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    physical child abuse
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  • Canada: Kids Helpline:  1-800-668-6868
  • Child Help USA:  1-800-4-A-CHILD
  • Covenant House Nineline:  1-800-999-9999
  • United Kingdom:  ChildLine on 0800 1111
  • U.K. ChildLine:  www.childline.org.uk
  • Scotland Hotline:   0800 022 3222
  • Australia:   Kids Help Line 1800 55 1800
  • Australia:  Kids Help Line
  • Jamaica: Child Abuse Hotline:  2-1-1
  • Jamaica's Registry: 1-888-PROTECT (1-888-776-8328)
  • Sri Lanka: Child Help Line:  1929

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Unwanted by Parents 
I am a middle child older brother me and younger brother. I do have an older half sister by mother and a half brother whom died because she didn't take …

First Step to Healing 
i don't know how well im going to write this i will prob. have alot of errors but this is a first so here it goes ......when i was little i always remember …

Trying to Reconcile 
Roman's 8:28:  From very early age my dad was very good to my older brother and i. My mother has told me he would get down on the floor and …

Damaged By Spanking 
I don't really remember when the spankings started, they were a part of my life for so long. My mother rarely spanked, only when my father wasn't around. …

I Need Justice 
No one will disagree that this is a crime. As a child I was sexually abuse by both my brothers. The impact of this abuse that started when I was …

My Abuser Was Arrested 
In a recent newspaper article i saw a face i thought i would never see again. Arrested for child abuse, my heart did not leap and say thank god. I honestly …

Millionaire Dad Abuser 
This is not all of what he has done... It just touches the surface. My father started abusing me mentally and physically. My therapist said sexually …

Abused By My Dad 
I am 13 years old. I dont know who to talk to.my dad hurts me. My mommy died when I was 6. My dad calls me his woman. I have to sleep with him every night. …

Me and My Uncle 
I been visiting this site for quite a while now trying to build up the courage to post my story but I kept closing the site at the end. My hands shake …

Exodus 20:12 
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you." Growing up I heard it over and over …

Just Want to Forget 
My first memories are of me in the front seat of a car and my brother in the back and we are with our biological dad. I was 3 when he officially left so …

Cruel and Unusual Punishment 
All names have been changed to protect myself. Its really hard to write this. I dont really know where to start. I've wanted to make this public for a …

Longlasting Effects of Abuse 
Attempted abuse had long lasting effects for an 8 year old boy:  As a young kid I used to hang out every day at a small farm about a quarter …

The Mental Abuse Continues 
I'm 47 and still dealing with my fathers mental abuse:  I was the middle child in my family my younger sister was spoilt by my mum and dad …

Home: Where the hurt Is 
Home. While for others that four-letter word would mean the world, in me it triggered two emotions- fear and shame. For as long as I remember, I’ve been …

Tortured and Abused 
It continues to create difficulties threw my adult life. Everyone seems so willing to push this off as a medical deficiency, only because people just don't …

Childhood with Side Effects 
The real sad thing about the abuse comes many different side effects and they are all devastating to children while growing up and will take this through …

Weird Kid  
My father told me I started acting "weird" when I was six. I was about 30 when he told me that. I remember I hit other children. I was sexualized by …

Police Did Nothing 
When i was about 5, my mother had a boyfriend, he always used to call me his princess and he always used to call me his baby girl, then one day i was sat …

A Tortured Soul 
The stories are really not mine to tell but it's been 11years now and I can't seem to let go. First off I would like to congratulate all who has survived …

Sibling Rivalry or Abuse 
It all began when I was a little girl. About 8 or 9, to be exact. My older brother would smack me in the face, call me ugly, fat and stupid. He would also …

Molested for 8 Years 
I'll never forget the first time I was fondled. I was an 8 year old boy and my family was in church. My grandpa was a Bishop, my mother was the choir director, …

Soul Killed by Father 
Since my dad was an emotionally distant man I wanted to make him love me. His response was to slam my head into the top of door frame. He did not stop …

Through So Much 
When I was a little girl. About the age of 6 . My parents would go out and leave my grandfather to babysit me and my siblings.. I can still remember the …

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Targeted by Mother's Husband 
My earliest childhood memory is of standing in the hallway of our small country house crying as the man I knew then as Daddy sat on my 8 month pregnant, …

Wanting to Write My Story 
I have to say that child sexual abuse is far the most indecent thing an Adult can to an a innocent child ,and when this happen to me through out my child …

Freedom 
My name is James, my brother is David. We were abused from our father from the ages of me being 5-8 and David 3-6. Physical abuse Mental abuse Sexual …

My Aunt Was Complicit 
I can remember the day my life changed. my dad came home drunk and beat my mom in front of my 5 sibilings and me. I called the police on my dad and he …

The Boy in the Window 
I have a huge problem and nobody seems to care... My sons best friend is being abused at home by his dad's girlfriend. ( his mother has disappeared and …

Abused By My Sister 
My family is torn and I'm getting thrown out:  It all started back when I was about 6 or so when my bigger sister would dress up and put lipstick …

Child Abuse Story from Memorie 
One day my father broke my hand. I went to school for three days with my hand disfigured, purple and swollen. When my mother finally took me to the hospital, …

Child Abuse Story From Jocelynn 
Thief In The Night: I'll forever have that day etched in my mind. I remember that day it was raining pretty hard. I couldn't see 10ft in front …

Child Abuse Story From John M 
My mothers boyfriend started sexually abusing me when I was 8 years old. I had no male figures I could trust much less speak to them about what was going …

Child Abuse Story For My Father From Eva 
Hello I am 14. My father was sentenced to severe abuse and it has to say the least traumatized me. He is dead now...has been for a year. Before when it …

Child Abuse Story From Stenna 
The neighbour:  I am very happy that I am able to share this story to you guys. I am going to tell my own experience which has been haunting …

Child Abuse Story From Rachelle For My Boyfriend 
I come from a poor-ish, but very happy family and I never experienced abuse...at least not from them. I met my boyfriend about two and a half years ago …

Child Abuse Story From Samantha L 
My dad was a severe drunk abusive to 6 children. He beat our mother on a daily basis. He cheated and drank all of our family money away; often on big-haired …

Child Abuse Story From John 
My mother worked for a pest control company in Tucson Az. when I was 10 and 11 yrs. old. The owner of this company had been close friends with my mother …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed154 
Well I get 'hit for things like not praying,not ORGANIZING my closet and stuff simple stuff and I go to a class and when you don't look at your religion …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed153 
Evils:  My parents took drugs, i was young and did not understand this at the time. I grew up with this and it was normal. Everything changed …

Child Abuse Story - Hoshimi's Mother's Story 
I just want to say thank you for having this site so that people could share their abuse and have your advice and giving some hope to those who are suffering …

Child Abuse Story From Emily 
I ran away from home when I was fifteen when my father choked me, and threatened to throw me off the balcony of our fifth story apartment. I ran away to …

Child Abuse Story From Glenn 
My abuse was sexual and was done to me by my uncle. My earliest memory is about age 7 - My mother was often in hospital and my father would leave me & …

Child Abuse Story From Hector L 
I was born in Puerto Rico,my mom and dad divorced when I was just 5 years old. After the divorce dad moved to the united states lived in new York city. …

Child Abuse Story From Bee 
I don't think of myself as a victim but I was definitely a target. Reading the stories here has helped me immensely and I want to thank the webmaster and …

Child Abuse Story From Charlene Part6 
All everybody did was blame me for things that was the grown adults fault and for things that they did and they been doing me like for many years, my who …

Child Abuse Story From Olivia  
I think I was abused when I was little I have never told anyone besides my best friend A--. She said it was abuse, but if I asked the abuser they would …

Child Abuse Story From Emily  
I became abusive:  The saddest thing I deal with is that I became abusive when I was six. I hit a neighbor over the head with a hammer! I was …

Child Abuse Story From Travis 
i was about 5 or 6 yo when i seen my dad on top of my cousin, who was less than a year older than me. she is like a sister to me, and i asked her why she …

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Child Abuse Story From Shannon 
That was gross:  I was just bout 6 and were I grew up u could leave ur door unlocked we always walked up to the store at 6 yrs old and there …

Child Abuse Story From Loving Father 
Our family live in Ontario, Canada. We have a son. He just turned 18. One month ago I was arguing with him about his marks in school. He become very angry …

Child Abuse Story From Robert W 
Childhood Horror:  I was born Dec 24 -58 and the reason want too writ my true story is of the truth it self,and some times its difficult because …

Father and Daughter Child Abuse Story 
My name means Cherry Blossom in Japanese. I clearly don't know how I survived or how I lived through a terrible life since I was neglected and left alone. …

Child Abuse Story From C and R 
My brother and I were victims of child neglect. He has severe non-communicative autism. I want to tell this story because I want anyone who went through …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed152 
My dad killed my mom when I was little. The police never even knew she was dead because she didn't ever leave the house. Sometimes when I was little my …

Child Abuse Story From Steve 
My dad died in the Korean war, so I lived alone with my mom. We didn't have much money, so we were pretty dependent on her father for groceries and heating …

Child Abuse Story From Lynn 
I am 68 years old. My sexual, emotional and verbal abuse began when I was a toddler. I had dissociated from it so that I went on with my life. I went …

Child Abuse Story From Irene S 
As far as I can recall, my abuse started when I was 5 years old. I remember my older cousins locking me in a room and pretend were going to play and they …

Child Abuse Story From Maddy 
Hard to write that I was abused but ive been encouraged a bit to write it so here it is. When i was 4 or 5 my dad used 2 sit me on his lap a lot and wen …

Child Abuse Story From Kazuya  
My name means 'harmonies arrow' and I try to live up to that name but my life song does not back that up. I was 3 when I first was abused. It was by a …

Child Abuse Story From Autumn 
I'm known as the 'crazy one who made it all up':  When I was 20, at a family party, I had the dutch courage to tell my father that I knew what …

Child Abuse Story From Avril 
The abuse started just after I was born. I was sexually, physically, and emotionally abused until I was 19. I was abused by my parents, my aunt and uncle …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous79 
From a young age I have been physically and emotionally abused by my mum. On the lucky days, I got away with a slap. However, every other day was the same …

Child Abuse Story From Max 
My abuse started at a very young age.My father was the initial offender.It was a mixture of sexual,physical and mental abuse.I look back now at some of …

