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I Was An Abused Child

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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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    Throughout my life i never knew what abusing

    was. I thought there was only the physical abuse as a child. And if someone DID do that, the police would automatically send that person to jail. Of course, the way my mom treated seemed really normal. I thought that once you became a mother, you would do the same things...
    ahappymunchkin ahappymunchkin 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    11th Commandment

    She hears his heavy breathing in the dark His footsteps coming closer down the hall She's so ashamed, she's daddy's secret love She wants to cry, she wants to die, but he can't get enough The bruises on his face will go away Mom keeps him home from school till they fade She's...
    emily98 emily98 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 4, 2012

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    Bethany17 Bethany17 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 15

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    I am told I was a beautiful happy child full of

    smiles and joy. But then I got a stepfather who stole it all away. From the ages of 3 to 9 I learned what life was really about. I learned that nothing is ever fair and anybody is capable of hurting you at any moment. I was severely physically and emotionally abused. I often...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 10

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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 13-15, F 1 Response May 30, 2012

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    You Make Me Feel Sick...

    I hide behind my smile,Pain held inside,I believed their lies,Improvised the alibis,Told everything will be alright,But yet i still cry,Feel like i am dying inside,Angry by your lies,Was unwise at the time,But i was only a child,All i want to know is why?
    BrokenAngel35 BrokenAngel35 31-35, F Sep 28, 2013

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    I was abused as a child by my mother.

    After all these years I'm still angry at her. I can't forgive her and sometimes I wonder why she ever did do those things to me. Every time I see her it makes me so angry.
    maichuw maichuw 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 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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      I was sexual abursed

    when I was 7 and 10 years old, by family membersI'm sure it affected, my personality, because I was kind of shy etc. when I was a teenager. When I was in my late 30s I finally faced what happened to me when I was a child. there with the counclear, I shared with other people...
    OVAlly10 OVAlly10 70+, F 2 Responses Mar 10

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    It'S Just How Life Goes Sometimes.....

    My first boyfriend ever who also happened to be my brothers best friend pinned my body down to the bed with him on top of me. I believe I was 12 or 13 at the time I think he may have been a little older. But he had one arm on my neck so i couldn't move. while he had the other but...
    Simplicity15 Simplicity15 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 23, 2013

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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 only ever got hidings from my parents (mostly

    mum) if I was bad in school (which was quite a lot) and if I done something real bad or didn't listen etc... I hated it so much but when I think about it now (they don't hit me anymore), I'm actually really glad that my parents hit me whenever I was a little **** because to be...
    Jahhh Jahhh 16-17, F Mar 17

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    I WAS AN ABUSED CHILD,

    but I was also led to be good. When I acted out in rage, my friend Jared, who was beaten so badly as a kid that he was emancipated at fifteen picked me up and held me instead of yelling, or hitting me. He rubbed my back until I stopped fighting. In the tiniest, broken down...
    raylynn24 raylynn24 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 9

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    It Still Hurts

    I want to forget... I want to forget everything. I want to start over... but I can't. Do I have to live with it for the rest of my life? I don't want to. The pain is crippling me. I can't function. I'm afraid of my own Mother. I know what she is capable of. It scares me. The...
    Cantoiii Cantoiii 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 23, 2013

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    I had a good childhood in some respects.

    I was provided all of the material items that I needed and many times that I wanted. My parents were mentally. emotionally, physically and sexually abusive though. I have a hard time as an adult separating the good side of them from the bad. My Dad was abusive in all of those...
    abused2 abused2 22-25 1 Response Mar 27

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    I lived in an foster (i dont know what its

    called) with my lil sis when i was little, and there were a woman who taked care of us. She started to abuse us, and many horrible things happened. I was 6-9 when this happened, and now im 16. I live with my dad now but im still not happy. I dont know what to do with my life...
    cassiie97 cassiie97 16-17, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I was an abused child.

