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I Was Emotionally Abused By My Mother

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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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    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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    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

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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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    It Would Be So Much Easier If I Didn't Love Her...

    I am going to counseling now that I have moved off to school at age 23 and am being forced to realize my mother has been emotionally and even at times physically abusive all my life. This is so hard to accept, its harder to accept than knowing i was physically abused by my real...
    mjh8808 mjh8808 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 20, 2012

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    Through the Window...

     It amazes me how things come flooding back to me from time to time when something sparks it. I hadn't even thought of this particular one in ages but when I was about 12 we were travelling somewhere and eating in a Wendy's with the big full glass walls in the dining area...
    MattyAnomaly MattyAnomaly 46-50, M 2 Responses Oct 12, 2008

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    Taken As A Maid In My Aunts Home

    I have stayed with my aunt since i was young because my parents were not able to take care of me.I thought that when i lived with my aunt life would be easy at first she took me to good schools but now ive been going to worse schools in the country and i have been treated worse...
    Harriet4 Harriet4 16-17, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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    My Mom

    Physically emotionally and mentally. I have been abused every way by here. I don't mind though i have come out better for it, and i am happy for the experience.
    Arorin Arorin 22-25, M 17 Responses Mar 21, 2010

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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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    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 18-21, F 2 Responses May 25

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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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    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 2 Responses Sep 25, 2012

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    When Anyone Asks About My Childhood...

    I'm vague and only include what is "normal" in my answer. Then I change the subject. A little history: I'm now a 24 year old male. My mom passed away when I was 5. When I was 7, I got a step mom. My dad worked all the time and wasn't around a lot so I spent a lot of time at home...
    itsonlym3 itsonlym3 22-25 5 Responses Dec 29, 2011

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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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    Abused By Not One But Two Moms

    If there is one holiday I dislike more, it's got to be Mother's day. I was not abused by one, but two moms, a bio and a step. It started with when I was 3 days old and I wouldn't stop crying for whatever reason and my mother must have had regrets about having a child. Her...
    vanderm vanderm 22-25 1 Response Jan 4, 2013

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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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    My Mother Hurt Me To The Core

    I am so glad I found this forum. It is good to know that there are others out there like me who have experienced emotional abuse. You all know how insane the feeling can get when you start questioning your own feelings. That is what emotional abuse is. It makes you question...
    tms290 tms290 22-25 4 Responses Oct 17, 2012

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    I Finally Forgave Her

    My Mother was very mentally abusive when she wanted to be. Growing up, it wasn't uncommon for my mom to spend the whole day yelling and screaming at me and telling me how awful I am for something very minor I did at school, church, or where ever. When she died I was left with all...
    demon5050 demon5050 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 20, 2013

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    A Mother In Name Only

    I was the oldest son of 5 boys. I have a severe case of PTSD from the beatings by my father for little or no reason. My mother never did anything to stop these beatings, she never even checked to see if I was even alive after she heard me screaming during the beatings. I would be...
    jjgavinjr jjgavinjr 70+ 3 Responses May 17, 2012

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    Crazy Making

    I always knew there was a problem. I fought back as long as I could remember, but fighting back only helped to prove to my mom how bad I was and how much a victim she was. I'm in my mid-30s, two children, husband, wonderful life, lots of people who seek me out for pastoral care...
    MNpastor MNpastor 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 11, 2012

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    She Is Pure Evil

    she used to tell me i was fat, stupid, ugly that she was the only one who could ever love me. she loved exposing me in public, in the middle of the mall she would pull up my skirt or yank down my top. my initials are sfb which she use to say stood for slutty fing *****. at 13 she...
    NobodiesDaughter NobodiesDaughter 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1, 2012

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Feb 22, 2012

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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 4 Responses May 30

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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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    I'M Not Entirely Sure

    I am an 18-year old female living under tough situations. I have always remembered my mother as being challenging, from a young age I do not remember a day that went by without her either taunting me, yelling or saying things that actually did hurt. My father always told me that...
    OrnB1 OrnB1 18-21 1 Response May 13, 2013

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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 1 Response May 6, 2013

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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 9 Responses Feb 2, 2010

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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 2 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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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 70+ 2 Responses Jan 12, 2012

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    I Was And I Continue To Suffer

    But whatever I suffer is all because of my decisions. So I really don't want to blame anyone. I decided to stay here and so getting emotionally abused is a gift I get in return, So today I have reached a point where either I will take that **** or leave forever. The latter sounds...
    bluie19 bluie19 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 12, 2011

