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I Was Beaten As a Child

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    My Real Father

    he would hit me to solve problems he would smack my with his hand or he had a paddle about 3 inchs thick and he actually broke that on me i do hate him and feel guilty about hating him but he was a douche bag
    casper27 casper27 26-30, M 2 Responses May 14, 2010

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    Still Realizing How Bad It Was

    Something has stirred up my feelings this past week. I've had a good, stable life for years, but sometimes it comes back. I'm remembering being beaten so often, belts with buckles, switches from trees, wire clothes hangers, garden hose, extension cord, basically anything...
    PupMama PupMama 46-50, F 1 Response Sep 24, 2013

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    A Heartless Mother.

    Starting from first grade, as a child I never thought much for the future. But, from the second day of school all I saw was a furious mother who didn't love me. It first began with her hands, curled up punching me on my torso or face. Her hands slapping me everywhere on my...
    repressedemotions repressedemotions 18-21 7 Responses Jun 20, 2009

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    Beaten By My Father

    I was beaten by my father during my childhood. I don't remember when it started or when it finished finished (but certainly until 14 y.o.). About every day he would take me to my room and beat (especially on my hands) and humiliate me. I can't remember the reason why. My...
    Kkk3 Kkk3 36-40, F 11 Responses May 12, 2010

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    questions. I was a witness of my mother abusing

    when I was 5, of my mother beating when she was pregnant. I was under constant stress of "what will happen next". I was constantly called vulgar names, the same my sisters and mother. My father was admired by his friends as he never showed this face in front of them. I rather...
    schyzo schyzo 26-30, F Apr 17

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    Hm.. 2

    ok... I don't know how much further I can go now but I know that I need to get it written down eventualy... Its been over a year and I still wake up every night in panik, thought now I manage to keep quiet... I still need to go and make sure my family is safe... thought I know...
    SamPrue SamPrue 13-15, F 1 Response May 25, 2012

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    My brother is 7 years older

    than me and my "mother" made his life a living hell so he made my life a living hell. I didn't have a childhood. My days were filled with hiding and trying to stay away from my family so I wouldn't have to face another beating.
    sluggo111 sluggo111 16-17, M Jul 24

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    A Look Into My Fathers Anger(a Bit Graphic)

    As a child, my father was always 'angry' about something. It could have been the most beautiful day outside, a perfect blue sky with the sun shining down, its warmth touching every-ones skin, as if to hold them close. It was a beautiful day that day, we were going to the grocery...
    ImminentDisaster ImminentDisaster 26-30, M 11 Responses Jul 26, 2009

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    John And Zach

    This is a very long story about a serious situation that happened to my friend and his family two years ago. It is a repost. John is my best friend for over 20 years. I met him when I was 6 and he was 19. We had moved into the house next door to his parents on the day he joined...
    JJLiz JJLiz 31-35 3 Responses May 20, 2013

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    My Abuse Was By Christian Parents

    I grew up in a Christian home my mom and my dad were beating me over and over again constantly one time my mom turned the wholebunk bed over on me because i was scared of her and i wouldn't come from under it and once my dad stomped me in my stomach and inback and he kicked me in...
    darkangellights darkangellights 18-21, F 8 Responses Mar 17, 2012

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    Chain Reaction.

    My father beat and mentally tormented my mother, my elder brother and me. My mother beat and mentally tormented my elder brother and me. My elder brother beat and mentally tormented me.   I beat the dog when no one was looking;   and dreamed of...
    demonizd demonizd 31-35, M 4 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    Acceptimg That I Was Beaten

    I just came over from another group "I was spanked as a kid." I finally accepted that I was not spanked but beaten. It was not every day and not as bad as many of you I am sure. But plenty of times I was made to wear pants instead of shorts to hide bruises. Once my step father, a...
    thebelthurtsbad thebelthurtsbad 41-45, M 3 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    And It Was Abuse

    I was beaten as a child and it was abuse. So many people out there believe that corporal punishment is just discipline and why do we make a big fuss about it etc. But I still remember the way my dad used to beat me and my skin crawls. I feel like I'm going to faint whenever...
    julie295 julie295 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2012

