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I Was Emotionally Abused By My Mother

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    She will never acknowledge

    or apologize for it either. Now she wonders why we don't really have a close bond. It's so annoying that people who do these things can't take responsibility for their actions. But I know my worth and I've already disproven many of these horrible judgments and beliefs I had...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 19

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    Failure

    I graduated high school in the top 3, I finished a university degree in law with distinction and am about to be admitted as an attorney, I was a school prefect, played on the 1st teams of both the hockey and tennis teams, I was a member of the debate and public speaking team and...
    Pinkpout Pinkpout 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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    Yes i have an emotionally abusive mom

    if you have read my experiences but she went all out to give us luxuries after my dad passed away even this wifi i am using.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 18

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    All my life I was too scared that

    if I became a mother, I would be like my emotionally abusive mother. Now that I am finally on the road of recovery from that abuse, motherhood may be too late for me. How ironic!
    2Crunchie2 2Crunchie2 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 8, 2013

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    I am still recovering

    and healing
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 3 Responses Mar 24

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    I Dont Understand Why

    My mother is dead now and I feel guilty to say iam relived.I hated mother's day it to me was a big lie .why celebrate my ''wonderful mother'', when she wasnt even that to me.she would yell and scream beat me and lock me into a closet . how can i look into her eyes and say i love...
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 8 Responses Aug 12, 2011

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    I Said Good By To My Mother And Didn't See Her For 22 Years Until She Died

    My father beat me and now I have PTSD from the beatings. My mother heard me screaming during the beatings which were for little or no reason. She never acknowledged they even happened. I would be on the floor for several minutes and she never checked to see if I was still alive...
    jjgavinjr jjgavinjr 66-70 2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    My Mother Abused Me

    I hate my mother. She emotionally and physically abused me as a child (and is still abusing me to this day) Throughout school, she would punch me, kick me, throw objects (chairs, shoes etc) at me, lock me in the toilet for hours, threaten to "humiliate" me in front of teachers...
    Miktom Miktom 22-25 1 Response Apr 13, 2013

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    She Did Everything

    she called me names. she told me im unwanted. she told me im no good. she told me im mentally ill. she had me forcibly admitted in mental clinic. she told me i have a crooked backbone and look like an animal. she told me "when will i get rid off" she drugged my food she said im...
    1childoftheuniverse 1childoftheuniverse 31-35, M 3 Responses Jul 1, 2012

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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 told anyone about it. Can anyone relate?
    wowodeals wowodeals 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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    very much so.... don't feel like talking about

    it right now, but I'm trying to go down thru my profile n write at least something about all my experiences.
    craigslist504 craigslist504 36-40 Aug 13

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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 SHE WOULD GIVE ME SOMETHING TO CRY ABOUT! Then she would beat me with a board, hanger, or whatever else she could find. When I was no older than...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 18

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    I Still Get Freaked Out

    When I hear a door opening a little too loudly,or her footsteps in the hallway.For what would come after,were her words,easily slipping out of her mouth,but slicing me deep, each and every time.I would try to block her outand let it go.But day after dayit would hurt more and...
    WiltingBlossom WiltingBlossom 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 1, 2011

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    I Love My Mom, I Guess, But Sometimes Its Hard.

    Im 15, its been going on my whole life. She tells me im a loser, that i have no friends, that im a ******* dissapointment and a failure. She told me, today actually, that my friends my say one thing to my face but are laughing histerically at me begind my back after i told her...
    hello45607 hello45607 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 17, 2012

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    I am having a hard time being respectful to my

    mom on this journey of finding love through all the things I feel like I've been through with my mom. Can anyone give me a little advice on trying to stay respectful regardless of everything that's happened. Lol I know this sounds inane. But, it has been hard and I am trying...
    Am3917 Am3917 22-25, F 2 Responses May 25, 2014

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    "The dance that we learn

    as children - the repression and distortion of our emotional process in reaction to the attitudes and behavior patterns we adopt to survive in an emotionally repressive, Spiritually hostile environment - is the dance we keep dancing as adults. We are driven by repressed...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 4 Responses Mar 24

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    Where Is My Hero..who Will Help Me?

