child abuse story from Tina page was created April 27, 2007 and was originally
posted on March 30, 2007 as story #100.
is from Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA
following child abuse story from Tina depicts physical abuse, emotional abuse
and child neglect.
The child abuse effects on Tina: low self-esteem, the envious question, what Tina calls jealousy, of why her mother loved her sisters but not her and her twin, lack of memory of actual abuse but memories of physical injuries are intact, Tina's family denies abuse and has disowned her for speaking out
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Hi - I have
read almost all the stories on this site. So many of the feelings expressed are
so familiar to me.
I am the
oldest daughter of four - one being my twin. I don't remember a time when my
mother acted as if she even cared if I lived or died. Not only did she allow my
alcoholic father to beat my twin sister and me, she also neglected just the two
of us. We were her personal slaves - cleaning and taking care of the younger
she said to us - we were horrible children, useless. She told me I was the ugliest
human being she had ever seen. It goes on and on, while my little sisters were
perfect. I am glad they weren't abused, but at the same time, there is still
this jealousy - why did she love them and not me or my twin? Her emotional
abuse was worse than Dad's physical abuse.
don't remember years and years of my childhood - just horrible bits and pieces.
I am now learning that it is a coping thing. I know the bottom of my feet were burned
so severely that I couldn't walk, my sister's arm was broken somehow, and that
I had some sort of injury to my private area at a very young age - can't
remember why any of this happened, only the pain.
pretend our childhood was wonderful, that none of the abuse happened. They have
all disowned me because I refuse to forget or forgive.
I am the mother of three wonderful children - two sons, 20 and 18, and a daughter who is 7. God help the person who ever hurts any one of them - I vow that my children will always know how loved and cherished they will always be. They will never know the pain of being all alone.
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Child abuse story from Tina was re-formatted June 13, 2015
From Victim to Victory
How I got over the devastating effects of child abuse and moved on with my life