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I Was An Abused Spouse

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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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    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...
    66me 66me 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 2, 2009

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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 1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    Everyone has family gatherings they would rather forget. Well when I was 16 I was really happy for the Fourth of July it was the first year I was allowed to do fireworks. As you...
    soxs45 soxs45 18-21, M 56 mins ago

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    i was a victim too when i was a kid ...my age was about 7_8 years old ..all i remember that he was our home builder i was serving cool water sometimes ...he just used me .! even he...
    Edina18 Edina18 18-21, F 7 hrs ago

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    Who are we suppose to trust the most? Our parents, they are suppose to be the ones, who are suppose to protect from people, who could hurt you, not be the ones who are hurting you...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 1 day ago

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    I feel so much pain for all the abused children out there, maybe it was because I was one of them, I was in their shoes, and I know what they are feeling, and the paint that they...
    BroknGirl89 BroknGirl89 26-30, F 3 days ago

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    Our van had to be towed to the repair shop today..We were at the Mall. Had to get a rental, was told they did not have a van available.. So we had to get a car.. I feel bad because...
    wifeisssbbw wifeisssbbw 36-40, M 3 days ago

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    Anyone who lives in Arizona is aware of the cruddy job market. There aren't enough jobs to go around in the first place, and when you do find a job, you are likely to be abused in...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 4 days ago

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    Hi I would like to vent a bit.I was going to put my spouse doesn't support me.But because of him being bipolar and stress from work I can understand his bipolar disorder.But I have...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 5 days ago

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    I was abused when I was a child. I'm 22 now and have a 1 year old and trying so hard to deal with my, I have had counselling on many occasions with different people and I still...
    JenniferSmith2658 JenniferSmith2658 22-25, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Sorry I haven't posted in about a week. It has been pretty tough for me these last few days. Today was awful too. So my parents were having some people over for lunch. The rule...
    soccergalxd soccergalxd 18-21, F 12 Responses 6 days ago

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    I am an alcoholic and I went into Friendly House in 1975 , a home for women alcoholics I was there approximately a year. I was so insecure , I was almost timid as well , far from...
    MsOracle MsOracle 66-70, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I was raised in the Mormon church, though my parents weren't that into it they still had us go. I'm glad that my parents weren't as crazy Mormon as the other parents, they taught...
    wishiwasasheep wishiwasasheep 26-30, F 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Let me be frank I think people of all genders and sexualities should be accepted but I can't help that I had a bad experience. In every group I feel as though there is a few bad...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    In the past few years I have been shamed blamed and ridiculed for a decision to choose myself and my health over my own child. I had an abortion. Since then I have been diagnosed...
    MoonFlowerCloud MoonFlowerCloud 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    I have social anxiety, depression, PTSD, agoraphobia, and other extreme health issues that I don't get any assistance for, and I can't afford healthcare, so I have to deal with...
    LyraAlluse LyraAlluse 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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    I KNOW THIS IS QUITE LONG BUT I BEG YOU TO READ IT. I DESPERATELY NEED EMOTIONAL SUPPORT ASAP! I'm a 23 year old girl. I sadly still live with my family. Please don't disrespect me...
    PhTA PhTA 22-25 1 Response Jun 25

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    I have been verbally and mentally abused by my mom and dad, never really anything psychical, I mean.. I've been hit before, but nothing extreme. My mom is better about it, but my...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 5 Responses Jun 25

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    This is quite a mouthful, I'm sorry. I just need to write it out. When I was around 7, my family made the move from California to Washington State. Now, around 10 years later, I've...
    buffybellissimo buffybellissimo 16-17 Jun 25

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    I have been in a relationship with my partner for 6 years, we were engaged for 2 but I ended that due to his drug/anger issues. We have a 4 year old son together. This week his...
    danimm danimm 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 24

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    I've always had a problem with my dad. I never felt like I was living up to my sister or being the kid he wanted. He pushed me to join sports but I had no interest in them. He made...
    emaseraptor emaseraptor 18-21, F Jun 24

