Date: 2018-02-11 05:49
These stories are all true. All names and details have been changed. People have told their stories in the hope that they will help others who are being abused.
“Most people don’t realize that there is help available. You don’t have to be an adult to talk to an advocate, call the police, or get an order of protection. We can help them through this they don’t have to be alone.”
Things got better between us when I finally left home but unfortunately, I had to return recently because being unemployed due a recent layoff, and a condo that we were renting was sold under us forcing us out with two children of my own and a husband who's job doesn't pay that much forced us into living with my parents once again.
my father who is bluddy idiot has been verbally abusing me and my mother from the start. as i was born and addmitted to a intense care centre my father made a comment "when will this creature die" abt me which my mother cn recall which he made to my am fedup of abusing behind him and telling others so tat is all am gonna say.
ive been marraid twenty years my husband gets angry all the time i had to give up work 6 years ago due to depression i am looking for work now but he gets angry saying hes the only one who brings money in or if hes tierd
All of these horrible things that happened to you, Robin, they are real things that can make life very difficult, but they don't have to define you. Your family doesn't sould like they've helped you so far, but I would try one more time to reach them, and if that doesn't work, find help elsewhere, either with a support group, or with the support of friends that believe how things are for you, because you need to be doubted by anyone for how you feel.
I grew up in a family where my dad was the one abusing. He physically and mentally abused my mother and he mentally abused his kids. And my mother was the same way your dad is. She ALWAYS took up for him, not because she thought he was right but because she was scared.
He has even been saying bizarre things like, "You are the enemy -- you are the fking enemy!" He will invariably come back and say it's my fault because I smoke, and that so long as I smoke, he can say/do whatever he wants because I deserve it. He seems to think bullying and cursing me and screaming at me with all the hate he can muster is somehow going to help me quit. Of course, it's so stressful that it only makes me want to smoke even more.
When i try to get him to talk to me about it all he says is that he is not going to go into it again and we have talked about it enough and I should shut the "F." up and stay out of his business because we are separated as far as he is concerned. I feel trapped, lost and have no one I can talk to. In spite of his actions the only people I know, know us both and I don't want to put him in a bad light. All the friends I had before we were married are gone and the only friends I was able to have were the wives of his friends. I just don't know what to do anymore. he has never hit me but has often raised his hand as if he were going to strike me in anger but never follows through. Sometimes I think that would be better to the mental torture he puts me through.
Josie* knew it probably wasn't okay that her boyfriend pushed her around and sometimes called her names, but it didn't seem that bad because he. Read more