Child Abuse Stories

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If you're looking for child abuse stories to help you deal with your own personal experience of abuse, or you want to share your own story so you can finally open up about what happened to you in a way that you won't be judged, you've certainly come to the right place.

I've published many thousands of stories from contributors all over the world. If you want to also share, these are my 5 promises to you:

  1. This is a safe haven for survivors.
  2. This is a place where survivors can disclose what happened to them as children.
  3. This is a place where survivors will be believed.
  4. This is a place where survivors will not be judge for what they endured.
  5. This is a place where comments are supportive and encouraging.

There are so many of us survivors with stories to share. Yes, I am one of them. It was my own experience that drove me to create this site, because there was no place to turn when I was a child, and I really needed to turn to...someone. Someone who would believe me. Scars To Stars® is the program that resulted.

If you are or have been...

»  a child abuse survivor...

»  the victim of:

  • emotional child abuse
  • physical child abuse
  • child neglect
  • sexual child abuse

»  forced to "keep the secret"...

»  told that the abuse you suffered through "didn't happen' or "wasn't that bad"...

I'd love to hear from you.


If you want to be among the people who have courageously shared their stories, the process is easy and offers notification options when someone comments on your published story.

You too can join the thousands of story writers who have given voice to their suffering; suffering that in many cases has helped them make the shift from Scars To Stars®

How sharing can help others:

I am willing to make any part of my life public, if it will help others.

Lucy Larcom - American Poet

Danielle From 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

Mutina From 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.

Jacky From 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.

Chanelle From 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.

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I Self Medicate 
When I was 3 we left Illinois for Arizona. The day we left my grandfather had a heart attack and died. I have one uncomfortable grainy memory of him. I …

Ongoing Abuse 
I'm 15/16. I am still getting abused physically, mentally and verbally by my family especially my mother. I don't understand what to do to overcome this. …

Still Get Flashbacks 
When I was seven and a half my father started to abuse me. It took the form of kissing and oral sex. Later on he introduced me to five elderly aged men …

A Broken Heart 
Where do I start? It all started at- well, I don't even really remember the age exactly, I just know it was before the age of just 5 years old. Can you …

Journey of Pain 
I will start by telling you how I became aware of my trauma. It started with a friend always speaking of how wonderful a book was. I was wondering why …

Tortured With Pain 
I was in first grade and about 6 years old. I used to go out for playing and once I went out with a guy who lived at the end of our street. He came closer …

Feel Extreme Guilt 
I had been repressing the guilt of playing sexual games and forcing my cousin brother to tongue kissing with me. I am 24 now but keep remembering the same …

Not To Blame 
I was in my 10th standard and like every girl, I was very conscious of the weight problem. I used to go to my Music tuitions in the evening, and once I …

Bad Dreams Surfacing 
I am having a dream about my abusive stepfather where he wants my brother and me to change his soiled diaper. He started abusing me at the age of three …

A Black Hole 
It started when I was around 13. I didn't have my mom growing up so I was always angry. Always fighting and getting into trouble. When my uncle came home …

Ashamed and Embarrassed 
My name is Sky. I'm a 41-year-old woman with 4 children and recently divorced. Last week my aunt died and it was her funeral this past Saturday. A lot …

Letting It Out 
I'm 25 years old. My sexual abuse started at the age of 4 and continued til the age of 11. My abuser is someone I would've thought I could look up to as …

Birth Gender Rejected 
I was the third daughter of a very misogynist father whom on my birth said I should be a boy. After that all I know is that I was having short boy haircuts. …

Not Silent Anymore 
In a close family, everyone loves everyone. Nobody would have thought true horrors were happening behind closed doors. I was about five years old when …

Mother Chose Abuser 
In 1977 living in Florida, my abuser was my mother's second husband. She married him after only knowing him for two weeks. I was ten years old and was …

Son Needs Help 
I previously submitted my own story but this concerns my son. Although in his 30's now, my son suffered mental and physical abuse at the hands of his father …

Feel Guilty Now 
My name is Pamela T. I was adopted as an infant, into a home of one older brother. Shortly after adoption, my parents had another child, my sister. At …