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    Yeah I was being abused for years.I recently left. He always called me retarted, and slow. He made me watch videos of people dying. he started saying he wants to beat my brains in...
    amtired amtired 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 24

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    Good Morning I really hope you find the time to read this email. I am a Police Officer in one of the biggest forces in the UK and I had the unfortunate experience of meeting...
    HARDY9849 HARDY9849 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 22

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    Hey everyone, i would like to post my experience, because i want to ask for suggestion... So my story begins, 2 years ago i met a guy, i was a freshman in college and he was my...
    wonderfulparis wonderfulparis 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 22

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    My dad was very abusive. One way was emotionally. He was my best friend, but would flip a 180 on me and become very hostile and mean. This was my childhood until he passed away...
    fami1001 fami1001 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 21

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    I am a domestic violence survivor. I joined a support group recently. And have been going back ever since. I cry every time I go. Because I am feeling more and more safe. I've been...
    CreoleItalianwoman CreoleItalianwoman 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 20

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    Both my spouse and I suffer from some chronic pain and depression, although his chronic pain is worse and more systemic. I have lower back issues and arthritis and he has ehlers...
    jabl61514 jabl61514 26-30, T Jun 18

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    When I was very young, the lady next door baby sat for neighborhood kids. However she had a sowing business in the basement that kept her busy all the time. So she paid 2 of her...
    BCRichWarBeast BCRichWarBeast 51-55, M Jun 17

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    I don't know where to turn. I'm afraid for my life. his family honestly believes it was a lie. they are telling people lies about me and half my town wants me in jail. I just want...
    reignhootowl reignhootowl 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 17

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    it's so stupid. I want nothing more than for people to understand. they see him as a good guy instead of seeing him as the guy who molested me. in order to keep me quiet they are...
    reignhootowl reignhootowl 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 17

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    I wasn't beaten or sexually touched, but my father's wife used her words to hurt me and made it clear numerous times that if I was on fire she wouldn't even spit on me to put it...
    bmorev bmorev 22-25, F 1 Response Jun 16

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    He's my Teddy Bear. Sometimes he says the most surprising things without realizing how they sound. Yesterday he told his Mama Bear that 'we' don't know how to make soup, so he...
    GreenButtercup GreenButtercup 36-40, F Jun 16

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    Although the title word is missing an "L", this doesn't limit my experience. Earlier tonight I asked if a woman being abused and was more innocent in what she knew would impact...
    QuiriousMe QuiriousMe 41-45, F 14 Responses Jun 16

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    I was abused and humiliated as a child and I need to talk about it
    eman2012 eman2012 31-35, M 1 Response Jun 15

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    I was sexually abused and if I would cry, get sick, be angry, sad or be numb I would get into more trouble and have a gun pointed at me.
    AngelOfGod1506 AngelOfGod1506 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 15

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    So, recently my boyfriend of a year and eight months broke up, which sucks but isn't the point. The point is that i then started to think over the relationship and the fact that he...
    Anna10987654321 Anna10987654321 16-17 Jun 15

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    When I was in my early teens I was abused by my step father, and he made me think it was my own fault. He said if I had been more sporty or bigger built it would not of happened...
    Thefox71 Thefox71 41-45, M 3 Responses Jun 15

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    This is the letter that I got from the manager of cherry tree nursery in Bournemouth to support me during my court trial . To who it may concern I write as the manager of a...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F Jun 14

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    Im pregnant to a man who is a recovering ICE addict. He doesnt no im pregnant yet. I want an abortion, however he is very anti abortion. Im concerned to tell him im pregnant as i...
    noonoo91 noonoo91 22-25, F Jun 14

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    I was sexually abused at the age of 11, by a member of my new family. I am 18 now and heard that I should get over it. I have horrible nightmares and flash backs I just want to be...
    zoie1dreamer zoie1dreamer 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 13

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