    I wake up to the loud screaming and the ugly words. It startles me and I shake..This is how my day begins I get up and get dressed ready to go to school "You look terrible is what I hear"...My head hangs low. I make some tea to shake off the fear and repeat to myself that I am...
    mocking mocking 51-55, F 1 Response Sep 25, 2012

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    All A's in school and no true "good job",

    but she does give me money, so I suppose she believes that should make up for it. I have anxiety and a bit of depression and all she tells me is that medicine will help. She has taken me everywhere and a while ago she finally found a doctor who will prescribe anxiety meds to a...
    polarice36 polarice36 13-15, F 1 Response Nov 25, 2014

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    My Thing..

    My mom was an abusive alcoholic. I went into foster Care when I was 13. I got adopted at 16 and my bio mom is in my life.. She is now a meth addict.
    bhappy42day bhappy42day 22-25, F Nov 15, 2013

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    Still am. And she's drunk tonight,

    like every night. And her drunk boyfriend is passed out on the back porch. And she has the nerve to start talking about how I am so very disrespectful. I understand that teenagers have an stories with their parents. I don't know any who do not. But when she starts to tell me...
    xmoonxchildx xmoonxchildx 16-17, F 4 Responses Mar 17

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    Never could quite put my finger on it.

    I just knew something wasn't right with the way I felt about myself, my life, and my relationships. Then, while searching for answers about a past relationship, I stumbled across the term "narcissistic mothers". This turned my world upside down. I finally had answers. I wasn't...
    Genipher Genipher 26-30, F Aug 14

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    Emotional abuse is heart

    and soul mutilation http://www.joy2meu.com/emotional_abuse.html
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F Mar 24

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    Oh my god today i realized

    that the reason i am always sleepy and tired is because of the contact lenses i wear apparently it puts a lot of strain on my eyes. Throughout college i used to sleepy and tired out and felt guilty for being so lazy and bored. I tried sleeping but sleep wont come probably...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 18

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    Trying To Be Superman

    It didn't start out this way. I had a big happy family. We never struggled. We never fought. People were jealous of how perfect our family was. I lived happily with both of my parents and my four younger siblings in a three bedroom house with a white picket fence and everything...
    BuzzFanatic BuzzFanatic 18-21, F May 6, 2013

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    I'm not sure how to start this.

    ...but I need a place to seek support. My mother was emotionally abusive to me my entire life. Her problems stem from being sexually abused growing up, having an alcoholic mother and a father who was gone a lot due to his career. She's never received any counseling for these...
    AlphaBroadway AlphaBroadway 31-35, F 3 Responses Dec 28, 2013

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    It'S Not So Bad When You Break Inside

    So When I made an account here I said I was 19-21 but I'm actually only 15, my mom is a bit if a ***** and I like to do illegal **** with my 2 best friends. We smoke weed and we get drunk. Don't tell me that I'm being an idiot and that it's stupid if me to do the thing I do, I've...
    kalkeeli kalkeeli 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2013

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    I am so frustrating with my mother

    and she keeps on telling bad things about me to others. Last week at the concert where my daughter performed at the music stage and we all sat down in the front row. From the left to right, my husband, myself, my dad, my mom, and my daughter's dad (my ex). I wasn't surprised...
    gothika321 gothika321 31-35, F 1 Response Jun 2, 2014

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    maurylight maurylight 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    The most destructive emotional abuse is the

    emotional abuse we learned to inflict upon ourselves. We formed our core relationship with self in early childhood and have been judging and shaming ourselves ever since. The most destructive thing about the emotional abuse we suffered because our parents were wounded, was...
    sweetartventure sweetartventure 31-35, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I Hate Her

    When I was 10 she choked me, she beat me with anything and everything, and she hated me. Now I'm 13. In the summer she called me a dumbass. She is mean and rude to me and has a problem with me being Autistic. It's not my fault, but yet she continues to act like it is. She's...
    eeLannATheGreat eeLannATheGreat 13-15, F 2 Responses Dec 21, 2011

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    So I ran away a couple of days ago,

    and they made me come back (they= police and family). They said they were gonna change and so far that's bullshit. I am leaving when I turn 17 whether they like it or not, they cannot make me stay. I am done with my mother telling me that I am a mean and ugly ***** . She says...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    i live with my dad now she wanted me to lie

    against my step dad in court and tell the judge that he beat me
    AliLembke AliLembke 13-15, F 2 Responses May 27, 2014

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    I love my Ma still. I really do.

