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I Was An Abused Spouse

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    Spousal Abuser Compounds(apartments Complexes)

      My letter is rather rough draft form,   I was a spousal abuse victim for 20 some years. We are told too many times, why do you put up with spousal abuse, why do you subject your kids to seeing you abused or potential for themselves to be abused, why don’t...
    kkwtzpp kkwtzpp 46-50 Apr 1, 2009

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    I Have My Children and They Have Me

    I met my kids' dad when I was 19..He was a year younger than me and seemed really quiet and shy...beautiful smile and I fell for him like a sack of hammers. Everything was good I thought, we would party and have sex and I just loved him like crazy.. I guess maybe I tried too hard...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 2, 2009

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    Making Peace with Your Past: Choosing

    Forgiveness Are you haunted by something that happened in your past? Whether someone wronged you or you made a decision you regret, Dr. Phil says that forgiveness is what you do for yourself, not for other people. When you forgive, it doesn't mean that you approve of what's...
    Q2013 Q2013 46-50, F 5 days ago

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    If You Listen To This, It May Save A Life.....

    On September 24, 2000, my best friend was shot dead by her husband. She suffered abuse at his hands for years, before he finally finished it with a point blank blast from a 12 guage shotgun. Go ahead and look it up. Her name was Patti Jean Nickerson Manning and she was killed...
    deleted deleted 26-30 5 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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    My boyfriend and I have been together for almost 10 years. This past December I found out he had been talking to a woman on Facebook and it was, in his own words, more than friends...
    helpmekeepittogether helpmekeepittogether 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    We both Hurt each other in different ways. Very bad... I feel responsible for everything, but I know everyone is responsible for their own decisions, including what we put in our...
    Starkizzed21 Starkizzed21 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    WASH DAY!!!! It was that time of the week again. oh i hate this day, this the day when the popular girls at school target someone less popular then them and decide to clean her up...
    sasahsworld sasahsworld 26-30, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    I love my wife dearly. On many levels, she and I are perfect for one another. Since I found her, I don't even see other women the same way that I used to.That being said, I have a...
    Stepdadoutside Stepdadoutside 36-40, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    My boyfriend who has been hurt as well as I have asked me the other day what was wrong and I told him I was upset he says you know by you being upset you never forgave him you must...
    Eloradanan98 Eloradanan98 16-17, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really need help. I think I may have been sexually abused when I was younger, but I'm not sure? It's really conflicting, because the person who did it was my mom. Nearly every...
    Samuelss17 Samuelss17 16-17 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I was abused many times over the years as a kid. The most frequent/egregious abuser was my stepfather. It made me distant myself from people. It impacted my ability to be intimate...
    GodHatesMe2010 GodHatesMe2010 22-25, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    When I was three years old my parents were killed in a car accident. And I was sent to live with my aunt and uncle. My aunt and uncle loved me very much although my aunt was very...
    meneme2013 meneme2013 18-21, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Is another question worth asking "Is it OK to use diapers even if you are potty trained?" The feeling when I was young was that it was a black and white kind of thing - either you...
    paddyred paddyred 66-70, M 4 Responses a week ago

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    I need to tell this to the world, hoping to find people that have the same situation as i do or give me some advice. My mother likes to call me a prostitute, a sl*t, a wh*re. She...
    tictactoe88 tictactoe88 22-25, F Jan 29

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    This is all new to me and I don't know how to deal with the loss of pure happiness and bliss which has transitioned to pain. It feels like I'm grieving. experiencing the loss of...
    ErinGracee ErinGracee 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 28

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    Well, I guess it started when we lost my mom. Part of me blamed myself even though I was younger. And my dad blamed me too. Ever since then he's lashed out at me a lot, and hurt me...
    JadeCrystalLake JadeCrystalLake 13-15, F Jan 27

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    I was abused as a child. I've never talked about it. this is the most I've ever talked about it now but I've been holding it in for 15 years. I've been able to usually keep a hold...
    LittleBird131 LittleBird131 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 27

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    My parents believed this: Spare the rod, spoil the child. I was beaten with wooden boards, belts and switches. To them it was discipline, to me It made me scared and angrier.
    SentimentalMood SentimentalMood 36-40, F 5 Responses Jan 24

