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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 4 Responses Oct 16, 2012

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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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    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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    I was mentally abused, not physically. My life is controlled and thanks to that problem, I can't fit in with society. I try to do "normal things" but I can't do it because I get...
    BlackBloodDemon BlackBloodDemon 13-15, M Oct 1

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    Ok so it's taken me a very long time to realise and stop defending him. I still love him, I still want to be with him and I know everything he did to me but it's starting to sink...
    Kerry1304 Kerry1304 26-30, F 1 Response Oct 14

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    As a child it's because I disobeyed and tried to act all high and mighty. I've got hit and slapped across the face and whipped by a wooden stick it's nothing serious honestly...
    Concerto Concerto 22-25, F 5 Responses Oct 10

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    Emotionally and psychologically by my mother. She enjoys hurting me. Still goes on
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 2 Responses Oct 15

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    I don't have any children of my own but I can not imagine being able to abuse my own flesh and blood. I was never abused as a child by my parents but I was sexually molested by...
    Gemz2411 Gemz2411 18-21, F Sep 30

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    I was abused repeatedly by 2 brothers who lived next door to me
    billyjoe66 billyjoe66 16-17, M Oct 7

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    I was disowned by my family... didn't think I would ever have to type those words. It hurts like hell. I'm not even sure how it came to this but I can't say it wasn't somewhat...
    Jamz56 Jamz56 22-25, F 1 Response Oct 8

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    My birthmother gave me up for drugs and she is the reason i am blind, the foster parents i had abused me, the people that adopted me blame me for everything
    ivvywolf ivvywolf 13-15, F 2 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    As a child I was sexually abused by my father it went on for year I was eight when it first happened nine when I ended it first I really didn't know what was going on he would call...
    Somechick47 Somechick47 18-21, F 5 Responses Sep 23

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    Emotionally and physically. By many different people.. I do not have a father, I never have. And my mother has drunk alcohol all my life as well as sought affection from many...
    asdfnx asdfnx 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 13

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    Ok, here goes: I have my own issues, I tackle them head on and sometimes get scratched up. Disabled vet with PTSD and a handful of tough injuries. I hurt every day. I've been...
    Beanavore Beanavore 41-45, M 2 Responses Oct 13

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    I'm actually still being abused. Yes, physically. By my brothers. When I tell people they say "every sibling PICKS on the other. It's normal" the thing that no one notices is it...
    lexrae lexrae 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 13

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    When I read about women in relationships with Aspies, I see my own life and relationship reflected so clearly in their stories. But I think my ADHD is making it even worse. My...
    TiffanyPerkins TiffanyPerkins 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 30

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    It makes me so sad to write this, but I think it's over. I can't continue in a marriage that is so one-sided and hurtful. I want so badly to keep my family together, but trying to...
    Elasticgirl Elasticgirl 36-40, F 1 Response Oct 5

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    When I was around 10 my brother sexually abused me. I didn't know what he was doing and it scared and confused me but I went along with it because I trusted him. I don't hold...
    ItalicHail ItalicHail 16-17, M 1 Response Sep 23

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    I was sexually abused by my biological mother when I was 5 years old. She also took me to her "close friends", and her friends raped me. They were also abusive in other ways. I...
    Saram13 Saram13 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    My boyfriend emotionally abused me for 2 years...I thought he was just moody and it was my fault for not being able to make him happy. I broke up with him a few weeks ago. I didn't...
    Indeciciveme Indeciciveme 16-17, F Oct 10

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    I was sexually,physically,and verbally abused for three years from 9-12
    AnasFailure AnasFailure 13-15, F 4 Responses 3 days ago

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    My mother abused me: During most of my childhood my mother didn't even really spank me or anything. However, once I hit my teens she started to become physically and verbally...
    rdawes rdawes 26-30, F 2 days ago

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    as a man now aged 31 I never thought I could admit that my older sister abused me when I was around 5yrs old she would have been 16. I can barely look at her now but glad this...
    gamer3613 gamer3613 31-35, M 21 hrs ago

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    I believe I am being abused.. People told me I was since I got into the relationship and until now I brushed them off but he's abusive mentally mad physically.... I wish I has some...
    thugbean26 thugbean26 16-17, F 1 Response Oct 7

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    Hi everyone, five years ago I met the love of my life. It was one of those times when I wasn´t looking to meet anyone and then this man, this wonderful, funny, intelligent man...
    littlemissworried littlemissworried 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 3

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    I need some serious advice. Sorry this is long I just need a lot of help! Please help me out!! My ex and I were together for almost two years and we were madly in love. It was a...
    ArisDiCicco ArisDiCicco 18-21, F Oct 6

