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Living With An Abusive Parent

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It's not easy. But it wasn't difficult either. Because I didn't know that I was getting abused. I knew that it wasn't right. I knew that this wasn't normal. I just thought my father had anger issues. Which he did. But I thought that was it. I was only young. About 4 or 5. How would I know that my father was suicidal and that he had depression for years and he kept it a secret? How would I know that this was actually abuse. I'm going to talk about my experiences with abuse and how you can help someone who is being/has been abused. Thank you for reading.

    Dad used to abuse my mother and I. He would get furious if we didn't do something right. Or if we disagreed with him. He thought the way to make us do something for him was to hurt us. Emotionally or physically. It didn't matter to him. My mother, my sweet mother, was too afraid to say anything. She was too afraid to speak up. She was too afraid to even tell her parents. Who wouldn't be? And I, a young child, how would I know that this was abuse?

    It was one day when my mother learned out of nowhere that she can be strong. I am so grateful that she realized that. She started standing up for herself during arguments. She would speak up if she thought that something was wrong. And I was proud of her. Yes, it may have made the fights a little bit louder and a little bit longer. But at least I knew that my mother would not let herself be defeated by my selfish father's words. It was one day when my parents refused to speak to each other because of a previous argument that made my father stop abusing us. Something happened that caused my dad to hit my mother. I was standing in the doorway watching this happen. I was expecting my mother to stay quiet after that, as she usually does when she gets hit by my father. But no, she hit him back. Not as hard but it was hard enough to make him outraged. The shock on his face matched the same shock on my face. It was completely unexpected. That's when my father went crazy. I ran upstairs, I was about 8 at the time, and I sat on my bed, trembling with fear. I could hear my dad beating my mother. He wouldn't stop. My mother was screaming and yelling. He finally stopped for a glass of wine. My mother gained the courage to call the police. They took my father away for a day and they gave him a warning. That warning changed our lives. My father stopped abusing us. He still does smash plates and yell at us but he does not beat us. And I am grateful for that.

    If you know anyone who is being abused or if you are being abused then I am urging you to tell someone. It's the only way that you can stop this! Please talk about this subject. It's extremely important! Please also share these links on social media to help anyone who is going through abuse. We need to end this now. Abuse is not right. It never has been and it never will be. I will always be here for you. Stay strong.




    https://www.womenshealth.gov/relationships-and-s afety/other-types/emotional-and-verbal-abuse

    https://www.dhs.pa.gov/contact/Pages/Report-Abus e.aspx

Comments (11)


103 days ago
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Suicide forum
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184 days ago
Sorry for my typos.
184 days ago
My mom used to hit me & pull my hair but know she doesn't anymore. But she still threatens me & also calls me stupid, disapointment, failure, useless etc. She's been doing it since I was a little girl. (I'm now 15 yrs old) My dad drinks a lot & just doesn't acknowledge me. No wonder I have depression, anxiety, PTSD & social anxiety. I also self-harm & have tried suicide.
My mom was abused & nuglected when she was a kid. She was also depressed & suicidal too. But she never tried suicide.
270 days ago
I go through Abuse too but my dad tries to control himself he probly has anger issues.
437 days ago
My dad is abusive but, my mom won't leave!
464 days ago
I feel so sorry for you. Now I notice that I’m so lucky to have the parents I do. I’m going to hug them both right now
565 days ago
My Mom always screams at me and blames things on me, and never leaves me alone! I have now got behavioural problems because of this.
695 days ago
I was also abused by my biological mother as a very young child. She was a drug addict and many other things. She had a bad childhood also and was bipolar and generally unstable. Besides this, I was also abused my stepmother from about 5th grade to 8th.
702 days ago
Tysm 😭😭💖
738 days ago
Your Mom is amazing!!!!! I love how she stood up for herself.
923 days ago
Wow this is awesome and good luck with you and your mom it sounds better than physical abuse