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I Was An Abused Spouse

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 25 People

    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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    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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    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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    Such a lonely situation, it did not drop-out of the sky to crush my spirit. No- stealthily, gradually, and with great skill, it crept-in through an unnoticed entrance. Despite my...
    NoLightOfMyOwn NoLightOfMyOwn 41-45, F 2 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    I have to say, that this has been an extremely long road. My husband has Asperger's. We didn't know, we had a pretty normal life for the first two years or so. After we had a...
    DeeDoo1 DeeDoo1 41-45, F 15 hrs ago

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    When I was 16, I dated a 21 yr old. He date raped me. My insides & outsides were extremely swollen. I was too scared to tell my parents, I guess out of shame. Had I told them & had...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 21 hrs ago

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    I was once sexually abused by my former gynecologist. I was very young & couldn't believe what was happening to me. I was totally frozen. I never told anyone. Plus, I didn't have...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 21 hrs ago

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    I will have to write later. But I was in a 3 yr relationship with a man who was physically abusive. He would literally pin me down on the bed & threaten to kill me. He would have...
    Bluetangerine Bluetangerine 46-50, F 21 hrs ago

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    He was an Engineer, workaholic and led a routine family life.Finally the wife decided to say, "I want a divorce". She's bored of their married life.He paused for a while then asked...
    4BlackForest 4BlackForest 36-40, F 4 Responses 21 hrs ago

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    I don't understand how an entire family can wage a war on the person that saved 2 kids from an abusive grandmother and father. How can anyone justify defending the abusers while...
    letters2mymother letters2mymother 41-45, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    okay so there are some sick people in this world....i joined this group to read stories of people who have been through situations like mine and maybe help someone and maybe learn...
    xxxmeredithxxx xxxmeredithxxx 36-40, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Would love to see my wife have sex w another man and or woman..would enjoy chatting w others who've had success w their spouses having sex w others
    tryme234 tryme234 51-55, M 6 Responses 2 days ago

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    My Biological mother abused me when i was younger. i was around 4 when it started. i remember the first time like it was yesterday. i've never been able to let the image go. i don...
    silentwhisper17 silentwhisper17 13-15, F 3 days ago

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    I was sexually abused by my brother when I was 5? Then I saw and hear things a girl shouldn't have.then my mother put my hand in her breastfeeding and asked me if I liked it. Some...
    isaidenough isaidenough 36-40, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    And sexually abused. The sad thing is when I want to talk about it with someone they dismiss me so easily because I'm male. Physically abused? I should have 'manned up' and fought...
    LukasMeoww LukasMeoww 16-17, T 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    Sigh.. Where to even begin this battle. I have been married for almost 17 yrs. I have fallen out of love long ago, but since we are military and I have no job I am trapped. We have...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses 5 days ago

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    I was abused from the age of 6 by our next door neighbour who was in his 70s. I don't really remember how it all started as at the time I didn't know it was wrong, I used to like...
    Facethedemons Facethedemons 22-25, F 4 Responses 6 days ago

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    I remember my first foster home n second i was abused, one time ill never forget i was forced to eat my own throw up. I remember i wanted my brothers to save me so bad. When i was...
    theresajanelle theresajanelle 16-17, F 6 days ago

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    So I recently found out that the man that sexually abused me when I was 4 was just arrested for for touching a 10 year old inappropriately I really would like to help the victims...
    Scal92 Scal92 22-25, F 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I abused prescription drugs on large scale during 1995 to 2000. I tried them in very potent and weird combinations. I mostly abused benzodiazepines. Now I find that my memory has...
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 days ago

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    I was abused at three and abused for ten years from 7 to 15 starting cutting at seventeen and going from hospital to hospital but been saved at 19 or 20 years old where I learned...
    Nikkilight25 Nikkilight25 22-25 1 Response a week ago

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    I have no spouse to be in love with but I would like one. I have been reading through your experiences hoping to learn something in order to avoid marital pitfalls. I have noticed...
    Mossonarock Mossonarock 41-45, M 1 Response a week ago

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    My husband and I have been together since we were 15 years old. We married at 20. I am now pushing 28. We have three young kids (5,3,2). I am not in love with him like I once was...
    PurpleOrchids PurpleOrchids 26-30, F 5 Responses Aug 25

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    when I was born my mother couldn't except me ... I still don't know why. However my dad loved me to bits and took really good care of me while my mum couldn't even look into my...
    kstra38 kstra38 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 25

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    I am very sexual. Does this have to do with being sexually abused so much in my life? Or is it possible I am just one of those woman who have a naturally high sex drive? I don't...
    xoxo95 xoxo95 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 23

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    my spouse is one that shout and yell as much as she wasn't to. but as soon I start standing up to her she starts crying and acting the victim. we have three kids and I don't what...
    Dean6736 Dean6736 46-50, M 1 Response Aug 22

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    I had anorexia and had to go to a treatment center for it and about 2 weeks after I got there I was locked in a basement,starved, and got one phone call to my parents. I was only...
    LateApology LateApology 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 21

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    For about four years I was anorexic and I chose to starve myself to less than 90lbs and almost die. I could wrap my hands around my thigh and they would overlap . I eventually, 8...
    LateApology LateApology 16-17, F Aug 20

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    I was sexually abused often as a kid and got pregnant from a rape when I was 11. I became a mother to twins yes twins at 12. It started when I was 5. I'm 14 now, doing well, and my...
    heavenlygurl heavenlygurl 13-15, F 6 Responses Aug 18

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    I'm by they not even sure where to begin. I feel I could write a book sometimes. I am 37 and very very in love with my husband of 14 years on his good days. His good days are...
    hopelessandsmiling hopelessandsmiling 36-40 Aug 17

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    I've been abused in every form by my last two boyfriends and I'm so scared it's going to happen to me again. Sometimes I wonder how I am still alive. As much as I am happy to be...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Aug 17

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    Parent probs. My dad verbally and physically abused my mom, me and my younger sister. I somewhat developed this attachment and trust issues. I pick out people whom I think is...
    PinkBubbleGumAndCottonCandy PinkBubbleGumAndCottonCandy 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 17

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    To me it was my fault fallinh in love with a boy the spark that i have never felt before when we kissed and just him holding me felt wonderful. There are so many things i want to...
    Soups Soups 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 16

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    My experience of abuse is most likely not as bad as most people's but I'd still like to share.. The first time I was abused by my dad was when I came home late from a friends...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 16

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    My MN mother abused my cats to assert her power over me & to feed off my pain, helplessness and terror. I always felt so guilty that I couldn't protect them from her that I never...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 16

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    My MN mother abused my cats to assert her power over me & to feed off my pain, helplessness and terror. I always felt so guilty that I couldn't protect them from her that I never...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    My mother abused my cats to assert her power over me & to feed off my pain, helplessness and terror. I always felt so guilty that I couldn't protect them from her that I never told...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 16

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    I was sexually abused when I was 7 and he was 14 I recently came to realize what he did still have impacts today I do things I don't want to do after do something sexually I get...
    cocohope21 cocohope21 13-15, F 2 Responses Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F Aug 15

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    Anger is not something to be ashamed of. Anger is a natural response to injustice and can help break the cycle of abuse. Anger is a crucial part of recovery. Two weeks ago on 7/31...
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 15

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