The Molested Forgotten 
As a third grader, a fourth grader, a fifth grader, and finally, a sixth grader, I was abused. If you had known me back then, you would have never guessed. …

Stalker Father 
My father and mother had divorced when I was 7, and I knew that my father was an extremely manipulative and abusive man. My mom always told me that he …

Justice Was Done 
I've always said to myself I could write a book about my life. I don't want anyone to class me as a victim. Yes I was, but am a strong lady now. This is …

Groomed For Others  
My story starts when I was around 3, the first day I had met the man that would change my life. We met him at a restaurant, something silly cheap but nice. …

Afraid I'm Him 
So today I was in an argument with my aunt, uncle, and mom. Yep, I soloed three adults. But anyway, we were arguing about knocking on the door before coming …

I Wasn't Believed 
I was molested by my "stepfather" when I was about 11 it went on till I was 14. My mom was never home during the events but my three brothers have been, …

Died That Night 
I was five years old the first time my own father scared me away. I remember that he closed the door to what would be the room I shared with my sister …

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Mom Don't Care 
When I was five I was molested by my cousin and my brother. I didn't know anything about sex, and I was brainwashed. The first person that touch me …

Beaten By Cousin 
G--- was 17, I was 6. My mother worked day and night to keep up our income, taxes, food, and whatnot, since we didn't have a father to help with it. When …

Still Touchy Subject 
Hello. My name is Rachel. I was born in Mesa, Arizona. I was sexually abused at the age of 5. This is my story. I was in kindergarten; my teacher was …

Got Proper Abused 
I was landed into the Mercy Convent Moate Ireland. Where the pain and suffering went on in silence from the age of 6, when I started rocking and 'cause …

Mother Chose Boyfriend 
I was the youngest in our siblings. I always felt loved all the time by the people around me. I had great elementary days. Had lots of friends. Always …

Never Told Anyone 
Like many others I was molested as a child. When I was around 7-10 years old I was molested by my uncle and older cousin brother. I had blocked them out …

Betrayed By Mother 
Hi my name is Amber. I am a mother of three and married for nine years. Now here is my story. I was five when an officer's son of my father's navy had …

Deaf Without Support 
I am a hard-of-hearing-partly-deaf young woman whom suffered all my years from many different kinds of abuse. My mother and my siblings' father physically …

No Longer Hiding 
I think it is time for me to stop hiding from my past, to show those who criticize me for who I'm and how I'm never the person I was before this nightmare. …

Kicked Slapped Denigrated 
I live in the UK and was born in '73. My mother was an alcoholic, and my sister and I were taken into care. We lived in children's homes and foster placements …

Victory in Progress? 
Where do I even begin? I've given my testimony several times at recovery meetings but a couple of issues have surfaced that virtually guarantee NO good, …

Stepfather Never Punished 
I have never really shared this story. My parents were drug addicts most of my childhood. My stepfather was abusive and molested me. I was always the outcast …

Disgusting Childhood Nightmare  
I was sexually abused by my dad when I was 11 all the way until I was 15. He used to come into my bedroom at night to put my dirty underwear on and he …

Journey Through Shadows 
My abuse started when I was 3, in foster care. I was molested by my foster brother when I was five. I thought the abuse was over but it went from sexual …

Diagnosed With PTSD 
I was fourteen when I met R---. She and my dad had been dating for about a month by then. She bought me a necklace, she seemed nice. I told my dad I liked …

Understand Me Please 
I am still a minor and have been abused by my dad. It's been like this for many years and I still remember every moment. I've been choked, kicked, hit, …

Father Denies Everything 
I was sexually abused from around age 2 until I was 17. My father was the abuser and threatened to drown me if I told anyone. I dissociated and was unaware …

Help Your Child 
I am 16 and I was taken away from my parents when I was only 3 months. I was in foster home for 7 years and I didn't know what it was like to have memories …

I Blame Myself 
I don't know where to begin. My mother would claim I was a happy child with a good childhood. She would be lying. My entire life I have been abused in …

Favoritism Runs Rampant 
I don't remember a lot of my childhood probably because I choose to forget it. My earliest memory is playing a game at an arcade with an older man. It …

