Trauma stories pt. 1

If you want context for these, go back and read my first post. Warning, it’s very long so be prepared to read a LOT. Okay so, I’m sure at least some of you are close friends or at least acquaintances with the demon known as abuse. Mental abuse, physical abuse, etc. Well, my abuse and I are basically best friends. Growing up I had a VERY mentally/verbally/emotionally abusive mom. My parents divorced when I was 2 and my mom got custody. The abuse started some years later in 3rd grade when she met this (unbeknownst to me) meth head named Don. He ended up getting her on it and she started treating me like shit, to sum it up. Any time I showed any sort of freedom of choice or free will and decided not to do something she asked, even if it was small, she’d lose her fucking mind. Screaming, name calling, gaslighting. You name it. If it was mental abuse, she was doing it. She was on meth for 4 years. But it didn’t stop there. Not even close. The screaming and psychotic behavior stopped, but she went on to abuse me time and time again until I was 16 years old. And it was only when I kept standing up for myself and showing her I wasn’t gonna be her emotional punching bag that it started to die down. I’m now 24 and we’ve been estranged ever since. If you’re going through something like that or even worse, don’t quit. Don’t give up on yourself. Because there’s a way out. You’ve just gotta find it. And you deserve better than that. Don’t ever forget it.


Hi crookedt33th, thank you for sharing.(Also, cool name you got there)

This is a powerful message, thank you for sharing your story. I’m currently going through emotional abuse with my family, so I definitely relate to the screaming and gaslighting. You’re strong for enduring that and getting through it, that’s very admirable. Thank you for your post, it’s another sign for me to hurry and get the hell out of my own situation! Take care :heart:


I’m glad you found inspiration, brother. Keep your head up :heart:


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