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Hi I am a 52 year old woman who has the last five years isolated in the mountains from any friends or family. My choice to relocate from the Midwest, but
So I met this guy at my 16th party and he seemed perfect at first, he was so charming and got along with me and all of my friends and family, he actually
So what if I do miss him? What if I sometimes imagine if we were still together? How sickening is that? So what if he locked me up in the car because
About 3 months in it was the jealously. I was talking to a friend of my cousin's, a guy I had known since we were in diapers, and T told me I couldn't
Since I was a child, I witnessed abuse, men hurting my mom, mom hurting men and later women... a childhood far from safe.. Later on in life I took all
My horror story started at 15. I started a relationship with an abuser. He suffocated me, beat me, and attempted to drowned me to create a fear no one
Dorm Room Devil I hopped on the elevator with about five other residents and pressed the orange lit button making my way up to the fourth floor. That Friday
I fell for him because he showed me so much love. He told me I was his queen, his trophy wife. It was exciting and real. I thought this is it! But then
We were together for a year and a half. He was the man I thought I'd marry. He loved me so much, and I thought he could do no wrong. I'm not here to bash
My Ex husband had always been very controlling and manipulative. I always gave in and at times tried to speak up, it was bearable before having children.
I won't go into detail on how young I was, or how he was older. I won't even tell you how naive I was because I'm sure you already know. The first was
Holidays Holidays always made me anxious. You could never tell when something would kick off. Only that it would. Without warning. At least to any of
I’ve listened to my friend telling of her husband’s verbal and physical abuse. I’ve seen her husband’s face get red with anger and his eyes turn black.
I was only 16 when I started dating my abusive ex boyfriend--I will refer to him as R. At that age, conflict was normal and even kind of exciting, so when
Aleks and I met four years ago in 2012 at our neighbors house late one night at a party. He and I really had nothing in common because he was Russian and
I was with a man for 20 years of my life. He,gave me two beautiful children. Our daughter will be 19 years old in July and in her first year in college
B. E. began having sex with me at the age of 13. He was in his 20's at the time. Off and on I would break up with him, and he continued to pursue me until
Knowing that you’re happy in a relationship is an easy thing to accomplish. From the beginning phases of seeing each other very often and when you aren’t
The very first time I thought it was a game. I was 14 years old. I laughed a little, I thought it was to make me tough. I just started at my high school,
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My (almost ex) husband and I have 2 special needs children together. They witnessed the first, last and only time he became violent. To make matters worse
I truly thought this man loved me. Everything was PERFECT!! Well, at least I thought... Most days were better than others. Until the accusations came.
It is completely true that domestic violence comes full circle. The relationship started out as a fairy tale when we were dating. But there were horrible
Read Part 1 of Fairy Tale to Nightmare He had started seeing a Psychiatrist in July 2015. I did not fully understand why at the time. I was starting a
C.G. Ryche Films produces 'My Name is Lily,' a movie with a cause. Filmmaker currently set to make film to raise awareness about domestic violence towards
Three years ago, I was lost! I had been through a really rough patch in life, and I was struggling. I had anxiety, I was hurting, grieving and scared.
You never see it coming. In the beginning everything is wonderful! You fall in love with this great guy that promises you the world. You feel the butterflies
There is a bit of back story to my story of domestic assault. The title of this post is something I was told by a young man who raped me in college previous
When I met D, he was just a BIG FLIRT. We agreed to have a friends with benefits type of relationship but soon it grew into something more. He was in
Sexual abuse, sex slave and domestic violence were the words I had never associated with my experience. It was only retelling what I have been through
Life After Abuse Mental Health After being subjected to several years of emotional and physical abuse in the home I left, with a 10 month old, a 2-year-old
I experienced so much violence, abuse, foster homes, as a child it still affects me to this day and I just turned 50! I want to share my story with you.
I am in the midst of writing my book on my experience of domestic violence. I has been a difficult but healing journey which I hope will one day save lives.
No female should feel this pain by the one she loves...
Because of your influence as a blogger and advocate for domestic violence issues, we would like to invite you to participate in our national study, Patterns
Anya was in my year group in high school. We weren't good friends, but I knew of her. She was always pleasant, friendly and a very attractive girl. We
Life is not a war place where people strive to live their lives. Life is a place where people live together with love and passion just to make life easy
THE FACTS ABOUT TAKING YOUR ABUSER TO COURT FOR JUSTICE! I have spent 18 months fighting through high court to bring my abuser to justice! Its not easy,
Domestic violence refers to any sort of abuse, be it physical or sexual, that one’s partner persists, to maintain an image of being in control. This is
Domestic violence can be described as sexual abuse, physical abuse, financial abuse, and emotional abuse. Domestic abuse does not pick and choose its victims;
The song Quiérete (Love yourself) is an encouragement song for all women that suffer domestic violence. I'm the author of the song. The lyrics are in
Dr. Rachna Walia Talwar's thesis : India's Women: Domestic Violence and Condom Acceptability in India: shares the perspective of women in India who have
Amazing book. Saved me really. Ilvanya's story, Yesterday I Cried is so similar to mine in ways and it launched me into recovery. I'm about to go into
Please take part in a school project survey From a GDVH community member: Hello, I have shared my story previously on here. I am bound to help raising
Here I am today, sitting on my bed, thinking back to all that has happened. I tremble at the thought of all those horrid memories. My mother being beaten
In the beginning, things started out almost like a fairy tale. The sun had never felt brighter, and the flowers had never looked so pretty. Even the words
From Shy Child to Abuse VictimEver since being a child, I was quiet and shy and found it hard to develop relationships. My father left us high and dry.
How It All StartedI remember it like it was yesterday. I was with this guy on and off for about a year. We started dating the end of my senior year in