child abuse story from Olivia page was created May 13, 2007 and was originally
posted on May 4, 2007 as story #111.
is from Baltimore, Maryland, USA
following child abuse story from Olivia depicts physical and emotional abuse.
The child abuse effects on Olivia: dissociative identity disorder, self-harm, Olivia is currently in therapy
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My story is long and hurtful. I will try to give you the short version.
I can't remember a time when I wasn't being abused. My mother was on drugs, and couldn't take care of me. There is more going on behind that, but I can't get into that right now. I was taken away from my biological mother and put into kinship care, a version of foster care. I moved with my uncle and aunt. I call them my mom and dad because I was so little, no one ever explained to me what was going on.
By the time I was 3, my mom got a job at night and my dad started watching me at night. Well, he would give me my baths and he started watching me, touching me and kissing me. It just kept getting worst the older I got. By the time I was about 6, he started penetrating me. This lasted until I was about 14. But in the midst of that, my mom was verbally, physically, and emotionally abusing me. At some point, I just couldn't take it anymore, so I ran away.
There is so much more to my story, but it's just too much for me right now. I am currently in therapy. I have DID (Dissociative Identity Disorder) and I self-injure. I wish I could change things. I wish things were different. I'm sorry . . . I have to stop now.
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Child abuse story from Olivia was re-formatted June 6, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life