Child Abuse Story From Emily 
My problem is that i liked hearing dirty jokes and laughing about sex when I was growing up. I was the object of my father's dirty jokes and I enjoyed …

Child Abuse Story From Mary-Theresa 
As a child i was happy from what i remember, mummy loved me, she looked after me and she treated me to toys, i was always looked after. my mum is my hero, …

Child Abuse Story From Samantha B 
Raped:  I went to my uncles house and my uncle asked me if i would like to go four wheeler riding so i said yes.We went down this big long …

Child Abuse Story From Miriam 
Big family with no father to protect me:  I feel sick and dirty I keep blocking out my childhood relatives. I was 9 when my cousins 2 brothers …

Child Abuse Story from Starr 
When I was 11 I was sexually abused by a family friend, my mother never knew about it because she was really ill at the time. At first I never realised …

Child Abuse Story From Julie 
Growing up in a home of incest was my childhood. Starting at age 4 my dad began fondling me. The sexual abuse lasted 10 years. I lost my virginity at14 …

Child Abuse Poem From Kim T 
The child survives the monster, the pump house, the closet, the bathtub, the screaming, the fear, the fear, the fear. Be still. …

Child Abuse Story From Megan 
I'm glad I found this site cause I never understood what had happened and wasn't sure it was abuse. Still not exactly sure since I wasn't raped or touched …

Child Abuse Story From Marie 
I was the unborn baby of 6 children, when my father decided to leave my mother and my 5 siblings. I never met my father untill I was 27 years old, nor …

Child Abuse Story From Denis J 
My childhood was a constant stressful situation. What I could not understand at the time was that I was not at fault for the abuse I endured each and every …

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Child Abuse Story From April S 
At 8mo old I was adopted. Never knew I was adopted till I was 17. During those 17yrs I was severely physically, verbally, emotionally, & mentally abused …

Child Abuse Poem From Theforeigner 
It was not very long time ago, I’m not in that city there anymore, I flew away to this lovely place To pry myself off that horrid daze. I was, I …

Child Abuse Story From Stephen H 
My Story Of Healing Not Yet Complete:  i am not at all sure of how this goes so im just going to let it go... i am a victim of physical …

Child Abuse Story From Kristy 
Time to start healing and moving forward!  I'm a 43 year old beautiful mother of four children. I'm tired of keeping secrets. The only way …

Child Abuse Story From Disabled Survivor Part 2 
I wrote a long time ago about the abuse I went through. I found out recently that it did happen well some of it anyway. My sister confirmed some of my …

Child Abuse Story From Maggie D 
raped 2 15 by my father grandfather dentist uncles he was a union prez insane my body is deformed heartbroken angel saved my life at 2 should have died …

Child Abuse Story From Katie 
I was abused by my mom and sometimes her boyfriends up until about two years ago (I was 13) when I told someone what was going on. It's hard for me to …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymously Haunted 
One of three girls. Im right in the middle. Both parents were both Very abusive and neglectful. On the outside everything looked fine: nice middle class …

Child Abuse Story From Sharon G 
From the time I was 6 my Mother beat the crap out of me.Once when I was 6 my Grand mother made dinner, the spinach was runny. I couldn't stand the look …

Child Abuse Story From Charlene N 
Fighting the Secret:  I am 19 years old. My father passed away when I was three years old. My brother, mom, and I moved across country to try …

Child Abuse Story From Jan 
When being a child hurts:  I was left abandoned by my mother, and put into the care of the ministry child development at the age of two, my …

Child Abuse Story From Betty J 
This is a reflection of what life was like looking back through the eyes of my childhood. Surviving my childhood was'nt easy, though in my mind it was …

Child Abuse Story From Scared Blacksheepgirl 
Some of my disorganized story:  I hope this helps. I feel so pft about it right now. We moved from my parents second home to the third. I was …

Child Abuse Story From Brisa 
From the time I could remember mother hated me.... She pulled my hair till the scalp popped...... She left countless hand marks on my tiny face.... Which …

Child Abuse Story From Cindy  
All my adult life I remember feeling like a yo yo. Not knowing why. I was empty inside, alone, and always afraid. I recall my sister telling me she had …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 3nd Quarter 2013 
Being 16 is hard enough as it is, but when you add psychological or trust issues, it gets even worse. When I was 5, I went to hangout at a friend's …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 2nd Quarter 2013 
I am a 36 year old mother and wife. I have lost both my parents and many others I cared for. I am a survivor of many forms of abuse from sexual abuse to …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 1st Quarter 2013 
If you met me today you probably wouldn't notice anything different about me. I appear to be just like every other 16 year old girl.. But I'm not. It …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 4th Quarter 2012 
WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT THAT MAY BRING ON TRIGGERS Life Without:   I stood a proud four foot eight inches and came in at a little over five …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 3rd Quarter 2012 
For 15 years of my life I was sexually abused. It all started when I was around 8 I remember my sister used to want to touch my genitals or see them. Sometimes …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 2nd Quarter 2012 
Don't know how to overcome child abuse effects:  I am 31 yrs old, female, from Pakistan. I want to share my story, may be this will be a vent …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 1st Quarter 2012 
I was six years old when my babysitter's fifteen year old son, T--, began molesting me and my little sister. He fondled me, tried to penetrate me and forced …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 4th Quarter 2011 
When I was thirteen my mother physically abused me. We were in the car driving home, she kept asking me these questions about my dad, like weither or not …

Archived Child Abuse Stories By Visitors 3rd Quarter 2011 
I was sexually abused by my father and brother as a child. It all started when my mother passed away. I was 10 years old at the time. My dad started coming …

Child Abuse Story From touched2mysoul Part 9 
Question? Anyone else notice that their threshold for emotional pain has risen over the years? My threshold for emotional pain continues to rise... Its …

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Child Abuse Story From touched2mysoul Part 8 
Powerless- thats what it did... It made me feel powerless... I couldnt stop her... I couldnt NOT go home even when I knew she was going to beat me...I …

Child Abuse Story From Jason Part 4 
My stepfather molested my sister. I used to hate to see it but I was grateful that it wasn't happening to me. He used to beat me. he was so angry at me. …

A Change to my Email Address 
I follow this site and will be forever grateful for the space you allowed me to tell my story... thanks darlene...I had to change my email address so I'm …

Child Abuse Story From Scott1 Part 4 
Children and sex in the early 70's:  Back in my childhood we had no cable tv. An antenna on the roof brought us 2 or 3 channels of snow filled …

Child Abuse Story From Kristen3 Part 5 
I am now 30. I am up and down. I love my parents. I love my husband. I love my children. I have a big beautiful house. I have lovely friends. I don't have …

Child Abuse Story From Jason Part 3 
I want to disclose something that weighs on me very heavily. That is the abuse I received from school administrators and law enforcement in my hometown. …

Child Abuse Story of Healing and Recovery From Dan Part 4 
After writing my bio (links to those pages on this site are below) I started see a counsellor, so things got a little worst before they got better. First …

Child Abuse Story From Touched2mysoul Part 7 
Haunted...that's the word that best describes something I know...something I remember...something I still feel...the fear was so real it had a taste, it …

Child Abuse Story From Touched2mysoul Part 6 
Tired-that's right I'm tired. I have always had to fight to have. I had to grow up fast. Learn to take care of myself to keep myself safe. I had to learn …

Child Abuse Story from touched2mysoul Part 5 
Alone...yep that's it...I feel it now...today...sometimes more than ever...sometimes it's not there...but it always comes back. Child abuse alienates you...so …

Child Abuse Story From Jason Part 2 
Before my mother met this man my life wasn't good. I can say that when the abuse started it replaced the other parts of my life that were bad, but it must …

Child Abuse Story From Dr. Noria 
I watched the "dissociation" video tonight, and I found myself crying, since I remembered my child abuse by my mother (verbal and physical), my father …

Child Abuse Story From Steve1 
Abused by Music Teacher:  There is hardly a day goes by without my remembering my music teacher, who was a great friend, but who abused me …

Child Abuse Story From Ray1 
I was an international student from an Asian country. I went to a community college in Washington when I was 16 years old. It was my second year in United …

Child Abuse Story From Tatiana 
I have a pretty good life, but most of the time it's rough. My mom yells at me when I don't do anything and she calls me names and sometimes she hits me. …

Child Abuse Story From touched2mysoul Part 4 
It was Christmas eve...Daddy had left to go to our godmom's house to pick up the gifts...it was late...10 or 11 at night...we were in our bedrooms. I don't …

Child Abuse Story From Alex2 
My abuse probably started when I was about 3 or 4, I'm not sure because I was so young, maybe before that. My dad has always been very aggressive towards …

Child Abuse Story From Rose 
I was not the one abused, but it was my niece. Here is the story very brief. I grew up with a brother and a sister, and I was the oldest. My mother has …

Child Abuse Story From Brittany1 
I am 15 years old. And I have dealt with my dad for as long as I can remember. I don't know if you can count what he has done as abuse. But it emotionally …

Child Abuse Story From Nancy4 
I have been abused by my mother since I was 4 years old. I am now 13, and thankfully the abuse has stopped for the most part, but my mother and I still …

Child Abuse Story From NewZealandGal 
I didn't even think it was abuse growing up. I knew all my friends thought it was wrong. They saw how my father behaved, but no one ever said or did anything …

Child Abuse Story From Lim 
I'm sorry, Lim sounds like a silly name, but it was replaced. Even my foster parent calls me Lim! I had another name, but I don't want to say it, for it …

Child Abuse Story From Aleksandra 
I have been abused by both of my parents as far back as I can remember. When I was 3, I remember my mother chasing me around the house if I tried to wake …

Child Abuse Story From Maria1 
Adopted and abused:  I am adopted and I was badly abused as a child and as a teenager by my adopted mother. When I was born, my biological …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous30 
When I Was Around Eight Years Old, I Witnessed My 3-Year-Old Sister Get Abused. We Were In A Foster Home Mostly All Our Lives. She Wouldn't Stop Crying …

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Child Abuse Story From Kim 
Ongoing Saga:  I am now 56 years old, have had tons of therapy, been on anti-depressants off and on for 25 years. My life has been a road of …

Child Abuse Story From Carmen1 
I hate him for what he did to me:  I am the middle child of 3 daughters. My father only hit me once; however, day in and day out he would …

Child Abuse Story From Lisa3 
Evil mother:  I am writing this, as at the moment, it seems to be the only thing on my mind. Funnily enough, writing essays for college always …