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    Spanked On The Bottom :(

    My mama always joked around that if i ever misbehaved badly enough, she would lift up my skirt and swat me. I never really took her seriously, until one day...when she left for a businnes trip for a few days. i invited a few friends over (I was 17? at the time) and they brought...
    starxtrooper123 starxtrooper123 18-21 Aug 5, 2011

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    My Brother and I Had Our Heads Banged Together

    It was actually a favourite punishment of my Father's. He would grab us by the ear or hair or usually both. Then he would knock our skulls together as hard as he dared. If we cried then he would give us something to really cry about, he'd let us know if we started crying it...
    demonizd demonizd 31-35, M 10 Responses Feb 14, 2009

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    Nick And The Biology Assignment

    I picked John up from the airport so we could discuss Nick before he got home. John lived 45 minutes away from the airport, so we had plenty of time to talk. First I asked him why he wanted to come home early (he ended up not because the flight was delayed). He said he thought...
    JJLiz JJLiz 31-35 2 Responses May 20, 2013

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    Yeah

    Never really bothered me. I never did feel much pain. pain only last for a few mins anyway.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 8 Responses Jan 15, 2010

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    Time To Tell

    I was the first of three children and my parents had us before they were both 22. We grew up in the 50's when it was OK to "keep your child in-line."I was the only girl as well, so I didn't "get it" as bad as my middle brother. Dad would take him into the garage and beat him with...
    MissTexas1981 MissTexas1981 51-55, F 3 Responses Jul 10, 2013

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    I Wasn't Just Beaten.

    Yes I was sexually abused when I was young, I won't say how young because my age would make you feel disgusted.But I resent my parents for letting me go alone, and not warning me so clearly of other grown men. I know there are other people out there who have been through worse...
    Doimatter Doimatter 18-21 1 Response Sep 29, 2013

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    Me And My Sister Were Beaten As Children

    When I was in the fourth grade me and my sister went to live with my sister. My oldest sister didn't want to let us live with her  because she had a life to live, so our second oldest sister took us in. Our second oldest sister needed to live her life too. She was...
    jazzym09 jazzym09 18-21 6 Responses Mar 24, 2010

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    I seen my beater today.

    ..I stood still not knowing what to do or say 💔 I hate him He made me this beastly thing I am today...I'm not happy with that I'm insecure.
    2coolqueeny 2coolqueeny 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 15

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    My Mother Beat Me

    my mother beat me and my sisters i was beaten for trying to learn to write with my left hand my mother beat me with such rage. my mother had such rage issues. its like she enjoyed beating me and my sisters. some people dont desirve the gift of being a parent ..
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 21 Responses Mar 1, 2010

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    I Made Mistakes But Doesn'T Everyone?

    I remember when it first started, I will never forget it. it was my first day of 7th grade or sometime around there. I remember I was sitting on the front porch waiting for my stepdad to get home to let in the house. Well he gothome and iI could tell that something was differ...
    Johnnyboi3 Johnnyboi3 18-21, M 2 Responses May 9, 2013

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    I was beaten by my Mother from 2

    until I was 15. as were most of my siblings. As a response, I never laid hands on my children in anger. This circle is Closed!
    guiocopiano guiocopiano 56-60, M 1 Response Mar 24

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    My earliest memories are of terrible physical

    and emotional abuse. Discovering many years later that my father had undiagnosed severe psychological issues has done nothing to erase a childhood defined by savage and unprovoked attacks, leaving physical and emotional scars that my mother carried all her life, and that...
    recyclic recyclic 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I Was Unwanted

    My mother told me when I was 10 years old that the only reason I was here was because she could not get an abortion and tossing herself down the stairs did not work. From the time I can remember, I can remember getting beat by her. Not light spankings,...she would punch me in...
    sandicorreia sandicorreia 46-50 1 Response Aug 24, 2012