It Started Slowly 
Through the years with help of counseling I answered a lot of my own questions myself. My biggest issue is my need to tell. My reasons for not telling …

Despite Everything 
I was abandoned by my biological parents before I'd even spoken a word. My bio mother had carried me and given birth to me because she felt she couldn't …

Pieces of Dysfunction 
I am 47 years old, a British Indian gent. From age of first memory petrified of my father. He is a narcissist. He has always exploded for trivial things. …

My Father Served 
Hi Darlene: I have just turned 18 and about to join the army. Anything to get away from home, and while that is one reason, it is not the only reason I'm …

Ashamed of Me 
I was severely abused as a toddler. Both of my parents received 7 years for charges including rape and attempted murder. In 1970, it was very hard to get …

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Extent of Abuse 
I am a 25 yr old pregnant married woman. And when I look back in time I get chills. Though currently I am happily married, my abusive father doesn't stop …

Took My Innocence 
I was raised very strict. I was blessed with two wonderful parents. I was born in 1970 the youngest out of 4 children. In the late 70s my father was diagnosed …

Living in Hell 
This has always been hard for me to discuss...I've never once felt safe growing up in the "projects" of Las Vegas. My mother was a meth head. As a child …

Ongoing Childhood Trauma 
They say forgive and you will forget. I have forgiven but never forgot. Every day I'm reminded, the years of being molested by my best friend's dad at …

Helpless and Scared 
I really wanted to write a story about how I was forced into sexual things. So here it is. When I was 7 years old and my brother was 10, he used to kiss …

Twisted Love 
I thought it was how. Because it was all my experience. Children belong to their mom and mom is god. I thought I had a very happy and healthy childhood, …

Starting to Recover 
Hi, my name is Leah and I just turned 15 not too long ago. My father sexually abused me from the time I was born until I was 6. I blocked out most of the …

Verbal Daggers 
I knew there was something wrong when I was growing up but I couldn't figure it out until a few months ago. All these years I have been blaming myself …

The Last Beating 
My mother married 9 times, and out of the nine, only one of them sexually, physically, emotionally and spiritually assaulted me. However, 4 of them had …

Why Why Why 
The question I cry and ask to my self is "WHY ME?" Why did my mother choose drugs over her baby girl? Why did those case workers pick a horrible foster …

Still Breaking Down 
I was 7 years old spending the weekend with my father. It was 2007. Believe me, I was a daddy's girl. He owned a big part of my heart. But that one night …

People Don't Believe 
I am a child abused ,and a child sexually abused, a survivor. All my life I was blackmailed into not saying anything about my brother and sisters abusing …

Stepfathers Lasting Abuse 
I, like many others on here, have no idea where to start. I'm 28 with four children of my own who I have vowed to protect with my life. I don't remember …

Born With Disability 
I am a 14-year-old boy born In California, during the year of 2002, who has experienced physical and emotional abuse from my parents. I was born with a …

Bad to Worse 
WARNING: DISTURBING MATERIAL DISCLOSED - I remember at 6yo waking up to my 7yo cousin being raped by my dad. I remember a couple days later asking her …

Hear My Cry! 
Do you hear my cry: I know there are other girls and boys out there that have been thru what I have been thru and I want them to know that they …

Happiness to Downhill 
I was 6 when I was molested, and ages 13 - 19 years old I was abused - physically, mentally, and emotionally. I moved in with my best friend's family, …

Nineteen And Addicted 
Just recently turned 19. Throughout my whole pre-teen life I've been addicted to porn and masturbation. I hardly ever have sex due to the embarrassment …

Predatory Stepfather 
I've tried writing out my story multiple times, all of which have failed, so I hope this one ends up being posted. I don't know where to begin. I feel …

Swept Under Rug 
Well it started when I was very young 2-3 years old. I can't remember how it started but I remember some stuff that did happen. My uncle was around 15 …

Creep For Uncle 
It was decades ago but I still remember it. My mother's elder sister married a man I'll call George (not his real name). From the ages of three to 13 I …