Child Abuse Story From Katie1 
Teen child abuse...DFS doesn't believe me:  I'm 15 about to turn 16. My parents have custody of me but they shouldn't. Both of my parents abuse …

Child Abuse Story From Sad 
The man who tortured and raped me when I was a child is a police officer today. I also witnessed him rape his step-daughter, sexually abuse his step-son …

Child Abuse Story From Freedom Writer 
Aw, man. I feel like I'm going to throw up here-in this apartment as I write this. "It's been a hard life," I told my teacher one day, once he started …

Child Abuse Story From Scott1 Part 3 
The effects of witnessing spankings:  This submission is in honor of a long lost friend. I am telling a bit of his story and a bit more of …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous29 
Screw it:  My parents divorced. My mom abused me. At four she left me at home with my brother, three years older...don't want to talk about …

Child Abuse Story From Jansen Part 2 
I'm not ready to go home...my mother says that she and my father really want me to come home because I didn't come for Thanksgiving...I don't want to see …

Child Abuse Story From Pat 
The abuse in my home grew deeper and deeper as my paranoid father and highly co-dependent mother grew worse in their respective diseases. I did not like …

Child Abuse Story From Ariana 
When I was younger my parents went through a divorce. I was about 2 years old when it happened. My mom started dating a guy. I don't really remember what …

Child Abuse Story from Louise 
I am not really sure where to actually start...I have lived with my memories of being physically, sexually and emotionally abused for my whole thirty years. …

Child Abuse Story From Canadian Survivor Part 2 
I did my first posting on this site last night (see Child abuse story from Canadian Survivor ). I thought I would add a bit more details on the effect …

Child Abuse Story From Briana 
As I'm writing this right now I'm 17 years old. I really didn't understand why I felt the way I felt until I had to write a report on child abuse for school. …

Child Abuse Story From Canadian Survivor 
Although I have often told "my story", the people I told it to were never abused in the various ways I was. More importantly, I have never met anyone …

Child Abuse Story From Jansen 
My life is perfect as far as material things. My dad bought his only son anything he wanted. Both of my parents are wealthy and respected citizens. For …

Child Abuse Story From A Broken Soul 
I know my story isn't that bad and it probably doesn't even belong here, but I have a lot of anger and sadness in me that doesn't go away, and I think …

Child Abuse Story From Samantha1 
I've been in and out of abuse my whole life. When I was little, around four, I watched my mom beat my two brothers. She was heavy on the drugs and she …

Child Abuse Story From Koran 
Still in the game today:  I can't believe I'm writing this, mostly because, I'll admit, I haven't entirely been out of this "stage" of my life. …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous28 
I'm lost:  I'm a 21-year-old man who has experienced an array of abuse as a child, which I feel has resulted in my lack of development as a …

Child Abuse Story From touched2mysoul Part 3 
I read the comments and reread what I first posted (see Part 1 and Part 2 of touched2mysoull's story ). I was immediately embarrassed...shamed...I couldn't …

Child Abuse Story From...Me 
I was abused by my step-brother from the time I was 6 or so until I was 10, and then again around my freshmen year of high school. What happened was …

Child Abuse Story From touched2mysoul Part 2 
She was mean...she was degrading...she hurt my feelings...she told people things that weren't true about me and it made me walk in shame...I was a child...I …

Child Abuse Story From Jennifer2 
RAGE:  I was emotionally and psychologically abused from a very young age. From as far back as I can remember, my father would take out his …

Child Abuse Story From touched2mysoul 
I've read and re-read many of the shared stories on this site. I am grateful for this site, as it has given me a place to be able to find others who can …

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Child Abuse Story from JC 
I really didn't come to terms that I had been abused since I was a child because the reality of it was too much to bear. I think part of me had known that …

Child Abuse Story From AJ 
Do you know what it's like to have an abusive father? I'm not only talking about physical abuse, but also mental, spiritual, and emotional abuse. Do you …

Child Abuse Story From Justine 
I'm now 17 years old. I've had a pretty hard life, I guess you could say. I've been in and out of foster homes since I was very little. My mother had gone …

Child Abuse Story From Ramesh 
Was abused since 3 years old:  I am writing this story about my life. I was born in London but was taken back to this Asian country where my …

Child Abuse Story From Alex Part 2 
My nickname "Aztec" is what my friends gave me a couple of years ago. They said that I had gone through a lot and so they called me that because I was …

Child Abuse Story From Alex1 
I wish that it wouldn't happen. I wish that I didn't have to come home from school every day and have to go into my room a few hours later to either kick …

Child Abuse Story From Katiana 
I was 5 years old. My mother was abused many more years before I was even born. I heard them constantly fight, yelling at each other every night. My father …

Child Abuse Story From Mark Part 2 
I have written elsewhere on this site, my experiences about the physical abuse I suffered from my mother (see Child abuse story from Mark ). There is …

Child Abuse Story From Young Anonymous 
I have only just turned 18, and I was sexually abused. The earliest memory I have of it was when I was 6 or 7. I was abused by my step brother, who is …

Child Abuse Story From Ralph 
I came from a family of 5 other children. I was the only boy. I was 5 when my mother used a belt on me for the first time. I received 6 swats that time. …

Child Abuse Story From Sweetie 
I'm not sure how to start, to be honest. My life has been a roller coaster of confusion. I was physically, emotionally and verbally abused by my mother …

Child Abuse Story From Nancy3 
Sometimes I wonder if my story is as bad as others. My parents would downplay it and laugh when I reported them. I was beaten with a 'paddle', a wooden …

Child Abuse Story From Marie 
Yale, CalTech, Superior, Dad:  My ex-husband's abuse was of me (wife) and of our oldest daughter. The abuse was emotional and eventually physical. …

Child abuse Story From Jessie 
I grew up seeing things a girl of such a young age should never really see or experience. But it all still happened anyway. And I never did a thing about …

Child Abuse Story From Polly 
Did anyone experience something like this?  I am having trouble sleeping tonight, so I thought I would rant a bit about some things that are …

Child Abuse Story From Danielle2 
I am a 23 year old mother of three beautiful children, yet everyday I have to take medicine just to want to stay alive. It's hard to explain. My mother …

Child Abuse Story From Jessica8  
My story isn't all that shocking in my opinion because of how much I have gone through and how much I hear from other people such as myself. I'm going …

Child Abuse Story From Sal 
Sexual Abuse Story From My Closet:  Today I want to rid myself of a part of my story that I don't feel brave enough to share anywhere else. …

Child Abuse Story From A Little Mouse 
I found your site by accident and I thought, finally I can tell someone about the abuse that continues to play through my mind over and over and over, …

Child Abuse Story From Sharon2 
I grew up hating my mother, longing for the days when my gran or my great aunt would come and take me away; though it be a short while spent with them, …

Child Abuse Story From Ami 
My evil abuser:  My dad started physically abusing me when I was 3 years old and kept doing it until I was 13. If I did something wrong-like …

Child Abuse Story From Kristen3 Part 4 
I mentioned in my last message that I had not really gone into the willing participant thing (see Part 3 of Kristen3's story ; see also Part 1 and …

Child Abuse Story From Nancie 
This is my first time ever posting anything like this online; I've only told my first boyfriend in 2002, whom I completely trust. I honestly don't remember …

Child Abuse Story From Red 
It all started at age 6. My life was like hell. My mom had married this guy I thought was pretty cool...at the beginning. He looked very intelligent and …

Child Abuse Story From Krystle 
My Hell:  My mother and my father decided that it was time to divorce when I had just turned 4. My memories up until this point are very foggy …

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Child Abuse Story From Jessica7 
It started when I was around the age of 4. My older sister had already become sexually active, and almost every night for about 2 years she would use me …

Child Abuse Story From Tiffany 
He's not my Daddy, he's my Real Father:  When I was very young, I don't know how old, my real father left me, my mother, and my brother to …

Child Abuse Story From Trin 
All I want is a hug:  I have just turned 28. Some days I hurt, and today is one of them. I don't really know what to say. I guess I should …

Child Abuse Story From Sharon1 
After 27 years of only telling people closest to me I can trust, I have just telephoned the police and told them that I was abused at the age of 5 years …

Child Abuse Story From Sam'Lee 
Nobody cares except me:  I am 16 years old. My child abuse began when I first came to America. I was born in the Philippines where apparently …

Child Abuse Story From Beverly 
I am from a large family of 8. I'm the youngest. I've been told by my older siblings I didn't know what abuse was. They had been so badly abused before …

Child Abuse Story From Debra Z 
One Story of Many Days of Child Abuse:  I was abused from my mother. I remember a time when I was 4 or 5 and got paint all over myself. My …

Child Abuse Story From Rebecca P Part 2 
I have been reading some other stories people have written to you and it has helped me, so I thought I would write more about my story (see Child abuse …

Child Abuse Story From Bell 
Trying to help, but got abused as well:  This story is not so much about myself, but about my step-cousin, who I had felt so sorry for when …

Child Abuse Story From Kristen3 Part 3 
I want to write about so many things (see Part 1 and Part 2 of Kristen3's story ). I saw a posting from Vicki2 about how she was a willing participant, …

Abuse Story From Kristen3 Part 2 
I was writing about rules (see Part 1 of Kristen's story ). There were a lot of rules. There was a lot of punishment. To me rules and punishment were …

Child Abuse Story From Lilly1 
I'm pretty confused... Where does child abuse start... When is it normal, when is it abuse... There are so many things that I consider normal, which …

Child Abuse Story From Rebbeca P 
I am a 40-year-old female who has only in the last 4 months acknowledged that I was sexually abused as a child. I had the memories, but I was hospitalised …

Child Abuse Story From Vicki2 
The abuse started when I was approximately 3 years old and continued until sometime in my 16th year. My step-father was the first. I can remember him showing …

Child Abuse Story From Leanne 
One of my earliest memories as a child is when I was about 4/5. I went to my nan and granddad's every weekend. I distinctively remember sitting on my granddad's …

Child Abuse Story From Kristen3 
I am 28 years old. I grew up in a very patriarchal family. My father was very much the head of the house. There was an aura of authority about him. …

Child Abuse Story From Lori M 
I was abused from about the age of 9. I had just moved back with my mother and had been with my father since I was about 2 years of age. My mom was with …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous27 
My Mother's Nightgown:  I have never shared this with anyone but felt compelled to tell you. First off, I am a heterosexual guy in my twenties. …

