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I Was Emotionally, Mentally and Physically Abused

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    I found myself in a bad relationship

    but I got out. It took me 6 yrs but I made it out alive! I always said I would never stay with a man that did that and couldn't understand why women did but I now know that it can happen to anyone.
    cdonna270 cdonna270 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 3, 2015

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    I Was Physically, Mentally Emotionally Abused By My Ex For Over A Decade..

    I am still trying to get over the abuse...It is very hard. Monday, I will be seeing a doctor about this. My ex cheated on me throughout our relationship. When he got drunk he abused me physically, mentally and emotionally over and over again.  He has pulled me down stairs, by my...
    ricep ricep 41-45 1 Response May 7, 2013

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    The Memories Still Hurt.

    What happened is not called abuse....it's called bullying....but it did the damage of abuse. It felt like abuse....and what the school staff and principal did...I don't even know what to call it....It's hard because the memories haunt me. I have terrible flashbacks that basicaly...
    LavenderButterflys LavenderButterflys 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 5, 2011

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    By a 49 year old kidnapper.

    . I used to think nothing would ever happen to me. This thinking and naivety led me down the path of being abused by him and manipulated greatly. I am very disappointed in how my body responded to the physical abuse, because mentally I hated it. I was emotionally abused by being...
    LilVixen17 LilVixen17 16-17, F 6 Responses Apr 23, 2015

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    Still To This Day

    What can I remember? I was around eight years old. My dad wanting to teach me something. When I didn't get it, He  explodeded, thrashing on me, barrage of punches. He never did any physical damage, I was sore the next day. It never stopped. Here it is, I'm 30 years old...
    morethanskindeep morethanskindeep 31-35, M 3 Responses May 17, 2010

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    I just wanted to say to everyone out there how

    has been though this, it's okay to be afraid. It's okay to feel lost and sometimes confused about what has happened in your life but you're all so strong. To be stuck in a situation and coming out of it is so strong and you should all be so proud of yourself that you've made it...
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 12, 2015

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    I was a punching bag

    for my dad and my step dad. My real dad would drink a lot and then get mad for no reason and call everyone names. He would try to go after my little brother and sister but I would always hide them and take the beating and insults instead. After a few years of that. My step mom...
    LeoGirl92 LeoGirl92 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 11, 2015

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    ya, but I guess that is just life.

    I just don't wanna mimic those behaviors. I wanna be different.... I am better than that, I am not what happened to me.
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 29, 2015

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    They Gave Me My First Mask.

    They made me want to hide. People would be horrified, they would silently back away from me. I am a freak, I am wrong. They would see the bruises he gave me. They would hear the lies, fear and insecurities my parents words caused me. I am not part of them. So I put on the mask to...
    Masqueradedancer Masqueradedancer 22-25, F 2 Responses May 14, 2013

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    Nobody Understands My Pain Dealing with the

    Effects of Physical and Emotional, and Sexual Abuse i suffer every day every single night i fight i alive i scream i breathe..
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

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    I had been hit by my mom

    when I was young. I know that it is wrong to hit children, but it is normal in my country. The parents don't show love to their children because they afraid the child is going to be spoiled. And they expect the child to be mature from a young age. Plus, family reputation is the...
    JulieK8 JulieK8 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 22, 2015

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    Trying To Let Go Of The Past - 1st Story

    When I entered the 1st grade I had to go live with my grandparents. It was my dad and I at that time, and he had to go to jail for awhile - so I had to live with them. My grandmother would hit me and call me names and would tell me that she should've listened to my grandfather...
    SukYoung SukYoung 26-30, F 1 Response Jun 28, 2013

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    I have to do a drama performance on 4:48

    psychosis. I get pinned down, tied to a chair, drugged, raped, cut and finally killed. It's hard doing this when you've been through a lot but in a way it's helped me think about, not only my own experience but the other side of all this. The victim maybe isn't the only victim...
    livelaughlove0987 livelaughlove0987 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 24, 2015

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    Breaking Free

    Abusive relationships aren't easy to get out of. No matter how much you want to leave and end it...it's hard. And you can't really talk to anyone about it. Either we We too traumatized to deal with it or we feel like NOBODY understand us and what we are going through and been...
    Xxhurtepainxx Xxhurtepainxx 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 16, 2013

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    ive been my boyfriend

    for 4 yrs. he has never had a job,at the time I met him I didnt know he was homeless,im on a fixed income,all he does is emotinally,and at time physicaly abuses me,I tell him I want him to leave,get out no longer happy,he threatens me,and tears myplace up,Iive called the...
    atlsadgirl atlsadgirl 41-45 Jan 24, 2014

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    Emotional, Mental and Physical Abuse

    I was in a relationship that lasted over the course of 6 months. It was the most miserable 6 months of my life! Initially, of course the dreadful feeling didn't hit me right away, but once I realized the kind of person he was it was plain to see how blinded I was by lust. Even...
    Lataisha Lataisha 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 2, 2009

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    Probably the worst experience I could ever have.

