The Effects Of Being Raised In a Abusive Home Essay

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English 10 6:00 – 10:00 pm Mon. Professor Judith Stafford 04/30/2012 Paragraph 3 Effects of Growing Up In a Abusive Home Coming from an abusive home myself I personally know what the uncalled for causes and the dramatic effects of abuses are. During the ages of 6 until I was 16 my stepfather physically abused me almost daily. He would beat with his belt some of the times, but more often than not he just used his bare hand. Once I got a little older the hand had turned into a fist, he also liked to grab me by the hair and send me flying across the room. I was 6 or 7 the first time it happened, for some reason my mom had to work the nightshift for one week, and I would start to cry every time I noticed she was getting ready to leave. My dad would tell me “you had better stop that crying or I’m going to give you something to cry about. Well, one day he did, pants and underwear down, and 10 or 15 whacks right on my bare ass. This continued for a couple of days until finally I stopped crying. As I grew the beatings also grew and at some point when I was 13 or 14 he punched me so hard in my face, I had to be taken to the emergency room because my braces were sticking through my cheek and I could not get the skin free. I had a bright green bruise on my cheek for a week. I was so embarrassed about it that I tried to cover it with make-up every day until it was gone. Finally, it all stopped one night at the age of 16 when he kicked me out of the house for sticking up for my friend who he had threatened to hit. I was so happy to be out of that house but I was terrified at the same time. The one thing I think that bothered me the most was that while all of this was going on my mom just stood by and let it happen. .The causes of abuse are numerous and the effects are significantly higher in number. My stepfather blamed his rage on stress and my being defiant. What he did

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