Child Abuse Story From Susan1 
I'm now 19 years old. I was abused by my Aunt Jackie what seems like my whole life. I believe it all started when I was a toddler, though my first memory …

Child Abuse Story From Jennifer1 
The first incident that I can remember was when I got my tetanus shot. I remember my room being very messy and my mom wanting us to clean it when we got …

Child Abuse Story From Faith 
My childhood was somewhat saved...my mom raised 5 girls by herself. She is one of the strongest people I know...when I was born my mom had already had …

Child Abuse Story From Nikki3 
I am writing upon the suggestion of my sister, Emme. She didn't directly suggest it. She simply showed me the page. You know where I grew up if you've …

Child Abuse Story From Kelsea1 
Child Abuse Story Without Healing:  I am not writing this for others to lose hope. I simply do not know how to heal, and it has been five years. …

Child Abuse Story from Yvonne 
Still getting over it - Part 1:  I'm not sure if this is even abuse, and compared to everyone else's stories I've read, it's really nothing. …

Child Abuse Story From Fallen Angel 
When I was 9 years old I went to a family party at my aunt's house. We all stayed up really late, and as my mom had had a drink, she decided not to drive …

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Child Abuse Story From Emme 
No One Ever Listened:  I was born and raised in a little town in Mississippi, where a Good beating was heartily accepted and encouraged. My …

Child Abuse Story From Callie 
Shattered Trust and a Terrified Little Girl:  I was about a year or two when it all started. My mom and father just split up and I had to visit …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed8 
My small childhood:  This is going to sound a bit random, I don't know when or how this all started... perhaps I should start with what I do …

Child Abuse Story From Ame 
I've thought about writing my story many times...in fact I have started once or twice before, just haven't managed to go through with it. I was sexually …

Child Abuse Story From Luani 
After Being Molested:  I got molested at 3 years old by my 2nd cousin. And I just couldn't get over the fact that every male in my family wanted …

Child Abuse Story From George 
Growing Up at Home:  I'm now in my 30's and I've suddenly started remembering things that happened to me when I was a child. For the most part …

Child Abuse Story From Whitney1 
My mother was a raging alcoholic and my dad was dead. She left me on the side of the road when I was 3 years old. I was adopted by my grandparents (her …

Child Abuse Story From Sapphire 
When I was 9 me and my family moved to a small town in Utah to help my aunt who had MS. The town had a population of 1,500 and most of the people were …

Child Abuse Story From No Name1 
I was 12 years old and I was sexually abused:  I was 12 years old. I was coming from school. I had to go to the restroom but I did not go because …

Child Abuse Story From Unknown1 
I didn't call him dad; his name was HIM:  I could probably write a book, but no one would believe it. I grew up in large family of 8. We were …

Child Abuse Story From Andrew Richards Part 4 
A while ago I posted my story (see Part 1 , Part 2 and Part 3 of Andrew's Story ). Back then, everything seemed like it was on the up, like I was going …

Child Abuse Story From DeAnna 
My story of abuse begins on my wedding day. MARRIAGE! What a cruel joke. I met my future husband at a football game. I was thirteen years old and he was …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous26 
Reading a couple of these stories has brought back a whole lot of memories. My story is different from a lot of these, and it's strange. Back around …

Child Abuse Story From Stacy1 
9-11:  I was 9 and my mom moved to Shreve Port and I had to stay with my two aunts. One had six kids and the other has none. The one with six …

Child Abuse Story From Megan 
My story begins when I was 5 years old. I was molested by an older cousin (female) who is 9 or 10 years older than myself. It started off as watching pornographic …

Child Abuse Story From Lea 
I am 15 years old. I was physically abused by my mother. She was the kind of person who would seem nice to everyone else, but then when the door closed …

Child Abuse Story From Yanique 
Hell for a 15-year-old girl begin at 13 years old (LIFE):  I have been abuse by my father since I was 13. I am now 15 years old. Now that I …

Child Abuse Story From Layla 
When I was 5 my parents got divorced (my mom died a week later, strangely enough) and I went to live with my dad. I had always been big for my age and …

Child Abuse Story From Kristen1 
I know what I am about to tell you is my own fault, but don't know what to do and can't tell anyone what's happening to me. I live in a rather bad area. …

Child Abuse Story From Scott1 Part 2 
The Beginning:  Grade primary we went to a different school. Kind of the one-room schoolhouse. It was there that another child had taken my …

Child Abuse Story From NPie 
My mother was an unstable person and my parents' marriage failed early on. I was about 4, my brother 3. My father basically stole us from my mother and …

Child Abuse Story From Scott1 
I live in a small community. Everyone knows everyone. I have been here my whole life, never able to get away from these same people. We all went to school …

Child Abuse Story From Mary3 
I am 41 years now and have raised five wonderful children. I learned from being abused while growing up that I would be good and loving to my children. …

Child Abuse Story From No Name 
My story began a very long time ago. I can't tell you when it started, but I can tell you when it stopped. I had just turned sixteen three weeks before. …

Child Abuse Story From Ms N 
When I was a child:  When I was only 5 years old my stepdad did the most terrible thing you can do to a child. It was the morning of my birthday …

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Child Abuse Story From Julia 
I have never breathed a word of this out loud to anyone, ever. I've always been too ashamed and embarrassed. I was sexually abused by my older cousin …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous25 
I've been reluctant to share my story here because I am not entirely sure if the event I am about to discuss constitutes a genuine instance of abuse or …

Child Abuse Story From Earthlake 
I survived what is referred to as ritual abuse. My perpetrators were my parents...my mother and father...others I didn't know as well. The abuse took …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous24  
I don't know how to start. I don't even know if this is abuse. It doesn't even sound realistic or like any of the other stories on this site! And I only …

Child Abuse Story From Vicki1 
I was abused by my mother's father:  My mom took my grandmother to a funeral when I was 11 years old. I was not allowed to go because my grandmother …

Child Abuse Story From Josh K 
I was abused as a kid. I lost my dad and my mom could not care for me all by herself, so I got adopted to new parents who abused me and sent me to the …

Child Abuse Story From J 
Physical Abuse:  My first memory of abuse was when I was seven years old. My dad had asked me and my sister to do something. We both did …

Child Abuse Story From AnonymousCC 
I am not sure why I want to share my life of emotional, verbal, physical and sadistic sexual abuse here, but I keep coming back to this page. Although …

Child Abuse Story From Ty 
There's a lot that happened and half of it I don't remember, so unlike the other stories, I can't tell an actual story. It's more of examples and little …

Child Abuse Story From Tonya2 
My name is Tonya. I am 28 years old. I was abused from the age of 7 to the age of 12. I believe that I was abused earlier on because my mom was with this …

Child Abuse Story From Schyular 
Really, it all just happened. Looking back now, it seems like a distant memory that had torn its way into me like some kind of parasite. It all started …

Child Abuse Story From Jason 
I feel like other adults knew I had been abused and they used it to their advantage. Whenever I would hear about another kid at school getting spanked …

Child Abuse Story From Unknown 
I am sixteen years old. When I was eight I was left in the care of two uncles. I thought I could trust them. They touched me in places a child should never …

Child Abuse Story From Sharryn 
I hate a man by the name of Gerard S. He works in a fish and chips shop on road close to where I grew up. He has left his wife and has 2 kids and he tried …

Child Abuse Story From Amanda8 
I am currently 16 years old. I don't think I've ever told anybody my story. My parents know, but they don't do anything about it. I'm still forced to …

Child Abuse Story From ZM 
I did not have a childhood and teenage. I was living in a room completely black without a light. I thought there was no future for me. I attempted suicide …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous23 
Neglected and Abused:  I was emotionally and physically abused ever since I can remember. Growing up was hell at home. I knew for sure going …

Child Abuse Story From Rachael C 
From the age of 5-7 I was sexually abused by my mum's boyfriend, although there was no oral sex. I still feel the hurt now. It did go to court and he was …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous22 
I'm a seventeen year old girl. After twelve years of physical and emotional abuse, with the help of a friend, I recently got out of my situation. I'm trying …

Child Abuse Story From Millie 
Who wasn't I sexually abused by, that's the question. I was sexually abused by 3 uncles, a cousin, and Mom's boyfriend. It all started with Mom's boyfriend, …

Child Abuse Story From Ashley3 
From Two People I Thought I Could Trust:  I am 16 now. When I was 8 and until 12, off and on I was sexual abused by my brother. The first time …

Child Abuse Story From TM 
Sexually Abused by Father:  I was sexually abused by my father when I was 7/8 years old. I blocked out how many times it happened or how long …

Child Abuse Story From Mashell 
I have really been bothered the past few weeks, I guess most of my life. I never feel like I am good enough for anything or anyone. I feel inadequate and …

Child Abuse Story From Kimmy 
My story is not as extreme as some that I have read. It happened when I was about seven years old. My parents took me to a New Year's party thrown by some …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous21 
My story isn't half as bad as most I've read, but it has affected my life in many ways and to this day I am still trying to deal with it. My parents …

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Child Abuse Story From David C Part 4 
Frank did provide us with a roof over our heads and food on the table. And he was very good at that. Sometimes working two jobs to do it. Maybe you could …

Child Abuse Story From David C Part 3 
Not all was bad because I had a part time saviour that would rescue me from time to time and take me away from all this. Nanny (Mom's Mom) was the only …

Child Abuse Story From David C Part 2 
October 15th 1968 we left our home in Oak Cliff ( see Part 1 of David C's story ) and moved to the suburbs of Dallas in a small town called DeSoto, an …

Child Abuse Story From David C Part 1 
I was born on October 5th, 1956 in Dallas, Texas. We lived in the projects in west Dallas. It was a low income housing project and we were poor. Mom had …

Child Abuse Story From Samantha B 
Sexual Child Abuse:  I was a happy child, friendly and trusting to anyone, which I found to be my fault. I was only in grade school, not even …

Child Abuse Story From V 
I am a 24-year-old female. I don't remember how old I was when this happened. I think I was younger than 10. The person who did it is a family friend and …

Child Abuse Story From MG 
I came across this site looking through the Internet. Sadly, I have to come to realize that child abuse is far more common than people think it is. Although, …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous20 
A Tiny Sense of Closure:  I stopped thinking about my situations lately, for a while actually. I don't know why tonight it is affecting me. …

Child Abuse Story From Elle 
It's interesting that some of these stories I've browsed have some of the same elements that I struggle with. Mainly, I know my story is not as bad as …