    ...the black sheep if you will. My memories of childhood are filled with pain. Thrown down the stairs by my hair countless times. Often told I should have never been born, Pepsi poured over my head as she smirked. Now at almost 70 she claims she doesn't remember any of it...
    Montre01 Montre01 51-55, F 2 Responses Feb 11

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    Dont Know What Els To Call It

    By my brother, whose seven years older than me, until I was about fourteen. He was always a cruel kid, and liked to pick on me my whole life, but just after he graduated high school, it got really strange. His life was kind of depressing, then; he was a workhorse at a minimum...
    alivehuman alivehuman 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 2, 2013

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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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    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 4 Responses Jan 4

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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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    Ok, so I'm just writing this to get it out of

    my mind (if I can), I was physically/emotionally abused for 12 years, and I feel like I've scarred for ever, it doesn't help that my parents are ignoring this (it wasn't them who abused me) And I just need someone to talk to...
    Sirey Sirey 18-21, F 3 Responses Jan 23

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    All through my childhood my mother abused me,

    physically, mentally and sexually. A lot of people never understand that a woman can sexually abuse a child but believe me there are some that do, my mother being one. when I was little she, slapped, kicked and punched me, locked me in a cupboard for days, only being allowed...
    liberosis liberosis 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I was abused by a scout leader

    and have never spoke about it as never believed anyone would believe me till I found out he had been charged with abusing others
    justcgnlooking justcgnlooking 36-40, M 1 Response Feb 26

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    The afternoon after my adopted father was

    arrested my 11 year old sister finally came out of her bedroom . She looked AWFUL. Cuts,bruises,welts. And she was holding her left arm in a strange rigid pose despite being exclusively left handed and being unable to do anything right handed. I offered to cook something for her...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 5

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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 5 Responses Dec 1, 2013

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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 5 Responses Sep 29, 2013

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    I Will Not Be Silenced.

    When I was 11 years old my uncle started sexually abusing me. He lived just up the road from our house with his wife and 3 kids. His youngest daughter was 12 so I would go up every day to hang out with her. We would play outside on the trampoline but when I needed to use the...
    stronger2012 stronger2012 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 19, 2012

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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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    The Girl Behind The Mirror

    The sound of her tormented tears Just breaks my heart The sound of her pleas,her fears Tears my soul apart Seeing that scared look upon her face Always makes me cry Knowing how she longs for a comforting embrace That inside she yearns to die Seeing the bruises,covering from head...
    noname2071 noname2071 13-15, F May 30, 2012

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    When my adopted father

    who I called Baba learned of my shameful origins after having me under his roof for 8 years his attitude towards me did a complete 180 degree turnabout. According to him I was doomed,because my biological father was not my birth mother's husband and even worse he was European,so...
    PaleEyedColored PaleEyedColored 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 12

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    I Was Abused In My Childhood

    So i know i did not finished my story, i was told ugly,i got sexually abused and i was a loner my dad abused my whole family i was bullied in shool wi never talked and ate
    alexjim alexjim 70+, M Nov 21, 2013

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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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    I Was Verbally Abused

    I was verbally abused on a regular basis during my entire life.First I experienced it when I was still in kindgarden.My kindergaden teacher hated me and she called me  names. She mocked me  almost every day making other young children laugh at me.I still remember...
    Roxalana Roxalana 51-55, F 4 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    I wasn't born into a good family.

    More like a loose association of drifters bound together by necessity. The house or apartment I grew up in knew no peace. My parents bickered and fought over everything. My father has the personality of a sledgehammer and my mother was an exceptionally sensitive, if she thought...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 3 Responses Dec 11, 2013

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    My Little Story

    Here I am again.  I'm having writer's block yet again just when I want to put down what I have been struggling with for years now.  It has happened so many times before.  I can't seem to choose the right words nor find the right...
    ValR ValR 41-45, F 5 Responses Aug 2, 2009

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    I Was An Abused Child

        I grew up with an alcoholic mother. She never hurt physically but did much damage in the emotional/mental area. When I was born apparently was the best time of her life, when she was not drinking and was very happy but then she changed when I was about four...
    LonelyThinker LonelyThinker 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2009

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    I Was Beat Badley As a Kid

     When i was little my mother threw me down the stairs and her husband slams me into walls and she let him hit me every single day she said i was the biggest mistake of her life. the husband said he was going to kill me if i ever said anything about him beeting me that he...
    Baby69 Baby69 18-21, F 9 Responses Feb 1, 2009

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    I Guess I Didn't Really Have A Choice...