Abused and Bullied 
I was only 13. People at school were nice to me. Except one person. She would taunt me, say that I was worthless, scream in the hallways, "KATHRYNE CUTS, …

Plagued With Memories 
I honestly don't remember much of my childhood. I was so deep in depression that it's all a blur. I do remember some things and the things I remember make …

Struggling With PTSD 
Still struggling with my PTSD from the abuse: I was a teen when all of it happened; my brother and his friends sexually abused me. My parents didn't …

Groomed By Uncle 
My abuse started with an uncle who was always a really cool guy. He would always hang out with us kids and buy us things and was always interested in what …

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Still Ask Why 
My name is Kodie, and this is the story of how I became who I am today. Everyone goes through something traumatic in their life; some more than others. …

When Family Hates 
Since I can remember at 3 years of age I have been physically and emotionally abused. I am 55 now and it has not stopped. There was sexual and physical …

All Came Back 
I am a male 39. As a male I tend to look at porn occasionally. I found out Tumblr has tons of blogged and or reblogged porn new, old, made just for blogs …

Neverending Sexual Abuse 
Sexual abuse is one hell of an epidemic A learned behavior that some victims mimic And although others don’t act out in that way Side effects are there …

Women Perpetrate Too 
I'm a 37-year-old woman. As an adolescent, I was emotionally and sexually abused by a female teacher/coach 13 years older than me, whom I’ll call ‘Gene’. …

Adoptive Sickos 
I had a mom (birth giver) for about a year I think, not sure how old I was when I was taken from her. It is my understanding that I was adopted twice before …

Discipline Or Mistreatment 
Right now I am a teenager but when I was younger like two-three years old, my mom used to say she was disciplining me she used to leave me bruises as she …

Going Mad in China 
I am a short Chinese boy and I am afraid of my parents. They are very strict with me. When I studied in primary school,I did badly in my studies. I often …

Abused For Weight 
I struggle with my body image even though I'm only thirteen. I see the girls at school with their thin legs and flat stomachs and I wonder, why can't I …

Scars From Abuse 
I was born in Seoul, South Korea. At the age of four I was adopted by my Caucasian parents. Someone cared enough to take me out of the situation I was …

You Looked Away 
St Genevieve You Looked Away: It all began for me as a child attending confessionals at my local parish church. Bear with me as this branch has …

Reliving Memories 
I wasn't abused as a child, but as of late I keep reliving memories of the violence I witnessed between my parents and siblings to the point where I am …

Want Some Answers 
I'm not really sure how to say this but I'll give it a shot. When I was seven a family member molested me during a family holiday. He was seventeen and …

Punished For Being Abused 
I was born in Jamaica from a small dysfunctional family. At a very early age of around 8 to 9 my mother sent me to give a plate of food to a child molester. …

Not Believed 
I want to tell my story...and many will not believe me...like no one ever did when I told it in the first place. I am looking for someone to talk to …

Happy With Fosters 
2003 was a big year for me, being the first year of my life, the year my mom died, the year I had to live with her. The abuse started when I was four. …

Men Scare Me 
Being sexually abused threw out my my life (so I think): My mother had just divorced my dad and found a man that she was deeply in love with. This …

Too Scared 
My parents call me failure. A big mistake. Stupid. Ugly. Idiotic. An evil spirit sent to harm the family. A piece of garbage. Worthless. They also physically …

Cancer Took Mom 
I'm 13 years and my mom died when I was five. Back then my dad loved me but ever since our mom died he has abused us, but he no longer does. So me and …

Abuse in Question  
I struggle with my body image even though I'm only thirteen. I see the girls at school with their thin legs and flat stomachs and I wonder, why can't I …

Multiple Family Abusers 
As a child, I think I had a sign embedded on my forehead "Abuse me" because I seemed to be a magnet for abusers. My abusers were members of my family, …

Still Comes Back 
I'm now forty but the fact I was abused in every way for almost half of my life still comes back. I thought I had dealt with it, clearly I haven't. Starts …

Homeschooled Stepmother Nightmare 
My name is Samantha. I'm 16 years old almost 17. I'm still living my nightmare. My mom died when I was 3 of colon cancer and my dad was left to raise …