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    Constantly

    I was more than spanked as a child, I was beaten, beaten to a bloody pulp on occasion. At the time, I was the oldest of 3. My 2 brothers were 5 and 6 years younger than me. I was expected to keep them in line. I was just a kid myself and was still learning right from wrong, how...
    Bubbles48509 Bubbles48509 36-40, F 3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    Don’t Quit

    When things go wrong as they sometimes will; When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill; When the funds are low, and the debts are high; And you want to smile, but you have to sigh; When care is pressing you down a bit Rest if you must, but don’t you quit. Success is...
    vikasbhamre vikasbhamre 18-21, M 1 Response Sep 11, 2012

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    A Child Beaten

    I was beaten as a child by my mother, my mother had me at 18 years old and had depression very bad...although that is no excuse, she was also a single parent, from the age of 6 i can remember her hitting me, once she dragged me down the street by my hair....I've had black eyes...
    rookie rookie 18-21, F 7 Responses Oct 3, 2008

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    I Thought It Was Normal

    As early as i can remember my mom and would slap me and my siblings around. We always thought thats how life was until we all got taken away from our parents. I started developing angry issues no one would adopt me or foster me because i always act out. I still have those...
    Katelin101 Katelin101 13-15, F 7 Responses Oct 24, 2012

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    For The Dumbest Reasons To.

    My parents used to hit me for the dumbest reasons, well at least my dad would. My mother only hit me when I got out of control. My dad on the other hand, whipped me with a belt for the smallest problems. I remember coming home from school at the age of 6, I had gotten in trouble...
    MrUntitled MrUntitled 18-21, M 2 Responses Oct 18, 2009

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    What Child Hood

    as a child i has a problem with math my mother would sit at the kitchen table with me for hours calling me stupid or you do not want to learn she would take a wooden spoon in those days they were real wood beat me across the head for hours or she would use a thick leather belt...
    ramhead ramhead 51-55 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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    When It Stopped

    My mother and father divorced when I was just over a year old. I did not see him until I was eleven. Me and my older brother spent a few weeks with him when I was 12. My brother was five years older than me and was allow to "spank" me by my mother. One night while my father and...
    thebelthurtsbad thebelthurtsbad 41-45, M 1 Response Oct 25, 2012

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    My Parents Beat On Me When I Was Kid.

    I was born in Torrance California, in 1971. From the age of 9 til I was 18, they beat on me with pool sticks, leather sandles and baseball bats, on my legs back even on my head, there was times I could not go to class in elementry and jr high because of marks on me, or I could...
    bmxer36 bmxer36 41-45, M 3 Responses Feb 5, 2013

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    My awful memory that still haunts me

    My older brother used badly  beat up me and my sister. We were put on the children protection list. My sister ended up in hospital twice and used to punch my sister when she was a baby. The time I remember the most is when he rammed h my head repeatedly on the wooden...
    Rlorenza Rlorenza 31-35, F Dec 7, 2013

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    I was beaten by my older brother,

    he was 3 years older than me and bipolar. He was a great brother when he wasn't mad at me, take me fishing, bike riding and all that stuff...but when he was mad it was scary! He would beat on me until someone would stop him. I've gone to the hospital numerous times over his...
    phil2014 phil2014 18-21, M Jul 24

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    Did It Help You to Get Beatings?

    From my earliest recollection the beatings started as soon as I could walk. My grandmother told me that my mother beat me for crying too much and for asking for things. I guess that might be why I have trouble voicing my needs now. As I grew older the beatings became more...
    facelessforgetable facelessforgetable 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 17, 2009

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    Hugs To All, We Are Grown Now... They Can't Hurt Us Anymore.