Child Abuse Story From Katherine D 
I am 18 at the moment. I am no longer a child. However, my memories are so vivid I remember them as if the events happened yesterday. Living through abuse …

Child Abuse Story From CD 
I dunno if this counts as abuse in anyway, but I know that it's affected everyday of my life and still does to this day... After my mum and dad split …

Child Abuse Story From Mary 
It Shouldn't Hurt to be a Kid:  Hi Darlene. I just found your site and want to thank you for starting it. On my blog I also write about child …

Child Abuse Story From Sarah M 
I don't know if I qualify as being a child abuse survivor - it started when I was about 13 years old. It continued in different ways into my teens and …

Child Abuse Story From Melodia 
One Long Bad Dream:  I was raped before or around age three. I still can't remember the details but I've always known about sex and what it …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed7 
When in doubt, shout it out?  The way I see it I'm not sure if you would call it abuse really... It all started way before I can remember. …

Child Abuse Story From Cat 
My name is Cat and I am now 16 years old. Since the 6th grade I have been interested in child abuse stories and how to help, and now I believe I should …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed6 
Weakness:  School was out and it was the middle of summer; we were playing outside in the backyard, some game my older sister made up to keep …

Child Abuse Story From Morningsong 
Morningsong S. 14 years old:  I'm not going to start this story out like others...I'm just going to get straight to the story...to be honest, …

Child Abuse Story From Michelle2 
Sexually Abused as a Child:  I was sexually abused as a child. I was only 7 or 8, I don't remember. I do remember who did it and where...I …

Child Abuse Story From Guilberto 
School of Terror:  I was born in Saudi-Arabia of Lebanese-Armenian parents. They decided to start a family in Saudi since Lebanon was torn …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous19 
This is a hard thing to write. Most of the time I say to myself, it's all me and it was not abuse at all. I get so confused sometimes. Like today, I was …

Child Abuse Story From Jacqueline 
Never Ending Story:  My story is probably much like everyone else's. I, along with my two brothers, grew up in England, though we travelled …

Child Abuse Story From Glen 
I'm not sure what to say or do:  When I was 7, I had my first girlfriend. I loved her so much. We'd walk hand-in-hand to school, sometimes …

Child Abuse Story From Kelsey3 
Physical Abuse:  For school we had to write about a nonfictional book, and read it. My friends told me about a book, I don't remember what …

Child Abuse Story From JK 
I was the youngest of five daughters and an identical twin. We lived in a very small house and often had other family members living with us. I can remember …

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Child Abuse Story From Nikki2 
When I was 10 all this started. I was home alone with my dad and doing about a million things at once, as always. He asked me to do one more thing, and …

Child Abuse Story From Josie 
When I awakened, I had several tubes and monitors attached to me. I was a scared little girl of only eleven. A doctor came in and I asked him where my …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous18 
Was Ignored, But Not School-Phobic:  I went to this site looking to heal. I am now being told by drunk spouse I am...etc. The thing is, I want …

Child Abuse Story From Shannon3 
All in One:  I am the only child. My parents divorced when I was three. My mother obtained custody of me. I do not exactly remember the timeline, …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous17 
Who's the Adult and Who's the Child?  When my mom remarried, she had sole custody of me at 5 years old. She and Step-dad left me with others …

Child Abuse Story From Jemz 
The secret I have kept for almost eight years has recently come out. Eight years next month on my Birthday. That was when it started. I was ten and I was …

Child Abuse Story From Sara2 
I am now 19 years old. I am attending college and trying to get on with my life, which is not the easiest thing to do. I suffer from PTSD and anxiety attacks. …

Child Abuse Story From Emma 
I am 18 and I am tired...deeply tired:  I don't remember it quite clear, but I was first sexually molested when I was just a little girl. Maybe …

Child Abuse Story From Melody 
Sex all the Time:  When I turn 10 I started developing my breasts and my butt. My stepdad always looked at me in a wrong way. On my 12th B-day …

Child Abuse Story From Linda1 
When I was 30 I started having memories of childhood sexual abuse. Up until that time, I did not have any memories and still don't have full memory of …

Child Abuse Story From Coraima 
This is for all people that have been abused.  I know what some of you have gone through. My name is Coraima. I am 14 years old. I'm gonna …

Child Abuse Story From Terra 
I didn't have a normal childhood. My mom married a man when I was a baby. They had 2 girls together...they are my half sisters. In the beginning of their …

Child Abuse Story From Jo1 
It took me a very long time to figure out that the household that I grew up in wasn't completely "normal". I went into the foster care system at the age …

Child Abuse Story From Tia 
Witnessing Abuse:  I grew up witnessing the physical abuse of my older brother and sometimes my older sister by my father. This abuse began …

Child Abuse Story From Nicole T 
I feel like I am not supposed to be on this world. When I was born, it's like a disaster to me, I was babysat by a babysitter till age 3. I can't remember …

Child Abuse Story From Taylor1 
Sad But True:  My mom married a guy named Stan when she was 32 years old. I was 11 years old and was happy to have a father in my life. I never …

Child Abuse Story From Madison 
My Life:  When my mom and dad were still together life was so bad. We lived in a farm house and it was so crude. There were rats, mice and …

Child Abuse Story From Monica 
When I was 8 or 9, a neighborhood boy who lived in back of my house moved in. I think at the time he was 16 or 17. He would talk to me a lot and give me …

Child Abuse Story From Albert 
My wife showed me this website and suggested I tell my story, which she knows very well. I'm 42 years old now. I have a great wife and three wonderful …

Child Abuse Story From Aurelia 
My father was a tyrant in our house. Everyone listened to him and everyone was afraid of him, including my mother, although she never wanted to admit …

Child Abuse Story From Andrew Richards Part 3 
See Part 1 and Part 2 of Andrew's story on this site. Fortunately this story does have somewhat of a happy ending – at least one in the making. …

Child Abuse Story From Andrew Richards Part 2 
The next day I'd been a bit messy with my stuff in the tent and came back to stuff being thrown out of the tent. Words were exchanged, I collected my stuff …

Child Abuse Story From Andrew Richards Part 1 
Well, as ASCA (Advocates for Survivors of Child Abuse 1 ) teaches us to do at meetings, I guess I'll start off this way. My name is Andrew Richards, …

Child Abuse Story From Taylah 
A Life of Prostitution:  When I was little, I always saw my mom dress up and go out at night, leaving me alone with my daddy. I once saw her …

Child Abuse Story From Taylor 
I was abused by my mom and cousin. My dad left us a year after my sister Amber was born. I was 4 then and we were poor. My mom got no help from my dad …

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Child Abuse Story From Alexis 
Sexual Abuse - I'm Scared:  My name is Alexis and I am 15 years old. When I entered the sixth grade I was being sexually abused and I didn't …

Child Abuse Story From Margaret 
It's such a long story - I don't know where to start. My mother was mentally ill and unable to care for my 2 sisters and me. I remember the day Child Protective …

Child Abuse Story From Angelina 
My aunt that took care of me married an abusive husband:  NO! I yelled as I tried to grab his wrists, but he quickly overpowered me. I fell …

Child Abuse Story From Stephen 
At the age of 7, whilst on holiday with my parents, my mother informed me that I had been sleep walking and that for my own safety she would tie me to …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed5 
I Don't Know...  I'd rather not say my name. I was sexually abused by my uncle when I was 14. I am now 15 and still having nightmares of what …

Child Abuse Story From Jo 
I'm a 34-year-old woman, married with two beautiful boys, and have been living with a secret I have never told anyone ever. I was sexually molested by …

Child Abuse Story From Mary1 
My story all started when I was a little girl, maybe 4 years of age. It all started because my mom was cheating on my dad with a man. He used drugs and …

Child Abuse Story From Becca-Taylor 
I just told my best friend my story, and now it's all coming back to me. I've had butterflies in my stomach ever since I told her, because I can't stop …

Child Abuse Story From Mark 
Whenever I did something wrong or if my mom got irritated at my behavior she would give me what she called "a good hard spanking." They were in fact ruthless …

Child Abuse Story From Anthony 
I read a few of the stories on this site and realize there are a lot of kids who had it a lot worse than me. I live with my aunt Hanna now who is just …

Child Abuse Story From Lilly 
I'm now 17 and living happily with my new family. But my dad...he used to sexually abuse me. He would strip me down to my bare skin and lick my genitals. …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed4 
I Was Sexually Abused When I Was Seven!  When I was seven and my sister was about nine, my stepfather had this friend that would always come …

Child Abuse Story From Judy V 
My Life Ended:  As a Hispanic teenager girl, my family had to live with a lot of people in order to pay the rent. Well, my mom has a nephew …

Child Abuse Story From Deb 
A volcano. That's it. I finally exploded. I'm 41 years old. My Parents divorced when I was 5. My Mom's best friends son (we lived with them through …

Child Abuse Story From Whitney 
When I was only about 4 or 5 I remember one of my cousins touching me and making me touch him. It happened when he and his family visited our house or …

Child Abuse Story From Gee 
Sexual Abuse By My Grandfather:  My grandfather ripped my innocence away at the age of 11. He sexually abused his way through 2 generations …

Child Abuse Story From Maddison 
A couple of months ago I went over to my best friend's house to watch our favorite movie. Her dad decided to watch it with us. I didn't object because …

Child Abuse Story From Bethany For Damien 
Guilty:  I was never abused. I have a good family and good friends and I always have. However, I still feel a horrible guilt about something …

Child Abuse Story From Cookie 
The Story Of A Bottles Daughter:  Call Me Cookie. My mom's an alcoholic. A really bad one. After my dad went to jail for abusing her, it started …

Child Abuse Story From Jessica6 
Abused as a Child:  I was molested for many years as a small child, at the hands of a man that married my mom when I was 5 and adopted me when …

Child Abuse Story From Emmie 
When I was just not even a year old I was hung in a closet just for crying because I didn't want my mom to leave because she was going to work. And then …

Child Abuse Story From Nancy 
I was about 4 in kindergarten when my oldest brother, about 14, sexually abused several times. He would pull up my shirt, pull down my pants and he would …

Child Abuse Story From Sarah1 
What I'm Going Through:  ]I live in a home where physical and emotional abuse are as normal as breathing. There isn't a day that goes by where …

Child Abuse Story From Heather M 
I am 30 years old. I'm a survivor of severe childhood trauma. My abuse started when my mom left my dad when I was age three. My abuser's name is JAMES …

