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I Was Emotionally, Mentally and Physically Abused

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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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    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 22-25, F 1 day ago

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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 Mar 17

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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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    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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    lonelygirl802 lonelygirl802 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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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

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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

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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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    I still am in an emotionally

    and mentally abusive situation, not so much physical anymore though. I take full responsibility for all that has happened and for allowing myself to be so naive and easily deceived. I did have just a tiny little bit of hope, but it left and haven't heard from it in a while now...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F 3 Responses Jun 23

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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

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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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    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 5 Responses Apr 23

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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 1 Response Apr 22

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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 6 Responses Jun 3

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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...
    Torilovescats Torilovescats 13-15, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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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 1 Response Mar 17

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    Yes I was emotionally abused emotionally

    and physically when I was 8 until 19 by my mother and brother and emotionally by my ex husband. My mother had me write letters ( i have to copy it from what she wrote) to my father ( i am an illegitimate child) of things I do not understand that was full of hatred at an early...
    meg2014 meg2014 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 16

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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...
    marilyn8302 marilyn8302 31-35, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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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    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

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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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    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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    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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    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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    havingfun89 havingfun89 16-17, M May 24

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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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    I Need To Express Myself...

    Okay, this may not be exactly me sharing my story, but I was recently in an abusive relationship and I feel like I need to express myself about it. But my experiences are limited and I need some help. I want to write a book. It’s going to be fictional, but I don’t feel...
    lilyrose33 lilyrose33 18-21 Apr 2, 2012

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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.
    StreetgirlnamedDesire504 StreetgirlnamedDesire504 36-40 1 Response 1 day ago

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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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    My dad killed my mom then i was 8 right in

    front of me... DONT ASK ME HOW.... I had a hard time trusting people after that, but im working on it, and i think experienceproject might be the place to do it
    adamnk11 adamnk11 16-17, M 3 Responses Jun 2

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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 4 Responses May 17, 2010

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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 3 Responses 1 day ago

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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 1 Response Jun 12

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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

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    This is true. As a little girl,

    all the way up until early adulthood, I waited for my hero to appear, but no one ever did. Will i ever be ok? What is ok? What does ok look like? I don't know if writing is helping or not but it's just how I feel. Broken. All broke up inside..... I feel so alone and isolated in...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 9

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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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    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 18-21, M 1 Response May 8

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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 Apr 24

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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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    Lies, deception and false truth are the

    substitutes of what used to be my lullibies. Can't distinguish the laughter from the cries, so I'd use make up under my eyes to cover up what I can no longer hide. My misguided recycled old opinion is of little value now and was but a mist then. Deep cries out but not one ear...
    DoveinMourning DoveinMourning 36-40, F 1 Response Jun 18

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