    I feel for you all. You are not alone. I know the place that we hide in. I'm still there sometimes. I'm 52 and the scars on my body tell a story. I see them and some I remember when I got them. Some just are there. My dad was ashamed of me. I wasn't athletic or boy enough...
    guythatwalks guythatwalks 51-55, M 6 Responses Jun 14, 2012

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    Mommy Dearest

    Before I begin my story, I would just like to say that part of me regrets classifying this as "child abuse" becuse I've never bled, had cuts, or been abused like the unfortunate children you see on television or in the newspaper. I do however have a story, and the other part of...
    SmartyPie SmartyPie 22-25, F 10 Responses Feb 28, 2011

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    I Need To Forgive Them

    I am not religious but I have images of every god and goddess in my room. I am not superstitious but I have every good luck charm I know of. I have salt under my windows and quartz in my pillow, bottle caps and black feathers and mirrors and pentagrams that dangle from my window...
    TokenOfStrength TokenOfStrength 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 10, 2012

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    Emotional Storm

    I have days where I feel strong and days where I don't at all. I get confused about the emotions I have attached to my childhood. Some days I can accept and appreciate my experiences while other days I am searching for a reason. I was beat frequently in childhood. Looking back I...
    Shattereddreams88 Shattereddreams88 26-30, F 3 Responses Aug 28, 2013

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    Bloody But Unbowed - Not

    I wish I could say that they beat me and I never stopped fighting. I fought them tooth and nail, I yelled at them and scratched and kicked every time they called me worthless. I wish I could say that I remained who I was, my character and personality intact after what they did...
    TokenOfStrength TokenOfStrength 16-17, F 2 Responses Nov 7, 2012

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    What Child Hood

    that story was written Steve S
    ramhead ramhead 51-55 Jan 6, 2013

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    and I dont want to complain about this.

    Sometimes I fully understand my parents, rationally I accept them. My father to be a choleric non controled high and strong man with a small intelligence and no sense of communication on a friendly, respectful way. My mother to be a very frightened woman who does not believe in...
    schyzo schyzo 26-30, F Apr 17

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    My Mother's Personality

    I know that my mother endured abuse at the hands of her father while growing up in Brazil. I, too, was beaten at her hands. It stopped at around age 14 when I stood up to her. The physical abuse,anyway. As an adult I've seen some pretty disturbing behavior from her. I hate to say...
    LadyHawke68 LadyHawke68 41-45, F 2 Responses Aug 14, 2012

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    My Parents Were So Strict

    I was beaten pretty badly as a child.  Not the usual kind of spanking that a kid might get f they misbehaved, it was much worse than that. My parents were very strict Catholics and they were very old fashioned.  For even the slightest infraction we were punched...
    IOnceBelieved IOnceBelieved 26-30, F 14 Responses Apr 13, 2010

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    Rise

    Ever since I was young, my mom has brought a series of different men in and out of my life. My siblings and I went our entire lives being beaten and made to think we weren't worth anything. It's a shame, the emotional and physical scars such circumstances can leave on a child...
    brokenyetstrong brokenyetstrong 18-21 2 Responses Aug 16, 2011

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    My Secret Pain

    Without making a long story, My mother had an affair out of wedlok and I was born 9 months later. My name from my first rememberance was Little Bastard.  Not only was I not wanted by her or her husband, My real father packed up and left after my moms husband beat the heck out of...
    RAChapman RAChapman 56-60 3 Responses May 20, 2012

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    Call Me Daddy

    I am writing down all the things that make me sad today. I feel it might be cathartic. My father committed suicide when I was 7 years of age. That will be the subject of another story. For now I want to write about the aftermath. My only memory of what followed is my mother...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 31, 2013

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    My Childhood.

    My dad was a horrible, horrible man born in 1934, 27 years my senior, me being born in 1961. He was a man of about 6 foot in height, with broad shoulders, slicked back hair, wrinkled face and a permanent frown. He always used to wear an old fashioned working class three pieced...
    MickBanksUK MickBanksUK 51-55, M 1 Response Nov 7, 2013

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    One time when I was around 5, I wet the bed on accident and my father was angry. He began to call me worthless and kicked and punched me till I begged bu he continued till I was...
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    Catch Me If You Can-In the children's home I grew up in the most frequent punishment was to stick a misbehaving kid in a corner of the big day room of their particular cottage...
    Selah94 Selah94 18-21, F 6 days ago

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    Naughty Words The first time I used soap in the kids' mouths it was a double whammy. It was two years ago and Jonah was 9. Thomas Jr was 11. Clare told me Jonah called her a...