    ..I'm still afraid to this day that he will show back up
    gingersammy gingersammy 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

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    They Saw But Never Spoke

    I was abused by a guest that I allowed to crash on my couch so she could stay off the streets, this wasn't some stranger, I met her several weeks prior at an event & talked a bit with her on a social network before getting the homeless in heavy weather SOS that led to her staying...
    Windfox Windfox 22-25, F 4 Responses May 24, 2011

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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 back. Emotionally abused? Weak, should have ignored them. Idiot. Sexually abused? Yeah, right! All men are horny bastards, you know you...
    LukasMeoww LukasMeoww 16-17, T 4 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    Trapped

    I'm pregnant and before I got pregnant my boyfriend hit me because I asked him about cheating on me and he lied but I knew it was true and I told him it was over and Im leaving..he slapped me and said he was sorry..I forgave him, a month later it happened again and he said he was...
    Taylor2013 Taylor2013 36-40, F 2 Responses Jun 4, 2013

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    Still Not Myself

    I HAVE JUST GOTTEN OUT OF AN ABUSIVE REALATIONSHIP. I'M HONESTLY STILL NERVOUS ABOUT TALKING ABOUT IT AND SCARED TO DEATH HE WILL FIND OUT SOMEHOW I SHARED MY STORY....BUT HERE GOES. HE WAS MENTALLY AND PHYSICALLY ABUSIVE, I HAD CAMERAS ON ME AT ALL TIMES THAT HE COULD ACCESS...
    bellaleigh bellaleigh 31-35 1 Response Jul 24, 2013

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    I Don't Know Why I Still Love Him

    I have always blamed myself for all the names my boyfriend, now ex boyfriend by his choice, called me and the physical abuse. In the beginning of our relationship I was jealous. I asked too many questions and made him feel interrogated. I looked through his cell phone. I made...
    wakai01 wakai01 26-30, F 3 Responses Sep 4, 2013

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    They filled me with anger

    I have never had the idea of having a family,a normal mom&dad or receiving a hug or a i am proud of you..neverrrr..my dad usty beat my mom & me since i remmember,he was abusive not just physically but also mentally.I remmember when i was 8 and like every ather kid i wanted to go...
    angergirl angergirl 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2013

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    I’ve come to terms with my inability to form

    relationships, this stems from multiple factors in my life including abuse, unavailable/narcissistic parents, and giftedness. I now self-sabotage in a number of ways: burdening myself with others problems, sabotaging my public image, setting myself up for stressful situations...
    Deadinsideguy Deadinsideguy 18-21, M 2 Responses Mar 17, 2015

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    Sometimes I wonder about the future

    and if things in my past were meant to happen. The trials and tribulations - were they worth it? Sometimes I don't want to find out.
    AnonymousBacon AnonymousBacon 22-25, M 2 Responses May 8, 2015

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    Emotionally, Mentally & Physically Abused

    Today is December 10th and this is the reason I'm feeling crappy.  Today is the day I got physically abused.  I also hate December 11th cause that day I got emotionally - mentally abused. UPDATE:  What a messed up mind that I have.   Dec. 10th was the emotional abuse and Dec...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Dec 10, 2010

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    I feel i am horrible person.

    Even though this is not my fault..and my counselar told me so.. My heart is nowhere to be found. It so hurts...i want to trust...and i can't let then in. Sorry,my friend. I don't hate you. I never hate you. I just don't know how to deal with this. And i'm scared someone...
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Apr 1, 2015

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    For 15 years I have put up with not being good

    enough or pretty enough or skinny enough for her son. However, this tops it all. My mil just decided to rip out chunks of my hair and scratch the skin right off my face. All this because we blocked her on facebook. she messages us alllllll the time. even late at night. my...
    huntress1785 huntress1785 26-30, F Feb 8, 2015

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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 Feb 18, 2015

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    My mom had me when she was 14.

    He has no clue how to raise a child. She would always yell at me and hit me Everytime I did something she didn't like. Ever since I've been born. I lived with my grandma for awhile with my cousin. And at night my cousin would try doing nasty things with me and I'd always have to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    my parents are very strict,

    and I was suspended from school for three days. when my dad got home he began to yell at me which is nothing new, but he pushed me into my door leaving a cut on my head and multiple bruises to my arm and side. I'm not sure how to deal with it its getting to the point where I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Apr 22, 2015

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    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M May 24, 2015

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    I was in a relationship

    for about 5-6 years. I just ended that relationship 2 months ago. He threatened to kill me and take my money and the punched me in the face. He is facing domestic abuse felony charge and misdeamor. He plead not guilty, and I have go to court and testify against him. I have no...
    Dontphunkwitmyluv Dontphunkwitmyluv 31-35, F 2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

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    As a child my father was on drugs,

    amd my mother 'took care' of my brother and I. Its a complicated situation as I was the only one physically abused. I was picked up by the hair and thrown across the room, hit with a baseball bat and beaten with vaccuum cords, along with things being thrown at me (i.e. full wine...
    tangibleorca tangibleorca 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 11, 2014

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    Well.

    i was physically, emotionally, and mentally abused by my dad. he was my bestfriend until the abuse started. he played soccer at UW and was really obsessed with the sport. it started in my highschool season of my freshman year. i was 13 then and i had landed a starting position on...
    day123 day123 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 20, 2011

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    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Aug 29, 2015

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    It's still a subject

    that brings me much shame but it's nice to find a place where I can open up. When I was 18, I got into a relationship with someone that I grew to love deeply. Over the course of our relationship though, he became addicted to heroin, and anything he could get his hands on, really...
    Normienorman Normienorman 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 30, 2015

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    I was sexually abused as a child. I tried to write about it in a question one time on here and people got SUPER MAD AT ME and told me I was a spammer. It was horrible. I asked...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks 41-45, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    I come from a passionate family where everyone was (and is) physically affectionate. I married someone from a family that is quite the opposite. Over the years, slight differences...
    KnightMoves KnightMoves 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I was sexually abused by many guys and girls, some family some not. I just told my friend that when my father was alive, he impregnated me. I never told anyone that besides him...
    FreeXNow FreeXNow 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    It is hard to talk about, and I feel a bit stupid actually writing it down here. I was raped and molested for most part of my life.My earliest memories of it, was being...
    Christy243 Christy243 13-15, F 3 Responses 3 days ago

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    I have borderline personality disorder, depression, strong anger & anxiety. I quit my last two jobs because I couldn't deal with people. I signed up for disability, and I'm not...
    keltic815 keltic815 18-21, F 4 days ago

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