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    But sometimes I wonder if it was abuse at all. I wonder if I'd be way less ****** up if labels like that didn't tell me to be victimized. I was so young I didn't think of myself as...
    apresm0i apresm0i 26-30, F 8 Responses Jan 24

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    I have been abused as a child...
    NikkiButlerGreen NikkiButlerGreen 26-30, T Jan 24

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    Another day of abuse. Yesterday my narcisstic (who only cares about him and herself) mother dearest took out the cord to the monitor. 4-5am this morning when mum and I would be...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 1 Response Jan 23

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    Was thought 5th grade, after the events in the story about me being abused by my cousin my mom moved us far enough she could still keep the same travel time to her job but I got to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23

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    It's been nine years ago now. I was 10, my older cousin was 16. Me and him were like brother and sister till the events in this story. He came over to the house upset that he...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Jan 22

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    You know your marriage is breaking apart but you hold on to hope that it will change. And then one day your spouse starts becoming even colder than he was before. He makes excuses...
    WastedShadedDaylight WastedShadedDaylight 31-35, F 39 Responses Jan 22

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    I was sexually molested by my own father for many years. And my mother did nothing about it but she was also physically and emotionally abused me for many years. And please don't...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 22

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    I was sexually molested by my own father for many years. And my mother did nothing about it but she was also physically and emotionally abused me for many years. And please don't...
    babyblueeee babyblueeee 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 22

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    I was and I still cant write details ..nobody ever believed me anyway
    Myeyestellu Myeyestellu 41-45, F 7 Responses Jan 20

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    I'm in that place now where I blame myself. When I met him, I loved everything that he was, and everything that I thought he was. I loved the way he'd ramble on about electronics...
    wtfgirl001 wtfgirl001 22-25, F Jan 19

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    He has locked up the pc with a password so neither I, nor my mum can go on it. She growls him a lot for going on there for not bathing in months, that he can't use it unless he...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 46-50 3 Responses Jan 19

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    When I was 5 my innocence was taken from me without even knowing it. Everyday weekend my parents would go to my sisters ex husband house ( other family members lived there too...
    Esther98 Esther98 18-21, F 2 Responses Jan 19

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    I have permission to do what I want with who I want. My wife just Liles for me to come home do her and tell her about it. I have let her play one time by herself. It was very...
    lonestallion153 lonestallion153 36-40, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    In my case, this should read "I LIVED As A Roommate With My Spouse" because I have been divorced for nearly thirty years. Basically, we were never a couple. Nothing was ever 'ours...
    Solitaireman Solitaireman 56-60, M 6 Responses Jan 18

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    It's been a while since I shared my stories here. Now I have something to vent out and the impact was destructive. I am mrried to a younger guy, 4yrs younger than me. We lived...
    cloverfive cloverfive 36-40 1 Response Jan 18

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    I think my significant other has Aspergers. He is 55. He thinks his differences are because he was the only child of divorced parents. The mention of Aspergers sends him into a...
    Rivercheryl Rivercheryl 51-55, F 3 Responses Jan 18

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    Last week I went for a jog down my favourite track at dawn. It leads down a path that meets the lake and airport. As I was passing through the last corner before the lake becomes...
    TheaLakelyn TheaLakelyn 26-30, F 3 Responses Jan 17

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    Last year in the summer I remember just feeling so sad and I was crying as I was watching a video on Youtube about a tribute to children who were either murdered, abused and...
    Tagstar2000 Tagstar2000 13-15, M 1 Response Jan 17

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    up until a few days ago, I didn't know what was wrong. I just knew he was sick and not getting better. we will call him D. I have been with D for over a year. He went from someone...
    Firemom7 Firemom7 31-35, F 2 Responses Jan 17

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    At the end of September 2009 I moved to Bournemouth in the uk through a women's refuge to get away from my hateful mother who doesn't give s damn about me ... On my second day I...
    Inthedark16 Inthedark16 36-40, F 3 Responses Jan 16

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    In 1982 was 13 years old in Brooklyn, NY. Just a week or two after my 13th birthday. A friend and I went to the movies about once a week. Normally we went to one of several movie...
    wishiwasabrady wishiwasabrady 41-45, M Jan 16

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    Baby said feel his pulse, it's beating fast He knows it's good bye we're locked into the hour glass He fears falling in love was a crime, we're here running out of time After this...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 70+, F Jan 14

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