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    I need somewhere to vent, so I figured this could be a good start.. So here it goes. I was in a relationship with an heroin addict. (Was- because I ended it today.) He has been...
    candykay23 candykay23 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 7

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    One day I found out that my wife was flirting with someone online. When I confronted her about it, she told me that it was just innocent flirting. The person she was flirting with...
    kjc101614 kjc101614 41-45, M 1 Response 3 days ago

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    My husband has recently been diagnosed with DID and PTSD. He has some trauma from his childhood and as a result has split. There have been times over the last 8 years where I have...
    Bobbiesue08 Bobbiesue08 31-35, F 2 Responses Oct 12

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    So, I turn 40 and I'm looking around at my friends. Husbands are dropping left and right. One ladies husband left her hanging with five children. Another ladies husband comes...
    ratgirl73 ratgirl73 41-45, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    I'm not really sure where to start but I'm 25 with 4 children. My oldest adopted because his mother (my sister) was a heroin addict. My middle children are twins I had with my ex...
    nicolepazder nicolepazder 22-25, F 3 days ago

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    I am married for 4.5 years, i met my husband in the other side of the world... i moved whit my two kids to him (this is my second marriage)... when we started living together i...
    TikaBuendia TikaBuendia 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 24

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    I have been with the same man for 14 years. In the beginning he was very sweet and affectionate. It has gotten to the point that the only time i get a hug or kiss is if I ask for...
    mamaberry27 mamaberry27 31-35, F 8 Responses Sep 29

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    A few days ago my husband. (We are getting divorced) Went in the bathroom while I was taking a bath. He spread my legs and told me that I had to help him by giving him "inspiration...
    butterflyhearts17 butterflyhearts17 22-25, F 7 Responses a week ago

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    I lay in my bed this morning thinking about it all. Every last little detail of what happened. Then I realized I was thinking about it.. and I started to think about why I was...
    bubblefishkiss bubblefishkiss 26-30, F Sep 25

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    When I was about 5 my cousin would abuse me. I was small at the time so I didn't know what was happening, he would say it was a game of thief and cop and I was the thief. He would...
    lunaClipse lunaClipse 18-21, F Oct 2

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    I was really depressed last November to the point that I didn’t believe I was depressed and told my 2 best friends I was bipolar when I wasn’t. I also told one of them I was...
    em27soccer em27soccer 16-17, F Oct 7

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    I don't like to think of it. but, it still haunts me over and over. Since I am young I should just let it go ,,forgive, and hope that it will leave my mind my priest said. But...
    technozy technozy 13-15, M Oct 8

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    Last year was one of the worst for me. I had been with this guy for 10 1/2 months then he stopped texting & calling me. Back then I didn't see how he abuse me emotionally but now I...
    DaCreativeChild DaCreativeChild 22-25, F Oct 12

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    Right as I was ready to leave a relationship my partner found out he had terminal brain cancer. He ended up controlling my life, he abused me through this and made me feel like I...
    insideourheads insideourheads 18-21, F Oct 13

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    I wish I was dead everyday of my life. I have had suicidal thoughts and tendencies since I was 11 years old. My parents divorced when I was 1 year old. Ever since I could remember...
    Meatball20 Meatball20 22-25, M Oct 14

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    growing up my mother never wanted a child she wanted to be a fashion model a designer own her own clothing line and marry a guy who was a bad man with no job a bad past and had a...
    brookeluv4evr brookeluv4evr 31-35, F 6 days ago

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    Unfortunately there is no relevant topic for this "confession" if that is what it is, but I have been fascinated by the stories of others who have been molested, particularly boys...
    curmudgeon curmudgeon 70+, M 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    You know my name, but not my story. I am strong, yet also weak. I am independent, yet also dependent. I am optimist, yet pessimist. I am many different things, which make me who I...
    SimplySecure SimplySecure 18-21, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    As much as my life might seem to the casual observer as the perfect life with the perfect parents and their perfect children, it really wasn’t like that. My grandfather was an...
    dadhereforyou dadhereforyou 51-55, M 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I got the belt from the time I was 3 until 16. It wasn't an side story like some people post on here but a very regular thing. I am female. I was a good kid. Not in trouble in...
    supercalitex supercalitex 41-45, F 6 Responses Sep 24

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    I have a question if this is abuse. Here is my story. When I was a child I always seemed to be in denial about anything relating to my father. The memories are just starting to...
    AquaDragon2014 AquaDragon2014 18-21, M 2 Responses