    And nothing will ever change that. But at times I feel like dirt. Her and my brother call me fat all the time so my self-esteem is really low. She keeps saying I'm negative all the time but truthfully I don't know anymore and I don't care. I don't care if I die, or if l live. I...
    EternityRoses EternityRoses 16-17, F May 11

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    My mother is the most evil person I ever met!

    No one have treated me worse in my whole life. My mom is a total ***** who is trying to destroy my life every day, her biggest fear is that I will leave this place and be happy. She always say that i should stop talking about going to college, or thinking about moving to other...
    afreespirit afreespirit 18-21, M 5 Responses Sep 2, 2014

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    I Strongly Suspect My Mother Is A Narcissist?

    I strongly suspect my mother is a narcissist. Throughout the time she lived with us (she left us when I was 15) everything was always all about her. She was always coming up with a new 'thing' that was going to change everything. Most of it was fairly creative and I can...
    NeedingToVent NeedingToVent 36-40, F 2 Responses Sep 24, 2012

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    Still getting emotionally abused

    and I feel like I am allowing it by not dropping her. Is the next step that I not care what she says to me. About 17 minutes ago she pulled a "you're back in that slum huh". She said that after she got mad that I didn't want to hold my 7 month old nephew. He is my fifth nephew...
    Am3917 Am3917 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 25, 2014

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    It involved a lot of being treated ultimately

    like a doll, something to take out when she wanted to play "mommy". Then my role was to be quiet and polite, and perfect. If I couldn't be perfect, I had to shut up about not being perfect. Don't tell anyone that you buckled under the lifetime of stress that I put on you and...
    BriImani BriImani 18-21, F Mar 22

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    I Love Her , But Sometimes It Hurts

    Shes is my best friend some days and my worst enemy. Sometimes I look at her words as making me the person , I am today some days it was yelling at me for a C on my test or a C on a simple paper at school. I wasn't allowed to make a C or below with my mother . Or it seemed like...
    cameronsgurl20 cameronsgurl20 18-21, F Feb 26, 2012

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    Yesterday, I had a parent/teacher conference at

    my school so my mom could discuss my report card with my teachers. I take honor classes but I don't like them (I was put in them after earning a high gpa last year.) Anyway, I received a great report card I got 4 A's, 2 B'a and a C in chemistry (which I'm not supposed to take...
    colormepnk colormepnk 13-15, F 2 Responses Apr 16

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    It's Not Me!

    My mum made it apparant from a very young age that she didnt love me, she hardly even liked me, but my older brother she adored.... she also made sure that I never felt love offered by anyone else.... my aunty tried to reach out to me and my mother told me that my aunty hated me...
    pleasantcherry pleasantcherry 26-30 5 Responses Feb 26, 2011

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    peachovillain peachovillain 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 18

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    mom reminded everyday how much i ruined her

    life, how I'm so ugly and the ugliest of our family, how she blame God for giving her a monster like me, how all my cousins are better then me, how useless I am and how if I died everything would've been better.
    opentalk opentalk 18-21, F 3 Responses May 30, 2014

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    Emotionally Abusive, Or What?

    I'm not sure how many people have expierienced it the way I do. My mom talks about her sex life with me all the time even when I tell her to stop. She'll tell me how great it feels, and how much Don (her husband) loves her boobs, and who was on top and who was on bottom. The...
    kking141 kking141 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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    Abused by the one person in this world I'm

    supposed to trust , the women that bought me into this world ! I ask myself how could she do this ? I did nothing to her! She would make me feel bad for no reason , she would call me ugly, fat . She would even be racist sometimes !
    Hotsexychick222 Hotsexychick222 22-25, F 2 Responses Aug 11

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