My Husband Abused Daughter 
My 8 years old daughter just told me that my husband kissed her on her mouth and asked her to grabbed his part. She said that he was asking her if she …

Father Still Abusive 
I am typing this in hopes to maybe make me feel more better. I am emotionally and was physically abused by my father. When I was young, my mother and father …

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Not Me My Brother  
My little brother went through tons of verbal abuse. And also physical. He was hit, slapped, pushed around, and beaten and also endured yelling and screaming …

Singled Out by Parents 
Right now I am a 15 year old girl, the second child out of 4 children in my family. I have been treated very badly verbally from my parents for the past …

Innocence Taken 
My abuse started at 4 yrs old with abandonment issues from our birth parents right into sexual abuse from an uncle that went on for 6 years every weekend …

Told It Was Normal 
Time and time again, I have tried to share my story but I have never known how to start. However I've realised over the last year that it does not matter …

Witnessing Abuse of Brothers 
I was 3 or 4 years old. Mom was fixing a supper of fried potatoes and sausage at the wood stove. Supper was almost ready. Dad came inside asking, "who …

Will Never Recover 
I am 13 years old. My brother who is 8 years my senior used to sexually abuse me. I do not know exactly when it began or when it stopped but I do remember …

Coping is Hard  
At the age of three my mother married my step-father At first I thought it was nice because my siblings and I had a father figure. it wasn't very long …

Violent Mother 
I was in fourth grade when it started. At first is was only a hard smack on the bottom enough to leave welts. After that it progressed and be came more …

Started as a Toddler 
It all started when I was two or three well my earliest memories anyway. My father would come into my room and sexually touch me and rape me in my private …

Felt Rejected and Isolated 
My abuse does pale in comparison to others but writing it anyway. Mine is sexual, verbal, emotional, and physical. At around 2 years of age we lived …

Coping is Difficult 
Before I was born my older sister was taken into care when she was 18 months old. My Dad went to prison accused of causing her to have multiple broken …

Can't Stop Remembering 
When I was a kid I was sexually abused. I was very small; pre-memory-forming small - at least when it started. I can't fully remember who did it and …

Violent Upbringing  
I was born to a low income family. My dad was a part time iron worker part time drug dealer. Eventually my dad stepped his hustle game up and moved me …

Mother Not Trustworthy 
When I was 5 my life changed altogether. On Christmas day I was so excited to open my presents and have dinner with my family, but it didn’t turn out how …

Wanting to Heal 
I don't really talk about this to anyone about what happened to me as a child. Now I am an adult and I feel I never got to heal from my past experiences. …

Abused Just Once 
I'm 21 and diagnosed with BPD (bi polar disorder). I've been receiving mental health help since I was 14. I've even been in-patient at 15 because I tried …

Flashbacks of Sexual Abuse 
I'm 15, and I've always have had flashbacks of me being sexually abused. I got sexually abused when I was around 6. It happened in Mexico. I remember him …

Tired From It All 
Last year in July, my counselor asked me about my childhood. And I revealed how violent my dad was... I knew what he did was violent, but all my life I …

I'm An Offender 
So, ive wrote on here b4, under a dif name... and I had oral sex with her autistic son in our house, she still doesn't know. then my wife told me its either …

Abused By Mum's Boyfriend  
When I was younger my mum met this man and he started sexually abusing me when I was 6. This happen every day of my life till I was 8. He used to shout …

Letting It All Out 
2ND GRAD I walk from school to home and my father would say come downstairs and look at something so I would. And my father was a mean person, what else …

Three Strikes You're Out 
March 10th, 2000 was a wonderful day to some, and to others, it was just another day. However, this day to me literally made me who I am. I was born …

My Child Victimized 
Once a victim of abuse...now the mother of possible victim by the same abuser: First, I'll give a brief story of my personal experience as a child, …

No Love In Sight 
My older Brother S always tried to touch me from as young as I can remember. One night, my uncle picked me up out of bed, touched me, and passed me to …

So Very Troubled 
ive been on here before, and any normal person would have listened to the advice. problem # 1 im a alcoholic... I wake up to not wanting to drink, but …