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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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    Trapped

    I'm 16 and stuck. I have recently come to terms with the fact that the way my mother raised me was not just strict, like I always told myself, it was emotional abuse. This is what I sent to an online counselor a few nights ago. **** I haven't had the happiest childhood, for...
    SerendipityFinch SerendipityFinch 16-17, F 1 Response May 3, 2013

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    She Even Hurt My Best Friend

    I remember once when I had my best friend over. In passing I mention the fact that he was Wiccan. She got really upset and started calling him a witch and he tried to explain it all to her but she kept putting him down. It got to the point were he was really depressed over it. It...
    demon5050 demon5050 22-25, M 1 Response May 21, 2013

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    No Adults Were Harmed In The Making Of This Film....

    still i suffer through all the years .....still she can reduce me to tears by her harsh words ....make me feel like a fourteen year old hormonal spotty teenager.......make me ooze with rage and watch me lash out in frenzied fury and still she enjoys it ..... i swear my mother...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer 36-40 1 Response Jan 6, 2013

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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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    Side Effects

    Because of how my mother treated me, I have certain residual side effects that make themselves apparent quite often. Not gonna sit here and whine about it endlessly- it happened, and I can't change it.
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 31, 2010

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    I'M Being Emotionally Abused By My Mom

    I am the oldest of 3 siblings, my mom and i had a good relationship up in t'ill the age of 8 yrs old one morning she said to me when i was making my bed, if she knew i'd turn out this way she would have stabbed me in her belly, i remember going to school that morning trying to...
    chrisy4564 chrisy4564 18-21, F 4 Responses May 19, 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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    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 3 Responses May 27

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    Putting My Self Back Together

    Hey guys, I'm reaching out because, I have some unadressed issues from my abusive past. I am a 25 year old woman, who is in medical school, in a loving healthy relationship with my fiance. I have all the ingredients in my life to be happy, but I feel a sense of perpetual...
    paintyourmasterpiece paintyourmasterpiece 26-30 5 Responses May 26, 2013

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    Mommy Dearest

    My mom always been hard/mean to me maybe because I'm different I walk funny.maybe because I'm a tomboy or just a teen? She yells at me when I'm in tears says I'm gonna be a loser never get married I'm a cutter and I'll go to hell. It hurts she never volunteers to hug me. I Hurt...
    christiannow13 christiannow13 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 9, 2013

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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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    Emotional Abuse From My Parents?

    Both of my parents had difficult upbringing my dad is deaf and my mum had an extremely abusive and disruptive relationship with her parents, so I understand why they treat me the way they do. Sometimes I get on well with my parents, I mean they are good people in the respect that...
    3 Responses Jan 11, 2013

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    My Mother Hated Me

    When I was a kid, my mom called out every single thing I did. She said I always did it wrong. She called me disposable. She said I was the worst mistake. One day she even said that god made a mistake and that I was supposed to go to a lady in China. She called me ugly. She'd tell...
    MayaMitchell MayaMitchell 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    Related Experiences

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    For my entire life I have only wanted my dad to love me. He says he does with phrases like "kiddo I love you so much" and "you are my saving grace.". But if I was his saving grace...
    eviecain eviecain 18-21, F Jul 15

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    My name is Sam, as a child, my father didn't care much about me and he still doesn't. My father had me when he was a senior and my mother was a junior. After my mother gave birth...
    96Samuel96 96Samuel96 18-21, M 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    I say this out loud several times in my stories. I didnt choose my mother and father being like this to me. They put all the hate towards me. My mother had moral that a daughter...
    angel8i angel8i 31-35, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I am going to try to trust them, one last time. My mom cried on the phone a couple of weeks ago and said "I'm sorry we're such untrustworthy parents and we never do anything...
    vlrjspn vlrjspn 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 27

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    I'm having to see a psychologist now. Since I was a kid I put up emotional barriers and taught myself that feelings were weakness since my parents always rejected mine. Feelings...
    kxCobra kxCobra 18-21, F 3 Responses Jul 9

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    I'm a 24 years old female. I was sexually abused by my biological father for 10 years or so. He came onto me at night. I thought every girl had to go through it. Realized I was a...
    cloudish cloudish 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 16

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    I was sexually abused at around the age of 9 by my brother it was repeated till the age of 12. At the age of 14 i found this was wrong and told my pastoral manager at school who...
    RandomSomeone RandomSomeone 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 2

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