Child Abuse Story From Melynda 
I Thought it Was My Fault:  When I turned 6, this older man pulled me between two buildings and raped me. He then knocked me out. I didn't …

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Child Abuse Story From A Person 
It all started when I was 7 years old. I was staying at my grandma's house, but she was at work most of the time. So my grandpa took care of me. I thought …

Child Abuse Story From Hendrix 
Sexually and Physically Abused:  I am 30, married, and have two lovely sons. I count every day of my life thinking about how I grew up. Nothing …

Child Abuse Story From Ashley2 
When I was three years old I was abused by my mother. It was not fun to be abused. Then someone heard me crying and then they came over and they saw what …

Child Abuse Story From Grace2 
From Hell and....Back?  Hello! I've been surfing on this website, which I found accidentally. God or the Universe surely brought it to me.... …

Child Abuse Story From Ace 
Here is my story that I wish to share with the readers of this site. I am a 34 year old male. I came across this site from a Google search and read the …

Child Abuse Story From Jessica5 Part 3 
See Part 1 and Part 2 of Jessica's story on this site. My parents made up that same day. He moved back in with us, and sold his house. We continued …

Child Abuse Story From Jessica5 Part 2 
See Part 1 of Jessica's story on this site. Eventually my mom got two minimum wage jobs, and we got a disgusting house. It was bare minimum and we …

Child Abuse Story From Jessica5 Part 1 
I just wanted to share with everyone my personal experience with abuse. I've never really talked about it, so this will be a first for me. Forgive me if …

Child Abuse Story From Tess1 
Screwed Up Life:  I have an addiction to sex which I think may have started as a result of abuse. I don't want to use it as an excuse. I know …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed3 
The 1st part of my story is at Is it child abuse if I'm not bruised or injured? on this site. I first want to say thank you very much for all your help! …

Child Abuse Story From Christine Part 3 
This is the third story I have submitted about my experiences with a psychologically abusive mother who has all the traits and characteristics of a narcissistic …

Child Abuse Story From Samantha 
When I was four, my brother was seven. He was being sexually abused by HIS stepmother, whom he saw every other weekend. A year later, she and his father …

Child Abuse Story From Caylin 
I'm really worried about this. I haven't been through anything serious, but my childhood really affected who I am today. According to my family, there's …

Child Abuse Story From Blair 
Bye-Bye Dad From Blair:  My story really is not anything near what other people have put on here. But I'll share anyway. My mom was 22, …

Child Abuse Story From Amanda3 Part 2 
I submitted a story a while ago (see Child Abuse Story From Amanda3 ). I am 13 now. When I was younger, I was abused by my father who was an alcoholic. …

Child Abuse Story From Pamela 
Abuse Happens By School Teachers And Peers As Well:  I am a 35-year-old survivor of abuse, both emotionally and sexually. My sexual abuse started …

Child Abuse Story From Dory 
I'm 16. Ever since I was a child I have had to deal with emotional and physical abuse from my brothers. My older brother is the worst of them all, and …

Child Abuse Story From Ashley 
I think my story...isn't as bad as others, and because I think that, I don't like to tell it. I always feel like I'm complaining and being self-centered, …

Child Abuse Story From AlwaysAnonymous 
I can't hide this in any longer. When I was around 2, I used to self inflict myself. Then, my dad and mom started beating me. First they just told me to …

Child Abuse Story From Kyra 
A child of the 1970's - by Kyra:  I was brought into this world by deceit. My mother married my father when they were both 18 years old. They …

Child Abuse Story From Clare 
My Life:  I was born in Cambridge, England on the 2nd of April 1995. I lived in a small house there for two years with my mum and dad, and …

Child Abuse Story From Katie 
I was sexually abused as a child. I remember the first time it happened I was 4 years old and we were visiting my dad's brother, my uncle, for two days. …

Child Abuse Story From Alyssa For My Mother 
I am 12 and a girl. I do not get abused. I am about to tell my mother's story. She grew up in Oregon in the Wallamet Valley. My mom has 1 older brother, …

Child Abuse Story From Tanya 
Abuse in the Family:  My grandpa, my mom's dad sexually abused me from the age of 5 years old. My mom had me when she was very young, I think …

Child Abuse Story From Courtney  
It happened to me so many times...by my stepfather!!! It started when I was 13, and ended when I finally was pushed over the edge and I told on him at …

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Child Abuse Story From Matthew K 
Physical and Humiliating Abuse:  My friend showed me this website and said I should write to you about my trouble. I'm 12 now, but when I was …

Child Abuse Story From So Confused 
My experience of abuse seems so small compared to what so many others had to endure. It almost feels like a crime that I have been so badly effected by …

Child Abuse Story From Andrea 
I don't really remember when, but it must have been around 2 years to 4 years old. I was an angry, fighting, emotional kid growing up. I liked to lie, …

Child Abuse Story From Brandi 
What I went through was a while ago. People say it's not that bad, but its killing me inside, and it has been for a while now. I've been through both …

Child Abuse Story From Amanda7 
My Life:  When I was 6, I lived in Virginia with my dad, mom, twin brother, and two stepbrothers. My mom was a housewife. My dad was a truck …

Child Abuse Story From Jenny1 
I know that my story isn't nearly as bad as anyone else's on here, but I still am going to share... I guess it all started when my mother died when …

Child Abuse Story From Alice 
My Unhappy Life!  My mom didn't know better. She was 16 when she first had my big sister, then my big brother and then me...finally my younger …

Child Abuse Story From April 
I was born in England and moved to New York with my mom and brother Ricky when I was 5 years old. I am 13 now and have only seen my father one time since …

Child Abuse Story From Rick1 
I don't know why I am writing this right now, but what I am about to write is very hard for me to tell, but I hope it will make you understand what happened …

Child Abuse Story From Amy 
My Life:  Since I can remember, my family has been, to put it nicely, dysfunctional. My father was an alcoholic until I was twelve, and then …

Child Abuse Story From Sandy 
I was sexually abused by my oldest brother starting at the age of 7. One evening I was hanging out in his room and I sat next to him on his bed. He was …

Child Abuse Story From Chandler 
My life...it sucked:  I've never told anyone about this stuff before, except my best friend. I really hope it can help me not be so angry at …

Child Abuse Story From Jessica G 
After reading some of the other stories, I felt compelled to write my own story; for what, I am not sure. I do not have to deal with the abuse anymore, …

Child Abuse Story From Erin R 
I come from a Christian home, but have lived with a great secret my whole life. My dad has lived the secret with me. I turned 21 yesterday. I woke up hung-over …

Child Abuse Story From Julie 
I grew up in a very dysfunctional family. My father and mother were divorced when I was a baby. I don't have any memories of them together, just of my …

Child Abuse Story From Rachelle DM 
I can remember the first incident. I was 5 years of age. My mother was a teen. She abandoned me to my grandmother to raise. I was playing in the living …

Child Abuse Story From Tess 
I can't believe I'm doing this, finally. I've never told anyone about my abuse before. I have been through so much in my short life so far, I don't always …

Child Abuse story from Catherine 
I can't believe I'm writing this, but it feels like a way to get an answer. My best friend was sexually and physically abused by her uncle and his friend …

Child Abuse Story From Raven R 
Most of my childhood was spent with my mom and her constant boyfriends. We never had a place to call home, and we were moving every two to three months …

Child Abuse Story From Suzy 
Daddy's Little Girl, Suzy:  I was four. It was a beautiful morning, and my mother had just come back from Dallas. She and her new husband were …

Child Abuse Story From Jenail 
It all started when I was about 4 or 5. I always stayed with my grandmother. My mother wasn't ever really there. It all started when I was sitting in the …

Child Abuse Story From Pammy P 
I don't remember when but, I think I feared my father since I was born. From my first memories, I always remember him yelling at my mother or attacking …

Child Abuse Story From Brana 
When I was only 6 years old until I was 17...  When I was six years old, my father would come into my bedroom late at night. At first he would …

Child Abuse Story From Ashley B 
I'm 13 years old and had a very hurtful life. My mom is an angry abusive drunk and my dad is a heroine addict. I have lived with many different people …

Child Abuse Story From Courtney G 
My Life:  I was the middle child in the family. I lived with my dad in Haverhill with his girlfriend Shannon and her two kids and my big sister. …

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Child Abuse Story From Amanda K 
My story started at the age of five. It all started after my mom met my stepfather. Before then I had never been hit. The first time was when we lived …

Child Abuse Story From Calindy 
God help me please!! I'm just a child. What did I do that was so WRONG?!  God, I don't even know when the abuse started. I guess my earliest …

Child Abuse Story From Anna 
When I was 16, my mother suddenly apologized to me. We were on the way home from my therapy appointment. She told me she was sorry she never protected …

Child Abuse Story From Nina 
I was born into a very dysfunctional family. My dad was an abusive alcoholic and my mom very co-dependent. For the first five years of my life, I watched …

Child Abuse Story From Paul 
Thunder, Lightning and Rain  On so many sunny days of my youth, you took the sun away, If only the rest of the family knew the truth, that …

Child Abuse Story From Dave 
I am now 45 years old, and yet only last week I was again in therapy, this time with a different professional, receiving counselling for yet another aspect …

Child Abuse Story From Brittany L 
A girl had to go through a hard life when she turned five. Her parents got divorced and she had to take care of herself. Her dad was nowhere in the picture, …

Child Abuse Story From Patricia 
Fear is what keeps child abuse going:  I'm 62 years old. Can you imagine I've lived this long? Only by the grace of our Father God. I was …

Child Abuse Story From Nicki 
I don't really know where to start. I've been physically and sexually abused for most of my life. I don't know how old I was when it started because it's …

Child Abuse Story From Michelle1 
I thank GOD for my strength:  I am proud to say that I have broken the 'chain' of abuse that started for me when I was born. My mom met this...well, …

Child Abuse Story From Luka 
Almost Every Type of Abuse:  I can pretty much relate to a lot child abuse types. All my life I've faced one or another from time to time. …

Child Abuse Story From Diya 
Angry at my Mom for never really being there:  Most of these stories I have read have been mostly about physical and sexual abuse. I don't …

Child Abuse Story from Sheryl Ann 
My father was my UNCLE...I just found out, I have a 3/4 sister and brother...Why ¾? Our mothers were sisters. My birth mother left me with grandma, while …

Child Abuse Story From Andrew 
When I was 10, my father (who was the only one I lived with) started to sexually abuse me. He would abuse me in every way possible. The most often way …

