My mumtried to strangle me

When I was 8 or 9 I walked outside my bedroom onto the landing, and my mother came up the stairs, lunged straight at me, threw me down and got on top of me.She then began strangling me.I can remember I tried to move my lips at one point to say ''i cant breath'' but I didnt have enough air left in me to say it out loud and I honestly thought I was going to die.And at that point it looked like she suddenly realised what she was doing, and got off me and walked away without saying another word.

The only time she has ever spoke about this with me was the day after the incident in the morning, on the way to school she took me to the corner shop and asked me what sweet I would like.This would not usually happen.Outside she turned to me and said '' now remember, don't tell anyone about what happened last night.

The reason it has stuck with me for so long is my mother, while mentally abusive was never and has never since been physically abusive, just that one time.It's the memory that will stay with me most clear for the rest of my life.I have never told anyone apart from my husband about this, and its almost cathartic to finally say in some anonymous fashion online what happened.
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pinkstar
It could have been she snapped. No one really understands that phrase until it happens. I beat the crap out of this boy for telling me "shut the fuck up" I was dumbfounded and had to ask people if i really did that.
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unluckylady
That's horrible.. I'm sorry.
:( If you plan on having children, I'm sure you'll make a wonderful mother, because you would never want your kids to go through something so scary.
I'm glad that you overcame it and let it out to your husband/online. This site really is amazing for venting or releasing things! :P
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PaperWings
Wow..........welll things happen. Good to see you have a husband and maybe a family of your own. Set the example of being a better mother good luck.=)
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SexyMoon
Wow... I wish I had something more impressive to say.
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problems
i am sorry shit happens no one knows why .........
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