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Waking Up in a Bathtub with a Knife, And Other Things I Did Before Finding the Real Love

Trigger warning: suicidal ideation.Men are things to be used and thrown away.Just kidding! I totally don’t mean that. But for a time in my 20s, this was my perspective. Aside from my very first and very last boyfriends (the last being the one who became my husband), I approached men as though … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: Both of My Parents Abused Me, But I Forgave Only My Mother

Trigger warning: Rape; physical, mental, sexual abuse; suicide attempts; food deprivationI was somewhere between 2 and 3 when my father began raping me. I don’t remember exactly when because my brain has tried to let me forget as much as possible ever since. It has mostly … Continue reading Source link

I Was Raised by an Abusive Mother, And I Don’t Want to Become Like Her

Every girl should be able to say they love their mother … and that’s just not something I can do.It’s taken me 33 years to come to terms with the way my life turned out, and I’m finally in a place of acceptance. Though the relationship with my mother can never be healed, my heart is in a place of … Continue reading Source link

IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Herpes Diagnosis Led to the First — and Last — Incident of Physical Abuse in My Relationship

“It burns,” I cried, tears streaming down my face, sobbing hysterically. I stared hopelessly up at our bedroom walls, painted my favorite shade of mint-green by my loving fiancé.”That sucks,” he said. “Well, see you later.” He picked up his laptop bag and headed out. I lay in bed and writhed … Continue reading Source link