I Wont Let Abuse Make Me a Bitter Person

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    If He Only Knew...

    I try not to let the past define our relationship now, but sometimes it's hard. I have forgiven him, but I can never forget the cruelty. The physical bruises and scars have long since healed, but the scars inside my soul have not...not completely. If he only knew how his words...
    LG76 LG76
    36-40, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2012

    Scared Of My Own Shadow

    I don't know were his respect was but was not with me ... I don't even know if he knew what the word respect meant... I use to blame my ex for making me scared of my own shadow.. But it took a couple of very strong people to show me I was.. Stronger than that He had poison my...
    CMA1234 CMA1234
    46-50, F
    3 Responses Apr 20, 2012

    Bitterness From Abuse

    I refuse to let my child hood abuse make me bitter and i refuse to put peolpe down for thier nonperfectness. ive known so many abused adults that have become so bitter they become verbal abusers to make them selves feel better pointing out peoples falts . i have one lady friend...
    lunnas lunnas
    41-45, F
    7 Responses Apr 12, 2008

    I'm Past It.

    All I Can Really Remeber From My Childhood Is The Abuse. It Was Like Every Night My Father Would Drink And Beat My Mother As Soon As She Walked Through The Door. I Can't Count How Many Nights I Sat By The Stairs Listening To Them Argue. I Was Miserable. When I Wasn't At School, I...
    KyDee KyDee
    18-21, F
    Jul 24, 2012

    Found Strength Through My Daughter

    I dealt being physically and mentally abused on a weekly basis for 3 years. Friends would ask me why I would not leave. I finally got the strength after my daughter was born. She was 5 months old. I had to go back to work when she was only 2 weeks old because he would never...
    Livinginpeace Livinginpeace
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 23, 2012

    It Was Easier to Be Abused Myself...

    I was abused since I was a little girl, emotionally, physically, and sexually.  I dealt with it as well as I was able, and I worked hard at forgiving others and stopping the cycle with me.  I try so very hard to take the good away from a situation, and learn...
    Collegemom7898 Collegemom7898
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Feb 18, 2009


    I've been abused in many ways but I am not a bitter person. I used to let all of it get to me, but the bitterness is all in the past just like where the abuses are.  There's no use of looking back at them because all that does is make me feel sad.     
    yoyy yoyy
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jan 9, 2009

    I Won't Stay Down!

    I refuse to let the horrible monsters of my past break me. It would be understandable for me to be an non-trusting person, afraid of men, or to lash out at others. To be a mean and miserable person. With all the abuse I went through in life, some done at my own hands too, it...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Feb 19, 2009

    Better Is Best

    I refuse to spend my time mourning over how I wasted my life with an abusive husband. I would rather strive to be "all that I can be" than to sit and be angry at "how I got here"...I am "here"...at this point in my life and without abuse, I might never have gone this path BUT I...
    fightn4me fightn4me
    46-50, F
    5 Responses Apr 22, 2012


    Every guy I've ever been with had done me wrong. Had some abuse me and some just take advantage of me!!! One guy raped me and held a knife to my throat and said not to tell anyone about it! He followed me around for 2 or 3 yrs!! I still am a friendly and loving person and still...
    Bettyboop1983 Bettyboop1983
    22-25, F
    Jan 9, 2009

    I Will

    I will never forgive you But that does not mean that I will carry how I feel about you onto others. They are not responsible for your actions, you are a burden onto yourself.  What you done to me was out of bitterness and envy, a need for power and a need to...
    deleted deleted
    7 Responses Jan 19, 2009

    Abuse And What Happens Next..

    Once you leave the abusive situations life should become easier but for a lot of people it becomes worst, this is when you really reflect on what happened to you and you realised how bad is was. When this happened to be I decided I would enjoy my life for every last second I got...
    hellsbellsxxx hellsbellsxxx
    18-21, F
    Jun 19, 2012
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