Child Abuse Story From Jenna 
A lot has happened since I was three. I went through four years of my mother beating me for no reasons at all. One day when I was four, I went into the …

Child Abuse Story From Lory 
Emotionally Abusive Mother:  If you were on the outside looking in, you would think that my family when I was a child was perfect. We went …

Child Abuse Story From Robert P 
I'm writing this in hopes someone will read it before repeating what was done to me and realize how damaging it can be. Being born out of wedlock, I had …

Child Abuse Story From Jenah 
Abused by my dad - but I couldn't remember any of it:  At 14 years of age, I found out my dad had been abusing my little sister and me when …

Child Abuse Story From Abbey 
Up until I was 7, my family, which consisted of my mum, dad, my older sister Bree, and my older brother Jake, lived in a small house in Queensland. We …

Child Abuse Story From Richelle B 
By the time I was 23 I had had 3 kids to 3 dads, was a druggy, a drunk, and CYFS (Children & Youth Family Services) had taken my kids. I'd spent years …

Child Abuse Story From Krystal 
When I was a little girl I had a great perfect life. I lived in west Baltimore with my daddy. Until everything changed. My daddy was in a gang (Bloodz). …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed2 
I don't know what I'm doing:  I don't know why I bother suddenly. I don't even know where to start. Firstly, my whole childhood I lived in …

Child Abuse Story From Joanna K 
So what?  Right now I am 13 years old and have suffered abuse for my whole life, mostly from my mom. When I was young, she would hit me for …

Child Abuse Story From Emily 
I grew up with a violent father and a violent older sister. There is a sense of entitlement; they thought they had the right to hurt me. They minimized …

Child Abuse Story From Stephanie 
It all started when my dad left for work and never came back. He's gone and now I'm not safe. My mom started getting high and sleeping around with men. …

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Child Abuse Story From Cree 
What I been thru still affects me til this day. My mom used to work her butt off to support me and my 2 brothers, and til this day, she lives with HIV …

Child Abuse Story From Son Undone 
Mom Molded Me:  At 4, my life was confined to the walls of our house. Dad left for work, and I was awakened and brought to my parents' bedroom …

Child Abuse Story from Bianca 
The reality is that is an adult I did not realize how affected I was from the years of physical abuse I incurred as a child. I was physically abused violently …

Child Abuse Story From Jennifer 
My child abuse started when I was 3 years old, when my mom got out of prison. After she got out, she met this guy and they started dating. Soon, she got …

Sexual Abuse Story From Tina 
Before I attended Pre-School, my grandma would watch me through the day, while my parents went to work. My teenage uncles lived with her at the time and …

Child Abuse Story From Aiden 
I am 16 years old. Me and my twin brother Trey have gone through terrible abuse from our father since we were 2 years old. Our mother died when we were …

Child Abuse Story From Simply Me 
I am just me and I am very very proud of that fact. I'm a 14-year-old girl (so close to 15) who loves to read, hang out with my friends, surf the net, …

Child Abuse Story From Brian2 
The Hand of My Mother's Boyfriend:  I was abused when I was eight years of age. I was a happy child overall. My mom was a single parent and …

Child Abuse Story From Confused2 
I think I have been through sexual abuse. I am just really confused and unsure about the whole thing, though... I have an uncle, my dad's brother, who …

Child Abuse Story From Rupert Bear 
I have spent my life trying to adjust and never succeeding. The story I have to tell seems very common since I have found this site. I was sexually and …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
Physically, emotionally and sexually abused by my mum:  My mum suffers from schizophrenia, and tended to be very violent. She would hit anyone …

Child Abuse Story From Michele 
I'm the middle child. I have 2 sisters. We were all abused, mostly by my mother, but my father chipped in from time to time. My dad was in the military, …

Child Abuse Story From Pokie 
I was babysitting for my brother, while his wife was in the hospital. I was fourteen years old at the time. One night after I had gotten the kids to bed, …

Child Abuse Story From Lee 
My dad was a Korean War veteran and was shot many times, once in the forehead and out the top. My earliest memories were of him beating my mom with …

Child Abuse Story From A Girl 
I was probably 11. I have a deaf cousin who is 5 years older than me and his mother, my aunt, had a drug addiction; she is dead now. Sometimes I would …

Child Abuse Story From Brittany 
I was about 9-10 years old. My dad had gotten married with his old friend from school. When they were having problems, while my dad was at work, she would …

Child Abuse Story From Sean 
Messed:  I decided to write all this down because I have been told by my doctor he feels I need to talk about things, and I personally can't …

Child Abuse Story From Tonya Part 1 
Why can't I ever forget it?  I am 26 years old. I am just recently married and planning to start a family. With all of this in mind, I can …

Child Abuse Story From Tonya Part 2 
As a child I always felt like I did not belong in my family. I am the baby of 5 children. Although I feel like I was the rock in my mother's shoe. None …

Child Abuse Story From Jensel 
I remember when I was 11, my mom would pinch and slap me like she does now. She would almost always speak to me in a mad and irritated tone that I always …

Child Abuse Story From Wendy 
I was the youngest of five when my parents divorced. I was 3 months old when my mother started using uppers. We were soon in care as foster children. I …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed1 
From when I was very young, me and my brother were always being abused by my mother. Most of the time my brother got away, and I was abused every time. …

Child Abuse Story From Name Undisclosed 
My HORROR:  I lay in bed in a small trailer thinking about the next day at school, waiting for my mommy to get home. Man she works so hard. …

Child Abuse Story From Jessica 
I am embarrassed to tell my story. I feel so dumb by what happened over the years. My chief abuser was my best friend's dad. He started on me at a very …

Child Abuse Story From Rick 
So I am sitting here, new to counseling and wondering how the hell at 45 I still haven't begun to get on with my life. How these experiences have tainted …

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Child Abuse Story From Steve 
Child Abuse:  Me and my sister were abused by my mother severely when we were young, up until we were 21. I, as a boy would have to stay outside …

Child Abuse Story From Brittney 
I have 9 sisters and 2 brothers. My mom had been very sick with kidney disease, so we moved in with her ex. He started raping all of us, mostly me and …

Child Abuse Story From Caitie 
I'm a 14 year old girl. I think I'm being abused by my mother. I'm now a freshman in high school, and sometimes that's the only place I feel safe. I hate …

Child Abuse Story From Grace 
I'm 17 years old. I have dealt with sexual, physical, and verbal abuse; and with anorexia and cutting. But for the sake of not writing a whole "book" here …

Child Abuse Story From Tina-Lou 
My stepfather started the abuse when I was 12 years old. I am now fifty years old. He never raped me, but would grab my breasts, and in the morning, would …

Child Abuse Story From Brett 
I'm 16. I'll be 17 in two weeks. I don't have any brothers or sisters, and my mom died when she was having me. It's only been my dad and I. Every day …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
Here's to the Future - Because there's No Looking BACK!  The abuse had been going on in my family longer then I had even been around. It all …

Child Abuse Story From Jenny Part 2 
I debated on whether or not to include this part of the story, but decided it may help someone. Jim, (my step-grandfather), molested me, my sisters, …

Child Abuse Story From Jenny Part 1 
I have held these memories in for my entire life until tonight. I am 30 years old, and I'm not really sure how old I was when this happened, but I remember …

Child Abuse Story From Haleigh 
Compared to the stories I've read, mine doesn't seem bad at all. Sometimes I even think mine is normal. I had a pretty normal childhood up until I was …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
When I was 5-8 years old, my dad would hit my mum because HE THOUGHT that she had spent her money. After all the beatings, he would find out that it was …

Child Abuse Story From Laura 
I don't exactly remember when the abuse started but I do remember a mix of bad and good memories together. I was around 6 or 8 when I noticed my father …

Child Abuse Story From Joy 
I am currently in therapy and chose to finally open the lid on accepting that I was abused as a child. I am confused because currently, I feel love for …

Child Abuse Story From Chuck 
I am a fifty-year-old man who within the last couple of months in 2007 realized through the help of going to therapy that I was abused as a child. I was …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
I don't know if what I go though is abuse or just favoritism, but it hurts all the same... My mom and grandmother all choose favorites, and of course …

Child Abuse Story From Casey 
I don't like the child abuse that goes on in the world. It makes me very sad. I just can't take it any more. It's just too freaking sad to handle...I can't …

Child Abuse Story From Sue B 
I am 43 now and just dealing with the abuse. I was 8 until 13, when I finally told my mom. Before that age it's a blank. Not sure why God gave me that …

Child Abuse Story From Sarah 
My uncle  When I was 4 years old, I accidentally walked into the bathroom when my uncle was going to the toilet. I was shocked, went oops and …

Child Abuse Story From Sachia 
My old next door neighbors were very Christian. When I was around the age of 5, a bunch of us kids were playing outside with water guns. The oldest boy …

Child Abuse Story From Liz 
I am a survivor and proud of it! My father believed in hitting first, and if you were still up to it when he had finished, asking questions. He was so …

Child Abuse Story From Anon 
Greg - otherwise known as 'Dad'  It was always my mom and me when I was growing up. I didn't know my dad, he wasn't around. My mom had told …

Child Abuse Story From A 
The first time I remember being abused I was 4 years old. My dad took me on a fishing trip for my birthday. I was turning 5 the next day. He backed his …

Child Abuse Story From Mary 
Pierce conjures up a myriad of triggers for me. It landed me in the Hospital for two long weeks after the molestation ended back in 1992, and it was mortifying. …

Child Abuse Story From Bria 
I am 13 years old and my grandma that adopted me is now physically abusing me. I am ready to leave, as in runaway or kill myself. Possibly, my auntie is …

Child Abuse Story From Jodie 
When I was a little girl, around about 6 years old, something unforgettable began to happen. It was to be the start of a long journey through Post Traumatic …

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Child Abuse Story From Abi 
My life of abuse:  I don't remember my mother hugging me, kissing me, or even drying a tear from my eyes when I was younger. I don't even think …

Child Abuse Story From Donna 
I was one of six kids growing up in Indiana in the '70s and early '80s. My parents were extremely devout Missouri Synod Lutherans and were convinced that …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
I was about six years old when this happened. My mom had this boyfriend named *****. He was usually really nice to me, and I loved him very much. My father …

Child Abuse Story From Nikki 
My Abuse:  I think my abuse started when I was 13 while camping. It may have started sooner, but I don't remember anything before that. I slept …

