13

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    When I was around 4 years old,

    my biological parents began to abuse me for no reason. They called me a devil's child and use to torture and starve me. I remembered they use to tie my arms above my head and whip me with belts and chains as I begged them to stop or water board me. I still have nightmares from...
    Lucas14 Lucas14 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 6

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    Every week we had to see him,

    and every week he would beat us up, we would hide before he would arrive, I remember one of my siblings running down the drive and he chased her and I don't know what he did to her because I couldn't see but he was dragging her from the hair back to the car. I remember hiding in...
    Couldhelp Couldhelp 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 10

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    Medical,Physical,Verbal,

    and Psychological-As a direct result of being forced into too many highly stressful medical tests by my overzealous mother I am now of the opinion I would rather die than seek treatment for illness. Constant blood draws,dragged to specialists,often kept home from school,and...
    FutureMaxiSurgeon FutureMaxiSurgeon 18-21, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I was never a child. I could write an entire

    book, but I'll keep it short on this post and just share a snippet of my past. From my earliest memories, I remember my mother being beaten by my father. We rarely ate. My mother and father were too busy fighting and using drugs. One time I was eating a bowl of spagettios when...
    Survivor919 Survivor919 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 16

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    They Say It's Strength...

    When you pluck up the guts to finally tell your family that someone they, and yourself, trusted has been making you do things you didn't understand for 4 years... I call it fear and confusion. When things get so bad that the fear of them taking everything overwrites the fear of...
    LunaWolff LunaWolff 18-21, F Dec 18, 2010

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    At 16 my mom hit me with a telephone in the

    head got 7 stitches and a concussion. Nothing happened to her. Just got mandated to counseling and sent home
    teriberri7 teriberri7 36-40, F 3 Responses Oct 14

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    I Was Abused

    I was normal child ina christian family raised up in the church all my life times got hard for my mom so we moved into my grandmas house for a littlw while so i thought 5 years goes by and my grandma i guess was sick of us so she kicked my mom out of her house talking bout this...
    domo1 domo1 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 1, 2012

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    I want to leave my boyfriend of three years

    so badly but I don't know how. Our relationship is agressive and self destructing. When it's good it's great. But when we fight I am abusive and he is agressive in a way that I find "cheap shots" like accidentally kicking me when I kick him...or when I try to grab him he will...
    elephant70 elephant70 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 28

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    I can't look at you without seeing everything

    you did to me and my brother. Hearing every word. You forced us against each other. I lost 17 years with my Father because of the lies you drilled into my head. I'm broken. I can't look at someone without thinking I'm being lied to or when they are gonna stop hiding who they are...
    GuiltyAllTheSame1821 GuiltyAllTheSame1821 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 5

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    Clearly I Wasn't Wanted

    Growing up I think it was made pretty clear I wasn't wanted. I don't recall ever being played with or taken to the park like other kids. My parents liked liquor more than me they used to drink from sun up to sun down when they didn't have work. When they did work it was from the...
    farfrominnocent farfrominnocent 31-35, M 4 Responses Nov 1, 2012

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