    I look back now, in my twenties, and I realize that there really wasn't much I could have done. What would I have told my 10 year old self? I would have told her to start investing, working, and preparing for college. That wasn't really feasible. I could have realized this in...
    sickoflying sickoflying 22-25 Aug 24, 2011

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    Unloved Child

      Life was never easy for me growing up. My mother let me know at an early age that i was not wanted! Of course being the middle child, 2 brothers and 2 sisters left me wondering "how could i be a mistake"? But at age 7 my mother told me she hated everything about...
    tennesseecountrygirl tennesseecountrygirl 46-50, F 3 Responses Dec 27, 2009

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    My father was rather aggressive

    and often beat me. I'm sad to say that I was actually happy when he died...
    DezSheeran DezSheeran 13-15, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    The first time we smoked pot I was 5

    and my sister was 7. He thought it would be funny to get us high and I admit that those days were some of the best memories I have. Because when he was getting us high it meant he was also getting high rather than shooting up or drinking and for a short time he would be nice to...
    unfixablegirl unfixablegirl 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 15

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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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    11-19

    He took my mother's death out on me,he tortured me,some might call it beatings or whatever but it's torture emotional and physical. Being forced to do things that hurt,I'm just glad it's over now,I'm not going to go into any detail sorry.
    YoungGothicWriter YoungGothicWriter 18-21 2 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    Drugs were more important to you

    than I ever was. Sometimes I wish I was as smart as my sister and chose to live with my grandmother, but being 4 and already losing my dad made me just want to stay with you and my new dad. We were a happy little family or so I thought, until I got in the way and interrupted...
    anonomyouslybroken anonomyouslybroken 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 10

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    No Witnesses- "Noah! Noah!

    Where are you,girl?" Out in the hall Papa,my adopted father,was calling for my little sister. She was in her bedroom just like every other day and he knew that. He wanted me to here him calling her and to know that soon he'd be paying me a visit. When he tired of the little...
    UnwantedMutt UnwantedMutt 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    More than half of the memory of my childhood is

    missing, and all I can remember is filled with verbal, physical and sexual abuse from all corners of my family; that's how they communicated I guess. What hurts the most is that everyone seems to have "brushed it off" as they have matured. Is it wrong if I want an apology when I...
    aligolightly aligolightly 18-21, F 3 Responses Feb 11

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    I was never forced to do anything, I was never threatened or afraid. It just kind of happened. And I let it happen.
    Wanderlust7 Wanderlust7 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    About 2.5-3 years ago, my mom dated a really bad guy. And one day he came over high. That's when he beat my brother with a bat. About a year had gone by. He was gone and my mother...
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    My mom used to bully me, she used to hit me and call me fat. She made me do things that a child shouldn't have done.
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    It's honestly the worst thing ever and I would never wish abuse upon my worst enemy. I can't take back this past year and a half and I regret it every day. It truly does suck. I...
    cak22 cak22 18-21, F Mar 31

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    I was sexually abused by my grandfather and his dog. I have looked on a lot of abuse sites but have never been able to find anyone else who was abuse by using an animal to do the...
    Veraspain Veraspain 16-17, F 4 Responses Apr 10

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    My mom psychologically tortured me and my two older siblings growing up. She is an extremist Christian and has borderline personality disorder. She is not diagnosed by I am a...
    SilianRail SilianRail 22-25, M 1 Response Mar 25

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    When I was a little boy my mother took all her problems out on me. She blamed me for her "stress" and when other things were going bad she'd find something to get mad at me about...
    CharlesFosterKane CharlesFosterKane 22-25, M 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    When I was about 3 years old my stepfather came In to my room and sat on the bed and just looking at this want on for awhile and then he put his hand on my **** and started...
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