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Lost in Lust and Abuse 
The first time I can remember being touched inappropriately was by my mom when I was 4 maybe. It was only one time but it has stained me. There was also …

Neighbour Abused Me 
I don't know whats wrong with me. When I was 6 or 7 years old, I was sexually abused by our neighbour, an elderly man in his 60's or 70's. However, I somehow …

Constant Child Abuse 
Child abuse, a constant in my life from when i do and when i cant remember. The first memory was when i lived in a christian foster home, every night their …

Things Turned Bad 
Well when I was three I thought life couldn't be better but then things started turning bad. My dad was obsessed with video games and he started drinking …

Changed Historical Abuse Law 
How perseverance can pay off in fight for justice. It enabled me to no longer feel that it was MY fault. I was 'taken'by social services in 1972, ran …

Playing Chicken 
I started crying shortly after entering this site. Something that is quite unusual for me. I read, reread, and then re-reread before deciding to post my …

Told in Diary 
I was born in a province,We are six siblings and I am third from the eldest. When i was five or mybe much younger of that age, Ive know that my father …

My Life of Scars 
I'm only 15, I'm young, I don't know better. I am a good student, an only child. My mother is abusive. Whenever I do something bad she disciplines me and …

Told Lies By Mum 
I think my story is different from the norm. My mother was over protective of me. I was constantly at the doctors for one ailment or another and had to …

Called Terrible Names 
I been mentally and verbally abused growing up. I was called flicked, deformed and much more. I was even choked by my granddad just because my grandma …

About My Dad 
most mornings and nights (especially on weekends) I would see my mam have to suffer, she would be punched and kicked to the ground. I would have to get …

Does It End 
drug addict dad/dealer saw burnt body blow out car was someone who came 2 kill us (age 6/7) sexually abuse at 6-7 (took someone with me coz i was scared …

Mother Isolated Me 
I remember my mother and father both said they didn't want to have anything to do with me. It was so bad I can remember the first words I said. One of …

Abused by Three Men 
I was molested between the age of 3-10, several times by three different people. I'm 24 years old, but It still haunts me. Every time I go through some …

All 6 Abused 
I was born into a family with four sisters and one brother which was very hard to think about because nothing was ever easy for any of us while living …

All Too Familiar 
I was pleased at first to find this page, and comforted by the realisation that I am far from alone, but after reading the posts I was sickened, and aware …

Diapered By Misguided Mother 
Gonna try and get some bad memories off my chest. I suffer from from very emotional times at the hands of my mother who to most people appeared to be a …

Beaten By Mother 
When I was a child, my mother used to beat me. She put my head through a wall one time and I suffered beating after beating from her until I was the age …

I Didnt Intervene 
Today I went to the mall, and as I was leaving when it was closing, I saw this couple with 4 kids walking. I think they are the parents of the 4 kids. …

Archived Child Abuse Stories by Visitors 2014 
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 …

Archived Child Abuse Stories by Visitors 4th Quarter 2013 
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 …

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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I don't even know where to begin. My parents got a divorce when I was 5 years old. I was left with my mom and it was very hard because me and my dad were …

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Numbness:  I once heard from family members that my grandmother told my father not to whip her so much. Well, my story started back at 3rd …

Archived Child Abuse Stories by Visitors 4th Quarter 2010 
I'm 21 now, and my life cant seem to get any worse. When i was younger, from 5-10 years old i was being sexually abused by my brother on weekdays and by …

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I grew up in what most people would consider to be an "ideal" family environment. Two parents living in the home; I am the middle of three children. Financially …

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I was 13 and it was right before Christmas. The abuse lasted for two days. I stayed home from school because I hadn't wanted to go. I wanted to stay home …

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Frightened in Florida:  I have lived in fear practically my entire life. the farthest I can remember is when i was about four when my dad would …

Archived Child Abuse Stories by Visitors 2009 
As I continue to think about things, I realize that at this point, I am struggling with everything that's happened and the effects. And I have no friends …

Archived Child Abuse Stories by Visitors 2008 
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 …

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. …

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