Child Abuse Story From Spades 
The Story of my Life:  I know what it feels like to be put down, yelled at, called names, raped, scared, and humiliated. I'm sixteen, and a …

Child Abuse Story From Candace 
My dad has always been a great guy, except that once, when I was 14 or so, I think he sexually abused me. I'm not sure. It's hard to tell. On about 3 occasions …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
I have been sexually abused for 15 years now, and it just stopped. I'm almost 17. I don't trust anyone. The sad part is that the people who sexually abused …

Child Abuse Story From Loren 
Where was god?  I've been a victim since birth. My mother left me when I was born. I was born a drug-addicted child. I was adopted 4 weeks …

Child Abuse Story From Michelle 
I was 15 years old when my dad raped me, but the abuse started long before then, I just hadn't realized it. My earliest recollection is from when I was …

Child Abuse Story From Nyla 
When I was growing up, I was never shown how to take a bath or wash my hair, and I would wear the same clothes to school everyday that I wore to bed the …

Child Abuse Story From Amanda 
It all began when I was six years old. My stepdad came home from work and he was in one of his "moods". He took it out on me. We got into an argument. …

Child Abuse Story From Paulette 
I have kept this story "under wraps" for many years. But I have finally realized that I need to bring closure to what happened to me. It has affected my …

Child Abuse Story From Amanda 
My Memories:  I am now 24 and probably realized for the first time that my childhood was different when I looked back to the earliest memory …

Child Abuse Story From Tim 
The Personal Effects of Childhood Abuse Upon Adulthood:  My childhood was taken away because of abuse. My natural father sexually abused me. …

Child Abuse Story from Dan Part 1 
I am 57-year-old male. I was physically abused through spankings. It was how I was spanked and the penance afterward that made it abusive. I was always …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
It's the present and the past:  I don't know if you can consider this child abuse but this is happening is the present. I am fourteen. I have …

Child Abuse Story From Dan Part 3 
My abuse took place over 30 years ago. This time I was 17 years old, a junior in high school. (See Part 1 and Part 2 of Dan's child abuse stories on …

Child Abuse Story From Linda 
I am a fifty-one year-old woman who has been abused for fifty years. I grew up with a bipolar and drug addicted mother and an alcoholic father. I had ten …

Child Abuse Story From Savannah 
Sad to say, I have been a victim of child abuse. I have been physically and sexually abused by my stepdad. It all started when I was around 7 years old. …

Child Abuse Story From Cassie 
I was abused from long as I can remember as a child. My father was always a violent raging alcoholic, yet never actually hit me. That all changed when …

Child Abuse Story From Ashley 
When I was 9 or 10 and up until around 12, my mom made it a point of walking into the bathroom every day that I showered. We had the type of shower with …

Child Abuse Story From BJ 
It was early Monday morning, and I was getting ready for school. I was already a little late, and my mother was screaming to hurry up. I told her I was …

Child Abuse Story From Kristy 
The fear never stops:  From the time I was 5, I suffered at the hands of my physically abusive father, and until I was 14, I had to deal with …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
I don't really know if I have been physically abused, but it seems like it is the case. I was born in England. I have one brother who is about 2 1/2 years …

Child Abuse Story From Onion 
I feel so sad reading some of these stories of people saying their abuse wasn't that bad, or questioning whether it was abuse or not (I understand though …

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Child Abuse Story From El 
I thought a daddy was there to protect you and to keep you safe. Unlike mine. I was molested by my daddy for 5 to 6 years. Mommy knew, but was told that …

Child Abuse Story From Kelsey 
I remember being 9 or 10 and taking a shower with my dad and he washed my body all over. I remember staring at his penis, thinking how big it was. I didn't …

Child Abuse Story From Macee 
My parents weren't really in love when they married. My dad had gotten my mom pregnant with my older brother, so they decided they needed to be a family. …

Child Abuse Story From Dayna 
Sexual Abuse by Dad: I was sexually abuse by my dad. I am glad to know that I am not alone in the world that has been abused. I got abused when …

Child Abuse Story From Phylicia 
The pain nobody can see:  I'm 16 now, and I feel like I should share my life story with others to show they are not alone. When I was a baby, …

Child Abuse Story From KatieLynne 
Hit Me More:  I came home from school, and my mom was already in a bad mood. I wanted to go into my room without talking to anyone. She said …

Child Abuse Story From Ros 
Victim of Abuse:  Born one of two set of twins, my brothers are 15 months older then us. It all started at a very young age. I was the smallest …

Child Abuse Story From Natalya 
I am broken apart inside. I always felt that what my mother did to me was cruel and way out of proportion. My mother would get very mad at me. She always …

Child Abuse Story From Harriet  
I'm 26 years old now. I was adopted when I was a baby, but didn't realize this until I was about 11 years old. I have 2 other siblings who were adopted …

Child Abuse Story From Jozey 
My mom was having unprotected sex with my dad for 2 years. She was a drug dealer and my dad was always in and out of jail. Finally, after those 2 years, …

Child Abuse Story From Valerie 
I grew up in child abuse. It started when I was in elementary school. I was in head-start at 5 years old. Yes! I can remember this day because it changed …

Child Abuse Story From Munch 
As far back as I can remember, my father sexually abused me. I think it started when I was around 4 years old. Most nights, he would come to where I slept. …

Child Abuse Story From Flower In The Attic 
I was raised by a single parent who was insane. She was very educated and bright, but demented. Her parents gave her lots of money, and she kept me out …

Child Abuse Story From Jon 
My mother has health problems and would get into many fights with my father. She wasn't even close to being strong enough to defend herself, and when he …

Child Abuse Story From Elisha 
My past is pretty faded so I don't remember much at all, but I do know that I was sexually abused by my babysitter. Not only was I abuse, but my sister …

Child Abuse Story From Anon 
I was seven years old. It must have been around Christmastime, or some form of holidays, because my dad's mother, his sister and her son (my cousin) were …

Child Abuse Story From Anonymous 
My story isn't half as bad as other ones on here. I don't know where to start...I guess I've been abused since I was really young. I just didn't realize …

Abuse Stories 2007 
I haven't found an abuse story like mine yet. I was physically, emotionally, and mentally abused by my brother, emotionally and mentally by my mother. …

Child Abuse Story From Satwinder 
it started from childhood where i was not allow to out not mix with youngs girl controlled by parent it so hard when sikh people think they can abuse children …

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Danielle
Indiana, USA

I am so glad that someone is making this cause well known and hoping to help these abused people. I really enjoyed reading the survivors stories even though it was really sad it was also very inspiring. It inspired me to help out and report any abuse that I see. I worked at a daycare and I saw some bruises on a little girl and they were not like oh I fell kind of bruises they were bruises from someones fist. I reported it and she was taken out of that home and now she is in a loving family that loves her. I found a song that relates to child abuse and it is concrete angel by Martina Mcbride if you wanted to add music to your blog. I just want to say thank you for making this blog and that your really are making a difference by informing us on child abuse and a lot more abuse thats out there. God bless


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Michelle
Missouri, USA

I am so opened up about what happened to me, to see I am not alone with my pain, anxiety, anger, rage, wanting to heal that there are others out there that maybe we all can help and get some help from each other. I really want to thank you Darlene for having the strength to let others know what happened to you so they would open up too. GOD BLESS YOU and everyone who has spoken the secret to let it flow out and into GOD'S hands.


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Joyce
Washington, USA

I am doing a project on child abuse for school and I learned a lot from this site.


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Christine
California, USA

Thank you so much for creating this website. I came across it recently when I was researching child abuse. It helped me a lot when it came to looking at the victim's point of view. I hope your book goes well and helps to fight against child abuse...

Thanks again!


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Mutina
Chicago, USA

I'm really glad people are willing to share their stories because it helps people who are scared to come out in the open. I'm doing a project and this really helps.


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Kennesaw
Georgia, USA

A note on Darlene. When you start something like this and you're a believer and survivor, things get pretty crazy quickly. Some of us just naturally write and speak better than others. Please know that Darlene wants very much to make comments about all comments made here. I don't know her, but know it's true. We will never stamp out child abuse, but once you start to try, it becomes your life. I speak, I write, I make very little money, but I make a difference. If you struggle every day with your past. Write it down, no matter how badly you write, drag it from your soul. Every time you do this you dispel some of the power it holds on you. Even if you burn it the next day you'll feel better. Know this, if you want to stop child abuse you must heal yourself enough to fight the fight. That in itself should give you the incentive to become the adult you were meant to be, before someone cheated you out of it.


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Melissa
New York, USA

I tripped upon this site and can say that it relieves me to know that such a site exists. I have endured horrifying abuse myself and find it very motivating to share my story here. Thank you so much for letting us be heard.


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Maurice
Ireland

Darlene:

You think of everything that matters to the visitor to your site that builds up a trust that telling one's story is confidential between you and your visitors who empathise with all forms of abuse suffered. The comments are from the heart, ever so naturally shared back to the teller of the story. I feel so safe at sharing my story and my comments because of your understanding and love for each one. Your stewardship of the site is consoling and noticeably acknowledged as coming from a very caring/loving woman. Your own story gives me great hope in your site being a stepping stone for the abused to move up the ladder of their own life while letting go of the ladder of those who abused them. Thank you.


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Simone
New Zealand

Some people think it's ok to do child abuse but it's not. To them they think it's a game. Do you really think that having a child is worth it when you're just going to abuse them just because you're the parent of the child and that you brought them into this world? It doesn't make it ok for you to abuse the children just because you're in a bad mood or if the kid has made you mad and aggressive or something like that.

So if you're in child abuse, don't keep it a secret. Tell someone.


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Jacky
New York, USA

I'm doing a report on child abuse, so this helps. Thanks. ;] Very sad stuff. Makes me thankful for what I have.


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Jessica
Illinois, USA

This is 1 emotional site. The stories that I read were sad stories. Now I know not 2 complain about the little things I always complain about because some people have way more 2 complain about.


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Chanelle
London, England

Dear Darlene,

I posted my feelings on your site, regarding the emotional as well as physical abuse that I have endured through out my almost twenty one years. I liked your site, because it was informative, helpful, authentic and realistic. Most of all, it has a broad range of areas.

You seem like you are the kind of person that is vibrant and has a warm and intuitive presence. May G-d bless you and bestow you with healing and the continued ability to heal others. May G-d heal all those and comfort and wipe away the visible and invisible pain of any adult, child or infant enduring any kind of pain.

Take care.