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I Was An Abused Spouse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 24 People

    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 4 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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    after my father passed away my mom turned to drugs and booze. I grew up in a very broken abusive torn apart family from 6-14 I was abused. my mom would always come home with...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 2

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    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...
    Pagan7 Pagan7 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 5

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    Something happened to me that made me wonder about the nature of abuse in the world. My wife was on one of her tirades so I did as I usually do, I shut up and walked away. As I...
    wcsteel wcsteel 36-40, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Well I was abused by my brother,distant cousin,aunt and two older guys who lived next door. I said it for the first time am able to admit to it all
    maleeny maleeny 18-21, F 1 day ago

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    Abuse has many faces we don't always know that we are being abused we accept abuse to be physically. Mental abuse leaves no bruises the only bruises are the one's on your soul...
    Jay04Sch Jay04Sch 36-40, F 53 mins ago

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    I was young, sixteen. He was seventeen. Good looking, I always have been super attracted to him. He stuttered over his words when he asked me out the first time. I thought it was...
    crackedopen crackedopen 26-30, F 11 hrs ago

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    When I was younger, my father would drink a lot. and normally with any person that drinks a lot have a certain characteristic about them... For him it was anger, out of control...
    zgirl694 zgirl694 18-21, F 1 Response 24 mins ago

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    I go by Fruitypunch15 on here.I thought I would share a personal experience.I have never had a good relationship with both of my parents.I do love both of them with all my heart...
    Fruitypunch15 Fruitypunch15 31-35 5 days ago

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    I was not just emotionally abused by my mother. I was physically and emotionally abused. My mother would scream and yell at me when I cried. She would tell me to stop crying, OR...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18

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    Thinking about death and life every night. side by side life and death. My insomnia is really horrible. I stop taking meds at this moment,and i've been taking counseling. sorry i...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 28

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    By a 49 year old kidnapper.. I used to think nothing would ever happen to me. This thinking and naivety led me down the path of being abused by him and manipulated greatly. I am...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been sexually abused by my father since I was a little girl, around 9. Whenever my mom travelled for work, which was often, he would come to me and touch me, kiss me, force me...
    Kay06 Kay06 18-21, T 3 Responses Apr 1

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    From the age of 6 to 11 I was sexually abused by a family friend's son who was only 3 years older than me. I told a counselor about this who told my mom who was furious at me for...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 17

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    I recently read a story which bought back some memories I thought I had forgotten... When my mum was being physically abused and my step dad made me dress as a girl, he told me to...
    LeighUK LeighUK 41-45, M a week ago

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    I’ve always put so much of my anger onto my dad and how he treated me, but sometimes I think that is misplaced. First, I don’t have a pity party for myself most of the time...
    EverlyAnn EverlyAnn 31-35, F 13 hrs ago

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    Hi I am wondering if others have experienced that their spouse is asexual due to the syndrome ? This is my first time writing here. Thank you
    v636 v636 41-45, F 3 Responses Apr 2

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    To those who have a spouse who is having an emotional affair, would you marry your husband or wife again if you could turn the clock back?
    Mike405 Mike405 51-55, M 1 Response Apr 4

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    I came across a book that I found quite helpful. It is for the chronic pain individual and their spouse. It is called "coping with chronic pain, a team effort!: for you and your...
    5354yyc 5354yyc 41-45, F 2 Responses Apr 9

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    Feel Pain For All Abused Children
    hope1022 hope1022 22-25, M Apr 18

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    I am currently beside myself! I think my partner (and father of my 17month old) has Asperger's Syndrome. We are currently separated but "trying to work it out" except he insists...
    graciesplayground graciesplayground 36-40, F 4 Responses Mar 30

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    I was 36 weeks pregnant with our second child . I locked myself and my toddler out of the house. I had a bit of battery left on phone called my husband and asked if he could come...
    blonde10 blonde10 36-40, F Apr 3

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    I can relate to being raised by a very strict Catholic mother. Since we were children, we were so straight laced. we would pray all of the time, and listen...like good obedient...
    darkstate23 darkstate23 22-25, F 4 Responses Apr 16

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    I met Pete nine years ago and the first year was just the best ... After that it just got more n more bad ... I realised he wasn't who I thought he was and when I lost my job he...
    pammyorion pammyorion 41-45, F Mar 30

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    At least to a fashion ..I had thought, I did. Only last night ..something strange happened , I came in to our bedroom. and could have swore he was on my profile ..yes. He seemed...
    Mmmcherries Mmmcherries 46-50, F 12 Responses Apr 1

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    When I was 4, my best friend was my neighbor. I went to her house almost everyday after school. One day when I was there, her mom went to the store, so her dad was in charge. He...
    sincerelysl sincerelysl 13-15, F 4 Responses Mar 28

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    I'm sorry all my posts on Google plus got deleted . Never mind ...I'm not going to mention the names of any businesses anymore as it leads to to having all my writings deleted...
    restlessuk restlessuk 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 28

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    When I was about 8 years old, my 15 year old brother would make me ********** him at night in the bathroom when the rest of the family was asleep. I was afraid of doing it, afraid...
    willingtolisten willingtolisten 56-60, M Mar 29

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    My husband has suffered with chronic pain for 6 years. He had a fusion thinking it was the root cause of his pain but it didn't help. He has tried every treatment under the moon...
    gauls gauls 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I met this French guy at a swimming pool at the time I didn't think he was that bad .. charming me on "your beautiful" so on and so on. I felt wanted and liked so I started...
    DarkKnights10 DarkKnights10 16-17, F 2 Responses Mar 31

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    ** Please don't read this if you're easily triggered; I don't want you to experience pain at my expense ** Unfortunately, all these things have happened to me, and I hate to think...
    Whobody Whobody 16-17, M 4 Responses Apr 1

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    In 8th grade I met this really cute boy named Kevin and I had like the biggest crush on him ever We started talking and one day me and him went out to a movie In the movie when...
    katttmills katttmills 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 5

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    I read someone's experience on this site that was scapegoated as a child. I come from a large family of six and in it there were two golden children and two scapegoats. My father...
    RhondaGail RhondaGail 61-65, F Apr 8

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    April 6, 2015  Dear Papa, it's been six months today since you were buried. It's been six months today since my nineteenth birthday. I miss you so much, I think about you every...
    wschneider57506 wschneider57506 18-21, F Apr 9

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    My father was extremely emotionally abusive to me as a child and young adult. He is extremely manipulative and plays such games that it's only now that I am 28, I am realising how...
    freyaB freyaB 22-25 Apr 12

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    I said I would stop but after seeing other girls go through this in just one week I had to share He told me to wait for him near the bus stop and we would walk to school from there...
    LeahLovee LeahLovee 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    My parents never cared about me and my little sister. My mother has issues with mental illness and was always extremely unstable. She would threaten to kill herself if i did...
    BeautifulScarsOnCriticalVeins BeautifulScarsOnCriticalVeins 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 18

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    I felt it was about time I put it out there that, yes I've been in awful positions many times before. But my experiences are a bit different than most, so bear with me. I've always...
    Destinyyy Destinyyy 16-17, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Tons of fishes dead recently Everyday tv reporter say it's coming..it's coming Many people died when i was a kid i've seen many people are screaming and dying.. I was hungry,i...
    Juri0902 Juri0902 31-35, F 5 days ago

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